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My favorite beauty and wellness secrets for Fall 2020
Even after the “quarantine months” we keep getting bombarded with warnings that masks should be worn pretty much anywhere. I like to try to make it a little fun, and wear masks with cool designs. You can easily find them sold in many stores and online. Constantly Varied Gear makes some of my favorites. I have sensitive skin that is allergic to heavy cotton or mostly cotton blends, so these polyester/spandex ones are perfect for me. Beauty secret: Wearing masks made with cotton are much harder to breath in, and hold moisture. Because of this, they will more likely cause “mascne.” Stick with polyester blends instead, at least for the inside layer.
A Good Facewash
Speaking of mascne, my usual preferred facewash has been keeping up for the most part. I have been using Alba Acnedote Deep Pore Wash for several years now, since it is also good for my sensitive skin I mentioned above. I really like that it is made with essential oils besides being paraben and sulfate free. Beauty Secret: Alba Botanica makes several products for face that help keep your skin clear of acne, hydrated, and glowing. You can find them all at Target.
My new favorite Hair Care!
It has been a few months now since I switched to Hask products. I had used their dry shampoo in the past, and decided to give their 5-in-1 spray a shot. I liked it enough that I added on the shampoo and conditioner to my haircare routine. The ones with coconut really work well to keep my thick hair smooth and less frizzy. The clean feeling lasts all day, and the scent is very light. This 5-in-1 spray helps to keep down the frizzies, and it works on either wet or dry hair.
Since the beginning of the coronapocalypse, I have added some new measures to keep my immune system healthy. I am trying to keep them going through this Winter now that we are headed right back in to flu season. Besides eating more fruits and veggies, I make this tea mixture every other day. You may have seen it if you follow me on Instagram. Here is the post with the recipe. Wellness Secret: Instead of pills, try some natural remedies like herbs and veggies. They are a great, natural way to build of vitamins and nutrients in the body so you will not have to take pills!
Keep up the cardio
With cold, rainy Fall weather returning, it is easy to go back into sluggish mode. I have struggled a bit these past few weeks with keeping up a workout routine. It is important to keep moving though, as this will also help keep your immune system as well as other body systems moving as they should. Wellness secret: Try to do some sort of workout 3-4 times a week. Do not forget to do some stretching or yoga afterward. You can see some of my favorite yoga poses in this popular post: EASY Yoga Poses to correct rounded shoulders & forward head
Get a Massage!
With massage therapy awareness week coming up (October 18-24th), I had to mention this! After quarantine let up, I made a decision to get massages more often. They help correct my bad posture, and give me stress relief. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist myself, so I do a lot of physical work by all the bodywork I give. You can read more about my career in this post.
Wellness Secret: Did you know that massage has many benefits for every system of the body, besides your skin and muscles? Read more about them in this post: Why you should make a massage therapy appointment