Val Asks You: Better with Age
While going through my personal papers, I discovered that it was time to renew my passport. After I had my picture taken at the post office, I compared it to my photo from 10 years ago. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think I look better than I did 10 years ago! I look more relaxed and confident. My children are grown, I recently retired and, best of all, I got remarried about four years ago—all of these factors make me a self-confident, self-assured woman, and now I know that's reflected in my appearance.
Inside Out Radiance
Oh, yes! As I get older, I'm more comfortable with myself. Six months ago, I had the strength to start the business of my dreams, and now there is a wellspring of joy making its way to the surface of my being. Just last week I had the delightful experience of a handsome stranger walking up to me while I was shopping and saying, "I don't want you to think I'm crazy, but you're really gorgeous." He was gone before I could even say thank you! I know my beauty comes from deep within now.
Los Angeles, CA
Younger Every Year
I'm a 47-year-old homemaker and mother of five children, but people often think that I'm in my early 30s. I think I look younger than my age because of my active lifestyle. When I'm asked how I keep my arms so toned, I tell the truth: My family and I live on a 10-acre horse farm, and it's from shoveling loads of horse manure! Plus, I have a young spirit—I ride four-wheelers, boat, snow and water ski. Basically, whatever my kids like to do, I enjoy right alongside them. It doesn't hurt to follow a simple and natural beauty regimen, too. I never tan my face and have always worn sunscreen. I have never felt more comfortable in my skin than right now!