Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Do you wake up the same time each night?

I found this chart this morning in my in box for a brand of products that I love and take regularly- Super Elixir by Wellco.
This chart reflects TCM ( traditional Chinese medicine) our 24 hour body clock for each organs regeneration. My times are:
11/1/3/5am I'm finally up for the day!!

Quite interesting to see the connection between the wake time and your body's organs. Because I wake up so frequently ....I can see I have a lot going on! 


I want to sleep better thru the night - so maybe I will try their new tea! It's called Sleep Welle Anti-Anxiety Tea.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Charcoal Treatment Mask - Deep Refinement and Cleansing for Summer Skin

Summer brings its share of humidity which affects the clarity of the our skin, compound that when you live in a heavily polluted area, and your skin can get build up, uneven texture, break out.

To the rescue....Beautycounter Purifying Charcoal Mask! Super effective and can be used weekly or as a spot treatment when your have a blemish appear (usually right before a big event...like a wedding!!) brings down inflammation and refines the skin, while kaolin and charcoal get to work on absorbing oils and dirt from the pores.

Use on clean skin apply a thin layer and leave on for 10 minutes, if it dries down completely, dampen your hands and apply to the skin giving a light massage adding more water as needed. Then remove with a soft cloth, sponge or shammy. Rinse well, splash cool water 10 times and then continue with your beauty ritual. I like to follow with the Beautycounter Balancing Face Oil $68 and Nourishing Night Cream $47 - click the shop button on the right and you can purchase products right there.

#beautifulskin #charcoalmask #beautycounter #faceoils #charcoalbar

The other favorite products to explore include the Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm, Cleansing Balm is such a huge favorite as I can use with or without water (reminds me of when my mom would cleanse her skin with Cold Cream back in the day and tissue off) so when I am traveling I can still use the Cleansing Balm that way. And also I will often add a bit more to clean skin at night and wear it to bed as a little special treatment mask for my skin.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Super Saturday ~ Stay Healthy

Happy Saturday! Living for the weekend. Here are some of my favorite ways to
Kick off the day: The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein (chocolate is amazing all organic plant protein) with prebiotic & probiotic for good gut health (which also benefits the brain!), keeps you fuller longer, digestive enzymes + 15 grams of protein. Add a banana or super greens and coconut milk. Seriously gets you thru the morning, no hunger! My friend Ela has added this to her morning routine as breakfast and lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks 
:-) nice benefit. 

Dr Frank Lipman l-glutamine helps reduce sugar cravings, plays a vital role in gastro health, promotes muscle tone and ALA reduces inflammation, balances blood sugar and protects skin collagen! www.bewellbydrfranklipman.com  use 15HYATT to save 15% this weekend!

Have an awesome weekend! #weekendwarriors #thesuperelixir #bewell #drfranklipman

Friday, June 17, 2016

The American Dream: Mirakle Cream

The American Dream Better: Skin Mirakle Cream.

I love a great American Dream. When an industry colleague sent me this product to try, I was immediately smitten. I loved the package right away, this little jar comes in this adorable drawstring bag with a beautiful color print to match the label on the jar, so vibrant!

Then I started using it, I first tried it on my hands, (which were bitten by my new puppy, Remy  she's teething) it was lovely, melted into the skin, hydrated my little bite marks, reduced the inflammation and redness. 

Then I tried it on my sons, they always complain of dry skin despite having a bit of combination T zone issues. 

In the winter their skin just doesn't feel comfortable. When the kids were little I could have used this cream, it would have been great on Dane's red irritated cheeks. It's healing and very comforting. I decided that night that I would forgo my expensive creams and serums, and try this little Mirakle Cream. What I found was it was divine. It kept my skin moisturized and soothed, all night. 

I wound up with my skin protected from TEWL (trans epidermal water loss) -especially in winter when the heat is on in Chicago and the air outside is cold, we lose so much water evaporating from our skin. The drier the skin the more sensitive it is, so you see the vicious cycle that so many people complain about their skin being uncomfortable in winter.

This is great product, at a great price with huge potential.....plus......

I love the story, esthetician moves from her native country to the US to pursue the American Dream, she brings with her amongst her prize possessions her recipe for a skin cream she made for her clients in her native homeland - The Republic of Uzbekistan, meets an industry beauty veteran and as they say the rest is history!

It reminds me of how many a great beauty companies started with a vision & a prized cream: Estee Lauder-Super Rich All Purpose Cream, Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Creme, Mary Kay started by opening a store front with just 5 products.

Here is a link to the product and learning more about the ingredients and story of the founders!