May The Inward and Outward Woman Be As One

May The Inward and Outward Woman Be As One

        General Rule:  Lightweight Products should go under heavy ones. 

Serum:    Serums will stick to dirt and dead skin. For maximum absorption, cleanse the face thoroughly and while skin is still damp, massage two peas size drops of your favorite serum over your face for 60 seconds.

Retinol cream:  In order to reduce irritation, wait 20 minutes after washing the face  before applying retinoids to the skin. Applying a retinoid cream on damp skin, will cause is to absorb faster, increasing the chances of redness and irritated skin.   Retinol, especially prescription retinol, will lose its effectiveness in sunlight. They should only be applied at night.  Less is more. Apply two pea size dabs over your face,  and one pea size amount on the neck and chest.

Moisturizer:  If you have noticeably dry skin, use a moisturizer twice a day; If you have oily skin, use it once a day, preferably at night. Pay close attention to the cheeks and area around the mouth as they  tend to be the driest.  To trap moisture on the surface, its best to apply moisturizer on damp skin.  Pat and massage for 60 seconds.  DON’T RUB!

Sunscreen:   To ensure full protection when applying sunscreen,   start with about a quarter size amount and apply on the outside of the face first near the hair and jawline and move inwards.

Eye Cream:   Apply a pea size amount of eye cream under the eyes and on the UPPER lid close to the brow bone, creams tends to travel at least an inch downward after applied,  so, if you apply directly to the lower lid or near the lash line, the cream will get into the eyes and could make them irritated or puffy.  Eye creams should always be applied with the ring finger as its the weakest finger.

Want to spice up your life? Want to avoid getting sick, and shed a couple of pounds while doing it?  Raid your rack!  (the one in your kitchen) 😂  and become a spice fairy; sprinkle the following  spices on everything from tea, coffee, fruits, meats, and pastas..... 

CUMIN:  Cumins anti-inflammatory properties improves memory and lowers stress.  

CINNAMON:  Not only does this tasty spice regulate blood sugar, but it also provides manganese, a mineral that helps maintain bone density.   

FENUGREEK:  Fenugreek is packed with fiber and does a great job at curbing your appetite. 

CLOVES:  A compound in ground cloves called eugenol  may soothe respiratory infections and an upset stomach.   

GINGER:  Ginger is great for post workouts. It contains gingerol, a natural anti-inflammatory that studies find reduce next day muscle pains AND ginger does a good job at easing period cramps and building up the immune system.  

Crushed Red Pepper: The capsaicin in crushed red pepper boost metabolism and when just 2 tbs of the spice is added to food; you'll eat fewer calories and fat throughout the day.     



TURMERIC:    Turmeric is truly a spice of life.  Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent churchmen has several health benefits including reducing depression.  

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Do you have "Yaba Daba Doo"  feet? Slim them down by wearing Pointed Toe Shoes  The extra length at the front of the shoe will create an illusion of thinner feet and ankles.

 Lengthen legs with Neutral colored heels Matching your heels to your natural skin color creates an uninterrupted line on the legs, making them seem longer and sleeker.  You can also achieve the same effect by matching your shoes to your tights or leggings.

Get a more toned look with Kitten Heels A kitten heel is the perfect height to add just a little lift to the calf that shapes the leg and gives the look of more muscle definition.

Avoid having to buy taller heels, by wearing heels with a subtle platform in the toe You'll get the extra height, slimming benefit, and less strain on your feet.  WIN! WIN! WIN! 

Herbes de Provence is a robust mixture of herbs made popular in the southeastern region of France and has been used for centuries by chefs in the French countryside.  

This mixture of herbs brings the delicious authentic flavors of southern France to many of our  favorite dishes and LOB just found out about all of its researched healing properties. Herbs de Provence is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and when eaten together, their health benefits are doubled.  We’ll be sprinkling the spice on everything from salads, soups to bad relationships! 
The Mixture of Magical Herbs 

Sage:  Eases PMS symptoms like irritability and mood swings, reduces anxiety and helps control hot flashes from menopause. 

Lavender: prevents indigestion, calms a nervous stomach, eases ulcers and IBS 

Bay Leaf: Reduces acne, strengthens and whitens teeth,  helps improve insulin function

Oregano: Kills bacteria and according to Cornell University research it can destroy 100% of bacteria on contact.  

Marjoram: this herb is loaded with Vitamin K, a nutrient needed to build strong bones and research shows it eases symptoms of arthritis 

Dill:  great for embarrassing  bloating and tummy troubles 

Tarragon: Strengthen blood vessel walls, boost circulation, helps  lower cholesterol one of the few natural sources of rutin. 

Summer Savory: Mood regulator, eases anxiety, lowers blood pressure