I recently read a blog post about how to stay dry during the summer months. Specifically, about how to keep your underarms dry. Now I know the summer months can become really hot and most people get uncomfortable being all sweaty and sticky. I’m not a big fan either.
So someone came up with using botox in the underarm to stay dry. Apparently it lasts for 4 months and works really well.
But I have a problem with this.
Who knows what the long-term effects of this chemical are. I’ve mentioned before in earlier posts, you are supposed to sweat. It’s the body’s way of getting rid of toxins that we are constantly taking in. What goes in, must come out.
If the toxin path is blocked, where do they go?
They are retained and absorbed into the body. I believe this is what causes disease. This concerns me greatly. People shouldn’t be afraid of their own bodily functions.
When summer rolls around, let the sweat flow!
Or if this idea makes you shudder, use a great effective natural deodorant made by Real Purity (and get 10% with my special code: “Robin.” Real Purity is definitely my go-to deodorant. No toxins, no problems.
What are your thoughts about using Botox for your underarms? Do you think it’s a bit extreme? Leave your comments below!
Peppermint. You either hate it or love it. I happen to be one of those who love it. Peppermint is so aroma-therapeutic! When I have a headache, all I need to do is mix a drop of lavender oil and one of peppermint in my hand, inhale deeply and my headache goes away. Peppermint when used alone can energize you and lift your spirits.
Since it’s the holidays, I thought it’d be the perfect time to review Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Body Wash. Why? Because it’s scent is exhilarating and uplifting and quite pepperminty!
The body wash is formulated without sulfates, parabens, silicones, ethoxylates, phthalates, PEG or synthetic fragrances. It does contain A LOT of ingredients, but none of them are harmful. I usually don’t care to use products with tons of ingredients, when just a few can do the trick. In this case, however, I really like the body wash and how it performs so I decided to overlook the amount of ingredients.
The minty scent originates from peppermint oil, spearmint oil, wintergreen oil and menthol. The other ingredients are also beneficial to the skin and have many anti aging and antioxidant ingredients including:
- Black seed oil
- Pumpkin seed oil
- Red Raspberry seed oil
- Rosemary Oil
Here are a few of the features of this bodywash:
- The scent is truly refreshing! I especially loved to use this in the morning to wake myself up and at night when I was tired from a long day.
- It foams beautifully…I washed my whole body with just a few squirts.
- This body wash can also be used to wash your face and hands.
- It’s gluten free, which is very important to me and many others out there!
My skin was incredibly soft afterwards without any lotion used. So it let me take a break from applying lotion, which I like to do sometimes to let my skin “breathe.”
Here’s a BAD thing about the body wash:
I squirted it too hard once on my sponge and some got in my eye. Not so pleasant! It burned like hell, so be careful when using.
For some, the price might be too high: $22. But consider you’re getting a large 15 oz. bottle which will last you for months and an effective, natural product with no harmful ingredients.
My final thoughts-
I loved the way the body wash made my skin feel and the energizing scent. I also appreciated how it’s formulated- with pure, safe, and beneficial ingredients.
It can be purchased from the fabulous online store Charleston Naturally, which always sends you 3 free samples with every order.
Now it’s your turn!
What’s your favorite mint scented product?
Do you use any product especially for it’s holiday themed scent?
Have you used this product and what were your impressions?
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
Something that many women know they need to do, but still do not do it is use a daily sunscreen. It’s just another hassle and who has the time to slather on that stuff when you are in a rush to get out of the house for work? This is so important for us to do as excess sun exposure is a major cause of skin damage and aging. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sun and it’s benefits…but even too much of a good thing is bad for you.
How can you add using sunscreen into your daily beauty routine?
Keys Solar RX Sunblock SPF 30 is a fabulous daily sunscreen. It’s lightweight and full of therapeutic ingredients.
The main ingredient it contains for sun protection is zinc oxide (18.5%.) The uncoated zinc has proven to be anti-bacterial and antimicrobial and can reduce redness, rosacea, age spots and melasma.
Solar RX provides broad spectrum UVB, UVA,& UVC and contains natural ingredients. It works as both a sunblock and a moisturizer, so this makes it so easy to apply one product and get multiple benefits.
It hydrates your skin with shea butter and natural oils. It’s delicately scented with an essential oil blend (it smells like citrus to me!)
What makes Keys Solar RX a great product for you?
Keys Solar RX has received many skin care honors. It’s the top rated and safest sunscreen on the EWG’s Skin Deep Report. It’s scored a “0” which is the safest score a product can receive.
Solar RX was even ranked the #1 cosmetic UVA protecting sunblock by Consumer Reports Magazine! One point I definitely want to make about Solar RX is that it should not be used in extreme sun conditions. If done so, it should be applied to the face, neck and hands and reapplied after an hour or 2 of swimming or sunbathing.
It is meant to be a daily sunblock/moisturizer under your makeup for light sun exposure. I made this mistake one day at the beach and paid the price for it with a sunburn!
A friend of mine tried my bottle of Keys Solar RX the other day and as soon as she did, she loved it and purchased some! Discover the incredible therapeutic benefits of Keys Solar RX Sunblock SPF 30 for yourself. You can even order a sample size to try it out. Your skin will thank you for it!
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
Many women like to treat themselves to an occasional day at the salon. Even in today’s struggling economy, we deserve to treat ourselves every so often. My motto is, if you look good, you feel good. As a birthday gift to myself, I made an appointment with my hairstylist. I was ready for a change! After years of being blonde, I dyed my hair a rich dark brown with a few highlights.
Now you might be wondering, I thought she was organic and she dyes her hair?? Well I am organic and that goes for my hair color too. Although rare, you can probably find a salon that uses organic hair color near you. I found my stylist 3 years ago and never looked back. When she was applying the dye to my hair, there was no smell! If you’ve ever used a box of dye before, then you have experienced the horrible odor. I used to dye my mother’s hair and cringe at the smell. What makes dye smell so “chemical?” I think you can probably guess… If the smell is this bad, what is it doing to your body? Stay tuned for more on the dangers of hair dye next time…And let me know what you think of my new do’! )
Liquid soap usually doesn’t excite me. I mean, liquid soap is just soap, right? Well in this case, it’s not just soap.
One day my boyfriend brought home a bottle of Miracle Soap. It kind of resembles Palmolive a bit in color- it’s bright turquoise green! But that’s where the resemblances end.