Skinfood; skin cravings decoded

Is your skin flaking? Breaking out?  Red and patchy?  It’s a cry for help from your complexion and we’re here to help you decode what you need to make peace with your skin.  Continue reading “Skinfood; skin cravings decoded”

How to get healthy skin – Skinfood

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so large it that adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it.  In fact National Geographic goes on to say this: Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. At the same time, skin allows us free movement, proving itself an amazingly versatile organ.

So what do we do to keep such an important part of our bodies healthy & hydrated?  We feed it of course!  Continue reading “How to get healthy skin – Skinfood”

New Year, New Skincare Resolutions

GS New YearHappy New Year!

What were your resolutions this year?  Did taking better care of yourself make the list?  Our outward appearance show us signs of our internal health.

 

Some outward signs to be watchful for include:

Circular skin discolorations

Any area of the skin that dramatically changes colors in a short period of time can be a cause of concern.  From easily bruising to Velvet Plaque these can be serious signs of internal imbalance and you should speak with your primary care doctor about your concerns as soon as possible.

Flushing or skin redness

If your skin has started to appear more flushed, have a red cast or even appear to have a rash you could be seeing initial signs of Rosacea, Dermatitis or even Lupus.  If you have this skin concern, immediately seek help from a doctor.

Raised bumps or scaly skin

If you have raised, bumpy skin that appears reddish or purple in color this could be a  sign of Hepatitis C.  Other bumps, often found on the hands, can be an indicator of cancer.  Try not to scratch these areas even if they are itchy and immediately seek medical help.

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What about less serious skin conditions like acne, dry skin or even premature aging?  These can all be helped with a great skin care routine!  In 3 easy steps you can create a routine that your skin will thank you for!

1. Cleanse/Tone & Exfoliate

2. Hydrate all of the skin’s layers

3. Protect from UVA/UVB and environmental irritants

Gerda Spillmann has made it easy to start the year right with a skin care routine by providing Swiss Skin Care Kits.  6 Kits available, one for every type of skin condition, routine and personal needs.  Check them out here.

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How do you protect the skin?  Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup!  This skin care makeup not only helps your skin to look it’s very best but also hydrates the skin, protects against irritants and gives you physical sun block protection (no added chemicals).  Available in 20 different colors!  Call us for samples or questions at 1-800-282-3223 or purchase the Bio-Fond Foundation on our website.

Information in this post should no way be taken as medical advice.  If you have concerns or questions about potential health issues or risks please seek out your physician or doctor.

Doctors studying Cancer create a New All Natural Essential Oil Blend to alleviate many skin conditions

GS Products, who has brought the industry Gerda Spillmann, and Quintascent LLC will be working together to bring NovaMoist to the Beauty and Skin Care Industry. This All Natural product helps to eliminate dry skin and may help to alleviate many inflammatory skin conditions while soothing and moisturizing the skin.

Developed by two physicians, Dr. Carlton and Dr. Safra, and inspired by centuries-old Tibetan remedies, NovaMoist is a blend of 100% pure essential oils. Made of 8 essential oils, Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Juniper, Fennel and Sesame Oil, this unique and all natural formulation is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and may provide rapid pain relief while restoring moisture to the skin.  NovaMoist contains no chemical additives, synthetic fragrances, petroleum derivatives or animal products; it is completely natural.

NovaMoist was created eight years ago when Dr. Robert M. Carlton, M.D., board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics joined forces with Dr. Tamar Safra, a medical oncologist on the faculty of University of Southern California. They were searching for a natural solution in bringing relief to skin discomfort experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The doctors extensively reviewed the pathology of many of these skin problems. After completing their research, Dr. Carlton and Dr. Safra created a natural, safe and unique blend of natural essential oils that soothed, moisturized and brought immediate and sustained relief to the skin conditions they set out to alleviate.

With only one to two drops of NovaMoist applied to the skin, the natural oils can provide quick and long-lasting relief to many skin conditions, inflammatory problems and chronic skin issues.

May Benefit The Following Skin Conditions or Symptoms:

 
 
• Itching and Burning

• Pre and Post Menopausal Dry Skin

• Cuticles and Cracked Nail Beds

• Dry Elbows

• Cracked and Flaking Heels

• Parched and Cracked Lips

• Chemically Irritated Skin

• Face Peels

• Waxing

• Shaving

• Radiation Dermatitis

• Chemotherapy

• Eczema

• Rosacea

• Psoriasis

• Lupus redness

• Lichen sclerosis

• Stasis Dermatitis

NovaMoist is designed to be used for many skin conditions and on all parts of the body; because of this people have found relief literally from head-to-toe.  The synergistic blend of these natural essential oils forms a thin, smooth, non-greasy layer of moisture and protection, which is rapidly absorbed into your skin bringing sustained relief to skin discomfort and promoting healthy skin.

For most applications, one to two drops of NovaMoist is all that’s needed, three times a day for three weeks initially. To maintain beneficial results, NovaMoist should then be applied three times a week or as often as needed.

 Retail cost: $19.99 – .33oz

Orders can be taken at www.GerdaSpillmann.com  or call us directly at 800-282-3223

National Rosacea Month – What is Rosacea?

Rosacea.Org classifies this skin inflammation this way: Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that begins almost unnoticeably, with the seemingly random appearances of redness on the face, especially the cheeks and nose. If left untreated, rosacea almost always worsens.

Here are the signs to look for:

  • Red flushing; typically on the face, especially on the cheeks and nose
  • Random and often extreme skin sensitivity
  • Acne-like bumps
  • Flakey, sometimes oily skin
  • Visible tiny blood vessels that may become more noticeable over time
  • Any of the above combined with dry skin, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin discolorations

Rosacea occurs more often in women but men can be affected to.  While there are no known medical causes, there are treatments to help – consult your doctor or dermatologist if you feel like you may have Rosacea. 

Skin care can help a Rosacea patient to help calm embarrassing redness and quality makeup can help to conceal any blotchiness.  Skin care should be gentle and non-irritating, avoiding ingredients like alcohol which can further dry the skin out and cause additional irritation.  In the Gerda Spillmann line of Swiss Skin Care Products you can use the Peau de Fleurs Cleansing Milk, Tonique sans Alcool (Toner without Alcohol), any of our quality moisturizers (we’d recommend the Extra Riche) and the Bio-Fond Foundation makeup.  Many Rosacea patients use Bio-Fond Foundation to help conceal redness during a flare-up. All of the GS Products are pharmaceutical grade, top quality products that are nourishing and protective of your sensitive skin. Visit http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/ to see more products from the Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care line.

“My Daughter works in a spa in Sedona, Arizona. At Christmas, she brought this make-up home for me to try. It has made a whole new me. I can NOT believe the difference it’s made in me and the way I look. I am 53 years old and for the first time in my life – I LOVE the way I look!” Maryann M