The key to keeping your hair, skin and body healthy and vibrant starts when you’re young. Two things will make all the difference: having a regimen and being consistent. When we are young we love to experiment. Maybe trying different hair colors or styles, or even trying lots of different products. Monat products are meant to work as a system, together.
If we are talking about hair, what is important is protection. Protection from elements, heat tools, chemicals, environment, even stress. Most Monat shampoos contain an ingredient known as crodasorb. Crodasorb helps protect against the sun’s damaging UV rays, protects the natural pigmentation of the hair and keeps strands protected and strong. Another way to protect the hair is using products that protect your hair from the damage of heat tools. Number 1, turn down the heat setting. Then, apply Blow Out Cream, Thermal Protect Styling Shield or Monat Heat Protectant Spray before you blow dry, flat iron or curl your hair.
The earlier you start a skin care routine the better. Having a face wash and daily moisturizer for your skin type is important to help balance the natural oils in your skin. If you have oily skin, it’s the Be Purified products, normal or combination it’s Be Balanced and if you’re dry or sensitive you should use the Be Gentle products.
Another REALLY IMPORTANT piece is sunscreen. Monat’s Sun Veil Daily Mineral SPF 30 will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s a creamy blend of mineral-rich zinc oxide but absorbs quickly and easily. It also has Hyaluronic acid, botanicals and anti-oxidants. Approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation and it’s reef safe.
If you’re a college student or a mom, having energy is important. Instead of grabbing that extra late-in-the-day coffee, consider trying Monat Energy. It’s a delicious, all-natural drink mix that provides lasting energy without the jitters or crash, promotes alertness and focus, supports mood and the body’s natural stress response, and supports physical performance. It comes in convenient grab and go sticks. Just add to 8-12 ounces of water and you’re “good to go”.
Whether you were good at taking care of your hair, skin, and body when you were younger or not, it’s never too late to start. I know sometimes as a career woman, a mom or a combination of both, often we but ourselves last. Yet, the best way to be our best selves is to take care of ourselves. You know the saying, “if you don’t take care of you, you won’t be good for anyone else”. So, if you haven’t been making yourself a priority, just start.
Just like skin changes, our hair changes too. That may mean it’s getting thinner or duller. We might be coloring it more often. We also could be experiencing hormonal changes and/or autoimmune disorders, more stress from added responsibility-aging parents, becoming an empty-nester, work, finances, etc.
Monat has products to address every hair issue you might imagine. If you are lacking volume, products such as Volumizing Revive Shampoo or Volumizing Revitalize Conditioner might be the right products for you. You might benefit from the Volume and Lift Spray.
If you have been getting keratin treatments or Brazilian Blow Outs, something to consider, the ingredients used in those hair processing techniques are not healthy and don’t protect animals. Some of these ingredients include formaldehyde, methanol, animal byproducts to name a few. Also, side effects are possible including headaches, dizziness, nausea, rash, burning scalp and the list goes on. Remember, Monat products are non-toxic. We follow European Standards banning over 1300 toxic ingredients. The products are natural and botanically based. Vegan, gluten free and no animal testing. A better alternative to get the smooth, silky look of a keratin treatment or Brazilian Blowout, consider trying Monat’s Smoothing Shampoo, Smoothing Deep Conditioner and Blow Out Cream. I have several customers who have made the switch and are so happy with the results. Women experience hair loss, too. However, if you are losing hair, whether thinning, receding or even can see the scalp, Monat’s Intense Repair products can help promote healthy hair growth.
Skin changes naturally as we get older, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful, glowing skin. One of the main factors is hydration including drinking enough water and using products that contain hyaluronic acid, ceramides, squalane and vitamin C. Incorporating day time and night time serums into your routines can help provide more hydration, as well as moisture. Monat’s C Radiance Illuminating Serum for day time is infused with 15% vitamin C sourced from the Kakadu plum complex(sourced from Australia, the only place it grows) and has 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. Skin immediately looks refreshed, brighter and a more radiant glow. Reduces the appearance of photo damage, dark spots and blemish marks, and improves texture, softness and smoothness. Another key area that needs attention is around the eye. Monat’s Eye Smooth Nourishing Eye Cream is rejuvenating and hydrating. It tightens the delicate skin around the eye contours, diminishes appearance of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, giving a brighter, more youthful look.
Another way we can get more hydration is by incorporating Monat Wellness Products into our routines. Monat’s Total Greens provides 37 fruits and vegetables with 4 grams of oat fiber in a powder form. Mix it in 8-12 ounces of water, juice or add to a smoothie. I could be much better at drinking water throughout the day, but having Total Greens once a day helps me stay better hydrated while getting the recommended number of fruits and vegetables. Another thing, most greens are dark, earthy and don’t taste so great. Monat Total Greens tastes more refreshing, fruity and more enjoyable.
Using the words aging or mature can be such a touchy thing. I do not mean to offend anyone. As a woman in her late fifties, I prefer the word aging over mature.
Again, as we get older, things change. If you let go of the mindset that we are supposed to ‘look older’, ‘fall apart’, ‘change is inevitable’ and go with ‘age is just a number’, and ‘you’re as good as you feel’, I guarantee you will not only feel better, but look better, too.
Another thing I absolutely love about Monat, it’s not just the naturally-based ingredients, it’s also the science and technology behind the products. Women experience hair loss, too. Many factors can contribute to hair loss-age, genetics, hormonal changes, stress, nutritional deficiencies, auto immune disorders, cancer treatments and chemotherapy. If you are losing hair, whether thinning, receding, or can even see the scalp, Monat’s Intense Repair products can help. The ingredients, like all our products are natural and botanically based, and help provide an optimal environment for hair regrowth. As long as the hair follicles are not dead, hair will grow.
Loss of elasticity is unfortunately one of the changes we experience as we get older. Using skin care products that can help plump the skin and improve firmness can help the complexion to look healthy, glowing and more vibrant. Monat’s Rewind Age Control Nectar is a great product. It’s a super-charged, skin-renewing serum that helps delay and repair the signs of aging to reveal smoother, softer, more radiant complexion. It targets all the signs of aging skin. Use it as your nighttime serum before applying Monat’s Botanic Bakuchiol Vegan Retinol Alternative.
Something I hear too often, sleep patterns change as we get older. Monat Sleep Drops are a healthy alternative to prescription or over the counter sleep aids. It’s an elixer you place under the tongue about 15-20 minutes before bed. 1-2 droppers full. The ingredients include melatonin, chamomile extract, sour cherry extract, and L-Theanine. They promote a healthy night’s sleep without next day drowsiness, supports the body’s natural stress response and non-habit forming.
And taste great!
Take care in knowing what’s in the products you use…
Learn more facts about your body by clicking any one of these photos below where you’ll be led to my favorite Monat products for each of our Hair, Skin, and Wellness pages. We’ve constrcuted a questionnaire to help you explore the many ways Monat can bring more Vitality into your world. Happy Health Hunting! Love, Candice