The Truth Comes To The Fore

As much as we’ve told that; You just have to know to hold ’em and to fold ’em, as far as caring for your skin is concerned, I have to tell you…
We have all been deceived!
The real truth is that as you pursue the many options you have available to you as far as skin firming is concerned,just know that sagging skin is a normal part of the aging process, and if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, or of some “amazing alternative”, bop them one over the head! It’s just not possible to reverse,or prevent the aging process.Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Anti-Aging Skin Firming Capsules
What you can do is slow it down… So that’s what this post is about. Truly slowing down the aging process…
You see, the truth is that over time, gravity is bound to take its toll on the body.
The downward force of gravity creates a drag on the skin, and contributes to its sagging.

Measures to delay skin’s aging

Sunscreen/Block

Always wear sunscreen. It’s one of the most cliché things that anyone might say, but it honestly cannot be truer. As every Dermatologist has said; “Continued exposure to the Sun’s UV Radiation will prematurely age the skin, ten-fold!”
It also contributes to your skin’s aging by breaking down those chemicals needed to maintain our skin’s elasticity, so just don’t do that to yourself?

Put the ciggy down

Yup! Totally went there! If you want to age your skin prematurely continue to expose your lungs, and indeed your entire body to the filthy habit of smoking, honestly anti-aging creams will be the very last your worries. Continue reading

There’s Something Musky In The Air

Q: So what is a Nitro-musk exactly?

A: It is a Musk ketone

The structure of the nitro group

The structure of the nitro group (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be a little more specific, let’s go through the history of it all… How does 1888 sound to you?
That is the year that the first artificial musk was obtained by a man named Albert Baur. He had condensed toluene with isobutyl bromide, aluminium chloride was a spectator iron (part of the reaction, but not really in it).
These three ingredients, for lack of a better word, are also known as the “Three Nitro Group and a nitrating the product all make up nitro-musks.
The hilarious part of this story is that, it was discovered accidentally as a result of Baur’s attempts to produce a more effective form of trinitrotoluene (TNT). 
The distinctive, and slightly “Gah” odor depends upon the symmetry of the three nitro group… Please don’t ask me to elaborate? Continue reading

Constant Lifted Brow?

Each time the muscles around your eyes contract, the repeated folding action your skin makes contributes to wrinkles and fine lines. When we’re younger, these lines are only noticeable when the muscle contracts, like when we scrunch up our face, wink or squint. 
But ultimately, the continual folding invites the lines to stay for good — even when the muscles are relaxed. 
When I asked older women what their main concerns were when it comes to their face, their answers were almost always unanimously two places; the eyes, and the neck. What would they have wanted to do? To reshape their eyelids! They’d exclaim.
According the site, “Nuffield Health”: 
Eyelid reshaping (or blepharoplasty or Eye Lift) is designed to counteract bags and wrinkles and restore a more youthful look, by removing skin and tissue from the upper and lower eyelids. Continue reading

NO Synthetic Dyes, They Say…

I have often asked myself this question, but have never really tried to find information that would answer it, until this moment, and that question is;
“Why does Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics emphasize NO Synthetic Dyes in any of their products?”
What’s the harm in a little synthetic dye.
I mean, even the name synthetic denotes something that is fake, and not to be feared. Why should we care so much that Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics does not use any fake dyes, and some of the biggest names in the Beauty industry do?

Well, I don’t really like wondering something for too long, so of-course now I am on a mission to find out the exact answer to this conundrum! Continue reading

Prime and Ready Skin

So the Beauty Basics are done with, and hypothetically you have smooth healthy skin, and never felt better… But things could be better, you think to yourself.
Well, that’s true. Things could be, and will be better if you stick to the Beauty Regiment for at least 3 months.
Three months!? Why don’t you just tell me to grow an extra limb, why don’t you?
Three months might feel like a long time to have to wait to have healthier skin, or to at least see significant change with the skin that you currently have, but sadly, it’s the only long enough time period.
In the mean-time, you can fake it till you make it.
With make-up, I mean!
That’s right. I am going to begin talking a little more about make-up, and skin, but don’t get too excited thinking that I will advocate wearing a mask.

You know the old joke: Oh dear Madam, you seem to have some face on your makeup?
Yeah…We’re trying to avoid that. Continue reading

“Sulfate Free”, So What?

What is it that makes my soap all sudsy, and foamy? How come some conditioners don’t foam? Is foaming necessarily a bad thing, or is it a good thing though?

If you have ever wondered any of this, then you are probably curious about sulphates
You see, Sulphates are what makes practically all the soaps in the world foam, whether they are for laundry, hair, or skin.
Are you now wondering wether this foaming agent called Sulphate is safe?

Okay, let’s do some research and find out! Continue reading

*Optional: Beauty Basics For Healthy Skin pt. 6

If you’ve just joined in on That B Word’s conversation on Beauty Basics, Hi!

Here’s a re-cap of the things you may have missed out on, as far as Healthy Skin is concerned:
Basic Step 1: Keep your skin clear of any junk, makeup, or foreign objects.
A good makeup remover is a must-have if you intend on having healthy skin!
Basic Step 2: Exfoliate your skin once every week.
Exfoliation helps to unclog your pores, and regulates the rate at which your sebaceous glands provide your skin with the natural oil called sebum.
Basic Step 3: Cleanse your skin daily
Sometimes twice a day. Your cells re-generate every day, and you shed skin cells. If you’re not cleaning you’re skin every day, you’re creating the perfect living environment for acne.
Basic Step 4: Use a Toner after every cleanse
The toner will help make your pores less defined, and also makes it easier for you to cleanse in the future. Your complexion will improve, and the skin will be more firm, and supple.
Basic Step 5: Restore
Because the skin is more receptive to product in it’s toned state, you want to follow with something that will leave your skin more refreshed, reduce inflammation, and replenish natural antioxidants.
Those are pretty much the basics of good skin!
Seems simple enough, but you have no idea how many people just don’t do it.
My mother is in her early Fifties, and she taught me this routine when I was Thirteen, and I only started to take it seriously in my late Teens. See? Easy, but barely anyone does it.
If you are here because you want to know how to get your acne under control, or you’re looking for a good regiment, then you can count yourself as part of the really small minority of people who actually care about their skin.
Good skin isn’t expensive, it isn’t time consuming, and it isn’t complicated, but we’ve made it that way. If you can make healthy skin a habit, wrinkles, and acne will be the last of your worries. Now comes the next step (and it is optional, depending on your skin type) in the Healthy Skin, Beauty Basics line-up… Continue reading