Looking after your health and well-being is thankfully a trend that is not going away anytime soon. Our daily lives are often so full of hurried communication, technology and comparison, and pollution and stress, that taking time to decompress and tend to You is vital.
Self-care is no longer just a buzz word, but an essential act of kindness to oneself, to your ability to be present with others, continue to be productive, and to live long and happy lives. And big goals take big efforts so the energy reset self-care provides is even more important the busier you are! So here's 5 of our favourite to do's for loving on YOU, Valentine's Day or not!
You don't need persmission or a special book or special place, but making it a habit to pick up a pen, take some deep breaths and write faster than your hand can keep up can be extremely cathartic and revolutionary.
Write what's on your mind right now before moving onto a to-do list, 3 things you are grateful for, or writing to a love song that you imagine you and your current or future lover to be dancing to. There's no rules - just make it your own and make space for it in your daily life in some way.
Exercise can often be a medicine for most ailments too, if you’re struggling to sleep at night or suffering with cramps you might find that gentle exercise alleviates the pain. Of course you should consult your health practitioner before starting out any kind of new and strenuous activity. After starting a new exercise regimen the majority of people feel that they can sleep better, they feel brighter and their body is more in shape.
Whatever you do this Valentine's weekend, be sure to put yourself first and nourish, nurture, appreciate and recuperate your heart, mind, body and soul.
The Arbonne Clear Future Skincare line and the Greens Balance powder has assisted me in clearing, healing and helping to improve my post-pill problem skin and may also help those with pimples or acne prone skin. These products are not just for teens, but also adults and men and women alike.
WHAT I USED
⇢ CLEAR FUTURE SKINCARE SET & OVERNIGHT MASK: https://bit.ly/2D3S5fR
⇢ PREPWORK CLEANSING POLISH: https://bit.ly/2IScrfh
⇢ CC CREAM: https://bit.ly/2GEkmeR
⇢ LIQUID CONCEALER: https://bit.ly/2vlMD3s
⇢ MATTIFYING POWDER: https://bit.ly/2DtVNiw
⇢ GREENS BALANCE: https://bit.ly/2PquWc4
⇢ DIGESTION PLUS PROBIOTICS: https://bit.ly/2GD4TMb
⇢ CITRUS FIZZ STICK: https://bit.ly/2YIJEPG
⇢ 30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING SET: https://bit.ly/2Njyejp
*This is not an Arbonne official video, but it is my personal experience and views and results may be different for you. Arbonne offer a 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and you can find more about that here: https://bit.ly/2GBj5UK
A quick comparison of skincare, makeup and body beauty products for dry skin vs oily skin and what to use when, from an oily skinned friend! ;)
This month, purchase any of the five RE9 Advanced Sets, and you'll get the Arbonne Intelligence Counter Spot Essence for FREE!
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Treat uneven skin tone spots and wrinkles in one step with this nighttime must-have. The controlled release, ceramide-encapsulated retinol works overnight with punarnava root extract to target both visible and invisible spots .
Offer ends 14/11 at 11.59pm local time,
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WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!
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Ok, this company is on fire with the new products this year!! Introducing Arbonne® Bio-Hydria™, designed to pump up dehydrated skin with refreshing hydration from the inside and out for a dewy but not wet, healthy-looking glow.
UNISEX & AFFORDABLE HYDRATION WITH THIS SIMPLE SYSTEM
DID YOU KNOW:
Our skin naturally contains about 64% water.* However, pollution, dry air
and other external factors can dry out and dehydrate skin, leaving it dull and gloomy.
*H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158
PROPRIETARY UNIQUE INGREDIENTS
Proprietary sustainable Edulis Cellular Water (derived from succulents!) helps to deeply hydrate and maintain the moisture every skin type needs, while sustainably sourced Aloe Vera contains vitamins and minerals derived from the inner part of the leaf, to help moisturize and support the skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow. So you can be as low maintenance as a succulent and still look super fresh!
“Arbonne Bio-Hydria is a truly unique line of products that incorporates edulis cellular water. No other product line I know of on the U.S. market has this ingredient. Edulis cellular water is derived from a succulent plant, and much like a succulent plant, edulis holds on to water, so that when applied to the skin it helps skin look and feel hydrated and smooth.”
EVEN FOR OILY SKIN?!
Whatever your skincare needs, it's important to remember that great skin starts from within, so consider this information in conjunction with healthy living, clean eating, plenty of hydration, regular exercise and stress-relieving activities, as well as safer makeup with skincare properties.
...AND LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN!
It's a sad day...but the Arbonne Genius Ultra Anti-Aging Device is going for good! As an innovative product, one of the first and best-selling of it's kind in the marketplace, and producing beautiful results for devotee's of it everywhere, it's certainly been an incredible success. However, as a non-consumable product and to best put greater emphasis on continuously improving their core lines, Arbonne have decided to end it's production.
So if you love this product or are yet to try its gentle yet effective results,
now is the time to shop it.
This device gently warms at the tip while massaging product onto the outer layers of the skin. With just one addition to your daily regimen, you can experience enhanced results from your favorite products and uncover amazing, renewed skin. For use on the face and neck where topical skincare products can be applied.
Get it Free Now with the RE9 Advanced Set *while stocks last
*Avoid using with products containing SPF or the Clear Future range.
How Do You Use the Genius Ultra?....It's Simple!
Arbonne products really do have the whole family covered, especially in the skincare department. And with more men, women and teens clued into the benefits of taking better care of their skin from an early age, it's important to understand the best skincare regime for you. Here's a breakdown of the skincare systems available from Arbonne...all botanically based with scientifically effective results.
Vegan, botanically based, concentrated, formulated without gluten
RE9 ADVANCED ANTI-AGEING
RE9 ADVANCED BRIGHTENING
RE9 ADVANCED PREPWORK
RE9 ADVANCED FOR MEN
Whatever your skincare needs, it's important to remember that great skin starts from within, so consider this information in conjunction with healthy living, clean eating, plenty of hydration, regular exercise and stress relieving activities, as well as safer makeup with skincare properties.
...AND LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN!
Below, let's take a look at a five wellness resolutions that do require a little work, but are well worth keeping for their ongoing life-loving benefits.
“For a change, don't add new things in your life as a new year's resolution. Instead, do more of what's already working for you and stop doing things that are a time-waste.”
1. SWAP & SCHEDULE FOOD & MOVEMENT
Now is as good time as any to look at our lifestyle and see what aspects of it are having a negative impact on our health. Especially after what might have been another year of the Christmas 'silly-season' binge-guilt-binge a little more cycle. It doesn't have to be like that, and with people catching on to the idea that you can still have fun without making yourself sick, there's a new level of respect for you to buck that trend.
Limiting vices or rather, swapping them out for healthier alternatives gives you a better chance to keep your diet clean, lean and green as much as possible, and so it becomes a lifestyle rather than a once and done or yo-yo kinda gig. Embrace learning new and exciting recipes or places to shop, finding the best raw dark chocolate or acai bowl ever. Make a pact with friends with the same goals and instead of meeting for wines, meet for walk and talks or cooking classes.
The reason why people join a gym at the beginning of the year but then stop going after a couple of visits is because they've failed to see the benefits. Even if you've only gone twice, they're still there!
Allow yourself to be a beginner at any exercise you wish to pursue
Schedule your exercise times and keep it fun if that's what keeps you doing it! By the end of the month, you’ll start to see (let alone feel) the effects of your efforts, and then put no end date ever on keeping your body in movement. Know that this part of your routine is developing and you're simply doing what feels best!
2. GET A FULL BODY HEALTH CHECK-UP
Do what's needed to support every other goal you'll ever set in your life by doing what's needed to stay optimally alive! And do it with a sense of gratitude, because trust me, you'll learn so much about yourself and you'll forever set your goals differently.
3. SWITCH TO CLEANER BEAUTY
If you've been living in denial about unnecessary and toxic fillers and poisons in your beauty routine it's only to get harder to ignore as it becomes a bigger trend - and in some cases - the law.
Decide to do a drawer detox and toss out of date products, use up half-empty bottles, and be enthusiastic about finding cleaner, safer skincare, hair care, body care and makeup alternatives to your favourites. They exist and they're better than you think. Oh, and wash your brushes, girl!
4. STAND TALL & OWN YOUR SPACE
If you turn a few heads and get a few admiring glances, just know that you are seen in this world rather than assuming critical judgement. Everyone is judging everyone but that's none of your business.
Let your thoughts only entertain good, your body assume poise, ease, sassiness or sexiness, and your energy reflect the warmth and vibrancy of who you intrinsically are.
5. INVEST IN YOUR SELF DEVELOPMENT
Finally, remember that there’s no substitute for a positive attitude! It’s something that people are naturally attracted to. Be a force of good vibes, and your spirit will elevate how people view you - and how you view yourself.
Work on your personal arsenal of tools to cope, grow through challenges, handle emotions, be out of balance at times, as well as be humbly successful at achieving all of your wildest dreams. Invest quiet time often to become self-aware, strengthening your resilience and bounce-back-ability to become a robust whole human happy in oneself.
Use personal development books, courses, like-minded tribes and affirmations to stay well, avoid comparison and sustainably keep and meet all your worthwhile goals and resolutions.
How are you resolving to be well from this moment forward?
And share how you're keeping them in the comments below.
Here's to your whole health and lasting goals!
*Written by samanthaclark,com.au
After a lifetime of trying to find the right skincare for me, it was only thanks to my girlfriend Cass telling me about the Arbonne business that I came to know and ultimately love the Arbonne RE9 Advanced skincare system.
At first, these beautiful products were a bonus to the business, but pretty soon it became clear that this was the ultimate vegan skincare regime - and I'd found the mecca of anti-ageing in a tube! They are gentle, free from carcinogens sch as parabens and phthalates, and they're cruelty free and always will be - something we're going to start becoming more aware of here in Australia when the new beauty manufacturing laws come into play.
BEFORE & AFTER
Take good care of your skin. Make the necessary investments. It truly is so true that its the only place you get to live in your whole life. And you deserve the show the world your best, happiest and confident self! #lovetheskinyourein
Every great regimen starts with a perfect foundation: smooth, clean skin courtesy of a great cleanser and toner.
The Regenerating Toner would have to be my favourite step - nothing feels fresher than a spritz of this skin tone evening prep for the next step of treatment. My best tip? Pop a bottle in the fridge for a summer-time skin pick-me-up or makeup setter too, I promise you'll thank me later. 😉
The Corrective Eye Cream is a dream. Using your ring finger, dab a tiny amount of this around the orbital bone of the eye and above the brow too. It will seep into the rest of the eye area and that way you're not creasing the delicate skin under the eyes by rubbing or getting anything in your eye. And there's caffine in this baby that reduces puffiness (yasss!) and dark circles (thank the lord!)...so I hope you think to treat your peepers as much as you're caffinating the rest of you. That youthful glow will show. 😉
"In a polite society, a well maintained skincare routine is one of life’s great successes."
MOISTURISE & PROTECT
Protect healthy skin from harmful daily aggressors by giving your skin the essential moisture it needs to look smooth and firm.
And then at night, get the best beauty sleep with the Night Repair Cream that does just that - it hydrates and adds nourishment to the skin's natural reparative cycle, reducing the look of those fine lines and wrinkles while you snooze.
I use this once a day, every day but it's safe enough to use morning and night, just not with SPF's. It heats up gently, has 3 warmth settings, a 30 second blip so you can swap sides, and it cuts off after a minute. Of course, you could do a minute n your forehead and a minute on your neck, but for an extra minute in your routine, continued use has got me freaking LOVING the skin that I'm in....with my little vertical frown line looking less and less resting bitch face every day 😉
Here's to #cleanerbeauty & #lovingtheskinyourein
And check out our Healthy Living Movement
you can be part of to transform inside out too!
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au