Face Fitness

Face Fitness


On week 326 we are sharing a fun post on facial exercises and we wish you enjoy them, please share and like if you do.

We know that exercising we can firm up the body and revitalize the skin by bringing more blood and moving the lymphatic fluids. Naturally, the same is true about the muscles in the face and neck, right? it makes sense muscles don’t stop at the neck. As your muscles and connective tissue tones up by exercising, your skin will tighten by the simple fact that the muscles are attached to the skin by facia and the skin will become more resilient and elastic as well!

With facial exercises, you not only regain that look you thought it can be completely lost for whatever reason, but you’ll also grow mature, looking radiant and glowing with a well-toned complexion, more relaxed in your jaw muscles neck and scalp and by the way a scalp that has relaxed muscles and a proper blood flow will sustain great hair!!!! So as you can see is many benefits to these exercises, for me, they also made me aware of the gestures I was doing with my face that were not so flattering is kind like what observing a good body posture does and  also how we breathe, is becoming more aware anyway that is an entirely another post and I will write it, posture is important to the whole wellbeing.

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Facial Fitness by Patricia Goroway





Patricia Goroway has taught facial exercise and facial massage for more than 10 years with extreme success to clients and health care professionals around the world. Patricia Goroway techniques have been teaching facial exercise and facial massage for more than 10 years to clients and health care professionals around the world. Her techniques have proven to be one of the top leading facial exercises featured in fitness magazines and web sites such as Woman’s Health and Livestrong.com. She has a best-selling book, Facial Fitness is one of Barnes & Noble Publishing’s leading health and beauty book and also there is a full-length DVD included where she demonstrates the facial exercises and massage techniques in a fun and energetic format. Patricia Goroway is now offering a Certified Instructors Course to those wishing to add specialized exercise and massage techniques to their clients. This certification is the first and the only course of it’s kind and available exclusively through Facial Fitness Systems, Inc.

I recommend her products we are not in any way selling them do we wish we did the system is fantastic and she is a wonderful teacher. enjoy and here is the link to find it.



Facial Fitness: Daily Exercises & Massage Techniques for a Healthier, Younger Looking You






As we get more mature, the muscle fiber in our bodies tends to atrophy and become less with time especially when we don’t use it.

As muscle shrinkage (atrophy) is concerned, it’s debatable whether the loss of fibers from individual muscle cells or loss of cells themselves this is an important issue involves many factors so each case is different. Let’s see what atrophy of muscles is.  Atrophy referring to muscle really means that the bulk of the muscle is lost or largely diminished. In other words, the term is really a “universal” one. Bottom line it does not, however, address what is happening on a “cellular” level. And, it is what happens on a cellular level that helps us to understand how and why exercising the face can bring not only a more lively look but a healthier one, also.





A facial workout regimen is an excellent way to tone your muscles, and prevent muscles from sagging, moving lymphatic fluid to reduce puffiness, increase circulation and actually revitalize the whole system is very soothing and calming, we hold a lot of tension in our jaws, neck, and shoulders.

Doing facial exercises, facial yoga, and acupressure points for that matter is a great way to keep your face looking healthy, radiant, well-toned and alive and at the same time firming muscles and reducing puffiness and increasing elasticity, those are some of the many benefits including reducing tension, stress, etc.
These are also good exercises to do if you have muscle challenges like droopiness on your face, and neck, creating stronger muscles for a toned and more healthy skin.


The Muscles of The Face




There are 43 muscles in your face, most of which are controlled by the seventh cranial nerve (the facial nerve)
This nerve comes from the cerebral cortex and emerges from the skull just in front of our ears. And it rules your whole system.
It is not yet fully agreed by science how many muscles really exist due to the fact that some muscle tissue can’t be separated into countable muscle, also some peoples muscles are more divided than others, with that been said we continue with what we are addressing here and that is exercising our faces and neck.

The muscles divide into 5 primary branches and they are: temporal, zygomatic, buccal, mandibular and cervical. As we exercise them we also have the added benefit of adding relieve to eye strain, scalp tightness, releasing neck stress, shoulders pain, jaw tightness TMJ, tension headaches, facial tension and with facial exercise we can create a sense of total relaxation, in an average we don’t realize that focusing on our phones computers and in general being stress contracts and put a lot of strain on our muscles in general and in the face we start to create grooves and lines of expressions that not always suit us. Creams and potions can aid in some matters to soften the top layer but definitely does not tone muscles or weight lifters and Gyms will be only using creams that to do the work out for them, makes sense right?

The body makes skin, muscles, etc from the inside out not the other way around,

Investing in some work for your facial muscles can help give in a major way to accomplish a radiant toned face.  We need to make it clear that it will take consistency and maintenance it doesn’t happen in a week of exercising also everyone is different.

Is a normal process for our body and that includes the face to go through stages, our face changes as we go through life, so many factors contribute to this diet, sleep, stress levels, the amount of water we consume, overeating sugar, oxidation due to smoking or excess alcohol, etc? It may begin to lose elasticity and tone, accumulating fluid, droopiness, lines from expressions, that indicate either lengthening years or deepening character, depending on your viewpoint, and it can create just flat out frustration, almost invariably, to sag and look tired.

Let’s address sagging this is a process in large part because the fat pads that underlie the skin on our faces became thin ether with age, and other facts of life the muscles lose her tone. When we are in our early years, these pads snuggle together like puzzle pieces, providing much of the structure and the contours of our faces. When the pads change as we go through life, their connections start to loosen and gravity begins to draws them downward also the lost fast that keep the moisture diminishes and we lose that glow, elastin and collagen also diminish with stress, lack of sleeping diet to mention a few factors leaving cheeks hollowed and visages generally droopier and with a lack of life and radiance, circulation plays a great roll on this so when we decrease it with exercise, gentle massage, acupressure, radiofrequency and other new modalities we can have great results, still keeping in mind diet, sleep hydration and such.

Nowadays there are many different kinds treatments like injecting fat and fillers as an option in many cases the underlying loss of luster and tone is still there, and it is at the expense of thousands of dollars.

Plastic surgery is an attempt also but soon enough people are right back where they started after paying thousandths of dollars, going through full anesthesia and many risks the tone in the face has not bee restored in most cases and in some as you may have observed due to not so good of work from some surgeons the face looks unnatural and no longer is the same looking person.
When we see surgeries that obviously are pulling and cutting the skin but not addressing the muscles underneath it shows unnatural, more and more surgeons are getting that working with the muscles in a SUBTLE way gets better results.

I have a dear friend that has done 4 plastic surgeries and she is basically back where she started !!!!! no tone on her muscles and the elasticity from no circulation or proper diet not to mention stress, yes stress big one for skin, it works against her all day and night what we don’t use we lose that unfortunately is a fact.

People are starting to realize what an important role the muscles play in creating the contours of the face, doesn’t it make sense? they hold the skinned oh yes the bone structure. These facial muscles need to be exercised specifically and correctly to have an optimal result. When the facial muscles sag, the skin attached to the muscles also sags because they are attached to each other. the process of facial toning exercises brings and maintain healthy radiant maintenance.

Face exercises help restore the muscle tissue, elasticity and tone for a wonderful, glowing, look.
The exercises are based on the principle of gentle, easy facial muscle resistance, effective relaxation techniques, visualization, and breathing exercises yes breathing big part of skin and muscle toning and with that, you will achieve amazing results.

Breathing is a very big part of good and supple skin, yes that is correct our skin is the largest organ in our body and it breaths also somewhat absorbs nutrients, many companies claim huge amounts of abortion through the skin when they recommend products if this was the truth when we take a bath we would drown, the skin has a regulation mechanism to protect us from harm. So we that been said to correct conscious breathing is a very large part of keeping the skin and overall health in top condition. In Chinese Medicine, the lungs are the ruler of the skin.
The exercises will increase the blood circulation, which increases the natural collagen and elastin in the skin by adding blood and oxygen and creating a more vibrant complexion. The skin will become more elastic and softer to the touch and it will look at life.
Facial exercises strengthen and tone all muscles in the face, neck, and scalp. It’s best to start and create a routine like a spa time for your self, it will relax your entire nervous system.

You will educate your facial, neck and scalp muscles to work and remember how they need to work as they should, you probably know the saying what you don’t use you lose.
Your mind-muscle connection combined with the exercises will increase blood circulation to the face, neck, scalp, and hair, enriching every cell with more oxygen and nutrients, restoring facial and neck muscles that have been overstretched by time, gravity and stress to a healthy, energized, well-toned condition at your own convenience at the pace of your dedication.

Now let’s move to the actual exercises.
Let’s start with the first step clean your skin if you have time apply a mask and after you remove it, make sure to use a rich moisturizer if it is your preference I love to use oils as a moisturizer and I will introduce you to them here is the link
this is a must so you don’t hurt the skin, you can always remove the excess at the end if it didn’t absorb.





I will introduce you to a couple of sets of exercises, here we go.


1  Gently pull-on your forehead with your index finger. Using just your fingers, you can apply pressure to your forehead so that shifting your eyebrows can strengthen that part of your face. This can help smooth lines on your forehead.
Put your index fingers just above each of your eyes.
Pull down on your eyes while trying to raise your eyebrows.
Repeat 10 times to help firm your forehead.


2  Push your forehead with your hands. This simple exercise uses your palms to create resistance while flexing your eyebrows. Doing this workout will help create smooth lines on your forehead.
Place each of your palms on the sides of your forehead, the bottom of each palm resting on your eyebrows. Your palms should be holding the skin firmly in place.
Raise your eyebrow muscles, like you are surprised, then lower them, like you are angry.
Raise and lower 10 times, then raise and hold for 30 seconds. Lower and hold for 30 seconds, then repeat the up and down against 10 more times.

3  Do brow lifts. Using your fingers and your eyebrows, you can exercise the muscles in your forehead. Just a little bit of pressure can create enough resistance for good exercise.
Using two fingers in a peace sign, and place your fingernails over each eyebrow.
Gently push that skin down with your fingers, then push your brows up and down.
Repeat the up and down motion with your brows 10 times.
Do 3 sets of 10, take a short rest, then do another 3 sets of 10.


4  Stretch your eyelids. Your eyelids are easy muscles to work and don’t need much resistance. Using your fingers can help you stretch them out, removing wrinkles and giving you stronger eyelids.
Sit down and close your eyes.
With your lids relaxed, use your index fingers to lift up your eyebrows. While lifting, keep your eyes closed to stretch your eyelids as far as possible.
Hold this position for 10 seconds, then relax and repeat 10 times.


5  Do an eye squeeze. Work your eyelids further by squeezing your eyes shut with a little stretching resistance from your mouth. Because it uses so many different muscles, this exercise can help to stretch out your entire face, not just your eyes.
Pull your lips downward so that your facial muscles tighten, then pull your lips to one side.
Squeeze one eye shut for one second, then repeat 10 times, holding your lips to the side. Then do the other eye.
Do 3 sets of 10 for each eye, take a short rest, then do another 3 sets of 10.


6  Stretch your face while holding your eyes. This will help to build the muscles around your eyelids to give you more awake-looking eyes. Use your fingers to provide some resistance to the basic action of opening and closing your eyes.
Make a C around your eyes using your thumbs and index finger. Make sure your index finger is over your eyebrow and thumb against your cheek.
Shut your eyes, and slowly squeeze your eyelids close together. Relax the tension without opening your eyes
Repeat squeezing and relaxing your eyelids 25 times.

Exercising Your Mouth


1  Exercise by smiling. One of the simplest ways to firm up your smile is to practice doing it. In this exercise, you’ll slowly move your mouth into the position of a full smile, holding different positions. This will give you better control of your face and smiling capabilities.
Slowly begin to smile by stretching the corner of your mouth laterally, lips still together.
After that, turn your mouth upward to expose your upper teeth.
Smile as widely as you can, displaying your teeth.
Once you have reached that point, slowly relax your mouth, bringing the smile back to the starting point.
Stop at several stages on this expansion of your smile, and hold that position for 10 seconds.


2  Apply pressure to your smile. Similar to the last exercise, this one using different stages of your smile to work the muscles in your face. Here, your fingers will provide extra resistance to further work the muscles around your mouth.
Make a full smile, and use your fingers to hold it in place by putting pressure on each corner.
Close your lips halfway, then fully, using your fingers to resist the movement.
Hold each position for 10 seconds.


3  Do facelift exercise. This exercise works the muscles around your upper lip to help prevent sagging and keep a strong lip contour. Doing it properly will help you have a stronger smile that shows more of your upper teeth.
Open your mouth slightly and flare your nostrils. Wrinkle up your nose as far as possible, then slowly draw your upper lip as high as you can, and hold for 10 seconds.
Leave your mouth slightly open, and place one finger under the eye on the cheekbone. Curl your upper lip slowly upward, keeping finger pressure on your face. Hold for 10 seconds, then slowly return to the original position.


4  Do a lip exercise. This is a simple exercise that will help increase the blood flow to your lips. This will give the fleshier parts a healthier, livelier, and more natural color.
Open your mouth slightly, making sure your upper and lower lips are relaxed.
Bring your lower lip forward until it makes contact with your upper lip.
Bring your upper and lower lips inward to your mouth. Exert pressure, then relax.


5  Do a mandibular strengthening exercise. This exercise works your mandible, the lower jaw, and important part of smiling, talking, and chewing, as well as anything else your mouth does. An exercise like this will help to prevent a double chin and prevent aging grooves on the lower part of your face.
Keep your mouth, especially your teeth and lips, slightly closed.
Separate your teeth as much as you can without opening your lips.
Bring your mandible forward slowly. Go as far as you can, stretching your lower lip upward, and hold for 5 seconds.
Slowly return your jaw, lips, then teeth back to their original position.


6  Do the OO-EE mouth. Moving your mouth to some basic sounds can help you target the lips, as well as the muscles between your upper lip and nose. This is a simple exercise that only requires some exaggerated facial movement while making sounds.
Open your mouth, then purse your lips together so that your teeth are separated and not showing.
Say “OO,” using an exaggerated movement to purse your lips together.
Change sounds to “EE,” again using an exaggerated motion to stretch your lips into the proper shape. You can also replace “EE” with “AH” for a slightly different workout.
Do 10 reps between “OO” and “EE,” then repeat for 3 sets.


7  Suck on your finger. Use the natural pressure from a sucking motion to firm up your lips. By removing it at the same time, you’ll be able to provide additional resistance to work against.
Put your finger in your mouth, and suck on it as hard as possible.
While doing that, slowly removing it from your mouth.
Repeat 10 times.

Press on your cheeks while smiling. This will help strengthen your cheek muscles. Make sure to keep your head back when you do this exercise.
Press down on your cheeks with your three middle fingers.
While pushing, smile as hard as you can to push your fingers back.


9   Very Gently pull your cheeks up making sure you don’t overstretch the skin. Doing this exercise can help to smooth laugh lines and the fine lines around your under eyes skin make sure that you don’t pull that delicate skin and that you have enough moisturizer or oil when you do this. Your hands will be doing the work here, gently stretching the muscles on your face.
Place your palms firmly against your cheeks make sure not to press to the hard just firm.
Pull the corners of your lips up toward the upper part of your cheekbones until you can see your upper teeth and gums.
Hold the position for 30 seconds, release, then repeat 3 times, personally like to gently massage the area in between.


10  Squeeze your lips tight. Doing this will help to condition your lip muscles.  Your hands will help do the work by squeezing your face around your mouth and nose. Make sure not to pucker this when done repeatedly causes deep creases so just squeeze like you are setting a lipstick.
Put the palms of your hands on your face, the outer edge of hands-on your laugh lines and the bottom edges where your index fingers are on the jawline. Use your whole palm to put gentle pressure on your face press and let go and repeat for 10 times.

Use your lip muscles (not your hands) to push your lips onto your index and middle finger together like you were kissing them and hold for 20 seconds.





Five best face yoga exercises

1  Warm-Up


How to do the exercise: Start your facial workout by blowing exaggerated raspberries with the lips, and with the cheeks as well as blowing. The bigger the vibration the better for relaxing facial muscles. Lip muscles are very important muscles of the face. By relaxing these muscles, other muscles are relaxed too and you will have a very relaxed and pleasant look.

Do it: At least once and up to three times per day this exercise can be done when you have a moment alone and is always one of those the day.


2  Slim Your “Tech Neck” Double Chin


How to do the exercise: Keeping your shoulders down and relaxed, tip your chin up to the ceiling until you feel a good stretch in the upper neck and chin area. Then, alternate making duck lips and sticking out your tongue, holding each “pose” for 5 seconds each. Repeat three times.

Make sure to keep your chin extended and keep your neck taut the whole while. This should feel a bit strenuous: If you don’t get tired, it’s not effective.

How often to do it: 1-2 times per day


3 Smooth Smile Lines


How to do the exercise: First off, don’t stop smiling and laughing! If you don’t smile, you’re not going to develop cheek muscle. Instead, tackle smile lines by breaking down the tension in the muscle from the inside out by using the tongue.

Starting up by the nose, where Hayashi says the lines tend to be deepest, “stick your tongue inside your mouth and make a tiny circle on the labial line.” Do five circles clockwise and counterclockwise on each side to smooth smile lines.

How often to do it: once per day


4 Firm Up Saggy Cheeks and Jowls


The droopy face look is no so cute it looks tired and sad. To help improve and perhaps remove the look of saggy cheeks,

( keep in mind to be realistic)pull your lips the right side of your face like you are kissing the right ear in what should look kind of like a sideways kissy-face. Hold for 10 seconds this is an effective exercise that “trains and stretches at the same time. It is a great way to improve skin elasticity.

How often to do it: 3-5 times per day, for best results


5 Help Eye creases and Crow’s Feet


Start by keeping both shoulders back and relaxed, bring your chin down to your chest and make an oval shape with your lips like going over your teeth and into your mouth. At the same time, look upward with just the eyes: try not to move your head or shoulders, you should feel stretching underneath the eye.

Stay here for three seconds, and then tuck the upper lip inside the mouth to make an “ahh” face. This round should give you a good stretch in the face it will relax the muscles and at the same time will tone them.

Once a day, no need for more. Is best not to overstretch the skin and the muscles in the face.


Enjoy and definitely pay attention to your diet, intake of water, stress and sleep all the exercises in the world won’t be able to counteract the oxidation and deterioration that these facts cause to your general wellbeing.









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Drinking water for beauty and wellness




About Water, facts, tips and more 



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Hello and thank you from all of us at Isabel’s Beauty Blog. Your support is well appreciated, it helps us continue to research and invite new contributors. We take the time to bring you quality information, products and authorities in the subjects we post. We wish for you, family and friends to enjoy and share, your choices with others.
Here in week 284, we are sharing facts on water, the post would have been too long if we wrote all the information we gathered, so with that being said, we decided to do a few posts on this subject from the point of view of a few experts.

Personally, I learned what my body water requirements are. I was doing a movie in Beaufort SC, and it was summer. We were working six days a week, very long hours and I became unconscious of the amount of water I was over drinking!!! In addition to perspiring, I ended up very ill due to a loss of Electrolytes, WOW what a lesson that was, I was really bad off for three days with a very close chance of kidney failure, believe me, I went onto research and I am very aware nowadays of my consumption of water. For the most part, I always drink lukewarm water never cold, I learned through Traditional Chinese Medicine that the Spleen does not like cold, and that is the ruler of weight, good old cellulite, and it is the one in charge of multiple major roles in the body, like a filter for blood as part of the immune system. Red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets of white blood cells are stored there, so I personally don’t want to upset this amazing organ, so I am conscious not to consume cold foods in general. I personally have deep consideration for my body and this organ.

I want to share a little bit about electrolytes:

Electrolytes are certain nutrients (or chemicals) present in your body that have many important functions — from regulating your heartbeat to allowing your muscles to contract so you can move. The major electrolytes found in the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate, and chloride, as you see is important to maintain a balance of electrolytes.
What are electrolytes


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According to: Paul Pitchford from HEALING WITH WHOLE FOODS

Water is the most abundant nutrient in the body, comprising two-thirds of the body’s mass, for the most part, nobody teaches that to us. People make efforts to obtain unadulterated food but neglect to find water of similar quality. Every type of water has its own unique quality. Rainwater tastes lighter, well water is more mineralized, river, lake, and spring water each have their own qualities.

One of the most important principals regarding our personal water consumption I believe is listening to the wisdom of our body, and drinking accordingly to our own thirst. So often we are told drink 8 glasses of water a day and other recommendations that perhaps are not for every individual constitutions or needs, not to mention any reference to the quality of water and the temperature of it when consumed.

If large amounts of water are ingested for reasons such as hard work or internal heat, is best done at least thirty minutes before or one hour after meals. Otherwise, digestive enzymes and secretions are diluted, and food nutrients are not effectively extracted. When water is taken with meals it is best to drink small amounts and warm perhaps a warm tea is a great idea.

The optimal water intake varies widely, every person’s requirement is different.Thirst is an important indicator of the need for water, this not always a conscious choice, is very important to listen to our boys so we don’t over or under do it.


Key Factors that Influence Personal Water Needs


Water requirements are lessened by:


Sedentary lifestyle

Consumption of fruit, vegetable, and sprouted foods

Cold deficient conditions

Cold and damp climates

Water requirements are increased by

Physical activity

Consumption of more meat, eggs, or salty foods

Fever, heat, or excess conditions

Dry, hot, or windy climates and many other variants

Major properties of water






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Too much water from any source can cause coldness sensation, actual dehydration, loss of minerals, weakness in digestion and loss of energy in the whole body. Chinese healing traditions states that an excess of water depletes the Digestive Fire of the spleen-pancreas and hinders the kidney-adrenals ability to provide warmth energy (yang qi).This applies especially to cold water and cold foods (salads, fruits etc)

On the other hand, insufficient water consumption causes toxicity of the body as well as constipation, tension, tightness, overeating, inflammation, dryness, and kidney damage.

When drinking water it is recommended to drink slowly, this helps the body to absorb it better and retain electrolytes.

The amount of water intake will significantly influence long-term health so be conscious about it.


 Water composition in different parts of human body



Photo courtesy to soulutionsfitness.ca







Water is responsible for dissolving most nutrients, minerals, and substances in the biological processes of the human body. It transports the required amount of essential nutrients to different parts of the body and also provides a moist environment for our ear, nose and throat tissues. Water also plays a vital role in flushing waste and toxins out of bodies.


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How much water should you drink every day?


This question looks very simple but there are no easy average answers. Over the period of time multiple recommendations are available to this question:

Before answering this question, let’s see what are the factors involved in calculating daily intake of water:

  1. The climate, where do you live for example altitude, tropic etc
  2. What is the nature of your work
  3. How is your health status
  4. How active are you
  5. Does your activity make you perspire?
  6. Are you an athlete
  7. Do you have health issues
  8. Do you consume fruits and vegetables that contain water?

After considering the above points and whatever common sense adds, there isn’t a specific formula available at this moment which can fit everyone. Multiple research and studies have been produced on this subject with different recommendations over the period of time. Here are some of them:

Daily Water Requirements:  Drink 50-75% of your body weight in Ounces (Oz).

Sedentary people: 50%

Active people: 75%

See example for a person with 150 Pound



Sedentary People Active People
Body WeightFor example take 150 Pound 50% of 150 = 75 Ounces(2.2 Liters or 9 Cups) 75% of 150 = 112.5 Ounces(3.3 Liters or 14 Cups)
Hot or humid weather +16 Oz(½ Liter or 2 Cups) +16 Oz(½ Liter or 2 Cups)
Strenuous Exercise +16 Oz(½ Liter or 2 Cups) +16 Oz(½ Liter or 2 Cups)
Total per day 107 Oz(3.2 Liters or 13 Cups) 144.5 Oz(4.3 Liters or 18 Cups)


Note: This is only an estimate. This may vary person to person, always take in consideration the content of water that is in the food you consume.


How to Read the Signs for Your Body’s Water Needs

Water and the body


According to Dr Mercola



Once your body has lost between one to two percent of its total water content, it will signal its needs by making you feel thirsty but not before that. Using thirst as a guide to how much water you need to drink is a good way to ensure your individual needs are met, day-by-day do not wait a long period of time after you get the signal or you start to do damage, and always try to drink water no sodas which dehydrate you more, juices contain too much sugar which also dehydrates.

However, by the time your thirst mechanism kicks in you may already be a bit dehydrated. Most studies show that about 2/3 of us are dehydrated and need to drink more water.

This is particularly true for the elderly. Therefore, it’s also wise to learn some of the other, more subtle, signals your body sends, indicating you need to drink more water. As noted in the featured article, this includes:

  • Fatigue and/or mood swings
  • Hunger even though you’ve recently eaten
  • Back or joint aches
  • Dull, dry skin and/or pronounced wrinkles
  • Infrequent urination; dark, concentrated urine, and/or constipation


The Color of Your Urine Is an Important Marker



Besides listening to your thirst, a good rule of thumb is to look at the color of your urine. You should be drinking enough water to turn your urine a light-colored yellow.

Dark-colored urine is a sign that your kidneys are retaining fluids in order to maintain your bodily functions, which includes detoxification. As a result, your urine will seem highly concentrated and dark in color. You may also urinate less frequently, for the same reason and accumulate more toxins.

Since your thirst mechanism tends to become less efficient with age, older adults need to pay more careful attention to the color of their urine to ensure adequate water intake.

Bear in mind that riboflavin (vitamin B2, which is also found in most multi-vitamins) will turn your urine a bright, almost fluorescent yellow this is also true of B vitamins in general. So if you’re taking supplements containing B2, it may be more difficult to judge by the color of your urine.

The Frequency of urination can also be used to judge your water intake. A healthy person urinates on average about seven or eight times a day. If your urine is scant or if you haven’t urinated in several hours, that too is an indication that you’re not drinking enough.


Symptoms of Chronic Dehydration


What Is Dehydration?



Sports drink is one of the highly commercialized beverages today – from its TV advertisements to its popular athlete endorsers – as mainstream media makes it look like drinking it will keep you healthy and well-hydrated. Beverage companies advertise that sports drink will help replenish the electrolytes in your body during exercise or outdoor activities, but the truth is the ingredients of your favorite sports drinks will not hydrate and benefit you, and may even be detrimental to your health.

A typical sports drink contains high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and artificial sweeteners. It has two-thirds of the sugar content of soda and is 30 times more erosive to your teeth than water. High-fructose corn syrup could cause negative health impacts like preventing the natural production of your body’s human growth hormone (HGH). It also contributes to almost all chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

Aside from sports drinks, there are also other sweetened beverages that you don’t benefit much from, like sodas. These are also equally unhealthy for your health, as just a 20-ounce bottle of cola gives you 16 teaspoons of sugar in high-fructose corn syrup. Diet soda makes no difference either because a study revealed that diet soda drinkers have a 70 percent increase in waist size than those non-diet soda drinkers in a 10-year period.

Commercial fruit juices are another sweetened drink that you must avoid because they do not have any hydrating properties and are actually loaded with sugar. For example, Minute Maid’s 15.2-ounce bottle actually contains 49 grams of sugar.

What’s more, most processed fruit juices are made with little resemblance to what an actual fresh fruit juice would be. Commercial fruit juices are pasteurized and their oxygen is removed to preserve them for a long time, making the juices less nutrient-dense. Store-bought fruit juices with an expiration date of 60 days or more is a sign that it is heavily processed, so I encourage you to boycott these kinds of beverages.


Indicators of dehydration:

1. Bad breath. Saliva has antibacterial properties in it, but dehydration can prevent your body from making enough saliva.

When you’re not producing enough saliva in the mouth, you can get bacteria overgrowth and one of the side reactions of that is bad breath from chronic dehydration,” says John Higgins, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, and chief of cardiology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.

The primary symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry skin, dark colored urine, and fatigue. But there are also a number of commonly overlooked signs that may suggest you’re suffering from more or less chronic dehydration. Such signs include:

  • Digestive disturbances such as heartburn and constipation
  • Confusion and/or anxiety
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Premature aging
  • High cholesterol
  • Skin breakouts among many other



Dehydration Is a Common Problem Among the Elderly


According to recent research, one in five seniors does not get enough water on a daily basis. Among those who do not have a caretaker, that number is even higher—one in four. And seniors with dementia are six times more likely to be dehydrated.

Dehydration also tends to be more common among people taking more medication. According to BBC News:2
“A 2013 analysis of death certificates by the [UK] Office for National Statistics had shown that 1,158 care home residents suffered dehydration-related deaths between 2003 and 2012.

But Dr. [Lee] Hooper said those figures were not clear-cut as patients often stopped eating or drinking towards the end of life. She also stressed that while care homes could sometimes do better, it was important to point out that identifying dehydration and solving its causes was complex.

‘The reasons older people do not drink enough are that as we age we lose our sense of thirst so they may not be thirsty. [Or they] decide not to drink because of continence issues, because they don’t have as much social contact or because of frailty or forgetfulness.'”


Why I Do Not Recommend Bottled Water by Dr Marcola


While drinking water will help flush out toxins, the more unfiltered water you drink, the more pollutants you’re consuming… Most tap water contains an array of harmful contaminants, including fluoride, disinfection byproducts, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals, and pharmaceutical drugs. Additionally, be careful about bathing in unfiltered water as you can easily absorb more toxins by breathing in a hot shower than you can by drinking tap water all day long.

Last year, federal scientists reported finding traces of 18 unregulated contaminants in one-third of the water samples collected from 25 municipal utilities across the US, including perfluorinated compounds like PFOA.  So besides making sure you’re drinking enough, another very important consideration is the type of water you drink.

Many instinctively reach for bottled water, but there are many reasons to avoid this option. Drinking from plastic water bottles can pose serious health risks from industrial chemicals like bisphenol-A and bisphenol-S (BPA/BPS), as well as phthalates, which leach from the plastic itself into the contents of the bottle. BPA and BPS are estrogen-mimicking chemicals linked to reproductive defects, learning and behavioral problems, immune dysfunction, and prostate and breast cancer. Phthalates are also endocrine disruptors and have been linked to a wide range of developmental and reproductive effects, as well as liver cancer.

Bottled water also costs about 1,900 times the price of regular tap water, and may or may not have received any additional treatment. Studies have shown that 40 percent of bottled water is actually regular tap water with possibly no additional filtering treatment. While the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires large public water supplies to test for contaminants several times a day, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires private bottlers to test for contaminants only once a week, once a year, or once every four years, depending on the contaminant.

One independent test performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in 2011 revealed 38 low-level contaminants in bottled water. Each of the 10 tested brands contained an average of eight chemicals. Disinfection byproducts (DBPs), caffeine, Tylenol, nitrate, industrial chemicals, arsenic, and bacteria were all detected. Fluoride is also usually present in both tap water and filtered bottled water.

Many bottled glasses of water actually make a point of adding fluoride back into the water, so if you are drinking bottled water, make sure it’s fluoride-free. Last but not least, plastic bottles also cause enormous environmental problems because of the sheer volume of plastic waste they create; the lack of adequate recycling capability for plastics; and the amount of oil required to manufacture them.



The Health Benefits of ‘Living Water’

The answer to all these health and environmental issues is to minimize or eliminate your use of plastic water bottles. The most economical and environmentally sound choice you can make is to purchase and install a water filter for your home which requires a certain amount of research, not all filters are made the same. And, in lieu of plastic bottles, use reusable glass water bottles instead which have a much smaller ecological footprint and have less harmful chemicals to damage your health.

The very best water, however, comes from a natural gravity-fed spring. We do not suggest drinking distilled water on a regular basis. It’s too acidic and is not recommended for extended use due to the fact that it will bind with minerals and pulls them out of the body. Although it can be beneficial for temporary detoxification purposes or specific conditions it is best to use it carefully. The ideal pH of your water should be between 6.5 to 7.5, which is neutral. What you want is pure water that is clean, pH balanced, and “alive.”

Mountain spring water is ideal. Not only does it have a healthy pH, but it’s also “structured” in a way that is not well understood. The previous interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack on this subject shows some very interesting facts. He’s one of the leading research scientists in the world when it comes to understanding the physics of water, and what it means to your health. His book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor, clearly explains the theory of the fourth phase of water, which is nothing short of ground-breaking.

The fourth phase of water is, in a nutshell, living water. It’s referred to as EZ water—EZ standing for “exclusion zone”—which has a negative charge. This water can hold energy, much like a battery, and can deliver energy, too. This is the kind of water your cells contain; even your extracellular tissues are filled with EZ water, which is why he believes it’s so important to drink structured water for optimal health.

I drink vortexed water nearly exclusively as I became a big fan of Viktor Schauberger, who did much pioneering work on vortexing about a century ago. Dr. Pollack confirms that by creating a vortex in a glass of water, you’re putting more energy into it, thereby increasing EZ. Water from deep sources, such as deep spring water, is an excellent choice as EZ water is also created under pressure. FindaSpring.com is an excellent resource that can help you find a natural spring nearby. As an added bonus, collecting spring water is usually free—you just need to bring your own jugs. I recommend using glass jugs instead of plastic, for all the reasons discussed earlier.



What’s In Your Water?


According to http://wellnessmama.com/8079/water-filter-options/

If you are drinking tap water, the answer to that question is about 300+ chemicals and pollutants, according to research from the Environmental Working Group. Among these many contaminants are:


  • Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. These chemicals are found in most municipal water sources and even in well and other sources due to agricultural run-off and contamination. Research links certain VOCs to damage in the reproductive system, liver, kidneys and more.
  • Heavy Metals like lead and mercury are found in some water sources and have been linked to any health problems.
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals are chemicals that may mimic or interfere with the normal hormones in the body and these chemicals are being found in increasing amounts in the water supply. From this testimony before a congressional committee on the issue: “Over the past fifty years, researchers observed increases in endocrine-sensitive health outcomes. Breast and prostatic cancer incidence increased between 1969 and 1986 ; there was a four-fold increase in ectopic pregnancies (development of the fertilized egg outside of the uterus) in the U.S. between 1970 and 1987 ; the incidence of cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) doubled in the U.K. between 1960 and the mid 1980s ; and there was an approximately 42% decrease in sperm count worldwide between 1940 and 1990 .” These chemicals are known to affect animals when they enter the water supply as well.
  • Fluoride:  This is perhaps the most controversial of the contaminants in water (if something like water contaminants can be controversial!) because it is purposefully added to the water and there is a much-heated debate about the benefits/harm of this. Anyone who listened to the HealThy Mouth Summit is well aware of the potential dangers of Fluoride thanks to Dr. Kennedy, but the short is: If fluoride has any benefit, it would be directed to the teeth, as drinking the fluoride has not been statistically shown to increase oral health at all. Additionally, fluoride has been linked to thyroid problems and other disorders when consumed internally.

So what are the options for those of us not interested in drinking a chemical cocktail every time we are thirsty?



Bottled Water:


Bottled water has started falling out of favor lately and with good reason. Mark’s Daily Apple did an in-depth analysis of why, but bottled water is not a good option for several reasons:

  • Chemicals from the plastic bottle itself can leach into the water
  • In most cases, the water itself is no different than tap water
  • Bottled water costs more in many cases that drinking tap water
  • Water bottles are a major source of consumer waste each year!

Verdict: Not the best option on price, taste, or health so I skip it. That being said, having a bottle of water is very convenient, and there are some great sustainable options. Glass and VitaJewel bottles are my personal favorites!


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Pitcher Water Filters


Pitcher water filters like Brita use Granulated Activated Charcoal to remove some contaminants. They are less expensive than other filter options upfront but require frequent filling (especially for large families) and cartridge replacement (making them more expensive in the long run). Since the carbon is not solid, it does not remove all toxins through these filters will improve taste.

Pitcher filters will reduce chlorine, but are not effective at removing VOCs, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors or fluoride. This category also includes faucet mount external filters, which use the same technology.

Verdict: Better than nothing, but doesn’t remove the worst offenders and is somewhat costly to use compared to other options.


Reverse Osmosis (RO)


Reverse Osmosis filtration uses a membrane which removes many contaminants from water. It is usually paired with a Granulated Activated Charcoal filter to remove chlorine and many mounts under the sink and have a holding tank. The semipermeable membrane separates many contaminates (which usually have a larger particle size than water) from the water and rejects a large amount of water in the process.

The result is a waste of several gallons of water for every gallon filtered and many naturally occurring minerals (including calcium and magnesium) are also removed from the water. We used this type of filter for a long time but added trace minerals back into the water to replace the ones that are filtered out. It does remove a large number of contaminants but is not the best option, in my opinion.

Pros: Removes a large number of contaminants. Many unite are stored under the sink and have a simple spigot over the counter for getting the water. Does reduce arsenic, asbestos and heavy metals. Does remove fluoride.

Cons: Wastes more water than it produces. Does not reduce VOCs or endocrine disruptors. Requires adequate water pressure to work so it is not usable if the home water supply is cut off. Takes up to an hour to filter one gallon of water and filters need to be replaced regularly. Removes necessary minerals from the water.

Verdict: Certainly better than a lot of options out there and does remove fluoride, but not the best due to its waste of water and costly filters.



Distilled Water


The distillation process uses heat to cause the water to become steam. The steam rises and moves to a cooling chamber where it turns back into liquid, leaving behind many contaminants. This type of filtration reduces large particles like minerals and heavy metals but does not remove endocrine disruptors or VOCs since they vaporize at equal or lower temps that water and rise with the steam. It does effectively kill bacteria.

Pros: Removes a large number of contaminants. Does reduce arsenic, asbestos and heavy metals. Does remove fluoride.

Cons: Does not reduce VOCs or endocrine disruptors. Home distillation systems are often large and expensive.  Use a large amount of electricity and will not work in power outages. Removes necessary minerals from the water. Long-term use can cause mineral deficiencies in a big way, is not recommended.

Verdict: Better than bottled water, but definitely not the best option out there, especially for home situations.




Solid Block Carbon Filters



Recognized by the EPA as the best option for removing chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and VOCs. Quality carbon block filters will remove chemicals, pesticides, bacteria, fluoride (with filter attachment), heavy metals, nitrate, nitrites and parasites. Most are gravity based and can safely transform any type of water into safe drinking water including rainwater, pond water and even sea water (though these types of water will clog the filters much more quickly and are not ideal!) It will even filter water with food coloring to create clear water (yes, I tested it…)

This is the option that we use now and my only complaint is that it does take up counter space. The advantages are that it is gravity based and will work even without electricity or running water. While these types of units can be more pricey than pitcher filters or other filters up front, they seem to be the least expensive in the long run and require the fewest filter replacements (a big plus for me!). These types of filters also don’t remove naturally occurring minerals from the water, making it the best tasting filtered water option, in my opinion.

Using a filter calculator, I’ve determined that the specific system we use won’t need to be replaced for over 20 years with our current usage (though I’m guessing our usage will increase as the kids get older).

The most common type of this filter is the Berkey and it comes in many sizes for different uses. It can even be used camping to filter river water for drinking! (Tested this too and it saved one of my brother-in-laws from Giardia when other members of his group got it while camping)

Pros: Filters VOCs, heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride, nitrates/ites, bacteria, parasites and other chemicals. Very inexpensive per gallon cost and infrequent filter replacement. Great tasting water. Doesn’t require electricity or water pressure to work. Portable options can even be used while travelling.

Cons: Does require counter space and does have to be manually filled (not a big deal for us, we just fill at night and we have plenty of water the next day). More expensive up front. Does not remove endocrine disruptors and there are some concerns with third-party testing with some brands.

Verdict: A good option, especially in places where under-counter or permanent systems are not an option.


Under Counter Multi-Stage Filters


After years of research and trying most of the options above at some point, we finally found and switched to an under-counter multi-stage water filter system that meets all of the criteria and exceeds them.  It filters water through a 14-stage process that utilizes most of the methods listed above, along with others like UV and adds minerals back in. During the filtration process, water goes through these stages:

Stage 1 – Five Micron Pre-Filter
Stage 2 – Internal Coconut Shell Carbon Filter (like Berkey)
Stage 3 – Reverse Osmosis Membrane (Purifier #1) (like regular RO but more efficient)
Stage 4 – Mixed Bed De-Ionization Purifier (Purifier #2)
Stage 5 – Mixed Bed De-Ionization Purifier (Purifier #3)
Stages 6 & 7 – Homeopathic Restructuring – Erasing Memory, Molecule Coherence
Stage 8 – Holding Tank – standard tank holds about 3 gallons of pure water. Other tanks are available.
Stage 9 – Ultraviolet Light – 14 Watt
Stage 10 – Reprogramming – Adding Natural Mineral Properties
Stages 11-12 – Far-Infrared Reprogramming
Stage 13 – Coconut Shell Carbon Post-Filtration
Stage 14 – Alka-Min (Alkalizing, Ionic Remineralization)

It removes fluoride, lead, chlorine, MTBE, chromium-6, nitrates, pesticides, pharmaceutical residues, water-borne illness and more.

Pros: Removes the widest range of contaminants. Very easy to use with no manual filling required. Spigot attaches near the sink for easy use. Water tastes great.

Cons: Must be installed under the sink. We had to hire a plumber for this, though we probably could have figured it out ourselves, I was just reluctant to try.



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St. Hildegard declared nearly 1000 years ago: “All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald.” This lush crystal has been a source of fascination in many cultures and was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt. Louis Pasteur said: “We drink 90 percent of our illnesses.” Your body needs a sufficient amount of fresh water for well functioning cleansing processes and a stable health. It’s a natural way to help you lead a better life. Become vital!





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Traditional Chinese medicine has developed over 5,000 years and recognizes health as a harmonious balance of five elements: Wood for growth, water for reflection, earth for grounding, metal for strength and fire for passion. Every person is a unique blend of these elements. Following this ancient philosophy, we have included one kind of gem for each element in this blend to reflect each attribute. Get your life in balance. Experience this ancient wisdom.




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Cupping for Beauty and Wellbeing


Lady getting cup theraphy for beauty



This is week 274, we are sharing an ancient procedure that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. I grew up with it. Our NANA,  She was Mapuche and Quero Indian and she used cupping to help us with ailments from pains to fevers and so much more. It is an amazing procedure and it really works for so many conditions. When I lived in China, I started back on it and learned that they use it for Cosmetic purposes also, and WOW it does create very substantial results. The procedures are used for Cellulite, wrinkles, and scars to reduce fat deposits for facelifts and many other treatments.

We recommend for you to get the work done by a professional and to consult your health practitioner before you embark in any health-related treatments. Acupuncture Doctors will be glad to tell you all the benefits and contradictions of cupping. Enjoy and share the post with others, they are life-changing in many ways, please visit our social media site and share and like if you do is so very important for Blogs, thank you for your support.


Definition of cupping

The word cupping was derived from the Arabic verbs “ Hajama” and :Haj’jama” by that they mean to minimize or to restore to basic size or to diminish in volume. In Arabic is a verb “ahjama” which means TO withdraw or retreat from an attack.




Ancient Cupping Tools Carved on Stone


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History of Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy has been around for thousands of years.  It developed over time from the original use of hollowed out animal horns (the Horn Method) to treat boils and suck out the toxins out of snakebites and skin lesions. Horns slowly evolved into bamboo cups, which were eventually replaced by glass. Therapeutic applications evolved with the refinement of the cup itself, and with the cultures that employed cupping as a health care technique.



Bamboo Cups

cupping Bamboo cups

Animal Horns Cupping

Cupping with horns

Ancient Cupping Tools





For the most part common information found to consider the Chinese to be responsible for the beginning of cupping, however, the earliest records found date back to the ancient Egyptians around 1500 B.C.  In translations of hieroglyphics in the Ebers Papyrus, the oldest medical textbook shows in detail the use of cupping for treating fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances, weakened appetite intestinal illness and many other conditions that helped to accelerate healing crisis.

After the Egyptians, cupping was introduced to the ancient Greeks, where Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, Father of Modern Medicine and cupping advocate, he viewed cupping as a remedy for almost every type of disease, he mentions it in the 400 BC  In fact, other Greek physicians used the strong suction of cupping to restore spinal alignment by reducing dislocated vertebrae from protruding inward.

The earliest recorded evidence of the use of cupping came from the famous alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281-341 A.D.), who popularized the saying “Acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured.”

Though little known here in North America, this form of treatment is still popular through Asia, the MiddleEast, Finland South America and many other countries. Cupping in these various places, it is called by many names including Ba gwan, giac hoi, bekam, buhang, ventosa, bentusa in South west Asia. In the middle East, it is commonly referred as hijama, hejamat, and badkesh among many others.

The process involves using glass or ceramic cups, metal bells, bamboo tubes, animal horns, and nowadays silicone and a wide variety of other tools. However, recently the use of glass jars, plastic, and silicone are more popular, the common procedures from acupuncture practitioners is to use a cotton saturated in alcohol or medicated oil and ignited, this is place a side the container to heat it, lowering its internal pressure, the cup is immediately placed on the skin, and as the air inside cools, it creates a vacuum effect  which makes the cup stick in a vacuum suction to the skin. Blood immediately rushes to the area, creating a natural body response ( the cup is never heated on a person’s body).

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There are two types of cupping: wet and dry.


The Dry Cupping session Usually this dry type of cupping is offered as part of a series and is used along with another therapy, and is applied to the back neck and shoulders, rarely to the limbs.Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the blood will flow better to the areas that are starved of oxygen.

More and more practitioners are using plastic or silicone cups versus glass ones

The Chinese expanded the utilization of cupping to include its use in surgery to divert blood flow from the surgery site.  In the 1950’s, after much extensive research, a collaborative effort between the former Soviet Union and China confirmed the clinical efficacy of cupping therapy. Since then, cupping has become a part of government-sponsored hospitals of Traditional Chinese medicine.

In time cupping spread to ancient cultures in many countries of Europe and even the Americas.  Throughout the 18th century, European and American doctors widely used cupping in their practices to treat common colds and chest infections, often in the form of Wet Cupping.

Wet Cupping, also known as Artificial Leeching and Hijamah in Muslim societies, is where the practitioner makes tiny incisions in the skin to dredge the blood or poisons out.

By the late 1800’s, cupping became less popular and was severely criticized and discredited by the newly established scientific model of medicine. Since cupping was a surface treatment, with this new medical paradigm, which had shifted away from hands-on manipulative therapies for the most part.

Cupping therapy gradually became reduced to a mere curiosity and history of the past, for the most part collecting dust on practitioners’ shelves.  In 2004 Cupping re-emerged as a hot new celebrity trend in the limelight of a New York film festival, where actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s, Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities backs revealed their fresh cupping marks.   Countless celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, and Denise Richards followed suit and became fast adopters of this hot new cupping trend.  Unfortunately, some of the Hollywood buzz viewed the celeb’s cupping marks as simply bruises and rolled their eyes at its potential healing benefits.

Jeniffer Aniston cupping marks

Wenith Paltrow cupping marks

Over the past three years, however, a handful of new studies have shown it helps relieve back, neck, carpal tunnel and knee pain among many other benefits.  One thing is certain, and that is cupping is a powerful healing modality that can complement many healthcare modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.


Vacuum massage has a beneficial effect on the body:

  1. it improves the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage;
  2. it increases the supply oxygen of tissue;
  3. it accelerates the metabolism;
  4. it facilitates the removal of toxins from the body;
  5. it improves the immunity.
  6. Increased local qi and blood circulation to the skin
  7. Drawing nutrients to the surface
  8. Enhancing absorption of lotions or serums


Let’s talk about cupping in the beauty world, for cellulite, facelifts, Wrinkles, general circulation, edema, inflammation and improving blood circulation to the skin and by gently stimulating the fibroblast cells, which produce natural collagen and elastin, your skin will reveal a healthy glow and plump those fine lines.



Facial cupping


Facial cupping is said to clear heat and serves as a method of detoxifying the skin: it also drains stagnant fluids and eases puffiness.

Cupping is used either as a stand-alone treatment or as an addition to acupuncture facial treatment, facial cupping has benefits far beyond reducing fine lines and sagging jowls.

While traditional cupping can leave marks on the skin, facial cupping does not is very gentle. Cosmetic facial cupping is completely painless and is not an irritant to the skin it must be done preferably with oil or a very rich emollient cream. Cupping can be a unique way to prolong the wellbeing of skin and of the deterioration of the skin.

The time of the procedure itself takes anywhere from 15 minutes to half hour to perform depending if it is combined with other methods and the therapist that performs the procedure. After applying a rich lotion, cream or oil, a small cup is either placed for a few seconds over a deep crease to increase blood flow to the area, or it is moved along the face and down the neck to drain lymphatic fluid and stimulate blood flow. Cups are placed over acupuncture points on the face for short periods of time to stimulate them as part of the overall treatment this procedure is best done by a professional due to the fact that they know the points and the amount of suction so you don’t create a bruise and be unhappy with tis great treatment.

Done properly, cupping therapy will bring collagen to the surface and increase blood flow, reduce puffiness, dark circles and diminish fine lines. But the benefits go beyond just cosmetic, facial cupping can be very beneficial to drain nasal sinuses and the lymphatic system.

When increased of local blood supply it will bring nourishment to the muscles and skin and allow for toxins to be carried away via the veins and the lymphatic system and voila no more puffiness.

Is a movement in the beauty industry that is taking us back to non-surgical and more non-invasive beauty methods with astounding results.

Cosmetic Facial Cupping is a wonderful and effective alternative to chemical, Laser or surgical facelift.




Contemporary Cupping Therapy for Health and Beauty


from: http://nabuxmont.com/2015/02/24/contemporary-cupping-therapy-for-health-and-beauty/



Cupping therapy is a very safe, comfortable and effective treatment for many health challenges, with roots in ancient medical practice, in cultures as diverse as Egypt, Greece, Rome, Aztec, Native American, China and much more. The current influence of Traditional Chinese Medicine and traditional Ayurvedic medicine has seen a reintegration of this healing therapy.

There are many methods of cupping, including stationary, dynamic, massage, bio-magnetic and facial rejuvenation cupping, among many others. This modality can be integrated into other bodywork or received as a stand-alone treatment for stubborn conditions and orthopedic injuries. In many applications, the results from cupping protocols are comparable to other expensive and painful treatments.

The gentle pulling action of massage cupping fully engages the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to surrender into deep relaxation. A sense of lightness, warmth, and relaxation often last for hours—or even days—after treatment, I personally love it.

Using suction and negative pressure, a vacuum is created, lifting skin, muscles, and connective tissues. The slow movement of the cups is able to penetrate deep into the muscles and fascia, releasing rigid soft tissue, massaging fascia, and gently loosening adhesions to break up and drain stagnation while increasing blood and lymphatic flow. A cupping treatment offers many of the benefits of deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, sports massage, abdominal massage and myofascial release not possible using tissue compression.




If the Massage Cup is left in one area too long, a temporary cup mark or bruise can occur and it won’t be the result you are wishing to accomplish so it is best to exercise care easy does it. If you are concerned about how your skin might react, test the product on a part of your body that is not readily exposed. use it for longer than two seconds on each area of your skin, then gradually increase the time to no longer than one minute as you gain experience and here we are speaking of a message, not continuous suction.

Do not use the face cup on pimples, blemishes, open lesions, sunburned or broken skin or on skin inflammation use your common sense.

Drink plenty of water to help your body release toxins by itself.


On a therapeutic level, cupping is beneficial for many health conditions including:



High blood pressure

Sinus congestion

Frozen shoulder

Chronic colon



Sports injuries

Carpal tunnel


Migraines and tension headaches

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.


It is also beneficial for the treatment of pain, disorders of the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems and to support detoxification.

The increased circulation of blood and lymph, drainage of waste and the loosening of adhesions improves the appearance of varicose veins, scar tissue, and stretch marks and lessens the appearance of dimpling on the thighs, hips, and buttocks associated with cellulite.

Digestive function cupping therapy as a whole may be enhanced by abdominal cupping procedure. This is a very gentle treatment that stimulates the organs and the secretion of digestive fluids, and increases peristaltic movement and promotes better nutrient absorption overall.

The respiratory system responds very well to cupping therapy and breathing can improve for those with asthma. Sinus congestion, infection, and inflammation are directly relieved by the loosening and draining effects of the cups.

Stubborn and painful joint conditions may benefit by the stretching of connective tissues with cupping procedures, it creates an increased circulation and improved secretion of synovial fluid, thereby releasing congestion and stiffness and improving the range of motion in most cases.

Facial rejuvenation therapy has been practiced in Asia, Europe, and Russia for generations.


Cupping aids in detoxification. When the body is subjected to food additives, preservatives, and other external toxins that it is unable to break down and release, the toxins often become stored in the body, increasing an overall sense of malaise or muscle and joint pain.

It is recommended to drink lots of water when you are doing cupping procedures to aid moving toxins out of the body easily.

The suction process of cupping therapy pulls cellular debris and toxic waste to the surface, where it is released through the skin or picked up by the blood and lymph for elimination.

Whether looking for improved flexibility, more vitality, enhanced immune system, increased digestive function or to support detoxification, consider a contemporary cupping treatment and experience feeling lighter and more energized.

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Cupping Body Massage System includes superior medical grade silicone cups. These hand-squeezed vacuum suction cups are based on the healing success of Ancient Chinese Cupping.

First, apply plenty of lotion or oil to the area to facilitate smooth movement and that will help avoid bruising.

Is recommended to start with the softer cup. Begin by squeezing the cup in the middle to create a very light suction. Place the cup’s lip to your skin and release make sure you do this gently and don’t grab to much skin and do not keep the cup in one place with a big suction it may cause a bruise, Move the cup over your skin using straight-line, circular and zigzag movements to massage the area for about eight minutes at a time. Drain the area by moving the cup toward the nearest lymph nodes.



Lymph glands draining direction of Head



Doing this technique doesn’t require any special preparation. The results are dramatic and best done on a consistent daily basis, after the third week be patient start slowly and increase to an everyday routine or at least four times a day, is recommended to start twice a week for the first week and a third day the second week is best to start slow and increase the amount of time so your body can adjust. The massage should not be painful, squeeze the cup so it is comfortable for you.

Gradually increase suction to stimulate circulation, remove stagnation, and release built up “sludge.” Once your skin has become more elastic graduate into the use of a hard cup. Continue to use the softer cup for more sensitive areas such as the arms, stomach, and inner thighs. The hard cup can be used on the back or other less sensitive areas always remember to do the massage in the direction of the Lymph nodes direction for drainage.



According to http://www.bellabaci.com/facial-massage/



There are 2 silicone cups in the Bellabaci Facial Massage System. Start with the softer cup, graduate onto the harder cup after a few weeks once your skin becomes elasticized enough.

Apply cleanser, cream or nourishing oil to your face and neck, to facilitate smooth movement.

Squeeze the cup in the middle, then place the cup’s lips to your skin and release. Congratulations you’ve just given yourself your first Bellabaci kiss.

Massage according to the diagram provided.

Tone your skin afterward.

Use 2-3 times a week for best results.


  • In Bellabaci Facial Massage System There are two superior grade medical silicone cups. It is recommended to start with the softer cup, graduate onto the harder cup after a few weeks once your skin becomes elasticized enough so you don’t create unnecessary pulling of the tissue.
  • To start, apply a generous amount of cleanser, cream or nourishing oil to your face and neck, to facilitate smooth movement. We recommend our Bellabaci Skin Get A Life Genie, a powerful treatment lotion that turns into a luxurious oil, this treatment contains the modalities of Homeopathic and Aromatherapeutic complexes to stimulate skin renewal and repair.
  • By Squeezing the cup in the middle, and then placing the cup’s lips to your skin and release you are on your way. Congratulations you’ve just given yourself your first Bellabaci kiss. Now, remember to keep the cup moving to avoid bruising!
  • Massage according to the diagram provided on the box.
  • Tone your skin afterward. Use 2 – 3 times a week for best results.


When improving blood circulation with the Facial Massage by gently stimulating the fibroblast cells, natural collagen and elastin are produced and improved you must have consistency. Your skin will show a healthy glow Massage the face and neck according to the diagram provided. Apply your favorite toner and anti-aging moisturizer after the Facial Massage completion and enjoy your well-toned glowing skin. 




How to work on Broken capillaries, also known as Telangiectasia, it can negatively have an influence on one’s confidence levels. Broken Capillaries become visible between the ages of 30-50 and sometimes much earlier. The tiny vessels are you find just under the surface of the skin are delicate and can be bruised or damaged quite easily so is best to be gentle with them. Pressure or one of the mentioned factors below may cause them to dilate and break.  Once broken, they veins remain that way and for the most part, cannot constrict back to their normal thickness or repair themselves for so many reasons.


Main Causes of Broken Capillaries:

  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Extreme temperature
  • Using too hot of water in the shower or when washing the skin
  • Excessive harsh rubbing of the skin
  • Certain medications such as sinus medications, cortisone
  • Related skin disorders or complications such as Rosacea or Acne
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Allergies (causing excessive sneezing, thus putting pressure on capillaries) and many other reasons


What else contributes to broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries become more prominent as you get more mature because your skin gets thinner due to some collagen loss and there forth with it becomes easier to see the veins. Some conditions can also be hereditary if your parents had problems with telangiectasia rosacea; chances are you may have the experience yourself.

When you have excessive consumption of alcohol over a long time you can increase the blood pressure, causing the veins into dilating.  The repeated dilation may lock the veins in that position.  Broken capillaries may also indicate liver issues.

What you can do apart from using sunscreen, lowering alcohol use, adding gentler facial products and in general being more conscious about is overall behavior. The many options of treatments offered to rid of broken capillaries are sometimes painful and expensive. Some of the testaments offered include Sclerotherapy and laser/IPL treatments and more. Results are not truly guaranteed and for the most part repeated sessions may be required if the results are not accomplished.


How you can treat your broken capillaries more easily and naturally.

One easy way out is to use your Facial Bellabaci Cup set combined with our innovative formula of products designed for this purpose, The Skin Get a Life Genie. The negative pressure from the cup allows new fresh blood and oxygen to help the damaged capillaries, immediately improving the redness, you will notice that as you use your cup, you will observe the vein that looks blue will become red, and then lighter until everything disappears. It almost feels like an illusion as it disappears before your eyes. The Homeopathic Synergies and Aromatic oils in the Genie will also assist to strengthen your skin and reduce visibility and occurrence. Make this a part of your daily routine, just a few minutes per day and your skin will continuously repair itself, also addressing the thickness of your skin by regenerating collagen.









Arteries carry oxygenated blood throughout your body and cannot be impeded or occluded.  Very Important that you take note of the are you are wanting to cup and ensure that you avoid the arteries.

In some areas, the arteries are deeper and are not as worrisome, but in the following areas, the arteries are superficial or closer to the skin and must be avoided as you would occlude the artery if cupped.

Common Carotid (Front/Side of Neck)
Brachial Plexus (Bend of the Elbow)
Femoral Artery ( In the Groin Area or the inside fold of each leg at the pelvis)
The back side of the knee at the bend
Abdominal Aortic Artery


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Skin Get a Life Facial Kit from Bellabaci

The perfect trio to give you that glowing skin you have been dreaming about. The Skin Get a Life Facial Kit includes: 1 x Deep Cleanse-Pro Mitt 1 x 4oz Skin Get a Life Genie in a Bottle 1 x Face Cup Set (1x soft and 1 hard cup in a set) Start your skin care regime by achieving the perfect cleans. All you need to do so is the Deep Cleanse-Pro Mitt. Just wet it with warm (not too hot) water, and wipe away your makeup and the day’s stresses. To cleanse, just rinse and hang to dry. Follow by applying your Skin Get a Life Genie in a bottle. This Genie is a gel that turns into a luxurious oil and treats all your skin concerns, which includes: Dry and Dehydrated skin Itchy skin, Psoriasis and Eczema Broken Capillaries Ageing skin Wrinkles and lines Crow’s feet Fluid retention in areas such as under eye bags Poor circulation Use your Bellabaci Facial Cups over your Skin Get a Life Genie to increase product penetration, and to deeply stimulate the skin for repair and renewal. Regular facial massage helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which delays the aging process and gives you that instant glow healthy skin has.








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  • You Will LOVE How Cupping Makes You Feel and THE DRAMATIC RESULTS. LURE created a unique a GIFT SET to help you achieve desired results with Cupping Therapy: strengthen the immune system by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system; improve the condition of your skin (collagen and elastin), wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, scars and more!






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  • A highly innovative yet insanely practical massage therapy cup that not only takes the strain out of the massage, it allows you to offer your clients long-term solutions to persistent problems.
  • Once trained it is easily performed by qualified massage therapists and physicians. a wonderful ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing.
  • Bellabaci massage is a modified and simplified version of the ancient cupping therapy
  • Less stress and strain on your own body during the massage. faster better results and solutions to old ailments and treatments can be tailored to suit any massage routine.
  • This massage utilizes the Bellabaci silicone, hand squeezed cups, which create suction on the body surface and moving them in a specified sequence we have created an exciting new treatment, which apart from being different and new it also provides the patient with excellent healing results.






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Is Rosacea affecting your beauty?



 About Rosacea
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On week  271 we are sharing authority information on Rosacea, this condition affects millions of people throughout the world. In some places, they never heard of it or at least don’t know that a condition that is affecting them is qualified as Rosacea and we learned after much research that it has to do with diet and stress management. My experience as a makeup artist for over four decades is that stressed out actors and people in general in stress mode eventually they are presented with different kinds of skin challenges mainly related to inflammation, inflamed nervous system and inflamed  digestive system will create heat and acidity and it will exit the body in majority through the skin, yes that is correct our skin is a major outlet for toxins, that is the great function of the skin other than protecting us from the elements aside from looks and etc. otherwise we probably get really toxic, so these facts lead us to share with you what we have experienced to work for managing Rosacea. I personally don’t believe in incurables since I am a Cancer survivor and dedicated over 50 years to research and learning about the connection between body mind and spirit, in any case, everyone is different and always when in doubt consult with your health practitioner.

A long time ago I decided to make a difference and access information that can help others. We are not saying here that if you have a crisis not to consult your health provider ( that is a funny title since the only one that can provide health to you is yourself ) in any case we are not claiming to cure. We are sharing the well-founded information that these authorities that are plenty qualified to give are sharing with all of us, we are coming from a different perspective and different content but they all lead to the same destination.

Thank you for your time from all of us at Isabel’s Beauty Blog


 Bellow, we are introducing a great contributor



Here she is sharing tips and like we said before diet is ultra important for any kind of wellness challenges enjoy it.





According to Andrew Weil MD

Andrew Weil


from: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03163/Rosacea.html


What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and persistent condition in which the skin on a person’s cheeks, nose, chin, eyelids, or forehead becomes inflamed and red, often producing small pimples and noticeable blood vessels. While there is no cure for rosacea, it can be controlled with lifestyle approaches and, occasionally, medication.


What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of rosacea is red skin on the face. Specifically, rosacea can cause:

  • Small red bumps or pustules (but not acne) on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin
  • Small, spider-like blood vessels on the face
  • A red, bulbous nose
  • A tendency to blush or flush easily
  • A burning or stinging feeling in the face

About half of people with rosacea develop ocular rosacea – burning, irritated, or bloodshot eyes – which can lead to conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the inner eyelids.



What are the causes?

The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, but it appears to run in families. The disorder is more commonly seen in descendants of Celtic cultures or Northern Europe, especially in those with fair complexions. A number of factors appear to contribute to blood vessels in the skin dilating, and worsen the symptoms of rosacea, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Coffee and caffeinated beverages
  • Hot foods and beverages
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Chronic stress
  • Sunlight or a history of sunburns
  • Certain drugs, such as corticosteroids and some blood pressure medications



Who is likely to develop rosacea?

Rosacea is more common in women, people with fair skin, people between the ages of 30 and 50, and people who tend to blush easily.


How is rosacea diagnosed?

There is no one test for rosacea. Physicians usually diagnose it with a physical examination and by asking the patient about his or her symptoms and medical history.


What is the conventional treatment?

Conventional physicians typically recommend lifestyle approaches to minimize flares of rosacea. These include:

  • Avoiding triggers that worsen rosacea
  • Using sunscreen
  • Protecting the face from winter weather with a scarf or ski mask
  • Using only cleansers, moisturizers, cosmetics, and other products that are hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores or otherwise irritate skin
  • Managing stress

In addition, physicians may prescribe certain medications to control rosacea. These include topical creams and gels that contain antibiotics (such as metronidazole); oral antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline), and the acne drug Accutane (Isotretinoin). Laser surgery may also help reduce redness in severe cases.


What therapies does Dr. Weil recommend for rosacea?


In addition to the lifestyle measures mentioned above, Dr. Weil recommends the following therapies.

  • Diet: Follow the anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Stress reduction: Chronic stress often first manifests in the form of various skin conditions. Stress relief techniques such as the Relaxing Breath can be helpful.
  • Supplements: Supplement with gamma-linolenic acid, which improves the health of the skin. Good sources include evening primrose oil and black currant oil. Take 500 mg twice a day of either, and expect to wait at least six to eight weeks to notice results. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as ginger and turmeric may also be effective; these can be added to foods and/or taken as supplements.
  • Consider topical preparations that utilize natural anti-inflammatory constituents, such as medicinal mushrooms.




Dr. Mercola contribution to Rosacea


dr mercola in the office
Rosacea is a chronic, progressive disorder which is often distinguished by flare-ups followed by remissions. The condition isn’t life-threatening, but it can certainly be life altering due to its effect on your personal appearance. According to the National Rosacea Society, over 75 percent of people with rosacea feel the condition has affected their self-esteem. Many rosacea sufferers are uncomfortable in public settings and avoid social activities.

Among those with the most severe symptoms, a majority feel rosacea has adversely impacted their professional careers, and almost half of that group has missed work due to their condition is a huge contributor to a lack of self-esteem.


Who Has it and Who is Most Likely to Get it?

The disorder is more common among women, but more severe cases are seen in men. That could be because men don’t seek help for the condition as readily as women do.

Over 14 million Americans have rosacea, and as Baby Boomers enter the target age to develop the condition (ages 30 to 60), the number of sufferers will continue to grow. You know it’s a widespread condition when major cosmetic companies are marketing prod­ucts specifically designed to conceal redness.

Even though the number of rosacea sufferers is on the rise, less than a quarter of Americans– including many with the disorder — have any knowledge of the condition.


How to Recognize Rosacea
Frequently, rosacea begins as redness on your cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Occa­sionally, you might see it on your neck, ears, scalp or even your chest. This early stage redness often comes and goes, and can be confused with simple flushing.

If the condition progresses unchecked, the redness will become deeper in color and more constant. Blood vessels may appear on your face. You might notice pimples or other bumps on your facial skin. If your condition is severe, your nose may appear swollen and bumpy with excess tissue, a condition called rhinophyma.

Your eyes may also feel irritated, water frequently, and appear bloodshot.

Other warning signs to look for include:

  • Burning, stinging, itching or a feeling of tightness in your face
  • Rough, dry appearance
  • Raised red patches
  • Facial edema (swelling)



Possible Causes of the Disorder
The underlying cause of rosacea has remained a mystery within the mainstream medi­cal community, however, theories abound.

  • One theory suggests the condition may be the result of oversensitive blood ves­sels in your face.
  • Another theory attributes the disorder to mites (Demodex folliculorum) which natu­rally live on your skin. Rosacea sufferers have more of these mites than people without the condition.
  • Genetics (family history) may play a role.
  • There may even be a connection between rosacea and a stomach infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria.


Is Rosacea the Result of a Malfunction of Your Immune System?


Recent studies conducted by Dr. Richard Gallo of the University of California, San Diego, and an international team of researchers show promise in uncovering, in my judgment, the most likely source for developing rosacea — a dysfunction of your immune system.

Dr. Gallo’s research has found that specific immune system proteins might bring on the condition of rosacea. These proteins may trigger rosacea symptoms while they are in the process of protecting your body.

Your immune system generates natural antibiotic proteins to fight disease and help you stay healthy. These proteins go after harmful bacteria and set in motion other protective immune system responses within your body. These defending agents can be stimulated into action by either irritation or infection.

Researchers are looking into whether the action of a specific immune system protein called a cathelicidin, which has both antimicrobial and proinflammatory properties, might cause the development of rosacea in certain individuals. Some of the symptoms of rosacea, like skin inflammation and enlarged blood vessels, are associated with cathelicidins. Cathelicidins are made active by a specific enzyme, SCTE (stratum corneum tryptic enzyme).

Studies have revealed rosacea sufferers have an unusually high amount of cathelicidins in their skin, as well as elevated SCTE. For these patients, it appears the chronic pro­duction and activation of cathelicidins does not inhibit bacterial growth but instead may trigger the symptoms of rosacea.



Treatment for Rosacea
While traditional medicine has been writing prescriptions for antibiotic pills, topical oint­ments and worse to help alleviate the symptoms of rosacea, I’ve been successfully treat­ing the underlying cause of the condition for years.

In addition to the doling out of potentially dangerous medications, an entirely too much mainstream emphasis has been placed on eliminating the triggers for rosacea symp­toms, rather than investigating the fundamental cause of the disease.

Some of these “triggers” include healthy pursuits like exercise and exposure to sun­shine. Others are often unavoidable, like hot weather and shifts in temperature from hot to cold.

I would never recommend a rosacea patient forego all exercise and sunshine in the hopes of not triggering a flare up. The “cure” in this case is ultimately much worse than the disease.


An Effective, Natural Approach
Rosacea can be an easy problem to manage with dietary changes, specifically the elimination of grains and sugars, coupled with emotional stress management. It is rare when the rosacea of patients that visit my clinic doesn’t rapidly resolve when they follow my dietary and other all natural recommendations.



Limit Sugar and Grains. 

You will want to normalize your insulin levels and one of the best ways to do this is to make certain your intake of foods that will raise them like, sugar, bread, pasta, rice, corn, and potatoes are kept low. Ideally, it would be best to measure your fasting insulin level to determine if you are eating inappropriate amounts of these foods. Ideally, your fasting insulin level should be 3 or lower.


Exercise Regularly

This will also help to normalize your insulin level and overall improve the performance of your immune system.


Eliminate Trans Fat and Processed Foods

Most people don’t realize that most of the fats in your skin cell membranes are exclusively omega-6 fats. If you consume processed foods that are loaded with damaged omega-6 fats, they will be incorporated into your cell membrane and predispose that skin cell to an increased risk of diseases like rosacea and skin cancers. You should make certain that you have a good source of omega-6 fat from organic pumpkin, sesame, or sunflower seeds, or their cold pressed oils, fermented cod liver oil.


Optimize Your Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Levels

When you have appropriate levels of vitamin D, your body will produce over 200 antimicrobial peptides to fight any infection in your body. If for whatever, reason you are unable to receive regular sun exposure, then you will want to take a high-quality vitamin D supplement and measure your vitamin D level so it is around 50-70 ng/ml.


Eat for Your Nutritional Type

Eating the right foods for your individual needs is your best defense against dis­ease. When you fortify your body with the nutrients it requires, you strengthen your immune system and prepare it to do its job.

Your body was designed to protect and heal itself. Give it the help it needs in the form of the proper fuel for your nutritional type.


Control Emotional Stress

Uncontrolled emotional stress can seriously compromise your immune system. Stress is also a trigger for rosacea flare-ups if you already suffer from the disor­der.

I have found that energy tapping techniques work remarkably well in resolving emotional challenges.

If you suffer from rosacea, or if you’re a Baby Boomer not interested in becoming a sta­tistic of this chronic and incurable condition, I strongly encourage you to consider prevention as well as alter­natives to costly medications that carry the risk of overuse and dangerous side effects.

Think of it this way:

Science is proving rosacea is caused by a malfunction of your immune system.

Your immune system is your key to freedom from disorders and disease.

A strong, well-functioning immune system starts with the nourishment you put into your body and your ability to manage emotional and psychological stress.



What Causes Rosacea?


From: http://draxe.com/rosacea-treatment

Rosacea is a type of facial skin inflammation. Medical experts still don’t know exactly the series of reactions that cause rosacea to develop, but since it seems to be triggered by heightened inflammation levels and an overactive immune system to some extent, following an anti-inflammatory diet (possibly including an autoimmune-type protocol) helps many people control the severity of their symptoms.

What causes inflammation, the underlying cause of rosacea, in the first place? A number of factors likely contribute to the development of rosacea, including:

  • problems with blood vessels in the skin
  • sun damage
  • inflammation/abnormal inflammatory reactions within the skin’s connective tissue
  • reactions and side effects to certain medications
  • subtypes of rosacea seem to have a genetic factor and might run in families
  • people who have light, sensitive skin and light eyes are more likely to have rosacea (including those of northern or western European descent). In fact, some reports show that only around 4 percent of rosacea patients are of African, Latino or Asian descent, yet in European countries like Sweden around 10 percent of all adults have rosacea
  • it’s also seen more commonly in women than in men (with some reports showing that three times as many women suffer from rosacea than men)

One 2009 analysis done by The Dermatology Outpatient’s Clinic of Jagiellonian University School of Medicine in Cracow found that among 43 women and 26 men with rosacea, factors that most triggered rosacea skin changes were: stress (58 percent), sun exposure (56.5 percent), alcohol (33.3 percent), exercise (29 percent), drinking coffee (21.7 percent) and hot meals (20.3 percent).



6 Natural Rosacea Treatments


 Identify Any Triggers in Your Diet


Since rosacea already makes skin sensitive, many people find that simply addressing the noticeable symptoms — for example, by using harsh chemical creams, prescriptions, light therapy and various lotions — actually, winds up making skin symptoms even worse. For some people, these rosacea treatments can lower signs and symptoms, at least temporarily, but they don’t address the root cause of the problem.

Many experts recommend thinking of rosacea as a “whole-body problem” as opposed to just one of the skin. Inflammation stemming from gut-related problems seems to be an especially important issue and a root cause of skin disorders. Your skin is ultimately a reflection of your overall health, after all: how well you digest nutrients if you have any sensitivities or allergies, how well-balanced your hormone levels are, if you’re getting enough sleep, etc.

Many studies have found an association between skin disorders — including rosacea, acne, dermatitis and psoriasis — and inflammatory gastrointestinal tract disorders. An overactive immune system that causes autoimmune reactions is likely a major contributor to both skin and digestive disorders, including leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis, SIBO symptoms, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease. People who suffer from these disorders show heightened levels of immunoreactive neurons within their tissues and blood vessels that cause inflammation to progress.  This inflammation has the power to change the structure of microbial (bacteria) populations that normally colonize the skin and protect it from damage, redness, and rashes.

Since inflammation that shows up on your skin can be a clue that you’re experiencing inflammation within your gut, identifying food triggers is an important first step. The best way to tackle rosacea at its root is likely to approach your diet differently; focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and removing common allergens (at least temporarily to track reactions) can make a huge impact on skin disorders by positively affecting gut health and getting rid of yeast and bad bacteria.



 Foods for addressing rosacea include:


  • Organic vegetables and fruit — These contain anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants to lower oxidative stress and sun damage, and vitamins and minerals that help rebuild healthy skin cells. Leafy greens and orange/yellow fruits and vegetables are especially beneficial since they provide carotenoids that fight damage from sun exposure. Why is choosing organic important? Whenever you can, reduce your exposure to toxins and chemicals that can trigger skin reactions by buying organic.
  • Healthy fats — Coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds (like flax seeds and chia seeds) can all help reduce systemic inflammation within the gut. These are also important for helping with stress management and proper hormone production (plus they help keep you full for longer, so you’re less likely to crave processed foods that can trigger symptoms).
  • High-quality “clean proteins” — The immune system needs enough quality protein to work properly, but some types are most likely to trigger reactions than others. Wild-caught fish like benefit-packed salmon (which provides anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids), cage-free eggs (assuming you don’t have an allergy), grass-fed animal products and legumes are all smart choices.
  • Anti-inflammatory foods and herbs — Turmeric, ginger, garlic, onions, cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, etc.), carrots, tomatoes and green tea can all help specifically combat skin inflammation, according to studies.



The foods you want to avoid if you have rosacea include:


  • Anything that causes allergies — If you have any food allergies or sensitivities that are going unnoticed, this can contribute to leaky gut syndrome, which kicks off autoimmune reactions. Allergens can be different from person to person, so doing an elimination diet can help you narrow down what might be causing symptoms for you personally. Some common allergens include gluten, nuts, shellfish/seafood, dairy or eggs (but allergies can really be caused by any food such as nightshade vegetables, a type of stone fruit, citrus, FODMAPs, etc.).
  • Alcohol and caffeine — Coffee, other caffeinated drinks, and alcohol seem to worsen some people’s rosacea symptoms, especially redness and flushing. This differs from person to person, but it’s worth seeing if your symptoms improve when you cut back on both.
  • Sugar and processed foods — Sugar is known to worsen inflammation, increase oxidative stress, irritate the gut lining and aggravate skin disorders. Added sugar is found in a high percentage of processed, packaged foods, along with artificial sweeteners/ingredients, preservatives and texture stabilizers that can kick off allergic reactions.
  • Conventional dairy products — Many people find that eliminating conventional cow’s dairy (including yogurt, cheese, milk, ice cream, etc.) helps decrease skin-related symptoms.
  • Fried foods, trans fats, and hydrogenated oils — Refined vegetable oils that are high in omega-6s are pro-inflammatory. These include corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower and canola oils. Fried foods are also hard on the digestive system and can aggravate gut damage.


Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Anyone with rosacea-type symptoms, or any form of regular redness on the skin, should be careful about regularly using sunscreen on sensitive areas of the skin (especially the face). UV light seems to aggravate rosacea symptoms and can cause inflammation that is linked to its onset.

Studies show that daily skin-care regimens, including the use of a sunscreen, offers significant benefits against flare-ups. While getting exposure to the sun is important for vitamin D production within your skin, it’s best to keep your face well-protected. The sun is considered one of the most strongly aggravating factors of rosacea, according to some studies. Just be careful about the sunscreen you choose, since studies show many sunscreens are toxic and therefore can make symptoms even worse.


Use Natural Moisturizers and Cosmetic Products


Clinical assessments observing the skin’s barrier and hydration levels indicate that moisturizing rosacea-prone skin can help restore the skin’s barrier. When patients regularly cleaned and moisturized dry, rough, patchy skin, they found that noticeable symptoms, discomfort and overall sensitivity of skin improved.

It might be tempting to avoid using moisturizer on your skin if you have oily, red or sensitive patches and are also prone to acne breakouts, but a non-chemical and naturally antibacterial skin moisturizer like coconut oil can provide essential acids to the skin without causing breakouts or further irritations. Wild plants rich in natural oils (including coconuts, aloe and many that are used to make essential oils) are commonly used to treat skin diseases around the world and have been the go-to methods for treating skin problems for centuries. Natural rosacea treatment products tend to be less irritating and are also cheap, safe and easy to obtain compared to prescriptions.

If you do want to try to cover up your rosacea with cosmetics because you feel self-conscious, just be careful since many commercial makeup products can further aggravate rosacea symptoms. Buying gentle and organic cosmetics limits a number of harsh chemicals you put on your sensitive skin. You can always ask your dermatologist for help choosing gentle cosmetics too.


Manage Stress Levels


Aside from all of the physical symptoms that rosacea can cause, many people also feel mentally and emotionally challenged by this skin condition. A high percentage of rosacea sufferers report feeling less confident due to their appearance. Ongoing facial blotchiness, bumps, and redness can be really hard to handle emotionally (similarly to suffering from acne), but unfortunately stressing over the condition is only likely to make it worse.

Similarly to acne breakouts, stress is known to be a common trigger of rosacea that can bring on flare-ups. Try your best to control stress in your life for two reasons: first, because stress makes autoimmune reactions and inflammation even worse, and secondly because you’re likely already under enough added stress when dealing with a rosacea flare-up. Remember that you can’t always completely avoid symptoms appearing and shouldn’t feel guilty if flare-ups still occur. At the same time, you’re also not totally helpless and likely have a lot of control over how severe your symptoms get, so try to focus on feeling empowered instead of embarrassed and find ways to bust stress in your life.

Educate yourself about the disorder, learn more about rosacea treatments and be open-minded to trying new approaches in order to help you feel more in control. Use stress-reducing techniques like exercise, meditation, healing prayer and journaling to try to soothe yourself as much as possible. Keep in mind that despite what some people might assume, rosacea has nothing to do with poor hygiene and is caused by internal factors, so being open and honest about your condition can help you feel better and gain support.


Side Effects of Rosacea Medications:


If you do decide to use prescription rosacea treatments or antibiotics, it’s usually best to try a topical one used on the skin, as opposed to antibiotics capsules taken internally that can affect gut health in negative ways. Antibiotics work by reducing bacteria that contribute to the problem, but they not only kill “bad bacteria” in your body, they also kill “good bacteria” living in the digestive tract that is needed for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, immune defenses and more.

Because skin damage from rosacea can be progressive, some dermatologists prefer that medications be continued with an antibiotic for more than a year. However, this poses risks considering antibiotics have dangers when used often and long term. Ongoing use increases the likelihood of antibiotic resistance forming, which means the medications can stop working. Pigmentary deposition is another problem, which results when the skin turns abnormal pigments (usually very light) permanently.


Try Supplements and Essential Oils that Can Help Rosacea


Many supplements and essential oils can help fight inflammation that is the root cause of rosacea. Herbal remedies offer a safe and effective way to cure different kinds of skin diseases, even for sensitive skin, which is why they’ve been used in places like India, Asia, and Australia for thousands of years. Even today, more than 80 percent of people in India depend on traditional health care treatments and use various plant-based products for curing skin-related problems!

Many natural plant extracts, spices, and herbs do more than just lower red, inflamed breakouts; they can also be effective for fighting bacterial growth, yeast, fungus, signs of aging, wrinkles, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. They seem to help speed up circulation and therefore wound healing by improving blood flow to the affected area, reducing the presence of bacteria that can aggravate the skin thus preventing cell death of healthy cells.


Some of the best essential oils and supplement rosacea treatments for reducing skin inflammation include:


  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Aloe vera gel (used topically on the skin)
  • Raw honey (used topically on the skin)
  • Essential oils: Tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, chamomile, rose, rosemary, and thyme essential oils have all been found to fight skin inflammation and help treat sensitive skin. To treat the area, simply rub three drops of oil on three times daily mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Always combine these with a carrier oil (including coconut or jojoba oil) and apply to the affected area no more than twice daily. Perform a skin patch test first and then start gradually to test results, making sure you don’t experience an allergic reaction.



What Should I Look For?

According to Western Medical System


According to Robynne Chutkan, MD, a gastroenterologist 



A number of lifestyle and environmental factors can trigger a rosacea flare-up, including your diet. Although rosacea affects your skin, what you eat can play a big role in managing your symptoms, according to Robynne Chutkan, MD, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and author of the book Gutbliss.

“The relationship between the gut and the skin is fascinating, and rosacea is a prime example of how they interact,” explained Dr. Chutkan. “As a rosacea sufferer myself, I’m particularly interested in this.”

Although factors that cause rosacea to flare up vary from person to person, in the following question-and-answer session, Chutkan shed some light on the link between diet and rosacea. She also provided rosacea diet tips that may help keep your symptoms in check.

The gut is a hollow tube that runs the length of the body, from the mouth to the anus, so think of the digestive tract as the inside of the skin,” Chutkan said. “It’s helpful to think that way. Really, the two are very connected. I’m not the first, and I’m sure I won’t be the last, to comment on that observation.”

A bacterial imbalance in the gut can show up on the skin and worsen conditions like rosacea, she added. “For those with bloating and GI upset who also have rosacea, there is a clear correlation between bacterial overgrowth and this skin condition,” she explained. Certain foods, frequent antibiotics, steroids, and antacids are among the factors that can upset the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut and lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria and a shortage of the good bacteria. Chutkan explained that identifying the cause of a bacterial imbalance is key to improving rosacea symptoms.

A 2008 controlled study conducted by researchers in Genoa, Italy, looked at 120 patients from a dermatology clinic with rosacea and 60 people that didn’t have it,” Chutkan said. “They found that a significant percentage of the rosacea patients had small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO. There was a higher prevalence of this bacterial overgrowth among the rosacea patients than in the control group as well as the general population.”


Q: What are some common food triggers that can cause rosacea to flare-up?

“Alcohol seems to be a universal trigger for people with rosacea,” Chutkan said. “Some people find dairy worsens their symptoms. Others say soy or artificial sweeteners trigger a flare-up. Caffeine also affects some people.” think of it this way foods that have the acidity to their nature are probably a NO.

Chutkan’s advice is two-fold. “It’s a good idea to avoid things that kill off good bacteria like antacids [because], if you block stomach acids, you get the overgrowth of bacteria in the digestive tract. You should also avoid the starchy and sugary foods that encourage the overgrowth of bad bacteria species.”


Q: What foods should I eat to help control my rosacea?

Leafy greens and other high-fiber foods, such as legume, asparagus, and kale, in genera,l green organic vegetables can help create an environment in the gut that allows good bacteria to grow, Chutkan pointed out. “We are talking about cutting out process foods like cake, ice cream, and sugar making changes that will have other health benefits,” she said. “There are also probiotics that are very useful, but it’s more about diet and eating the kind of food that will encourage the growth of good bacteria and discourage the growth of bad bacteria.”


Q: Is there a specific rosacea diet?

Although there’s no specific rosacea diet due to the fact that every individual is different, Chutkan noted that two diets limit starches, sugar and other foods that may lead to the overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut. “I looked at what was written in the medical literature about the anti-inflammatory diet for skin,” she said. “This diet excludes refined sugar, complex carbohydrates, and high levels of saturated fat. It encourages nutrient-dense foods, such as deeply pigmented fruits. It also encourages eating good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon and chia flax seeds.” that is a contradiction.

Another diet that may promote a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut is the Paleolithic or Paleo diet, added Chutkan. “It’s an early low-carb diet, in which people eat as cavemen or women did before the advent of fire,” she said. We consider this diet extreme and is a great amount of vegetarian and vegan so what are they support to do? “You cut out sugar and processed grain ( that means no bread) and eat unlimited amounts of animal protein, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds. You avoid peanuts and as well as Milk products of any kind.. yogurt from coconut milk is excellent, goat yogurt also a good choice ” Chutkan noted the Paleo diet is popular among endurance athletes.


Q: Why do hot liquids seem to make symptoms worse?


The facial blood vessels of people with rosacea may dilate too easily. This increased blood flow near the skin surface can make the skin look red and flushed. “Extreme temperatures do not cause rosacea, but this can make the condition worse by dilating the blood vessels and increasing blood flow even more, so the skin appears even redder,” Chutkan explained. Alcohol increases blood flow also and the heat rises up so the head will hold more flushing, have you notice that a hangover gives you a headache? and at the same time nausea? Well, there is inflammation and acidity.


Q: Why do citrus fruits and spicy foods seem to make rosacea symptoms worse?


“Citrus fruits release histamine, which can aggravate rosacea; spicy foods aggravate rosacea by causing dilation of the tiny blood vessels under the skin,” Chutkan said. “It’s important to remember, however, that rosacea triggers are different for everyone,


Q: After making dietary changes, how soon can I expect to see an improvement in my rosacea symptoms?


“What I tell my patients is that they didn’t develop this condition overnight — they developed it over their lifetime,” Chutkan said. “There must be a shift in the bacteria in the gut towards more beneficial species and less of the not-so-good species. You can’t cure rosacea overnight, but over a period of time, you can really see improvements again everyone is different.”



Q: What about craving foods that have been eliminated from the diet?


“If things do clear up after making healthy dietary changes, and you find that you are really missing something, you can reintroduce it and see how you react,” Chutkan said. “It’s important to do this with one food at a time in order to evaluate your body’s response.”


Primary Signs of Rosacea

Rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another since are individuals. According to a consensus committee and review panel of 17 medical experts worldwide, rosacea always includes at least one of the following primary signs, and various secondary signs and symptoms may also develop.


Primary Signs of Rosacea

  • Flushing
    Many people with rosacea have a history of frequent blushing or flushing. This facial redness may come and go and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
  • Persistent Redness
    Persistent facial redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea and may resemble a blush or sunburn that does not go away.
  • Bumps and Pimples
    Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
  • Visible Blood Vessels
    In many people with rosacea, small blood vessels become visible on the skin.

Other Potential Signs and Symptoms

  • Eye Irritation
    In many people with rosacea, the eyes may be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, a condition known as ocular rosacea. The eyelids also may become red and swollen, and styes are common. Severe cases can result in corneal damage and vision loss without medical help.
  • Burning or Stinging
    Burning or stinging sensations may often occur on the face. Itching or a feeling of tightness may also develop.
  • Dry Appearance
    The central facial skin may be rough, and thus appear to be very dry.
  • Plaques
    Raised red patches, known as plaques, may develop without changes in the surrounding skin.
  • Skin Thickening
    The skin may thicken and enlarge from excess tissue, most commonly on the nose. This condition, known as rhinophyma, affects more men than women.
  • Swelling
    Facial swelling, known as edema, may accompany other signs of rosacea or occur independently.
  • Signs Beyond the Face
    Rosacea signs and symptoms may also develop beyond the face, most commonly on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.



Subtypes of Rosacea

Subtypes of Rosacea

The consensus committee and review panel of 17 medical experts worldwide identified four subtypes of rosacea, defined as common patterns or groupings of signs and symptoms. This includes:

  • Subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea), characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels.
  • Subtype 2 (papulopustular rosacea), characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples.
  • Subtype 3 (phymatous rosacea), characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue.
  • Subtype 4 (ocular rosacea), characterized by ocular manifestations such as dry eye, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids, recurrent styes and potential vision loss from corneal damage.

Many people experience characteristics of more than one subtype at the same time, and those often may develop in succession. While rosacea may or may not evolve from one subtype to another, each individual sign or symptom may progress from mild to moderate to severe. Early diagnosis and treatment are therefore recommended.


How is Rosacea Treated?

How is Rosacea Treated


When appropriate, treatments with lasers, intense pulsed light sources or other medical and surgical devices may be used to remove visible blood vessels, reduce extensive redness or correct disfigurement of the nose. Ocular rosacea may be treated with oral antibiotics and other therapy.


Skin Care

rosacea skin care


Cosmetics may be used to conceal the effects of rosacea. Green makeup or green-tinted foundations can be used to counter redness. This can be followed by a skin-tone foundation with natural yellow tones, avoiding those with pink or orange hues.


Home Remedies for Rosacea

Home Remedies for Rosacea

from: http://www.naturalalternativeremedy.com/the-20-best-home-remedies-for-rosacea


Topical Choices



Cucumber Mask


Fresh cucumber blended into a facial mask may help with rosacea. Gently smooth the mask on your face, and leave it for a half an hour or so. Rinse the face completely with cool water, once the 30 minutes are up. You typically will see progress within a month of daily use. One of our favorite cucumber masks is Beauty by Earth.


Chamomile Compress

Chamomile Compress
A mild compress with chamomile oil might help lessen the redness associated with rosacea. Debora Yost recommends using this to help handle rosacea-related flare-ups. Cool the resultant mixture in the fridge. Dampen a soft fabric in this mixture whenever you start to feel a flare-up and place it on your face for fifteen to twenty minutes. Some individuals are sensitive to chamomile, particularly when they have responses to daisies, marigolds, and ragweed, and should avoid using chamomile.



Apple Mask

Lynne Paige Walker and Ellen Brown, in “A Woman’s Complete Guide to Natural Healing,” propose a fresh apple mask as a tender, natural method to look after this continual skin condition. Smooth the resultant mask on your face, and leave it in place for about 15 minutes. Once the mask has dried, rinse it away with cool water. It is suggested that one use this every single day.



Herbal Paste

Herbal Paste
In Janice Cox’s novel, she recommends this herbal remedy as an effective method in dealing with rosacea. Mix together two teaspoons of turmeric powder, four teaspoons of coriander powder, and one to two tablespoons of fresh milk until the combination turns into a smooth paste. Keep the concoction in the fridge. Once prepared, utilize the paste as a facial mask two times a day for ten minutes.



Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut
Some individuals who have rosacea report that horse chestnut helps with this condition when used in a cream. You can use it on the affected area two times each day.



Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
In addition to the significant health advantages of aloe vera, it’s also capable of helping with rosacea. While it efficiently helps to get rid of rosacea, aloe extract can heal so many skin problems. Aloe vera can be used both orally and topically to take care of rosacea. It is suggested that aloe vera is used for this condition two times a day.



Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a strong generator of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of rosacea naturally. You can directly use tea tree oil on the problem area.



Green Tea

rosacea green tea
Rubbing green tea over the area of skin with this condition is yet another way to help. Green tea has anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antioxidant properties that work brilliantly to take care of rosacea. Green tea can be simply used by you just as chamomile is above.



Oatmeal is one of the lesser known, but exceptional, options for rosacea. Oatmeal soothes and reduces redness, itching, and functions as an agent to get rid of rosacea.1 Take a little water in a cup and add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. After that, apply the oatmeal on the affected region.




Rose Hip Oil

Rose Hip Oil
Rose hip oil is a well-known treatment for many skin problems, for example, blisters, scars, sunburns, eczema, and more. It also works well to help with rosacea. You ought to use several drops of rosehip oil on the contaminated area every day.



Cold Compresses

A cold compress is an extremely powerful approach which helps to reduce redness. To obtain a cold compress, you must soak three chamomile tea bags in a little bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes. After that, place the bowl in the fridge. You can use chamomile tea or one of the other options above if you need to obtain a cold compress. It works amazingly well.



Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties. You can either drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day or apply it to the skin. You can always do both for extra benefits!



Internal Treatment Options

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil provides essential fatty acids which assist to reduce inflammation. Take 1 Tsp. 3 times a day. Alternatively, you could take flaxseed oil in soft gel form.



Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw
Cat’s Claw helps to reduce food sensitivities by re-establishing a healthy intestinal environment. Take this 3 times each day (approximately 500mg each time). Don’t take this herb if you’re pregnant, nursing, on blood thinners, or if you’re an organ transplant recipient.





Zinc also helps you to fix your skin in a number of ways. Take 25 milligrams twice per day with meals.



Gotu Kola

Gotu kola helps to promote healing of the body’s skin. Take 3 times each day (approximately 100 mg).




Grapeseed extract assists in collagen formation, it is antioxidant, and also anti-inflammatory. Take this 3 times each day (50 mg).



Red Clover

Red clover is considered as one of the safest natural ways of dealing with rosacea. It moderates redness and reduces irritation. Red clover tea should be taken by you twice per day to obtain the desired effect.




liquorice root
Licorice extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory for skin cells, according to a 2008 study at the University of Science and Technology. That’s because licorice root (aka sweet root and licorice) has coumarins, flavonoids, phytosterols and glycyrrhizin, which all reduce rosacea’s redness.




When applied topically, feverfew prevents blood from pooling in capillaries, based on a 2010 University of Louisville study.














iSClinical Rosacea Travel Kit



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Kit Includes:

* Cleansing Complex, 2oz

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* SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen, 5 sample packets

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Each GlyMed Plus Rosacea Skin Essentials Kit Includes

  • Gentle Facial Wash – gently purifies the surface of the skin while nourishing the skin with protective antioxidants and nutrients
  • Living Cell Clarifier – promotes a clear, vibrant complexion with a blend of active ingredients that neutralize bacteria and unclog pores for clear, beautiful skin; removes discoloration
  • AHA Accelerator – soothes and hydrates the skin while stimulating the skin’s natural repair process
  • Intense Peptide Skin Recovery Complex – targets age signs and damaged skin to stimulate cell activity and quicken the healing process, reducing redness, irritation, and symptoms of rosacea
  • Mega-Purifying Cleanser – powerful cleanser that removes unwanted impurities from the surface of the skin down to the pores
  • Rosacea Relief – relieves irritation and inflammation associated with rosacea while neutralizing its causes for long term clarity
  • Ultra-Hydrating Enzyme Masque – dual-action masque that infuses the skin with moisture while using botanical enzymes to enhance the skin’s natural regeneration process
  • Photo-Age Protection Cream 30+ – broad spectrum protection against eh harmful rays of the sun that also hydrates and treats rosacea



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