Relax wrinkles naturally while getting beauty sleep

I am 38 years old, and I am still a Botox virgin. For years slight changes in my facial volume and sneaky little wrinkles have been creeping up on my once perfectly smooth face…all signs that I am human and will age like ever creature on this planet. While my ancestors come from Transylvania I am not immortal (sigh).

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My long journey with conceiving started when I was 33 years old. It took two years to conceive my daughter before I began breastfeeding. A similar long process with my second daughter and here I am Botox free. This happy go lucky once go with the flow gal has never struggled more to keep her eyes open and frowned so much in her life saying no on a regular basis to her dare devil daughter.

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This is me pre-baby vs. two kids in. And while things may never be the same and aging is inevitable, I’ll be damned if I don’t attempt to preserve my skin and fuel my body with natural goodness.

 

Pre-baby days my I was much cheekier, my skin was more supple, and my wrinkles were  far less pronounced.

 

Facerest is a natural alternative to chemical formulated serums, fillers, and Botox. It is blended with organic botanicals that feed the skin the vitamins and nutrients needed to replenish and repair, while promoting facial relaxation and a blissful slumber. It has Melatonin infused into the formula and has a very pleasant soft scent.

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For those who are not familiar with  Melatonin, it is a hormone made by the pineal gland. That’s a pea-sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. It helps your body know when it’s time to sleep and wake up. Normally, your body makes more melatonin at night.

Taken orally, Melatonin promotes sleep and helps with jet lag. Melatonin applied topically promotes the production of fibroblasts, a type of biological cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen. This increases elasticity and collagen production in skin. It also protects against harsh UV rays.

Facerest is produced with important ingredients that serve as relaxants such as chamomile of Morocco, jasmine and ylang ylang, and the exotic oils carry healing attributes such as having high levels of amino acids, vitamin e, beta-carotene, vitamin a, and essential fatty acids.

I’m in the thick with a newborn waking up three to four times a night. This is my face before using Facerest for a few nights a week for two weeks and after.

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While sleep aids are not recommended for nursing mothers who co-sleep , Melatonin taking orally is generally not a concern for those breastfeeding as long as they are not co-sleeping or need to be alert as it promotes sleep. Taken topically, the amounts are much smaller and promote relaxation and skin renewal.

You can purchase it online

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CharlotteWillow23?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

http://www.Charlottewillowbotanicals.com

 

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My go to ski skin survival products

Although I love trying new products, I’m pretty basic when it comes to my daily face regimen. I use a seabuckthorn exfoliating face bar to wash and a variety of exotic oils for moisturizing my skin such as Argan, Rosehip, Tamanu, and one of my favorites Goji.

When I do sports I tend to kick it up a notch and add a few extra protective barriers to help protect my skin from harsh conditions like wind while skiing, the scorching sun and salt water while surfing, and bug bites while horseback riding.

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I recently started ski lessons in Canada. At first, I thought ok it’s cold, but I’ll only be outside an hour and a half max. How much can a little wind and cold air hurt my skin? Well in 5 degree weather it can do a lot pretty quickly. My face was an awful mixture of super dry and rosy for nearly three days after.

I’m lucky to have a best friend who has a little makeup and product addiction. She probably owns shares of Sephora by now. She will buy hundreds of dollars worth of products and try them once and move on. Luckily, she is nice enough to pass them down to me. In my pile of new products I found a gem of skin serum, that I will now have to buy since it works amazing!

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield,  is a light weight protecting serum that works with every skin type. It is marketed as a face primer, and it has a 30 SPF broad shield spectrum. Not only is this product hypoallergenic but it is also vegan! It has a thick velvety texture that looks natural and literally fills in fine lines while acting as a protecting barrier to the harsh conditions of the ski hill.

http://www.sephora.com/invisiblur-perfecting-shield-broad-spectrum-spf-30-pa-P394397?country_switch=us&lang=en

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For my lips I’ve been using EOS chapstick in mint. I prefer the regular shape packaging and love the refreshing zest of the mint

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After I survive the slope I go home and take a bath with Eucalyptus and Oatmeal mix.

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I finish off my Sunday Slopes beauty spa with a coconut treatment in my hair and Argan oil  silk lotion by Moroccan Life Products on my body.

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