Bee Inspired… To Take Care of Yourself

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I snapped a selfie a few days ago while I was working. The light was a combination of ultra-bright fluorescents and natural sunlight. For someone with my fair (read pasty!) skin and no makeup, this can be a not-great look. But…

The snap turned out fine. I rarely post selfies, and this one garnered compliments, including on my wrapped up hair and how good my skin looks.

Can I be candid? I’ll be 51 this month. I have not lead an abstemious  life. And yet… my skin does look pretty darned good.

I credit three things: Genes; you can’t change that. The foundation is what it is.

Staying out of the sun. Because my skin is so pale, I couldn’t tan, even though it was definitely in fashion when I was growing up. I was the dorky kid wearing a t-shirt in the pool. I learned to be careful in the sun, or deal with a painful burn.

The third thing? Clean your skin, and use a moisturizer.  Big secret, huh? I do notice a difference, especially if I skip moisturizing for a couple of weeks. These days, I make a milk cleanser for myself (an oil-based emulsion) or use one of my soaps to clean my skin (Malka is my favorite), plus an alcohol-free toner, then moisture before bed. Sunscreen during the day. That’s it. Nothing complicated. Takes about 3 minutes.

The best thing about making my own skincare is learning that I can be low-maintenance, while taking care of myself, too. After all, brushing your teeth isn’t vanity. Why should taking care of you skin be?

 

 

Comments

  1. Mindy Dahl says

    You have evolved just as I knew you would. Thank you for your contribution to the bee world. Peace and happiness

  2. Thanks, Mindy! I love my work–and I love the new look for my web site and newsletter!

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