December 2014 archive

5 Natural Ingredients For All Kinds Of Skin Issues

Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis can all make your life difficult because its very difficult to find a product that works or at least doesn’t make your condition worse.

These 5 Natural Ingredients are wonderful in dealing with all sorts of skin troubles. Suitable for Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Acne, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Mature Skin, Combination Skin, Oily Skin and Sunburnt Skin.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has antiseptic, antifungal and anti-bacterial properties and you can use Aloe Vera Gel to treat all kind of skin issues like sunburn, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne, dry skin, patchy skin etc.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Virgin coconut oil is a wonderful oil with Lauric acid , an acid which is found in Breastmilk. It can be used on all sorts of skin problems. Just make sure that you use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil like Nutiva.
Neem: Neem is an Ayurvedic herb which has been used in Ayurveda for more than 5000 years to treat skin issues . You can either mix 8-10 drops of Neem Oil(Neem Oil has a very strong smell) with 1 Tbsp. Carrier Oil and massage the affected area or use 1 Tbsp. Neem Powder with some honey and use on the affected area.
Raw Honey: Raw Honey is an amazing Superfood. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is an ideal skin food. Use raw honey in all of your facial masks, hair masks, body masks and take it internally to reap its benefits.
Epsom Salt: Epsom Salt is rich in Magnesium and it helps to calm down redness and inflammation of the skin. Use it as a bath soak or use it in your facial masks to heal eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne and other skin issues.

 

A Surprising Trick for Younger-Looking Skin

A Surprising Trick for Younger-Looking Skin

When we’re younger, we tend to have only a vague notion of getting older. We feel a bit invincible. We don’t really think about how our skin and our bodies are going to look in another decade or two.

But then one day you look in the mirror and it feels like someone else is looking back at you. Inside, you still feel young. But your face tells a different story. You start to see the signs of aging, such as fine lines or sagging skin. At that moment you realize you need to do something.

The cosmetic industry would have you slather on all types of beauty products, including their anti-aging creams. But the truth is, most of these miracle creams and serums don’t work. They might make your face feel good when you put them on, but all they’re doing is temporarily masking your skin problems. Worse yet, many of these creams and serums actually contain ingredients that will further damage your skin.

You’ll also see certain circles pushing for surgical enhancements. They’ll suggest injections, lifts and tucks to rid your face of the sagging and fine lines. But of course these are expensive, risky treatments.

If you’re like a lot of women, then what you’re looking for is something natural. You want a safe and effective way to prevent or reverse the signs of aging. So let me share with you one of the best-kept secrets in anti-aging circles: Shiatsu facial massage.

Shiatsu massage works by applying pressure to specific points on the face. This relaxes your facial muscles, which in turn helps prevent the fine lines that develop from stress-related furrowed eyebrows, frowning and so on.

The second thing the massage does is stimulate your lymphatic system. This stimulation, along with improving your blood circulation, helps your body carry away the toxins which are damaging your skin. This can improve the color of your skin, get rid of redness and puffiness, tighten your pores, and give your skin a healthy, radiant glow.

As mentioned, Shiatsu massage works by stimulating specific pressure points which are just underneath your skin. These points, which are intersections of your blood, lymph and nervous systems, are located all over your face and body. On your face you can find them just below your eyebrows, at the corner of your nose, at the corner of your mouth, and in a curved line just above your jaw line.

Stimulation is very simple. All you have to do is use the pad of your finger to apply gradually increasing pressure to one of these points for the count of three, then you slowly decrease the pressure for another count of three. There are over 30 pressure points on the face, so you’ll want to be sure your massage stimulates each of the important points.

To learn more about how to do an anti-aging Shiatsu facial massage, check out Belinda Benn’s Super Sexy Skin program at http://www.supersexyskin.com. This program also includes a hormone-optimizing eating plan, a skincare component and a stretching and exercise program. Together, these components naturally nourish, repair and revitalize your skin from the inside out.  Check the link above to see what this program has done for others (and what it can do for you too).

5 Critical Keys to Kill Your Cellulite

5 Critical Keys to Kill Your Cellulite


One of our contributing experts recently put together a kick-butt article that is the “Do This – and DON’T Do That” rule-book when it comes to getting rid of unsightly cellulite dimples, shadows and ripples. It’s a quick read with some eye-opening tips and a helpful video that you’ll want to see while it’s still up.
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-contributed by – Joey Atlas, Womens’ Body Enhancement Specialist — M.S., Exercise Physiology
 
“Ask any woman on the street what the definition of “cellulite” is and you’ll get a confused variety of answers. From “toxic fat pockets caught in the skin” to “bands of fiber pulling down on the skin” and many odd things in between…”

no more cellulite orange bikini

Cellulite Gone – Bikini On

The truth is: most people really don’t know what “cellulite” actually is, or, what causes this odd appearance of the lower body trouble zones…”

This is no surprise as there actually is no such thing as ‘cellulite’… So how do we get rid of something which doesn’t exist?”

Here’s the answer:

“The word, “cellulite”, was cleverly made-up several decades ago, in a European beauty-spa, to DESCRIBE the bumpy, shadowy and dimpled appearance of skin in the lower body trouble zones of the female body. (butt, hips, thighs, legs)”

The beauty spas then started cashing-in and profiting big-time by marketing “beauty” services and products to get rid of “cellulite”. And if you’re like most women who’ve been challenged by this issue, then you probably already know all of those passive and superficial beauty treatments do not get rid of the dented shadows and mushy dimples on your buns, legs and thighs.”

In order to make your lower-body smooth, tight and attractive, there are 5 steps to follow.

Here they are:

5 Critical Keys to KILL Your Cellulite

1: You cannot get rid of the dimples and shadows (cellulite) by rubbing an odd gel, weird lotion or goopy cream on your trouble zones and problem spots.

So, stop using them – as some can actually make your cellulite worse.

Despite the fact that there are dozens of supposed ‘cellulite reduction creams’ on the market, there is no possible way for any one of them, no matter how expensive, to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite is not a skin problem. Its an underlying structural issue, that can only be corrected by reversing the cause of atrophied muscle fibers directly beneath your “cellulite” trouble spots.”

Since the squishy dimples and shadows are a superficial symptom of a problem below the surface; it’s impossible for the creams, lotions or gels to have any physiological impact on the cause of the issue…”

2: Risky and expensive ‘medi-spa treatments’ can only reduce your bank account – not your cellulite problems. And there are many consumer reports about women being seriously scarred or injured as well.

Stay away from these as the FDA reports show women who’ve been scarred or injured for life.

Painful, dangerous and uncomfortable services ranging from endermologie to body-wrapping have been proven to be totally ineffective when it comes to treating cellulite. However, advertising and marketing loopholes allow these services to be cleverly marketed to desperate women who are at wits end with the unattractive dimples and shadows on the lower-body problem areas.”

3: The unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite are not ‘genetic’ and you are NOT stuck with them forever if you have them.

Falsely believing this will prevent you from getting rid of your cellulite. So, don’t entertain this nonsense for 1 second.

These two ridiculous myths are often passed around by ‘neighborhood know-it-alls’ – and many women actually believe these 2 myths – especially if they haven’t found the right way to get rid of the cellulite. Whats even more alarming are the number of doctors who also believe in and foster these 2 demoralizing falsehoods.

Yes – it is common to see a mother and daughter, both with the lower-body “orange peel” look, BUT this doesn’t mean cellulite is genetic – it simply means both women have not found a way to lift, tone and firm the muscle layers under the dimpled, saggy skin.”

4: You can get rid of cellulite, regardless of your age – or when you began to notice it.

Since cellulite is a structural issue (muscle) – it can be fixed with simple and unique body movements which target the cellulite areas.”

These types of moves can be followed by any woman, regardless of her age or fitness level. And it doesn’t matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it’s still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the saggy, dimpled, shadowy skin.”

5: The only proven way to permanently get rid of the dimples and shadows of cellulite is through a series of simple, yet specifically targeted lower-body movements

These unique movements focus on lifting, shaping and toning the muscle layers so they gently push outward against the skin – to bring back the smooth, tight and sexy appearance, while burning off any excess flab, if there is any.”

This is how regular women reverse the cause of cellulite dimples and shadows… AND, if there happens to be any excess fat in those zones – it will be burned off as fuel by the muscles. This bonus of losing any unhealthy excess body-fat is nice because it reveals a great body and it works wonders for your health profile.

BUT you won’t learn about these unique slow-tempo movements in the gym or your local health club.”

These body movements are NOT done with typical weights and machine type exercises.” “Most regular fitness instructors don’t even know about this type of targeted cellulite-killing method. (click to watch video)

These muscle-stimulating movements can be done right at home, in total privacy.

The female lower-body has over 90 muscles…

Picture those 90 muscles BENEATH your skin’s surface in your legs, butt, hips and thigh zones. That’s where the magic happens in regards to true removal of mushy dimples and saggy shadows in the trouble spots and problem areas…

Despite what most women have been led to believe, there is a critical difference between a ‘general workout program’ – and a laser-focused, cellulite removal method. The sweetest benefit of this is; you don’t need access to a health club or fitness center.” …”Just click PLAY on this video by Joey Atlas, (M.S., Ex.Phys.) and get it started now:” (it opens in a bigger screen so you don’t miss a thing)

These are simple, unique moves you can start doing today, right in the privacy of your own home. And if you start this type of targeted muscle stimulation method today – you will start feeling results within 2 weeks and seeing results within 3 to 4 weeks.

free cellulite presentation video for women to get rid of cellulite

To see the 90 muscles in your lower-body and
 
how you can reverse the cause of the bumps,
 
shadows and dimples in your trouble zones and
 
problem spots, just click play above.

EXTRA TIP – # 6: The Dimples, Ripples and Shadows of Cellulite Get Worse if They Are Not Taken Care of Properly. And the worse it gets, the harder it is to reverse.

So, watch the video above to avoid further frustration, disgust and anger. It’s your body so just do the right thing for it.

5 Quick & Easy Bad Breath Tests You Can Do Right Now… As You’re Reading This!

Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately!), you can’t smell your own bad breath. Even if you cup your hand over your mouth and nose, and take a sniff right after you breath out, you’re really only smelling your own hand, not your breath.

That’s because, despite the fact that bad breath contains all kinds of nasty stuff that would make you wretch if it came from someone else, the problem usually develops so slowly and so gradually that you simply become used to the smell from yourself. Your body becomes so acclimatized to the specific concentrations of nasty stuff in your bad breath, that you simply don’t notice it anymore!

That’s not true for other people though! They absolutely notice it. Even if they have bad breath themselves, their body is only acclimatized to the specific concentrations of nasty smells they themselves emit – not the stuff you exude! In most cases, people only become aware of having a bad breath problem by the reactions of those around them. If you notice people suddenly stepping back when you come near, it’s a good indicator that something is wrong.

That’s a pretty embarrassing way to find out though. So, if you think you have bad breath, but don’t want to go around asking people if you can breathe on them to find out for sure, you might be interested in some simple bad breath tests you can do right now…

1. The Hand Test:

Probably the easiest and best-known way is to simply lick the back of your hand, and let it dry for 5 or 10 seconds. Then sniff it. This works because you’ve transferred some of the ‘stuff’ that makes your breath smell on to your hand, while removing your actual breath (which you can’t smell) from the equation.

2. The Gauze Test:

You could also wipe your tongue with a large piece of gauze or cotton wool, and let that dry in the same way as above. This works for the same reason (as licking your hand) but has the added advantage of allowing you to check for a yellowish stain on it. If you notice that, it’s a very strong indicator of a bad breath problem.

3. The Spoon Test:

Take a regular spoon from your kitchen, turn it upside down, and gently scrape it along the surface of your tongue. Again, let it dry and smell it. This also works for the same reason as above.

4. The Floss Test:

You can also take a piece of dental floss (or dental tape) and run it between some of your back teeth. Let that dry too, and then smell it. Although, in virtually all cases, the (bad breath) problem doesn’t actually originate from the teeth, there is still enough ‘stuff’ that produces the bad smell between them to give a good indication of a problem. This method will also give you an idea of what your bad breath smells like to other people.

5. The Mirror Test:

Look into a mirror, and stick your tongue out as far as you can. Does your tongue have a white coating on it? The intensity of this coating will give a reasonably good idea of the intensity of your bad breath. Also, in general, the farther back (towards your throat) that white coating extends, the worse the problem.

Also, another good indicator of a bad breath problem is if different foods and drinks (like dairy foods, alcohol, soda, and sugar) affect your taste. This includes alcohol-based mouthwash.

It’s possible to undergo a very accurate scientific test at a specialist bad breath clinic too. There, doctors will use special instruments, such as a ‘Halimeter’, to examine and classify the chemical compounds present in your breath. However, these will cost you several hundred (and, in some cases, several thousand) dollars, and are unlikely to be covered by any health or dental insurance plans. They also have other drawbacks too: Certain foods such as garlic and onions produce sulfur in the breath for as long as 48 hours and can result in false readings. The instruments are also very sensitive to alcoholic drinks, so much so that even using alcohol-bases mouthwashes will give inaccurate results. They also lose sensitivity over time anyway, and require periodic recalibration to remain accurate.

While all of the above are excellent ways to test for bad breath, the simple truth is, if you think you have bad breath, then you probably do: As mentioned earlier, most people become aware of the problem by the reaction of those around them. Humans are highly social animals and, as such, can detect a negative reaction in another person from a mile away (even if, as is the case with bad breath, that reaction is involuntary). If people turn away… step back… and cover their nose and mouth when you’re near them, then the above tests probably aren’t even necessary… you can make a pretty safe assumption that you do have a problem!

Buying Skin Whitening Products – Things You Should Know

Nowadays the market abounds in almost any type of product. Brands after brands are released and made stronger just to sell the same products, with the same recipes and same purposes. Rarely a new and revolutionary product appears and when this happens, hundreds of similar products appear in the following weeks or months. With this entire confusion and with the struggle of having the best product ever, many costumers no longer know what product to purchase in order to satisfy their needs. If the choice is easier to make when it comes to food, clothes or useful objects around the house, when it comes to skin care products the choice becomes more and more difficult as you just see the product, but are not able to see if it will work for you or not. Thus, it is mainly a trial and error experience until they find the product that will satisfy all their needs.

Yet, in order to be on the right path towards finding the product, there are some things a customer must know and take into consideration when buying skin whitening products. The first, and probably the most obvious one, is the skin type and color. The skin whitening products are made up for different types of skin, ranging from dark skin to light or yellowish skin, thus in order to find a product to work for you, it must be necessarily made for your color of skin.

There are also 3 different skin types which are applicable to all skin colors. These types of skin are dry skin, oily skin and normal skin. According to your type of skin all skin care products should be chosen, including the skin whitening products.

Another thing which should be known when purchasing skin whitening products is that some of them may contain irritant substances or even substances which may have serious side effects for people with sensitive skin or for pregnant women. A very good example in this direction is the hydroquinone, a substance which is reported to cause fetal malformations and even affect the pregnant woman. Thus, you should look carefully on the ingredients contained by that product and see whether you are allergic to one of them or if the product is safe for you.

Also, the date of production, the date of expiration as well as the number of days in which the product should be used after is opened should be written on the bottle or package of the product. This is highly important as some substances may change their properties after a certain period and if applied on skin may further increase the problems.
Skin whitening products can be found anywhere on the market. Yet, purchase your sample from a reputable pharmacy, where specialized personnel will be able to answer all your questions and give you all the information you need in order to choose well.

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