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Vitamins for Your Skin

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When picking the right skin product it is a good idea to check the ingredients to see if it has the right skin nourishing combination. Good product should contain most if not all of following vitamins to keep skin supple and healthy:

a) Vitamin A

Vitamin A is in charge of maintenance and repair of vital skin tissue, and is the key to healthy skin. Lack of vitamin A can cause skin dryness and wrinkles.

b) Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B complex contains the nutrient, biotin, which forms the basis of nails, skin, and hair cells. It is anti-inflammatory, it hydrates the skin cells and gives a healthy glow to skin.

c) Vitamin C

In skin, vitamin C can help collagen production. This in turn reduces wrinkles, improves skin texture, and reduces photo damage.

d) Vitamin E

The trick to getting soft touchable skin is vitamin E. It regenerates skin and can improve appearance of acne scars.

e) Vitamin K

Vitamin K is your secret weapon to fighting dark circles and bruises. This vitamin helps fade discolorations on the skin, reducing puffiness and dark circles that so many of us suffer from.

While off the shelf cosmetic product can come packed with artificially synthesized vitamin groups, you really want to go as organic as possible. Organically sourced vitamins absorb into skin better and are more potent bringing better overall skin benefits.  Whenever possible choose the facial products that source vitamins from organic ingredients.

When it comes down to your skin, healthier is better. Please check out our  great selection of organic products at Nina Bella Organic Collection.

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Dry Skin Formula

Dry skin comes with its own unique set of challenges. Flakiness, dry patches, wrinkles and irritation are just tip of the iceberg, and dermatitis, itchy rashes and eczema are real issues. The fact is dry skin care requires advanced moisturizing care. There are plenty of choices out there. There are also plenty of chemicals you will be exposed to when using industrial moisturizing creams. In the long run that may bring more damage then good. This is why more and more people turn to natural dry skin care.

Once again, by a rule of thumb, turn to natural plant and essential oils. Plant oils are a perfect mix of antioxidants that protect skin, vitamins and minerals that nourish skin and natural moisturizers that keep skin well hydrated. And you do not have to worry about chemicals or harmful additives. Plus creating your own dry skin formula can be fun and will not break the bank.

When coming up with your own dry skin formula, do your research. You want to select oils based on benefits suited to your particular dry skin issue, that being patchiness, flakiness or – yes – eczema. This way you can customize your formula by aroma, consistency and particular concern you might have. Sweet orange oil, a powerful moisturizing agent is the best place to start. Add a mix of two or more plant oils and some essential oils and voila – you are there. It is that easy.

Here is an easy starter dry skin formula to try:

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup grape seed oil

¼ cup jojoba oil

1 tablespoon sweet orange essential oil

Mix olive, grape seed and jojoba oil together. Add sweet orange essential oil and mi well. Apply a small quantity of ready formula over dry skin and massage in until absorbed. Repeat three to four times a week or best results. Store formula in dry place, away from sun.

Compliments of Nina Bella Collection – your Canadian organic bath and beauty care manufacturer.

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Basic Beautiful Skin Mask for All Skin Types

All skin, no matter the skin type, needs a little extra care now and then. This is particularly true in winter when extreme cold and harsh winds dry, flake and crack the skin. At home natural mask can be your best friend in beating winter blues and keeping your skin supple and healthy. Used regularly a good skin mask can help hydrate, purify, and exfoliate skin revealing more youthful complexion. Natural skin masks are particularly good solution as they use fresh ingredients that deliver natural emollients, nourishing vitamins and minerals. For a quick and affordable fix, use this easy to make basin skin mask, suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 small raw potato
  • 2 tablespoons soy flour
  • 1 teaspoon grape seed oil

Finely grate 1 small potato and squeeze juice from potato pulp. Boil chopped parsley leaves in 1/4 cup of water, let cool off and drain the liquid. Add 1 tablespoon of parsley juice and 1 tablespoon of potato juice with egg white and mix well.  Gradually add 2 tablespoons of soy flower mixing to uniform consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of grape seed oil and continue mixing until paste forms. Apply ready paste in thick layer over clean face and let rest for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes wash (avoid rubbing skin) with lukewarm water and pat dry. Repeat twice a month for best results. Discard remaining paste after each use.

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