A 43-year-old mum who constantly gets mistaken for her 19-year-old daughter’s sister says the teenager doesn’t get offended with the comparison because they’re ‘so close’.
Whenever people see pictures of 43-year-old Joleen Diaz and her daughter Meilani Parks, they cannot believe there is a 23-year age gap between them.
Diaz maintain such a youthful appearance, saying her secret is clean living.
The single mum who looks pretty incredible for her age attributes her look to her religious skin care.
“I religiously take care of my skin, and everyday wash my face in the morning and before I go to bed,” Joleen said in a recent interview. “I began taking care of my skin at a young age, around 12 or 13. My mom used to buy Mary Kay and I would secretly use her skin care products. A product that has shown dramatic change for me is, tretinoin. Most people know it as Retin-A. I’ve been using it now for about a year and a half, and I’ve seen my skin just get better and better.”
“Having good skin gives me confidence, even on the days I don’t look my best,” Diaz added.
The single mother said she had Meilani start the same rigorous skincare routine when she was 12, to make sure that she had the same radiant skin.
Diaz also adheres strictly to clean living in order to look so young. She works out, follows a balanced, healthy diet, gets plenty of rest, and above all, she maintains a laidback attitude, not worrying too much about the past or the future.
“I’m pretty pragmatic, and try not to worry too much about the past or anticipate worries in the future,” the 43-year-old said. “I live a pretty simple life and I’m content with what I have.”\ Photos of Joleen and Meilani recently went viral on social media, leaving many with their mouths open, thinking they were twins, not mother and daughter.
This is a great example many women would love to follow.