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Activating Tonic or Toner?

What’s in Your Tonic?

After cleansing, it is common to use a toner or astringent to help remove the last traces of impurities and help close pores.

Unfortunately, many toner type products contain drying alcohol that can disrupt skin barrier function and increase drying of your skin.

Step 2 in the Celloxylin® regimen, Activating Tonic, is uniquely formulated to take advantage of the water absorbed by skin during cleansing and help prepare the skin to fully utilize the benefits of subsequent products in the regimen by opening your pores for better absorption of the Firming Complex.

 

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What’s in Your Tonic?

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Eating Raw Foods for Beautiful Skin

Have you seen before and after photos of someone who has increased their water intake to 4 liters a day? She does look much more hydrated and her skin does show a more youthful appearance I must admit. When I saw the photos I wondered what the difference is to our skin when we switch to more raw foods to consume the highest levels of natural vitamins and minerals. Would it show a difference like the water did? Why not give it a try.

So I did, and still do. I also decided to go as sugar free as possible, too. Food is much tastier I will say, and I crave fruits and veggies now. When I do eat my old favorite-must-have-every-day chocolate, or a sweet, it gives me a headache. Even gluten free treats. Sigh. So no more of those.

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Sunburn Relief: How to Soothe and Heal Your Inflamed Skin

Protecting skin from irritation and inflammation is key for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Every inflammatory response damages skin at the cellular level and causes aging. From UV exposure, sun and wind burn, to topical sensitivities, all inflammatory reactions create a variety of adverse and damaging responses on the skin’s surface and below.

It’s better to start with protecting your skin before you expose yourself to the sun and environment and use ingredients that prevent sun damage.

When you do wind up with a sunburn what’s the first thing you think of? Aloe Vera right? Do you have an Aloe Vera plant in your garden? I do, and it is easy to go outside, trim off a “leaf” of this healing succulent, and begin to slice the skin back in layers to reveal the lovely cooling gel that is hidden inside.

Aloe Vera is such a great ready-to-use, natural topical to apply directly to a sunburn, which cools, soothes and heals your inflamed skin. The difficulty is letting the gel dry, and not getting it on your clothes, as well as cutting enough leaves to sufficiently treat a nasty sunburn if over a large area.

Aloe Vera gels or lotions purchased over the counter have varying amounts of true Aloe Vera in them, and always have additional ingredients that may or may not be helpful or healthy to sun damaged skin. I recommend a much better option with Aloe Vera Juice and more ingredients from your garden that soothe and heal…..

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Prodermalin Soothes, Calms, Heals Sunburn and Inflammation

Apriori Beauty’s ProDermalin® Pure Basics is a unique skincare line that addresses the needs of inflamed and sensitive skin. Botanicals in the cleanser and moisturizer reduce your skin’s reaction to sun damage and inflammation, soothe and provide antioxidant protection to proactively build stronger, healthier skin, and proactively influence healthier skin before the damage happens. [Read more...]

Reduce Stress by Breathing Like This

When you have a period of stress, do you ever notice how shallow you are breathing? I know I am barely breathing while I’m rushing to get things done, or am nervous about something.

I’ve known how to breathe with my diaphragm since I was in Junior High Choir, but somehow, that all goes out the window when I’m just trying to get something accomplished in a hurry or have a boatload of “stuff” to get done. You, too?

So, know that as I am sharing this with you, I need this reminder even more!

Breathing to Relax

How to Breathe to Relax: [Read more...]

A New “Soak and Seal” Treatment for Eczema

Eczema is such an irritating and stressful skin condition. It can be so painful and leave young and old open to infection and cause great emotional stress. When I read about a new treatment for this condition, I wanted to share with you. It is maybe not so much new as it is different and does require a good deal of effort and discipline, requiring strict adherence to a specific protocol for several weeks to give it the best chance of success.

Eczema

From National Jewish Health in Denver comes research with promising results for children with Eczema, also called Atopic Dermatitis: [Read more...]

Filling In Eyebrows

Finding spots along your eyebrows where they look a little thin? What is the best way to fill them in to be the beautiful frame for your face, allow you to keep a youthful appearance and show expression as you speak?

Here are a few easy choices:

Eyebrow Pencil

Match your eyebrow pencil shade with the color of your eyebrows, make sure your eyebrows are dry, then pencil them in. Use a brush or cotton tipped applicator to smooth in the pencil, and make sure it doesn’t look caked or greasy. Blending it in is the key! [Read more...]

Finding a New Hairstyle

My hair is hitting my shoulders, all one length now and I’m getting tired of it falling forward. Blessed with very thick hair, it is starting to bug me all day.

Thinking should I cut it short again? Ah freedom! But then there will be the curling iron to keep all the cowlicks calmed down. Should I layer the length I have now? Should I go longer? So I looked around and here are my finalists:

The Short Bob:

HaircutBob

 

The Shoulder Shag:

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Loose Curls at the Chin:

chincurls

 

The Jane:

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And The Jen:

Jennifer Aniston

 

A few details to help you decide: I’m 5’10″ tall, with a very long neck and a small (“pea”) head.

Which one do you pick for me??

 

Stimulate Smooth Summer Skin

Did you know that it’s suggested to exfoliate your skin more consistently in the summer as opposed to winter?

Exfoliating helps to prevent dry, damaged skin due to rising heat temps and exposure to sun. As we age, our skin’s natural skin turnover process slows significantly, resulting in the build-up of dry, dead skin cells that can cause blemishes, age spots, and an overall dull appearance.

Exfoliation is the process of using mechanical or chemical means to promote skin cell shedding from the top layer of skin, the epidermis. Despite the fact that skin exfoliation is extremely beneficial, it is an often overlooked part of a healthy skin care regimen. This summer, incorporate the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub into your skin routine.

Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub

Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub

I LOVE this gentle, cooling scrub which effectively removes dead surface skin cells, leaving my skin visibly smooth and protected by all the nutrients it provides.  This Sugar Cyrstal Scrub encourages healthy skin cell turnover to help prevent dull, damaged-looking skin. [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

I look forward to the Nieman Marcus Trends each Spring and Fall. Here are the trends for Fall 2014.

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Definitely a fan of grey, and like the mix of shades as I’m a dark grey lover (winter complexion).

L'Agence trench coat & cropped tailored pants

Olive green, not so much, forest green, absolutely.

Forest Green Ruffled Chiffon Midi DressOlive Green Manolo Blahnik Perpia Strappy Stretch Sandal

Periwinkle, cobalt, and navy – YES!

Armani Collezioni Jacquard jacket

Love the variety of clutches and the booty.

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Manolo Blahnik Ankle Boot

What do you think?

Beauty that Restores Peace

When life is overwhelming, we are stretched beyond ourselves, and we become more stressed and anxious, it is time to go to a quiet, peaceful, place and bring some calm into the chaos. Colors bring peace to me, along with scenes of nature that I can focus on, imagine myself in the midst of, and restore my soul through the magnificence of beauty.

This past year has been one of the most overwhelming of my life. I need to make a conscious effort each day to find peace and rest for my soul. This photo, with the stunning hue of the bluebonnets, strength of the forest, refreshing of the foggy mist, and symbolism of the gently winding path, spoke  great peace to me.

I have a thing for forests. When I lived in Switzerland, there was a trail I would walk that would give me great peace and tranquility. I would hike up to a large fallen tree, lay on its strong trunk and look up at the sky, watching the high above branches sway in the breeze and the clouds pass through the rays of sunshine. When I saw this photo of the stunning floral landscape in my favorite color, amidst the gentle forest, I sighed, a deep, anxiety-releasing, relaxing sigh. I share it with you here, and hope you will click through to the photographer’s site to refresh your soul with more of his amazing photography.

The creator of this lovely forest in Hallerbos, Belgium, is no other than Our Lord God. The photographer, Kilian Schonberger, provides additional photos of this lovely scene at My Modern Met

Enjoy!

Kilian Schonberger

Is it Acne or Yeast Infection?

Chest and back acne can be difficult to control, particularly if there is a concurrent infection that mimics acne. The yeast, Pityrosporum, creates a folliculitis when commonly used acne treatments set up the skin for its growth. Although it looks a lot like acne, there are a few things to note that will lead you to suspicion it is something else.

  • Itching (also known as pruritis)
  • Comes about after prolonged oral / topical antibiotics to treat acne
  • Worsens with antibiotic usage, heat, humidity, stress
  • Does not respond to typical acne treatments (acid peels, acne washes, topical retinoids)

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What do I do for a Burn?

What do you do when you, or someone you love, burns themselves? Whether it’s a curling iron, something hot from the stove, BBQ or you spill your coffee or hot tea, you should know what to do right away and the days of healing ahead.

Hot, Hot Coffee!

Here are some tips from the Woodbury Medical Group on how to handle a burn:

When to seek medical care?

  • The palm of the hand represents about one percent of the body surface area. If a burn (or any combination of multiple burns) is larger than one percent, seek medical care right away.
  • If the skin blisters then it is more than a first degree burn and you should go to an urgent care or see a medical professional immediately. A cool wet towel or ice pack (with a towel in-between the burn and ice) may provide some relief, but the burn victim should still see a health professional.
  • Do NOT rip off clothing that is stuck to the burned skin site. Leave it in place and seek medical care.

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Do You Have a Sense of Purpose?

Long LifeHaving a sense of purpose in life gives you focus and direction. It is tremendously fulfilling to awaken each morning knowing where you are headed. Especially rewarding is when that purpose helps others, right?

Now there is research that shows that fulfilling your purpose can help you live longer!

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [Read more...]

Cleansing to Protect and Nourish Your Skin

Cleansing Without Compromise

Cleansing helps remove the dirt, oil, and other impurities from your skin’s surface and in your pores. It is the first step in improving your skin’s appearance, preventing blemishes, discoloration, inflammation, and general dullness. It is also the first step in nourishing your skin and protecting the delicate structure that keeps it functioning in a healthful manner!

Crème CleanseWhen cleansing your skin, it is essential you choose a product that is gentle, natural, and devoid of harsh, irritating ingredients. Unfortunately, many cleansing products are designed with soaps and surfactants that can actually strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it tight, dry, and susceptible to irritation. If you’ve ever washed your skin and feel it pull tight against your face afterwards, it’s likely that you have disrupted the natural layer that protects your skin against bacteria and moisture loss. After cleansing, you always want your skin to feel fresh and supple, not tight and dry. [Read more...]

Great Reason for a High Protein Breakfast Every Day!

coffee and a muffinCoffee and a bran muffin used to be my standard breakfast when I was a younger, thinner version of myself. Through the years, especially when my children entered the picture, I found myself hungrier from all the physical activity of  chasing them around, and eating heartier meals. Now that they are grown, I’ve gotten rid of the gluten, and with that a lot of starchy carbs, going to higher protein meals with a mix of lean meats, cottage cheese, and eggs. I’m also eating my largest meal of the day at lunch.

Looks like there is a greater benefit to eating higher protein for breakfast other than staying full longer. It is now being shown to help control your blood glucose and insulin levels, helping to fend off diabetes. [Read more...]

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