The Beauty of Blogging

The beauty of blogging is that it’s your blog and you can blog about anything you’d like!

My blog is about my art and artist’s journey and offering tips about things that can help other artists with their biz and about our travels when we’re not making art but sometimes I sway off course and blog about other things.

This is one of those “other” things.

This post is about beauty products. There have been a couple people that have asked me what beauty products I like to use on my skin. So I will tell you.

But first I’ll tell you a story. I am 52 yrs old. But when I was in my 20’s one of my best friend’s let me read one of her books about how to get good skin and stay young looking. I can’t recall the exact name of the book but I think it was something like “The Good Skin Diet”. Some years later I tried searching online for that title again and haven’t come up with that book so it must be called something else.

Avalon Organics Vit. C Lotion

But anyway, I read the book and I got a couple things out of it.

One, a diet high in wild caught salmon is good for your skin. The health benefits of fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids are well written about. Some of them regarding skin condition are oil production regulation, increased hydration, reduced acne and fewer wrinkles. And I do believe these are true. If you’re not going to eat fish on a regular basis then I recommend a purified, high quality fish oil supplement. I do both.

Another thing I got out of the book was the use of ester-C on one’s skin is beneficial. Since then, I’ve used a number of Vitamin C lotions and come up with two that I love.

The first one is by Avalon Organics. It’s called the Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 15. I LOVE this lotion. I usually buy it when it’s on sale at Fred Meyer’s. But recently, I found it on Amazon and also at I’ve also used just about all of the other Avalon Organics Vitamin C products over the years and love them all but this one is my fav.

So, the other skin care lotion I love is Derma-e’s Ester C Cremé with E which you can also find at Freddie’s in their natural foods dept. or at Amazon or So there you go. These are my favorite skin care products.

The other thing I do is take anti-oxidant supplements on a regular basis and I think it keeps my skin in good shape.


And if you’re wondering, I’m not an affiliate for any of these products. I’m just sharing because I love using them!

What are some of your favorite skin care products? I’m always open to trying something new.

UPDATE: My friend who I mentioned in the beginning of this post reminded me the book we read in our 20’s was called The Wrinkle Cure by Dr. Perricone. So funny how our mind changes things over time, I was sure it was something similar to the “Good Skin Diet”, but no. Maybe we were in our 30’s, that would make more sense thinking about wrinkles. Ha ha.