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TSC HIM & HER SHOW: Self Care 101 with Lauryn Evarts

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LAURYN

self care lifestyle tips by the skinny confidentialThis week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST…

( 1:40 ): Welcome back to TSC HIM & HER Show. This week it’s just a HER episode. We’re going to start producing 6 episodes a month. We’ll have listener questions, interviews and more.

( 2:20 ): Today we’re talking about the ‘perfect day’ of self care in my life. These are some things I do everyday, once a week or once a year. It’s important to take a step back and focus on yourself a bit.

DISCUSSION TOPICS WITH LAURYN

( 4:40 ): Lauryn shares: “How I like to wake up.”

( 17:50 ): Lauryn shares: “How I workout.”

( 19:30 ): Lauryn shares: “Breakfast.”

( 20:55 ): Lauryn shares: “How I start the work day.”

( 22:00 ): Lauryn shares: “How I shower.”

( 25:30 ): Lauryn shares: “AM skincare routine.”

( 32:45 ): Lauryn shares: “Work day – time batching”

( 35:30 ): Lauryn shares: “Lunch.”

( 37:45 ): Lauryn shares: “Writing time.”

( 40:00 ): Lauryn shares: “Wind down time.”

( 44:40 ): Lauryn shares: “Reading time.”

( 48:00 ): Lauryn shares: “Things that happen frequently.”

( 53:50 ): Lauryn shares: “Tiny things for self care.”

LAURYN’S SELF CARE  ESSENTIALS

+ That Extra Half an Inch by Victoria Beckham
+ 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
+ silk pillowcase
+ why you need a facial
+ acupuncture & cupping
+ chiropractor
+ primal kitchen avocado mayo
+ native forest coconut milk
+ yum earth candy

WANT MORE?

+ Aubrey Marcus + light, hydration, movement
+ Kardashian blanket
+ Sahara Rose + tongue scraping
+ Quip toothbrush & Dr. Bronner’s toothpaste
+ Why I Count Steps
+ Ingrid & The Method workout
+ Bran Buds Collagen
+ The Nanz Egg Salad
+ Time Blocking
+ Green Smoothie
+ Cryotherapy
+ Dry Brushing
+ Time batching
+ Hotel robe

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lauryn, x

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SELF CARE TO CREATE YOUR BEST LIFE


Why You Should Wear Sunscreen On Your Eyelids

by
LAURYN

keep your eyes out of the sun | by the skinny confidential

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Ok this is a real weird post, but like what’s new with that- you know?

If we’re going to get bizarre, this is the place to do it!

So that my friends, is why I am going to campaign about the importance of sunscreen on the eyelids.

::crickets::

That’s right, like your eye LIDS. But you can close them before you apply- don’t worry you don’t need sunscreen on your eyes, I haven’t gotten that crazy. Also you should probably note it’s super important to make sure you get a sunscreen that doesn’t make your eyes sting.

( We all know there’s NOTHING ( nothing though? ) worse than applying sunscreen or cc cream & having your eyes water for hours. It stings, it burns, & it’s just not comfortable in any way. You know what I mean, right? When you apply sunscreen or foundation & your eyes hurt. It’s just not fun. I now avoid that annoyance. How? Well I tried about 8 million sunscreens AND BELIEVE I FOUND THE ONE. It’s kind of like marriage- you have to keep testing until you find THE ONE. This one NEVER hurts MY eyes. I capitalize MY because it works for me- everyone is different. You have to test things out before you fully commit. So be sure to test a little on your hand first, move to your face, & then go all in with the eye lids. Shamelessly, I apply my 50 SPF on my face, neck, hands, AND eye lids with a beautyBlender. The kind I prefer glides on perfectly with a dewey ( AKA REAL DIRTY ) beautyBlender. I don’t know, there’s something about it that just goes on better. Also you should know it’s caffeinated so it tightens the skin- just another plus for ya ).

OK so we went off on a tangent there- let’s get back to the point of this post: EYE LIDS. “Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. Your eyelids and the skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face ( up to 10% thinner than skin in other areas ) and least resilient in general, which means that it is very vulnerable to UV damage.

Like many others, I unknowingly assumed that my eyes and their surrounding skin were being protected from UV rays by my sunglasses. I learned that this is only partially true! The effectiveness of protection against UV rays provided by sunglasses depends on many factors which are not standardized, like the size and shape of the glasses.

After learning that my sunglasses were not protecting me from UV rays in the way I thought they were, I began researching to understand more about how to properly protect my eyes and the area around them. I realized that the most important thing for me to do was to find an effective sunscreen which will not cause irritation to my sensitive skin and that I can wear around my eyes every day.” { VIA }.

A BIG mistake: is no sunscreen on eyes & then falling asleep in the sun. Raise your hand if this has happened to you?!

Um SO much YES? PLEASE: use sunscreen on your eye lids!!

( ANOTHER side note: I also apply my favorite caffeine sunscreen lightly to my lips. As you can see, I don’t fuck around when it comes to my skin. I’m just very much about protecting my skin from the sun & keeping the whole anti-aging theme going. Even MORE importantly, I’m about being a role model for YOU GUYS or readers who are in their early 20’s. “A sunscreen role model” it will say on my grave stone. Like think of me crying when you’re baking in the sun. I’m like your mom but more annoying. Wear your visors GUYS!! ).


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Speaking of visors– can we talk about the new visor I just got? I don’t know maybe you’ve seen it? On your 92-year-old next door neighbor? Or perhaps you’ve seen the lady at your local greenhouse wearing it? Possibly even on your very single 10th grade camp counselor who was most likely carrying a clipboard, being a busy body, wearing jorts?

Well NOW I TOO AM THE PROUD OWNER of the most obnoxious hat on the planet.

This hat was inspired by a beautiful woman I saw running. We struck up a conversation & she showed me the side of her neck. There was a ton of sun damage. She told me the damage immediately made her feel older & even scared ( because skin cancer! ). Then she went on to say she failed to pay attention to her neck her entire life. I’m telling you her neck was a completely different age than her face. Like sure, she protected her face her entire life…but she neglected her neck. HENCE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND MY NEW VISOR. Because this visor protects not only your face & neck guys, it protects your chest too! So instead of calling this ‘the old person’s visor’ let’s go ahead & call it ‘TSC anti-aging visor.’ I’ll accept awards when we are all 100.

::waits patiently::

Anyway, back to eye lids. Please wear sunscreen on your eye lids. It will eliminate wrinkles, skin cancer, brown spots, the works! Keep me updated on how it works for you!

…& get your ‘TSC-ish anti-aging visors.’ They’re not expensive- & YES, people will stare at you BUT you will be protected from the sun so who cares? I don’t. Well you know that- there’s nothing I love more than to embarrass Michael in the most obnoxious hat in the world.

Happy Saturday, lauryn x

+ for those of you who reached out about animal donations in Houston: THANK YOU. I am putting together something fun for TSC Community. In the meantime, check out THIS SITE to donate- a lovely reader sent the info to me. Shoutout to Trista Granberry for sending me the info. AND I appreciate ALL of your recommendations. Stay tuned. x

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#BEAUTYJUNKIE ESSENTIALS

by
LAURYN

tsc beauty junkie essentials | by the skinny confidential

For the last day of #beautyjunkieweek I wanted to share some of my can’t live without items. These are the items I literally can’t go ANYWHERE without. Michael & I travel a bunch which makes you think I’d be an expert packer by now. That’s not quite the case yet though. After forgetting these items too many times while traveling I now have multiples everywhere. I keep them in the car, in my purses, in the office & in my suitcase. Find my essentials below!

#BEAUTYJUNKIE ESSENTIALS

FIND THE GO SMILE HERE }

Your smile says a lot about your health & yellow teeth are not a good look. Whether you’re rocking a sassy red lip or bold pigmented colors you want your teeth to enhance the look, not be a distraction. That’s why I’m obsessed with the Go Smile whitening pen. I’ve used this for YEARS because unlike the strips this pen is efficient, convenient & effective. Swipe it on like your painting your teeth in the Uber, in the bathroom, & especially after drinking red wine at dinner.  Want to take your pout a step further? Make sure to brush, prep & contour your lips to complete the look. It makes a huge difference!

FIND THE CAFFEINE SUNSCREEN HERE }

I know you hear me talk about this caffeine sunscreen all the time & that’s because it really is THAT good.The caffeine wakes up your skin, tightening and reducing inflammation. It’s like a mini facelift. YES PLEASE. Plus caffeine has been shown to help kill off cells that have been damaged by UV radiation.Need another reason to use this? SPF is essential to prevent skin damage, aging & wrinkles. Talk about multitasking!

Combine this sunscreen with some rosehip oil & use it as a primer before your foundation.  I use this with It Cosmetics CC cream ( my FAVORITE !! ) to create a flawless, dewy look.

FIND THE BROW BRUSH HERE }

If you follow along on Snapchat ( un: laurynevarts ) you have probably seen me getting my brows tinted. I get a double tint because I live for a dark brow. The bolder, the better. It works for me but you do you! Not everyone loves a bold brow. If you do love a bold brow though then you need this brow pencil.

Even after tinting? YES. Why? Because I LOVE drama. Fill in your brows & use the attached brush to easily blend everything in. Make sure to BRUSH UP when blending. I use dark brown & it makes a huge difference. Even when you’re going for the no makeup, makeup kind of look, filling in your brows adds depth that finishes your look.

Tip: If I can’t make it to the salon I tint my brows at home. I’ve been doing it for years so don’t be scared it’s deceptively easy.

FIND THE MAKEUP BAG HERE }

Keeping your makeup organized is a MUST. A cute makeup bag is essential for carrying the items you use daily. I recently traded in my old makeup bag for this striped pink one. It screams Spring & is the perfect size to tote around your necessities.

That’s the end of #beautyjunkieweek guys! I had SUCH a fun time with the themed week. Are there any topics you’re dying for me to focus on next? Tell me below!

x lauryn

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SAY BUH-BYE TO TECH NECK

by
LAURYN

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Oh me, oh my. If you’re like me you have a little something called TECH NECK.

Never heard of it? Well, it’s real. And the struggle is REAL, real.

So many women forget that the first place we age is the neck. And guess what? The cell phone sitch is REALLY not helping. I mean it’s making it so much worse than it has to be, you know? Now instead of being hunched over the computer like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we’re crouched over our cell phones. All of us.

Like SELF Magazine says, “carpal tunnel is SO five years ago.”

So ya, now TECH NECK is everywhere.

What exactly is it?

According to Florida chiropractor Dean L. Fishman, D.C.: “it’s an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury, where you have your head hung forward and down looking at your mobile device for extended periods of time,” he explains. “Don’t get me wrong: I love technology, but this is a global epidemic not just from texting, but from using all sorts of wireless media.”

Well, UGH. Another day, another discovery.

Sometimes TECH NECK will give headaches, shoulder/neck pain, & increased curvature in the spine.

But good news: I feel like I’m ahead of the curve here. Only because I am CONSTANTLY on my phone for work though. I noticed little lines on my neck a while ago & recognized the importance of fixing this QUICKLY.

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Here are 3 easy tips anyone & everyone can do. Ready? K:

1.) Exercises. That’s right. I’ve actually been talking about neck exercises since 2012…remember this post on “how to get rid of your turkey hanger?” We talked about how important it is to stretch your neck.

The best one in my opinion is BABY COBRA. Try it now, you can do it anywhere:

1. Begin by lying face down on the floor with your legs extended behind you. Keep your legs down and position your hands directly under your shoulders.

2. Keep your chin tucked, looking down on the floor, then slowly take your hands off the ground and squeeze your shoulder blades together.

3. Lower your upper body while staying in that position, then raise up and contract your glutes. Do this motion 10 times.

I’ve been so into yoga lately & I feel like it’s REALLY helping with my tech neck. Yoga has opened me up ( literally & figuratively ). Seriously I cannot say enough good things about the practice. I like non-heated yoga because I find a heated room VERY distracting. Yoga flow is more my style. Recently I’ve noticed my posture improving from taking my bi-weekly yoga class.

If you can, I love a good chiropractor too. He’s constantly stretching my back & it relieves a lot of neck pain. My chiropractor loves giving me at-home exercises to open up and prevent that hunched over look.

2.) Tip two is one I discovered recently. As you guys know I try a lot, a lot of products. Constantly the human guinea pig because I’m on the hunt to discover the best of best. This new skincare brand, NIA, sent me some of their products to try. First off, I immediately liked their branding…why? Well NIA stands for NOT INTO AGING. Yes plz.

Secondly the product is created for millennials, by millennials for millennial skin. ANOTHER YES PLZ.

The goal of the brand is focus on situational issues…AKA tech neck.

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They get it. Our lifestyle involves the phone. So instead of telling us to get off the phone, they have a little solution: TECH NECK LINE SMOOTHER.

This is a perfect serum ( I love a serum ) packaged in an on-the-go massage roller ( I also love a roller ). Basically you just roll it on your neck to firm & smooth the skin. It helps get rid of those pesky tech neck lines we’re all trying to avoid.

For the record I also tried their serum for the face & really liked it too. It was great for hydration & to smooth lines. Another fave ( if you’re on the market for a new mask ) was their whipped clay peel-off mask. Very into it because it’s a FOAM mask. It comes out of the bottle as this mousse ( like hair mousse consistency ) & you rub it on your face to draw dirt out of the skin. Here’s what I did the other day: I put the mask all over my face AND NECK & then after I washed it off, I used the tech neck serum. Using a mask on your neck is normal right? If not, I’m on a mission to make it cool.

Don’t forget about your neck!

You can find all these products at Ulta Beauty…be careful though there are SO many good finds at Ulta you may…hate me?

3.) Lastly, you know what I’m going to say here: sunscreen & a hat! Here’s the thing: prevention is KEY. If you have the option to keep your neck out of the sun- DO IT. I feel like the sun only makes my tech neck horizontal lines worse so I make it my MISSION daily to avoid the sun by using caffeinated sunscreen & rocking a hat…every single day. Kind of absurd, but so important.
Doing this makes all the difference & it’s so anti-aging in general.

Is anyone else with me here?

♡ | ♡ | ♡ | ♡

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PROTECT THE SKIN!

With that, I’m off to rub some neck serum on my neck & chest and watch the latest episode of Real Housewives Beverly Hills ( living for Dorit’s outfits this season ).

Are you guys into taking care of your neck? The sooner, the BETTER. You know how I love prevention…; )

Happy Tuesday!

X lauryn

+ DEFINITELY listen to the latest episode of TSC Podcast. LadyGang is on…we talk laser, vaginas, spray tans, fake hair, skincare, etc. 

++ palm print PJ’s ( << similar ).

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