This lovely lady is my momma. I'm a little emotional writing this post because I 've been wanting to do this makeover with my mom for a long time. She is one of those women who is selfless. She is the master of the 5 minute shower, watching my kiddos at a drop of a hat, pushing her strength to help a friend in need and always having hot homemade wheat bread ready for my dad when he comes home.
Ways to help you look and feel younger...
Nutrition is the underlying key to beautiful and healthy skin. Particularly as you age.
Skin is the largest organ in the body and worthwhile taking care of. Not having an adequate diet contributes to your skin's appearance in multiple ways. One of the main ways food helps skin is in restoring elasticity which gives it a more supple look.
Vitamin A is certainly one of those power foods, and it comes from a variety of sources. Carrots, apricots, nectarines, sweet potatoes, egg yolks, even some green things like spinach and broccoli are a great source of vitamin A.
Vitamin D - You can get vitamin D from fortified foods like orange juice and milk. Research is showing that the lowly mushroom is also packed with vitamin D.
Vitamin C is critical for wound repair, for any type of tissue maintenance, and that applies to your skin. Tomatoes, citrus, kiwi -- they're all great sources.
My mother LOVES yogurt. She actually makes her own yogurt and has done for years. The closest thing I've ever found that came close to my mom's is CHOBANI natural greek yogurt. Its packed with protein and has no added sugar. My mom uses her yogurt to eat as well as a face wash and face mask. I remember using it as a face mask as well and you wouldn't believe how smooth and clean your face feels after a yogurt mask.
NEWS FLASH: Calcium can't build bone if you're not getting enough protein. As a general rule, between 10 percent and 15 percent of your total calories should come from protein. So, if you consume 2,000 calories per day, at least 200 should come from protein, or about 50 grams. Other foods high in Protein: Turkey Breast, Chicken Breast, Fish, Mozzarella (non-fat) cheese, Pork Loin and Tofu
I know many women reading this who could go on for hours on how amazing doTERRA oils are. If you haven't tried them, stop and go try them. In one word.... INCREDIBLE!
My mom uses them for a variety of things but when it comes to her face, she mixes the Coconut Oil and Lavender Oil and puts it all over her face daily.
Here's the products I used for my mom
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Tips for doing makeup as you get older....
TIP: Use liquid foundation. Powder products cling to every crevice and line in your face. They will make everything stand out and make you look older than you are so if you can, stay away from powder products. When using liquid foundation, make sure to apply with a sponge or brush for an even and professional look. Here's a link for the best foundation for mature skin.. http://beauty.about.com/od/blushcreampowdermore/tp/The-Best-Foundation-for-Mature-Skin.htm
TIP: Its best to use a pencil or powder for eyeliner. As you age your skin becomes looser. Using a liquid or cream eyeliner can look messy. Menopause also makes you more prone to sweat which will make your liquid liner run.
Prepare your eyes with a neutral primer that will create a more even, smooth base for your makeup. Put on your eye shadow BEFORE your eye liner. This will help the liner stay in place and prevent that smudging that could make your eyes look messy.
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