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Is Borage Oil Nature’s Secret to Beautiful Skin? 03/02/2018

By Mary Thompson - 

Expensive creams and serums a good investment or high cost money pits?
Investing hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars has sadly become an inescapable part of getting older which so many individuals have come to accept. After all as they say beauty takes pain and apparently a good chunk of your bank account too.
But what if this wasn't necessarily true? Or a gross waste of time money and exaggerations.
Could we have been seduced to invest in nothing by pretty containers with fancy with a mere few ounces of creams and serums?
What if there was a not only a natural, but an astoundingly more effective alternative?
Wouldn't it be refreshing to find out that the real secret to beauty wasn't in an expensive facial treatment which at times could amount to a small fortune? Could so many of us who have sought out that magical substance may actually get the chance to break ground?
Yes it's true, all because of an ingredient loaded in GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) and omega – 6 fatty acids. This secret weapon is none other than borage oil. Once again here's another natural ingredient that's been around forever, but just now getting recognition.
What are the benefits behind this otherwise unassuming supplement?
Not only is borage oil the secret to clearing some of the most common skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, but it can also encourage the growth of healthy hair. Clearly, a beauty secret in the form of gel pills which at the most can cost just $10 or a bit more. Certainly, a far cry for hundred dollar creams and serums.
Most tend to forget that beauty on the outside starts from within
Stress from the outside brought upon by menstrual cycles, menopause, and illness such as arthritis can affect not only the bodies' inner composition, but its outward appearance as well. Not only will borage oil make you look younger longer, but its key ingredients possess anti-inflammatory effects. Which is a key component to the prevention of these illnesses which used to be an unavoidable part of life.
Surely this sounds a lot less risky than a lifetime of prescription drugs...
Without a doubt one of the reasons so many people turn to prescription drugs when in pain are the rapid effects of numbing the pain.
Finally some relief right?
That would be great if pain relief was the only thing which resulted from the ingestion of prescription drugs. However, it's hard to ignore the negative side effects of these medications which at the most will only be able to achieve temporary recoveries.
When it comes to the negative side effective result from this prescription medications well let's just say they are far from temporary. On the contrary, their potent ingredients can lead users to develop a life time of addiction to illegal narcotics which when medications run dry, but the urge to get a fix is still there.
Just when it couldn't get any better weight loss gets added to the list
Unlike most supplements claiming to promote weight loss, borage oil actually works for the main reason that its claims aren't outlandish. In fact the proof is in the pudding literally.
One of the main components of GLA has been proven to not only increase metabolism, but suppress hunger as well. However, because of Borage oil's potent ingredients most users report experiences a strong almost floral after taste this however fades within a matter of minutes.
Weird flavors sure are a small price to pay when compared to rapid heartbeat, liver damage and sometimes death.
Are there any risks to the utilizing borage oil?
Nothing too serious just a few mild cases of indigestion. Surely this sounds a lot more palatable than the high probability of drug addiction?
Avoiding these side effects is hardly rocket sciences. All that's needed it limit dosages to only 3,000 milligrams per day.  
The chances of any of these adverse reactions happening is slim to none give that all capsules are clearly label no to exceed dosage size.
Too good to be true...
Quite the opposite in fact, brilliant but all true. Perhaps achieving beauty may not require a lot of pain or money after all?

Who would have thought?

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Dry Winter Skin Moisturizers 12/11/2017

By Mary Thompson –

Don't let Jack Frost nip at your nose
The most profoundly apparent qualities of the coming winter months are the clean, fresh air that will leave a crisp feeling in its wake. No one can say dey that despite leaving a chill in the air these anticipated times of snow angels, skiing, sleigh rides and holidays will put a sense of warmth in anyone's heart.
Nevertheless, one undeniable fact still exists months of dry, itchy skin are an inevitable part of this snow-covered package. There's nothing that can be done to stop this annual invasion of annoyance from occurring entirely.
But, hopefully with the help of these rich moisturisers, deep cleansers and penetrating facial masks those unpleasant months of frustration and scratching will be cut short. Most of these products may be far from being economically priced, but the relief they bring will be well worth the price. Plus one crucial point to factor in with these pricier products is they may cost a whole lot. But, one thing's for sure a little truly goes a long way and will probably last the entire season.

Give these a chance they may very well surprise you

GET ALL THESE PRODUCTS AT https://kit.com/anandbhatt/winter-skin-moisturizers
TIME BOMB Power Ball Intensive Moisturizer Don't let this unassuming plain white container fool you. The packaging may not have a lot of pizazz, but its 21 intensive moisturisers are sure to keep to winter blues at bay. What's the secret behind its moisture locking success? Ectoin a protein which locks in skin's moisture to enable it to survive in even the harshest of climates which in this case would be the icy arctic winds.
Its high price shouldn't deter anyone from purchasing this top of the line product. After all, just a few dabs applied day and night are enough to get the job done. Skin will be supple with renewed elasticity. A far cry from the tightness and drying which would otherwise be the case without the aid of these ever essential moisturisers.

CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Melting Mask BalmThis is another one of those products whose benefits outweigh the price. Not many realise the amount of dryness skin can accumulate at night which brings into question the validity of the phrase, “beauty sleep.” However, just a thin layer of this moisture-boosting mask applied to the skin before bedtime on nights when skin truly needs of a moisture boost will leave it feeling soft and supple the next morning.
Could anything else have been expected to come from its key ingredients of apricot and macadamia oil?

AVAILABLE AT: https://kit.com/anandbhatt/winter-skin-moisturizers

OROGOLD COSMETICS White Gold 24K Deep Moisturizer for Face  It's hard to ignore the steep price which comes along with this product given that it's practically spelt out in its very name. However, given the intensive moisturising benefits combined with highly potent anti-ageing properties this product does the job of many. However, given the ample moisture which it contains I would not recommend using it all year round, but strictly reserved for winter months when dryness is particularly prevalent.
It's quite apparent that this small jar does pack a hefty price. Nevertheless, if you factor in that it's a day cream, night cream and anti-ageing all rolled into one somehow the price tag is a lot more palatable. So, why not treat yourself, after all, doesn't skin deserve to be pampered once in a while?

AVAILABLE AT: https://kit.com/anandbhatt/winter-skin-moisturizers

THIRSTY MUD Hydrating Treatment Masque The natural ingredients in this facial mask are everything that's good for skin. Mainly the face's highly delicate skin. From apples, oatmeal, ginger root to coconut oil it truly is a schmorgesborg of skincare goodness. All of which brought together will leave skin hydrated while maintaining its lipid barrier. Not to mention its detoxifying capabilities which boost skin's radiance by protecting it from impurities and toxins that can be absorbed throughout the day.

AVAILABLE AT: https://kit.com/anandbhatt/winter-skin-moisturizers

Perhaps letting Jack Frost steel a kiss may not be such a bad idea after all
Not even the frostiest of his pecks will stand a chance against these boosts of moisture. So, why not give these a try and step out into the frosty weather outside. After all it would be such a shame to put this beautiful time of year to waste.


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Shake Up Your Fall & Winter Routine With These 10 Hot Tips 11/11/2017

By Christina Flach –

Fall is here and it's time we shake up our routine in every aspect of health, hair, exercise, and makeup! The holidays are going to be here before we know it and we need to set up a  routine and plan for getting through the holiday season without gaining a ton of weight and more importantly feeling like a slug from all the excess sugar, which by the way is the devil hidden in those beautfuly decorated  sugar cookies and pumpkin lattes!
Here are a few tips to help stay on track, while still having fun and not feeling deprived.
1. When you  are running out the door, before you  grab your handbag and keys, fill up your water bottle and add a squeeze of lemon which will help re-alkaline your system and best of all helps rid our system of sugar cravings. We often think we are hungry, when we are really incredibly dehydrated.
2. I know that pumpkin latte tastes like heaven on earth, but try a pumpkin tea  or chai tea with no sugar. The more sugar you eat, the more we crave and eat. I tell myself at the begining of the season, I will enjoy one amazing holiday sugary latte, and then it's back to tea with no sugar. Let's enjoy a holiday baked good  then drinking a million empty calories daily of a sugary  latte.
[SEE:  How to Make Indian Style Tea]
3. When the weather is chilly and it is tough to go to the gym when we feel so cold, try a hot yoga class! The hot room feels so good on tight muscles, we clear our pores with a good sweat and your body will get a deep stretch that we need to get ready for ski season. Changing up our work out routines during the winter months, keeps the boredom away and will keep you from skipping our much needed workouts.
[SEE: Yoga 101: Best Beginners Yoga The Easy Way]
4. My favorite part of getting into bed at night is slathering my hands and feet with coconut oil and putting on my cozy socks to keep the oils on my feet and not my sheets! Massaging your feet before bed will also help with sleeping soundly, depression, blood circulation, PMS and Menopause, but for me relaxing after a long day puts me to sleep 5 seconds after I put my head on the pillow! Waking  up with soft hands and feet after a good nights sleep, there is nothing better!
5. Make  green juice in the morning or before bed which ever is easier for you. Add to your blender, OJ, Apple juice or Coconut water ( fantastic if you drank too much the night before and are feeling dehydrated), green apple, spinach, kale, fresh ginger and tumeric. Those extra ripe bananas you normally toss into the garbage, peel, put into a freezer bag into the freezer,  add to your smoothie with out having to add ice!  I like to make enough to drink a glass or two and then put in a container to have mid day or in the afternoon when I would normally eat something sweet.
6. Leave  a jar of coconut oil in the shower to rub into your skin before you get out. It saves time putting on while you are still wet and your skin will absorb the much needed oils.
7. Just because it's raining, snowing or overcast, you still need to put sunscreen on your face, neck , chest. and on top of your hands. Yes, your hands too! How many times have you looked at a woman's face and her hands looked like she was much older.  Trust me, you will thank me in 25 years when your hands are not wrinkled and have sun spots.
8. If you are exfoliating, cut back to 2-3 times a week. The hot showers can strip your skin of oils  and cause itching, discomfort and flaking, so try switching to a warm  water shower, after you warm up or better yet, shock your skin with a cold 30- 60 seconds of cold water. I promise it will wake you up!
9. Fall is the best time to try a new hair color or cut. A trim after all the sun of the summer months will keep your lovely locks healthy. A warm chocolate brown, tone down your blondeness to a golden honey or maybe you want to add a bit of excitment with a dark rich dark brown will last much longer without fading or turning brassy.
10. Plan something with a friend you haven't seen in a while. Sharing a memory is better then a gift! A harvest festival, museum exhibit, hike to see the change of season, an afternoon of crafts, work out with a trainer  or a spa day! Hapiness and laughter are what makes us feel beautiful on the inside and shows in our face to the world!

About Christina:
Christina Flach is the CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup and a Celebrity Makeup Artist represented by  Scout Creatives.  Check out her long lasting, natural, waterproof lipgloss at www.PrettyGirlMakeup.com

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Could there be more to Coconut Oil than Meets the Eye? 30/09/2017

By Mary Thompson –

Coconut oil, the untapped beauty secret?
“Do not read beauty magazines they will only make you feel ugly.” Baz Luhrmann's words proclaimed in his internationally proclaimed hit song, Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) were more than lyrics put into a song to create a catchy tune. On the contrary, taking that phrase to heart could save so many readers from so much frustration and heartbreak.

Another phrase which should have been included in the song's liturgy of life lessons is, “Do not read beauty magazines they will only hollow out your bank account to the point of extinction.”

So, many of us who strive to keep up with the latest trends in beauty is well aware of the fact that doing so can be expensive since no matter how reasonably priced items are it doesn't take long for the numbers to add up. Suddenly products which seemed cheap at the time start to resemble a small fortune.  

Below is a list of thoroughly researched and tested beauty hacks made possible through the benefits of coconut oil which will deliver not only produce outstanding results, but the price tag is something to smile about as well.
The countless health benefits of coconut oil are well known. One of the main reasons consumers invest so much in the top of the line skin care and cosmetics is because choosing to go with cheaper alternatives can result in massive skin breakouts due to harsh ingredients.

Many tend to forget that facial skin is far more sensitive than any of the bodies other 2,000 parts.
Who knew a few dabs of coconut oil could put even the most high-end moisturisers to shame? Coconut oil's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities make it a must-have for individuals who possess even the most sensitive skin.
Nipping the problem in the bud starts from the inside. Not only does coconut oil demonstrate an uncanny ability to prevent breakouts, but it also penetrates the skin deeper than other oils. Thus, enabling it to not only prevent breakouts but treat current ones as well.
Never sleep with your makeup on is far from just an old wife's tale.
No matter how all natural paraben free cosmetics claim to be taking it off thoroughly at the end of the day is highly essential to maintain skin's appearance and resistance to toxins which are the root of most breakouts.
Most types of makeup can be removed through thorough cleansing so as not to leave any foreign particles that could seep into and clog pores. However, when it comes to eye makeup, well let's just say things can get a bit more complex.
What on earth could be in there to cost so much?
Depending on the brand, eye makeup can either come at a relatively reasonable price or turn out to be the most expensive thing in the cosmetic bag. However, as it is with most things which come cheap it will end up doing frankly pathetic job, or result in getting the makeup off, but leave a painful red irritation behind. Nevertheless, for those products that do get the job done, they'll end up costing an arm and a leg, leaving practically nothing left to purchase any makeup at all.

Once again coconut oil proves to be a far more reasonably priced as well as more capable of getting the job done with little to no effort. Not to mention the health benefits that come along with it as well.
Just a few dabs of coconut oil all around the eye area, allow it to settle for a couple of minutes, then gently wiped off will be able to remove even the toughest eye cosmetics and waterproof mascaras. Suddenly, this insurmountable task to be taken at the end of every day turns into an effortless element to an ever-important cleansing routine. Add to that the beneficial effects they have on eyebrows and lashes. Could it get any better than that?

How much does this miracle all around cleansing component cost? Surely, it can't be as reasonably priced as advertisements make it out to be.

On the contrary given the benefits and uses at just around $15.99 such as this produced by Island Fresh found on Amazon. All in all, it turns out to be a pretty good deal. http://amzn.to/2x5fZ4B

Before investing in the latest craze in skin care and cosmetics...
Take a step back and give coconut oil a shot not only will it cost a fraction of the price of most skin care and cosmetic products. But, the beauty and health benefits that come along with it are endless.

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Fall Skin Tips - Cleansers, Balms and Serums for Those Topsy Turvy Autumn Months 11/09/2017

By Mary Thompson - 

Just because it's cooling down doesn't mean it's smooth sailing from here on out. The sun may no
longer be blazing. But, the changing seasons, allergies and particles are about to converge on the skin
like their own personal smorgasbord.

Most people associate allergies and breakouts with spring time pollen. After all, there's nothing worse
than nature's bounty to make you itch and sneeze. What isn't commonly known are the pesky allergies
that can come along with the changing leaves and temperatures of autumn.
The flowers may not be in bloom, but you can bet ragweed is all the rage...

To make things worse is impossible to avoid its hazardous effects. After all, not only is ragweed in the
air, but it constantly lingering on the fruits and veggies we need to consume on a daily basis.
So much for these so-called healthy food groups carrying nothing but positive effects. But like a double
edge sword your damned if you do consume them which can result in a pesky case of sneezing and
breakouts. As well as being damned if you don't, after all, there's no denying their ever-essential anti
bodies during the dreaded flu season.

Here are some cleansers to calm skin during the ever-changing temperatures, irritants and particles
which make up the months of autumn.

These balms, cleansers and serums are sure to protect skin from those pesky breakouts that come along
with the changing seasons.

It's Skin Macaron Lip Balm http://amzn.to/2xrlO0B : When it comes to this product without a
doubt the message is in the name. Most of us tend to forget that lips are skin as well and should be
pampered and moisturized as we would our other 2,000 parts. However, the skin on lips tends to be far
thinner as oppose to what be found on the face. Thereby, making it prone to chapping, drying and worse
bleeding. Don't let this product's looks fool you. It may come in an adorable container in an assortment
of fruity flavours. But, when the going gets tough it's sure to get the job done. The hefty dose of anti-
oxidant vitamins A, C and E are sure to keep lips moisturized and supple for hours after just one
application. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Honestly, who can beat the price? Who
can't afford to invest in it? Your lips will be thanking you and so will your wallet as well.

Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser http://amzn.to/2gXkB6L : Just because mornings can be hectic
doesn't mean following a proper cleansing routine should be neglected. The best thing about this
product is its all-natural ingredients. After all, nothing good can come out of dowsing your pores in harsh
chemicals such as dyes and alcohol especially when the name of the game is keeping breakouts at bay.
The three main ingredients of Berry Ferment, Reishi, and Rice Bran help ward off the harmful effects of
pollution, detoxify the skin, help tame anti-inflammatory side effects and natural additives that can
shield skin from the unavoidable hard water side effects. The price certainly shouldn't scare anyone
away from purchasing this product. After all isn't it all worth it if one bottle is jam packed with excellent
ingredients not to mention top notched results that can be achieved in a matter of minutes.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Hydrating Serum http://amzn.to/2wkIJ97 : This is another
product where the name pretty much says it all. Along with the highly irritant molecules floating through
the air comes the dryness brought upon by the fluctuating unpredictable temperatures. It is rather tricky
to keep skin bouncy and supple when it's difficult to tell whether or not you'll get a blast of warmth to a
chilly cool breeze outside. The main ingredients are truly the key to this product's positive effects
colloidal oatmeal, hyaluronic acid, peptides otherwise known as amino acids and aloe. These
ingredients are truly a winning combination that will soothe even the most severe of breakouts.
Basically a lullaby for your face.

Sometimes it's best to remember that the positive effects have truly outweighed the cost.
A good majority of these products are far from economical. But when skin is screaming for some extra
TLC it's hard to put a price on that. So, as the seasons start to change and skin constantly gets bursts of
warm or cold air on the daily basis perhaps spending a few extra pennies is actually a pretty reasonable
choice to make.

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