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[Skinsational News]: Are you a Skinaholic?
May 04, 2010
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May Issue At-A-Glance:
Are You a Skinaholic?
. . .and very happy to be one. :-)
Typically the definition of "aholic" attributes goes hand-in-hand with an immediate and negative connotation. It's not too surprising then that when people consider any trait or term that ends with "aholic" the first thought is some sort of incurable, long lasting, debilitating disorder, doesn't it?
Well, I happen to be an excellent example that being considered an "aholic" can actually be a quality to be proud of and you can be too!
In a nutshell, the most basic definition of "aholic" is ". . .someone who exhibits an obsessive need for or interest in something specific".
I've long been a confirmed SKINAHOLIC and couldn't be happier that I have developed an obsession with DIY anti-aging skin care over the past few decades.
Do you know why?
Because at 54 years young, my skin feels great and still looks quite youthful, healthy and vibrant. That's proof positive for me that dedication to a comprehensive facial rejuvenation regimen does produce very significant and long term results.
I highly recommend that literally everyone, male and female alike, become a Skinaholic!
By testing, experimenting, and learning all I can about clinically proven active anti-aging ingredients, trends, techniques, strategies, and treatments throughout the years my skin has, without a doubt, benefited tremendously from my passionate skinaholic habits.
Unlike a debilitating addictive disorder like alcoholism that is typically characterized by compulsive, uncontrollable abuse resulting in physiological disorders and damage to almost every organ in the body; a Skinaholic reaps huge benefits over the long term in the form of achieving great results from the compulsive use of facial rejuvenation treatments, techniques and strategies.
Although I'm not at all opposed to the more invasive cosmetic rejuvenating procedures that many women my age seek for a more youthful appearance such as botox, collagen injections and those 5 minute "lifestyle" face-lifts, I honestly haven't felt the need or desire to explore those options (yet!)
As many of you already know from the "About Me" page on the website, I have an identical twin sister.
Since the time we turned 40, Chris started pursuing the more medically invasive cosmetic procedures to keep her appearance younger looking while I have not.
Let me tell you, for those first few years after my twin's first deep CO2 peel, filler injections, IPL laser treatments and botox; I felt like a pitifully aged-afflicted hag that looked like the "before" version in those facial rejuvenation ads while Chris was the lovely, captivating "After" version.
So the race was on!
I began to feverishly nurture my blossoming traits to become a confirmed Skinaholic!
I certainly wasn't going to let myself become an old, haggard, splotchy, sagging, wrinkly looking crone and have to endure years of comparisons when side-by-side next to my lovely looking youthful twin; that's for sure.
Even though it did take me several years of research and experimenting to "catch up", I can now honestly say that when Chris and I compare our faces, the differences are now negligible.
Now promise you won't tell that I told you, but she's even had that "Life Style" lift (twice) along with a multitude of assorted other invasive cosmetic procedures! As a matter of fact, my twin has unwittingly demonstrated to me which cosmetic procedures NEVER to have done, even if I was remotely interested.
For example, I can confidently say that. . .
I have found that embracing the attributes of a Skinaholic is far more satisfying and preferable to those invasive and assorted procedures of a cosmetic surgery addict. (Think Joan Rivers and the late Michael Jackson as the extreme examples. . . YUK!)
I happen to find that devoting myself to a comprehensive skin rejuvenating regimen is every bit as good in achieving the results I want for healthy, youthful skin and it provides a w-a-y more natural appearance!
So what are your thoughts? We'd all love to know
what you think. Please feel free to share your opinion and your most beneficial "Skinaholic" characteristics with us all on the Skin Care Forum:
New Resources for Free Beauty Product Samples
We've added to our growing list of great resources for free beauty and skin care product samples, special offers, and coupon discounts:
Look for this month's new Steals and Deals which include:
Facial Firming Citrus Mask
I particularly love this natural skin care recipe because it works so well in tightening the skin, brightening your overall complexion and leaving the face silky soft! This recipe is a great facial mask for those hot summer days when your face gets all oily since it also works like a "wick" to draw out all the excess oil from the skin.
Using a massaging motion, apply a light coating all over the entire face and forehead. Put up your feet and relax for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse well with warm water. Any remaining mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Treating Those Stubborn Age Spots!
Have you heard of the "The Wrinkle Cure" by Dr. Perricone, clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine?
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