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3 Holiday Gift Ideas!

A Blissful Skin – Health & Beauty Gift Guide 2014

Don’t wait till the last minute to shop for the Holidays! Do you know the most wanted Beauty Gifts for 2014? I’d like to share this weeks’ top requests, all you have to do is CLICK on the image and buy. Easy as 1, 2, 3 ….

1. Mia 2 – Clarisonic $149.00

Think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level! Do you want clear, supple, and radiant skin? The Mia 2 Clarisonic is the ultimate skin cleansing experience! From the first use, skin may feel cleaner, fresher and tighter. Don’t forget to tone, why? Because you will feel toner and penetrate the skin, by leaving your face refreshed and amazingly clean.  Did you know if you routinely use this awesome skincare gadget the pores on the nose will become visibly smaller? Who doesn’t want that!

The frequency and motion of Clarisonic’s patented technology gently removes 6X more makeup than cleansing with your hands alone- making skin much more receptive to treatments, lotions and serums (up to 61% of Vitamin C). With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes- Skin is softer, smoother and more radiant each day. Developed by the lead inventor of Sonicare® and used and recommended by leading dermatologists, spas and cosmetic surgeons.

Mia 2, enhanced with 2 speeds, a 2 year warranty and Clarisonic’s patented T-Timer® allows you to customize your skin care needs while still providing all of the sonic cleansing benefits and compact, travel friendly design that you know and love from the original Mia.

Features & Benefits:

  • Sensitive brush head
  • 2 speeds for added customization for your skin type
  • 2 year warranty
  • Pulsing T-Timer for an efficient and even 60 second cleanse
  • Improved user interface indicating speed & charge functions
  • Protective travel case
  • 1oz Clarisonic Refreshing Gel cleanser
  • The Clarisonic Pedi Device is precision-engineered with an entirely new motor, running at a powerful “foot frequency” that safely exfoliates rough, dry foot skin. Our facial cleansing devices run at a gentler “face frequency,” and aren’t designed to drive the Pedi Smoothing Disc and Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head.

2. The Art of Shaving – Full Size Kit Sandalwood With Pure Badger Black Brush $105.52 

A luxurious quartet of shaving essentials. Pre-Shave Oil is formulated with a unique blend of botanical ingredients and essential oils, Shaving Cream is rich with glycerin, coconut oil, and essential oils, and After-Shave Balm moisturizes and revitalizes to promote healthy-looking skin. All products are alcohol-free.

Your shaving system becomes a prized part of the morning ritual instead of a chore with The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™. With unique blends of botanical ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, these shave-perfecting formulas are ideal for men with sensitive and normal-to-dry skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards. They are free of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, and other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin.

Pre-Shave Oil softens the beard and prepares the skin for a close and comfortable shave, while Shaving Cream softens and lifts the beard, and protects the skin from irritation and razor burn. After-Shave Balm refreshes the skin after shaving, leaving skin feeling soft, comfortable, and rejuvenated.

This set contains:

  •  2 oz Pre-Shave Oil
  • 5 oz Shaving Cream
  • 3.4 oz After-Shave Balm
  • Shaving brush 
What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.

3. Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream With SPF  $48.23


This skin fortifying anti-wrinkle cream, with a powerful combination of micronutrients, Copper PCA and Calcium PCA – Significantly reduces wrinkles, smoothes skin texture and minimizes pores – Clinically shown to improve elasticity by 32% – High level broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

How To Use:

  • Morning – Apply to face and neck on cleansed, toned skin after the important Treatment Step (Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate or Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector).
  • Night – Apply to face and neck on cleansed, toned skin after the important Treatment Step (Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate or Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector) and the Replenishment Step (Midnight Recovery Concentrate).

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Top 2 Organic Solutions

Nature offers many antiseptics, we can benefit from them and heal common health problems with a little help . Every household should have tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract handy, they are the most powerful natural disinfectants on earth.

 

Tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract

Tea tree was discovered in Australia, there are tea trees in other parts of the world, but Australian trees are more concentrated in oils. Tea tree is considered very safe, like anything else, please use caution when using this product, never use full strength oil on infants, children or pets, always dilute it first, if eye contact occurs, rinse throughly with cold water, if accidental ingestion , do not induce vomiting, drink large amounts of water, and, if available, take activated charcoal tablets to absorb the oil within the stomach.

The seeds in grapefruit kill germs on contact, new to the health industry, holistic practitioners are beginning to use it as natural antibiotic and immune system booster, it may be used topically and/or internally. Again, use caution while using products containing grapefruit seed extract, long-term use may disrupt intestinal balance, try limiting intake to 4-6 weeks, please consult with your local holistic physician for optimal results.

  • Are your muscles aching? Do the feel tired? Massage oils containing tea tree soothe and heal the body, and reenergize you, try it next time.
  • Morning breath? Cleanse your mouth with tea tree or grapefruit seed extract, dilute a few drops of oil in 6 ounces of water, then rinse! This works great in treating gingivitis as well.
  • Tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract kill fungi on contact; nail fungus, athlete’s foot and jock itch can be treated with them by soaking affected area in water with either one of the antiseptics, then make sure the skin surface is dried well, wear socks, or clean underwear.
  • Household surfaces, in a spray bottle dilute solution of tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract, and spray the germs away! Safe to use on doors, telephones, counters, bathrooms, shower curtains, moldy walls, trash cans, humidifier, spray into air ducts and filters, and the air (instead of lysol).
  • Chronic ear infections are the leading cause of antibiotics prescription in children, and myringonotomy (small incision of eardrum where excess fluid is drained, with insertion of tympanostomy tube, to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time). Tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are proven ear infection warriors, by placing a few drops in each ear a few times a day, it will clear infection and heal the eardrum, however if you’re not comfortable diluting and preparing the drops for the child (completely understandable, considering you may be tired and lack time) check out this site, you can buy the drops already made www.imhotepinc.com/product1.html
  • Acne can be helped, simply add a few drops of tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract to shampoos, conditioners and face wash, for spot treatment apply full strength tea tree oil to blemishes 2 times a day, leave to dry.

Have a great 4th of July weekend, please remember the ones who fought and are fighting for our liberty,  freedom and peace.

As always, thank you for reading! “Please, pass the blog”

 

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Think Clear Skin Before You Buy

Clear, Blissful Skin with Amazing Products!

My good friend Christian Rivera, who happens to wear the most awesome shoes ever, asked A Blissful Skin for product advice. Wow, what an honor! You see, Christian works with the public, therefore, clear complexion is a must! he’s knowledgeable, professional, and funny! Also, he happens to be one of my favorite Realtors in the Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada area. He truly goes the extra mile by efficiently answering all questions/inquiries. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, give him a call 702-553-7796 or contact him via email christian@gonzalesteam.com

B. Kamins Chemist – Botanical Face Cleanser $34.00

Having a cleanser to clarify and refine your skin is extremely important to have by you at all times. Don’t own one? Botanical Face Cleanser from B. Kamins Chemist is a unique non-irritating cleanser that will have your skin glowing. This product quickly removes dirt, oil, and traces of environmental debris. Formulated with the unique Bio-Maple compound technology, your skin will be thanking you for its new moisturized, protected, and conditioned skin. Don’t hesitate to try this product, we promise you will not regret it!

  • Get rid of excess sebum;
  • Reduce breakouts;
  • Leaves your skin clean, soft, and beautifully refreshed.

 B. Kamins Chemist Botanical Face Cleanser

Dermalogica – Multi-Active Toner  $34.00

The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is ideal when skin is in need of hydration, or calling out for an added boost at anytime of the day! This toner is a refreshing blend of skin repairing Aloe Vera and moisture binding Sodium PCA. The natural Antiseptic of Lavender Extracts, Balm Mint, Cucumber and Arnica will sooth, freshen, condition and purify the skin. The moisture binding proteins work as humectants which will allow more effective moisture absorption.

  • Soothes and purifies the skin
  • Conditions skin
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Fragrance-free

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

Skin will look and feel re-hydrated, re-energized and re-freshened. This Multi-Active Toner can be used after cleansing to prep skin for proper moisture absorption. Since your skin deserves the good stuff, this Dermalogica product contains no artificial fragrances or color.

Acne Complex Kit $60.00  (a $105.00 value)

Acne Complex is a maximum strength regimen that delivers rapid results without dryness or irritation. Murad Acne products are both effective and gentle because they are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and enriched with hydrators, anti- inflammatory and antioxidants according to Dr. Murad’s recipe for skin health. 92% of users experienced a reduction in acne breakouts in just 3 days*.

  • Clinically proven to rapidly clear breakouts;
  • Restores smooth skin;
  • Clears breakouts without dryness or irritation.

Murad Acne Complex Kit

Cleanse | Tone
Clarifying Cleanser, 4.5 FL. OZ.
Prevent breakouts with this maximum strength cleansing gel. Antibacterial agents eliminate 99.9% of irritating surface bacteria while Salicylic Acid heals blemishes and prevents future breakouts.

Treat | Repair
Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, 2.0 FL. OZ.
Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel’s patented Hydrogen Peroxide delivery system enables Retinol, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids to penetrate deeply for maximum effectiveness. Cell turnover is stimulated, breakouts are controlled, pore-clogging impurities are eliminated and clarity is restored. Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel is clinically proven to reduce acne in 92% of users in just 3 days when used in combination with the Acne Complex regimen.

Hydrate | Protect
Skin Perfecting Lotion, 1.7 FL. OZ.
This oil-free moisturizer provides ultra-light hydration while minimizing pores and refining texture.Queen of Meadow and Algae Extract penetrate to clear pores and balance oil production. Retinol encourages healthy cell turn-over while Arnica soothes irritation.

Free Gift!
Acne Spot Treatment (0.5 FL. OZ.) is yours to keep just for trying the Acne Complex regimen.

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The Secret to Glowing Skin

Cleansing your way to beautiful skin

Make-up, skincare products, and free radicals have one thing in common, clogged pores. Proper skin cleansing is imperative for healthy skin and the beautiful complexion we all want. Trusted dermatologists and aestheticians recommend gentle cleansing, especially to patients suffering from ageing skin, acne, rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis, (if you suffer from any of these conditions, you know how painful it can be).

The Clarisonic Systems are  highly recommended by doctors, make-up artists, and everyone in the skincare industry; this gentle and effective cleansing system has a micro-massage action, which promotes circulation and restores your natural glow without the use of  products containing harsh chemicals.

Finally, having a brighter, more energized, and smoother complexion has never been easier, buy your Clarisonic today, this life changing gadget is magical!

The Clarisonic Benefits:

  • Removes 6X more make-up  than manual cleansing
  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Cleansing helps products work more effectively
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

How to use the Clarisonic Mia Set:

  • Gently move the brush using small, circular motion;
  • Use on forehead (20 seconds);
  • Nose/chin (20 seconds);
  • Both cheeks (10 seconds each).

To order, please CLICK on the image below.

The Set Includes:

    • Clarisonic Mia in Lavender.
    • Travel-sized bestsellers in a Jurlique beauty bag:
      • Rosewater Balancing Mist, 15ml;
      • Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, 15ml;
      • Skin Brightening Essence, 5ml…and bonus samples of other products in the clinically proven regimen.

Feel free to comment, share  your questions, opinions, and/or concerns. Thank you for stopping by, as always, please “Pass the  Blog”!

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Blissfully Calm

1, 2, and 3 … center and calm yourself.

Breathe in, and breathe out, calm yourself and find that happy place.

How much more cliché can you get? According to psychological studies stress damages the skin as well as our health. How? Think about it, when we worry our minds are in a state of anxiety, causing individuals to panic about situations or problems, possibly resulting in making poor choices and mistakes, not to mention the domino effect to our internal health. A stressed person may forget to eat regularly, take vitamins, or  drink water (which is imperative to our organism); however, one may also indulge in food, alcohol, and/or drugs, all having negative effects to our mind and body.

Snooze time is also a factor, stress causes sleep deprivation causing dark circles under eyes, (dark circles are not always a sign of stress,  depends on health conditions, and ethnicity as well), taking away from the radiance of skin complexion, triggering breakouts, allergies, and many more skin problems. Lack of sleep also causes premature aging and sleep disorders. Avoid staying up late, we all need our Beauty Sleep, if stress is interfering with the rest you desperately need, seek ways to calm your mind, try meditation, swimming, yoga, or anything that relaxes your nerves, or makes you smile.

Calm yourself by centering your emotions. Don’t be another statistic related to stress! Life is beautiful, cherish every single moment!!!

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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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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!


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Adult Acne

These two words may be traumatic to someone who has never experienced acne before. However, simple home skin care regimen can help improve this temporary condition, without over drying your skin, and remember DON’T PICK!!!

1. Use a oil-free beta-hydroxy cleanser, and wash your face morning and night.

2. Exfoliate four or five nights a week with  a beta-hydroxy lotion or cream or a gentle scrub.  (If you chose a scrub, select one with round beads, soft consistency, nothing harsh nor harsh).

3. Use a mask once a week, follow the simple steps below,  and make your own organic product! Home made products are not miracle workers, and will not clear up large breakouts, but can work quickly and effectively on small areas by keeping the problem under control.

4. Apply an oil-free moisturizer.

5. Use a non comedogenic sunblock, avoid products with pore-clogging ingredients.

Tea Tree Treatment

This magnificent Australian product is antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory.

1 drop tea tree oil (you can find it almost anywhere, health food stores and some pharmacies)

1/2 cup milk or water

1. Mix the tea tree oil into the milk or water.

2. Swab on your face with cotton.

3. Rinse off after 5 to 10 minutes.

You may use a Q-tip to swab this mixture directly to pimples, as spot treatment.

Curds And Clay

Yogurt kills bacteria and helps soften the skin.

4 tablespoons clay

2 teaspoon plain yogurt

4 teaspoons water

2 drops tea tree or geranium oil

(you can boil fresh thyme in water and replace the water above with 4 teaspoon thyme water)

1. Mix the ingredients to form a paste

2. Apply to your face with a brush, or you may use your ring finger to apply gently.

3. Leave on for 15 minutes.

4. Rinse off with warm water and dab skin dry.

Parsley Treatment

Get rid of blackheads, parsley is another good homeopathic remedy.

A  hand full of parsley

1. Run the parsley through the blender.

2. Boil 1 cup of water and pour over herbs.

3. Mix water and herbs together and let it cool for 20 seconds.

4. Apply to the face and leave on for 5 minutes

5. Follow with an exfoliating mask or exfoliate your face with a scrub.

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Free and Clear

1. Never, never, never pick! You can spread the content deep into the oil gland and cause a cystic infection, and you can damage your pore by stretching and disfiguring it forever. When squeezing a pimple, you push the sebum down through the pore, and the pore can rupture. When it ruptures the impurities enter the oil gland and surrounding areas, ( yes, you can very well be your own acne cause) which may cause irritation, redness, and scarring. Instead, wash your face, give yourself a mask, relax, if you must stay away from the mirror, then do it! Picking is counterproductive as we all know, it causes pain, discomfort and emotional distress. With all this said, the more we say “don’t pick” the more prone we are to “pick away“! Reality is just that, how about a clean technique in picking? Yes! You heard right! Here are a few imperative tips, wash your face and hands, tone your skin with an alcohol-free toner, grab two Q-tips or two tissues, DO NOT USE YOUR BARE FINGERS, and gently ease the contents out of your skin. Follow with an antiseptic, tea tree oil is a great natural agent, dab the area clean. If you don’t follow this technique, you will introduce bacteria and create an infection, which means more and more pimples.

2. Don’t use soaps, astringents or toners that are alcohol based, they strip your skin from natural oils, and over dry the skin. Harsh products will make acne worse, your oil glands will overcompensate and secrete more oils, resulting in skin rashes, dermatitis, the skin will feel tight, rough, bumpy and will be the beginning of a vicious cycle of doctor visits, expensive products and antibiotics.

3. Before panicking about pimples, pay close attention where the breakout occurred, for example, your forehead has a few bumps near the hairline, check your hair products you use. Emollients, fragrances alcohol in shampoo, conditioner, gels, hair spray, mousse, can cause irritation of the skin. Either stop using these products or put a thick terry cloth headband around your forehead before working on your hair. What if your cheeks are breaking out and you are following every step? Well, start by changing your pillow case nightly, the oils from your hair could cause pimples. Also, you can use alcohol pads and clean your work phone or cell phone daily before you intend to use it.

4. Facials are GREEEAAATTT!!!! Too much of it, – exfoliation, facial massage ( which promotes oil production) – can causes irritation, and inflame your poor skin. A Facial every four weeks is a great way to keep up your skin regimen, let’s not forget our at home skin care with a bi-weekly mask and exfoliation, keep it simple and clear!

5. Your head has a neck for support, your hands are not needed, keep your hands off your face and to yourself! Try it, and you’ll see a great improvement.

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