Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day 1464 - Anti - aging

There are ways to look less deep fried ...

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This blog is all about embracing middle age and defying it in the process. It's about reinvention, dreams and a whole stack of lotions, potions and hair dye.  It's about feeling young inside and out, and nurturing the stuff you are gift wrapped in even if the paper is getting a bit saggy.  And it's about swearing occasionally when you can't get on top of those Deep Fried chin hairs, wobbly bits, neck curtains and pee sneezes.



Today I give you six tips and tricks for anti-aging:

  1. Don't use too much face powder: Celebrity make-up artist, Pati Dubroff, says too much can add 15 years to your face.  I concur.  I used to use mineral powder make up but have found that it actually nestles into the wrinkles defining them rather than hiding them.  
  2. Get rid of the black eyeliner:  Apparently a navy pencil is better for us as we age because it gives just as much definition but the blue brightens the whites of our eyes. Interesting! I'm off to buy one. 
  3. Cook with coconut oil: It's rich in omega-6 fatty acids which studies show help fight wrinkles from the inside out. Bonus!
  4. Keep replenishing the skin: Years of sun exposure gives a ruddy complexion so continue to soothe, soothe, soothe with something wonderfully hydrating. I swear by Aloe Vera gel.  I just buy the standard "after sun soothing gel" from the supermarket, yet use it year round.  My skin loves it! 
  5. Eat kiwi fruit! Apparently it's loaded with vitamin C which helps build collagen deep within the skin. I love kiwi! I'm off to buy a bag ...
  6. Straighten your posture: shoulders back, chest out, chin up.  Walk with pride and at your full height.  If necessary do some core exercises and/or lift a few light weights above your head to help straighten you out.  Standing "tall" instantly gives you a confident energy and gives a more youthful appearance.  This is a very handy little tip for building confidence in general (I use it with my clients all the time).

So there you have it.  A few bits and pieces to keep us feeling and looking younger than our years so that embracing middle age is just that little bit easier.



Information source: Author's own and Redbook Magazine October 2013

11 comments :

  1. Did not know that about kiwi fruit - or black eyeliner (I do like it but don't wear it except at night) Off to get more kiwi's too!

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  2. Did not know that about kiwi fruit - or black eyeliner (I do like it but don't wear it except at night) Off to get more kiwi's too!

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  3. Did not know that about kiwi fruit - or black eyeliner (I do like it but don't wear it except at night) Off to get more kiwi's too!

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  4. Did not know that about kiwi fruit - or black eyeliner (I do like it but don't wear it except at night) Off to get more kiwi's too!

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  5. Totally agree with the powder. I use a light brushing of bronzer and that's it.

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  6. Great tips - I'm just starting to get to the "less is more" for face powder stage. I think it's because I now have downy little hairs on the side of my face near my ears and the powder sticks to that, which is quite ageing. My skin is also dry-er - I've always had oily skin so this is quite new for me!

    I use my BB cream (complete with SPF) a lot more these days :-) and think it might be time to buy a cream blush like my mum used to have in the 70s - do they still exist?!

    Visiting from #TeamIBOT - just call me Xena, Warrior Princess!

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  7. Thankfully I'm still ok with my black eye liner, but I do moisturise a lot and I'm also off to buy kiwi fruit :)

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  8. I've never been a big kiwifruit fan, perhaps I should start! I'm busy trying to decide whether I should accept going gray with grace or continue fighting the inevitable.

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  9. I hear you on the makeup. I wear a 40 plus sunscreen and only do a tiny bit of liquid foundation on my T zone. I am horribly pale! It's enough though. I find a chocolate brown eyeliner is very natural too. Also blush in a colour of your natural flush.

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  10. Some great tips, I totally agree about the eyeliner its a definate no no. Note to self - eat more kiwifruit!

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  11. I just tucked in my tummy and sat tall - these are great tips. We love kiwifruit around here, being Kiwis and all! I have black eyeliner, but blue it is from now on!
    (I just got my PRIZE in the mail - VERY VERY excited - thanks lovely! ) Em

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