Well we aren’t asking to be holed up in some sort of hyperbolic chamber where we can miraculously stop time and stop aging altogether.
However as it is with life and everything in it, there is a time and place for everything.
And aging before you should be aging is definitely never a good time and never a good place to be in.
So here are some handy tips on how to make sure you best represent the fabulous year that you are living.
Skin is always in! Make sure that you properly exfoliate and wash your face daily. Yes, sleeping with your makeup on (no matter how hot your companion is) is never a good thing.
Investing in a proper deep cleanser is worth the bucks. Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize. Don’t just focus on your face; make sure your neck, legs, arms and hands get lathered up too.
Sun block. Believe or not, nowadays, SPF 15 really is pretty minimal protection. Yes, we fondly reminisce at the time when we would angle the tin foil folder just right to make sure the rays hit your face.
And baby oil anyone? Well thanks to the Ozone, and a lot more common sense, it’s time to make sure that your skin is prepared for your day in the sun. Go for broke.
Make sure that when you are basking in the sun, you are armed with proper SPF (20 or higher). And yes, use a firm (tightly woven) hat, and nothing says glamour (and more common sun sense) than a fabulous pair of shades.
But you have to make sure that your body is well protected. Safe sun is always a good thing. And it’s not just for summer anymore.
Even though the flakes are flying in the middle of winter, that is the time where more need to protect yourself is paramount as logic says, the sun is more reflected in the white goodness that is surrounding you in the streets. So layer it on. 365 days a year.
Sweaty is good. The ol’ adage, “never let ‘em see you sweat’, doesn’t mean that you have to stop sweating all together.
Sweating is essential as it removes the dirt in your skin and again, that’s why Mother Nature graced us with sweat glands to begin with. See? There is a reason for that.
You can be smoking hot, without the smoke. Yes, even though it looked oh so glamorous when Lauren Bacall did it, but it is just so not cool or hot.
Never mind the obvious health issues related to lighting one up, it would also add premature wrinkles to your face. Enough said.
Make H20 your best friend. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Drinking lots of water daily is crucial. Even though you may have to hit the ladies room a lot more, think of it this way, you are giving yourself and your skin the replenishment it needs.
Now you can get your age back, and relish in the beauty of staying in the present, mentally and physically.