Sunday, March 17, 2019

Surprising skin sins that age your face as explained by a plastic surgeon

SURPRISING SKIN SINS THAT AGE YOUR FACE

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that smoking, not wearing sunscreen and going to bed with your makeup on hardly produces the coveted look of Instagram’s “glass skin.”  Aside from these three ‘skin sins’ there are many others that are not so obvious. We turned to Denver Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah who is a big believer in pre-juvenation and a holistic approach to youth. 

Inconsistent Dieting
“Many people think caring for your skin is skin-deep,” quips Dr. Shah. “It is not.“ Inconsistent or inadequate nutrition that has your body mass and weight moving in a yo-yo motion up and down the scale can contribute to ruined elasticity and reduced collagen in the skin. This is part of the reason why specialists will recommend a two-pound maximum weight loss goal per week because your skin needs time to adapt to the loss of mass. Dr. Shah explains that the skin needs to be nourished from the inside as well and many of the trend diets like keto and paleo focus on one group of food and though it can help keep a caloric deficit, it can also create a deficit of the necessary vitamins and minerals you need to keep your skin looking healthy.

Drinking Too Much Coffee
“Excessive amounts of caffeine can increase the levels of insulin and cortisol in the system,” explains Dr. Shah.  Insulin increases inflammation and cortisol is known as the stress hormone. This combination could mix up your sleeping habits and contribute to continued stress which can lead to sleep deprivation. “Sleep deprivation prevents that regenerative rest our skin and mind need to stay healthy.”

Neglecting the Skin Around Your Eyes
"The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and has very few oil glands," says Dr. Shah. Pamper your eyes and stave off signs of aging by choosing a daily eye cream that includes peptides. Dr. Shah explains, “They work to stimulate collagen production and prevent fine lines. Be sure to check the label.” Other notable ingredients that reduce puffiness, lines, wrinkles, and under eye circles are caffeine and nicotinic acid (a form of the B vitamin niacin).

Expecting Instant Results from Beauty Treatments
Most of us are guilty of trying a face cream or anti-aging treatment once or twice and then giving up on it before it has had a chance to work. A majority of anti-aging treatments take up to a month to begin showing positive effects. Dr. Shah explains, “This is due to the cycle of your skin, which undergoes a period of cellular structure renewal over a span of 30 days. In our instant gratification mode, we often toss a product before giving it time to work.”

Taking Medications With Side-Effects on the Skin
Certain medications like corticosteroids for asthma and arthritis cause the skin to thin and weakens blood vessels. Medicine to treat seizures can cause heightened sensitivity to sun damage in the skin which is a common perpetrator in premature aging. Blood pressure medications that block calcium channels have been studied in relation to their inhibition of collagen production by obstructing the absorption of vitamin C by the cells. Vitamin C is an important part of collagen production.  “If these medications are being prescribed to you by your physician then the benefits outweigh their effect on collagen production. There is no need to stress over this, as long as you take care of your skin in other ways you should be fine,” explains Dr. Shah.

Consuming Excessive Amounts of Salt
“By all measures, an excess of salt in your diet is detrimental to your kidneys, your cardiovascular health and, yes, your skin,” says Dr. Shah. Salt absorbs moisture and it can aid in making your skin look dry and less vibrant. Reducing your sodium intake and sticking to a moisturizing routine should help your skin stay healthy and smooth.

Facial Expressions
Every time you move that beautiful face, your skin wrinkles a little bit. Most of the time your face bounces back and those little wrinkles disappear once new skin cells grow.

Soap
While you may think that soap is your skin’s best friend, this is actually not the case. The reason for this is that your skin has an acid mantle which is a natural protective barrier of the skin. When you wash with soap – which is generally alkaline – it can remove this protective layer of oils and dry out the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles. Dr. Shah says that “While it is not advisable to stop washing entirely, try swapping the soap for a PH-neutral and chemical-free cleanser, and bear in mind that there is such a thing as over-cleansing your skin.”

Tugging on Your Skin While Applying or Removing Makeup
To minimize the damage to the skin around your eyes, follow these quick tips from Dr. Shah:
Use your ring finger to pat on products around your eyes, including serums, oils, moisturizers, and concealers. Your ring finger is the least likely to pull or tug at your skin.
Apply eyeliner and eyeshadow by gently closing your eyelids, rather than by pulling them taut. If you’re struggling to apply without pulling, consider investing in products that are made to apply smoothly, like cream or gel formulas.
Have patience when removing makeup from the eye area. Use cotton or another soft product, coated well with your favorite makeup removing solution. Hold the cotton over your closed eye without wiping, allowing the product to break down the makeup. After a minute or so, wipe gently to remove the makeup.

Picking Your Skin
You're not a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician. You should not be picking at your pimples, ingrown hairs, or anywhere else on your face. It's one of the biggest assaults against your skin and can have permanent effects. "The more people press and manipulate blemishes, the more inflammation they create underneath," explains Dr. Shah. "The result is scars, pockmarks, and discoloration that can become permanent.”
Licking Your Lips Constantly
There's a myth out there that claims people can get addicted to lip balm. "These people just have dry skin and miss the feeling of the balm when it's gone," says Dr. Shah. Lip licking can become a bad habit. But when you moisten your lips that way, you actually wind up making things worse. The water in your saliva evaporates, leaving lips dry and cracked. "Saliva can contain bacteria and irritants, so you can end up with a rash around the lips as well," says Dr. Shah. Try a lip balm such as Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm, Original Beeswax with Vitamin E & Peppermint Oil.

About Dr. Manish Shah:

Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Canada and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his medical training at the University of Virginia, earning his Medical Doctorate. During this time, he also completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research at the New York University School of Medicine / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. As a prelude to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Shah completed a rigorous five-year training program in General and Trauma Surgery at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. His formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After completing his plastic surgery training, he moved to New York City when he was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. This fellowship is widely considered to be the best of its kind in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who has undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!
Dr. Shah is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  He maintains a private practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.
Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Shah is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.



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Friday, March 8, 2019

10 Sleep Hygiene Tips from a NYC Neuropsychologist


“SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK” BEGINS MARCH 10TH
10 Sleep Hygiene Tips from a NYC Neuropsychologist



Lack of sleep is such a universal problem that the National Sleep Foundation has proclaimed the week of March 10th as Sleep Awareness Week.
How do you assess your bedroom habits and optimize your nighttime routine for better sleep? To find out, we turned to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York-based neuropsychologist and faculty member at Columbia University.
Studies show that sleep quality is directly related to sleep hygiene. So could it be that your nighttime habits are causing you to lose out on the benefits of quality sleep?

Dr. Hafeez says that “not only are people unaware of why they are suffering from insomnia or not getting quality sleep but they are unaware of the effects this has on their health, daily functions and brain.” The New York-based Neuropsychologist explains that a large part of insomnia is a result of poor sleep hygiene.

The National Sleep Foundation defines sleep hygiene as “a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness.”

Here are 10 behaviors that could be causing a decline in your sleep quality and tips from our neuropsychology expert explaining how to fix them!

  1. Working Out Too Late Into The Night
Working out can help de-stress the body and reduce anxiety. However, “if done too close to your bedtime your body might still feel the adrenaline and pump of the workout and it might be difficult to fall into a sedative state,” says Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Having A Smoke Or Some Caffeine Too Close To Bedtime
“Nicotine is a stimulant and it is well known to cause insomnia. Depending on how your body processes nicotine you could be putting yourself at risk for low quality sleep which means a lack of REM sleep,” warns Dr. Hafeez. This stage of sleep is where we recharge the most throughout the night. In other cases, people unassumingly snack on chocolate or have a soft drink that contains caffeine and that caffeine will keep you in a state of alert and it will be more noticeable that you are alert as you stare at the roof without any other activity. “Caffeine is great at work when you need a little help staying alert, but at night it can cause you to miss out on that much-needed recharge,” Dr. Hafeez says.


  1. Using Your Bed For More Than Just “Bed” Functions
  Much like productivity professionals advise maintaining a designated area
for studying or work, sleep experts say your bed should be used almost exclusively for sleeping and sharing intimate moments with our spouse or lover. This is because, “the brain has a hard time adjusting to sleep mode if it gets used to being on the bed all the time, eating, watching tv, studying or just hanging out. You’ll have a harder time shifting into actual ‘bedtime,’ explains Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Eating Too Late Into The Night
 For late night munchers, it is no strange notion that after a binge session at 3 a.m it may be a little difficult to fall asleep. “Your system is stuffed. Depending on how much you eat you may feel bloated or hyperactive. This can result in you feeling uncomfortable. If you’re on a diet you may feel guilty for breaking your regimen,” says Dr. Hafeez. All of these things cause your brain and system to be preoccupied with all but falling asleep.

  1. Though It Is A Sedative, Alcohol Will Ruin Your REM Sleep
 Many people say they sleep better after drinking. That may be true for a glass of wine with a light dinner but “a restful sleep is not the same as blacking out or drinking so heavily that you find yourself inebriated prior to sleep,” explains Dr. Hafeez.  Alcohol disrupts the way our body absorbs liquid, thus causing urgent and frequent needs to go to the restroom to urinate. Dr. Hafeez also says alcohol tends to disrupt the restful stage of REM.

  1. Going To Bed Angry Will Make It More Difficult To Fall Asleep
 Not only is “don’t go to bed angry”  good relationship advice, it turns out it ’s great psychological and sleep hygiene advice. Dr. Hafeez explains that “if you are able to leave things off with someone in a better place or in a place of ‘we will work this out in the morning because we care for each other,’ you have a better chance of letting your body relax into sleep.” If you aren’t able to calm your frustration for the night you may find your mind circling the problem until the sun comes up.

  1. Clinging to Your Cell Phone While Trying To Doze Off
 This is a major issue in today’s digital age. People are tuned in to their phones too late into the night, reports show. “As more and more people opt to have their phone by their bedside and go to bed staring at their screens there is an increase in phone-related insomnia. Our eyes stay alert with the light of the screen explains Dr. Hafeez. “The constant scrolling and continued processing of information make it so your brain never begins relaxing,” she says. Tips for avoiding this issue are to leave your phone across the room. This also helps when waking up in the morning and having to walk across the room to turn your alarm off.

  1. The Room Temperature Is Not Optimized For Sleep
Optimal room temperature is commonly thought to be 60-67 degrees according to the national sleep foundation. “Your body has a way of regulating temperature relative to the temperature of the room in order to relax you into sleep,” says Dr. Hafeez. If the room temperature is too hot or too cold it can cause discomfort that will wake you up throughout the night or keep you from falling asleep at all.


  1. Poor Lighting Environment 
If a room is getting too much light coming in from the window or from your bedroom hallway it can be difficult to sleep. “Many people with light sensitivity will use blackout curtains to optimize the room for sleep. When clocks move forward and the sun rises at an earlier time people often struggle to acclimate themselves to the new time because the sunlight is waking them up,” says Dr. Hafeez

  1.  Napping During The Day
Sleep is a recharge for the day's activities. If you are constantly napping or napped too heavily during the day, your mind won’t be as tired as it usually is once it’s time to tuck into the sheets for the night. “Napping if necessary is not a bad thing. But one 20 to 30-minute nap is very different than sleeping all day and then struggling at night to sleep,” says Dr. Hafeez.


About the Doctor:
Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is an NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz. Connect with her via Instagram @drsanamhafeez or



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Monday, March 4, 2019

Canadian Summer Travel Bucket List


As some of you may know, I worked in the airline business for almost 2 decades. Although I did a lot of travelling, we often went to the same places over and over because we became familiar with them and enjoyed them so much. Although I did quite a bit of travelling, there are many places that I have yet to see and I'm starting to compile my Travel Bucket List.

Because I worked for an American airline, most of my travels were within the USA. I have seen much more of the USA than I have my own country here in Canada. In fact, other than where I live in Ontario, I've only been to 2 other provinces; Quebec and Vancouver. Yet, I have been to at least 20 states in the USA. Now that I no longer work for the airline and my lifestyle has changed, I definitely have Canada on my radar for travel. It's a shame that I haven't visited more places in this beautiful Country but I'm starting to do some research and I'm beginning to build my Canadian Travel Bucket List. With Summer just around the corner, I definitely have travel, and particularly road trippin' on my mind!

Because I love beaches and being near the water so much, the first places that I've added to my bucket list are all waterfront locations. Much of my inspiration is found on Google:  10-incredible-coastal-towns-you-must-visit-in-canada.

Did you know that Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world!? Over 200,000 kilometres! That's incredible and I hope to visit as much of it as I can in my lifetime!

Within Ontario:
When I was young my parents always took us to a place called Sandbanks, Ontario. It had white sandy beaches along the lake's shoreline and I always used to think that we were in Florida. It wasn't until I was older that my parents told me where we actually were. I look back at those photos from our Sandbanks trips and it really does look like we were in Florida.

Sandbanks Info from Ontario Parks:
  • World’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation
  • Three expansive sandy beaches that some say are among the best in Canada; Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with shallow waters and gentle drop off
  • Location jutting out into Lake Ontario means that this park is a bird migration hotspot in spring and fall
  • Walking trails that allow visitors to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the park
  • Daily interpretive programming for the whole family during summer months
  • Great starting point to explore Prince Edward County known for its bicycle touring, wineries, food and antiques

The East Coast
I have never been East of Ontario (besides Quebec). I hear such great things about the East Coast in Canada and see such beautiful photos, it's actually been on my radar for quite some time. Since I'm always drawn to beautiful locations near the water, I have several locations on my bucket list for the East Coast. Since I want to visit so many spots on the East Coast, I have a truck camper rental in mind. I've always had the idea to get a travel camper and go travelling across Canada, this way I can see ALL the beautiful spots, no worry about hotel reservations and I can bring my cat, too!

Below are the places that I've added to my list so far:
  • New Brunswick, St. Andrews By-the-Sea
  • Nova Scotia, Peggy's Cove + Lunenberg
  • PEI, Cavendish



The West Coast
I visited Vancouver once a long long time ago and I was there on a business trip and it was only for a few days. TBH, most of it was a blur. I was at that partying age and didn't have any other interest but finding the nearest club to go to and I sure had a hard time finding any "nightclubs" in Vancouver at that time. Now that my interests have completely changed, I would love to go back and explore all the beauty that I've seen in photos, and I won't be looking for a single night club.

My Father has always loved and wanted to move to Vancouver Island. It's on my bucket list and I am quite certain that after I visit some of these towns that are on my list, I'm never going to want to come back home! I seriously want to visit EVERY waterfront town on the West Coast but these are the ones on my list so far.

  • Gibsons
  • Vancouver Island
  • Bowen Island
  • Prince Rupert
  • Tofino
  • Squamish

I do want to visit central Canada as well but I'll save those for my next Candian Travel Bucket List.

Do you have any places in Canada that you'd recommend I add to my bucket list?


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lafe’s Award Winning Natural BodyCare Massive #Giveaway


I was thrilled when Lafe's Natural BodyCare reached out to me to test out some of their products and also share a great big giveaway with you guys!

Lafe's is a family owned, personal care company that believes in conscious living for a balanced & fulfilling life. They believe that what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your body and I couldn't agree more. Their award-winning products are all natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free! They are also an eco-friendly brand that gives back to the community through their 1% Project. They donate 1% of the profit from every sale to support breast cancer prevention and environmental awareness!

Lafe's products are not only effective and natural, but they are affordable, too! Lafe's natural and organic personal care products do not contain, and will never contain toxic ingredients. They are also a cruelty-free brand and are Leaping Bunny Certified! 🐰

We have spent the last few weeks testing out many of their products and they get two thumbs up from this household! We haven't found a dud in the bunch.


LAFE’S NATURAL HANDCRAFTED SOOTHE BAR SOAP- $5.49

This all-natural and vegan soap is made with plant-based oils and is free of harmful chemicals. I'm partial to the lavender as I find the scent so soothing and relaxing and it's not overpowering at all. It just gives me and my shower a soft beautiful lavender scent and gives me that spa feeling. My partner loves the Tea Tree for its fresh scent and antibacterial properties. These bars do a great job at cleansing while hydrating at the same time. 


LAFE’S ORGANIC & NATURAL NON-NANO TINTED LIP BALMS-  $3.49-$4.99

Lafe has both USDA certified organic lip balms as well as 100% natural non-nano mineral tinted lip balms (my favourite!). These products are made with organic botanicals and oils and they are super hydrating. I'm more of a tinted lip balm kind of gal over lipstick for everyday use. These are hydrating and add just a hint of colour and shimmer to the lips. The tinted balms are available in 3 shades and add just a hint of colour. They are perfect for everyday wear, are super-hydrating and add a nice sheen to lips making them look hydrated and plump.


LAFE'S NATURAL DEODORANTS- $4.49-$7.99

Lafe's award-winning deodorants come in a large variety of scents and styles. Whether you like a stick formula, spray, or roll on, Lafe's has you covered. My favourite is the Soothe with Lavender and Aloe in the stick formula, the scent is so fabulous I could just breathe it in all day! I found that the roll-on and spray worked just as well, and the spray formula doesn't sting my skin after shaving like some other deodorant sprays that I've tried. This has become my favourite natural deodorant as they truly keep odour at bay! My hubby's favourite is the Extra Strength Stick formula but he also keeps the spray version at work for a quick refresh. I had the pleasure of being the one to do the sniff test on him after he finished a full day of work after using these products and I was surprised that I could barely detect any stink whatsoever! 😃

All of the deodorants come in a number of fabulous scents as well as unscented versions, so there is something for everyone. They are also sold in multi-packs for extra savings.

Stick formula Features:
  • 24-hour protection
  • 2.5 oz, perfect deodorant for traveling
  • Propylene glycol free
  • Aluminum free
  • GMO free
  • 24-hour protection
  • Gentle, effective deodorants that fight odor-causing bacteria
  • Hypoallergenic Deodorant
  • No animal testing
  • Gluten free
  • Paraben free
  • Propylene glycol free
  • Aluminum free
  • 24-hour protection
  • 2.5 oz, great deodorant for traveling
  • A pleasant aroma from botanical essential oils that fights odor causing bacteria
  • Gluten free
  • Proplyene glycol free

LAFE'S CRYSTAL ROCK DEODORANTS- $3.99-$6.49

Lafe's Crystal Rock Deodorant offers 24-hour deodorant protection, made with natural mineral salts that eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Convenient package makes using a crystal deodorant easy while protecting the crystal from breakage. 
  • Contains no aluminum chlorhydrate
  • Will not stain clothing and does not leave any white residue

All Lafe's products are:
・Proplyene Glycol Free
・Parabens Free
・Triclosan Free
・SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate Free
・PEG Compounds Free
・Petroleum Free
・DEA/TEA/MEA Free
・VOCs Free
・FD&C Colors/Dye Free
・Mineral Oil Free


I've enjoyed Lafe's products so much. Every product that I've tried so far is a home run! I can't wait to try more of their products.

Lafe's was kind enough to offer my readers a code to receive 15% off any purchase from their website at www.lafes.com with code HealthAndBeautyGirl15


Lafe's is also available in retail stores. You can use this locate tool to find a store near you: Lafe's Store Locator

You can connect with Lafe’s on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Open to USA + Canada


THE PRIZE PACK (Value over $120!): 
(One winner will receive ALL of the following. Not all prizes are pictured in this post)

  • Non-Nano Tinted Lip Balm - Honest
  • Organic Lip Balm - Winter Mint
  • Natural Handcrafted Bar Soap - Soothe
  • Organic Insect Repellent
  • Foot Spray with Organic Peppermint Oil (4 oz.)
  • Dry Shampoo - please have them choose their color - Black, Brunette, Red, or Blond
  • Crystal Rock Deodorant
  • Crystal Rock Deodorant - Mini
  • Deodorant Spray - Soothe (4 oz.)
  • Deodorant Spray - Unscented with Aloe Vera (4 oz.)
  • Deodorant Roll-On - Active
  • Deodorant Roll-On - Extra Strength (Tea Tree)
  • Deodorant Roll-On - Unscented
  • Deodorant Twist-Stick - Active
  • Deodorant Twist-Stick - Fresh
  • Deodorant Twist-Stick - Soothe (Lavender)

HOW TO ENTER:
Head to my Instagram @ healthandbeautygirl and follow the instructions (also shared below).

Want to win a basket of Lafe’s Products? To be eligible, just follow the simple rules to enter!
1)     FOLLOW @lafesbodycare +  @healthandbeautygirl
2)     Enter the contest one of three ways:
ð  TAG friends who love healthy living (1 tag = 1 entry)
ð  Repost this picture for an additional 20 entries! (make sure to tag us and @lafesbodycare)
ð  Sign up for the newsletter at www.lafes.com for an additional 25 entries


Terms + Conditions: Open to Canadian & US Residents. Must be at least 18 years of age or have parental consent. Giveaway will run until March 8, 2019, at 11:59 PST. Winner will be notified by DM. Prize may appear differently than what is pictured. Winner accepts the prize as received. By entering this giveaway, you release Lafe's Natural Bodycare and Health and Beauty Girl from any and all damages that may arise from entering or winning this giveaway.  Winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another winner will be selected.  Winner must answer a skill-testing question. 

Giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other platform. 1 Winner will receive the prize pack as described above.

#ContestAlert #Contest #lafes #lafesnaturalbodycare #livelovelafes
     




Not sponsored. Prize and products for review are generously provided by Lafe's Natural Bodycare. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sign Up For FREE K Beauty Products + $500 Skincare #Giveaway



There's a new K Beauty brand coming to town and they are offering FREE products as well as hosting a $500 Skincare Giveaway! Just sign up and you'll be entered to win and you can start earning free products right away!

They will be launching soon, so sign up now and be among the first to try this new brand! 

Sign up here to start earning free products and automatically be entered to win the $500 skincare prize pack-  Sign Up Here!

PS.... Stay tuned for a NEW blog/ IG Giveaway coming tomorrow!!!



Good luck, everyone! 



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Thursday, February 21, 2019

New! Live Clean Foaming Body Washes



I'm super pumped about @livecleancan 's NEW Foaming Body Washes! 🙌
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Exotic body butters in this new line create luxuriously rich foaming body washes that will make you feel like you've just stepped into a spa in your own bathroom! 🛀 They are super hydrating, deliciously scented and clean like a dream! They leave my skin soft, hydrated, and they rinse clean, so there's no residue. Unlike foaming products that use SLS and harsh, toxic cleansing agents, these foaming cleansers are not drying because they don't contain any of those harsh chemicals. Instead, they are loaded with natural and hydrating ingredients that leave you anything but dry!

With these cleansers, Live Clean developed a rich, creamy, unique and luxurious foam that rinses easily and requires less water to do so, which makes them even more eco-friendly!

Each Live Clean's 98% plant-derived, SLS and paraben free formulas harnesses the specific, skin-enhancing attributes of some of the world’s richest butters. Shea & Murumuru Butter provides deep moisture, Mango & Aloe Butter soothes sensitive skin and Moringa & Matcha Butter provides the benefits of antioxidants. Live Clean Foaming Body Washes combine the perfect ingredients for exceptional, targeted results and a whole new level of bath and shower experience.

All Natural Ingredients Combine to Create The 3 Fab Formulas:
🌰 Moringa & Matcha Butter (antioxidant)
🌰 Mango & Aloe Butter (sensitive)
🌰 Shea & Murumuru Butter (deep moisture- my favourite!)

Live Clean Moringa & Matcha Butter Antioxidant Foaming Body Wash Moringa and Matcha Butters plus antioxidant-rich Vitamin C energize the skin and renew its natural glow. Moringa Butter is made from a wonderfully luxurious oil from the seeds of the Moringa Oliefera tree native to the Himalayas. With anti-oxidant and rejuvenating properties. Matcha Butter, made from Japanese Matcha Green Tea leaves, has powerful moisturizing properties.
450 mL. Suggested retail: $7.99

Live Clean Mango & Aloe Butter Sensitive Foaming Body Wash Mango and Aloe Butters in a mild unscented formula with calming Oat Kernel Oil for sensitive skin. Mango Butter is a rich, soothing moisturizer. Its Vitamin C brightens and rejuvenates. Aloe Butter quickly hydrates and moisturizes.
450 mL. Suggested retail: $7.99

Live Clean Shea & Murumuru Butter Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash Shea and Murumuru Butters enriched with moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to deliver gentle cleansing and long-lasting hydration. This one is my personal favourite, it smells like argan oil! Shea Butter is highly concentrated with fatty acids and vitamins for deep moisture. Murumuru Butter’s fatty acids help restore elasticity to damaged and aging skin.
450 mL. Suggested retail: $7.99


THESE PRODUCTS ARE:
• 98% plant-derived ingredients
• SLS and sulfate free
• Petrolatum and phosphate free
• Silicone and phthalate free
• DEA and paraben free
• Dye free
• Pure vegan
• Never tested on animals
• Cruelty-free/Leaping Bunny Certified
• Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
• Contains biodegradable ingredients

I hope you try these and love them as much as I do! Let me know which one you want to try! 💗


Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, and Well.ca

Instagram: /healthandbeautygirl / livecleancan/


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