I’ve been trying really really hard to take extra great care of my skin. I’ll be thirty years young in September and like every other female on the planet, I want to preserve what I’ve got.
Although I may someday do Botox, I’d like to hold off for a while. I want to get to that when it feels right and it just doesn’t feel necessary for me right now. I actually do love my skin 9 out of 10 days.
Occasionally I’ll get a little hormonal blemish on my chin, or if I don’t drink enough water it looks a little parched, but it’s not anything I can’t deal with.
A while back I blogged about how I was making a conscious effort to cut way back on drinking. For several years, I was living like a fun-loving 20-something, I’d drink socially 3-4 times a week because I figured if I was eating healthy and exercising I could afford the one bad habit.
But, wow! When I did cut way back, I noticed huge improvements in pretty much every aspect. I felt more energized, had more motivation, less brain fog, better digestion and basically everything improved.
Since I haven’t been drinking as often and I try my best to have no more than two drinks and the negative effects of alcohol have become glaringly obvious. Being that its 4th of July week and I’ve been drinking more than normal this week because of holiday get-togethers, I’ve realized just how much alcohol affects my skin.
I’m talking more puffiness, looks more aged, less firm and more redness. You get the idea.
But a girl has to live, I enjoy having a few cocktails and hanging with friends and I don’t plan to give that up anytime soon. I think it’s just good to be aware, you know?
So one of the ways I get around the alcohol thing is vaping weed. I know some people are totally against it and think it makes you lazy, or it’s a gateway drug, but I am a total advocate of marijuana.
Honestly, If I had kids (and I’m not sure I ever want them), I’d rather have them smoke pot than drink alcohol. I know many amazing, successful pot smokers and I refused to be shamed for using it.
It’s not like I’m high all day, I just like to use it to wind down at night, it helps me sleep really well. I like it for period cramps, nausea (I have a sensitive stomach) and it helps with hangovers too. And lately, I’ve noticed that if I’m hanging with a group of friends and I’m not in the mood to drink, it’s so much easier to abstain when I take a few puffs from the vape.
I get to feel a little silly and relaxed, without poisoning my body and waking up feeling dehydrated, bloated, and hungover.
So yeah, weed over wine for this girl!!!