Instant Avocado: Better than Botox

A few days ago, supermodel Heidi Klum was telling us that ‘skinny isn’t always better’ — and today, the same Heidi talks about aging: “I don’t think of getting older as looking better or worse; it’s just different. You change, and that’s OK. Life is about change. I don’t have anxiety about it, so I’m not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don’t think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with ageing, so I think it’s OK that I get wrinkles.” — says Heidi in Self Magazine. © Versus for Skinny VS Curvy , 2010.

Yes, Heidi Klum thinks natural and, as always, brings a healthy breeze in contrast to the latest surgery hype. Unlike Madonna paying 60,000 Euros on some anti-cellulitis machine. Unlike other stars and models running for the Botox frenzy, boob jobs and other plastic implants.

A ladies magazine, under the title “Young at any age,” presents five women, aged 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60. Each one -in her own way- was looking younger than her age. Or should I say than the average accepted norm for her age.

No mention about marital status, children, stress making matters. An optimist presentation, with a merry glare. Most likely this is the real situation or else they couldn’t look younger than the norm, right? Some were saying they’re enriching their activity by walking the dog in the park. All are thoughtful about nutrition. All are treating the face with cosmetic creams or masks.

I’m trying to maintain my face although I still have to make it to a cosmetic parlor. And maybe it should be the case! Because someday I won’t like feeling as the lady with the all wrinkled face, bragging that she never treated her face with cosmetics… “We can see that!” came the stern reply.

When young, I was reading how important is to massage your skin. Not just for the face but mostly for the neck. Neck exercises, like pointing the chin up, looking for an imaginary thing on an imaginary shelf. Sleeping on the back without pillow, with the chin pointing up again. All these helped me so far to keep my neck unchanged.

Problem is that years pile up and, normally, I’m noticing traces of less hydration, so to say… If during my twenties I was content using simple NIVEA, later on I upgraded to NIVEA Q10. After adding the night cream I realized it’s not beneficial so I stayed with only the day care cream. Besides this, I got a rash on a cheek. Was suspecting NIVEA as the cause although the doctor refrained from any brand related suspicion. I moved to L’Oreal, with twisted results.

The Eucerin switch finally made me happy! I’m buying Eucerin exclusively from the pharmacy, only for day care. And I can tell that I feel my face is hydrated. Eucerin dealt out with my left cheek rash. It also blurred the threatening wrinkles.

I know about a lot of naturist recipes but wondering how many of us do have the time to take for preparing and applying them?! With an appointment to the cosmetician, you are putting a price on the taken time. If your chores are limited to walking the dog, then you may indulge some extra time for mixing healthy ingredients, such as cottage cheese, egg yolk, bee honey and olive oil, before spreading the mix on your face.

An even more practical spirit would squash a fresh peach on her face. Or a strawberry. But if you’ve gotta get out after the kids, or to fetch some groceries, or to run at the post office, paying the bills, well, you may forget about the peach or the strawberry beauty natural masks.

One morning though I took advantage of an avocado. Half of it went to school shortly after 6am. I was looking at the other half left alone on the table. It was a candidate for oxidation before the twins will wake up to breakfast. I said to myself: “Avocado is so healthy.” So I squashed it, spread it over my face and rested for about ten minutes. I should have stayed at least twenty minutes with the avocado half all around my face. I’m afraid my patience ran out earlier but, after peeling up the avocado mask, the sensation was wonderful. My refreshed face felt softer and returned an easy velvet-like touching.

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Too bad I’m not spoiling myself this way more often.

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