Skin Care Part Two

Aging is not a choice and the sooner we deal with this fact, the better. We want to look out best, but we are not going to look 30 forever, sorry. No amount of creams, lotions and serums are going to take us back in time. Not even repeated visits to a plastic surgeon will accomplish that.

So the alternative is taking care of ourselves. Starting from the inside out with what we eat and what we drink. Second how we take care of our skin: exfoliating, hydrating, keeping our sun exposure to the minimum. Finally, exercising and keeping fit without going to extremes. We must remember that some of us are more agile than others, some of us are dealing with an illness or simply are not comfortable with exercise. It’s a fact, deal with it and adjust.

Most women try products expecting to get immediate results. If not, they discard said products and move on to something new. Others stick with something they are convinced is working, regardless of actual results. At different times, I have belonged to both groups. Haven’t we all? We will continue to do so as long as products come into the market promising to improve our skin texture, color or simply make us look younger.

Now I must come to the point of all this: I am back to report on my new skin care routine. Still loving the products, but not quite sure how much improvement I can see. Seems to me that this is not a miracle waiting to happen, but more of an exercise in consistency. Isn’t it how it goes?

I took some BEFORE pictures. Not sure how I feel about posting those!!! I have taken several others since (the one above is an example), but cannot say they belonged to the AFTER group. They are more like middle of the road kind of pictures. How long should I wait to post the AFTER photos? Would my skin continue to improve or this is it? Time will tell.

One thing I can say: for the first time in years, I feel confident enough to go out with the minimum of make-up or no make-up at all. That in itself is amazing.

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