Hello, folks and welcome to the third day of Wellness Week. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, this week I’m posting health, nutrition, and overall wellness posts every day, Monday through Friday, at 8am EST. Yesterday’s blog post can be found here and if you’re still curious here is Monday’s as well. Now onto today’s post…
To this point, we’ve discussed nutrition and exercise, but if you’re adamant about moving your body and strict about what you put in it, you should also caring about what you put on it too… that’s if you don’t already.
To help me drive this point home, I’ve teamed up with a dear friend of mine, Maddie Doan, to bring to you Maddie’s Market.
About Maddie’s Market
During the second half of her junior year at Virginia Tech, Maddie began making skin care products for herself. She wanted a lotion that was organic and safe to use without all of the parabens and junk that we can’t pronounce.
As she started to make products she loved, her friends and family wanted to get in on the action. She launched Maddie’s Market that semester and began selling at her local farmers market. Now a little over a year and a half from when it all started, Maddie’s Market is now a bonified LLC (a legit company) and wants to bring healthy, convenient, and well-priced skin and body care to your fingertips.
Why does natural skin care matter?
We’ve all heard about how organic fruits and veggies are great for us, and that if we can’t pronounce something, there is a large chance we shouldn’t eat it. But for some reason, many people don’t think this way about their skin care.
In the words of Maddie, “Don’t put on your body what you wouldn’t put in it.”
Our skin is the largest organ in our body; therefore, whatever we put on it, will inevitably become part of us.
“If you put a lotion on your body it’s going into your skin, it’s going into your blood stream. If you read labels of ingredients that come in these common lotions, you can’t even pronounce half the ingredients. And half of them contain alcohol. Alcohol is a drying agent so why would alcohol be in a lotion to moisturize my skin?”
It’s important that we begin to add skin care to the narrative of the health revolution and craze sweeping the nation. Our skin does so much for us and is ultimately a tell-all sign of how our bodies are doing and functioning health-wise.
How can Maddie’s Market help you?
When it comes to skincare, we all have to wash and moisturize ourselves at some point, among other things, so why not replace your heavy chemical products with Maddie’s Market, natural and organic ones?
In her product line, she currently has a lip balm and scrub, a hair mask, many face and body scrubs, homemade tanning oil, scar and acne spot treatments, and body and face moisturizers. To put it plainly, she definitely has something that can help you.
I was fortunate enough to try some of Maddie’s products before writing this blog post and guys, they truly are amazing. I tried her brown sugar lip scrub, as well as her daily grind coffee, tea tree, and green tea face scrubs.
Everyone needs a quality lip scrub, but hers is more than just brown sugar. The added ingredients left my lips feeling hydrated and soft. Also, each face scrub had its benefits. I use the coffee scrub in the morning because… well isn’t it obvious! 😁 It’s been a great pick-me-up and actually reminds me of Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee, but a scrub, half the price and with no parabens.
Both the tea tree and the green tea face scrubs are great as well and leave my skin better than they found it. Often, many irritations on my skin from the day before are gone the morning after using them. It’s like magic, but it’s no surprise that using high-quality ingredients on your body can lead to amazing results.
Where can you buy Maddie’s Market items?
With all of this talk about how wonderful Maddie’s Market is, I’m sure you’re wondering where you can find her stuff. Look no further, here is the link to her website.
There you can find all of her products, a more extensive bio about Maddie, and much more. Please head over and check out her stuff! You won’t regret it, and the prices are so reasonable.
Also, be sure to follow Maddie’s Market on Instagram, @maddiesmarket.
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Until next time, get up, get moving, and live your best life!