NEW YEAR! NEW YOU!

RENEW THE SKIN YOU’RE IN……..

 SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB-IN-THE-TUB:spabath

EXFOLIATE YOUR BODY WITH A DRY BODY BRUSH THAT HELPS LOOSEN DEAD SKIN CELLS, WHILE FEELING STIMULATED AND INVIGORATED:

  • Start at the feet and move upwards, toward the heart
  • Stop at the breast area and dry brush arms in a soft gentle circular motion going upward toward the shoulders
  • To exfoliate the decollete/neck use a smaller face brush (BE VERY GENTLE)
  • Shower/bathe to wash away the loosened material
  • Follow with a hydrating oil or body lotion….OOH LA LA, SOFT AS SILK!!

FEELING SALTY:salty

BATH SALTS ARE ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO MANUAL EXFOLIATE THE BODY, ESPECIALLY THE FEET:

  •  Sanitize feet with antimicrobial hand wipes
  • In foot bath add 3-4 drops of peppermint (invigorating) or lavender (relaxing) essential oil *ALTERNATIVE: Lavender Epsom Salts*
  • Remove your feet and place one scoop of dead sea salt mixture (1/2 cup of grapeseed oil & one cup of dead sea salts) into a bowl and massage mixture into feet & calves in an upward motion for 3-5 minutes
  • Place feet back into tub and soak for 5 minutes
  • Remove and dry feet
  • Massage feet with moisturizing foot cream, wrap legs and feet with warm wet towel….HELLO STILETTOS!

FACE VALUE:

REMOVE THE WINTER BLUES BY SHEDDING SOME SKIN; DUE TO THE COLDER CLIMATE, YOUR FACE REQUIRES A GENTLE FORM OF EXFOLIATION:

  • Cleanse your skin with a creamy cleanser or oil cleanser to remove all traces of makeup
  • Do a second cleanse to actual clean your skin
  • Apply an enzyme mask (pineapple or papaya) all over face avoiding eye/lip area and leave on for 5-10 minutes *ALTERNATIVE: Oats (sensitive skin) or creamy cleanser mix w/baking soda (combo/oily skin)*
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Apply cucumber toner for dry/sensitive skin or witch hazel toner for normal to oily skin
  • Apply and press a hydrating moisturizer into skin; add sunscreen spf 30 or higher for day or rejuvenating moisturizer for night….GLOW GIRL!!

erikka AND THE GRACEFACE NETWORK TEAM

**EXCERPTS FROM SKIN INC.MAGAZINE**

Embracing 50 with Grace

Thankful for this milestone 50th year of my life. Thank you God for my health and strength and for loving me like crazy!  I live to serve you and to be a light wherever I go.

LET’S GET IT 2017!

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On my mark…

I was happy to bid farewell to 2016.  It was a trying year for me with many unwelcome surprises for my family, much sadness, division and many disappointments.  It has also been a year of awakenings….good and bad, but nevertheless, I am awake and on my mark with lessons learned.  Through it all we survived, I survived by God’s grace and mercy.

 

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Get set…

Yesterday I spent quiet time with myself meditating, updating my vision board, purged clutter from the house and from my mind and danced like I was on stage as I sipped on champagne with the anticipation of the arrival of the new year, which caught me fast asleep. 😴💤💤

 

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GraceFace GameFace

Go…

Game on!  As 2017 has arrived and if God says the same, it will bring to me a milestone birthday in 9 days, the excitement of new opportunities, the birth of new ideas and the hope of giving God even more of me through service.  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so look out 2017.  I’m ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!🐝

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