Sunday, April 28, 2013

Time to spring clean your face--the Macro Exfoliator is back - National Examiner

Give yourself the gift of healthy skin for Mother's Day and Spring with the Redefine Macro Exfoliator!

Time to spring clean your face--the Macro Exfoliator is back

The new maximum exfoliation tool which removes so many dead skin layers it has been compared to microdermabrasion sold out in three weeks of being released and was not available to purchase for more than a month, but there is good news for skin care aficionados! The Redefine Macro Exfoliator will be back in stock on Mon., April 29!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

New mouse hormone may help control diabetes - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

New mouse hormone may help control diabetes

 In the ongoing battle against diabetes, a new hormone was just announced on April 25 by researchers at Harvard Stem Cell Research which may help control diabetes mellitus, according to USA Today. Researchers made the announcement that a mouse hormone may help provide better treatment for the chronic disease.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daily Stress & its Effects on Skin

Hidden Toll of Stress is Actually Highly Visible

Stress isn’t something we can see or touch but the effects of stress impact nearly every aspect of our daily lives.  The American Psychological Association reports that 75% of adults describe experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half say that their stress has increased in the past year.  By any definition, stress is an American epidemic.   

According to Cynthia Ackrill, MD and Fellow of The American Institute of Stress:

“Stress is responsible for 70-90% of doctors’ visits—it contributes to and can even mimic all serious diseases. Its effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic dry skin.”

Cynthia Ackrill, MD is a Fellow and board member of the American Institute of Stress, and is a certified Wellcoach® and Well People coach.  Dr. Ackrill works with individuals and teams to address the systematic management of stress, including specific lifestyle and health risk challenges. Dr. Ackrill has been featured on the Katie Show, Huffington Post, eHealthRadio and has extensive training in the science of coaching, motivation, and positive psychology. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What is a subconjunctival hemorrhage? A look at broken blood vessels in the eye - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

What is a subconjunctival hemorrhage? A look at broken blood vessels in the eye
If you are "seeing spots," but it is not your vision (like a detached vitreous) but rather a big red spot in the white (sclera) of your eye, you probably have a broken blood vessel in your eye otherwise known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

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Mother's Day Skin Care Tips

Mother's Day is almost here. Is your skin ready?

If you are looking for great Mother's Day gifts check out out these great anti-aging beauty products.

And if you are looking for ways to improve your own appearance to achieve healthier skin and a more youthful complexion, click here for change!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Top 10 diabetes superfoods - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Top 10 diabetes superfoods

If you are fighting diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has put together a list of Diabetes Super Foods. The list below offers foods that are high in calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamins A (as carotenoids), C, and E.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Redefine Overnight Restorative Cream Night Moisturizer

 After using Soothe on my skin for 2 years to heal my sensitive skin of rosacea, I was finally able to move up this week to the REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream

This Ultra-hydrating cream replenishes skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) while you sleep for visibly firmer, less-lined skin in the morning. A "Who's Who" of ingredients includes moisture recycling complex of hyaluronic acid and glycerin prevent moisture loss while 12-hour, time-released antioxidants A, C and E replenish vital skin nutrients.

Find out more at: REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream

Petroleum jelly alternative--Waxelene - National Skin Care Examiner


Petroleum jelly alternative--Waxelene

With the sun shining longer and hotter as spring heads into summer, many people turn to petroleum jelly as a moisturizer to relieve symptoms of skin dryness to help them achieve healthy skin. If you are looking for an alternative to petroleum jelly, one solution is Waxelene which can be used on anything where you would normally use petroleum jelly.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Skin Care Event Coming to Louisville, KY April 14

On Sunday, April 14 at 3 pm, three top skin care and beauty leaders will be in Louisville, KY doing an informative luncheon explaining a new business opportunity in the booming world of anti-aging skin care. If you are interested in learning more or know someone in the area who is looking for a 2nd income, contact me and I will get you set up. 

The skincare event is free to guests and is expected to fill up quickly, so RSVP early. skinhealthbeauty1 (at) gmail (dot) com. The phone number is on the flier.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Are 'All-Natural' Products Really Better for Your Skin? In a Word: NO!

I used natural products from what was in my kitchen and herb garden and very little makeup up for two decades until I got skin cancer on my face about 12 years ago. Even when I worked in the cosmetics department of a well-known national department store, I rarely purchased the pricey beauty products because I didn't believe they helped create healthy skin any better than what was around my house.  

However, when I was researching what to put on my skin to treat the scars and rosacea left behind by skin cancer, I discovered just how little putting food on my face actually did for my skin. 

Skin's Natural Protective Barrier

One reason natural products like food do not make skin any healthier is the skin has a natural protective barrier that keeps substances like food and dirt out, because the molecules are too big or cumbersome to pass through the skin's layers without some kind of vehicle.

 No Digestive Mechanism

Most food contains vitamins and minerals that nourish the body when ingested in sufficient quantities, but without some way to get these vitamins and minerals OUT of the food and PAST the skin's protective barrier, they don't do much slathered on top of the skin. The stomach and intestines have the ability to break down food and absorb the nutrients. Skin DOES NOT HAVE THIS MECHANISM. If several organs are required to break down and absorb nutrients from the food we eat, how is it logical to believe the skin -- an organ which exists to keep things out -- has the capacity to absorb nutrients from food and other natural products without a little technological or medical help?

I prefer skin care products that are based upon natural ingredients but that have the technology to make them efficacious where the right ingredients actually absorb into the skin where they can work to change the skin and create healthier skin. 

A Time for Medicine

If your child becomes very ill, you probably will  give him medicine and not raw vegetables and honey to help him get better. There is a time when eating raw vegetables is great for you and a time you NEED MEDICINE to cure you. It's the same for your skin. 

Using oatmeal, beeswax and olive oil won't harm your skin and may make it feel soft while the humectants and oils are sitting on top of the skin, but they DON'T CHANGE THE SKIN. They won't hurt you, and they might make superficial cuts or dryness feel better, but they won't reverse the signs of aging like skin care products with the right combination of natural and medicated ingredients will do.