Find Balance

Happy Monday! I wanted to write this post because I think that a balanced lifestyle is one of the most important components of health. Many people believe that being healthy means eating right, exercising, and practicing healthy behaviors. Although that all may be true, it is important to remember that keeping a balance in life is crucial. We tend to put pressure on ourselves to have the “perfect” body, have the “perfect” outfit, always eat “perfect”, never miss a workout, and live the “perfect” life. But what does “perfect” even mean? Is “perfect” really that healthy? No. Is it ok if you miss a workout? Yes, I did this morning. Is it ok if you eat unhealthy once in a while? Yes, I did last night. Do we need to have the perfect body? No, because there is no such thing as the perfect body. We are all built differently and that is what makes us who we are. I think the word “perfect” is almost unnecessary to use because we all have our own view of what it means. We will all have uncomfortable days and days when we feel unhappy with our bodies. It is just a way of life. By practicing healthy behaviors but keeping balance in mind, you will have the ultimate happy, healthy lifestyle. I hope that all people can see themselves as beautiful, happy, healthy, people πŸ™‚ Enjoy your Monday!

My Skincare Essentials

Many of you may have seen my post about my face wash routine, but today I am going to talk about my favorite moisturizers. As I have mentioned, I have very very sensitive skin. I also care a lot about what is in the beauty products that I use and I try to buy products that are as natural as possible. 

I used to be a Clinique skincare girl but after switching to a more natural lifestyle, the Clinique had to go. I tried using Coconut oil and Vitamin E oil as a facial moisturizer for a while but found myself with a quite greasy face by the end of the day. After trying several products, I have finally found one that I absolutely LOVE! “Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Daily Repairing Moisturizer” has changed my skin. Not only is it less greasy by the end of the day, but it is much healthier looking as well. The best part about is that it is 97% natural, paraben-free, and I can pronounce the ingredients. 

Another thing I struggle with is sensitive legs. Ever since the day I started shaving, my legs would break out the moment I put lotion on them. I have tried all of the tricks and even some of the most natural products (olive oil/coconut oil) still irritate my legs. I was at the health foods store a week weeks ago and saw this lotion and thought I would give it a try, and I am in love! “Weleda Citrus Hydrating Body Lotion” is the best lotion I have ever tried. It leaves my skin super soft and without irritation. Not to mention it is a certified natural product. I found this lotion at Natural Grocers but I am sure you can find it at any health foods store. If anyone has any tips/favorite products that they use for sensitive skin, feel free to comment! 

Happy Friday!