3 Summer Skin Issues!!

Green Owl

 Summer is awesome, it can wreak havoc on your skin if you're not careful! Let's talk about it. Bad Things That Happen to your Skin in the Summer You'll glow. Literally. Wait this doesn't sound bad, right? Let me explain! I'm talking about oil. During the summer months your sebaceous glands start to produce more oil than normal because of the heat and humidity. So if your skin is on the dryer side this is great. But not so great news for us oilier ladies working diligently to control shine on a daily basis. Washing twice daily (or three times if you...

Why Use Natural Soap – You’re Skin Will Notice the Difference

Soap simply isn’t what it used to be. Main stream soap bars on supermarket shelves share more in common with washing powder than actual soap. Disagree? Let’s ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who unequivocally proclaim…     “Today there is very little true soap on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products.’  We found this surprising.  If you agree, let’s take a closer look at what the difference between these two is, and why it matters.  What’s really in your soap?     Two Very Different Soaps True soap is created...

Putting It On Your Skin Does Let It In

Stephanie Aniliker

Putting It on Your Skin Does Let It in: What’s in Skin Care and How It Affects Your Health By Deborah Burnes Huffington Post.   You might have heard that sure, parabens and other chemicals in your skin care are bad if ingested, but they can’t penetrate your skin so you don’t have anything to worry about. The fact is, much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. Just think about nicotine and birth control patches. We administer effective doses through the skin to our bloodstream, enabling us to forgo a daily oral pill in...

Love the Skin Your In!

Stephanie Aniliker

When it comes to living a healthy and natural lifestyle, what you put on your body is just as significant as what you put in your body. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it.   A study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked into the skin’s absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water. It showed that the skin absorbed an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage.1 Other studies found the face to be several times more permeable than broad body surfaces...

Aloe Be Thy Name

Stephanie Aniliker

Aloe Vera Facts Most people associate aloe vera benefits with healing sunburns, but did you know that aloe also contains bacteria-fighting, soothing ingredients that fight inflammation, redness and itching? For hundreds of years aloe has been used to treat skin diseases, infections and as a natural treatment for fungal diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Recent research results suggest that aloe vera is effective for burns and wound healing, but surprisingly it also detoxifies you from the inside out. So much so that when taken orally, aloe can even decrease the number and size of tumors and parasites in the liver,...

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