We all want to look like the women in pictures, dreamy soft focus and glowing with golden goodness. Social media has conditioned us to chase a certain unattainable beauty, which even those women in the ads desire. I was that person. With my oily, sensitive skin it was enough of a challenge, but to make it worse, I worked in the skincare industry! I was surrounded by products of promises offering ageless beauty with the same prototype of youthful, glowing skin. How could a person feel confident when placed before what was really just smoke and mirrors seducing us into believing that we could purchase a better us. I was on that carousel for years chasing every dangling carrot before me. Since I had access to the finest luxury skincare brands I tried everything. Some worked for a while, some didn’t, but no matter the results I still wasn’t achieving that tantalizing, yet elusive dream.
And then it hit me. The idea of beauty as individual and not as a concept. So I gave myself a challenge to accept the individual beauty that is given us all and make it the best it could be. My goal was to restore my skin to its optimal health with targeted ingredients in a system that enabled me to be consistent.
I created Uplift with the intention of utilizing ingredients designed to target specific concerns and restore the luster of good health. I chose ingredients using both clinical actives and age old plant remedies to ensure the best of both worlds.I decided I wanted the line to be simple and elegant, omitting chemicals and toxins by using an organic preservation system.
These products have worked to give me not only my best skin but to feel confident in the skin I’M in. Give them a try and watch them work for you too. Love and care for the ONLY person that gets to be YOU. Together let”s begin a journey toward YOUR rebirth! You never know how far it may take you.
As Uplift co-founder, my self-care/skincare journey began on a yoga mat in the early 2000s as a stressed-out mom of four busy boys!
My version of self-care during this time was based around external stimulus. A glass of wine to unwind while covertly eating sugary sweets as a reward for getting everything done for everyone on the home front .What remained a constant amidst the chaos of doing life was found in exercising. It was here I was at home and nourished.
Exhausted but intuitively knowing that something was out of balance, I permitted myself to take time out for myself by signing up for a fitness class at my local gym. The class was yoga and which I was completely unfamiliar with.
During the cool down/ close of the class called Savasana, I was instructed to lie on my back and close my eyes. Something I hadn't done in such a long time! The intent? Do nothing, be still in a state of active rest.
It was here while lying on my back that I felt tears roll down my cheeks - that who I was and my needs as a person, woman, wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend mattered, and that caring for myself was essential, not optional. I needed to relearn to like and love myself and make time for ME as I make time for everyone else. This is a journey that I know we as women are all on!
That moment was the starting point of moving forward as a woman and business owner. My self-care journey became my career. Today I have credentials as a 200 RYT yoga teacher, pilates teacher, and professional wellness coach. I'm co- author of three dealing with self care and host an online show “Vibrant WellBeing” on the Learn It Live platform.
Enter Liz in my world!
In 2019 my meeting with Liz, the founder of Uplift changed everything. We met in a mind-body fitness class I taught instantly connecting on a soul level! We discovered synergy in how we chose to live our lives from the inside out with love and kindness as our guide.
Liz shared her skincare knowledge with me teaching me how to correctly use and apply each product consistently to achieve healthy glowing skin. We both were interested in women's health and it mattered to us that our products were free from chemicals and toxins and safe for daily use.This synergy was the deciding factor for us to partner, to educate and help our clients achieve their goals. Loving and intentionally caring for ourselves shows up in every aspect of our lives and practicing self care supports our journey that seeds the whole person experience,Body-mind-spirit.