The Big O!...O2 that is!
You think your lungs love oxygen...just wait till your skin gets a breath of it! Last year for my birthday my girlfriend took me to one of those 'oxygen bars'. They are literally little stores or areas in a salon or day spa where you go to breathe a safe amount of extra oxygen. I was skeptical at first thinking..."hmmm, here's an idea...how about we just take a big deep breath of the great outdoors, or even the indoors for that matter?" But then reconsidered and thought well it is my birthday, and she's paying for it and it couldn't hurt...so what the heck! It turned out that it was one of the best gifts I'd ever received.
What a nice surprise a day with a little extra O2 makes. I couldn't believe how wonderful I felt. I was energized and practically felt as though each little red blood cell was traveling through my arteries happy as a lark carrying its little piece of precious life on its back. I walked and shopped for hours that day and never got tired. Since that day of enlightenment I've dreamed of going back to that little bar again and suck down some of that ever so important molecule (or is it an element?) listed as number 8 on the periodic table. Obviously, I'm not much of a chemist, but I am an expert at skincare...and boy oh boy did I ever learn something new about skin and oxygen.
I was talking with a friend the other day about the skincare regimen known as Philosophy (many of my favorite products are by Philosophy) and she mentioned that it was one of Oprah's favorite brands. That evening while laying in bed that little proverbial light bulb went off in my head and I recalled a peel made by Philosophy using oxygen for specific treatment of the skin. I was laying there pondering about how radiant I felt on the inside the day I got to breathe in a little extra O2 on my birthday and imagined how radiant my skin would look on the outside if I could only perfuse it with oxygen. After all, our skin (our body's largest organ) is made up of cells and oxygen feeds those little cells. I was almost envious Philosophy created it before I did. Needless to say, I ordered the oxygen peel the next day.
My girlfriend was over when the Philosophy Oxygen Peel Kit arrived so we decided to do one of the treatments right then and there. Both of us had spent one too many days in the sun when we were younger and now of course we are paying for it. We've spent fortunes on facials and microdermabrasions and never did we get the results we got this day from this "in home peel." We needed this repair more than just about anyone and let me tell you, this oxygen peel delivered. We couldn't stop looking at our skin and even went out to dinner that night with no make-up on. Never had we had such a polished and radiant looking skin. Our pores were deeply cleansed and closed tight. Our face appeared luminous and firm. It was absolutely one of the best treatments I've ever done to my face whether done at home or in a high-end day spa. If I could have any say so, I would put the letter "O" on the number one slot of the periodic table!