Skin Care for 30 somethings
After sharing on Insta the other day how grateful I am for my skin therapist (Adele) who has taken my skin on a journey of healing and improvement, I was inundated with messages asking me to please share what I am using, and what I used when I had acne breakout and pigmentation explosions in my pregnancies.
This post will cover my skin routine, linked to multiple posts with various products I love in those categories. I hope this post acts as a guide for you if you are a thirty-something looking to start taking care of your skin
While my skin has come such a long way, and I am thrilled with the texture and health of it, I still struggle with uneven skin tone, hormonal breakouts, and congestion. I am in my mid-thirties and so anti-aging products are high on my priority list as well, and so skin care is a place I invest a substantial amount of my salary into 😉 I certainly didn’t buy all these products in one go, so please don’t read this post and blow all your savings tonight! Building a skincare regime over time and in a way that best suits your budget is the best way to go, especially because you can slowly see, as you introduce new products into your routine, what products you do and don’t like, and understand what product is having what effect on your skin. If you go buck wild and purchase 8 new products overnight it will be impossible to know what you like or what product is responsible for potentially giving you a reaction. Easy does it. With skin care it’s always best to keep in mind that slow & steady wins the race and try avoid “quick fixes”!
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As of 8.30pm tonight (26 July 2017) I’ve completed a 3day juice cleanse. I’m so proud of myself because gosh it wasn’t easy. But jeepers it was worth it!!
I was so excited when @hip.and.fresh asked me to try their cleanse and 14day eating plan. I’d had my sights set on doing one since I was pregnant with B, and now that I was no longer pregnant or b/feeding I was ready… or so I thought! In hindsight it may have been wiser to have waited until after my babe had passed this awful sleep regression stage… but… then again, maybe not… read on to see why.
ᴅᴀʏ ᴏɴᴇ: I sailed through day 1 of the cleanse. The excitement of finally being on a cleanse, coupled with the intrigue of tasting every different (yummy) juice, kept me going.
ᴅᴀʏ ᴛᴡᴏ: day 2 was not cool. I woke up after a disastrous night with Brooklyn, feeling exhausted, deflated, and with no energy whatsoever. I had no idea how to face the day without my trusty cuppa. Once I was up and about I was fine… but not great. As they day progressed my headache became nearly unbearable. By 1pm I had no choice but to take a nap. 20minutes later I woke up feeling much better, but still not amazing. I slugged through the rest of the day and bed/bath routine, torturous as it was with 3 kids 😜. As soon as they were down I jumped into bed. My body needed it. It was crazy to me how those refined fats, sugars and false stimulants could cause such a build up. And their exiting my body was painful! 😫
ᴅᴀʏ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ: day 3 was nothing short of incredible. From the moment I opened my eyes I felt amazing. Even though my night was as bad (if not worse) than the night before, I felt good. Great even. Dare I say ᴇɴᴇʀɢᴇᴛɪᴄ 👯
All without caffeine 😮 I know right?! By 8pm I’ve normally lost most of my personality too, yet I’m still feeling strangely energized. Mind blown 💥. @hip.and.fresh delivered me a box of frozen juices (6 per day), 3 soups and 3 detox teas, as well as an awesome (post cleanse) 14 day whole food meal plan created by dietician Danielle Oldfield. The juices were all absolutely delicious and the soups were scrumptious- and huge portions!! Having done a juice cleanse before, I really appreciated that this one allowed me a warm soup at dinner, as well as half an Avo at breakfast and lunch. It did not help though that I had to unclench my juices from Jackson and Jordan’s little paws 🤗 they LOVED them!!
I’m feeling amazing and I hope to continue the clean eating as much as possible. And one thing is for sure, I’ll be ordering weekly juices for the boys from @hip.and.fresh – what better way to get them to have their daily dose of veggies and fruit?!