Happy Mother’s Day | Simple Skincare, Beauty, & Happiness Tips I Learned From My Mom
Having a channel with videos about skin care and beauty I am often asked what are my beauty makeup and skincare secrets. Since it is Mother’s Day instead of sharing mine I thought I would tell you what I learned from my mom.
Much of what I do and believe in are rooted in what I learned from her. This video will be my way of saying Happy Mother’s Day by sharing this with you. I remember my mom’s very simple skincare routine.
She stressed the importance of good cleansing morning and night. She saved to buy what she could afford with her very small budget and what was available at the time. I can still smell the soft scent of her Shiseido Honey Soap as a young girl.
I remember going to the Shiseido counter with her to buy these funny looking square soaps in a square plastic box They came in pinkish red color which are still being sold today. Occasionally when there was some extra money left over, she would pick up a moisturizing milk as well.
I remember watching her gently doing facial massage as she moisturized. She explained to me good circulation makes the skin glow from within. When I was a teenager she would often remind me to never pick on my skin.
She said the less you touch your face the better. Her sound advice helped me through my acne years without leaving any scar. She was not a scientist nor nutritionist but understood that our skin is a living organ.
In the pecking order of receiving nutrients, the skin gets fed last. She taught me good skin therefore is a sign of good health when our body is nutritionally satisfied. She helped me develop informed eating habits.
I am never surprised when I hear or read about the latest medical report on what food or supplements are now proven to be beneficial to skin health. My mom had told me about them years ago.
How she knew I can only conclude was her basic and innate wisdom. She also taught me why a good night’s sleep is so important. Our body works the hardest while we sleep and rest. To this day, I picture a crew of workers getting ready to start repair work and maintenance on me as I fall asleep.
I value my rest. She taught me not to burden our skin with too much. And to train my eyes to see our own beauty. And to enhance instead of hiding behind or cover up. Her makeup was simple which consisted of, as I recall, a Revlon lipstick in mauve pink or dusty rose and a face powder compact.
I can still picture her touch up the shine on her nose and check her reflection in her small compact mirror. She would always hit pan before purchasing a new one. She taught me contentment is key to finding happiness.
You don’t need to have a lot of material goods. Today I am never tempted by owning things or wanting more. She believed in being your own best friend. Her guilty pleasure once in a while was a facial and she enjoyed her visits to the hair salon.
She never plucked her eyebrows and had her full natural brows. I never plucked mine either and still have my full brows. All in all, she proved to me that beauty is not found in a jar or a single bottle.
It is an integrated process of self-care and respect of who you are. She was a busy mom, a caring wife, a capable shopkeeper, a wonderful cook, a quick knitter, an avid reader. She never stopped learning, always pause to question why.
She taught me to be creative to be self-sufficient. She had a strong faith in God. She was a charitable and considerate person and instilled in me the importance to be kind, the need to be helpful to others, and to always, always be grateful.
She passed away quite young. Much younger than my age now. So in my mind she never aged and remains gracefully beautiful. Oh and by the way her name happened to be Grace Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for watching and I will see you in my next video.