5 Tips To Defy Your Age
So, your forties.
Yup, things start wrinkling, become blurry, sag, grey – you get it. You may even live it too. Now listen, everyone has their stance on Botox and surgery. Frankly, I used to be against it – until I started noticing and experiencing the terrible things I noted above. Now my position is – if you can afford it and you want to do it, go for it!
But because I am regularly dumping my earnings into childcare, diapers and food, I have to stick to clever and cost-effective ways of maximizing the fountain of youth. I am not trying to be 20. I am just trying to ‘look’ 20!
Anyway, I have compiled some great anti-aging tips and products for you:
I regularly dye my hair, every 5 weeks. Some of you may have been blessed with great genes in the hair department – lucky! But for those of you who are grey, this is the way!
In between my dye jobs I often have greys peek through in places like my part and temples. I have tried the crayon
and mascara-type temporary root paints. I find that they are sticky, gross and look super fake. Then I came across the L’Oreal Root Instant Concealer Spray products, and they work like a charm. It’s a spray dye (kinda like hair spray). The product now comes with a mascara type brush to blend in. I often use a towel or a hair brush.
Love it. You must try it. It comes in 5 or more colors and is available at most pharmacies and department stores.
Invest in a good bra
So many women don’t realize the importance of getting properly sized and investing in a good bra to hold the girls in place. Breasts actually change size many times – i.e. lose weight, gain weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning etc. If you were a size 34B in your 20s, I guarantee you are not the same size these many moons later. You should get measured and fitted often. Go to a specialty bra shop. My personal fave shop is Change (they carry sizes all the way up to ‘M’).
OK, I’ll admit it – I am really not good at this one. But when I went to a beauty counter one day and complained of wrinkles on my forehead, the makeup consultant actually said – they’re not wrinkles – it’s dehydration. Sure enough, as soon as I gulped a gallon
of water those lines faded. So yes drinks lots of water so your skin will stay supple. I’m a big fan of Zero Water!
I know – easier said than done. It is so important to stay fit. Right now I have committed to yoga at least once a week and I have to tell you it is strengthening my core and my mind at the same time. Try a Yin Yoga class right now. My personal fav at the moment. It’s not laborious but you hold poses anywhere between 3-6 minutes so you
definitely tighten up muscles. Just move as much as you can. I often put music videos on and dance with my kids to bust a sweat…yes a little Bieber action is a good thing!
Just as important as investing in a good bra – investing in a good moisturizer is key. It also goes hand in hand with staying hydrated. Your skin needs it too. I am a superfan of the Clinique product line. The products are amazing and they are hypoallergenic. I have very sensitive skin and I have never had an issue with any of line. My beauty regime includes applying Clinique Superdefense cream followed by applying Clinique Moisture Surge over top.
Have any anti-aging tips or products that we missed? Share in the comments section below – would love to hear your secrets!