• 5 Ways to Multitask With Little Time

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    5 Ways to Multitask With Little Time, ILERA Apothecary

    PHOTO: Jaclyn Lutza

    A lot can be accomplished in 60 seconds if you find the time to do so.  Ever end the day wondering where all the time went and you did not accomplish everything you wanted to? Now with these simple multitasking moves, you might be able to end the day feeling accomplished and satisfied with your well-being.  

    1. Performing squats while watching your food in the microwave heat up Other exercises can be walking lunges, wall push-ups, planks, or if feeling frisky burpees.
    2. Standing on one leg while brushing your teeth. Standing on one leg will help improve your stability.  Do not forget to switch your legs!  If bored of that exercise, try performing squats, calf raises, or wall sits.
    3. Call a friend while taking a walk. You may only have time to say hello; however, at least you are making an effort towards your relationship.  You can also phone a friend next time you are at the gas station or waiting in a long line.
    4. Eat lunch away from your desk and a computer screen I am sure your emails can wait 10 minutes for you to take a break and find time for yourself.  Taking a little break is very important for your well-being.  Maybe some of your co-workers will join you.Sit straight up during your morning commute.
    5. Practicing to sit straight up will help your body posture.  Every chance you can, either driving, sitting at your desk, or eating a meal, try to practice your posture.  

      Do not forget to take time for yourself every day before the sun goes down.  If you search for ways to multitask, you will find them in your everyday tasks.  Need more ideas or inspiration, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

      Written by Jaclyn Lutza . 

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      ILERA Apothecary, Skincare, Healthy Skin


      Prefect cleaner? check. Toner? check. Let’s not forget the moisturizer. check check. Great, you’ve managed to get your skincare routine together and have even developed a new habit of using skin masks and face serums. Now, why in the world is your skin not looking the way you want it to? We’ve put together a list of skincare mistakes we often don’t think about but, have the most impact on the way it looks. 


      #1: You Don’t Drink Enough Water
      While our bodies are 64% water, our skin produces oil to help as a natural moisturizer but, some of our skin produces a lot more oil than others. Having a stable balance of water to oil on the surface on the skin is imperative for ultimate hydration. Water helps fend off breakouts by decreasing the concentration of oil on your skin When the skin is hydrated, it produces a plumping effect to your skin, leaving no room for open pores, and making it harder for irritations and blemishes caused by external particles to be let in. 


       #2: Your Cellphone

      How many times do you use your phone a day? It’s literally one device that we often fail to properly cleanse even after we’ve been in some of the most unclean areas. When you’re constantly dropping your cellphone on unfamiliar surfaces and picking it up again to answer a call, you’re also welcoming bacteria and germs onto your skin. Disinfecting your phone daily will keep you from clogging your pores. 


       #3: Your Obsession With Popping Pimples

      We’re guilty. Popping pimples used to be our specialty and quite frankly, how satisfying is it to know that the dreadful bump on your face is now gone? So you thought. Removing a blackhead or whitehead introduces new bacteria, which is what you should avoid introducing to your skin. Instead of resorting to standing in the mirror examining your pimple, apply a clarifying treatment, like our Clarifying Face Mask after cleansing and then head to sleep. Your pimple will be gone in the morning. 


       #4: Your Diet

      The age old saying “you are what you eat” is something to hold close to your heart. When you welcome greasy foods into your system, you’re also welcoming an increased about of acne and pimples onto your face. By switching out those foods for ones high in antioxidants like leafy greens, strawberries, and pinto beans, you’re in turn teaching your skin to remain smooth and bright. 



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    2. ILERA Apothecary at Detroit Creator Awards

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      ILERA Apothecary, WeWork, Detroit Creator Awards

      Two weeks ago, ILERA Apothecary was invited to pitch as finalists at the WeWork Creator Awards in Detroit. While we did not end up winning what we thought we went there for, we ended up with something even greater! A stronger network, an invitation to the WeWork community and a deeper understanding of why we’re actually in business.

      As new business owners, one of the primary things that my sister and I promised ourselves was that no matter what happens, how long it takes us to grow or what our customer base looks like, we will continue to stay true to ourselves and our mission to educate our communities on the importance of natural skincare.

      Whenever I speak  about ILERA Apothecary, I speak about my family. As we embarked on this journey to start ILERA, we made it clear that we would maintain the familial aspect of our business. To be honest, if it weren’t for our youngest brother seeking a change in the products that he used, I’m not sure if we’d even be here.

      Our line of products were created with our family in mind. Not just the ones that we speak to everyday but the ones who believe in the same things we do, living conscious lifestyles. Before it was just my sister and I living on opposite coasts, now we’re both located in Detroit with a newly created team of 7, soon to be working in the Detroit WeWork office. 

      As we continue to create conscious content and products, we’re excited to know that we have you all riding along this wave with us!



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      ILERA Apothecary, Detroit Is The New Black, ILERA, Stockist


      Détroit Is The New Black, an exciting retail concept is our latest stockist! Visit their location at: 

      1426 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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      ILERA Apothecary, Skincare Routine, Chukwudi Nwamba


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