Yes, Summer is almost upon us, and the past two days have given us a preview of it here in Georgia.
So what else has been happening inmy world?
We had a solid week of drizzle and rain, with temperatures in the 60’s. So now, during the past two days, the rain has ended and the temperatures have soared into the 80’s. Great for the tomatoes, but I’m not so keen on the shift.
The deck garden is looking great, with all my little herbs beginning to come around now that the temperatures are a little warmer. I have plenty of oregano and several basil starts potted and growing, as well as some celery and onions.
The tomatoes in the back yard look great and have started reaching for the sky. Not sure about the poblano chiles. They look a little peaked at the moment. Maybe they didn’t like all the rain.
But with summer here, it’s definitely time to think about your summer skincare and sunscreen.
Have you checked out L’Bri? With aloe vera replacing the alcohol in their products, there is no drying effect, only wonderful moisturizing.
Need something extra special for problem hair or sensitive scalp?
Check out Monat. They have a shampoo for everyone! Problem hair? Frizzy hair? Dry brittle hair? Oily hair? They’ve got you covered. For all your hair care needs–men’s products, kid’s products, and styling, check with Monat. They’ve also added a skincare line. Give them a try!
At least, I think it is. We’ve had most of a week of dark, drizzly rain here lately, so it’s not looking particularly summery. About a week ago, we had temperatures up in the 70’s and there was a definite promise of summer in the air.
Which got me to thinking about sunscreen.
And then I got the new notice fromL’Bri that their sunscreen products are on special this June!
Have you tried their sunscreen? Combining aloe with zinc oxide, soothing botanicals and moisturizing, antioxidant-rich fruit oils to replenish moisture and protect, they don’t leave any chalky feeling as they shield you from UVA and UVB.
Go on over and check out the specials. And while you’re there, you may find something else you’ll love. I particularly like their fragrance-free lotions and body wash, and the Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly. If you get a little too much sun, it is marvelous for cooling the burn.
So don’t wait. Grab a cold drink and head on over.
OK, so technically it isn’t February yet. But close enough!
2019 proved to be quite a year, with many ups and downs. But I think things are beginning to steady a little bit, so perhaps I’ll be able to come to you more often.
The diabetes diet is working! My A1c was down to 5.0 at my last visit, without medication! So if you’re battling the condition, please ask your doctor about it, or find a doctor who is familiar with the process and work with them to help you get off the meds.
Yes, it takes work and dedication, but I feel it is well worth it not to be tied to the medications.
Along with diet, I work out–usual by walking–for half an hour each day, and it works wonders along with the diet, for keeping my weight under control and my blood glucose down.
Eating out can be an issue, but if you’re careful and choose wisely you can go out and have a bit of a break from your kitchen. There is a little Chinese place here in town which has a large platter of steamed veggies for a really good price.
There is also a Mexican place that has a Veggie Fahita platter, with broccoli, spinach, peppers and mushrooms, slong with a small salad. Or you can get a taco salad, hold the meat and cheese! Just don’t eat the tortilla!
If you’re like me, your skin takes a beating during the winter months. But you like to use products which are more natural than not. So if you’re looking for alternatives to skin care that work, please check out the L’Bri company. They have taken the alcohol out of their lotions and body butters and replaced it with aloe vera.
I love the stuff!
They also have a full line of cosmetics which are on sale during February. So if you’re looking to brighten or change your look, give it a try!
How is the weather in your part of the world? Winter decided to give us a preview of what to expect in a few weeks. We went from temperatures in the 80’s F to temperatures in the 60’s almost overnight. Our night time temperatures went from the high 60’s to the 40’s, with one evening down to 38 F.
Today it has warmed up a little after two full days of rain. I think they’re predicting temperatures in the lower 70’s.
What all this adds up to is sniffles and colds all around the area. With all the autumn grasses and flowers trying to bloom, the ragweed and all the other allergy aggravating pollen, adding this seesaw weather only increases the possibility of sinus issues.
And then there are the dry skin issues…
I have found a line of products I love during this time of year. They’re great year around, but they’re particularly wonderful with these changing weather conditions.
So if you’re looking for something to try, go over and look at this product line. They even have some scent-free products, which is great for my husband. When his allergies start acting up, scent is a big problem for him.
Hope you’re enjoying your autumn weather.
Don’t forget, it is still Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get the girls checked out!
I do believe I am. This summer has been very hot and wet where we live. Of course, autumn will probably be dry, leaving my hair and skin flaky and itchy.
After chemotherapy and radiation therapy, my skin can’t take what it once could. Being diabetic can leave my hands dry and sore. But I have defences against both of them.
The L’Bri company has a fantastic line of skincare products that are much less drying for me than most other brands. They have replaced the water and alcohol in their lotions with aloe vera, which helps sooth as well as soften your skin.
Another thing I like is that they last a long time. It only takes a little bit to do the trick. The first time I tried the lotion on my hands, I had about enough to do most of my body!
I don’t endorse many products, but this is one line I really love. I use their lotion, body butter, and facial combos all the time. I also love the aloe vera gel I can buy separately.
They have recently added a line of fragrance free products as well, if you don’t like things with scent.
So check out the September Sale, browse the site, and give some of their products a try.