Saturday, February 23, 2013

TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex; Get the Most Out of your Beauty Sleep

TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex

This innovative age fighter has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal† after evaluation or review by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. With this nighttime product, you can awaken the age-fighting potential of your skin with multiple benefits. During a 12-week consumer study, 76 percent said skin felt firmer and 69 percent said the appearance of expression lines was reduced. 

​While you sleep, this powerful age fighter works with your skin's natural cycle to recover from the day's damage, so you can wake up to younger-looking skin.
  • Activates collagen production.* 
  • Helps skin recover from daily damage.
  • Restores the skin barrier.*
  • Targets the skin matrix.*
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Dermatologist-tested.

Did You Know?

“Skin ages prematurely because of a number of reasons, but regardless of the cause, the end result is the same – the skin dermal matrix becomes more fragile as the delicate balance between collagen breakdown and replacement is compromised, and the skin barrier becomes less effective. While we can’t change our biological makeup, we can do something about the causes of premature aging that are within our control. Studies have shown that night is the best time to replenish the skin dermal matrix and restore the skin barrier by giving skin what it needs to help it recover and restore itself from the stresses of everyday life. TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex builds on the science of sleep to help keep the visible signs of aging from showing up prematurely.”

Dr. Beth Lange, Chief Scientific Officer, Mary Kay

The Science of Sleep: Day vs. Night


During the day, you’re making your way through a busy schedule: working, running errands and living life. Meanwhile, your skin is exposed to pollution, smoke, stress and other environmental stressors which can cause free radicals and an increase in damage signals to overwhelm your skin’s antioxidant reserves. Your skin has to spend its energy during the day mobilizing antioxidants to destroy free radicals. When free radicals damage a cell, they cause an inflammatory response resulting in an increase in immune cells which can contribute to aging by damaging the skin dermal matrix.
The Science of Skin/Day


During the night, exposure to external aggressors and stress is greatly reduced, so more of the skin’s resources can be focused on restorative processes like collagen-building and barrier-strengthening. Also, as we sleep, our body temperature can fluctuate. When the skin barrier is compromised, too much moisture can escape and evaporate into the air, which results in skin that feels drier and looks older. Because the skin barrier is impacted by fluctuation in body temperature throughout the night, it is believed that this is the time that provides the best opportunity for skin to rebuild its compromised barrier so that your skin can maintain and hold on to critical moisture more effectively.
The Science of Skin/Night

Get the Most Out of Your Beauty Sleep!

Getting a good night’s sleep not only refreshes your body, but also your mind and your emotions. It’s as vital to overall good health as exercise and a healthy diet, so here are some tips to get the most out of your downtime:
Since it can raise your body temperature too high, avoid strenuous exercise close to bedtime to ensure restful sleep. Instead, moderate exercise a few hours before bedtime or gently stretching in the places you feel tight – such as the neck, shoulders and back – can help relax your body and improve the quality of your sleep.
Experts agree that pillows should be replaced every 1 ½ to 2 years, since keeping your head and neck in proper alignment with your spine can contribute to peaceful sleep. Pillows that are too soft often result in an uncomfortable night’s sleep.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the position you sleep in can contribute to lines and wrinkles being etched into your skin. While at first, the lines disappear shortly after awakening, eventually they will become more permanent. Instead of sleeping on your front or side, try sleeping on your back, with a pillow under your knees to support the lower back. In this way, you can avoid your face being pressed into the pillow and potentially contributing to “sleep wrinkles” forming.
If you need to get up in the middle of the night, don’t flip on the light switch, since a sudden burst of brightness can temporarily suppress your body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring compound in the body that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Instead, keep a small flashlight by the side of the bed, or better yet, plug in a few nightlights to help you navigate safely.
Dim the lights an hour before bedtime and avoid watching TV – especially on a large screen – or working on the computer until you want to fall asleep, since the light emitted also can suppress the body’s melatonin levels.
Avoid eating a large meal too close to bedtime, since this can stimulate the digestive system and disrupt your sleep. Also avoid caffeine, nicotine or other stimulants within four hours of bedtime or your body will wind up instead of winding down, although some people are more sensitive than others.
Studies have found that, in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. For some people, temperatures that fall too far below or above this range can lead to restlessness.
If once you go to bed your “to-do” list keeps you awake, keep a notepad by the side of your bed, jot down what’s on your mind and then let it go until the next day.
Taking a warm bath before bedtime – not a shower, since this can be stimulating instead of relaxing – and taking a few minutes to massage in a facial night treatment can help enhance falling asleep. There are several Mary Kay products that can work wonders at night, including TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex and TimeWise Moisture Renewing Gel Mask to name just two.

Women Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Seven out of 10 women agree that after one week, skin feels younger.* And during an independent 12-week consumer study, a strong majority of women agreed that TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex reduced the signs of premature aging and the appearance of environmental damage, among other visible benefits.*
71%said it reduced the appearance of environmental damage.
70%said it reduced the signs of premature aging.
69%said it reduced the appearance of expression lines.
76%said skin felt firmer.

Expert Application Instructions

  • Forehead: With the index, middle and ring fingers, start at the center of the forehead, and using both hands, work up the forehead and outward to the temples with circular motions while applying slight pressure.
  • Eye/Nose Area: Next, starting between the eyebrows, massage TimeWise® Night Restore & Recover Complex™ using an upward circular motion while moving down the bridge of the nose and then sweeping fingers under eye areas using a U-shaped motion. Finish by pressing both temples and massage with three clockwise rotations and three counterclockwise rotations.
  • Around the Mouth/Cheeks: Placing the middle and ring fingers at the corners of the mouth, begin massaging upward and outward in circular motions that trace the apples of the cheeks, up to temples, and down along the jawline and back to the corners of the mouth. Repeat several times.
  • Throat: Depending on each individual’s application behavior, one additional pump of TimeWise® Night Restore & Recover Complex™ might be needed to apply to the throat area. With the index, middle and ring fingers, apply TimeWise® Night Restore & Recover Complex™ using upward and outward strokes from the collarbone to the base of the chin. Move fingers to the center of chin, and with slight pressure, massage the product outward along the jawline to earlobes. Below the earlobes, increase pressure slightly, and massage with three clockwise rotations and three counterclockwise rotations to release tension.

  • Night Restore & Recover Complex

    Awaken the age-fighting potential of your skin at night with the new TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex.
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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    SI Joint Flare-up or SIJD

    I don't know if it's from this lousy weather we're having or if it's something I did, but 2 days ago, I had an awful flare-up.  It started with my ribs (costochondritis) and from there settled in the Sacroiliac Joint.  I spent the whole day and night, yesterday, doing my stretches, trying to get my pelvis back into place.  Because my SI joint is so loose, I never can tell where the pelvis is situated to get it back where it should be.  It was excruciating, to the point of screaming!  I couldn't stand up, let alone walk.  

    I did some research, and found something that was never discussed by either my doctor or my physical therapist.  A tight psoas muscle can cause most of the problems I've been dealing with.

    Psoas Muscle

     Pain and Symptoms Associated with the Psoas Muscle?
    • Low back pain
    • Abdominal pain
    • Groin pain
    • Leg pain
    • Pelvic pain
    The psoas (pronounced “so – az”) primarily flexes the hip and the spinal column. At about 16 inches long on the average, it is one of the largest and thickest muscles of the body. It is the only muscle attaching the spine to the leg, as it spans from the stomach to upper thigh.

    The psoas is the core muscle of the body, maintaining fluid motion while walking. Functioning as a hip and thigh flexor is what makes the Psoas a major walking muscle. If the legs are stationary the action of it is a bend of the spine forward; if sitting, it stabilizes and balances the trunk. The lower psoas brings the spine forward and downward to create a pelvic tilt.

    When the muscle becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, prolonged sitting, or stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine. It can torque your spine to the right or left, pull it forward and twist the pelvis into various distortions. Frequently one psoas will shorten and pull the spine and/or pelvis to your dominant side. The distortions of the spine and pelvis can also show up as a short or long leg. This all results in scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, trigger points, and spasms in back  muscles trying to resist the pulling of the psoas.

    Typically a dysfunctional psoas is responsible for referred pain down the front of the thigh and vertically along the lower to mid spinal column. Trigger points (taught bands of muscle that can refer pain to various parts of the body) are found above the path of the psoas on the abdomen. The Psoas muscles lie under the intestines but are accessible for massage. Trigger points throughout the muscles need to be released and the muscles soften and elongated by stretching to reduce pain and symptoms.

    Some basic psoas information: 

  • The psoas causes low back pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, disc problems, scoliosis, hip degeneration and knee pain
  • Unresolved trauma can keep the psoas short and reactive
  • The psoas (pronounced "so - az") primarily flexes the hip and the spinal column
  • The psoas functions as a hip and thigh flexor, which makes it the major walking muscle
  • The psoas can torque your spine to the right or left, pull it forward and twist the pelvis into various distortions
  • When the psoas is stuck in contraction stretches or strengthening can tighten the muscle even more
  • The psoas is part of a group of muscles effecting the back and hips that include: iliacus, iliopsoas, psoas minor and quadratus lumborum
  • The psoas is a major part of your body's defensive physiology which responds to danger with flight, fight or freeze.

  • Here are some stretches to release this psaos muscle:

    These stretches, added to the ones I've been doing for the SI Joint Dysfunction, really helped.  I can now stand again, and walk (not for long periods, yet).  I may also consider going in for another Radio Frequency Ablation.  I had this done 3 yrs ago, where they deaden the nerves.  It usually only lasts about 2 yrs, so I guess, I am probably due again.  

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Hollywood Mystique Collection

    Hollywood Mystique Collection

    Limited-Edition Hollywood Mystique Collection

    Bring out your inner starlet with the Limited-Edition Hollywood Mystique Collection. Pair well-defined eyes with bold lips and high-impact nails and go from demure to alluring in a wink.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Mary Kay Inc: Don't Look Away....Please vote for this Mary Kay Video

    Click HERE and please vote for the Mary Kay Video, "Don't Look Away".  Thank you for your help

    Swim Class at the YMCA

    Back Floatin'

    I'm doin' it by myself!

    The next Michael Phelps!
    Goggles and all

    Almost there!

    Lunchtime & Silly Faces

    Grandma, not peas, please

    Oakley, are you ready for some scraps?

    YES, Sweet Potatoes

    Not cereal again, Grandma

    C'mon Grandma, I'm hungry, put the camera away!

    FINGER FOOD, gets my vote!

    Silly Time

    Belly Laughs!

    The Twinkle in My Eye


    TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex (combination/oily) - TimeWise - Catalog - Mary Kay

    TimeWise® Night Restore & Recover Complex™ (combination/oily) - TimeWise - Catalog - Mary Kay

    TimeWise Night Restore & Recover Complex (combination/oily)

    ​While you sleep, this powerful age fighter works with your skin's natural cycle to recover from the day's damage, so you can wake up to younger-looking skin.
    • Activates collagen production.* 
    • Helps skin recover from daily damage.
    • Restores the skin barrier.*
    • Targets the skin matrix.*
    • Suitable for sensitive skin.
    • Dermatologist-tested.

    Friday, February 15, 2013

    Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen Tips

    Facial Highlighting Pen Tips

    Apply the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen along the smile lines to diminish the appearance of shadows.  The pen can also be applied below the lower lip at the crease of the chin.

    Step 1
    After you've applied your concealer and foundation, you're ready to use the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen.  Slowly twist the pen and release the product.

    Step 2
    Apply the pen to the shadowy areas, such as the inner corners of the eyes and at the sides of the nose.  Then to diminish the look of puffy eyes, apply the pen just below the puffy area.  Only highlight the shadow under the puffiness (not the puffy area) to "lift" and make the area appear more flat.

    Step 3
    Apply the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen alon the smile lines to diminish shadows.  The pen can also be applied below the lower lip at the crease of the chin.

    Step 4
    Use your ring finger to gently pat the edges to blend.  Reapply the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen throughout the day to give yourself a quick pick-me-up and help you stay looking fresh and luminous.

    Special light-reflecting pigments in the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen optically "lift" the shadowy areas of your face.  Instantly, your skin looks brighter, your tone more even, and your face more radiant.
    • Diminishes small imperfections
    • Can be reapplied throughout the day
    • Supersheer formula to keep you looking refreshed and natural
    Easy-to-blend formula will not settle in fine lines

    This Facial Highlighting Pen is amazing!  I love how radiant my skin looks when using this.  You can find the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen here.

    Special-Edition† Beauty That Counts® Compact Mini††

    One compact can inspire beauty today, tomorrow, forever.

    In honor of Mary Kay's 50th Anniversary, you can join Mary Kay and change the lives of women and children worldwide. In the United States, from Jan. 16, 2013, through May 15, 2013, $1 will be donated from each sale of the special-edition Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay® Compact Mini* to loveisrespect. Mary Kay is the lead sponsor of the loveisrespect "text-for-help" program designed to educate and assist young people seeking healthy relationships.                                                                                                 For help, text "loveis" to 77054.

    If you'd like to order 1 of these for your own, I have plenty of them on hand.  Also, I am offering this as YOUR special gift for booking a skin care class by March 31, 2013, with 2 or more friends attending.(Must be 18 yrs of age, and do not have a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant)  This offer is available only through me, and skin care class must be held by March 31, 2013.

    Saturday, February 9, 2013



    Future's so Bright, She has to Wear Shades

    Emily had to wake up early to go to the sitter on Friday.  She said, "It's too bright out, I need my sunglasses!"  Such a DIVA!  LOL

    Friday, February 8, 2013

    Upcoming Wedding?

      I hear wedding bells! I've got the perfect make-her-feel-beautiful ideas. See more here.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Funny Faces, Bathtime and Photos Taken by Emily

    Bathtime Fun!!
    Funny Faces!!

    ME...Should I use this one for my new Mary Kay Website Profile Pic?  LOL

    John's new Profile Pic LOL

    HEY, This One Turned Out GREAT!!!

    Friday, February 1, 2013


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