Saturday, August 17, 2019

Let's Talk about Skin Care

Wow! It's Saturday!

Let's back up to Thursday because if this blog is nothing else, it's an online diary for me and I want to have my workouts logged. Fo Sho.

Thursday started like any other day.  We worked, walked the girls

then headed to the gym.  

Look at us getting into a little healthy routine.

After the hot bowl of eggs on Wednesday, I was NOT revisiting that meal. Instead, we had nice cold bowl of yogurt, granola and fruit! Muuuuch better!

We cleaned up and Justin headed out for a massage and I to a hydra-facial!

Oh man. My face always feels so good after a treatment with my Esti, Lindsay!  I am TERRIBLE about taking care of my skin.  I'm not trying to brag, but when she asked me how everything has been going since she saw me a month ago, I let her know I hadn't washed my face in 4 days.

Soooooo, there's that.

Here's a little history....
In 2018, I decided it was time to be a grown up and start washing my face. Because, folks, things start happening to your skin when you turn 40.  Like, you basically wake up one day and have red, alligator skin.  I've never had skin that needed a lot of anything. I never got into make up, like foundation or concealer because I didn't need it.  Every 5 years or so, I would try it and then lose interest.  My skin was always soft and peachy and I didn't think much about it.

Oh sure, everyone warned and scolded me about washing my face but I was waaaay too busy not thinking about it to think about it.

So, there I was last year, setting an alarm on my phone to remind me to wash my face.  I'll admit. That worked.  

Oh! I also got interested in how my skin looked because I started making You Tube videos and needed to wear more makeup and fake eyelashes.  I had no idea where to start!  I'll post about the makeup I'm using in another post.

I stopped using Mary Kay, which I had been using since I was 16 off and on (there's nothing wrong with Mary Kay, I just needed a change).  And started watching the You Tube channel "Hot and Flashy"  That led me to using Cereve and some other products that are not coming to me right now. Obviously, they didn't last.  I'll be honest, I don't have a long attention span for beauty products.  If there are a lot of steps and things have to be done in a certain order and chemistry starts getting involved according to skin depth....I tune out.

THEN in 2019, I started paying attention to brands that test on animals and that brought me to the brand First Aid.  (they do not!) I actually really liked this brand.

It was around this time that I got my first Hydra-Facial and fell in LOVE!  I got on her books and committed for a year of monthly facials.  I started listening to her about what my skin needs and soon after started using PCA products.  Whoa. Big difference!

I also, got botox in May, because my forehead lines were no joke.  Now, I'm not against aging.  I think every stage of life is beautiful.  Seeing lines when I make facial expressions at 43 years old, is fine, but those lines sticking around ALWAYS....I'm not okay.  Not yet.

Those years of smoking cigarettes in my youth and not washing my face are showing.


Back to Thursday!

After our treatments, Justin and I met up for tacos at our favorite place. 

On our way home, a storm starting moving in.

I darkened the contrast a bit so the swirly shape would stand out more in the picture.  In person, it was NEAT!  Looked like an ocean in the sky.

Back at home, I got my big camera batteries charging and started obsessing and worrying about this storm because I was supposed to take pictures for my brother's highschool football players.  

I am a NERVOUS NELLY when it comes to driving in inclement weather.  I kept checking the radar, drafted a text to my brother saying I don't think I should come a storm is brewing, deleting that message, checking the radar, asking Justin to look at the radar, SWEATING!  I finally decided it was all staying north of us so off I went to the highschool.  Whew...that was close! (My brother is the head coach at a local highschool.)  It was fun!  I love doing stuff like that.  It didn't even rain.

We finished up our Thursday, with some Big Brother and straight to bed. I was pooped!

Friday, was uneventful!  We were both sore and tired.  

Oh! But that storm ended up waiting until the middle of the night to really pick up some power and decided to take ours with it!  I woke up to a eerily quiet and very dark house.

So, we didn't do too much on Friday!  No walk. No workout.  Just a nap.  A good, get in bed, turn the fan on...NAP!

And now it's the weekend! Hooray! Hope you are having a nice little Saturday.


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