We can’t escape the ageing process, as much as we may try, but with it comes much more than just lines and wrinkles. We often forget the beauty in ageing -- there’s a greater sense of taking control of our health and body image, of achieving things in our lives and careers, and of putting ourselves and our self-care as a priority.
As women, we’re faced with the pressure of remaining youthful and ‘slowing down the ageing process’, but the fact is: we’re all ageing! Instead of anti-ageing, what if we allowed ourselves to age beautifully.
Stress, Hormones and Ageing
The relationship between cortisol and progesterone is important for a woman’s health and beauty. Progesterone is known as the beauty hormone because it has a calming and fat-burning effect. It can help to calm us down and aid in a restful sleep, it also lowers the amount of triglycerides in the blood and contributes to the effective use of fat as an energy source. It’s our secret weapon!
Almost everyone is aware of cortisol as a stress hormone, but what a lot of people don’t know is that when stress becomes chronic progesterone is used to produce cortisol. What that means is that when your body in a state of longstanding, chronic stress you are being robbed of the beauty hormone.
Some facial lines show expression, but it’s when those lines become pronounced that we look at them as signs of what’s going on internally. If there is stress and anger present in your internal system, it increases the presence of cortisol and puts strain on the liver. Being stressed causes wrinkles -- plus, when we’re angry, we use certain muscles and encourage the formation of wrinkles. All the more reason to find ways to prioritise self-care and self-love.
Why Ditch ‘Anti-Ageing’
While we’re trying to slow down the clock, we are often introducing toxic beauty products into our bodies. This disrupts the natural processes and balance that your body needs to be healthy and beautiful. Again, it’s the outer expression of beauty that’s reflecting the inner environment of your systems, organs and cells.
We see that when our clients have put toxic things on and into their body, they actually struggle more with the onset of menopause. Because there is such a fine balance of hormones in a woman’s body, the introduction of toxic products and hormone disruptors can cause the process of menopause to be more uncomfortable and painful.
Choosing natural products and avoiding toxic beauty practices will help to keep your mind, body and spirit in a balanced state to ease yourself through this transition.
What Does Alkalinity Have To Do With Ageing?
It’s no secret that taking care of your nutrition can have a positive impact on your overall health and beauty. Focusing on eating well so that our bodies will be in a healthy, alkaline state is one of the things that you can do to age beautifully.
In order to keep the body in an alkaline state there are small changes that you can introduce to your daily life. Add spinach, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower to your shopping list and ditch white flour, refined sugar, soft drinks and coffee (ok, one per day is alright!).
When your internal system is humming along beautifully, that will show externally in the luminosity of your skin, the brightness in your eyes and the absence of puffiness and bloating.
How Can We Age Beautifully?
We need to honour the natural cycles of our lives and be in the right physical, emotional and mental state to welcome every milestone -- whether it’s puberty or menopause.
As we age, we have an opportunity to truly own our beauty in a way that can often seem out of reach with the constant ebbs and flows of our earlier years. We now have the chance to age naturally by making choices that favour holistic treatments over toxic beauty treatments.
You can truly embody your age through natural health and beauty practices. This will come back positively to you two fold -- through the vitality and energy you feel physically + the natural glow of your beautiful body and face.
Natural Beauty Treatments
The treatments at Amara Wellness Centre are natural and holistic, taking care of your mind, body and spirit.