The History of Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and if you want to surprise the special woman in your life with a gift that keeps on giving, order a skin care system or another all-natural organic skin care product from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE that will keep her glowing all day long.

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Modern Day American Mother’s Day dates back to the middle of the 19th century before the civil war when Ann Reeves Jarvis from West Virginia started the Mother’s Day Work Clubs. The clubs were meant to teach women how to care for their own children. It is interesting to note that these clubs were quite important after the war and became a unifying force in a country that was still divided. In 1868, Jarvis started Mother’s Friendship Day, which helped mother’s gather together with both Confederate and Union soldiers for reconciliation.

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Mother’s Day in America began back in 1908 becoming an official holiday in 1914. Created by Ann Jarvis, Daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, Mother’s Day was a way to celebrate motherhood all over the country, Jarvis later denounced Mother’s Day because it became so commercialized. In fact, Jarvis was so upset that she spent the rest of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar.

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Although some dates may vary with other countries celebrating Mothers Day on different days, Mothers Day usually falls on the second Sunday in May. Traditional gifts for Mothers Day include cards, flowers, chocolates and of course, Sunday brunch.

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Mother’s Day may be a relatively new celebration in the United States, but it actually dates back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who held Mother’s Day festivals honoring Cybele and Rhea, the mother goddesses.

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Mothering Sunday was a Christian festival that used to be a major tradition in Europe and the United Kingdom falling on the Fourth Sunday during lent.

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Mothering Sunday was meant to be seen as a time when the faithful would pay homage while returning to the, “Mother Church.” Eventually, “Mothering Sunday,” because more secular with husbands, grandfathers and children presenting their mothers with tokens of appreciation that included flowers and gifts of love. When Mother Sunday faded completely during the 1940’s, it merged with America to become Mother’s Day.

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Much has changed since the early beginnings of Mother’s Day, but not the gift giving, and if you want to give the special woman in your life something that will make her glow on her favorite holiday and for the rest of the year, order all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

Nourish Your Body on the Inside and the Outside

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You really are what you eat and according to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, what you feed your body is just as important as what you feed your skin.

Nourishing from the inside is imperative as your cells shed constantly in order to generate new cells and that means it is essential to provide your body with healthy nutrients to support growth. By eating a balanced diet you will feed your skin keeping it younger looking, supple and soft.

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Fruits and veggies are loaded with antioxidants that will help protect your skin against free radicals such as pollution, smoke and other toxic substances that you and your skin breathe in every day. Try to eat five portions of colorful fruit and veggies that contain beta-carotene found in carrots and sweet potatoes and plenty of spinach and kale that contain lutein, which is a powerful antioxidant.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE knows the importance of Vitamin C. This supper antioxidant can help boost your immune system giving you glowing skin. Vitamin C can also help heal blemishes. Your best sources for Vitamin C include Kiwi fruit, broccoli, oranges, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, and papaya.

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Crash diets are one of the worst things that you can do to your body and your skin. Yo Yo dieting will take its toll on your skin causing stretch marks, wrinkles and sagging. When you lose and gain weight on a regular basis your skin will suffer for it, as crash diets are low on vitamins as well.

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Don’t be afraid to include healthy fats in your diet. Not only do nuts, fish, avocados, and seeds provide your body with essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats act as a moisturizer for your skin helping to keep it soft, supple, and healthy. All of these fats contain Vitamin E as well which helps protect your skin against dangerous free radicals.

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When it comes to healthy skin, treat it right on the inside with plenty of nourishment and feed it on the outside with the all-natural family skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.