That may be a slight exaggeration. I’m not sure it is possible to look 25 when you’re 50 but I figured it would capture your attention. Also, I have a few more years until I turn 50 so hold your horses Betty. I’m not quite there yet.
However, countless friends and family have asked my tactics on how I stay so youthful so I thought I’d write it down as an end of the year post.
For me, it seems so egocentric to be writing “my beauty secrets” but I am trying to remove myself from the equation in the hopes that some of these “secrets” may actually help someone.
The honest truth is I don’t think I do anything spectacular.
Obviously a lot of it is genetic. I don’t know why I don’t have one strand of gray hair, but my mom at 75 doesn’t have any gray hair either.
Also, much of it comes from habit. I don’t do any fillers or botox but it is likely because I have been religious about applying sunscreen on my face for YEARS – since my late 20s. Plus, I always wash my face and apply generous amounts of moisturizer or even oil before I go to bed. I don’t ever wear foundation or any coverage cream that could block my pores. Finally, I never ever wear makeup when I work out, knowing that I will likely sweat. Not even lipstick.
I can also extol the virtues of proper sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise and a meditation and/or spiritual practice.
However, the one big thing I absolutely believe, believe, believe in is that how you are feeling on the inside – the mental, spiritual, and emotional side of yourself – will manifest on the outside, or physical part of you.
That’s why I always tell people not to hold anything inside. I seriously believe that toxicity becomes cancer or morphs into some other disease, and it will certainly age you.
Seriously, my biggest secret is this: be happy and kind! Stop competing. Tune out the noise, try to stay centered and calm, and enjoy this adventure called life, with all its ups and downs included.
Life is very short and there is nothing stopping you from living the life you want to live.
What does your dream life look like? If you can envision it, then you can go after it.
Stay focused on that vision and don’t worry about what others will think. Believe me, not everyone is on my side. I wish that were the case but it isn’t. Sadly, I have learned that there will always be people who will speak negatively about me and there is not much I can do about it.
On the flip side, don’t worry about how others are living their lives. Recognize that these others are (hopefully) also on their specific path to fulfillment and just love and accept them for who they are. Sometimes this is best done at a distance.
Anyway, I can expound on all of this in more detail but I think I will stop here for now. However, if this was interesting to you, please let me know and I will write more about it.
Sending much love and happy holidays to all!