Okay, it's a little late to still be talking about the "New Year, New You" stuff, but you know us...better late than never!
While we’re not ones to make a New Year’s resolution, we still appreciate what the new year represents - the chance to start fresh with a clean slate and make lifestyle changes you can actually keep. If you haven’t heard 2018 is the year of self love, which means putting yourself FIRST. Yes, be a little selfish this year. Can you handle that?
In all honesty, we’ve been wanting to write a post like this ever since Lindsey turned 30 last year. A post about about putting yourself first and paying attention to what your body is telling you. Since turning 30 Lindsey has been actively conscious of this; it’s pretty amazing what you can find out about yourself and your habits if you just PAY ATTENTION.
In addition to paying attention to yourself, pay attention to others too. We all get so caught up in the day-to-day hustle and find ourselves in a bubble of our own knowledge and opinions. Imagine how much better you would be at your job or just in life if you popped that bubble and paid attention to what other people were doing for once.
Here are some of the things we started paying attention to...
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
This may sound like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how clueless people can be when it comes to their health and family history. History tends to repeat itself, so start asking questions about health problems your extended family has experienced and take note of this for future doctor appointments.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR ELDERS
You may think you know everything, but you don’t. Give your grandparents and the elders in your life some credit. They come with an abundance of knowledge and wisdom you can’t get anywhere else. And, they always have THE BEST stories.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROFESSIONALS
This one was pretty eye opening for us. If you ever find yourself in a situation where professionals are providing you a service, PAY ATTENTION. For example, instead of relaxing or falling asleep during our last facial Let’s get selfishly specific! As we said earlier, this year is all about putting yourself first. As we prepared for this post, we did a lot of research and trials with businesses, products and brands that can help us jumpstart our year of self love and reflection.
Re-Shape Your Body Without Going to the Gym!
You know us, we’re always bringing you the latest and greatest trends in anti-aging! So, if you haven’t heard of Carmen Care Laser Therapy in Boca Raton yet, you’ll want to listen closely, because they have more or less changed our lives forever. Carmen Care is the only medspa in the country (yes, the only one in the U.S.) that offers Bella Shape laser treatments by Icoone Technology.
What is ICOONE Laser Technology? It may look like a crazy octopus with long tentacles, but it is quite the opposite. Those long tentacles contain a non-invasive laser suction device that tones, contours, smooths and sucks away fat all over your body. What does this mean for you? Well, you can basically have the body of a supermodel without working out. Just kidding, but not really. The first time we tried the Bella Shape treatment at Carmen Care, we were a little skeptical, but became totally shocked when we saw IMMEDIATE results - yes, immediately. Granted, we all have different bodies and they recommend 8-10 sessions for longevity and to fully see the results, but we completed our 10 sessions and couldn’t be happier with what it did to our bodies. For those of you wondering if it hurts, it doesn’t. Like we mentioned earlier, it’s a completely non-invasive treatment with no downtime. It’s a very relaxing experience and the suctions surprisingly give off a massage-type feel to it.
For those of you who suffer with pain or know people suffering with pain (because who doesn’t?) Carmen Care also specializes in laser therapy treatments for pain management. We’ve met some of their patients and talked to them at length about their experience with the laser treatments and they are completely in shock and in awe over what Carmen Care has done for them. People on the verge of surgery have come to Carmen Care as a last resort and have never looked back. If you’ve started to listen to your own body and notice changes you’re not happy with, call them. They are life-changing.
Carmen Care Laser Therapy
3301 NW 2nd Ave #100, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Blow It Out
Treat yourself to blowouts! We’ve tried out every blow dry bar imaginable in South Florida, and no one compares to Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar & Beauty Salon, with locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. You may have seen us check into Cloud 10 over 20 times during the holiday season, but we’ve become somewhat obsessed. Treat yourself to a blowout every once in awhile this year. We promise you will leave feeling like a celebrity on the red carpet. Not only do blowouts make you look and feel beautiful, but they are good for helping the quality of your hair. Leave it to the professionals to manage the heat, so you’re not stuck at home singing off pieces of your hair with a flat iron. One of the main reasons why we love Cloud 10 so much is because we can go to anyone there and receive a state-of-the-art blowout. We have never had to make requests for certain stylists because owner Jodi Dery, knows what she’s doing when she hires them.
Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar & Hair Salon
32 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
289 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Get That Glowing Skin Back!
There’s nothing we love more than a spa day and nothing says “put yourself first” like booking an appointment for a massage and facial combo. We recently ventured over to Spa4YouDelray and will never look back. We’ve both been suffering with weird breakouts after the holidays - probably due to eating like pigs, but Spa4YouDelray owner Lucy Sousa Steinberg, has saved our skin. Her knowledge and professionalism when it comes to naturally treating your skin is unparalleled to anything we have ever experienced before in our lives. You leave with an abundance of advice - that if you PAY ATTENTION to, can change your skincare routine and the quality of your skin forever.
140 NE 2nd Ave #29, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Get That Glowing Skin Checked
As much as we love the sun here in South Florida, we can’t express how important it is to get your skin checked yearly by a Dermatologist. Here’s another PAY ATTENTION moment for everyone. If you notice a difference with your skin - say a mole looks a little bigger than it used to - GET IT CHECKED OUT. There’s no reason to be afraid to go to the Dermatologist. We get it, because for the longest time we were terrified to go, but it couldn’t be easier. Delray Dermatology and Cosmetic Center just opened last year and Dr. Francesca Lewis is amazing.
You immediately feel a sense of comfort the second she walks in the room because of her poise and professionalism. Get this, an annual skin check takes all of 10 minutes. She quickly looks at all the freckles and moles on your skin through a special detection black light and you’re DONE. Given that everything looks normal, you’re out of there just as fast as you came in. Unless you want to stay for a cosmetic procedure, like Botox or Fillers because they provide those services there too. Win/Win as far as we’re concerned!
Delray Dermatology and Cosmetic Center
550 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Keep That Skin Glowing
The most important thing you need in your skincare routine is serum. Serum, serum, and more serum. No matter your age you know by now the having a good serum is crucial in the anti-aging game. XO8 Cosmeceuticals recently launched a new product, the XO8 Placenta Stem Cell Serum and it has truly saved our skin. With the weather being so hot and cold lately in South Florida, our skin has started to backlash against us. That is, until we got our hands on this serum.
So, what makes the Placenta Stem Cell Serum so life changing? Stem cells are basically the ground zero for cell growth. Collagen production slows down as we age, and stem cells are a great way to produce collagen and keep the skin looking youthful. This serum is FILLED with 14 powerful ingredients you just can’t get in an everyday facial: CoQ10, vitamin A, B, C, 24k gold, and so much more. We put this on every night before we go to bed and our skin immediately drinks in the moisture and absorbs the exact amount of nutrients it needs to calm down and do its work overnight.
Once only sold to spa professionals and estheticians, XO8 Cosmeceuticals has recently launched a consumer retail option on their website; per our quest, so can all purchase the serum directly. Purchase here: https://rladvancedlaserandskincarecenter.com/product/xo8-serum/ and use promo code: SCENE30 for $30 off your purchase. You will receive a huge professional sized bottle that will last you months.
We hope you got as much out of this post as we did writing it. It's a little late, but happy New Year everyone!!
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