How to feel and look youthful for longer

Jan 30, 2023

Everybody wants to look younger. 

In our culture, ageing is viewed with the same contempt as gaining weight. 

“Well, she looks good – for her age,” is a common back-handed compliment. And people spend millions of dollars every year on everything from face creams to cosmetic surgeries to fight off the inevitable.

But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel and look youthful, if you reach peace with the idea that – you know, let’s admit it – we’re all getting older every day. Your best years are NOT behind you, no matter what your age.

But if you want to keep that youthful glow, here are some pointers.

  • Drink plenty of water. There’s probably nothing better for your skin.
  • Don’t smoke, and avoid too much time in the sun, since both dramatically wrinkle the face.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can damage the skin if overused.
  • Get plenty of sleep. There’s a reason it’s called “beauty sleep,” after all!
  • Moisturize your skin.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Spend time with loved ones.
  • Manage stress through meditation, yoga or other methods.
  • Avoid overeating, and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid exposure to pollution and toxins.
  • Visit your doctor or naturopath for regular check-ups and screenings. 
  • Try fun and new experiences (like me in this photo trying wakeboarding for the first time last week!)

And, hey, if expensive beauty treatments makes you feel better about yourself, then go ahead. Same with colouring your hair or trying a new style. Zero judgement.

I help my clients with ALL of these tips in my 12 Week Nutrition/Mindset/Movement program. Little do they know, by coming to me with health and weight loss goals, that they are going to look younger after 12 weeks with me too!

The truth is that feeling youthful comes from within! And nothing looks better than living well. 

So, laugh often, spend time with loved ones, be kind and forgiving as much as possible, and maintain a positive outlook. Ageing gracefully will come to you naturally.

Do you have any practices that keep you feeling younger?

I'd love to know!

Andrea x

PS. My 12 Week Program is open for enrolments for 2023! It is designed to help women over 35 end the cycle of dieting, using a simple science-backed approach to losing weight and keeping it off, so they can fit back into their clothes, feel great and thrive with energy and body confidence. Book a Discovery call with me here: