Hello and thanks for visiting! My name is Jaime and I am excited to share with all of you my passion for all things pampering! Self-care is one of the most important, yet most neglected, components to a healthy and balanced life. Let's change that! You can only successfully care for and help others if you are taking proper care of yourself. This does not mean you have to spend tons of time or money on pricey fads or expensive skin care lines. Let me show you!
Summer has always been my favorite season but as a blonde hair, blue-eyed, and fair skinned person, the extra time spent outdoors does present certain challenges. For instance, after spending 4 hours on an inner tube, floating in the lake with friends last week, even the three reapplications of sunscreen didn't help prevent the nasty sunburn I obtained.
Having spent some time outside already this summer, walking the dogs and hiking, my arms, face, and shoulders fared ok at the lake. However, my legs, which rarely see the light of day, and the little parts here and there that my swimsuit bares, did not fare as well.
While the sunburn, especially on my legs, was not especially pleasant, I took the opportunity to try out some Perfectly Posh products - either new products I had not tried or products I had not tried for this particular issue. Below is my experience.
The Healer Skin Stick: While I have been a fan of this amazing little stick since I first tried it, using it on sunburn took it to a whole new level. The little spots between my chest and armpits, usually covered with bras and shirts, was not as concealed with a swim top and suffered some sunburn. Pink and burnt, it was miserable trying to wear a bra in the days following what I will refer to as "the great sunburn incident of 2018." I applied the Healer to those spots and not only did it take the sting and rawness out, but within only 2 days, it was healed and the redness was gone.
Catch Me If You Tan: First of all, I cannot get enough of this scent. Citrus and vanilla scented coconut balm...it smells like summer. It smells like summer, in the tropics, on the beach with a cabana boy fanning you while the ocean breeze dances over the waves and through your hair. That might be a tad bit of an exaggeration but I am telling you, it smells amazing. But the best part is that it works just as well. It's ridiculously hydrating, leaving skin that's seen too much sun, soft, moisturized, and it is full of free radicals to fight skin damage.
You Apricaught Me! Body Polish: As I started to heal, my skin started to peel and I felt like I was molting. No longer as tender and painful, I used the body polish in the shower to exfoliate the peeling skin. Apricot, vanilla, and Tonka bean made this scent incredibly inviting, but subtle enough it was far from overpowering. My skin felt so good as I stepped out of the shower, but what impressed me most was that the next day, and the day after that, my skin still felt soft and amazing.
BFF: Best Face Forever Exfoliating Face Wash: After using this stuff, I really don't think another face wash will ever do! So many good things about this face wash, but I will start with the exfoliation factor. Remember the apricot scrub you used as a teenager that basically felt like sand? This has little sugar beads that feel so gentle that it actually feels kind of good! Then there are the peppermint and grapefruit oils that remove dirt and excess oil. Add in the aloe vera to smooth and moisturize. I know I sell this stuff so I am a little biased, but if I didn't care for it, I would let you know and focus on another product. However. the mix of peppermint and aloe left my face with the coolest, softest feeling face I think I've ever felt. And much like the products listed above, the awesome part was that it lasted for days! It's not a good idea to touch your face with your hands a lot throughout the day, but honestly, I caught myself doing just that because I couldn't get enough of how soft and healthy the skin on my face felt!
Moisturize 911 Facial Moisturizer: Truthfully, after the BFF exfoliation with aloe, if I hadn't needed some extra moisture for the sunned skin, I might have skipped this step, but I am glad I didn't. This moisturizer went on so smoothly, I could feel the moisture sinking in and my skin immediately felt more hydrated and fresh. Aloe is also a main ingredient in this product and it was apparent when my skin immediately looked brighter. Another great perk of the aloe is that it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So that's it! After a sun mishap that I am sure I'm not the only one to experience, I was lucky enough to end the experience with amazingly soft, hydrated skin that felt incredible!
Check out these products and more at http://jamison.po.sh and feel free to ask me if you have any questions!
I've always been a fan of lip balms and lip glosses. I will choose them over lipstick any day of the week. I learned the hard way, though, that all lip balms are not created equal. As much Chapstick or Burts Bees as you slather on, your lips are never actually healing or retaining moisture. Instead, the drying agents included in these balms, the same balms that claim to hydrate and nourish your lips, are actually drying them out further and creating a viscous cycle of reapplication.
So I started buying brands that were more expensive. No more one dollar Blistex or Chapstick, I splurged on EOS and Nivea brands. Unfortunately for me, those brands contain chemicals and drying agents as well! There are actually lip balms on the market that sell for $20 (Yes, $20) that are full of chemicals that dry out your lips. (See this comparison.)
But worry no more! I've found something that actually works!!! Natural ingredients that actually hydrate and nourish your lips. No drying agents or alcohol in this balm. No mad need to reapply over and over and over without ever feeling soft, moisturized lips. Fun flavors and scents sold at a budget price. It doesn't get much better than this!
So you’ve washed your face, gently and thoroughly, with the perfect cleanser. What’s next?
Toner: While toner is not always a necessity, I like the fresh, clean slate it gives me before applying moisturizer. It is just a light, airy step after cleansing that makes my skin feel more prepped for makeup. Toners are much like cleansers and other facial products in that there is at least one for every skin type and it is important to find the right one for you.
Moisturizer: Moisturizing is a necessity whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or anything in between. Did you know that moisturizing can actually help clear up acne? It seems counterintuitive but it’s true. If your skin is dry from acne treatments or a dry climate, your body will actually produce more oil, leading to blocked pores and yes, more acne. Using the proper moisturizer can help balance things out.
The right moisturizer can tighten, brighten, balance, and even out skin tone. Moisturizer can also improve skin texture and protect your skin from harmful substances and from sun damage. And remember, what goes on your skin, goes into your body. Manufactured chemicals are common in many cosmetic brands, but why introduce all those extra chemicals and toxins into your skin and body?
So what should you look for in a moisturizer? Look for natural ingredients that have proven to be effective and gentle. Examples might be aloe, olive or avocado oils, lavender oil, etc. Based on your skin type, find a moisturizer that is a good fit for acne or excessive dryness, or whatever you needs may be.
As always, I would love to help you find the perfect moisturizer! Reach out if you have any questions or would like some guidance or suggestions.
Washing your face comes down to more than a quick splash of soap and water. Understanding that your face is made of some of your most sensitive skin and yet sees the most air time, washing your face the right way is of the utmost importance to keep your skin healthy and balanced. Here’s a brief Q & A about best practices to keep your skin youthful and glowing.
How often should I wash my face? Twice daily is ideal – when you wake up and before bed. Think of all the places you went during the day and all the germs and microorganisms floating around. How many times did you touch your face? How much time did you spend outside? While you were sleeping, your skin was rejuvenating and shedding skin cells. Washing your face the right way is necessary to remove all the dirt, oil, and other unwanted bits from your skin.
How should I wash my face? First, make sure the water is not too hot or too cold. Both extremes can cause damage or irritation. Be gentle, using soft, circular motions and be sure to start with clean, freshly washed hands.
What should I use to wash my face? Using the right cleanser for your skin type is vital to keeping your skin fresh and clear. Steer clear of those packed with chemicals and look for ingredients that serve a purpose – natural elements that will nourish and hydrate. Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Why add unnecessary and unnatural manufactured chemicals? Think natural oils (macadamia, grapefruit, etc.) and even better if you can pronounce them all! Washing your face should be a pleasant habit, pampering and caring for your skin, to keep it healthy and gorgeous for a long time to come!
Should I use an exfoliating cleanser each time I wash my face? While exfoliating is an important part of great skin, over-exfoliating can irritate and inflame and even lead to premature aging. For most people, exfoliating 2-3 times a week is plenty. If you have super sensitive skin, try exfoliating just once a week.
What else should I know? Be sure to spend at least 1-2 minutes for your face wash to be effective. Be kind to your skin and your body!
And as always, please reach out to me with any questions or for recommendations. I would love to match you with the perfect cleanser and show you the difference it makes!