I hope everyone is well and feeling calm/stress free, as well as super excited for Christmas!
It’s almost time
I’m definitely feeling more organised now. Most of the cards have been posted. I have just a few more to post today. Tonight I will mostly be perusing online websites for some healthy Christmas treats to make (Mr Ttsyi is at ANOTHER Xmas do LOL). Present wrapping will commence on Saturday evening with Mr Ttsyi, hopefully over a lovely glass of mulled wine. Then on Sunday evening I’m out with Santa and his sleigh, and a wonderful team of people, all collecting for various local charities. What do you have planned? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
So today is a blog about this and that really. I haven’t got a specific thing I wanted to write about exactly. I thought it would just be nice to touch base with you all and discuss a couple of things.
A time for reflection and appreciation
This time of year is definitely a time when I always look back and reflect on the year, and I think that naturally most people do. For some it may have been an amazing year (I hope that’s you), and for others not so great. For me personally there have been some real highs, some real lows, and a lot of learning curves. I won’t be making ‘New Years resolutions’, but I will be looking at the things I achieved, the things I didn’t and why, and I will be setting my goals for the year ahead with absolute intention of achieving every single one of them!! I’m actually so excited to ring in 2015 and enjoy living and loving life. One thing that really hit me particularly hard this year is that we shouldn’t take any moment for granted. Life is precious and we are lucky to be here and living it. Things can change in the blink of an eye. Gratitude is of the most importance to me. As Oprah put it “Start with being grateful for your breath”.
Huge thanks…You are all fabulous!
With regards to Treat the Skin You’re In. A huge thank you for all of your support. It really does mean so much to us and we value every single one of you. We realise you have choices in such a huge market of skincare, and the fact that you return to us consistently, as well as new clients that try us for the first time….it say’s a lot about the products to us (we love that you love them as much as we do) and we hope we also give you a fantastic service. We aim to look after you and we promise that we will be making improvements next year, and growing Treat the Skin You’re In, in a way that you will hopefully love and benefit from.
I just completed an amazing course that I was absolutely immersed in. Advanced Skin Science. It’s a level 4 qualification and gives a very deep understanding of skin’s anatomy and physiology, focusing very much on skin health and the things that impact it. I passed all of the online exams, fingers crossed that I pass the other part. I will find out in January. I know not everyone would want to put it out there, but I feel like I’m chatting to my friends and I share things with my good friends. I put my heart and soul into it because I really want to further my education in the skin health field and have a deeper understanding of everything. Education rocks and I believe it’s a good thing to keep on learning, especially when you genuinely love what you’re learning about.
Regarding skin, I’ve introduced two new supplements into my mix. Those are Alpha Lipoic Acid and Co Enzyme Q10. I recently read Dr Perricone’s book ‘The Wrinkle Cure’. He talks a lot about these supplements and what they do for the skin’s health and appearance, as well as other things they do for the body. I had to invest. Someone very close to me actually started taking these several months back. Not for skin concerns but for health reasons, and their health has improved in leaps and bounds and they actually feel great now. Supplements of the right kind can be a wonderful thing. I will do a dedicated blog post about them in the new year, talking about benefits and things I have hopefully noticed.
I’m also back on with derma rolling. I didn’t do it for a long time, however I’m very inspired by Dr Lance Setterfield. He is someone who grew up in South Africa, suffered a lot of sun damage and skin cancer. He has researched extensively the subject of dermal needling and has a book out that I am intending to buy – The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling Expanded Medical Edition. I’ve managed to read bits of it here and there online, but I’d like to read it fully and have access to it whenever I want to pick it up. He is well respected in his field and runs many courses all over the world on this subject. Dermal rolling is definitely becoming a favoured choice for many regarding skin rejuvenation. I just bought an MTS roller that has finer needles than the average roller (Dr Lance uses these). I’m excited to get back on track with this and see where it takes me results wise.
Also I know I haven’t filmed for youtube in quite some time. That will be changing next year and I already have some videos planned for you.
Current ‘Skin’ read on the kindle is Dr Murad’s – The Water Secret. The Cellular breakthrough to look and feel 10 years younger. I’ll talk about that in the new year too.
Product of the month
Go to favourite product of the moment still has to be DNA Serum. My skin is loving this so much right now. I didn’t use it really over the summer months but I feel my skin needs it right now.
Inspiring Skin Guru’s for me are;
Nanci Callahan Nivolo, lady behind the formulations of NCN Pro Skincare, and whom I consider a friend and true inspiration. Love the lady!
Kathryn Danzey, founder of Rejuvenated and the wonderful products, Collagen Shots, H30 Night Repair and H30. Kathryn is an amazing lady and I’m so happy to have met her.
Sally Durant, of Sally Durant Training & Consultancy in Cosmetic Dermatology & Clinical Aesthetics. The lady behind the course I just completed. I can’t wait to do more!
There are more people that constantly inspire me in this field, but these have to be my top 3.
I think that pretty much sums up today’s post. I don’t want to ramble too much.
It just leaves me to say that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas on behalf of us at Ttsyi, and we hope that 2015 is a wonderful year for you!
Lots of love