On Friday I had the pleasure of catching up once again with Elizabeth Mayhew, Editor-in-Chief of Woman's Day magazine to go over her favorite health and beauty products to transform you from both the inside out and outside in this summer!
Candace Rose: What are some simple steps we can take to look and feel our best?
Elizabeth Mayhew: "Well, really we all need to get a good nights rest, it's super important for adults to have six to eight hours. You want to drink a lot of water, you want to eat healthy; you want to exercise but of all of those things, probably the very easiest thing to do is take a multivitamin. We love the Centrum multivitamin, it's the exact right mix of minerals and vitamins that you need to have better health. You want to have higher, better immunity; you want to have stronger bones for women; you want to support breast health. It is something you can add that is really going to work from the inside out and when I say that, yeah, it's going to take care of all the things I just talked about but it's also going to make your nails stronger, it's going to make your hair shinier and give your skin the glow you need. Most people don't think of that as a beauty product but it really does exude that, so that's something that you can do right now. Super easy. Eat something, let it settle in your stomach and take one with a glass of water and you are going to feel so much better.
Centrum – Ultra Women's Multivitamin – Amazon.com
The other thing is your skin, you really need to take care of your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so you really need to nourish it; we all know to wear sun cream to prevent the UVA and UVB rays but we need to feed it as well and we love the body butters from The Body Shop. They've been around for a long time but they just introduced their new Body Butter Duos, it's kind of the next generation of Body Butter and what's cool about it is it's kind of two products in one. It gives two concentrations of moisturizers, so one is much heavier – you would use it on your elbows and knees, the places that tend to get drier; and then the lighter moisturizer for the rest of your body. Put it next to your bedside table and use it every night. Use it in the day and it'll really help keep your skin fresh. I also love that this company, The Body Shop uses community fair trade ingredients which means that money is going into some of the poorest nations in the world to get some of the ingredients for the product, which is really amazing.
Floral Acai Body Butter Duo – The Body Shop
The next thing that's really important is your dental health, your dental hygiene. People don't think that your teeth are such a reflection of your overall beauty as well, like 'a smile is worth 1,000 words.' We love the 3D Crest White Vivid toothpaste because it's going to whiten your teeth and take 80% of surface stains off in just 14 days. It has a special patented system that's award winning. If you need to take it up a notch, if your teeth really are stained, then we recommend going to the 3D Crest Whitestrips, the Professional Effects Whitestrips. That one box removes 10 years of get in stains, the equivalent of like a $500 trip to the dentist to do the same work, so it's pretty amazing."
Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects – Amazon.com
CR: Do you have any additional information or tips you would like to share?
EM: "Well, I did say stay out of the sun but who in the summer doesn't want to look like they've been hanging out at the beach, have a nice glow and a nice tan? To get that tan we say to use makeup instead. We love the Physicians Formula bronzer. You know one of the heard things about bronzers is picking the right color for your skin tone, you don't want to look like an 'Oompa Loompa' when you put it on. If you go to their website PhysiciansFormula.com, click on Bronzer Boutique, there's a little chart that will help you pick the right color for your skin tone, which for me is hugely helpful. I recommend that instead of going into the sun."
Physicians Formula – Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder – Physicians Formula
Screen Shot: Just a few of the many bronzers available in the Physicians Formula "Bronzers Boutique"
CR: Where can we go for more information?