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I know this is not weight loss related but it is my blog and I will write whatever the hell I want, Right?!
I love skin mask, sugar scrubs, peel-off masks, pretty much anything that you can put on your face I like to try.
I will be 35 next month….AHHHHHH. I definitely do not have perfect skin but to my own shock, I do get complimented on not looking my age quite a bit. I contribute it to my skin care routine and working out. Not only do I make my skin masks, I=in this post, I will share the supplements I take to keep your skin wrinkle free and looking young!
First I will share my 3- step skin care routine. I try to do this 2-3 times a week. When I get closer to 3 days I can really tell a difference. If I miss a few weeks I can also see how different my face actually looks.
3 step routine:
Cinnamon Sugar scrub
I love this sugar scrub. I will make a big batch, put in on the shower and use it on my legs. They get dry in the winter so this helps a million. The ingredients in the sugar scrub all have properties that will help your skin. I scrub my face for about 5 mins then wash the rest of the oil off with soap and dry.
Vitamin E Oil– is an anti-oxidant that has the ability to decrease scars ,hydrates skin, decreases dark circles under eyes, brightens skin tone and can reverse signs of aging.
Collagen powder-is responsible for giving skin elasticity and hair its strength. In fact, a double-blind placebo study conducted last year found that women who took collagen regularly for 8 weeks saw a 20% reduction in wrinkles
Cinnamon- The fragrant spice has calcium, fiber, iron and manganese, and within its bark are healing essential oils. Cinnamon’s anti fungal and anti-bacterial properties cures acne, pimples, and blemishes, soothes dry skin, enhances complexion and alleviates fine lines.
These are the two body oils I use in my scrub mix. They are both light and smell amazing!
Step 2 Gelatin mask
I am going to warn you now. This is not a smell good mask. If you like to peel off and see black heads it’s awesome. This mask takes off the dead skin cells, to show a super fresh face. Gelatin is amazing for the skin and is in the same family as collagen. Gelatin is primarily used to make jello and marshmallows when you bake, But it is also AMAZING for skin.
Gelatin has collagen, which can fight wrinkles and make your skin smooth. Gelatin may also have hidden acne-fighting ingredients.
The last step is to use a sheet mask, while my skin is fresh and a layer of dead skin has been ripped off! I like to use sheet mask that have hylauronic acid or collagen in them.
I found this set on amazon pretty cheap. 16 mask for 9.99. That is the best deal I have found so far. Post any mask you like in the comments, I am always up for trying new ones.
What supplements I take for my skin:
There are so many supplements out there. The question I get from clients is where do I start? I am actually covering a whole section on alternative medicine and weight loss supplements in my up coming Transformation Academy for Women.
For supplements, you just have to pick what you want to work on skin, anxiety, weight loss etc, and focus from there.
I only take 3 supplements for skin. These supplements will also make your hair and nails grow like crazy as well. This combo will give those wrinkles a quick kick in the ass!
Hylauronic acid– Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a fancy name for a vital natural substance that’s a youth-supporting part of skin. As the chief glycosaminoglycan in skin, hyaluronic acid works to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed. It also has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture while decreasing fine lines.
Collagen– Like I stated above diminishes fine line and wrinkles, evens skin tone, tone and firm skin, minimizes scars and adds so much moisture to your skin. In fact, moisture is the first thing you will notice when you start taking this supplement.
Vitamin C – Not only does collagen need vitamin C to be absorbed, It is an antioxidant that helps repair damages cells. You should just take this daily anyways but definitely take it will collagen for maximal absorption.
Post your skin care routine below. I love hearing new skin care ideas!
First, of all CONGRATULATIONS! If you are reading this article you have made the decision to get healthy, a trainer is a great way to get you started on the right path. Hiring a trainer can make up an hefty expense, but a priceless one to get you the body of your dreams. In this article, I will guide you find the best trainer for your needs and be aware of red flags. First, I am going to discuss what you should expect from a trainer , what a trainer shouldn’t do and then I am going to tell you how to find the right, and qualified trainer.
I used to be a shitty trainer. My first job was at a 24 hour fitness, I was fresh out of college in 2006. I walked into that gym thinking I knew it all. Just like Jon snow on game of thrones…I knew nothing. My degree was in exercise science, I had all the knowledge in the world but didn’t know how to be a trainer. I wouldn’t hire me back then.
I left that gym soon after because it was a joke for getting paid. I kept learning and networking with other trainers, learning from them. 10 years of learning and I still do not know everything there is to know, this is a pretty scientific field. As a trainer, and any profession for that matter, you have to keep learning.
An old client reached out to me who lives across the country, she inspired me to write this article. She started with a new trainer and started noticing some red flags. First of all listen to your instinct, the fact she reached out to me probably means something is up. He was giving her more reps than other people in her class and compared one of her cheat meals to smoking crack!?! Yeah, this is a big red flag.
Let’s discuss what a Personal trainers job is for you.
What should a trainer NOT do:
Now that you know what you should expect from a personal trainer. How do you find a good one?
When I am working out at the gym, I am constantly looking at the trainers and grading them in my head. You would be SHOCKED how many terrible trainers there are out there. And I feel bad because people are actually paying them for their terrible knowledge and service.
Most of the time when I look at a trainer, I can see what they are doing and understand why. Sometimes, I can tell that they are just bullshitting their client. It pisses me off to see bad trainers, I do not like seeing people getting taken advantage of so here I am from an expert trainer on how to find a GREAT trainer for you.
Let’s look at this scenario, you just joined a gym and the membership counselor is trying to get you signed up for training sessions. When you sign up for a massive training package, they have no idea who to pair you with. They are simply there to sell you a big package. They could care less who your trainer is they just want the commission.
I have taught you what a personal trainers job should and shouldn’t be for you , and explained how to find a good one. Just make sure the person you find has the utmost knowledge to help you on this very personal and awesome journey. You want to make sure you are kept accountable for your weight loss and stay on track for long term results. I love getting new clients, It really pumps me up and gets me excited for the changes they are about to make. I hope you find someone as excited as I am for you already!