Last week I wrote about natural beauty secrets. I want to share one secret with you that comes from my country. I believe I am very fortunate to come from a place on our planet loaded with natural powerful minerals and energy. A whole lot of good is done just by drinking Icelandic water and breathing in our clean air. Wherever you are there are some things you can do to obtain some of this magic without having to book a trip to Iceland.

There are women who are able to schedule their time well and take good care of themselves, which I think is absolutely great and we should all be able to do. Unfortunately, often time most of us end up chasing the clock and feeling like we are always behind in schedule.

This is one of my favorite ‘’pick me up’’ tricks that will do for any type of woman – a little secret from the nature of Iceland. I admit I belong in both categories depending on the day or month. My boyfriend and I have strange jobs,  so we never have the same schedule for long periods of time. Some weeks or months are just absolutely crazy and I am late everyday. Always running around just to make it anywhere, but my goal is to always have some extra time and be well organized. I am pretty sure you all know what I mean!

As I said in my last post about natural beauty tricks. Taking good care of my skin along with eating and drinking well is my most important beauty trick. I started to use these masks after I became a mother, as every mother knows there is not too many hours of sleep with a  baby ……let alone with two or more. And after awhile of too little sleep I always feel more wrinkly and kind of crazy looking 🙂

In all honesty, I never used masks before my sleepless nights started. This may be a result of passing 30 and becoming a mother of two. I have heard this from wise woman around me and most of my friends back home in Iceland use these masks.

The first thing I do when I wake up is splash some cold water on my face a few times to wake myself up. Then once a week I find a morning where right after my cold water splash I put a mask on from the Blue lagoon called “Silica mud mask”. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and during that time I start preparing my family’s breakfast by cutting up fruits for our morning smoothie. I then wash it off with lukewarm water and a soft cloth.

Dry my skin with a soft towel and put a layer of “Algae mask” that is also from the Blue lagoon while I finish making the smoothie, cafe, getting the boys dressed and  having everyone ready and going for their day. When it is my turn to prepare, I wash it off with lukewarm water and put on a good day cream and I will have a fresher look for the day or even the entire week. Some days I even drop the boys off to school with my mask on and then go for a long walk, run or practice some yoga in the park. I wash it off as soon as I get back home. ( obviously this mask doesn’t have color,  just a soft green hue,  but once massaged into your skin it disappears 🙂 )

Anyways, if it is Monday morning or Sunday night when everything is calm and nice it is good to give your self a little treatment. Some “ME” time, even if you are doing something else while you have it on. Speaking for myself it gives me extra comfort when I am able to do a little something like this. You can also even do this at the end of the day while preparing dinner.

I have traveled to the Blue lagoon since I was a young girl, I remember going with my dad and brother on the weekends. It was so cool and at the time there were only outdoor dressing rooms and showers, so on cold days you needed to get ready fast and hop into the warm water. It is so beautiful there sitting on the rocks in warm natural thermal water surrounded by the powerful nature of Iceland. I had eczema as a child, so my dad brought us there and my skin would immediately clear up. Mother nature really knows how to take care of us, we just need to notice and be aware of her.

Now The Blue Lagoon is one ofIceland’s most popular place to visit. It has become very famous. As anIcelandic person and a very proud one. I can tell you this place is magical and the mud at the bottom of the lagoonis very useful and helps your skin to glow in natural ways. Make sure to pay them a visit on your next trip to Iceland.

Love JM

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