I recently skyped with my beautiful Grandmother and noticed how radiant she looked (seriously Grandma, you looked great 🙂 ). Being the beauty-crazed person that I am, I naturally asked her what she does, what product she uses and how she cares for her basically wrinkle-free skin. I just had to know her secret.. I didn’t want to just rely on “good genes” to keep me looking young for the rest of my life. I was always told you can never start caring for your skin too soon (as I mentioned here) and what could be better than hearing wise words from Grandma?
Well, I didn’t really get the answer to eternal youth that I had expected…
Her beauty secret wasn’t a particular product.. nor was it a treatment… no, dear Granny’s mysterious secret was actual very natural…
BUTTER and SLEEP
You can imagine how I looked at her through the poorly megapixeled camera resolution
Yup.. I was astounded.
Butter. And no, she doesn’t smear it on her face, she includes it in her diet.
I still can’t get over it. It’s too simple to be true…
Her comment got me thinking: If her secret was enough sleep and enough butter, why am I continuously in search for perfect skin care. Am I going about this all wrong?
Day in, day out I am scouting Sephora, department stores and magazines to find the next best thing. I wrote about finishing my eye cream and searching for another, preemptive replacement,
possibly wasted spent plenty of my allowance and free time … all in fear of one day looking old.
I then realized, she actually had a point. There has long been a trend to suck fat from unwanted areas and placing it into the face, like in the cheeks, to make the patient look younger. A round, rosy face used to be the ultimate sign of youth and health after all…before cheekbones and size zero became the next big thing…
Thus butter, which basically is fat, tends to have a plushing effect on skin: the more fat the more wrinkle free. Ergo, only skinny people need anti-aging skin care? Or more fat will make you look younger? If that were true I could spend more time resting than at the gym and waaaaay less money spent on products 😉 Oh and I could enjoy much much more of this good stuff:
I’ve interpreted “butter” as my FAVOURITE nut butter – hey it’s all healthy fat, and should also lead to a young complexion right?
What do you think?
Thanks Amanda for hosting my weekly rambles!
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo