LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
Facing the physical changes that accompany menopause and aging is a challenge for the modern-day woman who finds herself immersed in a culture that worships youth and beauty. Ours is not a world that values the aging, although I see evidence of this changing everywhere, most especially in the hearts, souls and spirits of the women I know through my work with women over fifty. We are staring down the shadows of our culture and wrestling with them daily. It’s been a valiant fight and I believe we are making a difference.
Those of us who value a woman’s inner beauty are still sometimes confused by our feelings of discomfort with our own aging body. I still find myself wanting to look younger than my age, grappling with external things such as “should I keep coloring my hair, or let it go to whatever version of gray it is”. I want to dress in comfort but I still want to be attractive to my husband. For now, I’ve settled on a few things , but I am well aware that I will continue to change and question and grow with my aging body.
As I became more acutely aware of the shortness of life, taking care of myself rose in importance on my to-do-list. I made lots of mistakes in this regard throughout my life and I will never be perfect, but I work harder at keeping myself healthy than I ever did. I have come to understand that my body is not something to be controlled and manipulated but something to cherish and respect. To that end I have chosen not to take drastic measures (even if I could afford them) and instead take care of the most important things first. I work daily to reduce the effects of stress, an area for me that has been most neglected, and I worry more about what I eat and moving my body than I do about what the scales say or what size clothes I’m wearing.
Yesterday, my hairdresser and I agreed that for as long as my husband stubbornly refuses to gray, I will continue to minimize my own gray hair, while not banishing it entirely. We’re the same age but I fear he’ll eventually look ten years younger than me. I’m not ready for that! While I may have fallen short in dealing with stress, over the years I have been diligent about taking care of my skin. For as long as I can remember I have used Mary Kay skin care products. It was through a skin care class way back when that I learned the value of skin care and incorporated a regimen into my life. I liked the way it worked for me. Now is no exception. A good friend of mine is a Mary Kay Director and she keeps me up-to-date on all the latest products. She recently sent me an introductory package of the new skin care products for aging skin.
I received my demo package about four weeks ago and I was so pleased by how good my skin looked and felt that I asked her if there was some way I could make it available to my friends on Aging Abundantly. You may already have your favorite products but if you would like to try TimeWise Repair, I have been able to secure a 25% discount for you until the end of October. I know you will not be disappointed, but if you are, Mary Kay has always had 100% money back guarantee. See details HERE or contact me directly by email and I will handle your order personally.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at AgingAbundantly@gmail.com.
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