Self Care – Looking Youthful As You Get Older

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 My Self Care “Secrets” For Mid-Lifers

Self care is a term that I use a lot because it’s an important part of physical and mental health. Self care helps with feeling great and looking your best at any age.  It helps to minimize the effects of aging as we grow older.  Have you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in years and notice that they haven’t aged since you saw them last?  Actually, they may look even younger!  You wonder or outright ask them if they got any” work done” or what their “secret” is  There are many factors involved in maintaining a youthful appearance.  Some people do get cosmetic procedures done (which is totally cool); others are just blessed.  Either way, self care still plays a large part in it.

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Body Care After Fifty – Ageless, Ashless Skin

Body Care - Smooth Soft Skin

 My Daily Body Care Routine

My 51-year old skin is a tale of opposites.  The skin on my face can be like an oil slick at times and requires a routine tailored for oil/combination-type skin.  The skin on my body is super dry and calls for a body care regimen that provides all-day moisture. Extra TLC is needed unless I want to spend the day in dry, ashy discomfort.

The following steps are what I do daily in my body care routine.  Give it a try to help combat your battle with dry skin!

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My Daily Green Protein Smoothie

A Healthy Start To Your Day!

My green protein smoothie plays a huge role in my weekday mornings!  On most weekdays I have no time to cook and sit down to what is considered “the most important meal of the day.”  Some people can get through their morning without eating breakfast. Alas, I am not one of those people!  I work out every morning too so my tummy is calling for some sustenance afterwards.

Also, as a middle-aged woman, I feel the effects that food have on my body very quickly – the good and the bad.  I’m always on the lookout for healthy meals that I actually enjoy so this smoothie fits the bill in both cases.

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Bentonite Clay – Clarify and Beautify!

Why You Should Try A Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

Bentonite clay masks have earned a permanent place in my hair regimen! Once a month, I replace co-washing my hair with this mighty mask and here is why!

Have you ever used products (conditioner, moisturizers, gels, etc)  that have done wonders for your hair and, suddenly, they “stopped working?”  Based on my experience, there is a very good reason for this.  Over time, environmental toxins and hair care products can build up on your hair and scalp.  This buildup can prevent your hair from receiving the maximum benefits that your products have previously provided.

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Life Reimagined at Fifty

 Midlife Reinvention

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” –Nelson Mandela, Revolutionary, Politician, President of South Africa

A few years back, I was watching a Tyler Perry interview where he talked about his struggles prior to the extraordinary success he has since achieved.  One thing that stood out was the advice that his mother once gave him. “You need to get a good job with some benefits!”  How many of you have been told the same thing by your parents?  Well, let me tell you my story!

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