Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review | Lessons in healthy skin

2013 was probably the very best year I've had with regards to my skin care journey.   I learned so much this year from all the trials and experiments and I'm very happy with the results.  So let's take a look back and discuss the highlights of 2013.
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I think 2012 was a spring board for all the great things that happened this year.  In 2012 I first wrote about how Gabrielle Union, Adrina Lima, Beyonce, Brooke Bailey and others drank up to a gallon or more of water a day as part of their beauty routine.  When I first wrote about it, I thought it was a nifty idea but didn't actually take the plunge until much later.  I bought a huge water bottle and attempted to drink two full bottles a day.  For me, a larger bottle meant that I would take larger sips which really helped me reach my drinking quota.    After several weeks of increased water intake, everything was different.  Then I heard from you, via comments and emails, about how you too began to drink more water and noticed the wonderful blessings of proper hydration.  Keep it up ladies, your body will thank you.

This was the year that I also experienced my first skin peel from Lady Dee.  I went to her because she is pretty well known for creating the loveliest skin in all of her celebrity clients.  Lady Dee is a wonderful woman who is amazing at what she does.  She helped me get back on track with my skin and, for that, I will be eternally grateful.  If you haven't done so, take a look at the complete regimen she created to troubled skin.  It's worth it's weight in gold. 

This year I wanted to focus on creating even toned, glowing skin.  I employed the help of water & fermented cod liver oil for my natural glow along with an extensive exfoliation routine of the face and body.  A spa treatment visit introduced me to a tool that would change the entire game for forever.  My Clarisonic pro has got to be my favorite skin care related purchase this year.  Followed closely by my Riiviva microderm tool.  To support my healthy skin, I also dove head first into the world of collagen.  The delicious chews seduced me in and the powders sealed the deal.  My newest purchase, the gelatin powder is pretty phenomenal and work well in my smoothies.  I'm getting to be "of that age" when collagen stores in the skin are declining quickly.  I'm not just gonna sit back and what it happen.  Not if I can help it.

This year I continued to learn how to improve my skin from inspiring celebrities.  Water drinking, Lady Dee, sauna therapy, oxygen facials and going to bed greasy were all celebrity skin secrets uncovered.  I will continue to hungrily to seek out more secrets in the years ahead.

Thanks so much for sticking with me. I get emails from time to time from readers who share that their hair journey has benefited from the lessons learned on the blog.  I hope some have also received benefits to their skin care journey as well. 
  1. I started following your blog this year and I look forward to your posts because they are very insightful. Keep up the good work.
    I wish you for a you a healthier and prosperous 2014!

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  2. Tammie, thank you so much! That means the world to me. I also wish you and your family an amazing year full of happiness and abundance.

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  3. Seems like you ave a good plan. My challange for January is to be totally Foundation (this includes make-up, primer,anything that covers up or hides) for the whole month. So good so far.

    It is a challenge of course at work and socially but I Think it will be good for me to show me like I am. My skin is by no means flawless so it will be a challenge. But it will give my skin a well deserved rest.

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