We are constantly aging. There’s no way to stop it. Yes, it’s a bummer, but accepting the fact that aging is part of life will make you feel better about yourself. Embracing “old age”
helps you prepare yourself mentally. As early as your mid-twenties, you need to start seriously begin maintaining your skin (stay out of the sun, cleanse, moisturize). “Aging gracefully” is not
always genetic and you have to act on it with a real strategy. This results in better skin that you can make you appear younger than you actually are.
And how exactly do you do that?
I am 33 years. I noticed my skin starting to age when I was only 26 years old. Slight wrinkles started to appear on my forehead, eye area and smile line. It was shocking! The horror of dealing
with acne and wrinkles is not fun at all.
So what did I do?
I fought back!
I want to share with you my skin-care routine that slows down the clock and enhances your skin’s overall well-being.
You are what you eat. You’ve heard this saying before and I will tell you that you need to eat healthy as often as possible. If you eat a lot of junk food, your skin will become dehydrated, irritated
more wrinkly and look bad. I know this is a hard one for a lot of people, especially if you’ve eaten junk food your whole life. I love junk food! I love chips (my favorite is Cheetos), candies and
anything greasy (I’m obsessed with fried food). However, every-time I eat junk food my skin becomes very “zitty” and more fine lines show up on my face. So I occasionally eat bad food, but I
am working hard to eat more healthy on a regular basis.
Keep on moving! Go to the gym at least twice a week or walk a mile per day in the park. The more your heart pumps the more oxygen you’ll inhale in your body. Exercise can improve your
health while making you look and feel younger. Doesn’t it feel good after working-out? According to research, exercise creates body substances that slow down the aging of the skin. I go to the
gym twice a week. In my gym there is a steam-room and dry-sauna. I highly recommend Gold’s Gym to everyone because they keep their facility very clean. I spend one hour working-out and
15 minutes in the steam-room. My skin feels soft, supple and very moist afterwards.
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
Drink plenty of water all day. It depends on your height and weight, in general, health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon water
per day. I have a gallon of water on my desk everyday. I do not drink it all at one time, but I sip on water constantly all through out the day. You’re not drinking enough water if you have
chapped lips and your skin is too dry. Dry skin means more wrinkles.
Avoid All of The Following:
Tanning is really bad for your skin. I am guilty of extensive tanning when I was in my early twenties. Even with SPF on, your skin will still get damaged by the Sun. However, I don’t tan as much
anymore. I only tan now for a little bit in the summer so I don’t look too pale at pool parties. Wearing fashionable hats now at the beach is a must for me.
Stress is the ultimate enemy of your skin and your entire well-being. I got really stressed out one time and weird cysts developed under my skin. It was very scary. Fortunately, it was not cancer.
The cysts went away on its own. Moreover, acne and wrinkles show up more when I’m stressed out. Handling stress the right way can improve the appearance of your skin.
So how do I handle stress?
- Gardening is an awesome way to fight stress. It is therapeutic and plants have a way of helping you forget life’s problems. I am serious!
- Having turtles and a tortoise is another way I combat stress is. They are the most calm and easy-to-care for animals. I can watch my turtles swimming around all day. I love watching my tortoise eat and bask in the sun (or his heat lamp). Find peaceful hobbies to forget about your problems.
They are everywhere–online and in real-life. Surround yourself with nice, loving and wonderful human. Being a blogger/vlogger can be tough at times because I receive negative comments
from time to time. I try to understand where they are coming from but don’t let it get to me. I understand that we all have different opinions about almost everything in this world, good or bad.
We can be a little too honest and hurtful with our opinions online these days.
So what about bad elements in real-life? Remember, there will always be someone out there. Stay away and distance yourself from negative people. It is not good for you or your family. Life
can be stress – free. It’s up to you.
Too much partying!
Drinking alcohol, smoking and staying up late at night will make you age really fast. No further explanations!
Seriously, who doesn’t wake up after a night of partying and looked 10 years older? I consume alcohol very moderately. Also, my party days are very much over, since I have kids to care for. My
family and I wake up 7:00 in the morning everyday.
Use the right skin care products
If you are not using right products for your face, your skin will age sooner rather than later. I’ve used a lot of skin-care products since I was 13 years old. I like to change it up depending on
the climate, condition of my skin and financial status!
Lately, I’ve been using the following products in my anti-aging regimen:
0.34-fluid ounce tube of anti-aging retinol eye cream to visibly reduce the signs of aging around the eyes, including crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness
– Gentle on Eyes – Specially formulated for use around the delicate eye area
– Anti-aging Retinol – Unique formula contains retinol, an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient, along with an exclusive mineral blend
– Treats Eye Area – Moisturizes and nourishes the skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles and reduce the look of puffiness in 4 weeks
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is a universal daily moisturizer proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture. It is formulated with a proprietary Super 7 Complex specifically designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance. It is further enriched with maca root extract, noted for enhancing luminosity. 1.7oz/ 50ml Fresh Women’s Lotus Face Cream A great designer gift.
What it is: A precious blend of pure oils packed with omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 that absorb quickly to preserve a youthful appearance and provide 24-hour moisture.What it does: Omega 7 is known to enhance the skin’s healing process, 3 helps calm and soothe and omegas 6 and 9 are known to improve elasticity, softness and smoothness. It also contains seaberry oil, also known as seabuckthorn oil, a powerful antioxidant rich in all of the moisturizing omegas noted for protecting the skin from aging free radicals; cranberry seed oil, packed with vitamin E to maintain skin’s elasticity and smoothness; camellia seed oil to help maintain soft, smooth and supple skin; and grapeseed oil to help maintain healthy hydration levels. Style Name:Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. Style Number: 653111. Available in stores.
and more anti-aging skin-care products here…
*in collaboration with Pure Perfection
*This post is not sponsored. I was gifted the product 24k Gold Infused Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum with Retinol by Pure Perfection, but ALL opinions are 100% my own.