We’ve officially made it through January and the “new year, new you” chants are finally starting to die down.
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 and make lifestyle changes you can actually keep. 2018 is the year of self love, which means putting yourself FIRST. Yes, it’s OK to be a little selfish this year, and it’s just as important to pay attention to yourself. Since she turned 30, Lindsey has been hyper-aware of how she’s feeling and what her body is telling her; it’s pretty amazing what you can find out about yourself and your habits if you just PAY ATTENTION.
Here are some of the things we started paying attention to…
Family history, our elders and the pros
In addition to paying attention to yourself, we think it’s important to pay attention to others, too, which will ultimately benefit you.
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.
Elders – 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.
The pros – 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, we observed what was going on so we knew more about the process and more about what our skin needs.
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 you jumpstart your year of self love and reflection.
Reshape your body without going to the gym
Anti-aging is our bread and butter, so trust us when we say that Carmen Care Laser Therapy in Boca Raton has pretty much changed our lives forever. Carmen Care is the only med spa in the country (yes, the only one in the U.S.) that offers Bella Shape laser treatments by Icoone Technology. Bella Shape is this crazy, octopus-looking device with long tentacles that contain a non-invasive laser suction device that tones, contours, smooths and sucks away fat all over your body with no pain. We saw immediate results and felt like supermodels when we left. It is recommended that you receive eight to 10 sessions for the best, longest lasting results. The suction feels like a mini massage. Win-win!
Blow it out
Love yoself and treat yoself to blowouts!
We’ve basically tried out every blow dry bar in South Florida, and none 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 at least 20 times during the holiday season—we became a little obsessed. But there’s no beating that feeling of leaving the blow dry bar feeling like a celebrity on the red carpet. Not only do blowouts make you look and feel beautiful, but they are better for your hair than flat irons and curling irons. Leave it to the professionals to manage the heat.
One of the main reasons we love Cloud 10 so much is because we can go to any stylist in the salon and get an outstanding blowout. We have never had to make requests for certain stylists because owner Jodi Dery knows what she’s doing when she hires them.
Get that glowing skin back and keep it glowing
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. Both Lindsey and I have been suffering with weird breakouts after the holiday—likely due to eating like pigs, but Spa4YouDelray owner Lucy Sousa Steinberg has saved our skin. 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.
As much as we love a great facial and baking in the sun, taking care of your skin goes beyond monthly visits. Here’s another PAY ATTENTION moment. If you notice a difference with your skin, get it checked out. And don’t skip those yearly check-ups with the dermatologist. Delray Dermatology and Cosmetic Center opened last year, and Dr. Francesca Lewis is amazing.
On the daily, the most important thing you need in your skincare routine is serum. Serum, serum and more serum. 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. Stem cells are basically the ground zero for cell growth. Because collagen production slows down as we age, 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.
Purchase here and use promo code: SCENE30 for $30 off your purchase. You will receive a huge professional sized bottle that will last you months.