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My Seed of Truth

Supporting one another is imperative …


Hello Everyone and thank you for reading!

Today I would like to share something beyond skin care regiment, products, and tips. This is something I believe in and support all the way.This post is not to persuade nor to sell a tangible good or product, but instead is to raise AWARENESS to life and humanity as a whole.

Let’s face it, life isn’t always easy now, is it?  Speaking from experience, going through challenges alone is emotionally exhausting, not to mention damaging to our health; would you believe me if I told you there’s help out there and all you have to do is reach out and grab it? YES!!! At work, or in the comfort of your home, at your desk, or in your room, go ahead give it a try, click on  www.myseedoftruth.com

My Seed of Truth is a heartfelt project, it touches everyone’s heart globally; uniting all by sharing our common denominator  LOVE.

Live your life to the fullest, let My Seed of Truth help you, you may gain knowledge and guidance, which could help your current situation, not to mention friends who can offer unconditional support, love, and kindness GLOBALLY!

A Blissful Skin and Aria Jewels are proud sponsors of the My Seed of Truth Project. We encourage our readers to join helping us in spreading the word, thank you.


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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”!

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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”!

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Favorite Products

My number 1 picks of the week

The skin care industry is saturated with product lines, not knowing what works and doesn’t can become costly and aggravating, not only to your wallet, but your face as well. Have you ever wondered if your current products are as effective as they claim to be? If this is your question, then the natural answer is “NO” they don’t work, and by piling up more, they will work less. Out with the old and on to the new!!! Keep your cabinet simple and clear, the way your skin should look, less is more!

First, inspect the expiration dates, then check the products, if separated, toss it! Stat fresh, part from old habits, begin your new regimen to a more radiant you! Have fun doing it.

This week, I would like to feature some of my favorite products, hopefully this will help your next purchase.

Todays picks for sensitive/reactive skin

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Awesome skin care lines! Guinot is French, Babor and Biodroga are German. I hope this was helpful to you! As always thank you for reading and Pass the Blog!


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Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion

Educated choices

With many skin care treatments available, choosing the right one can be difficult. The most popular non-surgical treatment in skin rejuvenation are Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion. Both may be very effective, leaving the patient with a smoother and even tone complexion.

Chemical Peels

Peels are performed by a doctor or under his/her supervision, anesthetics may be required, depending on the chemical peel strength. Pre-treating the skin with hydroquinone products, retinoids and SPF-30 prior the appointment, may decrease post-treatment inflammation, and cold-sore breakouts, some patients may be prone to them.

Chemical Peels Agents

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Trichloroacetic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

3 types of peels

  • Superficial – No down time, the surface of skin layers are removed, improving roughness, some discoloration and fine lines.
  • Medium – Skin may be irritated for a few days, this is a deeper peel, removes the centermost skin layers, aiding in rejuvenation, fewer lines and wrinkles appearance, and a more even pigmented skin tone.
  • Deep – A week to 10 days recovery, beneficial for acne scars, deep-set wrinkles, and skin discoloration. Most doctors will opt for laser treatment instead of this percentage peel, to avoid discomfort.

Always consult with your doctor first, a series of treatments may be required for optimal results, please  follow after care instructions to avoid possible infection or scarring.

Microdermabrasion

This treatment doesn’t need to be performed by the doctor, nor requires anesthetics. Your trusted aesthetician will perform this service, and should take about 20 minutes. However, it may cause your skin some discomfort and redness, lasting a short time. People with couperose skin (broken capillaries) should consult a doctor before choosing this treatment.

Microdermabrasion uses a suction wand with a stream of crystals or a diamond, which carefully exfoliates the skin; as the skin heals, you may see improvements in fine lines and enlarged pores. A series of treatments may be beneficial in achieving lasting results.

Which ever treatment you may choose, please ask questions, consult your doctor or professional, and follow home-care instructions. Please feel free to share your opinion and experience with us!

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

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Helpful information

Free and simple ideas for a happier life


No matter what age or mood you are, practical advice is always welcomed. We read books, magazines, and online articles seeking quick and gratifying results, not to mention deals, we all love a good bargain!

Skin care for men – Part I

Did you know most men wash their face with soap? Leaving their skin feeling dry and tight? How about replacing it with a gentle cleanser? The bottle doesn’t have to be pink nor the product need to smell flowery. There are many affordable skin care lines catering to women as well as men.  If you are pressed for time, the list below suggests products and where you may be able to find them.

Market or drugstore

  1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  2. Nivea For Men Face Wash
  3. Phisoderm Deep Cleaning Cream Cleanser
  4. Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Face Wash

Department Store (Check your local Sephora or visit www.sephora.com)

  1. Lancome “Men Ultimate” Cleansing Gel
  2. Clinique “Skin Supplies for Men” Face Wash
  3. Shiseido Men Cleansing Foam
  4. Elemis  “Time for Men” Deep Cleanse Facial Wash
  5. Billy Jealousy “White Knight” Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser

Spa or Resort (Check your local Sephora or visit www.sephora.com)

  1. Guinot “Tres Homme” Facial Cleansing Foam
  2. Babor for Men “Refreshing Facial Wash”
  3. Biodroga Men “Sensation Face Wash Gel”
  4. MD Men Skincare “All-In-One Facial Cleanser with Toner”
  5. Anthony Logistics For Men “Algae Facial Cleanser”
  6. Dr. Brandt “Pores No More” Cleanser
  7. Murad Men “Refreshing Skin Cleanser”
  8. Matte for Men “Antioxidant Daily Facial Cleanser”

Foot Remedy

Buying the right type of shoes is important for our entire well-being. Most people are not aware why their backs ache, or have headaches, and/or the footsie are in pain, advice: check your shoes! Do they fit? Do they offer good support? Do you need new ones? Etc…

When you decide to make a new purchase, pick several styles, try them before you buy them, if they don’t feel right, do not buy them! Don’t believe the sales person because they cannot stretch the shoes out!!! How can they possibly know what feels or doesn’t feel right to your feet? They can’t …. so do yourself and feet a favor, move on to the next pair.

Achy Feet

This is a common problem, especially due to job requirements of standing for long periods of time. How about your own private Stone Foot Massage? Find a flat stone, place it in the microwave for a minute, make sure is not too hot, then massage the bottom of your feet and between the toes, until the aches subside. Try it, let me know what you think!

Tired Feet

Epsom salt and a few drops of eucalyptus oil work wonders on tired feet, simply soak them and relax your mind! Essential oils stimulate blood flow and salts aid your body release lactic acid.

Bruised Toe

This is common in kids, their toes hit the top of the tennis shoe, resulting in a bruise beneath the nail. Keep toenails trimmed and groomed, if the problem continues, get a pair of shoes with a bigger toe area.

Ingrown toenails

Pesky ingrown toenails are prevalent in our society, if frequent and bothersome medical advice is recommended, however you can begin at home by cutting nails straight across. Soak your foot in warm water, once the nail is soft, slip a tiny piece of cotton under the area, if becomes infected, please see your doctor.

Bargains

How many times have you walked by these big bargain tables in departments stores, drugstores, or grocery stores? Do you ever check out these items? Well … you should! Sometimes we say to ourselves “I’ll do it on the way out!” but most of the times we forget, so from now on, stop, dig and find! The skin care industry is growing each day, there are many small european companies entering the market, look for Scandinavian, French, German, or Italian products; you can look amazing at the fraction of the cost!

As always, thank you for reading and please 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.