Increase Your Attractiveness Over Time
What does ageless beauty mean to you? To me it means that when I was 29, I decided I wanted to be 29 forever! So began an adventure of increasing attractiveness over time. Anybody can do it! On my journey I learned that there are two types of beauty: Natural & Enhanced. Natural beauty is about Optimal Health, A Shapely Body, Luminous Skin, & Stunning Hair. Enhanced beauty, simply put, is natural beauty with a little help--procedures and surgical enhancements. I'm for 'mixing and matching' based on individual preference and remembering 'all things in moderation.'
You're never to young or too old to be beautiful; its about dreaming dreams and most importantly setting goals. Be persistent and you will develop discipline along the way. Healthy good looks can be obtained through your own efforts at home, or with professional help, or the use of both. Let your time and purse be your guide.
* Not throughly removing makeup before going to bed is one of the biggest causes of early signs of aging. In order to have healthy, radiant skin it is important to remove makeup at the end of every day so that skin can breathe. For faster cleanup, use the same type makeup remover as the makeup you use: Oil-free makeup requires oil-free makeup remover, and water-based makeup requires water-based makeup remover for both face and eye area.
*Starving (different from fasting) to lose weight. Skipping meals as opposed to grazing (snacking throughout the day on fruits, veggies, protein/energy bars) results in sagging skin, wrinkles, hair loss and graying. Give your undivided attention when eating 3 moderate meals a day--multi-task when grazing. And when it's party-time leave the high calorie drinks for special occasions; the new low-calorie alcholic cocktails are just as much fun.
*Exfoliate, Exfoliate, with either at home or professional body scrubs and facial peels. At home, you can use kitchen strategies to make your own body scrubs. My current fave is mixing flavored ground coffee with salt and olive oil. Its an effective scrub that leaves you energetic with skin smooth and soft to the touch; I like French Vanilla & Chocolate Cherry; gourmet coffee shops have lots to choose from. Use at least three times a week, more or less depending on skin sensitivity.
It's never too early, or too late to start your anti-aging adventure! The good news is anti-aging strategies not only work toward prevention, but they work toward reversal. If you're in your 20s you should already have a daily skin-care routine that includes cleansing, use of sunscreen and moisturizing before applying makeup. Your routine should include exfoliating once a week as well as a face mask once a week depending on your skin type. As you enter your 30s you will add anti-aging treatment creams. Your anti-aging skin care routine will be carried through each new decade with you increasing the strength of products you use, and adding to the number of days you perform treatment routines. Remember you can start at any age--it's about dedication coupled with using the right products at the right time.
Article by Peggie Walker
Similar version of this article by Peggie Walker appeared on Spa Week Daily Blog on June 27, 2012