Every morning during my teen years, I would awaken, carry out my morning “beauty routine”, and then proceed to brush my teeth. Whenever I would notice what appeared to be bleeding gums, from wisdom teeth coming through, I would complain to my Mother that I feared the worst; Scurvy! I would shudder.
She would laugh at me, knowing very well that it was not the case, whilst my younger siblings enquired what exactly this elusive, strange, mysterious, and slightly picky disease (why was I the only one who got it?) was; To which I would willingly explain:
“It’s like when Sailors were exploring the world in the 1800s, and they weren’t getting enough Vitamins and Minerals. The sailors used to get bleeding gums, and lose all their teeth.”
My youngest sibling would animatedly reply: “Did they die?” which was always greeted with somewhat of a shoulder shrug–I had no idea…
Well, it’s been a long time since the British sailors found out that you could avoid Scurvy by regularly taking vitamin C.
Whilst perhaps your parents, and grandparents may have told you that the best way to avoid colds was to take vitamin C regularly.
Are you familiar with the role of vitamin C for skin?
According to ExpertClinic.org, vitamin C also plays an important role in boosting skin quality. 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
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
Free radicals are truly nothing to smile about…
Anyone else out there who used to think that the term: “Free Radicals” was a good thing?
No one? O.K, well personally I feel like my misguided thoughts were created by the fact that, to me, anything “Free” is supposedly a good thing.
Not this time around…
In my quest, and need to understand the nature of human skin, and how it can be better (okay, I just wanted to get rid of premature wrinkles, dark circles under my eyes, and zits!), I kept stumbling upon this word, and at first I dismissed it with simple definitions, after admittedly thinking that free radicals weren’t such a bad thing.
When something reoccurs, I have a tendency to pay just a little more attention to it than usual, hence this post!
There are a few brief things that I understand about Free Radicals at this point, and that is the fact that they are itty bitty particles, if you will, that are responsible for scientists’ understanding of the aging process of the human body.
Scientists now know that every single disease that ever was, and is begins first at the cellular level. So the fact is that Free Radicals that attack your skin, and cause damage to your skin cell’s DNA.
I didn’t understand that originally. I thought that DNA was something that you were born with, and could never change, but now we find out that it’s not a matter of impossible, but unwanted. Continue reading
Algae; A botanical extract found in some species of seaweed, and mushroom. Enriched with moisture giving vitamins, and minerals
Algae is a botanical extract found in seaweed and wild fungi: rich in Vitamins A, C & E. I will probably elaborate in another post the benefits of each of these Vitamins, and their effect on your skin, later.
Back to Algae though; Did you know that this magical extract is a great natural source of nutrition for your skin?
Originally popularized in France, those in other countries took notice soon after because these ingredients really do revitalize, tone and moisturize the skin.
Many dermatologists consider algae extract to be a potent, active substance with a powerful capability for moisture retention. It can normalize the skin’s moisture content and provide maximum hydration and suppleness to the epidermis, and if you are concerned with dry skin, or perhaps aging, this is a wonderful anti-aging source. Continue reading
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.
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
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