Timeless Tip #4: The Joys of Waxing

The “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” video series is brought to you by Use Me! Refill. Reuse. Repeat. but it wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous 75-year-old host, Jackie! In her fourth beauty tip, Jackie talks about facial hair and how to eliminate those “wiry little things that are—ugh!—so offensive.” Persistence and vigilance, ladies!

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Timeless Tip #3: SPF Matters

After a busy Emmy season, our video series called “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” resumes! In this third installment, Jackie shares her advice on maintaining healthy skin and avoiding age spots by religiously applying sunscreen. Check back often for more of Jackie’s beauty tips!

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Wash Wisely

While single-use synthetic cleansing wipes might be convenient, they’re not exactly eco-friendly. And as you know, anything that ends up in landfills or the Pacific Garbage Patch concerns us. Instead of contributing to the mess, try using a washcloth made from bamboo fibers or hemp. These organic fibers are a renewable resource that are not only gentle on your skin, but the earth too!

If you’re a frequent traveler or often find yourself in need of cleansing cloths, you can also spring for an earth-friendly option like WOTNOT’s facial wipes. They are 100% biodegradable and compostable, made with organic ingredients, and fragrance free.

 

(tip courtesy of Self.com) (image via The Body Shop)

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Holistic Hair and Face Masks

Try making hair and facial masks using whole foods—it will limit your exposure to harsh chemicals and treat your skin and hair to the nutrients they need. Be sure to buy organically and locally whenever possible! Here are a couple recipes to nourish your body, inside and out:

Coconut Avocado Hair Mask

1 ripe avocado, mashed completely
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Combine the coconut milk and olive oil—stirring rapidly to mix well—and add the mashed avocado. Warm the mixture on the stovetop until it’s slightly warm. Apply the mask from roots to ends, massaging it into your scalp. Leave on for at least 30 minutes or as long as you can, and then wash your hair with a gentle cleanser.

Honey Banana Facial Mask

1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
1 banana, mashed well

Smooth mixture over clean skin and allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. It’s that easy!

(images: Life Martini and Derby City Naturals)

As always, remember to recycle or reuse coconut milk cans, honey jars, and yogurt containers. Composting is great too—for the avocado skins and banana peels!

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Use Me Welcomes Personal Days Skin Care to the Family

Use Me! Products is proud to welcome Personal Days Skin Care to our family! We are so excited to be partnering with the luxurious and health-conscious boutique in Meredith, New Hampshire.

Personal Days Skin Care offers a wide range of services, from Dr. Hauschka skin care and body treatments to holistic facials using only the most natural ingredients. Personal Days even offers natural and organic based sunless tanning and botanical hair removal! Visit the full menu of services for more details.

We are truly ecstatic that our products are offered at Personal Days Skin Care, and we hope you are too! For more information, visit Personal Days’ website (www.personaldaysskincare.com) and be sure to “like” them on Facebook. If you live near the beautiful Meredith area, call 603-279-4855 to schedule an appointment today!

Location: 48 Main Street, Meredith, NH, 03253
Phone: 603-279-4855
Email: personaldays@hotmail.com
Website: www.personaldaysskincare.com

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Use Bar Soap

Cut down on plastic bottles by using bar soap instead of body wash. If the soap comes in a small box, be sure to recycle or reuse it. For an even more eco-friendly option, purchase natural, handmade soap from a local vendor and ask for a minimal amount of packaging (it can often be tied with twine or wrapped in a thin sheet of tissue paper). If you can’t find any local soapmakers, try searching Etsy.com for a seller near you.

 (image via Batty’s Bath)