5 Face Yoga Exercises to Naturally Combat the Signs of Aging

5 Face Yoga Exercises to Naturally Combat the Signs of Aging

Aging gracefully can be a scary thought in a world saturated with lotions, potions and procedures that promise to be the elixir of youth. Facial yoga is a practice on the rise and it is said to achieve that youthful lift many of us are searching for. Here are 5 face yoga exercises to combat the signs of aging, that you can try at home. 

Queue the funny faces…

What is Face Yoga

 

Face yoga is a natural alternative to procedures like facelifts and Botox. It uses repetitive exercises and a range of stretches to strengthen the muscles under your skin, improve circulation and maintain your natural beauty. With regular practice, facial yoga works to combat, and in some cases even reverse, the signs of aging. It utilizes a range of facial exercises to tackle those telltale signs; crows feet, forehead wrinkles, drooping eyelids, jowls, thinning skin and eye wrinkles. Ready to take on them all?

Benefits of Face Yoga

 

I was making the funny faces in the mirror by this point, but here are a few more reasons to give it a try. Face yoga benefits include:

 

  • Decreased fold lines
  • Wider, more open eyes
  • Reduce forehead lines
  • Wider, fuller lips and mouth
  • Uplifted corners of the mouth
  • Improved lymphatic flow
  • Reduction in dark under eye circles
  • Plumper cheeks
  • Slimmer, more defined jaw line
  • Tighter neck and chin
  • Increased blood flow
  • Released tension
  • Smoother skin
  • Can easily be practiced at home
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Fans of Face Yoga

 

I´m not usually one for celebrity endorsements, however Megan Markle, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have all spoken about the benefits of face yoga, and just look at their skin. With youthful complexions like theirs to advocate, it´s worth seeing what difference a few strange expressions can make.

 

 

How to Practice Face Yoga

 

Much like traditional yoga, face yoga takes daily practice for the best results. I´ve been doing my exercises in front of the bathroom mirror and we should start to see results after just a few weeks.

Ready to Practice Face Yoga?

 

 

5 face yoga exercises to combat the signs of aging.

Exercise 1 – Eye Lift

 

Targets: Crows feet and droopy eyelids.

When performed on a regular basis, this exercise is said to smooth out skin around the eye and reduce lid drooping.

 

How to perform

 

  1. Lifting one arm up and around your head, place your fingertips on your temple, with your ring finger positioned on the corner of your eyebrow.
  2. Apply pressure through your fingers to lift the skin and then drop your head towards your shoulder.
  3. Hold this pose for three seconds and repeat on the other side.
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Exercise 2 – Cheek Plumper

 


Targets:
Fullness in cheeks

As we age our cheeks can loose fullness. This face yoga exercise works the cheek muscles, improving circulation and giving the cheeks a plumper appearance.

 

How to Perform

 

  1. With your lips closed tightly, suck in your cheeks to form a fish-like mouth.
  2. Hold this exercise for around ten seconds and relax.
  3. Repeat five time for each practice.
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Exercise 3 – Jowl & Neck Tightener

 

Targets: Jowls

Designed to tighten the neck, resulting in a firmer, more defined jaw line.

 

How to Perform

 

  1. Pucker your lips and leading with your mouth, stretch your lower face to one side, as far over as possible.
  2. Turn your head to that side and raise your chin to a 45 degree angle (you should feel the stretch in your neck)
  3. Hold for 10 seconds, relax, and then do the same for the other side.
  4. Repeat 3 times each day, as part of your practice.
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Exercise 4 – Neck Tightener

 

Targets: Loose skin around the neck and jawline

Since skin around the neck is thinner, it is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This simple exercise works to strengthen neck muscles and improve circulation in this area.

 

How to Perform

 

  1. Place fingertips on your collar bone, tilt your head backwards and pucker your lips.
  2. After two deep breaths, move your lower jaw forward to increase the stretch for a further two breaths.
  3. Once your breaths are complete, relax bring your head back to center and repeat three more times.
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Exercise 5 – Forehead Smoother

 

Targets: Forehead lines

This is my favorite exercise to end on as it smooths forehead lines and relaxes your forehead muscles – a lot of tension can be stored here.

 

How to Perform

 

  1. Making two fists, place them together in the center of your forehead.
  2. Begin to apply pressure using your index and middle finger knuckles.
  3. Maintaining the pressure, steadily drag your fist out from the center of your forehead, ending at your temples.
  4. Repeat this five times to end your face yoga practice for the day.

Giggles aside, I think there could be something to this.  Are you going to try these 5 face yoga exercises to combat the signs of aging?

 

If you want to find out more, head over to the Face Yoga Method. They offer guidance and some more face yoga exercises to try.

 

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It´s time for a re-Zinc: Are Zinc supplements necessary?

It´s time for a re-Zinc: Are Zinc supplements necessary?

At the start of this pandemic, my husband picked us up some zinc supplements from the drug store. They´re known to aid our immune system and recovery, so I´m sure others did the same, but it got me to thinking; are zinc supplements necessary or can we consume enough zinc through diet alone?

 

A Bit About Zinc

 

Our body does not produce zinc naturally, so we must obtain it from supplements or through our diet. This is quite surprising, considering it´s present in cells throughout our body and is essential to many of our vital functions.

In the US, the recommended dietary allowance of zinc is 8 milligrams per day for women and 11 milligrams per day for men. We can choose to take a supplement like this one, from Nature’s Bounty, or we can obtain the zinc we need naturally, by eating a varied and healthy diet.

DISCLAIMER: Recommended levels of zinc are lower when pregnant or breast feeding so always consult a healthcare professional.

 

I´m always in favor of the healthy, most natural option, so I got my research head on and this is what I found.

Zinc-rich Foods

 

Here are the best foods we can eat to ensure we are getting the levels of zinc our body needs each day.

Nuts

 

Eating nuts, such as pine nuts, cashew nuts and almonds, helps to boost your daily zinc intake.

If you´re looking for a nut that is high in zinc, cashews or pine nuts are a good choice. Toast them and sprinkle over a salad, add to a stir fry or grab a handful and enjoy as a snack.

A one ounce serving of cashews or pine nuts includes 15% of your daily recommended value of zinc.

Lentils and Legumes

 

Beans and lentils are a great source of zinc, as well as fiber and plant-based protein. They´re also incredibly versatile. Cook up some tacos, make a curry or blitz some humous and you´ll be well on your way to reaching your daily recommended levels of zinc.

Just one cup of lentils, provides 20% of your recommended daily intake of zinc.

A ¼ cup of humous equates to 8% of your daily recommended value of zinc.

 

 

Hemp Seeds

 

Hemp seeds are high in zinc, fiber, iron, and healthy fats, which we love. Just two tablespoons of hemp seeds provide us with 20% of our daily recommended intake of zinc.

Crush and season into a pesto paste, add to a smoothie or sprinkle over your salad for an extra daily boost.

Shellfish

 

Shellfish is generally a healthy source of zinc, but oysters contain particularly high levels. Just two oysters can provide your total recommended daily intake of zinc. It is also said to give your libido a little boost, or so the rumor goes.

Eggs

 

Eggs are known as being a good source of protein, but they´re also a great source of zinc. Just one egg provides 5% of your daily recommended zinc intake. Enjoy them scrambled, poached, over easy or added to a salad.

Dark Chocolate

 

And finally, the news many will be happy to hear; chocolate is good for you, or it can be. Good quality dark chocolate, with 70-85% coco solids, is high in zinc and antioxidants. Just one ounce of quality dark chocolate provides 8% of your daily recommended zinc levels. Now go enjoy.

I hope you found this share useful.

Will you be having a re-zinc? Are you a supplement taker or do you opt for zinc-rich foods instead?

Until the next time…

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

The world is gripped by a pandemic and we´re all doing our part to stay healthy and flatten the curve. Prevention is better than cure, so let´s talk about how we can boost our immune system naturally. Who´s with me?

 

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

 

I am not a healthcare professional (thank you to those that are), but as time is something we have more of recently, I´ve been researching and looking for ways we can boost our immune system naturally. What we eat, how we spend our time and our mindset, all play a part in strengthening ours body´s defenses.

Here are the tips I discovered along the way…

Eat Well

 

Food is our fuel and eating the right food can help to strengthen our immune systems. Here are the key foods experts recommend and why:

 

Citrus Fruits

 

Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, which is said to increase the production of the infection-fighting white blood cells. Our bodies don´t store or produce vitamin C naturally, so we need to obtain in through our diets. Luckily for us, it´s quite easy to do, as there are a wide variety of citrus fruits that are high in vitamin C. These include grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, satsumas, lemons and limes. A hot lemon water in the morning, a fruit Buddha bowl for breakfast, or a zingy lime dressing on a salad; tasty and healthy!

Spinach

 

Spinach is another great source of vitamin C and it´s packed full of antioxidants. These beauties help to fight infections and are great friends to our immune system. Like most green vegetables, spinach retains the most nutrients when it is cooked as little as possible. You can enjoy it raw in it a morning smoothie or green salad. If you prefer spinach cooked, try it with fish or a poached egg. Just wilt it lightly as this enhances the vitamin A levels and ensures you still receive maximum goodness.

 

Broccoli

 

This is one vegetable that is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Broccoli contains vitamins A, C and E as well as antioxidants and fiber. To keep all of  it´s nutrients intact, cook it as little as possible, or better yet, enjoy it raw in a crunchy salad.

 

Garlic

 

Garlic is said to have many benefits for good health. Its immune-boosting properties come from a high concentration of sulfur-rich compounds. They think it also lowers blood pressure and helps to maintain healthy arteries. Garlic is found in cuisines around the world and can be worked into most meals, so it´s easy to reap the benefits.

 

Ginger

 

Ginger has long been used for medicinal purposes. Its benefits include reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol and reduced feelings of nausea. It packs a punch, but it is also very versatile. Add it to a morning smoothie, sip a ginger tea or create a simple stir fry.

Almonds

 

Almonds are packed full of vitamin E and although this normally takes a back seat to vitamin C, it is still crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system. Nuts are also packed full of healthy fats and make a great snack. A half-cup serving of almonds, provides almost all of your daily recommended amount of vitamin E.

 

Green Tea

 

Green team is packed with antioxidants and specifically EGCG, which has been shown to enhance immune function. Enjoy regularly to help you stay in tip top shape.

Rest to be at Your Best

 

Our body needs time to rest, repair and recuperate and it does that while we sleep. Advice recommends we have at least seven hours each night to give our body time to do it´s thing. If you find yourself struggling to sleep, regular exercise, a healthy diet and reducing stress can help you to have a more peaceful night.

Find Positive Ways to Pass the Time

 

Have you already enjoyed a Netflix binge watching session? Yes, me too! Netflix has been a great way to relax and pass the time, but sitting on the couch all day isn´t necessarily great for our soul or state of mind. We don´t have to stop the series binges, but incorporating other activities into the day can have some great benefits to our mental health and our immune system.

Here are some suggestions I came across that I found useful:

Zoom with Family

Staying connected with loved ones, when we can´t actually meet, hug or touch each other, is so important. Zoom allows you to get the whole gang together. Enjoy a casual call with friends, or take it to the next level with a pre-arranged quiz or games night.

 

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I was pleasantly surprised by this one, as it turns out laughter really is the best medicine. It boosts your mood and can also increase the levels of antibodies in the mucus of your nose and mouth. It sounds icky, but as this is an entry point for many germs, laughter is a great form of defense. 

 

Exercise Little and Often

 

With movement restrictions in place all around the world, we have to get a little creative when it comes to exercise. Little and often works well. Try for 30 minutes, 5 days a week and you´ll reap the benefits. Exercise not only helps to maintain a healthy body weight, it also boosts your immune system and mental health.

Avoid Stress and Additional Anxiety

 

Stress and anxiety have a negative impact on our immune systems, so if you find yourself feeling anxious after watching the news or scrolling through social media then make an effort to switch off. Take a few days away from the media and instead use the time connect with friends. They´ll pick you up in no time and may be feeling the same way too.

I hope you found this share helpful.

Stay healthy. Stay happy. Stay safe.

Manage Mental Health with these 10 “Me Time” Tips

Manage Mental Health with these 10 “Me Time” Tips

At Style Beyond Age we´re firm believer that “Me Time” and mental health go hand in hand, so today on the blog we´re sharing how to manage mental health with these 10 “Me Time” tips

After a few midnight musings, I’ve realized its unhealthy to get too wrapped up in the media machine. Instead, let´s treat ourselves and manage mental health with these 10 “Me Time” tips. We can use this time to nurture ourselves, both mentally and physically and maybe make a few lifestyle improvements along the way, although that isn´t my main aim here. This is all about managing our mental health and giving ourselves some TLC.  “Me time” also doesn´t need to mean more isolation and deep thinking; it´s about doing the things that make us feel good.

Here are some of the ways I´ll be taking care of myself and monitoring my mental health along the way.

Manage Mental Health with these 10 “Me Time” Tips 

1 – Rest to Feel Your Best

 

A good day starts with a good night’s sleep. We should all be getting seven hours or more each night. If sleep is something you struggle with, experiment with a few drops of essential oil on your pillow or added to a bath before bed, lavender works great.

 

2 – Get Outside

 

Being outside in nature is incredibly soothing. With movement restrictions in place, we´re a bit limited, but a walk around the garden, out with the dog or yoga on the terrace are all ways we can still enjoy the outdoors. The benefits include reduced anxiety and stress, as well as improved physical and mental wellbeing, which are all currently welcome.

 

3 – Unplug from the Media 

 

Take some “Me Time” and really enjoy it. Turn off the news, put down your phone and stop scrolling. Just sit back, relax, enjoy yourself and those around you. You could read a few chapters of your book, enjoy a calming meditation, play games together; whatever gives you the good feels; do it!

4 – Take an Epsom Salt Bath

 

An Epsom Salt bath soothes many woes; from eliminating dry skin and inflammation to encouraging detoxification and relaxation. For an extra treat I recommend adding a splash of lavender essential oil. It´s total bliss!

 

5 – Continue your Skincare Routine  

 

When our skin feels good, we feel good. Treat yourself to a relaxing face mask and leave yourself with a soft and glowing complexion. You could amp up the enjoyment with a home face massage too. A good hand care regime is also needed, with all this hand washing. Find out what products I´m using to ward off dry hands here. 

 

6 – Make Staying Active a Priority

 

Staying active offers so many benefits. It helps to keep us strong, healthy, flexible and can ease the menopause monster. Gyms might be closed, but we can still join an online class, train in the garden, or watch some of the many free classes available on video platforms like YouTube.

7 – Connect with Your Favorites

 

Family and friends bring with them all the good feels. Make the effort and time to enjoy the company of those you love the most, and do it as often as possible. Video calls and online meeting services like Zoom, make staying connected simple.

 

8 – Enjoy feeling Sexy

 

Sexy is an attitude rather than a look. Be confident, enjoy your body, have fun and your personal style of sexy will shine through.

 

9 – Say No when it suits You

 

Learn to say “no” when something doesn´t serve you. Toxicity is like poison. Let go of it and allow yourself to thrive.

 

10 – Self-Monitor through Meditation

 

I recognize the benefits of meditation, but I can´t say it came to me naturally. I´ve never been one to sit still for too long. Meditation is about more than that though. It´s your time to check in with yourself. It allows us to manage our mindset. Notice how your feeling, the peaks and troughs, and act.

 

Manage Mental Health with these 10 “Me Time” Tips 

 

Shut out the noise and allow some serenity in.  Good health isn´t just physical. Our souls need TLC too.

Now go treat yourself and manage mental health with these 10 “Me Time” tips.

Stay safe. Stay home. Stay healthy.

5 Alternative Hand Washing Soundtracks & Hand Care Tips

5 Alternative Hand Washing Soundtracks & Hand Care Tips

Regularly washing our hands is a hot topic of conversation everywhere right now. We must all do what we can to stay safe and take personal responsibility to protect those most at risk at during time. But, that´s not to say we can´t enjoy ourselves at the same time. Enjoy these 5 Alternative hand washing soundtracks and hand care tips

 

We are all concerned, we are all affected, we all want to beat this thing, but we also need a bit of light-hearted fun. So, are you ready to get your dancing shoes on? I do joke, but if like me, you´re fed up of singing “Happy Birthday” to yourself every time you wash your hands then this is just what you need.

5 Handwashing Soundtracks That are NOT Happy Birthday

 

Here are 5 alternative tracks that you can sing, hum or dance along with to ensure you´re washing your hands for the advised amount of time – around 20 seconds – and have some fun whilst you´re doing it.

Helpful Hints from me

 

Use warm water (above 25 degrees)

After washing, ensure to dry your hands thoroughly.

To prevent your hands from drying out, keep them well moisturized. The thicker the better as it helps to prevent cracks and germs love to lurk there.

These are the products I´ve been using:

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Cream 
Gena Green Tea Hot Manicure Lotion 
They are all really great!

Hear the music (in your head) and dance like no one’s watching!

Stay safe and sane.

I´m off to polish some silver in my ball gown – just because – but more on that later!

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Coronavirus Advice from a Source I Trust: Let´s Do More

Coronavirus Advice from a Source I Trust: Let´s Do More

Coronavirus advice from a source I trust. What is true and what is fake news? What should we be concerned about and what is just fear mongering? What habits should be disregarded and what more could we be doing to get the spread of Covid-19 under control?  If you´re anything like me, your head is full of questions just like this.

 

It´s an unprecedented time and we´ve all been enlisted to do our part. For some that involves fighting this fight on the front lines, and a huge thanks to you all, but for most of us it simply means staying at home and taking responsibility for our own actions.

 

I was recently sent the following from Irene Ken, a physician whose daughter is an Assistant Professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University. It’s quite informative and outlines truths, unthruths and actions we can all be taking. It is clear, to the point and fear-monger free, which is why I approve. I hope you also find it useful at this crazy time.

 

Remember fear and panic are contagious, but so are happiness, laughter and peace. Choose wisely.

Battling Coronavirus

Facts, Fiction & Actions to take  

 

  • The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

 

  • Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own.  The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

 

  • The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.  That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam cuts through the fat (that is why it´s important to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).  By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

 

  • Heat melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything.  In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
  • Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% dissolves any fat, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

 

  • Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

 

  • Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

 

  • No Bactericide serves.  The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; they cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics, but we can quickly disintegrate its structure with the other tips included here.

 

  • Never shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.  While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic).  But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours and can lodge in your nose.

 

  • The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial conditioned air in houses and cars.  They also need moisture to stay stable and darkness.  Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

 

  • UV Light on any object that may contain it, breaks down the virus protein.  For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask UV light is perfect.  Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.

     

    • The virus cannot go through healthy skin.

     

    • Vinegar is not useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

     

    • Spirits or vodka aren´t enough. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

     

    • Listerine works! It is 65% alcohol.

     

    • The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be.  The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

     

    • This is said a lot, but you must wash your hands before and after touching pets, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phones, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc.  And when using the bathroom.

     

    • Keep hands moisturized. They dry out after lots of washing and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks.  The thicker the moisturizer, the better.  

     

    • Keep your nails short so that the virus does not hide there.

    I made it home to Montana and now I´m staying here.

     

    Sending you lots of love, light and laughter. Stay safe, stay home and thank you to everyone for doing your part.

    Giveaway: Would YOU like to Feature on Style Beyond Age?

    Giveaway: Would YOU like to Feature on Style Beyond Age?

    Skincare Giveaway: Would you like to feature on Style Beyond Age? Bringing you skincare for all three stages of the menopause, brought to us by Pause. It´s a skincare line created for us women over 50. Nominate yourself or a friend, before the deadline for a chance to win.

     

    Finally, skincare for all three stages of the menopause is here, and it´s brought to us by Pause. Would you like to give it a try?

    Pause are kind enough to have gifted me some products, and I would like to pass their kindness on to you. I´ll be selecting one lady to trial and review this fabulous range of skincare products for women in all three stages of the menopause.

    These products have been created specifically to equalize and combat the imbalances our body and skin face at this stage of our lives.

     

    Skincare Giveaway – Women in Menopause 

     

    The lucky lady will receive the following Pause Skincare items:

    4-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Treatment

    Collagen Boosting Moisturizer

    Hydrating Cleanser

    Hot Flash Cooling Mist

    Facia Stimulating Tool

     

    If you´re selected as the Style Beyond Age tester, you will receive the Pause skincare products free of charge through the post. I´ll ask you to trial them for one month before filling us all in on the benefits and changes you noticed for a special blog feature.

    Who am I Looking For

    On this occasion, I´m looking for women in the US only, due to postage so apologies if this doesn´t include you.

    You should be in one of the three stages of menopause, and just in case you aren´t sure, there´s a quick outline below.

    I also hope to share photos via my Instagram feed so please ensure you are comfortable with this when applying.

    At the end of the testing period, we will ask you to answer a few questions, that will appear on a blog feature.

    Want to make a nomination? We accept those too. If you´d like to nominate a fabulous female in your life, then contact me by DM or leave the name under the post on my Instagram

    Which stage are you at?

     

    Premenopause

    At this stage estrogen fluctuations and symptoms are at their most intense. On average, it begins 7 – 10 years before the menopause.

     

    Menopause

    The menopause is officially 12 months after the last day of your last period. If you´ve made it, the sweats are over – welcome! But guess what, after all of that it only lasts a day.

     

    Post Menopause

    Post menopause is all the time that follows the 1 day that is the menopause. It´s the final phase and lasts the rest of our lives.

    How To Apply

    The application process is simple. It´s all done through Instagram. Just send me the name of your nomination, whether that´s yourself or a fellow female in your life. You can do this by commenting below the photo on my Instagram feed or if you´d prefer, you can send me a DM (direct message) with name of your nomination. The winner will be drawn, at random, live on my Instagram Stories on Saturday March 21, and I´ll reach out to let them know they have won, and request their mailing details.

    Would you love to give them a try?
    Enter now. They could be yours.

     

    Enter now:

    Pause Skincare Giveaway

    Make your nomination through my Instagram 

    Specifically designed for women going through the menopause.

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    Body Skincare Tips: Get Your Glow Back for Spring

    Body Skincare Tips: Get Your Glow Back for Spring

    At Style Beyond Age we love a good glove, so today we´re sharing body skincare tips to get your glow back for Spring. We all take care of our face, after all it’s the first thing people see, but how are we taking care of the skin on the rest of your body? Enjoy our summer body skincare tips.

    Our skin is our largest organ, and it needs a bit of TLC to keep us looking, and feeling, our best.

    If you are at all like me, you reach for lotions or creams (perhaps you don’t even know the difference between the two) and you use whatever is handy. I’ve been guilty of that for decades!

    With spring quickly approaching its time to start reconsidering how we take care of those delicate areas on the rest of our bodies.

    Skincare Tips

    We have heard a lot lately about crepey skin and there are many products that address that condition. Crepe Erase, Emepelle are some prime examples of how science has improved in this area. However, for complete, innovative skincare there is a two-prong system that is worth looking into.

    The Two-Prong Approach

    Just as exfoliating your face is important to the efficacy of your products, exfoliating your body is equally important. We´ve got to put in the preparation if we want the best results!

    To exfoliate, I use a variety of products in all price ranges, from the cost-effective St Ives Apricot Scrub which is a firm favorite of mine, to a lemon sugar and oil scrub that I concoct myself. I´ve included my recipe here if you want to give it a try.

    Skincare From the Experts

    There are also clinical products developed by experts. I have been using the RéVive Supérieur Body System for a while now. Developed by Dr Gregory Brown, a successful plastic surgeon, who realized that many of his patients simply wanted to rejuvenate lackluster skin. The RéVive formulation works to increase skin renewal, improve elasticity and reduce the signs of aging. If you´re looking to get your glow back, I highly recommend! The two-pronged system is said to firm, moisturize and smooth the skin. It delivers proven results and will help you welcome in spring in style.

    Consistent Skincare Routine

    Whatever you do and whichever products you choose consistency is key. Make your largest organ a priority in your daily routine and get that glow!

    Body Skincare Tips to get your Glow Back

     

    With spring quickly approaching the sleeves and pant legs are shortening with the season; it´s time to get our skin summer ready.  We hope you enjoyed these body skincare tips to get your glow back.

    Until the next time…

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    10 Tips to Stay Active After 50

    10 Tips to Stay Active After 50

    The spirit of wellness continues on the Style Beyond Age blog, we´re sharing 10 tips to stay active after 50.

    The new year is a time when we´re supposed to feel energized and full of ambition, but instead the holiday over-indulge often leaves us feeling bloated and a bit lethargic. The best tonic to tackle the tiredness is to get moving, and so I’m sharing my 10 top tips to stay active after 50 and have some fun along the way.

     

     Tips to Stay Active After 50 

     

    Use it or Loose it

    Staying active after 50, offers so many benefits. It helps to keep us strong, healthy, flexible and it also combats the effects of the menopause monster. But exercise doesn’t always call for your blood, sweat and tears. A healthy life is all about wellness. I love to stay active, whilst enjoying myself at the same time, so here are my top tips to do just that…

    1 – Walk and Talk

    Taking a walk is a great way to get outside and be active. To amp up the fun factor, invite a friend. After half an hour of walking and talking you´ll have caught up on all the gossip and completed your 30 minute work out for the day without even realising it.

    2 – Yoga

    Yoga is a great way to stay active, whilst improving strength, balance and flexibility. It comes in many shapes and forms and can be tailored to suit your needs and abilities. Some styles are more fast-paced or strenuous than others, so if you aren´t a full blown Yogi yet, then look out for a suitable teacher or gentle yoga class close to you.
    AloMoves offer free online classes to try.

    3 – Shop till you Drop

    Some partners might disagree, but shopping is exercise – believe me! Spending a few hours walking around the mall gives you (and your credit card) a great work out for the day.

     

    I also like to don a pair of killer heels to up the ante and really get those calves workings!

    4 – Pilates

    Pilates is a fantastic way for us to stay fit, providing a range of mental and physical benefits. It allows us to tone and strengthen our muscles, without being too taxing on the joints. Attending a regular class is also a great way to meet and mingle.

    Staying at home? There are always online classes and videos.

    5 – Swim and Sauna

    Swimming is a great form or exercise that works the whole body, whilst being gentle on the muscles and joints. Select the stroke, speed and distance that works for you and off you go.

     

    After completing a few lengths, I like to treat myself to a relaxing sauna. It´s a great end to the work out as it’s can improve circulation, ease pain, reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health. That´s a win for me!

    6 – Respiration and Relaxation

    Controlled breathing has been shown to reduce stress, boost your immune system, increase alertness and it’s a great way to start the day.

     

    Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Then exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat this four times and the benefits are yours for the taking.

    7 – Resistance Training

    Don’t let the fancy name, put you off. Resistance training is simply using your own body weight to get stronger, which makes it great as it´s super easy to do at home.

     

    Exercises can include planks, side planks, hip bridges, lunges and squats. Each exercise can be modified to suit your skills and abilities. For those looking to really challenge themselves you can start using resistance bands for an added challenge.

    8 – Arm Toning

    The bingo wings and toothbrush wobble are a real pain point for a lot of women. Arm exercises are a great way to tone up this problem area and banish the upper arm wobble for good.

     

    Push ups, dips and arm curls are simple exercises that help to improving toning and all can easily be performed in the comfort of your own home.

    9 – Morning Stretches

     

    If you´ve been following me for a while, you´ll know I’m always zipping here, there and everywhere. Morning stretches are a great way to get your body warm and moving first thing.

     

    Five minutes and a few simple exercises can improve flexibility, mobility and alleviate stiffness. A combination of neck, arm, and leg movements leave you feeling ready for the day.

    10 – Local Classes

    Be socially active. It´s no fun to exercise alone. Pop to your local health centre or gym and see what they have to offer. The after-class coffee with friends is always a welcome reward.

    Tips to Stay Active After 50 

    I hope you´ve enjoyed this share. A healthy body and mind are what it´s all about!

    If you´ve got any questions, leave me a comment so I can reply below and don´t forget to share with a friend so the walking and talking can commence.

    Sending wellness wishes to all for 2020.

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    My Wellness Journey at 65

    My Wellness Journey at 65

    My joy for life is still burning strong, here I´m sharing my wellness journey at 65. Join us on the Style Beyond Age blog.

     

    As you might know, I started to live full-time In Montana about four years ago. I was finished with my large construction project there and we moved into a gorgeous home.  After that project was finished  I had nothing to do no one to talk to and the winters are cloudy and long.   I had no purpose and very few connections. I finally had to pull myself up by my bootstraps and reinvent myself.  So at 65 I finally started to connect on social media. I chose Instagram for the beauty there, the women I saw and the art I could create.  I had never even been on Facebook.

     

    So when we were talking about wellness and it became such a large all encompassing topic I thought I would start with ‘the meat of the coconut’  as I put in my post. For me that was getting centered and finding my power.  All the creams workouts and detoxes can’t begin to help if your mind and your self-worth are not aligned. I took a few steps to begin to control just that.  Here  is what I ended up doing

    My Wellness Journey after 65 

    1. Exercise every day!

     

    Even if it’s 15 minutes on a treadmill or a long brisk walk.  Get out in nature when you can; it is very important to connect in that way.

     

    The key here is consistency. Start small and consistent. It’s easier to stay on track that way. I used to think if I didn’t work out after some arbitrary time let’s say 10am I “wouldn’t get around to it” this time I worked out whenever I had the time but never let one day slip by.  I don’t know if this happens to you, but if I miss one day I can talk myself into missing others – Don’t do that!

    2. Teach yourself to set boundaries and say no!

     

    Trust me when I say this will empower you, lighten the load and remind you of your strength.

     

    Not only that, it frees up your time so you have no excuse not to spend the measly 1/2 hour it takes to get centered .  It occurs to me now that we might fill our time with things for others in order to avoid doing something for ourselves.  I promise you will not lose your friends They might even admire you for it.

    3. Start your day with a healthy quick and a tasty green drink.

     

    I used to say I don’t eat breakfast, but you have to “break the fast”. if you want your body and mind to get going. I never thought I would like a green drink, but I have a recipe here for a detox that is an every day easy to make way to get your veggies from Jacquelyn Jones, Health and Wellness Coach and Vegan Chef.

    Featured on the Food Network
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    @solfoodcollective
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    4. Take the few minutes to put on your make up.

     

    When you look good you feel good you will be surprised how that helps.

    5. Go through your closet and

    put your comfortable but everyday prettier things upfront.

     

    For a long time I had a tendency to wear my old sweats and that does not serve you well.  As our resident stylist once told me if you don’t want to look ugly keep your ugly things in the back of the closet.  Well, she used other words!

    When I did that I never wore them again I’m not saying you should be fully decked out, uncomfortable or in any way out of place. Just show pride in yourself.

    6. Finally Don’t play the victim

     

    As Nelson Mandela was quoted saying it doesn’t serve you to act small.

     

    Wellness for Women over 50 

     

    I hope you enjoyed this share. For more fun and ways to live your life to the fullest, after 50, join us for more on the blog. 

     

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    5 Affirmations to Attract in the New Year

    5 Affirmations to Attract in the New Year

    It´s the perfect way to start your year with Style Beyond Age. Here are 5 affirmations to attract in the New Year.

     

    A New Outlook

    At this time of year, everyone is busy setting their resolutions and goals for the new year ahead. If I´m being honest, I´m not a huge fan of resolutions. They tend to focus on giving things up or taking something away, so this year I’ve decided to try something new.

     

     

    Attracting not Subtracting

    Ive chosen five self-love meditation affirmations that will replace my typical new year resolutions and allow me to focus on growth and attraction for the year ahead. I wanted to share them to remind each of us of the power of thought and visualization.

     

    My New Year Affirmations

     

    In 2020, I will express gratitude for what I am lucky enough to have and experience.

    In 2020, I will celebrate my body and it´s unique and miraculous abilities.

    In 2020, I will release the negative and make room for people and things that make me happy.

    In 2020, I will enjoy expressing my boundless creativity, without apology.

    In 2020, I will treat myself with the same kindness I offer to family and friends.

     

     

    5 Affirmations to Attract in the New Year

    Happy New Year. Happy New Decade!

     

    Sending you lots of love and happiness for the year ahead.

     

    Love, Sonia x

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    DIY Natural Face Mask Recipe

    DIY Natural Face Mask Recipe

    There isn’t much that a face mask followed by a warm shower can´t solve; and this DIY natural face mask recipe is a good one.

    We´re in that limbo period between Christmas and New Year. There has been food, parties, dancing, and more food, and now it’s our chance to recoup and recharge.

     

     

    DIY Natural Face Mask Recipe 

    This DIY natural recipe is a great skin and body booster. I’ve tried and tested many homemade concoctions but this is a firm favorite and it´s created from simple ingredients that can be found in your kitchen, or your friends kitchen, should you be staying away for the holidays.

    Natural Face Mask Recipe

    1 tablespoon of natural yogurt

    1 tablespoon of honey

    1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder

    Recipe Note: Turmeric can be replaced with Cacao for similar effects

     

    Simply add the ingredients to a small bowl, mix and apply evenly to the face or body.

    Allow it to work on the skin for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

    How it Works

    This natural face mask puts the glow back into dull skin and each ingredient offers its own benefits.

    The lactic acid contained in the yoghurt helps to remove surface cells and results in a smoother and brighter completion.

    Honey is natures moisture magnet. It will rejuvenate your skin leaving it feeling soft and elastic.

    Turmeric is effective a combating pigmentation and evening out the skin tone. This could also be replaced with Cacao which gives your skin a fabulous natural glow.

    DIY Face Mask Recipe 

     

    It really is that simple and a great substitute when you´re away from home or on the run (A.K.A. Not at the #shechateau)

     

    I finished it off with my go to rejuvenating moisturizer by Perricone MD.

    Presto. On the run perfect!

     

     

    I hope you´ve enjoyed this self-care share. Give it a try and let me know how you get along.

    Love Sonia x

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