Foundation & Skin

Anytime you go for a photo shoot, the make-up artist typically puts a lot of concealers, foundation, and powder on your face.  While that may be important for looking good in a photograph, it’s not practical to do every day, and I don’t know about you, but when I wear that much makeup, I don’t like the way I look. 

At my age, instead of giving me a flawless look, foundation accentuates every line and wrinkle.

I have found that a little bit of coverage looks much better on my face.

But, in order to wear less foundation, you have to start with beautiful skin.

Let me give you a backstory because I have not always had good skin.

When I was 24, and after years of struggling with significant acne boils on my neck, back, and cheeks, I broke down and took a powerful drug called Accutane.  

Back then, I didn’t have an investigative mind, and I had no clue as to where even to research why this was happening to me, so I trusted the doctor, and I took the hard drugs.

While it did completely clear up my skin, I found myself sinking into a deep depression.

I took the Accutane for six months, and the doctors asked me to keep a journal about my feelings during that time.

I didn’t even think about why they were asking me to journal, I just trusted them, and did as I was told- like a good girl.

When I went in for my six-month follow-up, I told the doctor about the depression.  It was then that he said “oh yes, this drug is known to cause some issues with that,”

Ridiculous!

There are other ways to cure acne, especially the kind I had because it was hormonal.

I have done a lot of research and found that beautiful skin comes from the inside and it all starts with what you eat.

I made terrible food choices when I was young. I drank a Coca-Cola, ate beef jerky and chips every day at lunch during my freshman year of high school.

By the time my senior year rolled around, I had weekly bouts of acne.

I just thought it was part of being a teenager and didn’t realize that I could take preventive measures to ensure more beautiful skin.

What I learned after I got older helped my skin look so much better.  In fact, besides a bit of loss in elasticity that comes with age, my skin looks better than it did when I was younger.

What do I do for great skin?

I drink lots of water. I started with a half gallon a day of water, and now I’m up to a full gallon.

I eat lots of tasty fruits and vegetables and little to no sugar. I love sugar and was a total addict when I was younger, but I have realized how bad it makes me feel when I eat it, so I severely limit my sugar intake

I also use sunscreen and a Vitamin C Serum.

If you make these changes, you won’t see a difference overnight, but you will see improvement over time. And the best part? You can wear a lot less make-up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo,

Lindy

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