Busting out a sweat during a gym or exercise session is a great the sign you’re giving it your all! For me, the first place I notice the perspiration it is in my face. You know the feeling: it starts with the hot flush that comes over your cheeks, and before you know it, you’re the equivalent of the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz; melting all over the floor!
When I make it to the change room afterwards, my first thought is,
“CLEAN THE FACE. ASAP.”
I use a 123FRÉ Skin care set, a 3 step routine to protect the skin before the gym, cleanse it from clogged pores afterwards, and replenish moisture for the remainder of the day. It’s geared specifically towards protecting and nourishing sweaty skin, which is really cool!
I love their 1st step, “Protect Me” with an Spf30 for sun wear as well… I haven’t gone outside this summer without it. Also, as a side note, it smells like heaven.
I’ve teamed up with FRÉ, a new company founded in 2017, whose entire mission revolves around building communities in Morocco and empowering women. Because I’m an entrepreneur at heart, it warms my entire being to share a bit about the effects of planting Argan trees! With every skincare set you buy, FRÉ plants an Argan tree, also known as the “Tree of Life”, to help replenish the endangered Argan forest and support women who harvest Argan oil in Morocco. That is pretty incredible.
After all, isn’t it our duty as human beings to be kind and leave the earth better than we found it? Taking a business and using it to raise the vibrations of the world through a mission geared towards giving is something which I am beyond proud to support!
If this is something which you’d like to support as well, while feeling like your skin is glowing (and not from sweat!! Hehe 🙂 ), FRÉ has offered my readers and followers the discount code MIKAILA25 to use for 25% off your purchase.
Tal Carmel from FRÉ has provided some fantastic Brain Gains for us discussing the impact which planting Argan Trees has on our world:
Planting Argan trees has a multi-layered impact by creating sustainable development, protecting the planet and empowering women. We are working with HAF (High Atlas Foundation) to fulfill their mission of catalyzing economic growth and endorsing grassroots development in disadvantaged communities throughout Morocco.
Trees alter a region by moderating its climate, improving its air quality, conserving water, and encouraging biodiversity, all of which are important for our ecosystems and as such our livelihoods on this planet. Check out below how the different aspects of the Argan Oil ‘Industry’ come together to help change and improve the world we live in.
“On average, one acre of new forest can sequester about 2.5 tons of carbon annually. Young trees absorb CO2 at a rate of 13 pounds per tree each year. Trees reach their most productive stage of carbon storage at about 10 years at which point they are estimated to absorb 48 pounds of CO2 per year. At that rate, they release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings.”
The Argan trees provide the ability for women in Morocco’s cooperatives to financially support their communities and families, and to provide a better education for their children through harvesting Argan oil. They have grouped together to form more than 150 cooperatives for harvesting the Argan seeds.
Argan oil is an important economy for locals as according to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Argan trees support the livelihoods of 3 million Moroccans, about 10% of the country’s population, who use the husks as firewood, the fruit for animal fodder and the pips to make precious oil.
The positive social and environmental impacts provided by trees reaches beyond the borders of Morocco and her Argan Trees, as research shows that living in a green neighbourhood reduces stress and aids recovery from illness.
Studies have shown that in one urban park, tree cover removed 48 pounds of particulates, 9 pounds of nitrogen dioxide, 6 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 0.5 pounds of carbon monoxide and 100 pounds of carbon – daily
Large populations of wildlife rely on forests for food, cover and water. National forests provide habitat for one-third of all federally listed threatened or endangered species.
This photo makes me smile. JUST LOOK AT THE HAPPINESS RADIATING 🙂
Keep lighting up the world FRÉ. The skin care set that I use can be found here!