I love the start of a New Year. I feel like anything is possible but my New Year’s Resolutions seem to be the same, stale goals every year. Read more, exercise more, get my life “in balance” blah, blah, blah. Recently, I was introduced to a new twist on traditional New Year’s Resolutions that I think you might enjoy. They are called New in 72 – ways you can transform your skin, wardrobe, hair and wellness in just 72 hours. I think it’s a beautiful and exciting way to kick off your 2015!
Skincare Skincare expert and Founder, President/CEO of Vertere Skincare, Bethany Hilt, offers the following tips to see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours:
Drink Coconut Water Daily – Coconut water is not just a great hydrator due to its electrolyte content, but it also contains cytokines and lauric acid which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. Coconut water has significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balance PH levels and keep connective tissue hydrated.
Add a facial loofah to your cleansing routine – Regardless of the cleansing modality you’re currently using, whether it’s your hands or a Clarisonic, use a facial loofah gently once a day. This boost of manual exfoliation can quickly eliminate dead skin cells and polish your skin to perfection.
Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 – To build on the tips above and see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours, use Vertere Skin Care’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 daily. A consumer test panel, beauty editors, bloggers and testimonials like this consistently report seeing a visible difference in their skin within 72 hours.
Brittany: To keep my skin glowing I drink tons of water (preferably alkalized), exfoliate and use a daycream with SPF. I can’t wait to try Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream.
Wardrobe Celebrity wardrobe stylist Newheart Ohanian, who recently styled singer Estelle as well as spreads for Interview Germany, Vogue Taiwan and Elle Mexico, offers these pro principles for refreshing your wardrobe within 72 hours.
*Create ‘uniforms’ in your closet
*Organize your closet according to the staples of your ‘uniforms’
*Make these items the staples of your ‘uniforms’ to create go-to looks
*A little black dress
*A crisp white shirt
*Refresh your wardrobe with new key items and accessories such as a cashmere camel coat, ankle booties, a good military boot and stackable bracelets.
Brittany: I love all of Newheart’s ideas! I like to keep my wardrobe feeling modern and fresh by updating my accessories and shoes.
Hair: Celebrity Hairstylist, Kozmo Fahringer, who has perfected the tresses of hundreds of models as well as celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Isabella Rossellini, relies on one go-to product to create a blowout that lasts 72 hours – Phytovolume Actif. Just spray it into damp hair, blow dry and style. Your style will last for 72 hours without being crunchy. Use dry shampoo on day three if necessary.
Brittany: Phytovolume Actif sounds like a miracle product. I can’t wait to try it! I think investing in a good haircut regularly goes a long way with keeping your look polished.
Wellness: Marcia Camino, yoga expert and founder of Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, recommends three types of meditation that are lesser-known to create improved emotional and spiritual health within 72 hours. These practices have shown to have a positive affect even after just one session, so practice one, two, or all three for three days straight and note the profound shift in your psyche:
Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) – Yoga Nidra helps your mind and body relax deeply because your subconscious comes to the forefront and your analytical, judgmental mind falls away.
Yin Yoga – Here, we investigate postures held for several minutes each that not only open the body for greater flexibility but also clears the mind by training the brain to ‘stay put’; necessary in our stressful world.
Freeform movement – At Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, we sometimes get out of our yoga minds and just shake it! We turn on danceable music for several minutes and ask students to explore creating movement from the heart rather than the head and to enjoy themselves while moving. Moving/Dancing is one of the best meditations in motion around; it can bring on “ananda” (happiness).
Brittany: I am a huge fan of yoga and I think that just taking a few minutes for yourself each day to sit, relax, and quiet your mind goes a long way!
Here’s to you making visible improvements to these aspects of your life in just 72 hours to kick off 2015 in a powerful way!
The awesome folks at Vertere Skincare are giving 4 of my lucky readers one of their Dramatic Transformation Creams with SPF15! Leave a comment below with one of your New Years Resolutions. 4 winners will be chosen at random on Friday January 9th 2015 and the product will be shipped to you directly from Vertere. Cheers and good luck!
***This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and to Vertere for promoting this wonderful dialog of sharing New Years Resolutions. It has been very inspiring! Congratulations to my 4 winners chosen with the True Random Number Service. Natalie Yoeman, Michele Cupp, Leah Sorensen, and Ann Beebe. I will contact you via email for your mailing addresses! Keep up the resolutions, stay inspired and have a wonderful weekend!