1. Thumb Socks
My oldest daughter has been sucking her thumb since she was just a baby. Well, she’s now four going on five, and my husband and I have vowed to get her to stop!
Enter, the thumb sock. I’ve tried putting various foul-tasting concoctions on her thumb nail to no avail, so I have resorted to actually covering her thumb up. It’s worked out really well so far, the only problem being that she’ll attempt to push it down to suck half of the thumb. :-/
I’m thinking sewing the top will eliminate this hurdle, but I haven’t altered it yet.
I love skin care!
I began struggling with various skin problems at a young age, including acne and eczema, and shortly thereafter started educating myself on natural ways to cure these unsightly ailments.
I remember being 17 years old, poring over the skin care books at Whole Foods and reading about what nutrients were good both inside and outside the body.
My research has never ceased, and I’m always trying new, natural products, as well as do-it-yourself remedies.
One thing that I’m a firm believer in is exfoliating, and this product is awesome.
I purchased this company’s glycolic acid about six months back, and while I was really pleased with my results, I wasn’t crazy about the subsequent redness and peeling that I would get.
The nice thing about the Lactic Acid Peel is that the ‘downtime’ is significantly less, and the results are just as great! If you read up on it you’ll find that lactic acid actually CREATES moisture in your skin, as opposed to stripping it of it.
While my skin endures some redness and peeling afterwards, it is significantly less than it was with the glycolic acid.
As a result of using this, my pores are cleaner and my facial tone is more even.
3. Cuticle Tattoos
I love that bow, but would probably try to come up with something a bit more personal if I ever ventured to do this. 🙂
4. Brussels Sprouts
I do so love Brussels. Chock full of vitamin K and C, these little green powerhouses are also known for their rich glucosinolate content, which help to regulate the body’s inflammatory/anti-inflammatory system and prevent unwanted inflammation.
This is particularly beneficial if you suffer from allergies, as allergic reactions create inflammation in the body.
Lately, I’ve enjoyed adding them raw to my smoothies!
You can’t taste them, and they are a great substitute for spinach or any other typical dark, leafy green vegetable.
Typically taken internally for its ability to reduce intestinal gas and bloating, charcoal has also been popping up in numerous skin care lines lately.
Relying on its capacity to exfoliate and draw out toxins, I’ve been making my own ‘Detox’ Facial Masks with this powerful ingredient, and it’s definitely making a difference!
My husband has been telling me that my skin looks the best it has looked in a long time, and I totally attribute it to the Lactic Acid and my nightly masks that are created with turmeric and charcoal, among a few other ingredients.
I’m hoping to post the ‘recipe‘ for the mask next week for those of you that might like to try it. 🙂
P.s. I’ve read that charcoal is also great for whitening teeth!
What are you enjoying this week?