Posts Tagged ‘anti-aging’

Anti-Aging Guide

For best results, all the products you put onto your skin should be packed with anti-aging ingredients, including the cleanser, toner, exfoliant, and moisturizer you use every day, and any other products you use for special treatments.

This Anti-Aging Guide is an easy way to learn about which ones work best so you will know what to look for in the products you buy.

Anti-Aging Guide

When you look at ingredient lists (and this is a key – don’t just rely on the “natural” claims on the packaging), check for the ingredients in this Anti-Aging Guide and avoid products that have a whole lot of other stuff in them. You are likely buying fillers or worse.

 Anti-aging is not for special occasions or exotic treatments. It works when you take good care of your skin every day with high quality natural products. And the good news – it’s simple and easy, and the results are fabulous!

Meditation and Anti-Aging: Exciting New Science

There’s a lot of research been done about meditation and its psychological benefits; the same for its health and wellness effects. Now, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Elizabeth Blackburn, is investigated how meditation actually slows down the core aging process of the body.



You can read about Professor Blackburn’s work in this article – Can meditation really slow aging?

I’ve long advocated meditation for beauty. and if anti-aging is an interest of yours, here’s another good reason to start meditating!

Colors For Collagen

Red Revs Up Collagen

Redness comes from compounds that “have important anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor properties and are capable of modulating enzymatic processes.”  University of Barcelona

For example, tomatoes, peppers and  beets contain lycopene, an antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage and increases collagen. And strawberry extract protects skin cells from solar damage.

Orange is also a mark of collagen boosters, as in carrots and sweet potatoes.


Green Grows Collagen

Vitamin C is critical for collagen production. It is abundant in green leafy vegetables.

Kale and cabbage are my favorites. Check out this kale and white bean soup recipe. It’s perfect for the cooler weather.

And collagen cannot be produced without sulphur – there’s plenty of sulphur in cucumber and celery.

Blue Boosts Collagen

Berries are anti-aging superstars. It’s so easy to be sweet on them.

They increase collagen levels and fight off free radicals, reducing sun damage and supporting firmer skin.

Red, purple and black berries tend to contain the highest levels of skin-friendly antioxidants. Look for deep, vivid colors.

The Best Collagen Diet

The best beauty diet is bright with the whole spectrum of colors.

It will give your skin the collagen-boosting, anti-aging support it needs.

And it will delight your every sense.

Having Beautiful Skin At Any Age

You can have beautiful skin at any age. It’s just a matter of how you take care of yourself.

Check out this photo of Sophia Loren, taken in Somalia in 2006, when she was 72.

What beautiful skin! You can’t get that from surgery.

Fortunately, it just takes a couple of minutes of simple daily care.

Click on simple care to learn how you can create beautiful, radiant skin. It’s easy!

Tea – An Anti-Aging Superhero

Anti-wrinkle power in every cup

Antioxidants are 25% of the dry weight of tea
They are up to 100 times stronger than Vitamin C or E

Read More… Beauty Benefits Of Green Tea

Colostrum – A Godsend For Sensitive Skin

Colostrum is a natural wonder for sensitive skin. It can relieve rashes, irritation, redness and stubborn skin conditions like nothing else.

I have been experimenting with colostrum skin cream for a year and have been amazed by the results. People have gotten immediate relief from difficult, persistent conditions. One person had skin on his elbows so sore that for years he had been unable to rest his arms on a desk. He had tried everything to soothe his skin, including prescription medications, but to no avail. Colostrum helped immediately. His discomfort disappeared overnight. Now, where he had bleeding sores, he has just some residual redness.

I’ve seen the same results, over and over, with other skin conditions. So when I formulated my moisturizer for sensitive skin, I included a lot of colostrum!

Colostrum is the first fluid that mammals secrete when they give birth. It is how mothers transfer their immune system to their babies. Fortunately, colostrum from cows is many times stronger in immune factors than human mother’s milk, and it is effective in all mammal species – including us.

But not all bovine colostrum is created equal. The time it is collected is critical. The very best colostrum is secreted in the first 6 hours from birthing. After that, its potency diminishes. And the health of the donor is important – grass fed animals, free of antibiotics and growth hormones – are a must. Then there is how the product is collected and processed. One of the key things to look for is the guarantee that it omes from those crucial first 6 hours of super potency (and don’t worry, there is always more than enough for the calves themselves!)

The benefits of colostrum extend across a whole spectrum of health conditions. It is an anti-aging beauty food, for sure! I recommend you look into it if you have any health issues. And if you have redness, rashes, irritation, or frequent breakouts, you will likely find colostrum a godsend for your skin.

The Beauty Benefits Of Probiotics

Probiotics are bacterial microorganisms that are well-known for their ability to alleviate certain internal issues, such as diarrhea, IBS and lactose intolerance. However, dermatologists and other skin experts have found that their benefits go beyond digestive health. Daily Beauty

This article speaks to the many benefits of ingesting probiotics. It describes how improved intestinal bacteria can reflect in better skin by improving eczema, acne and other conditions, and delivering anti-aging protection. You can read more about the beauty benefits of probiotics at the Daily Beauty site.

It’s also worth noting that bacteria play a crucial role on the skin as well as inside the body. They break down the natural oil we secrete (sebum) and convert it into antiseptic fatty acids that  protect us from troublesome microbes. On its own, our sebum has no antiseptic properties.

Here’s a review of a new skincare line devoted to bringing a better class of bugs onto you face. Not a bad idea, actually.

Removing Makeup With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil for removing makeupCoconut oil is ideal for removing makeup. It  will dissolve your makeup and moisturize your skin at the same time, plus it delivers anti-aging benefits that your skin will just love. Quite a difference from the way soaps and detergents work! Plus it costs a fraction of their price.

Skin care can be really simple. It is just a matter of using the right products. Natural products are packed with complex chemistry that will nurture and beautify your skin. Yet they are so simple to use. Coconut oil is a prime example:  you can use it to remove your makeup and while, you do so, it will help to clear your complexion, fight off wrinkles, and keep infections at bayall in one easy step.

Here is how to use coconut oil for removing makeup…

Coconut oil makes an excellent natural makeup and mascara remover. No need to use petroleum-based mineral oils or expensive makeup removers. Just dab a little coconut oil on your hands and rub it onto your face. Wipe off the excess oil and makeup with a paper tissue and wash your face with bath soap. Your face will look fresh and clean. You may want to apply a thin layer of coconut oil after washing with soap and water to moisturize and soften the skin.  Makeup Tips & Tutorials

using coconut oil for removing makeupCoconut oil is one of the very best things you can put onto your skin.  It is packed with easy-to-absorb, anti-aging compounds that reduce wrinkles and sagging, clear blemishes and liver spots, and restore the pH balance of your skin so you become less prone to breakouts.  Removing makeup with coconut oil makes a lot of sense..

If you read more about the beauty benefits of coconut oil, you will see why at Gaelle Organic we include it in all of our products for rejuvenating dry skin.

Reducing Liver Spots

There’s a good article in skincareihub about how to use aloe vera to get rid of age spots, or “liver spots.”  They are signs that free radical damage is accumulating in the body. The blemishes on the skin are where we can see the effects most clearly.

Antioxidants are the solution to free radicals.

For the skin, aloe vera is a good way to treat them. It is rich in antioxidants. The skincarihub post has helpful details on the best way to use aloe vera as a home remedy.

Another option is to use coconut oil.  It also contains antioxidants that can prevent and reduce liver spots and other blemishes. Plus it has powerful antimicrobial properties that can help to reduce breakouts. You can rub coconut oil directly into your skin (it absorbs very well), and you can cook with it and give your whole body an anti-aging boost.

I use aloe vera and coconut oil in my products.  I would not be without them.

Simple Care, Luminous Skin