Secrets to Great Skin

Hey!  I’m glad you’re here!  This post is part of a 31 Day writing challenge hosted by The Nester.  During the month of October, I’m writing on Southern A Way of Life.  I will be back to my ‘regular’ posts in November.  Consider pushing that follow button to the right for all my latest posts.  Thanks y’all!

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 Skin care in the South may be a little different from other parts of the country.  Our Northern sisters must contend with the cold that chaps their faces and our sisters of the West must contend with the dry climate that lacks moisture but in the South, we deal with sun and HUMIDITY.   Humidity is a mixed bag of blessing.  It provides the moisture the skin needs to stay soft and supple but also causes  your skin to sweat glisten.   In my county, the average humidity is 75.64%.

In addition to the humidity, we have sun most of the time.   A part of protecting the skin is wearing sunscreen.  Humidity keeps our skin moisturized and lowers the chance of showing the wrinkles because the skin isn’t dry.  However, if you tan without sunscreen, you increase the chances of forming those wrinkles.  And Southern women LOVE a tan!  Most women, today, either go to a tanning bed or get a spray tan.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology,

  • On an average day in the United States, more than 1 million people tan in tanning salons.1
  • Nearly 70 percent of tanning salon patrons are Caucasian girls and women, primarily aged 16 to 29 years.2
  • Nearly 28 million people tan indoors in the United States annually. Of these, 2.3 million are teens.3,4
  • In 2010, the indoor tanning industry’s revenue is estimated to be $2.6 billion.5

For the full article, click here.

My sweet daughter-in-law joins us today on the video to talk about skin care.  She is on the top list for aestheticians in the state but to us, she is #1!  We talk about humidity and SPF but also the extremes women have gone to get a tan.

What have you used to have great looking skin?

Blessings,

Mimi

“And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes— I, and not another.  How my heart yearns within me!” Job 19:26,27 NIV Bible

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