…this is something I’m rather sucky at. I have all the functional bits, but *mostly* I’m not very good at being girly. Yes, I have long hair, but that’s because 1. I look stupid with short hair and 2. I just haven’t gotten around to having it cut since the last time (??) I cut it.
I am also not very good with routines. Not for me, and not for the boys either. With A2 I have had to implement some kind of something, but it’s not very strict. So I’m trying to say that I didn’t have a skin care regime in place AT ALL! For me, face care meant wiping my face with a wet cloth that has some soapy residue. That was about it. Oh, and maybe noooowwwww and theeeeennnn I might have used some brand name scrub that I bought on a whim because the bottle looked cool.
Until the beginning of this month. I’d decided I need to be a big girl now, and act like the grown up I’m supposed to be. I’m also not getting any younger and I’m certainly no spring chicken (in terms of skin care etc). And I have lines around my eyes!! *EEEEKKK*.
As I’m a distributor for Tranquil Body Treats, it made the most sense to make use of the fantastic special we’re running for the month of July, and get me a whole range of products. (Because Julia reckoned I’d be a better sales person if I actually know the products I’m selling and how they work. It *totally* makes sense! Thanks, my beautiful friend!) I got the Oily-skin range, as I seem to fall in that category. The set included:
- Milk wash, for twice daily use
- Facial scrub, for once weekly use
- Moisturiser, for twice daily use
- Eye cream, for twice daily use (which was FREE with the July Special, btw)
- Kaolin Clay Mask, for twice weekly use
So I’ve been trying to incorporate some kind of routine into my daily goings-on. I managed to get it right in the evenings, during and after bath time. (Apparently I’m allowed to have 5 minutes to myself once I’ve gotten the boys bathed and settled. Thanks guys!) I will admit though, the mornings haven’t been working out for me just yet. There’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it all in. So I’ve been semi-slack in that department.
BUT, I have to say, the fact that I have started using something is already a huge ginormous leap in the right direction. And the Tranquil Body Treats skin care range is truly fabulous! After washing my face and before I put moisturiser on, my skin doesn’t feel dry and taught and ready to crack. It’s amazing. So very soft. And clean. Then I dab on some eye cream around my eyes, using my ring fingers (I read this in a ladies mag a long time ago and it got stuck in my head). Finally, I slap on some moisturiser. But not a lot. A little seems to go a long way here. And then I’m done and my face feels happy. Like if it could, I’m sure I’d be displaying smiley faces all over my cheeks!
Last night, I finally had some time to try the Kaolin Clay mask. It comes in powder form, and you just mix it with milk or rose water as per the instructions and put it on your face. This way, you have a fresh mask every time you use it. And it smells so nice. That was the first thing I noticed. So anyway, after putting it on and giving A1 a big fright (because I jumped out from behind a corner with a big white face and shouted Boo!), I left it to dry and work it’s magic. I actually had no idea what to expect, because I haven’t had much (if any) experience with face masks before this.
It didn’t take all that long to dry either. Then I jumped in the shower and washed it off. It came off pretty easily too, and didn’t stick to my face or the facecloth. Man OH Man! I can NOT describe to you how awesome my face felt. I looked in the mirror (I have one in the shower) and my skin was so clear. I reckon about 95% of all my blackheads (yes, I have them) were just gone. Weg. Not there anymore. And this was just after the first use! Thinking that maybe it’s just the shower-mirror that’s misty so that’s why I can’t see them, I checked again in my closet, under the harsh fluorescent lights, and yup, they were still gone. How cool is that??
I’m really ready to use that every night, but too much of a good thing is not good either, so I’ll stick to the twice weekly instructions. I’m already counting down the sleeps till next time!!
I’m putting the specials for July below, so you can also indulge your face, or your body, or your babies