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I posted this video during a really rough period, at the height of racial tensions in our country last year. Today it is still a prevalent conversation that needs to be had with a reminder to shine our lights of love and goodness. Enjoy, and I encourage YOU to start shining your light, tap into it and start shinning that light of love!
Welcome to #FeedingYouFriday! Folic Acid, Vitamin B-9, is a synthetic form of Folate and an important nutrient to feed your body especially if you want to become pregnant or are currently pregnant. This week is Folic Acid Awareness Week and the perfect time to read up about the importance of this vitamin for cell development. The National Birth Defect Prevention Network has a great website with informative and helpful resources that explain why there is a need for better awareness of this vitamin. Link to Website Here.
Here are some natural foods that you can eat to start including and be sure that Folate Vitamin B-9 in your diet. I am going to keep saying this until I can say it any longer, you are what you eat! With that you have the power to change what you are made of and there are food sources that you can eat that will allow you to become better with what you feed it.
And a hello to you on this Wednesday of Workout and Fitness! Today I have another challenge for you that I will be taking on. Are you ready for it…100 flights of stairs going up! I know, wow oh wow. Here’s the thing to remember that for me these days are my days to focus on getting some type of workout in not focused on the weights or even cardio per say, just focused on still getting an active day accomplished.
One of the hardest things about my practice as an esthetician is the diet that people are eating and how it is affecting their skin. What you eat becomes a part of the skin that I treat and reflection of what you have eaten that your body has processed through. Because I know you NEED to know and also WANT to know, let’s talk about what foods to eat and why you should and the ones that you pump the brakes on.
Did you know that today is national bubble bath day, January 8th, 2018? Well now you do, but before you jump in that tub here is a public service announcement from your fav esthetician for your consideration if you are going to join the festivities. Before you hop in the water with some bubbles in a tub there are a few things that you need to be sure you add to your celebration to not sabotage your skin too much!
If you are adding a bath bomb to your party be sure that it doesn’t have a lot of skin irritating ingredients such as colorants and even fragrance. These two items can irritate the skin and a bath should be soothing and calming to the skin not the other way around. Choose these trendy balls of color and fizz carefully. If you need a suggestion check out the ones that you can get from Whole Foods as they are formulated with skin loving ingredients minus the skin irritating ones. No they may not be all fancy with rainbows, glitter and unicorns and mermaids invited to the party. What it takes to create these rainbows of sunshine and glitter galore is a whole lot of skin irritating ingredients that you shouldn’t invite to any party of any kind that you are having.
Do add some oil to the tub for added hydration. Oil can add a barrier to your skin and aid in not drying the skin out which is what sitting in water will do over time, honestly speaking. Add some good quality oil such as jojoba, sesame, even olive oil. Stay away from the mineral oil, and why do you even have that to grab, no judgement just throw it away NOW and all will be right in the world.
In order to have a bubble bath you gotta add some bubbles to your bath, again, reach for a good quality brand with a formulation with your skin in mind. You want if to be good for your skin not just good for making bubbles. I don’t take baths more of a shower girl, but have had to give a bath or two to a little one recently and love the Honest Companies line of bubble baths.
Here is the most important part of this whole process. Disconnect, let me repeat that again, DISCONNECT and enjoy a moment of solitude. Use this time to let all the stress from your day or life just drift away if only for a moment in time while you lay in the tub. Enjoy and honor your celebration of National Bubble Bath Day, you deserve to celebrate you who is in the tub.
LATHER AND SLATHER
Now, don’t be to sad that it has come to an end, but all things do come to an end. Now’s the time to get to lathering on the slathering, aka put some lotion on. You have been sitting in water and the sin requirement of doing this is adding and putting some moisture back to your skin with a hydrating body butter or lotion. If you see any of my skin body care videos or just around me for any given time you know I love me some Josie Maran body butters, and Shea Moisture has some good options to choose from as well.
Now that you have your home care recommendations from me it’s time to celebrate! Run that bath water, not too hot, pour in your bubbles and add from recommendations above. Sit back and celebrate hard this National Bubble Bath Day 2018.
Happy #LoveChat #Sunday to you. Today let’s chat about the reality and truth when it comes of setting goals. How do you go about it? I’m sharing what I have learned over the years when it comes to honestly setting goals and actually accomplishing them.