This 56-year-old Woman is Aging Backwards!
The internet is flooded with the story of the "oldest woman to ever star in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition" - 56-year-old Nicola Griffin. The latest article features a recent photo shoot of Griffin, complete with her natural freckles, wrinkles and grey hair. "When you get to 56 you don't know how long you have got left in the world, and this is how you look - so embrace it," says Griffin in an article in The Daily Mail. Our client and friend is better than a 56 year old Sports Illustrated model.
Jackie Silver, founder of AgingBackwards.com defies her age in a big way. She is 56, but without the wrinkles, freckles or grey hair. In fact, she looks so young that she still gets asked for ID to buy wine. Not only that, but Microsoft's How-Old.net, a "robot" that guesses a person's age from their uploaded photo, recently labeled a candid, unfiltered photo of Silver as age 21!
"I'm obsessed with staying young for as long as possible and my number one secret is exercise - not just the gym, but also Facial Magic facial exercises. I've been doing the program faithfully for the past seven years and people constantly assume I'm in my 30s," says Silver. "I love that it's all natural so I don't need injections or surgery."
Sought-after as an anti-aging and beauty expert by the media, she is the author of two books - Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young and How to Think Yourself Slim, Healthy & Young. She shares her secrets, tips and shortcuts in her books, on her website, AgingBackwards.com, on TV and radio, in print and in person. We love her attitude too! Griffin mentions "at 56 you don't know how much longer you have". Really? Wow! Women are living into their 80's now, having babies in their 40's, starting 2nd careers in their 50's, running for president in their 60's. You have a lot of years left my dear. Take care of yourself because you are the master of your domain ... your body and your FACE! And no, we at CynthiaRowland.com don't subscribe to "oh well, it is what it is".
JACKIE SILVER'S FAVORITE PRODUCTS
Silver likes to use natural products as much as possible and she keeps her beauty routine as simple as possible as well. Her go-to cleanser is Cynthia Rowland's Cell Renewal Hydra Gel Cleanser.
Silver confesses she has another skin secret that doesn't require any products at all - she hits the gym five to six days a week, including strenuous games of racquetball that turn her cheeks beet red. Even the medical community agrees that regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. According to WebMD.com, "By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital."
Speaking of all natural, you can't get any more natural than the Luscious Lips Lip Pump, which plumps lips using gentle suction. "Luscious Lips makes my lips look young, rosy and beautiful," says Silver.
As for makeup, Silver doesn't buy fancy department store brands. She sticks with a few drugstore brands, including Maybelline, L'Oreal and Revlon, using only the bare minimum. "As we age, we need less makeup, not more, so I keep it simple with neutral colors," Silver adds. "An added benefit of 'simple' is that I can do my makeup in about six minutes."