Archive | July 2015

Skin Exfoliation For Fresh Healthy Skin

HoneyThe Importance Of Exfoliation For Your Skin!

This article consists of my thoughts on exfoliation for beautiful skin.

Exfoliation is the removal process of dry, dead skin cells from the top layer of skin.  When the dead skin accumulates on the top layer of skin on your body, it dulls the skin making it look unhealthy.

It is of great importance that you exfoliate your skin occasionally to prevent this build up.  Exfoliating creates smoother skin and helps to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

It is one of the most important things that you can do to help prevent acne and other skin problems.  To exfoliate you can use facial scrubs and facial sponges or even your fingers will work.

I recommend exfoliating at least once a week.  You do not want to do it every day because your new skin cells need time to reguvinate.  When the dead skin cells that were clogging the pores are removed, new cells will grow in their place.

Here are some ideas of natural facial scrubs that you can use in the exfoliation process:

1.  Baking Soda – Baking soda is used in most of the expensive exfoliants that you will find on the market today.  Mix with water.

2.  Sugar – Is a natural source of Glycolic Acid which boosts new cell regeneration.  Mix sugar with any massage oil (coconut, olive, jojoba, almond, grape seed etc.)

3.  Sea Salt – Has many minerals that help to rejuvenate the skin.  Great for dry skin.  Mix with any of the massage oils.

4.  Honey – Great antibacterial for healthy skin.  Use with exfoliants in place of massage oils.

5.  Oatmeal – Helps remove unwanted impurities from the surface of the skin.  Mix with water or massage oils.

6.  Coffee – Boosts Collagen production.  Mix coffee grounds with massage oils or water.

7.  Yogurt – add sugar for coarseness.

Mix products into a paste and gently scrub face in a circular motion with an exfoliation facial sponge or your fingers.

Article and photo by:  Jeanne Wells

 Disclaimer:  This article is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only.  Statements made have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses or diseases.  I am not a physician.  The information on this article is not to be substituted for the advice of a qualified, professional health care provider.  Always speak with your physician before starting any new programs, supplements, diets, exercise etc.

Aloe Gives You The Feeling Of Healing!

Aloe Vera

I would like to share with you my thoughts about Aloe!

Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that is native to Africa and can grow up to tow feet in length.  The gel from the leaves is used as a skin treatment.  A dried sap from the base of the leaf is used for internal healing.  It’s very high in vitamins, minerals, and fatty and amino acids.

Aloe is an:

*  Anti-Inflammatory

*  Immune Stimulant

*  Laxative

*  Helps normalize blood sugar

*  Soothing To Digestive System

*  And other healing benefits

The gel helps to fight bacteria and helps to repair damaged cells caused from burns or other wounds of the skin.  It is an anti-bacterial, Anti-septic, and  Anti-fungal.  The Aloe Plant is great to have around as a house plant to be used when needed for the healing properties of its gel.  Works great for sunburns, if you get a little too much sun.

You can purchase the juice for internal healing.  Aloe juice is great for ulcers, Crohn’s Disease and is a wonderful detoxifier.  It also helps to keep the immune system strong and healthy.  Aloe juice should not be taken if you are pregnant, nursing, menstruating, or bleeding internally.  Never us it for extended periods of time.  Should not be used more than a week at a time and not every day.  This is something that can be taken periodically.

To use it externally, just break off an Aloe leaf from the plant and apply the gel that’s inside the leaf to burns or other wounds.  The gel soothes, keep  tissue moist, and restores body fluids.

An all around great plant to keep close by.

Article and Photo by Jeanne Wells

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Disclaimer:  This article is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only.  Statements made have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses or diseases.  I am not a physician.  The information on this article is not to be substituted for the advice of a qualified, professional health care provider.  Always speak with your physician before starting any new programs, supplements, diets, exercise etc.

Blackberries Are A Wealth Of Health

Blackberries

Sharing with you my ideas about Blackberries!

Blackberries have been used for a number of things in Europe for more than 2000 years.  They were used for both food and medicine among other things.  Ancient Greeks used them to treat their gout and were even called goutberries.

Romans and Greeks planted blackberries around their villages making good use of their thorns for protection.  The thorny bushes helped to keep their enemies away.  The berries were used by Native Americans to make twine rope, for dye and medicine.

They have a wealth of health benefits!

They are high in Vitamin C and Bio-flavonoids.  They have one of the highest antioxidant levels out of all of the fruits available today.  Eating a diet that is full of antioxidants can help you to improve your health.  They help protect skin, hair and even some diseases.  It may help to prevent arthritis by reducing inflammation, and aids in the flexibility of the joints.  It helps to lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Recent studies show that they have one of the highest antioxidant levels per serving than any other of the foods that were tested in the studies.  It is thought that the phytonutrients may help to prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and may even help to fight against colon cancer.  They are rich in phytochemical levels, natural nutrients that help to  protect your cells from damages.  They are also great for those on diets because they are very low in calories.  They may help to reduce heart problems, periodontal disease, and motor & cognitive functions as well.  Helps with memory and tightens the tissue of the skin to help make you look younger.  Has a high tannin level, which helps with the reduction of inflammation of the intestines, and also helps with diarrhea and hemorrhoids.  The Vitamin K in it, helps to regulate menstruation, and helps with menstrual cramps.

The berry’s contain minerals such as:

  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B-complex
  • Pyridoxine
  • Niacin
  • Patothenic Acid
  • Riboflavin
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin K

In other words they are an all around flavorful and healthy snack for you to eat!

Article and Photo by Jeanne Wells

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Disclaimer:  This article is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only.  Statements made have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses or diseases.  I am not a physician.  The information on this article is not to be substituted for the advice of a qualified, professional health care provider.  Always speak with your physician before starting any new programs, supplements, diets, exercise etc.