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Healthy Living: The Best Vitamins For Aging Skin
Pat White's Healthy Living Articles
Written by Pat White of Essential Body Pleasures   
Which Vitamins are Best for Aging Skin?We often hear about the vitamins we should be taking or getting through the food we eat, but what about the vitamins that we should put on our skin? Scientific studies have proven a number of vitamins to be very helpful in fighting signs of aging when applied topically (directly onto the skin). This article discusses five of the top vitamins used in age fighting skin care: vitamins A, B3, C, E and K. 

Vitman A is a powerhouse when it comes to anti-aging ingredients.  Vitamin A has been scientifically proven to be the only chemical capable of reprogramming a skin cell that has already been changed or damaged.  This means that using products containing vitamin A can not only protect against future skin damage, but it can normalize the skin’s function and correct existing sun and age spots! 

Vitamin A derivatives are antioxidants, and they work to counteract damage caused to the skin by free radicals.  So when vitamin A is applied to the skin, it helps to create healthier cells while stimulating collagen production which leads to firmer, stronger and smoother skin. It increases blood flow and circulation, which leads to a more even skin tone. 

Vitamin B3 is also called niacinamide or nicotinamide. Niacinamide has been shown to be effective and well tolerated
by all skin types.  For aging skin, vitamin B3 is beneficial in a number of ways: it improves the skin’s moisture barrier, boosts collagen production, strengthens the outermost layer of skin and reverses dark spots.

Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant, fighting off free radicals. It too, stimulates collagen production, which leads to a firm foundation and support structure for the skin. This means less saggy skin to worry about. Studies have also shown that vitamin C can reduce or reverse damage caused by UV exposure, lightening or eliminating the appearance of sun spots on the skin.

Dermatologists love vitamin C, as many state that it helps to increase the effectiveness of their in-office treatments, such as skin peels and microdermabrasion. Vitamin C has also been shown to work in tandem with vitamin E to boost sunscreen’s protection factor, so look for products that combine these two vitamins.

Vitamin E, in addition to being a great partner to vitamin C for sun protection, has certainly earned its nickname, ‘the protector’. It not only protects against free radicals and protects collagen and fibroblasts, but also deeply moisturizes the skin and reduces inflammation. This means that if you want to eliminate dry, wrinkled and leathery skin, then you need to use products containing vitamin E.

Last but not least is vitamin K, also known as phytonadione.  It has been widely researched and used in the treatment of under eye circles, skin discolorations and rosacea.  Vitamin K helps constrict blood vessels underneath the thin under eye skin, which lightens up dark circles. Vitamin K also has some anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is recommended to patients to use before and after facial surgeries to clear bruising and speed up the skins’ healing process.
 
Each of these vitamins can work to fight the common signs of aging. If you really want to have younger looking skin, then look for products that contain these powerful vitamins. 
 
Pat White MSN PMh NP-BC
Clinical Aromatherapist 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 
Paleo Living: Four Benefits To Ordering Real Food Skincare Products E-mail
Trina Felber's Paleo Living Articles
Written by Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics   

Why you Should Buy Your Beauty Care from a Real Food Skincare CompanyThere are a myriad of benefits to ordering your health and skincare products from an organic, real food skincare company. If you’re new to the world of organic skincare, here are four reasons why...

1) Free of toxins, chemicals and artificial ingredients: The number one reason to make the switch to organic, real food skin care products is because you provide your skin, your body's first defense against toxins and disease, with pure, natural and safe treatment. Organic products use recognizable, real food ingredients like beeswax, food, animal and nut oils, essential oils, salt and seaweed to craft products your body recognizes and can fully use.

2) Orders made fresh for each customer:  At real food skincare companies, the shelves are stocked with ingredients, not products. When you place an order, it should be filled with fresh, natural ingredients for the highest quality product.

3) Consistent with Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-free lifestyles: If you’re committed to only putting quality ingredients IN your body, it just makes sense that you should only put the same ingredients ON your body. All real food ingredients have a relationship with dirt and are safe enough to eat.

4) Improves skin tone and quality: One of the greatest benefits of organic, real food skincare products is the profound difference you’ll see in your skin. The color, tone and texture of your skin will improve through the use of skincare products free of harsh chemicals and other irritants, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids in forms the body understands, requires and can use.

 

Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics

Primal Life Organics offers Face, Body, Hair, Makeup, Baby and Dental Products - All 100% Chemical and Preservative Free. We make skincare that will improve your health. The product you receive is a fresh, all-natural product, that will nourish your skin and hair from the outside.

Primal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals.

http://www.primallifeorganics.com/ 

 
Paleo Living: Avoid Harmful Toxins in Commercial Skincare Products
Trina Felber's Paleo Living Articles

Learn which beauty ingredients are potentially harmfulThere are many people who purchase skin care products as the result of an advertisement, a friend’s recommendation or otherwise. After the purchase they make no effort to read the label and discover what type of substances they will be putting on their skin. The toxins in commercial skincare products can be dangerous to a person’s skin and overall health. Many of these substances are cancer causing carcinogens used by the cosmetic industry because they are more cost effective than using natural ingredients.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)

When listed on some labels these substances will be described as “derived from coconut” to hide their toxic nature. SLS and ALS can be found in body cleansers, toothpaste and more (basically almost everything that has suds). They have been proven to seriously irritate the skin and build up in the body. This can cause problems with internal organs such as the heart and liver.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol

These two ingredients are so toxic that to handle them in a laboratory environment requires people to wear protective gloves, clothing as well as goggles. The only way to legally get rid of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycolis is by following EPA guidelines for burying it.

Paraben Preservatives

This is a common ingredient found in skin care products as well as cosmetics and even baby products. It is used to extend the shelf life of products. Parabens are very toxic and have caused people to develop bad rashes and have allergic reactions. According to a study from the UK, high level of parabens was found in 90 percent of breast tumors that were tested.

Talc

This is a mineral that can be found in most cosmetic powders (including makeup). Research has shown that regular use of talcum powder in the genital area increases the chances of developing ovarian cancer. Using it regularly on other parts of the body can also cause health problems.

When looking for the healthiest skincare products possible, look toward real food skincare companies.  All products should be made fresh when they are ordered, and contain no preservatives or toxic chemicals. If you can't eat it, don't feed it to your skin!

 

Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics

Primal Life Organics offers Face, Body, Hair, Makeup, Baby and Dental Products - All 100% Chemical and Preservative Free. We make skincare that will improve your health. The product you receive is a fresh, all-natural product, that will nourish your skin and hair from the outside.

Primal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals.

www.PrimalLifeOrganics.com    

 
Whole Living: Dry Brushing for Health and Beautiful Skin!
Shirley Makela's Whole Living Articles
Written by Shirley Makela of Alki Organix   

Dry Brushing for Good HealthOne of easiest and most enjoyable things you can do for your health and for healthier skin is dry brushing.  The really good news is that in addition to something you can easily do yourself it also costs next to nothing.  All you need is a good natural bristle brush, a natural bristle shower brush works very well and is inexpensive and about 10 minutes of your time.

 

Many Spas offer dry brushing and with good reason.  Dry brushing not only exfoliates and unclogs pores but it also stimulates your circulation and lymphatic system which in turn helps your body eliminate toxins that build up and it feels great!  Dry brushing your body will also give you the beautiful smooth skin you want this summer (and winter!), and some say will lessen cellulite and may even improve your digestion.  One thing is certain, it leaves you looking great and feeling energized and wonderful! Even my husband loves it because it feels wonderful.

 

How to dry brush properly

Don’t look for long complicated instructions: it’s not complicated!  Start at your feet and work upwards towards your heart using short, firm circular motions.  A brush with a handle is great because it will allow you to easily get your back.  When you’ve finished your legs and torso move to your arms starting with your hands and work towards your heart. You want to use a firm pressure but don’t scrub; this in no way should be painful and you don’t want to irritate your skin – just invigorate it.  Using firm but not hard pressure you will gently exfoliate and energize your skin, not damage it.   That’s it!  You will love the way this feels! 

 

When finished shower as usual and apply a natural oil of your choice or body lotion if you like afterwards!  I’ve done this in the morning, and also at night – and loved both times – though some say brushing at night may leave you so energized that you aren’t able to sleep.  I didn’t find that an issue, but everyone is different.  You can do this daily, even twice daily if you want – and given how lovely you feel afterwards you will definitely look forward to doing it daily!

 

 Some important things to note: don’t brush sensitive or tender areas your body – some say don’t brush breasts for example, and only brush your face with a brush designed for this, these have more delicate bristles.  The skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive.  Also important if you have varicose veins don’t brush them directly as this can irritate and potentially damage them, instead brush gently around the area rather than right on them.  

 

Try dry brushing today – you will quickly enjoy the benefits and love it!

 

Here's To Our Health!

Shirley Makela, AADP INHC

Owner/Artisan

Alki Organix

Truly Natural Skin Care in Partnership with Nature

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Alki Organix: Truly Natural Skin Care in Partnership with Nature  - Skin care based on organic and wildcrafted cold or expeller pressed oils and whole natural ingredients and featuring incredibly effective skincare with Certified Bio-Active Manuka Honey.  Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize with best selling Alki Organix Manuka Honey Facials in orginal, Honey & Rose and Honey & Avocado.  Have beautiful skin with Manuka Honey and its unique properties making it an amazing superfood for skin. Artisan crafted in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Washington state by Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Shirley Makela, Alki Organix is dedicated to providing the most effective, natural skin care possible 100% free of chemicals and preservatives. 

 
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