I wanted to say “Gangnam Style,” but I’m not sure everyone reading this would get it. Actually, I still don’t get it, but it sounded cool.
Alright, I know I’m taking a big chance here having what I say on my blog exploited by other media outlets, but once again, I don’t really care.
The only time I do care is when they say I’m dating someone that I’m not. If I walk out of a Target with an employee who is helping me, I’m automatically dating him. As much as I’d like to be dating 30 guys at the same time, it’s just not my style. Ya dig?
Anyway, back on point. Having just turned 40, I have been asked numerous times what I’m doing to stay young. Well, here I go.
After being a religious sunbather and tanning spa addict, I’m happy to say that in my mid-twenties, I stopped tanning my face. I knew I could use make up on my face to match my body so I thought I would take advice from what the older generation of women were shouting to us youngsters. Looking back, I wish I had stopped baking my body in the sun because my chest is looking more leathery than my YSL purse.
The second thing I started to do was eat better. That dumb saying is true: You are what you eat. Greasy burger, greasy face. Healthy salad, healthy face.
I’ve also heard a bunch of women say to me that washing off your makeup every single night is essential. True, but I’ve passed out many times with eyelashes stuck to the side of my cheek and never noticed a huge difference.
Detox has been a huge key to staying youthful. I can tell when the pores on my face get big that there is something messed up inside my body. So I do a mini-cleanse, get on some probiotics and start juicing. The difference is truly amazing!
Now here is where I’m going to catch some slack, but I like telling it like it is, so bite me if I seem like a hypocrite. Women need to know. Botox freaking works. Yes, I know it’s not good for you, but neither is vodka and I like that, too. Too much Botox makes you look like a freak — so does too much vodka — but a little bit does make your co-workers stop asking why you are so angry when you aren’t! You just have a wrinkle between your eyes.
The latest laser skin resurfacing I like and have used is CO2. Many places have different names for it but as long as you ask for the CO2 one, it’s the bomb.
Now, my favorite weapon against aging that works for your interior and exterior health is (drum roll)… Bikram yoga. I know, I know, stop whining. I’m not kidding, though. The detox sweating you do shrinks all the pores away in your face, and the toning it does to your muscles makes Bikram yoga or even hot yoga the best all-in-one age stopper.
What about you? Got any great tips for us to combat aging? Share, share, share!