OUR BEAUTY BLOG
July 1, 2019
How to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Feeling Great All Summer.
Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated in the summer months, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summer, between being in shoes all day without much chance to breathe, and going bare foot or in flip flops. Keeping your feet on their toes is a great way to keep the rest of your body in alignment as well. Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body. There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet work hard, so take some time to take extra care of them! Natural foot scrub – Take a 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and ½ cup of kosher salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water. Sugary sweet foot scrub – Take ¼ cup of sugar,5 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter. Foot smoothie – Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, relax for 10 minutes, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning. Soak Your Tootsies. Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do a foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough. 1. Add ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of Epsom salts to a basin of very warm water. Soak your feet for as long as you like. You will notice that your feet will be rejuvenated and refreshed instantly. 2. A combination of milk, warm water, and a little almond oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet. 3. Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot soak.
November 13, 2018
They call it beauty sleep for a reason; without enough sleep you just don’t look or feel yourself. If your morning face is starting to look a bit tired and emotional, try these tips for a better night’s sleep. Set A Regular Bedtime. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. That includes weekends, days off, holidays and duvet days. Getting up and going to bed at a consistent time lulls your body into a regular sleep cycle which promotes better quality sleep. If you struggle to doze off, after 15 minutes, get up and do something…but nothing too stimulating. Eat Right for Good Sleep. Don’t go to bed feeling stuffed after a big meal, or so hungry that your tummy is rumbling. Avoid drinking too much before bed as you might find yourself waking up needing to go to the bathroom! Avoid Stimulants. Some people can get away with nicotine, caffeine and alcohol before bed, but many of us are sensitive to these stimulants. Nicotine and caffeine can take hours to get out of your system – and alcohol might make you drowsy at first but you’ll pay the price with a broken night’s sleep. Design Your Own Bedtime Ritual. Do the same things each night and your body will get used to the idea that it’s time to slow down ready for bed. Do whatever works for you; it could be a warm bath or shower, a good book, or listening to music. Try to avoid phones, TV or tablets before bed as screen time close to bedtime has been shown to interfere with sleep. Sweet dreams!
May 2, 2018
Why you shouldn’t neglect yourself
Yes, we know that it’s just easier sometimes to give in, let your own needs slide and forget the little things that we enjoy when life gets busy. When we’re overwhelmed, taking time out to do something fun seems frivolous and like a luxury. Stop and think about it the next time you’re tempted to work through lunch instead of making your gym or hair appointment though; self-care actually makes you more productive and less stressed.