Judy's Special Skin Treatment Recipe
The skin is the first "aging" sign we tend to see in ourselves. We all want to find ways to keep our skin beautiful, soft, and we hope, wrinkle free. We will each get some wrinkles, but nobody wants them prematurely!
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It breathes and releases toxins through perspiration. What most people do not realize is that whatever you put on, your skin absorbs into your bloodstream! So read the labels and be aware of the chemicals in your make-ups, creams and cleansers. We carry natural cosmetics, which use the least toxic preservatives and substances to keep products fresh.
Replenishing antioxidants directly on your skin is a wonderful way to keep it healthy and youthful. Antioxidants, especially vitamin E and vitamin A, work together to boost the entire antioxidant network of the skin, providing wonderful protection against free radicals. Optimal skin care requires these antioxidants be taken orally as part of your nutritional program as well as applied directly to your skin.
Here are some of the individual ingredients I use: They contain no chemicals or preservatives and are all natural!
Vitamins E & A: Vitamin E is a fantastic antioxidant and cellular healer that the skin can absorb. The pure E oil is wonderful for treating scars, burns, and other skin rashes, as it both moisturizes and heals wounds. Dr. Evan Shute from Canada did the original research using vitamin E for scars and burns. Vitamin A is another essential vitamin for healthy skin. Both topically and orally, it is used for many skin problems.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is another fantastic oil for skin and hair, but it is only for external, or topical, use. This oil penetrates and moisturizes the skin without leaving an oily residue. It is very similar to human sebum, which normally moisturizes the hair and skin. Jojoba oil rarely goes rancid because of its natural antioxidant properties. It can be used to remove make-up or cleanse clogged pores, leaving the skin clean and blemish free. It is excellent for inflamed skin and as an after-shave moisturizer.
My Special Skin Treatment
I have found a beauty oil that works wonders for my skin. I mix the 1 oz. bottle of Jason Cosmetics 32,000 IU Vitamin E Oil and 4 oz. of Desert Essence Jojoba Oil into a little cream pitcher. Then I squeeze in 20 to 30 capsules of Lindberg's 10,000 IU Vitamin A (bite the end of the capsule or prick it with a pin to puncture it). I mix it up and pour it back into the original bottles. There are absolutely NO chemicals in this great beauty oil.
In the evening, I cleanse my face and remove my makeup with this oil mixture and a warm washcloth. I spread my oil combination over my entire face, neck, and arms before bed. It absorbs quickly. You may use it again in the morning. Apply it under your makeup, and your face will be soft and moist. Ladies, also apply this mixture to your legs after you have shaved. My husband uses it on his face, too, after he shaves.
Use this luxurious oil to soften your hands and feet. Rub the oil into your skin after bathing. It is very similar to human sebum, which oils the hair and skin, and it helps your body retain heat and prevent sweat evaporation.
If you don't want to mix your own lotion, you can buy Derma E's Pycnogenol Gel, which has Pycnogenol (a powerful antioxidant), Vitamins A, C and E with a moisturizing gel.
The news lately is about vitamin C in various skin products, and how it helps with wrinkles and fine lines. Now studies suggest vitamin C, applied to the skin, may do what was once considered impossible: stimulate the growth of new collagen. Try Jason's Hyper-C Serum with Ester-C.
Dr. Lester Packer in his book, The Antioxidant Miracle, reported several studies showing that vitamin C can be absorbed directly into the skin using high-potency creams (over 10% concentration of vitamin C). According to other studies conducted at Duke University Medical Center, skin cells treated with vitamin C actually become thicker - a sign of collagen production. Topically applied, vitamin C improves blood supply to the skin, giving it a more youthful glow. In addition, vitamin C creams and serums can minimize fine lines, reduce light wrinkles (especially around the eyes), and improve skin color and tone.
For more detailed information on skin care, read my book, Aging Without Growing Old. In the chapter "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," you will learn how to recognize vitamin and mineral deficiencies by just looking in the mirror. You'll love it!
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