Posts Written On May 04, 2017

Beauty Gifts: 3 Skicare Products for the Mom

Moms have a busy lifestyle, but she can take the Cuvée Travel Kit wherever she goes. A three-piece travel set to help prolong any style, the Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! ($30; CuveeBeauty.com)

 

Gift your mom a new scent that is sure to be a hit with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Collection. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. ($58; Lavanila.com)

Every mom is in need of some pampering! Gift her with the KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. More than a mask, more than a night cream, this overnight facial-in-a-jar delivers great skin by morning, as the weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin. Infused with wild rose oil that evens out skin tone, repairs fine lines, moisturizes, heals, and softens skin, this face cream with vitamin C also helps minimize the appearance of skin discolorations and black spots ($48; Sephora.com).

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My Cool Slim Belt Review

Bathing suit season is coming! Get the summer body you want and feel good when you slip into your bathing suit with the help of myCoolSlim. It’s a natural way to reduce unwanted body fat… yes please, right?!

myCoolSlim delivers a safe and effective cold temperature directly to stubborn areas of fat around the stomach, thighs or bottom and gets rid of it. Wear it for 30 minutes a day – no more than that – and watch the fat cells shrink away! It’s a safer and much cheaper alternative to expensive plastic surgery.

myCoolSlim is specially designed based on science to freeze and naturally eliminate fat cells. Simply freeze the gel packs, slip them into the neoprene pockets of the compression wrap and velcro myCoolSlim around your targeted area for a half hour each day. Seriously, it’s that easy! $79.99 for a wrap and two gel packs; http://mycoolslim.com

First impressions: The belt is definitely sturdy and well made, it is similar to neoprene waist training belts but it also has an inner lined pocket. The gel packs are light blue and transparent. Very cool.  Cold contouring is something available at medical spas and very expensive. The myCoolslim package is a great at home alternative for a fraction of the price.  The whole idea of Freeze Fat Away is interesting to me. I guess when your body gets cold, it takes energy and burns calorie to warm you back up? 

Trying it out the first time. It was very easy to use. I just left the ice packs in the freezer overnight and then inserted them into the belt’s inner lining and then wore it around my waist. You are not suppose to wear it over 30 mins. I only lasted 3 mins and then took it off. It is very cold! I am a creature of comfort. I like comfort food, I don’t wear high heels for too long and I don’t like to be too hot or too cold. That’s probably why I have the extra fat in the first place! Ha!

You are not suppose to do anything when you wear this belt. You cannot exercise or shower or anything. So basically you should just stay still.  You can wear it around your legs, your arms, your torso. My skin did get ‘red’ from the cold after 10 mins. This is me laying flat with the belt on my bed. It is interesting to see how fat cells react to cold. The brown fat cells and the white fat cells react to extreme cold temperatures, thus resulting in the slimming you see. After my first 30 mins, all I had was a very cold belly. I will try it a few more times to see what happens!

 

myCoolslim works best with a low calorie diet and exercise. Wearing this belt alone should show results in a few weeks so I will keep you posted on what happens when I use it again! Like all health and beauty items, this product will work best in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. I would definitely recommend this belt to someone who is trying to achieve that ‘revenge body’ for the summer!

Get more details on http://mycoolslim.com/about/  and let me know what you think!

 

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Tips For Deep Sleep: Acupuncture for Sleep Hacking

The idea of poking yourself with sharp objects (commonly needles) might not be appealing if we are talking about practical ways to improve sleeping habits. But take heed, first impressions are often deceitful.

The straightforward approach is to try the standard remedies that work for you. And if they don’t, well, think out of the box. There’s acupuncture for example. Unbeknownst to many, acupuncture is effective against sleeping disorders.

Acupuncture is one of the most treasured Chinese medicine practices. Today, Western medicine practices acupuncture as an alternative and complementary therapy by many medical practitioners. It’s slowly gaining a favorable approval among people who suffers from different health problems, drug-induced diseases, alcohol addiction and insomnia.

Evidences exist to prove that acupuncture was used in Europe, hundreds of years ago. But the practice came to be known around the world on the second half of twentieth century.

Unfortunately, acupuncture gained an undeserved reputation as an unsupported practice without enough evidence.

To shed some light about this, acupuncture not only works for Chinese medicine and simple self-experimentation, but also there is a substantial clinical evidence behind using acupuncture for improving sleep and curing sleep disorders.

 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the insertion of thin needles to your skin at the specific points in the body. The depth of the needles insertion depends on the severity of your body’s problems.

According to the medical theory of Chinese practices,  the acupressure points in your body is located on the meridian part where ‘qi’ or the vital energy of the body passes.

Suffice to say there’s no scientific explanations yet to back up the benefits of acupuncture but countless of therapeutic benefits are enough proofs that this practice works.

 

How Acupuncture Works

The acupuncturist used needles to open the channels of your qi which have become blocked.

When your spiritual and physical energy flow shuts down, your body hits back with sickness and other bodily malfunctions like insomnia. The symptoms involves obstruction of the energy which the acupuncture relieves.

 

Evidence Behind Acupuncture for Insomnia

A study conducted in 2004 found that acupuncture increases night time melatonin (natural hormone made by the pineal gland) production and total sleep time. The patients, who underwent acupuncture treatment fell asleep faster, experienced less stress and less arousal at night.

Further studies and researchers also found that acupuncture also improves the sleep quality of patients with HIV. Sleep disturbance is a common problem among people infected with HIV. What’s more is that, acupuncture is also effective in relieving chronic pain.

 

Using Acupuncture for Sleep Hacking

For those interested in trying acupuncture to improve sleep, these are the steps to follow:

 

  1. Look for a qualified acupuncturist. Getting a botched treatment from a bogus or fake acupuncturist would be the last thing you want to happen.

 

  1. Make sure that you are comfortable with your acupuncturist. Acupuncture is not just about needles. It’s important that you trust the healing abilities of the person. It does not mean that an acupuncturist who you do not like won’t help. Staying comfortable and relaxed helps you get the most out of the experience. So, sit back and relax in the couch.

 

  1. It’s not a one strike deal so give acupuncture an honest effort and several treatments at least before you decide if it helps or not. It may take several visits before you notice the changes. At other times the improvements are lasting and immediate.

 

Acupuncturist can’t cure sleeping problems in one trip. In fact, practitioners will advise you to return for another set of therapy. This depends on how acute or severe the sleeping disorders that you have.

A lot of patients experienced relaxation and calmness after acupuncture sessions and others report an immediate relief from stress.

A particular type of insomnia is the evident of a primitive energy balance in Chinese medicine practice which is incomparable. Different type of insomnia requires different approach in acupuncture. They will never be treated in the same manner because each disorder is related to a particular imbalance issue.

 

Takeaway

Trying acupuncture may still not be appealing to you, but researchers and much personal experimental biohacking have shown that it is indeed, effective. It may have received a dubious reputation for being “woo-woo”, but again acupuncture is successful in dealing with insomnia for centuries and continues to provide relief to people who suffers from different sleeping disorders.

 

Author Bio:

Alyssa Mason Prout is an active traveler and blogger. She constantly travels on different countries to explore the latest trends in fashion, health and industrial scene. She also loves writing, and it has been her greatest passion. Whatever she learns in her journey, she writes it and shares it with her readers. Alyssa is an active contributor for Focus on Furniture, a website that sells furniture and bedding.

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Boutique Skincare Company Explains Why Sun Protection Needs No Chemical Input

Clued-up beauty buffs will incorporate UV protection into their daily skincare routine to protect against the signs of aging however, as the weather is heating up more are starting to purchase sun protection products to keep their skin safe from harmful rays. Boutique skincare expert and lover of natural ingredients, ASDM Beverly Hillsreveals why it may be time to leave the store-bought chemical filled sunscreens on the shelf.

Alexandra Marquez- Co-founder of ASDM Beverly Hills explains, “Numerous in-vitro studies have shown that physical sunscreens surpass their chemical counterparts in efficiency and safety. In addition, physical sunscreens are not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather sit on the skin’s surface deflecting damaging UVA and UVB rays which cause sunburn and premature aging.”

Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients such as titanium or zinc oxide, also a main ingredient in diaper rash cream and safe for use with sensitive skin. It sits on the surface of the skin and physically deflects the sun’s rays. Physical sunscreens work instantly when applied to the skin. In comparison, chemical sunscreens take up to 20 minutes to work after application and contain numerous components such as octylcrylene, avobenzone, actinoxate, octisalate, 4-MBC and more, using a chemical filter to absorb the rays. These ingredients cause unwanted allergic reactions in some users and can irritate the eyes.

Alexandra continued, “Many are unaware of the true nature of most mainstream sunscreens, with skin rashes and irritation common. As a result, many may put their skin at unnecessary risk by refusing to use sun protection altogether in order to avoid skin redness, itchiness and more. Physical sunscreen is the perfect alternative.

“Our ASDM Beverly Hills physical sunscreen has passed rigorous testing, coming up at a high protection value of SPF 35. When viewed close up, you can even see the protection smoothing crevices on skin, creating an amazing protective barrier.”

In addition to offering unrivalled sun protection, the sunscreen from ASDM Beverly Hills enhances skin tone and leaves a sophisticated matte finish, taming the unwanted shine that often occurs after sunscreen application.

Alongside this leading sun screen product, the natural skincare brand’s range of summer-ready skincare products includes scientifically tested Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum to prevent the hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.

Here is another product from ASDM Beverly Hills that I also would like to recommend.

Beauty fans long for skin that ‘bounces back’ from all situations – skin that is plump, strong and bursting with elasticity. In new research, ASDM Beverly Hills has found that its Vitamin C Serum could be the hero product that many are searching for.

The advanced skincare specialist performed randomized tests on 50 participants that had applied the antioxidant product to their skin for just two weeks. After executing the skin turgor test to measure skin’s resiliency, the product, containing 15% Vitamin C, was shown to deliver a significant increase in the skin’s elasticity for 75% of participants.

Alexandra Marquez, from ASDM Beverly Hills said, “Vitamin C is incredibly popular, loved by foodies that want to boost their immune system and add an element of vibrancy to their day. However, we suspected that applying this vitamin topically to the skin as well as ingesting it can bring a number of beauty-boosting benefits, and our recent studies have proved us right!”

In-vitro studies have shown that Vitamin C is an essential ingredient for collagen biosynthesis, producing qualitative changes in the collagen molecule. It also serves as a cofactor for the enzymes prolysyl and lysyl hydroxylase which are responsible for collagen formation, essential for maintaining youthful skin. Regular use of this nutrient can visibly increase collagen production, improving skin’s structural strength and resiliency, as shown in the tests performed by ASDM Beverly Hills.

In order to leverage the collagen boosting capabilities of Vitamin C, ASDM Beverly Hills has developed a scientific serum, combining it with components to add to the effectiveness of the nutrient and to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Green tea extract, hyaluronic acid and pure argon oil are among the other active ingredients infused in every drop of the serum, increasing collagen production while also protecting the skin against free radicals and other harmful external factors.

Alongside the randomized tests, other reviews of the Vitamin C serum from ASDM Beverly Hills highlight the effectiveness of the product, gaining a 4.7 average rating from customers.

To find out more about this sun protection secret andskin resiliency secret, or to view the full range of summer-ready skincare products from ASDM Beverly Hills, visit the website at www.asdmbeverlyhills.com

About

ASDM Beverly Hills Corp was founded by Alexandra Marquez in the early spring months of 1998. It all started with one persistent dilemma that drove Alexandra from one dermatologist to another: her melasma. This type of melasma was not simply superficial, but it also had hormonal aspects that motivated her to change her diet, re-balance the alkaline nature of her body and detoxify her cells and organs from everyday accumulated toxicities.

Despite this drastic change in diet, her melasma persisted. After countless failed prescriptions promising to clear up her melasma, Alexandra was ready to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her innovative husband and his background in chemistry, they concocted a unique lightening formula that addressed the main issues of melasma: hydration, exfoliation, targeting, and prevention.

This amazing miracle cream outperformed all of her prescribed creams by not only targeting the issue, but also renewing and nourishing her skin back to health. In less than 3 months, her face was clearer than ever before, with more life and resilience. As is expected with anything that is actually effective, her friends started to notice. And so was born ASDM Beverly Hills basing its humble roots from one remarkable cream: The Arbutin Skin Lightening Cream. It marked an exciting beginning to an amazing collection of skin care products that would prove to be loved by all.

 

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You Need This Shampoo Come Summer Showers

Summer time is almost here – but with that comes Summer showers!

I have a secret to keep my hair smooth and non-broken at all. Especially in the Summer time, using this product, you can enjoy the weather with your always-beautiful hair. Today I am going to share this secret with you!

Humidity and rain can ruin even the best hair days, leaving it frizzy and unmanageable. éprouvage just launched the products you’ll need to overcome those Summer Showers. The NEW Smoothing Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner are specifically designed to nourish and hydrate for sleek, manageable hair.

éprouvage Smoothing Shampoo ($15, éprouvage.com) – gently cleanses while providing optimal softness and shine. Hair is left feeling healthy and smooth without weigh down. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Cleanses hair and scalp while restoring hydration.
  • Tames dry, tired strands for frizz-free, sleek styles.
  • Increases hair’s resistance to breakage.

éprouvage Smoothing Conditioner ($16, éprouvage.com) – A replenishing and detangling conditioner that provides hydration to unruly hair. This formula nourishes and hydrates for sleek, manageable hair. Formulated with our Progressive Plant Cell Technology for healthier looking hair and scalp.

Benefits

  • Restores hydration and nourishes dry, unruly hair.
  • Gently detangles without weighing hair down.
  • Replenishes moisture and improves manageability.
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