Saturday, January 21, 2017

Different Skin Types

As many of you know, there are different skin types. Different skin types calls for different types of facial products. Undoubtedly, it is imperative to identify your skin type in order to moisturizer accordingly.

Dry Skin:
Symptoms: Feeling of tightness and is often red, itchy and flaky. 
Suitable Moisturizers: Look for cream moisturizers with a higher oil and wax content to help replenish the dehydration within your skin.

Oily Skin:
Symptoms: Shiny face soon after cleansing and has large pores.
Suitable Moisturizer: Look for oil-free lotion moisturizers that have a water-like texture to prevent excess sebum buildup and breakouts. Now if you are prone to breakouts. you would want to aim for non-comedogenic moisturizers to prevent clogging your pores.
Avoid Moisturizers: Stay away from moisturizers that contain glycerin, aloe and hyaluronic because they can actually trap oils in your pores. 

Combination Skin:
Symptoms: Shiny face in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin.) Whereas, drier face on the cheeks. 
Suitable Moisturizer: You would like to look for gels or lotions. You can also use an oil-free moisturizer on your t-zone and a heavier moisturizer on your cheeks. 

Normal Skin:
Symptoms: No part of the face is shiny or feels irrated.
Suitable Moisturzer: Luckily, you have a wider selection of moisturizers you can use since your face is not too dry or oily. However, you would still want to primarily use lightweight moisturizers to maintain your natural skin balance.

Glowing Skin Is Always In

I personally have a combination skin type and tend to use two different moisturizers for different areas of my face. In particular, I came across these two moisturizers, Retinol Moisturizer and Vitamin C Moisturizer by InstaNatural. I like to use the retinol moisturizer on my t-zone and the vitamin c moisturizer on my cheeks. I have found that both of these moisturizers hydrates my skin well and suits all areas of my face. I do feel that these moisturizers can be used on all skin types. Although, I do not recommend the retinol moisturizer for sensitive skin because the retinol may cause irritation. All in all, it is definitely worth taking the time to find the perfect match in order to prevent unwanted premature aging.





InstaNatural did provide me a sample of both of the moisturizers. Nonetheless, I only recommend items that I use personally and honestly like. 

Sources:
1. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/in-depth/moisturizers/art-20044232

Friday, January 20, 2017

Time Is Of The Essence

Time is of the essence since it holds so much value. I don't know about you but I feel like the older I get, the quicker time goes. Now that it is a new year, I am working on being more mindful. I have been working on bringing awareness to daily activities that I tend to do in autopilot because I unfortunately miss out on the present moment. I know I am guilty of not being mindful at times... In all honesty, I could not tell you how many times I could not remember where I placed my car keys or headphones because I was in my head at the time I placed them down. With that in mind, being mindful in the present moment is so essential since time is limited. Therefore, there is not a moment in time when it should not be valued because you can never reclaim that past moment.

Don't let time slip away... Focus on being conscious of every little detail that is occurring in that moment.

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." -Harvey MacKay

I love wearing watches to help me keep track of time. I have been crushing on natural wood watches for quite some time now. I am wearing a beautiful maplewood watch from Cayman Watches. I love how beautifully the rose gold face accents the light maplewood. Cayman Watches also has another wood watch available that is zebrawood with an eye catching teal face. Wonderfully, Cayman Watches gives back and donates a portion of their sales to the United Nations World Food Programme. All in all, this is certainly one of my favorite watches to wear right now!






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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ski Goggles

Whether you are a beginning or expert at skiing/ snowboarding, there should not be a reason not to wear ski goggles! Ski goggles increases safety for your eyes going down a steep slope or during falls. At the same time, ski googles allows people to have a clear vision during an activity that is entirely dependent on vision.

Protection 

Ski Goggles allow for protection for your eyes. Ski goggles are useful for protecting your eyes from debris, wind and cold air. Being exposed to cold air can cause your eyes to become sore and irritated. In addition, ski goggles offers UV protection from the beaming sun just like normal sunglasses.

Increases Contrast

Ski goggles makes it easier for people to see if slopes are up ahead. Increased contrast allows for people to ski/ snowboard in different weather conditions.

Decreases Glare

Wearing ski googles allows people to have better visibility. Having better visibility reduces the chance of accidents. Decreased in glare also prevents people to squint in order to see better.

One of my current favorite ski goggles are these ones I am wearing from Cozia Design. I love how the googles comes with an extra night/ anti-fog lens. Also, they fit super comfortable on me since it has a thick elastic strap! One of the most crucial items of equipment to get before going skiing/ snowboarding are a durable set of ski googles. What ski goggles do you prefer to use?






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Friday, December 30, 2016

Couple Getaway

It is always essential for couples to get away from their everyday lives'. A couple getaway offers much needed quality time together and allows for couples to get away from all of their stresses and focus on their love and friendship. I love how you can do as little or as much as you want on a couples getaway and still promote emotional bonding... Whether it be laying on a sandy beach and going to the spa or hiking and going sky diving.

What better way to have a couple getaway with your significant other than to have one luggage for two! I am that female that has to bring different types of shoes and have a suitcase filled with hair products, makeup and unnecessary clothes because I cannot decide which ones to bring. Therefore, I find it being a challenge to share a luggage with another person. Luckily, I received a 29" hard case luggage from American Traveler that can easily fit everything that my partner, Dalton and I need for travels. This durable luggage has a multi-organizational interior making it easy to have all of our stuff neatly arranged. I am happy how sturdy yet sleek this luggage is. Also, I love how it has a built-in TSA locks so our items have extra protection. Ultimately, I love using this super spacious luggage because it is really all I need for Dalton and I. This roomy luggage allows us to happily travel with only one luggage.





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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Backpacking

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I am a gal who likes to be prepared when I go on a hike or spend the day at the beach. Therefore, I love backpacking! I love how backpacking allows me to carry my phone, water, snacks, camera, wallet, etc without holding a single item in my hand. I am wearing a bohemian style Oaxaca Canvas Backpack that I received from Odysea Co. This backpack is super trendy making it always easy to add to my outfit. Also, I like how this backpack is lightweight making it convenient for days when I decide to carry more items. Do you prefer to use a handbag or a backpack? I'd pick a backpack over a handbag any day! 

Benefit Using A Backpack During:
  • School
  • Hiking
  • Beach days
  • Shopping trips
  • Vacations




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

Countless people cannot go a day without their morning cup of joe. There are key benefits of drinking   coffee that makes it worth not forgetting your daily cup of coffee.

Key Benefits of Coffee:
  • Loaded with antioxidants 
  • Provides a short term memory boost
  • Enhances exercise performance
  • Decrease symptoms of Parkinson's Disease 
  • Prevent developing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Acts as a mild mood lifter.
  • Women are less likely of developing breast cancer
  • Decrease chance of Type 2 Diabetes 
There are times when I don't feel like drinking coffee in the morning before leaving the house. Therefore, I find this pour over coffee maker thermal travel mug from Consumer Associates to be very helpful for those days. I think it is so awesome how I can brew a coffee anywhere as long as I have hot water available since it has a built-in pour over filter. I love how this travel mug does not limit me from just making coffee only before leaving the house.

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Sources:
1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/coffee-health-benefits_n_4102133.html

Friday, December 9, 2016

Relieve Stress Through Video Games

Even though excessive video game playing is not recommended, studies have shown that video games can in fact help relieve stress. Specifically, a 2010 study conducted by Associate Professor Dr. Christopher J. Ferson displayed that people who play video games long-term appear to be able to adapt better mental skills to tolerate stress, become less depressed and get less hostile during stressful tasks. A gaming headset can easily enhance your gaming experience since you can socialize while playing. El Perfecto Gaming sent me an awesome red and black gaming headset. I like how this headset lights up and it fits very comfortable on my head. I was upset because I thought this gaming headset can be used with Xbox and PS4 but it is only supported by PC. Although, you can use this headset on Xbox and PS4 through transfer. I do not typically play video games but I may begin to try to relieve stress through video games and see how effective it is for me!



Sources: 
1. http://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/7-08-10/article5.shtml

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