In my return to chic, I thought I would start with the very, very basics. My skin. And I think the only way to kick this off is to share a very honest photo of me- no makeup, no retouching or editing (okay, I did crop it, but that is it! I promise!) —I didn’t even do my hair!
I did/do typically wear makeup (and absolutely believe there are things you should never forget to leave the house wearing!). But in terms of actual skincare? My development stunted somewhere during my pubescent stage.
My excuse? First, I’ve been blessed. I have good skin, an olive complexion (meaning I very rarely burn), and generally speaking, a youthful look (Thanks mom for the genetics!).
Then there is the fact that I hate putting loads of chemicals on my skin. I go to all this trouble to eat organically, it just seems counterproductive to then allow chemicals in via my epidermis.
However, I am 30 now. And I have to start being an adult about my skin. So when my parents gave me a facial for my birthday I was excited. The spa uses a line called “The Organic Pharmacy” and as the name implies it is an organic line, started by a pharmacist who then studied homeopathy. You can read more about them and their products HERE.
The line produces just about anything you would find in a normal pharmacy, but sans all the bad stuff. Now I am going to be straight up: the line is VERY expensive. My esthetician recommended some of the products for my skin and I decided to invest in a couple of them.
So far, I am really glad I did. My skin feels fresher and dare I say supple? I’ve only been using the products for a couple of weeks now, but I feel like I look less ashen and there is almost a glow to my skin. This is a big deal when you are a new mom who works from home – I never sleep. I am so happy with the results that I am looking forward to adding in one more of the products in hopes of combating my terrible dark circles.
So why am I sharing this? Well the lesson for me is it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. That being said, I wish I could have jumped on this bandwagon much sooner!
Tell me, what does your skincare consist of? Were you an early adopter or were you a later bloomer? What are you feelings about the chemicals in most skincare products?