As you grow older you may find that you have new obstacles and challenges to overcome, however, ageing isn’t something to fear or dread…After all, you’ll only ever be as old as you feel!

The key to staying youthful is all in how you approach your daily life, both in your routine and in your mindset. No matter how old (or young) you are it is important to maintain a healthy diet, to moisturise and protect your skin, ensure you get enough sleep and downtime, and to keep fit with regular exercise. Now’s the time to stop making excuses and remember a little self-care can go a long way.

Manifest yourself a strong healthy body and mind, and you’ll soon see that are younger than you think!


Slow down, take a break…

Embracing a slower pace will make your days feel longer and much more rewarding. In this day and age, it is normal to constantly feel pressured by deadlines, however, rushing through everyday tasks will leave you drained and weary, and your life will seem to just pass you by!

Furthermore, the stress caused by living a fast-paced life has also been known to age your skin, and recent studies also show a correlation in increased levels of stress and the premature ageing of the brain; this is because of the stress hormone cortisol, which breaks down the skin’s collagen and elastin - accelerating the formation of wrinkles – and has inhibits memory formation and learning in key brain regions.

Therefore, slowing down your pace of living and prioritising your mental health over your chores is vital to keep your mind and body younger for longer. So, switch off your phone and get away from distractions, schedule some downtime into your routine, spend more time in nature, drive your car slower, and resist the urge to multitask when you’re short on time.

Overworking to the point of burnout is the fastest way to feel older than your age. Protect your mental wellbeing from work-related stress by taking regular breaks throughout the day.

Challenge your mind…

Your body isn’t the only thing that can benefit from regular exercise. Challenging your mind by learning new things is a fantastic way to keep your brain sharp at any age!
Experts believe that challenging your brain activates the processes that help maintain individual brain cells and stimulate communication between them.

So, pursue a hobby, learn a new skill, do some volunteer work or mentoring, or simply read up on something you’re interested in. Make your brain work and it’ll keep on working.

Sleep is magic…

Many of us are guilty of neglecting and undervaluing the importance of sleep but ensuring you get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night has a multitude of benefits for your body, skin and brain.

Improving sleep patterns lowers the risk of weight gain and poor physical health, as feeling more energised contributes to the desire and ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, the energy we receive from a good night’s sleep reduces the need for us to consume as many calories throughout the day and may reduce our appetite.

A good night's sleep also has numerous benefits for your complexion as, during sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, it regenerates its collagen levels, and repairs damage from UV exposure - reducing wrinkles and age spots. Lastly, sleep has been proven to lower stress levels, improve our social and emotional intelligence, and help prevent mental health issues such as depression.

So, as you can now see, getting enough hours of sleep is vital for your overall health, so make sure you try and have an early night tonight.

Eat healthy…

Everything always comes back to your diet, including looking and feeling young. Balancing your diet and consuming enough nutrients is just as important as limiting foods that have been found to make you age faster. This is because what we consume becomes the building blocks of our body, as our main source of energy comes from the foods we eat and, in turn, our body uses that energy to grow and develop.

Research shows that proper eating is the safest method of achieving youthful skin, as certain nutrients improve the skin’s condition, including: antioxidants – which help your skin repair itself - Omega-3 fats – which regulate oil production and improves hydration levels -, and Vitamin C – which boosts the production of collagen.

Moreover, a balanced diet also prevents and improves certain conditions that are associated with ageing, such as, a poor immune system, weakened bones, diabetes, heart disease, and aching.
Certain foods are worse than others for increased speed of ageing, including foods that are high in sugar, refined carbs, and trans fat. Alcohol is another big culprit on that list, which ages you both physically and mentally.

To maintain a healthy balanced diet doesn’t mean cutting out everything! It is simply a case of ensuring you consume enough and not too much of certain foods. After all, everything is good in moderation!

Take care of your skin…

Your skin is an obvious indicator of your age. This doesn’t just include wrinkles, but things like dry skin and tired eyes, which can be avoided.

Dark circles, pale skin, puffy eyes, and wearing heavy makeup to cover it all up can make you look older. Try using our Immediate Effect Serum for instant hydration, to nourish and brighten your skin, and to reduce puffiness and signs of fatigue.
Also, don’t forget to apply SPF! No matter the forecast, sunscreen is the one step you should never skip before heading outdoors for the day. Applying (and reapplying!) SPF protects your skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, minimizing your risk of painful sunburns, skin cancer, and premature signs of ageing -such as dark spots and wrinkles.

Perfect for everyday use, our Cult51 Day Cream (with SPF15) works to protect and hydrate skin. Loaded with antioxidants it shields the skin from day-to-day aggressors such as pollution.

And the most important step!

Look in the mirror every single morning and tell yourself how beautiful you look.

When you are grateful for what you have and who you are, you start showing that on the outside equally. Be happy with yourself, your skills, your body and everything else! Even if you don’t believe it at first, just say it out loud every day until you do!

You are loved, and people don’t love without reason. You are loved because you deserve to be loved! You are beautiful, inside and out; you just never see yourself in other people’s eyes, when you laugh or smile, or are just being yourself.

Trust us, beauty is more than flawless skin and a youthful complexion, beauty is in your disposition; so start to believe in yourself, and your beauty will radiate.