Posts Tagged ‘Skin’

Let’s Talk About The “Crackly” Elbow Epidemic

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Ok so apparently cracked elbows is a serious epidemic.

For reals.

Like, I can’t even go grocery shopping without seeing half the store filled with “Cracklers.”

Yes. I might have made up that term ( should I trademark it? ).

My official defintion of “Cracklers” ( noun ): a person who neglects their elbows for so long that they turn into crackly/chapped skin patches that resemble a desert.

Seen ‘um?

Probs.

Welp, let’s be real: no one wants dry, nasty elbows.

So on that note…let’s talk about the SKIN Stick:

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks fashion, diet, and fitness.

We’re talking balm.

Not lip balm.

Body balm.

Excited yet?

Thanks to the rec from my friend, Jordan, the SKIN stick has so, totally kept me “Crackler”-free & saved my elbows from being overly dry/disgusting.

I ESP enjoy the ‘Meyer lemon’ flavor…because honestly if you know ANYTHING about me it’s that I’m obsessed with Meyer lemons.

My ultimate dream is to be like Yolanda from Real Housewives of Bev Hills. She’s all like, in her garden of lemons whipping up fresh lemonade & lemon master cleanses’, whilst running through her casual, full-blown Meyer lemon orchard.

SO jeal.

Ok, sorry for the tangent— anyway. This balm is seriously the bomb.

Try it & thank me later. It will def get rid of any “crackily” situations.

X L

** (( Again— this isn’t a product review. I haven’t been paid to talk about this or received product- I just sincerely love this gem of a product )).

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

My New Boyfriend: Vit E Oil

Vitamin-E-Oil

Vitamin E is my new jam.

I brought it to Vegas with me & it’s literally a lifesaver. ESP since it’s so dry here.

Since being in Veg, I’ve been that freak who’s rubbing oil all over my body…

The best thing ever: instead of whipping makeup off your face with one of those nasty chemical-filled makeup cloths. You know what I mean when you’re scrubbing your face so gnarly your eyelashes are coming off & your face is beet red? Yah those annoying shit cloths.

Anyway instead I simply rub some Vitamin E ( super inexpensive, BTW ) on my face. The makeup literally comes off in one swipe without a cotton ball. I literally rub it in like lotion on my face once & my makeup is gone! There’s none of that leftover shit either ( like mascara flakes or foundation residue ).

Like, ummm the coolest thing ever, right?!

Yesterday my friend asked for some & I only gave her a drop.

She laughed & jokingly said “why the F are you rationing your Vitamin E?”

I mean, in all fairness I was def being a Stingy Susan.

Whatevs.

The benefits are just too good. Check um’ out:

Anti-aging:
Vitamin E oil has an amazing anti-aging effect on skin. Lack of proper skin care regime, and habits like excessive intake of alcohol and smoking, often trigger the onset of signs of aging before time. Topical application of almond oil promotes production of two important protein components namely, collagen and elastin that improves skin elasticity. This in turn reduces the appearances of the visible age spots, fine lines or wrinkles, and gives you a younger-looking skin. Its antioxidant properties further fight off damaging effects of free radicals, and minimizes the chances of appearances of new wrinkles. For this reason, Vitamin E is used as a key ingredient in several anti-aging creams and lotions that are available in the market.

Dryness:
Vitamin E prevents water loss from the skin, and helps it to retain its natural moisture. Thus, it makes dull, dry skin look healthy and well-moisturized. If it is used for the purpose of deep pore cleansing of dry skin on a regular basis, it restores the normal oil balance of the skin.

Sunburns:
Vitamin E oil is popularly used to treat minor sunburns. When applied topically, it is readily absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin, and it heals the damages caused by ultraviolet radiation. Thus you get relief from pain. It can also provide protection to the skin from sun damage. So, it is added to sunscreen lotion of various brands, to improve its sun protection quality.

Scars:
Vitamin E is useful for removing scars from the skin. When it is applied on acne scars or any other forms of scars caused due to some bruises, burns, etc., it first softens up the skin of the affected area, and then lightens the mark in a few weeks. Eventually, the scar will fade out within a few months. Vitamin E speeds up the process of regeneration of skin cells and the dead, damaged skin cells are replaced with new ones. This way, it helps to get rid of the scar tissue. However, it may not be that effective for surgical scars.

Stretch Marks:
This oil is equally effective on stretch marks. Pregnant women should start applying vitamin E oil on the abdomen, when the belly starts expanding. This will not only bring relief from the itching sensation caused by the stretching of the skin, but also prevent stretch marks. Those who have already developed stretch marks should apply the oil to get rid of them. It increases the growth of new skin cells in the area, and also helps to restore the natural elastic properties of the skin. Thus regular application helps to eliminate the ugly stretch marks.

Any Other Skin Issues:
A number of skin conditions can be treated with Vitamin E oil. Psoriasis is one such condition where the skin turns dry, scaly, and red patches appear on it. Vitamin E oil repairs the skin damage and brings about improvement in the condition. It can also be used for the treatment of eczema, where its antioxidant qualities bring down the skin inflammation. It also relieves the itchiness and moisturizes the dry skin really well.

Nails/Cuticle Problems:
Vitamin E oil is known to maintain the health of nails. A few drops of the oil can help reduce breakage of the nails, and poorly kept nails can be brought back to health, if it is used regularly.

And obviously don’t forget to use it to remove makeup!

My absolute favorite pure Vitamin E oil can be found here.

x//Lauryn

Other posts on oils: grapeseed, coconut, & tea tree.

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The Raddest Beauty Product Ever: Aztec Indian Healing Clay

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and lifestyle blogger shares top secret skincare mud mask.

Ok, so let’s talk face masks.

I don’t care if your complexion is acne prone, oily, or dry, if this isn’t in your medie cabinet you’re seriously missing out.

This secret mask has been named “the world’s most powerful facial.” And uh, it’s only…$7.50.

So no. You don’t have to spend a gazillion dollars at the local spa. I mean, I can’t even get out zen-decorated doors without being bombarded by salespeople. Is it necessary to try to sell me the whole entire display case after a ‘relaxing’ facial? Like, no thanks! No really, I’m ok. I’ll pass on the $425 dollar La Mer moisturizer.

Keep it simple, stupid.

Ok. Anyway back to the mask. All you do is mix this powered clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar &/or a bit of water. Use a bowl & spoon ( preferably non-metal ) & stir the mixture well so it turns to paste. Apply the clay to your face & allow it to harden for ten minutes ( sometimes I even leave it on for twenty mins— rebel!!! ). Remove by washing it off with warm water. It’s totally #teamnormal to have some redness.

Pros: it reduces acne scars, shrinks pores, & provides a tightening sensation ( << love!!). And not only can you use this magic mud to beautify, it can be used on skin irritations & bug bites too.

Beauty Tip Today says this about the mask: “almost every mineral found on Earth is present. When a facial or clay poultice is applied to the skin it forms a negative charge. Poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis have a positive charge – Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay lifts the pimple and blackheads into the clay bed to cause accelerated healing and nourishment to the skin with over fifty minerals. 100% NATURAL.”

Still don’t believe me? Check out the reviews here.

BTW peeps, this isn’t some cheesy, weesy product review; I’m definitely not in to shoving product in your faces. I actually sincerely love this stuff & use it every two weeks.

Mwah!

xx.L

{{ For more skincare tips click here & here }}.

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