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Paleo Living: From The Inside-Out - Get REAL About Detox and Adjustment [Part 2]
Trina Felber's Paleo Living Articles
Written by Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics   

What is the adjustment period??? 

The adjustment period is more of a physical rendition of how our SKIN reacts to new products. For instance, if you have been using products that contain water or alcohol as the first ingredients listed, and most commercial products contain both, your skin is in a constant state of dehydration and it cannot function properly. It adapts by increasing sebum production. Your skin also reacts to chemicals (preservatives, fragrances, dyes) and auto-regulates itself to protect against these harmful ingredients. These ingredients also cause cellular changes via free

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Healthy Living: Caring for Acne Naturally
Pat White's Healthy Living Articles
Written by Pat White of Essential Body Pleasures   

 

Caring for Acne Naturally

 

Acne can be one of the most dreaded and difficult to treat skin conditions, especially for young adults and women leading up to and during their menstrual cycle.  Countless dollars have been spent over the decades to prevent, treat, and reduce scarring brought on by acne.  Perhaps returning to a natural approach to acne care will provide the results so many are searching for. 

 

Acne is often caused by overactive sweat and oil glands.  The sebacous glands produce sebum (oil), which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized.  Normally, sebum is excreted through hair follicles along with shedding skin cells.  Problems can arise when hormones cause an increase in sebum production.  Excess sebum can get trapped in hair follicles, plugging them up and leading to what we commonly know as pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.

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Whole Living: Sugar and Your Skin - Not So Sweet
Shirley Makela's Whole Living Articles
Written by Shirley Makela of Alki Organix   
You know that sugar adds inches to your waist, exacerbates the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, and causes all sorts of health issues,  but did you know excess sugars in your diet could also be aging your skin prematurely?   Anyone who knows me, or uses my skin care products knows I love honey for skin care and have used it personally for years – but for my diet I steer away from sugars and have for many years now.  I didn't make this change to my diet for my skin but I am certain my skin has benefited. 

 

Healthy, young looking skin depends on healthy cells.  Healthy cells are elastic and retain their vital moisture (water). Things that damage the health of skin cells cause the problems that leads to unhealthy looking, wrinkled, dull skin.  Eating excess sugars causes a spike in blood sugar, more than your body needs for energy at that moment, and all that excess sugar goes looking for a new home.  Besides your waist its finding it’s way to all sorts of organs in your body to wreak havoc.  Your skin is one of those organs it finds its way to.   In your skin this excess sugar in your blood leads to a process called glycation.

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