Tips for a glowing face

I’m going to share with you how I fake my glow. 
Let’s face it, I’m almost forty and sadly my glow is slowly disappearing, Boohoo.
  There are a ton of products that help you get your glow back that indeed work and I personally love.  
If you have a money tree growing in your back yard you could have some expensive light shinned upon your face for instant results as well.
Unfortunately I am still waiting for that money tree to pop up.
Until then, go to your medicine cabinet or fridge for instant results that cost less then a dollar.
Tips for a glowing face

Egg whites
It is great for shrinking pores, helps with removing blackheads and makes your whole face feel just a bit tighter.
All I do is whip up one egg white (the cold feels really good) and paint it on my face using my fingers or a craft brush. Let it dry, takes about 15 minutes and then wash  off.
Next Up
Yup, Pepto!
Coat it on your face, let it set for a about 10 minutes, you will start to feel your skin tighten, then wash it off, you are left with skin that shines! 
The boys think I’m a little wacky.

Why does it work?
Pepto Bismol’s active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. Not only does it sooth your belly it sooths your face with an antibacterial that also has exfoliant properties.

So now that you have a face that glows I’m going to share with you my new favorite find.
Loreal Visable Lift
L'Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute - Buff Beige.Opens in a new window
I’ve never been much of a foundation wearer. I prefer bare minerals but during the winter my skin is so dull and dry I had to find something else.  It seriously makes my face radiant and gives me that “dewy” look that I love so much.  It has hydra-collagen complex that completely smooths my skin and fills those pesky little lines. It will set you back about $13 but soooooo worth it!  

Now all of you are going to be glowing for your holiday parties this weekend.
I was not asked or paid to write about any of these items. These are just things I love and you know I can’t keep these little secrets to myself.

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  1. Oh how perfect. I will definitely give this a try. I need it all. Thanks and Happy Holidays. Hugs, Marty

  2. The pepto completely suprised me…but I will try it. My kids laugh too…but now my son has very oily skin and loves a facial also. Thanks for the tip to look better in my 40's.
    Happy Holidays.

  3. Hey I'm 55 and my glow is gone, caput, nada! LOL
    Thanks for the tips and the pepto surprised me too. Foundation, make up…what's that??
    I really need to get back in the swing of this and taking better care of myself..this divorce has def taken it's toll.
    Sending holiday hugs

  4. I have done the eggs…but never pepto. Interesting tips, I will definitely try them Kristin. I am losing my glow, however I am way passed forty so it just happens. Merry Christmas!

  5. I love beauty tips! Only 32…but the winter (and pregnancy :)) has me feeling a little 'dull' as well! Will have to try the pepto!

  6. This brought back good memories of me reading an article in the seventies I am (47) I read that one of my favorite movie stars now I do not know with one was probably at the time one of char lies angels whom I tried to mimic at 13……anyway the egg was on there and i did it a lot before i ever needed it…..and there were some oatmeal treatments for acne but I had not heard of pep to. I wonder how many ladies will put pep to on their faces tonight as I bet it feels wonderful! You have a very Merry Christmas and thanks for reading bout my farmhouse dreaming!!!

  7. does the pepto help with wrinkles? i am trying to find something to diminish wrinkles near my eyes. yuck.
    and by the way from what i can see in your photos, you are beautiful and radiant, kristin!

  8. Kristin I LOVE beauty advice….I need all I can get! Will these tips magically transform me into that beautiful lady in the upper right hand corner of your blog????
    I used to do that eggwhite facial in high school….helps with the old teenage acne too. I am a sucker for products….totally buying this Loreal Visible Lift today! It's already on my to-do list 🙂

  9. I'm almost forty too and it's so shocking every day to look at my mother in the mirror…Thank you for the home remedies for dull skin.

  10. I've always been cursed with oily skin, which meant terrible acne. But now that I'm close to 50 my skin is drying out and I'm noticing more lines and a dull appearance.

    Unfortunately I suffer from rosecea and have allergies to most makeups and fragrances. This elimanets most products out there, and I just resigned myself that I will look dull the rest of my life. I might have to try that pepto trick.

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. they don't offer enuff of this stuff in store for my needs i will soon hit the mile marker of 60 and a x smoker and sun worshipper….living proff that that stuff makes you look OLD……wish a money tree would pop up in my yard i would spend every dollar on a major overhaul!! Kristiam your a beautiful woman your smile is all you need to glow…..i wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very safe New Year

  12. Thanks for the tips! I love learning about new things to try! I'd heard the egg white thing before but never the pepto!

  13. thank you for sharing!! I'm on the downhill slide to 40 and I needed this advice!! I'm trying these asap! ;o)

  14. I'm heading out to the store today… LOL. I need a lot of lifts, but this is a start. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  15. You know EVERY women in town is going to be walking around with Egg Whites and Pepto-Bismol on their faces… 🙂 Hopefully we remember to get it off in time before Company shows up… 🙂 Thanks for the fun Tips

  16. Wow~~ I am going to try this one out!! I am 41 and things just aren't the same anymore:(( The Pepto will be hard for me (the smell makes me a bit nauseous), but I will give it a whirl.
    Thanks for the VERY USEFUL holiday tip!!!!

  17. Thanks for these ideas–totally gonna try! And I'm almost out of foundation and was thinking of what to pick up next…I'll be hittin' up CVS later today! Thanks:)

  18. I was wondering how that visible lift works…I think I'll try it! Thanks for the tips!

  19. I've heard about these but never tried it. You are gorgeous so I'm trying it!!!! At almost 47 I need all the help I can get these days :O)

    Merry Christmas Kristen!!


  20. Wow who would have known about Pepto Bismo. On my way to CVS… I'm always always trying to find products that work. Aveeno products are awesome too. BTW you look amazing….


  21. So I'm almost 50 and yes, the youthful glow has gone, but the hot flashes I'm now experiencing does add a little color back in! 🙂 Seriously, these are great tips, I'll try them. Little Bit

  22. Great tips, Kristin. I had never heard the Pepto Bismal one before. Now…I know you will think I am full of crap (and you'll get the giggle in a minute) but my friend, P, (who shall remain nameless except for her initial) uses Preparation H under her eyes because it gets rid of the bags! Let me know if you ever get old enough to try THAT! xo Diana

  23. Loved these tips Kristin. Actually, sitting her with egg whites splashed on my face while typing this to you. 🙂 Plan to use all 3 of your hints. Thanks for sharing how you look so radiant.
    Merry Christmas!

  24. Thanks for sharing this info. I'm in my 60's, but try to keep my facial skin in as good a condition as I can. I currently use some other Loreal products, but have never tried the Visible Lift. Now I plan to do that. Thank you.

  25. My skin is ultra sensitive, so I usually just stick to my trusty Cetaphil. But, I'm intrigued by your home remedies! I'll have to wait until February to try it when no one leaves the house… just in case I have an adverse reaction 🙂

  26. Wow this is a great post! I'm definitely going to try this, and I'm always looking for really good over the counter products. They say they are exactly the same as department store, you just need to find the best ones! Thanks for sharing.

  27. I've used the foundation for a while now and loved it as well so I tried the egg whites followed by the Pepto trick this morning and it really did work! I'm (almost) 35 so I really appreciated how the egg white "treatment" tightened my face and the Pepto really did make my face glow! Loved it and will definetly use this homemade facial treatment again. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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