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Health and Wellness, Skincare, Uncategorized

Health and Wellness Tip: Let’s Take Real Good Care of Our Skin. Here’s how! :)

Some little pointers…

  • use cleansers that don’t contain sulfates…they can be drying; instead, use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or glycolic acid – they keep skin smooth by ‘eliminating dry, flaky skin cells and speeding up your skin’s natural shedding process.’
  • use a retinol cream at night to even tone and boost glow, three days a week
  • use hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin – it ‘acts like a sponge, soaking up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture and binding it to the skin.’
  • if your goal is smoother skin, opt for a serum that has retinol and vitamin C – the two combined can increase collagen production and protect against free-radical damage.
  • use a sheet mask that has peptides – will make your skin feel instantly firmer.
  • be sure that your daytime moisturizer has an SPF of 30 or more.

That’s it for the skincare tips, for today.  Here are some other helpful tips…

Ladies!  If you have painful PMS, try…

  • flaxseed – pour in 2 tablespoons into your cereal or smoothie
  • salmon – one serving, three times a week can help with breast tenderness
  • eggs – they are a great source of vitamin D, B6, and E; eat a few every day

And, then there’s the belly bloat

some fixes are

  • parsley – great for preventing water retention
  • papaya – eat 1 cup
  • whole grains – add 5 grams/week until you reach the goal of 25 grams/week

Oh, and, then there’re the ‘killer headaches’


  • pickle juice – drink 1/4 cup before bed to prevent a hangover (a Polish folk remedy).
  • watermelon
  • dark leafy greens, Swiss chard and spinach, in particular, because they are rich in magnesium, which reduces migraine frequency.

Are we feeling ultra tired, most of the time?

Let’s give these a try.

  • quinoa – 1 cup provides 15% of the daily recommended 18 milligrams.
  • coconut oil – throw in a dollup to your coffee to slow the absorption of the caffeine to allow for a longer caffeine “buzz”.
  • cherry juice – a shot of melatonin will help with rest

Sweet dreams.




Must go to bed.  Our Bread returning tomorrow.  xoxo



My New Skincare Products!


This product leaves a cooling sensation and is anti…everything!  It has relieved some of my skin irritations that I have been battling for months!  Definitely worth a try.


Applying a toner is done secondly…after cleansing.  It’s a bonus that this one is Certified Organic.  🙂


Collagen, combined with Vitamins C & E, is great for plumping the skin and improving and preventing wrinkles.  The ingredients of this product are pretty natural, too.  🙂

You wanna give these a try?




Let me know about your experience with these if you do decide to try.  🙂


Health and Wellness, Organic, Skincare

Beauty Tip: Identify the Problem and Read the Ingredients for the Solution.

Ever wish you knew exactly what ingredients to look for so you knew exactly what product to buy, targeting your specific skin and beauty issue(s) and desires?

I know, for me, ingredients of a product will either make me want the product or not. They must be pure (nature-derived), healthy and organic (or, mostly) for my skin.

So, now, after reading an issue of Cosmopolitan, we’ll have this handy go-to list as a resource for when we’re in need of some beauty help.  🙂

Here we go!


  • uneven texture – use retinol to boost cell turnover for a healthy complexion
  • discolorationphytic acid – fades everything from sun spots to acne scars and niacinamide to prevent future pigmentation
  • oily skin moisturizerhyaluronic acid – creates balance
  • dry skin moisturizerceramides – cocoon skin, leaving it feeling silky-smooth
  • moisturizing body wash – sulfate-free
  • face oil – rich in vitamin C, rosehip and sea buckthorn berry – evens skin tone and boosts firmness
  • body oilmacadamia and avocado – makes skin glisten!
  • SPF for the face – 50 and sweatproof
  • SPF for the bodyzinc – amazing at preventing burns
  • dry skin cleanserjojoba and aloe – face won’t feel tight post-wash
  • oily skin cleansercharcoal – ‘sucks gunk from pores’ and salicylic acid ‘zaps zits’
  • A.M. eye treatmentpeptides – plumps thin under-eye skin
  • P.M. eye treatment – pop on eye patches
  • brightening maskAHA and glycolic acid – resurfaces the skin, leaving a glow
  • wrinkleshyaluronic acid and collagen – repair skin damage
  • acneadapalene (a retinoid) – regulates cell turnover to prevent clogged pores and reduce redness
  • at-home peelgentle fruit acids for 14 days and then, something rich in glycolic and salicylic acid for 14 days
  • lip-plumping – restylane and restylane-L – allover volume; restylane silk – subtle enhancements; juvederm ultra XC – a ‘plush, pillowy effect’; juvederm volbella XC – defines the lip line and treats fine lines around the mouth

So, there you go.  Let’s go for the natural healthy beauty products with great ingredients!





Skincare Tip: Have a Variety of Products

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It makes sense to have a variety.  I just didn’t, always.  I would usually stick with one for each one of the steps in our beauty regimen, and, use them all up before I went back to the store or shopped online to refill.

But, now, after talking with my wonderful cousin, I got inspired to give myself a treat and went and bought several more, particularly, serum, with a few other products.  So, here they are…

We’ll start with the cleanser…


I love this cleanser!  I love that it’s real gentle on my skin, leaving it feeling soft and hydrated.  For someone that has combination to dry skin, like me, a cleansing milk, is a good choice.

On to the serums…


This one I have been putting on in the morning.  I like that it brightens and protects.


I apologize about the clarity of this picture.  This one is a recovery serum.  So, if you feel like your skin needs a little bit of extra goodness…it appears dull and, maybe dry, this is a good option.  It’s also great that it’s for all skin types.


This one grabbed my attention because it has collagen…the ingredient that helps keep our skin plumped, tight, less wrinkled…Again, overall, the ingredients are great.


Hydrating throughout the day is a great practice to get into, if you are like me and need it!  Love this one, too!


This mask is wonderful.  It’s hydrating, which, can be done at another time during the week…different day than the day of the mud mask.

Maybe, you, too, would want to try some of these.  I went with them because I liked the ingredients, and, they all seem to do something different for the skin. So, we just have to pay attention to what our skin is doing and, give it what it needs at the time.

Just a friendly reminder…

This is a good step-by-step daily skincare regimen that fits for most, if not all.

  1. cleanse
  2. mask or no mask, exfoliate or don’t
  3. tone with a cotton ball
  4. serum
  5. a few drops of facial oil
  6. moisturize
  7. sunscreen

That will be all, for now!

Love and peace,