It was the photo above that blew my mind and made me want to feature Skin Care by Carmen! I hired Carmen Cruz in 1990. This is 2015; she is 53 years old; and her skin looks better than ever! I had to know what she is doing and found out it is a combination of things, all of which involve natural approaches. Want to know how to do it?
Skin Care By Carmen
Skin Care By Carmen Involves
Eating Right, Exercising, and
Using Her Product Selections
1) Carmen (or Carmencita, as I call her) is stringent about eating organic foods, which includes lots of fruits and vegetables, as smoothies, for breakfast.
2) She actually does read product labels and refuses to poison herself with typical American food choices.
3) She has given up her beloved gourmet cheeses; but she still drinks a little wine.
4) She drinks lots of water.
5) She exercises vigorously.
6) She created her own skin care products, which we shall describe in a minute.
Carmen gave her FaceBook friends a picture of some wonderful bread she made from the pulp remaining after juicing. Here is the link.
Carmen makes inventive health dishes which are
Carmencita gets up at 4 a.m. (No, you don’t have to!) She goes to a gym to work out before arriving at work. After all, the child is a retired military person, and she does have discipline.
All the rest of us need to do is to exercise! Of course, when you do that, look what happens! YEA! It helps the body, not just the face!
Skin Care by Carmen Means She Created Her Own Skin Care Products and Regimen.
Here is her “Before” picture. Now, let’s see what she does that is different.
Skin Care By Carmen – the Regimen
Here is Carmen’s face care routine. (She wears foundation makeup.) She removes makeup with Castor Oil! What?! Yes, she uses Castor Oil (which you can get at any grocery, drug, or health food store)! She leaves that on her face for a few minutes.
Castor oil – as a treatment – helps remove toxins and other gremlins from body tissues; so this actually makes sense, when you know that. (I plan to blog about the many health uses for castor oil later.) Meanwhile, learn more from Wikipedia.
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis).…Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid….It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleate. Oleate and linoleates are the other significant components.
Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.
Next, she applies the “secret sauce,” a concoction she made from coconut oil and baking soda, which she rubs into the skin as a gentle, but thorough, facial scrub. When ready, she rinses it off and then applies a toner, which she also created from organic elements, like rose water and witch hazel.
Being an IT guru, among other things, she then spends half an hour on her electronic gadgets before applying her night cream. It’s time for sleep.
So, here we have an “After” picture, which does not do her justice, since the lighting does not illuminate her whole face. But, you can see the glow and smoothness of her skin, and you can tell what she looks like in better light by the photo at the top of this page.
She repeats the process in the morning, which is working beautifully for her. On drier skin, I think once a day probably is wiser; but you can test it on yourself and see what works best.
You ask whether I am using her regimen, and the answer is that I just started doing so, but I have a different kind of moisturizer to use afterward while I experiment.
Here is an un-retouched “before” picture from January, 2014. I rarely wear foundation makeup, and my skin is drier; so I believe once a day for this regimen is better. I often apply moisturizers once or twice a day.
I am 71 years old and constantly stressed now. My skin and muscles are aging fast, so I do not expect the same kinds of improvement that younger people will get. My skin already looks better after trying Skin Care By Carmen for one week. It is what is happening to the muscles with collagen depletion that may prevail, however.
The moral of the story is – no matter what proper foods, exercise, skin care products and regimen you select – DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND START NOW!
Carmen created these supplies for herself; but, after seeing her results, other people are buying them from her. To learn more or to order Skin Care By Carmen, contact me, using this website contact form, and I will ensure she gets your message.
Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!