This is a picture of my “medicine” cabinet. You will find several dozen or so supplements, oils, tinctures, and powders of natural remedies. I have a handful of naturopathic physicians whose newsletters I subscribe to, and a couple that I see personally, and I have received a lot of wonderful advice.

When I hear of a great holistic remedy, I purchase it for our family pantry, either for immediate use, or “just in case”. I read about the benefits, get excited, and then start taking it. So, what’s the problem? I get bored and I don’t stick with it for a great length of time. I don’t see “immediate” results and move on to the next one.

In other words, I’m human.

The same thing happens at the gym, I go to a class for a week and expect (well, dream) of this instant payoff. But it takes months of a consistent effort to get dream results.

It got me thinking about how we use skincare. Instant results are always promised but rarely delivered.. why? Because our lovely laugh lines, wrinkles and brown spots didn’t just show up. Sure, it may seem that way sometimes, but it took decades for them to appear. They say that the majority of our sun damage occurs before we turn eighteen years old, yet we secretly wish for a skincare product to erase what mother nature has done, overnight.

Oh, how I wished it worked that way! (~smile~)

It’s easy to get confused, there is so much choice on the market, and Beauty Editors have to come up the “latest and greatest” products to fill their magazines each month, so that barely gives the consumer enough time to digest what is being sold to them before moving on to the next big thing.

Also, don’t confuse yourself, keep it simple. Use one product at a time. Give it time to work. Be faithful to it and after a minimum of three months, then decide if it’s working for you.

As for me, I’ve committed to Zumba classes for the rest of the summer 🙂