Saturday, January 14, 2012


Alright peeps! Today I am touching on skin care. I am 50 now, FIFTY!!!! When my mom was 50, I was 20 years old and I seem to recall I thought she was old - as is typical with the selfishness of youth. Of course, ahem, today, 50 is supposedly the new 40...or so I read in many publications. The inescapable fact is that I have noticed my skin changing and wrinkles breeding at the same rate as rabbits. I admit I am the worst steward of my skin - I wash my face with soap, Dr. Brommers lavender scent to be exact. I only started using face cream two years ago - I use an Aveda face cream with tourmaline in it; please don't ask me what that means! I only use face cream during the winter and I rarely wear sun screen even though I run outside in the summer. In spite of this, for a person my age, my skin is not too bad. I don't smoke, which helps tremendously; I don't wear any make-up except for a tiny bit of blush (don't want to scare people at work in the morning with my pasty, white face) and mascara, and most days I am lazy to even put that on. I also don't eat tons of really bad food.

I don't know ANYTHING about skin care, but I truly enjoyed this post on beautiful skin by Janet. I have Janet's blog 'Gardener's Cottage' on my side bar because her blog journal is full of applicable recipes, decorating advice and beauty tips, simple living advice and fashion tips for real women along with genuine thoughts and feelings peppering all the great words. fulfill another New Year's goal, I took a lotions and potions making class at a local soapwork company and man, was that FUN or what. I made a whipped body butter, a hydrating cream and a body lotion using all natural ingredients, free of parabens(?) and other nasty stuff.

Happy weekend peeps!