Category Archives: skin care

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.

Healthy Skin Secrets

Home-Spa Treatments

Healthy skin care begins at home, if your skin looks terrific, you’ll feel beautiful all over. Home-Spa treatments are on the rise, many prefer the intimacy  and comfort of their own home instead of busy spa, for a personalized and efficient treatment.

Let’s improve our skin by bettering our habits

  1. Time is often the cause of neglected and blemished skin.
  2. Frowning, poor diet, and lack of sunscreen, (just to name a few), age and damage the skin.
  3. Lack of water dehydrates the skin by making it look dull and dry; not to mention, damaging our organs and well-being. Drink your 8 glasses daily to moisturize from inside out!
  4. Stressed out? Meditate, take a deep breath and let worry and anxiety flow out of you!

The 10 minute Therapeutic Treatments

Coco-Shell-Beauty

Cut out coconut flesh, place it in a blender add 1-2 cups of boiling water, and mix for 7 minutes. Place a cheesecloth on face and spread the mixture, leave for 10 minutes, remove it and rinse off with tepid water. Coconut is great for the connective tissues, your skin can feel supple and soft again.

Le-Milk-Energy

Are you a victim of dull and pasty skin? Fret no more, simply walk to your kitchen and open the fridge! Mix 2 tablespoon of milk and lemon together, with a soft brush, spread it over clean skin, leave for 10 minutes, rinse off, and the result? A beautiful, brighter and energized complexion!

Eg-Lem-Lift

Lift up your appearance by mixing an egg white with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, apply evenly to your face, leave for 10 minutes, and rinse. You’ll feel a tightening effect, leaving your skin fresh, with a glowing complexion.

Avo-Dry-Fix

Ripe avocado may smooth and make your skin look younger. Slice up a ripe avocado and place it on the skin, focus on drier areas, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse off with tepid water …. what a soothing experience!

Bana-Kiwi-Glow

Kiwi helps retain moisture in the skin and hair, bananas are natural healers from within. Combine one of each and mix till creamy, apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse, you may see and feel an exceptional glow!

Aveda 8.5-ounce Smoothing Body Polish 

    • Discover new, refreshed skin with this smoothing body polish from Aveda.
    • This invigorating exfoliant refines the skin to reveal new vibrance.
    • (Please CLICK on image for product details).

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading!!!

Please remember to “Pass The Blog”!

© Anna L. A Blissful Skin, and Savvy Rules 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.

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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As always, thank you for reading and don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© 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.

Organic Remedies

Organic is Vibrant well-being

Fruits and vegetables are imperative for our well-being, before antibiotics, our ancestors relied upon Mother Nature for effective and safe remedies. Healthy skin is achieved from within, I would like to share a few recipe treatments using of my favorite  healing foods.

Pineapple

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds up tissue repair
  • Protects bones
  • Energizing
  • Immunity booster

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain. If your skin is dry, soak it in warm water for 10 minutes, cut a piece of pineapple peel and place it flesh-side down on the area, (miracle worker for dry heels), you may secure it with ace bandages, leave over night. When removing the dressing, gently peel it back, soak the area in warm water for 5 minutes, and dry. You may repeat this up to 3 nights, resulting in amazingly soft skin!

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Promotes prostate health
  • Fights fatigue
  • Aids memory
  • Helps skin complexion

What a great snack! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Excellent snack, easy to carry around and super healthy!

Slippery Elm

  • Soothes digestive tract
  • Eases colic
  • Emollient
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Calms irritated skin

Slippery elm is a soothing herb, used internally may help prevent digestive problems, crohn’s disease, and colitis. Used topically, slippery elm soothes wounds, burns, itchy and irritated skin. Cleanse the skin, then apply this soothing magical herb to the area and leave for 5 minutes, repeat as needed.

Milk

  • First-class protein
  • Strengthens bones
  • Rich in calcium

Milk does the body and skin good! Full of calcium, vitamin-B, iron and zinc, some studies have shown it may be good for the brain, nourishes the skin, reduces liver’s production of cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. How about a milk & honey bath lotion? Simply add half a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbls oil, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp organic shampoo and 1 tbsp vodka in a bowl, mix together and pour in a glass bottle. You may add 3-4 tablespoons to bath water. (Keep the home-made lotion in the fridge, and use within 3-5 days)

Tea Tree

  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Treats skin infections
  • Used for oral infections

Tea tree is an effective remedy for a brad range of ailments, especially fungal and skin problems like acne, insect bites, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, sore throats, may help combat gum disease, and useful for colds. Tea tree skin wash is amazing, make your own! 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh tea tree leaves and 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Steep the herbs in water for 10 minutes, then strain. Leave it to cool, then bathe the skin of affected area, repeat as needed.

Do you have any treatments you would like to share with all of us? Please do so below!

Thank You for reading!


© Anna L., Savvy Rules 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.

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.

Simple Sun Solutions

A quick guide in protecting our skin from the sun! A must read for everyone!

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.

For more information please visit CANCER AND PANCREAS

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, whiteheads, 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. 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.

Organic Remedies

Organic is Vibrant well-being

Fruits and vegetables are imperative for our well-being, before antibiotics, our ancestors relied upon Mother Nature for effective and safe remedies. Healthy skin is achieved from within, I would like to share a few recipe treatments using of my favorite  healing foods.

Pineapple

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds up tissue repair
  • Protects bones
  • Energizing
  • Immunity booster

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain. If your skin is dry, soak it in warm water for 10 minutes, cut a piece of pineapple peel and place it flesh-side down on the area, (miracle worker for dry heels), you may secure it with ace bandages, leave over night. When removing the dressing, gently peel it back, soak the area in warm water for 5 minutes, and dry. You may repeat this up to 3 nights, resulting in amazingly soft skin!

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Promotes prostate health
  • Fights fatigue
  • Aids memory
  • Helps skin complexion

What a great snack! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Excellent snack, easy to carry around and super healthy!

Slippery Elm

  • Soothes digestive tract
  • Eases colic
  • Emollient
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Calms irritated skin

Slippery elm is a soothing herb, used internally may help prevent digestive problems, crohn’s disease, and colitis. Used topically, slippery elm soothes wounds, burns, itchy and irritated skin. Cleanse the skin, then apply this soothing magical herb to the area and leave for 5 minutes, repeat as needed.

Milk

  • First-class protein
  • Strengthens bones
  • Rich in calcium

Milk does the body and skin good! Full of calcium, vitamin-B, iron and zinc, some studies have shown it may be good for the brain, nourishes the skin, reduces liver’s production of cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. How about a milk & honey bath lotion? Simply add half a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbls oil, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp organic shampoo and 1 tbsp vodka in a bowl, mix together and pour in a glass bottle. You may add 3-4 tablespoons to bath water. (Keep the home-made lotion in the fridge, and use within 3-5 days)

Tea Tree

  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Treats skin infections
  • Used for oral infections

Tea tree is an effective remedy for a brad range of ailments, especially fungal and skin problems like acne, insect bites, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, sore throats, may help combat gum disease, and useful for colds. Tea tree skin wash is amazing, make your own! 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh tea tree leaves and 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Steep the herbs in water for 10 minutes, then strain. Leave it to cool, then bathe the skin of affected area, repeat as needed.

Do you have any treatments you would like to share with all of us? Please do so below!

Thank You for reading!


© 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.

Tips for a fresher look

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

Every day is a different one, which goes for our skin as well. I would like to share a few of my favorite tips in achieving a fresher and glowing look. Let’s face it, we don’t always wake up feeling and looking our best, but we can turn it around by following a few steps.

  • A cup of green tea is a great way to begin your daily routine, it promotes antioxidant activity and lower chances of free radical problems. It is calming and relaxing, so stop stressing and enjoy the beautiful morning.
  • Vitamin A is a miracle worker, it soothes and rejuvenates the skin and prevents sun damage, so eat plenty of sweet potato, carrots, mangoes, spinach and milk.
  • If you crave something sweet, try eating cherries! They are energy boosters and raise blood sugar levels slowly, (so you don’t come crashing down), they are antiviral, anti-allergic, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, and antioxidant. Cherry Up!
  • A quick exercise, spend 15-20 minutes walking, jogging, swimming, or any kind of cardio work-out;  you’ll feel great and your kind heart will thank you for it!
  • Use “radiance-booster” skin care products, they eliminate fine lines, smooth complexion, tighten the skin, and provide a healthy glow.
  • Bronzers are WONDERFUL! Giving you a sun-kissed effect, without the damage and pre-mature wrinkles. Use on cheekbones, temples, down the bridge of the nose, and the center of the neck for a glowing refreshed look.
  • Brighten your outfit, a little flash of pink, orange, maybe blue, is a great way to cheer up emotions, which will brighten your smile! Try it, you are worth it!
  • Wear your hair up high, in a sleek and tidy pony tail, it pulls the skin up towards the crown, making it appear taut and smooth, not to mention classy. If you have short hair, use the right products to enhance curls or add shine if straight, keep it simple and trendy.
  • Always carry a pair of sunglasses with you, (especially if eyes are puffy), they protect from sun damage and premature aging.
  • Standing tall and SMILING, are instant self-esteem boosters, by doing so, you are telling the world you’re confident, secure, and open. Not to mention smiling is contagious, and you can make another persons day, so SMILE AWAY!!!

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