Do you see a young lady or an old woman?
I’m sure many of you have seen this famous paradoxical picture umpteen times and have been asked ‘Do you see a young lady or an old woman?’ just as many times.
Well, today I’m not trying to conduct some optical illusion test. Rather, I’m going to ask you to imagine yourself transforming from the young lady to the old lady.
Okok. I hear you.
Growing old is inevitable. During the process, your body goes through a major transition. You start to fall ill more easily, you become less restless and feel sluggish most of the time. But the most obvious sign of aging? Wrinkles.
Some time ago, experts claimed that humans can actually live up to a ripe age of 1000 years old. (If you think this is hogwash, please read this.)
Then why are we dying at the ‘tender age’ of 80 (on average)? They said its due to physical conditions such as environmental pollution, lack of exercise and emotional factors such as stress, anxiety and depression.
So what does this mean for us?
That it is possible to slow down aging and reduce wrinkles!! (Cus we’re not supposed to age that fast. Whee!)
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So how do we do it?
Let me introduce to you my Wrinkle-Free Skin Care Regime.
1) My favourite Facial Exercise.
Note: While you’re stretching, continue to look to the front.
It should look like this from the side.
Let me repeat this again.
Step 1: Stick out your tongue
Step 2: Lean back 45 degrees with your tongue still sticking out
Step 3: Now stretch like there’s no tomorrow!
I learnt this from a TV programme a few months ago. A Japanese lady who’s in her 40s (but whom looks like she’s in her early 30s) taught this exercise and claimed that this was her secret to staying wrinkle-free. I totally believe her. I could see no wrinkle on her face.
I think the best time to do this is while you’re watching TV. You get to enjoy TV and reduce wrinkles at the same time. That’s killing 2 fat birds with one stone. 🙂
They are a bunch of handsome guys. The facial exercise photos did not do them justice at all. 😡
2) Use skincare products!
Personally, I love this moisturiser as it’s pretty lightweight and leaves a watery texture on the skin after application. Hence, my face is less susceptible to breakouts.
How can we forget this right?
The Faceshop store assistant in Korea (where I bought this) claimed that this is Botox in serum form and that it produces the same effect as Botox injections.
I swear by this thing. Recently I noticed that my best friend, Jo’s complexion has improved enormously. Her pores are less visible and her laugh lines are almost non-existent. And she told me she has been using this religiously. Hence, I conclude that it should be this baby working its wonders.
3) Take Vitamin C!
Tip: The best time to take Vit C is during/after food and in separate doses.
4) Slap on sunblock lotions!
The sun’s harmful rays accelerates aging so always apply sunblock lotion before you head out.
5) Sleep on your back!
Do not sleep on your side as wrinkles may etch into the surface of your skin. This is how laugh lines and crow’s feet are formed.
Always sleep on your back.
6) Eat salmon!
Salmon provides a good source of collagen which in turns helps to nourish skin and reduce wrinkles. In addition, it increases your ability to think. Double goodness!
7) Lastly, stay happy!
Do you know that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day (one per second.) Of those 60,000 thoughts, 95% of them are EXACTLY the same as the thoughts you had yesterday. And the day before that. And the day before THAT. Well, here’s something even worse: on average, a whopping 80% of those thoughts are NEGATIVE. That’s 45,000 negative thoughts per day!
Being gut-wrenching and apathetic about life is not going to help you. Instead, try to let go of this negative vibe and start to be grateful about your life.
Once those positive thoughts sink in, wrinkles are going to bid you goodbye and you can now say hello to young and dewy skin!
Remember Selena sang ‘who says you’re not beautiful and can’t be the best?‘
She’s stunning isn’t she? Hope you guys are motivated to follow my wrinkle-free regime already. 😛
Your friend, Juliana