As a personal project I am trying to remove all evidence of aging from my body. It is a daunting task to say the least. I’ve been working on it for a good three years now and have no plans of changing course.
This is my new life.
Three years ago my skin was in bad shape from head to toe. I had not been acting responsibly as caretaker of my body and time and bad decisions took their pound of flesh. Literally.
Fortunately for me I was sober-minded enough to start making enough right decisions to start making forward progress. Progress towards a renewed and recovered life.
My body(vessel) was speaking to me loud and clear and I listened. I removed all sugar and candy. I even jettisoned fruit for about 18 months. That really gave my body a good shove in the right direction. Time to clean out the inside of the vessel…8)
After eighteen months I removed all things mammal from my diet. I will on rare occasion eat a little beef. But even that has been a while and I may not again. So 90% vegan and 10% fish and foul. And of course chewing all food to liquid before drinking it…8)
And then there is the outside of the vessel.
Boy that’s been a rough one. Our body likes balance and when you start cleaning out the inside it would seem that it wants to do the same on thee outside.
Over the last three years depending on the condition of my skin I have tried every imaginable means by which to clean my body. What I have found works best for me is one that allows my skins natural fats, oils and microbial life do their job of taking care of the outside with as little interference from me. Right now a 20+ minute deep soak in hot water with a cup of epsom salts, a cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of borax. I do this once every fourth day. There’s always wipes for those…Not so fresh moments…LoL. And of course the shower is always on standby. And man is it relaxing. And my skin has never felt or looked better to me anyways.
One of the reasons for the gap is to create an environment where my skin is drawing moisture from the inside out as well as more efficient at sloughing off old skin cells and debris.
Another practice I find very beneficial is not sticking my finger in my ears, eyes, nose, or mouth. I pretty much don’t touch above my neck unless absolutely necessary. It’s a win win situation all around. My finger nails look manicured all the time now and the skin on my face is the best it has ever looked.