So today I wanted to just share a few random things that have been going on in my life, the last week or so, that you might be able to benefit from.
1.For perimenopausal and postmenopausal women … I came across a few studies that say using an estrogen and estradiol cream may thicken your skin, especially on the neck. I have been using hormone creams on my face and neck for quite a while and think they do make a difference. These creams are said to also induce procollagen, which stimulates collagen. Both of these creams are available online, but speak to your doctor before using them to make sure they are right for you. And, when using them, don’t go overboard or you may experience hot flashes.
2. Some of you may already know that I try to do keto as much as possible. Plus my fiance is a diabetic … so it helps him too. But I have a sweet tooth and he has forgone desserts for a very long time and loves when I find something good. Recently I found a super easy, keto pumpkin cheesecake. It tastes amazing and we love it! Just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Give it a try and see if it’s worthy of your holiday table (those on keto or another diet will appreciate you!).
16oz cream cheese softened
½ cup sweetener of your choice (I like a little
¾ cup of canned pumpkin
1tsp vanilla extract
2 tsps pumpkin spice
Mix everything together and spread evenly into a cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until set.
Chill before serving. I made some homemade whipped cream for serving. Bon Appetit!
3. I decided to purchase an LED face and neck mask, with seven different colors, on Amazon Prime Day. My family was a little scared and they think I’m crazy (I’ve read great things about LED). But hey, when you get to a certain age you will give just about anything a try to anti-age, no matter how it makes you look (at least I will … yeah, I’m that friend).
Here’s what they were frightened of:
Maybe I should just say boo and Happy Halloween a little early and they’ll leave me alone, lol.
Have a great weekend.
For a younger you!
P.S. I will keep you posted on how the mask works. And if you have used one of these devices – let me know how it worked out for you.
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