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My Friends, Chemotherapy robbed my skin! What once was full of youth, aged 10 years. I was sobbing my woes to my friend, Elizabeth, who had just started her independent business with L’Bri. Within the first use, my skin looked and felt better. 1 1/2 years later I am totally committed to L’Bri and I love my skin. I just HAVE to share her with you! (FYI ~there is no monetary or product benefit for me if you purchase L’Bri.)
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought, “Who is that and where did I go?!” Egads! That was me seven years ago. To be honest, I likely screamed that to anyone within earshot. It was one of “those days”. Life was falling apart all around me and then I had to see myself. Really see myself.
Mercy. “Those days” are tough! I was 40. What is it about the big 4 0 that makes us nuts?! Now that I’m 47, my reality reigns that the 40s are truly a beautiful, yet challenging road of discovery. Sure, all those goals I dreamed about at 20 have so not been realized, but more important ones have.
But at the time, all I could think about was when on earth did all those lines show up on my face? And why was it so much easier coming to terms with those unaccomplished goals and dreams than it was that I was looking older? Let’s not even go there to that turkey gobble wobbling around! I felt so young still, but my face and body had seen better days.
Commence the search for eternal youth in a bottle! Yes, vanity, vanity, vanity. You name it, I tried it. Then, my first cancer scare hit. Praise God it was only a scare. Then there was another one, and another one and the decision was made to remove my femaleness due to a family history of uterine cancer. I was never diagnosed with cancer, just precancerous cells, but cancer may or may not have been my future.
Mercy. Talk about a reality check. It made me think… and read… and search… and ask questions… and I started reading labels. It was eye opening to see what we eat and put on our skin. That’s when I discovered that even natural and organic products were not necessarily filled with things I should be eating or applying to my skin.
So, when I read the ingredients of L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skincare, I was sold. Well, the fact that the cleanser took off my eye makeup may really have closed the deal for me! Aloe vera is the first ingredient instead of water and I’m sure most of you know that first item on a label is what the product is mostly made of. If aloe can heal burns, imagine what it can do for your skin?
Fortunately, I don’t have to imagine. My sweet husband recently told me I look 5 years younger since I started using L’BRI. I will take that and run! I’ve been using it for almost 2 years, so imagine what I’ll look like 10 years from now?!
While my sweet and precious friend Bonnie here was fighting breast cancer, I shipped her some L’BRI because I knew it would be safe for her. My hope was to help her feel pampered since I was hours away and unable to be a practical friend bringing meals and such. Shortly thereafter, I had another cancer scare and it was one of my breasts this time. Praise God it was just a scare.
So, eating right and what I put on my skin has become an important part of my life. With cancer being the 2nd leading cause of death in the US, I encourage everyone to become educated. Related to your skin, look for products that do not contain… parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), propylene glycol, mineral oil, lanolins, waxes, drying alcohols or petrolatum. L’BRI does not have any of those.
God is good. Always. Even on “those days”. May you each be blessed this day and be able to laugh at the days to come like the Proverbs 31 woman in verse 25!
In His Grip,
Independent Consultant for L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL