Autumn season is here..It’s time to refresh!
“Self-care is not a waste of time..
Self-care makes your- USE- of time more sustainable.”
As the weather gets colder-we spend less time outside. Meanwhile lurking inside- Our furnaces- ducts- vents have been idle collecting dust.
There are some specific actions you want to take which could benefit your overall well-being.
Clean out-replace the furnace filters- vents AND get your Ducts cleaned!!
Always check/replace the filters. These contribute to your inhouse air quality-which could affect you and your family’s health.
I used to get sinus infections every fall and it finally dawned on me-It could be due to dirty filters. As soon as I replaced them and cleaned my air ducts, the sinus issue left as well. Another focus is our vacuums. They give out exhaust and if they have been idle-it’s time to take in for service, if needed Or, Simply.. Clean/exchange out the filters yourself!
Have you noticed how your Skin starts to look less appealing in the Fall? When our tan fades- skin sags; Spots appear; More dry spots and overall lack luster…
Speaking as an Esthetician.. this is the perfect time of year to Exfoliate-means.. Removing all that dry skin build up so your skin can renew and bring back that healthy glow once again. You can easily do this for yourself or visit a skin care expert.
These treatments vary based on your specific skin type. You need to be extra careful with your face. There is NO one treatment approach here and the wrong treatment can damage the skin on your face ! Call me for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want an easy exfoliation tip for home?
Try Dry brushing! It is the easiest and one of the best tricks for skin and health pick me up!
This is for the BODY- Not for the face!
What is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that helps to renew the skin and stimulate the immune & lymphatic system, while helping the body eliminate toxins.
How do you do it?
- Step 1
Use a specific natural dry bristle body brush- most health foods stores carry them or you can buy them online. They are easy to find; choose only Natural bristles on wood. (my favorite)
- Step 2
Using your Dry Brush, start gently at your feet and brush upward towards the heart; in a gentle sweeping motion. The chest area is where the lymph system drains so be sure to brush gently here and try to avoid other sensitive areas of the skin ( if you have a irritation)
- Step 3
When you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small upward strokes or work in a circular motion. For the stomach, work in a clockwise pattern to work with the direction of digestion. Harsh exfoliation is Never the point; be sure not to press too hard.
- Step 4
Dedicate at least three to five minutes dry brushing prior to bathing or showering.. Discontinue if your experiencing any irritation- Showering after dry brushing will help to rinse away dead skin cells and impurities- while allowing your pores to release toxins.
- Step 5 After you shower, give your body a vigorous towel rub to dry off. Apply pure virgin coconut oil- from head to toe to lock in moisture and feed your skin essential vitamins and nutrients.You could use your own body oil but it may not have nutritional benefits or achieve ideal results you seek.
- *Repeat the process 2-3 times each week to experience ideal results.
There is a process for the Face– Each person is unique and so is your treatment. Send me a private message for details. email@example.com
- COULD for all…NO guarantee- results are based on many factors!!
- smoother skin
- reduce cellulite
- increase circulation
- detoxify the skin
- prevent ingrown hairs
- stimulate lymphatic drainage
- improve muscle tone
*For added health benefits – Try a cold splash after a warm shower. This cold splash could improve the function for your immune system- wellbeing. Healthline.com- cold water therapy.
In a dutch study, researchers tested whether people could voluntarily influence their own immune response with a combination of meditation-deep breathing and cold water immersion techniques. The results were encouraging.
I’ve been doing a cold water splash regularly, per instructions from my Naturopath -who mentioned my system needed a boost. It took a little time to get used to the cold… The KEY? gradual..very gradual..
I now really enjoy cool to colder water- then back to warm, then cool to colder. Its helped me stay healthier -I feel.
These are just a few basic tips on self care. There are so many more to share.
**Results vary based on your current health- lifestyle habits and consistency to healthy living. If you have any concerns- ALWAYS- check in with your Health care provider Before beginning any program.
*Please reach out to me if you want to share your specific challenges. I will provide you with some personalized tips just for you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Self care is the Best care to prevent ill health.. In all aspects of life!
“Breathe.. Let go..
and remind yourself that this very moment
is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Wishing you and your loved ones the Best in living well!
Thank-you for being here- Joyce Wood, chhc