My mother rarely wears makeup. She doesn’t need it. In fact, I think she looks the best with no makeup.
She will turn 60 in a couple of years and she has very dry skin. But she always looks wonderful and younger than her childhood friends of similar ages.
There is absolutely no secret to her radiantly dewy complexion, but I’ve always observed that–
–She rarely stays up.
–She is one of the most positive and stress-free people I know.
–She eats a wide range of fruits and vegetables every day. (When I was growing up, I had to eat at least two kinds of fruits every day apart from the usual meals, which were already packed with veggies.)
–She loves walking, cycling, and line-dancing.
–She never buys expensive skincare products. (Olay and Nivea are her usual choices.) But she uses sunscreen every single day. At night, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is one of her staples for her very dry skin.
–She doesn’t smoke.
–She drinks a bit of red wine (about one-third of a glass) every now and then, which is probably the healthiest possible way to consume alcohol. (Some research showed that it is better than totally avoiding alcohol.)
For me, “anti-aging” is not just a word written on skincare products. It is written on fresh fruit, a good night’s sleep, running shoes, and relaxing laughter. (Most of my 10 Golden Skincare Rules are reflections of my mother’s lifestyle habits.)
Tomorrow: an “anti-aging” moisturizer that tops a consumer test in the UK