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See Your Skin With Love

See Your Skin With Love
Your skin is like a great warrior. It’s out there in battle, fighting for you 24/7. It’s constantly engaged in a war against things like toxins, imbalance, and disease. It fights against the elements to keep you safe. It works around the clock to provide you with helpful vitamins and minerals that prevent aging and decay. It might be your hardest-working ally, yet so many of us fail to realize just how amazing it is.

When we recognize the immense work our skin does for us, we can begin to develop a more symbiotic relationship. Think of it like this - If your skin is out there in battle fighting for you, you want to provide it with proper nourishment and care. That way, it can do a better job. It’s a win-win. 

So, how to care for your skin?

If there’s one piece of advice I could tell people who are looking to improve their skin, it would be this:

See your skin with love

When you see your skin with love, you are naturally inspired to care for it. Suddenly the self-care routines, healthy eating, and daily rituals become second nature. It’s almost like your skin starts telling you exactly what it needs. You become more intuitive, you start to notice patterns and trends, and you feel a lot better. 

Here are a few tips to help you develop a loving relationship with your skin.

1. Acknowledge Your Skin
So many of us are constantly bashing our skin for all of it’s various “flaws". Not only does this contribute to the production of harmful chemicals, but it also blinds us from recognizing what it’s really doing - constantly working to maintain a state of balance and radiance. When we acknowledge the hard work our skin does, we recognize that bashing our skin only makes matters worse. What we want to do is feed our skin love and support so its job becomes easier.

2. Prioritize Skincare
The better the care you give to your skin, the better care it gives to you. This should be really simple, yet so many of us find that we’re constantly neglecting our skincare. Taking even just a few minutes out of our day to focus on skincare helps to develop a positive connection. 

I recommend a daily 15-minute ritual that involves cleansing, massaging & moisturizing.

3. Be Allys With Your Skin

Imagine that there is a great warrior out there fighting for you on the battlefield. If you give them food, water, and proper care they can do a better job. This is how we should look at skincare. We’re not up against our skin. Our skin is on our side. If we see our skin as an ally, we naturally attempt to support it. 

Business as an Act of Love

Business as an Act of Love
 Business is an exchange with the world. You are constantly interfacing with people, companies, goods, and services. This exchange creates a network of interactions. Each one of the interactions creates an impact on the world that extends beyond what the eye can see. 

Most companies do business for dollars. The primary intention behind all of their decisions is money. With money as the primary motivation, we can easily be blinded. We lose sight of a greater perspective on life, and we contribute to a state of imbalance by doing things like creating unhealthy products, having unhappy workers, and exploiting the earth. When we make decisions that are careless in their regard for others, it ultimately leads to a state of imbalance in ourselves.  

This is why we should look at business in a new light. It's a great opportunity. We can use it as a platform to contribute positively to everything we interact with. Having this intention leads to deeper internal peace and a greater connection to the whole. 

Business as an act of love means having the intention for everything that you do to contribute positively. It’s in the way that you communicate your messages to the world. The way you treat your employees. Where you purchase your goods, and how you interface with others. Everything we do has an impact, and when it’s done in love the impact is filled with peace and wonder. 

How to Have Soft Hands (During A Pandemic)

How to Have Soft Hands (During A Pandemic)

Dry Hands?

Constant hand washing and sanitizing strips away our skin's natural moisture barrier and leaves our hands parched and dry. 

Here are 3 easy tips to keep your manos looking amazing:

Tip 1: Use Gentle Soaps Whenever Possible

When washing our hands dozens of times a day, the soaps we use are that much more impactful. Many of them are loaded with harsh detergents and ingredients that strip away our natural oils. Try switching to gentle plant-based soaps that get the job done and are gentle at the same time!

Tip 2: Marula Oil — Your Skin's Holy Grail

The ancient African fruit marula produces one of the richest healing oils on the planet. It's jam-packed with antioxidants and has over 4x the vitamin-c of an orange! It's anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and provides deep healing that is perfect for all skin types. When you apply marula topically, these oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin delivering healing and moisturizing benefits that will leave your skin with an undeniable glow! Because of these incredible healing properties, marula trees are often considered sacred in Africa. They serve as community gathering sites. We're so in love with Marula that it's in nearly all Ellovi products. 

Tip 3: Moisturize After You Wash!

We promise you that taking that one extra step to moisturize after you wash or sanitize will make all the difference! Just keep a jar of Ellovi Butter near your sink. Once you start the habit it will become easy and your hands will never look better.