Two of the most beautiful women I've ever known in all my life are hands down my mom, Gerri, and my grandma, Lelia. Throughout my life, I've watched each of them carry out their own brand of personal upkeep; it always fascinated me as a child and likely has a lot to do with why I now geek out over moisturizer and lipstick for a living.
Each of these phenomenal women has shared copious amounts of wisdom with me over the years that has helped to shape my views of beauty. More importantly, the care and attention I've watched them bestow upon themselves helped me to recognize the beauty within myself and everyone else in this wild world. Not to mention the fact that they both look at least 20 years younger than they actually are, so yeah, listen up!
In the interest of absorbing as much of their beauty knowledge as I possibly can (and sharing the wealth with all of you!), I think it's time to solidify their beauty secrets in the vast permanence of the internet. Ahead, check out the vintage beauty tips my mom and grandma swear by for flawless skin.
Gerri, Age 61
What's the most crucial beauty tip you've learned, and who taught it to you?
"Aging is in inevitable, but since there's longevity in my family (and a good chance I'll live well into my 80s), I want to be and look as healthy as possible in my advanced years and age gracefully. One thing I do that will serve me in every aspect of my health is drink lots of water every day."
Are there any beauty rituals you once subscribed to that you now think are ineffective or a waste of time?
"I don't like to use a lot of makeup, because I think it's nice to show off your natural skin. I just think skincare is more important than makeup. I've always believed that; it's not something that was taught."
What are your thoughts on aging? Do you care to slow down the aging process?