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Naturally Clear News, Issue #011 -- June 2010 - New Natural Health Tips
June 19, 2010

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Hi {!firstname_fix},

Welcome to our Naturally Clear News update for June 2010. And what a month June has been!!

First, I wanted to thank all of you that have taken the time to write to me and let me know what kinds of information and supports can be most helpful for you and your sensitive skin.

I'm not always able to answer personally, but I am very grateful for each and every one of you who write!

I added a new feature to our monthly updates, a Natural Health Tip of the Month, since so many of us are experiencing stress and lots of change in our lives!

In this issue...

Natural Health Tip of the Month
This Month's Newest Articles
Your Questions and Comments!
Product Review - Lip Balm That Looks Like Gloss
Newest Resources for Acne
This Month's Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Natural Health Tip of the Month

Did you know that Dry Skin Brushing is an incredibly simple way to improve the health of your skin? It helps to stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluids in your body, which helps your body to naturally cleanse and detoxify.

It also helps your skin to let go of dead skin cells, and it feels energizing. In addition it tightens the skin, and opens clogged pores which allows your skin to breathe. It also stimulates circulation, improves digestion and helps your nervous system to rejuvenate. If your skin is challenged and you need a little extra help, try dry skin brushing!

How to Dry Skin Brush

To do dry skin brushing, you'll need a soft, natural bristle brush that has a long handle. You can also use a dry loofah or, in a pinch, a rough towel.

The best time to dry skin brush is before taking a shower in the morning. Always brush towards the heart, so you would start for example at the bottom of your hand and brush upwards towards your shoulder. Use long, sweeping motions and brush your whole body, including your back.

Avoid areas with open wounds or rashes, and if you are sick you can dry skin brush twice a day to help speed your recovery.

Dry skin brushing will make you feel great, AND it is great for your skin. It is a simple and VERY affordable way to stay healthy and to help your skin to look and feel its best!

This Month's Newest Articles

Here are some of the newest articles and resources on our site!

We just expanded our mineral makeup section with several new articles

Best Mineral Makeup for Sensitive Skin

Mineral Makeup Reviews - Add Your Own!

Mineral Foundation Makeup

More on Psoriasis ...

Psoriasis Causes

More Help for Acne

Acne Laser Treatment

Simple Acne Sensitive Skin Treatment

New - Holistic Natural Treatment Program for Acne

Acne No More

New Safe Skincare Products Page

Safe Skin Care Products

Your Questions and Comments

My Effort Towards Natural Skin Care

Looking for Bismuth Free Liquid Mineral Makeup

Need Help for Acne Scarring and Oily Skin

Help! white Spots From Steroid Creams

Photosensitivity and Hyper Sensitive Skin

Product Review - A Lip Balm That Doubles as a Natural Lip Gloss

This month I wanted to call attention to a humble but VERY effective product that I use, that looks just like a fancy lip gloss!

It is the Cleure Lip Balm which is one of the nicest I've tried.

I've used so many, and most recently tried Alba Botanica lip balms and Dr. Bronner's Lip Balm. For me the Cleure wins hands down as the smoothest, longest lasting, and the nicest finish .. and a great price.

It goes on the lips and looks shiny without looking artificial. There is no added color so it can be used under or over lipstick. I actually feel rather glamorous when I wear it!!

The other nice thing is that there no plant allergens, no parabens, fragrances or coloring, and it comes with an un-flavored option. It lasts a really long time. The ingredients are:

  • Soybean Oil
  • Beeswax
  • Candellila Wax
  • Mango Butter
  • Vitamin E
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Shea Butter

I tried some other brands of lip balms as well. The Dr. Bronners Lip Balm is also quite nice, however does not leave the same beautiful shine on the lips.

New Home Recipes for Sensitive Skin

These are some of the newest tips and homemade recipes I've discovered for sensitive skin. This month’s recipes are a potpourri of some of the most interesting ones. I hope you find them helpful!

Out of Facial Toner? Try This

If you've run out of your favorite facial toner, try diluting some of your moisturizer with water and putting it in a spray bottle!

You can also find some nice homemade recipes for facial toners here at our skin care tips section.

Energizing Body Scrub

Well, if you get exhausted easily like me, you might appreciate this energizing body scrub. It DOES contain a little caffeine, so don't leave it on for more than a minute or two.

However, coffee has so many other benefits for your skin, I think you'll love it!

Blend together:

1 part organic sea salt or raw sugar 4 parts organic coffee Enough unrefined organic unrefined coconut oil to make it hold together

Before showering, apply to your body and then shower off. It leaves your skin gently exfoliated, and the coffee is actually beneficial for your skin.

Coffee is not so great for you when you drink too much of it, but it has many health benefits when applied to the skin. In fact, Many people with acne, eczema and other skin conditions find that coffee applied to their skin helps to reduce the inflammation.

Coffee tightens pores, helps protect against the sun, reduces wrinkles, cleans up free radicals that contribute to aging and skin inflammation, and may even help to reduce skin cancer.

You can add ground coffee beans to your facial cleanser for a gentle exoliant, mix with natural oils such as coconut, or even egg whites or yogurt to get the benefits.

Use organic coffee for the best results!

Homemade Skincare Remedy for Acne

Did you know that raw potato is a really excellent and effective homemade acne remedy? It's also probably one of the least expensive, even if you use organic potatoes!

There are several ways you can use it on acne.

  1. Juice a potato and splash the potato juice on your face. Which you've got the juicer out, try some of these simple juice recipes for healing!

  2. Grate a potato and apply to your face. You can mix with a little yogurt or baking soda and water to help it hold together.

  3. Simply cut a piece of potato and place on top of your acne eruptions. You will probably need to lie down to do this. Rest for 5 minutes and visualize beautiful and clear skin!
To stretch those unwanted facial wrinkles---Just spread egg whites on your face and forehead. Let it dry and in 5 mins. Scrape the inner covering of the eggshell and spread it on your most wrinkled area. Leave for 3 mins. Wash with lukewarm water and soap. And finally with cold water.

This potato home remedy is excellent when used along with our recommended acne sensitive skin treatment.

Got a Favorite Skincare Recipe?

If you have a great homemade skincare recipe that works well for sensitive skin, please share your skincare recipe!

{!firstname_fix}, I hope our newsletter has been helpful for you and your sensitive skin. I hope you have a fantastic month! I'll see you in July!

Best wishes,

P.S. If you'd like to stay updated with our newest articles and discussions throughout the month, please visit our My Sensitive Skin Care Blog which you can also add to your RSS reader!

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