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Natural Skincare: Exfoliation as part of your Antiaging routine

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

What is exfoliation:
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest outermost skin cells which are dead and in the process of flaking off. Exfoliation removes these cells evenly to allow for the newer skin cells to be revealed. While the skin naturally sheds skin cells, it can do so unevenly causing different problems for the skin and overall lack of luster and radiance. These dead skin cells can also interfere with the absorption of your facial treatments.

The skin cells that you see on the very surface were born approximately 30 days ago in the deeper dermal layer. They have been growing and working their way through the layers of the skin and becoming more keratin rich, thereby becoming more protective. The skin is continually shedding these cells …

Exfoliation as Part of Anti Aging Skin Care
As part of the natural aging process our cellular regeneration slows down and the shedding of dead skin cells tends to become uneven. This causes dullness and the appearance of dryness and wrinkles is more pronounced. These additional dead skin cells can also hinder the absorption of anti aging treatments to the deeper layers of the skin. Exfoliation helps to restore luminosity and luster as well as enhancing the penetration of anti aging treatments, making them far more effective.

Exfoliating Techniques and Products for Aging skin:
Exfoliating treatments come in a variety of strengths and range from over the counter products to professional services. Some off the shelf products that might exfoliate are: cleansers, masks, scrubs, peels. Professional treatments include facials, peels and microdermabrasion.

To scrub or not to scrub:
We are focusing mainly on facial skin and the question of whether to “scrub” is essential, because while the right type of exfoliation can benefit the health and beauty of your skin, the wrong product or technique can cause damage it and have unintended results. At Organic Apoteke we do not recommend any mechanical forms of exfoliation on the face unless performed by a professional (even then we suggest you proceed with caution).

Scrubbing the skin can cause minute tears, not visible to the eye which can do two things, cause dehydration and expose the skin to bacterial infection. It can also result in excessive thinning of the skin.

Organic Apoteke offers two products which exfoliate the skin in the correct way.  Buttermilk Cleanser, an organic facial cleanser that uses lactic acid from organic buttermilk to remove and prevent the build-up of dead cells, making it the perfect initial step  in anti aging skin care. And the Rejuvenating Face Mask a nourishing  organic face mask, which provides an  intensive weekly hydration which results in the removal of surface damaged cells , revealing healthy , radiant skin below

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Organic Skincare : Exfoliation Explained

Friday, November 20th, 2009

What is exfoliation:
Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest outermost skin cells which are dead and in the process of flaking off. Exfoliation removes these cells evenly to allow for the newer skin cells to be revealed. While the skin naturally sheds skin cells, it can do so unevenly causing different problems for the skin and overall lack of luster and radiance. These dead skin cells can also interfere with the absorption of your facial treatments.

The skin cells that you see on the very surface were born approximately 30 days ago in the deeper dermal layer. They have been growing and working their way through the layers of the skin and becoming more keratin rich, thereby becoming more protective. The skin is continually shedding these cells …

Three types of exfoliation: mechanical, chemical and functional (don’t let those words scare you)

Mechanical exfoliation involves using abrasion. The abrasion can be in the form of apricot kernels, micro beads, sponges loofas, micro fiber clothes to name a few. (see below to scrub or not to scrub)

Chemical exfoliation involves apha or beta hydroxy acids, salicylic or glycolic acids which break down the keratin and thereby remove the top layer of skin cells. These treatments should ideally be carried out by a professional.  Even then we recommend that you proceed with extreme caution as these acids may cause burns and extreme stripping of the skin.

Functional exfoliation
Involves either a naturally-occuring mild acid or enzyme which loosens the substance binding the cells together.  This allows them them to be gently removed. Examples of natural functional exfoliants include lactic acid (from dairy sources), and fruit enzymes from pineapples and papayas. Organic Apoteke products use functional exfoliants only as this is the safest method of exfoliation.

Exfoliating Techniques and Products:
Exfoliating treatments come in a variety of strengths and range from over the counter products to professional services.
Some off the shelf products that might exfoliate are: cleansers, masks, scrubs, peels. Professional treatments include facials, peels and microdermabrasion.

To scrub or not to scrub:

We are focusing mainly on facial skin and the question of whether to “scrub” is essential, because while the right type of exfoliation can benefit the health and beauty of your skin, the wrong product or technique can cause damage it and have unintended results. At Organic Apoteke we do not recommend any mechanical or chamical forms of exfoliation on the face unless performed by a professional (even then we suggest you proceed with caution).

Scrubbing the skin can cause minute tears, not visible to the eye which can do two things, cause dehydration and expose the skin to bacterial infection.

Organic Apoteke offers three products which exfoliate the skin.  The Active Face Cleanse Gel is an organic facial wash perfect for starting to treat acne.  It uses fruit enzymes to soften and remove dead and damaged skin. Buttermilk Cleanser, an organic facial cleanser uses lactic acid from organic buttermilk remove and prevent the build up of dead cells, making it the perfect initial step in anti aging skin care. And the Detox Face Mask, an organic face mask, which provides a more intensive weekly exfoliation for both acne and mature skin types.
 
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Argireline versus Natural Skincare

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

Argireline

Argireline, is the trade name for the synthetically derived peptide called acetyl hexapeptide-3. The company selling acetyl hexapeptide-3 is Centerchem, an ingredient manufacture based in Spain and, according to their Web site, “Argireline works through a unique mechanism which relaxes facial tension leading to a reduction in superficial facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. Argireline has been shown to moderate excessive catecholamines release.”

These effects are not good news for your body. Catecholamines are compounds in the body that serve as neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, adrenaline, and dopamine.

• Epinephrine is a substance that prepares the body to handle emergencies such as cold, fatigue, and shock.

• A deficiency of dopamine in the brain is responsible for the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Do you want a cosmetic to inhibit your body’s neurotransmittors? What if you accidentally apply too much?

The manufacturers of Argireline claim that it works by relaxing facial muscles. Clients have found that these effects last for only a few hours.

Why subject yourself to a risky, temporary wrinkle fix when there are proven, safe and long term wrinkle cures out there.

Organic Apoteke uses a Natural Peptide Complex that is shown to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for the long term.

How does it work?

Peptides are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are made by your body and supplied by your diet. Our body then supplies these amino acids to various organs and tissues within the body to support healthy function and build tissue.  As we age, our bodies become less efficient at supplying peptides to the skin, collagen begins to degenerate, causing wrinkles.

The Natural Peptide Complex found in Organic Apoteke’s rejuvenating range supplies the skin with peptides from potentized fruit and vegetable sources to rejuvenate collagen and erases wrinkles. Think of it as a supplement for your skin.

Are you looking for a risky, quick fix or a safe, lasting solution that erases wrinkles and supports healthy skin and overall well-being?

Get your highest dose of Natural Peptides from: Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum.

Other collagen boosting products include: Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rejuvenating Face Mask, and Rejuvenating Eye Cream.

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Natural Skincare : 10 Tips to Prevent Wrinkles

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

Amino acids from potentized fruits and vegetables go into making Organic Apoteke's advanced Natural Peptide Complex.

  1. Eat a well balanced diet that includes many and varied fruit and vegetable, preferably raw to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs.
  2. Drink at least 2 litres of water every day. Drink even when you don’t feel thirsty – your body needs plenty of water.
  3. Obtain fatty acids from cold pressed vegetable oils. Avoid saturated and animal fats.
  4. Do not smoke and avoid alcohol and caffeine. All of these substances dry out the skin, making it more vulnerable to wrinkling. In addition the smoking habit means pursing ones lips hundreds of times each day. The creases that form when you inhale form a cigarette often develop into wrinkles at a comparatively early age.
  5. Protect yourself from the sun. Always apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to all exposed areas of skin, regardless of the season of the weather.
  6. Get regular exercise. Like other organs of the body, skin gets its nourishment form the blood. Exercise increases the circulation of the blood to the skin. Products that stimulate microcirculation also increase blood flow to skin cells.
  7. Avoid alcohol based products as these dehydrate the skin, making it more vulnerable to wrinkling. This is the reason I ensured that all Organic Apoteke products are alcohol free.
  8. Avoid using harsh soaps which dehydrate the skin. They rob your skin of essential moisture which causes wrinkles. Use a liquid cream soap not solid creams or soaps as these contain hardened saturated fats that can go rancid rapidly and then create free radicals which cause premature wrinkling. Use an organic facial cleanser  which is moisturising and cleansing.
  9. Use on certified organic, anti-aging products and moisturisers that are able to penetrate into the dermal layer of the skin. It is in this layer that new cells are born. Ensuring the new skin cells are healthy is the only way to maintain younger looking skin.
  10. Use products high in natural peptide and amino acid complexes as these help rebuild collagen and elastin structures in the skin. Rasayana Rejuvenating Serum is an intense anti-aging serum that contains high percentages of natural amino acids and antioxidants.
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Perfect Eyes – Can an Organic Eye Cream help?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

eyeWhen considering an eye cream, it’s worth bearing in mind that the key problems that it needs address – wrinkles, under-eye bags/shadows and puffiness.  The extent of these problems can vary from person to person.

In the information below we tackle the problem of wrinkles and explain how organic eye cream and skin care can help with the anti-aging process.

The two key contributing factors to wrinkles are the sun and dehydration.  We’re all aware that it’s important to protect yourself from the sun, but did you know that you need to do this in all seasons?  The approach of autumn and winter is no excuse to neglect this. Always apply a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to all exposed areas of the skin.

There are a number of different reasons for skin dehydration.  Smoking, alcohol and caffeine can all dehydrate the skin and make it vulnerable to wrinkling.  If possible cut out, or at least cut down, on these drying habits.

Alcohol-based products and harsh soaps also contribute to skin dehydration.  Opt instead for gentler, moisturising products.  Using an organic eye cream combined with an organic facial cleanser could help you to obtain the best results.

It’s also worth remembering that products that are high in peptide and amino acid complexes are ideal for rebuilding collagen and elastin structures in the skin leading to an intense anti aging effect on your eyes and skin.

Products containing large amounts of organic plant oils are naturally rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants prevent free radical damage caused by environmental toxins and pollutants, ensuring the skin looks and feels younger.

Finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on your diet and exercise programme.  Include many varied fruits and vegetables.  Eating these raw can help to provide your skin with important nutrients.

•    Drink at least 2 litres of water every day.
•    Avoid saturated and animal fats.
•    Get regular exercise.  Your skin gets its nourishment from the blood and exercise helps by increasing the circulation of blood to the skin.

Buy anti aging organic eye cream with natural peptide complex and antioxidants, and organic facial cleansers from Organic Apoteke.  All products certified by Ecocert.

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