3 Simple Secrets to Looking Younger and Having Great Skin as You Age

Happy Wednesday loves!

I’m excited to announce that for the first time ever, I’m having a guest blogger!

No one wants to look old before their time. While we will all age, and there is no escaping it, there are some easy ways you can remain youthful looking. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and you should look after it.

I am in my early 50s. I became a grandparent at 47 years of age. That’s pretty young, I’m sure you’ll agree. I don’t look my age, and I haven’t for many years. Now, I don’t have a ‘baby-face’ or any other ‘trick’ that keeps me looking young.
I live in a very sunny part of the world. I grew up playing outside before sunscreens were invented. My skin is olive, and I have freckles. And despite these things, people are always surprised to discover how old I am. They are even more surprised when they learn I have grandchildren.
People remark that I am very lucky, and that I must have good ‘genes’ to look so young. Well, I believe that you make your own luck, and regardless of your genetic disposition, you can slow the aging process easily and cheaply.
All those years ago, beauty products weren’t as sophisticated as they are today. I was limited with what I could do. So, here are the 3 things I have been doing for the past 35 years which helps keep my complexion radiant and fighting the aging process.
1. Exfoliate
Scrub your skin long and hard. It sounds harsh, but it works.
Don’t be gentle with your skin, especially your face and around your neck. These two areas will show how old you are sooner than anywhere else. I use a strong brush to exfoliate twice a day. I have one in the shower and one on the bathroom sink. And, I scrub those dead skin cells away until my skin shines.
2. Moisturize
Depending upon where you live, and how much exercise you get I would recommend you moisturize at least twice a day. If you live in a heavily polluted area or you are in the sun a lot, then do it more often.
What kind of moisturizer you use will depend on your budget, but to be honest you don’t need an expensive brand to get great results. I have never paid a lot of money for moisturizer. Instead, I buy ones which are thick and have a good sorbolene base.
Avoid moisturizers which are thin and look glossy. You need to protect your skin for hours at a time, so choose one which is thick and needs rubbing in.
3. Live well
Now, I know I’m going to sound like your mother, but it’s true. Alcohol, smoking and a poor diet play havoc on your skin. And, the older you get the longer it takes for your skin to repair itself, trust me!
I’m not saying you have to be saint, but limit these things as much as you can.
You need to eat a balanced diet and drink a lot of water. If you skin and hair are prone to drying out, eat more fish. I have a small can of tuna each day. It gives my body all the essential omega vitamins to help my skin shine.
It’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin. It shouldn’t cost you a lot of money either. Create a routine where you exfoliate and moisturize when needed. Also, be mindful of what you put in your mouth. Your skin will reveal those bad habits to the world if you let it.
Instead, nurture your skin to help you hide your age, and keep people guessing.

 

About My Guest – Susan Day
Susan Day is an author of 15 books, educator, and a content marketer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents who want to build a strong relationship with their grandchildren. In particular, Susan specializes in helping grandparents share their love of books with their grandchildren. Susan is currently writing a book titled, The Top 10 Things Happy Grandparents Never Regret Doing!
Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves drinking coffee, painting and learning to box.

Revlon Color Envy Wild Card

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I’m so excited for this nail polish! As I recently mentioned in my other blog post, CVS had an awesome deal for Revlon nail polishes. $4.99 for a nail polish and get $ back in Extra Rewards.

It came with a Color Stay Gel Envy in Wild Card and a Diamond Top Coat.

It’s a beautiful bright potent cobalt blue! Explaining it won’t even give the color justice. Take a look for yourselves! 🙂

Essie Repstyle

Happy Monday loves!

Hope all had a great weekend! It’s already Monday, is it just me or is did the weekend just fly by?!

I’m back again with an Essie magnetic polish minus the magnetic. This one is called Repstyle which is a metallic light gold. I think I like it even more without the magnetic top.

I actually did find this at the 99 Cent Only store without the magnetic top, but hey I think it was still worth it! You’d be surprised at what you can find at these dollar stores. One of these days, I’m bound to find the complete Essie magnetic polish.

Have you found any great bargain buys at the dollar store? I would love to know!

Essie Metallic Green (Crocadilly) Nails

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

I found this Essie nail polish at the 99 cent Only Store and only paid $1! Only problem with this color is that I couldn’t find the name for this polish hence the vague title. I did a little research online and I believe it’s a limited edition of magnetic Essie.

It’s a pretty army green with a slight metallic color and it only took 2 layers for this look! Even if I had the magnetic top, I still wouldn’t use it.

What do you guys think?!

CVS Revlon Nail Polish Deal 4/16/2017-4/22/2017

Happy Wednesday loves! 

I don’t always post about nail polishes twice a week, but I couldn’t pass this opportunity!

CVS has a deal: $4.99 Revlon Nail Polishes and get $3 back in ExtraCare Reward bucks. 

To my surprise even the set was $4.99 which comes with a ColorStay Polish with a Top Cost. This usually costs about $12. 

I suggest running over to CVS and score this deal!! 

Essie Hiking Heels

Happy Easter Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend!

I just love going to these closeout stores and finding great beauty products.  TJ Maxx and 99 Cent Store have been great go-to’s for Essie Nail Polishes. I mean how can one say no to a $2 Essie Polish while they usually retail for $8-9!

Anyways I digress, this week I’m wearing Essie in Hiking Heels 1169 and it’s a really pretty  creamy red coral shade! 2 layers easily gave me the color I wanted.

What do you guys think??

Recollections 18-month Doodling Planner Review

Happy Wednesday loves!

I’ve been specifically searching for a weekly planner that I can use with great detail and of all places, I found it at Michaels!

The best friend and I were looking for somethings for her baby shower and we somehow got to the organization area. I love looking at journals and planners so when she noticed it and showed it to me, I was ecstatic! It was originally $12.99 but was on sale for 6.99! Not only that, but I also had a 20% off coupon.

I couldn’t say no to the price and I’m a big fan of adult coloring books, so when I saw it was a doodling planner, I just had to get it!

My only con would be you would have to write in the dates for the monthly planner

My favorite part is the weekly planner! I’ve been looking for this specific template everywhere! You can easily put all your appointments by the time.