Making the most of my "Dash"

A Confession…

My new Regimen

I wrote this post about all the healthier habits I’ve started because of Brad.  Well, there’s one habit he has no influence on, and I’ve badly neglected…

Taking care of my face.  I have never had a good nighttime routine, and I just don’t take the time to wash my face every night.  I know… EWWWWW.  I had [what I thought] was a good excuse in not *having* to do that every night… I use Bare Escentuals [mineral] make-up.  I know, I know… it’s not a good excuse.  But it worked for me…sorta.  I must admit, I am L.A.Z.Y. when bedtime rolls around.  I’m tired, and I just want to get into my cozy bed.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll think about washing my face and that I should put a moisturizer on while I’m brushing my teeth.  By the time I’m done with that, my bed is screaming my name.  And I am done for the day.

Even worse… I use regular soap on my face when I wash it in the morning.  YES, I know that’s bad.  I’ve read it all over the place.  I just figured my skin looks fine, I’m young, and it doesn’t really matter.  I also used to stay out of the sun a lot.  I wasn’t really a “get a tan” kind of person.  Until I started noticing the little wrinkles around my eyes.  I live in Arizona now, so avoiding the sun is near impossible.  I’ve never been as tan as I am right now…and I didn’t even do it on purpose!  The best I’ve been doing for my face is soap, maybe some SPF15 moisturizer (occasionally), and my BE SPF mineral make-up.

My other excuse for not taking care of my skin is… It’s SO expensive! Good grief!   I’ve even gone to Walmart to get a “cheap” skin care set, and a month’s supply of decent skin-care products there (to repair, prevent damage/wrinkles, and maintain) costs a small fortune!  At WALMART.  Geez!  I’ve never been able to justify spending money on this, because it just didn’t seem important [yet!] and, there were more important things needed by others in the family.  However, I know it’s important to take care of myself, and since I’ve been improving in other areas I want to improve in this one too.

So…I found a skin-care set that I like, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and I’m gonna give it a go.  I took a close-up “Before” picture of my face (WARNING… It’s below and I don’t have a lick of make-up on…it’s scary!  Continue at your own risk!).  This is supposed to be a great product that I saw a lot of favorable reviews for.  I’m determined to make a new habit to follow through with this regimen morning and night… NO EXCEPTIONS.  I’ll get back to you in 30 days with an “After” picture and let you know how well I stuck to the new regimen.  (I already broke my new rule of not weighing on the scale, and barely 24 hours had passed!).  I’m determined to be healthy, and take care of myself.  Even with this!!

P.S. Brad, this is your OFFICIAL notice that I want you to remind me of my new habit, if I decide to be lazy and not do it.  I am also stating, in writing, that I will NOT give you crap about it!! (…and I will do everything in my power not to roll my eyes should you remind me because I’m being a lazy butt.)

Trying to live my dash in a better way…


Scary picture below…

The BEFORE picture...


Comments on: "A Confession…" (3)

  1. You’re beautiful, honey, but I’ll try to help you remember to do what you want to do. I only ask one thing: That you tell me what was on your mind when you took that picture. I cannot determine what that expression means, no matter how long I look at it…and I’m usually pretty good at reading you.

  2. LOL… I took about 25 pictures, and none of them, NONE looked good. I smiled… I looked like a dork. I smirked… I looked like a dork. I made a silly face… I looked plain scary. That’s just “less weird but still neutral (scary) face”.

  3. First of all, you don’t look that bad without make up…..second, I just about died reading this!!! If I had known you were not washing your face and wearing proper spf, I would have shaken you silly long ago……I am a MK lady after all….best advice i could give is….find something your skin likes and stick with it…wear spf year round on face, neck and hands…..and go check out my website….tons of great tips there…..

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