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Quiet The Mind

With all the chaos and noise in the world and life’s challenges, it’s difficult to quiet the mind and be clear and focused.  Everything moves so fast today and we are trying to keep up but that just causes more stress.  That stress causes more heath problems in the future.  We need to make time for quieting our mind and body and breathe (I mean really breathe, not our shallow breathing) and meditate.
Meditation is quieting your mind and breathing more deeply to start.  Many scientific studies have shown that meditation can lower blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol levels. Studies have also shown that it helps with brain function—helping us to react more calmly, be more focused, more relaxed so the body can heal, be able to release our fears and angers more easily and more.
 
Speaking of fears and anger, that’s how I started meditating years ago.  I needed something to help me through a rough time in my life and was on a mission to resolve it peacefully.  I started out just deep breathing slowly for a minute or so keeping my mind as empty as I could.  At one point, I took a class that had some ways to help with this.  The exercise I chose for me was:  Being in a mountain area, sitting on bench where there were trees and flowers and a bench facing a babbling brook.  The idea then was to put the thoughts that came up on the leaves in the water and let them float away.  Went on to longer meditation tapes.  My monkey chatter and my non-stop analytical mind was leaving me slowly.  Today, I can say I find it easy to meditate.  It was being consistent, doing it everyday, that helped me to be clear and focused and dissolve my anger and fears. So when someone says to me that they can’t sit and be quiet, I tell them my story.  I know it works.  You just start slow and build from there.
My facial treatments with energy healing modalities and/or sound energy therapy, using #tuningforks, can help you relax also.  And if you need help with deep breathing or meditation practices, I can help you with that too.
Use Skin Care Plus as a place to #quietthemind.
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Are You Using Diverted Products

Beware Of Counterfeit Skin Care Products


The other day a client called to ask why the product she just purchased from me was much cheaper online.  I explained to her about diverted product sold in “unauthorized places” and she did not know about this at all. Since it is a big problem for people like me and big companies, let me explain.  When products are much lower in cost than at reputable places, they are known as diverted products.
Buyer Beware. These products can be counterfeit, diluted and /or altered formulas, old or expired products that may not be safe to use.  There could be completely different ingredients in the product than on the label.  In fact there was an expose on a TV news program about Mac products that were sold in a shop in New York City.  They had the products tested and found that they were not Mac’s ingredients and had aluminum and barium and other toxic ingredients in them.  The packaging was Mac’s packaging.  No difference at all.  So people thought they were getting a Mac product at a great cheap price.  That’s your red flag right there.

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You could be harming your body by using these products, as they can not only be ineffective but dangerous too, resulting in irritation, infection, rashes, blisters, swelling, or even worse.
Diverted products may have been gathered from multiple places (a company’s dumpster for example) or stolen before being sold. They then put them on Amazon or Ebay for sale. The warehouses where they store them can be hot and humid or extremely cold, helping the product to lose its effectiveness and be a breeding ground for bacteria. Companies like Target, Walmart and drugstores have been known to sell diverted products also. Pevonia products are exclusively available through licensed and authorized industry professionals and Not available through mass market retailers.

Diverted product hurts me, an independent business, the professional manufacturer and you, too, the consumer who trusts a professional brand to deliver the highest quality ingredients and results.  When purchasing a diverted product , you are contributing to a major problem that affects you, the consumer, and the entire skincare industry.  If you decide to still buy from an unauthorized seller, think of your health and safety.  Would you purchase a medication online that is discounted to save a few dollars?  Your skin is the largest organ of your body and protects you and your insides.  Do you want to endanger its health with diverted products?  Buy safe from an authorized seller.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about this. This is not only a problem for the skin care industry but many others also.
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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Skin Cancer Threats Often Ignored

Melanoma On The Rise In Most Nations

The awareness of many cancers, including screening and prevention, is on the increase. But some people have a general sense that skin cancer is not quite so serious and somehow less invasive despite the statistics showing otherwise. One in every 8 men and 1 in  every 10 women will develop skin cancer and the number of deaths is continuing to increase year after year. While 97 percent of skin cancer is curable if caught on time, so we also need to tackle the growing incidence in Ireland. May is Melanoma Awareness Month, which is designated to encouraging people to be more proactive about skin cancer detection and more importantly, prevention.

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Even though melanoma can occur in anyone, Irish people have a skin type that is more susceptible to skin cancer. Most have a skin type 1 or 2, which burns regularly and tans with difficulty, which puts them at greater risk. Ireland, for example, is now the fourth worst country in the whole of Europe for skin cancer instances.

Experts say that excessive sun and binge tanning causes 90 percent of all skin cancer rates, so sunscreen and shade is a must in the welcome summer sunshine.  Three-quarters of a person’s lifetime UV exposure occurs during childhood.  With up to 90 percent of UV rays passing through light clouds, care is needed not just on a sunny day, but every day.

Sunbed users are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never used sunbeds, but while self tanning cosmetics are now more popular than ever, people who frequently used ultraviolet (UV) tanning in the past are still at a higher risk.

Cheaper sunshine holidays these past few years, are a significant factor in the recent growing rate of skin cancer here.  Because a sun-tan is a desirable characteristic to many, Irish people tend to ‘binge tan.’  They cram intensive sun-tanning into a week or a fortnight’s sunshine holiday, very often without adequate attention to skincare protection.

The best advice is to apply SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen, with UVA and UVB protection, liberally and frequently and at least 20 minutes before heading into the sun.  It is also necessary to beware that some medications also make skin more sensitive to the sun, so people are advised to check this out in advance with their doctor.

People need to be more aware about checking moles or any skin irregularities or changes and this will contribute greatly to reducing Ireland’s skin cancer rates over time.

While we always support Melanoma Awareness Month, we need to be more aware of the dangers of Melanoma throughout the entire year.  Before you head into the sun this summer, why not contact your local Skin Clinic to have your moles checked out. It could save your life.

Source: http://www.renaissance-skincare.com/how-aware-are-you-of-melanoma/

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Skin Care Reduces Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin Care Experts Explain The Importance Of Natural Products

Caring for your skin should be one of your top priorities because your skin is the largest organ on your body. Wrinkles and lines are a natural part of aging, but proper skin care can delay and minimize their emergence.

If you take good care of your skin, you can look younger without much extra effort. You also want to make sure that you follow a healthy diet. A diet that is rich in vitamins, A, C, E and K will help reduce the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that accelerate the aging process. If you smoke, then you should consider quitting for many reasons. Smoking promotes the formation of wrinkles and fine lines across most of your body.

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These are all cosmetic reasons to take good care of your body and skin. However, cancer prevention is another reason to be diligent. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is estimated that two million people in America are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Approximately 20 percent of the American population will develop skin cancer at some point. Many people who have skin cancer find that their overall health quickly deteriorates because the cancer can very easily spread to other parts of the body.

While there is no 100 percent full-proof way to prevent skin cancer, you can greatly reduce your chances of developing it by taking good care of your skin. Make sure that you apply sunscreen when you are going out in the sun. The sunscreen will help protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Studies have shown that people who have multiple sunburns are more likely to develop skin cancer.

The importance of keeping your skin healthy cannot be reiterated enough. It is the largest organ on your body, so it requires special care. Taking care of your skin will help you look younger and maintain overall health. If you ever notice new spots on your body, don’t delay–have them looked at as soon as possible to catch cancers early, which leads to more treatment options and better outcomes.

Geneva Skin care and facial

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

For the best facial in the greater Chicago area, please give us a call.

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