You are working hard with clean eating and exercise to look rock solid, but don’t forget to care for your skin regularly to make sure your external glow matches the internal glow you are achieving with your healthy choices.
The way to care for your skin changes over time. In your twenties, you are just coming into your personal awareness of who you are. You may still be dealing with acne and increased hormone levels. You need to go easy with heavy makeup. It doesn’t make you look older, just over-made-up.
In you thirties, the breakouts are fewer, but you’re seeing more dark patches.These can come up from sun damage and changing hormone patterns. Use a well-matched foundation to even out your skin tone. Keep using a collagen and elastin product to keep your skin hydrated. Stresses from life (children, jobs, finances) can pay a toll on your face.
In your forties, your skin really see some changes (I’ve been surprised by this). I've noticed more dark patches from previous year’s sun sins and my skin has lost elasticity. Use eye cream often during your day because the skin loses its moisture quicker. Go see a dermatologist yearly to check for skin cancer, and to get a prescription that can help bleach your skin tone imperfections and to help achieve a more even tone.
For the age of fifty and beyond, hydration is the name of the game. Good quality foundation and shadows can help enhance your beauty without caking it on.
For all of these stages of your skin’s life, sunscreen is key all year long. The younger you start using sunscreen, and use it regularly, the less age spots you’ll have to deal with later (take my word on this one).
Most of all appreciate the age you’re in. Let those little lines tell a story about you. Be peaceful enough to allow those little lines tell a story about how divine you are…NOT that your ‘just old’!
01/11/12- Wednesday Workout Diary:
Strength train- legs (gym)
leg extension- 50 lb
leg curl- 50/40/40
cable reverse lunge- 25lb
leg press- 180 lb
calf press- 135 lb
smith machine split squat- 35lb
01/11/12- Wednesday Food Diary:
1 scoop whey protein(90 cal)
1 cup egg wites, organic spinach, onions (132 cal)
1 small banana (70 cal)
2 tbls organic almond butter ( 190 cal)
whole wheat English muffin (100 cal)
3 oz. Tuna steak (156 cal)
1/8 cup Greek yogurt and wasabi paste (45 cal)
½ cup mushrooms (30 cal)
8 asparagus spears(36 cal.)
1 tomato ( 75 cal)
2 oz low fat mozzarella stick (85 cal)
4 oz pork roast, roasted with orange marmalade( 160 cal)
braised beet greens in EVOO ( 75 cal)
3/4 cup zucchini/yellow squash/onion (45 cal)
Homemade popcorn (90 cal)
8 oz. Greek yogurt, sprinkle of cinnamon (130 cal)
½ cup strawberries, 1/3 cup high fiber cereal, mixed into yogurt (150 cal)