Posted in About Aging, FBTV

Busy. Busy. BUSY!

That’s what I’ll be very soon.  

I have ended my time as a Tarot card consultant and I’m not making more of that type of video for YouTube or anywhere else.  Instead, I’m about to jump in head first to my FBTV channel – and that is very exciting!

How I’ll publish.  

There will be two or three videos added this week to my FBTV YouTube channel, with one dedicated to that Facebook page as well.  By the end of March, I’ll be making daily videos that will either be published on YouTube or Facebook.  A lot of the “where” answer will depend on viewer feedback.

Keeping it easy.  

I’m not going in for the fanfare or the staged videos.  No thanks.  My videos will be more casual, with a wide range of subjects in typical talk-show style.

I will, however, have a few points that I plan to cover that are unique. I’m an autism mom, and I want to show the world what it’s like to live with a severely autistic son, and tell everyone what my world has been like for the past two decades, and how it’s likely to be in the future.  So I guess I’m a bit out of the norm.

Beauty and all that.  

Skin care will a big topic for me, and my emphasis will be on the topical-systemic approach, so that covers quite a bit of subject territory.

I’ll be adding what I call my “how this stuff works” videos, also known as product reviews, on a weekly basis or more often.

Fitness and all that.  

I have a lot of education in both fitness and nutrition and my 20+ years homeschooling my son includes using homeopathic protocol, dietary intervention and use of nutraceuticals, including CBD, which all can be used for anyone looking to stay healthier.

I’ve kept my body in the same shape as it was in my teens and that comes with a price – namely dedication.  It’s not about “drill and hate-it” stuff, either.  I eat well, drink wine and enjoy vodka on the rocks.  I eat out in restaurants fairly often – several times per month or so – and live in an area that’s a popular tourist destination so between that and growing up in the Northeast U.S., I have an excellent knowledge of many types of foods, and how to eat well without going crazy in most any type of restaurant.

Age as an issue. 

It shouldn’t be but it definitely is in our society.  Granted, that in some areas of the world a woman’s age is considered to be an asset rather than a problem, but, it’s a sad fact that too many people out there look down on the “woman of a certain age”  – whatever the !#?* that means.

I plan to do my part in dispelling the myths, and I have plenty of ammunition to fight the war against ageism.  From my own lifestyle, to many examples of women our time who are beyond 40, 50, 50, 70 and even 80, and doing what may once have been called “impossible” for a woman of that age. Ha! They are making the naysayers look bad, let me tell you!

Looking forward to this.  

I think it’s what I was born to do – besides being an autism mom as well as a “normal” mom – and it is already feeling like it’s a natural part of my life.  I like that.

Take care all – see you soon!

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Nancy 

PHOTO 

I snapped this at my desk just a few minutes ago.

 

Posted in About Aging, Cosmetic Injectables, FBTV, Skin Peels & Microneedling, Wrinkles And Aging Skin

Before And After Injectables

It’s been a great year! 

First, please note that I am not 100% healed in my under eye area, but it’s very close to that.  Barring that my “after” photo is accurate.

Before 

Taken in the car in May 2017, I was out in the sun quite a bit that week so you see the tan on my skin and just a hint of sunburn on my nose and cheeks.  I am wearing lip gloss and that’s it.

I had much more signs of aging around the eye area, and the cheeks as well.  Lines in the cheeks, in case anyone isn’t aware of it, are primarily caused by sagging skin or “hollows” in that area.

You can also see the hollows under my eyes in this shot.

After 

Also taken in my car, this photo is from December 2017.  The 20th to be exact.

My skin is much lighter for two reasons 1) I did a VI Peel in October that lightens any discolorations and hyperpigmation is reduced.  That did happen for me.  2) I am, for the first time in my life, using at least an SPF 15 every single day regardless of whether I’ll be in the sun or not.

There is a reduction in lines around my eyes, my upper lids are firmer (the VI Peel helps there) and my cheeks are fuller, making the lines in the cheeks much less pronounced.

I did use Botox in June and again in September, but not since then so if my crows’ feet are less noticeable it’s not that, it’s my SPF at work and my skin treatments as well.

What I’ve used 

  • Starting on June 2nd, I first started out Botox.  10 units per eye.   I did this again the first week of September.  But not since.
  • In July I used Voluma in my cheeks.  1 syringe total.  So 1/2 syringe per cheek.
  • Also in July I had lash extensions added.  I’m very happy with them and never use mascara.
  • In August I had permanent brow makeup added.  I like it, but want a lighter color in the future.
  • In September I used Volbella under the eye and a very small amount to the right side of my upper lip to even out a natural lopsidedness I have.  Vollure was added to the cheeks.  One syringe of each product was used.
  • In October I had a VI Peel which was very beneficial.
  • In November I had micro-needling that left me a lumpy mess.  I did not know it until December 24th, but the Growth Factor product used, Biopelle Tensage 40, was causing an allergic reaction.  For that reason, I’d never do this again.
  • In December I had Vollure injected under the eye area, as I did still have tired-looking hollows, and a bit in the cheeks.  Most of the single syringe I used was placed under the eye.

My results 

I do like the way I look now, and am happy with the condition of my skin, except for the awful reaction I had to the micro-needling and the product used my bruising and swelling was minimal.  Look at the videos on my FBTV channel to see what I mean.

As of today, December 29, 2017, I have just a small amount of redness leftover from when I last applied the Biopelle Tensage 50 (purchased as a kit from the medispa I go to) which was on December 23rd.

My plans from here 

To maintain the health and appearance of my skin I plan to use an SPF every day of my life forever.

I’m beginning to use Retinol (by ROC) this week, and will continue for one month and evaluate my results then.

Next, I have already purchased Retin-A online, and I will use my Retinol results as a way to determine when to start that and how much to use, etc.

I will continue to do VI Peels a few times or so per year.  I’ll keep everyone posted about it and update you as to my progress.

My injectables will continue, although  I do not know how many times I’ll need them in the future if my Retin-A does as well as the product says it can.

I had been using a NuFace facial trainer device for 18 months prior to June of this year, but stopped as I did not know how that would work out with using injectables and getting deeper facial treatments.  I plan to add that back into my routine in February 2018.

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