When you age a number of changes take place in the body. The immune
system becomes weak and therefore the elderly people are attacked by a
number of diseases. Lack of exercise, not eating the right diet, obesity and
uncontrolled thoughts in the mind too bring about ageing. A person can look
beautiful at any age. It is only the will to look good. When people age they
feel that it’s no use to pay attention to their looks. Because they feel
they have passed their prime. But by looking after your self even when you
are 60 70 or 80 you are giving yourself beauty and confidence which lacks in
older people and which leaves them far behind in the race of beauty and
because of this the elderly people loose their confidence. Therefore no
matter what age you are you should look after you health and beauty to put
your best foot forward.
Below are some very useful tips which will help you in looking beautiful and
at the same time also make you feel happy and healthy if you follow them:-
1. Avoid Malnutrition
The foods to be eaten in order to be healthy and avoid malnutrition should
consist of raw foods like green salads, whole grain cereals like
wheat,jowar,bajra,nachni etc.Pulses like various beans which include kidney
beans ,chole etc.You also can eat curds, lean meat, lean fish, fresh green
leafy vegetables and take diary products like low fat milk and curds one
thing not to be forgotten is to drink a lot of water because water
detoxifies our system .
2. Daily intake of vitamins
In order to remain healthy and to avoid the diseases which are common at
this age certain vitamins should be taken and these vitamins. Are as
follows- 1. Calcium –Calcium makes the bones stronger and if taken regularly
prevents osteporisis and arthritis in the old age. Good sources of calcium
are: - milk, eggs, cheese, buttermilk and curds.
2. Vitamin A-Vitamin A helps in preventing fatigue, eye strain and also
improves failing eyesight it also helps the ears as it improves hearing. It
is also useful for maintaining a clear, bright and youthful complexion. Good
sources of Vitamin A are carrots. Drink a glass of carrot juice on a daily
basis it will not only improves your eyesight but also at the same time
brightens your complexion. Beetroot also contains a lot of this vitamin if
taken it acts as a laxative and also makes the sluggish bowels more
active.Bananas,papayas,apples,mustard greens and all leafy vegetables
contain vitamin A. Leafy vegetables are important because they make the
complexion blemish free and glossy.
3. Vitamin B –Vitamin B is very essential for good hearing. It prevents
cataracts in the eyes and also prevents baldness. This vitamin also helps in
keeping the skin free from wrinkles. Good sources of this vitamin are yeast,
curd, buttermilk etc.
4. Vitamin C-Vitamin C again is very good for the eyes and also for ears
because it corrects hearing defects. It also helps in keeping the gums
healthy and prevents tooth decay. Good sources of this vitamin are amla,
5. Vitamin D-Vitamin D makes the bones strong and firm. It also prevents
tooth decay. Good sources of vitamin D are fish, cod-liver oil milk, eggs
and above all the sunshine. Try to relax in the sunshine for 1 hour to get
your supplement of vitamin D.
6. Vitamin E- Vitamin E prevents wrinkling of the skin and keeps it soft and
smooth and glowing. Good sources of vitamin E are sprouted moong and dal.
At this age the skin tends to become drier therefore making it more
itchy.Inorder to combat dryness take a little olive oil or sesame seed oil
and massage it into your skin one hour before taking your bath.
You should always try to be very clean. Many elders at this age do not care
about their cleanliness thereby not looking after their appearance and also
by dressing shabbily. You should always look your best so that you are not
Take your bath daily for this take towel lather it nicely with a perfumed
soap nicely and put it all over your body to clean yourself nicely. After
taking your bath massage a little of olive or sesame oil on to your skin
then go under the shower again for 1 more minute.
Looking after your teeth
Always look after your teeth. Brush them nicely at least twice a day to keep
them clean and bright.
Looking after your nails
Always keep your nails clean and well shaped. Keep them clean by using a lot
of soap and water.
As far as possible try to be natural. Apply a little moisturizer on your
face and a light pink blusher on your cheeks. Use the softest shade of the
lipstick like beige or light pink.
For your hair
Try to keep your hair short because short hair are more manageable but if
you do not like short hair then you an make a bun and put a rose in it.
Always try to be positive and make friends and also try to be good and
spread goodness, try to be healthy and happy believe in your self and follow
the above given tips for a new you.