All You Need Is A Tub Of Vaseline

The beauty industry is a multibillion-dollar industry consisting of cosmetics, perfumes, skin & hair care, nail salons, spas just to name a few. We all contribute to this industry on some level. Consumers buy cosmetics, shaving cream or barrettes for your child. The largest percentage of sales are from skin care and or cosmetics.

Skin care products can be expensive and I’m really working at being more fiscally responsible. A lot of my money is spent on fashion/clothing, beauty products and food. I usually buy cosmetics that are on sale and a lot of my products are from retail/chain and drug stores like Target and Walgreens. Department store cosmetics are more expensive and are sometimes overrated, I rock with what I can afford.

Beauty products are not one size fit all you must find products that not only work with your complexion but with your skin type.

Truthfully, most of us can get by with using a tub of Vaseline and drinking PLENTY of (you should drink half of your body weight) water to achieve healthy skin. You can also try using home remedies. I make my own sugar scrub that works as a skin exfoliate and removes chaffing, I combine sugar, honey and lemon. I’m always experimenting with something!  I’ve seen people use gelatin and egg whites to make a facial mask to clean their pores.  So, before you spend more money check out what’s in your kitchen!

Until next time…

What’sThe Obession All About?

There’s so much obsession about weight loss and body image. Everyone wants to lose weight now and most women will go to any lengths to shed the pounds even if risks harming themselves.  The media bombards us with imagery that we can never obtain because it’s not even real! Those images have been altered in some way to keep you always wanting more! We’re always trying to reinvent ourselves, we pluck, we wax, we stretch, the list goes on and on!  If you really want to change how you look start with diet and exercise. There aren’t any short cuts to healthy living. You just work at it every day and if you have a bad day…start again and again until you’ve conquered it.

There are just as many men overweight as there are women. The thing is society doesn’t put as much pressure on men to shed the pounds.  A man can grow out his beard, wears a nice suit and that will mask how society views his obesity. I’m not saying that men don’t struggle with body image because I know that that they do, however, how often do you see beauty ads for men in comparison to women?!

Obesity is a problem in the US for men and women and children.  If you’re like me and you don’t like working out for hours in a gym try going for a run or walk. I’m really trying to put an effort into being more active but I learned that what you eat can be more effective than hitting up the gym a few times a week. 

I’m guilty of over indulging in sweets and spending more time applying makeup and styling my hair than working out! To be honest, I don’t work out at all, but again I do enjoy a nice stroll! So… as I start my new weight loss journey. I have committed myself to changing up my diet, less sugars, more water, you know, the basics. I have a created a fun visualization on obesity and healthy eating using Pikotchart.