Skincare: Day One Of My Month-Long Beauty Journey

All-Natural, Holistic, Self-Care, Skin Care

My skin has been neglected. I can’t deny it. Life happens and it got away from my skincare routine. Not anymore though. I am making a concentrated and purposeful effort to take care of my skin. I’m trying something new for the month of August. Yes, it will be a month-long beauty journey of trying something new. I can’t wait to see the results!

Why Take A Beauty Journey Now?

It is about half-past-too-late for my skin. I’m getting to that age where I need some extra help. Okay, I’ve been at “that age” for a while, but…you know…life happens. One thing turns into two and two into four. Before I knew it, I was too busy with being a mom, a wife, a small business owner, a band mom (totally different than being a normal mom), pet parent and all the other things going on in my life. It is time. It is so time for a beauty journey.

Truthfully, I have also spent the last 30 years or so taking care of my physical health. I have a list longer than my arm of “health issues.” Most of them are autoimmune so I was basically taking care of myself the best I could – doctors were pretty useless. Anyway…I found a better way of taking care of myself and I’m doing it. Finally, I’m not eye-deep in research and in such constant states of hurting and exhaustion I can take care of my skin like a girly girl” should.

Really? An Essential Oil Skincare Routine?

Why not? It works for so many other things (my husband, my daughter, our home and our pets) so why not my skin? I’ve got nothing to lose. I’ve learned so much about the oils and other products, it seemed logical to me. Then, I started to really pay attention.

One day, I was “snooping” around on the Young Living website, reading about the different oils and how they can help people. I kept noticing things like “skincare” and “beauty routine.” I would see the specific products and think “I’ve already got that one.” So, here I am – embarking on a beauty journey with things I already have handy, things that don’t have chemicals and toxins in them.

That is another thing – all-natural and holistic. I’m doing what I can to get rid of the junk in my home that isn’t healthy for us. I should be using all-natural and holistic products for my skin as well. I won’t spray my dogs and cats with over-the-counter flea spray, but I’ll put God-only-knows-what on my face? Yes, it was completely logical to me.

Why Is It A Month-Long?

The fact my beauty journey is month-long is probably a fluke. It just so happened I had been wanting to do something for a while, but never got around to it. Seeing I had just about everything I needed already, I said “Now is the time!” I just so happened to be on the last day of July.

Also, I knew it needed an “end date” so I could judge the results. Seeing I made this decision on July 31, a month seemed like a fair amount of time. It wasn’t so long that my “before” would be a distant memory and yet it was long enough for something to “really happen.” It made sense to me. Yes, back to it being logical.

Off I Go!

I’ve said “good-bye” to the plain soap and water so-called skincare I’d been trying to do for years. No more dabbing some alcohol on a cotton ball to get rid of “those things” only teenagers should have to deal with. When I notice the “fine lines of my experience and wisdom” around my eyes and lips, I will no longer grab some lotion or moisturizer, hoping such high hopes they won’t be so noticeable.

I am actually excited about this. I can’t wait until this month is over so I can see the difference. Of course, after years of neglect (and abuse), I am chomping at the bit to see what kind of results I get. My expectations are high, but not too high. My face and the rest of my skin is in bad shape. We’ll see where this takes me!

If you are interested in more about this beauty journey and skincare experiment, you can find more details about it in Oily Housewives Facebook group. I’ll be posting recipes and ideas anyone can use. Obviously, I will be sharing more here as time goes by. Keep coming back – I know you are curious!

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