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Beautiful Skin in 2 Weeks with the Keto Diet

Beautiful Skin in 2 weeks with the Keto Diet

The fad of the Keto Diet is still going strong and the benefits are more than just loosing weigth, it actually improves your skin’s texture, glow and firmness.  If you follow the diet and it’s strict ingredients, then you can see for yourself these improvements within just a few weeks.  Before we continue, let’s outline what the Keto Diet is all about and then outline how it improves the skin.

The Ancients Indigenous people ate mostly a Keto diet.  The men hunted for their foods, while the women processed the farming foods for their meals.  Wheat of course was available, but usually harder to process into how our current society’s bleached white flour that is processed.  In fact, today’s flour is turned into sugar immediately upon consumption.  That was always so with the ancients.

The Break Down of Ketosis 

Essentially, the Ketogenic Diet, or aka Keto Diet, is based on how and what you eat in order to put the body into a process called ketosis which produces ketones for energy.  Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates when there aren’t enough carbs, so it uses fat for energy instead.  In this state ketones are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.  The body becomes very efficient and effective at burning fat.  The diet was created in the 1940s to help reduce seizures in epileptic patients.  Over time people began to adapt it for weight loss and other health-related lifestyle changes.

The Keto Diet requires 65-70% fats, 25-30% protein, and 5% carbs.  Thus by limiting the carbohydrates,  fat becomes the primary source of energy for the body.  As if Carbs are not burned immediately when eaten, your body will produce  insulin  will store them as body fat.  This diet requires less than 20 grams of carbs per day.

Traditional foods include all meats, fish, eggs various green vegetables, oils such as avocado or coconut, nuts, plain greek yogurt and cheeses.  Usually two-four weeks will get you the results of loosing weight, but also clearing your system of toxins helping resolve or improving upon a multitude of conditions.  Avoid foods fried in hydrogenated oil, all soy products, rice, bread, alcohol, starchy vegetables  and anything containing carbs or sugars.  Vegetables contain some carbs and that’s why there is an allowance for some carbs, for those they can be limited amounts which include tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, and cauliflower.  Very few fruits are included, only a small portions of berries can be eaten on the diet.

It might seem counterintuitive to eat more fat in order to lose  fat, but its all about shifting the way that the body metabolizes food for energy.  It may also seem like acne would increase when eating higher amounts of fat, but in theory the liver is processing

The Keto Diet can help manage breakouts and improve your Skin

When your body enters ketosis, your body is uses only slow-burning fats rather than fast-burning sugars which helps with keeping insulin levels low and consistent. The Keto Diet also lowers the body’s inflammation through the liver detoxification support from all the quality amino acids, minerals and fiber from cruciferous vegetables.  Furthermore, The antioxidants in the Keto Diet helps rid the body of free radicals and protects the skin from sun damage that can accelerate aging.

However BEWARE that if you go back to eating carbs, the weight and complexion issues will come immediately back!  So it’s best to phase off the diet to help the body transition well.

 

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb

If you are looking to self pamper yourself with an amazing experience, look no further than to create your own Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb.  This DIY Bath Bomb will not only smooth your skin, but it will relax you and help your overall wellness.

Bath Bombs are great treats as they help with all sorts of conditions.  Mixing Epsom Salt with Lavender will enhance the benefits to to relax, sooth and pamper yourself.

Epsom Salt has several amazing benefits:

  • Relieves pain and muscle cramps
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps muscles and nerves function properly
  • Soothes sprains and bruises
  • Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
  • Makes insulin more effective
  • Relieves constipation
  • Eliminates toxins from the body
  • Helps absorb nutrients
  • Eases migraine headaches
  • Treats congestions

My favorite brand of Epsom Salt is sold in bulk at amazon.com

Lavender Essential Oil Benefits:

  • Relaxes and Calms the Overall Body, relieves stress and anxiety
  • Alternative treatment for insomnia or sleep aid
  • Regulates heart-rate variability
  • Inhibits the bacteria, helping with minor cuts and acne
  • Pain relief formuscles and joints
  • Stimulating effect on urine production
  • Improves respiratory issues
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves digestion

Mixing these two essential ingredients together help improve your overall wellness and produce silky smooth skin and hair.  It’s an excellent reward for personal relaxation or a necessary need for an extreme day of exhaustion.  Either way, it’s a gift to yourself and should be an honored tradition.

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Lavender Essential Oil (usually around 30-40 drops)
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 4 ounces corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of cold pressed carrier oil (Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Olive Oil or Grape Oil)

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb Tools:

  • Large non-metal bowl
  • Small non-metal bowl
  • Gloves if you have super sensitive skin
  • Spray Bottle (non BPA)
  • Bath Molds to shape your ball (or just use your hands)

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb Directions:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients into the large non-metal bowl and mix together well (baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch).
  2. In a small non-metal bowl, combine the oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add the essential Lavender oils one drop at a time.
  3. Add all the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients large bowl in small drops at a time. Mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin).
  4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. If you do not have this consistency, use a spray bottle to incorporate more water into the mixture.
  5. Quickly push mixture into molds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding to much. Using the metal molds will create a stronger and more effective final bath bomb.
  6. Once the mold is dry, remove and store in air tight container or bag. The bath bomb will be fresh for up to 14 days.

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb Application:

 

  1. Fill your bath with warm water
  2. Once you are ready drop the Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb into the bath water
  3. Allow the fizziness to bubble up
  4. Get in and relax for at least 20 minutes before proceeding with any soaps or shampoos.
  5. Remember this is an honored gift and to allow yourself to enjoy and reap every minute of it.  Think of how the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Turks, and Greeks utilized baths as sacred rituals that only the elite could perform.  And yes you are worth it.
  6. After the bath, rinse your tub as the oils may leave residue.

Luxurious Lavender Bath Bomb

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Rosy Organic Lip Plumper

One of the many bummer things about aging is thinning lips!  As the skin thins, the lips thin as well.  But no worries, there are easy ways to plump up the lips and display amazing luscious lips!

First let’s talk about the how,  there are two common ways to plump up the lips:

  • Irritation – Literally a slight irritation can swell the lips just to give enough to make more volume within the lips.
  • Vasodilation – This occurs when the blood vessels widen and blood flow will increase and provide more volume within the lips.

The good news is that you can control how much of the ingredients to use to make your perfect

lip volume.  Each of our skin will react differently so it’s best to test this on a small area before applying all over your lips.

Base properties of Rosy Organic Lip Plumper – This is can be oil or solid depending on your preferences.  Oils can include olive, almond, grape or vitamin E. Solids can be made from Coconut Butter, Shea Butter, or Cocoa Butter.

Active Ingredients of Rosy Organic Lip Plumper – Cinnamon oil or Cayenne Powder

Color – You can include lip stick of your own into the base to add a bit of color. Or stay organic and include Alkanet Root Powder.  Alkanet Root Powder is an organic material will help naturally soothe irritated sensitive skin and will provide beautiful shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending upon the amount used.

Combine the ingredients by melting them together through the emulsion process by mixing the oils, waxes and water together in a water bath.  Create a water bath by placing the oils, powder, wax and butter together in a glass bowl that is larger than a sauce pan. Place enough water in the saucepan to cover the bottom of the glass bowl. Gently heat up the ingredients to allow them to blend easily together.

Once the ingredients are mixed thoroughly together take a spatula to help gather each ounce of the mixture to place in a glass sealable jar using the funnel.  Allow the mixture to set at room temperature before the jar is sealed. This can be stored for up to 30 days on the shelf.

Rosy Organic Lip Plumper Tools:

  • 6 small jar or container for the balm
  • 1 small glass bowl
  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 glass dropper
  • 1 small plastic or metal funnel

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Shea Nut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon alkanet root powder (this adds the subtle rose color, use more or less to get your preferred shade). Or leave out for no color!

Rosy Organic Lip Plumper Directions:

To create the Rosy Organic Lip Plumper, melt together the oils through the emulsion process by mixing the oils, waxes and water together in a water bath. Create a water bath by placing the oils, powder and butter together in a glass bowl that is larger than a sauce pan. Place enough water in the saucepan to cover the bottom of the glass bowl. Gently heat up the ingredients to allow them to blend easily together.
Once the ingredients are mixed thoroughly together take a spatula to help gather each ounce of the mixture to place in a glass sealable jar using the funnel. Allow the mixture to set at room temperature before the jar is sealed. This can be stored for up to 30 days on the shelf.

Rosy Organic Lip Plumper Storage:

Place your container of Rosy Organic Lip Plumper in a cool dark place. It will keep up to 3 months when using all organic ingredients.

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Organic Eye Lash Night Serum

For those of us who wear eye make-up everyday, our eye lashes can take a beating when it’s time to clean the face.  I use a facial oil to remove make-up and then utilize a facial cleanser to gently wash off all traces of make-up.  Being gentle is the key, but what if you could do more?   And if you find yourself not getting enough fat soluble vitamins, b-vitamins, vitamin C and collagen, you may find that your eyelashes, skin and hair may become impacted.  To keep eye lashes strong and even a bit more longer and thicker, try this Organic eye lash night serum as the last eye topical treatment in your nightly facial regimen. It will really help your eye lashes maintain their proper growth cycle and look healthy for layering mascara.

  1. Cleanse the face before bedtime
  2. Moisture the face with your typical nightly regimen
  3. Use a clean mascara brush and dip it into pure cold pressed castor oil
  4. Apply the castor oil to the lashes just as you would mascara
  5. Allow the castor oil to set at least for 20 minutes before placing any part of your eye area on a pillow

It may take up to six weeks for any noticeable difference.  As any hair growth is predetermine through a preset function of the body. Hair generally follows a three-phase growth cycle and ends by eventually falling out.

Anagen or Growth Phase

Lashes are actively growing in this phase, lasting between 30 and 45 days. Around 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each lash will grow to a specific length and then stop.

Catagen or Transition Phase

During this phase, lashes actually stop growing.  The hair follicle shrinks since it has completed it’s process.  If an eyelash falls out during this phase, it won’t grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete the catagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase lasts around 2 to 3 weeks.  This is why it’s very important to keep the eye lashes healthy.

Telogen or Resting Phase

This phase can last over 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow.  Each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle and the process is continually working. It typically takes between 4 to 8 weeks to fully replace an eyelash.

 

 

Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging

Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging

Who would have ever thought shakes would be the way to go for anti-aging, but after you read this article, you will believe.  After all, science is behind this amazing new trend.

Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging

Historically, this is not a new concept. But what is new, is the need to incorporate this supplement into the daily diet.  In China, there is a tradition of consuming certain foods to rejuvenate the complexion.  Empress Dowager Cixi, who ruled as regent from 1861 to 1908 regularly consumed donkey skin.  And even today in China it is well known for their cooking with the entire animals in soups and dishes.  Collagen-dense diets tend to have beautiful ageless skin.  Japan has boomed with trends centered around incorporating collagen into fruit flavored shots, drinks, teas and even beer.  The asian diets are usually consuming at least 6 grams of collagen in different forms.  In the U.S. where boneless and skinless is the norm, there is little of any collagen consumption.

Hydrolyzed collagen peptides can be derived from cow, pith, fish, and poultry sources.  There are no vegetable alternatives, but hopefully science will work on that one. The bioactive peptides are activate the body’s own physiological processes to produce more collagen.

Fish collagen is more easily absorbed by our bodies than the other animal choices, due to its lower molecular weight and size, which allows the collagen to be absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream.  The body then distributes the  collagen to the joint tissues, bones, skin dermis and many other essential body systems.  Additionally Marine Collagen Peptides powder is very affordable and is a pure, near flavorless, easily mixable and easily digestible that directly support the body’s own collagen production.

Collagen is a protein that defines the structural integrity of our bodies.  In fact, Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and can be found in bones, skin, muscles, eyes, nails, ligaments, tendons, joints, and hair.  With out maintaining the proper supplements, our skin and muscles to sag, our hair to thin, and our nails to become brittle and cracked.

Unfortunately, as we age our natural collagen production decreases significantly.  Woman typically stop producing collagen in their mid to late 20’s.  Turning 30 means the collagen production begins a long, unyielding decline and the first fine lines and wrinkles appear on their face.  After age 30, our collagen level drops 1%-2% every year.  By age 40, we have lost 10%-20% of our collagen. By 50, we are down 20%-40%. And it goes on and on.  For men this progression begins after the age of 40 with the same type of significant decline.  Even those who take extremely great care of their overall health and skin will eventually see these results.  It causes the skin and muscles to loose elasticity and begin to sag.  Also the hair and nails become brittle and thin.

Thankfully there is a way to boost natural collagen production, working from the inside out.  Marine collagen supplementation is able to counteract the affects of aging and promote a more youthful appearance by supplying a boost and a restructuring effect of the optimum levels of well-organised collagen fibres to ensure the skin and muscle fibers retains elasticity, firmness plus its moisture also called the binding capacity.

Hair improvements are just amazing.  Daily Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging has been shown to support the body’s hair building proteins, which help to grow longer, thicker and moisturized hair.  Collagen can also assist in hair growth, because as an antioxidant it fights off free radicals that can affect your hair’s texture, growth and thickness.  Restoring collagen in the hair shaft can strengthen hair and even increase the diameter of each individual hairs, giving the hair an overall fuller appearance.

Nails also receive support.  In fact, when taken daily for several weeks, most users report stronger nails, thicker hair, and smoother, as well as more vibrant skin.

The Cellulite Challenge

Daily Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging can also reduce the appearance of Cellulite.  The under layer of our skin is 95% collagen as cellulite is caused by a breakdown in collagen fibers in the skin.  This breakdown allows for the fatty tissue to push upwards into the upper layer of the epidermis creating a popcorn look on the outside of the skin.  As we age the skin will slowly thin, making cellulite more apparent because the skin becomes thinner and less able to conceal the irregularities below the surface. These changes can occur in woman from hormonal imbalances, aging, dehydration and hereditary.  Daily Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging can supplement the skin to strengthen the collagen fibers under the skin. This will assist in smoothing out the skin and diminishing the appearance of cellulite.

One of the benefitual side effects is a decreased appetite.  Hydrolysed collagen has a very satiating effect and helping to promoting weight loss.  For those who loose weight, this is also helpful in the tightening of loose skin.

Daily Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging also helps with acne.  Collagen helps decrease the inflammatory response and helps promote tissue healing.  Collagencin, an antibacterial peptide from fish collagen, can reduce anti-bacteria.

Another side benefit is the help to your joints.  Collagen plays an important role in helping reduce the discomfort associated with  arthritis.

 

Adding collagen to your daily diet promotes appetite control. Adding at least 10 grams of collagen protein powder to juices, shakes and teas daily will be

Fish Collagen Nutrition

The exact nutritional content of fish collagens varies. Here’s an example of a 10-gram serving of hydrolyzed fish collagen, which contains about: (9)

  • 45 calories
  • 9.4 grams protein
  • 10 milligrams sodium
  • 0.07 milligrams potassium
  • 0.05 milligrams calcium
  • 0.04 milligrams iron

Since we don’t tend to eat the parts of the fish containing collagen which is mainly made up of skin and scales, making homemade fish stock or supplementing with collagen is the next best thing.

Selecting the best product:

Marine Collagen Peptides is available as a pill, liquid or powder. You should choose one that comes from a reputable company and is non-GMO and gluten-free.  Makes sure it has no fillers, sugar, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.  Studies show that including hyaluronic acid and vitamin C included in your marine collagen supplement because they aid the absorption of collagen. Vitamin C will help maximize the absorption into the bloodstream allowing the collagen to full penetrate into the body.

You can reverse your biological clock to reveal a vibrant, more youthful skin, hair, nails and body! Add Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging to your favorite organic drinks like herbal teas, lemonades, water with citrus fruits, or shakes.  You will start to see the difference in as little a few months.

Let us know what you experience!

Marine Collagen Peptides Shakes for Anti-Aging

 

Prevent & Correct Sun Damaged Skin

Prevent & Correct Sun Damaged Skin

To prevent and correct sun damaged skin, there’s a serious serum that was made for those of us who previously worshipped the sun.  It is by far the only formula to date that can protect and prevent.

A combination of synergistic antioxidants with L-ascorbic Acid (also known as pure vitamin C), plus Alpha Tocopherol (also known as vitamin E) and Ferulic Acid help to prevent and correct sun damaged skin.

This potent formula neutralizes free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), and other environmental damages which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging.  In addition to the antioxidant protective benefits, the serum actually improves signs of aging and photo damage including the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firmness, and an added benefit of brightening skin’s overall complexion.  However if you have extremely sensitive skin or an allergy to ferulic acid, be advised to test on a small section of skin before using it on your entire face.

Additionally once the serum is absorbed into clean skin, it remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours or 3 days! It’s ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types.  

Ferulic Acid is found naturally in the seeds of fruits like apples and oranges, as well as some vegetables, nuts, and grains, and fights the free-radical damage that contributes to aging. Most commonly it is extracted from Rice Bran Oil.  Ferulic acid plays a key role in the plants self preservation mechanism, re-enforcing it’s cellular wall strength and protecting it from microbial damage as well as sun damage. In vivo testing has shown Ferulic Acid to be highly effective as a topical anti-oxidant.

Ferulic Acid also is able to stabilize the oxidization effect normally occurring in regular Vitamin C serums. It is often referred to as anti-oxidant extender whereas the combination of Vitamin C with Ferulic Acid prevents oxidation which occurs when exposed to moisture or air. This combination allows products to ensure great benefits of both directly to the skin.

Ferulic Acid, combined at 0.8%-.5%, with 15% Vitamin C works to stabilize the Vitamin C, preventing the oxidation.  Adding in Vitamin E with at least 1% has shown to double the photo protective capacity on the skin while providing additional moisturizing benefits, neutralizes free radicals and replenishing skin lipids.  Studies have shown that the benefit of Vitamin E and Vitamin C increased the skin’s photo protective benefits by 4 times the normal level and then when the at least .5% Ferulic Acid is added, that number doubles the protective benefits to 8X times the normal level

Additional ingredients that help maximize these benefits may include Hyaluronic Acid.  Hyaluronic acid keeps collagen synthesis up, as well as retaining skin moisture, contributing to the anti-aging benefits to the skin.

When choosing the correct serum, do pay attention to the manufactured date as freshness is critical to the effectiveness and performance of any topical antioxidant product.

Prevent & Correct Sun Damaged Skin by ensuring the serum has the correct numbers percentages of the following ingredients :

Ferulic Acid of .5% to.8%

L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) of 15%

Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) of 1%

Products can range from $25 to $250, but you can ensure effectiveness when these are the only ingredients and the product is fresh.

 

 

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Prevent & Correct Sun Damaged Skin

 

Contouring for Dramatic Lips

Believe it or not but you can actually enhance the shape of your lips. When you want a dramatic look, this is a go to tactic from the professionals.

Maybe a dramatic overall face contour isn’t for you. But what about lip contour?  As we age, our lips begin to thin naturally overtime, but contouring the lip can restore volume.  Contouring is simply about adding dimension.  It’s about the light and the dark to create that added volume and dimension.  However the darker the shade the smaller the lips can appear.

To do this, you’ll need a liner,  lipstick in complementary shades with one two shades lighter than the other, as well as concealer and a gloss.  Make sure to use a liner is at least darker than your natural lip tone.  If you use the same color as your lipstick, it takes away the illusion.

There are two ways to contour your lips: Marilyn Monroe Style or Kabuki style.

Before you begin make sure you prep!  Start with a cleansed face that has been exfoliated, make sure the lips are exfoliated to scrub off any dry patches.

Marilyn Monroe Contouring for Dramatic Lips

This technique is nothing new and it should makes us all think that looking fabulous and camera ready takes time!  Marilyn was known for her contouring lips by applying darker reds on the outer corners and lighter hues brushed in the middle of the lips.

First line your lips just slightly outside of the lip line over the edge where there’s a slight ridge before the pigment of your lips begins. Draw the lines going inward toward the center of your mouth. The liner shade should be the shade nearest to the darkest lipstick.  Using the dark lipstick, apply to the outer half of your lips.  Carefully fill in the center with the second, lighter shade.

Kabuki Contouring for Dramatic Lips

First line your lips just slightly outside of the lip line over the edge where there’s a slight ridge before the pigment of your lips begins. Draw the lines going inward toward the center of your mouth.  The liner shade should be the shade nearest to the darkest lipstick.  Take the liner and make a soft heart drawing using the top hills of the lips to form the heart.  Fill the out areas of the heart with the lighter lip shade and the inner heart area with the darker shade.

Use a sponge or brush to carefully blend the two shades together, making sure not to verge too far into the others’ territory. If you make a mistake onto the face area, use a concealer to  around the edges.  Concealer also helps make the lips pop out.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a look you can just swipe on and forget about. It definitely requires regular upkeep.  But when you want drama, you can believe this will give it to you!

Being Gentle with Sensitive Skin

Being Gentle with Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is found in over half of American women and at least a quarter of newly debuting products are made specifically for sensitive skin.  It’s really becoming the norm to have skin red, itchy, tight and even inflamed skin as people use various different products to target and combat various different skin issues.  Anti-aging and Acne products are the most used and the ones that can lead you to sensitive skin.  And then there are those born with sensitive skin such as skin disorders like eczema, rosacea, or allergic contact dermatitis, sensitive skin can develop over time for several reasons. In fact, almost everyone is sensitive so something that can cause irritation to the skin whether it’s real or just perceived.  Even just one irritate can make normal skin sensitive or sensitized.  Ultimately the skin is unable to properly protect nerve endings  which leads to the red, itchy, tight and inflamed skin.  One thing the scientists do agree on is that sensitive skin is typically an orthergic phenomenon or caused by some previous phenomenon

Here’s a list of causes that can lead to sensitive skin:

– Over cleansing skin
– Over exfoliating the skin
– Super dry skin
– Injured skin
– Extreme environmentally exposures (sun, wind, cold)

How to restore your skin after an irritation

If you find yourself in this position, it’s best to avoid any or all of the above as best as you can.  And you’ll need to change your cleansing regime to include organic soap-free cleansers to lessen irritation.  Always include a moisturizer to help skin hold on to moisture in order to resist dryness and possible abrasions. Look for products without fragrance, sodium laurel sulfate (binds to the skin proteins and doesn’t rinse off cleanly), alkaline, alcohol, salicylic acid, soap, antibacterial, deodorant, alcohol, retinoids or alpha-hydroxy acids until your skin has healed. Moisturizers containing B5 (helps sooth skin), shea butter, antioxidants, petrolatum, mineral oil, linoleic acid, ceramides, dimethicone, or glycerin can be helpful to sensitive skin.  After washing your face, remember to rinse with lukewarm water.  Follow up with diluted apple cider vinegar as a toner to maintain the proper pH level of the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Directions:

1- Pour 1 part Organic Raw Apple Cidar Vinegar into a glass jar, bottle or container.

2- Add 2 parts distilled or filtered water

Products utilizing fermented ingredients mirror the skin’s ecosystem can help deflect irritants. If the skin’s pH gets out of balance, it becomes inability to resist bacteria and germs lessens which can lead to irritation, blemishes, dermatitis and other related skin problems. The skin’s optimal slightly acidic pH level will help recent cracking and brittleness. The body’s overall pH level is around a 7, however your skin’s pH is slightly lower at a level of around 5.5.

Also, move to an organic foundation (face powder or a silicone-based foundation) and look out for irritates within eye liners, eye shadows and mascara that may contain latex or even nickel. Even waterproof eye make up require additional products to remove them effectively, so it’s best to limit the number of products that comes into contact with the skin. Include a SPF of 20 or higher, even if you don’t plan to go out in the sun as sensitive skin will react more adverse to the sun.

And lastly, take a look at hold old your products are as they do expire. Most beauty experts can suggest a maximum date of three months for make up products as they come into contact with the skin or lashes. But read up on the products you select to ensure you have the appropriate throw out date.

New Research on Sensitive Skin

New research is suggesting that instead of continually exfoliating and breaking down the skin layers to help products absorb better, we should be strengthening the skin layers rather than striping them.

New products like the self utilizing hydrolyzed salmon roe protein derived from an enzyme young salmon release at birth to break down their eggshells can help with healing sensitive skin while producing anti-aging results through exfoliation. These enzymes gently exfoliate sensitive skin without causing redness, itchiness or flakiness because unlike traditional exfoliators. because the enzyme itself is living and constantly working.  Think of it as a slow process that works just a well as a faster scrub but over a longer period of time.

Acne is difficult to treat with sensitive skin, as products for acne usually include alcohol and salicylic acid which can also lead to irritations within the skin.  New research has found that Copaiba essential oil, made from resin tapped from trees in the Amazon jungle. Copaiba essential oil has molecules that fight both infection and inflammation.  It can also reduce blemishes with continual useage.

Keep in mind that even the scientific community is unable to define ‘sensitive’ skin and also market according to specific relief such as ‘hypoallergenic’ products as there are no federal standards governing manufacturers’ use of the term “hypoallergenic.”

Being Gentle with Sensitive Skin

 

 

 

 

Topical Resveratrol for Amazing Anti-Aging Benefits

Topical Resveratrol for Amazing Anti-Aging Benefits

Resveratrol, a chemical that various plants produce to fight off attackers, or to withstand lack of water or nutrients, has shown significant improvements with amazing Anti-Aging benefits. It is found in red wine, cocoa, fruits, nuts, as well as in the roots of Japanese knotweed.

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that shields the skin from environmental damage, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces dryness, and smooths the skin texture.

topical-resveratrol-for-amazing-anti-aging-benefitsResveratrol exerts its potent Anti-Aging effects by scavenging existing free radicals and preventing their formation. It’s unique antioxidant defense to fight free radicals that cause aging and disease help with combat premature aging.

Resveratrol also stimulates healthy cell proliferation as well as collagen synthesis by protecting the dermal matrix from harmful enzymes and improving the function of fibroblasts that create healthy collagen. In other words, it will help improve the skin firmness and texture once it engages with the skin.

Expect to see more beauty products to include Resveratrol as the benefits are just amazing to the skin. Topical Resveratrol has truly amazing anti-aging benefits.  This is a new trend we will all welcome!

Topical Resveratrol for Amazing Anti-Aging Benefits

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm

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Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm

I always love to have lip balm near me as it’s such a soothing treat that also elevates the look.  And believe it or not but they are easy to make a true organic balm with a touch of color to enhance your lip smackers.  I choose these specific ingredients to get the my lips supple and smooth.  You can alter these with other oils but I do prefer the coconut and sweet almond oil because they do have a bit of taste to them that I enjoy.  The Shea Nut Butter is thicker than oil and will create a great base to these oils for a superb emollient.  Adding in Caster Oil makes the balm a thicker gloss but Caster is a healing agent for the balm and allows any chapped lips to heal.  Beeswax holds it all together so that the ointment won’t smear or run as the body heats up the lip balm over time.  And lastly, Alkanet Root Powder is used only to add color, the more you add the more color you’ll have for your smacker.

 

  • Coconut Oil – This oil helps with inflamed or irritated sensitive skin. It is great for providing a protective layer for retaining moisture within the skin.
  • Sweet Almond Oil – This is oil is high in fatty acids to soften, soothe and recondition skin.
  • Shea Nut Butter – It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as emollient and humectant properties. Shea butter has been used as a sunblocking lotion and has a limited capacity to absorb ultraviolet radiation.
  • Caster Oil – The oil is extracted from crushing the seeds and has been used as a centuries old remedy use by traditional healers for inflammation and bacterial infections.
  • Beeswax – It helps hold the ingredients together on the skin while also providing an excellent emulsifier.
  • Alkanet Root Powder – This organic material will help naturally soothe irritated sensitive skin and will provide
    beautiful shades of pink, blue, and purple, depending upon the amount used.

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm Tools:

6 small jar or container for the balm

1 small glass bowl

1 small saucepan

1 glass dropper

1 small plastic or metal funnel

 

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm Ingredients:

1 tablespoon Shea Nut Butter

1 table spoon pure filtered cosmetic grade beeswax pastilles (if you buy a block then it will need to be grated)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon sweet almond oil

1 tablespoon caster oil

1 teaspoon alkanet root powder (this adds the subtle rose color, use more or less to get your preferred shade)

 

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm Directions:

To create the Ultra Rich Soothing Rose Hand Cream, melt together the oils through the emulsion process by mixing the oils, waxes and water together in a water bath. Create a water bath by placing the oils, powder, wax and butter together in a glass bowl that is larger than a sauce pan. Place enough water in the saucepan to cover the bottom of the glass bowl. Gently heat up the ingredients to allow them to blend easily together.
Once the ingredients are mixed thoroughly together take a spatula to help gather each ounce of the mixture to place in a glass sealable jar using the funnel. Allow the mixture to set at room temperature before the jar is sealed. This can be stored for up to 30 days on the shelf.

 

Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm Storage:

Place your container of Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm in a cool dark place.  It will keep up to 3 months when using all organic ingredients.

 

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Rosy Shea Butter Lip Balm

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