A few weeks ago, I was standing in front of #3’s preschool waiting for him to be brought out.
He attends a training preschool inside of a high school. All of his teachers, aside from the master teacher, are high school aged girls and boys.
This day, as I stood there waiting, another mom approached me. It was weird because no one ever talks to me at this school. Literally. No one. Ever.
But, she opened with a smile and then said, “Hi, I wanted to ask you how INSERT NAME OF DAUGHTER HERE (I wasn’t listening to details because I was still blown by the fact that she was speaking to me) did today. After she hit INSERT OTHER RANDOM CHILD’S NAME HERE (confused, so confused) I wanted to make sure she apologized.”
I blinked. And smiled. And, blinked again before I realized, hold the phone, this chick thinks I’m in high school? Like a teenager?!
Wow, not only is she CRAZY, but also, she’s about as observant as a newborn kangaroo. After having our children in the same school for the better part of a year, she didn’t recognize me? I’m pretty distinct looking for a variety of reasons.
My are-you-for-real face didn’t clue her in. I actually had to say, “Um, I’m not a student teacher. My son is in your daughter’s class. I’m a parent.”
Elevator eyes. Don’t hate because I have good jeans. Followed by, “Hmm, ok.”
She turned and walked away and I jump kicked her in the back gaped at her openly.
So, what’s the point of all of this?
Don’t be an oblivious jerk.
I look young!
Mostly it’s genetics…
Yep, that’s my mama and she’s like twice my age.
But, also, I do some other stuff to keep the wrinkles at bay.
How to Look Younger (And Feel It Too!)
1. Wear better clothing. Jeans hiked up to your collar bone, all white sneakers, pastel colored twin sets; all surefire ways to date yourself. I’m not saying you should hustle out and buy a pair of sneaker wedges for your 45th birthday (actually, dressing super young tends to make you look even older), but consider investing in some classic pieces that are timeless, well-fitted, and of a good quality to help shave off a few years.
2. Fix your hair. If you’re still using half a bottle of Aqua Net on your mane every morning, chances are you are singularly responsible for at least one hole in the ozone layer need to seriously consider a new look. I know hair changes are hard to adopt, but think about the time you’ll shave off your morning routine if you go ahead and stop teasing your bangs!
3. Avoid the sun. Like the plague. Or, at least use sunscreen. I know, you want to be all golden brown. But golden brown isn’t going to keep you from looking all shot up when you’re 32.
4. Use good face products. I neglected my face until I was about 30; some days I didn’t even bother to rinse it off before bed. And then, adult acne decided to attempt to ruin my life. I’ve spent the past few years working to clean up that mess. I recently got to sample the acne treatment system from Dermagist. I’ve actually sampled many of these types of products in the past, but I really liked how the clarifying cream from Dermagist worked. Often, the odor of these products is a huge turnoff for me, but this one is nicely scented, it actually diminished the appearance of my scars, and acted as a moisturizer for my skin as well. They also make an anti-aging product line that you might want to check out.
5. Drink water. It helps all kinds of stuff.
How do you keep your skin looking fresh?
*I received the Dermagist acne treatment system for review. My face looks pretty fly and all opinions are my own.