A Healthy Craving!

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I had a craving for one of my favorite salads for lunch today. It's so simple...sliced cherry tomatoes, chopped avocado, and feta crumbles. Drizzle on a tiny bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and voila! A flavor explosion full of nutrients!

It's Atkins compliant, but the tomatoes and avocado are a bit on the high-carb side for veggies. So I'll just scale back slightly for the rest of the day.

I just woke up and discovered that I'm 46! Ack!

I'm not bonkers, I promise. I actually did know that I was 46. But over the past few days, I've been noticing new things happening with my skin. They've likely been happening for a while, and I've probably just put blinders on and chosen not to see them. Or I haven't spent real analytical time in front of the mirror to assess the exact state of my skin.

Well, now I'm spending hard time in front of the mirror. And I wasn't happy with what I saw. I thought I was coasting through my 40's just based on my past vigilant use of sunscreen and Retin-A in my 20's and 30's. And for the most part, I still have very few lines and wrinkles on my face.

But then I took a look at my neck and decolletage. And then I took a closer look. O-kaaaay...not good. Here's a photo of my neck area, taken a couple of days ago:

My skin tone is mottled, uneven, and just...aged-looking. I really haven't been paying attention to my skin in this part of my body at all! So, internet to the rescue! After about an hour of research, it appeared that glycolic acid will be the treatment of choice for the current state of my skin. I don't have any deep wrinkles or crepey skin in this area, so it's way too early for laser rejuvenation or other more intensive treatments one would get at a dermatologist.

I purchased a 15% glycolic acid serum a couple of days ago. Today's application will be the third. So far I can't see a visual improvement, but my skin does feel a bit softer, even after just two applications. I'll post my progress with another photo in about a week.

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