The Many Uses Of Witch Hazel

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to purchase one (inexpensive, all natural) product that not only has multiple purposes but also works wonders! Witch Hazel is gentle enough for your face, your body, oh and your baby too!

Witch Hazel is a 100% natural astringent that contains no artificial fragrances or dyes. It is dermatologist recommended to clean deep down to your pores. I was so excited to learn all of the amazing uses of this gem of a product and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Run, don’t walk to your nearest drug store to purchase this must have. Don’t worry, I will link you to where you can buy it online if that works better for you 🙂

Beauty Benefits of Witch Hazel

  • Have baggage? I’m talking under your eyes…Witch Hazel has the ability to tighten skin (hence, great for under eye baggage/puffiness).eye
  • While Witch Hazel is reducing your “baggage” it is also brightening your under eye area.
  • If you are prone to pimples, use Witch Hazel to reduce inflammation and fade blemishes…and bruises.
  • Need relief from the heat? Make a refreshing cold compress by soaking a face cloth in Witch Hazel and ice water then place on your face or neck.
  • If you suffer from dry skin, try gently rubbing Witch Hazel into your damp skin after you shower to lock in the moisture.
  • While Witch Hazel is able to lock in moisture it also has the ability to manage excess oil on your face.
  • Apply on freshly shaven skin to soothe irritated, red, damaged or inflamed skin.
  • Witch Hazel can be used under your arms as a natural deodorant.
  • Set your makeup with Witch Hazel by dabbing a damp cotton ball on your face after your makeup is applied, putting it in a spray bottle works as well. (1:2 ratio of Witch Hazel to water)

Now that you know what Witch Hazel can do to help beautify you, let me tell you why it is a must have in your emergency kit.

Witch Hazel For Healing Ailments

  • Grab that Witch Hazel when you have a sunburn. It sunburnwill help treat the sunburn and prevent your skin from peeling off…because that’s always a cute look!
  • Witch Hazel is a great anti-itch remedy, therefore it is wonderful for bug bites, chicken pox, poison ivy and poison oak.
  • Used with a cotton ball, Witch Hazel can help heal your baby’s diaper rash.
  • Are you one of the lucky ones who has the joy of experiencing external hemorrhoids? Well, Witch Hazel works great to relieve and soothe that pesky problem by mixing it with petroleum jelly.
  • It aslo relieves varicose veins. Soak towel in Witch Hazel and lay on areas of the body with varicose veins to tighten and releive discomfort or pain.

Like everything else, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding check with your doctor to make sure using Witch Hazel is safe for you. If you know of any other things Witch Hazel is used for please share with the rest of us! I would love to hear all about it!

T.N. Dickinson’s 100% Natural Witch Hazel is my personal favorite!!!

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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Neocell Biotin Bursts

Neocell Biotin BurstsGrowing up I always had long hair and healthy nails. I can’t say I had the healthiest of skin unfortunately, but thankfully I have worked that out…for the most part. I have since learned how important it is to allow pure, natural ingredients in and on your body not only for your overall health and wellbeing but for your hair, skin and hairnails. Yes, I know this is a lot easier said than done. Between the inevitability of getting older and dealing with the side effects of what comes with inflammation, stress and certain medications, I am sad to say my hair began to thin and fall out and my nails started to break. That is until a dear friend of mine introduced me to Neocell Biotin Bursts. I have been hooked ever since. Not only does my hair and skin feel healthier and my nails stronger but these little purple gourmet soft chews are like a mini dessert. I look forward to eating one every day. (It’s the little things in life…right?!)

Let Me Break It Down For You

  • Neocell Biotin Bursts are an all natural product
  • Free of gluten, soy, palm oil, yeast and artificial flavors
  • 10,000 MCG Biotin
  • Made with 25 mg of acai berry…A super antioxidant
  • This B-vitamin supports the metabolism of proteins to create natural energy in the body

Neocell Biotin Bursts are something I feel safe putting into fingernailsmy body. I am so happy with the results it has been giving my hair, skin and nails that I wanted to share it with everyone! *I am not being sponsored by Neocell in any way. These opinions are my own…I just really love this product! If you have been looking for help in the hair, skin and nails department then give these biotin bursts a try. I’m sure you will be happy with the outcome and the taste!

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Why Dry Brushing Is Amazing For Your Skin

 

Dry Brush

Do you desire smooth, radiant skin? Are you interested in unclogging your pores and eliminating toxins trapped in your skin? Did you know that the largest elimination organ in the body is your skin? One-third of your body’s toxins are expelled through the skin. Dry brushing is the perfect solution to stimulate circulation and rejuvinate the nervous system. If you are looking to boost your skins elasticity and remove flaky, dead skin, then dry brushing is absolutely for you!

Benefits Of Dry Brushing

  • Dry brushing rejuvenates the nervous system and eliminates toxins
  • It aids in digestion
  • Keeps your lumphatic system moving and in turn will improve your health
    • Lymph node rich areas include: your armpits, inner thighs, heels and elbows
  • Helps release fatty deposits under your skins surface
  • Increases muscle tone and reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Helps prevent premature aging and improves skin texture
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Dry brushing is a great whole body detox that won’t eliminate your skins natural oils

How To Dry Brush

  • The best time to dry brush is before you shower (make it easy on yourself and dry brush in the tub so your dead skin can easily wash down the drain). Absolutely shower after dry brushing.
  • Remember to dry brush on completely dry skin. This means the skin is free of water, lotion and oils.
  • Always brush towards your heart. Brushing away from your heart could rupture vessels and vericose veins.
  • It is best to start at the soles of your feet and work your way up.
  • When brushing your abdomen, you want to follow the movement of your colon, so brush in a clockwise direction.
  • Avoid brushing your face and neck with your body brush as it will be too harsh.
  • Brush with long, overlapping, upward strokes. (Make sure not to miss any skin).
  • Do not brush over skin with wounds or open scars. Be gentle on sensitive areas like your breasts.
  • It is easier to use a brush with a long handle in order to reach all areas of the body.
  • To avoid damaging your skin, stay away from synthetic or nylon brushes and/or gloves. Use a natural bristled brush.
  • Clean  brush once or twice a week with soap and warm water then hang to dry.

How Often You Can Dry Brush

You can brush your skin as often as every morning to face-1146038_640twice a day as long as your skin is not feeling irritated by it. Over time your skin toughens and is less and less sensitive to it. It is normal for your skin to get rosey in color and feel a tingly sensation. It should never hurt. If it does, brush with a lighter hand. The dry brushing process usually takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. The more you brush the quicker you will brush.

Dry Brush For Radiant Skin

Your skin is the last part of your body to receive nutirents, however, it is the first part of your body to show signs of imbalance or deficiency. You will immediately see and feel the difference. Watch out word for the new radiant you!

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How To Get Rid Of Tired Eyes

How to get rid of tired eyes

Lets talk about how our eyes give it all away…how excited, happy, sad, stressed and tired we are. Eyes are my favorite feature on a person for that very reason. You can read how someone is feeling just by looking at their eyes. That is one reason why it is so frustrating when we have to deal with puffiness, dark circles and dry lines under our eyes. After years of trial and error with different products for my aging, dry and sometimes puffy under eye circles, I have finally found a few products I love and swear by. No more tired eyes for you either!

Cold Eye Mask

This feels like heaven on. Those mornings when you wake up and your eyes are almost swollen, looking like you were up crying all night. That is when you will want to grab this bad boy from your freezer and wrap the coldness around your eyes…ahhh, so nice! Keep it attached to your eyes for at least 5 minutes and the puffiness will start to subside.

 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

I have shared my love for coconut oil in the past and I have no doubt I will mention it again in the future eye mask, coconut oil, yes to blueberriesbecause there are so many benefits of using coconut oil. It is the answer for so many health and beauty issues. Once you own this “bottle of magic” you will never want to be without it. This works wonders for those pesky dry lines under and around your eyes. Just dab on a small amount every night before you jump into bed. Let it soak into your skin while you get your beauty sleep. Your under eye area will be nice and moisturized when you wake up the next morning. Any extra coconut oil I have left on my fingers, I apply to my lips and hands. Trust me, your skin will be soft, smooth and hydrated!

Yes To Blueberries

Yes to blueberries age refresh eye firming treatment is a great overall, under eye cream. The tiniest amount will cover under your eyes, around your eyes and on your brow bone. Apply this cream twice a day. This is so light weight that it melts right into your skin. You can’t beat the price either. This is a paraben-free product and 95% natural 🙂

Tired Eyes No More

As we age we feel more and more sensitive to how old and tired we look. It’s wonderful to know there are products out there that are natural and without chemicals that won’t do harm to our bodies but, in fact help us embrace the beauty of our aging skin.

What products are you using for your tired, aging eyes? I would love if you would share with everyone in the comments below.

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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How To Reduce Your Stress

How to reduce your stress

You know the feeling where you don’t have enough hours in the day. Between the phone calls to make, emails to respond to, work, laundry, errands, yada, yada, yada and before you know it you are completely overwhelmed, exhausted and not even close to accomplishing what you set out to do? Yes, so do I. So lets talk about how to reduce your stress.

Keep Calm And Get Your List OnTo Do list

  • In the beginning of the week (as in Sunday night or Monday morning) get out your pen and paper and write, in list form, everything you would like to accomplish this upcoming week.
  • Next, focus on Monday. Keep your list at a maximum of 5 “must-do” from the list you just made. I encourage you to knock off the tasks that are stressing you out the most first. And of course any deadlines you must meet…accomplish them. Get them out of the way and feel your stress begin to melt. This will reduce your anxiety as well. Good! Now you can move on and focus on the next task. Follow the same suit for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, etc.
  • If, on any of these days errands are included on your “to-do” list, try to accomplish all of your running around at once. This will save you time in the long run.
  • Designate a specific time of the day to check your emails and get on social media. This is the downfall for many people. As you may know, it is so easy to get caught up on surfing the web, or seeing what’s going on in the world of facebook. Don’t allow yourself to get caught in that trap until the “5 must-do’s” are finished with!
  • Keep up with creating and conquering your list checkevery week. Soon enough you won’t be able to function without your “to-do” list.
  • Placing that check next to your “must-do” is a wonderful feeling of self-accomplishment. Go You!

Me Time

Having personal time for yourself is so important for your stress levels. Do something that calms your mind and body. Yoga and meditation are what I always turn to. They work like magic when my stress is through the roof. I am happy to give you ideas of what other people like to do to calm their stessed out minds and bodies.

  • get a massage
  • sip on soothing tea
  • read a favorite book
  • watch your favorite movie
  • chit-chat with a friend
  • go for a walk/runmandala
  • have that glass of wine or cocktail….just stick with that 1 though
  • treat yourslef to a mani/pedi
  • cook your favorite dish
  • take a nap
  • color a mandala
  • exercise
  • rock out to music that lifts your spirits

Everyone has stress in their lives at one point or another and more often than not on a daily basis. Figuring out ways to ease and reduce the stress is the trick to help ward off illness and meltdowns. You can fight through the stress. I truly hope these tips help.

Please leave in the comments below what you do to help reduce your stress. We can help each other out.

Rachel Grace

 

 

 

 

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