Feed Your Face

Healthy skin
June 29th, 2012

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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  1. Riche says:

    This is a great post! I am approaching 40 and have never been big on lots of skin care regiments or make-up, much to my mothers chagrin. AND I often leave the house/office/whatever without lipstick. This quick post has given me a lot to think about as it concerns taking care of myself. Just wondering, how do I incorporate this with three kids, a full-time career, a husband, and a busy household to manage. I already get up at 5am to get to the gym and start my day. That seems to be all I can tweek out for myself besides the quick face wash in the shower. Help me!
    and thanks for turning me on to this site Crystal!!!

    • Crystal says:

      I think getting to the gym regularly with a family, career, household is already a great, great commitment to yourself. I am sure as time passes and children grow, you will find little new moments of time that you can hopefully fill taking care of YOU! But I think we can’t have it all – all at once. But, we can have some now, and some later….know what I mean? Thanks for the comment!

  2. More power to the LIPSTICK! I agree with your grandma 100%!!! In our family if someone is getting ready to snap a photo all the ladies will stop them and say “wait! let me get my lipstick on” and then we all use the same lipstick which looks hilarious in family photos if you have an eye for it…lol!!

  3. Riche says:

    I will say I was truly embarrassed once when I had someone take a picture of myself with my mentor. I was spending the weekend with her and wanted to get a picture before she left for work (I was leaving her house later in the day). Her husband said she’s “putting on her face.” I sat around waiting until she was ready and when she was we snapped the pictures. We finally got one that I thought looked okay and she left for work. When I looked back I realized it was my lack of “putting on a face,” that was making the picture look so bad. Not so bad, but you know what I mean. I had failed to take the hint and didn’t even have on lipstick. Quite frankly, I looked tired. I later decided to keep those photos to myself. Anyway, I can at least do a little better with basic wares like putting on lipstick. Thanks again!


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