Category Archives: Healthy skin

Teas For Healthier Skin & Hair

There is nothing more relaxing than drinking a hot cup of tea after a long day.  The benefits to drinking a cup of tea are numerous.  Not only are you hydrating your body inside and out, many teas contain amazing healing properties for your skin and hair.

Green tea – Probably the most well know tea used for healthy skin and hair.  This tea is rich in antioxidants and usually used as a healthy substitute to coffee and caffeinated beverages.  Green tea can also be used for a cleanser, toner, face mask and hair care. 

Chamomile tea – Made from the chamomile flower, chamomile tea is known for its amazing healing power.  This tea is said to accelerate the healing of minor cuts, bruises and scrapes.  It has also been used as a skin bleach, which provides your face with a healthy, natural glow.  Like green tea, chamomile tea is loaded with antioxidants and can also be used to diminish acne breakouts.

Oolong tea – This traditional Chinese tea has been said to hold anti-aging benefits.   This tea promotes healthy, shiny hair and can prevent hair loss.  Also to be noted, Oolong tea has said to be associated in alleviating stress and mood swings, and promoting healthy bone development. 

Peppermint tea – This caffeine free tea can help those who experience frequent skin irritations.  It can also help to diminish bug bites, rashes and burns.  The menthol in peppermint tea also helps heal those prone to acne and oily skin.  Peppermint tea has also been used to help stimulate/promote hair growth.  Peppermint soothes the blood vessels at your scalp, which then boosts blood flow at the roots.

There are hundreds of teas on the supermarket shelves for purchase and each tea holds its own special benefits.  Just remember that many teas contain caffeine, so it always wise to exercise caution in how much is consumed. 

Remedies For Oil Prone Skin

Many women struggle with controlling oily skin. On top of that, numerous over the counter products promise to minimize oil but just end up drying out your face. You would be surprised by some of the simple steps one can take to eliminate or minimize oil prone skin.

1. Apply milk to your face – It has been said that milk can assist in moisturizing your face, while simultaneously not creating additional oil production. Try dipping a cotton ball in milk and applying to your face. When the milk has dried on your skin, wash it off with cold/luke-warm water.

2. Try using citrus as a natural astringent – Lemon and lime juice, citrus essential oils have been used as a natural home remedy for fighting oil prone skin. However, to avoid any irritation make sure to mix your citrus products with water or lotion.  It is best to use citrus as part of your nighttime ritual and in the morning apply sunscreen if you are planning to be in the sun as citrus can make skin photo sensitive.

3. Washing your face regularly – I know it sounds simple but washing your face two times a day is important to control oil. Keep in mind that if you wash your face too much, your skin can react by producing more oil. And when washing, try using cold/luke-warm water which has been shown effective in controlling oily skin. You don’t need to necessarily buy an organic cleanser, as not all cleansing products are bad.

4. Drink lots of water – Another simple trick that will keep your skin hydrated. Staying hydrated can help regulate your skins oil production. Drinking water helps to moisturize your body, thus sending a message to your brain that oil is no longer needed.

As always, every product works differently on each person so it’s important to remember that you may have to try several different products/natural remedies before you find the right combination for you.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, so let’s revisit ourselves and remind our friends, clients and family about proper sun safety. Skin cancer is almost preventable. Not only that think about pre mature aging, wrinkles and pigmentation issue coming  from the daily sun exposure. So if skin cancer doesn’t concern you particularly, at least protect your skin from the sun in order to keep it looking young and fresh.

The Skin Cancer Foundation provides the following sun safety tips:

Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen.

But you know Sunscreen alone is not enough, however, these simple recommendations can help:

Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.

Do not allow yourself to burn. Sunburn is damaged skin and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer.

Avoid tanning in the direct sun or UV tanning booths.

Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.

Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Apply 1 ounce  of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.

Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.

Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.

Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.

See your physician every year for a professional skin examination.

Please, make your loved one aware of these guidelines and stay safe this summer.

Tips for Whole Skin Care for Imbalanced Skin

Are your clients having a skin imbalance issue? Here are some tips to balance your skin with a wholesome approach to your day to day life style.

1) Try and reduce stress from everyday life

2) Cut down how much caffeine you consume

3) Drink enough water according to your body weight – you can also accomplish this by incorporating water rich fruits and vegetables in your daily meals.

4) Eat balanced diet that includes vegetables, fruits, proteins and healthy fats

5) Good night sleep and happy thoughts

6) Any skin care products you choose, try and look for products that contain a combination of water and oil (especially oil that contain essential fatty acid)

Hope this helps!