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This 3 Puffy-Eye remedies that really work!

You’d think getting an adequate sleep and eating a healthy would make under-eye puffiness disappear, but alas, we still see bags underneath our eyes. And while these bags aren’t nearly as bad as the ones we encounter following a late night out, they can be just as ugly. Since we’re tired of people asking if we’re tired, we reached out to a few skin experts for a few puffy-eye remedies.

Puffy eyes are mainly caused by excess salt in the body. But that’s not all: UV rays and free radicals can also contribute to under-eye puffiness, as these environmental factors damage the delicate skin around the eyes, making the formation of bags more likely. So just what can we do to protect and de-puff the under-eye area? For more tips on how to remedy under-eye puffiness, keep on reading.

  1. DRINK WATER

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Puffiness around the eyes is due to excess salt in the body, which causes liquid retention. To remedy this boost your water intake. And while that may seem counter intuitive at first drinking water water flushes out the excess water in your soft tissues, thus reducing puffiness.

2.  APPLY A COLD COMPRESS

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Applying a cool compress under your eyes helps blood vessels carry excess water away from the area of inflammation. But just what kind of compress should we apply? if you’re in a hurry, try applying a cool, wet tea bag to the area of inflammation. However, if you have a bit more time, you can chill your eye gel in the fridge (not freezer) or applying a cooling eye mask to the under-eye area.

3. APPLY A GOOD EYE CREAM

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We suggest using a Swiss Zell Instant Defense Eye cream lightweight cream which instantly tightens your skin. Brighten and depuff the eye contour area and at the same time helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. And here’s a pro tip: Keep your cream in the fridge for a cooling effect that will help to de-puff even more.

Hope this helps you diminish the appearance of puffy eyes. Also, always wear a sunscreen, as ultraviolet rays damage skin and contribute to the problem. What other tips for treating puffiness and eye bags do you know? If you know of any other advice, share your experience in the comments section!

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BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID FOR THE SKIN

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) benefits are impressive, and now it is a key ingredient of cosmetics such as creams, serums, injectables (aka: Restylane), and even supplements. You can find this wonder ingredient almost everywhere. Something this popular has gotta do incredible things for your skin right?

  • What is Hyaluronic acid?

 Hyaluronic acid is a natural – occurring substance found naturally in the body that helps hydrate the skin. This natural glycosaminoglycan is distributed widely throughout connective, neural, and epithelial tissue. It acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes.

  • Why Hyaluronic Acid is Important for the Skin

Young skin retains its resilience and pliability due to its high water content Our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age (sob!), which can lead to increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging (yuck!)

The other reason is hyaluronic acid molecules’ unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times their weight in water. One thousand! That’s more than any other biological substance. What’s not to love?.

  • Wound Healing

HA play an important role in the various stage of inflammation by contributing to the stabilization of the healing matrix.

  • Anti-Wrinkles

Besides its benefits of superior hydration, HA is widely used in the treatment of wrinkles and sagging skin to help restructure the dermis.

Have you tried hyaluronic acid? I’m sure there are many other ways you can use hyaluronic acid in your beauty regime. Comment down below and share your beauty tricks with me! 🙂

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3 Tips For Getting Rid of Dark Circles

Didn’t get to bed at a decent hour last night? Stayed out later than you said and now you’ve got the puffy eyes to prove it? We’ve all been there. Dark circles suck, but lack of sleep is not the only culprit. Those dark circles are the result of swollen blood vessels. Why they appear? Unfortunately, genetics, age, seasonal allergies and diet can make them worse and lead to puffy, dark under-eye bags, making us look older than we are. Sigh!

Don’t panic. Here are some hacks to help prevent and diminish those annoying dark circles and bags.

1. Go for old natural remedies. Frozen tea bags (chamomile), cold spoons, and cucumbers placed on your eyes are a quick fix. These remedies work by cooling the skin and tightening blood vessels in the eye area, instantly reducing inflammation and puffiness. Caffeine and antioxidants in tea and vitamin C in cucumbers help by brightening skin and reducing discoloration.

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2. Start using eye cream, now. The skin under your eyes is thin and delicate, when blood builds up in those vessels, dark circles are more noticeable. Eye creams help moisturize this skin, and ingredients like caffeine combat puffiness while collagen and retinol help maintain skin’s firmness to fight wrinkles and keep those dark circles from appearing.

Try:
Instant Eye Cream, instantly tightens your skin. Brighten and depuff the eye contour area and at the same time helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum, a concentrated serum rich of Tomato Stem cells that erase the appearance of wrinkles with fresh, new skin cells.
Lift Cream, light cream containing essential amino acids that reduce crow’s feet wrinkles, reduce dark circles and eye bags.

“Be careful how you apply cream around your eyes; gently pat it in”

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3. Avoid salty foods and excess alcohol. We know, what’s left to eat then? Think about this, excess salt leads to water retention and thus puffiness, while alcohol widens blood vessels making eyes puffier and circles darker. Essential vitamins like vitamin K ease blood flow, reducing build-up under eyes. Eat your fruits and veggies, which are loaded wth vitamins, and always remember to drink lots of water; hydration also helps with circulation.

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Hope this helps you diminish the appearance of dark circles. Also, always wear a sunscreen, as ultraviolet rays damage skin and contribute to the problem. What other tips for treating dark circles do you know? If you know of any other advice, share your experience in the comments section!

 

 

 

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HOW TO GROW YOUR BREAST NATURALLY

If you wish to enhance your breast in a natural and healthier way, how about giving olive oil a try. It is one of the best natural oils and has many additional benefits for your skin.

Breast massage is key to a successful breast enlargement routine. Avoid dry massage as it can be painful and bad for your delicate skin around the breasts.  Using oil is the best option, in this case, OLIVE OIL. Extra Virgin olive oil (the one that you cook with) is excellent for moisturizing the skin and great for massage.

It is very important to get the right kind of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the only type that contains all the antioxidants and bioactive compounds. It is the only olive oil we recommend. Particularly, because there are so many frauds on the market that have “extra virgin” on the label but have being diluted with other refined oils. Just do some quick research and make sure you are getting the real extra virgin olive oil.

GENTLE MASSAGE: The right way to massage with oil in order to increase your breast is by starting from the outside and moving towards the inside of the breast. Try this at least 10-15 minutes. This will help increase the blood circulation and increase the size gradually.

Diet also plays an important role in improving your cleavage. Remember to add fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily intake and make your diet a balanced one. The result will be surprising!

Olive oil can also offer many additional benefits to you. Here are just a few of them:

Loaded with powerful antioxidants – Contain vitamins E and K. Antioxidants help fight and prevent serious diseases. They can fight inflammation and help prevent the cholesterol in our blood from becoming oxidized.

Weight Loss –  a diet rich in olive oil increased levels of antioxidants in the blood and caused weight loss.

Anti-Cancer properties – the antioxidants in olive oil can reduce oxidative damage to free radicals, which is believed to be the leading cause of cancer.

Follow these effective tips and take your step ahead in the right direction of having beautiful and envious breast shape. If you’re like me and you relish in a specific serum to go along with this massage for a total facial rejuvenation.

What other benefits of olive oil do you know? If you know any other benefits, please share your experience in the comments below! and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and learn more health and beauty tips 🙂

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How to get rid of Large Pores

How to achieve perfect pores? Many people suffer from dilated or open pores, both male and female, mainly oily skin. Open pores are not only a matter of genetics, it is also affected by hormonal changes, the passage of time as the skin loses elasticity and therefore the ability for regeneration. The production of fat shields us from external agents, but the excess of sebum’s production causes our pores to increase in size and as a result becomes prone to be dirty and infected.

What is the function of the pores?

Their main job is to eliminate sweat, toxins and waste substances but also absorb the external nutrients from the creams or skin care treatments. Pores help us regulate body temperature and moisturize our skin. Both the seborrheic glands, as the hair follicles, the sweat glands end in the pores. Hence the importance of taking care of our skin with quality cosmetic products designed for each skin is essential.

Causes of large pores:

  • Lack of hygiene
  • Stress is our worst enemy
  • Smoking
  • Hereditary factors
  • Hormonal disorders
  • As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and therefore the capacity for regeneration decreases
  • Menopause
  • Lack of sleep (a skin without enough rest is more likely to be unbalanced)

Treatments to reduce and refine the pores

With Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum you can effectively minimize the size of huge pores and mattify the shine that comes from the face oils. With this serum the texture of the skin is smoothed, rejuvenated and it will help avoid the oxidation of the sebum to prevent the blackheads from appearing again.

 

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How to apply Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum

Apply directly to the skin every morning and evening. Smooth a few drops over thoroughly cleansed skin on the face and neck. Follow this with your usual day or night skincare routine. Swiss Zell utilizes advanced nano – technology to accelerate the absorption process into the outermost cells of the epidermis. This allows for immediate skin cell renewal and nutrient absorption.

Tips to prevent large pores from cosmetic experts:

  • Good hygiene is an effective solution to clean our pores
  • Keep a hydrated skin (drink lots of water!)
  • Sleep well for our skin to rest and maintain a healthy and stress-free appearance
  • Avoid smoke
  • Remove makeup before we sleep
  • Reduce steam baths which worsen our pores as it dilates them even more
  • Maintain healthy eating habits (include veggies, fruits and avoid junk food)

Ladies and gentlemen how do you take care of your skin? We would love to know your opinion. Experts ensure us if we keep a good hygiene and use the right skin care treatments we can combat large pores and any skin issues. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at 212.475.2732.

 

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Cholesterol for beautiful skin?

In your mind, you might be picturing cholesterol as an order of fries, honey bacon and other oily foods that harm our body. However, studies discovered that cholesterol properties give valuable benefits to our skincare!

A healthy skin depends on lipids which play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy skin barrier and preventing trans-epidermal water loss. Skin aging is caused by a decline in lipid production (especially cholesterol). This includes functional changes such as age-related deterioration of the skin barrier leading to skin dehydration, reduced protection, and repair against daily aggressors (pollution, UV, stress). The clinical implications of depleted lipids include large pores, uneven texture, deep wrinkles and loss of radiance.

Cholesterol can be found in all cells of your body and is essential to produce hormones and vitamin D. But the cholesterol in skin differs from the one found in the blood. It provides skin structure and elasticity. According to Lipidomic studies, they recommend a lipid treatment containing a ratio of 1:2:1, composed of ceramides (a skin type lipid), fatty acids and cholesterol. This combination treats skin lipid depletion which leads to aging skin.

Just keep an eye on the importance of cholesterol as a great anti-aging component. Look at the bright side!

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Why your body needs Omega-3 fish oil?

Our body cannot produce certain fatty acids such as Omega-3. It must be obtained from the fatty tissues of oily fish or supplements for those who hate to eat fish. Also, consider the high levels of mercury present in many fish, that can cause health problems.

Fish oil is a form Omega – 3 essential fatty acids also know as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It is known as The World’s Healthiest Food

Research has shown that fish oil supplements offer amazing health benefits.ere are 4 good ones:

  1.  Improves your mood and reduce anxiety: adequate fish oil consumption regulates certain behavior and mood swings triggered by the stress. Stress leads to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Watch out for junk food diet full of sugar and calories, no nutrition at all to support your body and mind.
  2. Support your bones and joints: as we get older, our bones start losing its mass density and calcium. This can also happen during menopause. Studies found out that high levels of fatty acid from fish oil will help reduce the pain caused by osteoporosis and arthritis.
  3. Protects your heart: when you consume fish oil supplement at least once a week, it will decrease the chances of getting a heart attack. It promotes a healthy blood cholesterol in the body.
  4. Sharpen your memory: as we age, we become forgetful and unable to retain new information. Fish oil boosts cognitive functions decreasing the chances of dementia and Alzheimer.

Omega-3 Fish oil supplement it is known as The World’s Healthiest Food for the above and many reasons. Sources of DHA and EPA, can be found in seafood sources like salmon and sardines. You can also find them in nuts and seeds, as well as high-quality cuts of meat like grass-fed beef. How much should we take? make sure you’re getting at least 1,000 milligrams a day of EPA/DHA and about 4,000 milligrams of total omega-3s.

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5 steps to healthy legs

Most women aim to have a nice pair of legs including myself. It is attainable but requires lots of disciple and daily care. Read on to find out how to treat bad circulation, swollen, tired legs and varicose veins.

  • Hit the gym or take light walk- When you walk or exercise, the blood is pumped back towards your heart and swelling is reduced.  Avoid prolonged sitting or standing as this may increase leg pain and swelling. Stretch and Flex those lower leg muscles to keep your blood moving.
  • Warm Bath and Massage – A warm bath can relax tense or overworked leg muscles. Bath salts are available to help energize and reinvigorate the legs. A massage by a certified therapist may relieve tired legs by stimulating circulation.
  • Avoid heat – during the summer try to avoid extended exposure of heat from tanning. hot baths, or the sauna as excessive heat will lead to veins dilation and induce swelling. You can try some cool shower bath to refresh your legs.
  • Compression stockings –Gravity can cause poor circulation by making the body fight hard to move blood up the legs. If tired legs are caused by circulation problems, such as chronic venous insufficiency, compression stockings may help. These stockings prevent blood from pooling in the feet.
    Putting your feet up for just ten minutes a day can help – lie down on the sofa and make sure your feet are raised higher than your heart. Or raise the end of your bed by six inches for extra drainage while sleeping.
  • Diet – I love eating junk foods at night and watch my favorite show. Later on, I woke up swollen up like a whale. So it is very important to eat a diet low in sodium. Caffeine, alcohol, junk food and smoking abuse can lead to fatigue. A healthy diet can also prevent obesity; carrying excess weight can be very tiring on the legs.

Make it an habit to follow these effective tips along with moderate exercise. Soon, you’ll experience a big difference in how your legs feels, you’ll have healthy leg veins that can stand up to a full day again.

For less pain and relaxing we recommends using Lympho (tonic lotion) which brings relief to tired legs and accelerates micro circulation.

 

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THE 8 HOUR BEAUTY SLEEP SECRET

To be honest I’m one of those who can get by on three or five hours of sleep and brag about it to my friends. But, look karma is after me and it got me good. Sleep deprivation caused me terrible changes to my body and skin. People will look at me and say I look like 10 years older than my actual age! Unfortunately we can’t make up for the loss of sleep. But here is why your skin needs its 8 hours sleep and it also applies to men:

REGENERATION

During sleep, your body rejuvenates, detoxify and tissues renew at a faster speed as the brain releases hormones for renovation and growth. Without sleep, mini breakdowns that happened during the day stay on the skin.  It is during the night that our body works extra hard to heal and repair.

HORMONES

When you sleep, skin goes into conservation mode because the adrenaline and corticosteroid levels drop and the body produces human growth hormone (HGH) when not disturbed. If sleep is insufficient, stress hormones increase, leading chances of inflammation in the form of eczema, psoriasis, acne and skin sensitivity.

COLLAGEN

Part of skin’s natural repair process is the production of collagen to fight the development of fine lines. Skin beauty is related to the amount of this youthful protein which decreases as we age. Skimping on even two hours of sleep negatively impacts collagen production.

MOISTURE

Skin uses moisture when we sleep. During sleep cycles the body flushes out toxins via sweat. Skin recovers moisture during sleep and processes excess water for removal. If lack of sleep is interrupted; skin appears drier with fine lines being more prominent. Your skin shows poor water balance with under eye circles and bags alongside dryness that highlights visible wrinkles.

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With the five sleep cycles, each lasting 90 minutes, skin initiates cell repair. Minor damages can be reversed overnight during the deeper phases of sleep. Try to sleep on your back, lying face down or sideways on your pillow creates lines and contribute to wrinkle formation.

Remember a great night sleep will bring on bright eyes and radiant skin, a win-win situation!

 

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So he blamed the free radicals

My younger brother used to suffer from severe acne during his teenager days. What really annoyed him were his friends and relatives unwelcome comments like:

  • you have an unhealthy diet
  • you sleep too late
  • you touch your face too much or even worse,
  • you do not cleanse your face at all

What!! I mean he did everything right and still woke up with a pineapple face. But why?

A recent study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology explains that the main culprit to acne is Free Radicals, because they cause inflammation in the skin which blocks pores and eventually leads to pimples. Free radicals are reactive, unstable atoms that are missing an electron. In an effort to gain stability, they steal an electron from a nearby stable molecule. This creates a new radical and results in a chain reaction, this repeated process is very damaging to our cells.

We are constantly exposed to free radicals through normal processes such as our body using oxygen (breathing) or responding to stress. Additional exposure comes from repeat contact with environmental influences like the sun exposure and pollution and smoking.

ANTIOXIDANT = FREE RADICALS FIGHTER

Then which antioxidants help to control acne breakouts the most? Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, ending the electron-“stealing” reaction.

Neutralize free radicals and the damage they cause with Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, which is a substance that the human body makes naturally. Cells use it to generate energy. CoQ10 also functions as a powerful antioxidant to help fight free radicals that can damage cells and DNA. It can be found as one of the components for cellular therapy.

The vitamins C and E  protect the body against the destructive effects of free radicals. To ensure an good intake of the antioxidant nutrients maintain a balanced diet consisting of 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Of course, my brother followed all these alternatives and in a few weeks he got a clearer skin and got his confidence back.