Everyone has their own secrets to staying young and beautiful and here are my secrets to staying young and beautiful…(which are not going to be so secretive anymore!)…
1. Believe I am beautiful inside and outside
If I don’t believe this, how the heck am I going to fool anyone else? I am not disillusioned and I know that I am not perfect in every way, but I can see the beauty inside me which is reflected on the outside.
2. You are what you eat from your head to your feet!
As much as I would love to eat KFC Wicked Wings every single day, the deep fried tasty goodness is not going to do my skin nor my figure any long-term favours. At the same time, I don’t believe in denying myself deep fried treats so I try and eat them in moderation and make sure I balance it out with healthy, nutritious foods.
3. Daily beauty regime
I’m a skincare-lover because I have desert-dry skin which means wrinkles are around the corner waiting for me. I will invest money in quality skincare products which work for my skin. My daily beauty regime involves keeping my skin cleansed, hydrated, protected against the harmful UV rays and well-nourished. I haven’t found a magic lotion or potion which does all that so I rely on my wide variety of products and dibble and dabble with all of them. It is important to realise that environmental changes means it’s time to change daily routine to adapt to this.
As for make-up, I don’t believe in caking my face in it. Keeping it fresh and radiant with pops of colour works best for me with.
4. Hang out with young-minded people
I may have a body of a 31-year-old, but I am young at heart. Some of my best friends are 10 years younger than me and that’s great because it keeps me young. Heck, my Husband is 2 years younger than me and sometimes I’ll get teased that I’m a ‘cradle-snatcher’ (yeah, I know – clearly they haven’t heard of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher!) – but I love it! It keeps me feeling and looking youthful. There are some people who are younger than me, but they are mature in thinking for their age and they look older than me – of course, there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s the look you are aiming for, but I plan on staying forever 21!
5. Mutton dressed as
For me, I don’t follow the rules of fashion. I am extremely random and it’s hard to classify my dress sense. Sometimes it works and sometimes it goes terribly wrong, but if I wear it, I will work it! In my eyes, I look good so who cares what anyone else thinks?
Nothing ages me faster than the colour brown! Brown looks old and makes me feel old. I avoid it like the plague. My Mum bought me an Louis Vuitton bag many years ago and to this day, I have no idea why she spent that money on a brown handbag for me. I can’t bear to use it because it is a ‘granny’ bag on me.
6. Cosmetic enhancements
Sometimes you may need that extra bit of help against the ageing process and I’m all for it. I’m not saying I want to do a Heidi Montag, but I’ve dabbled in Botox and dermal fillers in the past because I could (I am qualified to do this in UK) and given the right circumstances (i.e. money – of which I am lacking currently), I would do it here in Australia. People will often say, “But you’re so young, you don’t need Botox!” – and that’s because they don’t know that prevention (of wrinkles) is better than cure! Sometimes, there is no cure!!!
Now that I’ve shared all my secrets, it’s time to tell me yours. What are your secrets to staying young and beautiful?