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I went tanning last night. I know, I know... "cancer." I know! But today someone told me that I am glow-in-the-dark-white! I also have a REALLY inexpensive membership that I will never cancel, simply because it is so cheap (unlimited tans at the Tan Factory for $3.99/month). NO ONE gets that kind of deal and gets rid of it, even if they don't ever use it. I took off my makeup before going, and when I looked in the mirror, I was horrified!

My skin and I are have been in a fight for the past 2 weeks or so. The dry winter air leaves my usually combo skin super dry. However, it is still a little oily, so the question is, "to moisturize, or not to moisturize?" I always choose to moisturize, and so I break out. Even if I don't use a moisturizer, my face produces excess oil to compensate, and I break out... It's a lose-lose situation, and one that is quickly making me anxious for warm, springtime weather.

As I looked in the mirror, blemishes, redness, discoloration, and super large pores stared back... Something had to be done. After tanning, I went home showered, and then gave myself an acid peel. I first purchased a 20% Glycolic Acid peel from Natural Skin Shop over a year ago, and I love it. I only use it about twice a year, and the price I paid for DIY beats paying $70.00 to have it done at the salon. **Disclaimer, I do not recommend using at home acid peels until you have thoroughly researched them. It is also important start at a low concentration such as 10% and work up from there.**

My poor face needs rehab, so I have also decided NO SODA for at least 1 week, only water and green tea. I haven't had anything but Pepsi and Root Beer for about 6 days, and the results are evident. I also read a post on my friend Kendra's blog about soda and cancer. {YIKES} I know I need to cut back and this little hiatus will only help with that. This should be interesting. I have not gone 1 day with out a Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper or Root Beer since I started High School.

Wish me luck!

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  1. Well that post right there just convinced me even further to cut out my soda intake as well. I have the same type of skin and I guess my 2 (sometimes more) drpeppers a day should be stopped. I'm way tired of my skin issues and could use more H2O myself.
    Also I hadn't heard about the kidney disease thing so that's even more motivation.
    Thanks for the post and good luck to us both!


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