Saturday, September 29, 2012

Looking Through the beautiful SKIN!

Creamy White Roses
Obagi Products ~ Life Changer.......

Wouldn't we all love to have skin as beautiful and as smooth as the creamy roses above? Beauty, Health, and Wellness continue in this post because as we age, we hope to head off early signs of aging.  My previous post about the attention to skin~care that the beautiful Esther was given to enhance her physical appearance took place over months and years. Exposure to the sun depends upon where we live in the world.  Looking back in my life, I think I would have stayed out of the sun more and especially listened to the advice of dermatologist and heeded the advice regarding sunscreen to prevent damaging sun rays to my skin.  I did not go to a dermatologist back then because specialist were only for those who had the privlege to afford such a physician.  I would see the solar lentigines ~or age spots~ on my grandmothers and aunts but I thought those were for old people.  Fast forward a few years and I now understand that they begin forming early in our lives if we over expose our skin to the sun without protection.  Today, I slather on sunscreen daily in hope of preventing more spots. 

Two years ago, I arrived at a point in my life where skin care became important to me.  I wanted my skin to be healthy.  I was not concerned as much about the type of make-up or the shade of blush or the color of the foundation.  Those products can only go so far......underneath is the important part.  I discovered a lovely lady who had a beautiful French accent (wouldn't you know I would like this)  who specialized in helping women, men, and young adults understand the importance of healthy skin~care.  With her intense knowledge, she educated me on Obagi Products and I was hooked.  The wonderful part is that you only use a small dot of the product each day and the results are almost immediate.  Although I do not have perfect skin, I am grateful that my skin has improved and I have learned to protect and encourage others to do the same!

There are many products available for purchase, so select what works best for your budget.  I would say, less make up is better.  Drink water....lots of it!  If you can afford a facial, even if you feel it is a luxury afforded only to the rich, think again.  I see it as an investment in my overall health.  Perhaps you could do it once a season!

You could easily spend lots of bucks trying drug and department store creams until you find success but I am convinced that the investment in a good facial jumpstarts the process!

Like the previous post on Queen Esther......real beauty comes from matter how hard we try, we can only cover up so much, then the real person comes through.  I don't know about you, but I want to be a real person.  Someone who sees the best in others, someone who cares about the lives of others, someone who desires to share in the happiness and joy of those around us. The Sacred Scriptures speak clearly in Romans 12:2, encouraging us "not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Today is a good day to get started!

Travel Size is a perfect way to begin!

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