I’ve been doing a bit of research on anti-aging products but I’m still not sure what I should get. I’m looking to purchase one as a gift but I really need help in deciding. I wouldn’t want to cause my friend’s skin to break out or something worse with my gift.
Anyway, I’ve browsed through reviews and stuff on Amazon and Google, and I was finally able to cut down my choices to just three.
a. Olay’s Total Effects Night Firming Treatment
b. Joy & Karma’s Best Vitamin C Serum For Face
c. Clinique’s Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Any feedback is appreciated!
It’s amazing how one ‘s perspective can change through time…and age. I’ve never really made a big deal of my age but when I hit the big three-oh, even I had to pause and think about this important milestone in my life.
I mean, has it really been a decade ago when I was all about “live life to the fullest!” and older relatives telling me “the world is your oyster”? Wow. How time flies, indeed!
For the past two years that I’ve been gone from this site, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and redefine who I am as a person, as an individual. When I wrote my last post, I was certainly at a weird impasse. Several factors led me to that point and though it’s not good to rehash the things that happened – especially the negative moments, I just want to say that I’m glad to have been able to push through and come out a better and stronger woman.
I apologize for sounding so somber in my first post back, but it’s just something I had to get out of the way. And now that I’ve said what I needed to say, I can’t help but feel very excited to start blogging again!
When I first started this blog, the only thing that I really wanted to do was to share my knowledge on how to take care of one’s body and in particular, their legs. Every new blog post that I make is a product of hours of careful research as well as writing. I do not want to create something that would embarrass me. I want to create something that I can actually be proud of. This is the main reason why I always take great care in writing blog posts.
Unfortunately, it seems that I am now in a rut. I do not seem to find the motivation tot blog. This is not just about finding the time to actually write about things that I wish to write about. It is the fact that I can no longer find anything to actually blog about. That’s right. I cannot think of anything else to write. I’ve been wracking my brain for the past few weeks but inspiration seems to avoid me. The only thing that I can think of to blog about is to complain that I cannot think of anything to blog about.
This is pretty crazy. The last few posts have been pretty easy for me. It is only recently that I’ve been having problems with the blog. Blogging used to be fun. But now, blogging is just something that feels like a chore. This is quite embarrassing for me. I’ve been trying to be a regular blogger for months but at this rate, I am not committing myself to blogging properly. Because of this, I believe I should take a break from blogging. Maybe a change in perspective can actually do me good. This change in perspective may be a big help.
I’m not quitting blogging forever. I am just trying to take a break. The only problem right now is that I do not know when I will be able to return to blogging. Because of this, I will just keep this blog active for now but there will be no new posts. Maybe in a few months, I’ll be back.
Ultimately, what I have been trying to tell you guys is to always stick to a routine. It would be useless to start on something and then quit after just a few times of actually doing it. Then if you realize that it could really be good for you, you start again and then the same thing happens. I know this usually happens because I have been here before. However, I reached that point where I just really decided to just stick with it. It was all or nothing at that point.
I started out with the simple things like putting on moisturizer and going to the gym every once in a while to run on the treadmill. I did not pressure myself to do this every day because I knew that I would feel so stressed out about it and then I would get lazy eventually. I advise you guys to do the same. Do not think of it as something you really have to do because sometimes you would get overwhelmed with even this kind of responsibility. Sooner or later, you will get the hang of it and then you could do it more frequently than when you first started.
It is a matter of patience and dedication and once you continuously repeat something, eventually you will just think of it as part of your lifestyle already. Good luck!
There is another way that you can trick people into thinking that you really have amazing legs. This is actually my favorite tip because it is fun and it is such a girl thing. If you have not guessed what I am talking about well let me just tell you. You need killer heels to be able to fake having long and toned legs. This is really a fact, believe me. When I wear five to six-inched heels, my legs really look endless. Plus, it exaggerates my treadmill-toned legs. It looks more toned and perfect. That is why I really grab every chance that I get when I can wear heels.
Some of my friends would wear heels and they would forget that they have insecurities when it comes to their thighs. This is because their thighs look really sexy when in heels. I know that it can be painful (sometimes, the best shoes are not always the most comfortable) but it takes sacrifice to look good and it is also why you need to take care of your legs. It is important that you pamper your legs after a long day of wearing heels because if not, you could get varicose veins and it can really make your legs look ugly. Being able to stand and walk in heels takes a lot of practice and thankfully, I work out a lot and running on the treadmill really helps me be able to work my killer heels for even a night of dancing.
I know some people prefer shaving their legs because it does not hurt all whereas having your legs waxed brings a lot of pain especially if you are still new to it. Based on my experience, having my legs waxed is way better than shaving it. With waxing, you only do it once a month more or less but with shave, you really do it every so often, depending on your hair growth. Shaving only takes away the upper part of the hair and that is why when it grows, it becomes a lot thicker. With waxing, the root itself is removed so when it finally grows, it is much finer.
There is the cold wax and the hot wax. Hot wax is much more hygienic but I personally like having a cold wax more because it does not hurt as much. Yes, I do admit that even me who is so experienced to getting myself waxed all the time, I still experience pain but it is rather tolerable because by now, I am pretty much used to it already. Besides, the pain does not really last forever. It would sting but after a few seconds, that feeling would be gone. So really, it is not that big of a deal. If you want to be surer, you can take Advil before your appointment so that it would numb you from the pain.
The best thing about working hard for something is when you get to confidently flaunt the results for the whole world to see. Before, when I was just starting to really care for my legs, I was also shy to wear clothes that would reveal too much of my legs. I did not think at that time that my legs were going to be my asset and I really tried my best to hide them under jeans and trousers. But when I felt like going to the gym and working on my legs were starting to pay off as well as following a regular regimen of moisturizers and whatnot, I immediately started flaunting them more often. I instantly changed my clothes from jeans and long skirts to shorter shorts and those really sexy dresses. I honestly felt really great and apparently, other people began to notice the changes that happened.
When they ask me what it was that I did, I would readily answer them that it was my dedication and determination to keep my legs looking silky smooth and toned that encouraged me to achieve my goal of having these amazing legs. Yes I also got lazy from time to time and I even made up excuses just to get out of a gym session but in the end, I realized that you only get what you give and if I did not give it my best, I would not have had great results.
If I could do it, so can you.
I love putting moisturizer on my legs. For me, this is the most important step in taking care of your legs. As you all probably know, the same goes with the rest of your body and face. Specifically, when you want to take proper care of your legs, you must do this step all the time. You must also know how to do it properly. You must think that simply by slapping on some lotion or cream can already do the trick and smoothen up your legs. The fact is you must also do it the right way. It is said that you must put on moisturizer immediately after you shower or bath because the moist skin can be able to soak in the moisturizer more and retain it better than when you apply it later when the skin has already dried up. Take note, even the way you wipe your body has a proper way of doing it. In this case, you have to pat it dry and not rub it all over as this will help you retain the body’s natural ability to keep the moisture in your skin.
That is why ladies, you must put more effort in doing this. I know that most of us get lazy and skip this step. Now you must remember to do this as this is very essential to the whole process.
Today, I spent a great deal exercising. I lasted for a good hour and a half on the treadmill. Not only does it tone up my legs, it makes me lose weight too. It really is a win-win situation for anyone. I love that even if I take a lot of time on the treadmill, I am still able to do things like read my magazines or watch my favorite shows on television. Like what you see on the movies with girls running on the treadmill and they are gossiping with their friends or watching a show on TV, I can do that too. Personally, I find working out on the treadmill really therapeutic. I really don’t know but I feel that way. I sure hope you guys can feel that way too. If you do, then it will be a lot easier for you to enjoy sweating yourself off on the treadmill too.
If you think that exercise and going to the spa are enough to make your legs look really beautiful, well you are wrong. These are never enough.
Another thing that you could do is to get your vitamin C. While you may eat your fruits and vegetables regularly, taking a multi-vitamin or vitamin C pill can ensure you are getting the proper amount. Vitamin C will help increase your circulation which will help prevent veins from showing up on your legs. This is especially helpful than you love wearing heels like me. High heels are not the best way to show some love for your legs but what can you do, you have to wear heels.
Also remember to drink lots of water. Water is great for your entire body, including your legs. During the summer, heat can be tough on your skin, so be sure you stay hydrated by consuming at least 10 glasses of water each day. I really swear by this as well. You need to always hydrate your skin and if you do not do this, you can usually end up with really dry skin.
Lastly, keep them moisturized. You can never over-moisturize your legs. You might also consider using a moisturizing lotion that contains skin-tightening properties. Apply the lotion in the morning, at night and any available time in-between.
These are just some of the most important things that you can do to make your legs look extra beautiful and glowing.