Loving the Skin You’re In: Essential Skincare Tips for Aging Gracefully

Show Notes:

Summary:

In this episode of “Aging with Grace and Style,” Valerie dives into the topic of embracing and caring for aging skin with love and grace. She shares insightful tips and practical advice to help listeners nurture and celebrate their skin as they journey through the natural process of aging. Valerie highlights the significance of simplicity in skincare routines, the importance of key ingredients, the role of hydration, and the influence of nutrition and sleep on skin health. Through personal anecdotes and expert knowledge, Valerie encourages listeners to view skin care as a daily celebration of their unique beauty and a form of self-love.

My To Go Fenty Skin products mentioned in the episode:

Cleanser

Hydra Vizor Moisturizer

Clay Mask

Overnight Recovery

Peptide Eye Cream

Timestamps:

0:00:07 Introduction to the episode “Loving your Skin”

0:00:55 The importance of embracing and nourishing your skin

0:02:00 Tip 1: Simplicity is key in skincare routines

0:03:40 The significance of ceramides in hydrating moisturizers

0:04:50 The role of key ingredients in skincare products

0:06:00 Tip 2: Hydration as the cornerstone of healthy skin

0:07:13 The impact of hydration on skin health and recommendations for moisturizers

0:08:25 The natural changes in skin as we age and tips for addressing them

0:09:48 Valerie’s experience with Fenty Skin products and their benefits

0:10:58 Tip 3: The impact of nutrition and sleep on skin health

0:12:14 The significance of a restful pre-bedtime routine for skin health

0:13:20 Conclusion and encouragement to celebrate and nourish one’s unique beauty

Key Takeaways:

Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace the skin you’re in and prioritize self-love through skincare.
  • Simplify your skincare routine with a focus on gentle cleansers, hydrating moisturizers, and sunscreen.
  • Pay attention to key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants for optimal skincare.
  • Stay hydrated internally and externally to maintain healthy and vibrant skin.
  • Celebrate the journey of aging and adjust skincare routines to cater to the changing needs of mature skin.

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Transcript
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You. Hello, beautiful ladies.

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: Welcome back to another episode of five to thrive.

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I'm your host, Valerie Hatcher.

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: Our mission is to provide empowering tips.

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For women over 50 to help us.

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: Navigate this vibrant stage of life with.

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Grace, style, and a whole lot of fun.

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Each week, I bring you five practical.

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: And engaging tips on a specific topic.

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I hope you find them relevant and.

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Relatable, and we'll come back for more.

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: Ready for today's episode? Then let's go.

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Hey, gorgeous.

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Welcome back to aging with grace and style.

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This month, we're diving into the world of self love.

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And today we're tackling something that many of us have a complicated relationship with.

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It's our skin.

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As we get older, the ways we think about

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beauty and skincare may naturally shift.

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It's easy to get caught up in fighting

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wrinkles and chasing that youthful glow.

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But I want us to change that mindset.

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What if instead of fighting or trying to hide or reverse the signs of aging, we learn to

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embrace the skin that we're in and to nourish it?

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After all, it's our largest organ.

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It does amazing things for us.

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And skincare isn't just about looking younger.

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It's about prioritizing your well being and

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connecting with your body.

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Taking the time each day for a simple skincare

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routine, it becomes meditative, a chance to focus on yourself.

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It's an act of self love.

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And believe it or not, taking care of your

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skin.

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It doesn't have to be complicated.

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So let's dive into some foundational skincare tips that are pretty simple.

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Tip number one, simplicity is key in a world where beauty routine can feel overwhelming.

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There's beauty in simplicity.

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There's no need for those elaborate multi step

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routines unless you just love them.

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Years ago, when I was a Mary Kay beauty

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consultant, one thing I learned was the importance of focusing on the basics.

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That's a gentle cleanser, hydrating moisturizer, and, of course, sunscreen.

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This alone builds a solid foundation.

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A gentle cleanser should be your first step.

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It sets the stage for everything else.

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Look for cleansers that are ph balanced to

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maintain your skin's natural barrier.

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Next would be a hydrating moisturizer, which

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is essential, especially ones with cermidides.

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Now let's talk about what cermidides are.

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They're lipids that make up about 50% of your epidermis, which is the outer layer of your

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skin.

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As we age, our skin can't replenish its

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natural thermidides as quickly as when we were younger.

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So synthetic thermidides are added to moisturizers and to serums and other products

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to give your skin that extra boost that it needs.

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For instance, products like cerave moisturizer or clinique moisture surge contain cermidides.

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There are also peptides, which are small proteins that are said to help with fine lines

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and wrinkles.

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And don't forget the sunscreen, it's your

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skin's best friend.

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Opt for mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide or

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titanium dioxide for gentle yet effective protection.

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These steps are your non negotiables for maintaining skin health.

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Tip number two ingredients matter.

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Don't let pretty packaging fool you with the

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beauty industry bombarding us with endless product options, focusing on key ingredients

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rather than brand hype can guide you to the best choices for your skin.

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Hyaluronic acid is a powerhouse for hydration.

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It draws in moisture into the skin for that

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plump, youthful look.

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Vitamin C is your goto for brightening and

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evening out your skin tone.

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Plus, it offers antioxidant protection.

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Antioxidants like vitamin e and green tea extract fight environmental damage and reduce

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inflammation.

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And for those who have sensitive skin, steer

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clear from harsh fragrances and alcohol, ingredients that often lead to irritation and

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dryness.

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Tip three hydration is key hydration is the

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cornerstone of healthy, vibrant skin drinking water throughout the day.

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It helps to flush toxins and ensures your skin cells are hydrated, giving your skin a natural

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glow.

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I was reminded of the importance of water when

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I went through this period of not drinking it or not drinking enough water.

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Boy, my skin to include my face, it was so dry.

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Like, I mean super dry.

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Well, I got back on the water bandwagon and it

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did get better.

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I can really tell a difference now in how my

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skin feels.

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And you can tell when your skin is hydrated.

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While water is super important, external hydration matters too.

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So look for moisturizers with glycerin or hyaluronic acid, where the ingredients are

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known for their ability to attract and seal in moisture.

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And don't overlook the power of a good facial mist.

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It's really a refreshing way to keep your skin hydrated on the go.

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Cauddily has a good, moisturizing face mist.

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Keeping our skin hydrated is like giving it a

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big, refreshing drink on a hot day.

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That's pretty simple, right?

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And just as we feel rejuvenated, so does our skin.

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Now, speaking of rejuvenation, let's talk about our skin's amazing journey.

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It's been with us through every smile, every sunbeam, every little moment of life.

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Our skin changes as we grow, and that's perfectly natural.

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It's all part of the beautiful process of learning and loving our experiences.

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Those laughter lines, they're a testament to joy.

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The changes that we see as we age, like increased dryness or sensitivity, are natural

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shifts.

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Embrace skincare products that address these

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changes head on.

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Richer moisturizers, gentle exfoliants like

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lactic acid, and nourishing face oils can all play a role in supporting your skin's evolving

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needs.

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Remember, skin care is about providing your

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skin with what it needs to thrive at this moment in your life.

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Exploring skincare lines that cater specifically to mature skin can be a game

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changer.

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Now, a couple of my favorite lines are kills

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and caudaly.

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Those are my go tos.

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But I've recently started to use products from fenty skin.

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I'm using the total cleanser, the hydra visor invisible moisturizer, peptide eye cream, and

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the cookies and cream detox mask.

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I really like the mask.

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I've only been using the products for a few weeks, but so far so good.

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Their hydrovisor moisturizer.

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It's a standout.

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It's lightweight, it has SPF 30, and it's designed to work well under makeup or on its

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own, making it a fantastic daily staple for anyone looking to nourish their skin

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effectively.

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Now, let's move on to tip number four.

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Nutrition is beauty.

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Our diet plays a pivotal role in our skin's

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health.

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Incorporating a rainbow of fruits and

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vegetables ensures that you're getting a broad spectrum of vitamins and antioxidants that

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support skin health.

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Foods high in omega three fatty acids like

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salmon and walnuts can help maintain your skin's lipid barrier, which is vital to

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retaining moisture and elasticity.

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And tip number five is prioritize sleep.

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Getting enough rest is a nonnegotiable for skin health.

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During sleep, our skin goes into repair mode, generating new cells and shedding old ones,

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establishing a soothing pre bedtime routine.

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It can enhance your sleep quality, dim the

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lights, disconnect from screens, and maybe even indulge in a gentle, relaxing skincare

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routine to signal to your body that it's time to wind down.

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Now, this remains a challenge for me.

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I fall asleep with the tv, I nap a little, I

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wake up, I watch more tv, specifically law and order, and I go back to sleep.

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I know this is in no way good for me, but last week I actually started to change things up.

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I did have the tv on, but only until about eleven.

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And then I turned it off and listened to a guided meditation that put me to sleep.

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I really did feel more refreshed and rested in the morning when I woke up.

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Good sleep helps our bodies manage stress better, and the mind skin connection, well, it

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really is real.

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Stress or negative emotions can worsen

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skincare conditions for many.

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So remember that mind skin connection is real.

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And there we have it, a few golden nuggets on how to cherish the skin that you're in,

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recognizing it as an ally in your journey of self love.

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It's about more than just creams and serums.

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It's about honoring your body story and

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treating yourself with kindness at every turn.

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Celebrate the amazing things your skin does

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for you every single day.

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As we wrap up today's chat, I hope that you

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feel inspired to look at your skin care routine not just as daily maintenance, but as

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a daily celebration of your unique beauty.

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Remember, every day is opportunity to nourish

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your skin and in doing so, nourish your soul.

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The next time you look in the mirror, I

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challenge you to be kind to the reflection.

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Before we say goodbye, I'd love to hear your

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thoughts.

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What's one skincare ritual that makes you feel

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fabulous? Go to my site at pod

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agingwithgraceandstyle.com and leave me a voice message.

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Share with us on social media or shoot me an email at hello at aging with graysonstyle.

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Let's keep up the conversation and spread the love for our incredible skin.

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Thank you for tuning in, and don't forget to join me next week as we continue our loving

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yourself series.

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Until then, keep shining, keep loving, and

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most importantly, keep being you.

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Thank you so much for joining me for five to thrive Tuesday.

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time, let's continue to age with grace, style and the to fast close.

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