Yesterday was Mother's Day, and I was so happy to be home to celebrate with two of the most important women in my life, my Mama and my Grandmother. Their influences on me have left such a lasting effect that turned me into the person I am. From them I learned so many things, a post that would be pages and pages long. But today I wanted to share a couple of their best beauty secrets.
From my Mama:
"Wash your face. Every day."
My Mama is one of the few people who looks just as gorgeous with makeup as without. I can always remember her telling us to wash our faces when we were little and I remember using Dovesoap. When I went home this weekend, there was a bar of Dove, just like always. Washing your face gives you a fresh canvas, so to speak, before applying makeup or skincare. She always encouraged my interest in beauty by letting me play in her makeup. She is still one of the prettiest ladies ever, inside and out!
From my Grandmother:
"Always take off your makeup."
If there's one beauty step, one piece of advice I follow to a T, it's this. You brush your teeth every night before bed, right? Make it a point to wash away that makeup too! It doesn't take a lot of time. Your skin will thank you.
"Sleep on your back."
My Grandmother is 76 years young, having just retired from her salon after 45 years. She even had her own makeup line she sold locally in the 1980s. She noticed over the years in her customers the wrinkles, for example on the certain areas of the face or décolletage, and one day it hit her--those with wrinkles in those places slept on their sides. From her I have learned and developed an interest in all things beauty (since I was 3), and it's no surprise I became a beauty blogger. As you can see in the pic above (taken later last year), she looks gorgeous, and no she has had no plastic surgery, so I'll have whatever she's having!