Everyone wants to be young, to live a long time and stay fit and attractive. However, as we age, our body weakens and so does our skin. Today, I read the poem “Youth” by Samuel Ullman again, and I would like to put it in this beauty blog of VII CODE:
“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.”
“Youth means a tempera-mental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.”
“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spring back to dust.”
“Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station: so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the Infinite, so long are you young.”
“When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.”
Maybe you can find some secrets from this poem. Ageing process unavoidably affects our skin, but don’t be a sitting duck, there are still something you can do:
·Eat a balanced diet and maintain your desirable weight.
·Have regular health check-ups, see a doctor when you detect a problem, and follow a doctor’s advice when taking medications.
·Stay involved with family and friends.
·Facial exercises and gentle creams are an effective way to look younger
·Get enough sleep.
·Stay active through work, recreation, and community activities.
·Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation, if at all, and don’t drive after drinking.
·Avoid overexposure to the sun and cold.
·Have a positive attitude toward life.