The product that has drastically changed my skin for the better!

If you follow me on Instagram or we’re friends on Facebook then you know that I have become obsessed with a new skincare product called Joyome. I want to share ALL the details with you!

Why I chose Joyome
I have always struggled with my skin. Even when my skin was at it’s best, I would still wear full coverage foundation because it was prone to breakouts, redness, large pores, oily-ness, the list goes on. I received a sample of Joyome from a friend and instantly fell in love. My skin was immediately noticeably different. Now, a bit of backstory. Before this blog I was an Independent Consultant for a skin care company. I sold great skincare. I learned not only about the product I was selling but I researched everything about skincare in general and a passion grew from that. Since then I have tried so many different products and while some have been good, I never felt like they were great. It wasn’t until I started using Origins that I actually repurchased product. I thought that my skin was as good as it was going to get. Anyway, fast forward to about 2 weeks ago and I tried Joyome. In about one week I went from wearing a full coverage foundation daily to wearing just a tinted moisturizer confidently! I decided to become an ambassador because everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin and I want to help! Check out my personal before and after pictures. The difference after just 2 weeks astounds me!

My dark spots are lighter, my oily-ness has evened out, my redness is diminished, the puffiness around my eyes is reduced, my pores are visibly smaller, and you can’t see it by my skin is SO smooth! Plus, it’s SO easy! Joyome is simply a pair of serums. One to be used in the morning the other at night after using your regular cleanser and toner. I’ve been using Origins for awhile now so I just replaced my Origins serum with Joyome and the results are amazing. I still use a moisturizer although you may not need one.

Joyome by Plexus
Plexus is the Health and Happiness Company! They have supplements and vitamins to support weight management, nutrition, and personal care. I’ve been a customer for a while and love the product! I currently use X Factor, a multi-vitamin, and I just started using Plexus Slim again (AKA The Pink Drink!). Recently this company has been at the forefront of health by focusing on the Microbiome (as spotlighted in GLAMOUR and Success From Home magazines) which is simply the importance of starting your health journey at the cellular level with your body. So, while the skin care has blown me away, Plexus has so many other great products to help you and whatever your health goals are.

What’s in Joyome?
Joyome is a patent-pending complex that balances your skins Microbiome. It is a unique prebiotic blend that combats the signs of aging, minimizes the appearance of pores, helps to brighten skin, improves the texture of skin, and more! There are 11 primary multi-active ingredients that provide these results. What’s not in it? It’s free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde and more! I love that Joyome was created using European standards. Did you know that in the EU over 1300 ingredients are banned but in the US it’s significantly less! I feel confident about the product safety when using it, plus there’s a 60 day money back guarantee. Win-win! You can read about why each ingredient was chosen here.

What makes it different?
Sure, there are other products out there that are up to EU standards, GMO free, and cruelty free but one thing that makes Joyome different is how the product is delivered to your skin. The HydraLipid Delivery System is a patented delivery system that uses the same lipids naturally found in skin which allows for enhanced absorption through the skins outer layer. This means that it allows the product to actually reach the areas of the skin where it’s needed most.

You’ve seen my personal results above. Here are some other pictures for you to check out. In clinical trials, after 8 weeks 100% saw a reduction in facial lines and wrinkles. 100% saw increased hydration. 97% saw a reduction in pore size. 91% saw improved skin elasticity. 91% saw a reduction in under-eye puffiness. These results are amazing and the pictures really speak for themselves.

Get Joyome for yourself!
You can check out Joyome here. I am here to answer your questions so ask away! I can also help with any other vitamins or supplements you are looking for. Let’s get healthy inside and out!

Creating an Obsession

I’m getting back on the workout wagon-again! Since having Audrey, almost 2 years ago, I have found it really difficult to get back into the rhythm of being active and working out. Some moms are back at the gym right away (more power to ya!). I was not one of these moms. Some of this was due to physical issues left over from having a large child, some due to the exhaustion that being a mom is, and some just due to just plain not wanting to go.

Long story short, I was always pretty active before getting pregnant. I grew up dancing, was a dance major in college and for a few years after did musicals in some local community theaters. I was able to stay pretty fit through this. Before getting pregnant I was doing Kaia Fit and it was AMAZING! When I got pregnant working out made dizzy so I stopped. I joined my local Lifetime Fitness when Audrey was about 7 months old, was pretty consistent for about 6 months. About 4 months into my gym membership I noticed I was feeling better but my stomach was not shrinking-it was actually getting bigger!

Come to find out I had some diastasis and working out was actually making it WORSE! I went to the Dr. and she said that the only way to heal my diastasis was surgery. I am planning on having another kid one day so even having the surgery conversation makes no sense for me right now. So, in the meantime I wanted to shrink it down to not only NOT look like I was perpetually 4 months pregnant, but to strengthen my core in general. Core strength is so important for every thing your body does and I have the added issue of scoliosis, so core strength is even more important to keep my back healthy. I also saw a pelvic floor specialist who gave me some tools that were helpful in re-learning how to engage the core muscles.

Now, there are some programs out there that are specific to healing diastasis but what I was looking for was a total body program that was diastasis safe. I didn’t find this so I just learned how to modify some moves to make them safe and beneficial for my midsection. I was able to shrink my gap from a 4 finger width to a 2 finger width which is considered normal. PS-I am NOT a dr, or fitness expert. I just kinda jumped in and found some things that worked for me. Pinterest was a great resource along with @diastasissafe and @vaginacoach on Instagram. Kegels are serious business ladies! As a side note-the “mommy bladder,” while common should not be considered normal. See a Pelvic Floor Specialist. Awkward AF but made a HUGE difference in my post-baby healing even though I didn’t see her until a year post-partum.

Anyway, I cancelled my gym membership recently (wasn’t utilizing it to make the cost worth it anymore) and I subscribed to BeachBody on Demand (BOD). I started with 21 Day Fix. Honestly, I half-assed it. While I did change some of my eating habits I did not follow their meal plan. They say 80% of fitness happens in the kitchen and I believe this to be so true. So now, I am re-committing myself, once again, to a program. Today I will complete one week of A Little Obsessed as a pre-cursor to 80 Day Obsession and I am in LOVE. It actually kind of reminds me of Kaia which helped me to get in the best shape I have ever been in. I’ll still have to modify some of the moves to make them safe for my core but I am excited! I plan to ease into the meal plan. I am eating less meat but not fully plant-based. I am choosing healthier snacks and eating only when hungry, not bored. Drinking Shakeology most days and trying to drink more water than ever.

Day 1 of A Little Obsessed

It’ll be tough. Having a toddler makes most plans only tentative. It was hard to fit in a 30 minute workout, I’m not quite sure how I’ll fit in a 60 minute workout. I find that after chasing her around all morning it’s really hard to work up the extra energy to get a workout in but I know it’s so important. A happy mom is a better mom, and to paraphrase Elle Woods endorphins make people happy! I am excited to fit back into my clothes. I am excited to not wake up with the back pain I have been having lately. I am excited to have more energy to keep up with the little one. I’ll keep you all updated on my progress!

Wanna get OBSESSED with me!? Accountability makes a HUGE difference! Leave me a comment and let’s help keep each other on track!