Growing up in Texas it seemed almost everyone was in to making sure they looked their best before stepping out of the house. Hair done, make-up on.
So it wasn’t that big of a deal that my mother always taught her three daughters to do the same, but not for vanity reasons. She always said that you need your make-up on to protect your skin from the sun and wind, and that one day we would thank her.
Well that day has come now that I am only months away from 50. I do see that my skin still looks good and I especially notice how people I know that are around my age who do not wear make-up have aged much faster.
I also have to tell you about my mother’s mother, dear old Granny. My Granny owned a Merle Norman cosmetic studio for 65 years. She was very in to taking care of her skin, cleansing and moisturizing and yes wearing make-up. I want you to know that when she died at the age of 86 she did not have a wrinkle on her… sagging skin yes, but no wrinkles. Proof that taking care of your skin goes a long way to looking younger longer.
I was in the 6th grade when my Mom started me out cleansing and moisturizing my skin morning and night and wearing light make-up, translucent powder and a little mascara. I look back on that and realize now that the most important part of that was developing good habits at a young age. Just like brushing my teeth every morning and night, I got into the habit of taking care of my skin.
If you have a young daughter, now is the time to teach her good habits that will help her look younger longer. One day she will thank you!.