Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Beauty Secrets of Natural Seaweed for Your Skin

Natural Marine Seaweed Extract is an excellent nutrient & anti-aging ingredient that you'll want in your skin care regimen.   It is naturally pure, unlike many commonly found "natural," skin care components which are treated with large amounts of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides before they're added to the product.   Natural Marine Seaweed does not contain artificial genetic manipulation or chemical fertilizers of any kind because it comes from the sea.

Seaweed is naturally rich in anti-bacterial properties that are highly effective in the treatment of acne.  When applied topically, seaweed extract draws toxins out of the skin and body, and its rich nutrients are easily absorbed by the skin.  Many skin care remedies such as body soaps or facial masks utilizing natural seaweed ingredients are excellent treatments for acne-infected skin, due to organic marine seaweed’s innate purifying and detoxifying properties.   These benefits are multiplied by the extract's ability to increase circulation and promote regrowth of healthy skin cells. 

Natural Seaweed extract is also known for its potent Anti-oxidants and anti-aging effects because of these cell regenerating properties. Its vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural enzymes are powerful anti-oxidants that fight free-radical attack and easily heal and rejuvenate skin. Seaweed actually promotes skin issue regeneration (i.e. the creation of new skin cells) that creates elasticity, and so greatly improves not only the visible signs but repairs the causes of aging.  A natural, marine seaweed bath as an external treatment can help to increase blood flow at the surface of the skin to make skin more supple and smooth, and even reduce the appearance of cellulite for a more youthful appearance.

Safe and Effective for all Sensitive Skin Types, Natural Marine Seaweed is also very Healing for Eczema or Rosacea-affected skin.  Seaweed extract is well-known for it’s anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties for treating sensitive and allergy-prone skin.  Naturally rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, it is very effective in reducing inflammation and protecting the skin's surface layer. It is being used as an active ingredient in today's organic and natural skincare products, mostly due to it’s natural ability to reduce excessive irritation and redness, but is also gaining popularity for its high antioxidant levels and ability to break down cellulite!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Natural Beauty Secrets of Organic Lemongrass Oil- Part I

What do you know about Organic Lemongrass (Citronelle), or Melissa, natural, organic skin care? It is an herb easily recognized by its tall fronds of leaves and strong lemon-citrusy aroma. The plant is native to Sri Lanka and India and has been popular throughout history for use in healing skin care preparations.   Applying this healing botanical to the skin can help alleviate common skin disorders, such as bacterial infections and even large pores.  In addition, organic lemongrass is commonly used an excellent mosquito repellent. 

Naturally occurring anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties in organic Lemongrass help to discourage bacterial or microbial growth on the skin.  It reduces the number of skin infections, as well as alleviates skin irritations, like folliculitis and cellulitis, that are caused by bacterial infections.  Lemongrass oil is also fungicidal -it clears fungus infections on the skin. 

This healing essential oil from nature's bounty is loaded with unique antimicrobial, antibacterial /antiseptic, anti-fungal qualities that make it a very effective astringent.   Facial skin toners, cleansers and soaps containing organic lemongrass oil do a great job of firming and tightening the skin.  When used as an astringent/toner, it is very effective in minimizing skin pores.  It is also known to increase the protective barrier of hard tissue under the skin that guards against daily free radical exposure- which is exactly what you want when you're looking for an effective Anti-aging ingredient!

More in-depth info about healing organic Lemongrass essential oil in Part II of this Blog- coming soon! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Anti-aging & Acne Healing Secrets of Organic Sandalwood Oil- Part II

Amaaazing Sandalwood essential oil! We talked about it's extensive emollient & moisturizing properties as a wonderful anti-aging botanical oil & healing ingredient to use in all-natural and organic skin care, in Part I of this article. Now we will focus on this essential oil's incredible skin-healing and acne healing benefits, when used as a part of a regular skin care regimen.

Organic Sandalwood essential oiis a natural gentle astringent and has inherent antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. So, it naturally tones and firms skin and is highly effective for use on oily complexions & all skin types. It can also be used to treat acne and acne scars as it refreshes and renews skin.  The oil is known to be an excellent "cicatrisant," - one of the miracle botanical oils that actually regenerates skin cells! It helps to fade the appearance of scars and prevents the skin from forming deep scars. 

Who would have thought that Sandalwood organic essential oil aids in smoothing and treating skin that is affected by acne, as well as heals the scars associated with acne. Adding just a few drops to an unscented, natural facial cream or blending a few drips with Jojoba or Sweet Almond oil and then applying it to your skin daily will aid in the healing of damaged, scarred skin. This treatment can be done on a nightly basis by taking a few drops of the combined essential oils and rubbing them into the affected skin. Noticeable changes in the skin can be visible after just a few weeks of daily use. What a simple & natural way to easily & effectively heal acne, cleanse your skin & lessen the appearance of scarring!

ADDITIONAL KNOWN PHYSICAL BENEFITS of Organic Sandalwood Oil: Antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, catarrh, chapped skin, constipation, coughs, cystitis, diarrhea, diuretic, drug withdrawal, dry hair, fixative, fragile hair, hangovers, immunity stimulant, insomnia, osteoarthritis.