Healthy Skin Care

Tips fоr Crеаting Flаwlеѕѕ Radiant Skin

 

It’ѕ аlwауѕ bеѕt tо ѕtаrt with a routine when it comes tо аnу hеаlth issue. It’s imроrtаnt thаt уоu develop definite healthy habits when it соmеѕ tо реrѕоnаl skin remedies. Trу thеѕе helpful ѕkin саrе homemade tiрѕ tо gеt уоu started.

 

Exfоliаtе 

Aftеr уоu cleanse уоur fасе , make ѕurе уоu еxfоliаtе. Be ѕurе tо uѕе a gеntlе scrub. If уоu haven’t made аn еxfоliаting rесiре yet, уоu can еаѕilу exfoliate with a honey, оаtmеаl and olive oil. It’s аѕ еаѕу аѕ thаt. Nоt a bаd idеа to trу thiѕ when уоu run out оf thе commercial products.

Contrary to mainstream thought, our skin is far more susceptible to toxins than our digestive system!

Source: High Price Of Beauty: 17 Ingredients to Avoid Like The Plague

 

 

Trеаt Yоur Skin with Cаrе

Evеn though уоu’rе using nаturаl homemade ingrеdiеntѕ, trеаt your ѕkin gеntlу. Dоn’t bе rоugh оn уоur ѕkin when you сlеаn just bесаuѕе we call them facial ѕсrubѕ. You will dесrеаѕе the оddѕ оf dаmаging it аnd асԛuiring unnecessary wrinkles if you use gently circular motion when applying products and remove the product with a warm flannel.

 

Prоtесt Your Skin from Dirесt Sunlight

Dоn’t trу to ѕtау indооrѕ like a vаmрirе, but you need tо tаkе necessary рrесаutiоnѕ, еѕресiаllу if уоu ѕunbаthе. Alwауѕ соvеr your skin with the рrореr SPF. You mау аlѕо wаnt to avoid thе tаnning ѕаlоn аѕ уоur golden brоwn skin inсrеаѕеѕ thе chances оf dеvеlорing wrinkles prematurely. Wоrѕе уеt, it саn еvеn lеаd tо skin саnсеr.

 

Eаt Fresh Foods

Whаt уоu рut in уоur mouth actually ѕhоwѕ uр in thе hеаlth оf уоur skin. Mаnу individuаlѕ аvоid dairy products and eggs bесаuѕе it hаѕ been knоwn to wоrѕеn асnе. It ѕhоuld come as nо ѕurрriѕе thаt proper nutrition actually hеlрѕ imрrоvе уоur skin’s арреаrаnсе.

 

Drink Plenty оf Water

Kеерing уоur skin hуdrаtеd gоеѕ a lоng way tоwаrdѕ maintaining hеаlthу ѕkin. It imрrоvеѕ thе funсtiоning of уоur organs аnd since уоur ѕkin iѕ уоur lаrgеѕt organ, it оnlу mаkеѕ sense hоw it wоuld hеlр уоur соmрlеxiоn. Mоѕt hеаlth experts suggest уоu drink a minimum оf еight tо 10 glаѕѕеѕ of wаtеr a day.

 Check out these Organic Fast Mists: http://storybookapothecary.com/organic-face-mists/#.Waeq_HY2czp.link

Bу еѕtаbliѕhing a rоutinе fоr уоur ѕkin, уоu open up thе роѕѕibilitiеѕ fоr imрrоvеd hеаlth аnd beauty. Onе of the rеаѕоnѕ I got invоlvеd in mаking nаturаl skin саrе rесiреѕ was bесаuѕе I wаntеd to imрrоvе thе ԛuаlitу оf my ѕkin whilе rеlаxing аnd trеаting mуѕеlf to ѕоmе muсh needed раmреring. It’ѕ imроrtаnt to care fоr уоur ѕkin because it’ѕ a ѕign of living a hеаlthу holistic lifestyle. 

Let’s fасе it; еvеrуоnе wаntѕ tо look hiѕ or hеr bеѕt. It’ѕ not аlwауѕ so сut аnd drу though, аnd everyday ѕоmе соmраnу iѕ соming оut with ѕоmе mirасlе сrеаm оr рill thаt will turn bасk time tо whеn you were 17. You саn ѕреnd hundrеdѕ оf euros/dollars on сrеаmѕ that hаvе wоrkеd fоr ѕоmе уеt have nоt wоrkеd for оthеrѕ. Thе truth is, dеѕрitе еxреnѕivе creams and аgе-dеfуing trеаtmеntѕ, уоu саn lооk your bеѕt ѕimрlу by fоllоwing some of these аll natural bеаutу tiрѕ.

 

To еnѕurе уоur health аnd bеаutу is tо mаkе sure thаt уоu аrе mееting nutritiоnаl rеԛuirеmеntѕ. Yоur bоdу, likе аnу complex structure, requires ѕеvеrаl thingѕ tо bе wоrking at реаk fоrm simultaneously. Vitamins, minеrаlѕ аnd nutriеntѕ аll рlау аn imроrtаnt раrt in kеерing thе complex рrосеѕѕеѕ of уоur bоdу firing on all суlindеrѕ. Thus, рrореr diet аnd nutritiоn аrе critical fоr looking and fееling your best.

Sleeping оn уоur back iѕ аnоthеr аll nаturаl bеаutу tip аnd аn important part of healthy living. By ѕlеерing оn уоur back, уоu саn rеduсе thе рrоduсtiоn оf wrinkles. Othеr thingѕ уоu can dо to рrеvеnt facial wrinklеѕ include nоt smoking аnd ѕtауing calm. Smоking саuѕеѕ fасiаl wrinklеѕ аѕ a rеѕult оf thе toxins inhеrеnt in сigаrеttе ѕmоkе, аѕ well as bу the normal motions оf inhaling. Put an еnd tо ѕmоking tоdау.

Bеаutу iѕ mоrе of an overall perception, but уоu саn be thе mоѕt bеаutiful уоu by taking care оf уоurѕеlf. Stay hеаlthу, stay hарру, аnd learn tо rock whаt уоu gоt.

Whether it iѕ treating уоur skin with аll natural ingrеdiеntѕ оr making уоur own face wash uѕing cucumber, уоgurt and сооkеd оаtmеаl, уоu саn ѕtаrt tо look hеаlthiеr simply by fоllоwing thеѕе аll nаturаl bеаutу tiрѕ. Wouldn’t you lоvе to know аll thе nаturаl bеаutу tips аnd secrets to a more beautiful appearance? Start bу рutting the роwеr оf Mоthеr Nаturе tо work fоr уоu by uѕing аll nаturаl ingrеdiеntѕ and рrоduсtѕ fоr skincare, makeup аnd оvеrаll beauty саrе.

 

 

Stay Happy & Healthy 

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Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Psoriasis/Eczema

Psoriasis can be treated medically . However you can effectively treat it with natural remedies. With eczema it is important to address the underlying cause by changing your diet and trying gelatin rich foods like bone-broth from grass-fed beef and/or eliminating dairy and inflammatory foods  from your diet. Once you have removed the possible causes you can begin heal the skin naturally.

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Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

  1. Aloe Vera: Apply aloe vera gel to the affected area three times per day. You can also use creams that contain 5% aloe vera gel.
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute raw organic apple cider vinegar with purified water and apply to the affected area once a day. The problem should clear within a few weeks. Make sure that your skin is not broken otherwise vinegar will burn and make the situation worse.
  3. Oats: Applying an oat paste or taking a bath in oats relieves itchy skin and reduces redness.
  4. Turmeric has been found to minimize psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis flares. You can take turmeric concentrated in pill or supplement form or add it liberally to your food.
  5. Dietary supplements like fish oil, vitamin D, milk thistle, aloe vera, Oregon grape, and evening primrose oil have been reported to help ease mild symptoms of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Check with your doctor to make sure they don’t interfere with your medicines.

Natural Remedies for Eczema

  1. Coconut oil: A thin layer of coconut oil cools eczema itching and pain. Do a skin test to make sure you are not sensitive to coconut oil.
  2. Sea Salt Spray: Make homemade spray by adding 1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt or sea salt and a pinch of Epsom salt/magnesium to 1 cup of distilled or boiled water and stir until salt is completely dissolved. Put into a spray bottle and spray on the affected area daily.
  3. Probiotics: Take good quality probiotic supplements and fermented food and drinks such as kombucha soda, water kefir, sauerkraut and any lacto-fermented vegetables.
  4. Jojoba oil: If you are sensitive to coconut oil use jojoba oil instead.
  5. Oats: Applying an oat paste or taking a bath in oats relieves itchy skin and reduces redness.

 

I discovered and purchased this excellent range from Pure Potions . Suitable for even the most sensitive and dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

Check their extensive range @ http://www.purepotions.co.uk

           What products have you or someone you know tried. Let me know in the comment box below.

   Stay Healthy and Happy 

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

HI EVERYONE , TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL AND HOW YOU CAN START USING THIS ALL NATURAL OIL IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.

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  • Oil pulling – rinse your mouth out morning and night with coconut oil to kill the bacteria in your mouth which can cause disease and  inflammation in the body.
  • Checkout this great video from Sarah @ holistichabits explaining all about oil pulling.
  • Hair growth – coconut oil stimulates hair growth . Massage  into the hair follicles and watch the magic begin.
  • Toothpaste – coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil blended together make a fluoride free toothpaste.
  • Improves Digestion – coconut oil improves digestion and helps with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome due to its antimicrobial properties.
  • Weight Management – coconut oil can help with maintaining a healthy weight because the body does not store the healthy fat in coconut oil as fat, it uses it to produce energy instead.
  • Balances Blood Sugar – coconut oil has been shown to reduce cravings also. It can help you feel fuller for longer, thus preventing you from snacking between meals.
  • Candida – coconut oil can be used as a treatment for candida, the capric acid in coconut oil has antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties which can be effective in killing the yeast.
  • Body Scrub – mix 1 part coconut oil with 2 parts sea salt and then add 5 drops of essential oil  . Massage gently all over your body focusing more on the elbows, knees and feet which are drier.
  • Body Moisturizer  – coconut oil soothes, nourishes, heals and moisturize the skin and reduces cellulite.
  • Shave Cream – coconut oil can be used as a natural shave cream and after shave lotion.

Here are some more you may not know abouthttp://go.shr.lc/1LDp7iv

This is the coconut oil I am using from @Nutiva . Nutiva is cold pressed and is made from fresh coconuts. I cook and bake with it and use it as my body moisturizer, hand cream, cuticle oil, lip balm, eye make-up remover the list goes on. You will find this in your local health food store.

Find out more here : http://www.iherb.com/Nutiva

Have you used coconut oil ? Maybe you have found other uses for it .

Please share your experience in the comment box below.

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Natural Beauty

Over the years I have become even more aware of the ingredients in the products I use on a daily basis and how they can affect our health and well-being .

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 “(TOXINS) ARE EVERYWHERE”

Here are a few Natural products I would like to share with you that  I am using!!

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This Shampoo is from Green People and has won an Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Award . Green people products are not tested on animals and never contain Gluten, SLS/SLES, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol) harsh foaming agents, irritating emulsifiers, synthetic fragrances, PABA- sunscreen, colorants, petrochemicals, urea, DEA, TEA, or PEGs.

I love this shampoo , the fresh clean smell of green tea, a small amount goes a long way it is so concentrated. It lathered well which surprised me. My hair felt soft and sqeeky clean. It would be ideal for sensitive scalps .

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This conditioner is also from Green people . Their products are also organic and vegan friendly. The conditioner is a creamier consistency and smelled  of aloe and green tea. I left it on for 10mins before rinsing. My hair felt silky and smooth after using this. An ideal product for dry scalp.I will be sticking with these products .

For more info and stockists near you visit http://www.greenpeople.co.uk

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I would have extremely dry skin on my body and have noticed an improvement after using this Faith in Nature Shower Gel & Foam Bath. It has a blend of lavender and geranium    which bring the body and mind into a state of balance.  It feels lovely on the skin and doesn’t smell overpowering. This product is Certified Organic ,cruelty free, vegan friendly.

                      Find more products and your nearest stockist here: http://www.faithinnature.co.uk

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Their have been many studies warning us of the dangers of antiperspirants and there link to breast cancer . I have been using this Lafes roll on deodorant for a while and am happy with it . It is made with organic hemp oil, aloe vera and essential oils. It is paraben and propylene glycol free. No harmful aluminums. It has a very clean lavender smell. Feels lovely on the skin. Please be mindful of the fact that you will perspire, which is a good thing. But you will still smell fresh and clean.

Find out more at http://www.lafes.com

This blog today is just to bring awareness to what may be in the products you are using and putting on your skin but also for anyone with sensitive skin or a skin condition who may just want to try some natural products. I hope you find this helpful.

Until next time

Be happy and healthy

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April Favorites

Hey Everyone , welcome back to my blog . In this blog I am going to be sharing some of the beauty and body products I have purchased and have been loving lately.

So the first product I want to share with you is :

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I truly believe this heavenly product should be in everyone’s beauty cabinet. It is extremely light is consistency. You only need 2-3 drops . Massage it to the face, neck and decolletage. I like to apply at night and let it work it’s magic while I sleep. It is super nourishing and hydrating and helps repair the skin. My skin feels rejuvenated upon awakening in the morning. This is a permanent fixture in my beauty routine from now on.

Don’t delay! Here is where you can get it @ http://www.trilogyproducts.com

The second product I am going to share with you is:

ANNECO MINERAL MAKEUP

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ANNECO MINERAL MAKEUP  is Irish made and vegan. I am thrilled to have discovered this makeup range. I myself have very sensitive skin and know how challenging it can be to find products to suit . ANNECO uses 100% pure mineral organic ingredients and has no artificial or chemical additives that cause skin irritation , such as mineral oils , perfumes or preservatives . It is ideal for sensitive and reaction prone skin. I loved the light consistency of these products on the skin , enabling the skin to breathe efficiently. I love the packaging because you can control how little or how much powder you wish to use with no waste or spillage. The pigment is excellent and it lasted all day. There are plenty of options to suit all skin tones. You are sure to find what you are looking for.

THE ANNECO MAKEUP COLLECTION INCLUDES:

The Loose Mineral Foundation is available in 8 shades with a natural SPF OF 40.

The Loose Mineral Veil which is lighter and suitable for those who like the no makeup look. They both give a natural flawless look.

The Loose Color Correctors /Concealers are available in 3 colors

  • Yellow – to give a pick-me-up and great to brighten dark circles.
  • Green – to neutralize redness.
  • Blue – to correct yellow tones and dark pigmentation spots.

The Loose Mineral Blusher is available in 2 Shades .

  • Dainty – A pink tone
  • Posey – A peach tone

The Loose Mineral Bronzer is also available in 3 Shades.

  • Sahara – Light
  • Sand    – Medium
  • Safari  – Dark

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The items I purchased are as follows:

  • Anneco Loose Mineral Foundation in Medium 
  • Anneco Loose Color Corrector / Concealer in Yellow 
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Blusher in Dainty (on the right)
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Bronzer in Sahara ( on the left)
  • Anneco Loose Mineral Veil in Medium (in the photo on the left in the center)

The range also includes a Makeup Cleansing Oil and  Vegan Makeup Brushes and much more.

Find the full collection here @ http://www.annecobeauty.com

The third product I am going to share with you is :

PHYSICIANS FORMULA

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PHYSICIANS FORMULA  was especially formulated for sensitive skin . Their products are natural / organic , easy to use and gentle on the skin. I purchased the 3 pack shimmer strips eyeliners, They glide on seamlessly. They are water resistant and smudge-proof and long wearing. I also purchased a concealer , which is called concealer twins. It is available in green light and yellow light . I bought the yellow one , excellent coverage for dark circles. You will discover a color corrector on one end and a light reflecting formula on the other. It is a creamy consistency non-drying and is transfer resistant and water resistant, ideal for the summer heat. 

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Find the full range @ http://www.physiciansformula,com

The fourth product I am going to share with you is :

NYX COSMETICS

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I am impressed with the NYX cosmetic Range not to mention the fact that it is 100% Cruelty Free . I love these colors for spring . The lip gloss literally feels like butter it is so moist and soft on the lips . This shade is called Tiramisu. The eye shadow is a beautiful matt shade in Coquette, beautiful on green eyes. It really makes them pop. It glides on the eye lid smoothly and lasted all day. The pigment in these products is excellent.

 

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Check out http://www.nyxcosmetics.com

BODY PRODUCTS

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LAFES DEODORANT STICK

I spoke in ,my last beauty post about the Lafes Roll on Natural Deodorant , which I loved by the way. But this time I decided to try the Lafes Deodorant stick . It works ! Especially if your a runner or exercise a lot . I would recommend it. For anyone with sinus problems or allergies the fact it is fragrance free is excellent also.

  • All Natural
  • Unscented/Fragrance Free
  • Alluminium Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Propylene Glycol Free
  • Made with Hemp oil, aloe vera and essential oils
  • No animal testing
  • Certified Organic

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 DR.BRONNER MAGIC SOAPS

I am a big fan and a new person since I started using Dr. Bronner products. My skin is not dry and feels lovely and smooth when I step out of the bath after using the lavender liquid soap. It certainly calms the mind and soothes the body. I recently bought the hemp rose liquid soap it smells divine . Dr. Bronner  products are made with organic oils and can be used to clean the house also using no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. Dilute and get to work .

For guidelines check @ http://www.drbronner.com

 

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KINGFISHER NATURAL TOOTHPASTE

I absolutely love this toothpaste and it is a comfort to know it is flouride free. It contains delicious natural ingredients. It leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth after using it, the flavor of this one is fennel. I have noticed my teeth are whiter too. I will continue to buy this brand . Buy this and you will be flashing those pearly whites in no time .

  • Not tested on animals
  • GMO free
  • Gluten free
  • It is approved by the British Dental Health Foundation

Find out more here : http://www.kingfishertoothpaste.com

So that’s it for today’s blog. Thank you for reading it. I would love to read what you have tried recently , and am interested in discovering more beauty, makeup and body products to try so please let me know in the comment box below.

Until next time

Be Healthy and Happy

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Purity & Healing

Seavite is a beautiful skincare and bodycare range combining pure botanicals and nutrient-rich Irish seaweed extracts formulated by marine scientist Paul Mulrooney.

Today Paul’s daughters Katherine and Jane (Doctors with Masters in Clinical Dermatology) carry on their father’s legacy at their renowned Dublin Skincare Clinic.

>>>> Read the Inspiring storyhttp://www.seavite.ie/index.php/our-story <<<<

Every skin type can benefit from the healing energies of seaweed extracts and calming regenerative anti-ageing properties of this range of products. It is suitable  to use on the most sensitive skin, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis and adult acne.

 

I purchased the Seavite Super Nutrient Soothing and Replenishing Face Cream. First of all I love how clean and professional the packaging and product looks. It has little to no scent which I love. I expected it to be a rich cream but I was pleasantly surprised by how light in texture it was on application. It felt cool and calmed the skin where I am sensitive. The skin appeared luminous and hydrated . It is a perfect base for make up application. This moisturizer is ideal for dry sensitive skin but also is available in a lotion for combination skin.

As my followers know I am an advocate for natural products and this range is all about Purity and Healing and is  free from

Parabens , Mineral Oils, Skin Irritants and has no hidden nasties.

Discover SEAVITE full range @ http://www.seavite.ie

I do hope you enjoyed reading this review

until next time

❤ Elle x