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A More Zen-like Approach to Skin Care!

Posted by Shirley Makela, AADP INHC on 3/11/2015 to News

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A More Zen-like Approach to Skin Care:

In the quest for beautiful skin we often believe we need to subject our skin to harsh treatments, abrasives or chemicals and then when it doesn’t look or feel like we want it to, we search for yet another treatment that will make it “behave”.   

  I would like to suggest that a better and more Zen-like approach to skin care is that rather than doing battle with your skin is to nurture it and work with it not against it. Give it what it needs, eat a diet that nurtures your overall health and be gentle and loving with your skin! It will love you back. The Zen approach!

 One of the biggest changes, and best changes I made for my skin was changing from doing battle to a more Zen-like skin care routines.  My Alki Organix products are based on products I first made for myself.  For example I switched to oil cleansing years ago, and I’ve never looked back. When I added Manuka honey for its skin nourishment and gentle exfoliation to the routine I was amazed! My skin glowed, it was soft, radiant and healthy looking.  Others agree, my Manuka Honey Facials are my best sellers.

 Why oil rather than soap or cleansers for face? First, when you think about cleansing what you want is to cleanse the oils from your skin; oil dissolves oil.  Water doesn’t dissolve oil, oil dissolves oil.  In cleansing you want to dissolve the built up oils and remove the layer of dead skin that can clog pores. You can do this with harsh cleansers and abrasives – or – you can use the more Zen like approach using oil.  It gently cleanses your skin as no cleanser can. 

 Why Honey? Honey is another incredible, gentle, and nourishing treatment for skin. It is a natural moisturizer that is just incredible – it’s said that Cleopatra’s milk & honey baths were her secret to beauty.  Honey is a humectants, it draws moisture to your skin. It has incredible antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and Manuka honey is even more potent.  Considered a medicinal honey, it’s made by the bees pollinating the Tea Tree (or Manuka) bushes in New Zealand.  Manuka Honey also has a mild alpha-hydroxy acid that gently dissolves and removes dead skin for the gentlest exfoliation you’ve ever had.  You can use it daily, because it’s not harsh abrasives that scrape at your skin, it only removes dead skin if it’s there!   If you haven’t tried Manuka honey for your skin yet, you are missing out on one of nature’s most incredible gifts!

Here's To Our Health!

Shirley Makela, AADP INHC
Alki Organix
Truly Natural Skin Care in Partnership with Nature
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