Beautiful Skin Is Simple

Monday, May 30th, 2011
Beautiful skin is simple.

It only takes four basic, organic products to have the supple, luminous complexion you have always wanted.
 
You can eliminate unnecessary creams and fancy-shmancy serums used on different parts of your face, at different times of the day.

It only takes four quality products that work – and your skin will be rejuvenated in less time than it takes to brush your teeth.

Check out this booklet: 4 products, plus 3 minutes per day, is all you need to have beautiful luminous skin. Read more in my Beautiful Skin Is Simple booklet.

Ingredients With Beauty Benefits – DailyBeauty

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Can the fountain of youth—as well as glowing complexion—really be found in what you eat? Doctors have long supported the connection between skin health and diet, but when it comes to getting the right amount and the right kind of foods, what do you eat to help the skin from within?

It’s funny to see skin care manufacturers making a big deal out of breakthrough ingredients that you can find abundantly in everyday foods. Why not eat them and let them work from within, rather than pay many many times more for them in the form of skin care products in the hopes they will be absorbed through the skin and do some good? The mouth is designed for getting nutrients into the body; the skin is designed to keep things out of it!
The ingredients favored by DailyBeauty are Melatonin, Biotin, Resveratrol and Vitamins C and E. You can find out what foods to find them in at their link, above. Plus you can learn more at my own beauty food links, where I include details and recipes of my favorite beauty foods.

Jojoba Oil – The Answer To An Industry’s Prayer

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Jojoba

It’s a desert plant that became the answer to an industry’s prayer. When commercial whaling was banned in 1971, the supply of sperm oil dried up and the cosmetic industry was left without a vital ingredient. Fortunately, jojoba oil was found to have the same characteristics that made sperm oil so valuable. They are both very similar to the sebum that we secrete through our pores. They both penetrate the skin very easily and deeply, and they both bring emollients that smooth and refine the skin’s appearance, reduce fine lines, and minimize the size of pores. You can read more here about the beauty benefits of jojoba oil and why I am so keen on it.

Health & Beauty Benefits of Rose Oil – Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The main fragrant constituents of rose oil are the terpenoids, geraniol and citronellol. Roses have antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial activities. Retinol, a Vitamin A, is frequently used in cosmetic creams as a wrinkle reducer, is found in rose oil along with vitamin C, omega-3, omega-6 and linolenic acid. These nutrients make rose oil possible treatment for scars.

Check out this post about rose oil. It describes the amazing benefits we get from this beautiful flower.
I use a lot ofrose water in my facial toner. Rose water contains a small amount of the oil and is the mildest of astringents. It retains the incredible scent of rose oil and can be used freely (which you wouldn’t do with rose oil, given its cost!)
Check out the post for more.

Is Facial Toner Necessary? | typeF.com

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Toner removes any makeup or residue left over after washing your face. Now that there are waterproof mascaras and eyeliners, it’s a tad more difficult to completely wash off makeup with a water-based cleanser. Enter toner. Toner is either water or alcohol-based; usually contains salicylic acid, witch hazel and benzoyl peroxide; and is applied all over your face with a cotton pad or ball. But whether toner is even a vital step in your beauty routine is up for debate.

I use a natural facial toner every day. It is based on witch hazel and rose water and contains a lot of other botanicals, but has no alcohol in it. It completes the cleansing of my skin and the natural astringents in it reduce the size of my pores to give a smoother look and feel to my skin.
If the only toner I had available was alcohol-based, then I wouldn’t use it, as the drying effects would be too great. It may not be too bad for a person with oily skin, but that’s not me!
I’ve also routinely seen people get a lot of relief from acne just by using the right toner for their skin. The deep cleansing, and restoration of a slightly acidic pH to their skin, after the alkalizing effect of soap, can be especially helpful for people who suffer from breakouts and eruptions

Beautiful Skin Made Simple – Booklet

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Check out my new booklet on what you need to know to have beautiful skin with just 4 products, and less time than you spend cleaning your teeth.

You can read the booklet by clicking my gaelle organic facebook page

Treating Eczema Naturally | Dr Carolyn Dean MD ND

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can range from wet blisters to dry flakes. It is usually itchy and can occur on any surface of the body. It is most commonly associated with allergies from contact or foods, and is usually aggravated by stress.

Here’s an excellent holistic resource for eczema sufferers. Check out Dr. Dean’s post about how to treat eczema without making things worse with synthetic chemicals. Did you know, for instance, that it has ben discovered that ?
Check out Dr. Dean’s post at the link above to make sure you are following the right natural protocol.

Aloe Vera, A Natural Beauty Gel

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Keep your skin smooth, healthy and glowing with a remarkable natural beauty gel. Everyday your skin goes under attack from sun, wind and environmental toxins. Using this gel and products made from it, protects your skin and heals past damage. Packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants, amino acids and minerals, it nourishes, protects and heals face and body. In fact, it is a natural cure for the skin, as well as offering major beauty benefits.

Aloe vera works wonders on dry skin by smoothing out rough areas and nourishing the skin cells. It naturally contains high levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E works on the skin surface to smooth out the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and scars for smoother, younger looking skin. Vitamin C, also found in high quantities in the gel of this plant, is a free radical fighting anti-oxidant that improves collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a structural protein that breaks down over time. By building up collagen levels, vitamin C helps plump up skin cells.

Amino acids work externally on the skin adding collagen-building proteins. The amino acid proteins smooth and protect moisture levels in the skin by bonding with the skin cells. Aloe vera has 18 different amino acids that improve the skin when used in topical applications.

Age spots and discoloration of skin pigment is an inevitable part of the aging process as your skin undergoes damage from free radials and UV radiation. This natural beauty gel naturally lightens dark areas on the skin.

You can also treat puffy eyes with aloe vera gel. In the morning, eyes can look puffy and swollen. Rub some of the gel around your eyes first thing. It’s natural anti-inflammatory properties get to work right away so you look fresh and awake when you head out the door.

It also heals damaged skin. Studies show that small wounds and cracks heal better when treated with it. Compounds in aloe vera fight fungal and bacterial infections while stimulating the healing process and encouraging the skin to rebuild in the damaged areas. And, as a natural anesthetic, it reduces pain at all stages in the healing process.

Keep healthy skin glowing and repair damaged skin with a daily application of aloe vera. Face cream and toner that contain it make it easy to add this natural healing gel to your daily skin care routine. Or use aloe gel straight from the plant. The leaves come packed with clear gel. Simply break off a stalk and squeeze the gel into your hands. That’s why I like to keep an aloe vera plant close at hand.

Got Acne? Try Green Tea

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Natural treatments have get very popular in current years. People have stopped looking at the high-priced drugs and lotions to remedy a variety of conditions, and possess going seeking at treatments located closer to home. This is, in element, simply because they are less high-priced, but they are additionally on hands and easily obtained.

Here’s a good article about the beauty benefits of green tea, especially in regards to acne. I’m a huge fan. I infuse green tea in witch hazel that I use in my facial toner. At first I was surprised by how well people with acne responded to it, but now I’ve come to expect my toner to clear up eruptions, I’ve seen it happen so often.

A pledge to wear no makeup this rainy summer | Inquirer Lifestyle

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Research shows that a good number of women never leave the house without applying some form of cosmetic. Women use makeup as a tool to boost their confidence and as a way to make themselves feel fashionable and youthful. It’s no surprise that the cosmetic brands’ profits are at a record high.

If you have beautiful, luminous skin, you don’t need makeup. Makeup can be a fun add-on to play with, but you stop having to think about concealing anything with it once your skin is the way you want it. My experience is that concealing doesn’t work too well anyway, and that once you get to a certain age, all that it does is make you look older.
The good news is that it’s easy to have beautiful skin. It just takes simple care with the right products. That’s the place to start. Let the cosmetics take a back seat.