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Sun, fun and water bottles June 14, 2009

Sigg Water Bottles

Water is amazingly overlooked as a key to health and beauty.  Some people don’t like the taste of plain water.  I love it.

I keep water at my desk.  I used to carry a 24-pack of water bottles in the trunk of my car.  Any time I was thirsty as I was running errands, there it was.  I don’t do that anymore, because I’ve finally transitioned to reusable water bottles.  The point is, if it’s always in front of you, you’re bound to drink more of it.

Drinking water throughout the day keeps me refreshed.  Caffeine and sugar drinks make me feel fatigued after a while.  There comes a point where my body says, ” Enough with the chemicals, already!  Give me what I REALLY need!”

Now, I have several water bottles that I keep filled and by the door.  It saves money because I’m less likely to stop and buy something to drink while I’m out.  That also saves me time.  And, it’s good for the environment.

If you don’t like the taste of water, try adding the following.  Maybe even keep a pitcher in your fridge, so that it’s on hand when you want it.

Water Add-ins:

  • Slices of cucumber
  • Citrus wedges of lemon, lime or orange
  • Herbal tea such as mint, spearmint, berry or hibiscus.

Saving Your Skin: Humidity January 22, 2009

Filed under: Saving Your Skin — beansandyoga @ 11:42 am

humidity1 Not everyone lives in a cold climate, but if you do, I recommend a humidifier.  Years of dry skin, dry eyes, congestion and misery went by before I found this solution.  I’d tried bath oils, moisturizers, anything to help ward off the dryness of winter.  The humidifier worked.

Humidifiers come with a lot of cautions.  Beware that if not used properly, they can cause mold.  My humidifier needs to be re-filled with water at least twice a day.  (I don’t mind.)

It’s made a difference.  Now I can breath.  My skin used to break out during the winter.  Now, it doesn’t.  It even makes the house feel warmer.


Saving Your Skin: Eyes and Eyebrows December 27, 2008

Filed under: Saving Your Skin,Uncategorized — beansandyoga @ 10:29 am
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My eyes are sensitive.  Eye make-up remover stings and leaves me teary.  This has been a blessing in disguise.  While many women my age have already developed wrinkly circles around their eyes, this hasn’t happened to me.

If I wear mascara, it’s not waterproof.  I don’t wear eyeshadow, unless it’s a light base that will wash off with water.  I do have my brows shaped, professionally.  You’d think that this would lead to a saggy fold of skin above my brow, but it hasn’t.  I’ve been doing it for years.