Glowing Skin is Always In
I don't know about you, but my face dried up quicker this season than I can recall. One of the things that I did was have a dermaplaning session which included vitamin c as a wrap-up. My face was amazingly soft and the blemishes started to heal. I typically drink a lot of water, but my face was still dry before the facial. After the facial I have been moisturizing regularly( morning and night) and exfoliating with a light scrub every couple of days.
One of the challenges that I face is "consistency" (no pun intended, but hey we are talking about "faces" so it's a good play on words anyways: ) I noticed that the drier my face is the more breakouts I had experienced. Which is contrary to what I thought. I wasn't sure if it's because I tended to mess with my face more because it was dry. So I asked our experts and this is what they told me. Dry skin usually means damaged skin and our lipid layer is the barrier. When that is broken down, it's ability to renew cells consistently is limited and that causes a breeding ground for bacteria and acne.
Well you can bet that I'll be getting my dermaplaning and facials done consistently. Consistently just means about every 4 weeks.
I'm going to pass on the acne because of dry skin. My skin reacts to foods that I eat as it is so the least that I can do is keep it glowing and allowing the barrier to do it's job. It's the one small, consistent action that will give you the results that you desire and let's face it "Glowing Skin is Always In".
Stress Management Life Coach
Founder La Palmera Spa #stresslesssecrets
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
For a very long time the word "budget" meant as much as the word diet did to me. Both meant the end, death, restrictions, perfection, hard work, sacrifices, and other negative meanings. That belief held steady until one day I said, what if I could create a budget that was as though money was no object, time was more than enough, and I could allocate it as though it was already here.
That one thing changed everything. A dream budget! I even gave this homework to one of my client's and that has shifted everything. There was much excitement that this was going to be what I chose to assign dollars to and that I could change it if I decided I no longer really felt excited by it. What I realized was that as focused as I was on in the becoming of a person of prosperity mindset I was budgeting or lack of budgeting from a "barely getting by" mentality. So were my clients. So are many people. I look at a budget and all of the rules that society has created for us and the key component missing is seeing the beauty in our dreams.
A Dream Budget is perfect to see what it is that you really want in life (at least for right now). Often times what we think that we want is not even something that we deeply desire.
The reason budgeting did not work for me was because I had negatively defined it from my point of view. I had experienced not having enough so what was the point of putting that on paper only to feel worse.
What is one thing that you view negatively and all of the gurus tell you that you need it to solve your problem, but nothing has worked regardless of which ways you've tried it? A Dream Budget is not intended for you to feel as though you'll never get it so what's the point either or to feel bad about the not having. It's about getting creative, seeing some beauty in your dreams, feeling which organizations you would donate to, which random acts of kindness you would plan for, how you want to invest your money, etc.
One of the ways life works is by getting good with a small amount then you are entrusted with more. Start today by budgeting all of the ways that you would put yourself priority and feel amazing by taking such good care of you. Stop saying I can't afford it and start saying how cool would that be? You just never know the ways this will manifest in your life anyway. Not everything comes to us by way of one way only.
Create your Dream Budget and share with us the one thing on there that excites you most. Mine is to be able to randomly hand out money to our team or surprise them with a planned trip saying "pack your bags". Giving an all-expense paid trip to one of you and so many other fun things in my Dream Budget. It's all for fun, but also helps pull at your "why". When the burning desire arrives then the beauty of your dreams starts to be revealed. The future is for those who create it.
StressLess & Blessings
Stress Managment Life Coach
Founder La Palmera Spa #stresslesssecrets
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
I love to laugh. In fact, sometimes, I laugh so hard that I either gag so much that I puke or end up nearly peeing on myself. We like to have fun at the spa too. Yes it's a relaxing, quiet atmosphere, but look out when you aren't on the table. We love a good joke so when you come in bring a joke with you or your sense of humor. I like to think that's what makes us so different than most spas. We Love to have fun no matter what we are doing.
When you enter La Palmera Spa you should expect to experience relaxation, but also a good, positive feel. As long as I can remember, having fun and laughing has been something that I want to experience as much as possible in life. The day that I met Keith I was a sobbing hot mess going through a divorce and he was able to make me laugh until I gagged. I knew then that he was a keeper :).
When you stop laughing you stop living (at least temporarily). Let some of that stuff that angers you go, let the pettiness of the perfectionism and faults that you point out in yourself and others go. Yes, you can hold and fulfill high standards, but do not sacrifice fun and feeling light-hearted for it.
Adulting, parenting, work, and all of the responsibilities that we have helps us lose that feeling of enjoyment, but it is so important to find it regularly.
Today, I challenge you to stop taking life so seriously. Settle in on the idea of this catch 22. Without laughter there is no relaxing and without relaxing there is not laughter. Without this you just might not realize that you are becoming unstable or mad :) So Stop Being So Serious and Enjoy a Nice Cup of Coffee, Tea, or Wine. Find a corny joke and Laugh (even if it's all by yourself). Don't forget to share the joke with us when you come in for your relaxation therapy, hairapy, skinerapy, laugherapy session.
StressLess & Blessings
Founder/Stress Management Life Coach
La Palmera Spa #stresslesssecrets
NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.