The all natural skin care regimen, update:
Deciding to switch out my entire skin care regimen right when
the coldest and driest weather struck was probably not the best idea.
There was a week when my face felt really dry and coarse,
but I made a facial scrub out of olive oil, honey and sugar
and gently rubbed my face with it three days straight.
Now my face feels like a baby's bottom, and gone are all the blemishes.
No more hydro-cortisone! No more Nivea! No more chap stick!
That's right, all I use is olive oil and natural baby oil (sunflower seed oil,
canola oil and citric acid) and my skin has never felt so good.
The only downside to this regimen is the olive oil scent.
I notice that it really lingers in hair so I stopped using it there.
And use some old clothes right after you slab it all over your body
because it can take an hour or so to really soak in.
My next experiment is to get some extra virgin coconut oil
for my lips, hair and any particularly dry spots. I'm on an all natural roll!
The meds/doctors/therapy situation
My dear dad has been paying for my therapy this last year
but made it clear that he wouldn't be able to continue doing that
in the new year. Luckily my therapist just got signed up with
Swedish 'medicare' which means I will get free sessions until August.
That's a huge load off my chest since I'm still not making any money.
In February I am seeing the doctor about raising the dose of my
anti-depressants. What I have now has been a helping a little bit
but not enough, but it's a relatively new drug and so far she has been
unwilling to stray from the dosage guidelines. Fingers crossed!
I know that many of you commented on my insomnia in the earlier post,
and wished for me to be able to get off the sleeping pills,
but I honestly don't see that as a realistic goal for me at the moment.
For now I'm just going to try to establish some better routines.
So, how is your Bat Fit coming along?