Skincare Tip Number Four: How To Keep Your Skin Soft and Supple. Proper hydration by drinking plenty of filtered water is not enough to keep skin supple.
Skin, (hair and nails) also need an ample supply of omega-3s to remain soft, smooth and supple, strong for nails, and strong and shiny for hair. Making sure you are consuming enough omega-3s in your diet ensures you are providing your body with an important beauty building block.
If your skin and hair is dry, your scalp is itchy, your nails are brittle and break easily, or you have problem skin, eating foods high in omega-3s will help to them back to life.
Check out our list, and try to include some of these foods in your diet on a regular basis. Just two servings of salmon a week for instance, is enough to boost omegas-3s in your body and have a positive impact on the health of your skin and hair. In just a few short weeks, you’ll be able to feel and see the benefits of adding omega-3s to your diet. Get started today!
There are many therapeutic benefits of essential oils in skin, body and hair care. In regards to hair care, there are specific essential oils known to be of benefit to the hair. I’m going to share my favorite ones to use, which improve the strength, luster and health of hair.
Rosemary is helpful with psoriasis and dandruff, and other skin and scalp irritations. It soothes these irritations and helps to heal them. Rosemary is beneficial in supporting hair growth as well, in a healthy, natural, non-chemical way. Rosemary is also known to help with memory, and as far fetched as it may seem, those experiencing memory problems may want to try shampooing with a rosemary enhanced shampoo.
Basil is used to glamorize your hair. It is often used to promote volume to thin, lifeless hair. People suffering from hair loss, or thinning hair, will benefit from using basil. It nourishes the scalp and hair as well.
There have been many studies performed to see how essential oils can help with hair loss. Basil is one of those oils used in many of the studies, and it has been shown that basil can help replenish and replace hair growth. It was determined the reason basil worked so well with hair re-growth, was due to its ability to increases circulation to the scalp and heal damaged follicles, thus enabling the hair to grow in stronger and fuller.
Lemon is also one of the best essential oils out there for your hair. Lemon cleans very well. It also has a delicious, fresh scent, which is always nice with hair care products, and rinses out of hair easily. Recommended especially for those with blond hair tones.
Using a lemon juice rinse on your hair after shampooing will also help to remove product buildup from your hair, from products such as hair spray, liquid styling aids, gels, etc., in addition to shampoo build up, if you’re using a detergent (sulfate) based shampoo. All you need for a rinse are some freshly squeezed lemons from the grocery store.
Bergamot is another powerful natural oil I would recommend be included in your hair care products. It has a fresh, citrus type scent, which is nice. Bergamot cleans your hair, and will leave it shiny, while also promoting healthy growth.
It works well with other essential oils from the citrus family. Bergamot is a citrus member, and can help remove excess oil on your scalp or hair, making it an ideal choice for those with oily hair and skin. Be careful how much you use, however, (if you add it yourself to your shampoos), as too much will strip your hair of it’s natural oils and leave it dry.
Using the right amount of lemon or bergamot on your hair should remove and control any excess oil, without stripping your hair completely dry or damaging it in any way.
Many essential oils are now available in local grocery stores in the natural food section. Sold in small bottles, most are affordable, and enable you to add any of these essential oils directly to your favorite shampoo.
Or you may visit our online shop, and select an organic, sulfate free shampoo and conditioner from one of our many varieties. We offer shampoos and conditioners for all hair types, including natural dandruff and flaky scalp shampoos, in addition to organic, dry powder shampoo. We are also happy to custom scent your products with any of the essential oils mentioned above, or a custom request you may have.
The many skincare benefits of aloe vera are numerous, and it’s a superb ingredient to look for in your in skincare products. Aloe vera has more than 200 biological properties, which also makes it an excellent source of health benefits. It’s helpful in healing and soothing skin irritations and damage such as wounds, cuts, burns, rashes, sunburn, hives, acne, eczema, etc. due to its anti-inflammatory capabilities.
It also contains manynutrients like vitamin B, C, E and zinc which benefit the skin. Aloe vera provides good care for your skin because it works as moisturizing agent; re-hydrating and renewing dry skin.
Aloe has been shown to assist aging skin by renewing it’s cells and healing skin at the structural level, thus restoring the complexion and improving the tone of the skin. Due to this activity, scars may also be reduced, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin imperfections.
We include organic aloe vera in many of our skin care products. It’s just such a wonderful ingredient to use. In fact, it’s one of my top seven favorite skin care ingredients, and I wrote about it in a guest post for Modern Hippie Magazine.
You can find aloe vera included in a variety of cosmetic products because it is so beneficial for the skin. The moisturizing benefits alone, if used on a regular basis, will provide noticeable improvement for your skin.
Aloe vera is wonderful at relieving dry skin, taming allergic reactions, and aids in removing burn marks and scars from the face. Aloe vera can act as a direct healing agent for your skin. With the help of this ingredient you can keep your skin healthier and fresh with each use.
Aloe vera is also available as an oil, and in butter form for cosmetic formulators. All forms of aloe vera provide healing, moisturizing benefits for the skin. The moisturizing benefits of aloe vera can also be seen in its ability to help remove dead cells from the skin, supply oxygen to the cells, and thus improve the overall look and health of the complexion.
According to a study conducted on a group of men and women who were suffering from psoriasis, the use of aloe vera products helped them to fight the skin disorder and they had very good results with its use. Many were able to gain complete control over their skin eruptions.
Aloe vera skin care products are also helpful in improving other conditions of the skin, such as oily skin or scaly eruptions. Aloe vera is considered to be a powerful healing plant which also has many health benefits. Consider looking for this fine ingredient in your beauty care products, and your skin can look fresh, young and renewed.
Skincare Tip Number Three is designed to help you choose between a lotion or a cream for your skincare needs. Often, our regimen will include both.
In addition, butters are similar to creams, sans any water content, and are ideal for those with the same needs for choosing a cream, but also are wonderful for massage.
At essensu, we offer a large variety of facial and body lotions, creams and butters, and are happy to customize them to your scent preference or specific skincare needs.
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Our Cotton Candy Roll-On Perfume Oil was chosen to be featured in a post on food-scented perfumes, on the popular website, Delish.com. If you’d like to check it out, and all the other interesting perfume scents, (we’re #10), here’s the link: http://www.delish.com/food-fun/food-scented-perfumes-colognes#slide-10
Here’s Important Skin Care Tip Number Two - How to protect your skin at night from dehydration.
Why is Argan Oil all the rage in skin and hair care? There is a reason ARGAN OIL has become the most sought after moisturizing and anti-aging product on the market. This pure oil is extracted from the argan fruit, and has been the Berber women’s beauty secret and treasure in Morocco for thousands of years, due to its amazing ability to repair skin and hair.
No other oil performs as well at protecting the skin, and reversing present signs of aging, as well as argan oil, which refuses to bear fruit anywhere other than the Sahara of Morocco. It’s the Berber woman’s golden elixir, a luxury oil now more widely available to cosmetic formulators.
Argan oil, which is extracted from unroasted kernels, is rich in vitamins A and E. It is high in plant-based, anti-aging squalene, which is similar to olive oil, and also high in healing sterols, making it a welcomed and popular ingredient in beauty products for hair, skin and nails.
This non-clogging, non-greasy oil absorbs into skin and hair upon contact. Among all of the oils tested over several years, argan oil appears to last on the skin the longest, offering a full day of moisture protection, and maximum skin care benefits.
We love Argan oil at essensu, and include it in many of our products. You’ll find it in our Argan Oil Organic Strawberry Crush Replenishing Protein Shampoo, and coordinating conditioner, in our Leave-In Conditioning Detangle Spray, and our Lavender Luxury Argan Oil Facial Moisturizer to list a few. Be sure to visit our essensu shop for a full selection of products featuring this golden beauty elixir.
What does skin really need to feel soft and smooth? Well, would you try to improve the appearance of a cracked up wall by simply adding a layer of paint? Of course not. The paint would soon peel away. Instead, you would sand down the wall’s surface to make it smooth before painting. It’s a similar principal when treating dry, cracked skin, because it yields better results.
Visit our shops on Artfire or Etsy for an array of exfoliating options. These include: organic face scrubs, organic sugar scrubs in yummy, fresh scents, foaming bath butter salt scrubs, and salt, organic sugar scrub combos.
Continuing on with our series of: What’s Your Skin Type, we have an Oily/Combination skin type checklist for you. Remember, these are basic guides, and not an in-depth look at each skin type - those need their own complete write-up. But these check lists are helpful in determining your basic skin type. Feel free to share this with your followers.
We finally have our first perfume locket posted. There are more to come. This one is our Purse Locket Solid Perfume Victorian Style Necklace in Antique Bronze. It’s a wonderful fashion accessory, enabling you to bring your perfume along in a fun, convenient way.
The locket opens up to reveal a pan filled with all natural, solid perfume. This fashionable purse locket hangs from a medium weight, antique bronze curb chain, and includes a rose colored Swarovski crystal and antique bronze heart for additional charm. Pan is secure, but can be replaced with a refull.
Scented in our new fragrance, Per Amore’ (For Love)- a hypnotic, exotic floral bouquet adds romance to the fresh, warm citrus notes, which are topped off with a hint of woodsy base notes. A lovely, romantic perfume.
Blended only from the finest, most luxurious essential oils. Notes of ylang ylang, sandalwood, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, neroli, bergamot, are among some of the decedant oils used in this fragrant perfume. Evokes thoughts of love, romance, and beauty.
Our perfume lockets also make a wonderful aromatherapy gift. It does come packaged in a organza pouch, inside a lovely gift box. If you’d like more information on our lockets, or would like to make a purchase, please visit our Etsy shop.
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How about treating yourself to this fabulous, easy, DIY face mask? This Smoothing Anti-Wrinkle Facial Mask and lotion, is great for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in your facial skin, and will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, but may also be used on cracked heels or dry hands. Softer, smoother skin will be yours. Enjoy!