In case you can't, the answer is great skin for their age. Elizabeth Warren is 70. My mom is pushing 100.
Oh, my mom has a few wrinkles. But only a few. And again, she is ninety-nine and seven-twelfths.
The thing is, my mom has always had beautiful skin - as apparently Elizabeth Warren has - with nary a visible bump or pore. And I don't know about Elizabeth Warren, but as far as I know my mother has never consulted a dermatologist, and the only skin care products she ever availed herself of were her bar of Ivory soap,
"All you need is soap and water and Ponds," my mother preached to me from my bad-skinned teen-aged years on through my not-great skinned adult years.
However I, heedless youngster that I was, had less than zero interest in being caught dead using what I considered to be my mother's greasy old lady goop from the 1930's.
Fast forward to last week when I was reading the Life & Arts section of the Columbus Dispatch and came across an article on an interview Elizabeth Warren did with Cosmopolitan magazine in which she revealed that the secret to her beautiful skin is...Pond's cold cream morning and night! Exclusively. Meaning she uses Ponds and only Ponds on her face. No soap. Elizabeth warren doesn't wash her face. Ever. Ponds in the morning and Ponds in the night. That's it.
Which sounds to me like dermatological blasphemy and felonious face abuse.
Back when I was young a large jar of Ponds cost about a dollar. Today a 6.5 oz jar costs $4.99.
I really should have listened to my mother.