FACE it : Love your face. It will love you back.

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You are beautiful.

Stunning, in fact.

Hey, YOU…

Yes, YOU !!….

Did you know that you are the only person on earth that was meant to be YOU ?

That makes you pretty damn special and don’t you forget it.

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It’s no secret that most of us are harder on ourselves than anyone.

Self talk can just suck it.

Don’t you wish the voice in your head was Anthony Robbins talking to you?

Uhhum.  Yes. Yes again.  Ditto on the YES department.

Since the Tonester-Robbins wasn’t whispering sweet nuttin’s in my ears, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

A girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do.

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Beauty starts from the inside out, don’tcha think ?

 Inner beauty just shines through.

Love that !

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First things first.

 Inside ~> Out beauty.

Second things second.

Your face.

If we are really swallowing the truth serum here,  I can’t believe that I have never tried a spa treatment on meeeeee face.  Never.

Not in my entire lifetime of turning 24 years old- TWICE.

Have you ?

What was I thinking all this time?  Was I hit with the stupid stick ?

I wish I had a third leg so I could kick myself.


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I can guarantee you one thing -> taking yourself to the spa is amazeballs.

I’m talking facials here.  I can’t speak for body massages.   I’m not completely comfortable with whipping my clothes off and getting a rub down from a stranger.  I was ok with that in University, but I’m over it now.

Never mind, Mom….don’t ask. *blush*

I’m from the family bush, not the family tree.

A facial though. Oh my.  A facial.

I didn’t just try a cream slather facial, I tried a laser treatment and then I tried a gentle chemical peel.

It’s was a face-gasm.  Times two.

Want to play a Q and A with me about your face ? 


Let’s take this outside.


Q :  Did you use baby oil and suntan for forever ?

A :  Oh hells yeah.


Q:   Did you ever get a sunburn ?

A :  A billion times?   The kind of sunburn where you thought you would never speak to yourself again?  That kind of sunburn.  The kind of sunburn where you swore you would never go out into the sun again for as long as you live?  The kind of sunburn where if someone touched you, you would punch them in the face? Except you couldn’t move.  Your sunburn hurt too much.  Now we are talking the same language.


Q :  Did you love having a golden glow all-summer-long ?

A :  Busted.  Winter time too?  I laid outside on my deck during snow season sometimes as a kid. Seriously.  In my sleeping bag.  With Hawaiian Tropic slathered on my face.  I must have been mentally challenged in my childhood.  I’m surprised I’m still alive.  I should technically be a 102 year old shrivelled up prune by now.


Q:   Did you go to those fake sun tanning places and convince yourself that it was a good idea for a beautiful glow ?

A :  Somehow I convinced myself that sun-tanned nuked body was necessary.   Why oh why did I lay in a claustrophobic microwave tanning bed ? Add to that …the fear that the wall of bulbs above my body may crash and squish me like a pancake.  Dumb Ass = Me.


Q:   Have you been good to your face for-forever ?

A :  Nope.  Now I feel like a dope.  A real dope.  Guilty as sin for being mean to my face.


See, you are not alone.

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I always knew that beauty came from within, but I still did stupid-ass stuff to my face and body while I had that beauty knowledge.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  Maybe I was dropped on my head as a baby.  It’s my mother’s fault, no doubt.  :)

Here’s the deal:   I figured out that I better start taking care of my face or it will fall off.   I won’t be able to laugh at my laugh lines anymore.  I will have to officially call them *gasp* wrinkles.

Nuff said.

Enough of that bullshit.

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It all started with my birthday.  I decided to celebrate my birthday in Toronto AND this year I decided that my face was celebrating with me.

Why?  I met two awesome gals by the name of Cate and Loribeth on twitter.  Don’t laugh at me.  I have met some of the most ahhhhmazing friends on twitter.  They are definitely two of my twitter highlights.  They are salt of the earth.  I love them to bits.  Twitter is one of those yummy places where you can get to know someone for a while and then you may want to meet them (IRL- In real life).  Sound weird?  It’s not so weird.  It is epic fun.

 For that, I should kiss twitter.  Right smack on the lips.

I wrote about meeting friends on twitter here : Twitter ~ I could kiss you.

Come say hey to me on twitter ( @lynneknowlton ).

 Unless you are a weird-o.

 Then forget-ta-bout-it.

Want to hear about what I did with maaa face ??   My age spots are starting to fade.  I can’t believe I just said the words age spots.  Next thing you know, I will be talking about hemorrhoid creams.  Ewhhh.  Gross.

What have I learned ?  It took me 48 years to be naughty to my face.  It will take me at least 5 treatments to start to erase the naughtiness.  Not so bad.  Slow and steady wins the race.  I’m learning that it makes sense to undo the damage on my face slowly.

Going to a clinic/spa is not as scary as you may think.  I am a big chicken and I did it.  Without tequila.  Nobody needs to know you did it all in your bathrobe and your favourite fuzzy slippers.

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Want to join me on my journey ? We can do this together.  I have started with two treatments so far, so you have some catching up to do.  I can help you out with that.  Cate and LoriBeth from Tru Vitality Clinic will give you $40 off their signature facial if you mention my blog.

Woohoooo ! Celebrate !

Here’s what they offer :

  • anti-aging
  • collagen stimulating
  • laser genesis
  • intense hydration

It is a customized facial to repair the skin and give it a glow.  There is only one other way to get a glow like that.  Never mind.  My Mom reads my blog. *blush*.  She is already going to be mad at me for talking about sex and getting dropped on my head as a baby.  

Here’s the other cool thing about Tru: They have a free e-book that is full of funky ideas and simple things that you can do for your face and body.   The e-book blows common beauty myths out the door.  It’s a real eye opener.

Your face will love you for it.

So will I.

Never mind.  I already love you.  You are reading my blog.

Now go forth and be beautiful.

On the inside and out.

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Facial c/o Tru Vitality Clinic in Toronto
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46 Responses

  1. Donna Frasca says:

    I do not go in the sun and it’s a little tough living in NC. My skin is so white it makes rice look dark.

  2. mom says:

    Yes I do read your blog……but I close one eye when you talk about sex lol. Do you remember how you use to put your fingers in your ears and say lah lah lah lah really loud if I talked about sex?

  3. I need to do something with ma face…. I’ve got the leopard spots and fine lines and did the whole “tan means healthy” crap over the years. After reading your post, I think I’ll do some research and see if there’s some place ’round here where I can get a face overhaul. And then TRY to remember to use sunscreen on a daily basis so I won’t have to use toothpicks to hold my eyelids up in twenty years. (you just got a visual, didn’t you!!!) Great post, Lynne. Inspiring, as always.

    • I know one billion percent what you mean Tracey. So true, isn’t it? We grew up thinking that a TAN was all that and a bag of chips. Hindsight is twenty twenty. eeeek. It really does feel so great to finally start to reverse some of that damage. Every time I go, I notice a difference. I have also learned from the awesome ladies at the spa… that 48 years of damage takes more than one treatment to fix. LOL. They said that 5 treatments will make a big difference. I have been alternating between laser treatments and chemical peel. Don’t let those names scare you. Both take about 10 minutes and really aren’t so bad at all. Nothing is drastic. Very slow and gentle wins the race. I hope you find something too. It just FEELS good to do it. Hugs !!!! Lynne xx

  4. Irene says:

    One of the great injustices of life, right up there with perfect baby teeth that fall out with only ONE set of replacements; wrinkles, age spots, saggy skin AND bloody pimples. Seriously nature? Couldn’t you leave the pimples to the teenagers with their otherwise glorious skin?

    • So true Irene !
      Whattup wit dat? Not fair. Why oh why do these things happen as we get older ? I don’t know about you, but my ‘head’ still thinks I’m 25 years old, but my skin isn’t co-operating with my 25 year old frame of mind. :)

  5. Lynne, your blogs inspire me. Everyone has shit in their life and you somehow seem to right the ship – even if it’s just a little. I am going through a divorce after 40 years of marriage. Not my choice. Not under my control. But it’s happening. He is selling our house so I lose my marriage and home in one swoop. But…I’ll survive. I am beautiful! I will get a facial and remind my self of that. Thanks!

    • Ahh that’s so sweet of you to say. I totally understand where you are coming from Jo Ann. Everyone does have shit in their lives. Sometimes it is epic shit and sometimes, we just step in shit. LOL.

      You are beautiful !!!!!! On the inside and out !!!! Go meet Lisa Thomson – she is a blogging pal of mine with a fun divorce blog on how to leave a marriage. Lisa is a great gal ! Here is her blog link : http://www.lisathomsonlive.com/blog/

      {{Big hugs}}

  6. kevin R says:

    I prepared a comment yesterday, then, inadvertently, closed the tab on my browser… boo ! Basically, I was going to quote Dr. Seuss… “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no-one alive that is Youer than YOU”. Have a good one !
    Regards, Kevin.

    ps… I can’t seem to view all of the comments on this post !

    • Hiya Kevin !
      LOVE LOVE LOVE that one ! Dr. Suess rocks out loud.
      Comments : I know ! Meeeee too. I think it is including comments on twitter or FB today. It is part of a new social media plug in on my blog. I am trying to fix that soon.

      This is why I drink. LOL. ha!

  7. Do you want to know what I love just as much as your voice? The love affair I’m having with your fonts. Seriously. I am obsessed. And yes I have SO had that sunburn. 2 weeks of vitamin E ointment on my face. Huge lesson learned. I still cringe at the memory of the weekend in Grand Bend.

    • You are a hoot Alex.

      This font is called Architects daughter. Isn’t it the coolest thing since sliced bread? I love the hand printed font, and how EASY it is to read it. Good news for old farts like me who need reading glasses.

      P.S. The font would look ahhhmazeballs on your blog too :) Give it a whirl !! xx

    • PSS.
      I just realized (and I didn’t even drink wine this week…ha!) that you may mean the fonts in the blog post photos too (?).

      I just wrote those with a stylus on my iPad. Do I need to come to your house and play with your photos too ? Cause I will do that. Or shall we meet in the treehouse ?xx

  8. Kim Bee says:

    Um, dude why am I just hearing about this miracle now? I’m old and have age spots on my age spots. I need to go visit Toronto again. Foodie hot spot and face saving miracle spas, maybe we should just move there. Rent a treehouse together perhaps.

  9. I LOVE facials, but haven’t had one in ages. When I did, I fell asleep. Had to pay extra for that ;D. I can’t believe you haven’t had one before but I bet for darn sure it is not the last. I know beauty is within but it doesn’t hurt to pay attention to the outside, if only because it feels so good. The touch of a professional (steady now) and knowing that new skin and a new glow lurks underneath. Will check out the eboook and see how many beauty faux pas I am currently committing…

    • Kellie
      That is hilarious. That is partly why I am afraid of having massages. I would definitely fall asleep and snore (aka drool) on the table. I don’t think I could take THAT humiliation too. LOL.

      Until then… I am going to prance around the spa in my bathrobe and fuzzy slippers.

      Good on ya for doing a facial, you gorgeous thang !!

  10. lisa thomson says:

    Wow, I want to try this for my 24×2 face, too! I’m not anywhere near this spa you mention, dang. Thanks, Lynne!

  11. Denise says:

    What a funny colourful look at aging. thanksLynne.. I love your blog..I definitely related to your Q and A…we were silly adolescents but we are much wiser and more beautiful. I am following your lead and taking a more proactive stand on aging gracefully…facials, ,here I come…love you…xoxo

  12. Really… You are a FINE one to be calling people weirdos!!
    I’ve never been to a “face spa” either. I,’m almost the same age as you – 24 x 2 – 3, or 25 x 2 – 5… I can’t decide which one I like better! 😉

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