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Pucker Up…. It’s Winter Time Lip Care…..

Winter has finally arrived here in New England and we have been having some frigid temperatures the past week or so. I went to my weekly 5:30 AM workout class a few days ago and it was 15 degrees when I started my car. *Ick*  (I actually  thought about how many extra calories I burned by shivering for 10 minutes as the car warmed up!). Fast forward a few more cold days with some wind added into the mix and my lips are suffering!

What prompted this post was that my lips actually started to hurt when I ate my dinner tonight and I realized it was time to do some research!

After looking at a couple of different sources…I realized:  I hadn’t put moisturizer on my lips in almost 4 days because I lost my favorite lip balm in my bathroom. My water consumption has been noticeably reduced since last week (no good for several reasons!)  and while at the same time I’ve been upping my game when it comes to salty and spicy foods.

So here are 4 quick tips for protecting your lovely lips during the colder weather months.

1) Go out and get yourself some lip balms and stick them in every jacket pocket, your purse and the car. Make it a priority to be using them multiple times a day. I have one from Kiss My Face that has SPF 15 (winning!) and has ingredients I know are safe! Do not go days without using your lip balm. #DoAsISay #NotAsIveDone

2) Get your water bottle(s) out and drink up! It’s good for your lips AND good for your skin because you’re much better hydrated. I have an app on my phone where I can track how much water I drink in a day and it can be very helpful to see how much I’ve consumed (or have not consumed).

3) I use my Apriori Eye + Lip Eraser every day and night but after having freezing temperatures and super windy days… I’ll be bringing out the coconut oil as a nightly treatment. I keep a jar in my bathroom ( I use it to remove excess eye makeup) and at the end of my face washing and teeth brushing… I’ll apply some of the oil all over my lips! *MUAH*

4) Spicy foods, salty foods and caffeine can all dry your lips out!  I drink coffee and I douse a lot of my food with hot sauce. Am I going to stop doing this entirely. Nope- not a chance! However, knowing that my Starbucks and Crystal’s Louisiana Hot Sauce can be contributing factors to my lips screeching with pain when I eat…. I’ll be at least reducing my intake for a while.

And there you have it! 4 quick and easy tips to take care of your beautiful lips while Old Man Winter has in sight for a few more months!

Lookin Good Girl Winter Lip care

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Lookin Good Girl …. 4 Step Facial

This week’s post is how to create an at home facial using your favorite Apriori products. While I am a big fan of going to your favorite Esthetician to get a treatment… in between sessions you can easily create a special treat for yourself. This 4 step system could easily be done Sunday night while you’re savoring the last bit of your weekend.

Step 1: Gently cleanse your face with the Creme Cleanse; applying a light pressure to your face with your fingertips. Take a dime sized amount, add water and apply to your face that has been splashed with warm water. With your fingers go up and around your eyes, under you cheekbones and make small circles on your forehead. Once it appears that you skin has been thoroughly cleansed, use warm water or a warm wash cloth to gently remove any remaining cleanser. 

Creme Cleanse Facial

 

Step 2: Next Exfoliate your beautiful face with Apriori’s Acid Peel. Using the highest active levels possible without a prescription, the Acid Peel uses Glycolic and Lactic Acids to provide a deep exfoliation for your beautiful face. It can be applied with your fingers and then removed with a gentle rolling action once it has set up a bit (or it can be gently removed with lukewarm water)

 

Acid Peel Facial

 

Step 3: Just like your favorite skincare specialist applies a treatment mask after she has exfoliated your skin, you can do the same with a light application of the Firming Complex. This nutrient rich serum is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin; providing excellent collagen and elastin support. And because you’ve just exfoliated away old dead skin cells with the Acid Peel, the Firming Complex will be even more readily absorbed!

 

Firming Complex Facial

 

 Step 4: The last step for your Sunday night Self-Care Facial is a light application of the Night Repair 3-Deep Night Cream. This cream is formulated to help with the natural water loss we experience overnight; helping retain moisture in your skin so you wake up looking refreshed. A few pumps and you can gently massage the night cream over your entire face, neck and décolleté ( in this case… your upper chest, just below your neck)

 

Night Repair Facial

 

 And there you have a 4 Step Facial that can easily be incorporated into your Sunday Night routine that will have you lookin’ good for the upcoming week. 

4 Step Facial

 

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