So how do you look at aging? do you look at it with curiosity, fear, hate or love? I look at with mixed emotions. First of all, a part of me still crave youth, yes, sure, looks is a part of it. But not as much as other benefits of being young. The skin has lost it’s i moister and plumpness, well, lets face it, you need to put more effort in to it if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Skin turnover is slowing down and need an extra caring hand, some dry brushing followed by some good moisturizer cream will go a long way.
Flexibility is another example, my body needs a lot more stretching (in my case Yoga Flow) to handle the not so charming stiffness that sneaked up on me last couple of years. Yes things are kind off going south as well, the body is changing and you need to rethink your overall body/mind strategy.
Now is the perfect time to kickstart new routine and work on areas that need extra care, such as belly, butt and arms (if you are a woman).
But with all that said, I love becoming older as it’s like entering a new phase ,where you have the confident and hopefully gain some self respect to finally show the world who you really are.
You can stand up tall and be proud of who you have become and the skin issues as well as the body issues is only a sign that you should give yourself more love and caring.. because you earned and deserve it. So before the world wake up from it’s isolations you now have time to really kickstart something good with focus on some self care.
Aging is a gift in more than one way, enjoy it, walk through it with confident and show the world the true YOU
A look in the mirror, puts me back in my seat again. It’s not that I dislike what I see, but somehow I always expect to see a younger version of myself. And yes, it reminds me of a lost time. Time that is so fragile, and still at your service when you are young.
It also reminds me how many worries and insecurities I had, not feeling pretty enough, not being smart enough. Trying to fit in to everyone else’s world. Not feeling secure enough to strive for my dreams. And I see younger girls in my surroundings acting exactly the way I did when I was their age. Stunning and beautiful inside out and not to mention- they are smart. If anything these girls should rule , but most of them don’t – the men still do.
And I want to scream out , girls stand up tall. You own your world – show it.
And as sure as I am getting older, I become more secure, mature and beautiful inside. I it’s almost as the beauty travels inwards and feeds the inner soul. I love whom have become, I wish I knew what I know today when I was in my twenties even my thirties.
Could it be that my inner beauty is a way for the universe to thank me for everything I have been through over the years?.All the sorrows, confusions, for all the times I didn’t love myself.
Could that be it? Well thank you universe for finally making me understand what beauty is really all about. Loving yourself inside out.
Micro needling, peels, AHA, BHA, laser, botox, fillers and so much more! where do one start and where does it end?
I grew up during the 70’s and 80’s when sunscreen was a bootle of coconutoil with a maximum protection of 2, No one really knew the danger of the sun until it was a bit too late. I have medium fair skin, and burned quite easy as a child and believe me it shows now.
I m suffering from different pigmentations issues. And I really dislike it, uneven skin tone is not very flattering and yes I am over possessive when it comes to wearing sunscreen today even though I do like to get tanned, it is still painful to see the spots developing as I am getting tanned.
Pigmentation, you can never get rid of it without laser or hard core peeling, something I am not to crazy about.
I did a serie of Fraxel (laser) since I developed melasma during my third pregnancy. The melasma disappeared but I got a darker shade around my mouth, not attractive at all and no matter what number sunscreen I use it shows up the minute the sun is out!
But, I want to stay fresh meaning I am not just letting things go south. I eat right, I exercise trying to loose and tone, (not easy after 40) and use products that suppose to work wonders. Can’t say I see that much of a difference yet, I still have to give it time and as always my skin gets irritated when I try new products.
This is a mix of products I use, I am also in to micro needling something I find benefit my skin in many ways. Will give you a full update after my 5th session. So does anyone out there have experience from really good products that really give results? Please share🙌🏻
Is it finally OK to become older if you are a woman? or do older women become invisible? I undertand the biology behind it, older women cannot reproduce anymore and become less interesting in because of that, but what else is there? There must be more to the story?
In my eyes these women are the strongest people walking on this earth. They have been through so much and have developed in to such strong individuals. Not only have they been through all sorts of hormonal changes, they have been project leaders taking care of children, husbands and their home and maybe she has even managed to squeeze in a career as well.
After all she has been through she should be honored and worshiped. So what is it that makes aging difficult for women? Why do a we continue chasing youth? Would we chase it the same way if women past 50 where looked upp on as marvelous creators? If they where able to bloom fully without dreading being tradeoff for a younger model?
However I do see a different trend approaching a trend where older women finally are accepted the same way older men are. ‘I am unsure if men fancy the trend as much as we women do. See all these beauties in a full set of grey hair, models working actively way up in their 60-70.
So does it mean that we can finally stop chasing youth? that we can finally relax and become true heroes way up in our 70ties? And don´t forget that beauty is only skin deep, the most beautiful thing is the person inside – all that fantastic knowledge and wisdom she have gained during all those years.
As a women, specially in the western part of the world we are constantly bombarded with tips on how to stay young. I feel a bit sad, as there is nothing wrong with aging. It´s actually a gift, with age comes a matureness, an deeper understanding for others, a love for life and general happier view on life. We should be grateful for every morning we wake up, as it is a true miracle. With that said, you do not have to become old just because you are getting older.
I meet people all the time who are saying – I am to old for that, that is not for me, I am an old woman , old man and so on! If you limit yourself to those thoughts – you are old. It´s all in your mind. If you limit your life and loose your sense of curiosity as well as your willingness to try new things – you will become old.
We are seeing a trend in aging women on the catwalk, grey ambassadors (stop coloring their hair) and much more. All of a sudden it´s actually cool to embrace your aging- I love it! Saying this, you still need to keep your self healthy and even more relevant keep active and care for your body and mind in a different way then you did when you were younger. Learn to love yourself in a new way, give your self the respect you deserve and why not try something different?