Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Don't Age Yourself!

"5 Ways Your Makeup Might Be Aging You" by Jenny Jin is a informative article that appeared on PureWow a few days ago.

So yesterday, I received a Facebook message from a girl who wondered about my birth year (1951). She was one year younger and claimed that I "don't show any bit of age." She was "growing dismayed" because she just looks old and wanted to know what I have done to look so young.

I told her that 1951 was correct. And then I explained that I never smoked and seldom drink alcoholic beverages (maybe one bottle of beer per month). Also, I watch my weight and have weighed the same (plus or minus 5 pounds) for most of my adult life (actually, I now weigh minus 10 pounds).

I moisturize my face and neck every morning and use eye cream to minimize wrinkles (I have been doing that for about ten years).

And as luck would have it, I already avoid 4 out of the 5 ways makeup might be aging me, as described in Jenny Jin's article referenced above. And I plan on making that 5 out of 5 as soon as possible.

Source: Veronica Beard
Wearing Veronica Beard (Source: Veronica Beard).

Lilo Wanders
Lilo Wanders, professional femulator

1 comment:

  1. I was a 1951 baby, too.

    My idea of using makeup to keep a more youthful appearance is to avoid looking like Gloria Swanson's characterization of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard." Ms Swanson was only 51 when she made that movie, which was old for an actress by 1950 standards, but the over-made-up look made her appear to be 20 years older. The over-dramatic acting made her look even more of a caricature, too. There's no doubt that Norma Desmond has been inspiration for many a drag queen!

    The one thing Norma Desmond forgot to put on her face was a smile. :-)