The Year of Self-Care

March 22, 2018

The Year of Self-Care

I was reading a Well+Good article about the top wellness trend predictions of 2018 and one of them is that self-care is essential, not an indulgence. I am a firm believer that health does not end with diet and exercise and am sooo happy to see us moving beyond the juice cleanses and sweaty heart pounding cardio workouts. Health isn’t what we eat or how often we work out. Health isn’t even a lifestyle. Sure, those are all components of a healthy life, but at its core, health is a mindset. What good is it killing yourself day after day on the treadmill if your main motive is just to have a thigh gap or be able to eat more? What kind of message are you sending to your body if you order a salad even though you really wanted tacos because you don’t want people to judge you for eating too much? With me being on my own health journey, I’ve really gotten into the whole holistic wellness side of health. It’s when your body is hurt that you realize how fragile it truly is. Our #1 job is to take care of our body because without it, we can’t do anything. Our minds have more power than we give them credit and what we repeatedly tell ourselves becomes are truth. Your vibe attracts not only your tribe, but your job, your income, your home, and your happiness. 2018 onwards is about treating ourselves right and regularly practicing self-care.

THAT was a long intro to say I’m really excited to take this blog into the direction of not only fashion, but holistic health, wellness, and self-care. This year, I’m partnering up with Health-Ade to create tips, tricks, hacks, recipes, and DIYs to help you live the most fulfilling life you can.

It probably comes as no surprise because I run a natural skincare company with my mom, but I love to DIY my own skincare. There is something so mad scientist-feeling about combining all different ingredients together and then rubbing it on your SKIN. Liberating!

Although it sounds super basic, washing your face is the cornerstone of any solid natural skincare routine. Face toners remove pesky bits of oil and debris still left over after face cleansing. A good toner will also work to clarify, hydrate, and restore the natural pH balance of the skin.

The Year of Self-Care

Many face toners use apple cider vinegar as it contains malic acid which helps remove bacteria-forming skin. Kombucha also contains malic acid, making it a natural exfoliant that can easily act as a substitute to apple cider vinegar in a face toner. I drink kombucha all the time, but I figured why not apply it TO MY FACE? Health-Ade’s Power Greens kombucha¬†contains wheatgrass, spirulina, and camu camu all mixed into a super detoxifying blend of green tea, black tea, and of course, SCOBY (the good bacteria that forms from fermenting the tea that becomes kombucha). The carbonation of the kombucha tingled upon application, leaving my skin stimulated and refreshed.

The Year of Self-Care

Visit Health-Ade’s blog to get the face toner recipe.

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