Saturday, November 30, 2013
Winter is coming are you ready? Winter skin and Body Care
Winter has its own charm … those cozy nights at the fireplace, chilly mornings when exhaling small, white clouds instead of carbon dioxide, the warmth of snuggling up in bed with hot chocolate, the smell of soup when entering the house, beef stew, rice and potatoes, baked pudding…
Winter does seem to generate a non-stop hunger in many of us. Irrespective of good intentions to stay slim, few of us manage to say NO to the seductions of winter!
We are much more vulnerable to cravings for and the seductions of food if our nutritional state is not balanced. This year, try something better than good motives: invest in your summer body by taking the necessary supplements and drinking sufficient amounts of water throughout winter.
“Spice up” a glass of water by adding a teaspoon of orange juice to a cup of hot (boiling) water and rather enjoy it as a hot drink. Aloe Tea, mixed with a morsel of grated ginger and a drop of honey, is another way of getting your body hydrated with a refreshing hot drink.
Stock up on Aloe Multi Plus and Body Basics to prevent the winter from seducing you into eating much more than you require for healthy living and a lean body.
Aloe Multi Plus is a unique blend of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and Aloe ferox extract to supplement nutritional imbalances in your body and diet. Aloe ferox plant extract has proven anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant & cancer-inhibiting properties. Scientists have also shown that this extract assists in weight loss.
Body Basics comprises a combination of Aloe ferox plant extract, magnesium, zinc, folic acid and vitamins B2, B6 and B12. These are the known “bouncers” of disease since they strengthen the body’s nerve system.
Aloe Multi Plus is suitable for individuals without an optimally balanced diet to provide general vitamins and nutrients in order to maintain a healthy body.
Body Basics is a mineral and vitamin B complex, suitable as supplement where stress is responsible for depletion of valuable nutrients.
Individuals leading a busy life combined with a non-optimal diet are advised to use both these products.
The structure of the skin is comparable to that of a mattress. The top layers (epidermis) form a protective barrier against the outside world while the mid and inner layers contain structures which impart that radiant look to a beautiful skin. Oil, keeping the skin supple, is secreted from tiny oil glands in the pores of the skin.
If too much oil is secreted, the skin appears greasy, but when insufficient oil is secreted, the skin surface is dry and may appear parched.
In a healthy skin, moisture is captured in-between the internal structures of the dermis, but when these structures are eroded, moisture leaks out and the skin becomes dehydrated. This skin may not necessarily look parched, but it usually appears dull.
Oil glands are regulated by hormones and not by the state of the skin’s internal structures. It is therefore possible to have an oily, but dehydrated skin! However, when the skin is both dry and dehydrated, it commonly appears transparent with a very fine texture.
A dehydrated skin is usually the first sign that the internal skin structures are not in a good condition and this will lead to early wrinkling and sagging.
Dry skin may be treated by application of a cream or oil that lubricates the skin surface.
Such an application will immediately remove the parched appearance. However, since the skin’s natural oil originates from the oil glands, “permanent” treatment of dry skin can only be accomplished if the oil glands are stimulated to improve oil production. This usually happens automatically during teen years! Individuals who suffer from too little (or too much) oil production may find it valuable to use Radical Image capsules as a skin supplement. These capsules contain a blend of herbs that stimulate biological processes towards hormonal balance.
Use Hand Cream or Heel Balm to improve the appearance of dry and parched skin.
Treating a dehydrated skin
An intensive moisturiser (like Mature or Ultra Rich Night Cream) returns
moisture to the deeper skin layers. However, if the skin’s absorptionability
is poor, most of the cream stays on the surface while the deeper layers remain thirsty. Therefore it is of the utmost importance to repair the internal structures.
Appropriate treatment to fortify skin structures in order to retain the moisture applied to the skin, takes time. It is also essential to encourage the skin to absorb the moisture and active ingredients that are applied to it.
Aloe ferox plant extract facilitates repair of damaged cells and improves skin absorption. Therefore, all products that contain Aloe ferox extract offers improved absorption and skin repair. However, as aging or neglect progresses, additional encouragement may be necessary.
Super Aloe Gel is a superb product to apply just before (or simultaneously with) your moisturizer.
The Timeless Skin range has been designed on the premise of stimulating natural rebuilding of skin structures and providing additional moisture that is captured for a prolonged period. Over time, the use of this product range results in a radiant and plump complex with noticeably reduced sagging.
Stay healthy this Winter and if you need a bit more help try our Winter Fighter herbal supplement
Sources : Aloe Ferox Newsletter/Nuusbrief 3/2013