Beauty Lessons From Mom

Most of us learned about beauty from the best teachers of all: our mothers. Here are some of the most impactful real beauty lessons our readers learned from theirs.

1. “A Smile Is the Best Accessory”
Flashing your pearly whites never goes out of style. A smile is the ultimate expression of positivity and the quickest way to lift your spirits. In fact, it’s even been known to improve health and make you look younger.

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2. “You Don’t Need That Much Makeup, You’re Already Beautiful”

Mom always said simplicity is key and that you look your prettiest when you’re not overdone. Simplify everything from your cleansing regimen to your makeup must-haves for a clean, glowing, mom-approved look that will make you feel gorgeous.

3. “Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!”

No matter what your skin type, moisturizing is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and beautiful all over. Apply moisturizer twice a day at the very minimum, once in the morning and once at night, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Sick of plain old water? Sip a satisfying berry citrus iced tea to break out of your beverage rut. Try the new Lipton® Tea & Honey Liquid Iced Tea mixes in fruity island flavors, perfect warm weather quenchers.

4. “Stand Up Straight”

Encouraging good posture is every mother’s mantra. Aside from promoting spine health, standing up straight makes you look confident and commands respect.

Pilates is a great way to help you straighten up and stay in shape. Check out this quick routine you can do on your lunch break.

5. “Beauty Comes from Within (But Taking Care of Yourself Never Hurt Either)”

Looking and feeling beautiful often go hand in hand. Doing something nice for someone else makes you feel good, and a happy disposition leaves you looking radiant.

6. "Grow Old Gracefully"

Laugh lines aren't wrinkles. They're just proof that you smiled a lot, so how could that be bad? Still, protecting your face from the sun (SPF, SPF, SPF) is important throughout your life. 
We may not be able to reverse aging, but doing it more naturally helps us ease into the inevitable with character and class.  


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