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  • Writer's pictureTonya Lampley, Author

Get your glow on!

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

At the Makeover Factory we're on a journey to becoming our best selves. One of the commitments I've made is taking good care of myself. I want to honor the body God's given me so taking care of myself is becoming high on the list of my priorities. I'll be the first to confess at this age, it's harder, which is why it's even more important. So...if you're over 50 it's going to take more effort. If you're under 50, be diligent and start good habits now. As we head into the cold snap of fall and winter, here's some of my tips:

Rosewater for a dewy, youthful glow!

Rosewater: gives a healthy glow. Look for products, moisturizer etc., that contain rosewater or essential rose oil. If you have dry skin like I do (everything's dry, lol) look for one with glycerin.

Here's what I use:

Raspberry Seed Oil is great for all skin types!

Raspberry seed oil:

As I get older my skin gets more finicky...

both dry and acne prone. Nightmare. 😔

Raspberry seed oil has been My Rescuer. No breakouts, gives me a healthy glow and has SPF qualities. As much as I counsel others to do it, I confess I don't wear sunscreen. Raspberry Seed oil offers SPF protection.😉 If you're prone to wrinkles and moles it might not be enough. Here's what I use:

Collagen: Helps in the battle against wrinkles and sagging skin.

I'll give a warning here. True collagen supplements scare me.

Bone Broth boosts collagen levels!

I'm a child of the 70's and I remember all the women in my neighborhood were taking it to grow their hair and nails and then they tied it to cancer. No matter how many articles I read that say it's safe...I can't. But what I do do, is help my body maintain it's own levels. Vitamin C is what your body uses to make collagen. I also drink bone broth which is simply bones simmered to extract all the nutrients which includes a full spectrum of minerals, amino acids and yeah, collagen. If chicken soup made with stock is okay, this should be too. Here's what I use in soups and other recipes:

If you're daring, take a supplement. 😉

Sooth your dry skin!

Hemp seed oil: supplies skin loving omega 3 fatty acids. Use it either straight up or mixed in with a little lotion. Gives a sheen without being oily. Shea Butter made me slide out of the bed. Here's what I use:

Exfoliate to remove the dross!

Glycolic acid: for gentle exfoliation. Pollution, lack of sleep, poor diet can prevent skin cells from turning over like they should. The result, a face that looks dull and lackluster. Glycolic acid is one of the more gentle exfoliators, even still, be careful. If you have sensitive skin stick to mechanical exfoliation...a big fluffy face towel or microfiber will do. Even if your skin's not sensitive, start slow...once a week or every other day. If you go Kamikaze with this you could irritate your face. Here's what I use:

I hope you find a way to incorporate these beneficial tips. All products are available at your local store and easy to add to your routine. Get your glow on this fall, Girl!

To your journey,

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Tonya Lampley is an author and Certified Life Coach. She is passionate about living life to the fullest and uses skills learned from her work as a coach as well as lessons from her own journey to write articles providing tips for successful living and to tell stories of hope and personal triumph. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist. Her short story titled Birthday Surprise received honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Short Story Contest. Her first non-fiction book Bad Men will soon be released. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit

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