Self-Care Habits, simple skin, skincare

Simple On-The-Go Skin Care For Moms (and everyone else too)!

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When I gave birth to my first child I tried to maintain the skin care routine I always had. I mostly succeeded, but then I got pregnant with Baby #2. I was tired and slightly overwhelmed so I often would go to bed without washing my face properly. This is a no-no. It did nothing to improve the haggard, over-tired appearance I was sporting.
Afterall, if you do not properly take care of your skin, the aging process will speed up, you will have clogged pores, and your skin will have a dull appearance.
I didn’t feel good about myself at all.

I did not have anyone telling me to take better care of myself. Instead I fell into a pit of self-deprecating comments in an effort to feel better about myself. I mean, if I point out the overly large pores before anyone else does then I win right? Yeah, not so much.
Mommas (and everyone else who is reading this), you gotta take care of YOU. I can’t help you with that baby belly (my youngest is 5 and I still sport mine), your sleep deprivation,  and if you have PPD then please go seek help, but I can help you in one very small and simple way; an easy skin care regime to leave your face glowing which will leave you feeling fabulous!

Here is a simple 3 step regime with natural-based, high-quality, and affordable products that work hard to help you feel your best!

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Right Back At Ya multitasking face wash and mask is creamy and calming. Perfect for the busy mom (or anyone!), simply wash your face and you will be left with velvety soft skin!
Even better, when you have a moment of down time (just 3-5 minutes), you can leave Right Back at Ya on as a mask!
What makes it so amazing? Kaolin and illite clay (French green clay) absorb excess oils and impurities for a clearer, healthier looking complexion. Nourishing matcha green tea and kale help bring extremes in dry and oily skin back to normal. Perfect for all skin types and gentle enough for daily use. Use as a mask once or twice weekly for a deeper pampering treatment.

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Well Adjusted balancing face toner resets your skin back to its most basic healthy state while removing left over make-up and impurities that are left behind in pores after cleansing.  Glycolic acid to gently chemically exfoliate dull skin layers while lentil extract reduces the appearance of pores and beta-glucan adds needed moisture to keep balance across your entire face and neck. This hydrating toner helps keep dry areas soothed and oily skin in check.

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Under Control is a mattifying hydro gel moisturizer. It hydrates skin with a lightweight feel while controlling oil and shine with a mattifying finish to immediately improve the look of skin. A powerful combination of matcha green tea water and sodium hyaluronate provides a boost of instant hydration while bamboo extract and zinc PCA help absorb excess oil to discourage future blemishes and fight shine. This face crème is oil free, fragrance free, and silicone free; perfect for women and men!

 

BONUS PRODUCT!

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There are going to be times when even a quick wash and swipe with toner is just too much. That is why Bare It All Simple Micellar Cleansing Face Wipes are my go-to for days when I just can’t.
Bare It All is a 3-in-1 micellar face wipe that removes makeup, cleanses & tones and moisturizes in one simple step. These wipes are a lifesaver when you’re in a hurry or too tired to go through your regular routine before bed. They are also great for a quick freshening up when you are out and about or at the gym.
The wipes contain micelles which are small molecules suspended in soft, hydrating coconut water that act like magnets on the surface of your skin. They attract makeup, dirt, and debris, while prickly pear, apple, and radish root extracts work to tone and moisturize.

Follow with Under Control for a hydration boost!

While it may seem overtaxing to bother with a skin care regime, let’s change our mindset, use an easy routine, and get through this busy season in life with balance! Your skin will thank you!

~Andrea

What a more in-depth skin care regime? Team Poshtopia offers free personalized skin care Pampered Readings! Contact us today and we will get you set up!

Bath, Self-Care Habits

Let Them Take Baths!

In honor of National Bath Week I want to share a few simple tips on how to take your bath to the next level!

*Disclaimer:
You do not need a beautiful big tub to get the relaxing benefits of a bath. I have a very normal-sized tub (AKA way too small & I barely fit in it), but I still enjoy frequent baths as part of my quiet me-time (AKA those times I pretend my children aren’t barging in with my husband wrangling them away so I have a few moments to just breathe).

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FIRST UP, AMBIANCE!
Low lights, candles, music … Or maybe you prefer complete silence. Either way, it sounds peaceful and spa-like right?

And do not forget a drink! Whether it is a simple glass of water or something a little more fun (champagne maybe?) Having something to sip helps make bath time a bit more fun and is actually practical!

Warm baths can make you parched and hot baths can dehydrate you (and your skin! Best to keep it warm). Sipping water will help counter that. Add some flare to your water by adding berries, mint, or sliced cucumbers!
Want something fancier? Red wine is a great option because the humidity from your bath helps the flavor profile open up!

DON’T FORGET THE BUBBLES! 
I love adding bubbles to my bath! Unfortunately many brands are loaded with chemicals, sulfates, and other not-so natural ingredients that can dry and irritate skin.
You want to use a sulfate-free option like Perfectly Posh’s Bubble Up™!
For a luxurious bubble bath add a scoop of Bubble Up™ for a super foamy bath! It is loaded with sunflower oil to soften skin and sea salt which helps soothe and soften skin!
Did I mention it is vegan?

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BATH BOMBS ARE WHERE IT IS AT!
Fizi Bath Bombs are sulfate-free and loaded with amazing ingredients including moisturizing Shea butter and magnesium-rich salt from the Great Salt Lake to soften skin. They are scented with essential oils and are truly a decadent addition to any bath without breaking the bank!
*check under the seasonal tab for seasonal scents or contact your consultant for more Fizi options!

TRIED & TRUE BATH SALTS!
All Mixd Up™ Bath Salts are loaded with essential oils that benefit your skin!

Sleepy Sleep™ has calming lavender essential oil to relieve tension, help you unwind, and even skin tone.
Cold on Hold™ soothes & refreshes with eucalyptus, peppermint, & rosemary essential oils.
Muscle Through™/muscle-through/AE1002.html?cgid=all-mixd-up with rosemary has an Epsom salt base to relieve tension and help you relax; ideal for a post-workout soak!

You can also try adding out new Cann I Be CBD Essential Oil to moisturize and calm stressed out skin!

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DON’T FORGET YOUR MASKS & SCRUBS!
A bath is the perfect time to pamper from head to toe! Use a fabulous body scrub, such as Beach Blanket, or polish, like You Apricaught Me, to help slosh of dead, dry skin and will leave your skin soft and glowing!

Don’t forget a moisturizing face mask! Steam from the bath opens pores which will allow your mask to work better and deeper! Avoid masks that are more intense and require less time (like Cackle Spackle) and avoid sheet masks (including Cheat Sheets) since they tend to slip off from the humidity. There is a time and a place for these awesome masks, but the bath isn’t one of them!
Instead, try All I’ve Avo Wanted™ Nourishing, Hydrating Face Mask or Hot and Gold Anti-aging, Firming Face Mask with colloidal gold!

All these together put together takes your average me-time and makes it a pampering art form!

~Andrea