How much time do you spend on your skin? I spend about ten minutes in both the morning and evening on my beauty regime. I wash twice a day, moisturize, use SPF, and I exfoliate once a week. I make sure to use a vitamin C serum as it is supposed to stimulate my skin, which, for my age, is recommended.
When I was younger, I used to scowl at the number of products advertised to women for skincare. Sure they smell good, but do we really need to spend money on all of that cream, toner, and masks? What about plain old Dove? Today, I am grateful for so many choices to help me deal with various skin issues that affect my face. It is written in the Bible that “the light of the body is the eye,” and I don’t want the rest of my face to look dim. So I spend a little time taking care of my skin. Once I leave the mirror, the results of this care and time I have put into myself manifests throughout the day by infusing all of my interactions with confidence. It also feels good when people think I look ten years younger than I am (usually these are… young people!).
The health of my skin is not just a result of good products, it is also the result of a healthy lifestyle. I get enough rest, eat lots of veggies and fruits, and exercise regularly.
As we age, it is important to pay attention to our skin. I am not advocating for facelifts or unnecessary skin peels. However, a moisturized face with a bright smile speaks a thousand words. And, as my grandmother always said, “Never, ever leave the house without lipstick.”
Go to Sephora or the face care aisle at Whole Foods, get some samples, and try them for a few days to see if there is a product that improves the feel and look of your skin. And let me know if you think a little lipstick makes a difference.
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