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Self- Care: Why it makes you a better person

Make time for YOURSELF!

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We all know the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, and we understand that there is so much truth to that. Even in airplanes they tell you that in case of emergency, put your mask on before you assist anyone else with theirs. It is hard to dedicate yourself to something when there isn’t much of you to give. That is where self-care comes in.

“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, physical, and emotional health.”

Self-care can be anything from reading a book in bed at 7pm, meditating, jogging, putting on a face mask, going through your whole skincare routine (daily), making yourself the brownies you love, buying yourself the brownies you love, etc. It can be anything that makes you feel good. No questions, no judgement, no guilt. Just pure, uninterrupted bliss.

I can almost hear your hesitation, say “but what about the kids, what about my husband, what about the house, what about the groceries…”. To that I say, What about you?

Imagine a life where you are happy, for no good reason but just because you are living. Imagine a life where you feel ready to wake up and take on the day, every day. Imagine a life where stress melts away and you feel strong and confident in all that you are. That life is available to you and through self-care, this life will become your reality.

Choose 1-2 self-care habits to incorporate into your life DAILY, and watch the changes unfold.

Self Care Habits:
– Do something that has been on your to-do list for a while, something that you have been putting off.

– Take another route to work. See the beauty of a different direction. Challenge your brain and your thoughts, jump out of the ordinary.

– Unplug for an hour, or a day, or a weekend. Unplug from emails, phone calls, text messages and social media. Create a space that allows your mind to take a step back and turn off from the outside world.

– Do one thing a day that makes you happy. I know it’s cliché but a lot of us don’t do this. One thing, that’s all. It could be as simple as going for a walk on your lunch break, or grabbing a coffee from your favourite coffee shop in the morning. One thing. A DAY. Try it.

– Spend time with your furry four-legged friend. Pat them, stroke them, talk to them. I can tell you from experience that this is one of the top natural stress relievers out there!

These are just small examples of ways you can practice self-care. You can try these or you can make up your own but I wanted to highlight the simplicity in each of these tasks.

How What You Eat Affects Your Skin: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

It seems natural to think about how what we put ON our skin can help clear it up, reduce redness, and promote a healthy glow. What we often don’t consider, however, is what we put IN our bodies and how that can be sabotaging all of our efforts (and money) to get a glowing, blemish free, even skin tone.


Try these tips to help keep your complexion blemish-free:

Have MORE of:
1. Water

– Water helps flush out toxins and hydrates your skin. When it’s cold out, warm water with lemon or herbal tea will help you get all of your H2O in.

2. Foods containing zinc
Zinc helps to reduce inflammation and production of bacteria. Good sources of zinc include cashews, avocados, blackberries, raspberries, pumpkin seeds, spinach and squash.

3. Antioxidant-rich foods
– These foods help protect your skin against free radical damage from the sun and environmental pollution. Great sources of antioxidants include berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens), pomegranates, and bell peppers.

4. Essentail Fatty Acids (EFAs)
– EFAs help flush toxins and bacteria that clog pores, as well as decrease inflammation in your digestive system ultimately leading to better skin health (yes, the two are very closely linked!). Good sources of Essential Fatty Acids include salmon, chia seeds, almost, pumpkin seeds, and organic olive oil.

Have LESS of:
1. Cow’s Milk Dairy
– Cow’s milk dairy contains hormones that cause breakouts. Also, many of lack the proper enzyme to digest cow’s milk dairy, therefore it can cause inflammation in the gut, which can lead to a reaction on our skin.

2. Sugar
– Sugar causes insulin levels to spike, which can lead to inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation can cause a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin which results in dull, saggy skin.

3. Salty Foods
– Salty foods such as chips, pretzels, and salted nuts all promote water retention in your body leaving you feeling bloated and looking puffy.

Try incorporating these tips into your current eating routine and see that changes that a few simple swaps can make.

Day 3 of Spa-Mas – Karin’s Favourite Picks

I can’t live without my Bliss Oil

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I would definitely recommend FITGLOW BEAUTY’S BLISS OIL to everyone! When you start using something and realize you can’t live without it, you know it’s a keeper! Wbliss-oilith the colder weather my skin feels dry, tight and lacklustre. This non-greasy oil gives you instant hydration. I like to mix a drop or two with my moisturizer, FITGLOW’S SUPER C CREAM, both morning and night, which leaves my skin feeling soft. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, this powerhouse duo has resulted in such a transformation that people have actually been stopping me to compliment my dewy glow. I have fallen deeply in love, this product is BLISS!

I am all about a quick and easy facial routine. I love FitGlow Vita Active Cleanser face wash because it cleanses and removes your make-up in one easy step (which others claim to do but often fall short)! It doesn’t dry out skin with that tightening feel and hasvita-cleanser Organic Botanical extracts with Vitamin C to provide nutrients. The bonus is a beautiful fresh scent that preps my skin before using the bliss oil and moisturizer. My teenaged daughter is hooked on the bliss oil and it makes me feel good knowing that young girls are becoming more aware of what they use on their face.


For ages, I’ve been on the hunt for a good mascara! The latest trend I keep hearing about are eyelash extensions.
While all of us girls dream of having naturally thick lashes, I was adamant about finding an mascaraalternative that wouldn’t cause breakage or exposure to unnecessary toxins. To achieve the drama of a black, fuller lash line, I love using FitGlow’s Good Lash Mascara. For some added TLC, this product is loaded with olive and Seabuckthorn oil, which conditions for maximum growth and is non irritating for my sensitive eyes. It looks just as great after a long work day as it did in the morning. I encourage you to try this product, you won’t be disappointed!




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