This headshot was taken by my beautiful and talented friend, Kim Mettler. She's an amazing person in and out and I highly recommend her for your family pictures, headshots, or event shots. She doesn't do weddings (though she would be great at it) . Check her out- http://www.mibarefootmemories.com/
Skin Care in the midst of the Rona is something that I've been giving a lot of thought to lately. The above picture takes us all back to a time when hair was done, make-up and eyebrows on fleek and skin care was a top priority. As many of you know, I work at the Spa at Boyne Mountain (in addition to my own business). At the spa I feel pressure to look and present a certain image. There's nothing written in an employee handbook that says we must keep our roots touched up, or have our regular pedis, or keep up our skin care regime. But when working in the beauty business, you are representing yourself and your employer. Some people, in the business, take this seriously and some people seem to come to work like they've been brought in by a tornado. I have found myself somewhere in between. Aside from being a massage therapist, I'm also an esthetician. When I know that I have a day scheduled that are full of facials- I take extra time to make sure my face looks put together. Right or wrong- I feel like the client wants to see an esthetician that has nice skin (even if it's covered in make-up), eyebrows that are neat and waxed, and flawless make-up. I've often been told that my skin glows- but not right now. Before the Rona- the thought of going out in public without a little bit of make-up was a No Go. Fast forward to today... am I the only one who hasn't put make up since we went into lockdown? Washing my face- by the wayside... not to mention the masques that I use to do or the AHA acid peels or leave on exfoliation. Gone! How awful! This is the time- since we have the time- to really take care of our skin. I think that part of this blog today is give myself a kick in the fanny and get back to my skin care regiment! What does that regiment look like? Because I work at the spa- we use Eminence. It's a great, higher end skin care line that is all natural and organic. However, there are great skin care lines that anyone can buy that are great as well. One of my favorites is Paul's Choice! She has a great story and great products. Check her out here: https://www.paulaschoice.com/skin-care-products/best-sellers . Finally, my last favorite product that is my base layer, no matter the season if Jane Iredale's tinted moisturizer. Look at it here! https://janeiredale.com/us/en/mineral-makeup/mineral-makeup-foundation/dream-tint-tinted-moisturizer.htm
Now- I want to talk about teenage boys and skin care. As I try to reenforce with them, like or not they represent me. Do you want an esthetician that has teenagers that have bad skin? No!! Especially if it's something we can take care of with a little home care. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has purchased all the latest and greatest products for your teenager only to find that they aren't using them or not using them correctly? When we first started down the road of skin care with our oldest we had some good teachable moments. For example- Jack's skin (after using the cleanser for awhile) was not getting better- if anything it was getting worse. I finally asked him to explain to me exactly how he was using the products. Eventually, I was able to figure out that Jack was using the cleanser, but wasn't rinsing it off. He was smearing the cleanser on his face and going about his day. OMG!! Thankfully after we resolved that issue- his skin started to improve.
During this time of shelter in place- I've taken to making a list of basic things my teenage boys must do in the morning- EVERY morning. Maybe this idea will help those of you who have teenagers that have seemed to have lost their brains in the shuffle of the Rona. This list is taped to our schedule for the day. It's nothing fancy- just a friendly reminder to take care of their skin and their teeth. Maybe we all need little reminders even if we aren't going in public. Besides taking care of ourselves physically and mentally- let's try and remember to take care of our skin (and teeth)
Next time- hair care and the lack of- during the Rona
Much love and gratitude
This is the Year.....
I've never written a blog- never considered writing one, but I'm feeling compelled. Why? Well, I think this would be a great place to blog my forty ninth year. Yep- 49. I keep telling everyone that I am having a hard time with this age, but the person who I feel the worst for is my mom. She will have a daughter, that in 2020 will turn 50.