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Skin Benefits for the Yoga Skeptic

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

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One thing I love about yoga is that it’s not just exercise — it’s great for your mind, body and your skin.

Yoga requires a lot of deep breaths that deliver more oxygen to your skin, and is known to help increase circulation to help flush out toxins

Doing yoga also improves flexibility, energy and posture, and builds core strength in a low-impact, relaxing way. It even helps with stress and immune system function, and has been linked to lower cholesterol.

Best of all?  You can do it in a studio or right at home!  There are great videos, websites, and apps to teach you the positions, and you don’t need anything more than a mat to get started!

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3 Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

September 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Finding time to take care of your skin as a new mom is a big challenge, but it’s essential that you try. A happy mom makes for a happy baby and you should never feel guilty about taking a couple of minutes for yourself to get ready in the morning. 

Lack of sleep when caring for a baby can take a toll on your skin. It’s easy for new moms to neglect their skin — but taking a few minutes a day for your skincare routine can make a big difference.  I make sure to cleanse and moisturize daily, no matter what I have going on, to be kind to my skin.

Plus, these new mom beauty tips can apply to anyone with a busy or demanding schedule.

One-Minute

If you only have one minute a day for skincare (and trust me, every new mom has been there): Use a Makeup Wipe. 

Taking off your makeup before bed even if you’re too tired to wash your face can help keep your pores clear of debris and can also help exfoliate your skin. 

Of course a full skincare routine is preferable to just using a wipe but in a pinch, this is the one step you shouldn’t skip. A great makeup wipe (like Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes) will cleanse your skin, remove impurities and won’t irritate or dry out even sensitive skin.

Five-Minutes

If you have five minutes: Try a Bold Lip. 

Playing up your lips is a trusty new mom trick. A pop of color on your pout will distract from the pesky under-eye circles you might be struggling with! Don’t bother with lip liner, just pick a long-lasting shade and cover it with a clear gloss.

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A ponytail is terrific for keeping those little chubby fingers out of your hair, but do you know what’s even cuter?  A braid! A braided up-do (pictured above) takes less than fifteen minutes and keeps your hair out of your face all day long. 

Start with air-dried hair, pull it into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Braid the ponytail, and then pull out some pieces for a chic messy look. Gently remove the elastic and bobby pin the braid securely along your crown. 

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Why You Need an Exercise Beach Date Now

September 6th, 2014 · No Comments

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There is nothing more fun that swimming, running, walking, and doing pretty much anything at the beach.

If you’re planning a beach trip in these last few days of summer, think beyond sitting on the beach towel. Use a beach trip as an opportunity to get some exercise and have some fun in the sun!

Long walks on the shore are a ton of fun (the extra resistance tones your muscles!), but other great options are swimming, volleyball, or taking a bike ride down the boardwalk.

Here are some tried and true ways to incorporate fitness into your beach plans:

Plan Ahead: Before a vacation, download a few high-energy songs — they’re perfect for motivating exercise, even on those days when you’re feeling lazy.  New music perks up my energy, so make sure to have a few great songs ready. 

Beach Side Workouts: If you’re not sure where to start, bring a volleyball with you to toss around with your sweetie or your friends. Also, pack a Frisbee and research if the beach you’re going to will have bike rentals. Get a rental, with a helmet of course, and bike for 30 minutes or an hour. It’s a great cardio workout! Also, there’s always the most obvious choice – swimming. Have a friendly swim race or just splash around in the water.

Remember the Recovery: After your workout, remember to pack some healthy snacks and plenty of water!  Since you know that you’ll be exercising keep a water bottle handy all day long, and bring along easy snacks like sliced fruit for an extra hydration boost.  If you can’t pack your own snacks, look for fruit salad or raw vegetables and hummus at the concession stands.

Don’t forget your skin: Even if your moisturizer already has SPF, apply additional sunscreen when you’re at the beach for added protection. Always reapply it after swimming or exercising. Bring makeup wipes (Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes) to freshen up at the end of the day and reapply your moisturizer with sunscreen. That way, you can go straight from the sand to dinner!

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