So I often get a lot of questions about how I have such clear skin, great example of my face when completely clear is here and part of that is having my moms skin type and rarely having any problems with acne and partially its because of how I take care of it so I want to share this with people because everyone deserves clear skin without having to spend way to much for expensive products, links will be provided, almost everything I use is natural which is cool because you arent putting loads of unnecessary chemicals on your face, anywho…
First thing first make sure you are washing your face but not over washing, wash your face once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed, it is crucial that you wash your face at night especially if you wear makeup because while you sleep your face absorbs anything on your face and if you leave all that dirt and oil and bacteria collected throughout the day it will absorb and can cause breakouts
Second thing is choosing a good face wash, I love burts bees natural acne scrub it is amazing for your skin and not to expensive which is a great, dealing with painful pimples or trouble spots with this I like to get a damp cotton ball and add a drop or two of tea tree oil (bonus, tea tree oil is also great for bug bites and if you add a few drops with a few drops of rosemary into a spray bottle and fill the rest with water it makes an amazing bug spray) then rub it on the blemished area, if its a painful cystic pimple use a hot press them pop it clean up the area and add a few dabs of tea tree oil so you disinfect the area and dry out the stuff inside as well as take down the inflammation
MOISTURIZE! I cannot stress this enough seriously guys layer that shit on your face especially before bed and you’ll wake up with one soft ass face. Pick a good moisturizer I suggest something a little more pricey but totally worth it because you want a quality moisterizer such as Aveenoor Neutrogena or Burts Bees, another great thing you can do is buy some Vitamin E oil and some Aloe Vera Gel and mix it together into a gel and just use a dab to rub around your face make sure to coat your eyelashes in it because it’ll make them super healthy too! You can also add the vitamin e oil to any of your moisturizers to make it even better for your skin
Blackheads I personally have never had to deal with black heads but I do know how to help get rid of them, first open up your pores using a towel soaked in hot water and hold it against your face, keep rewetting the towel when it starts to cool down so basically just steam your face then get a cotton ball with Witch Hazel and rub that around it will help clear out the blackheads and it will also close your pores and can make them smaller, you can use witch hazel without steaming your face and it’ll still help get rid of them!
I really hope this helps some people out and if it doesn’t well I tried but all of this has always helped me and the best part is its mostly natural, as far as I’m concerned all of the products I listed are also vegan which is great for any vegans who took the time to read this!
Wash an old mascara or nail polish container and fill with: ¼ of the container with Castor Oil, ½ Vitamin E Oil, ¼ Aloe Vera Gel
Mix the concoction together as well as you can with your mascara wand, and apply a light layer to lashes (or brows!) every night before bed. Castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. After one month, you’ll notice stronger, longer, more beautiful eyelashes.
Vitamin E has long been hailed for its antioxidant properties, but less well-known is its role in keeping muscles healthy. During exercise, muscle cell membranes tear, which is why you might feel sore after going to the gym, and vitamin E plays a key role in healing them. Without it, the plasma membrane, responsible for holding a cell together, cannot heal. The vitamin is actually a group of eight naturally occurring chemicals called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Here, is a polarised light micrograph of vitamin E (tocopherol) crystals, the richest sources of which are nuts, seeds, cereals and plant oils. Understanding the way vitamin E repairs muscle cell membranes could have implications for muscular dystrophy and diabetes-related muscle weakness.
The most important benefit of a cucumber is that it helps in revitalizing the skin. You can use a cucumber to improve your complexion as well as treat open pores. For those of you with freckles, cucumber is rich in vitamin E so it’ll help treat freckes, blemishes and wrinkles. Overall, cucumber contains mostly water which helps in keeping the skin hydrated and moisturised. Last only four days if kept refridgerated.
Okay, listen up friends. I want to tell you something about Vitamin E that I discovered the last time I had surgery.
Lately, I’ve been noticing a rise in posts about beauty products for smoothing out the skin, and you know, your mileage may vary and all that, but you don’t necessarily need to spend that kind of money to reduce inflammation.
When I had a skin cancer removed a couple of years ago, the nurse said to me, “Buy some of the cheap Vitamin E tablets - the ones in the gel caps. Prick it with a pin, and rub it on the scar. That will help it heal faster.”
Even though it was a nurse telling me this, I was a bit dubious, as I get keloid scarring and nothing much seemed to help with that. Basically, my scars go to eleven, and hurt a lot. Anyway I figured, okay, it’s worth a try at least, what can it hurt?
I bought some cheap house brand Vitamin E from the local supermarket. The tablets looked just like the pic above. I dutifully pricked one with a pin and rubbed it on the scar last thing at night, and then went to bed.
Dudes, it worked. It took about a week of using it every day to really notice the results, but it worked better than anything I’d tried before. Not only that, but when I had to have a chunk cut out of my forehead, I did the same thing, and I discovered something else. I kind of got the oil all over my face by accident a few times, because it’s pretty sticky, and wow, Vitamin E is amazing for smoothing out the skin. It’s better than any moisturising cream I’ve tried.
It’s messy though, so I use it at night before bed. I find that if I hold the capsule in my hand for a minute or two, it softens up with the body heat, and it’s easier to use.
It really is very effective. So if you have scars or rough patches, it might be worth a go.
A couple of warnings so you don’t hurt yourself:
I’m not a health professional, so if you have a medical condition you should probably check with a doctor before you use something like this.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means if you take it orally, you are likely to make yourself sick – your body can’t just flush it out if you take too much, like it can with Vitamin C. So don’t do that unless a doctor prescribes it to you.
VITAMINS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE TAKING DAILY FOR BEAUTY!
Women regardless should be taking vitamins however, there are several that are primarily for beauty.
Biotin - known as vitamin H - for hair and nails. It is found in many cosmetics and health products for the hair and skin
Evening Primrose Oil - a natural source of the unsaturated fatty acid (GOOD!), Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), that promotes women’s health and helps provide nutritional support for PMS.* <– curb those mood swings and flow ladies!
Vitamin E - Great for skin and prevents dry damaged skin. Good for your hair and nails as well. check out this link for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen believe me I take these vitamin daily and I have proof that the results are worth the regime and money. As a makeup artist I refer all my clients with acne issues and skin irritation and are prone to dry patches to take these vitamins on a daily basis.
Try to stay clear from Oils, it is the actual chemical in it’s purest form and you may see clogged pores instead of clear skin. The capsules are the exact dosage one should take so I highly recommend the pill form. I do have the Vitamin E Oil for those rare occasions that I have a dry patch (especially during these winter months)
I hope this helps some of you and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Food, Vitamins and Fertility during Pre-Conception
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
I have been reading up on good foods and vitamins that can apparently increase your fertility. I found this one article that touched on many different stages of pregnancy and the foods you could eat to help ‘make a baby’. Let’s look at ‘iron’ first. Did you know you could loose 30-40 milliliters of blood over 3-7 days during your period? Crazy, that can’t be good. In fact, you are loosing 'iron’ when you loose your blood. Everyone is different and for me I already have low iron. Iron pills are something I may need to look into. There are many foods that contain rich-iron that your body will naturally/easily absorb, such as; meat, fish, poultry, liver, kidney, mussels, clams, dried peas/fruit, beans, granola, and brown barley. Foods such as; leafy greens, vegetables, fruit, eggs, legumes and nuts, need the help of Vitamin C to get that iron into your body.
Check out all the many reason’s you need iron, here!
I was interested to learn that Vitamin C will help your body absorb all the good iron in these foods. Foods with Vitamin C include; bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli (cooked), strawberries, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cabbage (cooked), and of course citrusy foods like grapefruit and oranges.
After reading more than a few pages about Vitamin this and Vitamin that, I thought ‘What is the simple solution to ensuring you are getting all the vitamins you need for baby making time?’ I’ll come back to this question. I live a fast and busy paced life. Sometimes I am unable to concentrate on what I am eating or what we are buying at the grocery store. I think most women already know that vitamin and mineral supplements help reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taking ‘before’ becoming pregnant and within the first stages of pregnancy. At least, this makes sense to me, I have read and have often been talking about it within my mommy net of friends. I am not one who needs to know every detail of every purpose and function of my body. I trust the medical specialists and feedback from my close friends and family. I will ask many questions but only to get to the point or find a simplified answer.
What exactly does ‘neural tube defect’ mean? I am hoping all medical research is in fact correct about this scary subject. The link found below mentions 1 and 500 babies can be born with serious abnormalities that can happen within the early stages of your babies’ development before (preconception) and once baby is in your belly. I have a feeling I will be requesting more than a few ultra sounds. Having an ultrasound can really benefit you and your baby to see what is going on inside your baby, perhaps even give you a heads up before something could go wrong.
I have also learned that Vitamin E is protecting your egg. And we must protect our egg! I wish I paid more attention to learning about my reproductive system back in high school. I know that a woman produces many eggs but only 1 egg per cycle will mature, per month. Our right ovary and left side ovary take turns producing that 1 special egg. So, men should get their swimmers in good shape to make it to our 1 special egg. I’ll touch on men’s swimmers (sperm) in another post.
My question and my answer: ‘What is the simple solution to ensuring you are getting all the vitamins you need for baby making time?’ Well, take multi vitamins and make healthier choices! Common sense, no? If you think you are lacking a specific vitamin, talk to your doctor. There has to be something said for the many women in the past having healthy babies, with no knowledge of prenatal vitamins. I do not believe in shocking my body by changing all my routines and not eating my favorite foods. Yes, I will continue to take prenatal vitamins (they alleviate some of the thinking for you, don’t they?) kick the bad habits and try to exercise more. Bonus, having a personal chef..lol If we all had someone ensuring we were eating the right foods by making the grocery list and preparing our meals, this would help.
Ok, I have a little secret. Brice has worked in the restaurant business for many many years before starting his own online company. He is excited to help buy foods, according to the vitamins I should take, and prepare amazing healthy dishes for baby and mommy-to-be.