To Age Gracefully, Embrace Change

To Age Gracefully, Embrace Change“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

Think about how much you’ve changed over the years. You’ve learned so much and experienced so many amazing things. However, you don’t feel or look the way you did ten years ago, much less twenty.

We can deny it or combat it, but aging is a fact of life. The best we can do is aim for aging gracefully. Doing that requires being open and adaptable to change. We adjust our activities to stay strong and fit without injury. We change our diet and habits to prevent illness. So too, we need to regularly update our hair and skin care to adapt to changes over the years.

When was the last time you changed your hair? That style or color might have looked great when you were younger, but could be aging now. The long, shiny locks that were your pride and joy may have grown a little thinner or duller, or be too hard to maintain with your active life. What about your skin care and make-up? Those products and colors you’ve used for a decade might not be doing you any favors today.

A salon or spa visit can be a life-changer for both women and men. Experts in cut, color and style will view you objectively and suggest changes that can bring out the best of who you are now. A fresh cut and style can make your hair look healthier and thicker, and be easier to manage. New hair color or make-up can revive a listless complexion, bring out your eyes and, yes, make you look younger. Custom facials and innovative skin care products can address your skin’s changing needs, and therapeutic massage can rejuvenate your body, lift your spirits and keep you flexible. All these changes can boost your confidence. And few things are more attractive than good, healthy self-confidence!

Life is all about change. The more we embrace the changes, the kinder the years will be to us.

Karen Sileck is the owner and chief of relaxation at Le Spa of Sea Pines. www.lespahiltonhead.com