Great Beauty Tips

  • 4 Foods You Should NEVER Start Your Day With

    11 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    -Belly Fat (also known as Visceral Fat) is considered the MOST harmful fat in your body

    -It's linked to many health issues:

       - insulin resistance

       - metabolic syndrome

       - heart disease

       - type 2 Diabetes

       - non-alchohol fatty liver disease

       - increased risk for certain types of cancers

    If you can pinch a good amount of subcutaneous fat, chances are you have a large amt of visceral fat lurking underneath your abdominal muscles!

    Stop consuming the following foods ESPECIALLY in the morning!

    - Juice & Soda 

       - Diet Soda - NEVER!

       - juice and sodas are FULL of added sugars

       - if you absolutely have to have juice, opt for something like orange juice with pulp (and without added sugar)

       - diet sodas are full of aspartame which is very bad for your body and even weakens bones 

     

    White ANYTHING

       - this includes things like :

          - Bagels

          - Donuts

          - cookies

          - toast 

       - these up your blood sugar levels

       - they also don't have any nutritional value to them so they're really not great for the body

    Trans Fat 

       - Margarine I can't believe its not butter

       - these increase your risk of heart disease

       - it lowers your good cholesterol

       - while in turn raising your bad cholesterol 
       - non-dairy coffee creamers that contain partially hydrogenated soybean or cottonseed oils.


    Artificial sweeteners

       - highly addictive

       - they affect your hormones 

       - even slow down your metabolism

       - ingredients in some of these are also linked to causing cancer 
       - Equal, Nutrasweet, Splenda and a host of others

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  • Tips for Winterizing Hands

    31 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    - the winter months have your hands going from smooth and soft to red and dry

    - the reason this happens is because the lack of moisture in the air

    - the humidity outside plummets 

    - and the air inside is dry because of things like central heating 

    - all of these factors are why you need to take care of your hands in the winter 

    - this can cause cracking of the hands

    - fissures can be a problem as well

     

     

    - tips and tricks 

     

       - moisturize 

            - to treat dry skin is by replacing the moisture that's been stripped

            - and only drinking water won’t put back the hydration you need 

            - the moisturizer applied to the skin is what rehydrates your skin

            - this barrier keeps the moisture in your skin from being drawn out by harsh conditions 

            - using the right kind of cream can actually help to pull water from the air and rehydrate the skin

            - using moisturizer before the dryness starts is the best preventative for dry hands 

            - apply moisturizer to the hands multiple times a day

            - with everyone using hand sanitizer frequently these days this is the more important than ever

            - keep your hands hydrated if you want to prevent further skin issues before they start 
            - our Soothing Salve is a natural alternative to Petroleum Jelly and is unscented. Coat hands and cover with Glad Press-N-Seal and put in heated mitts for 20-30 minutes per day. Repeat as often as necessary.

           - our Mud Lite II Creme contains over 40 good-for-your-skin ingredients, it's loaded with Dead Sea Minerals, Healing Herbs, Aloe Vera, MSM and a plethora of other wonderful skin beneficial ingredients.

     

     

       - how to wash your hands 

            - winter time especially is when hand washing is it’s most frequent and crucial

            - germs and bacteria live better in colder weather so transmission of these germs becomes more rampant 

            - it is still important to wash your hands, but here’s some tips on how to do so without drying your hands out

            - opt for a gentle soap

            - you want to make sure the soap you’re using has ingredients like Dead Sea minerals which act naturally as a humectant 

            - these minerals can help keep moisture in your skin because they draw moisture from the air 

            - a mild Dead Sea unscented soap is the best way to go because it’ll be gentle on your skin while keeping it clean 

            - use warm, not hot, water

            - hot water actually strips your skin of hydration 

            - so using warm water can help keep your skin from losing too much moisture

            - pay your hands dry instead of vigorously rubbing them

            - this helps keep some moisture on the hands instead of removing all of it 

            - apply moisturizer directly after

            - this locks hydration in and forms a barrier to keep it from escaping 

     

       - use a cool mist humidifier 

            - this adds moisture back in the air

            - humidifiers are touted by beauty industries and for good reason 

            - not only will it help keep your facial skin hydrated it’ll help your hands with moisture as well

            - keep them throughout your house in the most common places you spend time

            - always keep one in your bedroom as it’s important even while you’re sleeping 

            - it can help ease dry itchy skin as well

            - so if you’re already experiencing dry, itchy hands a humidifier is a great start to fighting it 

            - make sure to clean it regularly to prevent mold and bacteria from growing 

     

     

       - wear gloves 

            - gel lined gloves are amazing for the winter time 

            - they help keep your hands sealed in hydration as well as preventing the outside air from reaching your hands 

            - if you’re having dry problems this is a must have

            - applying moisturizer before putting your hands in the gloves is a great treatment for dry, itchy hands 

            - doing this before bed time gives your hands the best hydration therapy while your sleep

            - leaving your hands soft, supple, and hydrated when you wake up

            - wearing gloves outside the house is also important

            - when you’re being exposed to hash, cold weather your hands need some protection 

            - applying moisturizer and putting your hands in gloves before you leave can help lock moisture in and keep your hands from the harsh weather 

            - if you need extra hydration use a petroleum jelly substitute like our soothing salve 

            - the soothing salve protects the skin while also being absorbed into the skin 

            - this is more beneficial than petroleum jelly because petroleum jelly provides a false sense of hydration and leaves a barrier on the skin

     

       - stay hydrated 

        - 75% of the population in the US are severely dehydrated. Your skin is the first place dehydration takes place.
       - it is recommended that women drink at least 96oz of water per day and men consume at least 120oz for proper hydration.
        - make sure the water you consume is purified. Reverse Osmosis is the best way to get truly purified water. It removes everything, to include trace minerals. If you feel you need trace minerals because you aren't eating enough foods that contain them, add a tiny pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt to your water every time you fill up.

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  • Tips for Oily Hair in Winter

    25 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    - during the winter time your scalp constantly produces sebum 

    - oil accumulates on the scalp and can trap dirt, dust, and other particles, leaving your hair looking dingy, dirty, and oily 

    - during colder months you wear things like hoodies, beanies or hats that turn up the heat and stimulate your scalp to produce more oil and sebum to protect itself

     

    - tips to keep oily hair away

     

       - don’t touch your hair all the time

           - this  transfers dirt onto the scalp 

           - this causes the scalp to produce more oil because it’s trying to protect your scalp from free radicals 

     

       - wash your hair at the right time

           - you want to have set days to wash your hair weekly

           - over washing it can lead to more oil production because it dehydrates the scalp.

           - this in turn will lead to oil build up on the scalp which can collect dirt and germs and lead to other scalp issues 

     

       - use microfiber pillow cases and wash them often

           - cotton pillow cases are absorbent and will absorb the oil into the pillow case along with the existing dust, dirt and other particles in the air. They get trapped in the fibers of the pillow case and can cause bacteria to form.

    In independent studies such as those published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)1 and by Dr. William Rutala,2 extremely fine (.37 micrometer diameter) microfiber was both laboratory and clinically tested and proven to remove up to 98 percent of bacteria and 93 percent of viruses from a surface using only water (no chemicals). In comparison, traditional cotton fibers have been shown to only remove 30 percent of the bacteria and 23 percent of the viruses from a contaminated environmental surface.

     

    - use a gentle all natural shampoo

           - this is very beneficial when the scalp feels extremely greasy or has dandruff build up it will help remove it 

           - If you have excessively oily hair, shampoo twice a week to remove the  oil and dirt. Over time you should get the oily issues under control and can move to once a week.

           - excessive shampooing will trigger the production of  more oil making your problems worse.

     

       - ditch over the counter conditioners

           - they contain a lot of unnecessary chemicals and harsh ingredients, along with petroleum by-prodcuts.

           - look for Dead Sea Mineral Conditioners that will clean and condition your scalp with helpful herbs, minerals and essential oils.  

     

       - Dead Sea Hair Mud Masque

           - at least once a month, do a Deep Treatment to your scalp and hair with a GOOD Dead Sea Hair Mud Masque.
           -  it will detoxify the pores, strengthen hair roots as well as give volume, luster, shine and more manageability

          - also GREAT for gray hair taking color or processed treatments better and taming unruliness.

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  • Beauty Tips for Acne Prone Skin

    4 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    - types of acne

     

       - noninflammatory

           - this refers to clogged pores that show up as blackheads or whiteheads

           - they are the mildest type and are very easy to spot

           - blackheads have a dark appearance and are mainly flat against the skin

           - whiteheads are small flesh or white colored bumps

     

       - inflammatory

           - any kind of clogged pore with a red and swollen appearance

           - it can range from small papules or pustules

           - papules are small red bumps 

           - pustules are small bumps that contain pus

           - papules usually turn into pustules during the acne cycle

           - they range to even worse acne like cysts

           - these are deep and painful

           - these are larger than your usual pimple

           - and they feel very hard and are usually deep under the skin 

     

     

    - acne issues can depend on your skin type

     

       - it's common to link acne to only oily skin

       - this is because excess oil is known to cause breakouts

       - however dry skin types can experience acne for other reasons

       - it can be due to environmental factors or a poor skincare routine

       - a good way to test what type of skin you have is so simple

       - on a day that you can stay inside for a few hours, wash your face with a gentle soap

       - after a few hours examine your skin

       - if your skin is shiny then you have oily skin

       - if your skin has flaky, redness, tightness, or rough patches then you have dry skin

       - if you have "normal" skin then you won't see any of this, but it doesn't rule you out from having acne breakouts

       - if you have combination skin then your skin will usually appear dry on the cheeks, but shiny on the forehead, nose, and chin (also known as the T zone)

     

     

    - tips and tricks

     

       - wash twice a day

            - wash your face before going to bed, and then again when you wake up

            - make sure you also wash your face after sweating or being in an environment that has left residue on your skin

            - if you wash your face too often it can lead to irritation in the skin, so make sure you don't wash more than needed

     

    - be gentle

            - a lot of the time we think that acne is a dirt problem

            - that your pores are full of gunk that needs to be scrubbed out

            - but that isn't the case

            - you want to make sure that if you are exfoliating that you're using a gentle exfoliator

            - use something that will begin to melt on the skin instead of something with a nut shell, or something that's abrasive and can cause more damage than good

     

       - don't pick or pop

            - while it is insanely tempting to want to squeeze that pimple DO NOT DO IT

            - this can lead to scarring issues on your face

            - it can also transfer bacteria from that pore, to other pores

            - this can lead to more acne on the skin

            - also trying to pop it can push the bacteria in deeper causing it to form cyst like acne

     

       - opt for oil free products

            - when looking for skin care for acne, you want to find something that is oil free

            - even if you have naturally dry skin, but suffer with acne, make sure you get oil free products for the areas you have acne breakouts in

            - however even if it says oil free, or non comedogenic you want to make sure that you read over the ingredient list first

            - a lot of these products will contain things like alcohol or fragrance

            - both of these can lead to irritated skin

            - which in turn will up your oil production and cause more acne issues 

     

       - stay hydrated

            - keeping your skin hydrated can fight excess oil

            - you want to make sure to use a cream that is full of skin beneficial ingredients so it soaks into your pores

            - opt for something with Dead Sea minerals so while it's hydrating your skin it's also fighting bad bacteria 

            - make sure that you drink around a gallon a day, or eight 8oz glasses of water a day to help keep your skin hydrated from the inside as well 

     

      - Dead Sea Facial Products that are GREAT for Acne Issues!

    Mineral Facial Wash
    Oil-Free Dead Sea Dermabrasion
    Sensitive Skin Mud Masque
    Max-Tox Serum
    Mud Lite II Crème

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  • Beauty Tips for Psoriasis

    0 comments / Posted on by Tammy Doering

    - what is it

       - a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales, and itchy dry patches

       - thought to be an immune system problems

       - is typically triggered by things like a cold, stress, or infection

       - the most common symptom is a rash

       - but sometimes the rash can be on your nails 

       

     

    - beauty tips to relieve symptoms

     

       - moisturize frequently

           - keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is the most simple way to manage psoriasis

           - the best time to apply moisturizer is right after a bath or a shower

           - this is because your skin is at its softest and at its most moist

           - when it's colder outside you need to use a thicker cream, or apply more layers to protect your skin from the weather

           - during the summer months, apply moisturizer once or twice a day depending on how your skin feels 

           - this keeps your skin from becoming too saturated which can cause other issues

     

       - take Dead Sea Semi-Dry Salt baths 

            - soaking in a warm bath can be very beneficial to psoriasis

            - it can loosen the scales so your skin doesn't feel as tight

            - it can also help to reduce the itching and inflammation

            - adding the dead sea salt to the bath can boost the benefits

            - dead sea salt improves blood circulation which results in healthier skin cells

            - this in turn gives you a lower number of skin scales

            - the fact that your dry skin causes this is another reason the Dead Sea is beneficial

            - the dead sea salts contain magnesium, potassium, sodium, and calcium

            - all of those minerals boost skin hydration which eases the symptoms of psoriasis

     

       - don't scrub too hard

            - when taking your makeup off, or bathing don't scrub harshly

            - you want to scrub lightly to prevent your skin from becoming irritated

            - opt for using a soft washcloth instead of something like a loofa 

            - something abrasive like a loofa can actually worsen your psoriasis symptoms

            - use gentle, chemical free products on your skin as well as these won’t be as harsh on your psoriasis areas 

            - avoid picking, scratching, or rubbing your scales because this will cause it to grow back thicker 

     

       - get in the sun 

            - psoriasis can benefit from some exposure to UV rays

            - spend around 15 minutes outside daily

            - but don’t get too much exposure as this can cause flare ups and other issues 

            - controlled periods of exposure can help manage your symptoms 

            - even during colder months try to get some outside exposure to keep your skin feeling it’s best

     

       - manage your stress 

            - excessive stress is linked to psoriasis flare ups

            - and flare-ups themselves tend to cause stress

            - this can lead to a rather vicious cycle

            - try things to manage your stress levels at home

            - you can do things such as: 

                - meditation 

                - yoga

                - deep breathing 

                - self care

                - exercise 

       - STAY FULLY HYDRATED
            - psorasis type skin is severely over-dry. Flaking, itchy raised patches need hydration from the inside, too.

       - Use Natural Makeup 
            - most makeup products on the market today are loaded with toxic ingredients that can cause harm to your skin and health now and in the future. Find natural makeup products that are safe for you and a newborn baby.

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