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Fall Skincare: DIY at home Hydra Facial

 

Ok so if you think you have been hearing more about self-care now, you are right. One indicator according to Google Trends, the number of searches for self-care has more then doubled since 2015. We are dealing with an epidempic of anxiety and depression and everyone feels it. However self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with daily stressors. The stress of work life, home life and the stress with trying to keep up with the pace of daily life which technology has hastened more then ever.

People are feeling lonelier and less able to unwind and slow down which contributes to feelings of anxiousness and loss of control when doing even the most simplest of task. But with self-care, it encourages self-improvement, promotes rest and relaxation, which benefits your over all health and wellness. It also promotes healthier relationships and when our self-esteem and self-awareness improves it has a very positive effect on our overall mindset.

This is exactly why I think it is important to make self-care a real priority in your every day life. I recently got a Hydra facial treatment done at The Powder Room in Bixby Knolls/Long Beach area. Devin my facialist who is absolutely a miricle worker performed the service and was very knowleable and informative. She explained that a Hydra Facial is a facial treatment using a patented device to deliver exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, and hydration to the face. This system uses a vortex swirling action to deliver hydration and to remove dead skin, dirt, debris, and impurities while cleansing and soothing your skin. Best thing about it is there is no down time and the results are immediate.

Now I am not going to lie, a hydra facial can be considered a splurge for some people. It all depends on what is important to you. My personal wellness is super important to me as it keeps me centered, feeling complete and fulfilled as I feel I have personal time with myself and that makes me feel amazing. So much so it helps me be a better mother, wife, daughter and friend. And I cant put a price on that. However I know it can be a bit over budget so you know ya doll has got you covered. Here are all the things needed to do your very own at home DIY hydra Facial.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Oil cleanser/ makeup remover/ face wipes  | I use this cleanser, and these face wipes
  • Foam Cleanser | I use this foam cleanser
  • Physical exfoliation tool like a konjac sponge, peel-off mask, clarisonic or scrub  | This konjac sponge has over 1000 reviews on Amazon  | I love this glycolic peel mask

Beta Hydroxy Acid product  |  love this

Alpha Hydroxy Acid product  |  these are sooo bomb

  • Pore Vaccumm (optional)  |  this one is super affordable and has over 11,000 reviews
  • Hydrating watery lotion  |  this one is really good. I love their products.
  • Peptide Serum  |  looking at the ingredients I’d recc this
  • Sheet Mask  |  these work very well and are super affordable
  • Vaseline/Silicone Cream  | highly recc this its one of my faves.

 

HOW TO STEPS:

  • Remove makeup w/ oil based cleanser or make up removing wipe
  • Deep cleanse by using your foam cleanser right on top of the oil based cleanser. Wash a little longer in this step to ensure you really get everything.
  • Exfoliate. The key to copying the hydrafacial is exfoliating with light and repetitive strokes. That way you slough off any dead skin. Dont forget the bridge of your nose, corners of the forehead and cleft in your chin. Rinse lightly and pat dry with your hands.
  • Exfoliate Chemically. Take the AHA/BHA product and layer each on top of the other. Let sit for about 5 minutes or as directed on packaging.
  • Exfoliate Physically. Now we need to take away all the nasty stuff that was just freed from the chemical exfoliant. Gently revisit the entire face with the tool or product this will loosen any lasting cells to to come loose. Rinse thouroughly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Extractions. Get in there and carefully check skin for any congestion that is READY to be removed. If you have a vaccum head extractor you can use that.
  • Hydrate. This is the most important step. I mean it is included in the facial name. So you cant half do this step because the new skin needs to be moisturized and hydrated to keep that new glow that you see so put your moisturizer on then use your peptide-filled serum to recreate the claimed benefits of the original Hydrafacial which is anti-aging and regeneration. Next take the sheet mask so your skin can really marinate in all of the yummy goodness sort to speak. Finally after you have peeled off the sheet mask, take the silicone cream or a pea sized amount of vaseline (trust me its not as scary as it seems) to lock in the moisture since its a a waterproof barrier.

Waa-Laa! The results are literally out of this world amazing! And you will find that not only does your skin look amazing it feels amazing too! And you know what I always say… when you look good you feel great!!!

 

 

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Hi! Im Tiffany your Personal Wellness Coach

 

Happy Saturday!!!! There is going to be a small shift in content. After talking with my social media manager we realized that a significant amount of the requests, comments and questions I get  relates to things like how I manage my time being a mom, wife and entrepreneur, how I’m able to take so much time for self care, or how I’m able to wake up so early. Ive also had so much positive feed back on my weekly newsletter  that includes a health & fitness section that spills all the inside tips/tricks of the fitness industry that I’ve learnt over the 7 years of working with a personal trainer. [make sure you are subscribed]  My goal is always to be the best resource to you as much as possible and to meet the needs of the collective. So when the needs change then I adjust and change right along with them. This doesnt mean I am going to completely stop with my fashion and beauty. It just means I am now buckling down into my niche of being a self-care coach. Which basically means I help you build ways in which you can take care of your personal wellness. By focusing  on different areas outside of health. My basic areas of expertise include physical, permanence, mental, and financial well-being.

Today we are diving into permanence health. Which is a fancy word for time. I know its hard to find the time let alone make the time for yourself whether you are a busy career driven working woman, a new mom, single mother, wife or stay at home mom. Its so easy for us as natural care givers to lack in the department of giving self care to ourselves.

It is soooo necessary tho for us to in a sense come first before our families. Now I know you are probably like omg Tiffany what even are you talking about right??? But hear me out, you ever travel via airplane and right before take off the flight attendant gives you clear instructions that in the event of an emergency you need to make sure you put the oxygen mask on yourself FIRST before you help anyone else. Why is that? Because you cant help anyone if you are not ok FIRST. Likewise we as woman pretty much do EVERYTHING but then when it comes to ourselves we do absolutely nothing or the bare minimum for ourselves.

I want to break this stigma because trust and believe that used to be me as well. We will save that story for another time tho. I got super burnt out, became depressed, was anxiety stricken and over all lost my complete sense of self. But NOW, I make sure I take care of my most valuable player first…ME! In doing so I have found that motherhood is soooo much more enjoyable. Im not pouring from an empty cup because I make sure my cup is full first.

Now self-care might seem sooo impossible to say a new mother, or single mother or even the every day woman busy with the normal things in life.  However You would be surprised how much time you really do have if you manage it correctly. Over the course of this new segment I will be sharing my personal tips and tricks as to how you can easily give yourself the gift of self care because you deserve it!

Starting with my personal fave… my eyelash extension appt. time will vary based on how you want them to look. I personally love super full looking lashes so I book a volume set which usually takes about 2 hours. What I love doing is getting to my appt about 20-30 min early. Parking and then opening a single glass bottle of Prosecco while I read a chapter of whatever book im currently reading. This may seem weird to some. But trust me time to yourself is still time to yourself.  And you gotta get it in where you can fit it in in my opinion. You can also opt to put the Prosecco in a lil tumbler and take a walk around the area while you enjoy the scenery and reflect. The possibilities are almost endless. The important thing is you having some quality time away from your family and by yourself!

What are some ways in which you can think of to get your self-care in? Let me know in a comment below