I will confess that I am the type of woman that goes to bed with a full face of make-up on. I gauge my quality of sleep on how my mascara looks in the morning. If it's mangled and matted together...I've slept hard and well. If I look the same as when I went to bed, I know I'm going to need a lot of coffee.
I know this is bad. Very bad. If I was going to let something slip in my busy life full of children, that one was going to be it. But not anymore. I can't afford to. I'm going to be forty soon (oh that hurts to write!) and pretty soon my skin is not going to be so forgiving. I've got to take care of my skin. My Italian mother doesn't have a wrinkle on her face and we've figured it's because she's made of olive oil. She's always naturally moisturized, including her hair, and it does have a downside being so greasy, but thank heavens she's shared some of that Italian oil with me.
But there are more reasons to take care of our skin than just smoothing our skin of our wrinkles. Just like we need to care what we put in our bodies, we need to care for what we put on it. The skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs everything we put on it. (And that includes our laundry detergent which has proven to cause learning disorders in adults and children, yikes!) and what we put on our skin; from our skin care to make-up.
Here are some tips taken from my favorite holistic doctor, Dr. Joseph Mercola:
Click, here, to find out more on skin care. It doesn't have to be expensive, either. I have found great natural skin care, click here, that is inexpensive, and with Tropical Traditions. The prices are amazing and all natural; my face feels fantastic!
My next step is all natural make-up, and Aubrey Organics sells that, too. I am going to be ordering that next month (It's in my November goals!).
Here's to us and beautiful skin!
Labels: health and beauty, how to eat organic on a budget