Spring has sprung! and I can?t wait to pack my winter wardrobe away and waft around in my kaftan. This winter I learned a lot about myself and my body?s response to water, food and Oils. Learning to listen to the subtle hints is a constant struggle or is it that I am not as tuned in as I thought I was? Experts tell us that we that we should drink 8 Glasses of water every day. I have been on that train for around 6 years years thinking I was doing the ?right thing?. However, I have had days that I?ve felt and looked like a pork sausage, completely stuffed!. My clothes feel too tight and I am always rushing of to the bathroom. After consideration I realized I was not taking into account the liquids I take in through my Green juice and various herbal teas. I have been putting my kidneys under huge strain and retaining water which in turn made me feel bloated and over weight. Since reducing my water intake I have noticed a huge change in the way my clothes fit and the pressure to get those 8 glasses in everyday has lifted. Whew!
Another note worthy trick I learned this winter was Oil Cleansing, I absolutely love my purifying cleanser gel, the smell of fresh fennel is simply the best ever, but I chose to give it a miss and try out this much talked about method of cleansing. Thank heavens Breathe makes the most amazing Oil Blend that is used in the facial process. I had read about using Oil in this manner and decided to give it a try. I have to say that 3 Months of this very simple method has left my skin silky smooth and almost wrinkle free.
Switching up the routine every week is a must, so some nights I use the purifying cleanser Gel and 4 nights a week I use the luxurious oil cleanse method by massaging it all over the face and neck. This dissolves make-up while pumping your skin full of the nourishing oils and vegetal butters. I then sponge it off with warm water before patting on the Softening lotion and a pump of my favorite concentrate which completes my night time regime as I head off to bed. In the morning I splash on the softening lotion, pat on the brightening eye cream and apply the Brightening cream.
Sometimes less is more especially when you are using a very concentrated effective product.
Breathing all the way.