Secrets to looking 10 years younger naturally

Secrets to looking 10 years younger naturally

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Us girls love to look younger. Whether we’re in our thirties, forties, for fifties, we always want to appear half our age. However, this may seem like a facade, and something only the celebrities and rich people can achieve. Fear not! It’s possible for you to look younger with natural methods. From getting a better night’s sleep to giving yourself a facial workout, rehauling your wardrobe to improving your diet, here are a few things you may never have thought of, which make you look and feel amazing.

Rejuvenate your skin

Our skin is the first thing we see to age, after all, it’s had a hard time and been exposed to all the harsh elements of the world. It may come as a surprise, but wearing less makeup makes you look a lot younger. Remember when you were a teenager and piled on the foundation and eye shadow just to look older? Now you’re doing the opposite! Ironic, right? Some people are just lucky and keep their skin almost flawless until old age. However, they tend to do the right things and have a positive outlook. There are certain types of food you can eat which give you healthier looking skin. Nuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin A which is vital for protecting your skin against wrinkles. Fruits and berries such as red grapes, prunes, apricots and pears are fantastic sources of antioxidants and provide an abundance of beautiful skin. Fish is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty oils and improves the elasticity of your skin, which means bye bye wrinkles. Seriously, guys, nature gives us all the tools to look amazing, we just need to use them!

Give your wardrobe a makeover

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Now, this bit of advice is one of the most essential on the list. Altering the way you dress can make a huge difference to how young and stylish you look. If you stand in front of your dresser every morning, scratching your head at what you should wear and look at clothes which you’ve owned for years, this may be a good indication that you need to update your fashion sense! Take a moment and ask yourself ‘when was the last time I wore a dress which wasn’t for my wedding?’. If you’re struggling to find an answer, prepare to go clothes shopping! Consider shopping at more youthful fashion stores. Even though they’re considerably more expensive, designer clothes can make you stand out from the crowd. To get better deals, search the internet for sales and promotions on certain high-street brands. At the moment, you can get 30% off for Flannels products. Gaining inspiration from the top fashion brands gives you the sense of style you need to dress with a younger flare.

Get a new hairdo

If you’re giving yourself a whole new look, why not go wild and change your hair too? The key thing to remember is that it’s all in the length. Typically, shoulder-length hair suits anyone of any age and is a wonderful look to pull off. This works better if you have straight hair, however if you have wavy or curly locks, consider long layers cut to the shoulders or just above for a sultry, sassy look. Highlights are a subtle way of giving you a youthful look too. Now, let’s talk about bangs. Bangs work wonders in knocking years off your appearance. If you’re going for the full blunt look, have a hair stylist cut your bangs, so they’re just skimming your eyebrows or just below. If you want to save money, learn how to cut your own bangs by browsing the internet for great tips and advice. Having bangs may not be your thing, and that’s absolutely fine. If so, think about getting a center parting. These look fabulous on women with square or round faces, but try it nonetheless! The best way to do a center part is not to make it exactly center (this just looks unnaturally perfect), instead let it part where your natural parting lies.

Exercise on a regular basis

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A bit of a cliche one, yes, but it works! It’s said that exercise is like nature’s energy drink. It releases feel-good endorphins, making you feel more alert and alive. This increase of vigor can be seen in your appearance, which gives you a younger look! Exercising also produces substances that help slow the aging of your skin and improves your muscles and joint flexibility. Another huge benefit of working out is that it gives you a better sleep experience. The more restful your sleep is, the fresher you look! Beauty sleep is not a myth. It’s been proven that it optimises your body functions, meaning you feel less stressed.

Most of us have such a busy schedule with full-time jobs, looking after our children and just generally keeping the house tidy, that it may seem hard to make time for exercise. If you’re someone who struggles to find the time, think outside the box, you could even exercise with the family. This is killing two birds with one stone, as you’re looking after the kids while getting a workout at the same time.

Don’t forget about those pearly whites

The first thing which most people notice when they look at you are those teeth. Yellow, stained teeth is a dull reminder of aging and can be expensive to afford treatment. Nonetheless, there are ways you can prevent and even remove imperfections from your teeth without needing the help of a dentist. Consider using stain removal strips, lemon juice or other home remedies to whitening up your smile. If you feel like you’ve gone past repair with your stained teeth, consider investing in whiter teeth with an orthodontist. It doesn’t matter if you’re 70 or 80, there is no age limit to getting your teeth treated. Not only does having better teeth make you look younger, but it gives you more confidence and durability.

Treat your feet!

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We all seem to forget about the things which keep us standing! Ensure that you give your feet the same luxury as you give your face. Do all the basic treatments like keeping them clean, filing hard skin, cutting your nails and checking them regularly for infections and calluses. To go the extra mile, however, you need to schedule the time to pamper them every day (or every other) to avoid the effects of old age and keep your feet looking happy. Fill a bowl of warm water with bath salts or oils, whatever you like, and soak your feet for at least ten minutes. Try adding some milk to the water too. Doing this gets rid of some of those nasty dead skin cells and revitalises your feet. After this, treat your tootsies to a lovely massage. This feels wonderful at the end of a long, hard day and not only makes your feet look younger but has fantastic health benefits such as increasing blood flow.

You should also think about the shoes you’re wearing. Pick footwear which fits you well and is breathable. This doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing high heels and knee-high boots, just don’t wear them all the time!

Pay attention to the little things

Though it may seem like they’d make no impact, small things like putting on nail varnish, using jewellery to accessorise and wearing sunglasses take you back to your youthful days! Even smiling more brings a positive aura out of you. First impressions are key, and if you own that radiant smile, people will think you are much younger than you actually are.

 

Pimple free in 2012 with Beauty Society? Yes please!

I would like to preface this whole deal by saying one thing: I love my baby. Like a lot a lot. She’s cute and super cool and smells good (sometimes) and makes me a better person all around.


However…


She ruined my body. Like a lot a lot.


I have saggy swingy boobs now. My belly is “interesting” (but discovering a little gem called Yummie Tummie has been helping with that). And my skin. Ugh, don’t get me started on my skin. It’s ruined. It’s terrible. Like embarrassingly terrible.


Like fifteen year old boy who’s voice is cracking, eats pizza 5 times a day and works the fryer at McDonalds terrible.

Exhibit A

I know, right? And this was on a GOOD day!


I was one of those lucky girls in high school who didn’t have to deal with teenage acne. And I told anyone that would listen that I never took my makeup off at night and used bar soap every day on my life.


It was awesome.


And then I gave birth to Audrey.


*facepalm*


So I have this amazing friend named Silvia who has been telling me about this beauty line called Beauty Society where she is a “Diva”.


Beauty Society is a company founded by a woman named Jeannie Lorin who says, in her own words, that she is “obsessed with helping women obtain their Full Potential In Beauty, Financial Dreams and Giving Back to the world!” Not a bad goal to have, if I do say so myself. 


What she has created is a beauty empire with a conscience, where women can run and control their own businesses in an ‘everyone wins’ business model while giving back to women throughout the world. 

Getting back to me…



Now I’m more of a complainer, not so much a doer. I mean she’s been telling me about her line for EVER and I pretty much just preferred to sit and whine about how crappy my skin was. Doing something, well, that would be way too proactive for me.


And then this beautiful little care package came in the mail…(by the way, it’s probably the best smelling package I’ve ever received too. Like how you would imagine a love letter from Elle Woods would be.)

Now mind you when you look at how much of the cleanser I’ve used…I got this back in SEPTEMBER, it is now mid DECEMBER!


First off, we have Set Me Free pore clearing cleanser. Um, LOVE. This is the description on the site:

Break free from the shackles of excess oil, impurities, congested pores and those horrible nuisances called ‘breakouts’. Made entirely of fresh natural cleansing agents derived entirely from tea tree, sage, thyme and eucalyptus, this amazingly powerful, oil free cleanser was created for those with normal-to-oily blemish-prone skin types to purify pores deep down where the issues start. Set your best face forward from this day on with beautifully clearer, healthier skin.

My description is that it’s a bottle of awesomeness that smells all minty and fresh. Easily removes eye makeup and doesn’t make my face feel all dried out. I use it every time I wash and even with a face scrub brush for extra exfoliation. 

Next we have Drama Free (don’t you just love the name?) repair serum. This is what the site says about it:

Your life has enough drama. Make your skin one less thing to worry about. Let this ultra-powerful, cutting edge serum take the ‘drama’ away from multiple skin issues related to sun-damage, fine lines, rosacea, scarring, acne, laser or chemically treated skin. Ingredients like soluble betaglucans, superoxide dismutase and sodium hyaluronate will work overtime to bring back the youthful glow and continue to teach the skin to repair itself. Now the drama in your life won’t show on your face.

I have to say, this stuff works. I have been so worried about the long term damage to my skin (marks and scars) due to the break outs and this stuff has been working hard to clear it all away. I am positive my skin wouldn’t look as great as it does now without it.

Now my FAVORITE MUST NEED YOU HAVE TO BUY NOW item is Blemish 911. Observe…

Stop picking and let this wonder gel soothe, fight bacteria, and fix that pesky blemish. Salicylic acid cleans the pores while hydrating algae, betaglucans, green tea and cornflower go to work so that irritation, redness and inflammation don’t take over your face. Then, an invisible seal covers and protects the blemish from pollutants and makeup. Those blemishes don’t stand a chance against the hop-to-the-rescue super gel. 

Okay, my description? This little blue bottle is full of acne voodoo and kickassedness (is that a word? It is now.) No seriously, it is. I put it on a jerkface pimple at night and like magic, all gone by morning. If you’re going to by one troubleshooting product, this would be it.

And last but not least we have Anytime Anywhere time-released moisturizer.

Smooth it on baby! Anytime. Anywhere. This time-released, age-fighting moisturizer isn’t called the ‘smart moisturizer’ for nothin’. Working with the skin’s own natural moisturizing lipids, Anytime, Anywhere perfectly balances any skin type — normal, oily or dry. Worn day and night, this silky soft lotion delivers deep down hydration, while also fighting back the hands of time with Vitamins A, C and E.

I will admit one thing about myself here, I am a moisturizer snob. I have been know to shell out some serious coin on stuff like La Mer, Shiseido and Dr.Perricone. I know good moisturizer when I see it. And ladies, let me tell you…I saw it! This is my new go-to for my face. No heavy perfume, creamy texture and non-greasy. What’s not to love. 

So now for the end result…
Sexy beast. 

So, now other than having had 1 problem with the packaging of my moisturizer, I’m a Beauty Society convert and you can be too. (My issue was quickly address, corrected and replaced. How’s that for great customer service?) Silva is offering 10% off your order from now until January 13th, 2012 with the code SILVIA10. You can get this deal ONLY if you order from her own page. So be aware of that when you place you order. Just so you know, they aren’t JUST a skincare line! Check out the skin care (anti-aging/daily/acne), make-up, perfume AND even that super amazing awesome Enormous Lash that makes your lashes and even eyebrows grow and fill in. I’m asking Santa for that this year, I HATE my lashes!



Afraid to try it out? Don’t be! All Beauty Society products are 100% money back guaranteed for 1 year on skin care (30 days on makeup) so it’s completely RISK FREE! You can’t even get that kind of deal at the department stores. (Trust me, I’ve tried to return products, it doesn’t go over so well with the perfume jockeys.) If that’s not kickass enough, certain products are recyclable and REFILLABLE. Yes, you read that right. You get a discount when you buy refills as opposed to buying a whole new bottle. Genius.

Try it out, you won’t be sorry. Get to know Silvia, she’s super nice. I’ve known her half my life so she’s pretty legit. :)

Are you looking to find a new product? Whats your trouble area? Have you tried Beauty Society before? 
Now for the legal sounding crap. Other than having been given product for review, I was not compensated in any way for my glowing review and was not swayed in any other way. I just really think they are awesomesauce. Now go order from Silvia. You’re welcome.

We need to talk….

I have a confession… I’ve been cheating on you. I KNOW! I’m terrible…but it’s not what you think.

I haven’t been here because I have, GASP…. been writing for someone else! And it was gooooood.

What can I say, I get around… the internet. I am easy… to read.

I was approached by the apparently misinformed awesome ladies of SheKnows.com to do some articles for moms by moms about all that is trendy, fashionable and beautiful. Right up my alley, right? Cuz I am totally not the person who comes to mind when you think of fashion and beauty. (Thank God, ya’ll can’t see what I look like right now. However, I do make mismatched dirty PJ’s, unwashed hair and a face that hasn’t seen a drop of makeup in days look hawt. I am almost exactly like Victoria Beckham, only not at all.)

I will continue to bore you with my piddly little blog, it’s not going  anywhere. In fact, it’s GROWING everyday!

I appreciate your support in this new endeavor and hope you will check it out! And I hope all of you are following me on Twitter. You wouldn’t want to miss out on important things like what I had for lunch or my reiterating of conversations had with Rutherford about my “raging Sangria habit” or the fact that he now refers to me as “Sangria Lohan”. 

I have to go now…my glass is empty.

And you have to go read this —> The most awesome SheKnows article ever!