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You’re How Old?!?!

Updated: Mar 23, 2020

Take Care of Your Skin.......

Hi Friends! Welcome back to the barn. Pull up a milking stool and grab a cup of coffee. Today's chat is all about your skin and our skincare. Billions of dollars are spent in the beauty industry each year. Last year the beauty industry in the U.S. was worth over $500 billion and the cosmetic industry was worth $93.5 billion. The U.S spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. We are a nation..heck, we are a world obsessed with looking younger and reversing the effects of aging. This BLOWS my mind.

I'd love to pass on some wisdom from my Grandmother if I may. She was a gorgeous woman with jet black hair and gorgeous brown eyes. She was always put together. I remember looking up at her as a little blonde haired wild child and praying I would look just like her one day. In my favorite portrait of her she reminded me of a movie star from the 50's. As I played with her make up she gently touched my shoulder and said, " Sweetie, if you want to look younger and beautiful longer take good care of your skin. Do it as naturally as you can, and drink lots and lots of water." I didn't quite understand that advice at 6 years old , but once I hit my teen years it echoed in my mind. Simple advice that has lasted me... well ... let's just say more years than I care to divulge.

I strove to look young as I hit my twenties. When I hit my 30's it became even more real to me. With 5 kids I wanted, no... I NEEDED her advice. Now, in my..ok ok... I tell you.. I'm 43 . Let's just say time is beginning to take it's toll. I heard her words ringing in my mind. So, I began to research like the science nerd I am. I found that my goats milk was a power house of natural skincare super heroes. Think of it as the Justice League for your skin. Goat's milk is particularly high in Vitamin A which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. Many medical studies have shown that Vitamin A reduces lines and wrinkles, controls acne, and even provides some psoriasis relief. That's some information I was over joyed to discover.

The next thing I discovered was the naturally occurring lactic acid in goats milk helps rid the skin of impurities. It is also very high in alpha hydroxy acids. This is a big trigger word in the world of skincare. These acids, in simple terms break the bonds between dead cells which results and skin turnaround that reveals young fresh skin cells. It gives the skin a glowing and clean appearance. (No need for those highlighters that usually end up looking fake or wearing off.) This results in a calming effect for your skin. Naturally gentle, yet powerful.. I loved it! I had tried chemical alpha hydroxy acid products prescribed to me from a dermatologist. They stung and left my skin red, hurting, and definitely not looking glowing and healthy. Not to mention EXPENSIVE.

Goats milk also contains many skin loving minerals. Selenium is found in plentiful quantities in goats milk. Selenium is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. (NO I am in NO way saying that goats milk will prevent skin cancer! What I am saying is that Selenium is said to have a big role in that job.) Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun. Oh, come on.. we all know you laid out by the pool or in a lawn chair in the back yard with lemony Sun In in our hair slathered in Hawaiian Tropic. Just Me??? Ok.. So I did all that. I can still remember the way summer smelled and those two products were IT. So... back from that goat trail. Selenium.... Our goats receive a mineral supplement that includes selenium to help with their health and milk quality.

Those are just a few of the amazing properties in our raw fresh goats milk that we use in our soaps and skincare line. So many of the chemically recreated nutrients our skin benefits from are found wholesomely and naturally in goats milk. This is what makes our skincare superior to the commercial skin care. We don't use the xerox copy, we use the Mona Lisa. So to speak that is. It is literally skin food. Did I mention the skin barrier?? No.. well, goats milk has a PH that is almost identical to human skin and helps preserve the skin barrier!!!! This is fantastic news for those of us who have skin. Which I hope is all of us.