Face Wash for men and women

Face Wash for men and women

Are you ready to Power Start your 2024?
Let me introduce you to my favorite power-starting cleanser of the year!

Recharge dry, dull skin with a cleanser that exfoliates and hydrates.


Recharge dry, dull skin with a cleanser that exfoliates, hydrates, and heals. This foaming cleanser contains eco-friendly Perlite that gently exfoliates dead skin, allowing Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Leaf Oil to hydrate, heal, and fortify skin. Formulated for men but highly effective for all.


This is my favorite cleanser for the men in my life.  But it's not just for men, though.  It is also my favorite cleanser for the shower because the peppermint smell wakes me up, the Perlite has beads that exfoliate my skin, and then the aloe hydrates.  I LOVE this for my cleansing in the shower. It feels good on my whole body, too!

If you are interested in learning more about this, and finding the right moisturizer to use after, you can take my skin care quiz below, so we can find the perfect formula to address your needs.

It's 20% off until January 5th at 9:00am ET.

If you would like to learn more about taking care of your skin, you can follow my Facebook Beauty page here:

I have created a Fountain of Youth Skin Care Course that addresses 40 different topics on taking care of your skin.  You can find it here:
Blessings,


Benefits of Dry Brushing

Benefits of Dry Brushing

Have you heard of dry brushing?

I've been using a dry brush for ten years and find it very beneficial to not only making my skin softer, but for my health, too.

What is Dry Brushing?
A body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush that’s said to help get rid of flaky skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion, and even improve the appearance of cellulite. 

How do you use a Dry Brush?
  Buying a long-handle brush is helpful for tough-to-reach areas like your back, but not necessary for other areas. 

What are the benefits?
Dry brushing helps unclog pores and excrete toxins that get trapped beneath the skin. Another benefit of dry brushing is that it’s similar to massage in decreasing stress, which is great for your health by eliminating anxiety.

Use this chart to understand your lymphatic pathways and where you need to push the toxins to release.
When should I do this? 
The best time to do dry brushing is before you take your shower when your skin is dry and without any lotions or oils on it.

How often should I do this?
I think it's best to make it part of your routine before you shower.  In the wintertime, I do it about four times a week when I'm in the sauna. I do it immediately before I start sweating.  Then I shower after being in the sauna.  In the Summer, I am not as consistent because the sauna is not part of my routine. My greatest advice is to make a plan and set it into action, whether it be once a week or once a day, but try to get it in once a week on the day you really want to lotion up or oil up your body to keep from getting dry.  It feels so invigorating and absolutely makes you feel good, so it's just so wonderful to have it as part of your routine.

Can I dry brush with sensitive skin?
I would skip over the face and areas where there is open skin rashes, warts, sores, or burns and stop if you develop inflamed or irritated skin.

What is the best thing to do after dry brushing?
Dry brushing exfoliates your skin removing dead skin cells, so I highly recommend shower time afterward and then following up with your favorite lotion and/or oil.  I would love to show you my absolute healing, healthy, and hydrating oil and lotion that I use on my body daily and weekly.


Where can I get a Dry Brush?
I suggest a reputable wellness company that already has organic healthy options.  
This month, my favorite skin care company is offering a dry brush in their monthly subscription box that comes with a very healthy bar soap to wash your body with after you use the dry brush and then my favorite body treatment oil listed above is also in the box.  You will get the brush, the bar soap and the body treatment oil for $45.00 which is a great savings for healthy options!I am interested in getting this box!

If you are interested in learning more about your skin, please visit my Facebook Page, where I have a great community of women learning together.

Remember that I am always here to guide you, should you have any questions about your health or starting daily habits that will bless your life.
 
What do you think? Would you be keen to try dry brushing?
 
With Love,

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
Here is what our Thanksgiving dinners have looked like the past ten years -- completely on plan and delicious!  
Holiday celebrations are crossovers in our home served with fats and carbs in the same meal.
  I hope this inspires you to stay on plan during the holiday!

Sipper:
Cranberry Wassail, Trim Healthy Cookbook

Appetizers:Vegetable tray, Gwen's Greek dry mix in cream cheese and in Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese,  gouda cheese and Briana Thomas' meatballs with gouda cheese.
Gwen's Greek Dry Bulk Mix
World's Laziest Lasagna Skillet made as a dip for veggie tray without the spinach from Trim Healthy Table page 69.
Three different kinds of Smoked Gouda cheese with Gwen's Greek bulk dressing in cream cheese and Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese.

Main Course:This year was the first time my son supplied the turkey!
Kale, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, strawberries, feta cheese and walnuts sprinkled with super sweet.Steamed Green Beans and Brussels Sprouts with butter and nutritional yeast.Sweet potatoes served with butter and cinnamon.

Desserts:
Peanut Squares, Original THM book page 377
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I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by love and family.
I'm always here if you have questions about living the Trim Healthy lifestyle!



Kombucha

Kombucha
My absolute favorite part of doing the Trim Healthy plan is the all day sippers!  I call myself the "sipper queen" because I love my drinks so much!  There are so many sippers to enjoy, but I also like specialty drinks like Kombucha because of the benefits.

 Kombucha is not a sipper, but it's a drink that is a Fuel Pull or S friendly up to a half cup due to the carbs in it. 
 My family enjoys it as an E drink in the evenings because we often drink more than a half cup of it.

What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, sweetened black tea drink commonly consumed for its purported health benefits like your gut health.  Fruit, herbs or other flavorings are often added in the second ferment.  I like to think of kombucha as an all-natural probiotic that will cleanse and heal your gut!  
Here is a store-bought Kombucha we had while on vacation and enjoyed in wine glasses. 
 When buying it from the store, look for 2 grams or less of added sugar. 

What do you need to make Kombucha?
A scoby
 (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast)
Kombucha starter
(This will have a kombucha scoby and 1 cup of already made kombucha tea)
Black Tea or Green Tea
Sugar
 (this gets eaten up in ferment process)
Water
Glass Jars
A cheesecloth or linen with a rubber band to hold cloth on.
From left to right:
Two black tea bags in boiling water, my scoby hotel and the tea choices I have to make the tea.I'm adding one cup of cane juice crystals to the gallon jar of black tea and I left room at the top to add the scoby and Kombucha starter from the last batch I made.

Where do you get your scoby from?
I got mine from a friend to save money, but Cultured Food Life is my go-to for fermented foods.
I just added pure water to the gallon jar after steeping the tea and letting it cool, so it doesn't hurt the scoby.  Then I placed the scoby and a cup of kombucha from the last batch in the gallon jar.  The scoby is floating in there and will work it's way to the top. I placed cheesecloth over the top.

How do you make Kombucha?
Boil a cup of water and add two black tea bags.  
Let cool.
Put the cooled tea in a gallon glass jar or crock
Add one cup of Cane Sugar
Add the scoby and Kombucha starter
Fill to the top with pure water.
Place a cloth over the opening of the jar and secure with a rubber band.
 (This keeps dust, mold spores, and vinegar flies out of the fermenting tea.)
Let it sit for 10-14 days.
After sitting in an undisturbed and a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight 10-14 days, I prepared a second ferment.
  This is my lemon-ginger double fermented Kombucha.
For this batch, I placed a whole peeled lemon and around three to six inches of peeled fresh ginger in my vitamixer with a little bit of the Kombucha, then used a funnel and distributed it equally among the jars and added in the Kombucha, leaving out the scoby and a cup of the Kombucha starter.
  I leave the second ferment on the counter for three more days and then place in the refrigerator.
I often make drinks in batches for the week!
From left to right:
First ferment Kombucha, kefir, Parrot Punch from Trim Healthy Future, Spuice from the Trim Healthy Membership, Lemon/Ginger Kombucha and Hydrated Hummingbird from Trim Health Future.
From left to right:
Kefir, Strawberry Kombucha on second ferment and the scoby hotel on end.  
(I make Kombucha at 16 minutes in)

I love drinks, so if you would like more information, here are drink blogs I've created to help you on your journey:

I hope you found this information helpful!
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Blessings, 




Eye anti-aging cream

Eye anti-aging cream
Eye believe you're worth it!  I know you're worth it!
  I want to introduce you to my favorite eye cream that you just won't believe your eyes because it works that well at lessening your crow's feet!Eye Believe is the latest innovation in anti-aging skin care to instantly smooth and deeply nourish the eye area. This rich, yet lightweight, HydraCloud cream harnesses the power of natural extracts, including Sansho concentrate, melon, and avocado, to achieve a safe, effective alternative to facial injections. This multitasking cream provides lasting hydration to improve your skin’s elasticity, reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles, and limit the appearance of expression lines. The result: youthful, refreshed skin and a silky-matte canvas for long-lasting makeup. 

Let's look at the ingredients and its performance to your expression lines:𝕃𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕃𝕚𝕗𝕖'𝕤 '𝚜 first luxury ℍ𝕪𝕕𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕝𝕠𝕦𝕕 𝙴𝚢𝚎 𝙲𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚖 is --
• injection like
• ultra hydrating 
• reduces dark circles 
• lifts and tightens 
• fights against expression lines
• reduces puffiness 
• smooth texture under makeup

Let's look at it in action.
How do you apply?
 Cleanse skin before applying product. Gently tap a small amount onto skin around the entire eye area, including the upper lid. Use your ring finger to apply Eye Believe to your under eye area, as it applies the least amount of pressure to sensitive skin.

If you are interested in learning more about this, and finding the right products for your skin, you can take my skin care quiz below, so we can find the perfect formula to address your needs.


If you would like to learn more about taking care of your skin, you can follow my Facebook Beauty page here:

I have created a Fountain of Youth Skin Care Course that addresses 40 different topics on taking care of your skin.  You can find it here:
Blessings,
 


 
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