Okay, so I had previously written about some of the issues I have been having with my (ahem) middle-aged skin. Some redness, flakiness and general blah-looking visage that I was bound and determined to at least partially correct before my next (and upcoming) birthday.
One of the things I changed in my life is to take a page from a friend and ex-coworker who has Lupus. A few years ago she was having real issues (she blogged about it, so I am not telling tales out of school) with her health being compromised. She bought a blender that could puree a Buick and started making “green smoothies” every morning. Well, a couple of months ago I saw on Amazon that they were selling a version of this blender in an unattractive color for half price, so I got one. I’ve been making a daily morning breakfast smooth with kale, spinach, celery, beets and some sort of fruit, mixing up and using all of the frozen stuff I can get at Trader Joe’s. As a boy who isn’t big on his veggies I’t a great way to get those 5 servings in and I have notinved a difference in that my eyes are clearer and I have more energy. Of course, I’ve also gaines a few pounds, so there’s a trade-off.
The other thing I’ve done is amp up the skincare. I started using a moisturizer with retinol by a company called Tree of Life and have noticed a difference already- I’ve even gotten compliments on my skin. I may never look 22 again, but I don’t have to look like an old shoe either.
So what are your favorites for taking care of your skin? Let us know in the comments.
I purchased my Tree of Life moisturizer from Amazon.