This special day is fast approaching and so whether you specifically celebrate it or not, it’s a day most of us think about the magic of our mums. Even if you don’t “get-on” and won’t communicate you’ll still spend time reflecting on your life and how it relates and has been formed by your relationship with her.
This does make it special.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a situation when you haven’t seen her for a few months or years and then, when you do, that first glance has been one of “OMG – she’s so much older than I remember”. It’s always surprising how we know it’s been a while and yet still expect no changes to have occurred. It’s the same with children and especially so with babies – “he’s grown so quickly and so much” is something new parents hear all the time.
Most mums spend their time and efforts spoiling their loved ones. It might be with food, with handy gifts, with doing the washing, the cooking and the chores during exam time or it might be with money to cover you when you are short. So this day, May 14th is a pay-back day. A day you show her you appreciate all the little things she’s given you, in so many ways during the year.
Most mums also like to think they look the same now as when you were young; just a few more lines and crinkles they say. Ageing is a fact of life, though most people pretend to some extent that it is not happening. There are many ways to hide the facts: pills, potions, needles, special exercises and clothing all designed to assist the illusion – and skin care is no exception. All portent results to keep old age at bay, to keep us looking 21 forever! Obviously this is not the truth, but how does one, or one’s mum choose her skin care so she, or you, can live in a healthy and well-functioning skin for as long as possible.
Your aim should be to age gracefully, to have a skin you are happy to be in. This will be a clear one which glows with a healthy smooth texture, even tone and look and feel nice: plump and well hydrated. Wrinkles will still come however they will be softer, finer and therefore less noticeable.
It is actually not that difficult:
1. Choose the products you use carefully;
- Not harmful. This means no stripping or overly stimulating ingredients.
- No nasty chemicals or preservatives.
- Must include a delivery system to ensure each specific ingredient can reach to where it needs to be.
- Full of healing antioxidants, growth factors and include a Vitamin A & C serum.
- Serums specifically to heal barrier function such as ceramides and growth factors.
- Insists you protect your skin daily from UV penetration.
2. Maintain the best Lifestyle;
- Eat well, including protein, greens, a good quality probiotic and cutting out sugars and processed foods.
- Drink lots of water, decreasing stimulants such as coffee and alcohol.
- Regular exercise which you enjoy.
- Manage your stress – find ways to do this!!
- Have sufficient sleep.
- Enjoy a good laugh as often as possible.
Do all of this and you’ll be like my mum – 88 years old, looking great, happy with her wrinkles, feels good in her skin, is active and full of life!