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GENTLER THAN A SHAVING RAZOR

Dermaplaning is an excellent physical exfoliation treatment that removes the outermost layer of dead cells to reveal brighter, healthier-looking skin. It also removes peach fuzz, creating a smoother and more radiant complexion. While shaving with a regular razor might remove some dead skin cells, it provides much more inconsistent results because razors aren’t designed to remove dead skin.

MORE CONSISTENT EXFOLIATION

A professional dermaplaning procedures use a single edge scalpel blade that skims the surface of the skin to more effectively remove dead skin than a regular razor.

“It helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and promotes good circulation. The result is smooth and radiant skin.” Says Dr Berg, MD.

  • Exfoliates dry, dead skin and removes peach fuzz
  • Professional-style dermaplaning in your own home
  • Instantly reveals smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.

Sometimes, just whisking away facial hair can make your complexion look brighter and your skin appears smoother. These disposal steel razors are perfect for those searching for a DIY solution to peach fuzz. 

BUILT-IN SAFETY CONTROL

I’m Fabulous DERMAPLANING TOOL is designed with safety in mind. It features a single edge blade with a beveled plastic piece wrapped around the tip. The beveled tip helps you place the blade at the right angle on your skin, which gives you better results and ensures that you will not knick yourself during use. Its ambidextrous light handle is designed to help you achieve short, feathery strokes that are both gentler and safer for your skin than strokes achieved with a razor.

Designed with a stainless steel blade that delivers super-smooth results, this at-home tool doesn’t mess around. It’s a smart investment if you already know how to perform the treatment—and have a very, very steady hand. 

Do you really need a skincare fridge?

Keeping skincare products in the fridge isn’t expressly necessary unless a company advises it. So while most people probably don’t need a skincare fridge, “storing some skincare products in the fridge can help protect the longevity and stability,” says Dr. Stein.

Makeup fridges are the sort of beauty phenomenon that could only spawn in the social media age. They’re compact. They’re colorful. When spilling over with face masks and pint-sized perfumes, they’re just plain cute. They’ve been posted with the hashtag #beautyfridge 2,186 times on Instagram. What they’re not, however, is totally necessary for your skincare or makeup routine.

The best products to keep in a skincare fridge is eye cream. “The cooler temperature of an eye cream helps calm puffiness by causing vasoconstriction, the restriction of blood flow to the under-eye area,” she says. “A chilled eye cream can definitely help decrease those pesky eye bags in the morning.

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Not only are they a private spot to cool down your stash of sheet masks, face mists, creams and more (without any food odors thrown into the mix), but they’re also much smaller than the average refrigerator, meaning you can store them on your work desk or vanity as enviable decor.

Cooluli Infinity 10L Mini Refrigerator

Perfect for cooling sodas, snacks and serums too, this mini fridge from Cooluli is an ultra-versatile addition to your space. Compact, mini design switches from heating to cooling with a thermoelectric system that adapts to your needs with quiet, low-noise operation. Plugs in to power on.

Features
– Mini refrigerator
– Thermo-electric cooling and warming system
– Compact and portable
– Top handle
– Plug-in

Content + Care
– Plastic, tempered glass
– Wipe clean
– Imported
– Made in compliance with US electrical standards. To use this item outside of the US, pair with an outlet adapter and voltage converter made specifically for use in your location.

Size
– Dimensions: 11.4”l x 9.4”w x 13.4”h
– Weight: 7.9 lbs
– Shipping package dimensions: 15.2”l x 11.1”w x 13.5”h
– Shipping package weight: 8.9 lbs

The Frigidaire 6 can mini personal beverage refrigerator The retro design will look great with any decor whether contemporary or traditional. $44.99

  • Holds 6-cans or 4 l
  • Compact and portable with a carrying handle so you can take it with you where ever you go
  • Heavy duty locking latch and door hinge to keep your beverages or snacks secure
  • A viewing window allows you to see inside so you know when it’s time to refill
  • Easy to clean, fully insulated interior features a shelf for storing small snacks
  • Thermoelectric cooling system keeps your beverages and snacks at just the right temperature consistently
  • Quiet and safe from vibration
  • Cools up to 20°F below ambient room temperature
  • Powered by 110-Volt (AC) wall outlet
  • Plugs in to 12-Volt car adapter or home outlet, both cords included
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor

Cooluli – Classic 0.1 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge – White $49.00

EcoMax technology

The fridge features Cooluli’s unique cooling system, making it powerful yet incredibly quiet.

From cooling to warming with one quick switch

The simple flip of a switch gets your mini fridge to go from cooling to warming easily.

1 shelf and 1 door basket

Offer stylish storage for your items.

Cooling or warming

The fridge cools down to 35° – 40°F below ambient temperature and warms up to 149°F by internal thermostat.

Single door

Classic design that meets various needs.

Carry handle on the top

Makes transport easy and convenient.

Includes a USB cord

The fridge comes with a USB cord and offers flexibility, the fridge can be powered with a minimum 2A power bank (USB power bank not included).

0.14 cu. ft. storage capacity

Provides plenty of space to keep your cosmetics and skincare products cold and fresh.

Gourmia 6-Can Mini Fridge Cooler & Warmer with Bluetooth Speaker. $55.59

This lightweight Gourmia fridge is awesome for your skincare products.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Lightweight 6-can mini cooler and warmer features a removable shelf, self-locking latch, and integrated carry handle, all designed for easy portability.
  • Bluetooth speaker is perfect for entertaining at the campsite or the dorm, and the integrated speaker connects to your iPhone, Android, or other compatible smart device so you can stream music or podcasts while enjoying your refreshments.
  • Easily choose to chill up to 32°F or keep items warm with the flip of a switch. Well insulated interior holds temperature even after unplugged
  • Included are 2 detachable power chords, 1 AC for wall outlets, and 1 DC for cigarette lighters perfect for the home or on the road
  • Self-locking door

PRODUCT CARE

  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty
  • For warranty information please click here

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • 10.24″H x 9.25″L x 6.89″W
  • 120V
  • 3-ft. cord length
  • Model no. GMF668BL

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics use violet glass packaging from Netherland to protect the raw organic ingredients of their plant-based skincare products.

The magnificent violet color of Miron violetglass is the result of a patented mix of mineral oxides and silica. Just as a magnet emits energy which – in a split second – organizes needles to face the same direction, so the bioenergy of products in Miron violetglass appear to be ordered in a more coherent and powerful way. People who are sensitive to energy can often detect with their eyes closed whether a jar is Miron violetglass or some other type of glass. They say they feel the higher frequency of Miron violetglass.

Yin and Yang in opposition create a vortex of energy flow. The color violet – being Yin and Yang – creates a similar vortex of energy, providing a balance of matter and free energy, order and chaos. In Miron violetglass, a product’s taste, color, scent, as well as biophotonic energy are preserved better and are often enhanced when compared to other packaging materials.

Protection from damaging rays of light

Sunlight is recognized as one of the most important resources on earth. Sunlight is required for all living things: plant, animal, and human. However, sunlight can also have a degrading effect. If a natural product – upon reaching maturity – continues to be exposed to full sunlight, there follows an acceleration of molecular decay. Miron violetglass’ unique characteristics filter out these more damaging rays of the visible light spectrum, and allows portions of the UVA and infrared light waves in, keeping the products inside fresher for a longer period of time.

More specifically, Miron Violetglass allows 25%-45% penetration of light in the range of 380-420 nanometers (violet and UVA-frequency), and about 60% penetration in the range of 730-1050 nanometers (Infrared frequency). These parts of the light spectrum seem to energize the organic molecules of the products stored within.

The small amount of visible violet light that is allowed in gives the glass it’s beautiful dark violet color.

Biophotons are the light emitted by living tissue.

‘Bio’ in Greek means life and ‘photon’ means light. According to biophotonic research, measuring the biophotonic output of a food or supplement is a more accurate measurement of quality and life essence. Our bodies absorb photons from sunlight through the eyes, skin and also through sunlight enriched nutrition. As natural products absorb solar energy, the increased level of photons is a great indication of the products’ vitality and quality. Since many of today’s products are processed, and often full of preservatives, they contain very little to no biophotons.

These products do not contain energy levels beneficial to living cells. Miron Violetglass also acts as a barrier, preventing the loss of biophotons from the product stored within, making preservatives less necessary.

Miron violetglass is the only glass known which offers this important protection, assuring that smell, color, bioenergy and your product’s other properties remain preserved longer. Tests have shown that products stored in Miron Violetglass keep their distinctive qualities for extended periods of time, sometimes even for years. The sooner a product is consumed all the better, as it will still have benefited from the energetic enhancing properties of the violetglass.

Social distancing and quarantines are now leading people to get creative and experiment with their looks. For example, she noted that people who have been “reliant on going to the salon for decades” are now trying to replicate their stylists’ work using at-home hair kits.

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives and not least our beauty regimes. From the personal to the professional, the role of beauty – how we express and access it – has changed overnight.

Many of us have already changed the way we’re using products in our routine. Consumers are focusing on self-care products like skincare and at-home hair coloring products.

The bath and body sector will also see an uptick due to the increased focus for hygiene and self-care.” Indeed – this is already present at beauty stores, where ‘bath oils and soaks’ are up by 527 per cent, and the ‘de-stress and relax’ section has grown by 219 per cent compared to last year.

People are taking an easier and fuss-free approach for their looks at home.

The session concentrated on skin products like under-eye concealer and lip balm, versus pre-pandemic times when consumers might have been more focused on lipstick.

Similar to makeup artists, the job of an aesthetician means spending hours within inches of clients’ faces. The intimate nature of the work should already involve intense hygiene practices like pre-treatment handwashing and sterilized equipment.

The fact that people are searching for DIY fixes at home suggests that we crave self-care, stability, and routine, whether we realize it or not,” says Dr Berg. ” For some, figuring out how to recreate a favorite beauty treatment can be empowering. An at-home manicure or facial can be a relaxing way to pass the time and reduce stress, and can be a good reminder to take some time to care for oneself.

No doubt beauty’s holistic approach will further widen, incorporating self-care on both physical and mental levels with the desire to bolster immunity under this treat to our health. Inge adds that “there will be a collective rethink on what exactly ‘being well’ means, physically, mentally and as a community” – as well as what it is to ‘be beautiful’.

Like lack of sleepstress, age, and even what you eat can rob your complexion of its radiance.

HERE SOME TIPS FOR A GLOWING SKIN!

1- Cleanse Am and PM

Key to luminous skin: clearing your “canvas” by thoroughly removing debris like dirt, oil and pollution particles that can clog pores and cause dullness. Wash your face morning and night by massaging in a small dollop of face cleanser lightly with fingers in circular motions.

2. Exfoliate your skin

The best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow both immediately and long term are by exfoliating. The process removes the skin’s outer layer of dead cells so its surface is smoother and clearer and reflects light.

Apply either a physical exfoliant, like a face scrub, two to three times per week or chemical exfoliation, such as a face peel once per week for sensitive or dry skin and three times maximum for other skin types. Try the International Beauty Lab’s top-tested skin-brightening face scrub, Wild berry honey exfoliator, or peel, Bio Gorgeous Peel, which also evens skin tone, 71% of testers reported.

For more radiance, follow with a layer of moisturizer, like the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Retinol organic cream, Retinoic With Plants. Well-versed in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots & blotchy skin discoloration and age spots. Using extracts retinol from rosehips, which are rich in vitamin A. Achieving the skincare benefits of retinol by using plants with high retinol content in our formulas. And shield skin with broad-spectrum SPF 30+ facial sunscreen or day cream, as exfoliation makes it more prone to sun damage, including dark spots.

3. Look for brightening skincare ingredients

Skincare treatments like serums and moisturizers, look on the packaging
for terms such as “brightening” and “skin tone-evening,” and ingredients like vitamin C, “an antioxidant that brightens skin by blocking an enzyme that produces pigment.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) “slows pigment production to lighten dark spots. — our Beauty Lab test winner the Super white bio serum, in fact, penetrate fully into the dermal layer, and natural skin brighteners that have been clinically proven to be more effective than hydroquinone restore damaged cells to their more youthful integrity for a younger more even-toned complexion. says Martine Stein, M.D., a dermatologist in Paris. She also suggests the plant-based organic Super Peptide Anti Aging Serum With Fast Action Brightening. This supreme anti-aging liquid serum contains skin whitening agents in maximum concentration and lots of peptides.

Daily application of these star brighteners can illuminate your complexion over time: Effects can be visible within a few weeks, with optimal results in about three months.

4. Hydrate

The lack of hydration makes your complexion dull and even accentuates wrinkles. Apply a topical moisturizer morning and evening to replenish hydration.

For a fast fix, apply a hydrating mask which boosted skin moisture levels by 25% in minutes.

5. Use shimmery lotion to boost glow

You can also get a glow instantly. The new category of skincare and makeup products called “glotions” combines the hydrating benefits of a moisturizer with the radiance-boosting effects of highlighter. I’m Fabulous cosmetics face highlighters are plant-based, organic, vegan and cruelty-free.

Make sure you read your ingredients before you use some skincare and cosmetics products. This is just an example of what is out there.

Phenoxyethanol. Used as an anti-bacterial in cosmetics and stabilizer in perfumes, phenoxyethanol is actually very harmful. It is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin, especially to nursing mothers or infants. Phenoxyethanol can have an effect on the brain and the central nervous system.

Abietic Acid:  Used to create a pleasant texture in cosmetics and soaps.  Has been shown to cause paralysis in laboratory animals.  Known to be irritating to human skin and may cause allergic reactions.

Acetamide Mea:  A chemical solvent used in skin creams. Has been shown to cause cancer when given orally to laboratory animals.

Acrylic Acid:  A synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives, permanent-press fabrics and now, skin creams.  Toxic by skin absorption.

Aluminum Acetate:  Used in skin creams as an astringent. This chemical was originally developed for waterproofing fabrics.  Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding.  Prolonged use topically can produce severe sloughing of the skin.

Arachidonic Acid: Used by the cosmetic industry to emulsify cream and to sooth skin, this fatty acid is extracted from animal liver and in one study, has been shown to alter the skin’s natural immune response.

Behenyl Alcohol: Used for manufacturing synthetic fabrics, insecticides and lubricants, and now, used by cosmetic companies in skin cream as a thickener and emulsifier.

Beta-Naphthol: Used in skin-peeling preparations.  Derived from coal tar.  Ingestion may cause kidney damage, eye injury, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, anemia, and death. Fatal poisoning from topical applications have been reported.

Benzalkonium Chloride (BAK):  A widely used germicide known to cause allergic conjunctivitis.  Lethal to frogs. Highly toxic.  In 1992, the FDA proposed a ban on the use of this item for treating insect bites and stings.  Has not been shown to be safe in concentrations over 0.1%, but it is allowed to be used in cosmetics in concentrations up to 5%.

Benzocaine (Ethyl Aminobenzoate): Used in creams and lotions to help soothe the skin, however, there are reports of babies suffering from methemoglobinemia (lack of oxygen in the blood) and systemic central nervous system excitation in adults, when absorbed through the skin.

Benzophenone-2: Used to retain fragrance scents, may produce hives and contact sensitivity.

Bithionol: Used as a germicide in skin creams.  This germicide is closely related to hexachlorophene, which has already been banned by the FDA.  Can cause sensitivity to light, skin rashes and skin swelling.

Borates:  In spite of repeated warnings from the medical community, the cosmetic industry continues to use borates as a cosmetic preservative.  Acute poisonings have followed ingestion and lavage of body cavities and application to abraded skin.  Borates affects the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver and skin.

Butyl Oleate:  Derived from butyl alcohol and oleic acid, this chemical is used for manufacturing industrial solvents and lubricants and now, used as a skin conditioning ingredient in skin creams.

Butylparaben:  See Parabens

Butylene Glycol: Used in cosmetics to resist humidity, to retain scents and as a preservative.  Has a similar toxicity as ethylene glycol, which when ingested may cause depression, vomiting, drowsiness, coma, respiratory failure, convulsions, renal damage, kidney failure and death.

Calcium Chloride: Main use is in fire extinguishers, as a wood preservative, and to melt snow and ice.  Now used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and texturizer.  Ingestion can cause stomach and heart disturbances.

Calcium Hydroxide: Used for manufacturing mortar, plaster, cement and pesticides.  Also used by the cosmetic industry in cream and lotion depilatories.  Accidental ingestion can cause burns of the throat and esophagus. Death may occur from shock and asphyxia due to swelling of the glottis.

Calcium Sulfate: Also known as Plaster of Paris.  Generally used in cements and wall plasters.  Calcium Sulfate is now being used by the cosmetic industry as a skin firming ingredient.  Accidental ingestion may result in intestinal obstruction.   When mixed with flour, Calcium Sulfate can be used to kill rodents.

Calcium Thioglycolate: Customarily used for tanning leather, Calcium Thioglycolate is now also being used in cream depilatories.  Has been shown to cause thyroid problems in experiments on animals and some people develop hemorrhaging under the skin when used topically.

Carbolic Acid:  Also known as Phenol.  Used in creams and lotions for its disinfectant and anesthetic properties. Derived from coal tar.  Ingestion of even small amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, and circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and greenish urine as well as necrosis of the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract. Death results from respiratory failure.  Fatalities have been reported from ingestion of as little as 1.5 grams. 

Carboxypolymethylene:   Also known as Carbomer -934, -940, -941, and as Carbopol.  This synthetic chemical is widely used in the cosmetic industry as a thickening agent and emulsifying ingredient.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose: A synthetic gum used in creams and lotions as an emulsifier and stabilizer.  It has been shown to cause cancer in animals when ingested.  Its toxicity in topical applications is unknown.

Ceresin:  Typically used for making wax paper, polish, and in dentistry for taking wax impressions, and is now used in skin creams as an emulsifier.  May cause allergic reactions. 

Cocamide DEA:  Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent. Considered to be highly toxic. This is a DEA derivative.  See DEA.

Cyclomethicone: Silicone

Dehydroacetic Acid DHA: Also known as Sodium Dehydroacetate.  Used as a preservative in cosmetics. Not irritating to the skin or allergy-causing, but if ingested, is a kidney-blocking ingredient and can cause impaired kidney function.  Large doses can cause vomiting, imbalance and convulsions.

Desoxycholic Acid:  Used as an emulsifying ingredient in cosmetics.  Generally regarded as safe by the FDA, but is known to cause tumors in laboratory animals.

Dibenzothiophene:  Also known as Thioxanthene and Diphenylene Sulfide.  Used in cosmetics to add a green fluorescence.  No known toxicity when applied to the skin, but when ingested can affect the central nervous system, the blood, and blood pressure.   Also used as a psychopharmaceutical ingredient to treat mental disorders.

DEA:  An abbreviation for Diethanolamine.  See below.

Diethanolamine (DEA): Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.  Considered to be highly toxic when used in industrial applications, and has been proven to cause cancer when applied to the skin of rats.  And yet, this ingredient, and its derivatives, is permitted to be used in cosmetic products at limited levels.  Derivative ingredients may appear as cocamide DEA or lauromide DEA.  DEA can be found in over 600 cosmetic and personal care products.

Diethylene Glycol: This chemical is actually a solvent and is used to enhance the absorption of other ingredients in skin creams.  Not usually irritating to the skin, but can be fatal if swallowed.

Diethylstilbestrol (DES):  Also known as Stilbestrol.  A synthetic estrogen fed to cattle and poultry to ‘fatten them.’   This chemical is now being sold to the cosmetic industry as a synthetic hormone for use in skincare products.  This chemical is a known carcinogen and linked to a rare form of vaginal cancer.

Dimethoxy Methane: Used as a solvent in cosmetics and perfumes.  Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.

Epichlorohydrin: Used as a solvent in cosmetic manufacturing.  Also used for manufacturing varnishes and lacquers.  Chronic exposure is known to cause kidney damage.  Caused paralysis, convulsions and death when fed to laboratory animals (not by us).

Ethoxyethanol:  Used as a stabilizer in cosmetic emulsions. Its toxicity has been shown to be several times greater than polyethylene glycol in laboratory animal tests.  Produces central nervous system depression and kidney damage.

Ethyl Hexanediol: Used as a solvent for manufacturing cosmetics.  Skin application caused birth defects in laboratory animals. 

Ethylene Dichloride (EDC): A solvent used in manufacturing cosmetics.  Also used for manufacturing vinyl chloride, paint, varnish, and as a lead scavenger in antiknock gasolines.  In cancer testing, the National Cancer Institute found this compound caused stomach cancer and vascularized cancers of multiple organs.  It also produced cancers beneath the skin in male rats, and female rats developed mammary cancers. 

Ethylene Glycol:  A chemical solvent used for manufacturing cosmetics.  Also used as antifreeze.  Can absorb twice its weight in water.  Toxic when ingested, causing central nervous system depression, vomiting, drowsiness, coma, respiratory failure, kidney damage, and possibly death.

Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid (EDTA): Widely used by cosmetic manufacturers as a sequestering preservative. It may be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause allergies such as asthma and skin rashes.

Euxyl K 400:  This is one of the newer, more modern preservatives used in skin creams.  There are increasing reports from physicians regarding patients who are sensitive to it, and physicians are being encouraged to test it with their patients for allergic contact dermatitis.

Fibroin Copolmyer:  A synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives, permanent-press fabrics and skin creams.  Toxic by skin absorption.

Isopropyl Alcohol:  Also known as Isopropanol.  A solvent used in many cosmetic products.  Derived from propylene, which is obtained from petroleum.  Also used in antifreeze and shellac.  No known toxicity when applied topically to the skin, but one fluid ounce is fatal if ingested.

Lauromide DEA:  Used in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent.  Considered to be highly toxic.  This is a DEA derivative.  See DEA.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate: Used primarily as a thickener in cosmetics.  In 1976 the FDA declared that it is not harmful at presently used levels, however, The World Health Organization recommended further studies because of kidney damage found in dogs that ingested it.

Learn more about the scientific research done to study the toxicity of many common ingredients used in cosmetics and search information about the most commonly used cosmetic products on 

Final thoughts

It is really on you to make a decision to use products that include these chemicals or not. While they may be helpful in keeping the products safe from bacteria and help other ingredients perform better, some chemicals can also irritate and harm your skin and health. You should look carefully at the labels and use products with the right ingredients for your skin, as everyone’s skin type and sensitivity vary. Be wise, think, and know what’s best for your skin!

Your habits can either enhance your natural beauty or detract from it. Fortunately, it’s easy to take care of yourself from the inside out to make yourself look and feel more beautiful. It doesn’t take much to get started, either. The following habits will help you immensely.

Get Those Vitamins

Certain vitamins are essential for natural beauty, in part because they make your life better in general. For example, vitamin C can strengthen your immune system and fill you full of antioxidants, while vitamin D can boost your energy, and vitamin E is a must for the health of your hair, nails, and skin. You can get many vitamins with the right diet, but it can also be helpful to take daily supplements or multivitamins.

Boost Your Energy

When you have plenty of energy, you have a definite glow. A regular exercise routine can keep those endorphins going, but if you need a boost, then you should look for health boosters. Stay away from too much caffeine and don’t be tempted to get by with a sugar rush.

Indulge in Beauty Sleep

Sleep is essential. When you don’t get enough sleep, it shows. You may have bags under your eyes. Your skin may appear lax and unhealthy. Your energy levels are low, as well, and it becomes harder to fight the physical signs of aging. Find out how much sleep your body needs to function at prime levels. If that means taking a nap occasionally, then, by all means, have a snooze!

Think of Your Oral Health

Proper oral care enhances your natural beauty. You have to be able to smile with confidence. That means regularly brushing and flossing, as well as dental checkups. It may improve your mood, confidence, and appearance to deal with dental issues, such as stained teeth or an uneven bite.

Eat and Drink for Beauty

The beverages and foods you ingest make a difference. Drink plenty of water every day, and stay away from too much caffeine and soda. Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially leafy greens. Lean proteins are best, as well.

What healthy habits do you follow to improve your natural beauty?

While mostly marketed for anti-aging benefits, serums can treat a variety of skin concerns. The sole distinguishing factor is that, unlike other formulas, serums comprise smaller molecules so the main ingredients are delivered deeper into the skin and provide quicker results.

Generally, most serums are applied after cleansing but before applying your daily moisturizer. Known for their effectiveness, face serums are often used to manage specific skincare concerns, such as wrinkles. A serum will also typically be thinner than a moisturizer, which makes them perfect for layering. To help you get a clear picture, here is a breakdown of the order of your skincare products:

1. Facial Cleanser—First, you need a fresh face that is free of dirt and oil. This will allow your serum to penetrate the skin more easily and deliver a powerful dose of anti-aging ingredients to the skin. Wash your face with warm water, apply a gentle facial cleanser, and rinse with warm water again to reveal a fresh face.

2. Face Scrub—Note that you should be scrubbing your face no more than twice per week, so this will not always be part of your daily routine! Scrubbing away dead skin cells will help unclog pores and allow your serum to sink in more effectively. After rinsing off your facial cleanser, apply your face scrub to your face, and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse off and pat your face dry with a towel.

3. Face Serum—Now that your face is freshly cleaned, it’s time to apply your face serum. Apply it gently using your pointer fingers to avoid pulling or stretching the skin. Face serum is meant to be left on your face, so be sure not to rub it off with a towel.

4. Daily Moisturizer—Apply your daily moisturizer with SPF or your nighttime moisturizer on top of your face serum. Both products stay on your face so that you can reap the amazing skin benefits they provide. Moisturizing Reduces Skin Problems – Moisturizing everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne. Conceals Other Skin Blemishes – Using a daily moisturizer ensures that the skin’s blemishes are camouflaged.

Phytotherapy is the treatment of disease by the use of plants and plant extract; herbalism.

The nervous system responds rapidly to variation in your external and internal environment. It works with the endocrine system and together they control major homeostatic functions (maintenance of a stable internal environment in the body). There are three basic functions of the nervous system:

  1. It receives stimuli from the external and internal environments.
  2. It will analyse and interpret information.
  3. It initiates an appropriate and co-ordinated response.

There are two principal parts

1. The central nervous system (CNS) is the brain and spinal cord. Incoming sensory information reaches the brain via spinal and cranial nerves. The brain then sorts it all out and stores memories and issues instructions. Thoughts and emotional responses originate in the CNS, but recent research suggests that hormonal responses are more significant in emotional development and experience. The CNS controls most muscle contraction and glandular secretions.

2. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) receives information from the periphery of the body, such as the skin, as well as deeper organs and tissues and the special senses such as sight and hearing. There are input and output routes. Parts of the nervous system are under voluntary control, but most nerve responses are involuntary.

Natural healing

A freely functioning body is one that is not congested, overheated or inoperative. Rest is vitally important for the nervous system and this comes best of all in the form of sleep. Going to bed early enough improves the quality of sleep; indeed sleep taken between the hours of 10pm and 2am actually doubles its value in terms of quality, relative to that taken after 2am.

It is easy for the nervous system to get out of balance, whether due to injury, inflammation, ongoing stress, oxidative damage, or imbalances in neurotransmitters. Any sort of imbalance or damage in the nervous system will result in it not functioning optimally. And when that happens, it impacts both our physical and mental states.

The excessive electrical charge can build up in the body during the course of each day if we live predominantly on concrete and are constantly exposed to synthetic materials such as nylon carpets, man-made shoes, and so on. The famous remedy of walking barefoot when feeling hyper-nervy, unable to sleep or “nerved-out” really does work and many a patient has found relief and benefits with a bare-footed night foray in the garden! If you have difficulty sleeping, try barefoot walking. 

Skin brushing will stimulate the nerve endings and is a great rejuvenator, especially for those who are low, depressed and sluggish.

7 Herbs for nervous system health

There are a large number of all-natural herbs that can be used to support nervous system health. Some are great for protecting your brain and nerves from damage, some help calm things down when you need it, and some keep your mental game sharp.

Valerian root:

This herb has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times for treating insomnia and calming people down. It is still commonly used today for conditions like sleep disorders and anxiety.

Valerian root helps calm the nervous system when it is overactive. It can do this by affecting levels of neurotransmitters involved in rest and sleep.

Lemon balm:

Lemon balm can modulate the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the body, such as GABA. It can positively impact factors related to mood and cognitive performance, helping conditions like anxiety. 

Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs (herbs that help the body respond to stress and help it maintain balance).

Rhodiola:

Rhodiola is a plant that is thought to be able to help people recover better from physical or mental strain and exhaustion.

Passionflower:

Passionflower is another great herb for the nervous system, because it has calming effects. It is traditionally used for things like sleep problems, anxiety, concentration issues, and even pain.

Ginkgo biloba:

Extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree have long been used for medicinal purposes. Ginkgo can be helpful in improving things like anxiety, memory, cognitive function, and more.

Chamomile:

Chamomile tea. It is a popular, soothing tea to sip on at bedtime. And for good reason. Chamomile tea actually impacts the nervous system in a way that helps support a healthy sleep cycle.

Yes, a skin peel can improve the skin’s appearance.

How common is it for people to undergo chemical peeling for the hands?

5 Reasons Why You May Need A Chemical Peel For The Hands:

1. If you have brown spots on the hands

2. For uneven skin tone

3. To lessen or eliminate wrinkles

4. To reduce the effects of sun damage

5. To remove scars from the hands

Chemical peels for the hands are now gaining a lot of popularity, especially as more and more people are finding out more about its benefits to get beautiful and younger looking hands. If you take a look at the many online stores, you will notice just how many varieties of chemical peel for hands are available.

TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid) and has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is in the vinegar family (acetic acid.) When applied to the skin, the chemical reaction encourages the top layers of the skin cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin has sloughed off, it then exposes a new layer of undamaged and baby soft skin, which has a smoother texture and more even color.

Re-freshening of the skin’s appearance. Improvement of fine lines, actinic keratoses, sallow and uneven skin tone, post-inflammatory pigmentation and roughly textured skin. Acne, shallow and rolling acne scars, and melasma. Very beneficial to persons of all skin types. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian, African-American, Italian and other darker skin tones can safely undergo
beneficial resurfacing with proper preparation.

TCA works by coagulation of the proteins in the epidermis and dermis. It does not need to be neutralized like other acids. TCA cannot be neutralized; therefore a bicarbonate solution is not necessary with this peel.

The strength of a TCA peel is not gauged essentially through the percentage of the acid, but by the VOLUME of solution applied and the number of coats of solution. A light even coat, applied in multiple layers, until a light frost is achieved is the best way to get exceptional results.

HEALING POST PEEL: After your skin peel it will be important to keep your skin moisturized with a quality, healing product preferably organic. Like an organic hyaluronic acid serum or an organic skin lightening serum. Bacitracin, or another comparable product may also be used. Everyone skins heal differently and react to a peel differently.

Do not skip moisturization to try and speed up the peeling. Allowing your skin to become dry will actually cause the process to
take longer.

Skin fillers can also be injected by a plastic surgeon in you are losing body fat at the top of your hands.

Dehydration, breakouts, redness, and inflammation are common skin woes that result from spending several hours in arid, recycled cabin air.

Check out Naomi Campbell’s airport routine!

Cleanse

It’s so important to cleanse your skin before you take off. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! The recycled air in the cabin will dry out any moisture left on your face, makeup and debris from the day could be absorbed into your skin. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face: use a hand sanitizer if you can’t access running water. Organic facial wipes, make sure to use an organic hydrating wash.

10 Essential Skin Care Tips To Follow While Traveling

  • Carry Facial Wipes Or Towelettes. …
  • Carry A Organic Facial Mist Spray. …
  • Carry Your Favorite Organic Facial Cleanser. …
  • Don’t Forget your favorite Organic Moisturizer. …
  • Pack Some Sheet Masks. …
  • Avoid Touching Your Face Often. …
  • Skip Makeup or use organic makeup making sure your skin can breathe.

Essential Skincare Travel Tips

Be careful about which products you transfer to smaller containers. The majority of the most important and beneficial ingredients begin to degrade on exposure to air, so transferring them into a jar or transparent container will compromise the formula’s effectiveness especially if they are organic. Remember organic is the best!
 

Treatments for redness, clogged pores, and acne, as well as those that promote hydration and brightening should not be left at home because you must use them consistently to maintain the results.
 

Use your face moisturizer around your eyes as well as on the rest of your face.
 

Our LIP & BODY Treatment Balm needs to be on the plane with you; it works great for patches of extreme dryness anywhere, including around your eyes.

And a hydrating mask, yes, yes, yes a must-do and have. Like the I’m fabulous Cosmetics Sleep mask or the Pink glow-boosting mask! Oh yea super awesome for dehydration and traveling!