I’m lucky. I was blessed with pretty decent skin. Thanks, mom! 

One thing I’ve always done. Remove my makeup at night. Always.

Also, over the years, I’ve used a regimen of fairly pricey skincare stuff. I credit it with getting me this far. That and a touch of the Tox, starting in my fifties. Oh, if only botox had been around in my twenties! At least, my mom was around before that.



When I turned twelve, my mother called me into our bathroom and demonstrated how she slathered Ponds cold cream on her face and neck every night, explaining I should begin doing it too. From now on. NO excuses. Ever.

Back then, Ponds was thick, creamy and emollient. It was a silky, smooth salve after the millions of hours my sister and I spent sunning ourselves on the pool deck of our YMCA every summer.


The other night, I’m at a networking event with a fellow Green Compass CBD advocate, also named Lesley (pictured in Calm Centered and Grounded), when a woman we hadn’t met before sat down next to us and commented on our skin. She said,

“Wow! Not only do you two have the same name, you both have amazing skin!”

We chuckled because we both use Green Compass skincare. It was created by the founder of the company, Meredith Cook, who was an aesthetician before becoming CEO of Green Compass. Meredith and her team have created an excellent, affordable suite of skincare products.

One of the major benefits of CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. So, not only are these products super emollient (like old-school Ponds), the CBD in the formulas smooths and calms any inflammations or redness on the skin.

If you’re interested in trying, check out the link below. It includes a code for a $10 discount on your first order. Best part, it’s guaranteed. If you don’t love, send it back within 30 days for a full refund.