Unless you’ve been living under a rock there’s an old saying of “Black Don’t Crack”. While this may be true in most cases, if you don’t take care of your mind, body and soul you’ll end up looking a hot ratchet mess! I for one am not about that life and would like to keep looking “29” LOL It wasn’t until I reached my 40s before I finally found a perfect combination of things to help me look and feel younger! Now my knees on the other hand haven’t caught on to that but hopefully they’ll catch on soon!
I’ve also learned that the price of a product doesn’t necessarily mean its going to work the best. Many of the items I use are over the counter and I splurge on a few products that I know will do what they promise and more.
1 | Maintain a Good Skin Care Regimen
I like to keep my skin care regimen very simple. My dad is knocking on 80 and I swear that man doesn’t have ONE SINGLE WRINKLE! And my mom also keeps her regimen simple and has been using Ponds Cold Cream since I was a teenager. My skin however is very oily and it took what seems like years before I finally figured out a good combination. I use Bioré® Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser with my face brush, follow that with a hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin C and Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream. I’ve been dealing with my face looking like I smeared chicken grease on it toward the middle of the day and JUST learned about gel moisturizers. And once a week I’ll use my charcoal face mask from KJ Naturals. I’m also wanting to incorporate treating myself to monthly facials. 😉
2 | Remove Toxic Things From Your Life
If someone is causing you more stress and not bringing anything positive to your life…let them go! This could be your best friend or even family. Some people are full of drama and negativity and their only purpose is to make sure your life is just as bad as theirs. I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing, but once I remove you from my life, you’re pretty much non-existent after that and I just keep it rolling. And all that stress from being around toxic people will age you pretty quick too!
3 | Enjoy Quiet Time
For some reason so many people feel like they need to take care of everybody and everything and put themselves last. Stop that! Your self care is just as important. Schedule that massage, turn off your phone and remember you can’t help anyone if you’re run down. Listen to your body and tune out the world every now and then and enjoy that quiet time!
4 | Take Care of Your Teeth
It may seem simple but not taking care of your teeth can age you pretty quickly too! It goes beyond just getting them professionally cleaned every 6 months. Most of the work comes from what you do at home. I’m a huge lover of wine and coffee and both are horrible at staining your teeth. I’ve always used an electronic toothbrush but recently had a chance to review the cariPRO Electric Toothbrush. This Smile Brilliant toothbrush had my mouth feeling like I had just left the dentist! Here are a few perks of the cariPro Toothbrush:
- 40,000 vibrations per minute (kind of caught me off guard the first time LOL)
- 5 brush modes (clean, white, massage, gum care, sensitive)
- 30 day battery life (on full charge)
- Slim and light-weight design with graphite gray soft-touch grip
- Waterproof design is safe for shower or bath
- The replaceable toothbrush heads are reasonably priced
Do you use an electronic toothbrush now? Might be time to upgrade if your mouth and teeth aren’t feeling like they’ve just experienced a dental massage and the best cleaning ever!
5 | Don’t Act Your Age
There is nothing that says once you reach a certain age you can’t still have Girls Night Out or sit up all night laughing with some of your good friends. I think one of the quickest ways to age yourself is to start thinking you’re old.
What are some of your ways that you’re making sure you continue to look and feel young. I’ll also be giving away a cariPro Toothbrush to one of my readers so be sure to enter the giveaway! And if you don’t win we also have a coupon code so that you can make sure and keep that smile looking young and healthy too!
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I’ve been using Oral-B electric toothbrushes for years. Mine uses regular batteries which is great because I don’t have to take up counter space with a charger or worry about when it dies. I just use rechargeable batteries, and i can get those anywhere.
Whoo, sis, you said a word about keeping your teeth in shape. I never realized how much I took mine for granted until I started having teeth pain. Wincing when you eat definitely makes you feel older lol I’m committed to getting the situation under control, though. My mother is always in the dentist’s office and I don’t wanna be like that.
One thing I do to stay feeling young(er) is stretch every morning as soon as I get up. Not a few fuddy-duddy twists, but 15 mins of deep, full-body stretching. It helps limber me up and I feel more relaxed and fluid.
Kay I need to add stretching each morning to my routine! It would probably help me from feeling 100! LOL
Thanks for sharing your skincare routine. I’m trying to figure one out for me that won’t break the bank. I have eczema and very senitive skin and that can limit what I can use.
I want to start doing monthly facials too. Luckily a spa is opening within walking distance from my house soon!
Great tips girl, and yes, you don’t look anything like 40! I have been working on my skin myself trying to stay youthful as long as I can. I happy I’m on the right path and doing everything on your list!
I’ve been using a regular toothbrush, but you’re right. my teeth don’t actually FEEL clean. Time to upgrade! Thanks for this post!
I would like to have one
My mom looks amazing for her age so every time I go home I go in her bathroom to see what she is using and either take it or ask her to order it for me. LOL