a tip on how to lose weight without extra huffing and puffing!
a cup of green tea with hot pepper sauce! Quebec's Laval
University researchers found that eating a teaspoon of hot
pepper sauce before meals reduced the amount of food people
ate. They discovered that the hot pepper sauce had an effect
on the nervous system so that their subjects not only ate
less they had more energy.
University of Geneva in Switzerland reported that if you
drink three cups of green tea a day, you will burn more
I read a health tip concerning our hairbrushes that made
perfect sense to me. If you take your hairbrush into the
shower with you and wash it with shampoo at least three
times per week, you will drastically cut down on the bacteria
that collects daily in your brush and then transferred onto
your hair. These bacteria can creep onto your face and neck
resulting in unwanted blemishes. If you are prone to regular
outbreaks, your hairbrush might be the culprit.
of water during the cold, winter months to enhance the appearance
of your skin. Shower in tepid water and use a rich, deep penetrating
moisturizer on barely dry skin to keep your skin from winter
of the first things people notice about you is your smile.
Lighter teeth can provide you with a younger appearance
and I'm all for that. You know that when we reach a certain
age, our teeth may not be as bright and vibrant as we'd
like so teeth whitening can help you appear years younger.
Having a beautiful smile enhances your face!
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY
LAYER YOUR SKIN CARE
Many women at the
seminars ask me about my daily skin care regimen and I want
to share the routine with you
Cleanser: Tellurian Cleanser is natural, gentle and
effective. After applying it to your face, allow it
to "sit" about 30 seconds or more so that makeup
is "lifted". I remove the Cleanser with a
warm, wet washcloth; keep rinsing until all residue is removed.
Daily Lift / Clarifying Facial Mask: Most days I apply
Daily Lift for ten minutes, removing with a warm, wet washcloth.
Usually twice per week, I will apply the Clarifying Facial
Mask, leaving it on for 10 minutes or so and then removing
it with a warm, wet washcloth.
Vitamin C Serum: I appreciate this product because it evens
my skin tone dramatically (try it on the back of one hand
to see a most amazing demonstration of its lightening effect).
This product is readily absorbed and retained within my skin;
I allow it to "sit" about one minute before applying
the Anti Oxidant Complex.
Anti Oxidant Complex: This complex contains twelve different
antioxidant/free radical scavengers that protect our skin:
Tocopheryl Acetate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta Carotine, Pychnogenol
(50x more powerful that Vitamin C!) Superoxide Dimutatse,
Lactoperoxidase, Lactoferrin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate,
Green Tea Extract, L-Ergothionine, Gingko Biloba Extract and
L-Lysine Methionine. This product defends your skin from free
radical damage and helps to repair the cells.
Eye Treatment: Using this product while performing the
"100 circle" exercise will dramatically improve
the under eye area. The appearance of wrinkles will
be satisfactorily reduced.
Day Cream: This cream moisturizes and protects your
skin while the treatments are working in the deeper tissues.
Sunscreen: Just a light smoothing of sunscreen and I'm
protected all day from daylight as well as the harsh, overhead
lights in most offices.
Cleanser: A clean face before bedtime is a "must".
My sister believes it is the most important cleansing of the
day and I agree. Sometimes we're bone tired and washing
our face sounds like a chore, but you will be happier with
yourself when you take the time to remove the day from your
face. One aesthetician told me that if you don't wash
your face at night, the effect ages your facial skin about
ten days. Yikes!
Vitamin C: An important addition to your nighttime routine
because your body regenerates and revitalizes during the night,
it helps my skin look its best.
Retinol: I like this treatment because it pampers my
skin. (It's great for keeping acne flare-ups to a bare
minimum). My skin feels firmer and looks remarkably
clear; it really can help reduce and sometimes eliminate fine
lines and wrinkles in about 4 weeks.
Eye Treatment: Perform the "100" circle exercise
before bedtime and wake up with beautiful, hydrated under
Night Cream: The formula for this cream is an intense
combination of intercellular nutrients that replenish and
revitalize the skin throughout the night. You'll see
results every morning!
use the entire line of products: Skin Smoothing Scrub,
Hand & Body Moisturizer and the Soothing Serum after every
Keep the air
vent trained on your feet, not on your face!
The end of the year
brings colder weather.
Many of you will be using car heaters that can be damaging
to our facial skin.
Remember to keep the air vents trained on your feet,
not on your face!
need protection, too...
Keep your hands
soft and supple in the cold weather by applying every treatment
you use on your face to the back of your hands (i.e, Daily
Lift, Vitamin C Serum, Day Crème, Sunscreen, etc.).
Wearing gloves and mittens will help alleviate red,
chapped winter skin.
I appear on television, the host usually asks me to relay advice
to the viewers. These Beauty Nuggets are just a sampling of
those I have shared and I want to pass them on to you.
of us know how important a good night sleep is to our well
being and the reduction of stress. Did you know that
you could be advancing the aging of your face because of incorrect
sleeping posture? It's true! Avoid waking up with
those lines and creases that are so cute on a three year old
but not when you're forty by being aware of how your head
and face are positioned on the pillow. Personally, I
recommend a buckwheat pillow for sleeping because those kernels
do not allow you to sleep comfortably on your face.
If you don't have a "bucky", you can position your
current pillow behind your ear when you lay on your side.
I believe your subconscious can help you remember that as
you turn during the night, the pillow needs to reposition
behind your ear. Never sleep on your stomach. Not only
can that sleeping position cause back stress, it can also
cause vertical wrinkles on your face near your nose.
Petroleum Jelly is a wonderful skin protector and according
to many physicians, it can't be beat for protecting skin and
keeping it healthy. Many well know actresses swear that
they use it every night around their eyes and their mouths
to keep those fragile areas hydrated while they sleep. This
odorless, tasteless substance has been used for a very long
time in cosmetics because of its softening property. For nighttime
use, place a small amount of jelly on your ring finger and
apply it to the eye area beginning under the inner brown and
continue around the eye area until a full circle has been
completed around the upper and lower eye region. Gently
perform this "circle exercise" about 100 times around
each eye, making certain the area is well lubricated with
Our necks begin to lose tone and elasticity due to gravity
and muscle atrophy when we approach forty. No matter what
your age, you can improve this area easily by implementing
a few exercises while taking special care in cleansing and
applying moisturizers. Let's begin with moisturizing
this area. So many of us neglect the neck and then our age
begins to show. Keep this delicate skin moisturized
day and night with Petroleum Jelly or your favorite throat
cream. To properly apply moisturizers to the neck, always
begin at the base of your neck with soft, even, upward stroking.
Use both hands to apply the preparation, using only your fingertips.
Of course, implementing the Facial Magic neck exercises will
make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your neck
because no cream or skin preparation I know of will help lift
the sagging muscles or diminish a double chin.
lips are usually a dead giveaway of aging! Yes, those lush
lips we enjoyed in our 20's and 30's begin to lose their plumpness
as we push 40. We can avoid that dreaded "pursed"
look naturally by exercising the mouth and lip areas and by
using preparations that keep the mouth area hydrated. For
softer lips immediately, apply a thin coat of Petroleum Jelly
to both top and bottom lips. Take a baby's toothbrush and
gently "scrub" the lips. You'll be amazed by the
new softness. If you want fuller, more sensual lips, check
out the new lip device, Luscious Lips. When you use the Facial
Magic Upper Lip exercise and the Luscious Lips device in combination,
you won't have to draw outside the lip line and feathery lipstick
will be a thing of the past.
our eyes begin to look tired, we need to give them a lift.
lift. Perhaps you're seeing puffiness in the under eye
area or your eyelids are drooping; both conditions can be
remedied without a fuss. First of all, if you see puffiness
under your eyes, that is an indication that you're probably
not getting enough water in your system and I recommend that
you buy a bottle of water and chug it now! Most medical professionals
insist that 64 ounces of water per day is ideal and I agree.
Yes, you'll be in the bathroom more often but your skin will
appreciate the benefits of water. Also, under eye puffiness
can indicate that you're sleeping on a pillow that is too
flat, ingesting too much salt or perhaps celebrating with
alcohol to a greater degree than normal. You can easily elevate
your bed by installing old telephone books under the headboard.
You really won't notice the increased elevation yet the results
will be pleasing. To lift the upper eye, refer to the Facial
Magic exercises here.
mother's were right! Frowning, squinting, pursing your lips
and other contortions of your face will take its toll over
the years. Let's say you're prone to vertical lines between
the brows. Those "concentration" lines can make
us look forever angry even when we're not. You can pop them
out and help them seem less noticeable by gently touching
the area when you feel a frown coming one. The same goes for
wrinkling the forehead; just touch the area with your ring
finger until the area is relaxed. The Facial Magic video has
exercises to increase the strength of the muscles that affect
these areas. To help alleviate the vertical lines during the
night (if you frown during the day, you most likely will frown
during the night), place a small piece of transparent tape
over the vertical lines before bedtime.
Are you aware that rubbing your eyes, propping your face or
neck in your hands or even stroking that double chin can adversely
affect your skin? Keeping your hands away from your face,
neck and mouth not only preserves your skin but keeps bacteria
away from your nose and mouth, a sure way to catch that cold
or flu bug going around. Another way to alleviate stretching
your skin is to be aware when applying your moisturizers and
foundations or even washing your face. Use gentle, upward
strokes to remove makeup. I've watched women wash their faces
like they're scrubbing the kitchen floor. No more! We must
create a love affair with our faces so that we can look radiant
in our diet:
like eating nutritious foods, your body will appreciate more
water in the diet. Proper hydration keeps wrinkles from forming
and our kidneys work more efficiently when toxins and impurities
are flushed from the body. Water also aids and assists in
dieting along with aiding in every healing process. Bottled
water is preferable so that chlorine and other additives are
removed. The recommended intake of water by medical professionals
is 64 ounces per day. If you're not a water drinker, 64 ounces
can sound like a lot of fluid; however, drinking more water
is a learned habit and the easiest way I learned to ingest
that amount happened when I bought my first large bottle of
water. One physician told me to "chug" the water,
not sip it. Granted, it's not very "lady-like" but
I got the hang of it and you can too. Learn to carry a bottle
of water with you everywhere, i.e., in the car, to the office,
to the movie, shopping, etc. Your body and especially
your face will enjoy the benefits of more water and you will
notice that your complexion improves almost immediately.
styles that flatter:
hair days are no fun and when we have one, it sets the tone
for the rest of our day. Our hair is supposed to be
our "crowning glory" and when it's uncut, unkempt
or unclean, it can wreak havoc on our over all appearance.
Sometimes we can wear the same old, tired style for years
and sooner or later, it begins to affect how we view ourselves.
Sitting in the salon chair and allowing a stylist to give
us a new "do" can be frightening, but change is
good! As we mature and take on the responsibilities of parenthood,
employment and other cares, our time seems to dissipate which
means we sometimes cannot give our hair the attention it needs.
No worries! By keeping a shorter, more trendy hairstyle,
we alleviate the need of standing in front of our mirror trying
to make our hair look like the stylist did. And, most shorter
styles certainly flatter the face and help it to look lifted
and toned. Go for it! Allow your hairdresser to make suggestions
for a new look that will compliment your face and lifestyle.
and exercise play an important role in everyone's health.
Proper nutrition, vitamin therapy and a moderate fat intake
will help improve your facial health, too. We have a great
variety of supplements at our fingertips and I believe the
most important ones are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and
Beta Carotine. These four supplements help alleviate free
radical damage that inundate us daily. Walking is probably
the very best aerobic exercise and it really doesn't cost
a thing to do it. One expert in the field of diet and exercise
suggests a 30 minute walk every other day. She makes it simple
by instructing her charges to walk 15 minutes away from the
house and then return. I like that and so will you. Get out
of the house, clear your thoughts and breathe!