2 Tips to Turn Obstacles into Stepping Stones

How are you meeting obstacles that are keeping you from living your most fabulous life? Successful people know how to take those obstacles and turn them into stepping stones to success at every turn.

As I look back at the many roadblocks and detours in my own life, turning each into a success boils down to two critical character traits. Neither of them  were inherited. Both were developed by first observing them in others, watching their success, then trying them out in my own life.  I share them with you here, with a side note that they both go hand in hand.

Bring It On!Brad Nelson covers a lot of ground at first base by Paul T. Marsh/PositivePaul

Yes, that’s right. It’s the thought process that shows you have the upper hand. It comes about from a lifestyle of learning, being prepared, and building confidence. It’s not arrogant, just confident that when you are approaching a situation, a problem, a new circumstance, or a new day, you are ready to deal with whatever it brings.

“Bring it on” is a mindset that says, no matter what, I will figure out a way to handle the situation, and am confident that I will succeed. [Read more…]

Caffeine in Skin Care Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer

A couple of years ago, skin cancer research showed the possibility that caffeine applied directly to the skin reduced the amount of a particular protein that caused UV damaged skin cells to turn cancerous. In Caffeine in Skin Care May Protect from Skin Cancer, I share the findings of these past studiesNow there is new evidence that is showing stronger evidence of the anticancer effects of topically applied caffeine.

According to the National Cancer Institute, sunlight-induced skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 1 million new cases each year.

With skin cancer becoming increasingly prevalent, especially in the younger age groups, the findings of topically applied caffeine showing evidence of decreasing the development of skin cancers is very important. [Read more…]

How to Fight the 4 Core Influences of Aging

What are the four core influences of aging, how do they affect what we experience physically, and what we see in the mirror as we grow older?

Why does an Internal + External approach to the battle against the visible signs of aging work the best?

Consumers are increasingly seeking “anti-aging” cosmetic products that treat the visible signs of natural and environmental aging, such as wrinkles, lines, sagging, hyperpigmentation and age spots.  The problem is, products that only focus on treating the signs of aging are not proactive or preventative.  This is what sets Apriori Beauty™ apart from the rest – Apriori Beauty sought to take an innovative approach to targeting the causes of aging, not just the symptoms by introducing the Cellular Age Advantage™, a proactive, internal + external approach that utilizes the Nutrient Reservoir™ to address the core causes of cellular aging! [Read more…]

A New Home Treatment Option for Scars

Surgical scars, acne scars, burn scars, cut scars…..most all of us have some type of scar on our body somewhere. Does it bother you? Does it bother you enough to want to do something to diminish it? That’s the question only you can answer.

What is a scar?

“A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including as a result of infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue. Scars may appear anywhere on the body, and the composition of a scar may vary – appearing flat, lumpy, sunken, or colored. It may be painful or itchy. The final look of a scar depends of many factors, including the skin type and location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of injury, age of the person with the scar, and his/her nutritional status.”  (From the University of Chicago Medical Library)

There are many options for scar treatment but if you really want something that doesn’t burn or hurt, I highly recommend the Derma Firm Illuminator skin treatment machine. Painless, just massage in circles while you are watching TV for a few minutes each day. I’ve seen a woman who has had 6 children by C-Section, and a Tummy Tuck whose scar is barely visible – so light and soft, she has to point to it for you to notice!

Far Infrared Light is one of the most incredible treatment functions for skin cell rejuvenation – here’s a little more about this option for treating scar tissue:

“Infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun; far infrared light has a wavelength greater than 4 microns. Despite the fact that we cannot see far infrared radiation, it is perceived by thermoreceptors in the skin as heat. Studies have shown that FIR light therapy can stimulate wound healing mechanisms in the skin. Its additional benefits include the following: 1) Skin is warmed, unclogging pores and expanding capillaries. 2) Blood flow increases, helping eliminate toxins associated with aging and fatigue. 3) Mitochondrial stimulation results in increased enzyme activity and metabolism. 4) Promotes the breakdown of cellulite, fat, trapped water, and wastes. 5) Promotes the regeneration of skin tissue. 6) Increases oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells resulting in increased skin vitality. FIR light therapy is one of the 4 functions provided by Apriori Beauty’s Derma Firm Illuminator.”  (From the Apriori Beauty Science Center)

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SYNONYMS: FIR, Light Therapy

REFERENCES:
Goldberg DJ, Hussain M, Fazeli A, Berlin AL. Treatment of skin laxity of the lower face and neck in older individuals with a broad-spectrum infrared light device. Journal of Casmetic and Laser Therapy 2007; 9:35-40.

Toyokawa H, Matsui Y, Uhara J, Tsuchiya H, Teshima S, Nakanishi H, Kwon A, Azuma Y, Nagaoka T, Ogawa T Kamiyama Y. Promotive Effects of Far-Infrared Ray on Full-Thickness Skin Wound Healing in Rats. Experimental Biology and Medicine 2003; 228: 724-729.

FOUND IN PRODUCTS: Derma Firm Illuminator Treatment System

Nut Shell, Salt or Beet Sugar Scrub?

Face and body scrubs are becoming more and more popular, with unique ingredients such as  essential oils, botanicals, and a variety of “grit” to mechanically scrub away dead skin cells. Commonly used abrasive ingredients include things like ground nut shells and coarse sea salt. When you consider these ingredients up close, they have sharp edges that can cause small cuts, damaging skin at the microscopic level.

I’m loving this Face and Body Scrub –
Celloxylin Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, which is a highly effective mechanical exfoliant, designed to massage away dead skin cells and encourage healthy skin cell turnover. The primary exfoliating ingredient in the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is beet sugar. [Read more…]

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