Modesty and Skin Care
Although I have never kept it a secret, maybe only a few of you know that I am a licensed cosmetologist. I worked hard for my license and I still put it to use after all these years. While earning my diploma from Beauty School, I also took a couple extra classes, specifically the nail and skin care classes. The importance of skin care was something that was instilled at a young age. When I was 12 years old, my mom took me to have a full make-over and learn about skin care. I quickly learned not only the importance of skin care, but also how to properly apply make-up. Needless to say, I was ecstatic when these classes became available while attending beauty school.
You may be thinking to yourself, “This is not important to me because I don’t wear make-up.” However, I encourage you to continue reading. I will talk about make-up, but this post concerns skin care, which is important to all of us.
Why should I worry about skin care, especially if I do not wear make-up?
Most who do not have a skin care routine in place simply do not realize how important it is to take care of their skin. Every year the skin care industry makes billions of dollars helping ladies and even men take care of their skin. When you take care of your skin, you will look younger but did you also know that taking care of your skin can actually benefit your health? The skin is a major organ that protects your body from infections and other outside forces that could hurt you internally. Ladies, your skin cannot be replaced. So we should be doing everything we can to take care of it. Jesus told us that our body is a temple. A temple of God received the highest degree of attention and maintenance. Treating our bodies as a temple should be no different, including our skin. I say this because the majority of us immediately relate treating our body as a temple with the amount of food we eat or exercise we do. The majority of us do not relate our outward appearance to our skin, to include our face.
Unfortunately, men and women do not put forth an effort to take good care of their skin. They fail to use sunscreen, exceed the use of tanning beds, and even fail to properly cleanse their pores. All of this all contributes to excess damage on our skin. When the skin is burned, it peels and it becomes very itchy. Sadly, over time excess exposure to the sun can even cause cancer. Also, women who are 39 and over have a higher rate of developing melanoma than any other skin cancer—including breast cancer!
What people see when they look at you is your skin. When you begin to take better care of your skin, it has a whole body effect. You begin to notice right away how much better you feel. If you worry about your overall health, I would suggest starting a good skin care routine.
Okay, so I need to be using good skin care. Where do I start?
I personally love Mary Kay skin care. The company has been around since 1960 and is America’s Number 1 brand of skin care!!! Mary Kay spends a lot of time developing the science of skin care! As an added bonus, when purchasing skin products from Mary Kay, you’re supporting a small business usually operated by a fellow mom.
It is natural for our skin to age over time. Usually the aging process begins in our 20’s. As the skin ages, the renewal process becomes much slower. You could have oily skin as a teen, but during your 20’s it may not be as oily or no longer oily. It is important to match your skin care products with your skin type. No matter how good a skin care product is, if it doesn’t match up with your skin type, it will not work correctly.
Women of all ages are concerned about the visible signs of aging, which include fine lines and wrinkles and the loss of skin firmness and elasticity. Baby boomers want to fight the signs of aging while younger women want to delay them. The TimeWise® Miracle Set – the premium collection of age-fighting products – works to help counteract these processes by:
* Removing dead skin cells.
* Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
* Keeping the skin moist.
* Energizing the skin’s appearance.
* Replenishing the skin.
At Mary Kay, we believe there are five essential steps for good skin care: cleanse, exfoliate, freshen, moisturize and protect. Mary Kay offers the TimeWise® Miracle Set, one of the only complete daily age-fighting skin care systems that can be customized to your skin type. The product included in the TimeWise® Miracle Set are designed to work together to help maximize the age-fighting benefits … and continued use provides the best results for your skin. Here’s how:
* Gentle cleansing beads in TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser and TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleansing Bar remove dead skin cells through exfoliation.
* A patented† complex in TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser and TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by enhancing the skin’s natural renewal process.
* A humectant blend in TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer keeps the skin moist.
* Botanicals in TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 35 help energize the skin’s appearance, while UVA and UVB sunscreens help protect the skin from sun damage.
* Peptides in TimeWise® Night Solution help to smooth and firm the skin.
Microdermabrasion has long been a secret weapon for beautiful skin. It is an extra exfoliation process that effectively removes the dead skin cells that naturally build up on the skin and cause a dull appearance – and it is currently the fourth most popular* non-surgical procedure in the U.S. The TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set offers a cost-effective way to see and feel immediate benefits at home.
The innovative two-step set was developed for anyone with fine lines and visible pores or dry, flaky skin who wants to see healthier, younger-looking skin – immediately. The set contains the same microfine crystals used by dermatologists.
The TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set separates itself from the competition by including an important second step that many brands don’t offer – Step 2: Replenish, a rich serum that contains vitamins, antioxidants and anti-irritants. It protects the soft, smooth skin revealed by Step 1: Refine.
Best of all, the TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set was designed to work together with the other TimeWise® skin care products. After one week of use:
* 85 percent of users saw an improvement in their skin texture.
* 73 percent saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines.
* 71 percent saw pores that looked smaller with this quick, two-step procedure.
May Kay’s skin care is divided in 2 categories.
Normal to Dry skin-care types will be using the company’s line of creamy cleansers and moisturizers. Normal to Dry skin will not be excessively oily, may be a little dry and should not have too many blemishes.
Oily and Combination skin types will be using the clear-gel cleansers and oil-free moisturizers. Oily and Combination skin will appear oily all over or in the T-zone and have blackheads or blemishes around the nose and chin.
There are also a couple different skin care regimes that are important – Day Time and Night Time.
It is important in getting the most out of Mary Kay’s amazing skin care to apply it in the correct order and method…it’s as different as day and night!
Daytime skin-care application requires: Cleanser, Day Solution, Moisturizer and supplements.
Nighttime application includes: Cleanser, Night Solution, Moisturizer and supplements.
I hope this helps to shed briefly some light on the importance of skin care. I will be sharing more posts about this for our ModestMonday’s along the way! If you have any questions about Mary Kay, please let me know how I can help you! You can order from my Mary Kay store HERE if you are interested. If you are interested in learning more about my beliefs in the Make-Up vs No Make-Up debate, check out my post HERE.
So what did I wear? This is my outfit for church last week. Hard to believe white will be out very soon!
Flexi Clip for my hair: Lilla Rose
White Sweater: Dress Barn about 3 years ago. It is a tad big on me but that is ok 🙂
Dress: eShakti….I LOVE the vintage look of this dress with the peter pan collar. Love how comfortable it is. It is also lined!
Shoes: Zulily! Aren’t they cute?