February Snippets

Soft Skin Secrets

During the winter season, cold outdoor air and dry indoor heat can play havoc with your skin. This time of year, a little pampering goes a long way. Just a few minutes of daily self care can make a big difference in your overall skin condition. Even though it’s freezing outside, never skip washing your face at night. Cleansing removes dirt, pollution, and dead skin cells that accumulate on your face during the day, allowing fresh skin cells to surface. Apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp to seal in the moisture. Regular exercise will improve circulation and give your complexion a healthy glow. Don’t neglect your feet just because boots have replaced sandals. Now is a great time to give your tootsies a nightly at-home spa treatment. Remove dead skin cells and callouses by using a pumice stone or foot scrub. Apply a rich cream and then slip on a pair of cozy socks.


The very word can make your mouth water. Thankfully, chocolate can be good for you! Chocolate has been found to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Dark chocolate can help control insulin and reduce stress hormones. Chocolate can help suppress a cough and up brain power. Chocolate can boost your mood. In the 1800s, eating chocolate was often considered to be the remedy for a broken heart.
So, celebrate Valentines Day with guilt free chocolate!

Romantic Rooms

A romantic bedroom sets the tone for romance. This room above all others in your house deserves to be special, intimate, and expressive of your personality. To achieve this ambiance, it’s important to remove the things that distract. Clutter, large-screen televisions, piles of clothes to fold, a desk filled with to-do lists and unpaid bills, can all contribute to a less than romantic atmosphere. Reinvent your space by placing pretty pillows on the bed, a love seat can be placed where the TV was, and soft lighting can replace a work desk lamp. Add a fragrant rose scented candle for the finishing touch to
a romantic room.

The Best Bra

Nearly 75% of women wear the wrong size bra. Women typically wear bras with a band that is too large and cups that are too small. This can result in poor posture and sagging breasts. While most women believe that support comes from the straps, support actually comes from the band. The bra band should fit snuggly with little room to stretch out when pulled. The cups should fit with no overflow at the top or the sides. The best way to determine your bra size is to be measured by a bra-specialist found at most major department stores—because, the best bra, is a well-fitting bra.

JeanAnn Taylor
Written by JeanAnn Taylor