Like I promised in my previous post I will share the best after winter care treatments to choose from -- to fully rejuvenate the body after those cold months. So, be ready to welcome this spring with a huge smile, healthy body and beautiful skin.
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS THE COMBINATION OF LOWER HUMIDITY, INCREASED WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES CREATE THE PERFECT STORM FOR LIVING YOUR SKIN DRY, DEHYDRATED AND MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, EVEN SUN EXPOSURE IS STILL STRONG FOR YOUR SKIN DURING WINTER TIME! THAT’S RIGHT WINTER, OUR LOVELY SNOW REFLECTS SUN LIGHT STRAIGHT ON YOU!
Often times our feet are very hard to take care of, especially our soles. They are very dry, rough and the skin might be peeling off! We typically do not know what to do to bring the softness and glow-y appearance back.
I promise you... It is possible to make your dry feet well nourished again. But, since they do not have sebaceous glands, our feet don’t have a natural supply of nourishment which means you have to go the extra mile to make them beautiful.
Feet So Soft Ritual:
Exfoliate with this recipe: *Handful of Dead sea salt, *1 Tsp. of Cinnamon, *1 Tbs Raw Honey *3 Tbs of Olive Oil *2 Tbs Lemon Juice. Mix the last 3 ingredients together first, then add the dry ingredients in.
Massage onto your dry feet. For extra softness you can wrap plastic foil around your feet. Leave on for 15-30 min.
Wash with lukewarm water.
For the finishing touch, massage with B.You Essentials Rescue Me Body Butter.
I received a text message from my client Alex and I was inclined to share it with you!
Alex: Hi Margaret, Dr Oz said that one of the 2 most effective anti-aging ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, is that true?
Margaret: Yes, it it is true!
As a matter of fact, good products with Vitamin C should also have Vitamin E in it as Vitamin C oxidizes quickly. Vitamin E supports and helps stabilize Vitamin C. I explained to her the benefits of the ingredients and I said that I can make a special concoction for her skin. Right away she replied, YES, I WANT IT!!! :-)
A few days passed and I made the first version of Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C & E. I have to say, it was an amazing product - love from the first trial! But, there was a bit of a weird smell…. I am not usually sensitive to smell, so I was perfectly fine with it. Products that are this natural don’t always have the most divine scent.
On the other hand, Alex is very sensitive to smell, which I wasn’t aware of. After some time of using this treatment she told how much she LOVES the serum, simply because of the results!
Alex: I just figure I can run around the house and fan my face with my palms, so I don’t smell it…
LOL I thought that was just bizarre!
Thankfully after few trials I perfected the recipe. The smell is fresh & clean and of course the results are tremendous - It is now my #1 seller!! THANK YOU Alex!!!!!
Each wrinkle or blemish represents a chapter in our life. Our skin is really amazing! It reacts to our emotions and can often feel dry, taut or dehydrated when under stress.
Every ingredient has its own purpose, and to get the most out of it I believe that the final composition of a product needs to compliment each other and work together. The tricky part is that everything happens in the dermis, which is the life layer of connective tissues below the epidermis.
The life layer supports structure and nourishes the lower epidermis. It supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients. Also it contains fibroblast cells that aid in a production of collagen, which gives skin its strength; and elastin, fibrous protein that gives skin its elasticity. When elastin fibers are damaged, they start to break down and this results in sagging, wrinkling and aging skin.
In conclusion, the dermal layer is the one that needs to get the right ingredients to start its work and this is not easy to do. Most creams, serums, lotions and other products cannot penetrate that deep, but if they do, there is always something extra with it – chemicals. B.You skincare products are handmade and ingredients being used are all selected with special attention to its purpose and benefits. They are natural, organic, cruelty free and/or vegan.
Essential oils have very small molecules that are able to penetrate to the dermis. Plus, their molecules are always changing so your skin won’t get used to it and will each time respond to their wonderful properties. Vegetable oils are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and more. Each one of them is different and works differently and some of them have the ability to help deliver its goodies even deeper. That’s why your skin will fall in love with B.You skincare line! :)
B.You products are different.
First of all, I not only mix one or two ingredients, but as many as needed to deliver inside the skin and show it off outside the skin in a natural way without any extra unknown surprises.
Second of all, when you look at the label you will find the full potential that nature has to offer, as opposed to other companies that use very little of it plus a long list of.. who knows what?
...And That's Why B.You Is Important
As we all look for the right, magical product that will help with our skin imperfections and of course the one that will preserve our beauty and youthful appearance, often times we get disappointed :/.
Today on the way to the store, the thought of finally having great results and beautiful youthful skin after this little miracle serum that I massage onto my skin makes me eager to buy it even more. Once I am ready to choose the right serum for myself I see so many of those little bottles with droppers and cute little ampules and the fast thought running through my head of how I am going to choose the right one doesn’t seem to stop… Well, taking deep breath’s while reading labels with different names, content and claim what it’s supposed to do. I notice that there are also different consistencies: gel, emulsions and oils. Yikes, I did not expect that ;), but I won’t give up, I know that I really, really want healthy and radiant skin that will make everyone wonder what is my secret :)... With my best smile I ask the gorgeous lady if I can try them and if she might possibly know which ones are the most popular? My excitement is raising up again as there is only a couple of products left to choose from that make me closer to finding the perfect one. So I try them on my hand and notice the reaction to my skin ( it is light, absorbs quickly which I like, but it leaves my skin tight which makes me feel uncomfortable… hmmm, let’s try the next one. The consistency leaves a film on my skin that I don’t really like. Next ,I feel an interesting sensation that kind of tingles. It’s probably too strong for me, I thought. I asked for the next one, the consistency is light and absorbs quickly, my skin feels smooth and finally it has the glow I am looking for- wow this has to be it and the content of Vitamin C and Retinol is the best choice so I am taking it !!!
Three days later…
I woke up in the morning and as I was heading to the bathroom I noticed my skin feeling extremely tight. I look in the mirror and see red spots and flakiness. OMG!!! What did I do to myself!!! The whole entire house woke up an hour too early because of my scream. Within second I see them all standing in doorway asking me what happened. Well, what could I say, nothing I had a bad dream… lol. As they all headed back to their bed I grabbed the little miracle serum and carefully re-read the directions on the label to see if there was anything I missed. I couldn’t find anything. I massaged the serum onto clean skin. Hmmm, I did everything I was supposed to do. Ahh, on the bright side at least the bottle was cute, so I placed it in my collection of products that i can’t use (hopefully my husband won't notice it expanding). ;P
Do you have a scary skin story to tell? Share it in the comments below and I will give you my professional solution for this story next week... as well as your own!
Healthy skin replaces itself naturally every 28 days. As we age the renewal cycle slows down, which means dead skin cells sit on surface of the skin and:
* clog the pores
* make the skin look dull & lifeless
* also the skin doesn't absorb properly nutrients from the products you put on.
So, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE!
Regular exfoliation is the key to having healthy, beautiful and radiant skin & complexion. By removing the old and the not so much wanted dead skin cells, you re-energize the skin, so it is more supple and radiant. Also, it absorbs the nutritious content of serums and creams you put on! :)
Face brushing is a very effective method. It is stronger than regular exfoliants/peelings and here are my recommendations:
* Face brush once a week for more resilient skin types
* Face brush once every two weeks for normal skin
* Please, do not try it if your skin is sensitive, or if you are on a Roaccutane or Retin-A. There are other options!
Wash your face and gently pat dry with towel. Your skin has to be dry in order to make this treatment work.
Remember to use gentle strokes, especially when doing this treatment for the first time, as your skin has to get used to this type of exfoliation. Do about 3 strokes in one part and move on to the next one. Once you finish, spray with soothing toner and put on your favorite moisturizer.
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I do! Sometimes we get lazy, and sometimes we think we might meet someone in our dreams ;). But, how big of a deal is it really? This question constantly comes up in my treatment room. Let me tell you what happens:
*Our skin regenerates at night and if you do not wash your makeup off, it sits in your pores, creating plugs that become pimples.
*The cells cannot properly repair itself because they are busy fighting off accumulated dirt and toxins from the day, which makes your skin look dull, old and lifeless…:(
There is a simple solution:
Wash your face and put on a nourishment, so that while you rest your skin can regenerate itself :)!
B. You can provide the PERFECT cleanser:
*B.You Soft Cleansing Milk with Camomile - dry and sensitive skin or
*B.You Deep Cleansing Gel with Frankincense - combination, chaotic, oily skin
Both products gently remove dirt and makeup without stripping off the skin from its natural protective barrier!
Lavender Mist is just irresistible. Its divine aroma brings serenity to my mind, body and soul. I literally use it on everything, from antibacterial purposes, stress relief and to beautify myself. (Thumbs up for me lol)!
My 6 year old daughter Olivia has her own in a backpack. She uses it at school to naturally sanitize her hands or when she has an itch from a mosquito bite - lol she gets them a lot, since she is a tomboy girl. ;)
Once upon a time my friend felt icky about using my products and he smiled at me when my answer to his little skin irritation was to spray Lavender Mist on it. Now? This is his go-to product for mosquito bites or after shave!! Haha, women power always wins! ;)
It really is an amazing product to have around that’s why I want to share with you. Below I will list its benefits and different uses, but before that I want you to know that lavender also helps to change your skin structure for the better. So, when you use Lavender Mist in conjunction with your serum and/or cream, your skin can better absorb the nutrients from them. Sounds cool doesn’t it? :) I love that too!
Read all about its different uses that can benefit you and your family here:
Prevents mosquito bites
Astringent and anti-inflammatory purposes
It removes excess oil and dirt without drying out your skin
Face toner and refresher
Helps acne prone skin
Great for setting up make-up
Very soothing for irritated and itchy skin, eczema or psoriasis
To untangle you or your childs hair, just spray on damp hair from about 8" away so that you don't mist it too much as it may leave them greasy
To smooth your hair and give it a healthy shine
Helps sooth discomfort due to burns (also sunburn) when used right away
Mosquito and bug bites: relieves itchiness and disinfect due to lavender and witch hazel action
For a restful sleep spray on your child’s, your partner’s and/or your own pillow
Wonderful product to use as after-shaving (legs, underarms....) especially if your skin gets easily irritated!
Maya is a 16 year old girl, who came to me on October 10th 2015 for the first time.
She was very shy and not talkative at all. I remember her hair was covering her face, you could barely see her.
I began examining her skin. There was a lot of pustule, cystic acne, inflammation, scarring, large pores, oily but dehydrated skin and on top of that, a thick layer of dead skin cells.
We started off with a series of combination treatments and a home skin care protocol right away.
She came every week for the first 6 weeks, then every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks and now I am very happy to say that Maya comes every 4-5 weeks :) wooohooo!
Her commitment to the protocol and desire for healthy and beautiful skin made a tremendous difference, not only on her skin, but on her confidence and personality that started to come out and sparkle. Her face is not covered with her hair anymore, trust me you can see her beautiful eyes and amazing smile.
I remember those days when her mom asked me if her skin would ever heal, and the day she came and hugged me. I could feel so much love and appreciation, my heart just melted from happiness… That was on March 12th 2016, that’s right, I do remember those special days! :) I am so thankful for their trust in me and my skin care products B.You. Thank You Krysia & Maya. <3
Maya’s home SKIN care ritual AM:
Deep Cleansing Gel with Frankincense - B.You
Vit.B3 Oil Reducing Serum - B.You
Calendula Soothing Cream - B.You
Maya's homE SKIN care ritual PM:
Deep Cleansing Gel with Frankincense - B.You
Manuka Face Exfoliant - 2x a week - B.You
Nighttime Recovery Serum - B.You
Calendula Soothing Cream - B.You
Acne Remedy - B.You
I customized different treatments for Maya everytime she came.
Here is the list of them:
Signature Deep Cleansing Facial, dermafile, enzyme masks, oxygen treatment, and when her skin was finally ready we did Dermapen :)
Everything we did was customized from natural and organic ingredients like essential oils, plant oils, clays, enzymes, vitamins, herbs and more….
Contact me directly if you’d like to have a consultation!
Light & Love,