Your skin is the protective barrier between your body and the outside world. Every day, it comes into contact with harmful chemicals, pathogens and UV rays. It also serves the essential function of regulating your body temperature. Your skin helps keep you cool by excreting sweat in warmer weather. Taking care of your skin is…
I recently just returned from 2 weeks in Kerala, India for some much needed Ayurveda R&R. After all, you have to practice what you preach! For those of you that have never heard of Panchakarma treatment, it is an iconic treatment in Ayurveda based upon five therapies. Below is my story and experience going through…
“100 x washed ghee” Moisturizer
Have you ever tried a face cream, which your skin seems to just soak in within minutes without leaving a trace of greasiness and leaves you with this deep hydrating feeling that stays with you all day? If you are like me, and are not using conventional skin care products, you probably haven’t had that experience for a while. Sure, coconut oil has amazing benefits all around, but when I slather it on my face, it seems to sit there forever, and actually dries out my skin. I love shea butter, but if I put it on my face in the evening, it’s still there in the morning. It feels more like a mask to me than a gentle moisturizer. Cocoa butter is probably one of the better alternatives as far as absorption but getting it to the consistency of a cream is close to impossible. Even diluting the heavier oils and butters with lighter ones like jojoba or apricot kernel never gave me a sensation of truly nourished skin.
Back to School:
It’s time to go back-to-school shopping and you have all three children in the car. You still have “stuff” to get and the kids seem to be getting antsy. You note that your daughter, red-haired Susie, keeps saying, “I’m hot!” and “I’m hungry. When do we eat?” She is trying to get the others to play a guessing game, which she usually wins.