Mamavation Monday: Learn to Love Your Skin

skin care treatments

Flawless skin is a thing of beauty. We try to cuddle, nourish, and improve it. Yet, we regularly don’t give it enough attention. It’s such shame, because it’s an amazing sensor, shield, and communicator. Because the skin is so well connected to our body, it can tell us (and others) a lot about our health. Indeed, doctors–especially dermatologists, can identify some diseases that affect the systems of the body based on an early warning on the skin. I love getting skincare tips, just because I know I need to take better care of my skin, but I have no idea how. And I am happy I am not alone on that – I have seen quite of few questions about skin issues from Mamavation community. Perfect reason to get some tips from the professionals? I think so.


Special Guest: Angela Bishop (@ninemoremonth) will share some tips on food that is good for skin nourishment.
Angela is one of our own Mamavation Mom bootcamp graduates. She is also a former clinical skin care sales person. After leaving her job selling high-end skin products, she wanted to continue to help people find solutions to their skin and hair problems. She began sharing tips and tricks she learned in her experiences through her blog. In 2008 she began blogging and writing a monthly beauty column for a popular local magazine. When she’s not writing about her favorite beauty products and advice, she can be found at home perpetually cleaning up after her two little boys, and husband too.  She blogs over at Nine More Months and at Beauty Store Dropout on OC Family.

Tim Gunn & Sandy Alcide

Special Guest: Sandy Alcide,  the Founder/Owner of Motion Medica skin care, will tell us what we need to know about skincare.
Sandy has built and maintained a reputation as an expert in problematic skin issues that come with an active lifestyle. The business began as a result of Sandy’s own personal frustration and desire to find affordable chemical free skin care for her problematic skin-mainly acne. A graduate of Long Island University and working as a medical sales representative she became determined to make a botanical affordable skin care line for people like her who crave expert results and attention. Fitness Botanical Skin Care Co was launched in 2005. Sandy Alcide is also a published author in notable fitness magazines and websites and is the President of The American Athletic Skin Care Association. A non-profit group raising awareness in the rise of Melanoma among outdoor athletes. Selected products of Motion Medica has recently won the Jones Magazine 2012 Best In Beauty Awards.

About Motion Medica: All products are made in the U.S.A., with no mass production methods (botanicals are cold pressed, not chemically extracted.)  They use unadorned, plain light weight plastic bottles and jars with no corrugated packaging (the earth appreciates this too), this helps keep the costs down for you while providing a high quality product. Motion Medica provides a range of unisex products for athletes, general skin care, skin care professionals, dermatologists and specialized retail stores.

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV. BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Motion Medica.

Two blogging carnival participants will each receive a cleanser from Motion Medica.

An entirely unique cleanser for those who put their skin through the wringer with all the sweat, heat, bacteria and dirt you encounter with a fitness lifestyle. Dermatologists agree, after a workout, you will want to go beyond the surface and get deeper down in the pores to remove bacteria, sweat, salt and oil and returns skin to proper PH to prevent acne, dullness and dryness.

To be eligible answer put the following disclaimer in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site.

“This post is sponsored by Motion Medica and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post. Link up your post here.

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)

GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):

  1. A cleanser by Motion Medica (2 winners)

To Enter (leave a comment for entry):

  1. Hit the Linky
  2. Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV Join us 4 skincare chat. This week is sponsored by Motion Medica. Learn more –> ” (Unlimited Entries for tweets)

Extra Entries (leave a comment for EVERY entry): Download the Alexa tool bar, (this will help your Alexa rating go up and will help Mamavation too!) (1 entry)

  1. Comment on a Mamavation Monday post. (2 entries for each blog you visit)
  2. Tell a Sista this week WHY she is special on twitter using the #mamavation hashtag (1 entry)
  3. Subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog (1 entry)
  4. Follow @InspiredRD on Twitter (1 entry)
  5. Visit Motion Medica and tell us what product would you like to try
  6. Follow @ninemoremonths on Twitter (1 entry)
  7. Give @Bookieboo Klout points, +Klout in Fitness, nutrition, health, social media, or parenting. (1 entry each)

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  1. Amanda Odair says:
  2. Linky and tweet:

    Told 3 sistas how special they are.

    I’d love to try SEIDE GLANZ COMPLETE FACE & EYE MOISTURIZER for my “mature” skin. LOL.

    I’m following @ninemoremonths

  3. besides the obvious after work out cleanser, I’d also like to try

  4. Kathryn C. says:

    Linky and tweeted:!/katbirdfl/status/191706856245313537
    Following @InspiredRD on Twitter
    Follow @ninemoremonths on Twitter
    Gave @Bookieboo Klout points, +Klout in Fitness, nutrition, health, social media, and parenting.
    I would like to try the No Time to Shower Botanical Mist

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    Linked up!! :)

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  24. I follow @InspiredRD on twitter

  25. I would love to try their sunblock for athletes

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  39. I posted comments on the first two blogs. Very well written posts.

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    Looking forward to the show tonight.

  46. I’d love to try the acne money saving kit, but most of all the Grapefruit Herbal Blemish Astringent

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  51. I would love to try the Seide Glanz, and the botanic mist. And really – all of it! :)

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  88. I would like to try the post workout cleanser! My skin is always so yucky after sweating!

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  129. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I had bookmarked your website to check out the latest stuff you post.

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  132. Very energetic article, I loved that bit. Will there be a part


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