Growing up, I was always complimented on the tone and the clarity of my skin. People would ask me about my skincare regime and I would say, “soap and water”. I cannot remember ever spending money in my 20’s on a skin care system or any moisturizers for that matter. I would just wash with soap and water and go.
Once I hit my 30’s, I started having babies. It was during this time that I noticed a change in the look of my skin. Darker circles under the eyes thanks to the lack of sleep during my baby rearing years and fine lines (those ghastly wrinkles) started to form on my forehead and in the corners of my eyes. My skin became more blotchy and uneven in tone.
It wasn’t until my sister began selling Mary Kay that I decided to try an actual skin care system. Luckily for me, I was able to purchase a system from sister at 50% off which made trying something new that much easier. At first, I was skeptical with the whole idea. The last thing I believed was that some random product was going to make me look younger and better. Nevertheless, I was willing to try it out in the name of supporting my sister and her beauty business.
Skin Care System
I have been using Mary Kay’s Timewise Miracle Set for two full years. I am now 43 and a half years old. I wash my face in the morning with the cleanser, moisturize my whole face with the daytime cream and use the Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer eye firming cream. At night, I wash my face with the cleanser and use the Timewise Night Solution (restorative) before going to bed.
Honestly, I love the way my skin looks too! I don’t look any younger than I did before, but I do have less blotchy areas on my cheeks and the overall tone of my skin is now more even. I love how soft to the touch my skin feels when I caress it and I have less breakouts using the system than I did before I used any system at all. Thinking about it, I’m sure the simple fact that I’m taking better care of my skin has all to do with why it looks better. I could very well have tried a different brand and found the same results, I know. When you’re happy with a product you’re already using, however; there is no desire to try a different brand. I’m sticking to what works for me!
I think it’s important to remember that not all beauty regimes end up producing the same results for everyone. It’s so important to try a product out and dump it if you’re not happy with it. No matter what anyone tells you, taking care of your skin IS important and that doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of money on product but you do have to find a product that is the best fit for you.
While I love my Mary Kay skincare system, I have to say that it’s not the only thing that has contributed to my nice looking skin.
There are two other things I do better now that have helped with making my skin look good.
I have always been so bad about drinking water throughout the day. I never feel thirsty unless it’s Summer and really hot outside. So now, I make sure to drink a glass a water the minute I wake up in the morning regardless of whether I’m thirsty or not. Then throughout the day, I keep a water bottle at my desk and take sips while I work. When I’m home, I will often make myself some hot lemon water to drink. By the end of the day, I’m happy if I’ve consumed 4-5 glasses of H2O. Keeping your body hydrated does wonders for your skin and benefits your body in a multitude of ways. It’s not rocket Science. We all know this but knowing and doing are two different things, right?
Now that my youngest girls are 5 and 7, I am getting much better sleep. It is truly amazing how much sleep can affect the look of your skin. I now use a night mask to sleep and if I have to, even ear plugs. I will do whatever it takes to get a good six hours of deep sleep. Not only to do I feel normal when I’ve slept well, I notice a significant improvement in the clarity of my skin. The great thing about sleep is that it’s cost-free. Just stick in those earplugs, wear that night mask and catch yourself some Zzz’s.
So there you have it! My answer to all the people who ask my how I get my skin to look so good. A good skincare system, consumption of water and a good night’s sleep.
My beauty secrets unveiled!