Younger women are obsessed with the care of their skin.
And that's not a bad thing.
They're going to be better off than our generation, who for the most part didn't even think about it, until one day we didn't recognize ourselves in the mirror.
Can you relate?
There was a time when we didn't even think about our 'aging' skin until well into our 40's.
But now, women are paying attention to their skin in the 20's.
Which I think is brilliant. LaVerne would've approved.
Because when you hit 50, you will have wished you had payed better attention.
So, I am going to give you the wisdom of experience from mama LaVerne.
My mama. Who did a stellar job of imparting to me the importance of good skincare.
(Left to right: Kim, Cheri, Lisa (me, I dig my paisley dress), Mama LaVerne)
I am happy to report that my skin has aged well, and I thank my mom for it.
Yes, I inherited good genes; but I could've messed that up.
With smoking, not prioritizing sleep or diet, and any number of other less than optimal lifestyle choices.
For example, she told me not to go join my friends when they were basking in the sun with baby oil slathered on their bodies. (C'mom now, show your age, give me a show of hands if you remember that trend!)
I did still join my friends, but I wore sunscreen; by the way, we did not have the vitamin D issue we do today, and thatone is for another post on another day.
She told me a few other things as well. Some I listened to; some I did not. Hey, I was a teenager after all.
However, the advice about skin, I paid attention to.
Because my mom's skin was gorgeous.
To the day she died, at the young age of 83, she was absolutely stunning.
Slightly nutty too, (yet again, a post for another day).
However, her skin was radiant. The other residents in her lovely senior home used to say "Oh, that LaVerne, she just adds class to the joint."
So, here are few tips from LaVerne, and a few I learned along the way as well.
Lisa and LaVerne's Well-Aging Skin Care Tips
Every morning, enjoy a cup of hot water with half a fresh lemon squeezed in. Great for your liver (which translates to great for your skin). This one's mine.
Get up and move! Your body. Every day. Great for your circulation, and...you guessed it - great skin. Also from me, LaVerne was not an exercise fan.
LaVerne said: Avoid unnecessary sun bathing without sun protection. (She was ahead of her time). Thanks, Mom.
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