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Friday, January 1, 2016

MYTH: The Fountain of Youth

Ah, yes, the ubiquitous Fountain of Youth. So many people are searching for this mythical place. Are you looking for the fountain of youth? I hate to break the news to you—there is no such thing. But companies and skin care product manufacturers spend millions of dollars every year in advertisements hoping you will buy into the myth that, through one product or another, you can physically alter your skin.

So much of skin care is internal. A healthy body inside usually equals healthy skin outside. You can’t erase years of abuse by using “miracles in a jar,” no matter how expensive (therefore it must be good) a product is. Do you eat sugar, drink alcohol, perhaps lie out in the sun? Limiting these three things alone can help you achieve healthier, younger-looking skin.

Hopefully the information I am providing helps show you the steps necessary for a good skin care regime, extra measures that can be taken, and then the reality that you will age no matter what. How you age will all depend on your attitude toward it, as well as other factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and skin care maintenance.

Don’t buy expensive creams hoping for a miracle. There are no miracles—not in jars, anyway. Be kind when you look in the mirror. What ages you more than any physiological component is your own negative view of yourself. Be positive. Your inner dialogue (positive self-talk) could be the Fountain of Youth you’ve been looking for.

For more on my philosophy and (yes) the good things that are inherent in the aging process, click on the following article links:
but probably not in a jar of skin cream