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amitamin® SkinDetoxRadical

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amitamin® SkinDetoxRadical Those of us in the know, and we do know by now that cocoa is very rich in antioxidants — flavonoids and flavonols in particular. Exposing our dermis endures ultraviolet damage from constant contact with the elements, which result in photoaging, however antioxidants can potentially diminish those effects.

Until now if we wanted to reduce wrinkles by upping our intake of cocoa, would result in a heavier reading on the scales, but now there is a healthy way to harness the power of cocoa with amitamin® SkinDetoxRadical. This product includes not just hyaluronic acid and anti ageing, antioxidative vitamins, but also premier plant extracts.

The other main benefit of cacao is that it can significantly strengthen your immunity, hence our skin repair is a side effect of that improvement.

Cacao extract may protect skin from wrinkles: Study

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Cacao-extract-may-protect-skin-from-wrinkles-Study

Skincare starts from within and where better place to begin than a highly balanced intuitive formula that is ingested allowing the goodness to get to work immediately.  Products that we place on our skin work in harmony with the nutrients that we intake.  They are a duo phase if you like and they work best and most effectively when performed together.  A formidable response can be heralded when the supplement and the exterior embalming nourishments are used in conjunction with each other.  Put simply eat well, live well and reap the benefits.

I know that in my case to be offered an advanced repair and total skincare solution that can be taken daily and easily has to be a resounding success.  The supplements are vegan friendly and gluten, dairy, and gelatin free. We only have one body and we have to do all we can to preserve it and keep it healthy.

Especially in menopause when temperature regulation is key, the ingredient list in these capsules reads like the Forbes 500.

Start feeling younger, healthier and more energetic today.

Traubenkerne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Truth About Collagen

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You’re bound to have heard all about collagen, especially when it comes to beauty. Collagen is essential for youthful looking skin and when we are young it comes to us naturally as our skin is around 80% collagen. However, once we hit 25 we start to loose this at around one percent per year meaning that by the time most women hit 50 they are left with around 55% of  natural collagen in their skin which is what causes wrinkles and the dreaded sag.

 

So what is collagen?

Excuse us a moment whilst we get all scientific. Whilst all the cosmetic branding you may have seen for collagen hails it as an essential weapon against ageing, it’s actually way more useful than just being a protector against wrinkles.

 

Collagen makes up around 30% of protein in the human body and is one of the most common proteins found in mammals (we’ll get to this later – trust us, it has EVERYTHING to do with beauty). Simply put, collagen is what holds our tissues together, it supports our skin, muscles, tendons, teeth and more.

 

Benefits for health AND beauty – and how to get a natural injection

 

We mentioned how collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals and we told you that we’d bring this back to the all important issue of beauty. Basically, when you see collagen and elastin named as an ingredient on many skin care products, it’s not by any means human. This collagen is harvested from cows or birds.

 

When it comes to collagen in the skin our natural reserve can be restored or at least slowed down by our lifestyle. Collagen is what helps keep our skin supple and wrinkle free. It works in partnership with elastin (which is another protein found in human tissue) to make sure that the skin stays flexible and returns to it’s regular shape when we do things like talk, eat, pull faces etc.

 

As with any beauty regime, if you smoke, use sun beds or over indulge in a high sugar diet then you’re going to find that you age a lot faster than your abstaining counterparts.

 

So our first piece of advice would be to try to do everything in your power to keep your natural levels topped up.

 

If you smoke, think about quitting so that your skin absorbs nutrients such as Vitamin C which is key to constructing collagen.  Smoking also interrupts the enzyme matrix metalloproteinase which regulates collagen and will leave your skin full of wrinkles.

 

When it comes to sunbeds or spending a large amount of time in the sun without protecting your skin, it’s obvious that this is going to age you and do so fast. The intense heat and burning UV rays will zap your collagen levels and leave your skin looking not only brown but like a bit of billatong. Trust us when we tell you that no tan in the world is worth ruining your looks (or your health) for.

 

And then there’s your diet, if you eat a high sugar diet then you need to put that chocolate bar down and start to embark on a sugar free lifestyle. What happens to collagen when sugar is introduced in to the mix can easily be described as bringing those collagen proteins floating around your system to an almighty halt. Sugar will stiffen the molecules up and stop them from doing their job – which is to keep your skin juicy and flexible.

 

Now, one of the benefits of trying to boost your collagen the natural way is that by default your health also improves – or at least your diet.

 

Here are some foods to add in to your diet for that natural collagen boost…

 

Dark leafy green vegetables: It’s obvious that increasing your vegetable intake is going to make your look and feel better. But dark leafy greens such as spinach, cabbage and kale are higher in antioxidants, packed full of Vitamin C and include a vital element to collagen production: lutein.

 

Anything red: I know you know this but just to make it clear, I’m not talking about red wine or red velvet cake here. Instead I’m talking about tomatoes, peppers, beetroot and berries. These foods increase the production of collagen because they are stuffed full of yet more antioxidants and lycopenes.

 

Lentils and Beans: Not only will beans and lentils save you money on your weekly shop but they are packed to the rafters with anti-ageing properties. The are high in protein and contain hyaluronic acid which retains water and in turn keeps your skin hydrated.

 

Soy: There’s some debate as to whether soy is actually good for you. However, as long as you steer away from processed soy you will see the benefits. Soy helps lower cholesterol and has inbuilt collagen forming effects.

 

Olives: Help promote collagen formation because of the sulphur. They also go extremely well with a vodka martini which you should be able to get away with on your sugar free diet (don’t ever tell us we don’t give you the best tips!).

 

Carrots: Rich with Vitamin A these bad boys will also help you see in the dark AND will build up your natural collagen levels.

 

Don’t forget the bones – of an animal that is…

 

But it’s not just fruit and vegetables that will give you a boost. Another popular way to get a fix of collagen is through cooking with bones. You may think that bones are just for the dog but you’re missing out on a brilliant beauty tip.

 

Eating bone marrow has become rather popular thanks to many celebrity chefs serving them up at their fancy restaurants, but whilst the marrow is extremely healthy – what about the bones? Well, these are where you’ll find the most collagen fibres and cooking them up can help heal a leaky gut and work wonders for your skin, hair, teeth and bones.

 

Try a miracle bone broth…

 

You’re going to need:

Around 5lbs of bone – I’d recommend beef but you can go with whatever you prefer.

Carrots

Celery

Onion

Parsley

Salt

Pepper

Apple cider vinegar

 

The method is pretty simple and you’ll ideally need a slow cooker for this. Just add a glug of apple cider vinegar to your bones (the acids from the vinegar will release more nutrients from the bones) and fill with water. Leave for around 24 hours on a low heat setting. Once the 24 hours has passed chop up your veg and add to the liquid. Leave it simmer away for a further 8 hours.

 

You’ll then need to make sure the marrow has left the bone, use a pair of tongs to lift the bones out to check. If it’s still in, just use a fork to push them out.

 

Let the broth cool down and drain through a colander.

 

The broth lasts around 7 days and can be stored in glass jars (plastic is never a good idea). Excess broth can also be frozen.

 

Drink a bit of this broth each day to really reap the benefits.

 

Going under the knife

 

Well, not quite under the knife but you can get your collagen fix via plastic surgery. By opting to receive facial injections people who are serious about boosting their collagen can target the areas which are visibly starting to age them. The solution used most commonly is made up of polylactic acid which, when injected in to the skin will stimulate the fibroblast cells triggering the collagen production. Whilst the injections are precise and can last up to two years, they’re also a pretty costly option with the price ranging from £500 – £1,500 for a course.

 

Over the counter collagen…

 

But getting more collagen doesn’t have to just be via the natural route. There are also many cosmetic alternatives.  For a start you can go down the over the counter route. Supplements containing collagen are extremely popular at the moment. A lot of these products are designed to help trigger an increase in collagen production.

 

For example, take Proto-Col collagen skin supplement capsules which have gained huge recognition from beauty editors and celebrities alike. They use type 1 and 2 collagen and work to  release amino acids and proteins to help stimulate the bodies natural collagen production.

 

Creams are also another source of collagen. Whilst there have been some criticism of creams due to scientists claiming that the collagen molecules find it hard to break through the skin when applied topically there are creams that do work and that’s all down to the chemical matrixyl. Matronly helps skin look youthful by doubling the production of collagen. So top tip: always check the ingredients list before purchasing.

 

 

 

More health benefits

 

 

Taking supplements and getting injections isn’t just about how you look it can also have a huge benefit to those who suffer from medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and brittle bone disease. Collagen can help stimulate the growth of new cartilage in joints. This means that daily collagen supplements can give people relief for the agony they’re enduring every day.

 

Taking collagen capsules can also help circulation because they strengthen the blood vessels and improve the elasticity, allowing the blood to flow freer. And we all know what happens when your circulation is good – your skin looks healthier and more radiant.

 

So when it comes to health and beauty collagen is an important aspect. By combining healthy living and carefully selected collagen products you can hold back the effects of ageing as well as boosting your overall health.

 

Rachael Phillips – Editor

 

 

 

What Is Sexy

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According to most people asked, sexy is when you know yourself and project that image to the world.  What is sexy is best described as being in control, allowing life to ebb and flow and you are in rhythm with it.

It is important to own our failures, possibly even more so than our successes because how would you achieve and go on to greater and better if you do not know what it is that doesn’t work.  The vital point to note is that owning our non-achievements is in fact winning!

Each time we do not get the ending we envisaged, it is actually an opportunity to turn things round and triumph from it.  The universe presents us with such amazing gifts and all we have to do is to tune in to realise it.

We have already made stunning victories, in that we as a global entity have embraced that there are no stereotypes to beauty to perfection, that everyone has something to offer and that their inner beauty shines in recognition of that.

‘Owning it’ has never been more critical, it is from this starting point that we are able to go forth and radiate wondrousness.

Be who you are in all areas of your life and stun everyone you meet with your conscious awareness this is the essence of you as a being and it speaks directly to those you come into contact with, the veracity of you is what connects with them and draws them to you because they too are in alignment with truth.

Being happy and confident is part of the package when you are being the best you! This is what defines sexy.

#BeYourselfAlways

 

What Is The Newest Anti Age Trend

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What is the newest anti age trend now? to be #onFleek is constantly evolving, some staples remain as basic good sense and scientifically proven remedies.  However, what happens when we turn our attention to antioxidant products.  Yes we are still ingesting the goodness but are we still smearing it over our face and body?

We should all be looking at the cutting edge technology of DNA Repair Enzymes the DNA renewal range appears to be the new flurry of excitement in all that is skin care and the age reversal phenomenon.

Dr Moy the pioneer of this latest attack on age! Harnessing the power of plant and marine based ingredients to deliver the brilliant formula which will correct damage and reverse historical issues…

 

DNA Renewal Cult Beauty

Our bodies naturally manufacture DNA Repair Enzymes however, the production line slows down around age 30; help is here.

 

Our advice is to get yourselves over to cult beauty and start cleansing, toning and moisturising with these miracles to judge for yourselves.

Start undoing DNA damage with the basics and reveal a younger, curated self. Treat yourself to a pamper session restoring youth with the mask .

Anything that simplifies the routine of cleansing and caring for the skin and body has to be good, and whilst the antioxidant and stem cell technology is still a strong contender for all things beautifying, there is an argument to be had for boosting collagen and elastin and undoing all the damage wrought through the years by using this newest range.  How many times have we wanted to turn back the clock in the mirror, and now it is available via the ‘Youth Guru’…yes please!

#BeTheFirstToSeeIt

 

Hair Skin And Nails Supplements The Low Down

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Do you down vitamins every day and do you take hair skin and nails supplements, the low down is here, along with the question of whether or not it is worth taking them, do they have any effect.

Biotin and Vitamins

Biotin contributes to the process that releases energy from food and in the maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes. It also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the maintenance of normal hair. Tip: it is great if you are suffering from brittle weak nails or hair, otherwise it is not necessary.

Vitamin B is antioxidant for the skin which can assist in removing bacteria and helps to reduce stress and calm the adrenal glands to prevent breakouts.

Omega 3 fatty acids helps protect and repair skin cells, moisturising the skin from the inside out it will also protect skin from burning and overexposure to UV rays (not to be used without a topical SPF).

New supplements that increase human growth hormones is helpful if you have pituitary gland concerns, there is no proof that it will do anything for anti-ageing.

Always consult a professional before starting on any kind of regimen especially if you’re taking other medications.

 

 

 

 

Beauty Cult

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The Beauty Cult is a movement and an association that is good to be involved in! unlike other cults this one is all accepting and all encompassing.  So unless you have been hibernating or otherwise occupied, you will know that the how to of skincare and beauty regimens is to adopt our Korean cousins’ routines.  So that would comprise a gentle cleanse using a clean organic oil like rosehip or almond to soften mascara followed by a micellar oil or water or similar tonic to refresh and wipe away the day’s face! and then a good facial wash with a balancing soap to gently lather up and rinse away all the residues.  This is one of the reasons why oil cleansers are essential to the routine so as to preserve all the humectant properties in our skin.

The above are all components of step one which is to remove makeup or impurities and then to wash.

Moving on to step two you will then be looking to indulge your epidermis with much needed moisturizing products.  We like the ethos of the hard working and multi tasking hydrators  that not only infuse the layers with goodness but also add gorgeous ingredients that plump and pamper such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamins etc…

Finally step three is the overnight masks and day serums, an absolute must to radiant, glowing, youthful glamour.  There are adventurous items on the market from snails right through to magnesium so get out there and get trying.  Remember to use one product for each desired outcome so that you will know after 30 days if it is working on you!

Always go organic and natural so that you can achieve the desired results.  Consult a professional if you need advice about ingredients.

 

Stress Induced Everything

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It happens to us all, and how we react is very common. There is always a trigger, a straw that broke the camel’s back if you like. Basically it boils down to mindfulness. When we eat our way through whatever comfort food we turn to, it is a mindless act as if in some way it will take our mind off our troubles, but the truth is … it is just beginning here. Hormones are silent drivers of behaviour and personality; their blueprints are on everything from attraction to appetite. When your brain detects the presence of a threat, it triggers the release of a cascade of chemicals, including adrenaline, CRH, and cortisol to prepare for “fight or flight.” However, once the effects of adrenaline wear off, cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” remains present and starts signalling the body to replenish your food supply.

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Exercise can decrease cortisol and trigger release of chemicals that relieve pain and improve mood. It can also help speed your metabolism so you burn off the extra indulgences.

 

Mindful eating will teach you to slow down and tune in to your sensory experience of the food, including its sight, texture or smell and to tune into your subjective feelings of hunger/fullness, rather than eating.

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Hiking, walking, reading, yoga, massage or socialising can help to relieve stress without adding on the pounds. Although you may feel that you don’t have time for leisure activities, taking time out helps you to feel refreshed, lets you think more clearly, and improves your mood, so there is less desire to overeat and more energy to plough through the to do list faster.

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Anxiety, stress, depression can lead on to more serious illness starting with overeating which in turn affects our organs layering visceral fat around them and eventually causing obesity. Dealt with at the grass roots as outlined above is the place to start.

Menopause is a good time to regain control over your body, no more worries about family planning, it is liberating and time to enjoy your life. Too many scare mongering stories are flying about and if we are to follow the Palaeolithic rules, surely this should apply to how we treat natural life developments.

stress management

Always consult a professional before embarking on a new regimen.

 

Fat Phobia

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Fat phobia swept the globe back in the eighties and good foods almost got cleared away with that motion.

Avocados deserve to reclaim their place at the top of the pantheon of superfoods and here are the reasons why…

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Contrary to previous popular belief, not all fats are the same, nor are they all classified as bad. Fat is a major source of energy and helps your body absorb nutrients from foods. Yet, it’s important to understand the difference between two general types of fats – saturated and unsaturated.

The key is to limit foods that contain the “bad” fat full-fat dairy products, processed meats, pastries and replace them with foods that contain predominantly “good” fats” like avocados, peanut butter, nuts/seeds and plant oils.

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Avocado is Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids. 77% of the calories in it are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence. But they don’t just contain any fat… the majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid.

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Avocados are also high in beta-sitosterol, a natural substance shown to significantly lower blood cholesterol as well as being highly protective of the prostate.  Monounsaturated fat of the kind found in avocados has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer and diabetes.  They also contain lutein, a valuable member of the carotenoid family that is a natural antioxidant that helps to keep eyes healthy while maintaining the health of your skin.

Addressing the content of saturated fat becase it is from a natural whole food, it is markedly different from the saturated fat you might find in fries or a factory-farmed animal, which contain toxins.

Avocados are also a great source of fibre and potassium, folate, vitamin A, beta carotene, and beta cryptoxanthin, another healthy carotenoid.

Always consult a professional before undertaking any regimen.

 

 

 

Like An Egyptian

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We are all familiar with the phrase Walk Like An Egyptian…but what about everything Egyptian. So far they have led the way with building, engineering, science etc there was the waist cord to regulate eating, here we look at the inspiration from them as regards makeup.

Horus is one of the most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion hence the name of this beautiful makeup, that will actually protect you during wear, it is vegan friend and contains no parabens in fact all the attributes that you can expect with an aligned environmentally friendly world.

Of particular note is the stunning metallic liners which can be used to dramatic effect. Smokey eye makeup which is on trend at the moment have been around for millenia!

Eye of Horus offers an illuminating essential range of eye makeup based on formulas of the Ancient Egyptians, the originators of beauty and mystique, with sacred ingredients including Organic Moringa Oil “Oil of the Pharaohs”, claimed by the gods for its beautifying and regenerating powers and the ancient oil of Castor Oil.

It has never been easier to embrace your inner feminine goddess and with these gorgeous, natural products you can arm yourself and protect your beauty from the harsh environment around us.

Next step…bathing in milk perhaps?

#InLoveAndBeauty

Successful Bikini Line Shave

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There is a right way to a successful bikini line shave and it goes like this:

Pink razor

Replacing your blade frequently (ten shaves) is imperative. Razor burn, irritation and ingrown hairs can actually all be caused by using a dull razor and bad shaving habits, like pressing too hard and going over the same area multiple times, tools with five blades should be purchased.

Shaving in the bath

Shaving dry is a no-no. Always wet the hair, even before applying shaving cream or gel to hydrate the skin and follicles rendering it softer and easier to cut.  Preferably sit in a warm bath and apply a lather shower oil/bath soap product and shave as part of your ablution.  Soap enhances the hydration and keeps skin supple afterwards. It also helps you keep track of where you have shaved, so you will not cover the same area over and over again, rendering it sore and prone to breakouts and redness.

Follow up with a toner if needed to soothe the area if it is prone to ingrown hairs, otherwise leave well enought alone.

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Finish by moisturising, we recommend oil on wet skin to lock in the hydration from the bath, simply apply and massage in and then towel dry.

Use organic products for best results and always consult a professional.