To make sure you are getting the most out of your face and body moisturizer apply after a shower when your skin is damp, and your pores are open ready to absorb the product. + When your skin is still slightly wet, it acts like a sponge; you’re trapping the moisture on your skin and getting it to sink in rather than letting it evaporate. + If you wait until it’s dry, you’ve missed your chance to lock in the moisture. The lavender mint is currently my favorite #bodyicing scent but we have others including a unscented one! You can check them out by following the link in my bio for skin care!
A great quote by -Aesop. + Sometimes people want or expect a “Thank you” or acknowledgement for their kindness and get upset when they don’t get it. + Remember that no act of kindness goes unnoticed by God,no act of kindness goes with out making you better or creating a ripple effect. + No act,no matter how small is ever wasted. Happy World Kindness Day💜
Did you know that the FDA currently does not regulate the personal care products industry and hopes that cosmetic companies will do their due diligence and issue safe products?😤 + Did you know that Europe currently bans 1,371 toxic chemicals from personal care products while the US only bans 11?🤦🏽♀️ + When we know better, we can DO better! It starts by making small changes in our food and products by choosing consciously where we spend our money.
It’s getting colder which means a lot of people wake up sore and stiff. Sometimes its the weather, sometimes it’s from physical activity or an injury. Whatever the reason thats never a fun way to wake up. + Today, I am sore. It’s from working out, so its a good sore but still uncomfortable. I have been using an all natural balm to help ease the discomfort when I wake up sore. It’s got a whole lot of goodness in it:
CLOVE: an anti -inflamatory, anesthetic oil, can be used to rejuvinate skin and stimulate blood flow, which reduces swelling and pain. CARDAMOM: Anti-Spasmatic and Anti-Inflammatory, cardamom can be used to stop muscle spasms (and for you ladies, menstrual cramps!) CINNAMON: Also known to possess Anti-Inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It is used in therapy for arthritic pain. ARNICA: an herb used for bruises, aches and pains, as well as for reducing pain and swelling. It is the number one recommended homeopathic pain relief. OLIVE OIL: has a compound called oleocathal that may help prevent arthritic related inflammation. This compound blocks the same pathways as ibuprofen and asprin. AVOCADO OIL: known for it's ability to deeply penetrate the outer layers of skin, and carrying the benefits of the other ingredients to the muscles that need them.
See why I use it? It can be used to soothe many different types of discomforts,which makes it a “medicine cabinet” must have!
Activated Charcoal is pretty amazing. Its made activated from coconut shells, and is being used in so many products now. + My husband uses a charcoal toothpaste (gets all over the sink🤦🏽♀️😳). It’s in the facial polish and mask I use,it’s in bar soap,deodorant and even in ice cream! + Activated charcoal is great for preventing poisons from being absorbed. It’s something given the ER because it absorbs toxins in the stomach and intestines making it great for people who ingest something they shouldn’t have. + Activated charcoal pulls bacteria, chemicals, poisons and dirt to the surface when used on skin. This helps unclog pores, fight acne, balances oily skin, and improves complexion. Activated charcoal has antibacterial and anti fungal properties, making it a great all natural addition your skincare routine. + What’s your favorite use for #activatedcharcoal?
We hear many companies say their products are made with out phthalates, but what exactly are they? + Phthalates are a industrial chemical used to soften PVS plastic and used as a solvent in cosmetics as well as other consumer products, even food😳. + In the past few years, researchers have linked #phthalates to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues😧 + Unfortunately Phthalates are hard to avoid. They are in household items (vinyl flooring), personal care products (hair care, body wash, some cosmetics), fragrance, household cleaners, and food. Because Phthalates lurk in unexpected places many people don’t realize how much exposure they are getting. Which is why its so important to avoid them in products as much as possible. Especially the products you put on your skin. #readyourlabels + Some people who think they are sensitive to fragrances are actually experiencing their bodies reaction to phthalates.The products I use have phthalate free fragrances! If it isn't naturally occurring (botanicals, plant-derived, essential oils), they won't use them in the products! I like not having to read labels from my LGS products and at least have that peace of mind with my skin care products.
Does it really matter in what order you apply your skin care products?🤷🏻♀️ + It absolutely does and here’s why: The skin care products we use have ingredients we want to get in (if your using non toxic products) yet only a very small amount of these key ingredients can penetrate the skin, even when perfectly formulated. + Removing dead,dull skin is a crucial step to helping your skin bettet absorb the products you apply. I recommend exfoliating 1-2x a week. The order in which you apply your products also matters. So which product goes on top of what + An easy rule of thumb to follow is to apply your products with the thinnest consistency to thickest; thin-to-thick. Here is the order I follow and suggest: -Remove all makeup -Cleanser -Toner (this is such an important step,I use to skip🤦🏽♀️) -Serum ( my favorite step) -Eye Cream -Moisturizer #skincareroutine
This was such an interesting morning! We left with more than enough time to get Starbucks and be to the airport early. + Two closed exits and one mama with no sense of direction and I literally took the kids on a tour of our own airport....3 maaaaybe 4x before finding the darn parking garage for terminal 4🤦🏽♀️🤷🏻♀️. + It was quite comical and a bit stressful as we were picking family up but thankfully @paitynjenae kept me relaxed and helped me laugh at it all. #goodmemories💜
I am not big on make-up but my MUST have is mascara and like my coffee, I am some what of a snob about which brand I use. I don’t want toxins, but I do want it to enhance my lashes, be beneficial for them and not harm them. Tall order, I know but it can be done and for this #TestimonyTuesday I am sharing my own personal results using organic mascara! + It has none of these harmful ingredients. • Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, and Propylparaben. Parabens are used as preservatives. • Thimerosal. • Synthetic Dyes. • Coal Tar Dyes. • Aluminum Powder. • Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A Acetate) • Formaldehyde. • Imidazolidinyl Urea.
If you want a breakdown of why the above ingredients are toxic check out the l*nk in the comments.