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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Off to the Sauna

Morning Divas,
It's a beautful life isn't it?

Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves of that.

Anyways, writing papers that should have already been written. Swizzling down some IZZE Sparkling Pomegranate natural drink, and I'm still buzzed off of my cup of jamal/red bull combo last night.

This evening I'm attending a kwanzaa ball with The Chocolate Diva and The Natural. But first we're all going to sauna. I think the stress of finals is getting to our pores and making them large and unsightly.

If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of hitting the sauna (at your local spa), let me inform. 15-20 minutes in a dry or steam sauna helps with the excretion of toxins from the skin and blood. You cleanse from within. Not only will you be in a fresher, more revived mood, but your skin will glow. I was so good about last year. I did twenty-minutes in the dry sauna after every work out while I was preparing for the Miss Black USA Pageant. If you are an athlete, it's wonderful therapy for after your workout as it relieves muscles. Just remember to drink water first.

If you are at home and you need to cleanse the face with steam, it's quite easy. Boil water, remove from the stove. Lean over the pot of hot water with a towel over your head, sort of creating an insulated space between you and the steam. Throw in some lavender essential oil or eucalyptus and mint for fantastic aromatherapy.

To your pores!

With flyness and funk,



Anonymous said...

Whoa. Sounds great is it expensive? What Sauna do you go to?

Ike said...

Okay... admittedly Yale has a sauna, that is free granted you're a student who pays 50 grand a year to be hear. But nevertheless, most fitness and health spas have saunas that you can have access to for a moderate monthly fee. If you are in the tri-state area, there's an amazing cheap place that offers every type of heat and steam treatment imaginable. It's called Russian and Turkish Baths. Here's the info.
268 East 10th St
New York, NY 10009
***also very affordable.