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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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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 Care Strategies 26/09/2017

By Mary Thompson - 

Fall Skincare Strategies
Just because the sun's rays may not be blazing doesn't mean your skin isn't in dire need for a little
more extra love and care.

As the temperatures outside start to cool down one of the key points to remember is that a lack of
moisture in the air can lead to higher chances for dry skin. So, switch out the blotting sheets and facial
misting sprays for a long lasting moisturiser that'll not be too heavy, but still get the job done. For those
weekends when the time isn't an issue indulge in intensive facial masks that'll give your skin that extra
boost it needs to take on the day.

Here's a list of moisturisers that can be worn with or without makeup while at the same time keeping
skin soft and supple all day long.

For those busy days when a lot of fuss just isn't an option. Finding a go-to tinted moisturiser should be
an essential element of any beauty routine especially on those days when you're too busy to get
completely made up. Nevertheless, facing the day without a good moisturiser that won't wear off
throughout the day and a bit of coverage just isn't an option.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($44.00)
http://amzn.to/2hylxig This is one of those products where its very
name insinuates top-notch quality ingredients and therefore results. The anti-oxidant components of
vitamins C and E protect skin from the harmful elements of the environment which is especially
prevalent during the changing and at times unpredictable seasons. Add to that the vast array of colours
there's bound to be a shade to match anyone's skin tone.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 http://amzn.to/2wUTxei This is
a brand I wish I had discovered sooner since everything about this product is amazing. From the first
moment of application to the end of the day the coverage it gives is fantastic. It's more akin to the
application of a foundation than the sheerness one would come to expect from a tinted moisturiser.
Make no mistake that decent amount of coverage by no means translates into a clogged thick feeling
which can sometimes result from most foundations. On the contrary, this product leaves skin feeling
soft and supple. Add the absence of parabens, sulphates and phthalates and all that's left are natural
ingredients that are naturally good for your skin. Who would have thought makeup would be doing
more good than harm?

Those lazy, hazy days when there's nothing left to do but lounge shouldn't translate into completely
neglecting the need for a complete doesn't cut corners skin care routine. In fact, these are the times
to soak up luxurious creams and balms whose long-lasting effects will be well worth every minute.

Facial Masks!
Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ http://amzn.to/2k0iqnK This is another
product that will indeed give skin the nutrient boost it needs to take on the busy days when there just
isn't any time to give skin the attention and maintenance it deserves. The warming sensation this facial
mask gives off truly revitalises and nourishes skin leaving a supple, smooth and glowing complexion.
Since, it only contains the natural ingredients of even those of the most sensitive of skin types will be
able to reap the benefits of honey, Royal Jelly, Propolis, Glycerin and vitamin B.

Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask http://amzn.to/2yrWDrf This product is the perfect remedy to soothe skin
after a long work week of stress and grime. Its cooling side effects will revitalise senses to take on the
next few work days with a fresh start. Breakouts and adverse reactions are virtually non-existent making
it suitable for oily, dry and combination skin. Dominant ingredients are white willow bark, fruit enzymes
(papaya & pineapple) and blue tansy. Its clarifying capabilities make it ideal for those who suffer from
acne, redness or clogged pores.

Changing seasons and toxins that come with it are here
There's no escaping the tortured skin goes through when seasons change Combined with hectic
schedules and stresses of everyday lives you can they're sure to take a toll on the skins overall
composition and resilience against the environments harsh elements.

These tinted moisturisers and facial treatment masks are sure to make these tumultuous seasons more
bearable and ensure that anyone who chooses to utilise their benefits is sure to make it out in one

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Shortcuts to Great Skin 20/03/2017

By Mary Thompson -

An emphasis upon the importance of skin care is far from a craze that has just recently taken over the
runways as well as cosmetic promotions that stretch from London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and New
York. The obsession with finding the latest methods to achieve clear skin, sun protection and anti-aging
side effects has been on every woman's mind since the middle ages.  

When these beauty regimens were first conceived only those from aristocratic families had the time and
money to indulge in these luxuries. However, as a result of the onslaught of corporations the need to
build a career and keep up with the ever-increasing speed of the business world. Most women don't
have hours at the time to spend on meticulous beauty routines.  

These extra elements added to daily schedules that at times don't give consumers enough time to sleep
or even hiders the ability to have a proper diet. It further pushes consumers to seek out the latest
breakthrough in skin care techniques.  

Pockets are getting deeper and with that comes the demand to find products that can best be described
as shortcuts to great skin. After all wouldn't it be great to look like you spent hours on a deep cleansing
skin care routine? When, in reality, the desired effect was achieved in merely minutes? 

The tried and true methods of the past have stood the test of time because they work. When you
can't soak in a milk bath all day it is possible to achieve the look without the effort. 

Busy schedules and sleepless nights can cause stress, which results in looking years older. Wrinkles can
bring to light the grim reality of age. It's impossible to turn back time, but controlling the physical side
effects of the years of wisdom just got easier.  

Using the latest research and technology beauty regimens has converged with the new reality of busy
life styles. The following products truly are a fountain of youth. Societies need for instant gratification
has truly taken over even the most personal aspects of our lives. 

Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster w/ Pure Vitamin C (Available at:  http://amzn.to/2n1Ol52 ) Multi-vitamins are a must. One of the most common vitamins people are encouraged to take is vitamin C. It is so easy to
forget that skin is the largest organ of the body and thus deserves the same amount of nourishment.  
It's hard to find any negative qualities about this product. The price is picture perfect, and the fact that it
can be added to any regular daily moisturizer even drug store brands make it economical as well. Just
two drops twice a day can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The end result is glowing, even
toned smooth skin.  

L'Oréal Revitalift Triple Power Serum (Available at http://amzn.to/2n7ugvB) Despite being signified as a drug store brand, there is no doubt that L'Oréal delivers on what it claims to do. Given the potent ingredients of 6
% pro-xylane and 2 % vitamin C, which is always a skin care must, this product is a steal. Just a pea-sized
amount applied every morning and evening fights the look of aging by giving an extra boost of moisture,
which then results in replenishing skin's elasticity and firmness. This product truly paints the picture of
results, quality and convenience.  

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water Two Pack (Available here: http://amzn.to/2nEdvty ) There's nothing worse than going to sleep with makeup on. Not only are you greeted with racoon eyes in the morning, but it's akin to slowly
poisoning your face. Nevertheless, after a draining workday, which doesn't just end at eight hours. With
the errands and family thrown into the mix it seems to just go on forever. Tossing a proper cleansing
routine onto the back burner can be easier than ever.  

Forgetting to properly cleanse is a thing from the past. The ingredients in this product are all natural and
safe enough to be used every day. There is no doubt that the price is economical and with a cotton ball
being the only other piece of equipment needed it's practically free.  
Look no further than the pot of gold at the end of rainbows after spring showers, or better yet beauty
counters than won't break the bank.  

St. Patrick's Day may have passed, but the leprechaun has left us a treasure at the end of the rainbow.
What better than remedies that can save and turn back time.

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