Have you ever heard the phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?”
Years ago, I passed it off as “just a saying,” but there really is truth to it! Today, when I think of beauty, I think of so many different kinds of beauty. There’s the classic movie beauty of Audrey Hepburn, the eccentric beauty of Lady Gaga, the ageless beauty of a wise grandmother, and the glowing beauty of a mother holding her newborn child.
Beauty comes in so many different forms, which is why it is different for each individual.
Today, let’s focus on beauty as it relates to aging.
If you watch any television at all, you’ve probably noticed that anti-aging is a hot topic. Just pay attention to the commercials during your favorite show (instead of fast-forwarding them on your DVR like I do). How often do you see a commercial about fighting wrinkles?
One thing I’ve learned, and am thankful for, is that the majority of the factors in aging are control-able. It’s been said that 10% of the signs of aging are hereditary (meaning we can blame our parents and grandparents), and a whopping 90% is due to our environment (chemicals, smoking, diet, stress, etc.!) That means we can each work on our own 90%!
Take that aging!
I’m finding that most women are starting to take action on “graceful aging” in their late 20’s or early 30’s. That’s a great time to get a head start on wrinkles. I personally use an anti-aging eye cream daily, and have clients who do so as well. We’ve all experienced dramatic results – reducing wrinkles, lifting sagging eye-lids and eliminating dark circles!
Take a look at the labels of your products: Do your beauty and body care products include mineral oil? Mineral oil is an occlusive oil that’s isn’t absorbed well by the skin – so it feels good, but does no good for your skin or body.
In addition to skin care, you can start fighting aging by taking notice of your environment. What cleaning products are you using? Are they full of harsh chemicals? Could something as simple as a damp microfiber cloth get the job done just as effectively?
What are some other factors in your life that could be adding to your aging process?
My Questions to You Are:
- How many chemicals are you exposed to on a daily basis? (Did you know that the average woman is exposed to over 500 chemicals each day…?)
- Do you use sun protection daily (face and body)?
- How’s your diet? Am you eating more healthy foods than not?
- Are you a smoker? What are some of the anti-aging benefits of quitting?
- How much stress do you really have, and what are some positive ways to handle that stress?
If preventing, reversing or slowing the aging process is an important topic to you, please contact me for more information. I’m happy to share with you what’s working for me, and other ideas on how to get started today!