Beauty: Life beyond 30

Finally at 29, I’m starting to get this whole skin care thing. Up until now, I always lumped the skin care routine with general hygiene, so I wouldn’t think about how a product keeps my skin looking youthful but more about how it keeps it clean.

Just around my birthday, I found an image of Catherine Walsh looking amazing:

Catherine Walsh

 

I have no idea how old she is, but this is how I want to look at her age. Elegant & graceful. Naturally, I started digging around for interviews with C Walsh to find out more about her beauty routine and eventually ended going through some of the old articles and websites I’ve bookmarked. Annnnnd as I started digging around, I was sidetracked to Jennifer Beals. Remember Flash Dance? Okay, I’m not going to show you a comparison photo of her because we can all google that. Let me tell you that December 2013 (this year), J Beals will be turning 50. Got that? Now let me show you a photo of her taken when she’s 49:

 

Jessica BealsSource

Oh. My. God. I want to look like that at 31 and this is what she looks like at 49!!!!!!???????!!!!!!

Of course, I went searching for just what kind of magic juice she’s been drinking. And found this:

Ever Deep

 

Ever Deep is an anti-aging product / program that transforms the science behind the water retention and cell regeneration in algae, into a bottle of cleanser.

Sad thing is, the product doesn’t seem to ship to Australia so I have no way of trying this out. If someone happens to find this product in Australia, please please please let me know!

Now, onto my new idol Catherine Walsh. I really recommend you read through this article as it gives you a good summary of the products that she uses. But one thing that I realised not just from the article, but also the interview with Miroslava by Garance Dore (who uses baby soap to clean her face in the morning), is that beauty at older age doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it isn’t. Take care of your skin and the rest will take care of itself.

catherine walshSource

 

I looooove the idea of uncomplicating a skin care routine. Seriously, there are so many ridiculous products out there and I don’t even know who to listen to. And it’s definitely comforting that people do use baby soap and Cetaphil to wash their face and still look great.

Please let me know if you have any tips or recommendations because I honestly don’t think I can try every product in the shops before finding “The One”. Maybe chocolate, definitely NOT skin care products.

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