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The Benefits of Goat’s Milk Soap

July 05, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, Guinot Skin Care products

Goat’s Milk: The benefits

There are many amazing articles on the benefits of Goat’s Milk. eHow.com is an excellent resource for learning the benefits of Goat’s Milk Soap.

Ph Level:

Keeping a balanced Ph level is extremely important for our bodies to maintain a healthy weight with minimal, if any, issues. The Ph of Goat’s Milk soap  is like that of human skin, therefore, it helps combat invasions of unfriendly bacteria and chemicals harmful to our bodies.

Moisturizing:

There are many fats and natural creams found in Goat’s Milk. It’s smooth and creamy texture helps to create a barrier against the harsh environments we live in. It’s fantastic for moisture, and if you’re not an extremely dry person, you could possibly even substitute Goat’s Milk soap for your daily moisturizer.

Sensitive Skin:

Alcohol, Petroleum, and Preservatives are only a few of the additives that can be found in commercialized, mass-produced skin care products. These additives can help to irritate skin by furthering an already noticeable rash, or becoming the main cause of a new skin problem.

Eczema:

Eczema is a skin condition where red, itchy patches of skin are found on the body. It’s extremely dry, and many people use Goat’s Milk soap because of the nutrients found in natural goat’s milk. It reduces the itchiness caused by the Eczema.

Acne:

Goat’s Milk Soap helps acne and acne-prone skin because of all proteins power-packed into goat’s milk soap.

Exfoliation:

Alpha-Hydroxy acids found in goat’s milk are an amazing way to buff off dry skin, leaving a smooth and silky surface.

The Cancer Contender

June 06, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Uncategorized

As society is ever changing, one “accessory” that is here to stay is our cell phone. Once attached at our hip, it is usually now attached to our ears. You can’t walk very far without seeing a passing stranger talking incessantly on her cell phone.

Although it is convenient, cell phone radio waves may have a huge affect on the quality of not just our skin, but our health. In an article, written by Sue Mueller of Foodconsumer.org, Mueller writes that a study in Finland showed that radio frequency could be a contributor of altered proteins in our skin. Additionally, according to BioMedCentral.com, “radio waves could also be a factor of sleep disorders, headaches, or allergy-like symptoms.” Cancer is the big discussion after all. So many studies are underway to determine the affects of radio waves on skin and its ability to cause cancer.

Although there does not seem to be enough sufficient proof that cell phone radio waves are the main cause all of these physiological concerns, it does seem to make sense that issues would arise from our need to be on our tellys 24/7.

It doesn’t seem that the outcome is good either way. Radio waves, TV waves, Cell waves…they all could be main contenders in our battle with Cancer and other health issues.

Until we have some invention that prevents radio waves from accessing the proteins and cells in our bodies, we certainly shouldn’t brush this under the rug. Be aware of how often you are on the phone. Turn it off when you can do without it. Spend more time with family and friends and leave the phone at home.

Sugar and the effects on aging skin

April 17, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

This information will blow your mind. I personally am a huge intaker of sugar. It didn’t happen all at once. It happened about about 16 years ago when my son was in the hospital trying to stay alive. He was 11 weeks old at the time and hooked up to all kinds of machinery to keep him alive. I am happy to say that he is 17 now and still kicking. The point of this story is that I used to have a break during the time he was in intensive rehab and I went to McDonalds to have a break. My break was going through the drive through for a medium diet soda. Yep! Right there I said it. I put my order in for a beverage because I couldnt stomach the food and I paid them their 1.06, they handed it out and boom done. I didn’t have to ask any questions, they didn’t ask me any questions that required difficult decisions and they didnt know me. Even better. Long story short the mental release I get when I drive to McDonalds to this day every morning is all about the habit that was created. I truly have the sugar addiction which then I crave more sugar during the day. I couldn’t stay awake during the night if my son needed me after he was home from the hospital. I did everything to stay awake. If I hadn’t drank at least 4-7 32 oz of soda a day, I would be really tired. I have cut back since then but mentally I didn’t realize what I had been doing to my body. The cells over your body can become numb from taking in all of ththe sugar and then the body produces its own insulin which could cause our body to be resistant and age us eleven to twenty years of life. Some of the effects can become irreversible. But if caught early enough the outcome can be changed.

Blood sugar and insulin overload can lead to these results:

  • obesity
  • clinical depression
  • premature aging of the skin
  • hypertension
  • pandemic killers such as heart disease in women, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons

After this list, we should all quit right? Remember in order to quit something you have to replace with something that is more important to let go of the bad habit. This is a habit that we have told or allowed our bodies to just do it on automatic. Our body can be a traitor by being sneaky during blood tests. Our body is taught to survive so it will do anything to proetect helathy or unhealthy habits. This is why so many people have gone on diets yet to gain all their weight back and more.

To help kick this habit, our body has chemical reactions every day. Billions of transactions are happening without our knowledge. There is a word called Phorylation. this word will contribute to control weight, blood sugar, insulin levels and well lifespan. When insulin is released by the pancreas, it races to our muscle cells. Bottom line,  is this little miracle helps to control the adversary, helps control the insulin and blood sugar. The better insulin management, the younger you look and thinner you remain. Before I run out of space read more about ACCORD (Action to Control cCardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) study. I hope this brief infrioamtion will help you make better choices not just to look younger but to have a committment yourself and your family by cutting back on all those grocery story goodies that are packaged, candy, soda, etc.  Stay tuned on some basic preventative solutions to the sugar highs to reduce that natural insulin.

Prevent, treat and defy the signs of aging hair and skin

April 16, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

At Indulge Salon we can’t stop the aging process but we certainly can slow it down. While we have to

realize that the type of lifestyle we lead can lend itself to speeding up the aging process. Late nights,

to many cheese fries, grease pit food, not enough quality rest, stress, anger, boyfriend issues, husband

issues, children, you name it, etc can have major impact on our biological age.

Age is more than a number. Understand that in biological terms getting older has consequences that

we really don’t like but must manage. Hair can thin out, grey hair gets wiry, dry, brittle and skin of

course will lose it firmness and pigmentation. Those little spots on the side of your face or they first

appear on your hands out of nowhere. There is hope for us, with some simple prevention steps we can

fight the signs of again and maintain a youthful appearance. I am stunned with the general attitude

of women expecting a quick fix to an aging process that has taken years to appear on the skin. If we

do preventative measures by using the proper skin care regime on a daily basis, the effects of aging

are minimized. A myth that if you use the same product that it works forever. That is an untruth.

Our body gets used to whatever we use on the skin and it will be minimized and not take in all the

nutrients it once did therefore our benefits are minimized. However; by using updated products

and customizing them for the season with serums that sink deep into the layers of the skin will

give more benefits and longer lasting. The cremes will will penetrate on the top layer to protect those

serums that had deeply penetrated. There are reasons for these amazing Guinot skin care products

we use that are time tested. If your skin care professional has not updated you and recommendations

it might be time to reinterview some skin care professionals for new and improved products. We are

always checking and comparing whether our products hold up against the newest “thing” on the market.

The “newest” thing is not always the best answer. Most importantly, make sure you always have a SPF

of 15 in your base skin care. This will help prevent hyperpigmentation (dark spots) fine lines, and

broken capillaries and skin cancer.

We recommend that women over 30 use a full regime such as antioxidant masks, anti-aging night

creams with a treatment serum underneath. These serums are like missles that seek out the dry spots

and they are programmed to zero in on increasing the collagen production as long as it has retenol in

the ingredients.