Join my hot for the holidays challenge! We start after thanksgiving!
Join my hot for the holidays challenge! We start after thanksgiving!
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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!
Want to feel more energetic at work? Keep up with your kids? Create more intimacy with your significant other? Enjoy that glass of wine with out feeling complete guilt?
If you answered yes to any of these questions: exercise is the answer.
If you have been looking for motivation to get back in shape or just feel good again look no further. I am starting a monthly 30 day challenge .Or you can call it, I don’t have time to workout challenge or save time challenge. You get the picture. If you just want the details on how to start scroll to the end I also provide a 30 day challenge tracker for you to use as well, but first let’s talk about reasons why working out is so great!
Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity. It definitely makes for a more productive day.
Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it makes things better for everyone in the workplace. Companies with less wasted work hours and less sick time end up with lower health care costs — and an improved bottom line
BYE, BYE STRESS!
Sometimes the thought of exercise makes us stress, but it is pretty clear that once you start working out you begin to feel more at ease. Exercise produces a relaxation response that serves as a positive distraction.
it also helps elevate your mood and keep depression at bay.
You’re not the only person who will benefit from more happiness and less stress in your life. When you’re less stressed, you’re less irritable, and that could improve relationships with your partner, kids, and co-workers.
Exercising gives your MORE energy
I know it seems counterproductive right? Give energy to get MORE energy. You might be surprised at how, say, popping in a workout tape for 30 minutes in the morning can change your whole day. When endorphins are released into your bloodstream during exercise, you feel much more energized the rest of the day.
And when you improve your strength and stamina, it’s easier to accomplish everyday tasks like carrying groceries and climbing stairs. This also helps you feel more energetic over the course of the day.
A common excuse among my clients is that I am too tired to workout. I assure you that doesn’t last long. The physical tiredness you feel after working out isn’t the same as everyday fatigue. Besides, once your body adjusts to exercise, you’ll have more energy than ever.
It’s really not that hard to find time for fitness
I know I am going to ruffle some feathers with this one. WE are all so freaking busy but the key is using your time more wisely. You don’t have to make it a 2 hour day at the gym. There are quick at home workouts you can do to save time and get it in quickly. (This is the method we are using for my challenge quick scroll down to get signed up!)
Everyone has 20 minutes, Everyone has 10 minutes to jump rope, and sometimes that’s better than 20 minutes of walking or running.
Indeed, squeezing in two or three bouts of 15 or 20 minutes of activity is just as effective as doing it all at once . Walk your house stairs, riding bikes in the park with the kids in the afternoon, then taking a brisk walk in the evening can add up to an active day.
Working out can build relationships
Think of what exercising with a partner can do for a relationship, whether it’s with a spouse, a sibling, or a friend you used to go to lunch with once a week.
Not only that, but exercise is always more fun when there’s someone to do it with. So plan to walk with your spouse after dinner every night. Meet your sister or that friend for tennis or an aerobics class instead of lunch.
Besides, people who have exercise partners stay with their programs and reach their goals more often than those who try to go it alone.
For long-term weight loss, you need to have social support.
For the challenge I teamed up with Daily Burn to let my challengers do 30 day free challenges with me. It is easily done at home and most of all its quick! check out some of the workouts below They have over 600 workouts you can chose from, so you wont get bored. Since I don’t have the time or resources to film my own workouts, These seems like the logical choice. To get my Free 30 trial to do the challenges, sign up below.
To Join the 30 day workout challenge just sign up below!