Sunday, August 1, 2010

Haute Beauty Tips: Defying the Aging Process

No matter where I go… people don’t believe that I’m over 40. I know… I don’t look it. But really, what does 40 look like these days? I was just in Mexico for a full body detox and the spa director at Ceiba del Mar nearly fell over when I told her that I was older than she thought! 

While so many forty-somethings are looking to Botox and plastic surgery for the answer to staying young. I’ve discovered my own fountain of youth. My secret to defying the aging process goes beyond travel and sampling beauty treatments and rituals around the world. It’s all about a positive attitude coupled with a lifestyle that’s full of cheerleaders who challenge me to dream bigger!

Sure, my body is changing and I may be a little closer to menopause. But I don’t fight it! I love being in my forties… I’ve never felt better. In fact, I honestly feel that I’m better than ever just like my mom. Although, I don’t drink alcohol or coffee, I do drink tea often for its antioxidant properties.

During my full body evaluation, I learned that I’m really ahead of the game and it shows. What’s elusive to many people comes natural to me. And I’m sure some of it has to do with having great genes!

Here are my 10 haute tips to a more beautiful you no matter your age:

1. Follow your passion and surround yourself with people who inspire, motivate and encourage you to grow beyond where you are today.

2. Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember in the big scheme of things… it’s all small stuff! Remember the serenity prayer.

3. Take care of your body… drink plenty of water and get enough sleep so that your body can recharge at rest.

4. Know your limits… do what works for you and let go of stress. When someone takes you on an emotional rollercoaster… remember it’s your choice to ride.

5. Indulge in wellness practices… a great massage will do wonders! Yoga is Haute!

6. Stay positive even when things are not going well… the tide always shifts!

7. Keep your beauty routine simple… be sure to wash your face twice a day to keep your pores free of impurities. And don’t forget to replenish the moisture in your skin.

8. Use sunscreen… I wear a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen daily. And look no wrinkles!

9. Use organic products like shampoos and conditioners to maintain healthier hair. You will literally see and feel the difference.

10. Fill your life with experiences that bring you to your highest happiness and not things that fail to bring you joy!

What goes on inside your body always shows on the outside. Be fearless and life will treat you well.

What's your anti-aging beauty secret?


  1. Beauty Tips: Drink lots of water, avoid unnatural sugars in foods and drinks, identify the correct skin care product for cleansing your skin. Try not to wear make-up too often, if so, use a mineral based product. Use a serum before your moisturizer- which needs an SPF!

    For Body: Use SUGAR scrubs rather than salt based scrubs. Definitely hydrate your skin immediately after bath or shower while skin is still damp. I highly recommend WHOOP ASH, which can be purchased at boutiques and online at

    Choose a perfume that doesn't overpower. I recommend Philosophy Grace Line and CLEAN. Save that "heady" scent for special occasions.

    Always ex foliate at least once a week. And most of all, LIVE A CLEAN LIFE...
    What is on the inside will radiate to the the exterior:)

  2. Great tips chica,I am over 40 and these tips really help! Great job and you look gorg!

  3. Marcia @ Half MoonAugust 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Excellent tips. As I "approach" 40 I took a head start by getting my health in check. What you put into your body is just as important, if not more important, as what you put on your body! Chucked sugar, meat and processed foods and it's amazing how my skin reacted. Then got my butt in gear and started sweating off years of junk and I'm even better now than when I graduated from college.

    So my haute tip for looking young is an oldie but definitely goodie - eat right & exercise! Totally cheaper than going under the knife. Plus there is the added rush of feeling like a total powerhouse when you achieve your fitness goal!

    And I'll tell you a little secret . . . I did it all right here at work! Talk about employee benefits . . .

  4. Those are great tips. I agree whole heartedly, especially with choosing to ride the emotional rollercoasters or not. I choose NOT!
    I love trying to push myself to the next level, never settling for failure. I believe in myself and try to surround myself with people who believe in me too.

  5. yup!! really a nice tips provide by the author of this blog...these tips are really help ful to stop ageing & increase your beauty.....