Summer is here in case you haven’t noticed and I am excited… beyond excited! Rhode Island has more than 400 miles of coastline and if you are like me and love the ocean then this is the place to be.
Let’s start with our annual girls trip to Block Island is next week and that my bag is ready. I almost missed the trip this year and in reality it would have been devastating, so I am beyond happy that I am going to be there with all the girls, it will be our 11th year “celebrating us” and celebrating our friendship, we have so many good memorable moments and quotes from these trips, we should make a photo book.
Block Island sunset – 2014. Follow me on instagram and I am sure to post a few like this one this year:
This summer started with a lot of fun events in Providence like the Providence International Art Festival which was an amazing day that showed how awesome is to live here. So my summer wishes for 2015 are: beach, sun, good food and spend the most amount of time among family and friends enjoying the summer.
I hope you enjoy little Rhody in the summer…
face cream | eye cream | exfoliator | tinted moisturizer | water bottle
Let’s start with the mistakes I’ve made.
1- I didn’t take skincare seriously
2- I didn’t drink enough water
3- As a child I didn’t use enough SPF protection
Something was not right about my skincare routine, and then Rosacea happened.
Was it stressed? Was it products with not the right ingredients? I was using products that I thought were good (and they were expensive too), but they were not the right products for me.
After a couple of months of trial and errors I found the products that helped me.
First, exfoliation is SUPER DUPER important, in my case a gentle exfoliation twice a week works. Second, the right cleanser, I cannot use soap based cleansers, they dry my skin. Third, Moisturizing… My skin was in such a sensitive stage that I had red bumps not pimples… red bumps. It was horrible and my face felt warm and hot all the time. Dr. Weil for Origins night cream and serum took care of that in a few days my skin felt better, two weeks later it was better than what it was even before the rosacea crash. Fourth, I have been using Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as my foundation and it has worked great, I like the natural complexion and it does not feel heavy at all and it has SPF protection.
Food… I have always been able to eat everything I like and I really haven’t stopped, but I did start making better choices. There are some foods that trigger rosacea and that will have an impact in your skin. I avoid acidic foods or eat them less frequently. I read a while ago something about restoring the alkaline balance in your body, making these food choices have made a big difference.
Water, water, water or tea – 6-8 glasses everyday! it is the easiest change to make and it has improve my skin a lot!
This weekend was great. It was gorgeous outside… which was perfect for my first 5K this year, although it made me realize that I needed new shoes.
ASICS is my favorite brand as far for running shoes, I am not a runner and consider myself a beginner year round, so this ones are perfect for me.
I embraced my inner tourist and decided to take a walk through downtown Providence and stopped by the The Arcade Providence, such a beautiful building. I grabbed coffee to go and walk around a bit more that area. Found a restaurant I will like to try sometime soon. Rogue Island, which is inside the Arcade. Also, I noticed that there is a Curl and Blowout Bar that is opened on Sundays (Yay!) that’s going to be a life saver pretty soon!
Next, a quick visit to the Providence Athenaeum, and I have to admit that I have never been in there before, which is giving me a few ideas for a future post “What would a tourist do?” Let’s start with the obvious and forget everything I think I know about my town. Not going to the regular places I usually go to and check out new ones, that’s the way you find those hidden gems.
I’ll be exploring Rhode Island a lot this year!