Another skin update

Well here’s a side profile, can you see the improvements.

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Eventually, I will have to do a collage so you can really see the improvements in my T-Zone area.

Skin Routine_6 2.12.15

However, thus far, I’m liking what is happening. With my brown skin, hyperpigmentation has occasionally been an issue especially since I love being in the sun, and at times, don’t make sure to wear sunscreen. Well, I’m thrilled to say that not wearing sun protection is a thing of the past. I make my own sunscreen, eventually I’ll share a simple sunscreen recipe here on my website.


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Skin Care Progress – Hyperpigmentation has diminished significantly

I recently started tackling the hyperpigmentation, around my T-zone area. I will say that my efforts have paid off significantly, and the darker spots that were around the T-zone area have decreased a lot.

I can’t say what one product helped the most, because to be perfectly honest, they all did; however, I can tell you the beauty tools I used were significant in reducing the dark spots. How do I know that? Simply using the natural skin care products that I had been using were effective, but the skin lightening was happening at a much slower rate.

I’ll be sure to post photos of my before and after sometime soon, and I’m hoping to start posting food photos and finally pictures of Bella, our BichonPoo.

Oh my… time is flying

Wow, and here I thought I wrote my last post a few days ago. It’s been a week? My, my, my the time is a flying by. Well, it’s going to keep on whistling by me for a while.


My daughter is in the school musical, which means late days practicing and I’ve been even more active with my workouts and going out a bit more, so when the dust settles in my neck of the woods, I’m spending time with my daughter and just relaxing.

Here’s hoping I get a chance to post more very soon. I have a ton of pictures to upload; food related and Bella, our new puppy.

In other news…

Earlier today I stumbled upon the website, Minimalist Beauty. It really caught my eye since the writers approach to health and wellness is very similar to my own. She has some great articles about hyperpgimentation, so I’ll be curious to see what she has done. I must say, that I am so glad that my hyperpigmentation issues are quickly becoming a distant memory.

Enjoy being you…

I saw this and could not help but smile.

True Colors

I’m very fortunate that I’ve always been comfortable with who I am and I have no desire to change, because someone might think what I do is strange. This important lesson, is something I’m teaching my own daughter.

New Spa Diamond Microdermabrasion Portable Machine

Last evening, I received the New Spa Diamond Microdermabrasion Portable Machine from Amazon. I’m a Prime member and chose same day delivery. It arrived around 6:30 p.m.

New Spa Diamond Microdermabrasion Portable Machine

New Spa Diamond Microdermabrasion Portable Machine


This weekend is going to be busy, so I wanted to test out the machine a few days in advance, in case I did something stupid. I didn’t. I’ve watched several tutorials on microdermabrasion and have read numerous files about the subject. Even then, it felt weird putting a rough circle on my face to buff away the skin, but I must say it did an effective job of sloughing off the old hyperpigmented skin. I only had those spots in a few areas, but they really bothered me. Underneath that sloughed off skin, was my brand new skin matching my skin color.

I can’t say that I have any rough patches, besides those parts on my face that were hyperpigmented, but now those are soft thanks to the various natural oils, clays, etc., that I’ve used to break down those troubled areas. I think I will use this once weekly or perhaps bimonthly a way to effectively slough off the dead skin.

Once I’ve used it a few times, I’ll be sure to post a thorough review and I’ll add screen shots also.

Grow old gracefully? Ha, I’m fighting it every step of the way. I’ve stepped up my game, a bit, so I can maintain the body I’m used too. With exercise my routine has not changed, but I’ve noticed with skin care, I’ve had to do a bit more… and I’m fine with that.

Electrotherapy update, part deux

Well, I’m experiencing some skin shedding on the dark spots. I took a rough cotton hand towel and scrubbed, scrubbed, scrubbed off the flaking skin.

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Oh my, here I am staring off into space! ;)


Opal Reply:

@Jennifer, I’m liking it thus far. I’m getting some peeling already, which is a really nice surprise. I wasn’t even expecting to get that with elecrotherapy. I researched it a lot, but guess I’ll have to do a bit more about the skin shedding. Under the shed skin, there’s my normal skin color, so yeah!
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As I told Jennifer, in the comment section of my last post, I did not know that skin shedding was part of this. I wonder if it’s from the electrotherapy or a combination of all that I’m doing? Hmm…

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I look so much like my father. Wow…


Either way, I’m really happy, so yeah!


Electrotherapy update

It’s been a little over a week since I received the New Spa High Frequency D’arsonval Professional Grade Device with Argon Electrodes. Earlier this morning, my daughter snapped photos of my freshly washed skin.

Skin Routine_2 2.12.15

Right side of my face – dark spot is almost gone


I wasn’t expecting to see anything this early, but there does seem to be some skin tightening around my cheekbones. Also, the dark spots, caused by hyper-pigmentation is definitely starting to peel. This is the right side of my face. I had a few spots, right near the cheekbone, but that’s almost gone.

My left side of my face, is the side that has the darkest spot, right at the cheekbone. Over time, I’ll be curious to see what electrotherapy does to the dark area. It has gotten lighter.

Skin Routine_1 2.12.15

I got out of the habit of using Hyaluronic Acid Serum on my skin, but I’m forcing myself to get back into that routine since it adds so much moisture to the skin.
I don’t think it’s solely electrotherapy that’s causing the impressive results. I believe it’s a combination of everything I’m doing.

  • Facials
  • Clay Mask
  • Natural oils loaded with nutrients
  • Electrotherapy
  • Clairsonic Mia 2

Since I eat extremely healthy, the only thing left was stepping up my game with my facial care routine.

This is hard for me, since I’m not one to look in the mirror and now I’m doing it for my twice daily facials. ;)

My daughter has told me my skin is looking brighter. Trust me, my daughter does not say things just to make me feel good. In that way, she’s a lot like me. She’s honest. ;)