Top 5 Bad Habits Keeping You From Glowing Skin

 

Ok, here’s a little background on me: I have been a cosmetologist for over 35 years, I have been using homeopathy for inside & outside and I have been making my own mineral cosmetics and skin care products for over 3 decades! So what I’ve learned is that we have some bad habits that prevent us from having the clear, youthful, glowing skin we want. They shared some really great tips! Even if you’re committed to eating clean and using natural skin care, you’re probably guilty of at least one of these skin-sabotaging habits:

1.      Eating excess Sugar AND stay away from High Fructose Corn Syrup

A 2013 study on the connection between blood sugar and aging found that participants who had higher blood sugar levels were also rated as looking older. The sugar was aging them! There’s already so many reasons to avoid sugar (especially processed sugars like high fructose corn syrup), so this is just one more for the list. Having your blood sugar constantly spiking and then falling is an unhealthy cycle, and your skin will show it.

2.      Sleeping on pillow cases washed with toxic laundry detergent

If you’re getting enough sleep, you’re spending 1/3 of your life with your face resting on a pillow. Think about the ingredients in the laundry detergent you use. Do you want your face next to those chemicals for 1/3 of your life? Your skin (and overall health) may benefit from switching to a natural laundry detergent. Try to a void detergents with fragrance (which is proprietary information and thus the real ingredients aren’t listed on the label) and brighteners (these chemicals stay on fabric after they are washed). Also, steer clear of chemical-laden dryer sheets! Also try sleeping with a satin pillowcase, cotton tends to absorb the much needed natural oils in our skin and hair!

3.       Using unnatural makeup

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, but putting on foundation, blush, concealer, and eye makeup everyday could be making your skin less healthy. Most makeup brands use ingredients that not only fail to promote a radiant complexion, but can actually compromise your health. The list of what to avoid is so long we won’t attempt to cover that today, but favoring natural mineral makeup is a good rule of thumb for avoiding these toxic ingredients. If you live in the US like I do, you’d be shocked to know there are over 1328 toxic ingredients that are banned in Europe, China, Japan and other countries, that the US only bans 11 of them, the rest is allowed in our skin care, makeup, food, etc!

4.       Not exfoliating

This one is pretty simple. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, opening up your pore s and helping you absorb your natural serums and oils. As we get older, our rate of cell turnover decreases, so exfoliating becomes even more important. Don’t skip this important part of your skin care routine! A few times a week, use a facial scrub after you cleanse your face, then follow with your skin’s favorite moisturizer.

5.       Eating from a box

Sometimes convenience calls to us, but we can’t expect our skin to glow when we’re feeding it with lots of sodium, preservatives, and synthetic nutrient additives that we can’t actually absorb. Really nourish yourself with your food. Incorporate green smoothies and seasonal salads into your daily diet. Enjoy generous portions of both cooked and raw veggies everyday, plus some fruit, and your skin will thank you.

If you’d like a FREE skin care evaluation or more information on Acti-Labs, contact me today!

We hope you enjoy this offer and please let us know how they make you feel once you’ve tried them.

Acti-Labs are Cosmeceutical Products – Do you know the difference??

I LOVE Acti-Labs

Cosmeceuticals are the technically advanced skin care products that bridge the gap between cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, combining medical based ingredients and natural ingredients to deliver essential nutrients to the skin!

Did you know that in the US they allow 17 toxic ingredients in skincare, cosmetics &b some nutrition products that are banned in Europe, China & Japan!

Manufactured in France from OUR own labs makes Acti-Labs that much more special!

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Day 4 of My 7 Day Challenge

Well it’s been a long, hectic weekend. I still had time to continue my body wraps! I might be a little behind on posting my Challenge, but, I am continuing to do them.

Well as I’ve mentioned before, after each application, these products continue working for 2 days.  I know my body is detoxing impurities like it is suppose to,  although I drink a lot of water (as recommended) I usually drink a lot of water in general, so I did not increase my water intake, but I am frequently urinating, more than usual, so this tells me it’s the products working. I have lost a total of 1/2″ so far, and this is the consistent result! Im so excited that my belly & thighs are NOTICABLY flatter/thinner and my overall appearance is firmer & toned. I am not actually “working out” other than my daily activities which consists of walking often & cleaning the house daily. So I count this as my workout! LOL

Till tomorrow………..

If you have any questions about Acti Wraps or any other of our awesome products, contact me today!

Day 1 of My 7-Day Challenge

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OK so I cheated a little, I started last night! I started with the Thermo and used the “ace” type bandages (Wrap Duo Kit comes with 2). Like I have posted before, I have done wraps that I made myself in the past, I used saran wrap and not ace bandages. So, I decided to try it with the ace bandages. I’m going to count that as a workout, because I was sweating trying to keep the bandages in place. I lost 1/8″ on my belly & thighs. YAY! This morning I decides to go with my old time favorite, saran wrap. Much easier to apply because it sticks wher you leave it, it’s easier to “pull” around your body, because the key is to tighten the area without suffocating yourself and allow the covered area to sweat in order to detox. I left it on for about 1/2 while I did my makeup, then I took off the wrap. I lost an ADDITIONAL 1/2″ off my belly & thighs. I have a before picture and after my 7 days I will post the before & after picture.

Yes, if we sweat we will loose inches because of excess water & toxins BUT will it stay off? Well if we use products that assist with the removal of toxins, induce sweating, caffeine tightens the skin and other ingredients in these 2 products will assist with the inches remaining off and increase cellular construction (which is breaking down the fat & filling in the spaces (that lumpy look cellulite creates) so the fat in our skin is replaced with healthy “plump”cells that give a smooth appearance).  Now isn’t this the purpose of doing a wrap to begin with?

So far my skin feels smooth and moisturized. I’m excited about the inches lost.My belly has flattened down a lot! I will be doing this twice a day for 7 days. At this point I am taking my pro-biotics & wrap. I am waiting for my order so I can start my super green skinny juice & hydro slim combo.

Let’s see how much stays off tomorrow & how much more I lose!

Till tomorrow………

Repair & Soothe Your Skin for Spring!

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Great for Dry Skin, Skin Aliments & Pregnant Women!

Collagen & Kelp Body Fondant $39.50-Collagen is the main structural protein present in the skin. It gives body tissues form, strength and firmness. Unfortunately, the reality is that as we age, our bodies are no longer able to produce collagen at the level it once did. On the plus side, there are ways to boost your body’s collagen.

Collagen & Kelp Fondant is formula rich in marine collagen and kelp extracts. It’s texture instantly offers a special moment of luscious daily body care indulgence.

Do you or anyone in your family suffer from dry skin or other skin aliments? 

This product is a must have for your ENTIRE family! Spring is coming within the next 4 weeks, now is the time to get your dry skin healthy & hydrated. This product is great for burns, bug bites, rashes itchy skin, etc. My son started using this product for his razor burns with such great results, he also suffers from eczema on his elbows, especially this time of the year in South Florida, in a week of applying this daily he no longer suffers from the itching, burning & bumpy elbows he’s been battling for years, he’s now hooked on it! This is also safe for babies and does wonders for pregnant or postpartum women!

The ingredient are: water, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, now it sounds so chemically but its actually a mixed triester derived from coconut oil and glycerin, which mainly works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (shea butter), which is used for moisturizing or as a salve,great for dry or cracked skin, PROPYLENE GLYCOL this is an organic alcohol that is used as a conditioning agent, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN is composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body, and FUCUS VESICULOSIS EXTRACT  this is the scientific name for a species of brown seaweed called bladderwrack; extracts are commonly referred to as bladderwrack extracts. Bladderwrack is found in abundance on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from Europe to Asia. This is just a small list of the “nature’s” ingredients, although not all organic, all ingredient derive from nature, never tested on animals nor are any of their ingredients! Talk about animal friendly………..

This tub will last about 3-4 months easily if used daily, So you definitely get your money’s worth with this product.

If you’d like to purchase this product or would like more information on this or any of Acti products, contact me today! 

The Eyes Have It!

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Skyscraper Mascara Special Offer before updated version arrives!

Designed for spectacular but elegant volume and form.
Key Ingredients: Beeswax, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

This is my absolute favorite mascara in the world! Normally I would use 3 different mascaras to get the same result I get with just using this one!

I love the brush and this formula gives maximum results. And only for $5.50 for a limited time before the updated version arrives, this is a much cheaper price than “drug store” bought and you get the highest quality…..Try this mascara today at this low price, you won’t regret it!

Comment me if you’re interested or use this product.

New Skin Mask is one of my favorites!

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Vesuvio Mineral Mask contains 15% Glycolic Acid and volcanic soil it helps eliminate dead cells. Basically, in regular people terms it takes the nasty little dead skin sitting on your face and leaves you with reduced winkles and overall improved skin texture.

Now as for Mount Vesuvio, I know this volcano all too well! My mother was born in Naples, Italy and lived near this volcano. So I am well aware of the benefits of this soil!

Many of the farms are based in the Bay of Naples. Much of southern Italy is formed from limestone and has poor quality soil. However, the area around Mount Vesuvius has been covered with thick layers of ash and lava from eruptions such as that of 79AD which covered Pompeii and Herculaneum with volcanic material.

My mom also told me that the danger of the volcano simply isn’t something that they consider and that it was the quality of the earth under their feet that led them to develop vineyards there – and helped them to keep their operation organic (even back then!)

The soil is formed from volcanic ash and broken down pieces of lava this is what makes it incredibly nourishing . While the ash is packed with the valuable minerals, the porous lava has another purpose – it acts as a sponge, soaking up moisture and storing it, releasing it slowly when moisture is needed.

This ash and lava is rich in minerals and nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, which are essential for cell rejuvenation.

We don’t all have time for the vigilant skin care habits of French women but indulging in a face mask provides some of the rewards of a spa facial at home. Vesuvio mask boasts an impressive list of ingredients including Volcanic soil, Maris Limus Dead Sea silt, Camellia Sinesis green tea extract & Sodium Hyaluronate.

Now for the next two words – Glycolic, Acid! Sounds a little scary? The word “Acid” alone does a bit, I know. Glycolic acid  is part of the group of active compounds known as AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids). Derived from cane sugar: It has the smallest molecules in the group so is able to penetrate skin deeply and easily, making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc. Using this product weekly, (in the beginning, twice a week) has seriously transformed my skin! I wish I had a before picture from a couple of years ago to really show the difference. But I will use this stuff the rest of my life!

How to use : Apply twice a week to the face and neck. Softly massage onto the skin. Avoid contact with eyes and the delicate eye contour. Leave for 10 – 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

If you’d like to try the  Vesuvio Mineral Mask $17.00, let me know how I can help you and if you have also tried this, let me know what you think!

7 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

Hi everyone! I’m looking for 10 people to join me in a 7 day weight loss challenge to drop a Jean size! Here’s my regime* (in addition to the products below, I am also taking Pro-Biotics, please note my advice below regarding pro-biotics):

Duo wrap kit $45– Within our bodies we all have interstitial spaces where toxins and fats gather, an interstitial space is an empty space or gap between cells. Groups of interstitial spaces are commonly referred to as fat cells. Over a period of time these fill with toxins and fats.
People who smoke or drink alcohol, eat fatty foods will, on the whole, have more toxins and notice that certain areas are harder to lose, e.g. thighs or buttocks, and however much they diet, their body refuses to alter its shape or size. The WRAP not only achieves excellent lasting inch loss, but it is also a superb treatment that cleanses, detoxifies and tightens the skin.
The sculpting wraps compress the layers back together so they do not refill, this is where the inch loss comes from.

Hydro Slim $23.50-This delicious blend of powerful super-fruits and botanicals features concentrated Acai Berry, African Mango, juices combined with Oolong, green and red tea leaf.

Super Green Skinny Juice $17.50-Skinny Juice contains vegetable extracts and Glucomannan, a soluble natural fiber which, when mixed with water, becomes gel-like in the stomach, which could contribute to the feeling of fullness. Feeling full can be helpful for dieters to manage meal portion size & avoid temptation or habitual snacking.
Contains: Glucomannan, Spirulina Powder, Flaxseed Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Kelp Powder, Chlorella Powder, Guarana Powder, Maca Root Powder, Flavoring (Orange Oil) Actidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Pea Powder, Carrot Juice Powder, Spinach Powder, Tomato Powder, Asparagus Powder, Beetroot Powder, Broccoli Powder, Color (Beta-Carotene), Cabbage Powder, Rosehip Extract, Hibiscus Extract, Leek Powder, Sweetener (Stevia).

*These products last MORE than 7 days! The challenge is for 7 days only to drop a jean size.

As I stated at the beginning of this post I also starting taking pro-biotics daily. Beware when buying pro-biotics! No they are NOT all the same. I’ve done extensive research on this, to get maximum results of pro-biotics you need at least 10 unique strands of bacteria and at least 10 billion colony forming bacteria. This can get expensive especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for…I got a 14 day supply at Walgreens (Renew Life Ultimate Flora Pro-biotic about $30)

This brand has 10 unique stands and 15 billion colony forming bacteria. Definitely worth it!

I am starting on Thursday and I will post daily before and after wrap pictures…my goal is to lose 15lbs. Let’s see the results!!

Comment yes below if you would be interested! Summer bodies are made in winter! 

Which Best Describes Your Skin?

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The most common skin pet peeves are: Wrinkles, Sun Spots/Damage and Dry skin.  So what if I told you I have something tailored for YOUR skin issues that won’t break the bank! Would you be interested? Leave me a comment or contact me for your FREE skin evaluation today….

As for me, I live in sunny Florida, not ONLY do I have sun damage (LOVE the sun) I also am 48 so I have my “wrinkle” (thank you gravity!) issues. In the past I have spent 100s of dollars to combat or prevent just that, I also, as you know, am into homeopathy. Yes, it does work, but once again, all those herbs and oils get expensive! I can’t just buy a drop, not to mention all the work when I need to make more. So once again, I began my research to find products as close to the products I was making without costing me to sell a kidney on ebay!

Now I have dabbled in Direct Sales since I’m 17! Yes I’ve done several, yes some products I did LIKE but nothing really came close to my values in products or cost.

So, one day I was researching and came across Acti-Labs. Not ONLY did I research the company, career plan, products and stats, I researched EVERY ingredient! Yep, every single ingredient in the products I was interested in, because it’s all about me! LOL I also found that not only was Acti-Labs a STABLE company, ha an awesome career plan BUT they had outstanding products as well! So now here I am…..

Not only were the products affordable but EVERY ingredient was either natural (dispite the name listed), not used on animals or not use ingredients that were used on animals, and they use state-of-the-art ingredients.

So here’s a copy of their Ethics:

ETHICS

We care about the environment. Our Laboratory received a Government Environment Award for ‘low carbon footprint’. We have a recycling contract to deal with everything that enters our facility, be it glass, plastic or cardboard. Wherever possible we use recyclable materials for our packaging & everything that leaves our facility. Our new headquarters are developed as an eco-sustainable centre where natural resources allow the lowering of energy consumption and a solar power system covers our consumption requirements.

Our products are not tested on animals & we do not use ingredients that are. We do not support animal cruelty in any form, however, we do use some ingredients found on the PETA website which we consider to be cruelty free regardless. We do accept that each person is entitled to an informed opinion & we respect that right.

We are not a Vegan Brand. We prefer, wherever practical to use natural ingredients over synthetics.

We are not a Gluten Free brand, although most of our products are in fact gluten free.

Our objective is to create a top quality, performance lead range of products that are available to the consumer at an affordable price.

 

Wrap Duo Kit

For over 30 years I have been on a mission homeopathically to “beat” cellulite amongst other things. I just might have been one of the first to start off a natural skincare line. Although is was just for my friends and family, I should have listened to my cousins!! Anyway, after 20 years I found the perfect combination of essential  oils, herbs, natural and state of the art ingredients to combat just that. It was very time consuming and expensive, but, when you can get rid of cellulite or stretch marks isn’t it worth it?? Well I thought so, until I found Acti-Labs Duo Wrap Kit. For $45 you get several wraps for a fraction of all the ingredients I needed to buy then make up my concoction.  I’ve seen several body wraps on the market and I have tried MOST of them, so I figured what’s another review? I decides to try Acti-Labs Wrap Duo. By the way this is the MAIN reason I decided to become an Ambassador, I figured at least I can get the products at a discount!  Not only does it work just as promised, I now have several friends using this so I’ll be able to post their reviews as well as their before and after results. Below is the kit contents and directions to use. It’s not as hard as it sounds and VERY worth the experience!! If anyone else has used this product, please let me know about your experience.

This is the ultimate wrap kit! This kit contains: 1 x Thermo Slimming Gel, 1 x Lipo Sculpting Fluid, 2 x Professional Sculpting Wraps.

Within our bodies we all have interstitial spaces where toxins and fats gather, an interstitial space is an empty space or gap between cells. Groups of interstitial spaces are commonly referred to as fat cells. Over a period of time these fill with toxins and fats.
People who smoke or drink alcohol, eat fatty foods will, on the whole, have more toxins and notice that certain areas are harder to lose, e.g. thighs or buttocks, and however much they diet, their body refuses to alter its shape or size. The WRAP not only achieves excellent lasting inch loss, but it is also a superb treatment that cleanses, detoxifies and tightens the skin.

The Acti Slimming Wrap is not dehydrative, you will not put back on the ‘lost inches’ by drinking a glass of water! In fact, we can assure you of the opposite! We actually encourage you to drink plenty of water after the treatment to cleanse and flush your system, this can help to achieve further inch loss and tightening of the skin over the following few days.
The sculpting wraps compress the layers back together so they do not refill, this is where the inch loss comes from.
INITIALLY YOUR BODY WILL CREATE NEW SPACES OR REFILL EXISTING ONES QUITE QUICKLY BECAUSE IT IS USED TO DOING SO. DEPENDING ON YOUR LIFESTYLE, IT WILL TAKE A LONGER AND LONGER BEFORE THESE SPACES REAPPEAR BETWEEN WRAP TREATMENTS.
Some people will have more success than others because it depends on how deep the ‘space’ is located as to how effective the fluid will be at penetrating to the required level. It also depends if there is some muscle mass to compress against. Like all things. TRUE SUCCESS TAKES PERSEVERENCE.

You can start with whichever product you wish, thereafter follow this sequence
Day 1 Wrap with product 1
Day 2 Use product 2 as a lotion on the area wrapped.
Day 3 Use product 2 as a lotion on the area wrapped.
Day 4 Wrap with product 2.
Day 5 Use product 1 as a lotion on the area wrapped.
Day 6 Use product 1 as a lotion on the area wrapped.
Day 7. repeat from day 1 sequence

For the ultimate results, watch this video explaining the process.

FROM THE DAY THAT YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER YOU SHOULD START TO INCREASE YOUR WATER CONSUMPTION BY 500ML TO 1 LITRE PER DAY OVER & ABOVE YOUR NORMAL INTAKE. BY THE TIME THAT YOUR PRODUCT IS DELIVERED YOUR BODY SHOULD HAVE ADAPTED TO PROCESSING EXTRA WATER WITHOUT WATER RETENTION, THIS WILL MAXIMIZE THE RESULTS.