We all get older. Ok, so I’m only 19 and still in the depths of endless acne treatments but even I look in the mirror every day just to see if I’ve got any lines on my forehead yet.
Recently, on London Poppy Day, we saw press photos of Kate with the first signs of grey. Who’d of thunk it, woman with baby and in her 30s begins to show greys?!
Aside from my friends outside of work, I’m surrounded by people older than me ranging from late 20s to late 40s, and even though the media constantly show getting older to be a bad thing, these people handle it with grace, just like Kate.
The media put so much pressure on people, especially women, these days to stay looking young for as long as possible, and we’ve seen the side effects of celebrities having a little bit too much work done, sometimes so much that they end up looking even older. I applaud Kate for having the confidence to walk out with her head held high showing the world that even though she in an extraordinary role, she is still a human being and will get older.
Following this, I thought I share some things that I’ve found inspiring from watching Kate and how she’s handled herself with such grace throughout her time as a Royal.
#1 Dress your age and know what suits you
I will never be one for telling someone what to wear but finding your niche and adjusting it appropriately for your age and time in life will make you feel so much more confident. Before Kate was even engaged to William, she wore things while out partying that she wouldn’t dream of wearing now even if she was going ‘out out’ as we say. Kate has adjusted her style for her role and her age, and still manages to carry off looking classy and on trend, all the time.
#2 Take care of your skin
Once again, I would never tell someone not to get cosmetic treatments done on their face if it’s going to make them feel more confident but I’d want to encourage someone to try other methods first. Taking care of your skin only takes a few minutes every morning and every evening – simple things like taking off all of your make up, cleansing, and moisturising just twice a day will help keep your skin looking bright and youthful. Kate’s radiant skin shines through any signs of aging at all.
A smile is one of the greatest gifts. A smile not only shows happiness, it also shows contentment and confidence, and will take years off of your face. How often do we see Kate without a smile? Not often, and it although it may be part of her job description to look happy, never have I thought her smiles have been anything but genuine.
#4 Look after your hair
Not in terms of colour, unless YOU want to, but by using good quality shampoos and making sure you condition. Ask your hairdresser what they think would suit you if you don’t know yourself. I’ve always loved how Kate’s hair has this vibrancy about it – when she walked out of hospital after giving birth to Prince George, her hair looked better than mine! The colour of her hair is rich and it always looks bouncy and healthy.
#5 Learn to not care what others think
To an extent, I think you have to care sometimes because if you didn’t, why would anyone ever make an effort but don’t make it your whole life to impress other people who you probably don’t like. This is a skill I’m still trying to master but every day, I feel a little more confident, and I’m inspired every day by how Kate carries herself off with grace and class despite being such a public figure open to criticism.
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