It's late October and for most of the country, the remnants of summer or Indian Summer are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The bright, breezy colors of summer are fading too.....even my sun-kissed glow. I just love that healthy, beaming, radiant look of a summer's tan. So how do you keep the glow glowing?
We searched the web to find tips that even I can do. Since every woman needs a daily moisturizer to protect skin from drying out, why not a tinted moisturizer? Most over-the-county moisturizers are loaded with water and unpronounceable ingredients. Making homemade moisturizers gives you control over the ingredients. Tinted moisturizers match your skin tone, while still providing hydration.
Here's how to make your own:
Things You'll Need:
· 2 tbsp. cocoa butter
· 4 tbsp. jojoba
· Double boiler
· Wood spoon
· 2tbsp. Aloe Vera
· ceramic bowl
· plastic spatula
· mineral foundation
· bronzer powder (optional)
· plastic glass or jar
I had a long talk with my mirror this morning. I told her I wanted to see some improvements around here immediately - and we may as well start with cellulite. Rather than just accept that it's there...I wanted to find out if there was anything I could do to prevent it from getting worse. After all, my mirror and I didn't leave each other on good terms this morning. My goal is to improve our relationship.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by fat deposits just below the skin's surface. It's a condition that picks and chooses its victims it seems, because even skinny people can have it. Lack of exercise, hormones and of course, your diet all play a part in the degree of your dimples.
We can proactively make some changes in our lives to enhance our appearance.
First, foods to avoid:
Ahhh....vanity. Who isn't at least a little vain?
I received the most precious compliment a few days ago from a total stranger. The scene at Starbucks can introduce an interesting cast of characters...from the soccer mom to the overdone 70-ish has-been starlet that still has the aura of a 30 year old....only she's really 75. She's rockin' a micro-mini shirt with huge platform sandals; every color, technique and brand from the Walgreen's make-up counter. and hair teased to the ceiling. Ok, maybe I exaggerated the hair thing. She's clad in years of sun damage and has a road map of curvy highways written all over her once pretty face. Her crows feet really look like....well, crows feet.
Anyway.... she told me that I couldn't possibly remember Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley?!? Really? Nice.
I went home that evening and took a good look into the mirror. My Starbucks savior hadn't noticed my own crows feet. Whew!
You can avoid crows feet or at least, reduce their appearance.
First, here's how you get them:
Here's how to care for them:
Here's an eye opener for you: The cotton production industry,(you know that fluffy stuff that''s supposed to be the all-natural, attractively preferred substance), has some es-plaining to do. Oh, Lucy!?!
According to The Organic Trade Association (OTA), a nonprofit trade group representing America’s cotton commerce, the furry little balls happen to be one of the dirtiest crops in the world, due to the use of heavy insecticides and poisonous chemicals.
They use a chemical known as: Aldicarb, which “can kill a man with just one drop absorbed through the skin". It's a very toxic insecticide widely used on POTATOES, SOYBEANS, PEANUTS, and citrus crops for the control of chewing and sucking insects.
Mmmm.... Wonder if it has any effect on the absorbency level of cotton pillowcases - you know the bedding extras that tend to suck every drop of possible repairing moisture from hair and skin while you're catching up on a few zzz's.
Gosh, I used to think there was something wrong with the oils and conditioners I was buying. Then it hit me! The products do work. I never gave them a chance because I allowed my cotton pillowcase to sponge them out.
No thank you - cotton pillowcase...I'll stick to my satin pillowcase. ! I'd like to hang on to whatever "hey good looking" compliments I can get theses days.
Pondering whether to ditch the cotton undies now. Nah!
Cracked Heels? Super dry Skin?
Thanks goodness we don't have to show our heels during the winter! I'm reminded of the Eddie Murphy woman where he dismissed several potential mates based on the condition of their feet. Trust me, my winter hoofs couldn't capture any Prince Charmings!
One of the world's best kept secrets (at least for us) is Surgeon's Skin Secret with 25% beeswax for extra dry skin. We've used it on heels and hands and it works wonders! Just smear it on (it's pretty heavy-duty) before getting into bed. It heals heels and repairs scaly alligator hands. It runs about $14, but all you need is a quarter size portion to do the trick. A must in our book.
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