I did an experiment over the last two months that I’m blogging about today. Get ready:)
After kind of a challenging year, I could see the effects in my face. I felt like it was getting thinner and more tired-looking, and going slightly downhill in general, LOL. My facial collagen seemed to be evaporating day by day, and it was pretty disheartening.
I decided to do something for myself, took some extra money I had made, and ordered a “Beauty Bundle” from the Beautiful on Raw online shop. Everything they make is natural and free from parabens, pthalates, mineral oil, and other yucky stuff you find in most beauty products. I was mostly interested in the bundle because it included day cream, night cream, a green clay mask, shampoo, conditioner, and nourishing hair serum.
A little book of facial exercises was also included, as well as an exfoliating face brush. I thought the exercises were funny, but decided to give them a try. The author said you would be able to see a difference within two weeks of consistently doing them, and you would reap the most benefit after two months.
I just completed two months of exercises. Along with the exercises, I also used the exfoliating brush, creams, and mask.
I couldn’t see much of a change in my face during those two months, and was pretty sure the exercises hadn’t made a difference. But when I compiled my Before and After photos, I realized there was a slight change. My face became a little wider, rounder, fuller and tighter.
Before pics are on the left, After pics on the right. Can you see the difference?
Before, and after two months.
After 2 weeks; after 2 months.
After 2 days; after 2 weeks; after 2 months.
Some of these pics aren’t very flattering (hello, deadpan face), but I tried to use ones that give realistic and honest comparisons with similar facial expressions. If you study them, you can see a difference in my facial muscle tone and face shape, especially if you squint. It’s small, but substantial enough that I’m pretty psyched about it, and feel like the Beauty Bundle was worth the cost ($150).
Although I love the creams and mask, I really feel like the exercises made the most difference, since they affected the underlying structure of my face. The exfoliating brush was awesome, too–the gentle daily brushing has helped tone my skin. I also LOVE the nourishing hair serum, and just replenished my supply. I have a lovely little halo of new growth on top of my head, and I think it’s partly due to that.
(If you’re interested in Beautiful on Raw products, but don’t want to spend $150, you can buy each product in the bundle separately. Tonya Zavasta, the company’s founder, also writes interesting info about natural beauty on her website.)
The whole exercise regime was especially satisfying to me since I haven’t been able to exercise or even do my daily walk for the past four months, while dealing with some lung problems. I felt like I was sort of wilting with all that downtime, and this has made me feel like I could at least improve a small part of me, haha.
Let me know what you think of my facial exercise review! (Even if you only find it hilarious)
Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid for this review and I’m not affiliated with Beautiful on Raw. I’m just a happy customer:)
And…I just got my hair done, and the color is a lot closer to where I want it. I’m also rocking my salon-straightened hair for a few days before I bring my curly head back to life. When David came with the kids to pick me up, Zia gasped, “Mama! You look like a real woman!” LOL!!!