There’s a new wellness movement in town and it’s called pro-aging. Unlike anti-aging attitudes of the past—where the goal was to deny, deny, deny and try to turn back the clock by any means possible—pro-aging is a wholehearted embrace of who you are and how you got there. It’s about taking ownership of visual changes in our identity, like well-earned fine lines and wrinkles, or letting our hair go grey with confidence and verve. And it’s also about the enjoying the emotional evolution that comes with age, like a newfound sense of maturity and letting go of the things that used to take up unnecessary space in our lives.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t age how we want to. Aging like a pro is a lifestyle, with self-care at its core. It can take a 360-degree look at all the intrinsic and extrinsic factors in your life, from what you eat and how much you sleep to your stress level. There are some things that we can’t change, like what’s in our unique DNA. The good news is that there’s so much we have control over, and that starts with our personal outlook on life.
While much of the anti-aging movement was centred on striving to achieve an unachievable ideal, pro-aging is all about self-care and making decisions that will benefit you in the long run. This can mean following a diet that is rich in colourful fruits and veggies and avoids excessive sugar or alcohol. It can also involve adopting an exercise regimen that keeps you fit while having fun, like taking up a new sport or teaming up with a running buddy. Being pro-aging includes looking at how you spend your time, finding fulfillment by setting boundaries to find a suitable work-life balance and engaging in rewarding social activities like volunteering, joining a book club or connecting with a friend. It can also mean taking advantage of cosmetic procedures like Botox or neck tightening, booking regular facials with a trusted professional and regularly using pro-aging skincare that’s suitable for your unique skin type. Because when we feel good, we look good.
At Soke, we want to help you maintain your radiance, a quality that comes from within. We created our hydrogel masks to give you the results you’re looking for while also enhancing your pro-aging lifestyle. Because they don’t leave any messy residue, our masks can be worn whenever suits you, whether that’s while you’re unwinding at home, getting ready for a night out or running errands with your family. Effective skincare that meets your unique lifestyle needs? That’s what pro-aging is all about!
Remember that, while it’s impossible to stop aging, it’s always possible to meet yourself with love and kindness. Here are some of our favourite ways to age with joy.
- Stay hydrated
- Spend quality time with friends and family
- Volunteer for a cause that speaks to you
- Get eight hours of sleep every night
- Eat plenty of colourful fruits and veggies
- Stretch and move
- Care for your skin by giving it what it needs
- Take time out for rest
- Engage in lifelong learning through a course or book club