Slow Down the Clock
Date: May 26, 2016
I feel great, just like I did fifteen years ago. That is… until I look in the mirror. Who is that old lady?! The reflection I see is not a reflection of how I feel. I still want to be pretty and sexy and I know I am in good company. But why is it that we don’t seem to be aging as well as celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston? If you think it’s because they have gone under the knife, you are wrong.
That being said, anyone who looks like that and says that they haven’t done any kind of enhancement is not telling the truth. The real truth is that these ladies have not had a major overhaul. Rather, they have been having frequent tune-ups, which are far more effective at turning back and stopping the clock than surgery. We have to accept the inevitable. The battle against the aging process is not a walk in the park – it’s an endless marathon. That’s actually the good news. We can do it too. We just have to be committed to the process.
When it comes to “older women” being attractive and desirable, times have changed. Did you know that the actress Ann B. Davis who played housekeeper Alice in the Brady Bunch was just 42 when the series began? And actress Jean Stapleton who played Edith Bunker in All in The Family was just 47 in season one? Compare to current celebrities like Sandra Bullock (51), Jennifer Aniston (47), Madonna (57), Julianne Moore (55) or Jennifer Lopez (46).
These women work at looking fabulous. They are committed, in terms of both time and money. You can do it too. The earlier you start, the better. But don’t despair if you have some catching up to do. You can still do it. Start now with frequent exercise and a healthy, nutritious diet.
You will need a comprehensive plan. Start with a consultation with a Licensed Medical Aesthetician or an Aesthetics Nurse about skin care. Follow the prescribed regimen that will include professional grade skin care products – cleansers, masques, serums, crèmes, lotions. In addition, this regimen should include a sunscreen with at least a 15 SPF & a physical block, plus a retinoid product.
Thanks to the dramatic advancements in aesthetic treatments, we can achieve results so natural that no one will raise an eyebrow.
- You will want to tighten and firm with RadioFrequency technology.
- LED is a powerful weapon against aging. The treatments result in more youthful, rejuvenated skin.
- IPL corrects sun damage and smooths & tones.
- You will benefit from frequent Medical Microdermabrasions, Chemical Peels and other high tech facial treatments such as Ultrasonic Microcurrent.
- Microneedling may be employed to rejuvenate & firm and reduce scarring.
- Injectables such as Botox® & Juvederm® are still the indulgence that most women have enjoyed. Botox® smooths wrinkles and hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers smooth creases and can even create a “lift.” Some HA dermal fillers can fill fine lines while others can restore significant volume.
Sofia Vergara, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robin Wright and Julianne Moore have all been very public in their confessions of using these treatments to maintain their looks. These ladies want something that looks natural so they focus their time on a regimen of non-invasive procedures and treatments.
Most of us want to still look like ourselves, just better. We don’t want a “frozen face,” “chipmunk cheeks” or “over-stuffed, over-pouty lips.” Just natural looking improvements, no plastic. The celebrities mentioned here do too. They achieve it through a routine of regular non-invasive treatments and (because the aging process continues) maintenance. Their livelihood depends on it.
Even though my job doesn’t depend upon how youthful I look in front of cameras, I made the decision a few years ago to fight the changes associated with getting older. I have used, among other things, RadioFrequency technology, IPL, LED, Botox and Juvederm over the last several years and I plan to continue. And I am proud to admit it, just like I am proud to say I work out and eat right. If you don’t like the changes you see and want improvement that looks natural, come see the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away body shaping + beauty lounge in San Antonio, www.SculptAway.com or 210-227-3051.