It’s me again, your esthi doing her weekly check-in. How are YOU?? Are you finding small pockets of time space to breath, stretch, or just be?
Rachel Ferraro Esthetics Update
As of now, I am still unsure when my doors will re-open. The school closings are what I am basing this decision on. Right now, my girls need me and I am more than happy to be there for them. Once they re-open, my doors will too and I will be there with bells on to welcome you all back with open arms—HUGS all around.
Thank you for all of your support in these last few weeks. Your texts and emails have been making me smile! Your continued support through my website—whether it be gift cards or stocking up on products—mean SO much. I am more than grateful.
As of this week, I am running low on a few items, but I am hoping to be fully stocked in the next few weeks. I am expecting a shipment of Dawn Lorraine products today. My two most popular moisturizers--Green Tea Balancing Creme and Citrus Radiance Creme—will be back in full affect.
I am fully stocked with RFE Optimism, Clear, and Gratitude though!
I’m excited to announce that I am placing an order this week for a brand new suncare line that I am SUPER excited about. Stay tuned for that announcement on Facebook and Instagram.
Plus, I’m also dipping my toes in the water into the CBD skincare world. I will be trying those products out this week, so I will update you on that soon, as well.
And don't forget to use the code SELFCARE to get 10% OFF all products and that you will get FREE shipping on orders over $75!
Turn Off Your “Pressure Cooker”
Have you felt the pressure to complete some crazy to-do list while you have the time at home? Or maybe you feel pressure to teach a full day of school while working full time from home. Are you trying to dive into a new hobby or exercise routine and maybe it’s just not coming to fruition?
Well, it’s time to let this pressure go—turn your pressure cooker OFF! We are in an unprecedented time. This not a staycation or something any of us have chosen. It is UNFAIR to put that much pressure on yourself to accomplish ANYTHING right now.
Let. It. Go.
Give yourself some grace and allow yourself time to feel whatever it is that you are feeling.
My Day Today...
I am writing from my kitchen table with my children playing a board game with my husband. He is home now too. Shutting his construction business down was a huge decision. However, we are making the best of it. I actually was able to get out for a run this morning for the first time in a long time. It felt great! Today has been a good day, so far.
Have all of my days looked like this? Let’s get real—that’s a “no.” My business has been shut down for three weeks now. Some days have been fun-filled and productive. Others have been tough, exhausting, stressful, overwhelming, and carb-filled! Chocolate chip cookies have become a regular snack in our house and I am completely okay with this.
Some days I get a few “school lessons” in for my girls and other days I don’t. Some days I get some research done on what’s up and coming in the skincare world and other days I spend way too much time looking through Instagram. And yes, I DO let my children watch TV and get caught up on their favorite shows too! It’s all okay. However you choose to navigate through your day—it is okay!!
Moving forward during this time
Give yourself some grace. You can do all of the things or none of them. Just try to smile and laugh, at least once a day. Be grateful for your health. Connect with people that lift you up. Ask for help if you need it.
Take care of yourself, however that looks to YOU!
With so much gratitude-
I want to see how you’re navigating today, so I am checking in. This is a time of uncertainty, but try and remember that social distancing does not mean social isolating. It’s an opportunity to be present with our loved ones, organize or do a little spring cleaning, and get outside to enjoy some fresh air. It’s also an excellent time for self-care.
At this time, I am still unsure as to when I will be reopening. I will at least be closed through April 24th, as the public schools are closed until that point. I will be in touch weekly to update you and bring you tips and tricks to keep your skin in tip top shape!
I care about your wellbeing and emotional state, so I want to offer these simple tips to take care of yourself during these uncertain times.
Remember that product you bought from me, but perhaps it is still sitting under your sink or in your medicine cabinet? Get it out!! Now is the time to use it. If you have forgotten how to use it or have any questions regarding it, please reach out to me.
And if you are running low on products, I am more than happy to ship it or do a front porch drop off—if I can swing it. That will get it to you faster than Amazon can deliver it :). You can order on my website and use my 10% off coupon SELFCARE.
Lockdown Load Up
So, is anyone else dealing with “lockdown load up???” Locking down at home and loading up on carbs, sweets, and perhaps a few happy hours. Yup, I am too. It is normal to indulge during stressful times and I give you complete permission to do so!!
Until we find that balance and “healthier” ways of managing stress, here is an easy beauty hack to deal with puffy eyes, which you will almost always wake up with after an evening of indulging: put your eye cream in the fridge!
Not only does the cool sensation just feel good, but it also says “goodbye” to those puffy eyes! Dawn Lorraine Eye Lift Cream is a fabulous one to help with puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles.
Essential Oils and Baths
A lovely way to elevate your mood is to diffuse or spray some essential oils in your home. The ones that I love for this are lavender, sweet orange, peppermint, bergamot, or clary sage.
Another at home remedy is to take a bath! Put in your favorite bath salts or oils and just relax. If you have pink Himalayan salt on hand, add some to your tub. It can improve sleep and help with detoxification from that “lock down load up!” :)
“Turn Off” Your Mind
Another great way to rest your mind is to take a break from watching news or social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can cause more stress and anxiety which isn’t good for your body, mind or SKIN!
Instead, get caught up on your favorite shows that make you belly laugh, call a friend who will lift your spirits, or spend time with family playing board games, or doing a favorite in our house—having dance parties!
During trying times, make time for self-care, love, and the outdoors. Enjoy a little sunshine and some Vitamin D—it is so good for the mind and the soul.
And of course, if you skin is starting to show signs of stress, please feel free to reach out to me. While I may not be able to see you for a few weeks, your well-being is so important to me and I would love to help you in any way that I can.
With so much gratitude,
P.S. Leave you brows alone, don’t pick at your face, and wash your face before you go to bed! :)
There are some people who have plenty of time to tend to their skin in the morning and night. They take their time, maybe mix it up and try different things, and it’s a relaxing experience for them…
But for others, that just isn’t the case. Maybe it’s because of our busy work schedule, our kids, our social life—whatever it may be, you just need to get in and get out! But how?
Here is a quick and effective skincare routine for the minimalist and/or for someone who doesn’t have a ton of time. And it can take less than five minutes…
First Step: Cleanser
Clean that face up! Lightly scrub off any dead skin cells or impurities with a gentle cleanser to create a smooth canvas for the rest of your products.
Second Step: Serum
Then spice up your regimen with a serum! Serums consist of smaller molecules compared to the molecules in moisturizer, so it goes deeper into the skin.
There is a wide variety of serums out there and they all do different things. Mine specifically is a power house serum that you will ADORE! It helps to hydrate, calm, and soothe your skin while softening, brightening, and reducing fine lines.
Third Step: Moisturizer
And of course, you’ve got to incorporate a great moisturizer! This will help with all skin type problem, whether you have dry, oily, acne prone, or combination skin.
All of my facial crème’s are designed to hydrate and soothe skin.
Fourth Step: Eye Cream
Using eye cream is an essential step!! Some people think that they can just use moisturizer under their eyes, but that is not the case. The skin under your eyes is a whole separate animal and should be treated as such.
And POOF, you are done. Your skincare routine does not have to be a million steps long, it can be as simple as these four steps and repeated morning and night.