8 Bare-Minimum Skincare Practices To Start Right Now

It’s well known how much self-care can boost your self-esteem and make you feel more confident every day. Yet, a lot of people feel like self-care is too much of a dream. With so much to do, they never have the time to treat themselves. Even when they do, they are so exhausted that they’d rather lay on the sofa, scroll through their phone and watch TV. 

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This is tempting, but it doesn’t drive the positive changes you need to look and feel healthier. Although full-blown self-care can feel a little too much for the time you have, there are other options to explore. At the very least, a skincare routine is something everyone should consider, and here are eight fundamental factors to consider. 

Invest In a Daily Cleanser 

Daily cleansers are a must, especially if you spend a lot of your day moving around, going to the store, work, school, and more. Your skin collects dirt, debris, grease, and oil, and if you don’t cleanse your skin each day, the buildup can cause blotchiness and breakouts that are more tricky to deal with than you’d like.

You can use your daily cleanser in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening, which helps you maintain clean and clear skin at all times. The more powerful cleansers can also remove makeup before you go to bed without stripping your skin of its natural oils or causing redness. 

Wear Sunscreen Every Day 

Modern advice is to wear sunscreen every day and not just when you’re on vacation basking in the baking heat. However, even though people know this, they still ignore the advice, especially if the weather is overcast or it’s cold, despite there being clear skies. 

Even the smallest amount of UV exposure can cause long-term damage if you don’t take the correct steps toward protecting your skin. The most important place to consider is putting sunscreen on your face every day. You should find a moisturizer that has SPF protection included, which is convenient as you only need to use one product rather than two. 

Keep Your Skin Hydrated 

As much as continuous sun exposure can increase the chances of dry skin and wrinkles, so can a lack of proper hydration. From moisturizing to drinking plenty of water, you can keep your skin – and yourself – hydrated in many ways. 

A routine should involve moisturizing when you wake up and before you go to bed. If you combine this with drinking plenty of water throughout the day, you can keep your skin healthy and hydrated and ensure it looks young for longer. 

Balance Exfoliation 

Scrubs and exfoliators are a great way to remove impurities and help your skin stay refreshed as they remove dead skin cells. However, many people fall into the trap of exfoliating too much. While it’s good to exfoliate now and again, you shouldn’t do it every day. 

This is because too much exfoliation can stop your skin from having protective benefits. As you remove these, you increase your skin’s sensitivity and encourage irritation, which creates the opposite of what you need from a skincare routine. Furthermore, regular (but not too regular) exfoliation will also ensure your other skincare products are more effective. 

Get Ahead of Aging Skin 

No one can escape aging, but you can delay it as long as you practice the correct approach. Anti-aging products are an excellent place to start, as these will reduce the prevalence of wrinkles, eye bags, and other common aging signs. 

As previously mentioned hydration and cleaners, are also excellent ways to prevent early signs of aging. Quitting bad habits is another, so if you’re partial to a few too many wines before bed or are yet to kick your smoking habit, now is the best time to stop.

Find Products You Like 

No matter who you are, you’ve had recommendations from friends, colleagues, family, and strangers online. These recommendations have pointed you to the perfect products, and perhaps some of them are, for others at least. 

But, they might not be good for you, so it’s important to pick products that are good for your skin to ensure you get the full benefit. As everyone’s skin is different, you can’t always rely on recommendations to see magical results. So, consider your skin type and search for products formulated to improve it. 

Bring Travel-Sized Products With You 

Some people deal with skin care needs at any time of the day, and you never know when you might need to top up your moisturizer or apply some lotion quickly. Of course, carrying around your entire collection is unfeasible, especially if you’ve invested in every bottle, jar, and tube you can find. 

Travel-sized products that you can keep in your purse or luggage are a fantastic solution. These products can be just the fundamentals that will tide you over until you get home, but they will still keep your skin in excellent condition and prevent random breakouts due to the harsh city air or stale sensation of sitting on a plane for hours. 

Treat Yourself to Professional Services

You don’t need to rely on your skincare routine, either. There are some factors that you should leave to the professionals, especially if you’re preparing for a vacation. For your bikini line, underarms, or eyebrows, services like infinitylaserspa.com can provide fast and effective results without the after-wax redness that many people experience. 

Seeking these services at important times of the year can boost your confidence while also reducing the stress of finding the time (and energy) to do it all yourself. Plus, it’s always fun to feel pampered, and if you’ve not had the chance to relax for a while, there’s no better way to change that. 

The Bare Minimum

It’s challenging to remember everything you need to do to keep yourself healthy and glowing, both physically and mentally. If high-maintenance routines feel far too much hassle to handle, a smaller and more manageable approach should appeal to you. It still helps you look and feel good, but you also don/t spend all day worrying about how your skin – and therefore everything else – is affected by minor problems. 

7 Facets Of A Makeover To Look Forward To

A makeover is a great way to change up your look without going through a complete style overhaul. The best part is you can do it at any age. Whether you’re looking for a new haircut, color, or just a different style, a makeover can help you achieve the look you want.

There are many different aspects of a makeover that you can choose to focus on, but here are seven of the most popular:

1. Hair

This is perhaps the most obvious facet of a makeover. A new haircut or color can totally transform your look. If you’re not sure what kind of change you want, consult with a professional stylist to find the perfect cut and color for you. Drastic changes, like going from long to short hair or changing your hair color from dark to light, can be especially transformative.

2. Makeup

Another popular aspect of a makeover is changing up your makeup routine. Trying new shades and techniques can help you find a look that’s perfect for you. Again, consulting with a professional can be helpful if you’re not sure where to start.

3. Clothing

If you’re looking for a more drastic change, altering your clothing style is a great way to do it. Trying different silhouettes, fabrics, and colors can help you achieve the look you desire. Remember, it’s important to dress for your body type and personal style.

4. Accessories

Another way to change up your look is by accessorizing differently. Whether it’s adding or removing jewelry, changing your handbag, or wearing different glasses or sunglasses, accessories can make a big impact on your overall appearance.

5. Body

If you want to focus on your body, there are a few different ways to go about it. Getting in shape and toning your body is one way to achieve a new look. Or, you could try something drastic like getting a tattoo or piercing. A new smile can also be on the cards for you, with teeth straightening a great option to consider.

6. Home

Believe it or not, your home can also play a role in your makeover. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, consider redecorating your space. Something as simple as adding some new throw pillows or artwork can make a big difference. Making one room in your home as beautiful and inviting as possible can also be a great way to change up your look.

7. Mindset

Finally, the most important facet of a successful makeover is your mindset. If you’re not confident and comfortable with the changes you’re making, they’re likely to fail. So, before you embark on your makeover journey, make sure you’re mentally prepared for it. Involve your friends and family in the process so they can help support and encourage you.

There you go

These are just a few of the many facets of a makeover. By focusing on one or more of these areas, you can create a whole new look for yourself. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning your makeover.

Beneficial Products for the Great Outdoors

Looking for some products that will make your next outdoor excursion a little easier or better? Check these out.
environmentally friendly sunscreen
Price: $5.99 +
When adventuring outside, number one thing is to have sunscreen on. Rubber Ducky, whose motto is “just like water off of a duck’s back” has been cruelty-free since 1984 and chemical-free since 2013. The sunscreen, which is formulated and made in the USA, is eight hours water resistant—you can actually see the water bead up and not soak in. However, please be careful, as some of it is tinted- I have never used a tinted sunblock, I don’t use makeup, and I didn’t know there was any such thing. The one that says “for faces” is tinted, and is REALLY tinted. It will turn your face, neck, hands, and anything else you touch a bizarre pinkish-brownish color, and it gets all over anything you touch for the rest of the day. Your clothes, bra, bathing suit, car seats- it’s a literal hot mess if you aren’t expecting it. Which I wasn’t. We all went to put it on our faces- and we then spent the rest of the day trying to get it off ourselves. The clothes did come clean after several treatments and washes in the machine, so at least there is that! I am going to read the labels much more carefully from now on- I always look for SPF, sustainability, reef safety, and to make sure it hasn’t been tested on animals- now I will add to read to make sure it ISN’T tinted, LOL. That’s a mistake I hope to only make once! If you like tinted sunblock, there you go. If you don’t, learn from my stupidity, haha- what a disaster.
pirani cup
Price: $24.95
Nothing beats kicking back in the sunshine and enjoying your favorite beverage and Pirani’s insulated reusable tumblers are the perfect vessel to drink out of.  The only reusable cup you’ll need, Pirani is perfect for hot or cold drinks, Pirani is:
Easily Stackable – perfect for storing or packing on the go
Skinny Walled Triple Insulation – Keeps your drinks at a perfect temperature without a sweaty mess!
Leak-proof and indestructible lid (no sand in your drink), premium quality 18/8 stainless steel, powder-coated finish and lifetime warranty
Dishwasher safe and unbreakable. The “dishwasher safe” part is really great- so many of these types of reusable cups can’t go into the dishwasher, which is pretty inconvenient. Small problems overall, but they keep the item from being used as much as you might otherwise because it’s just not as easy as the rest.
Pirani Life strives to maintain this momentum of sustainability moving forward and pledges to design products that will help reduce single-use plastic. Reducing single use anything is so important.
pre packaged vegan food
Price: $3.99 per pouch
Cooking outdoors? Make it easy with BeanVIVO’s ready-to-eat organic beans in convenient pouches. Pre-cooked, you can heat them up on the campfire stove (or if you’re glamping, microwave) and in no time you can have scrumptious black beans, coconut curry chickpeas, three bean vegan chili, or refried pinto beans. High in protein, these beans are rich in healthy macro and micronutrients. They are chock full of fiber, which helps you feel satisfied while you are on-the-go. My husband really loves these- we all liked them, but he loved them and ordered more already.

Focus Focus! Vitamin by KalaVita

I take vitamins and supplements for quite a few different purposes, including one for my hair, skin, and nails (combination vitamin for me). As I get older, and after having kids, your skin and hair and nails can become thin, brittle, easy to damage and hard to heal. Dull. Prone to breaks (hair and nails) and wrinkles, dry and/or oily patches, and just thinner skin in general (which is a main reason why your skin wrinkles).

I just tried these new chews (think gummies) that are also said to improve brain function, as well as improve energy levels. They taste nice- like a gummy bear without the over the top sweetness. I take them as the last supplement, since they can get rid of that weird aftertaste some vitamins leave in your mouth. Sort of like a palate cleanser in a way.

Focus Focus! by KalaVita; delicious vegan gummies powered by nature, with no artificial flavors, sugar-free and gluten-free.

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Focus Focus! Promotes focus & concentration, with ingredients like L-Theanine, an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves, it keeps you calm, regulated, and clear for lift-off, and Neumentix, a clinically proven ingredient from patented spearmint lines to support focus during the day without disrupting sleep at night.

We know that you wouldn’t recommend to your audience something that you haven’t tried or thoroughly researched before. That’s why we’d love to send you some Focus Focus! samples, to you for trying them and include them in one of your future listicles, or stories. We want to connect you and your audience with KalaVita’s value of optimizing their daily health and wellness with innovation, simplicity, and delight.

More Information, via the website

  • Help improve concentration, memory, and cognitive function, without the caffeine jitters or 3 PM slump
  • Formulated with Neumentix™ to improve focus, memory, and cognitive functions; Guarana extract and L-Theanine to sharpen concentration and boost energy level
  • Best 0-sugar caffeine alternative

Try it out and see what you think of it- you might find something you’d like to add to your health and beauty arsenal.

Skincare for Men

When it comes to beauty and wellbeing, it’s not just for the girls. Men, get in on the self-care act with skincare products from vegan and cruelty free brands Isa Lazo and Masktini.


This Isa Lazo Skin Toner is the perfect way to elevate your skincare routine because it is a gentle composition of rose water, witch hazel, and a complex blend of botanical extracts. Filled with antioxidants, rose water helps preserve a radiant glow. Simply use after cleansing your skin to refresh and prepare for moisturizer.

Take your glow on the go with Masktini’s Woke Bae. This whenever moisture spritz is perfect for throwing in your gym bag… or spritzing whenever. This invigorating formula contains an advanced complex containing hyaluronic acid and collagen-boosting marine algae polymers to instantly plump away fine lines. Simply spritz on after the gym and glow all day.

My husband and I regularly do facemasks- you may think I’m just saying that, but if you follow me on IG, FB, or Twitter, than you know it’s true, lol. My youngest son, now 14, used to participate regularly, but now he’s a TEEEEEENAGER, so. Once in a while. It’s good to have gender neutral masks or aimed at men, as some can be very sensitive about that sort of thing. But even for men like my guys who are pretty secure in themselves, it’s nice that it’s not all flowers and etc. Check it out for Father’s Day or whenever you need to buy a gift.

Palm Oil is Destroying the Environment – This Man Is Challenging the Skincare Industry

Palm oil is the most common form of edible vegetable oil. It is made from the fruit of oil palm trees, which originally grew in Western Africa but are now grown in tropical regions all over the world.

Palm oil can be found in more than 70% of cosmetics. The palm oil industry also has a devastating impact on the environment, contributing to global deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss, the palm oil industry also has a devastating impact on the environment.

Sure, you may not see “palm oil” in the ingredients, but palm is hiding as emulsifiers and surfactants with generically chemical-sounding names—like sorbitan olivate, sorbitan stearate, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, and more.

Additionally, palm oil offers NO benefits to soap or other beauty products – it is simply a filler.  We are needlessly destroying the environment for no reason. Sadly, most major soap brands use palm oil.

all natural soap

This is why David Bass founded Peet Bros. Palm-Free Soaps and Lotions. Filled with all natural and moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter and Olive Oil, Peet Bros. makes products that are good for your skin and good for the environment.  But great ingredients also mean being completely free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.

Harvesting palm oil destroys rainforests, wipes out endangered species, and violates human rights. Sustainable palm oil does nothing to reduce the destruction. We exist to expose the industry and make way better, moisturizing products that are palm oil free.
Peet Bros are activists with a much better solution to make palm oil free soap. 

Peet Bros puts themselves and their brand’s profit second so they can put you and the planet first. Our 100% palm oil free soap bars and lotions are filled with more good stuff like Shea Butter and Olive Oil because they believe you are how you clean—and you don’t need to compromise. P.S. Palm free bar soaps work wonderfully as hand soap.

They smell nice, they feel good, and they don’t harm the planet to make or to use.
Seems like a no brainer to me- this is one product that everyone should try.

Head over to the site and place your order today- you can get %10 off your first order when you visit the page, as well.

One-Stop-Shop Skincare Brand For The Whole Family

Between scents, allergies and function, when every family member favors a different skincare brand, it can feel like shopping for different skincare items is never ending. Everyone needs something different, which can be annoying for the primary shopper to keep track of. Thankfully, there is a brand out there that seems to have it all covered. Have you tired Belli Skincare yet?

Belli Skincare has a bundle that will satisfy every family member’s needs:

  • Body Bliss – Features the Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and Pure and Pampered Body Wash for a allergen-free exfoliating and cleansing experience.
  • Dew You – The All Day Moisture Body Lotion and Elasticity Belly Oil is all about keeping skin healthy, nourished and hydrated.
  • On The Spot – Focused on acne control and improving the complexion, the Anti-Blemish Face Wash, Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator and Acne Control Spot Treatment work together to repair skin.

Belli Skincare products are dermatologist-approved and free from harmful chemicals, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, gluten, phthalates and preservatives. They smell really nice too- nothing overpowering, just a light scent. My favorite is the cleansing gel, it never leaves my skin dry or greasy, and it does keep it clear.

My husband and youngest son use these skincare items as well. The face wash works for all of us, and the acne spot treatment is something both my youngest and I use on a regular basis- though honestly, myself most of all.

Keeping your skin moist is always a challenge, but the Dew You works really well. None of us have dry skin any longer, and the smell doesn’t bother anyone. It’s not overly an overly feminine scent, so the husband and son like it as well. We really like Belli Skincare, you should give it a try. Save money, time, and use less chemicals while you are at it.

EOSSI Beauty Treatment – CBD Face Oil

Making its debut on International Self-Care Day (July 24) with its first product release is Eossi facial oil, with 1,000mg hemp-derived CBD and other natural ingredients that will achieve your summer glow goals. Please see the video below for unboxing and my thoughts.

“Eossi Beauty, the newest indie beauty brand creating affordable luxury plant-based products, officially launched its brand on International Self-Care Day and announced the first product drop: Facial Glow Oil #8. Inspired by the power of plants, including argan oil and CBD, the Facial Glow Oil #8 illuminates the skin with natural ingredients.

Designed to complement a daily beauty routine, the facial oil is a hydrating, restorative skincare solution that gives the skin a natural glow. The Eossi Beauty team created Facial Glow Oil #8 after recognizing a growing demand in the beauty space for high-quality, trusted CBD products at accessible price points. The ingredients—which include essential oils and broad-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD that is third-party lab tested—were meticulously selected for their skin-enhancing properties.

Facial Glow Oil #8 is named for the formulation: Of the 16 batches tested when developing the final formula, #8 was the perfect one.” (according to Business Wire)

Visit https://eossibeauty.com