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Mother and daughter reveal that they have an age difference of 23 years

A mother and daughter mistaken for social sisters on social media leave strangers stunned by revealing the age of 23.

Joleen Diaz, 43, and 19-year-old daughter Meilani Parks, both from Northern California, have an enviable close relationship and spending so much time together often leads to confusion.

Now has the single mother revealed that her skin looks just as youthful as her daughter maintains her good old-fashioned clean life.

She continued: ‘I have always had a healthy, active lifestyle. I rarely drink alcohol, I get a lot of rest and eat a balanced, healthy diet. ”

The youthful mother, whose beauty regime is centered around skin care, also believes that the key to maintaining the appearance of her skin started early, around the age of 12.

Mother Joleen Diaz (right), 43, and daughter Meilani Parks (left), 19, both from Northern California, have an age difference of 23 years between them

Mother Joleen Diaz (right), 43, and daughter Meilani Parks (left), 19, both from Northern California, have an age difference of 23 years between them

The mother (left) and daughter (right) are often seen as sisters because of Joleen's youthful appearance

The mother (left) and daughter (right) are often seen as sisters because of Joleen's youthful appearance

The mother (left) and daughter (right) are often seen as sisters because of Joleen’s youthful appearance

Joleen (left) and Meilani (right) share a close relationship and even perform their daily activities together

Joleen (left) and Meilani (right) share a close relationship and even perform their daily activities together

Joleen (left) and Meilani (right) share a close relationship and even perform their daily activities together

Elementary teacher Joleen said: ‘We are very close. We do many things together, travel, shopping, sports. And sometimes just lie on the couch and talk.

It is because of the closeness she shares with her mother that teen Meilani does not take offense when people think her mother is her sister.

Joleen continued: ‘I don’t think she’ll mind. As she grew up, she often heard people tell me they thought my mother was my sister.

“I was quite young when I had her, so it’s not entirely impossible that we can be sisters.”

Joleen (left at Meilani) said she doesn't think her daughter thinks strangers think they are siblings

Joleen (left at Meilani) said she doesn't think her daughter thinks strangers think they are siblings

Joleen (left at Meilani) said she doesn’t think her daughter thinks strangers think they are siblings

Joleen has always maintained a good skin care regime

Joleen has always maintained a good skin care regime

The youthful mother said that maintaining a healthy lifestyle has kept her skin young

The youthful mother said that maintaining a healthy lifestyle has kept her skin young

Joleen (left and right) has revealed that she has always been healthy and rarely drinks alcohol

The youthful mother (left behind with daughter) said that rest and a balanced and healthy diet have helped maintain her good skin

The youthful mother (left behind with daughter) said that rest and a balanced and healthy diet have helped maintain her good skin

The youthful mother (left behind with daughter) said that rest and a balanced and healthy diet have helped maintain her good skin

She said: “I take care of my skin religiously and wash my face every morning in the morning and before I go to bed.

‘I started taking care of my skin at a young age, around 12 or 13 years old. My mother bought Mary Kay and I would use her skin care products secretly.

“A product that has shown dramatic change for me is tretinoin. Most people know it as Retin-A. I’ve been using it for about a year and a half now and I’ve only seen my skin improve.

“Living in California is sun protection naturally essential. I absolutely use sunscreen every day, even on cloudy, rainy days. I also use a vitamin C serum day and night.

“Good skin gives me confidence, even on the days that I don’t look my best.”

Daughter Meilani has followed her mother's steps and maintains a good skin care regime

Daughter Meilani has followed her mother's steps and maintains a good skin care regime

Joleen said she washes her face in the morning and before she goes to bed

Joleen said she washes her face in the morning and before she goes to bed

Joleen (right), who washes her face in the morning and before she goes to bed, insists that her daughter (left) follows the same strict routine

Joleen (photo) said that a product that has shown dramatic change for her is tretinoin, known to most people as Retin-A

Joleen (photo) said that a product that has shown dramatic change for her is tretinoin, known to most people as Retin-A

Joleen (photo) said that a product that has shown dramatic change for her is tretinoin, known to most people as Retin-A

The youthful mother now insists that her daughter follow the same strict routine to keep her radiant skin.

She said: “Yes, I will. I let her start around the age of 12. “

However, Joleen also believes that a relaxed attitude is the key to maintaining a youthful glow.

She continued: “I’m pretty pragmatic and don’t try to worry about the past or anticipate future concerns.”

Joleen and her partner broke up more or less 13 years ago, but the family can still get along well and regularly go on vacation.

The mother added, “I live a fairly simple life and am satisfied with what I have.”

The youthful Joleen (left behind by mother Joanne and daughter Meilani) said that she also protects her skin by using sun protection

The youthful Joleen (left behind by mother Joanne and daughter Meilani) said that she also protects her skin by using sun protection

The youthful Joleen (left behind by mother Joanne and daughter Meilani) said that she also protects her skin by using sun protection

Joleen said that good skin gave her the confidence she needed

Joleen said that good skin gave her the confidence she needed

The mother also uses a vitamin C serum day and night

The mother also uses a vitamin C serum day and night

The 43-year-old mother (left and right) added that maintaining a good skin care regime gave her the confidence she needed

The youthful mother (photo) said that despite her young appearance, she preferred to stay at home and drink a nice cup of hot tea instead of going to clubs or parties

The youthful mother (photo) said that despite her young appearance, she preferred to stay at home and drink a nice cup of hot tea instead of going to clubs or parties

The youthful mother (photo) said that despite her young appearance, she preferred to stay at home and drink a nice cup of hot tea instead of going to clubs or parties

Despite her youthful appearance, Joleen is not someone to go to clubs or parties with her daughter and she does not foresee that they will do so in the future.

Joleen said: ‘Meilani and I never went to party or party together. And I don’t expect that we will do that in the near future.

“I did both and nowadays I prefer to stay at home, drink a nice cup of hot tea and watch a good movie.”

After discovering that Joleen and Meilani are mother and daughter, social media users quickly shared their confusion – with some disbelieving about the reality of the relationship.

Social media users were shocked when they discovered that the couple were mother and daughter

Social media users were shocked when they discovered that the couple were mother and daughter

Social media users were shocked when they discovered that the couple were mother and daughter

A user wrote: “Wow !! You still look so good! You are a Supermom haha. ”

While another asked: “Are you really a mother ???”

Another person added, “Who had who at this point?”

In the meantime, others have pointed out that the pair is so similar that it can be twins, with one asking, “Are you twins?”

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