Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.⠀
Large amounts of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) are made in your skin when you expose all of your body to summer sun. This happens very quickly; around half the time it takes for your skin to begin to burn. This could be just 15 minutes for a very fair skinned person, yet a couple of hours or more for a dark skinned person.⠀
So this SPF Sunday, throw a hat on, rest in the sun a bit and soak up some Vitamin D. THEN, apply sunblock, put on protective clothes or enjoy the outdoors from a shady spot :) #spfsunday#SPF#vitaminddeficiency#safesun
Wearing a broad spectrum SPF if key to keeping your skin healthy and looking young! This graph shows you what the difference is between UVA and UVB rays. A broad spectrum SPF will help protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays!
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing @apoterraskincare for the most recent issue of Andrea Ashley Magazine. Dominique and her beautiful products are so lovely that she has me wanting to try her entire line! (Pic is of her Tulsi Luminous Scrub!) In the interview we talk why she started Apoterra, favorite skin care and self care rituals, biggest self care struggles, favorite essential oil and I even managed to get her to share 5 things she loves about herself and we love her answers!
Spring means a new beginning for many and if you’re one of them, choose positivity for this spring’s goal. I want to encourage you to change your mindset to the positive thoughts, which also helps when you’re living a green lifestyle.
I’ve had some busy weeks in the last two months and just like we clean our homes, we also have to clean our head. Keep reading to feel inspired and learn a few recipes as well.
Green living is a lifestyle where you choose to use fewer products, but higher quality. If you’re a regular reader, you already know that I like to share simple recipes that can be done by anyone (and I mean it, anyone). We’ve all seen tutorials with 5+ ingredients that are difficult to find and expensive as well and all of this just doesn’t motivate you to actually use homemade skin care products.
I've collected a few tips for inspiration, find them on the blog (link also in profile):
I had a big night last night, and I spent most of today recovering from it. To end my weekend, I'm having a pamper session tonight with my favourite products from #africanbotanics, one of my all-time favourite brands.
Cleanse: Pure Marula Cleansing Oil
Mask: Mineral Cleansing Mask
Serum: Fleurs d'Afrique Intense Recovery Oil
Balm: Intense Recovery Balm (which seems to have solidified in the cold but feels perfect once I warm it up between my fingers) #apcparis
"Watch to find out the top 5 skin misconceptions that I am exposing in an interview with the beautiful Salva Kasweka. We are revealing these skin lies that so many of us (including myself) have believed or are still believing..." • Watch to hear skin misconceptions that we've all believed, even our own Shelby Naturals: https://www.shelbynaturals.com/blog/2017/2/24/revealed-top-5-skin-misconceptions
The most luxurious blend of Shea and Cocoa butters with crushed rose petals and an essential oil blend fit for a queen, this rich, decadent butter for your body will have skin beautifully hydrated all summer long, and beyond