It's been a tough, tough time.
And like many women of a certain age, when I don't sleep so well, don't eat so good, don't have so much (or any…) time to myself, don't unwind and relax as much as I need to, it really shows up in my face.
I think I aged 40 years over the last month.
What to do?
I restarted my green smoothies, which will hopefully help. I'm trying to do my energy exercises every day, and they definitely make me feel much better, and calmer, and like I might just have some energy for something, today.
But skin-wise, I was still looking washed out and a bit grey.
So for once, I decided to practice what I preach, and to look after myself a bit. I took a teaspoon of grape seed oil, and I added a drop or two of geranium essential oil. Then I cotton-wooled it all over my face, and I went to bed.
I woke up looking like I was 57 again! (there is still some work to do, as I'm actually only 40…) - but the geranium oil was amazing. Hopefully, it will take another couple of decades' off my skin when I slap it on tonight, too, but I was very grateful for all the healing G-d puts into the world, and in such simple, accessible ways.