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March 2, 2015

Beauty thats good enough to drink

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a beauty routine you can really drink to. Starting in ancient Egypt, women of upper class beer was used for many different beauty needs as well as therapeutic. It helped to reduce skin conditions and freshen the skin giving off a healthy, shining glow. Now here we are and scientists have discovered that the brewers yeast can help eliminate acne, slow down sebum production and the pH level in beer can help tighten the hair follicle. Brewer’s yeast contains ingredients such as vitamin B12, and biotin making it not only great for your outside but for your inside’s as well (just drink responsibly). As a matter of fact countries over seas have what are called ” Beer Spas” where you can go and take a leisurely dip in a giant tub of beer. I’d say “bring out some potato skins and pretzels please I’m gonna be here a while”. Unfortunately there are no reports of “Beer Spas” in the US…yet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed lol.

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Having oily, acne prone skin and overly oily hair, beer has been one of my lifesavers. Through my research and testing, beer has really transformed my hair and skin. Even my nails. Having incorporated a DIY beer mask and a little beer rinse in my weekly routine, I feel like a million bucks and definitely enjoy the leftovers ;). I still do my current routine but I have found it to be essential to add Here is the DIY beer mask I use on myself:

Combine 1 tbsp. of your favorite beer with 1 tsp. plain yogurt, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 egg white, 1 tsp. lemon extract and 1 tsp. almond extract.

Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Lightly wet the face with warm water and apply the mask. Allow the mask to dry for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Complete the experience with a cold water splash, and step back and admire your beer-kissed skin.

I enjoy this as a body mask as well. Makes body acne disappear!

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March 2, 2015

Natural Skincare means NaturaliDerm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I notice that more and more people are looking for natural organic skincare. When I think of natural organic skincare, I think of products that are free of parabens, contains no artificial color or fragrance and it packed with healthy ingredients. That’s exactly what NaturaliDerm offers. NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer is no exception. I received a complimentary  bottle of NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer and this moisturizer is perfect for hydrating your skin, especially after cleansing. What I like about NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer is that its consistency is not to thick but doesn’t dry to fast. After applying, I can feel my skin moisturized and better yet, my skin is not dried out by the next morning. Another key benefit to this moisturizer is that it helps minimize wrinkles and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. I recommended this moisturizer to a friend with sensitive skin and she loves it.

NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer contains a Myriad of healthy and natural ingredients.**

A few of the key natural ingredients found in NaturaliDerm which I found on their website naturaliderm.com are:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, a natural humectant (absorbs water from environment and bring in proximity with skin) also, helps reduce inflammation and decreased bacteria on the skin.

Glycerin which is a natural humectant.

Shea Butter  is a natural moisturizer and  Anti-oxidant (lipid soluble vitamins A and E),  as an Anti-inflammatory (defends against psoriasis but also against aging and wrinkles), Anti-bacterial (Acne), Anti-fungal and UV blocker (Natural sunscreen with SPF of about 9).

Witch Hazel is a gentle astringent that is anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as sunburn. Witch Hazel also helps tighten pores.

Cocoa Butter is a moisturizer, contains anti-oxidants and provides some UV protection.

**NaturaliDerm products are mostly natural, although, some synthetic preservatives are required for extending shelf life.

Currently available only on amazon.com

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