Self-care Through the Generations: Skincare

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Welcome to Summer friends, thank you for stopping by my Self-care Sundays B.R.E.A.T.H.S.  blog where I share a variety of self-care strategies that bring me joy. For the month of July, I will be sharing the responsibility for caring for my preteen niece and we are teaching her about different types of self-care strategies. Each week on Sundays, I will select a self-care topic for a part of the body and will link it to Monday Beauty lessons. This first week, I will be addressing skincare and will be linking to some of my past skincare blog posts. 

What is Skincare?

The first thing I teach my students about skincare is that skin is our largest organ and it protects most of all our other organs. This is why it is important to be knowledgeable and take good care of our skin. The thing is, I was never taught how to take care of my skin until I was in my mid twenties when I was first introduced to Beauty Society products almost 20 years ago. Now, I am continuing how to care for my skin and educating others on how to do the same by embracing every level of the aging process. 

Skincare for Youth

For the kids under 10, we teach them about washing all of our body parts with soap, warm water, and washcloth/loofah to exfoliate at least a couple times a week. The Step 1 Beauty Society Cleansers are in the shower so they may already be using the face cleaners. After drying ourselves off, we put lotion on to hydrate our skin. When we are going outside to play, we put on SPF 30 uva/uvb sunscreen protection on the skin that will be exposed to the sun. 

Facial Skincare for Preteen, Teen, & Twenties

About three times a week, I am teaching my preteen and teen family members how to care for their facial skincare:

  1. Cleanse – cleanser, warm water and washcloth
  2. Exfoliate – to remove dead skin cells, acne tissue, and blemishes
  3. Moisturize – hydrate the external skin
  4. Protect – sunscreen skin protection from UVA/UVB sunlight

Facial Skincare for Older Generations

Recommend daily AM/PM facial regimens. Check out Beauty Society’s blog on How to Choose the Perfect Facial Cleanser:

  1. Cleanse – makeup removing or pore cleanser, warm water, wash cloth
  2. Resurface – exfoliating crystals or resurfacing serums
  3. Rebuild – rebuilding serums and cream gels
  4. Moisturize – leveled moisturizers for different skin types
  5. Protect – sunscreen skin protection from UVA/UVB sunlight



Maturing Dry


Maturing Oily

Ultra Age-Defying

My Personal Skincare Regimen

Throughout the years, I followed the skincare regimens listed above. Currently, I have a specific routine for different times of the day, week, and month:

How Often Should You Shower or Bathe?

This debate has been in the media lately based on how often people should bathe their children before it is considered neglect. The answer is as often as the family/individual wants to bathe. If body odor or dirt are present that should be a clear indicator body maintenance is in order. If you have the privilege to access clean, warm water, a daily shower or bath might be suitable. However, what are the bathing options for people without access to clean water and soap? Please leave your comments below. 


Thank you for reading and viewing about generational self-care with skincare!

Sending lots of love and light,

Dr. Jaime Brainerd, Ed.D.

July 2, 2023 Daily Motivation Draw 

I set up a small indoor altar on a platform with a candle, fresh-picked raspberry, the card deck, and a palo santo stick. I lit the candle, lit the stick, and read the invocation from the guidebook. Then I pulled the card: 

  • Daily Draw Question: “What medicine is being invited into my life so that I may thrive?”

  • The card I drew: 5 – Seer – Prophecy

  • Message integration: This card reminds me of the lifetimes of gifts that I carry (Frost, 2023). I am being called to remember who I am and reclaim my gifts of healing (Frost, 2023). This is a time of alignment, validation, and action (Frost, 2023). 

  • Healing affirmation: “As I reclaim my visionary gifts, I step more firmly onto my healing path” (Frost, 2023, p. 29)

  • Personal insight: Healing is a journey to find out who we really are. My dreams and visions are now coming to light. This is my time, the time is now to be aligned with my truth, and to take action. 


Frost, A. (2023). The sacred medicine oracle card deck & guidebook. Hay House, Inc. 

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About the Author

Dr. Brainerd

Hello, I am Dr. Jaime Brainerd Ed.D., a lifelong learner, beauty consultant, author, financial specialist, artist, traveler, health enthusiast, and self care advocate. Please follow my website for my B.R.E.A.T.H.S. blogs.

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