Please enjoy today’s special guest report which shares some tips on how to naturally care for your skin.
We all worry about our skin from time to time – especially as we age. Whether any woman wants to admit it or not, we are all prone to the effects of aging and those sun spots, dry skin, and wrinkles are bound to creep up on us at some point. However, in a world obsessed with looking young, you don’t have to commit to some age-defying procedure to get great looking skin. Simply switching to natural skincare products can do the trick.
While most women stick to high end traditional skin care products to care for their faces, many are unaware of the damage these types of products can actually do. Traditional skin care products contain large amounts of parabens and other chemicals which can actually further irritate your skin, leading to dry or red patches or even further break outs. The additional dryness these products can cause can actually increase the signs of aging at a more rapid rate.
So if you are looking for a better way to care for your face, consider purchasing natural skincare products. There are a wide variety of lines, including those from major recognizable brands to more natural and independent lines such as Nude Skincare, and these products don’t have any of the harmful additives found in traditional products. Because they are packed with vitamins and minerals, your face also gets an extra boost that can help with reducing age spots and increasing firmness.
In addition to not having any agitating chemicals, natural skincare products are just all around better for the environment. Most natural skin care products come in a biodegradable packaging that is plant-based so you don’t have to worry about the environmental impact, and they are also not tested on animals. So for those of us looking to further reduce our footprint, buying natural skincare products allows us to do so with one easy switch.
Those interested in natural skincare products should note, however, that they can be as evenly priced or even more expensive than some traditional brands. While the effects on your skin and environment make it worth the few additional bucks you spend, you are going to want to shop around for the best deals. There are several retailers online which offer great natural products at an affordable price.
Just a quick note to give a heads up to all parents, particularly pregnant and nursing moms: It’s being reported by The Washington Post that the FDA is trying to convince the government to remove warnings on fish and seafood containing mercury. This means a removal of any sort of warning telling us that mercury in fish is bad for us and our children, and rather than advising us to watch our fish intake due to mercury levels, they would begin recommending larger amounts of fish, especially for pregnant moms and young children.
Of course we all know mercury didn’t suddenly become a health benefit. But the FDA’s claims are that the benefits outweigh the risks. If you’re concerned about your kids not getting enough Omega-3′s, there are many other sources. I’d recommend searching through the “Healthy Recipes” section of this blog; if you have recipes you’d like to add, please feel free to send them along! Just check the Healthy Recipes section (there’s a tab at the top of the page) and you’ll see how to get those sent to me. In the meantime, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for some new recipes to add that will help get those Omega-3′s into your kids – mercury free!
Omega-3 foods: Beans, flax seed, walnuts, soybeans (including tofu), wheat and oat germ, avocado, pumpkin seeds, kiwi, lingonberry, black raspberry, pecans, butternuts, hazelnuts, hempseed oil, olive oil.
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I did a post awhile ago on how to eat flax seed, and it’s been quite the popular little post. I wanted to provide you with some flax recipes since they’re so healthy but few people actually know what to do with them. I came across a site that is loaded with interesting recipes containing flax from Golden Valley Flax. I noticed they also sell flax on this site; not a paid post, just passing on something good.
Spiffyman offers a recipe for Super Flax Muffins that I think I’ll try out this evening.
HealthRecipes.com also offers a few interesting flax recipes, including some hot flax cereal that I would suggest you eat only if you’re already used to flax because it’s a lot of seed! As with all these recipes, that old adage “too much of a good thing” applies. So I wouldn’t recommend having flax dinner night at home with all these recipes unless you really have nowhere to go tomorrow and there’s a bathroom available for each member of the household. ‘Nuf said!
Now go grind some flax.
I plan on trying out some of the recipes; if you try any, let me know what you thought.