Lemon & Honey Facial Scrub

Since turning 30 over the summer my skin isn’t what it used to be.  It’s not as vibrant, I always look tired even when I’m not and I’ve spotted little ‘lines’ here & there.  In my 20’s I could’ve been hungover & running on 2 hours of sleep and still looked radiant, what happened?!

Sadly, as we age our skin loses the luster it once had.  Uneven skin tone & sun spots become more apparent due to life style habits – I’m starting to regret all of the times I went to the tanning bed.

I needed something to bring back the energy to my skin, especially my face.  I did some research via Pinterest (my favorite go-to for everything) and came across some pretty amazing DIY facial scrubs.  Last night I made my first scrub thanks to A Beach Cottage.  It only took 5 minutes to make and I already had all of the ingredients in my pantry – quick & easy!

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½ Cup White Sugar

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

1 Tbsp. Honey

2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

After using this scrub my face felt smooth & reenergized, and it smelled good too!  A lot of the scrubs I found only called for sugar or baking soda and lemon.  I love that this one included honey!  According to Women’s Health Magazine honey is full of antioxidants and enzymes that can nourish and cleanse the skin.  It also contains antibacterial properties that can help fight breakouts and reduce redness.  I can’t wait to make this scrub part of my nightly ritual!

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Working out without a gym

Getting a good workout in with a one year old seemed nearly impossible to me. I tried using the daycare provided by the gym, but my son kept getting sick from all the unwashed, germ-infested toys he was putting in his mouth. So to avoid sleepless nights taking care of a sick child I decided to take advantage of our daily routine instead.

The babe and I love going for walks around the neighborhood; we try to go for a walk at least once a day! To get the most out of our walks I do what I like to call ‘stroller-push outs’ going up each hill, mind you our neighborhood is very hilly. I extend my arms and push the stroller away from myself and then bring it back as if I were doing push-ups on the ground. I do this as many times as I can as I walk up each hill. It may sound silly but by the end of our walk I feel the burn in my legs, butt, arms & shoulders…that’s what I call a good, easy work out!

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Including the babe into my workouts is easy & fun.  I  chase him around the house while doing lunges or we do super-baby sit ups together; he thinks he’s flying and I’m working my core!
Staying fit while having fun & spending time with my little man…that’s what life is all about!

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