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[23 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

You’ve heard of the mouthwash, but have you heard of the Listerine toenail fungus treatment? It seems that a lot of people are soaking their fungal toenail infections in a basin of Listerine and getting good results. Like people who use other home remedies for this unpleasant infection, people who swear by this oral rinse tried it because they were trying to avoid expensive prescription drugs and their side effects, or had tried the other treatments with no success. Apparently it worked.

If you’re using Listerine for toenail fungus, be prepared to keep it up for …

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[21 Sep 2011 | One Comment ]

Tired of spending a fortune on eye creams? This recipe is great for tired,puffy, or irritated eyes – or just for day-to-day makeup removal.

This exquisite formula is very popular; as a matter of fact, I just made 24 jars of cream for my dear friend Maria. The blue chamomile essential oil is expensive (approximately $50 for 1/2 ounce). It’s high in azulene – an antiinflammatory agent extracted from chamomile flowers – and it’s very soothing to the delicate area around the eye.

It’s not crucial for the recipe, but a great addition when you …

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[20 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]
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This year at the Mercedes Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Week , Clarisonic proved that a sonic skin care regimen is the secret ingredient to giving models a runway-ready glow. Our celebrity esthetician Eileen Harcourt was backstage at the Chris Benz and VPL shows last week prepping models with Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing and Opal Sonic Infusion systems. Chris Benz with Eileen Harcourt, holding the Zebra Mia. Sonic Cleansing Running from show to show and attending glamorous Fashion Week parties can be taxing on a model’s skin, but thankfully Clarisonic was able to come to the rescue! Here Eileen uses the New York Skyline Mia – which launched in honor of Fashion Week — to remove existing makeup and create a clear canvas for makeup and allowed them to apply foundations and concealers evenly. Eileen prepping a model for the runway Sonic Infusion A week’s worth of shows from day to night can leave a model with dreaded dark circles. Thankfully the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion acted as the magic wand to revive tired eyes. The Opal combines sonic micro-massage with proprietary anti-aging serum to work immediately on appearance of lines and wrinkles. A model receives an Opal treatment VPL Skin is always in at VPL! Models rocked a neutral look with little eye makeup and a nude lip. Makeup Artists used little makeup on the models, so it was up to the Clarisonic team to make each model’s skin shine with sonic cleansing. Eileen and her talented staff made sure each model had the fresh look the VPL designers desired

Herbs For Health, Beauty, Skin Care »

[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

(for darkening dark brown and black hair)

* 1/3 cup walnut shells, black tea, cherry tree bark or cloves
* 2 1/2 cups water

Simmer colorant in water in a nonmetal pot for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, then strain when cool, saving the liquid. Apply to hair as a final rinse.

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

Regardless of your age and skin type, you may have difficulty with dull-looking skin. If you’d like to restore some of your skin’s glow, here are some suggestions.


Yes, what you eat does affect your skin, and it’s a good place to start. Getting into the habit of eating a healthy, skin-friendly diet will boost and enhance your topical skin-care efforts.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are, of course, key components to a diet that is good for the skin. But certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that are purported to promote radiant skin. Here is a partial …

Beauty, Skin Care »

[15 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

Removing your make up at night is a very important part of keeping your face clear and without breakouts and acne. For women who are older than 20 it is also an important part of maintaining a youthful appearance. If you leave your mascara on all night it dries the lashes, which allows them to crack and break off. Base or foundation that is left on all night will dry out the skin and clog the pores.

How to remove your make up at night starts with being able to see your face! …

Beauty, Skin Care, Detox, Immunity, Infection »

[14 Sep 2011 | One Comment ]

The individual living with psoriasis soon learns to expect that the disease is anything but predictable. It is also a very irritating disease because it really can ruin your social life, drive you nutty with the intense itching and make you ashamed of your own skin.

The symptoms of this skin disease soon become second nature as the patches of red, inflamed skin; with the loose, silver-colored scales become a familiar sight. As if the skin condition were not bad enough those who have psoriasis may also experience disorder of the nails, including discoloration, detachment …

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[9 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

This is an old French secret for making hair shiny, silky, and healthy. If you have light-colored hair, it brings out the golden lights in it. It will not dry or damage the tresses.

* 1/2 cup old champagne
* 1/2 cup hot water

Mix; after shampooing and rinsing well, pour the mixture through the hair. DO NOT rinse again. You can use a conditioner before using the Champagne Hair Rinse if desired. The hair is left looking vital and lustrous, with pale champagne highlights.

Beauty, Skin Care, Guest Articles, Health and Vitality »

[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

How many cosmetics and toiletries do you use on daily basis? The average woman uses 12 different kinds of toiletries a day, according to Chemical Safe Skin Care Campaign. Collectively, those add up to more than 175 chemical compounds, of which 60 percent are absorbed into the body. Since the skin is the body’s biggest organ, what does that mean for our health?

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[1 Sep 2011 | One Comment ]

* 1 ounce glycerin
* 1 ounce witch hazel
* 1/2 ounce rose water
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 3 tablespoons wheat germ oil

Combine ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl and gently whisk until they are thoroughly combined.

Store the emulsion in a tightly sealed container at room temperature. It should last for at least 1 month.

Massage the solution into the skin around your eyes and mouth, using a circular and upward motion. This motion will counteract the natural droop of gravity.

If you have the time, it’s a good idea to hang your head over the edge of the …

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