When it comes to tips on how to age gracefully, social media is full of ideas. From TikTok tutorials on mindfulness to reels comparing the best anti-aging serums, it can be intimidating and overwhelming! That’s why we’re eager to offer up our expertise in the form of three best self-care practices for aging gracefully and stress-free!
Focus on your skin
Your skin is the largest organ, so it’s important to treat it well. When we think of our skin we often think of wrinkles and fine lines, but it’s important to think about your scalp, hands, and feet, too! They all need some loving care to look and feel their best.
Do you know the skin on the back of your hands is the second fastest place to age? Take time to apply sunscreen not only to your neck and face but massage it into your hands for extra protection. Right now, my go-to is the Image Skincare Prevention Plus Hydrating formula. It smells like summer, and it provides the extra hydration my skin needs this winter.
When it comes to your scalp, there can be benefits to less frequent hair washing, but one drawback could be build-up on your scalp that prevents new healthy hair growth. We recommend opting for a once-a-week treatment to nourish your scalp. We love Bumble’s new Seaweed Scalp Scrub to gently exfoliate the scalp and fight off dryness. Just one treatment leaves you with shinier hair, too!
Don’t forget to show some love to your feet, too. Freshen them up and ease the pain of dry deep cracks with Aveda’s Foot Relief. I love applying this at night right before bed for maximum absorption and benefits.
Add volume and shine to your hair
As we age, we can see (and feel) it in our strands! Hair loss is common as we age, not because we lose more hair, but because our natural hair growth slows down. To help maintain healthy hair growth, choose a professional product that encourages growth. Explore a few of our favorites here.
In-salon treatments added to your color or cut services can also help revive fatigued hair. Book an Oribe Renewal Remedies strengthening treatment during your next appointment to help repair past damage from heat styling or a smoothing treatment to fight frizz. We also offer a glossing service that will add shine and hydration to your hair for younger, healthier-looking hair. Ask your stylists about these great add-ons at your next appointment.
Find time for self-care
Self-care comes in many forms, from exercise to time in nature to meditation to slowing down in our spa. For me, as a busy mom, self-care is a monthly spa service, where I can breathe deep and enjoy an hour to myself. Some of my current favorites are our Hydrafacial, the Hydrojelly Masque Experience, and our Winter Bliss Mani/Pedi package. There is something for everyone and their unique self-care desires! Make sure to find time to focus on yourself, slow down, and enjoy a little luxury.
In the pursuit of aging gracefully, taking care of our skin, hair, and overall well-being is essential. At Cole’s, we want to help you look and feel your best. We’re excited to partner with you to design a routine that rejuvenates you from head to toe. Embrace these practices, and you’ll discover the secret to aging with grace and embracing the beauty of each passing year. Explore our services and book time for you today.
Heather E. is the director of team development on our corporate team. She joined the Cole’s Salon team in 2007.