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Autumn "P.M."

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From being a clinician specializing in women’s wellness, to running my own bath and body company, I have had the unique experience of bringing together two worlds I feel passionate about. The common thread is how do we feel our best each and everyday. The idea behind this blog is to share useful, tried and true, accessible tidbits, to enhance various aspects of life by building balance between the body and the mind. We encourage you to rummage through these blog entries as you would a big box of tag-sale goodies in a church basement. Dig around and you may be pleasantly surprised to find something which helps smooth the odd bumps in your life’s journey.

Thanks for reading, 

Kristina Ivy, Ph.D.

Autumn "P.M."

Kristina Ivy

When I think of Autumn, I’m reminded that it’s time to prepare for change. As I see the new colors of leaves swirling around my yard, and sniff the wood burning when my husband lights the first fire of the season, I remember my grandfather saying that a lil’ bit of “P.M.”, or preventive maintenance, goes a long way. 

      As far as translating “P.M.” to our bodies, a good place to start is with the skin. It occupies a lot of prime real estate, and it is a great barometer for when the time is afoot to give yourself a bit of extra attention. 

      Start by setting aside a bit of time in your busy day, then tackle this the way many of the best moments in life commence; get nekkid and touch yourself all over. Run your hand over your trouble spots, your forehead, your knees, your elbows, your feet, and wherever else may be applicable. As the air gets colder, it dries and so in turn does your skin, although to what degree is different for each individual. 

      Now that you’ve made a mental note of what areas need attention, it’s time for action! After bathing, while your skin is still wet, rub some of our OIL UP on as a general sealant, then spot treat trouble areas with a small dollop of BUTTER ALL OVER. We recommend cleansing by applying a dime-sized dollop of our FACE MERINGUE CLEANSER, then gently steaming your face with a warm washcloth to loosen any extra dirt that may have gotten in deep. Using FACE MERINGUE CLEANSER will also soften any impending lines, which thrive on dry skin.  

      Follow these simple P.M. steps for keeping your body a well-oiled machine ready to pounce on opportunities in the new season.     

All Our Best,

IVY and the RICA Team