4 ways you're more responsible once you hit 40
Our teens and twenties are reserved for making stupid decisions – like staying out till the sun comes up, baking on the beach all day long, and eating more greasy and oily food than any one human should ever consume in their entire lifetime.
As we get older, we get wiser. We make smarter choices. We care about our health, our bodies, our minds. We finally realise that silly actions have consequences.
So these are just a few of the responsible things you do now you’ve hit 40 (or maybe you’re an old soul who’s matured way before your time):
#1: YOU DON’T BUY SHOES THAT JUST LOOK PRETTY
Towering heels and beaded/jewelled sandals look incredible. But they usually hurt like hell after a few hours (and cause serious damage to your feet). You’re now at the stage where you’re done with suffering and want comfort, support and style. A shoe like the Merrell Women’s Agave Lavish is a winner thanks to its sophisticated, strappy and supportive design and a sole that boasts a soft, microfibre-wrapped footbed. It’s the kind of summer shoe you know you can walk kilometres in and not feel a pinch or ache.
#2: YOU TAKE YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN SERIOUSLY
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Forget falling into bed with your make-up still in tact. These days, you have a careful routine of cleansing, toning, serum-ing and moisturising – and it’s non-negotiable. Not only because it’s what you should do, but because it’s the key to keeping your skin looking younger and fresher.
#3: YOU’RE SUN SAFE
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A summer day out isn’t complete without your hat, sunglasses, and a healthy serving of SPF 50 sunscreen, because a) the sun is dangerous and b) exposure to UVA rays makes you look way older than you actually are. No, thanks.
#4: YOU EAT HEALTHIER
Sure, you’ll indulge in some chocolate or a burger every once in a while, but for the most part, you’re all about healthy meals and snacks. Greasy, carb-filled food can be beyond delicious, but there’s nothing quite like knowing you’re filling your body with the good stuff.
What are some of the smarter decisions you make now that you’re older? Are there any habits you need to change?