COVID-19 Getting You Down?

During this time, there is a lot of uncertainty, but try to remember that social distancing doesn’t mean to social isolate. It is an opportunity to be present with our loved ones, organize, and do a little spring cleaning and get outside for a walk at the beach or a cross country ski session. It’s also an excellent time for self care.

We care about your mental state and emotional well being. We want to offer these simple tips to take care of yourself during uncertain times.

Remember Those Products You Bought But Havent Been a Faithful User?

Get it out! It is a great time to create and practice the ultimate skin care routine, the one you have been meanng to master since you bought that product. We all get busy and our bathroom drawers get full of good intentions. Lets not go through the pain of throwing our expired products next spring clean, and use those skin care goods! If you have any questions about how to use product bought from SUGARED please reach out to us HERE.

How Many Times Have You Heard us Say Exfoliate and Moisturize to Prevent Ingrown Hair After Sugaring?

Make a Body Scrub

A basic homemade body scrub can be crafted with sea salt, plus a little nourishing  jojoba, avocado, olive, or grapeseed oil. To elevate the experience with a scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lemon zest is another fragrant option that also lends astringent and toning properties. If you want a little more exfoliation, add some coffee grounds.

Don’t Forget to Moisturize!

Obviously we love everything Eminence. Like the Stone Crop or Mangosteen Body Lotion. But any body lotion you have on hand will do. AVOID coconut oil! It tends to cause ingrown hairs.

It’s Normal to Indulge in Sweets and Wine During Stressful Times.

Your initial craving for sugar begins when you start to feel stressed. “When we are stresssed, we have a high level of a hormone called cortisol, and we crave sugar because if we eat some sugar, we will actually get another hormone called serotonin, which is calming and relaxing,” Scritchfield says, in an artical from HUFFPOST. “It’s just our body’s way of taking a chill pill.”

We are giving you permission right now, heck, We would join you, in person if we could. If you do partake in any #emotionaleating, here is a beauty hack. Put your eye cream in the fridge, and not only will it feel great, but you’ll also say goodbye to puffy eyes.

Put your eye cream in the fridge, and not only will it feel great, but you’ll also say goodbye to puffy eyes. If you have a jade roller lying around from a stocking stuffer a couple years ago use it. Jade is naturally cooling boosts circulation, and reduces puffiness.

Put your eye cream in the fridge, and not only will it feel great, but you’ll also say goodbye to puffy eyes.

Use Essential Oils to Elevate Your Mood!

 We recommend lemon or peppermint, these refreshing scents can help elevate your mood and lift your spirits. Lavender is also a wonderful choice for relaxation and easy to purchase.  Rosemary, eucalyptus, and clove are rich and spicy aromas said to help with immune support.

Take a Hot Bath

Throw in some pink Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt bath benefits include energetically purifying and rejuvenating your personal energy field. It promotes spiritual, mental and emotional balance by purifying your body of negativity.

The Himalayan salt bath benefits can also help to regulate sleep and relieve stress, which will encourage an overall sense of harmony within your day to day life. When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stressed and energetically heavy, try a Himalayan salt bath! You will feel much lighter and calmer afterwards.

Get caught up on your shows or connect with family and friends instead!

Take Breaks From Watching, Reading, or Listening to News Stories, Including Social Media.

Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Get caught up on your shows or connect with family and friends instead! If you are on shelter in place, now is the time to practice your facetime or skype skills. Here are 21 games you can play with a loved one or friend, you cant read misinformation when you are laughing.

If Your Skin is Starting to show Signs of Stress?

Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal. Have you ever noticed that you break out more when you’re stressed? This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. 

For example, stress can aggravate psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. It can also cause hives and other types of skin rashes and trigger a flare-up of fever blisters. Here is a link to our favorite tea, which has ayurvedic herbs to help give your skin a boost.

During these trying times, be sure to make time for self care, love, and go outside! Enjoy the sunshine or snow while you can, and get your vitamin D. It’s good for the brain, and thus good for the soul.

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