You may have noticed a flurry of gratitude in your Facebook feeds, blogs you read, in self-help articles and books. There are many reasons that acknowledging the good in your life expands those feelings of happiness. Boiled down, being thankful helps you dwell on the more positive aspects of life.
Perhaps you already have a gratitude practice. If you don't, take a moment to remember your blessings. Now take that general sensation and awareness into your bathroom. As you gaze in the mirror, is thankfulness where your thoughts go? For so many, many women, the answer is no. Instead of, "Boy, my skin is glowing today," we might think, "Man, those wrinkles are just getting deeper." Or worse.
White & Elm is seeking to change that bathroom mirror conversation with yourself. We want you to take that time for self care to build your positive thinking too. If affirmations are your thing, say them. If it's just a feeling of well-being, absent any judgements about your appearance, that's great too.
Whatever your negative thoughts about your body, leave them at the bathroom door. Make your nightly ritual about cleansing, supporting, caring for yourself. Feel good that you have made time for your own needs. Try to take that mindfulness with you when you turn off the light.
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While you may be cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen, daily. If you’re not exfoliating, your skin isn’t as healthy as it could be. It is very important to exfoliate your face and body all year round. But after the winter, sloughing away all that dead skin seems even more necessary.
For sure you need to be wearing a daily moisturizer with a minimum of an SPF 15. You also need to look for sunscreens that are labeled Broad Spectrum because this means they have passed specific laboratory testing that shows they protect against both UVA and UVB rays. If you plan to be in direct sun for more than a few hours, please reapply your sunscreen. Also, if you are planning on swimming or sweating heavily opt for a Water-Proof formula as well. It's best to avoid chemical sunscreens altogether because let's face it; we don't want the chemicals we put on our skin to end up in our blood stream. Also, because we don't yet know the impact that nanoparticles will have on our health, it's best to use mineral sunscreens that specifically use non-nano minerals.