ctv logo

Six Non-toxic Ideas for Winterizing your Skin

 
www.candicebatista.com
@candicebatista

Forced dry air indoors, windier, colder temps and less humidity pulls the moisture out of the skin. A hot shower feels great during those cold winter days, but not for your skin, lukewarm shower is better.



Shea Butter
is nut oil that nourishes the skin. It is full of vitamin A, E and F. Vitamin F is a natural anti-aging along with the other vitamins makes it a great moisturizer your face and body. It retains your skin’s natural moisture.

Tip: Use on you feet to heel it will help cracks disappear. Liberally apply Shea Butter to your feet, wrap with saran wrap, put you socks on and go to bed. Continue to do this over the next couple of days and you’ll see a huge difference.
 
Aloe Vera Gel is a natural anti-septic that contains 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins and 18 amino acids. It supplies oxygen to the skin, which increases your skins strength, hydrates and makes your skin more flexible. Aloe Vera is great to use on the whole body.

Living Bliss Creations Aloe Vera Serum: Is a simplistic recipe that is a very light consistent serum, a staple in your purse or cabinet for anti-aging purposes as well as first aid use for any acute burns, cuts, or scrapes that you may experience. This product contains aloe Vera gel, rose hip oil, vitamin e and Helichrysum also known as Immortelle essential oil. This serum can be used on both men and women. 1 dollop can be applied on the entire face and neck area.
www.livingbliss.ca



Cosmetic graded Seaweed Extract
is rich in iron and iodine and helps reduce oil secretion from a gland, which helps reduce breakouts and balances the Ph level of your skin giving you glowing skin with better tone and texture.
Tip: add ½ teaspoon or less in your moisturizer

Pink Himalayan Salt contains 60 minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper elements that you skin needs especially during winter. You can use these salts for exfoliation, just add a little water to a small amount of salt and exfoliate your skin, or add them to a bath and soak in its detoxifying agencies.



Rosehip Oil
is a natural retinol-A, an anti-aging property that is found in a lot of anti-aging creams. You can use Rosehip on your face, neck and chest or add 2 to 6 drops in your moisturizer. It has a high content of vitamin C and is prefect used under make-up because it helps protect the skin from the hash winter weather.

Pure Argan Oil is perfect for your hair and skin. It is rich in vitamin A, phenols and fatty acids and offers deep hydration for your skin and hair.

There are several essential oils that are amazing for skin care; however overuse of one essential oil can over-sensitize your skin. Your body may have a skin reaction from the synergy. I suggest changing up the blends so your skin and body does not become immune to the essential oils. Some essential oils sold in natural health food shops may be adulterated, so you need to ask questions about what the quality of the essential oils are. All essential oil manufacturers should be able to provide you with a chemo-graph chart and show you the chemical constituents of the essential oils batch and it all depends on the crop of the harvest, the chemical constituents will always change on a yearly basis.

Wednsday, November 14, 2012

Health & Fitness

An Appointment with Dr. Oz

Health & Fitness

Healthy Bones