Category Archives: Skin Care

Addressing facial wrinkles holistically

The appearance of facial wrinkles and lines are generally acquired over time. Emotional expressions are a form of tension. Habitual emotions result from unresolved conflicts, suspicions, fears, etc. These emotions reflect themselves in the facial musculature and appear as skin lines, furrows and wrinkles.

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6 Big Reasons to Appreciate Aloe

As you read through these bullet points keep in mind that most of them could apply to conditions inside and outside of the body! Aloe can be used directly from the plant, or purchased as juice and gels. Always make sure you are consuming and using the highest quality products to give yourself the maximum nutrition that aloe has to offer.

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8 Natural Remedies for Bug Bites and Skin Rashes.

1. Green/Black Teas: One of the best available natural remedies are “used tea bags”. They quickly reduces the inflammation and rashes.

2. Aloe Vera Gel: Apply Aloe Vera onto the infected body part. It helps in hydrating the affected area and ease the itching and soreness. You can use the leaves of Aloe Vera or purchase a high quality Aloe Vera Gel .

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Herbal Ice Cubes

Herbal ice cubes make a cool (pun intended) remedy for hot summer itches and scratches! Bug bites, poison ivy, hives and other allergic skin reactions can keep kids and adults up at night because of the constant discomfort. Kids especially will scratch an itch unconsciously as they are falling asleep, only to wake up the next morning with inflamed skin, not only from the reaction, but from the self inflicted scrapes which can potentially turn into an infection. A great bedtime tip for you to try is to apply herbal ice cubes. (more…)

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Lanolin Lowdown

I was intrigued when I found out that Scents of Wellbeing lotions use lanolin as a main ingredient. In recent years, with the increased popularity of vitamin D, I have been aware of lanolin because it is the most common raw material used to synthesize vitamin D3. I knew it had a history as a skincare ingredient, but didn’t really know the full story. I did a little homework and this is what I found.

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Cartilage, collagen, and chondrocytes.

Let’s have a quick lesson on joint health and cartilage to help keep away the pain and stiffness commonly associated with aging.

Cartilage building cells are called chondrocytes. As we age, chondrocyte activity slows down and eventually fails to adequately compensate for the daily wear and tear placed on the joint. But don’t let that discourage you, and don’t give up on your joints!

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Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation Promotes Collagen & Elastin Production!

The process of acupuncture facial rejuvenation is multi-layered. The pins in and around your face are geared to, amongst other things, promote the production of collagen & elastin, and to increase the circulation of blood and lymph in the face. However, including acupuncture points on the body during the facial treatment are just as crucial!

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Find out why I don’t have cellulite, and how you might be able to prevent it, or get rid of it.

I know I might create some female haters for this post. I am not sure at what age cellulite is still reversible, if at all, so maybe this post is aimed at the young 20’s lovelies out there that care, fear, or feel like they are doomed to have cellulite and want to try to prevent it. Regardless, these are healthy things to do no matter what your motivation, so I wanted to share.

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Toxic beauty care awareness

Your health depends on what you put on your skin. In any program for healthy change, you have to start somewhere. In the past, is was pretty easy to determine whether or not there were harmful chemicals in your beauty care products. Generally, they were the long chemical sounding words in the ingredients list that you could not pronounce.

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Guest post: Finding green beauty products

Many beauty care products try to lure us into thinking that they will make us look more gorgeous and younger. Most makeup, skin care and hair care products are loaded with chemicals and toxic agents, the amounts of which are unregulated. This is a reason to switch to natural beauty care treatments. How do you do that? Let me enlighten you.

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Get a healthy face lift with acupuncture.

Let’s face it: plastic surgery is pricey, risky, and a face lift can leave you looking less “I am so relaxed!” and more “I am constantly surprised!” There’s an easier, safer way to look and feel like a healthier, more refreshed you.

A lot of folks know about acupuncture’s stellar effect on pain; some people even know that acupuncture is fantastic for pain, digestive upset, difficult menstruation and menopause, and mood fluctuations.

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Avoid the consumption of Propylene Glycol in body care, food, drink, and supplements.

By now most people know to avoid Propylene Glycol when purchasing skin and hair care products, but more and more we are seeing this ingredient in processed foods, energy drinks, and supplements! This post is a reminder to read all labels carefully and look for this ingredient in all products for internal and external use.

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7 Natural Remedies that worked for 10 Fire Ant Bites.

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Fire ant bites are the worst. If you live in an area where it is summer year round, like Florida or California, you probably get a few single fire ant bites throughout the year. They are annoying because after the bite, it itches, then seems to go away, but later it itches again, and then turns into a blister or pimple.

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Eliminate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate From Your Body Care Routine

Here is a tidbit that may help you if you can’t get to the bottom of why you are getting “canker sores” in your mouth, bumps on your scalp, or pimples on your face; check your toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, face serums, and lotions for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. You can find lots of bad, and not SO bad, information about this ingredient when you research it.

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Natural treatment for burns. Will this become our famous Burn Support Smoothie?

Natural Treatment for Burns

We posted a smoothie recipe based on a collection of super foods and supplements that would be most beneficial for healing the skin, specifically burns. We were so thankful and happy to hear from the person whose story inspired our post! She made the smoothie religiously, and the 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her hand healed beautifully, leaving no scars or marks to show that anything had ever happened.

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