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?