It just happens. Your life is busy, time flies by, and the next thing you know you are ambushed by Stacy and Clinton from “What Not to Wear”! Well, almost.
This is when you realize your skin is starting to sag, gray hairs are springing up, you can’t find your makeup colors at the store because they’re no longer being made, your pants all have elastic waistbands, and your kids cringe when you get out of the car in public. Is this you? This was me. My daughter did send in a request for Stacy and Clinton to work their magic on me. Twice. I don’t need to say anymore!
I kind of lost myself in everyone else’s lives and let my own go. As time went on, and the kids became more independent, I could see my light at the end of the “mommy” tunnel. I took on a new job, and started a new business. Being back in the “real world” caused me to take stock of my public image, and realize that I needed to make changes in order to be someone people were proud to be around, happy to be seen in public with, and someone my family and colleagues could look up to.
Here are my tips from my tweaks, updates and overhaul over the past couple of years:
The best way to prevent diabetes is to lose weight. I love the Low Glycemic way of eating for keep blood sugar stable and lose those extra pounds you’ve been carrying around. Start exercising, as little as a half hour walk a day will do your body good! This is the most important one. Go see you doctor for a checkup. Make sure you are in excellent health. If you’re not, make the necessary changes in lifestyle habits to get there. There are grandchildren in your future who are going to want you around to spoil them!
Begin building up your body’s cellular energy, stores of antioxidants, and stabilize hormones with a great daily supplement equivalent to 6 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables a day. You know you don’t eat right, so drink a daily swig of Lifeoxylinto keep you covered. Skin health and beauty begins on the inside.
Check you skin regularly for Skin Cancer. See your dermatologist twice a year. An ounce of prevention is worth your life in cure if you take the time to do it every month.
View your skin as the canvas upon which you create your personal image. It’s high time you started a Skin Care Routine twice a day, exfoliating with a Scrub or Acid Peel, and add a Beauty Gadget to enhance your appearance.
Just a light touch of Skin Perfecting Veil and Powders will take your vibrant, fresh skin and polish it perfectly! A light hand with eye shadows, blush and lip gloss will definitely help you put your best face forward.
Appearance and Dress
Take a good look at your hair, or maybe I should say your roots. Do you have strands of gray filtering though? Same style you’ve worn for years with a flippant “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” response to your stylist when they suggest a new “do”? Well, start looking around at women your age who look pulled together. Take note of a few styles you might like to try out, and ask your stylist if they would look good with your face and body type. Try some highlights or maybe a rinse to start covering up that gray. Go slowly, making gentle changes until you have the right color for you. Get your eyebrows professionally arched, and treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure. You are so worth it, and will feel much better about yourself!
Don’t forget to get your teeth cleaned, floss daily, and a few whitening strips go a long way!
Clothes I leave to the expert, Clinton Kelly, who has helped me more than anyone. He gives such great guidelines for how to dress appropriately and create your own beautiful, updated look just right for you! Check out his Tips for Wearing the Right Clothes.
This is also so important, because it’s in your mind that you finally get it that you need tweaking, updating or an overhall, decide it’s time you do it, and figure out what changes you are going to make. Check out my Tips for Success, How Your Physical Presence Can Create Success, Tips for Success in Your Job Interview, and many more for your Personal Success!
If this has helped you create the new tweaked, updated or overhauled “you”, please share in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by and Cheers to the New You!