Be Mindful of YOU

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of yourself. Some people are all about working super hard and playing even harder. I used to live like this, thinking that I had to make a great amount of money by working hard and rewarding myself to the fullest. I would go to my classes, then work and then go all out on the weekend…sometimes not the weekend. My health slowly declined and I ALWAYS had a cold or some kind of pain or virus. There comes a time when you just have to completely STOP and take some time for you.

Your average 23 year old probably isn’t thinking that they need to eat clean or buy/make natural skincare and makeup or DIY their own laundry detergent and household cleaners. However, I am because just taking those steps can significantly improve my health and also my bank account. Right now I am completely focused on eating clean and taking are of my skin. These things both go hand in hand and if I only focused on one, I probably wouldn’t see results. Pay attention to what goes in your body as well as on your body.

I ran across this website called LittleGreenDot and her values of a natural and simple lifestyle line up right along with mine. I eagerly signed up for her weekly newsletter on skincare and I am currently binge reading her blog posts. I will most definitely be trying out some of her DIY recipes, especially for gifts this coming Christmas. Check her website out!

I recently started using this face wash from the Indie Lee line. It’s natural, smells decent, and makes my skin freakin’ glow! Don’t worry I still use Honey Love from Leahlani, but I needed a night cleanser that could remove all of my makeup. I found out about doublimg_4211e cleansing not too long ago and have been doing it for about three weeks now. I first wash with an oil (grape seed, olive, coconut) and then follow up with one of my cleansers. Once a week I’ll usually exfoliate with Lush’s Dark Angels as a skin clarifier. The only thing I use that’s not all natural is my sunscreen in the morning…I am currently working on that.

I would like to get to a point where I make my own face washes and moisturizers, but I am not quite there yet. Baby steps. Though, I do occasionally make my own lotions and body scrubs and that is a start.

I hope you all enjoyed reading, I’m going to go home and make some tortilla soup and enjoy this beautiful fall day!

What do you do to take care of yourself?

ChelsiKay

 

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Be Mindful of YOU

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