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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.

Eye Love Secrets

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

~ Anna M. Uhlich

Today,  A Blissful Skin’s fan reached out by seeking  eye care advice, naturally, I researched and decided to write a post targeting eye puffiness and possible remedies.  I would like to share a few products and tips with all of you, however, this is for you Emi Jade and thank you for being part of A Blissful Skin community =)

I’ve  heard people say: “Beautiful eyes are the window to the soul”, but is true? If so, what makes eyes beautiful?  Color? Shape? Contour??? What if you have hereditary dark circles and your color is magnificent, are you automatically disqualified from having beautiful eyes? What about puffiness in the under-eye area, or perhaps all around,  due to weather, allergies, lack of sleep, and/or other reasons, are you not part of the “beautiful eyes club”?

My thoughts are, (please feel free to share yours in the comment area below), everyone has beautiful eyes! Taking care of our amazing skin protecting the eyes and surrounding areas  is imperative, sometimes finding the right products can be a costly challenge, and if you have hypersensitive skin like myself, allergies never known to mankind will surface.  I would like to share a few of my favorite products and secrets with you guys.

Please remember  a professional skincare specialist will share any information she or he may have with friends, family, and whomever  asks for it, free of charge of course!

 Puffy Eyes

Puffiness of the eyes may be caused by:

  • Lack of sleep; to function properly we must let our mind and body rest, lack of sleep also speeds up the ageing process, and we don’t want that!
  • Not drinking enough water; our organism needs plenty of water, please drink 6 – 8 glasses a day, it does the body good.
  • Excessive sodium intake; if this is the case, drink plenty of water so you can flush your system.
  • Allergies can be seasonal, contact allergens from household/personal care  products, animals, filters, dust, etc.
  • High blood pressure, certain medical conditions, side effects to prescription drugs. Please seek medical attention, it’s worth it!
  • Stress; learning stress coping tactics is challenging, why not exercise, meditate, and center ourselves? It’s never too late to start.
  • Genetic; sometimes skin conditions may be hereditary, seek advice from you primary care physician for helpful remedies.

 P-H intensive zone

This may sound crazy, not right, unbelievable, yes …. Preparation H works! Why does it work? It shrinks blood vessels which may help with redness for a while, and contains 1% hydro-cortisone, an anti-inflammatory that might temporarily reduce puffiness. Many makeup artists use Preparation H by dabbing small amounts  on the under eye area, helping their clients look awake, relaxed prior makeup application, it’s one of the many secrets of the  beauty industry.

    • Fast, cooling relief from painful burning and itching.
    • Shrinks swollen tissue.
    • Relieves external discomfort.
    • Clear, non-greasy formula with no unpleasant scent.
    • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details $7.84 

If you don’t believe Preparation H works, check out what Sandra Bullock says!  http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/celebrities-weirdest-beauty-secrets-slideshow/

Cool  Eye Treatment

Have you ever thought about adding an extra step to your weekly mask? Maybe your schedule is packed and you’re pressed on time, how about a 5 – 10 minute eye wrap treatment? I highly recommend this treatment, it works and feels great! Soothes tired eye area, may diminish puffiness under eyes, and may also benefit circulation. Just follow the steps below and enjoy!

  • In a small glass of ice place Intensive Hydrating Mask by Aveda ($27.07) and H2O Plus Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex ($31.00)
  • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.
  • Grab a small ice cube and begin gently massaging the face and eye area  for approximately 2 minutes. This helps calm and sooth the skin.
  • Apply a thick layer of Intensive Hydrating Mask around the eye area, then apply another thick layer of H2o Plus Night Oasis Eye Complex on eyelids and right below them.
  • Now sit/lay down for the next 5 to 10 minutes and relax.
  • Next, wash your face with cool/tepid water and gently pat dry.
  • Lastly, apply your favorite moisturizer and eye cream.

     

 

My Top 3 Favorite Eye Products

Today I’ve shared with you a few techniques targeting eye puffiness. Life is too short,please remember you’re BEAUTIFUL no matter what, embrace your individuality and focus on your inner beauty, which will ALWAYS shine above all. If you have questions/concerns or just want to express your opinion, please leave your valuable feedback, together, let’s continue creating and growing  A Blissful Skincare community.

Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.

#1  Guinot Age Logic Yeux Intelligent Cell Renewal for Eye  $69.90

#2  BABOR – Anti-Age Collagen Booster Fluid (7 Amp. x 2 ml)  $55.00

The specific BABOR tripeptide activates collagen production. Improves and helps to preserve the skin’s elasticity. Small wrinkles are lifted from the inside and the skin appears smoother. A film of moisture over the skin supplies it with moisture all day long.

#3  DDF Erase Eye Gel   $52.00

A humectant formulation with seven natural ingredients to target under eye circles.  The humectant formula combined with daily massaging application reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Thank You for reading, please remember to “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. Please consult with your primary care physician and use your best judgement. The advice given here is not in lieu of medical advice, care, or diagnosis, thank you!

The Truth about Fillers

Beauty  ….

What is beauty? Allure, physical attractiveness, good looks, grace, or style? You tell me, enlighten me with your definition of such term. Beauty is perceived differently by all of us, making it easy for us to like different types of people. Every age has its own beauty, we need to embrace and cherish our inner and outer elegance, unfortunately we don’t. We are our own worse critic, we pick, hide, and complain about imperfections, very much unknown to the outside world; in front of the mirror we pull, tuck, and stretch our skin, hoping it will appear tighter, smoother, and perhaps plumper. Society has made coming of aging unacceptable, we look for quick fixes, from facials, peels, and fillers, we are thriving for perfection, which doesn’t exist.

Fillers

Q: Do fillers really remove years?

A: Yes, but the results are temporary.

1. Which are the most common areas fillers are used on?

  • Chin Creases
  • Uneven Brows
  • Dropping corners of the mouth
  • Muscle bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet (outside eye-corners)
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep expression lines

2. Possible side effects?

Always check with your doctor prior any procedure, safety and well-being are more important than beauty.

The crow’s-feet area is a bit pesky, the skin is thinner and the muscle causing the wrinkles is quiet strong, which may cause the treatment to go wrong, by pushing the solution in different parts of the face resulting in deeper wrinkles and a possibility of uneven skin around the injected area.

3. What kind of fillers are available?

There are more than 70 different types of fillers on the market, consult with your doctor by asking questions in ensuring the best choice for you.

The most common fillers are :

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform
  • Captique
  • Radiesse
  • Restylene
  • Collagen
  • Fat Fascia Dermis (your own fat, which is the best option and less expensive)
  • Liquid Silicone
  • Poly-L-Acid known as Sculptra (currently only available for HIV – patients)

Beauty is beauty, but if a treatment or two makes a person feel better about themselves, I say go for it, why not? Keep it in moderation, be healthy and happy!

Want to know more? Buy this Cosmetic Dermatology book, CLICK on image for ordering details.

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Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!  Thank you for reading, and as always, don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. A Blissful Skin, and My  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.

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”!

© 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.

Best Eyeliner and Eye-shadow

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”
~ Calvin Klein

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! But isn’t true  beauty also natural? Of course it is! We may cover up blemishes and tired skin with make-up, but we can still look natural and refreshed, right? The answer is always a big  YES!!!

I love make-up. It’s fun and makes me feel pretty. Finding the right products was a little challenging, considering I have allergies and my skin is hypersensitive. My make-up has to stay put for the entire day, or until when I decide to wash it off. Constant touch-up, running eyeliners, smudging shadows, are amongst my biggest pet peeves, and will not stand for them. Does anyone want to look like a losing boxer? What do I mean by that? Hmmmm, walking around with two black eyes? No, not pretty! How about eyeliners that burn your eyes so much, causing them to tear the entire day?  Thanks but no thanks! There are brands which I stick by because they totally work for me, today I’m going to share them with you.  Please CLICK on images for product details and ordering.

1. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Spices

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

2. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Reflets

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

3. Christian Dior Eyeliner Waterproof – 594 Intense Brown – 1.2g-0.04oz

Finally, a long wearing eyeliner that’s not afraid of water. Each classic shade glides on with precise, mistake-proof ease.

  • This easy-glide eyeliner formula allows for maximum comfort and outstanding staying power, while its integrated sharpener makes it a practical beauty essential.
  • Darker shades add intensity to the eyes, while lighter shades add luminosity.

4. Stila Smudge Pots Liner, Black Cat, .14 oz

One of Stila’s most popular products just added a new shade – Black Cat with champagne shimmer!  Use this limited life shade to create that perfectly defined, sultry eye look that lasts throughout the day.

The Smudge Pot formula is a long-wearing, highly pigmented gel eye liner/shadow formula that allows the precision of a liquid liner or wet shadow, with a soft, modern finish.  The comfortable light-weight formula is perfect for lining, blending, and creating a lash-thickening effect without smudging and smearing.

  • Transfer and smudge-resistant
  • All-day wear
  • No clumping or flaking
  • Easy to apply for lining, blending and lash-thickening
  • Contains a blend of golden, champagne shimmer

Thank you for stopping by, please don’t forget to “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.

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.

Please CLICK on the image below for ordering, shipping, and product details!


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Thank you for stopping by and reading, please “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.

5 Amazing Skincare Products

 

Tell us what you like!

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a few products with you, which were submitted by A Blissful Skin readers. Please take the time and vote for your favorite product in the poll below.  Also, for ordering, pricing, and shipping details CLICK on the merchandise images.

OBAGI Eye Treatment Cream

Obagi® ELASTIderm™ Eye Cream is a one of a kind topical eye treatment that works to bring back lift, snap and resilience to the delicate skin around the eyes.  Using a proprietary Restorative Elasticity Complex, it’s clinically proven to help replenish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks.  For normal to dry skin or for those who prefer the rich consistency of a cream. Restorative Elasticity Complex.

Guinot Age Logic Minceur Silhouette Refining Stubborn Cellulite

Buy Guinot cellulite stretch mark control – Guinot Age Logic Minceur Silhouette Refining Stubborn Cellulite 200 ml/6.7oz. How-to-Use: Apply morning and evening with light massage movements, paying special attention to areas of concern.

 Cosmedix Ageless Skin Care Kit

CosMedix Ageless Skin Care Kit CosMedix Simply Ageless is a collection of 4 age-defying formulas, proven to fight wrinkles, smooth skin texture and revitalize skin’s appearance. It starts with the free radical-fighting cleanser, refinishing treatment, daily antioxidant hydration and ends with a balancing moisture boost to minimize the look of wrinkles. Includes: Benefit Clean (15 ml.) Hydrate+ (15 ml.) Refine (7.5 ml.) Phytoharmony (15 ml.) Directions: Moisten hands and face.

La mer the eye concentrate

It’s three, three, three Miracle Broths in one! This concentrated eye cream boasts three unique forms of La Mer’s Miracle Broth™ (the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation), plus iron-rich minerals and sea-borne Radiant Ferments™ to deeply condition, smooth and hydrate the delicate eye area. Plus, it comes with a cool (literally and figuratively) silver-tipped applicator specially engineered to help mega-size microcirculation instantly. It’s the big guns for anyone who wants to dramatically dissolve the appearance of dark circles, lines and wrinkles to bring luminous new life to lackluster eyes. .5 oz

Sothys – Active-Contour Age-Defying Cream (Eyes)

An intensive cream with high-tech plant active ingredients for a skin that is revitalized and remodeled, with under-eye circles and wrinkles attenuated / reduced. A fluid emulsion that aids in preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for all skin types this cream reduces the depth of wrinkles while revitalizing and destressing the skin. It fights against slackening of the skin and provides a tensing effect. A mixture of caffeine and natural actives help to reabsorbs the fat…

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© 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.

 

Eye Love Secrets

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”

~ Anna M. Uhlich

Today,  A Blissful Skin’s fan reached out by seeking  eye care advice, naturally, I researched and decided to write a post targeting eye puffiness and possible remedies.  I would like to share a few products and tips with all of you, however, this is for you Emi Jade and thank you for being part of A Blissful Skin community =)

I’ve  heard people say: “Beautiful eyes are the window to the soul”, but is true? If so, what makes eyes beautiful?  Color? Shape? Contour??? What if you have hereditary dark circles and your color is magnificent, are you automatically disqualified from having beautiful eyes? What about puffiness in the under-eye area, or perhaps all around,  due to weather, allergies, lack of sleep, and/or other reasons, are you not part of the “beautiful eyes club”?

My thoughts are, (please feel free to share yours in the comment area below), everyone has beautiful eyes! Taking care of our amazing skin protecting the eyes and surrounding areas  is imperative, sometimes finding the right products can be a costly challenge, and if you have hypersensitive skin like myself, allergies never known to mankind will surface.  I would like to share a few of my favorite products and secrets with you guys.

Please remember  a professional skincare specialist will share any information she or he may have with friends, family, and whomever  asks for it, free of charge of course!

 Puffy Eyes

Puffiness of the eyes may be caused by:

  • Lack of sleep; to function properly we must let our mind and body rest, lack of sleep also speeds up the ageing process, and we don’t want that!
  • Not drinking enough water; our organism needs plenty of water, please drink 6 – 8 glasses a day, it does the body good.
  • Excessive sodium intake; if this is the case, drink plenty of water so you can flush your system.
  • Allergies can be seasonal, contact allergens from household/personal care  products, animals, filters, dust, etc.
  • High blood pressure, certain medical conditions, side effects to prescription drugs. Please seek medical attention, it’s worth it!
  • Stress; learning stress coping tactics is challenging, why not exercise, meditate, and center ourselves? It’s never too late to start.
  • Genetic; sometimes skin conditions may be hereditary, seek advice from you primary care physician for helpful remedies.

 P-H intensive zone

This may sound crazy, not right, unbelievable, yes …. Preparation H works! Why does it work? It shrinks blood vessels which may help with redness for a while, and contains 1% hydro-cortisone, an anti-inflammatory that might temporarily reduce puffiness. Many makeup artists use Preparation H by dabbing small amounts  on the under eye area, helping their clients look awake, relaxed prior makeup application, it’s one of the many secrets of the  beauty industry.

    • Fast, cooling relief from painful burning and itching.
    • Shrinks swollen tissue.
    • Relieves external discomfort.
    • Clear, non-greasy formula with no unpleasant scent.
    • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details $7.84 

Cool  Eye Treatment

Have you ever thought about adding an extra step to your weekly mask? Maybe your schedule is packed and you’re pressed on time, how about a 5 – 10 minute eye wrap treatment? I highly recommend this treatment, it works and feels great! Soothes tired eye area, may diminish puffiness under eyes, and may also benefit circulation. Just follow the steps below and enjoy!

  • In a small glass of ice place Intensive Hydrating Mask by Aveda ($27.07) and H2O Plus Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex ($31.00)
  • Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.
  • Grab a small ice cube and begin gently massaging the face and eye area  for approximately 2 minutes. This helps calm and sooth the skin.
  • Apply a thick layer of Intensive Hydrating Mask around the eye area, then apply another thick layer of H2o Plus Night Oasis Eye Complex on eyelids and right below them.
  • Now sit/lay down for the next 5 to 10 minutes and relax.
  • Next, wash your face with cool/tepid water and gently pat dry.
  • Lastly, apply your favorite moisturizer and eye cream.

     

My Top 3 Favorite Eye Products

Today I’ve shared with you a few techniques targeting eye puffiness. Life is too short,please remember you’re BEAUTIFUL no matter what, embrace your individuality and focus on your inner beauty, which will ALWAYS shine above all. If you have questions/concerns or just want to express your opinion, please leave your valuable feedback, together, let’s continue creating and growing  A Blissful Skincare community.

Please CLICK on the image below for ordering details.

#1  Guinot Age Logic Yeux Intelligent Cell Renewal for Eye  $69.90

#2  BABOR – Anti-Age Collagen Booster Fluid (7 Amp. x 2 ml)  $55.00

The specific BABOR tripeptide activates collagen production. Improves and helps to preserve the skin’s elasticity. Small wrinkles are lifted from the inside and the skin appears smoother. A film of moisture over the skin supplies it with moisture all day long.

#3  DDF Erase Eye Gel   $52.00

A humectant formulation with seven natural ingredients to target under eye circles.  The humectant formula combined with daily massaging application reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Thank You for reading, please remember to “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. Please consult with your primary care physician and use your best judgement. The advice given here is not in lieu of medical advice, care, or diagnosis, thank you!

Little Known Ways to Calmness

Calmness …..

Try another way of looking.

Try you looking and the whole Universe seeing.

~Rumi~

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Stress is one of the biggest factors related to health, body, and mind challenges, which brings an array of unwanted, negative reactions to our lives. Why continue giving stress so much power? How can we encourage one another to free ourselves from adverse thoughts leading to unwanted circumstances?

The effect of stress leaves undesirable signs on our beautiful complexion, making them more real than ever; common indicators are breakouts, premature aging, dull appearance, lack of suppleness, and so much more.  It’s time we take necessary steps towards a healthier, happier life, I believe we can do it together, are you ready? Let’s get going by starting today!

1. Love and Gratitude

Be grateful for who you are, there’s only one of you; you are loved, cherished, and cared for, even through challenging times. Once you’re able to feel love for yourself, the Universe will open up imaginable doors and lay an exciting and amazing path for you.

If you want something, a loving relationships, financial abundance, health,  or anything else, you must become love, you can achieve this by first loving yourself, fall in love with who you are, honor yourself, accept the way you are, celebrate you.

Once you love who you are, loving and accepting others will become a natural part of life, happiness and joy will join forces and become who you are; peace of mind will overpower any negative thought, and stress will begin to reside elsewhere, and no longer within you.

2. Exercise

Always receive clearance before participating in any  form of physical activity.  Amongst the many, my favorite is Bikram Yoga, what’s yours? Please feel free to share by commenting and leaving your valuable feedback below.

Bikram Yoga makes me feel incredible, when stress creeps up, I check the schedule and attend a 90 minute class …..  Aaaaahhh, this amazing practice heals from within, calms emotions, invigorates the heart, promotes blood circulation, improves flexibility, not to mention my skin clears up! If you never tried this form of exercise I encourage you to give it a try, you may be surprised in how great you feel psychologically and physically.

3. Kiss

Kissing is the art of pure love! Kiss away! Kiss your loved ones! Hug away, increase the energy flow around you!

According to Best Kisses kissing has amazing health benefits “Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well-being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.”

Cortisol being the stress hormone causes premature aging, wrinkles and hormonal breakouts, so why not fight back with pure love energy? There you have it, take it a step further, make it your daily health tip, kiss away!

4. Appreciate Nature

Feeling down? Go outside, take a deep breath, enjoy our beautiful Earth! Go hiking, or perhaps a brisk walk? Maybe you prefer a swim? With so many activities, pick one and love it! With each motion inhale love and exhale gratitude!

Life is beautiful, full of opportunities and amazing people, appreciate nature and always Think Green! By helping our environment, we reduce pollution, toxic waste, the ability to keep our Earth clean is in our hands, by making conscious efforts in recycling we are protecting our health from free radicals which are damaging to our skin and hair as well. Let’s work together in removing our Carbon Footprint from Mother Earth.

Thank you for reading and as always don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

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The Benefits of Stressing Less

Stress Less and Live Longer!

Do you feel stress is manageable? How important is breathing? Do you believe in candle therapy? Please continue reading! Implementing a few techniques could be the answer in continuing your path towards a more happy and relaxed life!

Stress is classified as the “silent killer”, many problems derive from it, ranging from skin disease to heart attacks, including acne! Why not learn a few helpful alternatives, implementing them in our everyday life? Let’s transform our lives from chaotic to peaceful, you may ask yourself how?

Simply follow my favorite steps below! Easy 1-2-3 and 4!

Breathe in, and exhale your worries away

Taking deep breaths in and exhaling, is the first step to relaxation. This basic technique increases oxygen levels by clearing

Light your way to relaxation with aromatherapy

Massage and let your circulation increase oxygen to your mind and body

Massage face, neck and ears

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