Sometimes seeing the good in a bad time is easier than other times. In light of the horrific events that have been transpiring around the world, it seems as though this is one of the more difficult times to follow Fred Rogers' deeply wise words. We often forget about the beauty that can come from tragedy. I struggled with anxiety and stress over events that are totally out of my control for many years of my life. It took much of my joy and peace away. Even after becoming a Christian, I still let the fear creep in and cripple me. If I am totally honest, some days are very difficult to deal with, even when there are no tragedies around us. So, how do we find rest?
I fall into the promise that we have been given in the book of Jeremiah: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." This does NOT mean that no harm will ever come to us, or that our road won't be bumpy and broken. What it does mean is that we always have a gracious Father to catch us when things fall apart. His intentions are good (Romans 8:28) and His plan is perfection.
I'm praying for Paris, for America, for our leadership, for revival, for people struggling with addictions, marriages that are falling apart....the list could go on. The best part is that God knows the list in it's entirety and has already covered it all in His precious blood that was shed for you and I. -TJ
We are all busy. Too busy. Life tends to happen and we forget about our hair appointment, or we let our gym membership get settled on that burner waaaay in the back. Who in the world thinks about a facial? Well, let me tell you why you should!
1. It's for YOU.
Getting a facial isn't about your kids, your boss, or your professor. It's all for you! A facial gives you time to enjoy peace and quiet and let your mind shut down completely. Plus, the products smell soooo good!
2. New Cells.
I don't think about my cells on a daily basis. But they're kind of important, y'all. The good news is that getting a facial increases circulation and aids in cell regeneration, while flushing waste under the skins surface, which can make you look puffy and have a ruddy complexion.
I will take all of the collagen I can get! A good facial massage can stimulate collagen production, which keeps your skin from sagging. We want to do everything we can to keep a youthful appearance for as long as possible, and a monthly facial is a great place to start.
In case you don't know what that word means, hyperpigmentation refers to dark spots that appear on our skin from sun damage or the aging process. Regular facials can help to even out your skin tone all over, while lightening dark spots. Prevention is always key, because once the damage is done, those lovely little spots will make their way to the surface at some point. So, SPF!!
5. So Fresh and So Clean.
Getting a facial provides such a deep cleansing experience for your skin. A licensed esthetician can perform extractions and rid your follicles of debris, leaving you with a squeaky clean complexion to take care of until your next facial. There are many other treatments that can be performed to offer extra exfoliation such as a facial brush, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels.
So, those are a few good reasons you should do something for yourself and schedule a facial to treat your skin and yourself for a change! Keep in mind that while monthly facials are ideal to provide great results, getting a facial each time the season changes is very important to prepare your skin for the environmental factors coming right at your skin.
Side note** If you have lash extensions, plan a facial right before you have a fill in scheduled so the steam doesn't cause extra fall out **
Forgiven sinner. Joyous wife of a very handsome man. Blessed mommy of 2 beautiful kids. Lover of all things fashion, beauty, home, and creative.