Love the Way You Look: Self-Care at Any Age

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If you’re anything like us, chances are there are many times in your life when you thought, “I’ll do that later, when I’m more ready; when I feel better/healthier/sexier.” Then life took over, and that day never came. What you need to realize is that you are your best self right now. You are the healthiest, most beautiful version of yourself you’ve ever been, because you’ve never been this age before! You’re perfectly YOU, and no one could do it better.

So what are some ways you can treat yourself right now? Well, we have a few ideas! (You knew we would.)

Own your skin’s story

Every triumph, every struggle, every delight you’ve known is etched beautifully onto your life’s book. Those are not wrinkles; they’re accomplishments. Those are not scars; they are victories. And those are not stretch marks; they are medals of honor. The very cells of you glow with strength and grace. Accept these marks and what they say about you; love your story and the amazing Self that saw you through each chapter.

Pamper your body

Now that you can see how much your body deserves it, treat her right! What does she crave most? Is it a hot stone massage? A deluxe pedicure with all the bells and whistles? A smashing photo shoot with professional makeup and hair? Twenty minutes of alone time in the bath with Netflix and a glass of pinot noir? Whatever it is, give her what she needs! And then moisturize the hell out of everything.

Pay what you need to feel good

Like buying cheap bras, skimping on self-care is the kind of thing that seems fine when you’re wet behind the ears and full of unearned energy. But with age comes experience, and wiser women discover that living their best lives NOW means lavishing quality attention on the person who makes it all happen: the Self. So whatever makes you feel amazing, lively, or formidable is absolutely what you should be spending money on. As the saying goes, you can’t take it with you. But you can make a fabulous exit.

Say goodbye to self-doubt

Real Talk Time: go to the nearest mirror and take a good, long, appreciative look. This is your face. This is your body. This is your age. Are you going to try to turn back the clock--or make the best of what you have? Now’s your chance to be cool with your Self and finally allow that remarkable creature to be comfortable in her own skin. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine how that would feel. Amazing, right?! What are you going to do to make that happen, to celebrate the woman you see?

While you’ve got it, flaunt it

No more waiting for some mysterious future day when you’re “perfect.” Today is that day! So pull out the “special” eyeshadow. Drink that expensive bottle you’ve been saving. Break out that glam dress in the back of your closet. Wear it to the grocery store if you have to! Better yet, be daring and take the plunge on some premium self-care with a full-service pinup photo shoot, so on days when you’re feeling your age, you can pull out a visual reminder that, yeah, honey; you still got it!

We love what we see when we look at you. And so should you.