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A is for Anti-Aging Advice to Look Younger, Part 2

You Don't Need to Look Like an Old Lady - Makeup for Natural Beauty

I don’t really know anyone who looks like that and maybe it’s because the healthy senior women I know use all of the natural beauty tips for looking younger!

As we get older, we get drier – all over our bodies, but especially our face and neck and hands.  Young skin tends to look moist and ‘dewy.’  Powdered foundation can make you look even older, so opt instead for liquid foundation and creamy blush.  Take a finger and lightly dab a pea-sized amount of moisturizer after your makeup application to create “dewy skin.”

For lining your eyes,  pencils can create a softer look than liquid eyeliner.  Smudge a little bit with a Q-tip to make it more natural-looking.  Liquid eyeliner is easier to apply, but make sure you keep the line very smooth and thin, or you’ll look like a shaky old lady.  Put a little upward tilt on the outer corner of your eyes for a happier, younger look.

If you’ve got loose neck skin and don’t want to look like a wattle-necked turkey, take care with your jewelry.  Stay away from chokers and short necklaces that draw attention to your neck and instead, wear beautiful earrings that draw the eyes up, up and away from the wattle.

One of the best anti-aging makeup tools is the Eyelash Curler.  As we get older, we have wispier, thinner eyelashes and we want to make them look as thick as possible.  An eyelash curler will help to lift and separate what eyelashes you have left.  Wear the darkest black eyelash mascara you can find and it will make the whites of your eyes look whiter and younger.

Pay attention to your eyebrows as they thin out with time also.  Use a brow pencil to brush upwards and shape your eyebrows into a nice arch. This will give you an immediate eye lift!


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Y is for Youthful You – You Want to look Young? You can! Naturally!

Natural Beauty and Youthful You

You may be 70, but you want to look 50?  You may be 50, but you want to look 30?  Well – if that’s what you want, then you can!  All it takes is attention to your natural health and to your natural beauty, and that’s what we’re here to help you do!

All of the basics that we’ve talked about before are the ones that will keep your skin looking beautiful and young.  Eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is the first step.  Some of the foods that really help to keep you looking like a “babe” are berries, tea, kiwis, avocados, carrots and other red vegetables like tomatoes, and my favorite of all – dark chocolate!

And drinking lots and lots of water to keep your whole body, including your beautiful face, is the next one.  (see previous post – D is for Drinking Water – #1 Key to Natural Health).

Keeping your skin clean is important to a youthful look.  Make sure you remove your makeup before you go to bed, no matter how tired you may be.  If you leave it on overnight, your pores will get clogged, and your face will look dry and old!

Avoid too much exposure to the sun if you want to look perky and pretty.  Too much sun is no good for your whole body, but it really wreaks havoc on your face and your neck.

Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize – every day, every night.  Use a homemade cream with Vitamin E which acts as a preservative for the cream and for your skin!

2 tsp. plain yogurt
1/2 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
3 capsules vitamin E  (equivalent of 300 units)

Combine yogurt, honey and lemon juice. Open up the vitamin E capsules and mix the contents into the  other ingredients. Gently massage into skin using upward circular strokes.  Leave on skin for 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  Apply your favorite natural moisturizer.


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W is for Wrinkles – What We Women don’t Want – PART 2

Natural Beauty Ways to Reduce Wrinkles

Grandmothers are beautiful.  And back in the day, grandmothers were a wrinkly lot.  But today, I know a lot of women who are grandmothers and are naturally beautiful because they take care of their natural health and natural beauty.

Here are some more tips to reduce wrinkles:

5.  Drink Water.  I realize I’m a broken record on this, but to set the record straight – I believe water is the #1 key to natural health and natural beauty.  Our bodies are mostly water and when you’re dehydrated, it’s like a dehydrated grape – A Prune!  (see previous post D is for Drink Water – How Much is Enough?

6.  Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  But first, clean your skin!  So many women go to bed with their makeup on – No, no, no!  Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and then apply a moisturizer.  We’ve got plenty of suggestions for how to make your own moisturizer – use olive oil or avocado oil,  buy a $100 cream.  Just get it on your face!

7.  Exfoliate the dead skin.  Flaky, dry skin accumulating on your face and body will just make you look old, sallow and depleted.  Use one of our sugar exfoliants or have some microdermabrasion.  Out with the old will bring out the new!

8.  Don’t scowl.  You’ll get frown lines.  Don’t squint, you’ll get wrinkly eyes.  But do smile – those smile lines around your face show that you’ve lived a good and happy life!

9.  Wear sunscreen.  Do some research on the latest news in sunscreen.  Your body needs a little bit of sun and Vitamin D to stay healthy, but limit it by using a really protective coverup.  There’s a lot of controversy around sunscreen, but all experts seem to agree that there are healthy products available – find them and smear them on your naturally beautiful faces and hands (we neglect our hands and they are always exposed to the sun’s rays!).

10.  Be nice to yourself. Stress and tension speed up the wrinkling process.  Don’t worry.  Be Happy!  And remember we all get old, but some of us stay naturally beautiful forever!

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W is for Wrinkles – What We Women don’t Want

Wrinkles are not for Naturally Beautiful Women

First of all, if you don’t want wrinkles, get the cigar or cigarette out of your mouth!  Not only will it kill ya, but it’ll wrinkle you up like a prune!  Smoking produces releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, important components of the skin.  The less collagen and elastin you have, the thinner and more vulnerable your skin will be — and the faster the signs of aging will appear.

Here are 10 more ways to reduce the amount of wrinkles on your beautiful faces:

1.  Don’t overdo your time in the sun.  I understand that tan is flattering, but wrinkles are not – so limit the amount of time you spend in the sun.  And never allow your neck and chest to get burnt, as that is the first place you’ll see those signs of aging.

2.  Get a good night’s sleep.  When you don’t get enough sleep and you are walking around tired all day, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells.  For hints on how to get a good night’s sleep, see previous post – S is for Sleep – Some Timely Steps for Sound Snoozing.

3.  Don’t sleep on your stomach (boy, do I need to hear this one!)  When you sleep on your face, your brow will become furrowed.  And when you sleep on your side, you’ll get wrinkles on your cheeks and chin.

4.  Eat healthy.  The healthier you eat, the better your skin will look.  Salmon and other cold water fish contain essential fatty acids which help nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful, helping to reduce wrinkles.  Fruits and vegetables contain valuable anti-oxidants that fight the damage caused by free radicals  which helps skin look younger and more radiant, and protects against some of the effects of aging on your skin.

Next post – W is for Wrinkles – We Women Don’t Want Them, Part 2.

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A is for Argan Oil – Amazing Anti-Aging Attributes!

Argan is Amazing for Natural Beauty

Argan Oil, this fabulous product from Morocco, has incredible restorative and age-defying properties.  It is so full of nutrients that it slows down the degeneration of skin cells and helps to replace the old, dull, tired cells with healthy new ones.  It is the best remedy against aging related wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Argan oil works by penetrating deep in to the follicles and roots of the hair and nourishing them with vitamins and anti-oxidants to promote healthy hair growth and shiny hair.  Argan oil is a great natural remedy for split-ends, brittle and frizzy hair.

Argan oil contains essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, sterols, polyphenols and other important antioxidants.  Argan oil is the plant oil with the highest content of vitamin E in the world, for example 3 times more than olive oil.  The Vitamin E found in argan oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight the free radicals that can wreak havoc on hair over time, great hair tonic that fights against hair loss and dandruff.

Other possible benefits of this rich, moisturizing oil are said to be the stimulation of new skin cells, diminishing of wrinkles and reduction of the appearance of scars and stretch marks, relief from the itching and discomfort of eczema and psoriasis, and the reduction of age spots and adult facial acne.  Even just as a moisturizer, argan oil is worth exploring!

Hamman Spa Treatment

Argan is used in the exotic steam treatment found in luxury spas around the world, called the Hamman.  See Previous post – H is for the Hamman Spa Treatment – Hot and Heavenly.

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