You may or may not know that I am 40, pushing 41 in a few months. I have mentioned my age few times on the blog but I try not to capitalize on it. After all, it’s just a number. Look young, feel young. See I am not going to wear the archetypal preacher’s hat i.e makeup when you’re 40+, how to dress your age, etc. Either you do or don’t. That’s one great thing when you hit the big 4-0, you have mustered all the confidence (and hopefully smarts) to get you through the next chapters in your life.
Today’s post is rather laid-back, just like my photo above. Un-dolled, no vampy lips screaming at daylight, #tangledhairdontcare. If there is one thing being 40 has taught me, it’s facing the world with unapologetic confidence. I say thank you for the most random compliment and utter sorry only if I need too.
Beauty from the outside. I’d be lying if I claim to be low-maintenance because I am not. This beauty blog won’t even exist if I have no passion for such. While the elusive fountain of youth remains a myth buried in the deepest recesses of our hypothalamus (wishful thinking ha?), we can delay obvious signs of aging if we take care of ourselves sooner than later.
Start early with skincare. I am a big proponent of “prevention is better than cure”. I was in my early 30s when I started using anti-aging products. Reap what you sow so yes, at 40 years young, I am happy that I have no obvious wrinkles yet!
Take good care of your neck. Lots and lots of tender loving care. Truth of the matter is, it indiscriminately reveal your true age without compassion (turkey neck). You don’t actually need to buy a separate product, just apply the same anti-aging moisturizer that you use for your face and massage over your neck and décolleté.
Wear sunscreen more than ever. Broiling yourself to get the perfect tan either under the sun or tanning bed is never a good idea. Premature aging, blame it to non or under-protection against UV rays.
Stay active, exercise, sweat it out! Increased blood flow thru exercise nourish skin cells, prevents free radical damage, boosts circulation, among others. I love a good workout glow, sweat and all! Age won’t slow you down, inactivity will.
Beauty from the inside. Whenever I hear/read this phrase, I associate it with innards and laugh with sarcasm. Beautiful bladder? gorgeous colon? c’mon speak up! But seriously, premature wrinkles can be attributed to unnecessary stress. I know it’s easier said than done but here’s how I manage it:
MYOB. Mind Your Own Business. Mind Your Own Bullshit. Don’t get yourself involved in drama and don’t start one. Unless it directly involves my immediate family, I don’t immerse my sanity with everyone else’s insanity.
Stop, take a break, the finish line is painted the same color. It’s easy to get caught up with life’s everyday hustle and bustle. When I was younger, I’m all about race, driven by materialism. Job promotion, home ownership, world travels, advanced studies, etc. I wanted to do all and achieve all before 30. While there’s nothing wrong with that mindset, it’s imperative to treat life as a journey. Enjoy every second, celebrate milestone. Stop to ponder, walk to appreciate. And yes, laugh and laugh more. Carpe diem.
Say Hi to New 30.
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