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Im BACK.

Hi everyone.

Thank you so much for continuing to support  Healthy Urban Girl blog. Your readership means everything to me. I will be making more updates to the blog starting this week. Before I do that I just wanted to give you guys an update as to what I’ve been up to in my personal life. Of course I have been knee deep  with my favorite role: motherhood. I’ve been growing as a mother and allowing myself to learn new things as a mom and really just as a feminine vessel in general.

Sometimes life can get a little difficult and a little hectic and it doesn’t leave much time for doing things that we really love such as updating our blog however I realize that updating this blog is one of my priorities because it says really give me a peace of mind.

Along with being a mom I’ve been growing in myself as well. I have been getting to know myself better. Investing time in self love acts to heal my heart chakra. Something that was necessary after the dissolve of my marriage/longest relationship.

Also, Lately I have been holding myself accountable in every role I play in life whether it’s mother, daughter, employee, business owner etc.  Accountability is important. By that I mean it’s not enough to just show up. It’s important to live in the moment and embrace the task and the roles that we have in our lives. Often times you can feel like you’re just existing and not necessarily experiencing. I really tried over the this past year to immerse myself in the things that are important to me. I plan on sharing more of my journey right here. So stay tuned.  So there you have it that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to.

Like I said, I do plan on updating the blog more often so definitely check back and of course continue to support our social media platforms our Facebook page (which has  almost 6500 follows and likes- I’m so thankful and grateful)  and our growing Instagram (healthyurbangirl_hug)  page.

Before I go I just want to bring you guys up to date one of the things that we do around here at HUG -Product Review. We try all sort of different products that can be beneficial to tge average Healthy Urban Girl. We try it and let you know the outcome before you spend your good coins. Okkuurrrr.

Keep in mind these products were sent to me for no cost or little cost for the purpose of trying them out and sharing them with you guys

First I have mini figures which really was a bag of Legos…..many Legos. These are for the little ones and my little one  thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. They kept her busy for quite some time.  I will say as a mom my concern was that she would put them in her mouth but my little one is a little older (she’s 7yrs old), so she knows better. But if you have younger ones I will definitely be cautious of that because they are tiny and there is a lot of them, so definitely be cautious about stepping on them also. No one likes to step on Lego pieced….ouch.  If you can find a way to let your older toddler or older  little kid play with them  on a desk and self-controlled environment then yeah they’re fun and  keep the little ones quiet occupied.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C3LPBZC

Something else that I have been trying is this Pure Pink Clay Mask. Let me just say this clay mask is amazing. If you follow me on social media, you probably know I am challenging myself for 2018 to have good, healthy skin and this pink clay mask really has helped me to stay consistent. It’s a very gentle clay mask. It’s like doesn’t feel overwhelming, it doesn’t feel like a process . You literally put a little bit in a jar put a little water in it to make it like a paste, and spread it on your face leave it on there for about 15 minutes and wipe it off with a warm wash clean washcloth. You can literally feel it pulling out the impurities. Because it’  so light, its great for people with sensitive skin.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075V8HFZH

5 Tips to Maintain Well Moistured Healthy Skin All Winter ’18

Winter weather blows for the skin.

Between the irrationally  cold weather and low humidity every ounce of moisture is sucked  away from our skin every second of every day; in these brutal winter months.  Playing with this harsh winter weather is literally like playing with fire for the skin, since dry skin can easily lead to cracking and bleeding skin. No ma’am.

A skin moisturizing routine is very necessary this rigid time of year; to replenish what the natural  elements removes; leaving our skin thirsty for moisture.  Think of your skincare winter routine as an act of #SelfLove.

Follow these 5 easy #SelfLove skincare winter tips to maintain well moistured healthy skin all winter ’18.

1. WASH IN LUKEWARM WATER

I know; what’s better than a hot shower in the winter?! But when you can, wash (especially your face) with lukewarm water. This will add well needed hydration without stripping your skin’s natural oils away.

2. MOISTURIZE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS

Seal in moisture by applying a good moisturizure right after you wash while your skin is damp. Applying while the skin is still damp increases the products ability to absorb and last longer.
3. CHOOSE MOISTURIZER CAREFULLY

Speaking of moisturizing, pick a good moisturizer. Some over-the-counter moisturizers have petroleum-based ingredients that can actually further dry your skin in the winter months. Be sure to choose a smart formula that has natural, nourishing ingredients. Go for an oil-based rather than a water-based solution, as it’s more likely to help your skin retain moisture in the winter. I love natural oils like jojoba, hemp, and a little coconut oil.

4. DRINK UP

This one is easy….think less coffee…more water. Really that simple.  Water is your friend. Drink it up. While you can drink your water; don’t be afraid to eat it too. Add more moisture friendly foods to your diet like watermelon; grapes; oranges.

5. OVERNIGHT MOISTURIZE

Dryer areas like hands, feet, elbows, and knees have thin skin and tend to lose moisture faster than more meatier areas of the body. To combat this try doing overnight deep moisturizing on these areas with a deep conditioning lotion or balm.

Follow these simple steps and expect to be on your way to well moisturized skin all winter.

Do You Dry Skin Brush?

Do you love your skin?

If you do, then you should be dry skin brushing, if you’re not already. What is dry skin brushing, you ask?

From what I have discovered since learning of dry skin brushing;  it’s the best thing one can do for their skin, right next to drinking heaps of water:

Dry skin brushing, literally means to take a bristle brush (preferably with a long handle to access all over the body) and brush the skin, in short strokes towards the heart. Keep in mind that the skin is the human bodies largest organ. Dry brushing the skin removes dead skin, and provides a deep exfoliation that cleanses the pores in an amazing way. Aside from revealing a new supple layer of skin, dry brushing also, helps the lymphatic system operate to it’s maximum capability.

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. – – Living Science

Keeping the lymphatic system draining properly is important because it aides in provided the cells necessary to fight diseases.  If you’re like me, you probably struggle with understanding how a bristle brush, applied to our outer layer of skin, affects our lymph system.  Well, the key is to brush towards the heart, which provides circulation of blood cells to the heart and the thymus.  To truly access our lymphatic system with the dry brush method, we must brush aggressively,  and again ,towards the heart.

Dry Skin Brush x Healthy Urban Girl

To truly see, and feel the results of dry skin brushing, like many other good habits, consistency is key.  Try dry skin brushing daily before showering. After showering be sure to follow up with a natural fruit oil, like organic unrefined coconut oil, applied to your new skin.  This will allow for maximum results of soft supple skin. Also, since the pores are unclogged and very open, it’s important to keep in mind the chemicals we are allowing to seep into our bloodstream, so try and keep it as natural as possible.

Grab a brush like this one (click the picture for easy purchase, cost under $20)

and give dry brushing a go. After a few weeks drop me a note, and let me know if you’re loving your new supple soft skin.

Enjoy!