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June 22, 2017
According to New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD, author of the book Forget the Facelift, your whole body, and your skin, goes into "repair mode when you sleep." It wakes up begging for a drink of water. You're morning natural beauty routine is just as important to your skin. Starting your day off on the right foot by adding these simple tips to your A.M. schedule and your skin will reap the benefits all day long.
If you properly cleanse your face at night, there's really no need to scrub it in the morning. One of the benefits of handmade soap is it gently cleanses without stripping the skin of it's natural oils.
The best skin moisture comes from the inside. Dehydration doesn’t only make you feel bad, it wreaks havoc with the quality of your skin, too. After a night’s rest, your body is thirsty! Starting the day with a big glass of water, preferably ice cold, is great for kicking off your metabolism, rehydrating and sending the message to your brain that it’s time to get started.
Some people swear by adding some lemon juice to warm glass of water in the morning. Start by squeezing the juice of 1/4 to 1/2 organic lemon into a glass and fill the rest with warm water. It's a good idea to follow up your lemon water drink with a rinse of plain water to remove the acids from the lemon from your tooth enamel.
Keep your face mist of choice in your fridge and give yourself a frigid spritz to the face first thing in the morning. It’s sure to wake you up, and it just the thing to bring down morning puffiness and leave you feeling bright, shining and bushy tailed!
Here's a great DIY natural face mist.
You’ll Need: – 2 Organic Oranges – 2 Organic Lemons – 2 Vitamin E Capsules – Spray bottle – Funnel — optional (helps with pouring)
Instructions: 1. Peel oranges and lemons 2. Place peels in mug 3. Fill with boiling water, preferably distilled 4. Let sit overnight, then strain 5. Add liquid from 2 vitamin E caps 6. Stir, pour into small spray bottle7. Refrigerate8. Spritz your face!
You will need some sunscreen! If you're avoiding dangerous chemicals, you might want to look here for some good sunscreens with moisturizer.
Eat some protein. Trade your carb-heavy bagel or sugary fruit for eggs or Greek yogurt. A recent study found that eating a high-protein breakfast will help you feel fuller longer and avoid overeating later in the day. It also optimizes your brain's ability to send messages to the rest of your body, helping you wake up. If you need an A.M. caffeine boost and aren’t the coffee type, green tea is the ideal way to get it.
April 01, 2020
As we all do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolateing and social distancing, it's easy to to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. We also suddenly more aware of how often we need to washing our hands, how we frequently we need to wipe down “high-touch” surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, and keyboards using household cleaners and wipes. We suddenly need to be aware of how often we touch our faces, and how often All that awareness can increase stress levels.
March 15, 2020
A recent in-depth analysis by market intelligence agency firm Mintel reported that bar-soap sales in the U.S. declined 2.2% from 2014 to 2015 against an overall sales increase of 2.7% in the broader bath-and-shower category. Further, according to the report, the percentage of households using bar soap dropped five percentage points between 2010 and 2015 from 89% to 84%. What's causing the market for bar soap to continue to fall?
March 06, 2020
For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.
Frequently. For twenty seconds. But have you been wondering why these scientists and public health experts are currently telling you, to clean your hands of dirt, grease, bacteria and viruses "plain soap and water works?"
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