Healthy skin is a habit. A habit that begins at home…
Paranoid… That’s certainly one way to put it!
They say that once you reach a certain age (and by “they” I am referring to my Mother’s dermatologist), anyhow, they say that once you are a certain age, your skin has reached its proverbial “peak”, and will thus begin its descent into mediocrity. It will start to wrinkle, and warp accordingly…
Ironically I am 22 years old now, the age of said peak, and I gotta say, I couldn’t be more paranoid.
Since I have received a few agitated–and can I say judgmental–glances from some people who I considered even in the slightest tolerant of my beauty/skin-care obsession, the judgement is beginning to take its toll on me.
So I got to thinking:
What would be the perfect way to interchange between my already fantastic Bella Terra Cosmetics Anti-Aging product regiment, and something less extreme?
Then I had an epiphany: If I could use something that I already had in my kitchen, then surely I would incite a little less non-verbal judgement from those near and dear to me, right?
I dub this post:
“How to Firm the skin with items in your Kitchen”
That’s right! We are about to make some homemade skin firming cream; or at least something that does the same thing…
This is something that you can use on weeks where you are still waiting for your Bella Terra Cosmetics products to reach your doorstep, or just as;
Something that will complement your already flawless routine! Continue reading
Let’s improve how our skin ages!
Some pessimists like to state boldly that our skin can only get crappier, no matter what cream we use, or how many facials we get.
I don’t agree! I think that it is very possible to improve, and take back your youth.
Everyone knows what good skin looks like; Well hydrated, tight, elastic, not overly oily, tiny clear, and probably not even noticeable pores… Ah good skin, you enigmatic thing you!
Our skin is pretty much on autopilot, that is until puberty, and then we notice that our once all-clear, wrinkle-free complexion is beginning to falter its way through early adolescence, in the form of those hateful pimples.
Time takes its toll, and our skin becomes less and less stable, with genetic changes and sun damage taking their combined effect.
Unfortunately we can only control things to a certain extent, at which point we are completely vulnerable to some factors of natural aging, and today we even know that the sun — not our genes — is mostly to blame for our baby-fresh faces turning blemished and wrinkled.
If you are not really in the mood to know the cause, the best preventative measure you can take–besides limiting sun exposure and wearing protection from damaging UV rays– is to focus on these other changes you can make to keep bad elements at bay:
Limit your alcohol intake, and
Choose a skin care regiment that makes you feel comfortable in your skin. I am especially proud of the one that I have devised using Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics’ Skincare range.
If you are still interested in knowing exactly how does your skin age, stay with me! Continue reading
A secret, natural ingredient for more youthful, supple skin, that relieves inflammation!
Last week I was having quiet irritated skin, and I had no idea what it could have been… It’s autumn here in the southern hemisphere, and for me that means extra dry air.
Back to what I was talking about; I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what was wrong with my skin, but out of sheer dumb luck (I guess), I decided to try Bella Terra Milky Cleanser, and there was a cooling effect, immediately followed by some relief.
Although I wasn’t completely sure what I was doing, it worked, and so I thought to myself;
“Oh snap… Time for a Bella Terra Cosmetics Review”
The cleanser gave the same sort of cooling relief as someone who was using anti-aging products would receive, so then I began to wonder to myself;
What does the Bella Terra Milky Cleanser have in common with anti-aging products?
The answer: Bella Terra Milky Cleanser has Dead Sea Salts
The benefits of Dead Sea mineral salts have been well known since ancient times. I think the most famous visitor to the “World’s Oldest Spa” was Cleopatra, who would visit with her husband Herod the Great, and frequented the Dead Sea for its minerals and mud.
She even purportedly urged her lover Mark Antony to conquer the region so that she might have an unlimited supply of the minerals!
So what; Bella Terra Milky Cleanser has Dead Sea Salts?! Continue reading
Bella Terra Anti-Wrinkle Cream gives Botox a real run for its money!
I recently wrote, and touted Bella Terra’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream, as something that people who are in their twenties should invest in, as a preventative measure! I went through the ingredients, and benefits of the product according to my knowledge, and understanding at that time.
The other day I was re-reading that article (as you do), and something hit me as I was looking at the ingredients section. I began to wonder; “Exactly what is this?”
Once I had sufficiently answered that question, my mind drifted to yet another conundrum: “Is it good for my skin?”
Well if you’ve seen the ingredients list of Bella Terra’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Hexapeptides are in there. You can finally be reassured that this is an excellent ingredient for your skin, and since I am here, I may as well take you through the rundown of this quiet interesting biochemical.
According to history, this ingredient was actually meant to save lives in war-time, but then somehow, it made its way into cosmetology, and has been reversing many women’s age clocks since! Continue reading
Establishing these habits, made lighter underarms permanent
When I was a kid, you couldn’t have been able to convince me that there would be so many reasons, and so many ways that I would find to not like the way certain parts of me look. No way!
Of course we are all self-conscious about certain parts of ourselves, but to have more than a hand-full of places that you don’t like is probably really excessive.
Anyway. I have always wondered if it was possible to tackle this issue of mine…
It’s to do with my under-arms. Man, I have had a problem with this area forever!
Before I could even dream of picking up all those strange ingredients that Dr. Internet would no doubt suggest to me, I wanted to actually get down to the basics, and start out with where exactly I got to be in this predicament.
Is there something that I did–or do–to get dark under-arms? Continue reading
Smelling “good” has some serious health implications.
Choose fragrance free beauty products!
I have asked myself and many others around me, to very few, and far in-between responses for the answer to my next question, however when I saw the label “Fragrance Free” on the Bella Terra Skincare range, the question was reignited yet again, and I wanted to know;
“What’s the big deal about fragrances and chemicals?”
If just like me, you may have noticed a slight up-tick in the fragrance-free, less toxic products on the market but still don’t get the point of it, here’s the gist of what I have found out:
The health of all human beings and the health of our planet are both directly dependent on what we put on and in our bodies, our land, and our air.
Yeah… Still not sinking in? I guess we should take look at the reasons that some people believe should be the main motives behind going fragrance-free, and the next time you see those words as a label on your Bella Terra Cosmetics you can rest assured that it’s a good thing! (or bad thing, I don’t know… Let’s see.) Continue reading
Someone please save me from my chin?
I was recently looking back on everything that I have written about skin, and trying to figure out if I may have missed something…
Lately my own skin is getting much better, more clearer, just more awesome, really, but I have been struggling with what looks like blackheads, or enlarged pores, or both on my chin, and I was like; “Well… What could have caused this?”
It struck me that it was time to really look at what’s going on inside my skin.
Learn more about my pores. Learn more about how to prevent certain things, and how to manage others…
The 411 on Pores
Your pores go with your hair; like “fingers, go with nails”, in that:
For every hair on your body, there is a corresponding skin pore.
Even though we can’t see every single pore, we can definitely see some of them, and it’s the same with hair actually. Continue reading