Gift Guide for Teens

Shopping can be difficult…especially for teens and tweens! We are here to help! Give your teen the gift of clear skin and healthy makeup.

Far to often parents tell us that their teens and tweens need skincare, but they can’t seem to get them to wash their face. Sound familiar. Skincare must be made fun for some teens to use it. Here is a list of our TOP 3 FUN PRODUCTS:

Muddy Up is fun for any age, but for teens and tweens it’s a new photo for the gram or a theme for their sleepover. Muddy Up is a DETOX MASK made from clay. In just a few minutes you will see and feel your mask tighten. A fun game to play is to “Not Crack the Mask”.  While this mask is fun, it’s super effective as well.

Stick Shift looks like a deodorant stick. Seriously. FYI, don’t apply like deodorant. Zip stick shift across a damp face to EXFOLIATE and CLEANSE at one time. The charcoal in this cleansing stick is like a magnet for blackheads so your teen will feel confident about their skin.

City Detox is FUN!! No really, it’s time to have fun washing your face again. This powder cleanser activates when exposed to water. Your skin will feel so clean! This is a detoxing cleanser and is perfect for any age and all skin types. Your teen can confidently throw City Detox in their gym bag and rollout.   

Is your teen into makeup? We have the PERFECT PALETTE!

GOLDEN HOUR

Golden Hour has everything your teen needs to take her style to the next level.

Don’t forget about mascara. Top Shelf is our favorite for length and volume. The curved applicator grabs up even the smallest lashes.

Need help picking out products? Contact your consultant or email us at customerservice@aloettesouth.com

Take action…

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO PREVENT A BREAKOUT TOMORROW

So, you are a ‘good student’ of the skincare academy. You do all the right things. You wash your faces every morning and every evening. You have talked to your consultant or even your dermatologist and have determined what products best fit your skin type and feel confident when you wash your face. Suddenly you feel a little tinge of pain on your jawline. By the end of the day you have a raised red inflamed bump. I hear you. I hear the external sigh and internal “why today of all days” going through your head.

Here are some not so fun facts about acne.

Acne doesn’t care about age, race, or gender. Acne can be caused by a wide variety of things, but if acne is out of your norm then the culprit typically is overproduction of oil or…. hormones. Honestly, hormones can cause the overproduction of the oil in your skin in turn trapping hair follicles. Ekk! That makes the perfect breeding ground for pesky acne to ‘POP UP” pun intended.

Here are 5 tips to help prevent breakouts TODAY!

  1. DRINK MORE WATER

More water is always an excellent choice. Sugary beverages can produce excess oil that can cause acne, but dehydrated skin can cause excess oil production as well. So, put down your soda and coffee and grab a bottle of water. Need a little added flare to chug water all day? Add sliced lemons or mixed fruits to your water.

  • WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE AND SHEETS

Answer yourself this question, “Do you wash your hair every night”? Your hair can carry bacteria or dirt from the day, or just sweat. Though the dry shampoo you sprayed might have your hair smelling fabulous it might welcome bacteria to take up residence on your face.  

  • GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP

We all need to get our BEAUTY REST, but it’s so much more than that. When we sleep our bodies have a chance to fall back into rhythm that will help to decrease cortisol-releasing hormones.  There is that word again…HORMONES! They play such an important part in our overall health and that is why SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH!

  • CHILL OUT

Don’t stress. Easier said than done, but it is so important to find a way to destress not just to prevent acne, but for your overall wellbeing. When you are stressed your body can react similarly to when your body is us of it’s circadian rhythms, meaning elevated levels of cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can trigger breakouts because it can bind to your oil glands sending them into overdrive.  

  • DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE

Seriously, wash your hands and don’t unnecessarily touch your face. There are so many reasons for this other than acne, but for this article we will keep our focus. Let’s start with the obvious. You look in the mirror. You see a glaring pimple.

“It’s huge.”

“Everyone is looking at it.”

“It’s like the size of a billboard. “

“I will just pop it and it won’t look so gross.”

“It won’t be so noticeable if I pop it.”

STOP! Put your pinchers down. Let’s make a few things clear. Nobody is looking at your tiny pimple. I hurt and that makes it feel bigger than it is. When you pop it, you are exposing am already inflamed area to new bacteria, from your fingers, as well spreading the bacteria possibly causing more acne.  When you “POP” your acne there is a chance that you will have scar.

So, when in doubt, wash your hands and do not pop your pimples. It will go away in a few days. Keep washing your face morning and night. Keep your hands off your face. Resting your hands on your cheek and chin will cause acne and blackheads to be worse because it will push bacteria and dirt deeper into your pores and then it will come out in unattractive ways.

Remember acne is a pain, but at some point, everyone encounters it. Keep your skin clean and you will get through it. If it becomes more than you can handle reach out to your skin care consultant or dermatologist for additional insight and assistance.

-Aloette South

Megan Spring, Contributing Writer

WHY ALOETTE?

Every Aloette consultant has a story. Some join for a discount on their favorite products, some join for extra income, and some join for the lifestyle Aloette provides. Aloette South would like to introduce you to Executive Beauty Consultant, Stacy Repp. Stacy lives in Arkansas and has been a beauty consultant for Aloette for 33 years. WOW!!!

Why Aloette, Stacy?

Aloette South: When did you join Aloette?

Stacy: July 1987.

Aloette South: Why did you join?

Stacy: I was a hotel reservationists at a very elite Dallas Hotel. I was told I had job security since I brought the guest in. I went to work one morning and was told three of the top executives of the company wanted to see me in their office. They informed me that the hotel was going bankrupt. They gave me a 6 month severance package and asked me to pack up my office. I didn’t see it coming. That weekend a friend invited me to her Aloette party. At the time a model was chosen to sit in front of everyone and have their skincare and makeup done. I was the model for the night. The President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Aloette Franchise did the show that night. She offered me the Aloette Opportunity. I had no self confidence to be called a “Beauty Consultant.” Carol and my friends cheered me on and said I would be good at it. I knew I needed a job. So Carol encouraged me to just do the 4 shows and earn my kit free and give it a chance. I’ve been here ever since.

Aloette South:Are you married?

Stacy: I have been married to my husband Van for 35 years. We couldn’t have children. Eighteen years after we were married we were blessed with adopting a newborn baby. Our son Jacob is now 17 years old.

Aloette South: That’s amazing!

Aloette South:Do you have another job other than Aloette?

Stacy: I wear many hats during the day. I home school my son with a Virtual Academy. I am on a teachers schedule all year. My husband and I own ICU Window Cleaning Systems. I am the Office Manager and Book Keeper for the company. I also do volunteer ministry work several hours a month.

What is one of your favorite moments in your Aloette career?

Stacy: Six years ago I was crowned Queen of Sales and Queen of Recruiting for Aloette of Arkansas in Nashville at Conference.

Aloette South: What is your favorite product? Why is it your favorite?

Stacy: Choosing one product for me is tough. I tell people at my shows if we were going to make Chocolate Cake and left out the flour and Cocoa we would just have a hot mess. A girl leaving anything out of her Aloette routine is just a hot mess. I use the Enzyme Peel, and Platinum Skin Care. I mix in a little bit of Aloepure, Essential Cleaning Oil, Maximum Moisture Complex, and Eye Witness. I formerly was a Pre-School Teacher required to keep a first aid kit. I kept Nutri-Hydrating Mist in the first aide kit. My students renamed Nutri-Hydrating Mist to Mrs. Repp’s Boo Boo spray. My customers still call and ask for Mrs. Repp’s Boo Boo Spray. So that has fondly become a favorite of mine, my students, clients and family.

Aloette South: How do you find time to work your business right now?

Stacy: Every morning I wake up and start my day with a to do list. As part of my morning routine I offer a tip, sale, or contest on my VIP page. Each month I send out a monthly newsletter to all of my clients on the first of the month. I keep my calendar in front of me at all times with highlighted days that I choose to work. I love that I have the flexibility that Aloette offers.

Aloette South: What is next for you personally?

Stacy: My home is a Farmhouse that is nearly 100 years old. We could use some improvements. Once it is safe to do so I want to take my son on a trip of his choice

Aloette South: That’s awesome! You got this!

Would you like more information about becoming a consultant. Are you a consultant, but need help getting your business back going? Aloette South is happy to help!

What’s in your cleanser?

Today is National Clean Beauty Day! Aloette loves clean beauty! What is clean beauty? Clean beauty is defined by products that are mindfully created and produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients.

Companies, such as Aloette, that focus on producing clean beauty for their customers include ingredients that are ethically sourced and are made with the health of our bodies and environment in mind. This includes not only the product itself, but the packaging as well.

Aloette’s beauty and skincare products keep skin looking youthful and radiant while remaining 100% cruelty free and free of any sodium lauryl sulfate, hydroquinone and formaldehyde donors. EKK! Can you imagine FORMALDEHYDE in your foundation? YUCK! We take premium quality ingredients straight from the farms that grow them to our jars and formulate them with age-defying science and a cocktail of botanicals for products that truly make a difference in the skin. Now you can indulge in a guilt-free beauty experience with highly effective, good-for-your-skin products!

We are proud to curate our own Aloeganic® aloe vera to deliver superb age-defying and skin-soothing results. Aloeganic® is a super high-grade encapsulated aloe vera exclusive to Aloette that provides incredibleskin benefits in a unique delivery system. Due to the encapsulation and delivery of the material to the skin, Aloeganic® is more effective than conventional aloe vera.

Aloeganic® aloe vera offers superior product performance and potency on three key levels:

  • Aloeganic® is certified organic and paraben free
  • Aloeganic® is 3 to 10 times more effective than conventional aloe vera
  • Encapsulated Acemannan, aloe’s beneficial compound, delivers enhanced results

To learn more about Aloette click the ABOUT US button below.

Say ‘Aloe’ to our BFF.

Would you like to learn more about our products or maybe about the Aloette Opportunity? Let us know. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Summertime Real Talk

Photo Credit Amanda Tagert, Aloette Consultant

It is summertime in Mississippi, meaning that the low is typically 65 on a good day and the high can be 100+. Ouch! So here is the thing, which soaring tempts and the beautiful blaring sun we all need to take a few important steps to stay healthy.

  1. STAY HYDRATED! Okay so you might be the person who hates to drink water. Maybe it must be super cold or can only be carbonated. Try putting your water in a fun cup with a straw or an insulated water bottle. It is a mind over matter type of deal. Sometimes we must trick our mind into believing that we are drinking something fun until we can form our healthy habits.
  2. HEALTHY SNACKING! Chips, pizza, and candy are all fine and dandy if in moderation. Remember to replace some of those snacks with fruits like watermelon and berries because while they are tasty, they can also help keep you hydrated.
  3. SUNSCREEN! Look golden tans are might be your thing. I know I feel my best with a tan, but the older I get I realize that my health is more important than my tan. Now I use fake tanners to tone down my blindly white legs and wear sunscreen DAILY! Yea, the sun can cause pre-mature aging, but the scary thing is skin cancer. Wear the hat. Apply the sunscreen. Reapply the sunscreen.
  4. NOURISH YOUR SKIN! Aloe Vera is amazing to help keep sunburns at bay, but it can help to nourish dehydrated skin as well. My personal favorite is Nutri-Hydrating Mist.

Have you tried Nutri-Hydrating Mist before? Use the link below to give it a review or to see what others have to say about it.

Stay safe and stay healthy everyone,

Megan Spring

Aloette South

The New Holy Grail of skincare

What do you think when you hear the ‘Vitamin C’? Orange Juice? Famous millennial singer? Oh wait, I think I am showing my age. The point is that few people think of skincare. In fact, Vitamin C is the new Holy Grail of skincare. Vitamin C holds major benefits for many skin concerns such as unevenness, fine lines, acne scars, rough texture, and so much more.

Aloette developed a super serum using 5 types of Vitamin C. Yes, FIVE TYPES! This product contains orange peel, lemon peel, citrus essential oils, mandarin orange, and citric acid. Yum right?!

Apply to clean, dry skin using your fingertips to massage product into skin. Pair alone or cocktail with other serums and moisturizers for an added Vitamin C boost, and fun. Use both morning and night for maximum benefits.

For more information on this product and more contact your Aloette beauty consultant. Don’t have a consultant? Let at Aloette South be your go to skincare guru!

Aloette South

Guest writer and consultant, Megan Spring

Email Aloette South at aloette.market@yahoo.com

ALOETTE MAMAS

PART 2

I joined Aloette to be able to be home with my son.

Macey Granger Church is a rising Aloette star. Macey joined Aloette in February and quickly started tracking for success. She earned her kit for free and is working on growing her team. Scroll down to read more about Macey and her motivation.

When did you join Aloette? 2/9/2020

What made you want to join Aloette? I’ve used the products for 10 years and love them! Extra income and needing an outlet as a stay at home mom! 

What was your biggest Aloette/LIFE achievement in 2019? Getting to quit work and come home with my son! 

What are you working for in 2020? Building my team! Finding confidence in myself as a business owner and some financial freedom will most definitely be a plus! 

What motivates you, or how do you keep yourself motivated. My son! Giving him an example to look up to from both his Dad and myself! Also letting him see that we BOTH are doing everything we can to give him the life he deserves! 

What makes you feel confident? 1st from an aloette standpoint would be my own experience with aloette… I’ve seen major changes in my own skin and Because of that I’m able to share my own experience without the fear of “telling them wrong” about a product! And 2nd would be having a good show (especially when It takes a little extra push to get it there) overcoming a challenge kind of gives me that aka “sassy hair toss” moment 

How do you rate success for yourself? From 2/9-3/1 I’ve already started building my team and in my own opinion… based on the expectations I had for myself in the beginning, on a scale of 1 to 10 I’d rate my first month as a consultant at least a 7 or 8 I could have done more but it was a successful first month that I’m happy with! Success within myself I’d give it a 10 because I’ve found the outlet I was seeking initially when I started this journey and  my expectations for myself and my team are continuously growing and I’m excited to see what the future brings for myself and my family! 

To follow Macey’s Aloette adventure click the link below.

ALOETTE SOUTH

Interviewer, Megan Spring

ALOETTE MAMAS

PART 1

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Aloette MS & AR Central’s NEWEST consultants, Kristen Johnson. Kristen is a stay at home mom of FOUR! Kristen has just completed her third home show and is setting Aloette goals!

When did you join Aloette? 2/22/2020 under my sister, Macey Church.

Why did you want to join Aloette? I wanted to better myself and to be a role model to my 4 kids.

What would you like to see happen in 2020? I would like to earn enough to upgrade our family vehicle to a brand new suburban to haul around my basketball team lol.

What would you say your greatest motivation to make Aloette work for you? My greatest motivation is my beautiful kids and my extremely hard working husband.

What makes you feel confident? Aloette makes me feel confident. It gives me the clear and smooth skin while the makeup gives me the flawless look to put my best face forward every day! Also, my amazing husband who has all the confidence in the world in me!

How do you rate personal success? I rate success by how happy I am and how happy my family is. If we are all happy, then I am the most successful person in the world!

Would you like to hear more about how Kristen works her business? Follow her on Instagram.

ALOETTE SOUTH

Interviewer, Megan Spring

INTERVIEW WITH AN ALOETTE PRESIDENT

She, confident in her abilities, set out to conquer the world.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mississippi & Arkansas Aloette President, Mindy Boyd. Mindy has over 16 years of experience in the direct sales industry. Mindy ran a highly successful team in South Mississippi for 8 years before she and her husband took the leap of faith to grow their business as Aloette Franchise owners. Last year, Mindy added writer to her resume. Mindy began a social movement to inspire self-confidence to all, She, Confident. See what Mindy had to say about her journey.


Megan: What made you want to join Aloette?
Mindy Boyd: I joined Aloette to earn some extra money until I could figure out what I wanted to do for a living. 16 years later, here I am.


Megan: When did you join Aloette?
Mindy Boyd: I held my launch party July 1, 2004.


Megan: What was your biggest Aloette/LIFE achievement in 2019? What are you working for in 2020?
Mindy Boyd: Honestly my biggest accomplishment last year was just overcoming challenges that could have been derailing otherwise, as a person and as a leader. I’m really proud of how much stronger I am now.


Megan: What motivates you, or how do you keep yourself motivated.
Mindy Boyd: If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me. I keep myself motivated by setting goals, speaking positive affirmations, and tracking success.


Megan: What makes you feel confident?
Mindy Boyd: I feel most confident when I am leading and mentoring other women on their own confidence. Whether it’s inside of our business or just in life in general, I am most confident when I know I am making a positive impact on others.


Megan: How do you rate success for yourself?
Mindy Boyd: I feel successful when I am intentionally living up to the values and standards I hold myself to, when I am taking care of others and taking care of myself, and I am seeing the women I lead accomplish the goals they set for themselves.


Special thanks to Mindy Boyd for participating in this interview. Did you feel inspired? Please take a moment to leave us feedback. Do you like our Blog? Subscribe to our blog so you do not miss anything. Would you like to learn more about Mindy Boyd? Follow Mindy on Instagram.

Aloette South

Megan Spring, Interviewer