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Skincare After 50

skin care for 50+

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Do you take care of your skin?

I never wore make up as a teenager nor did I take care of my skin.  I bet you those who know me will think I’m fibbing but I’m not 🙂  It just wasn’t a thing back then. My daughter is 15 (going on 25) and she wears a little bit of makeup here and there … a little bit of mascara and light eyeshadow and gloss on her lips.  I didn’t even wear that.

It wasn’t until my high school graduation when the school photographer asked that we put on a little bit of blush for our photos.  Well . . . that was foreign for me.  Well alright.  The photos didn’t turn out too bad but all you saw was two pink streaks on my cheeks.

After that, with a little help from a close family friend who began her own makeup business, I delved into the world of makeup and skin care.

So At What Age Should You Start A Skin Care Regimen?

It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin.  There are so many products for all types of skin.  I have been taking care of my skin for a little over 30 years.  WOW!!  I never realized how high that number was.  But yes, I will be 54 in October (another wowzer moment-yikes) and I have not stopped taking care of my skin.  I was able to teach my mother a few things I learned over the years with proper makeup application to what she needed to keep her skin youthful.  Now I am trying to teach my daughter but with the power of YouTube, she seems to know everything 🙂  Am I right … ladies who have teenage daughters?

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I think the earlier in life you start with taking care of your face, the better.  As girls enter their teen years, the hormones start to kick in and so does the acne in most girls.  But there are so many products to combat acne.  As I said, I started my daughter on a regimen of hypo-allergenic skin care.  Her face was breaking out and she needed a good product for her age.  I bought her  the Clinique line of skin care which is perfect for young skin.  It helped clear up her acne within a few days of using the products.  She also used Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask for the little bit of pimples she had in her t-zone area.

Over the years, I have used many brands of makeup and skin care, but one of my favourite lines are Clarins as well as Estee Lauder .  They have beautiful products and an excellent skin care line.  My most valuable product is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

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Simple Daily Skin Care Regimen

Mornings:

  • Cleanser or Toner – refresh your face from a long-night sleep
  • DayTime Cream/Moisturizer – choose the proper cream that will keep your skin properly hydrated
  • Foundation Primer
  • Foundation
  • Makeup
  • Hydrating Facial Mist

Evening:

  • Cleanser – all you need is a small dab and lather up to wash away all the makeup
  • Toner – with a cotton pad, wipe all the leftover dirt from your makeup. Cleansers might not always totally clean your face so it’s a good idea to use a toner.
  • Eye Serum – dab a little in the eye area, which is a delicate part of our face.  A very important addition to your evening skin care routine, especially for us mature women, who want to keep those wrinkles away.
  • Night-time Cream – apply a cream that will keep your face moisturized throughout the night.

See . . .  it doesn’t take too much out of your day to commit to a skin care routine.  You just need to be faithful to this regimen on a daily basis.  The most important thing you should take away from this routine is to never go to bed without washing your face.  If you feel you don’t have time to do this whole routine, just promise yourself to ALWAYS wash your face before you go to sleep.  That is something that has always been most important to me.

If you have any questions or comments I would be glad to hear them and answer.

If there is anything more that you might want to learn or another topic you want me to write about please let me know.

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Never Too Late To Pursue Your Dreams

50+ women

Have you ever had a passion to do something else? Did you ever have a dream you would be doing something else? If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now about what you do for a living, would you choose the same path?  Or would you want to change course and do something that you have had a passion for longer than you can remember.

Hi everyone, my name is Sylvia and I truly believe and live by the motto . . .

THE  SKY’S  THE  LIMIT

I’ll tell you why.  There comes a time in one’s life where we crave change to keep our sanity.  I have been in the workforce for over 20 years, sitting behind a desk and I wanted something more.

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was in my earlier teens.  Back in the day, when I was growing up there was one designated photographer.  Guess who it was?? Lol!!  That’s ok.  I didn’t complain.  My dad was the occasional photographer, at first, but I took over that role eventually.  When I got married, I bought more equipment – even a video camera. 

I was not that serious about it but I was determined to capture the special moments in my children’s lives; their birth, their first smile, their first everything.  I recorded everything I could and organized it so I could always go back and reminisce.

So, it wasn’t until I was asked by my employer to photograph an annual event that I began to put more serious thought into photography.  Therefore, with a lot of research and countless tutorials later, I began my photography business.

At my age, I thought 2 teenage kids later that I was too old to try something new.  I thought my time has come and gone when I got my education in the accounting field and that was it.  But I refused to think that was it for me.  I did wish that I had started a little earlier. 

My wonderful husband set me straight a number of times, telling me who cares how old I am.  I have a passion for something. He said to follow my dreams.  The past is the past and I’m only looking onward into the future.  And I am excited to see what the future holds for me.  Hence, the name of my blog …

Sly’s the Limit

So, I am following my dreams.  I put my heart into photography.  Capturing special moments for first time parents as they cuddle with their newborn baby.  There is nothing more precious than when you see the love in a mother or father’s eyes that they have for their baby.  We need to treasure these moments in our lives for generations.  I am so thrilled and honoured to be able to provide that for these parents.

I have many passions.  And in the coming weeks, I want to share those with you.  I will share with you who set me on this path of creativity and who gave me the strength to seize my goals.   I want to share with you everything I can to encourage other women my age or coming to my age to never forget about their passion just because they reach a certain age.

If you have a passion to start something new or do something extra on the side, whether it’s a hobby or a different career start, you need to pursue it.  Don’t ever think it’s too late for you.  Don’t let age get in the way of your dreams.  I want you to all know you can come here to share your thoughts with myself and others and it can be a place to encourage each other to keep moving forward.  I’m hoping to hear from others who are thinking the same way I am.

Keep dreaming

Keep pursuing your passions

Stay motivated