Saturday, December 15, 2012

Homemade Recipes for Great Skin at Home

Recipes/Instructions for Healthy Skin care at home
In between your professional skincare treatments, here are some tips on how you can maintain your youthful appearance, keep your skin hydrated and acne free.
Giving yourself a facial is a rejuvenating experience that you will want to have weekly, so schedule some time in each week to spend on just yourself and your beauty regiment, including time for a facial. There are ways of giving yourself a facial that are better than others, so follow our steps here and give yourself some great face time!


1. Take off jewelry, including earrings. Some of the chemicals in natural substances do not blend well with metals, so you are better safe than sorry.

2. Clear your hair off of your face with a headband or scarf. In college we use to cut the bottoms of old t-shirts, twist to double them and voila! Instant headband you don't mind getting dirty with facial muck.

3. Wash your face so that there is no makeup left behind.

4. Follow the instructions to the tee… timing is often everything with facial masks, so set a timer.

5. Enjoy the time, sit back and relax.

Here we go, recipe numero uno and don’t worry if you make a mess the first time.  Bye the way, it’s good enough to eatJ

Homemade Recipe:
1.     Acne Facial mask:
Puree in a blender or food processor 1 chopped, ripe tomato, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of instant oatmeal or rolled oats. If mixture seems too runny, add more oats. Apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's More than Just a Facial - You must Relax

Did you know the impact of Stress on your skin:
The way stress affects your skin is that when you're tense, your brain releases cortisol, a stress hormone, into your bloodstream. That tells the oil glands to ramp up production, leading to breakouts. Stress also dilates blood vessels, which causes redness and aggravates rosacea.
Another side effect of stress on your skin is that your skin becomes dehydrated, sensitive, and more susceptible to damage. Besides causing lines from furrowing your brow, stress also makes you look markedly older.
We already lose 1 percent of our skin's collagen supply every year after we hit age 20, but stress can accelerate that. Younger women are are getting wrinkles early and older women are still fighting acne. These issues are caused in large part because people are more stressed out than they were even five years ago.
Some wrinkle/acne triggers are relationships, money, work, and family, and according to leading Dermotologist, Dr. Howard Murad, there is a rise in "cultural stress--the feeling that women expect perfection from themselves in all areas at all times. We all know that stress is unhealthy for your heart and brain, but it's just as bad for your skin." Repairing it works best with a dual-pronged approach that incorporates internal and external fixes, i.e, intake of essential nutrients topically especially on your face ( Vitamins A, C and E) and internally through food and supplements.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to not only treat your skin because it's more than just a facial, there is incredible lymphatic massage of your scalp, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Just imagine 60 minutes of healing, hydration and self-indulgence at Nurturing Touch Skincare, An Oasis for skin nutrition. Holiday savings: Treatment only $75.00 ( Normal value $130.00). Gift certificates are available.
Peace, Healing and Hydration,

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Did you know" tips for Dry Itchy Skin in the Winter

8 reasons for dry itchy skin in the fall and winter. Cold air, harsh winds and other seasonal factors can lead to dry skin in the fall and winter. 8 tips from a leading dermaesthetic company:
1. Cold dry air has less moisture than warm dry air. During winter using a heavier lotion or cream can help your skin retain moisture longer especially for rougher or extra dry areas.
2. Strong winter winds can strip your skin of it’s natural lipids which are the most important parts of the skin barrier and keeps the skin from drying out.
3. The heat in your house can be drying as well.
4. The heat from a toasty fire can toast your skin. Dead skin builds up quicker in dry heat.
5. Hot showers can feel great but it’s actually bad for your skin
6. Coffee and chocolate can dry your skin from the inside out.
7. Winter clothing can dry your skin and leave it itchy.
8. Ultra violet rays are ever present even during the winter months so you are always at risk for sun damage.