There's such an unfortunate stigma surrounding the aging process. So many women are afraid of entering their 30s and 40s because they feel like this officially makes them old and ugly. Truthfully, you're in a position where you're more aware of yourself and what you want. There's some much beauty in self-discovery. However, the physical manifestation of that self-discovery is always nice to enjoy. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can maintain a beautiful aura and evolve as a stunning woman in the world.

1. Maintain a consistent skincare regimen.

If you wear makeup every day, there's nothing wrong with that. However, you have to remove that makeup each night. If you wear your makeup to bed, your pillow can become a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. Furthermore, you'll want to become mindful of the changes in your skin. If you've found that your skin tends to be drier in certain seasons of the year, purchase moisturizing creams and balms to help your skin remain supple. If you need to see a dermatologist for persistent acne, this is a great investment to make. Avoid tanning beds and sun tanning practices. They might give you a temporary glow, but they'll only rush the wrinkling process. Instead, wear SPF every single day to protect your skin.

2. Closely monitor your nutrition.

Gone are the days when you were able to eat everything you wanted without a care. Now, you'll want to monitor what you eat because your metabolism naturally slows down. It gets harder to drop weight as you get older. Plus, fruits and vegetables allow you to maintain optimal health, which exudes on the outside. A plant-based diet allows you to get all of the nutrients found in the live enzymes. Try to make sure each meal has its fair share of raw fruits and vegetables. Monitor your intake of drinks like red wine and coffee as they can both stain your teeth. When in doubt, drink lots of water.

3. Pay for certain services.

As you get older, you might not have as much energy as you used to. The thought of bending over to do your own pedicure might feel like a headache waiting to happen. Consider your energy levels. Think about the things you actually have time to do as well. If you can manage to do your own manicure, just book an appointment at the local nail salon for a pedicure. As the hormones fluctuate, hair might grow in certain areas and fall out in others. If you start growing hair beneath your chin, it's okay to use a depilatory cream. However, laser hair removal sessions will zap the hair for good. Alternatively, if you're dealing with the shame of eyebrows falling out, you can fill them in with a natural eyebrow pencil. You can also use oils like castor oil to encourage hair growth.

4. Exercise.

In addition to maintaining internal beauty through the consumption of the right foods, you'll want to head to the gym regularly. Gym sessions are excellent because they help you manage your weight. When your body is changing, you'll deal with hormonal changes. Weight-lifting sessions can do wonders for helping you to maintain your hormone levels. Plus, there's nothing like the endorphin rush that comes after a great cardio session. Exercise does wonders for your mental health. Plus, when you feel good and happy, you tend to glow and look beautiful.

5. Find new ways to look polished.

Whether it's a new hair color or a new pair of eyeglasses, find new ways to switch up your look every season. This is a great way to make sure you're constantly evolving and experimenting. Sometimes, a new shade of lipstick or a new concealer brand will completely open up your face. Be open to newness.

 

As you work through the various ways you can enhance your overall beauty, you'll get rid of the silly beliefs that hold so many women back as they age. It's all about enjoying the journey. When you embrace who you are and who you're becoming, you'll be able to look in the mirror and own the beauty you possess!