Refresh - Restart - Renew
September is the first month of Autumn - a time to rejuvenate your senses. It is a great opportunity to turn back the clock on aging. Time to get back to an energetic routine stemming from healthy living and healthy eating. We have great tips for you to gain back vitality into your everyday beauty and overall health routines. Sit back and read up on our helpful tips to jump start you in time for back to school, and back to work routines.
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6 Tips to Renew Daily Routines
Summer is coming to an end and that also means that back to new routines is also here. Possibly summer had you out of your usual health and beauty routines making it somewhat difficult to get back to a healthy routine. With a few simple tips we are to help get you back on track. Back to a renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated you!
1) Fade Sunspots Or Age Spots
To fix damage done to your skin from too much sun exposure over the summer, consider using sunscreen to prevent further sun damage. Also be sure to try out our Papaya DIY face scrub as outlined in this month’s newsletter, to hydrate skin and assist in removing dark spots.
2) Freshen Up Dry Damaged Hair
Considering all the sun damage and long days at the beach this summer, your hair has possibly taken it's toll? No worries as there is a few simple steps you can take to repair your dull damaged tresses. Visit your salon to have a trim or new style, helping to cut out those damaged dried out ends. As well try out the papaya hair mask featured in this month’s newsletter to help moisturize your hair. Helping to make it shiner and healthier. Always use temperate water as hot water is drying to your scalp, skin and hair.
3) Moisturize your lips
Even though the sun provides us with much needed Vitamin D, the sun can also dry out our lips if not well protected. Keep lips moisturized and protected with a moisturizing lipstick or lip treatment product such as the Modele Lip Collagen Treatment product. Exfoliate lips at night before bedtime with a paste gently massaged along lips using a soft toothbrush once a week. Paste mix can easily consist of products you have at home such as: baking soda and water. Followed up by using the Modele Lip Collagen Lip Treatment to moisturize the lips after exfoliation.
4) Getting into shape
Chances are that over the summer workouts may have been put on the back burner and a little indulging has taken place. No worries as it’s never too late to kick your workouts into high gear and get your sweat on. Need some new inspiration to get you excited about working out again? Why not try getting workouts done in the mornings to give you a fresh start to your day? Try group workouts for extra motivation such as: crossfit, boot camps, yoga, aerobic classes at your local gym, or joining a running/walking group at your local running club. Not ready for a group atmosphere yet? Try hiring a personal trainer to do some one on one workouts with, invest in some at home weights to have at home workouts, or go swimming if that is more your comfort level. Enjoy playing specific sports? Try joining a league specific to a sport you enjoy such as soccer, basketball or volleyball. Whatever your interest may be make time for your health and go for it!
5) Clean Eating
Summer eating can often lead to excess drinking and eating. In wanting to get back into a healthy routine you can look at making some small changes to get you on your way. Start increasong your water intake throughout the day. Try infused water by adding in strawberry, cucumber, lime and mint to avoid drinking sugary drinks. Keep healthy snacks on hand such as cherry tomatoes, cut up peppers, cucumbers, nuts, edamame, and handy fruits. Most importantly make sure to have a healthy start to your day by eating a breakfast that contains equal amounts of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. For example try adding nuts, omega oil, cinnamon and half an apple to a bowl of oatmeal in the morning for a tasty treat. Either way experiment in making breakfast fun and helping you get that kick start into your mornings.
6) Workout Hair
With getting back into a regular daily routine, comes morning and afternoon workouts. Followed up often by meetings or a fun outing. To get you going we have some hair styling tips to get you ready. Dry shampoo is a great product to use to freshen up your hair quickly after a workout, that is if you haven’t sweat too much. Dry shampoo can also be used previous to a workout along the hairline to soak up sweat while you workout. To style your hair before a workout try a topknot or a braid. So after your workout you will have some waves once you take the top knot or braids out. In the case you are dripping with sweat, then unfortunately you will need to shower. You can at the very least just rinse your hair and for a quick style try a low sleek ponytail.
Papaya to Refresh
To obtain the refreshed you after a sunny summer, in addition to considering September is papaya month; we are providing some great papaya facts this month. Along with two yummy papaya beauty recipes using a few healthy ingredients you can find easily at your local grocer. Papaya fruit is normally consumed in juices, salads, desserts or simply on its own with a wedge of lime. Did you know that papayas provide a great source of Vitamin C, folate, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, carotenoids and lycopene? Another great benefit of eating papaya is for the enzyme, papain, which is great for digestion. The seeds of the papaya fruit are also edible, but keep in mind to eat in only small amounts (1/2 teaspoon) as they have a strong flavor. Tasting more like a cross between mustard and black peppercorns. The large Caribbean or Mexican red papayas are best to consume as they are not genetically modified.
Papaya masks can be used for hydrating the hair nourishing it from root to tip. Considering the amount of beta-carotene papayas contain they are great for battling dry hair, making hair stronger and healthier. Enjoy making the below recipe for healthier renewed hair.
Ingredients: 1 papaya, Honey, Extra Virgin olive oil
Step 1 – Peel and take out seeds of half a papaya. Then chop up half the papaya.
Step 2 – Next put papaya in food processor. Add a tablespoon of honey and one or two tablespoons of olive oil. Add more oil if your hair is too dry. Blend ingredients until smooth texture is reached.
Step 3 – Once ready pour mixture into a bowl. Rinse hair and apply the papaya mask on damp hair. Focusing more on the tips of your hair. Leave mask on for 30 minutes, then rinse and wash hair as normal.
As well papaya is amazing to achieve beautiful glowing skin. It is great for hydrating your skin, while removing dark spots, blemishes and acne. This recipe will hydrate skin, improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, blemishes, acne, age spots and discolored skin.
Ingredients: 2 slices of firm papaya, 1 tablespoon of white or brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon honey
Step 1 – Peel and remove seeds from two slices of firm papaya.
Step 2 – Put cut slices into food processor while adding in the sugar and honey. Process until a smooth consistency is reached.
Step 3 – Once scrub is ready apply to face. Apply to clean skin. Best to apply scrub to face after pores are open perhaps after a shower. Using fingertips apply scrub in circular motion focusing on the parts with most imperfections.
Step 4 – Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off.
Don’t forget to enjoy eatting the rest and also to try the papaya seeds!
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