Monday, March 18, 2019

#Anti-Aging Advice

Getting older is a drag! But it doesn't have to be. The best anti-aging advice:

Don't act your age!

Attitude is everything. It takes you farther, lifts or dampens your mood, and affects those around you. If you act youthful, you will feel more youthful. Teaching, I feel younger all day! Until I glimpse myself in the mirror. Ugh. SKIN is where aging shows the most.

So for the physical helpful hints, I turn to medical professionals, online and in magazines... While I was in the airport waiting forever this January, I picked up one of my favorite magazines for healthy advice: PREVENTION. It was packed with great tips.

Here's what Dermatologists said in it about Anti-Aging (Jan 2019, by Michelle Crouch):

  • Sunscreen is #1, a given
  • Retinol, in creams, should be applied nightly. They said it "brightens skin tone, improves brown spots, and makes skin feel smoother."
  • A Gentle Touch - I try to remind myself to do this when I clean my face at night--skin around the eye is the most sensitive. If you rub too hard, "it can stretch out your eyelid skin, causing wrinkles..."
  • Simple Washcloths - handy tools for "light exfoliation"
  • Soap-Free Body Wash - soap can be drying. It removes natural oils, like "detergent gets rid of the oil in a frying pan"
  • Apply while Wet - after shower or cleansing, apply moisturizers "to seal in the water."
  • Neck & Chest - don't forget about that skin! Include it in your skin care regimen.
  • Take a Break - You should create good skin care habits, but also take a break for a few days, especially if your skin seems irritated.
  • Eye Gels & Patches - try them in the morning after a late or sleepless night before putting on makeup to soften lines and diminish puffiness.
  • Avoid: bright lights, loofahs, drinking out of a straw (huh!), a dirty pillowcase
  • Glove Treatment - I do this in the winter when my hands get extremely dry: after soaking my hands, I apply vaseline (they said a rich hand cream works too) and wear vinyl gloves overnight--for feet, use socks.

In the same issue, I read that Cocoa can help slow down the signs of aging. I went out to buy some to try... I'll let you know how it works out!

There were more tips, but I will save them for another post.

So 2 best Anti-Aging Tips: Think Young and Take Care of Your Skin!
Good luck to us!


  1. Thanks for the advice. I will be 50 in May and boy do I see it in my skin. However, I only feel 28. I have done the vasaline thing on my feet. I applied vasoline, wrapped them in seran wrap then applied socks. My feet were so pretty the next day! So I know that works. Im a believer in cocoa butter creams and vitamin E cream. I like to apply baby oil cream to my face and neck before bed and/or before apply my make up. I found that its helps with wrinkles. I refuse to grow old gracefully, I will fight it all the way.

  2. Hi Tara - totally agree about just being happy with your life, and then the attitude - being positive, open and welcoming overcomes other defaults ... ageing skin etc ... I accept what's happening - it's easier than going against that ageing gene: that haunts us all - cheers Hilary

  3. I try to smile more so I get happy wrinkles instead pf frown lines. LOL.

  4. As the oldest one around most of you, I agree with taking care of your skin and have tried to do so for years. But, eventually, age catches up and you start looking old, no matter what.

  5. Definitely don't act your age! :) I use a face cream and moisturize my whole body daily. Yet thankfully I have a very round head which keeps me looking younger. *LOL*


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