Happy Saturday! So, I’ve been doing a lot of research on K-Beauty and anti-aging products and procedures. The latest company I looked into was Glow Recipe, which was featured on Shark Tank. I’d like to try one of their masks, namely the Organic Sea Kelp Facial Sheet Mask. What I use right now is bentonite clay that I got from Bulk Herb Store ($9 for 1 pound.) It’s so cheap because it’s not in a super fancy branded container, just a bag!
If you ever wanted to see first-hand if a product works for aging skin, we could use my mom’s face as a perfect example! Six years ago when I moved back to the Midwest, I noticed that her face was very dry and wrinkly. After doing an assessment with her, we did some things that dramatically reduced her wrinkles. I wasn’t an expert but I do read a ton about skincare… I’m a little obsessive…
- No need to wash your face in the morning, which strips your face of oils. Instead, if needed, use some witch hazel on a cotton ball.
- We bought a bottle of Rose essential oil from Young Living, and put 3 drops into her Aveeno Absolutely Ageless night cream she already had (super affordable- get at any drugstore.) She said she saw results instantly, namely the wrinkle between her eyebrows.
That’s it! That’s all we did. I told her she needs to wear sunblock even if it’s cloudy out but she refuses, so there’s that.
After seeing her again at Christmas, I was surprised at how taut and smooth her skin looked. Matthew asked me in private if she had had some plastic surgery done. I laughed and said No, she just takes good care of her skin!
Some additional things I added to her nutrition:
Young Living’s Ningxia Red (this may seem pricey, but it’s just $1.25/day, plus we get 2-4 free bottles every year with our rewards points.)
Young Living’s Sulfurzyme powder
Garden of Life’s women’s one-a-day food-based multivitamin
She is also a regular green tea drinker and brothy soup with leafy greens and sweet potato eater. I think a lot of women think that taking all these vitamins is super expensive, but for one, it’s your dang health, and two, the aforementioned vitamins/supplements are not just for healthy skin but for your joints, energy, and overall well-being. If you want to read more about my personal skin care regimen, see this previous post. I’d like to add that in the winters, I spray my homemade glycerin makeup setting spray on my face, and it gives me an amazing dewy look as well as keeps my skin hydrated. In the summer, I lightly do two mists of it on both sides of my face (everywhere but my t-zone). And, of course, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and the occasional glycolic acid peel!
The rose essential oil from Young Living is pretty pricey at $244 retail, but it’s definitely worth it and really cost-effective, considering we only use 3 drops in an entire bottle of night cream, so one bottle will last you maybe 5 years. Contact me if you want to purchase, you’ll need a referral if you want the wholesale pricing!
In closing, remember,