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The Truth about AHA’s

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Known as AHA’s, fruit acids found in citrus fruits (citric), apples (malic) and papaya (pyruvic). Other acids in the family include lactic acid (from milk), tartaric acid (from red wine), and the most exciting and therefore most widely researched, glycolic acid (from sugar cane).

Lactic acid has been used to soften the skin for centuries and resurfaced in modern cosmetic creams in the 70’s after studies showed that combined with sodium lactate, it improved the skin’s moisture-holding capacity. Tartaric acid, too, has been in used for years: French women used to apply red wine to their faces. Collectively, AHA’s have recently been in the vanguard of the new cosmeceutical movement as they are used to formulate creams which perform beyond the normally superficial cosmetic role.

The dead skin cells build-up which gave icthyosis sufferers their crocodile-skin appearance could be alleviated with a glycolic acid preparation. They showed that the acid molecule dissolved the protein bond which kept a dead skin cell attached. Not only did glycollic acid prove capable of normalizing the desquamation process but could also improve the skin’s own moisture-retaining capabilities.

Dermatologists use AHA’s in concentrations up to 70 percent to perform acid peels and prescribe 5-20 percent AHA creams. The percentage contained in cosmetic creams varies from 1-7 percent. Some over the counter pharmacy brands  contain between 5-15 percent.

Cosmetic AHA preparations can help keep the skin free of dulling and skin-pore clogging dead cells. They can make  the skin slightly brighter and improve its moisture retention. Unlike the physician-prescribed higher concentrations, they cannot produce radical improvement in the ageing complexion. Recent studies suggest that AHA’s may also act as free radical scavengers, sending messages to the dermis to increase  collagen production and increase the skin’s tolerance to retinoids.

© Anna L. A Blissful Skin, and My Savvy rules 2010 – 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Clear Skin for Oily Skin

Obagi: The best system to clear skin 

With so many systems, products in the skin care market, how do you know which one to buy? From personal experience, Obagi is one of the most effective systems in the skin care lines, not to mention the astonishing approval and continual use in the medical aesthetics industry as well. It is a process, a transformation, if you’re looking to achieve positive results, then with care, patience, and dedication you will be on your way to a new beautiful complexion.

The System uses a unique combination of active and prescription ingredients – including Tretinoin and Hydroquinone 4% – to maximize penetration to all skin layers. The specific dosage and frequency are determined and monitored by you, according to your patient’s skin condition, needs and lifestyle.

  • The System triggers our Therapeutic Cascade that: Increases cellular turnover of abundant, healthy keratinocytes, pushing fresh cells to the surface more quickly and promoting old cells to exfoliate faster.
  • Suppresses melanocyte production reversing and preventing hyperpigmentationPromotes the even distribution of melanin, eliminating unwanted dark patches and age spots.
  • Improves intracellular transcription of keratinocytes, producing healthy, uniform cells for better skin structure.
  • Stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin formation, resulting in stronger, more resilient skin.
  • Increases GAG synthesis, providing natural hydration and necessary nutrients to the epidermis.
  • Increases angiogenesis, improving blood flow.
  • Obagi Nu-Derm Transformation System contains: Gentle Cleanser 6.7 fl oz, Toner 6.7 fl oz, Clear 2.0 oz (Rx only), Exfoderm 2.0 oz, Blender 2.0 oz (Rx only), Sunfader 2.0 oz (Rx only), Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 1.0 fl oz, and a Travel Bag.

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Do You Know Your Skin?

Knowing your skin type can help you minimize irritation and cosmetics-related acne. So, before you begin, give yourself the quick skin-type test so you’ll know the right products to use.

Wash you face with a non moisturizer soap like Neutrogena and pat dry. Take a few pieces of rice paper or lens-cleaning tissue paper, and press them on different spots on your face. If your skin is oily, the paper will stick, pick up oily spots, and become translucent. If the paper doesn’t stick and leaves no oily spots, your skin is dry. If it sticks in the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but not on the cheeks, your skin is combination (or normal). Most women (about 70 percent) have combination or normal skin.

You can expect your skin to change at various points throughout your life, so recheck your skin type periodically and fine-tune your regimen in different climates and at different times of the year. (For example , most women need less moisturizer in the summer, when the oil glands are more active.) However, this does not mean you need to run out and buy separate products for the oily and dry areas of your face, for day and night, or for travel across time zones. Not at all. The beauty of a good skin care regimen lies in its simplicity.

SKIN TYPES AT A GLANCE

Your skin type is determined by how much or little oil your skin produces. What determines that? Begin by thinking of genes, diet, stress level, medication, even your skin care regimen and the products you choose. The amount of oil your skin produces naturally will determine the amount of oil you need in your products.

OILY

  • Shiny skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Prone to blackheads and blemishes.
  • Some tightness.

B. Kamins Clear Control Anti-Blemish Pads 30pads, CLICK on image for product details

Acenic blemished skins. Occasional breakouts. Anti-blemish pads contain a combination of proven, acne-fighting pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. These anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic ingredients help rid the skin of germs and microbes. To gently clear blemishes, blackheads, and spots by fighting acne-causing bacteria. Oil, color, and fragrance-free Convenient, easy-to-use pads apply just the right amount of product to affected areas.

COMBINATION/ NORMAL

  • Medium pores.
  • Smooth and even texture.
  • Good circulation.
  • Healthy color.
  • May tend toward dryness on the cheeks, may be oily in T-Zone.

Dermalogica Normal/oily Skin Kit , CLICK on image for product details

Cleanse, condition and hydrate skin on a daily basis with a collection of Dermalogica products designed to control excess oil production in the T-zone without over-drying the rest of the face. Cleanse with Special Cleansing Gel to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Spritz on critical hydration with Multi-Active Toner, with Balm Mint and Aloe to soothe the skin. Skin Prep Scrub removes dulling debris, leaving skin with a smooth healthy finish.

SENSITIVE

  • Skin may appear thin delicate.
  • Fine pores.
  • Flushes easily.
  • prone to broken capillaries.
  • Frequently allergic, can be rashy.

CosMedix After Care Kit : Benefit Clean, Pure Enzyme, Rescue, Reflect, CLICK on image for product details

The After Care Kit is a three to ten day program that includes a blend of products designed to complete the resurfacing process This sustaining regimen is intended to help comfort, protect and care for post-treatment skin to ensure that your renewed complexion endures Features This post-treatment therapy kit includes: Benefit Clean: this gentle cleanser calms and protects the skin while aggressively targeting free radicals.

DRY

  • Feels tight.
  • Especially after cleansing.
  • Fine wrinkles.
  • Flaking.
  • Red patches on fair skin individuals.
  • The more pigment there is, the more skin will appear ashy or dull from buildup.

A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, CLICK on image for product details

Natural Fruit Oil Cleanser pH 5.5 For Dry/Sensitive Skin A gentle cream cleanser formulated with natural fruit oils to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without the dryness of soap. Moisturizes as it cleans to leave your skin soft and supple with no greasy build-up. Contains special plant sterols and vitamins to leave skin radiantly fresh and healthy looking. Contains no artificial colors, mineral oil, soaps, harsh preservatives or irritating petroleum products. Will not clog pores.

AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED

  • Feels tight, visible wrinkles.
  • Slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jaw line.
  • Leathery texture, broken capillaries.

Babor Anti-Age Direct Beauty Fluid – 3 Ampoules X 2 Ml, CLICK on image for product details.

Lends a fresh and glowing appearance to every type of skin in minutes, especially tired skin. Sesame proteins lie over the skin like an invisible net. The perfectly rounded micropearls light up the complexion. This effect lends the skin a glowing and even appearance. Firmer looking and velvety smooth skin immediately Directions: Apply in the evenings, after cleansing with Babor products. Shake the ampoule and place a tissue around its neck.

Thank you for reading and as always, please “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Is your face the roadmap to health?

Your skin is trying to speak, … listen …

Our face is the roadmap to health;  face mapping has been around for centuries, used in traditional Chinese medicine, which observes the appearance/feel of the skin, by determining the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncturists, doctors, homeopathy, nurses, aestheticians, massage therapists, use this practice in better evaluating  patients seeking an alternative  to Western medicine, by naturally healing the body from inside out.

The Forehead – Intestinal imbalance

Breakouts in this area is an indication of colon congestion or purging and cleansing are occurring. If the area is red, it may be an indication of excessive intake of stimulating foods, salt, red meat, or dairy products. If the are appears white, too much sugar consumption, artificial ingredients, drugs, caffeine, or fruit (which contain natural sugars), may be the problem. Moderation is always best.

Lips – Stomach

Cracked and dry lips may be a warning the intestines are not working properly, or our diet is high in preservative content. Lipsticks contain dyes, which compromise mouth and saliva enzymes by inhibiting proper digestion.

Vertical line between the eyes – Liver

Liver malfunctions, disorders and weaknesses may be caused by alcohol, drugs, poor diet, excessive preservatives, don’t ignore this signal, pancreatic cancer is the fourth silent killer in the United States.

Lines on either sides of the brow bone – Spleen

The spleen, know as the filtering organ, once clogged will create stress-related illnesses, and behavioral changes. The lines on either side of the brow bone, may also be linked to tight shoulder area, (again stress related), which may indicate a malfunction of the adrenal glands.

Under eyes darkening – Kidneys

If under eyes begin darkening to brown or black, it may be a sign of kidneys malfunction. If the area also becomes irritated, red, swollen, too many rich foods are part of the diet, alcohol, and/or nicotine, drugs, or other substances may be the cause of the problem.

Nose redness – Male reproductive organs

Redness around the nose, in males, may signal prostate gland malfunction. Similar to the forehead, redness around the nose may also indicate excessive salt, red meat or dairy products consumption; if area surrounding the nose is white, then too much intake of sugar, artificial ingredients, drugs, caffeine or fruit may be the problem.

Tip of the nose redness – Heart

Expanded capillaries, swollen tissue, redness, may indicate heart conditions and high blood pressure.

Cheek area and/or nostrils irritation – Lungs

If the cheek area and/or  irritations in the nostrils consists of blackheads, white heads, the person may have bronchial problems and frequent colds, may also be another sign of poor diet, too much sugar, and dairy products.

Mouth – Stomach

Irritation surrounding the mouth and lips, may indicate poor digestion, and lack of enzyme in the stomach acid.

Chin – Female reproductive organs

Hormonal imbalances in women are manifested on the chin with breakouts, which cause migraines, mood swings, yeast infections, irregular menstruation. Chin breakouts are red and bumpy, cystic like, and painful, depending on the condition. These types of breakouts may continue for months, hormonal therapy may be a solution, however, it may mean a type of weakness in the reproductive organs.

A balanced diet, proper exercise, daily skin care regimen, stress reduction with meditation, are simple ways to achieve optimal health, and the road to a healthy complexion! Let’s begin today!

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© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010-2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Do You Know Your Skin?

Knowing your skin type can help you minimize irritation and cosmetics-related acne. So, before you begin, give yourself the quick skin-type test so you’ll know the right products to use.

Wash you face with a non moisturizer soap like Neutrogena and pat dry. Take a few pieces of rice paper or lens-cleaning tissue paper, and press them on different spots on your face. If your skin is oily, the paper will stick, pick up oily spots, and become translucent. If the paper doesn’t stick and leaves no oily spots, your skin is dry. If it sticks in the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) but not on the cheeks, your skin is combination (or normal). Most women (about 70 percent) have combination or normal skin.

You can expect your skin to change at various points throughout your life, so recheck your skin type periodically and fine-tune your regimen in different climates and at different times of the year. (For example , most women need less moisturizer in the summer, when the oil glands are more active.) However, this does not mean you need to run out and buy separate products for the oily and dry areas of your face, for day and night, or for travel across time zones. Not at all. The beauty of a good skin care regimen lies in its simplicity.

SKIN TYPES AT A GLANCE

Your skin type is determined by how much or little oil your skin produces. What determines that? Begin by thinking of genes, diet, stress level, medication, even your skin care regimen and the products you choose. The amount of oil your skin produces naturally will determine the amount of oil you need in your products.

OILY

  • Shiny skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Prone to blackheads and blemishes.
  • Some tightness.

B. Kamins Clear Control Anti-Blemish Pads 30pads, CLICK on image for product details

Acenic blemished skins. Occasional breakouts. Anti-blemish pads contain a combination of proven, acne-fighting pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. These anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic ingredients help rid the skin of germs and microbes. To gently clear blemishes, blackheads, and spots by fighting acne-causing bacteria. Oil, color, and fragrance-free Convenient, easy-to-use pads apply just the right amount of product to affected areas.

COMBINATION/ NORMAL

  • Medium pores.
  • Smooth and even texture.
  • Good circulation.
  • Healthy color.
  • May tend toward dryness on the cheeks, may be oily in T-Zone.

Dermalogica Normal/oily Skin Kit , CLICK on image for product details

Cleanse, condition and hydrate skin on a daily basis with a collection of Dermalogica products designed to control excess oil production in the T-zone without over-drying the rest of the face. Cleanse with Special Cleansing Gel to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Spritz on critical hydration with Multi-Active Toner, with Balm Mint and Aloe to soothe the skin. Skin Prep Scrub removes dulling debris, leaving skin with a smooth healthy finish.

SENSITIVE

  • Skin may appear thin delicate.
  • Fine pores.
  • Flushes easily.
  • prone to broken capillaries.
  • Frequently allergic, can be rashy.

CosMedix After Care Kit : Benefit Clean, Pure Enzyme, Rescue, Reflect, CLICK on image for product details

The After Care Kit is a three to ten day program that includes a blend of products designed to complete the resurfacing process This sustaining regimen is intended to help comfort, protect and care for post-treatment skin to ensure that your renewed complexion endures Features This post-treatment therapy kit includes: Benefit Clean: this gentle cleanser calms and protects the skin while aggressively targeting free radicals.

DRY

  • Feels tight.
  • Especially after cleansing.
  • Fine wrinkles.
  • Flaking.
  • Red patches on fair skin individuals.
  • The more pigment there is, the more skin will appear ashy or dull from buildup.

A-D-E Creamy Cleanser, CLICK on image for product details

Natural Fruit Oil Cleanser pH 5.5 For Dry/Sensitive Skin A gentle cream cleanser formulated with natural fruit oils to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without the dryness of soap. Moisturizes as it cleans to leave your skin soft and supple with no greasy build-up. Contains special plant sterols and vitamins to leave skin radiantly fresh and healthy looking. Contains no artificial colors, mineral oil, soaps, harsh preservatives or irritating petroleum products. Will not clog pores.

AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED

  • Feels tight, visible wrinkles.
  • Slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jaw line.
  • Leathery texture, broken capillaries.

Babor Anti-Age Direct Beauty Fluid – 3 Ampoules X 2 Ml, CLICK on image for product details.

Lends a fresh and glowing appearance to every type of skin in minutes, especially tired skin. Sesame proteins lie over the skin like an invisible net. The perfectly rounded micropearls light up the complexion. This effect lends the skin a glowing and even appearance. Firmer looking and velvety smooth skin immediately Directions: Apply in the evenings, after cleansing with Babor products. Shake the ampoule and place a tissue around its neck.

Thank you for reading and as always, please “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Is your face the roadmap to health?

Your skin is trying to speak, … listen …

Our face is the roadmap to health;  face mapping has been around for centuries, used in traditional Chinese medicine, which observes the appearance/feel of the skin, by determining the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncturists, doctors, homeopathy, nurses, aestheticians, massage therapists, use this practice in better evaluating  patients seeking an alternative  to Western medicine, by naturally healing the body from inside out.

The Forehead – Intestinal imbalance

Breakouts in this area is an indication of colon congestion or purging and cleansing are occurring.

If the area is red, it may be an indication of excessive intake of stimulating foods, salt, red meat, or dairy products.

If the are appears white, too much sugar consumption, artificial ingredients, drugs, caffeine, or fruit (which contain natural sugars), may be the problem. Moderation is always best.

Lips – Stomach

Cracked and dry lips may be a warning the intestines are not working properly, or our diet is high in preservative content. Lipsticks contain dyes, which compromise mouth and saliva enzymes by inhibiting proper digestion.

Vertical line between the eyes – Liver

Liver malfunctions, disorders and weaknesses may be caused by alcohol, drugs, poor diet, excessive preservatives, don’t ignore this signal, pancreatic cancer is the fourth silent killer in the United States.

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Lines on either sides of the brow bone – Spleen

The spleen, know as the filtering organ, once clogged will create stress-related illnesses, and behavioral changes. The lines on either side of the brow bone, may also be linked to tight shoulder area, (again stress related), which may indicate a malfunction of the adrenal glands.

Under eyes darkening – Kidneys

If under eyes begin darkening to brown or black, it may be a sign of kidneys malfunction. If the area also becomes irritated, red, swollen, too many rich foods are part of the diet, alcohol, and/or nicotine, drugs, or other substances may be the cause of the problem.

Nose redness – Male reproductive organs

Redness around the nose, in males, may signal prostate gland malfunction. Similar to the forehead, redness around the nose may also indicate excessive salt, red meat or dairy products consumption; if area surrounding the nose is white, then too much intake of sugar, artificial ingredients, drugs, caffeine or fruit may be the problem.

Tip of the nose redness – Heart

Expanded capillaries, swollen tissue, redness, may indicate heart conditions and high blood pressure.

Cheek area and/or nostrils irritation – Lungs

If the cheek area and/or  irritations in the nostrils consists of blackheads, white heads, the person may have bronchial problems and frequent colds, may also be another sign of poor diet, too much sugar, and dairy products.

Mouth – Stomach

Irritation surrounding the mouth and lips, may indicate poor digestion, and lack of enzyme in the stomach acid.

Chin – Female reproductive organs

Hormonal imbalances in women are manifested on the chin with breakouts, which cause migraines, mood swings, yeast infections, irregular menstruation. Chin breakouts are red and bumpy, cystic like, and painful, depending on the condition. These types of breakouts may continue for months, hormonal therapy may be a solution, however, it may mean a type of weakness in the reproductive organs.

A balanced diet, proper exercise, daily skin care regimen, stress reduction with meditation, are simple ways to achieve optimal health, and the road to a healthy complexion! Let’s begin today!

As always, thank you for reading!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Simple Sun Solutions

Skin protection

Sun exposure speeds up the aging process by damaging DNA, which may deform cells, contributing to cancer. We often apply sunscreen to children first, then monitor their sun exposure, redness, and play-time, leaving ourselves unprotected and victims to environmental factors like UVB and UVA rays, which can cause immediate sunburn and long-term damage to our skin.

Starting today, care for yourself as well, apply sunscreen to your face, neck, chest, hands, feet, and all over the body. Stay in the shade if possible, use hats and sunglasses, protect yourself, stop the premature aging process now!

According to studies, a regular T-shirt has only an SPF ranging from 3 to 7? Did you know eyelids and the top of your ears are in danger of sunburn as well? When shopping for sunscreen products choose an SPF of 30 or greater, depending on exposure and activity. Look for products with UVA and UVB protection containing Parson.

Top 10 Sunscreens

1. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion SPF 30

2. Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous Spray SPF 50

3. Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick SPF 55

4. Neutrogena Spectrum + Advanced Sunblock Face SPF 100

5. Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30

6. Aveeno Sunblock Spray SPF 70

7. Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream SPF 30

8. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

9. Cellex-C Suncare SPF 30

10. Cosmedicine Global Health Face SPF 30 UVA/UVB Sunscreen

Protect, nourish, and cherish your skin, reapply sunscreen regularly; keep yourself and loved ones looking beautiful,  healthy, and young by preventing skin damage or cancer.

Thank you for reading, have a GREAT 4th of July and celebrate the men and women fighting for our country! As always, “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Lacking Radiance?

The Truth of Fruit Acid/Enzyme Treatments

Fruit Acid/Enzyme treatments may be the answer to a fresher more vibrant complexion. An acid or enzyme compound can help purify follicles from debris by removing dead skin from the surface of the epidermis.

Beautiful, radiant complexion stems from healthy cells; clogged pores impede skin renewal, therefore, fruit acids/enzyme treatments may improve skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyper-pigmented areas, dark spots, skin care products penetration, and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • When using products containing fruit or enzyme acids use caution, it may thin the surface of the skin and some individuals may experience excessive irritation, and/or peeling of treated area when waxing.
  • Sunscreen use is imperative, fruit or enzyme acids make the skin more sensitive and prone to sunburns, use a SPF-30 for protection.
  • A series of treatments may be beneficial depending on skin type, someone with sensitive skin may need less than a person who has nonsensitive skin, always consult with a professional before choosing.
  • Check with your dermatologist and skin care specialist before using any products containing alpha-hydroxy acids or enzymes.

Don’t waste another minute! Achieving a luminous complexion has never been easier! Book a treatment today!

Thank you for reading, don’t forget to “Pass the blog”!

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Shoulders and Back

Exquisite Skin

Pampering our faces is relaxing and provided by many salons, spas, and medi-spas; treatments vary depending on individual needs. If you are prone to shoulders and back breakouts, stop hiding under your clothes, book a wonderful Back-Facial today!

Before you run to the doctor, have a back facial, it cleanses, tones, exfoliates, massages (please don’t expect a deep tissue or a swedish one), masks, and moisturizes your back and shoulders. A series of back facials may help your skin circulation by banishing blemishes.

Extraction may be beneficial if properly performed, combined with a great home-care regimen, skin improvements can be seen within a few weeks. If you work out, have a back up shirt to change into, this will prevent further breakouts or irritation of an existing one. Depending on the skin condition, back massages may be avoided for some time, because it stimulates oil glands and can clog pores all over again, always consult with a professional first and if the problem is persistent, seek medical advice.

Many reasons contribute to shoulders and back acne, one of them being the constant scratching of pimples, which bacteria may spread to clear pores, resulting in more breakouts and irritation. Using calming agents such as lavender mixed with eucalyptus can sooth the skin, leaving you refreshed and clean.

Gender, ethnicity, nor age make a difference, treat yourself to a delightful back facial, and improve your all over body complexion as well! With Father’s Day fast approaching, go ahead and purchase your loved one a certificate for this heavenly service, what a great gift idea!!!

Thank you for reading and have  a great weekend! Please feel free to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Beautiful Hands

Treasure your hands

Skin care goes beyond the face, our hands are often neglected in treatments. The primary focus in product selection is the face and neck, leaving our hands out of the loop … our poor hands, they are the reason we can function, they also need to be pampered,let’s show them love by cleansing, exfoliating and protecting them from the sun, not to mention moisturizing day and night.

Skin care goes beyond the face, our hands are often neglected in treatments. The primary focus in product selection is the face, leaving our hands out of the loop … our poor hands, they too need pampering! Let’s show them love by cleansing, exfoliating and protecting them from the sun, not to mention moisturizing them daily.

Starting this week, take 5 minutes, cherish and appreciate your hands, cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize them! If you bite or pick your nails, stop now, you may develop an infection. Choose products containing plant oils, considering they nourish your skin, and are absorbed into the epidermis faster than mineral oils.

Home-made hand scrubs

Mix 2 tablespoon of sea salt with 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Grab a handful and massage all over hands, concentrating on your fingers and knuckles for 5 minutes, rinse off with warm water. Your hands may feel invigorated and soft again!

Mix a tablespoon of almond or peach kernel oil with 1 tablespoon of sugar and massage your hands with it; great for circulation, leaving your digits blissfully soft!

Masking hands

This step is simple, when you mask your face and neck, simply apply the product to your hands as well! Amazing results!

Moisturize

We all follow a skin regimen before bed, don’t forget to moisturize your hands as well. Once a week,  and wear emollient saturated gloves overnight, this trick will help the moisturizer penetrate into the pores and may begin healing cracked hands.

Sun Protection

Sun exposure ages skin as well as our hands, meaning wrinkles and brown spots! Use a minimum of SPF 15, this may prevent these pesky blemishes, when applying sunscreen to your face, take the time to extend it to your hands also!

Hand treatment is another step to optimal skin care, it’s never too late to begin, let’s begin today!!!

Thank you for reading, and please feel free to Pass the Blog!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.