It’s not just the creams that we slather on our skins that make a difference in healthy skin. I have put together a very short summary of which foods and drink that can assist in the quest for beautiful glowing skin. It has been a long time since I was a teenager but I still have acne prone skin. My skin tells me immediately when I have been indulging in a not-so healthy diet. As our largest organ we should pay attention to what our skin is telling us. Stress also is a big culprit and our skin usually lets us know when it’s time to slow down and take a breath and include some of these beneficial foods in our daily diets:
Avocados - Contain nutrients that help to maintain skin structure and help wounds to heal.
Useful for Acne, sun damage and wound healing
Nutrients, Vitamin E and monounsaturate oils
Sunflower seeds - may help to improve skin that is rough, dry or flaky, and to keep skin watertight.
Useful for Eczema, dry patches, and generally dehydrated skin.
Nutrients, Zink, protein, omega-6 fatty acids, and Vitamin E
Citrus fruits - repairing grazes and cuts and maintaining the structure of collagen.Useful for damaged skin, ageing and sagging skin, wrinkles Nutrients, Vitamin C
Sweet potatoes - Aiding wound healing, helping scars to fade, and protecting against sun damage.
Useful for acne prone skin.
Nutrients, Beta carotene and Vitamins C and E
Oily Fish - Contains fatty acids that decrease inflammation and improve skin’s ability to retain water.
Useful for dry skin, psoriasis and inflammation.
Nutrients, the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
Bilberries - The blueberries of the Nordic countries that are more nutritious than their American cousins. Very rich in a group of antioxidants, which help to strengthen blood capillaries and collagen fibres.
Useful for ageing and sun damaged skin.
Flax Seeds - Helps skin to stay smooth and retain moisture. May help to reduce inflammation.
Useful for dry skin and psoriasis
Nutrients, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and Vitamin E
Carrots - May give protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and help reduce the appearance of scars.
Useful for acne, cuts and grazes and sun damage
Nutrients, Beta carotene
Tomatoes - Helps eliminate skin aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays.
Useful for aging skin
Nutrients, Lycopene one of the few vegetables that becomes more nutritious when cooked.
Spinach - Aids the skin cells ability to renew themselves.
Useful for sagging and wrinkled skin
Nutrients, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium
Green Tea - Anti-inflammatory and may reverse the effects of sun damage
Useful for aging, sun damaged skin.
Nutrients, flavonoids and catechins which function as powerful antioxidants.
Almonds - Are seeds, not nuts, with high levels of Vitamin E that is a potential sun blocker.
Useful for helping in protection of sun damage
Nutrients, Vitamin E
Don’t miss using All You Need Is Me this summer. Perfect for mosquito bites, mild sunburn, poison ivy, minor scrapes and scratches, red baby bottoms, chapped gardening hands and dry skin.
100% natural 95% organic in a tube made of sugarcane.
All you need is me – the hardest worker in your bathroom cabinet
When spring and summer comes around and we spend more time outside we also expose a lot more of our skin to the elements. Be it insect bites, plant rashes or redness from goodness-knows-what.
We hear about all the different ways our customers use All You Need Is Me.
Here are some examples:
Mosquito bites and other insect bites - All You Need Is Me seems to have a calming effect
Kids cuts and scrapes - put on some All You Need Is Me
Out in the sun too long - All You Need Is Me.
Dry skin - apply All You Need Is Me overnight
Shiny summer lips - All You Need Is Me
Marathon runners - use All You Need Is Me on chafing nipples.
Dry cuticles - All You Need Is Me
Red baby bottoms - All You Need Is Me was initially created for babies. It's very gentle on skin.
Rough dry gardening hands
Many people reported the effects of All You Need Is Me after touching poison ivy, the effects are abated in minutes.
All You Need Is Me is all natural with 95% organic ingredients. No unnecessary additives or water, only 6 high-performing, mild ingredients that together become a super power. The tube is made out of sustainable sugarcane so there are no harmful toxins from plastic leaking into the product.
Wishing you a great summer !
It Seems It is increasingly hard to try to choose skincare products thathave The Natural and organic ingredients we want. Reading the labels of product Can Be Difficult - deciphering rolling microscopic text, long chemical names and Latin terminology. By law skincare companies must declare ingredients in Latin though not people speak Latin today. Labels can overpriced conceal a low percentage of ingredients. Some certified organic products might contain 'Less than 10% organic ingredients, the remaining amount being cheap filler.
Consider the ingredients
I recently bought a Moroccan Hair Treatment from an organic companys That states on the bottle That it is paraben free Which is fantastic. But looking closer at the Main Ingredient it turned out to be a silicon based compound That May be Associated with environmental toxicity of according to Skin Deep Database. Silicones in hair products can deliver great results at first but over time dry and damage your hair.
Start by educating yourself on the ingredients inside the products you use every day. Ingredients are always Listed in proportional order with the highest Quantities at the top of the list. Does it contain 'endocrine disrupting chemicals, allergens or carcinogens? If it does, ask yourself if it's worth it. Do you really want to ask exposing your body to hazardous chemicals When there are so many incredible, safe alternatives out there? Do not forget our power as Consumers to influence change. We can effect change if we act strategically.
Look for the stars
At True Organic of Sweden Our aim is to make all product labels clear for anyone to read and understand. An organically farmed ingredient HAS To Be Clearly marked with a star on an ingredient list. The more stars on the list, the higher the percentage of organics within the product. Look for the stars!
Love your skin, love our planet
I have known about the risks of aluminium deodorants for years now. Searching for a natural option that worked was not successful so I kept going back to aluminium deodorants. I have traveled extensively around the globe and lived on many continents, always trying new natural deodorants but I kept smelling..... not of roses.
When I lovely lady who makes her own natural skincare products, from a small town in Sweden suggested I try her deodorant, I was more than skeptical. I was convinced natural deodorants do not work. I am so happy she insisted I try her recipe.
This natural deodorant, now called Undercover agent, really works! The lady also tried it out on her grown up son and their mates during a sailing regatta. They all came back with thumbs up, not just from winning.
There is no longer a need to compromise our health
An ingredient that allows deodorants to be both natural and effective is potassium alum, a naturally occurring mineral. Deodorant companies are replacing their harmful or toxic chemical ingredients used to prevent odor with this natural mineral. And if they aren’t, they should. Potassium alum is a natural deodorant ingredient that provides very effective odor protection, and best of all, it is an equally effective alternative to synthetic active ingredients.
Potassium alum deodorant can provide benefits that are unmatched by leading traditional deodorants. Potassium alum, when used in its pure state, will provide 24 hour odor protection by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Additionally, it is hypoallergenic, and does not include ingredients like alcohol, Parabens or aluminum chlorohydrate.
Alum vs. aluminium
Many people get confused about Alum because the press talk about Aluminium being bad for us. Aluminium is the third most abundant element on the planet and we ingest it in large proportions every day in water and food. In fact, in some parts, its presence in water is the only thing that allows it to be drunk without harm. It is not particularly good for living organisms in the body so over eons we have evolved a particularly efficient and effective system for allowing naturally occurring Aluminium and its salt derivatives to pass through the body without effect. However it is specific types of manmade synthetic Aluminium that have the health scares associated with them.
Aluminium Chlorohydrate is a synthetic ingredient of antiperspirants/deodorants, designed to be absorbed into and to block the pores under the arms, to prevent perspiration. There have been some claims that there may be a connection between Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer and Aluminium Chlorohydrate.
A safe and effective natural deodorant
With a long history of safe use as a deodorant ingredient Alum is a traditional alternative to many modern deodorants. Our deodorant Undercover agent is made from just a solid moulded lump of crystallised alum, which is a naturally mined mineral salt.
Other uses for potassium alum
Furthermore, potassium alum can act as a great aftershave. It provides astringent and antiseptic effects which allow it to stop the bleeding of shaving cuts and nicks while toning and firming the skin. And, a little known secret of potassium alum is that it can also prevent razor bumps or even help remove pimples. Potassium alum has a variety of uses in our world. It is used in the preparation of flour and cheese and is used in OTC oral health products as an astringent. It can also be used for water clarification, seafood preservation, and pickling.
The advantages of sweating
Sweating is a physiological effect, which is why antiperspirants are covered by the OTC monographs in the USA and are quasi-drugs in Japan. Unfortunately in UK legislation there is no difference made between deodorants and antiperspirant. We think that blocking the skins pores completely is not advisable and that the physiological action of the skin should be left intact as far as possible. Alums low degree of antiperspirant action means that your skins pores are not blocked completely, yet its high degree of antibacterial action mean that it acts as an effective deodorant and only partial antiperspirant.
Deodorant and antiperspirants - a very real difference
Aluminium Chlorohydrate is an active antiperspirant ingredient, which offers a high degree antiperspirancy and low degree of deodorant function. It is used in many over the counter and prescription antiperspirant products. Alum has low degree of antiperspirancy and functions more as a deodorant than an antiperspirant.
How aluminium chlorohydrate works
It is thought to work when aluminium ions are taken into the cells that line the eccrine-gland ducts at the opening of the epidermis in the top layer of the skin. As aluminium ions are drawn into the cells, there is water that passes in with them and causes the cells begin to swell and squeeze the ducts closed so that sweat cannot get out. There is a limit to the amount of water that each cell can accept and the cells reach a balance. Sweating stops until slowly the water escapes and the cellular swelling decreases and then the sweating process will resume. The process is dependent on the number of aluminium ions applied. The supposition that Aluminium Chlorhydrate blocks the pores is substantiated in the Merck Manual online “Aluminum chloride hexahydrate in a 6 to 20% solution in absolute ethyl alcohol is indicated for topical treatment of axillary, palmar, and plantar sweating; these preparations require a prescription. The solution blocks sweat ducts and is most effective when applied nightly and covered tightly with a thin polyvinylidene or polyethylene film; it should be washed off in the morning.” Reiber et al. 1995 also suggest that Aluminium chlorhydrate salt, is thought to form an obstructive plug of aluminium hydroxide within the sweat duct.
There possibility that Aluminium in antiperspirants can be absorbed through the skin has been suggested (Graves et al. 1990), but this hypothesis has not been clinically confirmed.
Studies on Breast cancer and Antiperspirants/deodorants - taken from the National Cancer Institute website at www.cancer.gov
At True organic of Sweden we recognize that no two people are alike, and even with pure and natural ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.
True organic of Sweden launches its first product, “All you need is me” an organic, natural skincare cream unlike anything else on the market today, in a tube made of sugarcane.
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(Stockholm, Sweden, August 20, 2014)— True organic of Sweden, A new Swedish organic skincare company is launching its first product, “All you need is me”, using natural and organic ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging. “All you need is me”, a ground breaking organic cream, which has been researched and developed over the past 2 years, will be launched September 1st. There is nothing like it on the market today, a concentrated, intensive organic balm without water or alcohol. This means that the ingredients are working in synergy and therefore extremely potent and very helpful to restore skin.
We want to create products and organic versions of products that don’t exist yet, and there is a demand for. When you cannot find what you want, you might as well develop it yourself. I wanted an upscale feel that was also environmental friendly from product to packaging, explained, Tina de Sousa, Founder of True organic of Sweden, who visualized and created “All you need is me” after her son was born.
“I want to make effective organic skincare with natural and as few ingredients as possible while achieving results. This will be the first in a series of organic products made in Sweden of the finest luxury quality. It is very important to us, that there is a high level content of organic ingredients” says Tina. “All you need is me” is 95% organic with only natural ingredients. Even the tube is made out of sugarcane and not regular plastic.
“When stimulated with “All you need is me”, the skin has enormous potential to regenerate its vitality, and skin will improve dramatically. “All you need is me” works wonders on dry patches of skin, dehydrated lips, fingernails and cuticles, parched, itchy elbows and it makes your feet and heels soft and happy. It can also be used for hair and scalp, for split ends or a hair masque. A tiny dollop for the area in need is enough.
True organic of Sweden is a “Green company” that goes above and beyond to create environment sustainable products. True organic of Sweden aims to create products that are transparent and designed to reduce waste. “We don’t just create natural and organic products, we create products that are innovative, yet socially responsible and that reflect the company’s social and environmental commitment to make the world a better place,” expressed Tina. “Also important to us is having fun, we hope our sense of humor shines through and will make people smile”, says Tina.
“All you need is me” will be sold online and will soon be available in major department stores in Sweden followed by stores and online in other European countries.
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