Only God have come up with the idea of wrapping our bodies in an elastic layer that would not only hold our guts together, but would also give us our identities. Genius! From beautiful inky black, to mocha brown, milky white and freckled, skin is like pretty wrapping paper on a present. It stretches and moves, protects us and even changes as we go through stages of life.
Skin breathes and absorbs, is durable and yet tender. It feels and senses and renews itself.
Why is it that we take skin so for granted?
You know, without skin we'd be a mess.
Today's Small Thing is to pamper your skin. This is perhaps the nicest Small Thing we've ever done, and there are probably many of you jumping up and down for joy at this very moment.
I know I am.
We KNOW should take better care of our skin, but who has the time, really? I'm in and out of the shower, throwing makeup on without moisturizer, pulling socks up over scratchy legs and washing dishes like I'm on KP duty in the army. I ache for a little personal luxury, but I press on like dried up old martyr. Shriveled, parched and in severe need of exfoliation.
- You could give yourself the Supreme DeLuxe: a facial, a soak in a tub and body buttah from head to toe.
- You could give yourself the Royal Hand Treatment: Globs of lotion, massaged in, layer after layer.
- You could concentrate on feet, elbows and knees. These are the athletes of the body, always working but never getting pampered.
- Try a new moisturizer, lip balm or scalp treatment. Find something that smells yummy!
Do whatever you want, just make your skin feel good to be alive.
POINTS: 50 for taking a few minutes to take care of your epidermis. Remember, you need to create a little bit of sanctuary for yourself, too!
Let us know: what's your favorite lotion, moisturizer or skin treatment? How will you spoil your skin today?
Song of the Day: I've Got You Under My Skin, Michael Buble