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Try This Natural Product — The Results Will Shock You!

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 penetrantes 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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The Key to Youthful Skincare

Products, products, and more products ….

Have you found your niche product? What are the must have products of your choice? Did you know that choosing the wrong items can emphasize the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and crows feet around the eye area? Instead of “experimenting” at the expense of your beautiful complexion, why not learn what Skin Type you are  before selecting a skin care line.

Today, I’d like to introduce your path to a youthful, beautiful, and supple complexion via Murad!

Know Your Skin Type

OILY – Shiny skin, enlarged pores, prone to blackheads and blemishes, some tightness.

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.

SENSITIVE – Thin delicate, fine pores. Flushes easily, prone to broken capillaries, frequently allergic, can be rashy.

DRY – Feels tight, especially after cleansing; fine wrinkles, flaking, red patches. In woman of color, appears ashy or dull from dead skin buildup.

AGING OR SUN-DAMAGED – Feels tight, visible wrinkles, slack skin tone especially around cheeks and jawline, leathery texture, broken capillaries.

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The Secret Moisturizer?

Winter, this is one is for you ! 🙂

A good friend asked  “who makes an efficient and affordable moisturizer?“… hmmm … thinking of  great and efficient products including moisturizers, $$$ signs come to mind. It is what it is; however, let me share a few tips, hoping to make a difference in your product selection and purchase.

A few questions came to me, such as:

Do we have to pay high dollars for hydrated skin? Well, it’s a personal choice depending on your budget.

Is the skin care industry saturated with big promises and little results? It sure is!

How can you be sure you won’t develop a reaction to a product? You’ll find the answer below 🙂

I don’t feel it’s fair for companies to advertise, push costly and ineffective products, by bombarding us with cheesy pink and neon green ads, claiming to erase wrinkles in 3-weeks, or your money back is absurd! Who has the time to buy products, use them, and if not liked, package them up, go to the post office and return them? Did you know it takes 3-4 weeks for cells to regenerate, making it difficult for an individual to see/feel any difference? My conclusion, (or opinion), 30 days money back guarantees are essentially worthless.

Please understand any products mentioned in this blog, are items I personally use and believe in. Now, let’s get back to moisturizing, what makes one brand more effective than another? Together, let’s answer a few essential questions.

Q: Do you know your skin?

A: If your skin feels dry and tight around your eyes and cheeks, you need to moisturize. If the answer is no, perhaps you can avoid this item, why over moisturize when the skin’s ph is normal or oily? Over-moisturizing is bad for your skin, leaving you with a shiny, greasy look (not the pretty one either).

Q: What’s the difference between a good moisturizer and a bad one?

A: Depending on your skin type, you may need more humectant ingredients, (which elevates the hydration of the skin to minimize the dehydrating effect of some active ingredients like corticoids), or emollients in your moisturizer, ( substances that soften and soothe the skin. They are used to correct dryness and scaling of the skin. They are a key component in the manufacture of lipstick, lotions, and other cosmetic products).

Often used humectants ingredients include the following: sodium hyaluronate; glycerin; sorbitol; butylene glycol; sodium PCA; etc.

There are many emollients agents, for example: sunflower oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil; plant oils; mineral oils; shea, cocoa butter; lanolin; fats such as caprylic triglycerides; silicone and similar ingredients, help guard moisture and protects the skin.

Q: What about fragrance and preservatives?

A: Well, both of these agents may cause skin irritation, breakouts, rashes and so on. Fragrance is not hard to avoid; however, preservatives are, so my advice is to find a fragrant free product that works for your skin type and budget.

Over moisturizing has negative effects on the skin, clogging  pores with unnecessary products will leave your complexion looking dull and prone to breakouts. Always consult a physician if blemishes persist, or change shape, use your best judgement.

Below are a few products I love, check out my slideshow: Guinot, Biodroga, Babor, Nivea, Neutrogena, Oil of Olay, and Burt’s Bee.

Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this little blog about moisturizers, your feedback and comments are welcome! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to please “Pass the blog”!


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Winter Skin

Wind, snow, and rain are elements which contribute to chapped skin and lips. How can one avoid the constant peeling, burning, and redness look? Simple,  moisturize!

Keep your body hydrated, use chap-stick, and use a good moisturizer. Personally speaking, my poor lips feel the effects from our crazy weather year around, not fun!

Below I’ve listen the few products I adore!

Nivea Lip Care

Burt’s bees hand moisturizer


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


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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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