• Pam

28 Days to Beauty


With Summer in full force it is a good time to remind ourselves about the benefits of great skin care. It's no secret that beauty is a complex thing to master. I mean, just think about all of the things we have to do every day:

- skin care

- makeup

- hair care

- teeth whitening

-waxing

-sunscreen


It's been said that beauty starts from within. The mind, body and spirit have a direct impact on the way we look and feel about ourselves. By focusing on what you can do to improve your health, it will help you radiate in many ways! This blog post is an introduction to our 28 Days to Beauty Program are designed to provide easy-to-follow tips for 28 days of beauty: one tip per day. Get started now by signing up here.


The best part of our program is that you do not need to purchase anything to get all the information we plan to share. Of course, we will hope you see some of the value in the products we highlight and let you experience during our Spa Night Sip and Scrub. Those that choose to participate will receive samples of 2 of our skin care products: our Charcoal Mask and our Serum Intensive. Yes, there will be products available to purchase and that is the only cost you may incur for this 28 Day Program. However, if you are happy with what you are using you are still welcome to join us for the 28 Days and our goal is that you will leave more educated on caring for your skin! We like to share prizes throughout the 28 Days as well!!


There are so many products out there that it can be hard to know where to begin. During this program, I'll share a program with 28 days worth of tips from our nutrition scientists and dermatologist, so that we'll be on our way to better care of our skin.


Ever wonder how to find the best skin care routine for your skin type? Or what are some of the quickest ways to look more beautiful, inside and out? When you join our program one of the first things you will do is complete a "skin survey" to help determine what skin type you are.


The answer is simple. You just need a little guidance from someone who's been there: me! I was never one to pay much attention to my skin. I was a "Tom Boy" growing up didn't have time for that "girly" stuff. I never was one to wear a lot of make up. I will never forget getting a professional to do my make up for my oldest daughter's wedding. She was so frustrated with me because my eyes kept watering, I kept blinking and she kept sighing the whole entire time!!! I felt bad for her and I am sure I want not her ideal client! Fast forward to my early 60s now and the chin skin and signs of aging have appeared. Yuk!! I have gotten dead serious now about taking good care of my skin and seeing the benefits, that I want that for you! I'm not going to give you any false claims or promises - but together we can make it 28 days worth of tips so that we'll be on our way to beauty together!




With Summer in full force it is a good time to remind ourselves about the benefits of great skin care. Join the 28 Days to Beauty by clicking here.

Mornings The morning is a great time to start the day off right. For some, this means getting up early enough to have breakfast and exercise before work or school. Others may find that it’s easier for them to get in their workout after work—either way will be just as beneficial! Drink plenty of water and implement the first skin care routine of the day. Makeup Some people don’t wear makeup to work and others do. It doesn’t matter what your preference is, but it does make a difference in how you look and feel once the day has come to an end. If you want to take care of all skin types (oily skin, dry, combo) even if you are not planning on donning that make-up remember the importance to cleanse, tone, fight aging, and moisturize.

The idea of beauty has changed over the course of time. In ancient times, people were seen as beautiful if they had a symmetrical face and small eyes. Today's definition is much different; it's not about how you look but what your personality says about who you are as a person that matters most (think Marilyn Monroe.} This blog post will help you start to change the way you see yourself in the mirror with 28 days of beauty tips!


You're busy. You've got a demanding job, a family to take care of, and you spend your weekends volunteering at the local soup kitchen. You might be a grandma like me, working less and now finally have the time to put a little effort into "me". There's one thing that never leaves your mind: beauty. What can you do to look good for work? How can you make your skin glow without breaking the bank? And how about those pesky wrinkles around your eyes and mouth? Let me give you 28 days worth of tips that we'll be on our way to beauty together!


Lets start off with an article from our “Ask the Scientists” Before we go through the program it is important to know a little bit about your skin. To get started in the 28 Days to Beauty click here.


Layer by Layer: Understanding Your Skin’s Structure




About 15 percent of your body weight is skin. If that seems like a lot, remember that skin is your largest organ. And one of your most important. Understanding your skin’s structure is the first step to maintaining the health of your armor against the outside world.


The Purpose of Your Skin

Your skin comprises a large portion of the integumentary system. This organ system also contains hair, nails, and glands that produce sweat and oil. The three main functions of the integumentary system are protection, regulation, and sensation.


Skin’s primary function in this system is to act as a barrier. It provides protection from various environmental elements—temperature, bacteria, chemicals, the sun, and more. But the blood vessels in the skin also help it regulate your body temperature. And skin is where your body uses sunlight to manufacture vitamin D.


Layers of the Skin

Your skin performs a lot of important functions, and each of its three layers play a role.


Epidermis

The epidermis is the top layer of your skin. It’s made up of millions of skin cells held together by lipids. This creates a resilient barrier and regulates the amount of water released from your body.


The outermost part of the epidermis (stratum coreneum) is comprised of layers of flattened cells. Below, the basal layer—composed of proteins in column-like arrangements—makes new skin cells. That’s because this layer is the only one of the epidermis’ five parts that perform mitosis (division of the cellular nucleus). So your older skin cells flake off the very top layer, and the newer ones push up from the basal layer to take their place.

Your epidermis contains four different types of cells. The majority are keratinocytes, which form your water-proof, protective barrier. Melanin—or skin pigment—is produced in the epidermal melanocytes. Langerhans and Merkel cells deal with immune response and sensation, respectively.


Dermis

The next layer of skin is the dermis. It lies beneath the epidermis, and is responsible for a variety of functions.

This layer contains hair roots, nerve endings, blood vessels, and sweat glands that help regulate body temperature and remove waste products. The dermis also contains oil (sebaceous) glands that keep your skin looking soft and smooth, but also help with waterproofing.

Your dermis has two parts—papillary and reticular. The papillary dermis contains the interlocking connections that help supply blood and nutrients to the epidermis. The reticular dermis is the thicker, deeper portion that contains building blocks like collagen and elastin which give skin its flexibility and strength. Your hair follicles and glands also reside in the reticular dermis.


Hypodermis or Subcutaneous Tissue

The subcutaneous tissue is the lowest layer of the integumentary system. It’s used mainly for fat storage. The hypodermis contains the connective tissue that attaches the dermis to your muscles and bones. It also provides support to the blood vessels, nerves, and glands in the dermis.




Key Elements of the Skin Matrix

The skin matrix is a collection of proteins, fats, and peptides that provide resilience and stability. Here are the main components of this support structure:

· Elastin – protein that forms elastic connective tissue, found in the dermis

· Keratin – key structural protein that makes up the outermost layer of the skin

· Collagen – long-chain amino acid that makes up the majority of protein found in your skin

· Lipids – the natural ‘mortar’ that helps lock in moisture and bind the cells together

· Peptides – chains of amino acids that signal our cells to let them know how to function


The More You Know

Learning these basics will help you gain a greater understanding of how to take care of and maintain your skin properly. Now that you know the basics of your skin’s structure, learn more about the important role nutrients play in healthy-looking skin.

Here are some of the topics we will cover

1. Mornings

2. Hair Care

3. Skin Care

4. Nails

5. Teeth Whitening/Oral Care

6. What are Parabens and Why You Should Avoid Them

7. Retinol: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

8. Avoiding Sun Damage


Some tips to get you started:

1. Clean your face with a natural cleanser

2. Moisturize your skin to keep it hydrated and fresh

3. Get rid of acne by using an all-natural, organic anti-acne lotion

4. Use tea tree oil for any fungal infections on the skin or scalp

5. Exfoliate your skin at least once a week to remove dead cells from the surface

6. Drink plenty of water every day - this will help with clear, healthy looking skin and also prevent dehydration which can cause wrinkles and dry patches

7.. Get a haircut that suits your face shape and hair texture

8.. Take care of your skin - wash it, moisturize it, and don't forget to apply sunscreen!

9. Eat healthy foods for glowing skin from the inside out

10.. Exercise regularly - this will help you stay in shape while improving circulation and providing mental clarity

11.. Smile more often because smiling makes you happier! And who doesn't want to be happy?! :)




We will cover a lot of ground in this 28 day program. It can be overwhelming to think about how to put all the information together, but we hope that you will start with something small and work your way up from there. Maybe it is just one new beauty product or skin care routine each day for 28 days? And if not, don't worry - many people find these tips difficult to implement initially as well. That's why we've created a program called "28 Days To Beauty" which provides accountability and support every step of the way so you know exactly what products are best suited for you and when they should be used. Join us today!


Have you been struggling with skin care? We want to help! Join our 28 Days to Beauty program today and get access to amazing tips, strategies, and information that will improve your beauty both inside and out. This blog post is just the beginning of what we have in store for you. Click HERE now to join right away!


If you’ve been looking for a way to improve your skin care routine, we have just the solution. We are ready and waiting to provide you with 28 days of tips and strategies that will help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin from within as much as without.


Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your precious time with us! We do not take that lightly knowing how busy everyone is. See you in the 28 Days to Beauty!!


Pam






· Baumann, L. “Skin ageing and its treatment.” The Journal of Pathology 211.2 (2007): 241-51.

· Obagi, Suzan. “Why does skin wrinkle with age? What is the best way to slow or prevent this process?” Scientific American. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 July 2017.

· “The layers of your skin.” American Academy of Dermatology, n.d. Web 28 July 2017.

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