Unlike wine and cheese, sadly…our bodies are not made to get better with age. Sighhhh! From seeing our first wrinkle around the eye to our hair thinning from having children or menopause – we cannot stop the aging process. But…we can reverse some things!
Today I am sharing a few thing that are absolute must-haves for me! Over the past five years, I have made a point to start taking better care of myself. From healthy eating and exercising to nourishing my skin and hair, I take each thing I do very seriously these days. I’m not going to lie ladies…I do not like getting older, but I cannot stop what is inevitable. I can, however, treat things that are not like they used to be and at least give the illusion of a more youthful appearance.
1. Exfoliate to a younger YOU!
As I entered my 40’s, I started to notice my skin becoming drier, anyone else?? I learned about dry brushing and the benefits, read that post here, so I added that into my self-love routine. That’s when I learned about exfoliating and how important it is as we get older. Removing all those dead skin cells is imperative when fighting the aging process.
I have two scrubs that I use regularly that I LOVE! Micro-Dermabrasion Paste by Rodan and Fields, this can be used on your face and body – it’s a sugar and salt formula that reveals smooth skin and helps with uneven skin tone. The second is Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish. I like using this one in the bathtub, the smell is AWESOME and it gets me in a spa-like state of mind and I tend to relax more. The coconut oil and Moroccan rose hydrate the skin while chunky grains leave you feeling thoroughly exfoliated.
2. Under Eye Bags? Say Bye-Bye!
I have always struggled with sensitive eyes, which resulted in puffy eyes and under-eye bags…the struggle has been REAL! I have always been careful with my skincare and makeup products because of my allergies and having babies, being tired, and aging has not helped.
I have purchased product after product to decrease under-eye puffiness and I was wasting my money. I would throw away tubes and bottles of $$
Good Bye to Age Spots!
Do you suffer from age spots on your legs or chest? You are going to want to read this! I recently purchased Westmore Beauty Body Coverage Perfector just for fun. It sat in the box for at least a month before I took it out and took some interest in using it. I put a little of this on my legs and rubbed it all over and instantly my legs looked young again. I am 50 years old and I have sun damage from being a sun lover in my younger years – well, I have loved the sun every year of my life! HA!
My daughter, Raegan, took notice and was stunned as I was with the results. If you are self-conscious of your legs or your chest, this is a product that you need in your life! If you are going to a special event or you just want your legs to look younger, give this product a try! This product stays on for about 3 days, takes very little product to get great coverage, and there is no streaking!! This is a best seller on QVC plus there are no subscriptions!
4. Lashes Are A Must!
Before I started using Lash Boost by R and F, I literally had NO lashes! My lashes were obsolete, so I never purchased mascara…why should I? There was nothing to apply it to! Once my lashes started growing, I wanted to flutter those lashes occasionally at my hubby, so I set out to find the best mascara.
I have tried at least 30 brands and settled on 2 that really delivers! My all-time favorite is Younique’s Moonstruck Epic mascara, the application is easy and quick. I am getting older so seeing my lashes to apply product is a bit harder these days. This mascara grabs the lash, no clumping, and gives volume and length. The second favorite is Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This is the #1 Selling Mascara in America, so that should say a lot about the product! This formula thickens, lengthens, and curls after just one coat for the most luscious, dramatic, and volumized lashes possible. If you haven’t tried it…give it a try!
5. Thinning Hair? Let’s Talk!
I do not know many women who enter into their 40’s that are not experiencing thinning hair. When I started seeing my hair thin, I immediately stepped into “fix it” mode. Being a former hairdresser, I knew the importance of keeping my hair nourished and strong. I started washing my hair every 2-3 days instead of daily, I started taking Biotin, Vitafusion Extra Strength Biotin 5000mcg G
We lose hairs daily and that is normal, what we want, is to keep it on our heads and not break off. Start using an old t-shirt to wrap your hair in instead of a towel. It’s less harsh on your hair which will result in less breakage and if you have curly hair it will stop the frizz! I use a thickening shampoo and conditioner to help bulk up my hair, I am always getting asked how I get volume – this is part of the process! A good shampoo to use to help thicken your locks is Amika 3D Volume Plus Thickening Shampoo and make sure you follow up with Amika 3D Volume Plus Thickening Conditioner – these work together to give you bounce, volume and shine!
What is a product that you can’t go without since you turned 40?
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