I must admit, now that I am in my mid forties, I have dropped more than a few pennies into the fountain of youth. I am clearly obsessed with skin care. Its certainly not a bad thing, in fact, its a healthy habit , however, I am a total skin care fanatic, and I am becoming concerned that It may be taking over my life. Let me explain…
Right now, I have 2-4 good quality facial scrubs, several serums, lots of night and day cream, and to top it off, vitamin capsules, and even an eye cream made with snail poop, Yes. snail poop. Do you think I have a problem? Hey, at least I acknowledge that I do. I’m not denying it.
I cant walk by the Shoppers Drug Mart beauty boutique without browsing through the new and exciting moisturizers. They claim to illuminate, exfoliate, brighten and tighten. They reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and all the nice packaging and advertising has me sucked right in. I can be talked into trying anything. Its crazy! I am what you call a perfect sucker for beauty. Social Media will have a hay day with me in the future when they advance into tracking my purchases and sending me a tweet on a new product “just right for me”as soon as I enter the Sephora. I have bought very expensive skin care, and I have also made up my own home masks, and facials. I must admit, sometimes the simple things work the best.
Once a week I will give myself the ultimate spa facial. I wash my face, then I apply pure lemon juice. Its great for pore tightening. After that I put raw honey on my face and leave it for 20 minutes. Honey is a wonderful antibacterial and helps with sun damage as well. I will then apply jojoba oil on my face afterward and go to sleep. I wake up in the morning looking like a million bucks. That is if I haven’t been into the wine the night before.
I would like to share with you a few of my all time favorite skin care products. These are my favorites because I see immediate results. Here they are.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub…use morning and night. This cleans your face to a truly squeaky clean shine, and unclogs pores. I have never had acne, but use this religiously.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm…unbelievable instant illumination! It has ginseng in it, and instantly wakes you up. You can apply over your makeup if you have to go out at night.
Kiehls Midnight Repair Oil …..this is truly luxurious and smells amazing. I put it on at night before bed and it works with your skin to repair cells. You look fabulous in the morning.
What are your favorites? Please advise! Believe me….if I haven’t tried them, I will. Its my dysfunctional self absorbed hobby. I love every bit of it. Got to get ready for bed now. Night skin care regime. Sweet dreams all!