Organic Skin Care, Skin Care, Uncategorized

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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Natural Skin Care

Natural Blemish Skin Cure

Blemishes – minor imperfections in skin texture, are a frustrating reminder of skin’s natural sensitivity to environmental and hormonal shifts. Anything from hot weather to stress and anxiety, from comedogenic skin products, to puberty and menopause will bring about a cohort of unseemly breakouts. Whether popping up as spots, pimples, whiteheads, marks or areas of discoloration on the skin, all are unwelcome and most of us will do anything to see them gone. It is good thing then that nature gifted us with many easy and cost effective solutions to treat and prevent skin blemishes.

Anise seed face lotion is particularly powerful natural way to treat blemishes. With its strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and antioxidant properties star anise is a natural alternative to common pimple blasters and is commonly found in your local grocers.  To make your own, follow easy instructions below.

Star Anise Blemish Skin Lotion

Ingredients:

10 star anise

Two cups of water

One tablespoon vodka

Heat the water until boiling. Add star anise and continue boiling for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. When cooled off, filter off star anise and keep the liquid. Add one tablespoon of vodka to liquid and mix well. To prevent and treat blemishes, massage small amount of star anise lotion into skin daily.  Store star anise blemish skin cure lotion in a closed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Here is to clear skin!! For more great ideas, check back with Nina Bella Collection often!

Skin Care

Erase Stretch Marks with Cacao Oil

Weight loss does not guarantee a firm body!

Stretch marks stem from dermis damage caused by hormonal and weight fluctuations. As the skin is stretched and contracted, its elasticity decreases until dermis is damaged causing scars. Scars are initially red but then fade to white or off white, visible just enough to make beach visits a pure nightmare. Stretch marks are most commonly found where skin is stressed the most such as breasts, thighs, hips, abdomen, arms, around the belly button, buttocks, and back. No matter what the cause stretch marks are an unseemly reminder of skin’s natural lifecycle and it is rare few that escape them.  As far as the rest of us – they are better off wished gone, camouflaged, or if when nothing else works – hidden. Bottom line is whatever you do to treat stretch marks is better than leaving them be. And the most obvious solution is, as always, right in front of us and that is organic cacao oil. You can minimize stretch marks just using specific organic cacao oil preparations for just 10 minutes every day. Mix it up as follows:

Ingredients:

20 grams of organic cacao oil

20 grams of organic almond oil

20 grams of organic apricot kernel oil

20 grams of glycerin

10 grams of nigella oil

10 grams of St John’s wort oil

10 grams of olive oil

10 grams of flex seed oil

Blend all ingredients well until uniform. Apply the mixture on clean and dry skin of the affected area and gently massage in. Let the skin absorb the mixture, then wait minimum 10 minutes. To get a good result apply once a day. You will observe visible results in just a few weeks. So go on and enjoy that bikini!! Compliments of Nina Bella!