Hello there, Monday! I am feeling vitally refreshed, and it probably has a lot to do with the amazing sleep I snuck in this past weekend. I slept deeeep, woke up early on Sunday, and treated myself to this antioxidant-packed (and tasty) face mask. Spending money on expensive creams with questionable ingredients is not my thing, so in my mind, why not spend money on something with multi-purpose?
Winter time is wonderful for snuggling, hot drinks, big sweaters, and the occasional snowfall. You know what winter is not so great for? Skin. Your soft, summer glow is now non-existent and you might start to feel like your hands and bottoms of your feet have aged 30 years. Re-applying lotion all day long doesn’t do a damn thing. Your skin is still left itchy and parched. Going the natural route does not always seem convenient, but we know it is the healthier, long-term solution for our bodies. Regular lotion is just a temporary fix.
“Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Hippocrates As wellness gurus, we have all heard this saying. I truly stand by this way of thinking and practice it in my day to day life. Besides food being thy medicine in sickness, it is also thy medicine in skincare and bringing out your inner glow. 🙂 Here are 5 items I always have in my kitchen that will keep you healthy and healed from the inside and out:
Why didn’t I do this sooner? My hair has been so thirsty after this winter, and it’s very obvious. My ends were in dire need of some hydration and repair, so, I looked around my kitchen to see what I had. Luckily, I had 1 very ripe avocado and 1 even riper banana – Perfecto!
High School….how I loved you and how I hated you. Everyone was awkwardly growing into their own skin while dealing with school work, friend drama, heightened emotions, and for a lot of us, bad skin. I wish I could say I didn’t care, but I definitely did. My skin wasn’t the WORST, but I definitely had multiple zits camping out on my face 24/7. None of the antibiotics, benzoyl peroxides and hormone pills in the world could have fixed it. While I go more in depth about my discovery of coconut oil and how it has changed my skin (and my life) here, I want to take the time to reflect on my high school self….
I have been asked by a few people what kind of makeup I use. Let me just say, it is not an easy task to find “natural” makeup that actually looks nice or isn’t ridiculously expensive. My main goal is to use products that have very few ingredients. It is also important for me to know what each ingredient is. While this is a daunting task, I believe it is worth researching.