A For Away! Vitamin A and Your Skin

I know. Just like me you’ve been to the department stores, and the skincare aisles are stocked with an endless array of anti-wrinkle formulas, creams that are suppose to make skin better, or others that are supposedly going to “restore” your skin…Vitamin A Bella Terra Cosmetics Restorative Cream
The packaging is different, the claims vary, but most have one thing in common: I personally don’t hold them anywhere close to Bella Terra Cosmetics’ Nightly Restoration Cream.
Want to know why?
If you read the ingredients on Bella Terra Cosmetics’ Nightly Restoration Cream, you will invariably find Vitamin A… Somewhat of an enigma in the skincare, cosmeceutical industry.
An ingredient so powerful, that skincare scientists encourage us to approach it with as much caution, as possible. Well, I have never been the cautious type when it comes to my skin, so of-course I am all in, and with Bella Terra Cosmetics’ Nightly Restoration Cream, I think I know that it will be worth it!

Is Vitamin A in Bella Terra’s Nightly Restoration Cream a magic elixir?

I will just start with the basics, cause I don’t think that getting too complicated on it will help us understand better.. Continue reading

Bella Terra’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Injection Free Botox

Bella Terra Anti Wrinkle Cream is Botox

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

The Skinny On Large Pores

Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Pores3

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

*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

Beauty Basics For Healthy Skin pt. 4

Let’s do a small recap on the previous Healthy Skin Steps;
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.
But now it’s time for the next step…
You won’t believe how easy, yet important this step is! Continue reading

Beauty Basics for Healthy Skin pt. 3

The last time we were talking about Beauty Basics, I put a great deal of emphasis on making sure that you understand what exactly you were working with, and exfoliating on a weekly basis. (Read it here: Part 2)
Scrutinizing the ingredients in products is just as important, and if you as yet still suffer from sporadic acne flares, sensitivity to certain products, and have no idea where they are coming from, be sure that you consult with your dermatologist, and figure out if you don’t maybe have an allergy to some of the ingredients that your using.

If you are not having an extreme reaction, and just really want clearer, softer, more supple, and milky skin, then this routine may just work for you. Continue reading

Beauty Basics for Healthy Skin

Bella Terra Cosmetics

Beauty is MORE than make-up

 

Bella Terra Cosmetics

The reason why most people that I ask, don’t like to bother with “beauty” or overall excessive skin-care (their words), is because life is too short to spend it all on your face. They figure that their skin is “as good as it’s gonna get”, and then sigh and fall into a depression abyss when they have acne issues.

Beauty Basics with Bella Terra Cosmetics

Most high-end beauty companies miss the fact that:

Healthy skin is a daily habit

And while selling concealers, and foundations to mask unhealthy skin is profitable for them, when you remove that mask at the end of the day, your skin is still there, right back where you left it, or in an even worse state!

There are over a million things I could talk about when referring to my latest craze (Bella Terra Cosmetics), but I think what really stood out for me, was the fact that they understand that healthy skin is a habit, and that clear skin is the best canvas. So, let’s put away all our make-up brushes for one second, and talk about healthy skin. I’m a  vegetarian as well, and I adore the fact that their products are not tested on animals, and contain no animal by-products.

visit: Bella Terra Cosmetics for more information on that.

Let’s talk about Beauty Basics 101! Continue reading