School’s Out for Summer: Let’s Talk Skin Care


In just three days, I will have completed my first year of teaching, as a Peace Corps TEFL volunteer in Armenia. My hair is dry, brittle, and gray (or grey to our friends in the UK). I have Sisterlocks, those tiny and “once upon a time” uniformed locks, (not braids), created by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell.  And, yes, I’ll leave a link below with additional information. I’ve had them for more than twenty years. I stopped using a Certified Sisterlock Consultant, around seventeen years ago, thanks to YouTube.

But, isn’t this a blog post about skin care? Slow your roll, play (short for player).  I’m going to get to that.  The face is framed by the hair, so it’s all one and the same, in my book. If your hair is dry and brittle, what does that say about your skin?  For most Peace Corps volunteers, the idea of having a hair and skin care routine might sounds crazy.  I’m sure many would read this and think, “I’ll get to toner, right after I kill that scorpion under my bed.”  As a former PeaceCorps Kenya volunteer, I feel you.  Do not get me started on Peace Corps volunteer dry hands and feet issues.  My cuticles have flakes, real flakes. I’ve started using my face cream and lip balm on the dry skin around my fingers. Am I the only one?

So, for my first GGT post, I thought I would share with you my skin care routine. In the comments, below, share your skin care routines (guys too) and also send along tips for dealing with dry feet, hands, and hair.  See what I did there?  You didn’t think I was going to circle back around to skin care, did you?  –GGT

For information on Sisterlocks, go to Sisterlocks

GGT Skin Care Products:

EO Laboratories Natural & Organic Facial Washing Gel  EO Laboratorie

Clarins Toning Lotion  Clarins  Clarins Toner

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil  Clarity ins Blue Orchid

The FaceShop Collagen Water  Collagen Water

Garnier Visible 55+ Garnier

Dior City Defense Dior SPF

VB Morning Aura VB Estée Lauder

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