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Celavive: I’ll never test another skincare product again

Celavive: I’ll never test another skincare product again

I’ve never had much of a skincare routine. I tried a bunch of things through my teens and early 20’s and never finished a bottle because they would make my face break out, or feel greasy, or just wouldn’t do anything at all. It was a waste of money, so I just stopped using anything. Seriously, no one needs a drawer with 30 different bottles when none of them work!

I dealt with the dry itchy skin from just the bar of charcoal soap I use because at least it didn’t look like I hadn’t washed my face in a month, at least my face wasn’t bright red and uncomfortable!

When everyone started getting excited about Celavive on my team, I had to try it. Truth be told, I was concerned that I was about to spend more money on things that don’t work. The supplements work for a healthy mind, so maybe the skincare could give me healthy skin too, which is why I gave it a shot. After all, there were plenty of friends who would take it off my hands if I didn’t like it! 🙂

I started with just a couple of the products and loved them right away. Except for the Gentle Milk Cleanser. It felt great, but I quickly noticed that it wasn’t really cleaning my face, it was just adding too much moisture! It’s a great product, but only for people with super try skin or very sensitive skin. I’ve always been told that I had sensitive skin, and since I’ve tried out plenty of products on my own, I agreed. Many things made my skin red and itchy, and even make my eyes itch. This is why I chose the sensitive line of products. Why would these products be different?

The company makes the difference! USANA isn’t going to use nasty chemicals or products that are questionable to our health. Which means, I am sensitive to chemicals, but not high-quality skincare products. When the products I use don’t contain loads of chemicals, I’m no longer sensitive! When I switched over to the Creamy Foam Cleanser, my skin got even better! It was already looking great from the moisturizer and serum, but when I added the correct cleanser, wow!

My skin is moisturized, and looks great! There are still a couple more products in the line that I am excited to try. (and they are working on more in the lab – stay tuned!)

Why do they work and why do they not irate my skin? ” USANA’s patented olive-fruit extract plus watermelon, apple, and lentil fruit extracts work together to support your skin’s natural moisturizing processes.” (source) It’s mostly from plants and free of nasty chemicals that do damage! Celavive works with your skin cells to restore their proper functions and create wicked beautiful skin!

If you’d love to try a new skincare routine but aren’t sure of your skin type, try out the Skin Type Quiz!

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How I found Supplementation and found freedom from Depression, Part 1

How I found Supplementation and found freedom from Depression, Part 1

This is the story of how I found USANA and MOMspired and why they have become products I can’t recommend enough!

I first heard about USANA in a group coaching program. I was part of the program to recover from postpartum depression and to rediscover me. It was listed as a good resource in the back of the workbook and you can be sure I read that thing front to back many times. I couldn’t live depressed any longer. So I started asking questions about the USANA supplements. I started reading a book she also recommended (A Mind of Your Own). I started off by saying I wanted nothing to do with the business. I made that clear. I just wanted to try something to stop the depression and I don’t believe in medication, so the answer lies in diet, supplementation, and lifestyle.

It’s difficult to get all necessary vitamins from your food even when you eat a well-balanced diet, so I knew this was worth a shot to do in combination with green smoothies. I had to find something. I was desperate to feel better.

I ordered a one month supply of many different USANA supplements that were recommended. The laughable part is that I couldn’t take pills at the time. They had to be crushed into applesauce or juice. I had ordered a bunch of pills, knowing that I was agreeing to twice a day crushing, soaking, stirring and drinking pills in shot glasses! My twice-daily shots tasted awful. But it was worth it and I was willing to do what it took to feel better. Within the first week, I could feel the difference. It is hard to describe the relief, the excitement, the freedom that came along with this box of pills.

By the end of the month, I knew that I had to continue these supplements. When my supply ran out, I started to feel tired again (oh, did I mention the energy that I felt when I was taking them!) I also knew I couldn’t keep this to myself. I had to share this with people. I already believe that eating healthier improves mood, now I knew that boosting yourself with supplements did even more. How many people can I help by sharing my experiences?

I got curious. I joined an intro call with the woman who ran Momspired and I was sold. The vibe these women have is so magnetic. You can’t help yourself, you just want to hang out with them and learn more! I left the call knowing that I wanted to join as soon as possible.

P.S. I got sick of making vitamin shots and learned how to take pills. No more soaking pills for me!

P.P.S. If you’re interested in what I take daily, check here.

*I am not a doctor and these supplements aren’t guaranteed to cure you of depression. This is my story and they helped me along with lifestyle changes. I fully believe that supplementation is necessary and if you would like more info from a Doctor on why check out the book “A Mind of Your Own.”

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My Top Three Healthy Road Trip Tips

My Top Three Healthy Road Trip Tips

Pack Lunch and Snacks

A couple of divided stainless steel containers were perfect for packing the kids’ lunches for our road trip. I also made a bag of granola bars. Homemade food always tastes much better and these don’t disappoint! Packing our lunches saves time and is much healthier than stopping for fast food.

USANA Reset

While this is usually for doing a  5-day reset, I thought it would be great for a road trip. It comes with portioned pouches of Nutrimeal, AM and PM supplements and packets of probiotics. All things that I need for a great road trip! I love Nutrimeal in place of fast food.

Rev3

All-natural energy and at only 10 calories, it’s perfect for an on the go lifestyle! There is no crash, which means you stay awake while driving and by the time you get to your destination, you aren’t completely exhausted.

 

What road trip tips do you have?

PS. Do these drinks and supplements sound good? Contact me to chat more USANA and how you can live a healthy lifestyle! Plus I can help you save more money on these products, and I know that extra cash in your pocket is great for road trips!

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