The skin, the largest organ in the body is important as a defence mechanism and its health is a function of our immune system which includes what we put in our bodies. From ageing, acne, skin conditions such as eczema and even cosmetic procedures such as tattoo removal, abrasive and ablative skin care treatments, and the condition of the skin including its protective barrier is very important. What can complicate maintaining healthy skin is that the formation of vitamins and any reaction in the body requires certain complex biochemical processes. Stress, environmental and genetic factors can cause these processes to break down at different points creating individual patterns and problems for that person. Oral supplementation could be helpful here in some cases to rebalance the body, but what can we do for the skin?
Using the right products can make a world of difference to your skin condition. Using the wrong products can aggravate dryness, acne, oily skin, skin redness and result in older looking skin. Your skin type (in Ayurveda Known as ‘Dosha’) is encoded into your genes. However, certain conditions can develop over time which can be […]
A newcomer in the world to the skincare industry is Dermo-nutrition and without a doubt, it is the greatest means of obtaining quality long-term results in skin rejuvenation. Clients around the globe are starting to learn that good lasting skin comes from the inside out and are looking at better and cleaner ways to improve their beauty routine without harm. Toxic chemicals are rife in the skin care industry, all of which can place a burden not only on your skin but also on your overall health due to their capacity to be absorbed into the bloodstream. There are also online blogs that have many examples of negative consequences of ablative laser procedures, not just for their long down times.
Dermo-Nutrition along with non-ablative laser treatments and other quality skin regimes can help clients receive results that far out way what they would achieve just with beauty skin treatments alone. Skin is the largest organ in the body and its beautiful barrier to the elements is determined by gut health and stress response. In essence, your skin is the reflection of your life and overall health.
Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba), is a naturally golden coloured oil that has many benefits for our skin. It is actually a liquid wax, not an oil that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, a shrub that is native to south western part of the States. Native American women extracted the oil from the jojoba seeds using it for many varying forms of treatments including cuts and bruises. Due to our arid land in Australia, the jojoba bush grows beautifully here. While whale oil was once used widely in cosmetic preparations, seeking alternative solutions is where the jojoba story began. It now thankfully has taken its place, a beautifully versatile vegan replacement.
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. How Botox works in the facial rejuvenation industry is by weakening or paralysing certain muscles or in some forms of medicine by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three months for wrinkles. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Flu-like symptoms, headache, and upset stomachs have been reported occasionally. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids.
Wildcrafted organic Australian botanicals and other extraordinary nutraceuticals from around the globe provide us with the ideal natural ingredients for skin care without the concerns of synthetic oestrogen compounds or toxic chemicals found in most commercial products.
Papaya Enzyme Mask
Papaya contain proteolytic (protein dissolving) plant enzymes called papain, that dissolve the top layer of dead skin cells and old scar tissue trapped in the pores. It is an ideal treatment for acne. The enzymes stimulate new cell turnover while digesting and removing the old impacted proteins in the pores, allowing the skin to regenerate again, improving skin texture and appearance.
Activated charcoal is a natural potent treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body cannot reabsorb them.
It is a fine black, odourless powder made from wood, coal or other materials such as nut shells that has been exposed to very high temperatures in an airless environment.
The product is then reheated or activated with oxidized gas creating a very fine powder increasing its ability to absorb various substances. Due to its incredibly large surface area, a small bit of charcoal can bind a tremendous amount. It is important to select activated charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources when considering uses as a natural skincare ingredient.
Worried about toxic skincare ingredients? Your skin is the largest organ in your body and what you place on your skin goes much deeper than the surface. The cosmetic industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products. As well as being toxic for the environment, unsurprisingly, many skin care ingredients are toxic for your overall health and well-being.