Hey beauties! If there’s one thing I’ll always be so grateful that my mother taught me, it’s how to age with grace. Watching her daily practices since I was a little girl allowed me to see a woman who I always thought was so glamorous, age in such a healthy and natural way. Today, I am going to share with you the important lessons she shared with me along the way, and that I’ve adopted as my own rituals and practices. At 35 years young (wink wink), I’ve already begun to see how these lessons can make a massive difference in your overall appearance, over time.
Her motto: Embrace your age. Don’t mask it, deny it or try to cover it up. Be radiant being exactly who you are, whatever age you are.
My mom was always the girl who wore heels on every and any occasion. To work…heels. For a walk to the park….heels. To any event…you better believe she was wearing heels. There wasn’t a day that I saw her go to work completely makeup-free or without styling her hair. She was always dressed to the nines and you know what? She was doing this for no one other than herself. She truly believed (and still believes) that if you look good, you’ll feel good and then you’ll do good. You better believe, day in and day out, she was going to put her best face forward.
My mother is also very health conscious. She doesn’t really drink (except for the odd glass of red wine here or there). She’s never smoked and she doesn’t feel comfortable ever injecting her face with botox or fillers. She truly embraces her age, every step of the way, and there hasn’t been a time that I haven’t watched her truly radiate. In her 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and now 60’s, she’s always representing her age category with class and looking damn good doing it.
My mother believes in the importance of moving your body. She’s never been a working out fan, however, she loves a good daily bike ride and long-ass walk.
When it comes to her daily beauty rituals, there are some practices she swears by. She always taught me the importance of a great skincare routine. At the age of 10, she had me on a regimen to take proper care of my skin. At the time I was thankfully already into beauty, so I graciously accepted her guidance in this department (other departments, not so much).
Every morning and night, my mom would take at least 10 minutes to care for her skin. Cleansers, toners, eye creams, serums, face creams, face oils and sunscreens. Don’t even get me started on beauty tools. She lives for a great gua sha, facial cup and rose quartz roller.
In the makeup department, the woman will not touch a full-coverage foundation with a 10-foot pole. She believes that heavy foundations are aging and don’t allow your skin to glow under the makeup.
Her daily go-to products are as follows:
–Maui Mood Bronzer (on the lids of her eye and in the crease of her eyes)
There’s not a day that you won’t see her with the above products on her face. As someone extremely picky about products aging her, I made sure we formulated products that will work for any age. From the teen years to the mature skin years!
Another staple beauty product my mom loves is perfume. One of my forever memories of her is her 19 spritzes of perfume each morning. She loves smelling good! Some of her fave scents are Tom Ford White Patchouli, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir and Le Labo Santal 33.
The last tried and true beauty secret she swears by is a great faux tan. She truly believes that a tan on the skin can take off years but she doesn’t believe in baking in the sun. She protects her skin from UV damage at all costs but loves to use tanning serum drops by brands like Lux Unfiltered and St. Tropez.
Well beauties, that is my round-up of things I’ve learned from my mother on how to age with grace! Hope you learned a thing or two and always remember, it’s those daily practices that make all the difference over time!!