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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Why Moisturizer is Important for Skin

Each season brings new experiences to our skin. Summer and air conditioners make our skin sweaty, greasy, and dehydrated. Neither winter does cuddle our skin, when outside air is cold and  when we are at home, heaters  draw moisture from the air and makes our skin warm and dry. All of this is harmful for our skin all year round, so you need to take care of  it.  Moisturize it to avoid  premature aging.
Our skin should be treated gently and not be allowed to be left without protection from the weather, either summer or winter.
Even 90 percent of the human body is actually water, hydration is important for the normal functioning of the whole body.   It helps your  body to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins.  It helps maintain pH balance and it also  also prevent kidney stones, urinary infections and improve digestion. Equally important factor in preserving beautiful and healthy skin. Hydration of the skin remains supple and soft, mitigate the negative effects of aging, and the water in the skin has an additional function - enhances its protective role.

There are several ways to maintain a good skin moisture, especially by drinking sufficient amount  of liquids.  It is estimated that you have to drink about 6-8 glasses of water a day.  Please don't count coffee on it as coffee is  diuretic.

The skin can be further hydrated using  face creams and lotions for the body.  Products should not contain alcohol because it enhances the skin from drying out.

The skin can be further hydrated after workout with our FRE PURIFY ME.  FRE's  Facial Creamis made from a unique combination of desert plants : Argan and Jojoba 

Below is a 12 tricks for better skin hydration:

1 Avoid long hot baths and showers. Take a shower in 10 minutes in lukewarm, never too hot, water.

2. Check how much dry your skin is. Scratch the small area of skin with your fingernail such as  arm or leg, if  you see  white residue,  that means that your skin needs exfoliation and hydration.

3.  Treat your neck and chest the same way you treat your face.

4. Make sure that  your beauty products are clean and simple, avoid those labeled 'antibacterial' because they  can  irritate the skin.

5. For soft hands and feet,   lubricate them with good moisturizer before bedtime then slip soft gloves and socks for the  cream to absorb overnight.

6. Before  tanning, avoid perfumes and perfumed lotions.

7. Soften rough elbows after peeling with the help of a grapefruit. Divide grapefruit and dip your elbows into it every 15 minutes.

8. Exercise and sweat - sweat stimulates the elimination of toxins from the body, and exercise ensures good circulation

9. Change creams and lotions changing seasons - in summer you needed more lenient, and winter strong hydration.

10. Avoid smoking, tanning and sunbathing - all that accelerates aging.

11. For double protection lubricate the skin cream with vitamin C over a cream sunscreen. The cream will prevent skin damage, dehydration and wrinkles.

12. Do not touch your  face with your hands.   Especially the eye area. Do not rub your eyes, the skin around them is very sensitive and delicate.

Funding for hydration are very diverse: fruit and mass solutions, emulsions, creams. Skin should be hydrated when needed and at least once a day if the skin is dry. Oily skin, naturally, requires less  hydration. Hydration can be combined with facial massage.

One of the products for skin care is  lard. It is prepared in a porcelain mortar, detailed decomposition grinded or mashed raw materials with a vegetable or animal fat to obtain a homogeneous mass. To obtain the fats used and liquid extracts from plants which are mixed with fat.

Lack or loss of moisture strongly affects the skin. Therefore, apply different cosmetic treatments - steam baths, compression, rubbing the face with ice cubes, etc. Steam baths are usually done before other cosmetic treatments.

Amber Kennedy from

Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this  post.  The article above was provided by  FRE Company  and the products were also sent to me for testing purposes.  I am including my own take on the products.

FRE is short for Fit, Resilient, and Elegant.  Yes this   specific line of products are  created  for  active women who love to  workout, sweat it out and stay fit.    It's a comprehensive  3-step treatment that builds skin resilience day after day.  I like the fact that  for every set  a customer purchase, FRE will  plant a tree of life or Argan tree.  I have .heard so much good stuff about argan oil and was happy to see that the Argania Active complex  is one of the active  ingredient of this line.  Argania Active complex is created  from kernel and leaf of the argan tree.  This products
The Purify me is is the hydrating facial cleanser.  I love  cleaning my face with this after my  workout and my face is all swety.  It  smells good and it feels great as you  gently massage your  face with this cleanser.  This is another motivating factor for working out, at least for my own personal  opinion.  
After the cleaning, this  Protect Me  defense facial moisturizer can shield your skin  from UVA and IRA rays.  This also prevent dark spots which I like.  Jow you can use the Protect Me  before your workout but I love using it  after I shower and go on with day.  
The Revive Me is the deep replinishing serum.  You can use this after work out but I only use it at night.   This makes my skin  feel rejuvinated.  This year, I promised myself that I would take very good care of my skin so .I am glad I was offered the opportunity to  try these products.  

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Welcoming 2017 at a Friend's House

Our plan was to  stay at home and wait for the ball drop during the new year's but a family friend invited us over to their new house  so we could ring the new year together.  It was a fun night for all of us.  
We had some  delicious foods to eat while catching up and waiting for the ball to drop.
We didn't even  watch the performances of  celebrities because we were busy talking to each other.  It 's been a while since we  got together so there are so much to catch onto.
Our children had so much fun playing with each other.
Thabnks Marie and Steve for  opening your home to us, it was a night to remember  for sure.  One of those moments we shared with you that we will treasure forever.
We love  the Mascio's, they are the most kind-hearted, and down-to-earth people you will ever meet.  Despit their status in life, they keep their feet on the  ground.  I admired  and respect them for that.  
We didn't   come home until after two in the morning.  We took some photos together before we  left.
While having a blast at their home, my mind kept thinking of my Mom because I wasn't able to call her and talked to her.  There's still no electricity  when my siter  visited  her.  When she came back to the city, I learned that she was sick and  very weak.  It's so jhard when you are so far away from your love ones.  I feel helpless.  I asked my other sister to go home and  take care of our Mother for a while and bring her to the hospital.
We started our new  year with friends and it was  wonderful.  We  saw each other again  at the  mass in the morning.  We also  visited my  father-in-law  after attending the Sunday service at Gables Care Center  in Hopedale Ohio.  

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Welcoming the 2017

As the  year 2016 come to an end, I want to  thank God for the wonderful time this year has been.  Although we have  experienced some bumps along the way but we were blessed with so many  and for that I am grateful.  This year was an eye opener for me.  I got to  really examine who I can trust and  realized who the most important  people are in my life.  I am sad to let some go but that's life.  The  important thing is that we learned from our  mistakes and moved on from there.   
 Our plan is to celebrate our new year here at our  new home but  a family friend invited us to ring in the new year at their new home so we will try to do that this year.  That would be something different as we always  spend our new years at home.  
I hope that I would be able to talk to My Mom before  the year ends.  It will depend on the  signal of the phone at our place.  They just had a typhoon during Christmas and  they are still on black out there.  That's the problem with my Mom's place, it is so remote that when typhoon hits, electric always goes out.  
Anyway, I want to wish you all a happy new year.  May the new year brings us all  some peace and prosperity.  Cheers!  God bless you all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Just Add Confetti

Five days till Christmas, I am excited!  Gifts are wrapped,  cards were sent out, now  we wait for the    most important part, celebrating the true reason why we have CHRISTmas.  May we remember  to give thanks to  God for all our blessing this year.  I am grateful for everything we experienced this year including the  hurdles as it made us stronger and better.  It's been a year of fun memories for us. 
 I am also grateful for companies like Beauty Box 5 who have been a big part of this blog this year.  It's fun receiving  5 different products in a box  every month from them.  This month's box includes liquid gossamer, rain bath body wash, cerapeutic  restoring body lotion, freezing finish hair spray, and lip gloss.  The liquid illuminator provides the perfect highlight.  I am not fond of the smell of the lotion but I like how it feels on my skin.  The hairspray is great if you want your curls to stay  in place.  The products on this  box is party perfect, just add confetti and you're good to go.  
My daughter and I love the highly pigmented lip gloss.  It's perfect to wear alone or layer over lipstick for more intense finish.  My eleven year old is showing interest in  beauty products, she asked if she can try the lip gloss and I told her to go for it.  
 The semi matte formula provides  both rich moisture and a color that last through out the day or night.  She also  used the  rain bath since she has a new  sponge that her friend gave her  for Christmas. 

Disclosure:   The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. I was provided with the product/s mentioned to help me facilitate this review but opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Let me start by saying, Merry Christmas to all of you!   I am a bit late this year in making our personalized greeting cards but it is better than late than never right? I gathered my lovelies last night and took some  family photos  by our Christmas tree.  The men always oppose to this but they will thank me later (I hope) lol.
 Our  furry minions are always ready for photo shoot, I just wish Champ would look in the camera.  I had a free offer for  greeting cards as a reward but forgot to use it right away so I let that opportunity expired which made me upset.  So now, I had to pay for what I have ordered wahhh.  That's one of the consequences  of being forgetful or I'll be honest, getting old lol.  Lesson learned!
I was gonna let it  fly without a  personalized greeting card this year but I didn't feel  it's right especially that this is our first year in this new home.  The problem of  ordering it this late is that, the shipping takes time so I won't be able to get them till next week.  I procrastinated  big time this year but at least I am done shopping for gifts which I am glad.  I did most of my shopping online.  Again, my regret was not doing it on Black Friday, I woud have saved  some  cash.  Glad I found some deals online, it wasn't much as compared to the Black Friday deals but I still saved some. 
May all of us have a wonderful Christmas celebration and a peaceful  new year.  Hoping for the best for the coming year of the Rooster 2017.  According to  Chinese Zodiac, you are a rooster if you were born in the years 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.  My husband and  daughter are both roosters.
The card turned out awesome, all of it were sent out already to friends and family.  

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