Ageless Beauties

This is what ageless beauty looks like

This is what an ageless beauty looks like

Do you know women who are healthier, happier, more confident and more beautiful today than they were 5, 10, or 15 or more years ago?  Are you one of those women?

I am. My hair is no longer long, black and thick; my skin is no longer tight and smooth. I don’t move quite as fast. I don’t even think I am as tall. Yet, I am, without a doubt, an ageless beauty.

Being an ageless beauty isn’t something that’s reserved for a few. Anyone can be one by practicing these 5 easy-to-implement beauty tips.

  • Exercise. Most ageless beauties have one thing in common: exercise. We engage in some form of physical exercise at least 5 days a week. Our routine falls into 3 categories: cardio, strength training, and flexibility (stretching). And, we engage in activities that we enjoy. For example, I love to dance. So, I dance at least 3 days a week – at home or at my gym. Whether at home or at my gym, I dance as if no one is watching.
  • Eat and drink more consciously. This doesn’t mean that we don’t sometimes overindulge. For the most part, however, we watch what we eat and when we eat it. We include more fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish in our diet. And, we limit our intake of fried foods, red meat, prepackaged foods, sugary drinks, alcohol, and caffeine.
  •  Establish and stick to a beauty regiment. Clean your skin before going to bed, use a moisturizer daily, wear sun screen and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Make drinking more plain water a vital part of your beauty regiment. It does wonders for your body, especially your skin. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturize skin and increase skin elasticity.It flushes out impurities in your skin, leaving you with a clear, glowing complexion; a more youthful complexion.
  • Update your appearance. Don’t let your wardrobe and your shoes date you. While I don’t obsess about it, I love to look fashionable – even when working out. I keep abreast of fashion trends. And, once or twice a year, I add a trendy yet classic item to my wardrobe.
  • Cultivate an empowering relationship. An empowering relationship is a nurturing, supportive relationship that can show up in different ways: spouse, partner, boyfriend/friend or simply a bff (best friend forever). Not just anybody, but a person who shares your enthusiasm for living; and is willing to do things – like go dancing.

Being an ageless beauty isn’t dictated by one’s genes, it’s about one’s attitude, lifestyle, and the willingness to embrace change.

Are you an ageless beauty? Do you know any ageless beauties? If yes, please let me hear from you.

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A Woman’s Age

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There are three ways to tell a woman’s age: her neck, her hand, and her shoes. The neck and hands you can do little or nothing about, that’s just nature taking its course. You, however, control your shoes.

Neck.  If a wrinkling neck bothers you, find ways to take some of the attention off the neck – both mentally and physically. For example, you can take comfort in the fact that you are not alone; and ignore it. Or you can follow my lead and wear scarves. I wear scarves more and more every day. Not only does a scarf take the attention off the neck, it can add pizzazz to a humdrum outfit.

Hands.  The hands are a dead giveaway. There is literally nothing you can do about aging hands. You can’t hide your hands. You can, again, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone; and work with what you have.  This might mean something as simple as regular manicures (I do my own); and keeping your hands moisturized. Regularly, I treat my hands and nails with extra virgin olive oil. And, I mostly wear clear nail polish.

Shoes. You have complete control over the shoes you put on your feet…from athletic wear to dress wear. No “old lady shoes” for me!  However, even for me, there’s a time and place for “old lady shoes”. If you don’t know what “old lady shoes” look like, just Google “old lady shoes” and check out the images. How similar are these images to the shoes in your closet?  When it comes to your feet, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style; you can have both.  There is absolutely no reason to let your shoes broadcast your age – especially if you’re one of those women who shy away from telling your age.

Take a quick tour of your closet; your shoe rack.

Think on this. By your shoes, what is your age? Are you sacrificing style for comfort?

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