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Is Skin Care Important For Men?

YES!  RE9 Advanced for Men is an advanced line of grooming products that addresses the specific skin care needs of men.


Men’s skin is oilier and more acidic than women’s skin. Their skin is denser and thicker, but steadily becomes thinner with age. Men’s skin is also firmer due to higher levels of collagen, but with aging, collagen levels decrease dramatically. Once the process of aging starts, the skin rapidly loses its firmness and tone, and deep wrinkles start to form.

RE9 Advanced for Men formulas are competitive with benchmarks in performance, ingredients & technology, value packaging and functionality. RE9 Advanced for Men product line provides results whilestill pure, safe and beneficial, shown with clinically proven results.

In a clinical study conducted over four weeks, participants using RE9 Advanced for Men reported the following results:

  • 81% reported products calmed and soothed their skin within one week.
  • 95% reported an improvement in skin hydration within four weeks.
  • 90% reported improved skin tone and clarity within four weeks.
  • 81%  reported their skin felt more energized and revitalized within four weeks.

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Do You Know The Benefits Of Dry Skin Brushing?

 

Dry brushing the skin is beneficial for a number of reasons, and it is one of the best ways to prevent a variety of skin conditions. Dry brushing is nothing new; it has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the world and became a popular spa treatment in Europe during the past three decades. Dry skin brushing helps to remove dead skin and improve circulation, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences website reports. The technique for dry skin brushing, as in massage, involves moving toward the heart. Performing dry skin brushing before taking a shower or bath allows you wash away dead skin. Dry skin brushing may benefit people who experience edema, pronounced water retention, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s website. The website suggests brushing the entire body, beginning at the feet, stroking in the direction of the heart.

One of the most beneficial aspects of dry brushing the skin is that the process helps the body slough off dead skin cells, making room for new skin cell growth. Dry brushing the skin also helps create a healthy glow and a smoother skin surface

As the brush strokes the skin to remove dead skin cells, the motion of the brush against the skin massages it and helps increase circulation. Improved circulation also enhances the flow of lymph and hormones through the skin, maintaining a healthy growth and development.

Hormones and oil glands are essential for optimal skin health and growth. Brushing brings fresh supplies of blood-bearing hormones and oils to the surface of the skin where they are needed for that healthy glow.

Dry brushing also helps firm the skin. The increased blood flow reduces the appearance of tired-looking skin, as well as cellulite. Dead skin cells are removed, making way for new, healthy, firm skin cells, offering a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Removing cellulite from the skin can be achieved through dry brushing the skin on a regular basis. By brushing the skin on a daily basis, you help your body slough off not only dead skin cells, but also rid your body of toxins and deposits that lay on the surface of the skin as they are excreted from your body. Along with a diet high in alkaline foods and daily exercise, dry brushing can be one of the best skin care methods to defy the appearance of aging.

Begin your dry skin brushing at your feet and legs, one at a time, from the soles of your feet up the back of your legs and then from the tops of your feet up the fronts of your thighs. Brush your back and buttocks. Stroke the brush up each hand and brush toward your shoulder in small, circular strokes, as though polishing your skin. Brush your shoulders, chest and sides in a circular motion, working toward your heart.

Don’t use a dry brush on your face. Rubbing this skin can increase wrinkles or break capillaries, the small blood vessel in your face.

Are Your Feet Ready For Sandal Season?

 

Its sandal season and dry, crusty skin on the bottom of your feet can be irritating and embarrassing. Walking in bare feet, or friction against the insoles of your shoes, both can contribute toward calluses and dry, crusty skin, but there’s no reason you have to live with it.  If you follow these 5 easy steps, you will have beautiful feet in no time at all.

 

  1. Fill a foot bath with 1 gallon warm water and stir in 1 scoop of Arbonne Aromassentials Unwind Bath Salts. Soak your feet in the foot bath for at least 10 minutes to soften the calluses.
  2. Remove your feet from the foot bath and pat them dry with a clean towel. Rub a dampened pumice stone over the calluses on the soles of your feet to wear away the thick skin. Calluses generally appear on the front pads of the soles and on the heels; sometimes they are even along the outside of the side of the sole. Use the pumice stone for three or four minutes on each area. Rinse the pumice stone to remove dead skin cells and allow it to air dry.
  3. Dampen your skin with warm water. Place about a dime-sized amount of Arbonne Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub in your hands. Scrub the soles of your feet and the rest of your feet with the scrub to remove dead skin cells. Rinse your feet with warm water and pat them dry.
  4. Apply FC5 Skin Conditioning Oil to your front pads of the soles and on the heels while the skin is still moist. Put white cotton socks on your feet, this will warm the feet, allowing for better absorption into the skin, leading to much softer feet. Wear the socks overnight, if possible.
  5. Remove your cotton socks. Massage FC5 Cooling Foot Crème into the soles of your feet and the rest of your feet in the morning.

Do You Want To Stop The Use Of Toxins In Your Cosmetics?

The U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee have scheduled a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. to discuss the need to strengthen federal cosmetics regulations. Recent reports involving mercury in face cream, formaldehyde in hair products and lead in lipstick, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has called the first official Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years. Now is the time for us all to act. Please go to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and send your letter today to the health subcommittee members and tell them: We don’t want mercury in our lotions, formaldehyde in hair products and baby shampoos, or lead in our lipstick. Together we can make a difference!

Official Announcement entitled “Examining the Current State of Cosmetics”

Isn’t It Time To Outgrow Aging?

Arbonne RE9 Advanced will show visible results in just 24 hours.

 
Clinical studies show the following:

83% of participants reported skin firmness in 24 hours
92% of participants reported a reduction of fine lines in one week
96% of participants reported a refinement in skin texture within one week
100% would recommend RE9 Advanced to their friends and family

RE9 Advanced:
100% vegan certified – no animal products
No formaldehyde-donating preservatives
No petroleum based ingredients such as: benzene, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates or toluene
No PABA
No artificial colors
And Arbonne uses certified organic ingredients whenever possible

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Do You Know How To Get That Gorgeous Smokey Eye Effect For Everyday?

  1. Apply Black Out eye shadow on the corner of the eye with a flat brush and blend it towards the middle.
  2. With a blending brush apply a Java (Brown) eye shadow on the top part where you applied the black one and work upwards till the brown dissipates.
  3. In the inside of the eye lid apply Vanilla eye shadow with a sponge tip applicator, stopping right at the middle of the eye.
  4. With a sponge tip applicator apply Smoke (Bronze) eye shadow to the middle of the eyelid and blend with the Black/Brown.
  5. Apply Snow (Highlighter) eye shadow under your eyebrow; it can be a shimmery color or white.
  6. Then apply Black liquid eyeliner just to the top of your eye.
  7. Apply the Triple Action Mascara, use a “back-and-forth” motion at the root of the lashes, then sweep upwards.
  8. With a White eye pencil fill the inside bottom of your eye from corner to corner. 
  9.  Apply the Cocoa eye pencil in the outer bottom of your eye from the outer corner to your tear duct. 
  10. Then from your tear duct till the inner corner of the eye apply Snow (White) eye shadow.
  11.  Finish with Triple Action Mascara to the bottom lashes.

Is There Mercury In Your Skin Products?

Federal and State health officials are warning consumers not to use certain off-brand skin creams, antiseptic soaps and lotions because they may contain mercury, according to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The products are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles, and some are also marketed as acne treatments for teenagers.  The brands are made abroad and sold illegally in the U.S., typically in ethnic communities or on the Internet, primarily targeting Latino, African-American, Middle Eastern and Asian consumers.  These skin products containing mercury have been found in at least seven states, including Texas, California, Virginia, Maryland, New York and Minnesota.

Mercury can damage the kidneys and the nervous system, and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn and very young children.  A person can get mercury in their bodies merely by breathing in mercury vapors or touching people who have used these skin products.

FDA-approved cosmetics and beauty products must include a label that lists the ingredients in English.

The FDA is advising consumers to check the label of any skin lightening, anti-aging or other skin product they use.  The FDA said, if the product contains “mercurous chloride”, “calomel”, “mercuric”, “mercurio”, or “mercury”, stop using the product immediately.