Angela, you are a miracle-worker!
One month ago, I wrote Angela an e-mail whining about my sallow, uneven skin tone and breakouts. "I’m 25!" I wrote. "Shouldn’t my skin be more… adult?!" She asked me to tell her about my current skin care routine, and I must admit I blushed when I described my daily face scrubs with a bar of Irish Spring soap (I think Angela nearly fainted in horror).
Angela promptly "prescribed" a new skin care routine for me. We called it "Project Glow," which included St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream in SPF 15, and LOADS of vitamin-packed Green Monster smoothies. I stuck to the skin-care routine religiously for an entire month, and I managed to drink GMs or Amazing Grass almost every day I was at home.
Before Project Glow:
After Project Glow:
NO MAKE-UP! Can you believe it ? My skin tone is so much more even, I look brighter, and I am pimple-free! A lot of my splotchy redness has disappeared.
I think it’s important to note that although I didn’t/couldn’t give up dairy as Angela asked me to, I did become a vegetarian two days before beginning Project Glow. Some of you have asked how going vegetarian has made me feel, and I am very happy to say that I feel cleaner, lighter, and a little kinder. :) (I have not lost any weight).
Also, I think it’s worth pointing out that the Before Picture was taken prior to me starting an absolutely INSANE 65-hour a week work schedule. So, if anything, I am more tired and functioning on a helluva lot less sleep in the After Picture. If I hadn’t started Project Glow, the Lord himself only knows what kind of hot mess I would look life!
Note: the St. Ives Facial Scrub contains walnuts, so if you are allergic to tree nuts, you want to use something else. I am allergic to ingesting walnuts but the scrub didn’t bother me. Also, several people noted in the comments that they find the scrub to be too harsh to use twice a day, but I had no problems with it.
I BELIEVE in the power of a good facial scrub and Green Monsters! 🙂 They definitely worked for me! What skin care tricks have you found success with?