Beauty secrets of Soy

One of my favorite drinks is soy milk. Soy is said to contain many high quality proteins, fibers, and isoflavones. The dietary intake of soy may reduce cholesterol and lower risk of heart disease. But did you know that soy has many great beauty benefits too? Yes, it has a number of positive effects on the skin and some skincare products have soy as one of their ingredients.

Soy is a member of the pea family and has been very popular in Southeastern Asia such as China and Japan. No wonder the Chinese and Japanese have both healthy body and skin. It is one of the world’s major food crops today and they can be processed into oil, milk, tofu, and soy protein. Since soy contains nutrients and proteins, many people use soy on skin as a beauty enhancer. By using soy on skin, it acts as a moisturizer to soften, smooth, and even out skin tones. It contains aglycones which promise the improvement of aging skin, and diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles. Soy also contains vitamin E which can help renew dead skin cells and promotes collagen production. Creams that contain soy are great for soothing and reversing sun damages.

One way to use soy on the skin is by making a soy mask. First by crushing the soy beans into powder form and add water to make it like a paste. Spread the paste on the face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This will let the paste to absorb excess oil on your skin, leaving it smooth and toned. You can always mix in other natural ingredients such as eggs, honey, or oatmeal to make the mask for a deeper enhancement of the beauty effects. Another way is to use soy milk to wash your face.

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Skin care that help you withstand the test of time

Telomere name comes from Greek telos (end) and meros (part) and is the end caps of DNA strands that protect our chromosomes.  Telomere is a protein that protects the DNA information in the body. Our cells regenerate themselves constantly throughout our lives but telomeres get shorter each time a cell copies itself. When telomeres are too short it will cause premature cellular aging. When our bodies don’t have enough healthy cells to replace collagen or pigment it will show drastic signs of aging in our skin and hair.

Elasto Cell Re-Firming Serum

Elasto cell formula is another telomere repair system with the benefit of polypeptide botox alternative action. This serum inhibits cell release of neurochemicals that mediates muscular contraction and wrinkles. Acetyl hexapeptide(Argireline) is the key player in this formula. Result is seen in less than 8 days of continual use. The skin feels restored and rejuvenated, depth of wrinkles is significantly reduced, radiance and tone is restored.

Massage your face while applying Elasto Cell

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 Elasto cell 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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Should you moisturize everyday?

Ever wonder if you have to put on lotion after every shower? We did too, so we turned to an expert to find out. Want to know the answer? Keep reading!

At the end of a long, hectic day, there are few things I look forward to more than a nice, warm shower or bath. As relaxing as it is, though, it’s always bittersweet. As soon as the water shuts off, relaxation mode comes to an abrupt halt as I stand naked and freezing cold in my bathroom. Truth be told, I’m always tempted to lunge towards my towel, dry off quickly, and throw on some clothes in lightning speed. But I know better than to get dressed without first layering on some lotion from head to toe!
As for whether or not moisturizing after a shower is really necessary, the answer is absolutely yes here’s why: Your skin has the most moisture when it’s wet and most moisturizers work best when skin is already hydrated. After your shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly which can leave your skin feeling dry. Not only is dry skin aesthetically unpleasing, it can become itchy and incredibly uncomfortable. Not to mention, dry skin can exacerbate the look of tell-tale signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and fine lines.

No thanks! The best way to keep those unwanted side effects at bay is to moisturize often, like really really often. That’s why it’s best to apply lotion immediately after a shower while skin is still slightly damp. In other words, brave those inevitable goose bumps, pat (never rub!) yourself until your skin is slightly damp, and reach for the body lotion—body butter or your favorite cream—before reaching for those clothes.

How to protect your hair

While the season is perfect to get comfortable with a cup of hot cocoa, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. Your hair starts to find it harder to retain moisture, making it brittle and prone to breaking and damage, not to mention the frizz and static that often comes with your winter wardrobe. However, these are all problems that can be avoided with ease as long as you have the right hair care routine for winter.

We all know that in winter our hair suffers from the ravages of cold, wind and frost. Here are some tips so you can keep your hair healthy and away from the ravages of low winter temperatures. Just follow these simple little steps.

-Try to use warm water (hot water weakens the hair, makes it brittle and dehydrates it).

-Hydration, hydration, hydration (use shampoos with Keratin or Colagen, and moisturizing fixatives with heat protectors before drying).

-Limit the use of the dryer and the plates (use them in excess damages the root of the hair and causes its subsequent fall and more at this time that with the change of temperature we lose hair).

-Control static (Use products for your hair against frizz, the silk scarves between the hair and the hat help to keep the hair from curling, and never wear the hat too tight).

-Do not go out on the street with wet hair (hair exposed to low temperatures, absorbs moisture, causing the hair fibers to break).

-If it is windy, gather your hair (the wind entangles it, fills it with knots and causes it to break when it is unraveled).

-Visit the hairdresser (after the effects of summer and autumn, we must prepare our hair for low temperatures with a cut to clean the tips, since heat tools such as irons or tongs, spoil them even more).

Your scalp is drier and itchier than ever during the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air. This leads to issues like dandruff and aggravated scalp irritation, which can lead to hair fall. What most people don’t realize is that the dandruff problem can be super manageable with the right care. All you will need is a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is warm and then mix it with the lemon juice. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo and condition.

Beeswax benefits to the Skin

Though honey may be their most popular product, known for its health and skin care benefits, bees product another substance that works great for our skin—beeswax.

Honeybees produce a natural wax, secreting it from glands on the sides of their bodies. They then scrape the wax off, chew it up and secrete it to the inside of the honeycomb. There, it gradually hardens into a protective lining for the cells where the baby bees are grown and the honey is stored. This hardened material not only serves as a physical protection, but also helps keep the hive free of infections and other contaminants.

Beeswax has been used over the centuries initially to make candles, which it is still used for today. Ancient Egyptians used beeswax to make paint for their artists, and during Roman times, it was also used as a skin softener. Today scientists are studying beeswax for its potential to lower cholesterol, relieve pain, and treat digestive ailments.

Benefits to the Skin

The beauty industry loves beeswax, because not only is natural and non-toxic, it also provides amazing benefits to the skin. It help thicken creams to make them easier to use and more spreadable on the skin.

Here are some benefits of beeswax:

  • Eczema: is a skin condition that causes an itchy rash on the skin. beeswax act as an antiseptic to keep the infection from spreading while actively eliminates it.
  • Stretch Mark: weight loss/gain and pregnancy often result in ugly stretch marks on the skin. Beeswax helps prevents and heals these marks naturally.
  • Acne: Beeswax will soften the skin with an emollient effect that gives a fresh and restored look.
  • Protective: when applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental stressors, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax won’t clog pores.
  • Humectant: some ingredients “attract” water, and beeswax is one of them. When you put it on, you attract water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated over time.
  • Vitamin A:  beeswax helps exfoliation and can rejuvenate your look.
  • Fragrance:  beeswax has a natural honey fragrance, and is a favorite in soaps and perfumes because of its pleasant, light aroma.
  • Soothes temporary itching: If you suffer from dry skin itching or sensitive skin, beeswax is for you. Because beeswax is anti-allergenic, it is also easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.

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Do you use beeswax for other benefits? Feel free to share your beauty tips and suggestions!

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.