Taking Care of You

Taking Care of You

Sometimes we run hard and fast and forget to take care of the most important thing ourselves. This months essence magazine had an amazing article entitled "Bon Apetit' Gorgeous!. Bringing to the forefront the things that can help us be better on the inside as well as the outside, foods, products etc.
The article also answered those questions that we may have been afraid to ask. The article included vitamin tips for every possible issue you can imagine. I was particularly enthralled with the portion on keeping your lady parts healthy.

I visited the appropriate website and decided the kit would be the best value for me. Traditionally speaking these are things that we never talked about. I'm glad to be a part of a society where we are talking and sharing. Check out the website https://lovewellness.co

If you get a chance it's a good read. It covers products for mental health, well being, aging. Loving the skin you're with a little enhancement.

Happy Reading! Let me know what you think

When it gets hot…

When it gets hot…

In this heat it is work to keep myself from looking like a grease monkey.  No matter how much blotting is done more is needed. 

Since Laura Mercier is one of my favorite brands, I decided to try their oil free primer.  Guess what it works! It keeps the shine down.  Try an oil free primer it will help.  Especially if you have oily skin like me.ūüíč

Lovin me‚̧ԳŹ

I’ve always been self conscious about me.  Why you ask, I have no clue.  Maybe people telling me you’re too thin or just not accepting me for me was the cause.  As I got older I started realizing I don’t need approval.  Some comments could have been made out of jealousy I guess.  The thing is I fell into the trap.

Now so many years later with a sound mind a workout regimen and more confidence than I’ve ever had, I’m living my best life.  Not being ruled by society’s standards I’m just being me.  I’m comfortable in my skin and it shows.  I’m a work in progress. It it feels so good to no longer care what people think.  So as I strut down the street with my Carrie Bradshaw theme song playing in my head…. I just smile.  Contentment is so good.

Skincare my way…

Skincare my way…

Before the makeup goes on, before the glam, there is simply good skin. ¬†First things first, it is not only about the products used on the skin it is also about your state of mind. ¬†All the products in the world won’t matter if you are not in a good place mentally and most importantly if you are not getting enough sleep. ¬†Yes, I said sleep its the beginning of good skin.

Now lets begin, the first rule is never, and I mean never go to bed without removing your makeup. ¬†It will bring¬†clogged pores and greasy skin and the appearance of pimples. ¬†I know you get tired sometimes but even if it’s using facial wipes, remove the makeup! If you absolutely have those times where you don’t remove your make up then be¬†sure to spend a little extra time on your skin the next morning.

My skin care regiment can be simple to complicated.  On the weekend I have more time, but during the week its the simple things.  I use a facial wash to cleanse my skin, after that I exfoliate 3-4 times per week.  I use my Clarasonic brush religiously.   Twice a week I use a mask to rejuvenate my skin. I put it on right before going into the shower, it saves time.

Once I’m done with my cleansing routine I use a moisturizer and under eye cream before putting on my makeup,. ¬†Of course choose your moisturizers to compliment you skin. ¬†If oily skin you want to use something oil free. ¬†Remember you night-time moisturizer should be a little heavier than your day time moisturizer.

Right now my brand of choice is the Lancome family as far a moisturizers and facial washes go.  However there are a couple of other goodies that I swear by.   We all get those occasional breakouts for those times my cleanser changes, I either use glam glow clearing cleanser or neutrogena facial wash.

For an added boost I also take hair, nails , and skin vitamins daily.  It can never hurt.  As long as you cleanse and moisturize and add an occasional mask to your routine you should be looking at health glowing skin.  A happy you will bring glowing skin.