Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Guest Post: The Stories of Kelsey

Happy Wednesday! I arrived home from New Orleans last night and I'll have a bunch to recap soon. But today Kelsey of The Stories of Kelsey is giving me a little extended blog vacation and filling in. Check out her post and be sure to visit her blog!
Hello all you Join the Gossip fans! Thanks to Leeann for having me over on her blog today! I thought I would introduce myself to you by telling you a few fun facts about me.

I've been hit by a car while crossing the street as a pedestrian. Full story here.

I hiccup at least 10 times a day and it sounds like a baby Tera Dactyle. It is so loud and I have no idea when I am going to do it. It is definitely embarrassing. 

I always said I would never live in Utah but after having to turn down a great opportunity in Boston my husband and I found ourselves living here and it is actually pretty great. 

I always avoid stepping on man holes after my college roommate's grandmother fell down one while walking down the street. 

Even though I look pretty healthy I battle with Ventricular Tachycardia in my heart and Endometriosis. 
I once was pulled over for jaywalking. I wasn't sure what to do so I just sat down. Yes, they put their sirens on and everything. 

I am really good at hula hooping. I could probably go for hours and hours if I didn't get bored and stop. 
I am a master aesthetician and so I have a huge love for skin care. 

I thought today I would share some of my favorite tips and tricks for achieving healthier looking skin.
Facial Massage I know it sounds crazy but just like your body loves getting a massage, your facial muscles really like it too! Some of the benefits of facial massage are stimulated blood & lymph circulation, helps improve muscle tone,  helps absorb product, and reduction in puffiness & sinus congestion. Start at your chin and pay extra attention to your jawline. and with circular motions work your way up up your cheeks. Make sure to go over the bridge of the nose. Work your way up to your forehead and circle your way out to your temples. Spend extra time at the temple to help relieve stress.

Try New Products Just because you read a raving review or saw a great commercial for a certain product doesn't mean that it is the right product for you. We all have very different skin types that require different products. Just because your best friends loves a certain brand doesn't mean it is the right one for you. It takes the skin about 2-3 weeks to get used to a new product. Give a new product at least that long to see how your skin reacts.

Use Sunscreen Daily Yes, even in the dead of winter. UV rays can go through the windows of your house, car, and even through the clouds. It is important to always wear at least an spf 15. Many moisturizers now come with an spf included so you don't have to feel like you are going to the beach slathering on sunscreen just to go to work. 

Be Aware of External Factors Although internal factors have a big impact on the health of your skin, external factors do as well. Misuse of products, poor maintenance and care, environment, pollutants, air quality and of course the sun have a huge impact on the health of your skin. Did you know 80% of premature aging caused by external factors can be attributed to the sun? This is why sunscreen is so important! 

Hopefully you were able to learn a few new things about how to care for you skin. Feel free to leave a comment, leave an email or visit my blog Stories of Kel if you have any more questions!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Cute outfit. Love that green lace skirt.