3.06.2013

aging gracefully.

at 27 years old i have noticed a few gray hairs. i blame it on stress from work... but my family history tells me i will be seeing more of those pesky gray hairs in the (near) future. i want to wait to start dying my hair until it's absolutely necessary -- hello, expensive maintenance costs! 


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i want to earn my wrinkles and look my age BUT i think you can age gracefully :) in order to avoid botox and other cosmetic procedures i am trying to live a healthier lifestyle -- eating healthier foods, being sun savvy and making time for workouts. but when do you bust out the wrinkle creams or eye serum?!? 

do you have any beauty secrets or products that you swear by?

xo, 
jillian
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  1. I've been wondering the same sort of things. I'm curious to see what people have to say. :)

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  2. I don't really have any secrets, but I think dressing your age is important. Dressing much younger than you are often looks kinda...silly to me. :)

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  3. No smoking or alcohol and plenty of veggies and water. That's the best advice I can give!

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  4. I'm also starting to get grey hair! It's terrible! My poor brother who's only 23 is about 50% grey already, if that gives you any indication of my genes {luckily, he thinks it's awesome}. For now, Jurgen dyes my hair for me which helps with the costs, but aside from this I also try to live and eat healthy in the hopes of ageing gracefully :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  5. My (gorgeous) friend from high school was wearing sunscreen and wrinkle creams before she was even 18. She's still gorgeous, maybe she was ahead of her time. I feel that no matter what sunscreen is your best friend, but I'm only 24 and I already use wrinkle cream around my eyes at night - especially since I loved the sun so much growing up and in college.

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  6. I'm 29 and finding gray hairs too. My mom was dyeing her hair in her early 30s, so hopefully I can hold off for a few more years!

    My grandma swears by moisturizer, and her skin looks great for 82. She never skips it, and neither will I!

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  7. this doesn't answer your question at all, but I love the message. and I know we have to be proactive because we ALL age, but whenever beauty people at counters tell me to start using anti-wrinkle cream, I want to say, "BUT I'M 26. AND WHERE WOULD DAME MAGGIE SMITH BE IF SHE HAD STARTED USING WRINKLE CREAM AT 26?" so there :)

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  8. Love your blog - new fan and follower here!

    I definitely agree with the eating healthy thing and am a true believer in large sunhats and 50spf! I recently started using a night cream with retinol in it that I love.

    Hope you stop by decor-eat sometime!
    Corbin

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  9. I've noticed too many grays for my liking, but I'm still holding out! As for skin secrets, I avoid the sun, layer on the SPF 30 for regular days and 100+ (plus a hat) when I know I'll be outside, and swear by Decleor facial oils–so far, so good!

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  10. I didn't bust out the eye cream until I hit my 30s, but I have stayed out of the sun since I was 25!

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  11. So funny you mentioned this. I JUST bought some eye cream (for over $50, ugh) as I've noticed this is an area that is in need of some attention. Just one of those expenses that come with age!

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  12. I agree 100%. My mom got me my first anti-aging cream at 20 but that was more preventative and sun block is always a must!

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  13. i have friends who have been using wrinkle cream for years! i'm in denial, so i just dabble on some night cream when i'm feeling wintry and blah, haha! but yes, moisturizing, avoiding the sun and eating right (also exercising!) are they keys, so says my mom. :)

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  14. Lots of H20, no alcohol or smoking, but the only lotions or creams I use are coconut oil, tea tree oil and argan oil in my hair and on my face. I dress mainly boho and am just now surrendering the hair color bottle and letting it go natural. I cover my hair with wraps for religious reasons so only my husband sees it anyway,

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