Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Did You Know that Dead Skin Cells Equals Hydrated Skin? | Smell Good Spa™

Want to use your scrumptious, edible-smelling body polish every day of the week?  DON'T.   Often received in my inbox, "Why can I only use the body polish/scrub 2-3 days a week?"

Your skin will become dehydrated.  Thus causing other problems: dry skin, lines, wrinkles, irritation/burning.

How is that possible?

Dead skin cells are needed for "good skin".  There's a 28-day life cycle for a living skin cell to become a dead skin cell, and sheds away.  When living, the skin cell retains its own core of moisture, thus it cannot hold anymore, and it will not receive anymore.  Exposing live cells to the atmosphere dehydrates them.  On the contrary, when dead, skin cells perk up and bring in all the moisture from the atmosphere.  If over-exfoliating occurs (over the suggested days), or having a harsh chemical peel, all dead skin cells are removed, leaving the living skin cells to fend for themselves.  You may have a lot of shiny new skin, but it won't be happy.  Ouch!

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So why am I exfoliating?

Dead skin cells play a vital role in the comfort of your skin.  But remember that 28-day life cycle?  Skin is always shedding and regenerating, however, cell regeneration starts to slow down as you mature.  Imagine not exfoliating and dead skin cells begin piling up -- dull-looking skin.  Dead skin cells remain on the surface of the skin for two weeks, and two weeks later they are pushed off by more dead skin.   Exfoliating allows you to only remove the dead skin cells that are ready to be shed.  Removing those dead skin cells from the surface gives you healthy, glowing skin.

Visit us for wholesomeness in a jar, today. 

Be whole,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Woman Entrepreneur : LaTersa Blakely

Woman Entrepreneur: LaTersa Blakely
Who Is She: wife, mommy, author, brokenness survivor, a support in unleashing greatness
Mantra: From Brokenness To Greatness

Personal Note: The CEO Mamma Network is my place for meeting some of the most fabulous, enterprising women - LaTersa is one of them.  What I really like about LaTersa is that she did not miss a beat in introducing herself to me.  I believe she read my profile, and from there it was this is what I am going to do to show my support (so much love for that).  After much mutual support we recently worked on our first project! 

Earlier in her life, LaTersa dealt with years being bitter and negative about the obstacles she endured in her life. Ultimately, she had had enough of being miserable and not wanting to live anymore.

The mission of the book is to teach women how to live beyond their past and step into their greatness; and in it, she shares inspiration and tips on how living everyday with thankfulness and being positive can help turn any negative situation around.   

Inspiring, right!

How do I connect to this fabulous Light?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Still Sniffing Out If Natural Deodorant Is For You? | Smell Good Spa™

The Huffington Post link directed me to Erica Cheung's personal story about running out of her antiperspirant, opting to purchase a natural deodorant, and what her experience was with it the days after.  SN: Isn't it funny how we call antiperspirant "deodorant"?  Deodorant neutralizes odor.  Antiperspirant prevents sweating.  I enjoyed reading about Erica's experience, my favorite part was this: After the fourth day of wearing the deodorant, I stopped noticing the manly scent and realized that I smelled of nothing -- not B.O. or "Fresh." I appreciated this because I could wear my perfume without smelling like the perfume floor of a department store. I also noticed that I wasn't sweating as much, and when I did sweat I didn't smell like sweat. Many folks think natural products will showoff their benefits instantaneously, not all will.  I had to even learn that wasn't the case.  I am glad that Erica did not give up on the first day.  Natural products work, just give it time (when it permits).  When it comes to natural deodorant, your body has to adapt to not getting that antiperspirant boost.

Should I look into natural deodorant if I am prescribed an antiperspirant?
If you are prescribed an antiperspirant, more than likely natural deodorant will not benefit you.  We infuse many absorbing ingredients into our deodorant.  However, as noted, it depends on body chemistry for their effectiveness.  Someone who is prescribed an antiperspirant usually is a heavy sweater.  Don't feel badly if you cannot come on board with natural-deodorant users.  Use what's best for you, what makes you feel comfortable.  If you can use natural deodorant without any adverse reactions, then you need to see me.  We've been told by several customers that our natural deodorant works better than major brands purchased in stores. 

Can I wear natural deodorant during the hotter months?
You sure can!  For additional absorbency, use a natural, talc-free deodorant powder with the natural deodorant.

Dancing the night away?  Are you the Keynote speaker at an event?
You just might want to use antiperspirant for that time, and return to your natural deodorant the next day.

Also, natural deodorant works best on clean pits.  

I am proud to create a quality product that many have been able to use successfully.  Our customers that use our natural deodorant are fitness enthusiasts, dancers, moms and their daughters, military men,  and teenage boys (Read that.  It's so cute, and it made me feel good.).

Will you be willing to take the challenge like Erica?  

If you are a natural-deodorant wearer, tell me what you like about it in the comments. 


Monday, July 9, 2012

Are You Defining Your Business Culture? | Smell Goods '98™

Culture: The sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings, and transmitted from one generation to another.

Business Culture was one of the topics on the table in our last monthly meeting.  It is a topic discussed many times while working, and now every meeting we will go over the checklist, for accountability purposes.

#TeamSpirit* is a behavior added to our Business Culture foundation.

#TeamSpirit is about getting the hard work done to play hard.  Now to many this seems like Family Night or family time.  And you would be correct, to some extent.  We believe that there isn't any separation in business and family.  I do not mean external family, I mean the man you are 100% committed to, who is 100% committed to you, and the offspring that comes out of that commitment.  You are a team+family= Teamily.

As you know, defining a behavior can lower morale or boost morale.  Simply transforming family time into #TeamSpirit has created the latter.  The mindset is business centered, getting done all the necessary hard work and projects, as a team, to play harder, as a team.  This is a foundation being built by a family in business, for the future team members and their families.  Not only our internal team members, but those we work with virtually.  Our vision: to gather for fun; to travel with our Team.  They will become a part of our Teamily.  That is one of the things that I really like about Tom Joyner, his team travels and just do a lot of fun things, together.  Keeping the morale boosted.

We have several #TeamSpirit activities planned for the remainder of the year.  Which means we have a lot of projects on the table too.  A simple phrase created so much buzz, and understanding of the will to get things done, to have that reward.  The pictures are from this weekend's #TeamSpirit.  Trust, it wasn't just a game night.  LOL.  Boy, these people are serious!  By people, I mean me... *wink*.  We are all energized and ready for this week's to-do list.

So this is just one piece of our Business Culture.  What's yours?

*A familiar hash-tag used on Instagram (Smell Goods 98).