Category Archives: COSMETOLOGY

Anything to do with the beautiful (and sometimes not so beautiful), facts and fallacies about the human body and the products, medicines and food we use, or put onto/into it!

SKIN CARE AND CLEANSING BASICS

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CLEANSING

Cleansing twice a day, morning and evening, is recommended to remove traces of dirt, toxins, free-radicals and make-up. If you are using a cleansing fluid or cream, I suggest applying it to the face with your hands and removing it with water and facial sponges. The sponges will give you a cleaner feel as well as removing any excess cleanser left on the skin.

Cleansing Gels: Better suited for Normal, Combination, Oily or Impure skin types. Gels, however gentle they are, tend to dehydrate the skin and are not always suitable for dry, mature or sensitive skin types.

Cleansing Fluids: Best suited for Sensitive or Young skin types but can be used by all skin types except oily/acne skin.

Cleansing Creams: Best suited for Normal, Dry, Mature skin types as most cleansing creams contain a percentage of oil. These oils are great for all skin types needing a bit of moisture, including Sensitive skin. But due to the oil content they’re better left alone by the Oily, Combination and Impure skin types.

*Soap, products for acne and off the counter, supermarket products can sometimes be exceptionally harsh on the skin and can lead to severe dehydration which can cause an imbalance of the skin. This imbalance can cause acne to worsen and dry skin types may end up with sensitivity and irritation. Avoid these products like the plague – speak to a qualified beautician who can recommend the correct products for you instead . . . . . and it doesn’t always have to cost a fortune.

REFLEXOLOGY

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Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.

The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.

THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT GLACEAU VITAMIN WATER!

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Glaceau vitamin water is a subsidiary of Coca Cola that is privately owned. Glaceau has at times also been accused of trying to hide its ownership by Coca Cola, as information about its parent company does not appear on its products or on its website.

Let’s take a look at a bottle of “DEFENSE”
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 8 fl oz; Servings per Container 2.5 (Pay Attention!!!)
Calories 50
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Total Sugar 13g (PAY ATTENTION !!!)
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 60%; vitamin B3 10%; vitamin B6 10%; vitamin B12 10%; vitamin B5 10%, Zinc 10% – (are u deceived yet?)
Ingredients:
vapor distilled/deionized water, CRYSTALLINE FRUCTOSE !!!, citric acid, vegetable juice (color), natural flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavor, vitamin E acetate, magnesium lactate (elecrolyte), calcium lactate (electrolyte), zinc picolinate, monopotassium phosphate (electrolyte), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), cyanocobalamine (B12)

First, let’s quickly factor in that ONE bottle of Vitamin Water is 2.5 servings, therefore, nutritional information should be adjusted accordingly (unless you’re really only going to drink less than half of the bottle at time). That makes one bottle of Vitamin Water contain 125 calories (± 523kj) and 33 grams of sugar. (Remind me again why they try to call this a form of “water”?) That’s more calories and sugar than a can of Coke!!! (355ml of coke equates 110 calories (± 460kj) and 30 grams of sugar).
And don’t be enticed by “crystalline fructose,” the second ingredient on the Vitamin Water ingredient list. It’s their own fancy name for their form of SUGAR, and it’s the most prominent ingredient after water!

The whole “vitamin” aspect of Vitamin Water is irrelevant – that 10% Vitamin B6 is relating to RDA not your ODI!! You’re surviving at RDA not thriving as at ODI values. Vitamins CAN’T undo the sugars and additives in a beverage, and you are much better off gaining these nutrients from your diet (or a multivitamin!)
Our society now has become somewhat obsessed with healthier choices, and unfortunately the smart companies know how to appeal to that crowd.

Tissue Salts

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How do tissue salts work?
Biochemical tissue salts, or cell salts, are mineral salts that exist in the cells and play a critical role in cellular metabolism. They are some of the more misunderstood supplements. Often confused with homeopathic products, they’re actually part of the Biochemic System of Medicine and are better recognised as naturopathic remedies.

Tissue Salts vs. Homeopathy
In the case of homeopathic remedies, they are prescribed on the basis of the “law of similars” (like cures like). Thus, if a given remedy is given to a healthy person and produces certain symptoms, it will cure those same symptoms in a sick person.
The use of cell salts by Dr Schuessler’s method is based on the “law of opposites.” If there is a deficiency of a specific cell salt, then one must supply a small quantity of that salt to remove any symptoms arising from that deficiency.Tissue Salt Therapy is Based on Natural Principles

Dr W.H Schüssler developed twelve remedies which he called salts–meaning compounds–that can correct imbalances at the cellular level and successfully treat illnesses. He believed that health is the body’s natural state and that diseases were accompanied by biochemical imbalances of twelve vital mineral compounds, and that the body can heal itself by restoring an underlying imbalance.
Schüssler analysed human blood and tissues and found the most essential minerals to be calcium, chlorine, fluorine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silica, sodium and sulfur. The twelve naturally occurring tissue salts are made up of combinations of these minerals.