Jade Roller

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One of my new best friends is the Jade roller. Jade rollers have been used in China for centuries to refine and enhance skin elasticity. The jade is cool to touch even in warm weather. This cooling effect helps to close the pores, tighten skin, and increase lymphatic drainage. The jade roller also help promotes facial Chi for increased radiance and vitality. For me I use the jade roller after applying my moisturizer or serum and that better helps the product absorb into my skin. I roll the jade roller upwards from the bottom of my face to my forehead and that's all! If I had a restless night I will let my jade roller sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes and focus on rolling it under my eyes to get rid of puffiness and dark circles. 

Benefits the Jade roller offers:   

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  • Enhances skin elasticity tightening and toning facial muscles.
  • Helps refine pores
  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles around eyes
  • Helps relieve facial tension and discourages fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves circulation and revitalizes oxygen flow
  • AIDS in elimination of toxins, reducing stress and inflammation
  • Brighten complexion
  • Helps with  lymphatic drainage

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Witch Hazel

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One of my new obsessions is witch hazel. I have recently been having these crazy random breakouts, mainly on my forehead. So I started looking up natural ways to get rid of acne. I already have a face cleanser that I use but never incorporated a toner into my skin care routine until now. The toner that I chose is witch hazel and it has made all the difference. After seeing the amazing affects it has had on my skin I thought I would see the other benefits witch hazel can provide. 

Benefits of Witch Hazel: 

Fights acne -witch hazel can help reduce inflammation, decrease oil and redness. It also helps to balance the skin's pH level. It can reduce the look of pores.

Nourish Dry Skin - It has great moisturizing properties that prevent skin form drying out.

Reduce Puffy Eyes - witch hazel tightens skin which can help with under eye puffiness.

Helps with sunburn -  It can relive sunburn.

Refresh your face- witch hazel  can instantly refresh your face, it can also remove dirt and excess oil.

Heal cuts and fades bruises - witch hazel can heal cuts faster and prevent bruising.

Treat insect bites - It can help with itching and irritation caused by insect bites.

Cleanse hair and protect the scalp - witch hazel can remove oil build up from the scalp.

Do you use witch hazel ? 

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is incredible, its benefits are well known and it has became a staple in most people's lives. if you don't use aloe vera, you should definitely start. Here are some of it's amazing benefits. 

Health Benefits

Reduces Inflammation - Aloe Vera is rich in antioxidants which help manage inflammation.

Regulates Blood Sugar - Trials have shown that Aloe Vera can reduce the concentration of cholesterol and reduce blood glucose levels.   

Builds Immunity - Aloe Vera increases productions of nitric oxide and cytokines which help with your immune system. 

Help with Digestion - Aloe Vera can soothe and cleanse the digestive tract and help improve digestion.

Beauty Benefits

Reduces Dandruff - Aloe Vera removes dead cells from scalp which allows your hair to grow.

Conditions Hair - Aloe Vera helps cell regeneration , which repairs your hair. It infuses your hair with moisture.

Helps with Sunburn - Because Aloe Vera has anti inflammatory properties which reduces redness brought by high sun exposure. 

Reduces Acne -  Aloe Vera is an antibacterial this helps reduce your acne and speeds up the healing process. 

Moisturizes Skin - Aloe Vera increases the water content in your skin and leaves it hydrated without making it greasy.

Help with Wrinkles  - It can increase skin's elasticity and remove dead cells. 

Benefits of Unplugging

Taking a break from the online universe can really refresh your mind and get you back on track if you need it. You can start to refocus and come back renewed  and less stressed. It’s good this day and time to unplug once in awhile, most of what we do is online, how we interact, learn, and for some work. 

While unplugging, you might be a little lost as to what you should do with your free time. For me I can stay on the computer for hours, working on blog post, scheduling social media post, editing pictures, etc. I try to unplug at least four times a month to get a mental break.  Here are some things I do when I take those breaks:

  • Have a Spa day
  • Do some Drawings
  • Organize my Desk
  • Study my Bible
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Go out and take some photos
  • Watch a new movie 
  • Exercise