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DIY Organic

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.

Benefits of Pineapples

  • Speeds up tissue repair;
  • Protects bones;
  • Energizing;
  • Immunity booster.

Pineapples are 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!Reduces inflammationPumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins

  • 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 comment below!

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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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Favorite Products

My number 1 picks of the week

The skin care industry is saturated with product lines, not knowing what works and doesn’t can become costly and aggravating, not only to your wallet, but your face as well. Have you ever wondered if your current products are as effective as they claim to be? If this is your question, then the natural answer is “NO” they don’t work, and by piling up more, they will work less. Out with the old and on to the new!!! Keep your cabinet simple and clear, the way your skin should look, less is more!

First, inspect the expiration dates, then check the products, if separated, toss it! Stat fresh, part from old habits, begin your new regimen to a more radiant you! Have fun doing it.

This week, I would like to feature some of my favorite products, hopefully this will help your next purchase.

Todays picks for sensitive/reactive skin

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Awesome skin care lines! Guinot is French, Babor and Biodroga are German. I hope this was helpful to you! As always thank you for reading and Pass the Blog!


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Back to Basics – How to achieve a glow from the inside out.

1. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.Five daily servings of each is the recommended requirement. There’s no substitute for the vitamins and minerals in food, and you’ll give conscientious about eating healthy, unprocessed, non-junk food. Fruits and vegetables provide necessary substances called phytochemicals, which you can’t get from nutritional supplements. They lower cholesterol, flush out carcinogens, boost the immune system, and reduce the effect of aging.

2. Take a high-quality multiple vitamin every day.
Please do not use a substitute for food, but as a supplement. Vitamin-A stimulates healthy cell growth, Vitamin-C helps oxygen flow to the skin, and Vitamin-E helps fight acne. B vitamins aid the production of collagen in the skin and are essential for healthy hair. Vitamin-B2 (riboflavin) in particular helps prevent oily skin and strengthens the nails. Biotin can help prevent scaly skin and dermatitis and helps the body process protein, which is what your skin, hair and nails are made of. The minerals included is most multivitamin supplements are also important. Zinc promotes healthy skin and hair; selenium preserves the elasticity of the skin. Your body needs to process these nutrients through digestion. A moisturizer loaded with Vitamin-C, magnesium, and ginkgo biloba may sound healthy, but it won’t make up for a nutritional deficiency. You can’t feed your skin on the outside what is missing on the inside.

3. Fat in moderation is a well-kept but invaluable beauty secret.
Fat helps your body (and skin) utilize protein. This isn’t to say that you should load on cholesterol-raising saturated animal fats. You shouldn’t. But  your body does need unsaturated fats from vegetable oils like olive, corn, safflower, or canola, every day. So don’t deprive yourself of that vinaigrette on your salad – a tablespoon of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, a dab of Dijon mustard – it’s good for you. Enjoy it!

4. Drink at least eight glasses of water each day.
The best way to keep your skin hydrated is to moisturize, from the inside out. Since the human body, like the earth, is made up of approximately 70 percent water and water accounts for 70 percent of our skin weight, it makes sense that we need to continuously replenish our precious bodily fluid and keep our cells hydrated. Sport drinks, sodas, coffee, alcoholic beverages, will dehydrate your body.

5. Exercise
Daily exercise will get your blood flowing and stimulate the oxygen flow to feed the skin. The minimum amount of aerobic exercise necessary to maintain good health is 20 minutes, three times a week. Avoid taking quick shallow breaths, try to breath deeply and from the diaphragm (i.e. yoga breathing).

6. Don’t drink too much coffee, tea, or alcohol.
moderation is key, if any one of these are your vice, keep them to a minimum. They are considered diuretics that dehydrate the body and restricts it of Vitamin-B which helps keep nails hard, hair thick, and skin luminous. A deficiency of Vitamin-B can result dry, thin skin.

7. Don’t smoke.
If you won’t quit for health reasons, maybe vanity will motivate you. It’s been scientifically proven that smoking wreaks havoc on your skin, and nicotine-stained teeth are hardly attractive. Smoking (and drinking) depletes the body of Vitamin-B and damages the capillary walls, which deprives the skin cells of oxygen. The elastin fibers, which keep skin supple, thicken and fragment in smokers’ skin, much like skin that’s been overexposed to sunlight. Smoking also stunts the growth of collagen, and loss of collagen can lead to wrinkles. Nicotine retards cell growth in the skin and reduces the blood supply, which also slows healing. Both tar and nicotine cause artificial aging of skin, much like the sun, your skin ages at three times the normal rate. If you smoke, you age it at four times the normal rate. The combination factors out to 12 times normal. Do you really want that?

8. Use sun protection every day.
Conscientious use of sunscreen will prevent up to 90 percent of the skin damage caused by ultraviolet rays.

9. Get your fair share of shut-eye.
Lack of sleep can dehydrate the skin and cause flaky patches, pale or ashy skin, brittle nails, and hair loss, not to mention puffiness around the eyes.

10. Laugh. Relax. Enjoy life.
Laugh as much as possible! Did you know stress causes an increase production of cortisol? Cortisol is a hormone in the body secreted by the adrenal glands, it is also referred to as the stress hormone, higher and prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream have been shown to have negative effects such as :

  • Higher Blood Pressure
  • Decreased Bone Density
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Lower Immunity
  • Suppressed Thyroid Function
  • Decrease in Muscle Tissue
  • Increase in Abdominal Fat


Relax, don’t sweat the small stuff! Most importantly “Enjoy Life”!!!!!

© 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.