Monday, February 27, 2012
Taking Care of Yourself-Part 2
Over the next couple of days, I am going to give you some recipes for products I use to take care of my skin.
First, I want to take you to some scripture that points out that being concerned with our beauty is acceptable. Sometimes I hear woman think they are being vein or self absorbed. Let me tell you, that definitely can happen, but I think for the majority of woman, we just want to feel good about our appearance.
In Esther 2, before she was presented to the King she had gone through 12 months of beauty treatments. Six months of with oil of Myrrh and six months with perfumes and cosmetics.
The other interesting part of this section is that she, the one who won the heart of the king, was able, as she was presented to the king, wear any of the jewels that she would like. A Eunuch advised Esther to take very little. She listened to the advise of the Eunuch and was not overly extravagant or greedy.
In doing this she won the favor of everyone who saw her and most importantly the King, himself. In winning the favor of the king she received the crown.
This to me is a great example to us in caring for ourselves. We can be beautiful by taking care of ourselves, but we must be modest about it. I don’t use the word modest to only mean keeping things covered that ought to be covered but I also think that modesty is a state of mind. If you are a modest woman you dress in a way not to draw attention to yourself or different parts of your body, but you also have that same thought about all of your appearance. I think there is a difference between wanting to draw attention to yourself and wanting to feel good about yourself.
So, after all of that, the recipe for today is super simple and you probably have all of the ingredients already.
I wash my face daily in the shower with:
Olive oil or Sweet Almond oil.
I massage it on my face just like you would any other cleanser. Always go in a circular motion, being sure not to pull on your skin. Then rinse well. Any that is left over after you are dried off can be massaged in for moisture.
I know that sounds backward to wash with oil, the thing you are trying to remove, but olive and sweet almond oils are good oils for your skin. Kind of like good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. These oils actually wash away the dirt and oil from your skin and leave it feeling very soft.
Give it a try and feel how great your skin feels.