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Detox Your Skin For A Brighter Complexion

Detoxing Slows Aging Process

You can improve the health of your skin with a simple weekend detox and a better diet. There are some quick and easy methods like massages and facials that flush out waste and toxins. Follow our step-by-step routine and wake up Monday morning with a fresh, radiant complexion.

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Day 1, EVENING

Clear the clutter. Simply straightening up the junk on your coffee table or doing a load of laundry will prepare you for the inner cleansing to come.

Stock the fridge. During your weekend detox, you want to fill your body with healthy foods such as fresh fruits (cranberries, apples, and grapes) and vegetables (broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes)—their antioxidants help repair, and prevent, damage to your skin—and lean protein (chicken, turkey, and tofu).

Also try dulse (dried seaweed). It can treat dark circles under the eyes. Dark and puffy circles can be the result of your body retaining too much water, or a sign that your kidneys are not functioning optimally. Your kidneys help balance fluids throughout your body, but when you consume too much salt this can cause water retention. Dulse is loaded with vitamin B and helps to balance electrolytes to keep your fluids and body in check.

Cabbage can help get rid of crow’s feet, which are a sign that you may have high cortisol levels. High cortisol can cause the skin to break down faster and wrinkles to appear. The adrenal gland is responsible for making cortisol. By incorporating anti-inflammatory and vitamin A-, C- and E-rich food like cabbage into your diet, you can help to lower cortisol levels, diminish crow’s feet, and prevent lines from forming in the first place. Try to choose purple cabbage because it has 6 to 8 times more vitamin C than green. Watercress is a beauty food that can tackle patchy and uneven skin tone, which is often a sign of poor circulation or not enough blood, oxygen and nutrients getting to the skin. Poor circulation is a big concern and can cause a number of health issues from hair loss to darkening of the skin.

Watercress has the ability to cleanse and oxygenate tissues for better blood flow and glowing skin. It has a high amount of iron, which helps your red blood cells carry more oxygen to the body and the skin. Additionally, it is rich in calcium and iodine, which can help prevent a dull complexion.

Beets can help brighten dull eyes and flush your lymphatic system. Flushing out your lymphatic system can help bring youthfulness back by clearing cloudiness and whitening the whites of your eyes. Beets are high in iron and contain the antioxidant betacyanin, which supports liver and lymphatic health. Beets are a beauty food because they are a natural colon cleanser that can remove toxins and congestion from the body, including in the capillaries traveling to the eye. They can also increase oxygen-carrying ability in the blood by 400 percent.

Cilantro is a beauty food that helps to remove heavy metals from your system that enlarge fat cells. These toxins can increase the appearance of cellulite on your body.

Oat groats, not to be confused with oatmeal, are whole grains that are the most natural and unprocessed form of oats. They are high in fiber, which is key in a long-term anti-cellulite program.

Citrus fruit provides a boost of vitamin C, which can help to repair skin collagen and prevent cellulite from being so visible. The best time to eat citrus fruit in order to get the best results is in the morning on an empty stomach.

Walnut meat makes your skin more supple and beautiful, while lubricating your joints and strengthening your cell membranes against oxidative damage. Walnuts themselves are filled with healthy omega-3s, which can help to strengthen your skin and make it more resilient. Walnut meat can also tackle issues like age spots, sagging skin and thinning hair that can significantly add years to your appearance.

Sunflower seed butter is another beauty fat that helps to eliminate the free radicals that cause cellular damage, which can lead to age spots. Sunflower seeds are one of the richest sources of vitamin E, which can help to eliminate preexisting age spots and also prevent them from forming. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and all refined and processed foods, including sugar, artificial sweeteners, dairy and gluten.

Purge your products. To give your skin time to rebalance, put away everything except your cleanser, day lotion, and night cream.

Day 2, MORNING

Drink warm tea. Look for blends that include nettle, ginger, or burdock, dandelion, or sarsaparilla root—herbs and flowers known to calm inflammation and improve liver and kidney function. These teas help eliminate puffiness around the eyes and decongest your skin. says Tierney P. Salter, a medical herbalist.

AFTERNOON

Give yourself a massage. Purge toxins by manually moving lymph through the lymphatic system. Concentrate on massaging the neck, armpits, stomach, groin, and behind the knees (where there are many lymph nodes).

EVENING

Fake a facial at home. Pour hot water into a small bowl and add a few drops of a citrus essential oil. Soak a hand towel in the water, then wring out and drape over your face. Lie down for ten minutes and let the steam open your pores, prepping your skin for the detoxifying mask that follows. Look for masks made with clay, which absorbs excess oil and pulls toxins and impurities out, while adding in necessary minerals.

Day 3, MORNING

Scrub your body. Stimulate your senses with sloughing in the shower. Exfoliate with a product that contains coffee to remove dead, dulling skin cells, boost circulation, and pump toxins from the body.

AFTERNOON
Sweat it out. Light exercise—a brisk walk, jumping rope, yoga—helps eliminate toxins from your body. “The deep breathing of yoga stimulates the lymphatic system. It also brings cleansing oxygen into the body with each inhale, and expels waste on each exhale.

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EVENING
Apply a mask. At the end of your detox, spread a few tablespoons of raw honey over your face. Next, apply cucumber slices on top of the honey then lie down. Cover your face with a warm, damp washcloth to allow the honey, to seal in moisture. Honey’s anti–inflammatory properties also help reduce irritation and redness. Cucumbers, which act as diuretics, will further flush out excess fluid and relieve remaining puffiness.

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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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Feed Your Face With Kale

Fruits, Vegetables, Plants Secrets To Healthy Skin

The superfood kale is now making its way into skin care with the organic brand Éminence set to release a citrus and kale serum next month.

Kale is high in vitamin K. Just one cup of chopped kale contains 206 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, 134 percent of vitamin C, and a whopping 684 percent of vitamin K – but would you put it on your face? With added ingredients like spinach, broccoli, avocado, lemon, and grapefruit, the $110 serum claims to brighten and lighten sun-damaged skin, prevent inflammation, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that have been shown to improve skin elasticity, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry.

Meanwhile avocado – applied topically – has long been touted to moisturize the skin, treat sunburn and reduce wrinkles, and grapefruit, loaded with vitamin C, helps fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment. And kale’s vitamin K, which in the body plays a major role in helping blood to clot properly, is often used topically to treat rosacea, remove spider veins and stretch marks, and speed up skin healing after surgery – reducing bruising, swelling and scars.

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Dr. Pauline Hili, who is behind the skin care brand Nourish and who recently launched a kale anti-aging eye cream, told The Telegraph that ‘kale is a super-food with one of the highest levels of beneficial vitamins, particularly vitamin K.

“We know that topical addition of vitamins can be up to 100 times more effective for the skin,” she explained. “It just makes sense to use this ingredient as a powerhouse to re-invigorate the skin. Its delicate effectiveness makes it particularly suitable for around the eye.”

Nourish’s Revital-Eyes Kale Biomimetic Anti-Aging Eye Cream promises to protect skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and redness, while promoting healing and a reduction in puffiness. But while the benefits of eating kale, which is also loaded with antioxidants that can quench free radicals, have been proven time and time again, the dark green leaf still needs further study when it comes to its effectiveness in skin care according to dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe.

“Kale has the potential to be a great anti-aging ingredient and could potentially even help boost the protective effects of sunscreen,” Dr. Bowe told MailOnline. “But it still needs further study to ensure that those effective ingredients can penetrate the surface layers of the skin, and are stabilized in such a way as to still be effective by the time they reach the skin.”

That someone is Éminence and that product is a natural, organic, citrus + kale serum, or as the internet has dubbed it, the “salad serum.” This liquid claims to brighten your skin, lighten sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and prevent inflammation. It also contains spinach, broccoli, avocado, lemon and grapefruit (which I swear is a near-identical juice recipe I’ve had before).

After reading about this kale serum, I checked out other Éminence products and it is a veritable feast of food products. At a quick glance I saw guava, blackberry, red currant, tomato seed, even yam and pumpkin. The kale serum is not out until June, so until then, we’ll just have to stick to kale smoothies and salads.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2626307/Would-kale-face-Superfood-making-way-skincare-new-110-serum.html#ixzz31nKDMzrd 

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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Can Cosmetics, Skin Care Products Transmit Disease

Animal-Based Skin Care Products Carry Unnecessary Risks

Why are women dying from Alzheimer’s at a higher rate than men? Could it be that our cosmetic procedures and products are prion pathways? Doctors say “yes.” Other risky cosmetic procedures involve facial injections for filling wrinkles or plumping skin. Zyderm and Zyplast, for example, are promoted as premium collagen from cattle, “a soft tissue dermal filler made from purified cow skin used to fill wrinkles, lines and scars on the face.” If these factories ever process contaminated material, all future supplies will become contaminated. Since we don’t test cattle comprehensively for prion disease, it’s impossible to quantify the risk factor. It’s also impossible to eliminate that risk factor from the law of probabilities.

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Some ingredient code words to watch for on soaps, cleansers, skin lotions, shampoos, conditioners and other personal care products include, stearic acid, myristic, lauric, oleic, palmitic acids, collagen and glycerin. Some of the safest products are made by Alba Botanical, Dr. Bronner’s and NOW Foods. Skin is the body’s largest living, breathing organ. What we feed our skin and scalp gets absorbed directly into the body. The proximity of the brain to our scalps, faces, eyes, lips and mouth, demands scrutiny of the chemicals that we pour on our heads and shoulders. When in doubt, make homemade lotions with ingredients that you know and trust. Several recipes are available online.

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To find out more about the importance of 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 Plus Brings Personal, Natural Skin Care To Geneva

 Chicago Skin Care Professional Moves To Geneva

Skin Care Plus has relocated its spa to Geneva to the delight of locals and business associates. The facial treatment spa has served the greater Chicago area for 25 years.

Owner Joan Kesman is one of the most progressive skin care and facial therapists in the nation with her emphasis on personal care and natural and holistic products and services. Kesman has more than 25 years experience as a licensed facial technician and more than 13 years of experience as an energy-based healing specialist. She is known across the nation for identifying the unique needs of her clients and developing personal  treatment plans to help them achieve a younger-looking, healthier face and body.

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“My goal is to de-stress body, mind, and spirit for each and every client,” said Kesman. “I help my clients reach their potential mentally and physically with an integrated and comprehensive approach.”

With cutting-edge facial treatments such as the Dream Spa light therapy, Psych-K, Swich, micro-current, and ultrasound, Skin Care Plus will continue drawing clients from around Chicago and across the nation. It’s a welcome addition to the Geneva neighborhood and business community.

Learn 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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