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GLOW – Detoxing Body, Skin & Mind

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I don’t believe in extreme things like fasting and cleanses, where you drink juice, or (only) lemon water for a week. Instead I believe a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising – is important to detoxifying because it enables our body to do what is intended to do.

Small shifts in your diet, skin care regimen, and attitude can make you feel and look amazing.

Let me show you how I like to detox my body, skin, and mind the simple and inexpensive way. No doubt, detoxing helps me feel healthy, strong, energetic… and young.

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Bentonite Clay is a common ingredient in detox and cleansing products. It has the ability to absorb toxins. I like to use it as a facial mask or detox bath. Some people also use it internally, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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I’m such a fan of herbal teas. Nature is my pharmacy… it has so much to offer. Nature is more gentle and supporting and treats the core rather than the symptom, which is what you would use a synthetic drug for. The main herb in this  Yogi DeTox tea is dandelion, which is very detoxifying for your liver,  which happens to be your main organ of detoxification. It’s truly a delicious blend of herbs with cinnamon bark, ginger root, burdock root and much more.

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Dry skin brushing is something I learned from my mom. In Europe, dry brushing is very popular and not just for beauty but for the health as well. We have a lymphatic system that needs to be stimulated. Dry brushing is a great way to stimulate and eliminate toxins as well as strengthen our immune system. Dry brushing is also a great exfoliating tool for your skin – great for circulation and fighting cellulite. Remember to always brush up to your heart. I like to do it before I go in the shower.

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Eat more greens! The best way to eat lots of greens each day is a smoothie. The dark leafy greens are super healthy and inexpensive. The base for my green smoothie is baby spinach or kale, banana, lemon, and flax seeds. You can add other things like almonds, chia seeds, oats, ginger, blueberries or anything else you like. These detox smoothies are filling, delicious, nutrient dense and also amazing for your skin. With the right blender, smoothies are quick and easy to make. Throw away the soda and hop on the smoothie bandwagon!

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Exercise is important because it enables our body to do what it is made to do.  It also helps work up a good sweat and clear the mind of destructive thoughts. In my opinion, exercise is the perfect way to detox your attitude. I’m ALWAYS in a better mood after my workout. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or expensive equipment.  Go on a brisk walk and you will feel better!

How do you detoxify body, skin and mind? I’d love to hear from you.

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Bye Bye Under Eye – Still My Favorite Concealer

 

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In May of 2015, I received a free tube of the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from it Cosmetics. I tried it and wrote about it here. I just ran out of this amazing product. Yes, it lasted this long even though I use it almost every day.

This product was developed with leading plastic surgeons using anti-aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, and vitamins C & K.

I hardly ever wear foundation anymore. I simply add a few dabs of Bye Bye Under Eye wherever necessary. My face looks glowy and natural. Less is definitely more for my age.

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I absolutely love this concealer. I have tried many different concealers in my life. Absolutely NOTHING compares to Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer! In case you aren’t familiar with this product, you should give it a try. Here’s why:

  • Coverage is excellent
  • Very moisturizing
  • Creamy… a little goes a long way
  • Waterproof
  • Comes in a big tube
  • Doesn’t sink into wrinkles

 

I use the color Neutral Medium. Since I’m so happy with this product, I really want to try it Cosmetic’s CC+ Cream. Has anyone tried this product? I’d love to hear what you think.

I was not compensated in any form to say any of this. I just love this product so much and wanted to share it with you.

 

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My Favorite (And Affordable) Beauty Products Right Now

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite beauty products at the moment. I strongly believe that less is more when it comes to beauty products, especially once you’re 40+. The products below are very affordable and they really do work for my skin care regimen.

#1. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30 • CeraVe: I was introduced to the CeraVe brand several months ago. I have to say I’m loving their products. This moisturizer is light and non-greasy with SPF 30. Love the way my skin feels after using this.  I apply it after I wash my face with with the
#2CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser • CeraVe: This gentle cleanser doesn’t dry out your skin and a little goes a long way. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser gently cleanses the skin while helping to maintain the right moisture balance. It’s perfect for mature skin.
#3. Nature’s Truth Essential Oil Peppermint: I’m a huge fan of essential oils. I use them trughout the day for cleaning, diffusing, massages, dental care, beauty… I make my own mouthwash by adding a drop of peppermint essential oil to water. I recently made my own lip balm with peppermint oil. Add essential oils and you’re improving your mind and body at the same time.
#4. Nature’s Truth Essential Oil Lavender: Lavender essential oil is one of my favorite oils. I add a drop to my night-time lotion. I also spray my pillow with a mix of lavender essential oil and water. It helps me wind down and sleep better. Or I add a few drops of essential oil to coconut oil. Voila, I just made a pure body lotion.
#5. Nature’s Way EfaGold Coconut Oil, Pure Extra Virgin: I can come up with countless uses for coconut oil. You can cook with it, eat it, apply it to skin, hair, lips… I make facial and body scrubs using coconut oil. Exfoliation once or twice a week is a must. Don’t forget to exfoliate your hands!
#6. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Antiaging Concea ler : This is the ONLY concealer that works for me. I did an entire blog post on this concealer. Especially as you get older, dark circles can make you look like a zombie. This concealer is amazing. Most days I skip foundation, and instead, I use this concealer for coverage.

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I’d love to hear about any of your favorite beauty products. I’m always up for trying new things.

 

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