I feel so lucky to have been a part of the Beauty and Fashion Industry for over 40 years, I have learned a lot from all the experts I have encountered along the way. That’s why I have deiced to write a follow up to my last NY Times Best Seller which I wrote 30 years ago. Since that first book my beauty routine has changed very little, but now I have tried some of the exciting treatments designed to reverse the signs of aging. I have tried Botox injections in my forehead but the results made me frown. I tried botox again this time in my neck and loved it, but here’s the deal, some women think if they use Botox or filler they can throw away their skincare creams but that would be a big mistake, remember the aging process is always ongoing, and it’s the daily routine and steps you take to care for your skin 24 hours a day and 7 days a week that will help slow down the process and keep you looking your best at any age.
It’s like having a beautiful vintage car restored and repainted… If you keep it protected from the elements and clean and wax it on a regular basis, you will continue to shine. Maintaining your own personal “luster” with a daily beauty routine like my Bio-Activation System that includes daily sun protection, cleansing, hydration and skin repair is critical to continuing to look your best at every age!
As women, there are so many external pressures we face to look a certain way. The bottom line is that nobody can tell you what is right or wrong for you! I don’t think that anyone should be pressured to try cosmetic treatments. It’s important to age gracefully, and to me that means being comfortable in your own skin. Aging is not an illness! Remember to stay true to yourself, and what makes you special.
If you are considering a dermatological tweak it is important to find the right Doctor, I tell you how to do that in my book Timeless Beauty, which includes over a hundred tips & tricks that I have gathered over the years for looking and feeling great, I even have my experts giving you their tips on what they can do for you. Many factors go into a youthful and beautiful appearance – the good news is there is a lot you can do! Overall I have found that I owe my youthful appearance to good diet, proper exercise, good skincare and sun protection. The daily skincare habits you adapt into your routine make all the difference over time. I spent four years developing my Authentic Skincare line using the finest skincare ingredients available, including UVA, UVB and Infrared ray defense to protect your skin from the number one cause of aging, the sun. Having grown up on the beaches of Malibu, I know how disastrous the effects of the sun can be on your skin, causing wrinkles, sun spots and sun damage. I never go without a good sunscreen and you shouldn’t either. I wish I’d started earlier!
Even with all of my tips and tricks, when asked about my “number one secret” to a beautiful, lifted look, my answer is always the same thing – A SMILE! A smile is like an instant facelift and is your greatest beauty asset.
Keep on smiling and have a great day!