Men : How to look good in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond!

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll notice that I try and be fairly generic when talking about certain treatments, diets and exercise plans.  However, it would be fair to say that I probably write more about women than I do men….. So I’d like to give a little something, just for the chaps (sorry girls).

In a few days I’ll be putting a blog together about how I administer some of my treatments very differently to men, than I do women.  There are some important reasons for this and I think it will make interesting reading.

In the meantime, with an ever increasing list of male clients as well as female, I thought I’d use my own knowledge, coupled with that of a few of my male clients to give you guys a few tips on how to look sensational in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond.  Just because you hit the big five zero, doesn’t mean you can’t still turn heads.

Stay in shape

Ok, so you can’t kick a ball like you used to and maybe your dreams of being the next England scrum half are over but it doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to only watching sport. You can hit the gym, play some golf, go out for a run or even join a senior five a side team, what ever takes your fancy. It really doesn’t matter what form of exercise you take as long as you take some and as long as you enjoy it. You might be 45, 55 or even 60, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a sweat on now and then. Men who exercise regularly will have higher energy levels and of course, it’s going to help keep your body looking fab

Eat the good stuff

No doubt as a discerning gent, you like to eat good food and drink fine wines. There’s nothing wrong with that, just maybe not 5 times in a week :-). Fall in love with fruit again, get involved with a big slice of watermelon or a bag of cherries. Limit your pasta and cut down on the bread dipped in olive oil before you even start your meal… You’ve read all this stuff before and I’m not going to lecture but trust me, lay off the bread for a few days, eat some fresh fish, salad and a bit of fruit and watch your energy levels climb. Then if you’ve been really good, treat yourself to a big meal on Saturday night.

Keep dreaming

It’s a fact that people who have retired or have a repetitive lifestyle can “appear to age”, quite quickly. The reason for this is not physical, it’s mental. When you’re young and full of dreams and ambitions, your mind is active and alert. Keeping your mind alert will also help you physically. If you’re planning, developing and working, you will use up more energy than if you’re doing the same thing day in, day out. So, hatch a plan, set a goal, achieve a target. These don’t have to be work related, they could be a physical challenge or even going on a trip or adventure you’ve always thought about. Never stop dreaming, it keeps you alive.

Drink more

Sorry to put the dampeners on this but when I said drink more, I was talking about water. Dehydration is common in men. They drink tea, coffee and maybe a few cheeky beers and wines. It’s not often you see a man walking around with a bottle of H2O. Try to get a bit more water on board, I know its extremely boring but it will really have a great effect on your inside. And OK, you want to look great on the outside but taking care of your inside is really important.

Love the skin you are in

Times are changing. 20 years ago men wouldn’t have gone for facials, waxing, botox or fillers. In fact, the closest they may have got to moisturising, was stealing a bit of their mum’s Nivea. Times move on and there are nearly as many men’s products as women’s. Just bear in mind one thing… if you want to get rid of a few wrinkles or lines, give me a call (secretly of course) because there really isn’t and £9.99 cream on the market that will make your wrinkles disappear. Having said that, keep moisturising anyway. Even an overpriced product that won’t make you younger, should still moisturise your skin, so it’s better than nothing

Dress for the moment

Fashion for men has never been better and fashion for the older man, is out of this world. There was a time when a man in his 50’s might wear a pair of shorts with sandals and socks…. but not any more. The secret is, wear what’s right for you. It’s all about cultivating your look and giving yourself a style that works for you. My best tip for this is to look around the internet and find images of people who are of similar age and shape to you and find the ones you think look great. You can then develop your own look.

Be a MAN!

There’s nothing more attractive than a man who is happy, confident and comfortable in his own skin. Polite, interesting and courteous, he has a way about him that can entertain a crowd, tell a story or just ooze a bit of charm. Despite what you might think, age can often be an advantage for men. Knowledge, experience, coupled with keeping in shape and having you’re own style, could actually give you the best times of your life.

Be happy guys…. And be GREAT!

I hope you’ve found this blog a bit of fun, I’ve enjoyed writing it. They’re just a few little ideas you might want to think about and stop worrying about getting a bit older. Most people only think that it’s women who worry about age but having plenty of male clients, I know the guys do too. But chaps, you’re very lucky, if you stay in shape, eat well and perhaps on occasion have a little help from your friendly clinic (yes, that’s me), you can still look and feel great for years to come :-).

Rebecca


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