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 fifth beauty tip, Jackie talks about the importance of lifting weights to maintain strong, shapely arms.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Reuse (or recycle) your empty cosmetics containers and beauty bottles! Instead of contributing to the ever-growing Pacific Garbage Patch, recycle your empty bottles and use small jars and containers to hold various household or office items. Since most beauty and hair products are not packaged in BPA-free bottles (like Use Me! Products), be wary of reusing plastic containers for other beauty products. After time, Bisphenol-A (BPA) will leach into products, much like it does with food and beverages. If you’re going to reuse containers for homemade beauty products, stick to metal, glass, or BPA-free plastic. Be safe and smart when it comes to refilling, reusing, and repeating!
It’s worth noting that there are certain brands that offer bonuses for returned packaging. M·A·C Cosmetics accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six M·A·C primary packaging containers, you’ll receive a free lipstick of your choice. In their customer recycling incentive program, tarte. offers 15% off your next purchase for returning empty primer, cheek stain, or foundation containers.
(image via Crunchy Betty)
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)