Face it!

10 Oct

It has been awhile since my last post and a lot has happened between then and now.  This might be long.

So, let’s see..

I ended my summer job.

Went to New York to visit my family.

Turned 40.

Started my new job at Estée Lauder.

Wow……ouch.  I turned 40.

OK.  All drama aside, I gotta be honest and say that I am totally fine with that. I have been feeling more and more comfortable saying that because it dawned on me that even though I have been around since 1972…  I don’t feel like I thought I would.  I feel really good.  I guess having my kids so young kept me in that youthful state of mind.  I see my forties as a time when my boys turn into men, take hold of their independence and off they go.

YES….This is the decade of me (and my hubby).

Ok…maybe that is wishful thinking at the moment but I already feel like I have moved another step closer to freedom and my wealth of knowledge keeps growing with each passing day. I am a helleva lot smarter now than I was when I was 20.

That said, even though my mind is young at heart,  my physical body is still 40.

Things happen.

Suddenly I notice my skin shows some signs of wear.  The clock is against me.  It is never turning back.  Eventually my large pores and laugh lines will take over and I will be a hot mess come 50.  Even though I love makeup, I was never one for foundation or even moisturizer.  I felt ok with my beauty routine because what I was doing seemed to be working fine albeit minimal.  Now all I can think of is WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME??  Working for such a renowned company known for turning back the hands of time on our faces, I finally see the need for caring for my skin properly. Using actual products and not just hoping for the best.  It is now all about preventing and preserving.  I am lucky enough now to use these wonderful products and see for myself how well they work.  I need to believe they work by using my own face as an example.  I can’t promote something I don’t believe in.  SO.. tonight is my first night using the famous Advanced Night Repair Serum from Estée Lauder.  I was graciously handed everything I need to begin my nightly/daily skin care routine (which does not include Clean and Clear Popped Zit medicine anymore).  I felt so grown up spending 15 full minutes washing my face, applying my serum, applying my night moisturizer followed by a hydrating eye creme.  These products are supposed to work so well that I will wake up looking like Eva Mendes.  Ha ha. Yeah ok.

Now for the test!!

My commitment this month is to my face.  Specifically my skincare routine (or lack thereof).  Gone are the days that I am too tired or lazy to wash off my makeup and definitely gone are the days that I do not start to preserve what I have.  I will take that 15 minutes and enjoy every second of using my grown up lady stuff  and report my results in 30 days.

Long story longer….It is about time that I do the right thing by this face and body that has been so good to me for 40 years.  Ladies, invest the time …and yes, the money into finding a beautiful skincare routine.  Go to the beauty counter  and ask for some samples to try before you buy.  There is a great product for just about any concern you might have. These products are sometimes costly but once you find what works best, it will be the best money you will spend.

Realize your beauty and protect it.   It is all yours.

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