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Carolyn Keep

Skin. We all have it.

Great skin to me is so important and not only for vanity reasons, (yes we all want skin like JLo…We are only human after all!) But, aside from wanting skin that we don’t need to ‘#nofilter’, HEALTH is what’s important. If my skin is glowing it means that I’m healthy, I’m hydrated, I’m not too stressed or anxious, it means I’m taking care of myself and that I’m happy. Life win!

To have all that aligned in life is no easy thing however, so I have also learned that taking care of my skin from the outside in, as well as the inside out is 100% important. I used to be really lazy and buy supermarket brands and sleep in makeup (never good for my pillowcases let alone my skin) but this year, as my ‘mid thirties’ come at me with the speed of a freight train on steroids I thought I’d best sort out my ‘skin care regime’ and invest and educate myself on how to have the best skin I can at any age. Prevention is better than cure after all, and if I can be as radiant as Helen Mirren at 69 I’ll be stoked. I mean I’ve invested in clothes, gym memberships, all the things that keep us healthy and feeling good so why not give my skin the same respect?

I don’t know why I didn’t until now, and I’m a bit cheesed off at myself for being so lazy with it up until this year to be honest. With all the make-up I wear along with exercising and air conditioning and seasons and sun being harsh on skin, I don’t know why I would think I didn’t need to do anything to help myself out!? Better late than never huh?

I’m 6 months in to a 12 month skin rejuvenation program at Caci, and I can honestly say that I’ve never had better skin, to the point I’m actually getting compliments on it which has never happened before (and yes it makes me blush!) I also had hyper-pigmentation which was also a real bug-bear for me and over the last 6 months, my skin tone has evened out and I don’t even feel the need to wear foundation every day, which as any woman knows, take minuets off getting ready each day (hitting the snooze button win!)

If I can go into my next decade taking better care of my skin than the last decade, I’m thinking that the aging process and I will get on just fine. Up until earlier this year, the aging process was something that the vanity in me really hated the idea of. Now, because I’m doing what I can to help myself, it’s a little easier to accept that gravity can do its worst but I’ll be combating it every step of the way.

If, like me, you think it’s time to start on a skin journey of your own but you’re not really sure where to start, Caci have a special offer on until the end of August - Book a skin treatment consultation and try a Microdermabrasion for only $50 (it’s usually $100!) They will be able to give you the low down on your skin concerns, and discuss the treatment options too. Give them a call to book, 0800 458 458 or caci.co.nz

Plus, if you want to find out more about skin treatments, and just generally ‘up your skin’ game, you can sign up to Caci’s skin health series newsletter, and be in the draw to win one of three $200 skin care packs. Sign up here caci.co.nz/skinhealth

Here’s to happy, healthy, radiant skin all seasons and all ages!

Caro x

Posted: Monday 20 July 2015


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