Being kind to my skin…

One of the first things I notice about a person is their skin. I observe Lady washing faceeverything.

Dating someone with bad skin? No… not happening!

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not going to pursue a relationship with someone that has bad skin. Superficial much? And that’s so unlike me, but bad skin rates high on my ick factor.

I’m super picky when it comes to who I will spend time with, so the list of who I’d date is very slim. My list is focused on the personality and not appearance. By the way, I have not dated anyone in years. Now that I think about it, when it comes to dating, that’s about the only superficial turn off (bad skin) that I do have! If your skin looks bad, there is no way you are bringing your face anywhere near me. Why? The thought of having close contact with someone that has bad skin (large pores, oily skin, blackheads) really grosses me out. Gag! Sorry, but it’s true.


Man washing skinWith that being said, you know I’m in awe of men that actually take good care of themselves. In westernized culture, it still (seemingly) something to ridicule or (if you’re doing something) not to admit that you are taking care of your skin. However, I have met a few who do. In my early thirties, I dated a man that did take care of his skin and had various products to prove that fact. A very masculine guy, nothing “effeminate” about him, but he loved taking care of himself and his skin. I liked that too. Then there’s my friend that I’ve known for over twenty years. He has amazing skin. His secret is he eats healthy and pays attention to his skin. Imagine that! The guy in this picture, looks like my friend. Clearly both of the two men I know are ignoring the Men’s Guide to Not Caring a Skin Care Regimen.

No, I’m not dating anyone and I’m not sure what has me thinking about this topic, unless it’s the fact that I’m thinking about myself and the effort I do make to have healthy and vibrant skin. I accomplish this by making healthy food choices, proper skin care, hydration, staying properly moisturized, etc.,  to ensure that I present my best face. I don’t do it for others, I do it for me. 🙂

You want to know something? I’ve noticed when I’ve cleansed, at times, that one of the first signs that toxins are vacating my body is the appearance they make on my skin. I’d get it right in the T-zone area. Sighs… thankfully, it does not last too long, but the darkening is something I could live without. I have found that lemon juice, herbal brews, clays and various other similar items have been extremely helpful in getting my skin back on track.

French red clay


Stocking up on natural clays

The past few days, I replenished my dwindling supply of natural clay and over the next few weeks, I’ll be sure to post about them. One of my favorites to use is a french red clay. Oh, how I love using this on my skin. It tightens your pores, draws out toxins, helps even dark spots, and a whole host of other benefits.

But it does not stop there… over the past few years, I’ve finally gotten used to the idea of using something a bit more expensive to aid me in keeping my skin the way I like. I’m getting older after all. I want to reduce the age spots, wrinkles and sagging. Remember when I talked about my purchase of the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System? I really like it a lot, until it stopped working about six months ago. I’m thinking I received a dud, since judging from the reviews, most were still going strong with theirs. I tried different batteries, but I might try another brand to see if that takes care of the issue. I really loved that little device.

Clairsonic Skin Care Mia 2
Clairsonic Skin Care Mia 2


A few days ago, I ordered the Clairsonic Skin Care Mia 2. This one is marketed for acne. That is something I rarely got, even as a teenager, so that’s not why I made the purchase. I like the wider brush that is found on this device. It similar to the one I had, but it has a charge, which means I won’t need batteries! Hooray, based on the reviews I should enjoy this device. I can’t wait to try it out!

High Frequency D'arsonval Professional Grade Device
High Frequency D’arsonval Professional Grade Device


I also ordered the High Frequency D’arsonval Professional Grade Device with Argon Electrodes. With the D’arconval, it means I’ll have to spend a few minutes on my face daily. I’m really not thrilled about that, but if it assists me in my skin care routine (which is very simple) I’m all for that.

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I have had some luck with Bentonite Clay in the past 🙂 Thanks for the comments on my latest post! I hope to get into a few more subjects on my blog in the near future, too! I’m going to go check out your responses to my comments – I’ve MISSED you!
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