Every now and then people ask me what my beauty and health regimen is. So, I decided to share my daily must-haves with y’all! I don’t use a ton of products. I’ve found that simple and good quality is best.
The very first thing I do when I wake up is drink water. A regular size bottle of water is about right. It’s easy to get dehydrated overnight, and this is a good way to get your body going again right off the bat.
-I start my day off with my daily dose of vitamins and nutrients.
I hate taking pills, so despite the fact that vitamins are great for you, I have never been good about taking them routinely. However, I need a daily boost of helpful nutrients to stay healthy. I have also dealt with chronic pain for years, due to a car accident, and after many years of lots of advil, I gave myself a stomach ulcer, and now am not allowed to take any anti-inflammatories. So I looked up all sorts of natural anti-inflammatories, such as turmeric and ginger, but was always disappointed that I could only find natural anti-inflammatories that were single ingredient pills. And they were all about $50 a bottle! Then my friend Alex introduced me to Zeal, because it had helped her with chronic pain due to fibro-myalgia. After testing it out, I was hooked! I feel amazing with Zeal. My chronic pain is way better than it used to be. I was at the point that I was having to take heavy pain meds almost daily, and after I started drinking Zeal, I only had to take them twice that month! My general pain is WAY better, I feel more clear headed, and have more energy. The best part is that it is all my daily vitamins, minerals, omegas, probiotics, superfoods, and natural Anti-inflammatories all rolled into one. Which means NO PILLS! It’s a powder I mix with water, shake up, and drink first thing in the morning, and I’m good for the day. And, it tastes good too! I’m so grateful I found a supplement that actually makes me feel better, and I look forward to drinking every morning. J
If you’re interested in Zeal, you can read the ingredients here: https://post.zurvita.com/zurvita/1.%20Zeal%20Wellness%20(04:27:12).pdf
& if you want to learn more, & try it, you can get it here: http://brittanybexton.zealforlife.com/
-I Wash my face with honey
Yes, you heard that right, honey, the sticky stuff. How on earth did this start you wonder? Well, I’m allergic to everything chemical! If I use normal face washes, I start getting rashes. Rashes are not so attractive. Plus, those chemicals are not good for you. They say you shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t ingest? Did you know that honey is a natural anti-inflammatory, and a natural anti-bacterial? It is! It also moisturizes naturally. And, if it gets in your mouth it doesn’t taste nasty. J I use it exactly the way I would use a normal face wash. I wet my face down with water, pour a bit in my hand, and rub it all over my face. I usually wash my face through the abc song. (Ha! Yeah, I’m a goof!) If you want more of a deep clean, you can also use the honey as a mask, and let it sit for a while. When I started washing my face with honey, all the red spots and rashes I had went away, and my skin stays clear. J I recommend using a squeeze bottle, as it just makes it way easier! I’ve heard local honey is the best, but any kind will do. Best part is it’s way cheaper than regular face wash!
Here’s another article about the benefits of honey cleansing:
-I moisturize with Coconut Oil
Yep, another edible! This is an awesome oil, because it is solid at room temperature, which makes it feel less greasy as it goes on your skin than some oils do. Plus, your skin smells delicious and tropical. I use it on my face and body. It’s fantastic. Coconut oil also has a ton of amazing properties. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, a natural anti-bacterial, a natural anti-viral, a natural anti-fungal, and, it acts as a natural sunscreen. It helps with almost anything that ails you! It can help heal heartburn if you take a spoonful. I love to add it to my hot chocolate or coffee as well! If you have a Trader Joes near you, I highly recommend their jar of virgin coconut oil. J You should be able to get it at any grocery store though. You want to make sure you get virgin coconut oil.
Here’s a link where you can read more about the amazing benefits of coconut oil:
-Water, Water, Water.
I’m ending where I began, because this is the number one must have. I drink a TON of water. I drink at least 4 bottles a day. AT LEAST 4! More is better. You are supposed to have ½ your body weight in water (but convert the lbs to ounces). That’s a lot of water. It makes everything look and feel better. J Thanks to a good friend of mine, I have become a water snob too. J Some of it just tastes better! I love smart water when I can fork up the extra dough. Deja Blue is also great.
Anyhow, I hope this was helpful, enjoyable, and/or intriguing for you! J Love y’all! Until next time, enjoy your days, moments, and people you love!