Nope. It’s just impossible for the green-eyed monster in me to sleep for long. It makes its way by waking up at the wrongest of instances – especially, when I’m savoring the view of those ageless beauties in a magazine. It is then, that my blood boils, and heart melts to see those women never age. My skin, it works its own way. Something like, with its own mind. I ran a gamut of face creams that really worked – harsh on my wallet. They were good. However, not good enough to manipulate my skin to accept them. Makes me wonder, how dim-witted can us, the consumers be. It takes less than a jiffy for those quintessential advertisements on the tube to bamboozle us with their hundred percent working skin products, and we? We, given a chance, would turn the world upside down to own one of those beauty products, for the sake of that much-desired youthful skin. I’m not in the correct place to wonder what caused you to lose that tenderness your skin once had, but yes. There’s one thing I need to state right at the onset, that if you don’t listen to your skin, it will not listen to you. End of the line.
- The Truth about Youthful Skin
Youthful skin is not that easy to gain. You know the upper-most layer of your skin started sagging. Stress surfaced. Depression kicked up a notch. And the worst thing is, it all shows in your eyes. Heard it somewhere, the junk you’ve consumed in your teenage, shows its adverse effects after teenage. Perhaps, every woman, right from her early twenties, starts losing that youthfulness, and proceeds towards a darker phase of life, where skin starts becoming drier, cells do not get repaired that frequently, bad diet hovers, and dark-circles under eyes make you look much more exhausted than you actually are.
It won’t come as a surprise to me if you marveled I was recounting your chronicles, while I stand pat about the fact that, in no way, can there be a woman, well above twenty-two years of age, who is not a dupe of age spots. In my view, the truth is, when the miscellany of those too-hard-to-ignore skin care products in a reputed cosmetic store straightaway hit your sanity, you become nothing but a junkie to the same. In hope for a better skin, you use a variety of youthful skin products, and when it doesn’t show you the desired results, you end up buying the same product, this time under a different brand name. And it goes on and on, till you’re tired of your own skin, and, now, want to get rid of it.
- Can I Get a Youthful Skin Naturally?
Youthfulness can be gained back. It, in no way, is an impossible thing to do. However, some terms and conditions is what you need to follow. You may have an array of pins and needles in life to deal with, but you need to realize that it is these pins and needles that are drilling hard into your skin’s texture. It might sound just too clichéd, but you need to lessen the balls and chains of life (actually, it sucked!). You need to stay happy and not keep complaining about your age. Yes, you might have hit thirty last month, so? Did that steal from you the right to stay beautiful and full of youth? I don’t think so.
I know not what healthy eating habits you have. However, I do know what is it that you can eat to keep your skin happy. Vegetables and fruits are a must for your skin. Dare not think that since, aging is irreversible, you are not capable of reversing the signs, and end up consuming good amount of alcohol, and stuff that is all but beneficial for your skin. Yeah, don’t smoke too, if you have a habit of smoking a lot. Otherwise, do not blame your skin for losing all its youthfulness and charm.
Your skin is, now, habitual of your routine. You know you don’t have the same tenderness you once had. The tightness your cheeks had. The immaculate texture your skin was proud of. It has all been replaced by fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and sags. Woman, it’s heart-rending to say, but you are no more in a state of experimenting with your skin now. In fact, if you were to ask me, I’d say, the present state of your skin is a result of the endless experiments you did on your skin, while it was sane. Of course, I do not contradict the natural phenomenon of aging that your skin undergoes. However, now, when your skin pleads for help, it’s your time to listen to it patiently, and act wise. Simple as that.
Protection from sun by using a sunscreen, drinking lots of water, getting good amount of sleep, and limited experimenting. Everything sounds just as you expected. Everybody says so, and I don’t think you never knew all this before you read it here. However, why not start doing it, instead? When you know there isn’t any other cure to those wrinkles and dullness your skin has to face, why not get started right now? This is the answer. No matter how much you vouch upon those inane beauty products that are nothing but a misrepresentation of beauty.
Youthful skin is not a matter of choice. You cannot gain it back in a jiffy, by using some expensive cosmetic products, without experiencing their side-effects. Instead, youth is what you need to bring out from within. A woman is the age she deserves and feels. This type of skin care might not fetch you instant results. But you should know that it’s never too late, and you’re never too old. To shield your skin. To gain that youthfulness back. To fall in love with that woman you see in the mirror. Yet again.
By Veethi Telang