Without a doubt, conversations with both my mother and grandmother include these three questions:
1. How’s Mike?
2. How’s work?
3. How’s your skin?
Mike is absolutely wonderful and I actually can’t complain about work right now (knock on wood!) so that leaves us to the skin question.
My skin is not amazing but it’s been worse, so I can’t complain too much. This winter (like every winter) is reeking havoc on my entire body. Right at this moment, the skin underneath my chin and on my neck is on fire and incredibly sensitive. It’s been bothering me all day, so I also think it’s starting to get in my head. You know when a bug crawls on you and even though you’ve flicked it off, it still feels like an ant colony is crawling all over you. (My leg started to itch as I wrote that)
I’ve been using MetaDerm lotion and spray with coconut oil to maintain some kind of control since December. The wonderful people at MetaDerm sent me some products to try when I needed a wedding miracle. The MetaDerm products are organic, steroid-free, fragrance-free, paragon-free and do not include dyes. I liked the spray because of its ease and convenience, really good for times when you may decide skipping the treatment altogether due to time. The moisturizer felt really good on my skin, not greasy and my skin didn’t feel tight anymore. Products are available to purchase on MetaDerm’s Online Store or at Amazon.com.
The combination had me completely clear for the wedding, honeymoon and through January. The combination is still doing its job, it’s just getting harder to deal with the never-ending winter elements. It’s highly depressing out there and the extreme cold has us cranking the heat around the clock.
In an effort to help counteract those things, we’ve been sleeping with a humidifier and I’ve been taking Bikram yoga classes 2-3 times a week. For the first hour and fifteen minutes, I really do enjoy the heat and humidity. I just need to learn how to not absolutely despise the last 15 minutes of class (the part where I think I’m going to pass out and never recover).
But like I said before, it’s been worse so I’m not going to complain (too) much.
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