Have you noticed how many times women are asked to look back and reminisce over their younger selves? Everywhere we turn, someone is telling us to “look younger” or “feel younger.” As we get older, we’re constantly reminded of the beauty and youth we’re leaving behind. It’s depressing. It’s humiliating. And it’s just not true! There’s so much beauty to look forward to as we get older. That’s why today I’m partnering with Clinique #FaceForward to introduce its global campaign celebrating personal accomplishment and inspiration. As a part-time entrepreneur, it’s a movement I can genuinely support.
As part of the #FaceForward campaign, I’m sharing three beauty tips for my future self. I don’t need to give advice to my younger self–she’s made her mistakes. I’m sharing tips with the me I have yet to meet. The one I’ll see in the mirror in ten years. The strong, smart, hard-working, daring and adventurous woman I can’t wait to become…
3 Beauty Goals for My Future Self
1 // Embrace Change. You’re going to get older, and some things about you will change. Your skin may sag in a few new places. But EMBRACE it all. The longer you’re here, the wiser you are, and the more you have to offer; and that is a beautiful thing.
2 // Make Time for Yourself. Remember how you started taking care of your skin in your thirties? How you spent time each morning and evening investing in yourself by indulging your skin with a little proactive pampering? Keep doing that. Keep making time for you—even after you have kids, and even after your business takes off and keeps you busier than ever. Take the time to care for yourself every single day. Keep up with your beauty routine, and never go to bed without cleansing, clarifying and moisturizing (all made easy with the Clinique 3-Step skincare).
3 // Don’t Ever Forget What Right Now Feels Like. Don’t ever forget 2015 and what that’s been like: the late nights, the early mornings, the balancing act, the small victories, and the huge learning curve. Don’t ever forget that you were once trying to figure it all out—that at one time, your daily schedule changed on a weekly basis and there were days you felt like you got nothing accomplished at all. Now that you’re living the life you once only dreamed of, don’t ever forget the beauty of starting something from nothing.
It’s been such a moving experience to really #FaceForward and give some advice to my future self. If you could give your future self one piece of beauty advice, what would it be? Share it with me in the comments!
This post was made possible by a great partnership with Clinique. I’ve been compensated for my participation, which is pretty awesome, but all opinions stated above are 100% mine. Thanks for supporting the brands that work with blogs like The Feisty House!