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The Skin I’m In—Part II

Your eating habits are very important to the health of your skin. When it comes to my skin, what I put in my body literally shows up on my body, which includes weight. But when I get occasional breakouts and when I say occasional I mean maybe once every 2/3 months it is usually a sign that I need to change my diet. Fried foods, soda, candy and having sweets frequently are the triggers for me, so I do my very best to stay away from them. I don’t drink soda at all, other than ginger ale to treat an occasional upset stomach or if I get a Shirley temple drink on special occasions, which is maybe 4 times a year. I mainly drink 100% juices or water and fruits and veggies in my diet definitely play a role in healthy skin.

Another factor that influences healthy skin is stress. Stress can definitely have an impact on the health of your skin. I can’t speak from a medical perspective, but I can speak from a mental health professional’s perspective on this connection.  This is where my theory of the mind and the body are one is displayed.

We all get stressed from time to time, but the way in which you cope with the stress and how it affects your daily functioning and relationships is an indicator if there is a mental health concern. I truly believe that if your mind isn’t right then your body isn’t right and vice versa. Basically,  if you’re highly stressed, your thoughts may be scattered,  you may feel like you can’t get a handle on your emotions, you’re aloof, distant from those you love,  or feel numb and so many other symptoms could arise including the more severe feeling suicidal or homicidal (intent to harm someone else). When you are experiencing any of what I mentioned above it can result in poor sleeping habits, unhealthy appetite changes, poor self-care (not showering, not brushing your teeth and other hygienic behaviors) and that trickles down to a decline in your physical and medical health.

On the other end, if you’re suffering with a medical condition, that can trigger high stress levels and result in depression, anxiety, paranoia and other mental health issues including feeling suicidal or homicidal. The toll of the symptoms of that medical condition and/or the physical side effects of the medicine to treat it have a direct impact on your mental health.

So take the time out, as best as you can, to take care of your skin and other hygiene habits, take care of your body with healthy eating habits, exercise, making sure your medical and mental health are in tact and You will love the skin you’re in physically, from the inside out!!

The Skin I’m in!

I often get compliments on my skin “sans” make-up, including a make-up artist who told me she could tell I had great skin underneath the make-up I was wearing before she worked on my face. I am blessed not to suffer with acne, blackheads, etc. I am truly humbled by the compliments which is why I’d like to share what works for me.
I attribute my flawless skin to genes from my parents(thanks Mom and Dad;), people often mistake them for being younger than they are) and my skincare regimen for my face.

The picture I’ve attached have the two products that are my go to for washing and moisturizing my face, which I do twice a day. I also stopped using brand name make-up remover cloths and use baby wipes that contain natural ingredients in them to remove my make-up. It’s also cost effective since I have to purchase wipes for my kiddies anyway.

I don’t wear make-up every day, especially since I am a SAHM, I have an opportunity to let my face breathe. But I’m still a woman first so my lipgloss, lip liner and eyebrow liner are a must when I am out if I choose not to wear foundation/powder.

This cleanser and moisturizer are gentle on my skin and makes my face feel amazing and refreshed and the BONUS—-THE INGREDIENTS!! THEY are natural based so they don’t have a whole lotta junk in them :D;)! Although the cleanser does contain fragrance, it is the last ingredient listed which means that there is a small amount of fragrance in the product. Here’s a tip when looking at the ingredients, they are listed from the item that is largest in quantity put in the product to the least amount in quantity put in the product. This also goes for food products as well, so keep that in mind. You can find both of these products at a Target,  Wal-mart,  K-mart or your local pharmacy.