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The Gift of Youth

Author: Dr. Larita
05/04/2020

Mother’s Day is May 10 this year and if you’re like me you haven’t gotten your mom’s gift yet. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has kept us at home this year and shopping at the mall is out. How about ordering some quality skin care products for mom online?

If there’s anyone on your list who’s concerned about their appearance or their age then you can’t go wrong with an affordable anti-aging cream. Look for one made with natural materials that won’t do more damage than good. Quality skin care products can be a challenge to find because so many large cosmetics companies sneak harsh chemicals into their products under the guise of long chemical names. Pay attention to the ingredients in the products you buy to avoid giving anything that may contain undesirable ingredients. This is especially easy online since web-based retailers are sure to share as much information about a product as possible. When all else fails, however, try going to the manufacturer’s website. If they’re proud of their products then they won’t be afraid to tell you what’s in them.


Young Looking Hands

Author: Dr. Larita
04/17/2020

We put makeup on our faces and go to the gym to keep our bodies in shape but if we don’t take care of our hands all that is a waste of time. The first place that shows age spots is your hands and add that to loose wrinkled skin on the backs of your hands and your hands are telling everyone that you are older than your beautiful face looks! If you work with your hands a lot, this stretches the skin even more and everyone exposes their hands to dirt, grease, grime, heavy detergents, and dish soaps etc. everyday. We really should wear rubber gloves when we do this kind of work with our hands but I don’t bother with it, do you?

Essential oils can help you keep your hands looking their best. Couple your essential oils with a good hand cream and you’ll have the whole family using your hand cream very quickly. Use any of the following essential oils with your hand cream and your hands will look their best in no time: rosemary, geranium, sandalwood, patchouli, lavender, rose, lemon, lime, or carrot. You might want to price the essential oils first because you don’t have to use an expensive one.

You can also mix the hand cream as you use it by putting some cream in your hand and adding one or two drops of the essential oil of your choice as you go. I like to use geranium usually because it smells so nice but if I have a cut or scrape (I’m a klutz in the kitchen) I often use lavender essential oil. Any of the oils mentioned above will work to make your hands as beautiful as the rest of you.


Mineral Oil – Do or Don’t

Author: Ron
02/20/2020

Straight off the bat: it’s a don’t. Mineral and petroleum products come from the distillation of crude oil (which winds up in your  gas tank). It is used frequently in many inexpensive products because it is cheaper than plant based oil and its clear and odorless. It is commonly found in moisturizers for the protective residue it leaves behind on the skin, keeping toxins out and moisture in.

The downside is that mineral oil can very easily clog pores and lead to breakouts. In many cases, it causes allergic reactions, psoriasis, or acne. Your skin is like a sponge. Over time, the mineral oil residue will be absorbed into your body. The Cosmetic Safety Database states that mineral oil is associated with cancer, allergies, organ toxicity, immunotoxcity, and skin irritation, among other things. Many people stopped taking mineral oil orally because of the associated risks. Remember, what goes on your skin will still get into your body.

The best type of moisturizers to use on your skin should be plant based and preferably organic ones that have been cold processed to retain their natural healing properties. Shea Oil is one of the best plant based oils available. Shea Oil is a byproduct of Shea Butter production, which produces fractionated oil. Shea Butter and Shea Oil are used to protect the skin from harsh weather environments. The oil offers benefits for skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, burns, dryness and other irritations. Shea Oil can be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer and it can also be used as one of the main ingredients in certain skin care products.  Below is a list of some of the common uses of Shea Oil and its benefits:

Common Uses of Shea Oil:
* Lotions and creams
* Soap
* Anti-wrinkle creams
* Lip balms
* Body Butters

Benefits of Shea Oil:
* Moisturizer
* Soothes burns
* Effective in treating dermatitis and eczema
* Promotes elasticity in skin


Natural Clay Masks

Author: Dr. Larita
01/29/2020

Facial masks have beneficial effects for many skin types because they can nourish, rejuvenate, and stimulate; refine, cleanse, and peel off the outer skin layer; soothe and calm inflammation; clear acne, loosen blackheads; and act as an anti-wrinkle treatment and natural face-lift. For natural skin care, you can use practically any fruit or vegetable in your refrigerator and many other foodstuffs. You can purchase a flower water to blend your dry ingredients but I prefer to use plain spring water as the moisturizer with essential oils added for the properties they bring to the mixture.

Clay masks are wonderful because the clay has absorbed the sun and the plants and minerals of earth over thousands of years giving it rejuvenating and anti-aging benefits for our skin. Clays come in an assortment of colors from all over the world and can be found in health food stores and pharmacies. When we combine the clay with essential oils they complement each other with a synergistic effect providing natural skin care that is highly beneficial. White kaolin clay is best used on normal to oily skin because it has an astringent effect. It removes impurities from the skin as it cleanses and it improves lymphatic flow, increasing blood circulation to the area. Fuller’s earth is a stimulating clay that is a soft brown in color. It is a cleansing clay plus it removes dead skin cells. It is best used on oily to normal skin.

Green clay is the best of the clays and it can be used on all skin types. It is good for treating acne and other skin disturbances as well as providing an anti-aging effect for mature skin. Green clay balances combination skin, normalizes oily skin and revitalizes dry skin. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium and energizes connective tissue. It stimulates very gently and it is effective in increasing the lymph flow and circulation allowing oxygen to speed the elimination of waste products.

Of course, you can purchase a face mask that you squeeze from a tube providing an instant face mask but these products contain all kinds of unnecessary ingredients that may even be harmful to your skin. When I look at the expiration date on a product and it is a year or two away, I wonder how that product can be good for my skin and I want a natural alternative instead. That’s why I make my own facial masks and cleansers. A homemade mask takes only a few minutes to assemble and once you put your tailor made product in a jar you have your own instant face pack ready to use at any time and tailor-made for your own skin type.

 


Anti-Aging Skin Care

Author: Dr. Larita
05/30/2019

Here is a list of anti-aging essential oils that will help you combat wrinkles when you use them alone or in combinations of two or more. You can use these oils in the bath, as a face oil, or for a body rub. Just remember to treat all of your skin, not just the skin on your face. Everyone’s skin regenerates at a different rate so give yourself at least 30 days to see outward signs of improvement.

ANTI-AGING ESSENTIAL OILS TO COMBAT WRINKLES


If your neck is showing signs of age, you might want to give it a special treatment of the following synergistic  blend of essential oils. Use 10 drops of rose, 7 drops clary-sage, 10 drops lemon, and 20 drops carrot essential oil blended well with 1 teaspoon  of evening primrose oil. Gently massage this mixture into the skin and leave it on for at least ten minutes before wiping off the excess oil.

After a long winter of turtle-neck sweaters and woolen scarves, the neck will benefit greatly if you slough off dead skin cells, brighten up and tone the neck and prepare it for a treatment oil as discussed in part I of essential oils for neck care. Mix 1 teaspoon of ground almond with 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil into a paste and rub it all over the neck and chest area in upward movements. Leave this on for 10 minutes then rinse it off with water followed by a rinse with the following tonic water: 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon spring water, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, and 2 drops lemon essential oil. Mix the lemon essential oil with the witch hazel and then blend that with the other ingredients. Rinse most of the paste off with water and then add the vinegar tonic water to the final rinse until all the almond paste is gone.


Have you ever seen a woman whose face was beautiful but when you glanced at her neck, it marred her appearance? No matter how much make up and concealer is on the face, if you don’t take care of the delicate skin on your neck, it will be like a lovely delicate rose on a stalk that can not support it. The neck is one of the first places the body begins to show its age.  Crinkled skin, loss of elasticity, wrinkles and double chins all lead one to look older even though great care is put into maintaining the good looks of the face. You can try to keep your neck covered with a scarf but that is not practical and, thankfully, the neck responds extremely well to essential oil treatments.

The essential oils to use for neck care are rose, geranium, clary-sage, lemon, lemongrass, black pepper, or carrot. Use any one of these oils added to a carrier oil like jojoba, evening primrose, or avocado to begin your treatments.  The neck is a very delicate area and must be cleansed with the same care you use on your face. Add one drop of one of the above essential oils to each 3/4 teaspoon of your usual cleansing cream. Then each night before bed apply the following blend: 8 drops of pettigraine, 3 drops of orange, 10 drops carrot oil, 14 drops palma rosa, and 5 drops of lemon blended well with 3 teaspoons jojoba oil, 2 teaspoons wheatgerm oil, and 2 teaspoons of avocado oil. Leave this on for a few minutes and then wipe off any excess with a tissue before going to bed.


Wouldn’t you like to tone that double chin that seemed to appear from nowhere as you aged? Mine isn’t helped by the fact that I lost 94 pounds. Thanks to the collagen boosting compounds in grapeseed oil, we can firm the saggy skin around the jawline. Grapeseed oil works to firm the jawline and massage helps to fight bloating even more making your face appear slimmer.

Add 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil to 1 teaspoon of grapeseed oil and blend well. Use your thumbs to rub two drops of this blend onto your skin in small circles. Start from the base of your neck and move up to your chin. Do this daily. This blend should last a while before you need to make more. Be sure to keep the blend covered and away from heat.


Fighting Signs of Age

Author: Dr. Larita
04/17/2019

I’ve gotten to that age where my skin, weight, and energy levels don’t bounce back like they used to when I was in my early 20s. It seems like every morning I wake up to find a new wrinkle or line that hadn’t been there when I went to bed. To help fight the signs of aging, I’ve started a new skincare regimen.

For starters, I’ve switched to a gentler cleanser. The cleansers and toners I used as a teenager to ban acne are just too harsh for my older, more fragile skin. I’ve also found the best anti-aging skincare moisturizer and eye cream. I slather them on liberally at night so the nutrients can soak in while the skin naturally goes into repair mode. In the morning, I cleanse my face again and put on a lightweight moisturizer with SPF 15 to protect from sun damage.


It is everyone’s goal to have young and glowing skin. The benefits of having a glowing skin can go a long way to boosting one’s self-esteem which improves self- confidence. This is the reason as to why the beauty industry is booming with anti-aging skin care to satisfy this need. Those people who are public figure can bear me witness that your outward look is all that you need to have that confidence to face the public.

There is a wide range of anti-aging skin care products in the online market. Not all the products can work for you. So it is important to consider the following before purchasing one. First, you have to understand the type of your skin, this is because some are meant for oily skins while others are meant for non-oily skins. Secondly, consider the components of the ointment, if you have a sensitive skin go for a mild cream to avoid some reaction. Last but not least consider the prices, select one that is within your means.

Once you take into account the above factors you can be sure of landing into an anti-aging skin care product that perfectly suits your needs. If you have no idea of where to get one, look no further as we have a huge stock in our online stores that you can choose from. Shop with us now and improve your looks.


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