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Tips on how to care for your skin

This is something I received in a newsletter. If I knew who the original author was I’d surely give them credit.

Our skin plays an important role in our health; it’s actually our body’s largest organ. Skin helps keep body temperature even, protects our organs and provides a pretty package for our body parts. Unfortunately much of the time we don’t take care of our skin the way we should, especially during the winter months, when skin can become dried out, itchy and uncomfortable. Here are some tips on keeping your skin healthy, feeling and looking great.

Exfoliating1. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week

Before stepping into the shower, brush your dry skin with your loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves to help remove the loose skin and prepare your skin for the exfoliating process. Begin with the soles of your feet. working your way up your body. While in the shower, scrub your body in a circular motion with a natural exfoliate made from sea salt or sugar. You can purchase this, or make it yourself. When you reach the bikini area, don’t scrub too hard because the skin is very sensitive in this area. You can use a body brush to exfoliate your back and other hard-to-reach places. Be gentle on your face, particularly around your eyes and mouth, use an exfoliating product especially formulated for the face. Don’t forget about your hands and feet, you want them to look and feel soft and smooth too! Rinse your body with lukewarm water; follow by the coldest water you can stand.

Facial Hydrating2. Moisturize every day

After stepping out of the shower, apply a moisturizing body lotion all over. Make sure that its free of chemicals and dyes and if its scented make sure its from a natural source. Better yet, buy unscented and put a few drops of your favorite essential oil in it to personalize your scent. Keep the lotion out on your counter to encourage use whenever you feel you need it. If you’re worried about aesthetics, find a pretty decanter to keep it in.

Facial Cleansing3. Wash your face at night

All day long our face is exposed to dirt, toxins, and oils from the air, telephones, fingers, etc. Even if you don’t wear makeup, be kind to your face and wash it before bed. As we sleep our skin repairs itself, washing and moisturizing provides a perfect pallet for renewal. You will notice a difference in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines just by making sure your face is clean at night.

drinking-water4. Drink plenty of water

Water is an essential part of eliminating toxins from your body, without enough of it toxins can build up in our skin causing breakouts and other skin problems.

5. Eat a healthy dietEating_Healthy

The old adage “you are what you eat” not only applies to our overall health and nutrition, but how our skin looks and feels as well. As the largest organ in the body, our skin can benefit from the good nutrition.

6. Exercise regularly

By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells in the skin.

Spring is an eExercisingxcellent time of year to take a walk or a hike, smell the fresh air and take in all the colors as they bloom. Exercise will help to relax you and the fresh air will give you energy. Also, the rhythm and repetition of walking has a tranquilizing effect on your brain, and it decrease anxiety and improves sleep.

aroma therapy body scrub

ingredients

  • 2 C sea salt or granulated sugar DIY-brown-sugar-body-scrub
  • 1 C sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 8 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil

instructions

Add salts or sugar to a bowl and slowly begin stirring in the oil until mixture is smooth, but not goopy. (You may not need the full cup of oil.) Add essential oil and any other fun additions. Mix well, Spoon into a decorative container or jar with a tight fitting lid.

Esthetics videos found on YouTube

As a soon to be Esthetician (Aesthetician), I wanted to create a list of the various YouTube videos I’ve collected on my playlists so far. I thought that perhaps this list might help other aspiring Esthetician’s as well. If anyone else out there in cyberspace finds other videos that would be helpful, please feel free to leave a comment. 

 

I’ve tried to keep my lists as professional as possible and have tried to exclude the MANY video’s out there done by amateurs who are just doing a product review (although there may be a few exceptions included here). Also, I don’t necessarily endorse all the products used, but if it’s on my list, then I found the information useful.

 

Be sure to click on the name link, which is below the number of video’s found in that category. You’ll be taken to my playlists called ~ w8t4meSloopy2~ with the same picture as the one here on the left (except it has a black background). Check it out and if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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74 videos Esthetics

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50 videos Esthetics – Bioelements

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2 video Esthetics – Body Sugaring

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12 videos Esthetics – Body Treatments

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8 videos Esthetics – Chemical Peels

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4 videos Esthetics – Dermalogica

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8 video Esthetics – Eminence Massage

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43 videos Esthetics – Eminence Organics

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5 videos Esthetics – European Signature Facial

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3 videos Esthetics – Eyebrow and Lash Tinting

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9 videos Esthetics – Eyebrows

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3 videos Esthetics – Eyelashes

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8 videos Esthetics – Facial Massage
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2 videos Esthetics – Hydrafacial

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10 videos Esthetics – IPL & Laser

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30 videos Esthetics – Machines

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40 videos Esthetics – Massage Techniques
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8 video Esthetics – Preparing for State Board

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16 videos Eye and Face Make-up Tutorials

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5 videos Eye Kandy Cosmetics
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2 videos Makeup – How To’s

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8 videos National Esthetics Practical Examination

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3 videos Reflexology

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29 videos Robert Jones-Makeup Artist


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17 videos Skin For Life

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5 video Spa Treatments

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10 video Threading

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1 video Ultrasonic Facial

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7 video Waxing

That’s about it for now. Hopefully you’ll find this list helpful! Smile

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