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5 Benefits of Coconut Oil

1. Coconut Oil: Your New Sunscreen?

YES! Of course! Did you know pacific islanders use coconut oil to protect their skin from UV rays, and they’ve been doing this for thousand of years?

Why not protect our skin naturally with one of earth’s free gifts? You’ll feel a huge difference, the skin will look healthier, not to mention, naturally hydrated! Stop using toxic chemicals today, you must start using coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a natural sunscreen, it blocks about 20% of UV rays, be sure you reapply often, and limit the amount of time spent under the sun.

2. Great Source of Vitamin D

Moderate amounts of sun intake is beneficial for your health and skin, therefore, we don’t need to block 100% of rays as it is a great way to increase your level of vitamin D!

Coconut oil blocks 20% of UV rays, so, use this natural miracle, not only it allows the necessary amounts of rays, but penetrates deep into the skin by adding the essential vitamins needed from well-being.

3. Shiny and Gorgeous Locks!

Did you know coconut oil is a natural shine serum? How can you use this amazing product? Simple, you may run trough wet hair just like the many purchased beauty supply products, (dime-size for short hair, quarter-size for long). Brush and style as per usual, the and voilà, your amazing locks are guaranteed to turn heads!

4. Healing Heels and Flaky Skin

Heal your beautiful feet, remove the rough, flaky excess skin with coconut oil, nourish them by massaging the oil directly to affected areas, repeat nightly before bedtime, trust me, your feet will thank you!

5. Natural Makeup Remover & Moisturizer

Stop using harsh agents to remove daily makeup, use coconut oil, just a few drops on cotton balls will do the trick without irritating skin, or eyes.

This step, will leave your beautiful complexion hydrated, without the heaviness of moisturizing lotions.
Try it out, share your experience with us, sharing is caring!

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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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Top 2 Skin Care Secrets

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Cover your mouth

Say what? Cover what? The topic is skin deep, no pun intended, and I’m talking about  protecting your luscious lips with a natural lip balm containing UV protection. Did you know your lips (along with your eye area) have some of the thinnest skin layers on your body surface? Just like the eye area, they need extra shielding, protection from free radicals.

Why wait until is too late?

Begin using antiaging products now, why wait for the first signs of aging to show, which may send you into an unnecessary panic attack? You can begin today, preventative care is key across the board. “Women in their twenties should be using a topical retinoid–unless they’re pregnant or nursing,” says Francesca Fusco, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Why you should use the following: Retinoids, which contain vitamin A, are one of the most potent agents for preventing and reversing sun damage and signs of aging. And, says Hirsch, “they’re the ultimate multitasker. They speed skin renewal by shedding dull, pore-clogging cells and increase collagen production to prevent wrinkles.”

Begin today by making little changes!

Please be safe this Memorial Day Weekend, thank you for stopping by and please don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

 

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Tip of the Day: Business

What Not To Do! Avoid Being The Next Victim to Identity Theft …

Be proactive, take initiative by learning what triggers online identity theft. Did you know changing passwords monthly, and securely disposing important documents in shredders regularly greatly decreases online identify theft by 97%?

Do you work in a shared computer environment such as a Real Estate Brokerage? Or are you a student who frequents computer labs? Do you use wireless services? Be sure the network joined is “secured”, meaning password protected.

Please take great caution when changing computers or even printers, make sure you keep or wipe the hard drive of all your personal and business data. Also, when browsing, use incognito tabs, once your session comes to an end, delete your history.

Why not follow the proper steps to keep your personal information safe? Protect your business, increase your ROI instead of having to chase identify thieves.

Have a great day and be safe this Memorial Weekend!

Please “Pass the Blog”!

 

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Do You Know The 3 Benefits of Coffee?

Coffee with Benefits?

Hi there! It’s been a few weeks since my last post, my apologies to all of you, I’ll be sure to update this site more often.

A BIG “Thank You” to each one of you! Your feedback has been overwhelming, either by commenting, visiting, or referring friends and family to this site, without you my readers, A Blissful Skin would not exist =) I appreciate all of you sooooo much!!!!

Let’s get back on topic here! Coffee, yes, good old coffee! I can’t live without it, I must have my morning cup, and my favorite one is Starbucks of course! Budgeting is my daily routine, a trip to my local Starbucks is not part of it, so how do I manage? Simple, I buy the pre-measured packets, my favorite flavor? Mocha of course! =)

With a busy work, travel, and family schedule, making a trip to my local grocery stores is a nuisance …. I love online shopping, this is why I write blogs about products I use and believe in, making them accessible for you and me! Please remember to CLICK on the product images for ordering details.

Now that I’ve shared my favorite coffee with you, let’s carry on to the health, skin, and cardiovascular benefits of this amazing, natural source!

Starbucks $6.95

1. Mood Therapy

Are you feeling down? Depressed? Need a Uplifting Mood alternative? Have a cup of coffee! Studies across the globe show that coffee contains a compound called trigonelline which promotes neurite outgrowth in neurons, meaning this is a very beneficial compound which helps and rescues damaged neuronal networks, giving coffee the power to positively improve brain health, by uplifting your mood! Let’s brew a delicious cup now!

Starbucks Classic Pour-Over Brewer $9.95

2. Blood Circulation

Coffee bean facials and body scrubs??? What and why? The answer is simple, coffee beans exfoliate the skin by increasing circulation to the  cardiovascular system, and it doesn’t stop there, caffeine also  firms and reduces the appearance of cellulite! If you ask me, it’s a win-win for anti-aging and body treatments! Let’s make it a coffee-spa-day!

Bliss ‘thigh-namic’ duo $51.00
SKU :BLISS-SET101

3. At Home Skin Treatment

We all need some skin texture enhancement tips, well, coffee is another remedy with long-lasting results. Products containing caffeine may also have an effect on wrinkles because it constricts the blood vessels, you may  begin to notice a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and a tauter overall appearance, why not make your very own mask? See below and enjoy! =)

Home-Mask / Body-Scrub:

    • 5 Tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans
    • 5 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 9 Tbsp. plain yogurt, soy almond milk. Use less dairy if you like a thicker paste. Substitutions are allowed: Try an egg instead of dairy if you are an egg mask lover, or substitute oils, such as olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or almond oil if you have dehydrated skin. If you choose oils, using oils, half the amount or it will be too runny.
    • 3 Tbsp. honey (for dry-dehydrated skin), or lemon juice (for combination, oily, and problematic skin)
    • Apply the freshly made product to your clean face and neck, (you may apply it all of the body as well, just double the dosage)
    • Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes
    • Wet a small towel and gently apply  to your face in order to soften and loosen the mask, then rinse with warm water.
    • Additional uncontaminated product can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for several days.
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Explore The Top 3 Exfoliants

Top Benefits of Exfoliant Products

Aestheticians are key professionals in the Skincare industry; their vast experience, combined with ongoing education, will provide patients like you and I, the best and most effective products the market has to offer in order to achieve a radiant, beautiful complexion. According to Dermascope – “In our struggling economy, we all work hard to make the best choices when choosing which products to use so as to maximize results while minimizing costs in the treatment room. We also have to carefully consider these factors when recommending to our clientele what they should use for their home care regimen to complement the treatments we provide.”

Why exfoliate? 

Is your complexion a target to minor breakouts? Well, using a good exfoliant product will balance your skin ph levels by controlling sebum production while treating and normalizing clogged skin with blackheads, white-heads, and minor acne breakouts.

Does your skin feel tight? Dehydrated? Do you have dry, scaly patches? By exfoliating, you will remove dead cells buildup, and your complexion will regain the radiant, glowing, and refreshed look again!

Exfoliants may restore radiance and a youthful appearance to the skin. Exfoliants containing natural marine extract will remove dead skin cells and impurities.

Top 3 Exfoliants

Below, I have included my preferred top 3 products. You may purchase them directly by clicking on the images.

1. Guinot Gommage Biological Peeling Radiance   $36.00

Guinot Biologique Biological Peeling Radiance Gel is formulated with Green Tea Extract, Shea Butter and natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids that will nourish and strengthen the tired skin and leave it with a new radiant complexion that will be softer and healthier if used on a regular basis.

How-to-Use:

  • Apply on cleansed face avoiding eye contours.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes to absorb excess sebum.
  • Remove by gently massaging in small circular movements to reveal fresh healthy skin cells.

2. Phytomer Gommage Marin Purifying  Exfolian  $38.00

This exfoliant with natural marine extracts restores the skin’s radiance and tone. Its exfoliating particles deeply cleanse the epidermis, eliminating dead cells and impurities.

How to use:

  •  Exfoliant can be used once or twice a week.
  • Apply a thin layer on clean and dry skin.
  • Leave it on for 2-3 minutes before remove by using a circular motion over the skin.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

 

3. Cosmedix  Defy Exfoliating Treatment  $74.00 

Formulated with three chirally correct AHAs. Invigorates and regenerates maturing skin. Restores youthful looking skin. Safe and efficacious for all skin types. Recommended for damaged dehydrated and asphyxiated skin

How to use:

  • Apply a small amount to clean dry skin at night.
  • This product may help smooth visible bumpy areas and help manage blotchy skin.
  • Sensitive enough for every night use.
  • A pacifying all-natural exfoliator.
  • Apply a small amount to clean, dry skin.
  • May mix with Refine if prepping sensitive skin for a peel.

Thank you for reading and as always “Please Pass the Blog”.

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