Beauty

Taking care of your Skin After Sun Exposure

Taking care of your Skin after Sun Exposure

As we approach summer in a mindset of living healthier after the year we have all had, remembering to take care of your skin before and after sun exposure is so important. We know that frequent sun exposure will show its effects later in life and this is why the young do not always take the proper care to their skin in summer because its effects are not immediate. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin which is what will eventually cause your skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also takes longer to heal later in life from this damage.

SPF stands for ‘sun protective factor’ and the bigger the SPF, the more UV protection you get from the sun or ultraviolet rays. Some botanicals such as wheat germ seed oil and raspberry seed oil have natural SPF properties as high as 20-30. This means some creams can replace or enhance your sunscreens depending on the level of coverage you need.

This Ayurvedic Sun Cream Bastet’s Blend from Vedic Botanicals contains wheat germ seed oil and raspberry seed oil along with shea butter, cranberry seed oil and Essential oils of Lavender and Myrrh. This cream has a fantastic blend of antioxidant rich herbs and plant oils. The Cranberry seed oil is a great source of Vitamin E so using this cream before and after sun exposure has great benefits. No added harsh chemicals or ingredients!

Make sure you are stocked with your summer sun care products for face and body and this little jar of Sun Cream is a daily must have! Also, Vedic Botanicals carries other skin and hair products to get your skin and body summer ready and stay clean! Visit Vedic Botanicals shop today!

Beauty, Home, Mother's Day

FaceSecret Pillowcases are so easy to change so you sleep clean every night

FaceSecret Pillowcases are so easy to change so you sleep clean every night

You probably don’t give much thought to your pillow dander when you fall asleep each night. If you were to be told that you really should change your pillowcase every night for improved skin health and to reduce allergens, you might say ‘fat chance’. Changing pillowcases are a pain! I have some I have to work at getting my pillows into and then those with a tail that hangs off that I awkwardly fold up or bunch up out of sight and call it good enough! Let me tell you about FaceSecret Pillowcases.

satin pillowcase

FaceSecret Pillowcases are so easy to change so you sleep clean every night. This is because they are designed to fit right over pillows and they will fit no matter the fluff or flatness of your small to king size sleeping pillow. It literally takes seconds to put on. The best part is you can even take it on trips so you can sleep on your FaceSecret rather than a hotel pillow. It includes a carry travel bag.

fitting a pillowcase

Appropriately named, FaceSecret pillowcases come in 2 different materials – Satin-Polyester (available in pink, grey and white) and Jersey Cotton (available in grey and white). I have the satin pink and grey for myself and my husband. The quarter inch woven elastic won’t snap  – and has its elastic pull-tie drawstring to ensure that great fit. I thought about older parents and grandparents who may have a hard time shoving pillows into pillowcases and how great this would be for them.

satin pillow

I also learned in my research about FaceSecret pillowcases and their purpose that Satin-Polyester is proven to be essential for the healthy skin and helps with anti-aging (keeps skin smooth on pillowcase and protects delicate areas around face) and to prevent bead head (allows hair to glide rather than tug and damage hair). FaceSecret actually helps the health of your skin and hair as well as become a great barrier to allergens.

travel pillow

If it makes you feel better to make a change to eliminate the haven for dust mites, bed bugs, fungus, dirt, oil, bacteria and more from your standard pillow case habits, FaceSecret is the easiest change you can make. Washing it is easy and it makes a great gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. It is a small business and made in America. Visit FaceSecret to order yours today.

Beauty, Mother's Day

Get the Curls You Want with Bombay Hair 32 Rose Gold Wand

Get the Curls You Want with Bombay Hair 32 Rose Gold Wand

I have typically had a hard time getting my hair to hold a curl. I began asking friends their tricks and reading product reviews to see what is working for others and always assumed perhaps I need a smaller wand to try tighter curls. That did not work well. I finally realized that I needed the right spray, wand size and heat. This 32 Rose Gold Wand  from Bombay Hair gets my curls exactly how I want them – just a wave in the end if I take my stylists recommendations on how to hold and curl with it. You can get the curls you want with a few tips and the right hair tool.

Bombay Hair

I hold top sections of my hair up in clips and start with the underneath section. I use large sections and give it a quick spritz with a heat spray first. I alternate the direction I curl – over and under so I get that random wave throughout.

curling wand

I even found a tip in a YouTube video of how to tilt the curling wand up and away on the front hairs to better frame my face. It worked out well. What I love about this particular curling wand from Bombay Hair is how quickly it heats up. I curl at 370 degrees. It does come with a heat glove to protect your hand, but I just find it easier to not wear one so I have the cool tip curling wand option.

32 rose gold hair wand

On an average day I am a jeans and ponytail Mom. It is just easier on days I do not have time to put into my hair. I always thought that styling my hair was better if I had more hours in my day. The reality is that once I got the curling routine down with this wand, I can get through my hair sections quickly, run my fingers through it all and go. No excuses, I do have time to style my hair.

hair curls

Letting the curls fall at my face or pulling the back is both a great look that gives my hair so much body and style. The Bombay Hair curling wand makes it possible to master salon-style from the comfort of my own home.

hair curling wand

The 32 Rose Gold Curling Wand has a 100% Titanium Barrel in rose gold which allows for frizz-free long-lasting curls with a cool tip feature that helps prevent style burns. The temperature adjusts from 150-450 degrees/F. It comes in cute packaging and boxed ready to gift for Mom this Mother’s Day!

Beauty, Coronovirus 2020, Healthy Living

Evolved By Nature: Soaps and Hand Sanitizer that won’t dry out your skin

Evolved by Nature: Soaps and Hand Sanitizer that won't dry out your skin

Evolved By Nature is not just another ‘natural soap’ product. It is both natural and the first ever company to make safe, green hand sanitizer out of natural silk. The Activated Silk™, is a protein that enhances skin’s barrier function and moisturizes hands with every use. No chemicals necessary! It works!

We finally brought the elementary kids back to school. The High School where I normally work is not open for a few more weeks, so I have been working at the Elementary school for now. We sanitize our hands so many times a day. Like you, my hands would get so dry. All staff seems to complain the same about our dried out hands.

I brought my Evolved By Nature Gel Hand Sanitizer to our staff room and now some girls want me to hide it so it doesn’t disappear so fast. I am not hiding it from anyone, but I use it all day myself and it is a huge difference over using the standard sanitizers I was used to. Finally, hand sanitizer that won’t dry out your skin!

I love that a little goes a long way. About 1/2 a pump is plenty for my hands. The Hand Therapy is a great touch at the end of my shift once I get hone after all that hand washing and sanitizing. I highly recommend having both the Evolved By Nature Hand Sanitizer and Hand Therapy available in your day for hands that do not crack or dry out. Even in this Pacific Northwest winter, my hands are doing very well.

Evolved By Nature products go above and beyond FDA standards and are a Mass. company right here in the US. Their products are great for all skin types and stages of life. Visit the Evolved By Nature website to learn more and shop for your ‘better’ hand sanitizer (my opinion)!