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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Organic Aloe Vera and the skin ...Part IV

If you was born between the years 1948-1964 you belong to one of the largest groups in the country..."The Baby Boomers"...and this baby boomer generation, plain and simple, does not want to get old and more importantly, does not want to look old!

When it comes to the skin with this baby boomer generation, taking care of the skin is a major priority, if not the main priority. When it comes to the skin …keeping your skin looking young and healthy …what ever it takes. From skin strategies of looking younger …to the so-called smart and simple skin care solutions out there on the market today. You're willing to give them a try at least once.

However, with this countless supply of products, these new "state of the art" products, as well as, the products that have been around for a while, not to mention the procedures in advertising on TV and in the magazines …many people are unsure about how to treat common skin problems.

As I travel around this country and talk with this generation of boomers, the question always comes up ...Is there any way possible to reverse the aging once the wrinkles and the age spots start to appear?

Most, so called experts in the skin care industry will tell you, skin that has been exposed to the sun's harsh ultraviolet rays can definitely be improved. But, your first step is to limit any further damage to the skin by using a sunscreen if you're planning a trip outside.

The reason being, any ultraviolet rays from the sun are cumulative. That is, you may be in the direct sunlight for only five-ten minutes, but over time, those five-ten minutes will add up by the end of the month.

Lets take a closer look; up to 80% of all skin damage is caused by the ultraviolet rays of the sun …period. Medical fact!!

FYI …ultraviolet B (UVB) rays is the cause of sunburn and skin cancer, while ultraviolet A (UVA) rays are responsible for the damage that is associated with aging.

One more tip. Unlike UVB rays, UVA rays can penetrate your skin even on cloudy overcast days. That's why it's always important to use a sunscreen that absorbs both UVA and UVB rays with a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, just to be on the safe side.

My last tip for the day and a better solution: always apply a topical Stabilized Organic Aloe Vera Skin Creme to your skin about 10 minute before you apply your sunscreen.

See for yourself, it's never to late to start your personal regimen. Researchers have found that by protecting your skin in this manner on a consistent daily basis, you can actually begin to reverse the sun damage that's already occurred. Now that's some great news!!

So, until the next time...drink plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of Organic Aloe Vera everyday and be sure it is the "best tasting aloe"

As always ...know your supplier!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Organic Aloe Vera and the skin ...Part III

With the skin being the largest organ of the body, it stands to reason that the skin, will, without a doubt, have many conditions to which you will have to deal with on a consistent daily basis.

Many of these skin disorders can be linked to the all to common "nutritional based disorders," as well as industrial pollution and the environment.

As you already know, many of the skin disorders affect the face in particular. These include acne, rashes, allergies and infection.

Lets not forget, some skin problems reflect your over all health. For example, remember that last bout of cold sores on your face, caused by infection with the virus that causes herpes simplex? And let not leave out the case of eczema. Both of these conditions reflect your general health ...a weakened immune system caused by access stress.

Remarkably, in a series of test conducted, stabilized Organic Aloe Vera gel proved 100% virucidal against herpes simplex virus in a span of seventy-two hours.

Other kinds of mild dermatitis also commonly occur on the face. (literally, inflammation of the skin).

Pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads on the cheeks, chin, and forehead are characteristic of acne.
Early treatment is important, especially to prevent permanent scarring.

The skin disorder of acne is well known in the teenage years ...often because of diet and hormonal changes ...again, a nutritional based disorder.

Let me share a little secret with you. If you're being treated for acne, remember, the skin takes more than a month to regenerate, so you may not see the improvements for about four-eight weeks. Be patient ...give it time to work.

A painful rash, can be caused by shingles, an infection of the nerves supplying the skin. The shingles infection is brought on by the herpes virus (the same virus that causes chickenpox). The virus may lie dormant for years before emerging when your immune system is weakened and your resistance to disease is low.

Many skin changes occur as part of the aging process. Your lifestyle habits have a lot to do with these age-related effects.

Here's the thing, it's important to be able to identify any abnormal changes in your skin that could indicate a health problem.

Some skin changes that occur with age. In addition to the loss of skin elasticity with age, patchy darkening of the skin often develop (age spots). Purple-brownish spots or patches (known as senile purpura) are also common, especially among middle-aged older women. They are caused by fragile blood vessels bleeding under the skin.

Here's what you need to know, when dealing with skin problems ...jump on the Organic Aloe Vera. Get it, both in you...and on you.

With that said, the recommendation stands. Drink plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of the "best tasting aloe vera" every day.

As always...know you supplier!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Organic Aloe Vera and the skin ...Part II

In the first article about "Aloe Vera and the Skin", I mentioned the skins function, conditions with the environment and some of the many reactions effecting the skin, including allergies.

Your skin has many tell tale signs of a disorder and can be easily revealed simply by looking in the mirror.

The reflection of your face can often times reveal facts about your skin, your over all health and the presence of different diseases than any other part of your body.

In most cases, it can reflect a general problem, such as, deficiencies in your nutritional state and the effects of stress, aging, certain skin disorders, allergic reactions and the damaging habits of tobacco and of excessive alcohol consumption.

Be aware and watch for changes that affect the color of your face, including the lips and the whites of the eyes. Look for any redness, yellowing, bluish shade, paleness or darkening should also be noted.

Believe it or not, even the shape or size of your face may also indicate a skin health problem.

For example, a reddish characteristic butter-fly shaped rash could be the serious inflammatory condition that affects the body's connective tissue commonly known as Lupus erythematosus ...this condition may be helped with properly stabilized Organic Aloe Vera.

Paleness is one of the most common changes in skin color. It may be the sign of anemia caused by iron deficiency, the loss of blood or many other conditions ...even shock.

A bluish hue to the lips can indicate a serious lung or heart condition known as, cyanosis.

And let's not forget the sun. Although the sun is needed for personal health, to much sun over a prolong period of time causes the collagen and the elastic fibers to break down your skin, especially sun exposed areas like you face ...properly stabilized Organic Aloe Vera can help again.

And while we're at it, let's not forget ...aging of the skin.

Your diet, your lifestyle, your habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol and your exposure to the sun, can all accelerate these age related effects...and don't forget about your sleep habit. You need adequate rest for the body to regenerate.

When it comes to Organic Aloe Vera... I always say..."get it in you or get it on you"... especially with the children, because they love to drink the "best tasting aloe vera".

Therefore, I recommend drinking plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of Organic Aloe Vera every day.

If you have a skin condition...use the creme, gel or the lotion...get it on you.

Of course, know your supplier!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Organic Aloe Vera and the skin.

I've been writing articles about Organic Aloe Vera and the "best tasting aloe vera" for several months now and the feedback has been very interesting, to say the least.

Today, I was asked if I could switch gears a little ...I was asked to write a series of articles about the benefits of Organic Aloe Vera and the skin.

My response was yes, I would. However, the topic of the skin is so huge that I will have to take it piece by piece, problem by problem and recommendation by recommendation.

But, before we jump into the details of the skin, for starters, lets list a few of the more common skin problems:
  • Acne
  • age spots
  • athlete's foot
  • burns, boils
  • bruises
  • cold sores
  • candidiasis
  • dermatitis
  • dry skin
  • fungus infections
  • hives
  • herpesvirus
  • insect bites
  • lupus
  • leg ulcers
  • oily skin
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • ring worm
  • scabies
  • sebaceous cyst
  • seborrhea
  • skin rash
  • skin cancer
  • sunburn
  • shingles
  • warts
  • wrinkling of the skin
...now, that's just for starters!!

Right now you're wondering, where in the heck do we begin?

So, lets start here ...the skin is your body's largest organ and it's made up of three major layers.

The outer layer (epidermis), the middle layer (dermis), and the inner layer (hypodermis).

Your skin serves as the protective covering to protect the body from all of the foreign substances and helps in cooling and maintaining a proper temperature for the body.

Your skin is subject to many environmental conditions such as:
  • changing colors
  • cracking
  • dryness
  • flaking, itching
  • redness
  • roughness
  • scaling
  • thickening
  • and the one condition we most want to prevent ...aging!!

Your skin has many reactions. To list a few:
  • allergies
  • insect bites
  • plants
  • foods
  • weather
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • tobacco

Here's an astonishing consideration. Believe it or not, 75 percent of all skin rashes in children are caused by food allergies ...especially to:
  • chocolate
  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • milk
  • dairy products
  • wheat (cereal)
  • fish
  • chicken
  • pork
  • beef

These rashes that show up as food allergies are usually pink to reddish in color with some swelling and itching involved.

Interestingly enough, through the time tested applications of the Aloe Vera cremes, gels, liniments and lotions of the Organic Stabilized Aloe Vera, it has proven itself over and over again, to aid in the healing benefits of the many skin problems mentioned in this first article of Organic Aloe Vera and the skin.

My recommendation stands...drink plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of Organic Aloe Vera every day...along with the topical application of creme or gel.

As always ...know you supplier.