Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Friday, February 11, 2011

Beauty Secrets

I completely forgot about today's SUYL over at Kelly's Korner.  This week's topic is beauty secrets, and my regimen is pretty simple (and it has worked, I'm told...still no crow's feet at 36!  yay!) so I thought I'd share.

I'm the first to admit, I don't know my way around a make-up counter very well, I still have a tolerate it/hate relationship with my hair, and I usually only wear black Great Lash mascara and Burt's Bees gloss unless it's a special occasion, tips are geared more towards skin care and prevention.

Also, I believe our inner beauty correlates directly with outward beauty, so I try to remember that I'm a beautiful, unique individual that God created and takes delight in.  But honestly, I haven't been doing so well with that lately.  And it shows!  An inner peace and a positive, resilient, loving spirit are a vital part of our appearance.
guess I'm an Olay girl!!  my other fave- Noxzema- is missing from this pic 

I've been applying Oil of Olay with SPF 15 (higher SPF in the summer) daily since I was about 12.  It has worked!  However, I did not apply it to my neck and chest, and am now suffering some consequences there...I'll be scouring through all the entries for advice about that!

Since I was pregnant with Jonah, my second son, I have routinely applied a nightly eye cream after cleansing before bed.  I really notice the difference in the morning when I skip this, especially in the cold, dry winter months!  (I also slap on some good ol' Chapstick in the summer, Blistex in the winter.)

I don't cleanse my face twice in the winter because it's too drying for me, but in the summer I do (I get dirty and sweaty a lot, eww- we play hard in the summer!)  I switch cleansers around to suit the climate.  I also exfoliate once or twice a week, but don't skip the moisturizer after doing this!
I do have a hard time remembering to moisturize my arms and legs everyday, but when I remember, I really notice the difference.  I love the smell of the Jergen's in the pic above.  There's a Vaseline one that smells delicious too- many of the higher-priced lotions irritate my skin...go figure!

Lastly, hydrate!  I drink lots of water...easy peasy, and cheap!

Oh, and floss well- a nice smile is priceless!

Thanks for reading ~ I can't wait to read everyone else's tips, especially for curly, fly-away, difficult hair!!


Mrs. V said...

I use almost all of those exact products!! lol I love olay moisturizer because it isn't greasy! Sorry, I don't have any tips for curly fly away hair. My hair is straight as a board with very little volume...ugh! If you want an easy make-up with great coverage, try bare minerals. You don't have to buy the whole set, just get a thing of the foundation powder. It's like 20 bucks but lasts a LONG time, like 6 months or more. I love it! and it's spf 15.

Melissa Miller said...

Great tips Bethanny! I need to work on drinking more water. I've been trying for well over a year. Most days I can barely drink but a bout 3 or so. You look beautiful!

Have a happy and blessed Valentines Day. ~Melissa :)

PS Thanks for the nice comment on my hair. I still can't decide. Sigh. *Smiles*

Mallorie said...

We do love a lot of the same things!!! :-) Great minds think alike!!!! Cute blog!!!

Tammy said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway !! I love ALL Olay products ! I haven't tried the St. Ives Apricot Scrub but I've heard great things about it. Thanks for sharing your beauty secrets !!

Courtney Moser said...

Thank you for checking out my blog!

I am now following you too :)
Cute blog!


AndreaLeigh said...

great tips! thank you for sharing!

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