Her Story Kathy Coleman knew she needed the 7 Years Younger program when her "uh-oh" moment came when she caught sight of herself in a mirror and saw... her mother: "I knew then that I had to start taking better care of myself." This 53-year-old mother of two embraced the rejuvenating skin care routine from the get-go. By the end of eight weeks, Kathy had gone from being a skin care minimalist to having a detailed routine, including use of a liquid cleanser, a tinted day moisturizer with SPF, a serum, and a nighttime moisturizer: "Now my skin looks fabulous!" Kathy made other similar small changes consistently and got big results: She incorporated the resistance-band exercises into her workouts and dug into the meal plan, appreciating its flexibility and variety. After eight weeks, she'd dropped five pounds and pared two and a half inches off her waist. Not bad for making a few tweaks!
Her Pledge I would like to dedicate the next eight weeks to making some permanent changes. Most important, I would like to alter my eating habits. I believe I am fully aware of the difference between right and wrong, and I pledge to commit to right! My secondary goal is to commit to a healthy nighttime skin care routine no more going to sleep in makeup! I will invest the time and energy needed to follow the program, because Im doing it for me; doing it for me also means doing it for my family. Looking great will be the bonus for being healthy.
"The less I stress, the younger I look!"
- Pounds shed: 5 pounds
- Body Fat Decreased: 0.3 percent
- Total Inches Lost: 1.1 inches
- Age Spots Improved: 35 percent
Hair Louis Licari Salon stylist Devi Shrestha liked Kathy's short 'do, but suggested a shape change, tightening the sides and back and giving her volume at the crown. Kathy had been highlighting her hair blond to hide the grays, so she was open to Salon colorist Delilah Fernandez's proposition to warm it from a cool ash tone to a more golden one. "Warmer looks younger," notes Licari.
Makeup With her skin glowing from the 7 Years Younger program, Kathy didn't need much in the way of foundation, so Lancôme makeup artist Sandy Linter showed her how to switch it up: "Do your eye makeup first, so it's easy to clean up any stray shadow or liner with a cotton swab dipped in a bit of eye cream or moisturizer." Then she applied a tinted moisturizer to even out Kathy's skin tone on the sides of her nose and chin, feathering it out to her hairline. A touch of blush and a sheer lip color, and Kathy was out the door.