This question interests both women and men of any age, but it becomes especially relevant when the first signs of aging appear on the face, and the body begins to lose its former elasticity. But youth and attractiveness is not only the absence of wrinkles and a slender figure. It is a whole set of components. Among them: internal harmony, being in a good mood, having excellent self-esteem, a healthy lifestyle, the absence of bad habits and a calm long sleep. And only all this – in combination with regular care of the face and body and age appropriate clothing and accessories can keep you looking and feeling young.
Tell me where you live, and I’ll tell you what you look like
First of all, it is much more difficult to combat the signs of aging in a metropolis than in a place that is favourable from an ecological point of view.
The ideal country for living is Andorra, located in the heart of the Pyrenees. Andorra la Vella – the highest European capital, is located 1050 m above sea level.
According to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Andorra in 2013, the highest life expectancy (83.9 years) was recorded.
Andorra has “the best health care system in the world”, according to the leading world medicine magazine The Lancet in 2016, overtaking Iceland and Switzerland. The American College of Cardiology rated Andorra as second in the ranking of countries with the lowest mortality from cardiovascular diseases – despite the fact that cardiovascular diseases, according to the college, are responsible for one third of deaths in the world.
The cost of health insurance (state CASS insurance) in Andorra is currently 240 euros per month for residents and citizens for medical care with a 75 percent coverage (insurance is valid for all family members with a maximum of four people). The surcharge for commercial medical insurance covering 100% of costs will be an additional 30 euros per month per person. The cost of a commercial full-coverage medical insurance starts from 800 euros per person. These are the cheapest figures among Western European countries.
There is an ideal ecological situation in Andorra. On the territory of the principality there is no industrial production, and almost 30% of the territory is a national park under UNESCO protection.
Andorra – a great place for sports – all year round. And in the open air!
In winter, Andorra is known for its ski resorts: Grandvalira and Vallnord provide the largest concentration of ski lifts per square meter in the world with a capacity of about 160 thousand people per hour. The Grandvalira ski resort alone occupies 1,926 hectares and has 112 descents, being one of the largest ski resorts in the world.
In summer, there is cycling, golf courses in the highest mountain area in Europe (at 2250 m above sea level), via ferratas, horseback riding or hiking in the Pyrenees mountains (about 250 km of routes of varying difficulty).
In Andorra (a small country with a population of about 77 thousand people) – there are more than 50 beauty salons with professional specialists who offer the most modern methods of complex face and body care at affordable prices.
Water is one of Andorra’s natural resources. In addition to many lakes and rivers that originate here, there are also the sulfur-rich thermal springs in Escaldes-Engordany, which are recommended for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes in order to restore vitality and de-stress, and for the treatment and prevention of rheumatism and skin diseases .
Caldea is the largest center of mountain thermal waters in Southern Europe and one of the most important beauty centres. The temperature of the thermal water is 70 degrees, and in addition to sulfur, there are mineral salts, sodium, and thermal plankton (due to its exceptional biological activity and favorable influence on the cells of the human skin – its moisturizing is widely used in cosmetology). The complex is divided into several zones: the large inner lagoon; thermal waters 32-34 degrees, upper back massage, water cascades, whirlpool with hydromassage, steam masks for moisturizing the skin of the face, foot massage: and exterior lagoon with mountain views; thermal waters 32-34 degrees, vertical hydromas.
All these offers make Andorra one of the best places to keep you looking younger.