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Top Tip For Season Changeover

October in California is warm and golden during day but cold at night. It is really awkward to put all the light weigh clothes away. It always feels I may need it sometimes. This anguish thoughts usually put the transaction on hold until I run out of reasons to delay the task . Actually, the season changing process can be smooth and fun. Don’t take it as a one-time job but think it as a month long process. The secret is to put something away after each laundry.  The summer-colored breezy materials can go first, then shorts, sandals. It is also a good time to sort out out-of-favors, out-of-shapes, and new favorites to come back the next year.  Leave out something fun that I can layering them in the fall.

Each time you put away a few clothes, you bring out some cold weather pieces. Start from thicker jackets, cold weather colored shirts, cardigan and then sweaters and heavier coats.  Other than the lightweight denims, most of my jeans are staying. The denims are essential of my closets.

This is also a good time to sort out the out-of-favored fall/winter clothes. One stone kills two birds: Declutter the closet and season change over at the same time.  Now you have put away the summer cloth and reorganize the cold weather outfit. You are done until next time.

 

One minute spa

Aloe vera is a common house plant. They are well recognized as  the thick, pointed, fleshy leafy green.  This cactus is easy to grow and survive well. Planty of researches all advocate the benefits of this humble plants. One thing that intrigue me is the power to hydrate the skin, fight aging, and lighten blemishes. It can take years of my face when applied daily. The gooey Aloe Vera translucent gel is the main ingredient that does it all.

This gel contains 96% of water and types of proteins that can be found in human body. They are rich in vitamin A, C, E and beta carotene. Those compounds are the crux of the multi-million dollars beauty industry.

You don’t have to spend money on aloe vera beauty products. And don’t bother to add any by products to make aloe vera work better. The only thing you need is one aloe vera plant. All you need to do is cut a fleshy leaf, trim the spike and bring out the gooey gel. Apply the sticky gel to your face and neck area. It is cooling and soothing and you can fill the tightness of the skin as it dries out.

I use the gooey gel every night after shower and wash them off the next morning.  Don’t forget to store the unused leaf in a zip lock bag and refrigerate it until next use. This  “express  spa” is a cost effective way to fight the aging and improve the skin health.  You  will feel good about it.