NYC heat wave! remedies for sunburn?

The first heat wave of the year hitting this summer weekend. Everyone that is planning to go to the beach or had been to the beach already when the hot weather hits needs to know how to treat sunburn. We love the sun and most of us love to go tanning. We all know that we should put on sunscreen to protect our delicate skin from being burned. But, we should also know some remedies to treat our tanned or sometimes, even burned skin after being exposed to the sun for too long. Here are some natural home remedies that you could try to treat your sunburn.

  1. Aloe Vera: Aloe is great for treating sunburn and irritated skin because it has soothing properties. It eases irritation and pain associated with sunburn. Aloe gel and aloe plant itself both do an excellent job soothing and moisturizing your skin.
  2. Oatmeal: Oatmeal has soothing properties that helps soothe irritation and redness. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help reverse damages caused by sunburn. Simply fill the bath tub with water and pour 1-2 cups of oatmeal in. Soak your body for 10-15 minutes. This will help the burn heal faster and hydrates your skin.
  3. Cucumbers: Cucumber juice is great for cooling off the sunburn while hydrating your skin. It also contains crucial vitamins to speed up the healing process. Place thin slices of cucumber onto the sunburn or redness for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Coconut oil: Coconut oil can act as a sunburn reliever by applying it onto your burned skin. It will soothe the inflamed skin, reduce redness, and rehydrates the skin.

Always moisturize your skin after the burn, especially the face because it has delicate skin. Always remember to put on sun protection before going out in the hot summer weather.

How to look radiant after a long trip

its all fun until you come back to work

fight the 24hr jet lagged look

From wheels-up to touchdown, flights can wreak havoc on your skin. Plane air is just plain gross—and drying. Whether traveling for fun or business, with all the time wasted in flight, you want to land with your best foot – and face – forward. Check out these radiant skin tips to help you improve your next long-haul flight and arrive looking like you’ve been relaxing in first class for hours.

Start the night before.

The key is to start early. On the night before a big trip, it’s important to exfoliate your face to remove any dead skin cells that may have been building up. This will also help your skin better absorb all the products you use later, so you can stay more hydrated for longer.

Remove your makeup.

Remove all of your makeup as soon as you board the plane, ideally with a milk-based cleanser so as to nourish at the same time as deep cleansing. If you prefer to do this in your seat you can use a micellar water on a cotton pad instead. I don’t care for makeup remover wipes, they’re just not that great for your skin and the perfectionist in me doesn’t really believe they remove all traces of makeup, dirt and debris.

Moisturize.

After you’ve landed at your destination, it’s time to restore the hydration that the plane ride may have stolen. Slather on a moisturizer or face cream. The intensive repair serum powerful serum enhances cellular DNA, healing and repairing the skin from within!  packed with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, locking in moisture and leaving you with an instant glow. Follow with SwissZell Eye cream for your eye contour and added skin glam.

Get some sleep.

Sleep is super important to maintaining a great complexion, so take a good quality block out mask with silk or felt lining, earplugs and — my secret that I swear by — personal humidifying breathing mask. It traps and recycles your own moisture in your breath and prevents dehydration and airborne viruses.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to stock your bag with the (travel-size) essentials to get you there looking fresh-faced.

The bitter truth of dark chocolate and your skin

Finally, something positive about one of the most infamous sweets that every person in diet hates so much but love so much at the same time.  It turns out that chocolate comes from a very special ingredient called Cacao which contains some of the most powerful antioxidants and it also brings health benefits that not only save your skin but it also help to improve your body such as improving blood circulations, IF, of course, you take it moderated.

Now, don’t jump out from your seat yet to buy your chocolate.  The bad news, we are not talking about your M&Ms, Snickers bar, or any other of your favorite chocolate bars, we are talking about Dark Chocolate.  Yes, the bitter, boring, and nasty version of your chocolate (sniff!).   It seems that studies has shown that chocolate by itself (around 70%),  can help your skin to fight against free radicals, keeping it soft, giving you a younger looking.   Dark chocolates also provide your skin with protection against UV rays and promote better skin cell regeneration.

Wondering why many heart broken women eat and eat chocolates while crying a river over the lost of their love ones? well, chocolate also helps to give you a better mood because of the high level of magnesium and relieve anxiety by releasing calming endorphins.

FACIAL MASSAGE Daily Anti-Aging Routine

Facial massage is an important anti-aging treatment because helps stimulating circulation, oxygen and nourishment. This will create a lifting and firming effect on the targeted areas. Helps eliminate toxins, impurities and puffiness. When tight facial muscles relax and collagen production increases, reducing the visible the signs of aging. The massages helps balance the moisture in the skin and restores radiance for glowing healthy skin.

A facial is a beautifying therapeutic way to relax while defying the signs of aging at the same time.

Tighten those facial muscles by stimulating and massaging your face to keep the muscles toned and prevent the skin from sagging.

Facial massage Increase blood and oxygen flow to the face by massaging the soft lines around the mouth, eyes and brows.

The most important part of skin care routine is to massage your face while applying you intensive repair serum and moisturizer for better absorption. This will increase the effectiveness of the skin care products.

Stimulating and gently massaging the points around the eye orbit helps smooth out fine lines, and help clear puffiness and dark circles.

Massage reduces the levels of stress hormones. Facial massage increases the level of endorphins that makes you feel better.

Please let us know if you noticed a difference in your skin by trying these tips and leave us a comment. We would love to hear your story.

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Stem Cells Skin Care Innovation

Nowadays, stem-cell products are popping up more and more in dermatology offices and on makeup counters everywhere. So what’s all the hype about?

Stem cells are beneficial for the natural process of healing and regeneration. Stem cells are found in all living things and have the ability to turn into all different kinds of cells and help the body regenerate.

Naturally, your skin is already made of stem cells. As you age, you start to lose them, and by the time you hit 50, you’ve lost about 98 percent of them. Yikes! When you’re young, the average turnover for your skin is about 25 to 30 days. When we get older, the production slows down, the turnover can take up to 60 days. When it’s exposed to the elements longer, it loses that youthful vibrant look. That’s where products come in.

The stem-cell skin-care products contains the proteins and amino acids that the youthful cells secrete.

This is what your body recognizes and can use to help rejuvenate and repair cells, these are the natural body healers.

The cocktail of proteins and amino acids that are harvested from the actual stem cells themselves signal your own cells to produce more collagen and elastin and ultimately fire up the rejuvenation process. Say hello to the fountain of youth.

It’s important to note that stem-cell science is still in its infancy, and even though not all dermatologists are totally convinced that stem cells by themselves are miracle anti-agers, they do agree that these products are still packed with age-defying benefits.

I believe that these products are worth using primarily for their high concentration of antioxidants, which work to reverse UV-induced skin damage, and also for their potential to improve cell turnover and renewal.

Milk & Acne

When I was first taking action on what to do in order to improve my skin, I made sure to do my research online. I looked up “what to eat”, “what exercise to do”, even “what material of pillows” I should use. Yes I was obsessed! I wanted to know everything about my skin, and how to make it clear.

One thing that kept on popping up when looking at food to avoid was dairy. Many skin websites out there will warn you against dairy if you’re trying to get rid of acne. I was frightened so much that I tried cut out all dairy from my life. And yes, my skin did get better. But this is no proof that dairy was the culprit, since I totally cleaned up my diet and lifestyle at this time.

Actually, there’s really aren’t that much research that proves dairy causes acne. It’s one of those half-truth myths that circulate the internet. I’m not saying to drink all the milk and eat all the dairy products that you love. You should test if dairy is your specific acne trigger (or one of them). Cut it out of your diet for two weeks and monitor your skin. If you see improvement, there’s a chance that it may be your problem.

Some people find it hard to kick the dairy habit, especially if they have been eating cereal with milk from a young age. But there are healthy alternatives to milk, in form of soy or almond milk. You can easily find these at your local market. Even when I use to order from Starbucks, I asked for almond milk instead. I actually think it taste better.

Live Snails Anti-aging Facial Treatment

Placing snails in the face as an anti-aging facial treatments

Snail natural skin care benefits

It might sound gross the idea of placing live snails to roam around your face leaving traces of slime (mucin) absorbed in your skin, but snail has anti-inflammatory, regenerating, and moisturizing properties to delay the signs of aging.

Snail skin care products the new kid of the block?

Although sounds recent the use of snails for Korean skin care became the latest popular anti-aging solution. The earliest use of snail trace back to ancient Greece and farmers from Chile but it became more popular when Korean skin care entered the US market.

Snail Cream

The snail slime for skin care products are harvested when snails slide thru mesh net to collect the thick fluid that they secrete. No snails are harmed in this process. The snail slime is a natural source of hyaluronic acid helps stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, it also retains moisture for cellular turnover and skin rejuvenation.

Snail skin care products makes the skin incredibly supple, because it seals in moisture allowing active ingredients to penetrate the skin preventing dryness and enhancing the skin dewy glow.

Many people noticed incredible results after using snail products for few weeks.

Always request a sample to see if you might be allergic to snail. These products are not recommended for sensitive skin.

Electronics can cause skin aging.

Our face is daily exposed to light waves which can damage and age the skin. But it’s not just the sun causing problems – now some scientists are claiming light from laptops and smartphones can be dangerous too. Electronic devices emit high energy visible (HEV) blue light, which some studies have shown to be as harmful as UVA and UVB rays, penetrating deeply into the skin.

One study has suggested exposure to blue light could affect the skin’s ability to heal – a key factor in speeding up the ageing process, and they’ve created a product to help combat it. Holding a device like a smartphone on a sunny day could increase the skin’s exposure to UV light by up to 75%.

While sunscreen may help protect against UV rays, it won’t protect the skin from blue light. HEV (high-energy visible) light, which is emitted from our phone and computer screens, is as damaging if not more so than UV light from the sun, penetrating more deeply than UV light and has a negative impact on the DNA within the cells as well as causing oxidative stress and inflammation. This all accelerates skin ageing.”

Is it really bad?

Blue light might interfere with the body’s circadian rhythm – which regulates sleep – and it’s when we sleep that our bodies take the opportunity to repair cellular damage.

“Anything which interferes with sleep affects the body’s ability to heal,” he said. “In skin, this means it affects its ability to repair itself which leads to accelerated ageing.”

What to do?

If you’re worried about your levels of blue light exposure you can try a specialist cream designed to block HEV light. Also use an antioxidant serum for protection, a serum at night to stimulate collagen production and stabilize the melanocytes which cause pigmentation. Wearing a  good SPF sunscreen will also help limit the effects from reflected UVA and UVB rays.

But experts agree the best prevention is to avoid using your phone for long periods outside.

Embrace your natural beauty

Many women especially celebrities were encouraged to wear makeup in order to perfect all the time. The race towards today’s beauty standard can increase your insecurities to the point you don’t have the courage to walk out of the house without makeup. Women often feel that makeup is the perfect shield against judgment and often opt to put on this mask to feel comfortable and hide their insecurities of not being beautiful enough. The unrealistic beauty expectations that no human can achieve completely is a lost quest.

In 2016 Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in public in her journey toward self-empowerment to show her true face, mind, soul, thoughts, dreams, struggles, and emotional growth.  Keys only focus in enhancing her natural glow with a complete skin care regimen, serums, masks, rollers, oils, facials, SPF, healthy meals and exercises. Many artist followed her path posting bared faced Instagram pictures.

True confidence and empowerment is to accept ones flaws and work to fix your skin issues instead of using makeup to cover it up to exude confidence. Many skin issues are due to bad habits that we need to fix from the inside out and protect the skin from the harsh environment. This will help to decrease the signs of aging in the long run, something that makeup won’t be able to cover.

In addition, love yourself and stay positive to supporting each other in the realization that worth isn’t based on looks. When you chose to wear makeup once in a while on a fancy occasion to change you look and have a dramatic red carpet entrance is awesome but not to depend on makeup to feel beautiful to please the tough audience.

Embrace your natural face with flaws and all.

Be proud to be you!

Blanna will make your skin say love you very matcha

Your skin will thank you

Green tea (matcha) is a very popular beverage all over the world. People drink green tea because of its health benefits. I sometimes drink green tea because it is great for slimming and getting rid of toxins in my body. There are many ways to benefit from its antioxidant powers besides that cup of green tea. Use a green tea mask once a week for greater skin benefits. We often forget that our skin needs extra care once a week to repair all the damages and toxins that our daily skin care routine fail to fix.

Green tea is very high in antioxidants, as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals. All of these components can do great things to your skin. With this said, you can always count on a green tea mask to improve your skin and enhance your beauty. Here are 5 beauty benefits:

  1. Green tea can help get rid of toxins in your skin. It is great for healing blemishes, scars, and reducing inflammation.
  2. The antibacterial agents in green tea can help fight acne. It can also reduce the redness on your skin.
  3. Green tea has anti-aging benefits that can help delay signs of aging. It helps neutralize free radicals and also help fight against skin cancer.
  4. Green tea draws out impurities, reduce large pores, and give your skin a nice healthy glow.
  5. Green tea helps reduce puffy eyes and dark circles! Now that’s something I really need. It reduces swelling and puffiness.

Use Blanna Acne Mask mixed it with water apply it onto your skin and let it dry 25 mins, then peel it off. Helps diminish inflammation, shrink pores, balance oil secretion, promote epidermic cutin’s metabolism. Recover and heal the acne scars. Skin type: Mixed and oily skin.

There are many different ways of using green tea. What’s your way?