Your Skin : Your First Defense

Written on May 1, 2015 by Avatar

skinc1.jpgThe skin functions like a porous plastic bag that keeps all the vital fluids in and waste products like excess salts and sweat out. It also acts as the blood cooling system for it has many blood vessels and capillaries running through it that when you exert yourself and sweat starts flowing the cooling effect of evaporation also cools the blood returning it to the heart and lungs. It also acts as out first line of defense against many nasty stuff that without protection we�d be dead in a few days. Burned skin allows fluids to come out of the skin that is damaged that is why burns weep. These fluids are vital for our survival and if we loose too much we simply die.

Remove Your Makeup

Written on April 24, 2015 by Victoria

Daughters may have heard this from their mother’s as early as they became aware of the existence of make up; they must be vigilant about removing their make up at night, no matter what. This advice has stood the test of time.


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Make up has long been used to achieve a certain look. Today, this is most often used to look better. For women, make up is even considered a necessary part of grooming after a certain age has been reached. This is often expected as part of dressing appropriately once the woman joins the work force.
Taking care of the skin once make up is used is not very difficult. One has to be sure to have the right tools just as the right make up is needed. Taking the time to remove all make-up with make-up remover, cleanse the skin, and then moisturize after is one sure way not only of keeping the skin youthful but of also preventing acne and other skin conditions.

The Joy of Lip Sugar

Written on April 17, 2015 by Victoria

In protecting your skin, your face, your body, there is sometimes a part that is left unaddressed and this is the lip. Yes, this part of the face needs some tender loving care too and it does require a tiny bit of effort.

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You can take good care of your lips with a simple weekly routine of exfoliation. All you need is some pure coconut oil, some honey, and some brown sugar. Take a tablespoon of firm coconut oil, mix with same amount of honey until a paste is formed then take two packed teaspoons of brown sugar and mix it into the paste. Store in a clean jar and keep for around two weeks in the fridge. This scrub will assure you of soft lips and done at low costs and naturally.

Skin Care Compound Update (Copper Peptide)

Written on April 9, 2015 by Avatar

cupeptides.jpgCopper Peptide is also a possible key to attaining the fountain of youth for it has the ability to promote the production of elastin and collagen. It is also a very good anti-oxidant and is one of the elements that are essential for survival. The human body has traces of copper compounds that are utilized by enzymes that promote renewal of tissues. Copper peptides also promote the production of glycosaminoglycans which are enzymes that help in the removal of damaged collagen and elastin while promoting the growth and development of new ones to replace them making one look younger as if the clock has been turned back.

Water and Skin

Written on April 2, 2015 by mctreve

To elaborate further about the importance of water in protecting and taking care of our skin, I want to mention what Dr. Colbert said in his book The Seven Pillars of Health. He said that water keeps your skin supple and in addition to that it keeps your eyes bright, and your body spry. He somehow illustrated it with plums; removing water from plums and you get prunes. In the same way, removing water from your skin you get wrinkles. The skin was designed to hold in moisture to be elastic, and depriving it with water the skin becomes dry, flaky wrinkled, sagging and loses elasticity that no amount of wrinkle cream can cure it.

Beauty is only skin deep

Written on March 26, 2015 by Avatar

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Naaah….. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder for we are the ones who define what is beautiful and what is not. But skin can be used to asses one’s health for any problems internally manifests itself on your skin. Red healthy skin is a sure sign of good physical build-up. Burned skin is a sign of too much exposure to the sun thus there may be a higher risk of skin cancer and other health problems. Scaly skin, and that person may lack some essential vitamins and minerals in his/her diet that might need adjustment. Calloused skin may result from excessive wear and tear on that particular part of the body which may be due to occupational hazards allowing better protection in the afflicted area and many more. So skin is not only a sign of sure beauty but a mirror of who we are and how healthy we are on the inside.

Ozone – The Unsung Protector of Your Skin

Written on March 19, 2015 by Avatar

ozonehole.jpgSome people have never even heard of Ozone till it was broadcast over the news which singled out its importance to our very survival. As it turns out, the sun’s UV rays (which comes in many forms) come in UV-A, UV-B and UV-C forms. The most damaging is the last type, UV-C but the ozone layer normally takes most of it out of the equation which makes it vital for our survival. UV-a is the most abundant form of UV radiation and UV-B is the most damaging, well with the exception of the last type which the ozone layer normally takes care of.

Home Made Makeup Remover

Written on March 12, 2015 by Victoria

Once you reach ‘adulthood’, you will begin to notice more the things you may have easily taken for granted. One thing you will definitely notice is that you skin gets more and more unforgiving as you age. It is because of this that you should take great care as early as possible.

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Once you start wearing makeup the one rule for sink care you should always follow is to remove it at the end of the day, no matter what. Getting the right makeup remover is as important as looking for the right cleanser as your skin may get affected by the content of the solution. Making your own is a cheaper and more controlled solution as you will have direct input in what goes into the mixture and on your face. There are no rules for this and it’s really a trial and error kind of project but the most common ingredients are water, oil, and sometimes baby soap or shampoo. Creating your own and being vigilant about makeup removal is something your skin will thank you for later on.

Skin Care Compound Update (Retinol and Vitamin C)

Written on March 5, 2015 by Avatar

vitc.jpgRetinol is a derivative of vitamin A and acts the same as Alpha Hydroxy Acids. The particles of vitamin A are small enough to penetrate deeper into the skin. There are products which may contain Retinol as retinol palpitate which is a milder form of the compound. Being milder, it may need another solution or product that has the same active ingredient for the full benefits of retinol to be attained.
Vitamin C is the only anti-oxidant that is scientifically proven to promote the synthesis of collagen and that is vital to our ability to create collagen. Consult a dermatologist for the best products for Vitamin C is a volatile compound that when it is exposed to oxygen it oxidizes so fast rendering most products useless after a few uses.

Other Practical Tips

Written on February 26, 2015 by mctreve

1. Drink lots of water. Our body is composed of 75% water. We need to keep our cells hydrated to keep the skin supple and to prevent the cells from aging fast.
2. Use sunscreen. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Increasing cases of skin cancer are reported every year. Use SPF 15 for 15 20–30 years old and use SPF 35 and above for those more than 30 years old.
3. Watch what you eat. Eat a healthy balanced diet every meal. Avoid fatty food, which is rich in Omega 6—this clogs the arteries that might cause further sickness.