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My fiftieth Birthday: My Secrets and techniques to Trying Youthful Than My Age (+ My eleventh Blogiversary)

My 50th Birthday: My Secrets to Looking Younger Than My Age (+ My 11th Blogiversary) | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 50 Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

50 at the moment! I’m 50 at the moment! My milestone birthday is lastly right here =toot toot=

(That “toot toot” is me blowing on a celebration horn, in case that wasn’t clear…!)

And as at all times on my birthday, my weblog has a blogiversary as effectively: 11 years at the moment. Began on my thirty ninth birthday, I’ve formally been running a blog in my 30s, 40s AND my 50s.

It truthfully doesn’t really feel that lengthy since I wrote my fortieth birthday/1st blogiversary put up. And it’s a blink of a watch since I wrote final 12 months’s 10 12 months blogiversary put up the place I talked about my 10 years on-line.


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Anyway, I’ve reached one other milestone. I really like birthdays. No, I LOVE LOVE LOVE birthdays (particularly mine). And I lastly really feel like I’m a part of one other membership (did I point out I’m 50 at the moment?), one which I’ve been ready to hitch for some time now, and it feels slightly particular. Ageing IS a privilege, it’s NOT a grimy phrase, and attitudes ARE altering. It’s all good.

Properly perhaps the aches and pains aren’t so good however, on the flip aspect, whenever you’re younger you don’t know what the hell you’re doing and also you make errors. In the present day, we’ve learnt from them. We’re nonetheless making errors(!) however we’re positively older and wiser. So there’s no “magical” age, there are execs and cons to all ages. We simply have to simply accept that we will’t do something in regards to the date on our delivery certificates or the variety of candles on our desserts and as an alternative simply bloody roll with it.

If we don’t, it’s merely time wasted.


This birthday put up’s theme: ageing!

Or ought to I say… optimum ageing? I ended utilizing the time period “anti-ageing” fairly some time in the past* and can proceed to be towards it – therefore my time period “optimum ageing”.

*The wonder trade has been very gradual to meet up with this, so something you are able to do to place stress on the media and types and the wonder trade to maintain fuelling the concept ageing is one thing to be anti, i.e. towards, is a worthwhile trigger IMO. Name them out on it everytime you see it, particularly in case you work with manufacturers and are requested to advertise “anti-ageing” merchandise. Be at liberty to counsel my time period “non-obligatory ageing” as an alternative.

Ageing in the easiest method is way extra optimistic. And with that in thoughts – particularly reaching 50 – it obtained me serious about what I really appear like, really feel and assume at this milestone age. It’s actually nothing like what I anticipated to be at this age once I was in my teenagers or 20s: in actual fact, I’m fairly pleased with the way in which I’m now I’ve reached my sixth decade. I do know all of us moan a bit about our aching bones and unwelcome jowls (all tongue-in-cheek, after all!), however ask a teenage me what I’d appear like at age 50 and I’d have described a wizened outdated woman with brief gray hair and a strolling stick.

A query I get requested lots is what do I do to “keep trying younger”. Now I believe all of us need to reevaluate our perspective to this considerably: a girl aged 50 in 2022 is nothing like girls aged 50 in 1952, not even the 50 12 months olds in 1992 in case you ask me. I KNOW that celebrities aren’t actually an correct measure of what 50-year-old girls appear like within the 2020s – there’s no denying there are few who’re fully untouched by needles or knives (Jennifer Lopez will probably be 53 tomorrow and appears UNREAL) – however most pals I’ve (on-line and IRL) are nothing just like the 50 12 months olds of yesteryear.

(By the way in which I’d wish to apologise for the title of this put up: it’s type of awkward. It was exhausting to give you a title that didn’t sound condescending, or ageist, or simply, effectively, awkward. See my disclaimer, under .)

So sure, I’m very flattered when persons are shocked once they discover out my age. Sure, I want to assume that I look youthful than 50. However for me, what’s extra necessary than trying younger is trying youthful – or to place it much more merely, trying nice and simply typically wholesome and glowing. You’ll be able to nonetheless look 50 at age 50, however you generally is a youthful-looking 50. It’s all in your perspective, your confidence, your kindness in direction of others and your normal “presentation” (for need of a greater phrase).

And let’s admit it, the earlier we don’t give a crap about our age – no extra getting hung up about rising older – the earlier we will get on with having fun with what we do have. Which is ageing AT ALL. It IS a privilege… I’m positive everyone knows many individuals in our lives who by no means made it to something like 50.

So listed below are the explanations that I believe I perhaps look youthful than my precise age. And right here’s a disclaimer: I’m not claiming that these are issues that anybody “ought to” do. This totally isn’t a put up about “the issues you need to do to look youthful”. It’s simply that I’ve been requested on many an event what my “secrets and techniques” are… I’m merely itemizing what I believe has contributed to how I look, aged 50. No one NEEDS to do any of this. However you would possibly wish to attempt them out, it’s fully as much as you.

(However I’d positively advocate the not smoking, extra boozing/sunbaking or lack of sleep on your normal well being anyway.)

This is likely to be a humorous put up to look again on in 10 or 20 years and say, “Wait, WHAT?! She thought she regarded younger for 50?! Ladies of their 50s look sooooo a lot better than that nowadays, LOL”…


1. I don’t really THINK I’m “outdated”

You understand when folks say “I really solely really feel about 30”? Properly, I don’t really feel any specific age in any respect. I don’t know what age I really feel. Does that make me ageless? Perhaps it means I’ve a younger outlook on life? I don’t have children myself however my household has had a continuing inflow of children who then turned younger adults who then had children… I STILL say I’m the newborn of the household [I’m the youngest of four siblings, and younger by 10 years+]. It’s not that I’m making a concerted effort to be “down with the children” – I’m simply… me. I’m glad hiding in a giant field to shock anybody who’ll stroll by (not simply to amuse the children I imply) – and to be trustworthy I’ll do it simply to amuse myself.

And sure, I’ve hidden in a field. I come from a household of in-a-box-hiders (sister I’m taking a look at YOU). In truth, I could have a big field that my large “50” helium balloons got here in simply ready to be climbed into.

My level is: I don’t take into consideration being “too outdated” for one thing. And even TOO YOUNG for that matter. I do know I bang on about my age right here, however I do it to make others realise that older and ageing aren’t soiled phrases. They’re no totally different and no higher or worse than younger or youth.


2. I don’t smoke

Aside from smoking for about 5 minutes sooner or later in my 20s, I’ve by no means smoked. I believe it’s a reasonably well-known incontrovertible fact that nicotine – and no matter ever different chemical substances are in cigarettes – destroy collagen and the elasticity of pores and skin. I’ve seen pictures of an identical twins in contrast aspect by aspect, one in all whom smoked and one which didn’t, and the dual that was the smoker had a lot, MUCH extra wrinkled and sagging pores and skin than the opposite. So not solely is smoking (as everyone knows!) actually terrible on your well being, but it surely wrecks your pores and skin too.

See Making an attempt To Guess Which Twin Smokes Is The Excellent Manner To Assist You Stop (if this doesn’t persuade you to give up then nothing will).


3. I don’t drink (very a lot)

I don’t drink wine or spirits, other than the odd gin & tonic. I’m a fan of a chilly beer, however I can go weeks with out ingesting any booze in any respect. If I needed to give it up altogether and couldn’t drink ever once more, it wouldn’t trouble me within the slightest. Alcohol makes you dehydrated, and what does plump, wholesome pores and skin wish to be? Hydrated. So like smoking, dehydration will drain your pores and skin of moisture and elasticity: ergo, extra wrinkles. I’ve by no means been a lot of a drinker – effectively, I did my finest in my 20s in my “down the pub” and clubbing days – however I’m positive that not ingesting wine with each meal has contributed to my pores and skin being fairly good for my age.

I’ve learn lots currently in regards to the results of alcohol in your pores and skin and the way it could cause untimely ageing. I’m not actively avoiding alcohol, however perhaps the truth that I drink little or no of it has contributed to my pores and skin trying youthful than it would in any other case look.


4. I keep out of the solar

I believe this was a giant game-changer for me: the final time I actually correctly sunbathed was in 2015, on vacation in Santorini (you possibly can see the solar harm on my face within the final picture in that put up, within the pool). So I used to be 43, and that was the final time I made an effort to lie out within the solar and bake ( after all I used to be at all times smothered in suncream, however that simply stops you burning). It simply dawned on me that I used to be doing critical harm to my face, and I turned extra conscious of the danger of most cancers and the wrinkles I might really stop by not exposing my face to the solar. However it was the pigmentation that introduced it dwelling to me simply how harmful the solar’s rays on my face had been: it was there, splattered throughout my brow and cheeks like a geographical map of solar harm.

Seven years (and counting) of no sunbathing. I merely pretend the tan now and proceed to smother myself in SPF at any time when I enterprise close to the sunshine.

Merchandise I swear by: Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Solar Safety Physique Lotion* / Ambre Solaire Self Tan Face Mist / Ambre Solaire Self Tan Physique Mist (for above the waist, it’s crap on my legs for some cause) / St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse (for legs) / Ambre Solaire Over Make-up Safety Mist SPF50


5. I at all times put on sun shades (plus a hat)

I truthfully don’t know the way folks cope with out sporting sun shades. I’m a squinter and I get watery eyes; even in winter I usually put on sunnies as I discover even overcast days may be actually brilliant. So my reckoning is that the extra I put on sun shades, the much less I squint, subsequently the less crows’ ft I’ve round my eyes. I’m additionally an avid hat wearer (on my walks within the morning I at all times put on a cap even when I don’t put on sun shades) which I believe additionally contributes to much less squinting.

I greater than make up for the dearth of squinting with the smiling and laughing by means of, so perhaps it’s swings and roundabouts…


6. I take advantage of moisturiser with SPF all 12 months spherical

What a disgrace I didn’t begin doing this earlier! For about… 8? 10? years or so I’ve worn facial moisturiser with a minimal of SPF15 within the winter and one with SPF50 as soon as spring rolls round. I firmly consider on this one, and I want I might return and inform my youthful self to cease sunbathing and put on SPF day by day. However beginning late is best than by no means beginning in any respect, so I’m simply glad that I deal with SPF with the holiness it deserves.

Additionally: I guarantee I put on moisturiser with SPF on my fingers too. Assume how a lot your fingers get uncovered to the solar; no surprise they age so rapidly.

Merchandise I swear by (all really helpful for delicate pores and skin, none sting my face): Nivea Q10 Day Cream SPF15 / Cetaphil Day by day Defence Moisturiser SPF50 / Ambre Solaire Over Make-up Safety Mist SPF50


7. I at all times take away my make-up

Unsure how a lot of a contributing issue that is, however I NEVER sleep in my make-up. Even in my extra =ahem= carefree days of my 20s, I’d at all times, at all times take off my make-up even when I got here dwelling slightly worse for put on. In truth, I by no means sleep with out cleaning my face full cease, even when I’ve had a makeup-free day. I’d wish to assume it provides your pores and skin time to breathe and restore itself while squeaky clear.


8. I put on lots much less “darkish” make-up than I used to

Now by this I don’t imply that sporting make-up is unhealthy on your pores and skin. I imply that, for me, as I’ve obtained older I’ve discovered that I look youthful and brisker with much less heavy eye make-up. No false lashes (I take advantage of an eyelash serum nowadays), not often any eyeliner or eyeshadow.

In addition to that, the total face of make-up that I used to put on – with a lot of blush and actually outlined lips too – is ageing on me. So for me personally, I believe that ladies are likely to look youthful with virtually no eye make-up: mascara, eyebrows, perhaps a contact of sentimental brown to outline the lids. I’m simply not eager on a great deal of black across the eyes [on me]. And I ended utilizing powder blush and powder bronzer lonnnnnnng in the past. Something that’s cream or liquid-based (i.e. delicate and dewy) is what I take advantage of now.

You understand how whenever you see some celebs who’ve been papped (on their method out of the gymnasium or comparable) they usually look remarkably youthful, virtually 20 years youthful (or is it simply me)? It’s that impact that I’m speaking about… the dearth of heavy eye make-up makes them appear like younger women. Don’t get me flawed: I’m ALL for ladies sporting what they need, and that goes for hair and make-up too. If girls wish to put on actually no make-up age 20 or a full face with false lashes and every little thing aged 80 then they need to bloody effectively go for it IMO.

However for me, running a blog meant I noticed footage of myself in my 40s and located that heavy make-up simply wasn’t doing something for me anymore. Truthfully, if I used to be given the selection of getting naturally excellent, bronzed, flawless pores and skin with lengthy, curled lashes and delightful, full brows, then I wouldn’t put on make-up in any respect. Ever. So the look that I am going for nowadays is the flawless (if solely!) pores and skin, and nothing however freckles, a (pretend) sunkissed look and naturally lengthy lashes.

Oh, and this is likely to be a horrific thought to some, however I don’t put on under-eye concealer in any respect anymore. None. Perhaps on a special day I’ll put on a tiny little bit of Touche Eclat within the interior corners (the one product I’ll use underneath my eyes), however I at all times, at all times appears heavy on me, doesn’t actually do all that a lot to hide something and as an alternative simply appears cakey. I actually want the slight shading underneath my eyes to apparent coverup.

And personally, I believe that with MY options, this model of make-up makes me seem youthful consequently. The picture on this put up is me sporting the precise merchandise under, nothing extra.

Merchandise I swear by: Beached Rays For Days Bronzer Serum* / Naked Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil / IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara / IT Cosmetics Forehead Energy Filler / Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm (Pure Rose) / Revitalash Eyelash Serum


9. I’m non secular with my skincare routine

I can truthfully say I can depend on one hand the variety of occasions I’ve skipped my day by day skincare routine. As an avid journal reader in my teenagers [in the 1980s] I used to be actually into studying all a few skincare routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise. I’ve adopted that fundamental drill ever since.

The “optimum ageing” extras I’ve now added to my routine are retinols, hyaluronic acid, eye lotions and leave-on masks, plus thicker evening lotions and exfoliation two or 3 times every week. I’ve very dry, delicate pores and skin. That is fully totally different to the way it was once; I used to have oily/mixture pores and skin. It was about 5 years in the past that I realised that many merchandise made my pores and skin sting (lightbulb second! it’s now delicate) and I not had a shiny brow come lunchtime… it was dry and completely oil-free. I now sadly get lots of eczema and I’m very conscious of how dry pores and skin causes crêpy pores and skin and wrinkles. I moisturise LIKE A NINJA.

Merchandise I swear by (all really helpful for delicate pores and skin): The Peculiar Hyaluronic Acid / The Peculiar Granactive Retinoid / Nivea Q10 Day Cream SPF15 / Cetaphil Day by day Defence Moisturiser SPF50 / Cetaphil Wealthy Evening Cream / Beached State of Hydrate Go away-On Masks*


10. I’ve used Vaseline as a watch cream since my teenagers

Once I was about 14 or 15 I learn (these magazines once more!) that utilizing Vaseline as a watch cream at evening would maintain wrinkles at bay. So I attempted it… and by no means stopped. It’s a kind of habits that 100% caught with me, and I continued as a result of I obtained used to the squidgy softness of getting oiled-up eyes at evening. If I get into mattress and have forgotten to place Vaseline on my eyes, I’ll attain out and get the little tub from my bedside desk (it’s completely there) and swipe a skinny layer throughout my lids and underneath my eyes. I simply can’t sleep with (what feels to me like) dry, tight eyes.

Added bonus: if there’s any residue eye make-up in your eyes, it may be wiped away simply come the morning.

It’d sound gross to some, however I swear that >35 years of doing this has saved the pores and skin round my eyes moisturised TO THE HILT and saved eye luggage and crows’ ft at bay.


11. I take care of my tooth (flossing each single day)

I’m positive that tooth which might be previous their finest are ageing… after we consider witches or baddies within the films they at all times have unhealthy tooth, don’t they?! As one in all my finest (favorite) options, I believe I’m a) fortunate to have good tooth on account of genetics (my mum is 88 and nonetheless has all her personal tooth) and b) grateful that I’ve actually sorted mine. I don’t drink something that actually stains them, so no espresso or crimson wine, and I brush, floss and use mouthwash twice a day, each day.

Flossing is just not one thing I’ve carried out all my life; in actual fact, I’ve solely began doing it religiously for the final 5 – 6 years. And if you wish to know my secret to creating positive you at all times floss, do that:

Floss your tooth in a brilliant highly effective magnifying mirror (a kind of 10x ones or comparable). Sorry for the gross-out nature of this, however take a look at what you’re flossing off your tooth, i.e. the plaque buildup. That’s simply ONE day. What with the bits of meals that get plucked out from in between your tooth (eww!), it’s so revolting you’ll by no means not floss once more, I promise you.

(Plus I swear it helps with unhealthy breath. Keith has superb tooth: every morning and night he brushes TWICE with a floss in between AND makes use of mouthwash. So yeah, 4 brushes. Appears slightly extreme, however not as soon as has he ever had unhealthy breath within the 23 years I’ve identified him. Thanks, husband.)

I additionally obtained my tooth whitened a number of years in the past – which I high up with a house package yearly or so – and I had my pointy canines and bobbly tooth edges filed down slightly. I’m not saying that much less pointy tooth make you look youthful, however for me it was a confidence factor. I now love my tooth and don’t have any qualms about smiling. Smiling makes you look younger, I’m positive.


12. I’ve an excellent eating regimen low in saturated fats

I can’t declare to have the right eating regimen: I eat lots of naughty stuff (an excessive amount of sugar) and need to be very cautious in any other case I placed on weight far too simply. However in comparison with some, I believe I’ve a reasonably good eating regimen on the entire. Takeaways are very uncommon in our home, and though we have now gone by means of phases when pizzas are slightly extra frequent than I’d like, it’s at most a few occasions a month – not just like the “a number of occasions every week” tales I hear about some folks’s eating regimen.

Even with the naughty stuff on high of my eating regimen, I’ll nonetheless eat lots of veg and fish with some fruit, plus nuts and good oils. My eating regimen is fairly vibrant (actually). So if the dieticians are to be believed, that form of eating regimen is useful on your well being in and out – once more, one other potential contributing issue to how my pores and skin and total look belies my 50 years.


13. I drink lots of water

I’ve at all times drunk a lot of water. Once I had an workplace job I’d take large bottles of water to work (the faucet water at my final job tasted terrible they usually didn’t present a water cooler, #eyeroll) and maintain topping up my pint glass all day. Now I keep hydrated with my 1 litre sports activities water bottle that goes in all places with me.

I’m a agency believer in water being an actual cure-all. Dehydration, complications, pores and skin issues, tiredness, fake starvation pains… water solves all of it. And once more, it’s no secret that specialists say that ingesting water recurrently will enhance your pores and skin in only a WEEK or one thing; think about what ingesting it for years will do?

Merchandise I swear by: Ghonlzin 1 litre sports activities water bottle


14. I pretend my freckles

Now we’re into the more strange issues that I do. Properly, not essentially weird, extra… distinctive to me.

I’ve talked about that I not bake my face [or body] within the solar. The draw back of that, for me, was that my pure freckles disappeared. However since my early 20s or so I’ve drawn on freckles as a part of my on a regular basis make-up routine as I beloved the lovable smattering I had throughout my nostril and cheeks as a child. Now I don’t care what anybody says, freckles make you look youthful. They mechanically make any face look extra childlike. And so they will not be to everybody’s style – although they’re tremendous on-trend proper now – however I like them, and I don’t like my face with out them.

I’ve tried each method underneath the solar (pun not supposed) over the past 30+ years, and I’m positive that they make me look youthful. I’ll be portray these rattling issues on once I’m 80, you mark my phrases I’ll.

Merchandise I swear by: Maybelline Tattoo Forehead Gel Tint (to be used in a single day, lasts a day or two) / Kyda Freckle Pen (for someday use, doesn’t rub off simply) / Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil (for tremendous fast, one-day use however may be rubbed off)


15. I’ve had Botox (on and off)

This can be a shock to some, it may not be a shock to others, however sure I’ve had Botox. Though I’ve by no means written an precise weblog put up about it, I’ve not made a secret of it.

I first had it 9 years in the past once I left my final workplace job, actually as a deal with to myself and to rid myself of the “11” traces between my brows that I swear the stress of that job triggered. Within the first few years since I had it carried out each six months or so (nothing just like the each three months they counsel), however since then I’ve solely had it carried out each 1-2 years. In different phrases, it’s solely once I can afford it, and I can’t afford it proper now.

The final time I had Botox was in April final 12 months (2021), and to be trustworthy it was virtually a bit too refined and hardly value it. I’ve it in my 11’s traces and slightly in my brow – I make some extent of insisting that I don’t find yourself with a frozen brow.

What I do assume occurs is that the extra Botox you may have (inside cause), the much less you really need it, if that is smart. As your muscle groups have been frozen, you possibly can’t (for instance) frown as a lot, so the traces don’t worsen. And in the event that they’re not getting worse you may have much less want for Botox. So for me, having it carried out solely about yearly is rare sufficient to maintain my facial expressions cellular but in addition frequent sufficient to cease me transferring them an excessive amount of and thereby deepening the wrinkles extra. Are you with me?!

Anyway… sure, I’ve had Botox. No, I don’t actually have a lot of it in my face proper now. I’ll have it carried out once more as quickly as funds permit, however I’ll nonetheless be going for the not-frozen look.


16. I sleep with a satin-cased Save My Face™ pillow

One other game-changer, and one I can’t stay with out now: the Save My Face pillow. Trying like a bizarre, large sanitary pad(!), this pillow is designed to curve round your face whenever you sleep in your aspect in order that your face doesn’t get squished into the pillow, deepening wrinkles (particularly the marionette traces, the vertical nostril to outer mouth/chin traces) in a single day. It has two C-shaped sides, leaving an area the place your cheek and nostril are, and it’s so comfy that I can’t sleep with out it now.

I take advantage of the small (“Petite”) Save My Face which works over your regular pillow, however you may also purchase a big one that you simply use alone. I additionally use the satin pillowcases for it and alter them twice every week to assist my pores and skin keep clear – by rotating it every evening I just about sleep on a clear pillowcase each time.

Within the morning I don’t have a smooshy face, which was one thing I simply began to note occurring earlier than I purchased my Save My Face. No deep marionette traces – sure, I’ve them, I simply assume they’d be lots worse as I’m an on-my-side sleeper.

Merchandise I take advantage of: Save My Face™ pillow


17. I put on lots of color and little or no black

This one’s simple. I swear black drains you as you grow old. Some can pull it off fantastically, however in addition to it draining all color from my face, I really feel fairly bloody awful when sporting black (at the least close to to my face). It impacts my temper enormously.

Put me in an abundance of orange, yellow and pink and I’m a cheerful bunny. It lifts my temper. Comfortable faces look younger than non-smiling, resting bitch faces (which I naturally have in spades). Vibrant colors elevate pores and skin tones. I suppose that is simply science and psychology… I’m mainly tricking folks into considering I look youthful than I really am.


18. I haven’t had children

Sadly, it’s a incontrovertible fact that having children can usually take a toll in your physique and generally your face – each from the delivery and from the pressures of elevating them. It’d be very flawed to say I’m “fortunate” on this regard – I’m positive there are numerous girls who’d gladly tackle extra wrinkles and sagging pores and skin for the prospect at turning into a mom. I’m not fortunate in that method, however I’ve to attribute a few of my youthfulness to the dearth of stress from being pregnant, childbirth and elevating kids. My mom at all times used to say to me that having children (she had 4) wrecks your tooth and your physique. As I’ve not given delivery to kids that’s not occurred to me, and that’s merely right down to the alternatives I made in life.

The alternatives you make in life almost at all times have a knock-on impact on different components of your life. Issues that simply occur to you (good and unhealthy) will virtually actually have a knock-on impact on different components of your life. That is simply how life goes.

My selections/causes for not having children are my very own (although I’ll write about it in a weblog put up someday), however nothing to do with not eager to “damage my appears” or some other such nonsense. It simply… occurred that method, nothing greater than that.


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A last thought

Glancing again over all these factors, it does type of make me appear like I’m obsessive about staying trying younger… I’m not. I don’t do this stuff in a “Oh god I have to do x, y and z to battle the ageing course of” type of method. I don’t actually take into consideration all of them that a lot.

The massive killers on your pores and skin – smoking, ingesting and never sunbaking – are simple for me. I might fortunately stay with out booze. I’ve by no means wished to smoke. I at all times used to like sunbathing however once I realised my face was getting very, very patchy and pigmented, it was a straightforward determination to not lie out within the solar anymore (and naturally there’s the most cancers danger).

I take pleasure in my skincare routine – I don’t assume that’s uncommon amongst girls – and would simply really feel soiled leaving my make-up on in a single day. We like cooking from scratch so takeaways not often function in our day-to-day lives. The Vaseline factor on my eyes is a behavior I’ll by no means cease, identical with the freckles (whenever you’ve been doing one thing for 30 or 40 years you don’t simply cease that behavior).

Sure, that is all stuff that comes simply/naturally to me. It’s simply the way in which I stay my life. Now, if I might ONLY get extra sleep I is likely to be doing a freekin’ Benjamin Button and begin ageing backwards.


Your flip – obtained any optimum ageing ideas for us? Would you attempt any of the issues I’ve talked about right here? Inform me within the feedback…!


Keep protected XOXO

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P.S. The follow-up to my final put up My Perimenopause (and Menopause) Expertise So Far will probably be coming subsequent… I’m nonetheless working my method by means of replying to all of the weblog feedback and emails I’ve had in relation to it, so do bear with me!

P.P.S. Comfortable birthday to me. Similar to to say it, lol


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