Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chakra Balancing

A couple weeks back I went to Palm Springs with my work crew.  We stayed at the super lovely Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.  Saturday, one of my work friends and I hit up this little place called Crystal Fantasy.  I realize that this is not a place for everybody, but I enjoyed myself.

As we wandered about the store filled with crystals, books, and tarot cards we soon found ourselves in the back room.  There were two ladies sitting next to massage tables and we asked what they did.  Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing.  We consulted each other for a moment and it was decided, we were in.

I got set up with a sweet sprite like little lady named Holly.  She was so soft spoken and radiated kindness, I immediately felt at ease with her.  I laid back on her table and closed my eyes.  She asked questions about my life, stress, things I'd like to work on.  I told her anything she wanted to know (she just had that kind of presence).  She placed assorted crystals on my person and swept her hands over was a very relaxing experience and also hard to explain.

Afterwards, we talked a little and she gave me her card.  I will for sure visit her again some time, and she let me know that I could contact her for a phone consultation anytime.

Like I said, it's hard to explain what happened.  If you're open to that kind of can be kind of neat.  I'm going to try and learn more about these types of healing alternatives.

Cheers all!

Friday, August 1, 2014

of mountains and molehills

For the last few days my face has been growing a blemish the size of volcano on the region of my chin.  I have been trying to remain strong and patient.  I'm trying my best not to anger it.  I went to Google on behalf of my chin and the underground nightmare that has yet to unleash it's full fury.

Special thanks to Bella Sugar for some tips:

  • Tea bag: I rinsed a tea bag with water and heated it in the microwave for a few seconds before placing on the affected area. The tannins are supposed to reduce redness and swelling....this technique did not do much for me at this time. I wouldn't completely rule it out though.
  • Hydrocortisone cream: I'll say that I did absolutely no research on this...I had some cream handy and I dabbed it on my face with looking at no other sources (and without looking for any possible consequences) but it seemed to help.  It brought it up some.
Special thanks to Top 10 home remedies for this tip (and plenty more):
  • Warm compress: Wring out a wet washcloth (again I heated mine in the microwave) and place on face (hot, but not like burning your face off) the heat is supposed to stimulate circulation and bring the blemish up to a head.  (They also recommend tea bags).  
The hydrocortisone and washcloth combo is working, slowly.  Luckily it's still semi-coverable with concealer.  

As far as actual treatments I'm using Dermalogica's Overnight Clearing Gel...this works to a point, but I've never found an amazing spot treatment that I could swear by.  

Anyone out there struggling with the occasional breakout that feels like it's taking over your face...and your life?  Please share tips and products that you use.

Cheers all!