Styling From The Inside: How To Look (+ Feel) Younger

Styling From The Inside: How To Look (+ Feel) Younger

A youthful spirit isn't something that ends with a number. It's an essence that can be cultivated and sustained with practice, and gives you more confidence to move through life with confidence and ease.

upside-downA youthful spirit isn’t something that ends with a number. It’s an essence that can be cultivated and sustained with practice. People sometimes tell me I look young for my age. And while I love my lotions, potions, and serums (and going upside down!), I think I fared well in the gene pool.


My mom embodies a youthful spirit well into her sixties. Sure, she’s got some wrinkles, but that’s not what you notice when you see her. She’s vibrant and alive — the woman is traveling the world! (Seriously, she travels 4 months of the year.)

If looking + feeling younger is something that seems to allude you…try these:

Stay Curious
Keep Active
Have Fun

Or take it from my mom:

Aside from the usual, eat well, get 7-8 hours sleep and exercise I’d say keep an open mind about people and the world as it changes.  Stay informed about the world.  Too late for me, but protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat.  De-clutter your life and do things that make you happy..laugh and enjoy life.

Oh, and let’s give credit where credit is due:
My grandmother was a real beauty…so clearly yes — we fared well in the gene pool!

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Elysha Lenkin
Elysha Lenkin helps women express themselves through fashion so they look current, feel confident and stay true to themselves. For over 20 years, she's worked on commercial shoots styling women in all shapes, ages and sizes including Carrie Underwood, Tina Fey and Serena Williams. Now her focus is to make fashion fun and approachable for real women so they show up feeling like superstars in their lives.


  1. girlgatheringwisdom says:

    Live in denial of my real age……….just kidding.
    I suppose it’s finding gratitude everywhere and paying it forward. Doing this is ageless.

  2. SirenaTales says:

    Totally agree with your wise and vibrant mom, Elysha: staying open, laughing, seeking joy are so important. You obviously inherited both the family beauty and big spirit. Shine on, my friend. xoxo

  3. Gratitude is always a good response. Thanks GGW for sharing your wisdom!

  4. Thank you, ST for your kindness and generosity. It’s always a pleasure to have you here. xoxo

  5. sara says:

    Definitely got to do with good genes – I also look young for my age 🙂 I would also think that clean
    living helps – no smoking or drugs, keep drinking to a minimum, get plenty of sleep.

  6. Getting enough sleep is huge. When I’ve slept too little I notice a difference immediately– in how I look and feel.

  7. You are all beautiful! Love you Mom’s philosophy too.

  8. Thank you, Michele. That’s very kind of you to say. (And I’ll be sure to let my mom know!)

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