5 Valentines Day Gifts To Get Yourself

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, and while it’s nice to spoil your loved ones around you, this might be the year you focus on ‘me, myself, and I’. All we have to say to you is: treat yo’ self, and here are five ways to do it.

Massage: Ahhh, a day at the spa. Take some time to allow your body to relax this Valentine’s Day with your favorite kind of massage. Don’t be afraid to book the longer session, you deserve it.

Unique exercise class: Looking for a new way to beat this winter tiredness? Show your body some love and treat yourself to that yoga or spin class you’ve been wanting to try. Bring a friend along and the two of you will be feeling more energized in no time.

An Exciting Experience: Break away from the general ‘ooey-gooey’ feel of Valentine’s Day and treat yourself to a gift that gets your blood pumping. We’re thinking something along the lines of...sky-diving? Whatever it is, gift yourself the experience of a lifetime that sets the bar high for future Valentine’s Day presents.

Nice Pair of Shoes: Admit it, you’ve had your eye on these for a while now, waiting for the right occasion to make your move. Well, that occasion is now. It’s Valentine’s Day and your feet deserve some love, too.

Lavilin Foot Care Line: Speaking of your feet deserving some love, how nice does a foot spa sound right about now? Our Foot Repair Emulsion and Foot Moisturizing Gel are the perfect duo to get your feet looking and feeling like they haven’t been stuck in snow boots for the last few months.

Our gift to you: As our way of saying ‘we love you’ this Valentine’s Day, use the code CUPID30 at checkout for 30% off your entire order. Valid 2.10.17 - 2.14.17.

Five Essential Tools for Maximizing Your Time at The Gym

Have you ever made the drive to the gym, walked past the check-in guy who use to greet you by name when you came more frequently but now looks at you with that quizzical, “I know that I know you, but have no idea from where” look, made the long trek to the locker room and opened up your bag only to realize you forgot some of the most pivotal tools needed to enjoy your gym experience?

In 2016, people are busier than ever. With work, kids and trying to find time for long-gone facets of years-past like “social events” and “hobbies”, getting to the gym can be incredibly difficult. It can be especially difficult when we find we don’t have the necessary tools upon our gym arrival.

Think of the gym as a job.

 Like any job, it can be a total nightmare, or it can be completely fulfilling and even fun. This all depends on your mindset and your tools to complete the work.

 Just like a construction worker should never show up to a job-site without his toolbox, you should never show up to the gym without the tools you’ll need to enjoy and maximize your gym experience.

 Here’s a list of the five most important tools to put your best foot forward at the gym.

Water: Nobody enjoys standing in line, especially when that line is being held up by extremely sweaty people at the gym drinking fountain. Bring your own water bottle to have on you at all times. Less time taking water breaks at the water fountain = more time working.

Headphones: Listening to music, or having some other form of stimulus while you work out, can be one of the most enjoyable parts of exercising. Studies have shown that listening to music during your work out can provide a welcome distraction, up your effort, put you in the zone, and provide you with a beat that can function as a way to set your pace during cardio. Bring the tunes to help you bring your best effort.

Workout Clothing: Have you ever run six miles in jeans? Hiked a mountain on the stair-stepper in high heels? Would you ever want to? Probably not. Necessary clothing like shorts, tennis shoes, sports bras, or other flexible and breathable clothing designed for exercise are a must when your packing your gym bag.

A Plan: One of the most important tools to enjoying your time at the gym, and getting the most out of it, is to enter through those doors with a plan. What muscle groups do you want to exercise today? What workouts will help you to work those groups? How much time and how many reps should be spent on each workout?

Deodorant: Let’s cut to the chase. Sweating is GOOD. Not only is it a constant reminder of how you are bettering your body during your workout, but it is actually good for you and your skin. That’s why you should always make sure to bring a deodorant, and not an antiperspirant. Antiperspirants attempt to stop you from sweating while deodorants simply eliminate some of the negative effects of sweat (such as odor).

Lucky for you, we’re kind of experts in the deodorant category. You won't find any harsh chemicals or aluminum in Lavilin deodorants. They utilize plant extracts and oils to help address odor without interfering with the body's natural ability to remove toxins/sweat.

So the next time you find yourself heading out the door for the gym, remember these five tools not only to maximize your time and effort, but to make sure your body is being taken care of throughout your entire workout.  

Three Tips To Get Younger Looking and Feeling Skin

No matter how old you are or how well you treat your skin, there’s one thing women everywhere constantly strive for when it comes to beauty regiments: we all want our skin to look younger.

We try skin creams, detoxes, and diets, but when that doesn't work, we revert to botox, face lifts, or skin tightening lasers to achieve the results we can’t seem to get on our own.

But what many women lose sight of in the never-ending journey toward younger-looking skin, is this: what is the point in having skin that looks younger, if the things that you do to achieve the look makes your skin feel older?

Instead of lasers, scalpels, or toxic masking makeups and creams that may make your skin look younger in the short term, here is the tried-and-true threefold method toward making your skin look—and more importantly, feel—younger in the long term.


So one of the most effective ways to make your skin look and feel younger is simple: keep it protected. The number one culprit your skin needs protecting from is, you guess it, the sun.

The sun’s UV rays are what cause photo-aging, which means premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Photo-aging causes wrinkles, age spots, and even makes your skin lose its elasticity. Make sure to protect your skin with SPF lotions and keep your skin covered from direct sunlight when the UV rays are at their strongest.

2) Activate

These days, most women see the path to younger looking skin as an expensive one. They think that the only way to get younger looking skin is to pay for immersive skin care therapy, or in some cases, surgery or other procedures.

But what if we told you that one of the best ways to keep your skin looking, and feeling, young is absolutely free?

Exercise makes your heart pump faster, circulating more blood throughout your body, and that increased circulation carries oxygen and nutrients to skin cells from your head to your toes.

Plus, exercise makes you sweat, and sweating is the best way possible to dispel toxins not only inside of your body, but also on your skin.

So, remember to get good exercise as often as you can. You’ll not only feel better, your skin will look better, too.

 3) Replenish/Repair

 Although protecting and activating your skin through exercise are incredible ways to protect your skin and prevent skin damage, they’re simply not enough to bring skin back to its former exuberant luster.

For that, we do need products.

Contrary to many skin care regiments, revitalizing your skin isn't about how many products you use, it’s about using the right ones. Think quality over quantity.

When it comes to choosing skin care products, make sure the ones you choose not only hydrate, but also nourish your skin and elasticize your skins very structure.

The last thing you want to do is to use a product that makes your skin look younger for a day, only to have it feel older for a month. Look for natural ingredients, such as jojoba seed oil, and other organic ingredients like the ones found in Lavilin products.

Lavilin’s skin care products offer a revolutionary technology that incorporates 25% active organic oils to produce phenomenal results.

Their products are suitable for all skin types, rich in minerals and vitamins, protect cell membranes, and of course, combat skin aging.