Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace does this happen anymore in the world of botox, fillers and non-surgical face-lifts? As a woman living in Los Angeles, it is hard not to be concerned with aging. There are just as many medical spas and plastic surgeons on every corner, as there are coffee shops and juice bars.

My very first job in skincare was a medical spa in Beverly Hills. I saw clients trying anything and everything to stop the aging process in the most unnatural way. There were clients as young as 19 and late in their 70s getting work done, all wanting to preserve their youth. Day in and day out I would see naturally beautiful people walk in with a fresh face and walk out frozen. They all looked older to me trying to preserve their youth. There was nothing graceful about this.

How do we age with grace? Instead of the quick fix of botox, create a healthy long lasting lifestyle.

  • Reduce your stress and worries. Stress can show on the face in many ways, dark circles, acne, and wrinkles. My favorite way to combat stress is walking in nature and appreciating the beauty.

  • Take a look at your eating habits, eat a diet rich in color, and ditch all processed foods. Processed sugar breaks down our collagen. Collagen is a protein in our body that helps keep our skin firm and plump.

  • Protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Other than stress, sun does the most damage to our skin. Wear a daily SPF, sunglasses, and protective clothing.

  • Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. During sleep, our skin cells build and repair themselves.

  • Stop taking everything so seriously and laugh a little. Laughter increases blood circulation and stimulates your facial muscles, it is a mini work out for your face!

  • Exercise daily, this does not mean anything strenuous, a 30-minute walk is excellent. When we exercise we increase our blood circulation and bring oxygen to the skin giving it a nice healthy glow.

  • Stay hydrated, drinking water keeps our vitals going and flushed out toxins. Eating water keeps our skin glowing and plump.

  • Keep your mind active, read a book, take a class, or learn a new game. Keeping the mind active helps our memory stay sharp.

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Aging should not be looked at as a negative process but as a positive one. Once we accept we are going to get older we can enjoy the process. It has taken me 11 years to accept that I am going to age, and I am excited. I look forward to making memories with my loved ones and experiencing new adventures. I look at my 90-year-old grandmother who has lived a full life and, I hope I live half the life she has lived so far. Every wrinkle on her face has a story behind it. Some of the stories are dazzling and some are gloomy, each one has made her into the beautiful glowing woman she is today. She has truly aged with grace!

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