Manuka Honey for the face



Manuka honey is said to has healing properties which make it great for skin. Person who use Manuka honey claims that it is better that any other type of honey !!

In one of my past posts , I wrote about honey and how it is good for the skin ; it hydrate the skin , good for acne , pimples and sun burns , it also slow aging process and more.


What is Manuka honey ?

Manuka honey comes from bees that have been busy pollinating the Manuka trees that grow almost exclusively in the East Cape region of New Zealand, it has rarity value. This makes it expensive.


What is special about Manuka honey? 

Some types of honey, including Manuka honey, have components with antibacterial qualities. The major antibacterial component in Manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG).

MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.

MG gives Manuka honey its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibacterial effect.


Several studies suggest Manuka honey is effective when used on top of wounds and leg ulcers. Studies also show it's effective in fighting infection and promoting healing.

Collagen for your face



I’m sure that you see, use or at least heard of a face product that has collagen as one of its ingredients. The question that rise in my mind is that: the collagen should come from inside; so does really the outside collagen helps ??



From where the collagen comes?

Collagen exists naturally in our skin in the dermal layer ; Our skin is the manufacturer for the collagen, and we can only help in that manufacturing process by doing things that boost collagen production. 

Collagen fillers 

As we age our skin loses its elasticity because the skin begins to lose its tone as the collagen support does down. And because of that lines and wrinkles appears in our skin 
Collagen injections replenish the skin's natural collagen. By supplementing your skin's own collagen, injections help smooth facial lines and some types of scars. 

What about collagen products?

Products that contain Collagen creams work only on the skin surface because it cannot penetrate the skin and is not designed to be absorbed. 
 The bottom line : collagen must penetrate to the dermal layer in your skin to supplement your natural collagen (fillers or face needling ) otherwise it will only moist your skin surface  













Cocoa butter for dry skin and scars



Cocoa butter is the fat extracted from cocoa beans. This butter is richest moisturizers, all-natural beauty products that can do wonders for your skin. It is used for centuries as a beauty product, and is commonly found in creams and lotions. 


Why using Cocoa butter for skin

Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, Cocoa butter melts at body temperature and is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin; it penetrates not only the top layer of skin but the dermis layer as well where the body is more able to retain the moisture.

Because of that it is great for dry skin. It is also great for reducing scars and stretch marks


How to use it ? 

If you are using the pure cocoa butter then:

1- Take about a dime sized amount in your hand from the pure cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is semi-solid but will start to soften right away in your hands. Let it soften and melt partially by simply holding it in your hand.

2- Rub the cocoa butter over your face, starting at the driest areas, where you will want to use the most products.

3- Keep rubbing the product into the dry areas of your face until your skin has absorbed it. It may feel slightly greasy for a short while, but that is normal, and it will gradually sink into the skin more.



Caution

Don’t use it if you have acne because it clog pores















Avocado benefits for skin





Avocado is very good for skin, it is not only a good moisturizer, it help in getting get of acne, good for dry skin, prevent wrinkle, cure sunburn . . . No wonder why avocado now is one of the key ingredients for skin care products .



How avocado work?


- Avocados are rich with vitamin A which helps to remove dead skin cells from your skin.


- Avocados contain an amino acid known as glutamine, which cleans and protect your skin from environmental damage.


- Avocado it is easily absorbed. Therefore it is able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate the growth of new skin cells, and improves the blood circulation in the skin.


- Avocado contains antioxidants that help the cells to get rid of toxins that promote premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.


How to use it ?


Even there are so many ways to use avocado (specially mixing it with other ingredient s to make a mask), I prefer drinking avocado juice and:


- apply 1 mashed avocado as a facial mask and leaving it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing


- use avocado oil for message my skin for 10 minutes













Lamer and La prairie for eyes!


In the cosmetic world I heard that the best face products are Lamer and La prairie  (as far as I know) both of these product are very good moisturizer , help getting rid of lines, wrinkles , spots , under eyes eye puffiness and darkness, they are even tighten the open pores, both are also expensive.

Even though I’m a lamer consumer (as I mentioned before ) but that doesn’t mean that I never thought of trying other good products, but maybe because I like Lamer I decided to stick to it.

BUT skin care products keep chasing me :)  ;  two months back my sister told me that she is using La prairie since long time, and she is very happy  with it. Since that time I was thinking of trying it, till it pop up in the duty free magazine in the air plane while I’m back from my vacation, it tempted me in a way that I couldn’t resist. But I only bought one product: Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 15.

What this product do to the eyes ?
  • Helps prevent moisture loss, reduce microstress and retard cellular deterioration
  • Enhances tone, diminishing the sensation of under-eye puffiness and darkness
  • Restores skin density and firmness, decreasing cross-hatch wrinkling
  • Relaxes expression lines and wrinkles
Now I’m using the two giant products for my eyes, will try and see the results  















Lamer as the best moisturizer





One of the creams that I love using is the Lamer; definitely it is everything that my skin needs to get moisturized and healthy. I swear whenever I use this cream my skin and the area under my eyes will look healthy.




This cream claims that in a short time it improves the lines, wrinkles and the look of pores. To be honest the cream will improve them a lot but not within short time!

The interesting fact about Lamer is the story about it having been developed by a Nasa scientist to clear up burns he suffered during an accident.



The only issue about this cream is that it is expensive: $150 for 1 oz , $275 for 2 oz ! but if I tell you that the 2 oz will last for about 6 months (about $46 monthly ) !



Why Lamer works on skin?


The main ingredient for Lamer is Sea Kelp. Sea kelp is known to oxygenate and nourish the skin. With its detoxifying agents it stimulates, revitalizes, and balances the skin while improving moisture levels.

The seawater in sea kelp simulates human plasma and it improves the texture, tone and is easily absorbed by the skin. More than 75% of our beautiful planet is covered by the sea and since ancient time people have turned to the sea for it’s riches in trace minerals and it’s ability to heal.

So simply because of that Lamer is great cream













Hyaluronic acid for face



If you are one of the person who are curious about knowing the ingredients of skin care product then for sure you read about Hyaluronic acid. Actually you might notice that Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient of most skin care products. Hyaluronic acid is used to increase skin elasticity , get rid of wrinkly sagging skin.

Why Hyaluronic acid is good for skin


Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the human body. The spaces between the skin tissues are filled with water, protein and hyaluronic acid. The role of hyaluronic acid is to hold water in the skin. Can you imagine if water is less than normal level in your skin ? basically you will start seeing wrinkles and lines.

As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, so we need to boost that level of moist. Hyaluronic acid will do the job.



 

How to use Hyaluronic acid
Even you may depend only on the skin care products that contains Hyaluronic acid, Hyaluronic acid is used as dermal filler (there are many dermalfiller which can give the same results but Hyaluronic acid fillers are often a better option. Because it hardly ever causes an allergic reaction, and it gives a smoother, more natural appearance).


Frankly I like to use Ampoule/ serum with dermaroller (if you read my previous post you will know that I’m crazy about serums + dermaroller )


From where to buy Hyaluronic serum

you can get the serum from amazon or Hi-2 cosmetics





Hyaluron Ampoules by Lady Esther Cosmetic Germany