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We have extended our promotion on the following popular products:
Kindly note that these offers are valid until Friday the 13th December 2013
The countdown to the holiday season has begun and everyone is joyous and planning their year-end breakaways with their loved ones. Let us a spare a thought for those not so fortunate this holiday season.
All orders must be placed by this Friday, 13th December 2013.
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As the weather is becoming cooler our skin tends to feel more sensitive and dry. As we all know, a dehydrated skin is a very unhappy skin. First we notice the tight sensation and perhaps even some peeling and flakiness. Next we start seeing fine lines, especially around the eyes, mouth and across the forehead. What are we to do then?
Prevention is always better than cure, so we should focus on combating this condition.
I have deliberately chosen the word “condition” because dehydrated skin is a temporary skin condition brought on by several factors opposed to say someone who has a dry skin type.
Any skin type can become dehydrated. You might be surprised to hear this, but an oily skin is more often than not dehydrated. The sebum glands go in to over-drive and produces even more oil as we attempt to use products to dry up the oil. That is our biggest mistake. We should aim at calming the skin so that it learns to rebalance itself.
When skin is dehydrated it lacks moisture, so to remedy this skin condition we should take a more comprehensive approach by not only adding moisture to the skin but by protecting our skin from external aggressors too.
Several factors reduce hydration in the skin.
Natural aging is one of the main causes of dehydration of the skin. Declining hormones can result in the loss of collagen and elasticity which causes skin thinning.
Lifestyle choices such as the consumption of alcohol, coffee and smoking places oxidative stress on the skin which makes it more prone to dehydration and wrinkles.
Environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure, cold air and windy conditions also result in loss of moisture. Taking long hot showers and baths also contributes to dehydrated skin as it draws moisture out of the skin. Being in air-conditioned rooms also depletes the skin of moisture.
Incorrect and aggressive cleansing methods can disrupt the protective mantle barrier of the skin and increase the chances of your skin becoming dehydrated. Avoid using manual and chemical exfoliants on any skin type.
It is important to identify the reasons and causes of a dehydrated skin condition as it will enable you to take the appropriate corrective measures.
The best way to ensure hydrated skin is to look at what we consume.
Increasing your water intake to about 6 – 8 glasses a day will not literally plump up your skin, but it supports our internal organs and enables it to function optimally. Water is a calorie-free drink! That should more than enough reason for us to opt for a bottle of water than other drinks. Your skin is the window to your health. A healthy body will almost always guarantee a healthy and glowing skin.
Fruits and vegetables contain a variety of minerals and vitamins and of course anti-oxidants and fluids that aids hydration.
Avoid foods that are high in sodium as it naturally draws water from the body.
Use a humidifier if you work or live in an air-conditioned area or place a bowl of water in your bedroom at night.
The most obvious remedy of course would be a topical treatment. Applying a water-based moisturiser in the morning will boost hydration. Using moisturising and nourishing masks will give the skin an extra shot of intensive moisture when needed or as part of your weekly routine to maintain supple skin.
Avoid applying lotions and creams to the skin at night as at that crucial time the skin is regenerating itself. The last thing it needs is to be exhausted by shifting creams around when it should focus on natural repair.
The skin is a living organ and has the ability to regenerate itself. We should work with that natural process and not against it.
For a happy skin, keep it moisturised internally as you would externally. Be sure to get about 8 hours of sleep at night and invest in a good Vitamin C supplement and consume sufficient Omega fatty acids. Your skin will thank you.
Ruh Fortune http://www.earthbornbeauty.net
We know that boosting our carotenoid levels is beneficial to our health and well-being. Well, this anti-oxidant packs one mean punch and you don’t want to be missed. Not this time. 🙂
By now, I believe most everyone interested in natural health has heard of antioxidants and their health benefits.*
But just like many things the mainstream media and consumer marketers latch on to these days, antioxidants have become a buzz word for selling hype and added profits.
That’s not to say that many foods and supplements don’t contain some antioxidant properties.
But there are bigger questions to be asked when it comes to antioxidants.
For instance, how powerful is the antioxidant in question? If you consume foods with low antioxidant levels (antioxidant capacity is not always identified by marketers), you might need to eat massive amounts to have any effect on those pesky free radicals.
On the other hand, if you consume foods and supplements with highly concentrated amounts of natural antioxidants, you won’t need to consume as much and you have a better chance of protecting yourself from free radical damage.*
So, how do you know which sources have the most concentrated natural antioxidants?
First of all, I must reiterate how, in my opinion, eating a wholesome organic diet based on your Nutritional Type (NT) is key to optimal health. Once you have this under your belt, you can then consider supplementation to boost your vitality even more.*
Plus, you should know…
Antioxidants are generally classified into two broad categories…water soluble (hydrophilic) and lipid soluble (hydrophobic).
Your body needs both types of antioxidants because each one targets different types of cells and tissues for free radical scavenging…
The bottom line… to fight and help neutralize pesky free radicals, you need both types of antioxidants from as many sources as possible.* When taken together, the efficacy of water- and lipid-soluble antioxidants is enhanced even more.
For a phenomenal water-soluble antioxidant, I strongly recommend Purple Defense with resveratrol. You can check out my site for more details on this extraordinary formula.
And when it comes to lipid soluble antioxidants, I believe I’ve identified a…
Up until now, this natural super-nutrient has not received the attention and notoriety I believe it deserves.
What if you could…
And if you’re an athlete, or even a weekend warrior, what if you could…
Something you might be interested in, but sounds almost too good to be true?
There is a natural super-antioxidant nutrient that can help you do all this… and more.* And it’s not just based on ‘hearsay.’ Clinical trials have researched the solid benefits of this powerful lipid soluble antioxidant.*
Most folks don’t have much of a clue why salmon have such distinctive coloring. There’s something very unique that gives them their unique reddish-pink color.
If you guessed it is an antioxidant… you are correct.
But it’s not just any antioxidant… and it’s not only responsible for salmon coloring, but also provides them with the endurance they need to swim for several days against the current to reach their spawning grounds.
Many people aren’t aware that baby flamingos are born white. They only obtain their pink color once they eat food that is loaded with astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin belongs to a class of naturally occurring pigments called carotenoids.
So, what are carotenoids?
Carotenoids are the compounds in your food that provide…
Even though there are more than 700 naturally occurring carotenoids, most people are probably only familiar with a few and the most common one is beta-carotene..
Many carotenoids may be easily obtained simply by eating a good diet rich in fresh organic produce. However, the carotenoid that possesses the super lipid soluble antioxidant I’m referring to is challenging to come by.
In fact, there are only 2 known sources…
To take advantage of this powerful antioxidant the way salmon do, you would need to find and consume the type of microalgae identified above (highly unlikely), or eat a healthy supply of salmon itself.
The challenge with salmon is to get adequate amounts of the antioxidant, either expensive sockeye salmon needs to be consumed, or large amounts of other types of salmon (almost 2 pounds of Atlantic salmon).
Additionally, even if it’s wild salmon, there are always concerns with mercury and other heavy metal content.
I have a much more practical solution for you to get adequate amounts of this super-antioxidant artillery… to help you benefit like salmon do*… coming up.
But first let’s explore more about what this super-antioxidant can do in…
I mentioned above how this super-antioxidant helps provide amazing anti-aging benefits.*
Well, just how does it do all that?
It all gets back to the relatively unknown carotenoid… now believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature. As a source of antioxidants and vitamin A, carotenoids are critical to the photosynthesis process. Plus, as antioxidants, they protect plants and organisms from free radical damage caused by light and oxygen.
How does this apply to you?
Well, by consuming plants or organisms containing the carotenoid pigments, you can gain a similar protective benefit.*
One area this super-nutrient has shown potential is in helping reduce the signs of normal aging.*
As you probably already know, I strongly believe in using sun exposure to get your body to produce critical amounts of vitamin D. However, over exposure and burning is not a good thing… and can be risky to your health.
By adding antioxidants to your diet to help combat sun-induced free radicals in your skin, you can help to potentially avoid…
Here’s another area where astaxanthin may provide potential benefits*…
There’s a vital natural biological process that occurs inside your body every day.
In many cases, this natural biological process, known better as your immune system function, is a very beneficial to help improve your health.
But, just like anything else, too much of a good thing is not always good. When immune system mediators triggered by this process occasionally get out of control, it could affect your overall health.
Thus, it’s important to help maintain your immune response at a healthy level.*
Five of the most effective things I recommend you do to help promote a healthy immune response are…
Plus, there is one more thing I believe you can do to help promote an optimal immune response… and that’s to consume the carotenoid and super-antioxidant called astaxanthin.*
I am so convinced of this that I have been consuming astaxanthin every day since I first learned of its incredible benefits.*
And here’s how astaxanthin can help give your stamina a boost*…
If you’ve taken my advice on using different types of exercise as key elements in an overall health and fitness plan, you know how you can occasionally have aches and soreness after a good workout.
Well, as an athlete, or even a weekend warrior, natural astaxanthin can potentially…
So, how does astaxanthin potentially enhance your endurance and recovery?*
One key area astaxanthin has a positive effect is on your mitochondria.*
Mitochondria are little intracellular powerhouses within your body. They produce up to 95% of your body’s energy.
So, it should not be surprising mitochondria are found in your muscle tissue.
That’s where you have one of the greatest demands for intense bursts of energy.
But there is a downside to this energy-producing activity… it can generate highly reactive free radicals.
These free radicals can damage your cell membranes and oxidize your DNA. The more strenuous the workout, the more free radicals you produce. The bottom line… you can end up with tired and sore muscles.
And that’s where astaxanthin comes in.
As a powerful antioxidant, astaxanthin has been shown to effectively scavenge free radicals from muscle tissue and help reduce singlet oxygen (particular type of ‘bad’ oxidation).
This is how astaxanthin can potentially give your strength, stamina, and endurance a healthful boost.*
So, how does astaxanthin stack up against other nutrients rich with antioxidants?…
There are many properties that make this super-carotenoid unique.
Astaxanthin compares astoundingly well to other nutrients and powerful lipid soluble antioxidants when it comes to free radical scavenging and neutralizing singlet oxygen.*
When it comes to free radical scavenging, astaxanthin can be as much as…
Plus, astaxanthin has been shown to be more effective than other carotenoids and other nutrients at ‘singlet oxygen quenching’ by being up to…
Astaxanthin was even found to be as much as 2.75 stronger than lutein with regard to singlet oxygen quenching.
Pretty amazing antioxidant… wouldn’t you agree?*
The above comparisons have been made against some incredible nutrients in their own right. Yet, astaxanthin blows them away when it comes down to effective free radical scavenging and singlet oxygen quenching.*
And here’s even more on how astaxanthin is potentially so effective…
Any questions why I’m simply amazed at the healthful power of this super-antioxidant?* To date, I’ve never seen anything like it.
So, all you have to do is run out to your local health store or vitamin shop to pick up this extraordinary nutrient.
Well, it’s not that simple and there are some warnings and issues you should be aware of…
Like all nutrients, you need to be on the lookout for synthetic varieties and, in my opinion, try to avoid them.
Fortunately with astaxanthin, this is not as much an issue with supplements. How so? Well, that I’m aware of, synthetic astaxanthin is not used in any supplements for consumption by human beings.
This is the good news…
The bad news is synthetic astaxanthin is still most commonly found in animal feeds. So, if you believe you’re eating healthy by consuming salmon, but the salmon is not ‘wild’ or ‘naturally colored,’ there’s a good chance you’re consuming synthetic astaxanthin indirectly.
So, what’s so bad about that?
Well, the majority of synthetic astaxanthin is produced from highly-processed petrochemicals. That means you could be consuming some forms of synthetic chemicals if you eat farmed salmon.
See, fish farmers need a way to color the salmon so they look fresh (attractive pinkish-orange-red color).
That’s where often times synthetic astaxanthin fits the bill. Some aquaculture companies are considering using natural astaxanthin because it’s healthier for the salmon and has superior pigmentation advantages. There’s only one main barrier preventing most from doing this… it costs more.
So, when buying salmon, I recommend you make sure to find wild Pacific salmon because it contains astaxanthin that is…
But even if you can afford (very expensive) and find genuine wild Pacific salmon, there still is a risk of high levels of mercury and other unwanted toxins.
Plus, you’d have to eat several ounces every single day to get the same dose of astaxanthin that is present in the natural supplement I’ll be introducing to you next…
So, what, in my opinion, is the best way to get natural astaxanthin?
To me, one of the best ways to get natural astaxanthin is through supplementation. Don’t get me wrong, wild Pacific salmon is an excellent alternative.
But as a reminder and due to the following, consuming wild Pacific salmon (particularly, sockeye) might not be completely practical because…
You may already have recognized the name ‘astaxanthin,’ because I’ve mentioned it before on my site in reference to krill oil, my favorite source of animal based omega-3 fatty acids.
Well, even with my Krill Oil having one of the highest concentrations of astaxanthin on the market today, new research shows you can benefit from even higher amounts.
And that’s why I recommend a natural astaxanthin supplement for those interested in the potential health benefits.*
So, with all this said, here’s my recommendations on…
I’ve already reviewed above some of the potential pitfalls with some of the sources of astaxanthin.
Here’s a simple list of factors that I recommend you consider when finding a natural supplement formula…
As you know, krill oil does contain astaxanthin (my formula = 600 mcg per serving). But due to recent research, I recommend you consider a separate astaxanthin supplement to complement krill oil.
This is an extract from an article by Dr. Mercola at dr.mercola.com. To read the complete article please check the following link below:
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Beautiful skin isn’t always healthy—however healthy skin is always beautiful.
That’s just one of the facts we stand by at Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. You’ll find that our approach to health and beauty is quite different from other skin care lines, and you may well be surprised by some of the facts you discover.eautiful skin isn’t always healthy—however healthy skin is always beautiful.
That’s just one of the facts we stand by at Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. You’ll find that our approach to health and beauty is quite different from other skin care lines, and you may well be surprised by some of the facts you discover.
Why Dr.Hauschka doesn’t recommend night creams:
What Dr.Hauschka recommends:
Why Dr.Hauschka recommends Normalizing Day Oil for oily and acne-prone skin:
Why Dr.Hauschka recommends a light moisturizer for dry skin:
Moisturizing Day Cream is light enough to support balanced oil production, but it also provides enough nurturing moisture to avoid dry skin. Over time, the skin will maintain its natural balance and be better able to fend for itself.
What cleansing should—and shouldn’t—accomplish:
The highest quality ingredients make for the most effective products available.
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care manufacturer WALA Heilmittel is proud to recognize the NATRUE seal as a major advancement in establishing a natural and organic cosmetic certification that is internationally recognized, transparent and whose criteria is readily available to consumers worldwide. www.NATRUE.org.
In addition, All Dr.Hauschka Skin Care preparations are certified natural by the BDIH, an association of German product manufacturers whose “Guidelines for Natural Cosmetics” are amongst the most selective available. Following comprehensive independent testing and verification, BDIH certification is awarded exclusively to products that are free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colors, dyes and petroleum derived synthetics. www.kontrollierte-naturkosmetik.de.
How your skin is smart:
How Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is different from other skin care lines:
How a Dr.Hauschka Skin Care facial is different from other facials:
Combining the select botanical blends of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care preparations and the power of touch, Dr.Hauschka estheticians are able to support the skin’s natural processes of self-cleansing and renewal to bring forth your own inherent radiant beauty.
What does rhythm have to do with skin care?
All of life—all of nature—has rhythm. You experience it in the change of seasons, you see it in the changing tides of the oceans, you observe it in a flower that comes to bloom in the spring. We, as people, also have natural rhythms that keep us functioning. It’s the regular beating of our hearts, it’s the flow of blood through our veins—and it’s in the 28-day cycle of skin renewal.
When rhythm is followed and nurtured, plants, animals and humans can live in healthy, natural balance.
Dr. Rudolph Hauschka recognized the power of rhythm, and envisioned a way to use nature’s rhythms to capture the vital life forces of plants without the use of alcohol or artificial preservatives. This “rhythmical process” became the basis first for WALA’s remedies—and later for Dr.Hauschka Skin Care.
Our products are instilled with ingredients that possess the vitality they had in nature, maintaining the integrity of the plants and making our products uniquely effective.
Elisabeth Sigmund, pioneering esthetician and co-founder of the Dr.Hauschka Skin Care brand, recognized the importance of our skin’s natural rhythms.
Healthy rhythms create a state of balance, encouraging a return to skin health and bringing forth a radiant beauty. Rhythm is at the heart of our work at Dr.Hauschka Skin Care. From our Biodynamic growing and harvesting methods to our unique processing techniques, product formulation and signature treatments, rhythm remains the key.
Discover Dr. Hauschka at our kiosk at 210 on Long Mall, Cape Town or visit our website at http://www.earthbornbeauty.net.
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