Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snowed in....

This week I have been visiting my daughter in North Carolina. I had no idea that I was going to arrive just in time for their first snow of the year! Well, not just the first snow but an ice storm with 3- inches of snow on top of the ice.

We have been stuck in the house for days, and that can do quite a number on your skin. It was 4 degrees when we got up today, so that means lots of heat to stay warm. Heat has such a drying effect on our skin. I was so thankful that I had my Real Raw Beauty oils to apply. I have continually coated my skin in Radiant Body while applying the Daily moisturizer a little more than usual, after using Radiant Skin Face Wash. It has stayed so hydrated and moisturized.

If you haven't tried washing your face with oils, it is not only a hot trend, it has been done for centuries.  Check out this post I did on washing your face with oils--Like an Egyptian:)

Until next time,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rhodilola Rosea-My favorite new find

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I call Rodolia Rosea-happy pills!! About six months ago I was doing research to find a natural supplement to help my husband deal with the anxiety and stress he was experiencing. I ran across this herb called Rhodolia Rosea. I immediately got on Amazon and ordered a bottle. I personally wasn't experiencing stress in my life but when they arrived I decided to try them out along with him. Wow, I could not believe that an herb was this amazing. By the second day I felt a real calming effect from them. It was really a euphoric happy feeling that comes over you and stays with you without any physical side effects. Needless to say I loved it and began taking them everyday. When you are taking this supplement you feel like you can handle anything that comes your way. You start noticing that nothing is ruffling your feathers or bothering you. I truly don't know anyone that couldn't use a little dose of that kind of goodness!!

Here are a few benefits of Rhodiola Rosea:
  • Aids in reducing anxiety associated with day to day life
  • Helps reduce fatigue
  • Supports overal heart vitality
  • Promotes improvement in general well being
  • Protects muscle tissue during exercise
  • Natures energy booster
  • Improves the body's response to stress
  • Enhances the healing properties of one's own nervous system
  • Protects the nervous system against oxidative stress, enhancing healthy sleep, lifting depressed mood, relieving anxiety and maintains blood sugar within a healthy range.
I will have to say for me I have experienced all of these benefits listed above.

Since 40% of American women between the ages of 40 and 50 are on prescription anti-depressants, the medical community is taking a serious look at this herb. Many physicians are now prescribing Rhodolia Rosea to cure depression and anxiety instead of prescription drugs. That to me is wonderful progress!!

Like I said, I order mine from Amazon, I have tried several different brands and have chosen the gaia brand as my favorite. I 3-4 a day. I carry them around in my purse because I never want to be without them

Take some time and read about it yourself. I actually think the whole planet should be on this herb!!

Until next time!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Why I love MSM

If you aren't familiar with MSM powder (Methylsufonylmethane), then let me introduce you!!
MSM is an organic sulfur compound that is found in many of the healthiest and nutritionally synergistic foods that we eat. It's in broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts.

The supplement form of MSM is a white odorless powder and is most well known for its use as a natural arthritis remedy since it helps to soften the joint tissue and restore flexibility. This is one of the primary reasons MSM is so effective as a topical skincare ingredient, among other properties it possess. As a supplement it is water soluble, so it will not build to toxic levels as your body just uses what is needed and flushes out the rest. People love the improvement they see in their skin when taking this supplement internally. This is no surprise because our skin cells are also "soft tissue" cells that need to retain their pliability and flexibility, and MSM helps the cells do just that both topically and internally.

When taken internally it has been reported to reduce hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma, pink or faded-red acne scars, age spots and sun damage. But you can also apply it topically like a face mask and increase the healing process. It has a brightening and luminizing effect on the skin when applied topically, and over time may help reduce uneven skin tone and help correct dark pigmentation.

When applied topically it goes down several skin layers and provides a deeply hydrating smoothing effect that last for long periods of time. Because of this it is one of the best ingredients. (applied topically or taken internally) to look for if you have chronically dry or mature skin that has lost a lot of its elasticity.

The sulfur compound also has an anti-inflammatory and skin repairing effect, which is great for inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. It is also used to smooth and soften acne scars.

 I use the Bluebonnet brand which can be purchased on Amazon. It is by far the best brand that I have come across. I mix a 1/2 teaspoon in water everyday. If I feel that my skin needs an extra boost I can make a paste and apply to my face just the same way I would do for a face mask. This is just one of several supplements that I take on a daily basis for my hair, skin and nails. Give it a try, it is very reasonably priced and has wonderful results.

Add this to your Real Raw Beauty daily skin care and you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Friday, January 3, 2014

Suffering from Eczema?

Eczema affects 10 to 20 percent of children and 1to 3 percent of adults. Overall, approximately 15 million Americans are afflicted with this chronic skin disorder. 

Characterized by dryness, inflammation and itching that can occur anywhere on the body. Eczema is thought to be linked to the overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema, Also it is commonly found in families with a history of allergies or asthma.
About 90 percent of eczema patients develop the condition before age 5, according to the National Eczema Association.

For all patients, symptoms include:
  • Skin redness or inflammation
  • Itchy patches
  • Scaly or crusted lesions that thicken when repeatedly scratched
  • Small, fluid-filled blisters that ooze
  • Skin pigment changes

While it appears to run in families, eczema's exact cause is unknown. However, symptoms flare or worsen when exposed to specific triggers, such as:
  • Stress
  • Allergens, including pollen, pet hair, dander, mold and foods such as eggs, wheat, nuts and dairy products
  • Hot water
  • Cold or flu
Products such as Hydrocorisone 1% cream or prescription creams containing corticosteroids are often prescribed to lessen the inflammation. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to kill the infection casing bacteria. The FDA has approved two drugs known as topical immunomodulators (TIMs) for the treatment of mild to moderate eczema. The drugs Elidel an Protopic are skin creams used for flare ups. But the FDA has warned doctors to prescribe those two drugs with caution because of the concerns over possible cancer risk associated with their use.

We have many customers of Real Raw Beauty that have suffered from eczema. We are sharing this information because the our Skin Care Line appears to not only be helping in the healing of this skin disorder, but in more cases than not, completely eradicating it. These organic pure products contain specific oils that are proven to aid in the healing of eczema.
  • Rosehip Oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all the while reducing scars and fine lines. It's considered the natural acne and eczema treatment.
  • Moringa Oil is known to be a good antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. A very hydrating oil.
  • Sea Buckthorn Berry contains omega 7 which has shown to be a powerful tissue healer. It is full of beta carotene's which is an antioxidant for the skin.
  • Carrot Seed Oil has the ability to rejuvenate your skin. Scientist believe it is from the carotol. It also contains moisturizing vitamin E and protective C. These work together to help heal and rejuvenate the skin cells and bring new life to the skin. It has a reputation for helping heal eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis because of its ability to stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin. It is also an anti-fungal.
These are only a few of the oils that are in Real Raw Beauty's Skin Care Line. The proprietary blend of these virgin organic oils are giving customers hope and delivering results. Many of our eczema customers have been able to get rid of their prescriptions and topical creams. The products are easy to use and take less than a couple of minutes to apply. Check out the product line and read for yourself.

Until next time,