Forget the negative things that some people say about getting older—life will only get better once you turn 35! But it’s also important to know that your thirties and forties are a pivotal age where your body and mind start to significantly change (almost like a second adolescence). So there are definitely a few important things for women over the age of 35 to be mindful of, in order to maintain the healthiest, happiest life possible. Here are a few of them:
#1 You must see a breast specialist twice every year
The risk of breast cancer increases with age, so every woman over the age of 35 needs to be seeing a breast specialist and getting checked up twice every year. This is especially important if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. Breast cancer is treatable if detected earlier, so schedule in your appointments ASAP so you don’t forget!
#2 Hydration is extremely important
In terms of skincare, hydration becomes extra-essential over the age of 35. Ensure you’re moisturizing morning and night, and wearing plenty of sunscreen when you’re in the sun. Your skin will naturally start to dry out as you age, but by prioritizing hydration, you can keep that youthful glow for decades.
#3 Your skin and body will start to age – work with it!
In saying that, your skin and body will naturally start to age after 35...but that’s okay! Work with your assets, and find a beauty routine that works for your changing body. This can actually be an exciting time to try out new skin products and methods that work for you, and you’ll achieve ageless beauty in no time.
#4 A regular sleep pattern is vital
When you were younger, you might have been able to survive on a few hours sleep, or sleep in for hours and hours on the weekend. But over the age of 35, having a regular sleeping pattern is more important than ever. Even if it’s the weekend or holidays, make sure you’re getting no more or less than 6 – 8 hours or sleep per night, and that your sleeping and waking times are as routine as possible.
#5 This is the time to find your own personal style
Fashion for women over the age of 35 can be some of the most exciting, stylish and elegant fashion out there! Now is truly your time to look like the queen you are, and to figure out exactly what style suits you. You probably have the money and wisdom now to tailor yourself the perfect wardrobe, so get out there and do it!