Friday, February 22, 2008
Fountain of Youth
There are some Manhattanites (a few of whom I know personally) who simply don't seem to age. Their skin is almost as glowy and unlined as it was when they were teenagers, their hair is lustrous and silky, and their hands show not even a hint of an age spot. Are these women genetic marvels or are we to understand that they have actually discovered the fountain of youth, and, if so, is it in Central Park? Well, the truth is they were born beauties, but they have stayed that way because they maintain. By maintain I'm referring to wearing Anthelios sunscreen, working out with light weights every morning along the Hudson River path, and dining on salmon accompanied by a splash of green juice and lemon. However, some of us (myself included) consider the pose of the child a complete yoga workout, dine on Shake Shack burgers and chocolate shakes courtesy of Danny Meyer, and forgo the sunscreen out of laziness. For girls like me there is hope as I have discovered (actually an editor at Vogue discovered) the next best thing to the fountain of youth. Olay 14 day skin intervention is like rehab for your face. The small tubes of concentrated night treatments have a clinical air about them, resting in a container that looks like the ones used for holding test tubes. When you snap off the red cap and spread the cream onto your face it has a serum-like consistency reminiscent of a primer and absorbs into the skin quickly. In just two weeks I looked rested and rejuvenated, and I didn't even have to drink a single sip of green juice.
If you want a little extra oomph to rev up your youthful transformation I suggest purchasing Charla Krupp's How Not to Look Old, which offers invaluable tips on issues such as how to ditch the granny glasses for a pair of sexy frames, leg-wear for the youthful minded, and why dark lipstick is a big no no for mature gals. We can't stop the aging process but we can definitely stave it off for now, or until we discover the real fountain of youth!
photo credit for Olay product: http://www.olay.com
photo credit for book: http://www.amazon.com