As We Gracefully Age

What does it take to suspend time and create ageless beauty?

There are all sorts of recommendations for curing the after effects of damage in publications on and offline.  The best remedy has always been prevention.  Unfortunately, we as women even men are too caught up with the activities of life to consider that youthfulness is fleeting.

Time isn't on our side when it comes to gravity,  it continuously works and creates havoc on our bodies.  Least we focus our attention on defending its effects daily.  
Exercise is said to be the foundation of youth as we endure to maintain good muscle tone, however how can we tone our skin?  
First thing is to treat your skin well.  Cleansing 2 times daily will remove surface pollution.
Secondly moisturize, using moisturizers traps water in your skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines and brightens your complexion.
Be careful not to pull or tug on your face which stretches the skin.
Thirdly learn about the components of skin to understand how products can effect it's health.

The Skin Structure

There are 3 layers within the structure of our skin, first layer being the epidermis the outer 
layer which provides a barrier and creates our skin tone,
the dermis is underlying beneath the epidermis and contains hair follicles and sweat glands forming a tough connective tissue.  Last but not least the deeper subcutaneous or hyodermis is made of fat and more connective tissue.

Topical creams and preparations usually target the first layer and sits on top such as cosmetics.
For any significant treatment to fully effect changes in firming or reducing lines and wrinkles it must be capable of penetrating into the dermis layer.  To accomplish this the molecular weight has to be tiny enough to absorb that deep.  Unfortunately most brands don't provide the scientific weights of their ingredients so we can only determine the quality by which ingredients provide benefits.

Of course we all are aware that vitamin supplements provide the body with benefits and many are also included in skincare products such as A, and E however C is being promoted to stimulates collagen production which minimizes fine lines, scars and wrinkles which helps to create younger-looking, firmer-feeling skin while uneven skin tone and spots disappear as well as improving hydration  a product with Vit C   

Vit C and E treatment

Vitamin E is also very effective in providing elasticity to create a taut and firm appearance of skin tissues. Sagging skin is a result of lacking elastin a highly elastic protein which allows the skin to resume its shape after being stretched or contracted.  Especially useful after fast weight loss.    Vit C and E together will treat both collagen and elastin deficiencies.

Being aware of how collagen and elastin supports the skin will prepare you for making important skincare purchasing decisions to maintain or correct fine lines, loose skin and over all youthful facial tone.   Treatments with most products take 6 weeks to 3 months to show signs of improvements for be patient.


Create The Person You Want

What do you want your best self to be? 

Create her, by knowing exactly what she feels, how she responds and what makes her content.
Own IT!   The intangibles are the most important aspects of her being. It's being genuine to the very essence and nature of self.  Freeing oneself from what others want of you, want you to act like, and become.  It's your day to live life the way you see it in your eyes.  Know your weaknesses and what improvements will bring them into strengths.  Challenge yourself.  Don't fall short of developing you! No one else can bring about a change but you.  You may allow others to evoke a change from you but you still have the power even if you choose to give it away.    

Creation, create from your imagination exactly who you need to be to live that life that brings you the most joy.Whether that means more self reflection, less association with those whom aren't heading in your same direction or just more laughter maybe even tears.
Cut off the distractions that interfere with being your best self.  Only you know who she is and only you can give her room to grow.  Feeling a tremendous sense of  'I AM' in control of my world, my life and my personal happiness.  

It's your soul style!  The fluidity of being in the moment and not giving in to the external influences which seek to manipulate your vibe.  With all the bells and whistles we use to dress up the exterior it is the internal light that brings the glow and posture of self realization and actualization that forms that 'star'.   Some may label it as confidence yet others may call it class.  What it isn't is settling for less of yourself and having lowered expectations for the future.

You must create the person you want to be every day you have the opportunity.

Personal Pamper Spa

 Romance day is soon approaching


            As we all look forward to our significant other showering us with Valentine's day treats, let's not forget to treat ourselves to our own personal spa time.  All it takes is the desire to unwind in a quiet space scented with aromatherapy, soft lighting, mood music and soothing ingredients that will relax us and reinvigorate our mind, body and soul.

   Our Skin is Our Largest Organ  

Which most usually do not consider as anything other than the body's outer covering, but in fact it is a very sensitive organ with pores that excrete and absorb whatever is applied to it.  Nourish it well, especially during the cold dry season when our skin tends not to produce as much natural oils causing dry flaky scales.  Moisturize from head to toe with emollients.

Include natural ingredients like honey and almonds, marine mint algae, papaya,  and shea butter.  It is good idea to take a warm steamy shower first to open the pores and slug off dead skin layers with a body scrub.  Both Adrien Arpel and Flori Roberts brands offers a honey and almond scrub for mild but effective exfoliation.  This is also a great time to shampoo and apply a deep penetrating conditioner to the hair so that your strands can also be soaking up curative benefits well your body is immersed in the finishing leisure soak.  Depending on your appetite a mint marine algae or papaya facial mask should also be allowed to sit during the length of your soak.  Laying back in a warm blanket of mildly scented water for however long you want or need to recover from the stresses of daily living doesn't require a special occasion. Schedule your me time frequently as your time allows 

Love is always in the air when it comes to loving self