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Natural Anti Aging and Rosacea Blog keeps readers informed about new products, ingredients and treatments to help in the war against ageing and skin problems. Articles include all aspects of skin health and home care.

Find the Skin Care that's Perfect for You

Friday, May 29, 2015

How many times have you invested in a skin care product only to find that after a week or two it just isn't right for you?  You might experience break outs, have an allergy, not like the fragrance or the feel of the product. 

MiSMo offers an effective line of skin care products with an excellent trial kit offer perfect to let customers experience the product first hand before investing in larger sizes.

 

Excellent Size

One of the best things about the MiSMo trial pack is the size. The samples are 7ml providing enough product to really get the full experience and introduce the products into your skin care regime. With 7ml you will be able to try the product for 10 to 14 days. It is also the perfect size to take along on a trip.

WHAT YOU GET

MiSMo Trial Pack

Contains 7 ml each of :Natural Face Cleanser, Natural Face Exfoliator, Cell Soother, New Age Moisturiser, Nourishing Cream, Rejuvenating Gel 

Acne and Oily Skin Trial Pack

Contains 7 ml each of :Daily Face Wash, Microderm Resurfacing Cream, Blemish Gel, BOOST, New Age Moisturiser with natural sunscreen

Anti Ageing Trial Pack

Contains 7 ml each of :Rejuvenating Gel, A.C.E. Vitamin C Serum, Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Personalised Regime

We provide you with the recommended personal skin care regime so you get the best results. The recommendations are based on a number of factors including age, skin type and even special considerations such as acne or rosacea.  

Everything you need for 10 to 14 days of beautiful skin care and seeing which of our natural skin care products work best for you.

Get your MiSMo trial kit today!

 

Source: http://www.mismo.com.au/trial-pack/mismo-trial-pack


 



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MSM Providing Relief For Fibromyalgia Patients

Thursday, May 14, 2015

MSM Providing Relief For Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is also known as the “sore all over” sickness as it causes chronic aches and pains throughout the body. It is most common in women in their late 30’s and 40’s.

Many doctors believe Fibromyalgia is a form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and it is often difficult to treat. Methyl sulfonyl methane or MSM is now helping patients find relief from their symptoms offering hope to many who have been living with the condition for years.

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Doctors will diagnose fibromyalgia in patients who present with the following symptoms:

  • Widespread muscle pain, aching or stiffness
  • Complaints of tenderness when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 trigger points
  • Poor sleep
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain
  • One of the most difficult tasks for patients with fibromyalgia can sometimes prove to be finding a doctor willing to diagnose their illness. Because fibromyalgia was regarded as a psychological issue, many doctors disregarded it as an illness requiring medical attention. Further studies, however, have made it more widely accepted as a valid medical condition.

    MSM and Fibromyalgia

    Methyl sulfonyl methane or MSM is being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia as a natural organic form of sulphur. Sulphur has few side effects and is naturally occurring in skin, bones and muscles. It also plays a key role in the production of collagen. It is thought by many to be more effective when taken with Vitamin C.

    Many doctors believe MSM is effective in combating symptoms of fibromyalgia, as in large doses MSM works to enhance the transport of oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body.

    With an increase in oxygen, muscle cells are better able to revert from an unhealthy anaerobic metabolism to a healthy aerobic metabolism enhancing cellular and body energy. It also stops the production of the waste product, lactic acid. With fewer toxins in the body, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can be resolved.

    Pain Reduction and Possible Elimination

    According to Dr Stanley Jacob co-author of ‘The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain’, MSM is oxidised DMSO. Dr Jacob found that large doses of MSM were very effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain and for some patients it was completely eliminated. There were also excellent results for reducing chronic fatigue. Successful doses varied between five, ten and 30 grams per day. The patients worked in finding the dose that was the most effective for their own personal needs.

    If you suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and would like to try using an MSM supplement we carry a pure MSM powder providing you with a natural source of sulfur.

    Order your MSM here  

     

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    Relief And Support For Runners using MSM

    Monday, May 11, 2015

      

    Running offers many health benefits to keep your body lean and muscular as well as supporting cardio health. However, running can also place a lot of strain on your body, especially your joints. Whether you have been running for years or are thinking of taking up running as part of your daily regime, MSM offers many benefits to provide joint support, increased healing, and better endurance.

     

    The Benefits of MSM

    Runners tend to be at higher risk for injury due to the strain on their joints. MSM offers many benefits to runners including:

    - Quicker recovery from injury

    - Improved endurance and energy levels

    - Support to joints

    - Reduces and even prevents joint inflammation

    Why Runners Need MSM

    MSM has been shown to address issues that lead to joint pain and inflammation common in runners. It does not just mask symptoms of common runner complaints which can be dangerous and lead to further injury. Instead, it actually improves the permeability of cells as well as restores flexibility.

    You will see a reduction in pain and inflammation as MSM will assist in removing the toxin build up that leads to cell suffocation and swelling. This causes muscle soreness and stiffness. MSM will help create much needed collagen which is needed for the health of your joints and muscles.

    Joint Nutrition

    Cramps are a common complaint for most runners and MSM can assist in reducing the occurrence of cramps by providing the right nutrition for your joints. This is also why it can assist in improving recovery time following injury. MSM will help avoid wearing down your joints and ligaments, repairing damage as you go by providing the sulphur required for healing and improved tissue growth. As it detoxifies, sulphur allows your cells to better absorb nutrients. Without healthy cell walls your body cannot function effectively and with cell pressure comes pain.

    Metabolism and Energy

    Taking an MSM supplement can help your body process carbohydrates for increased energy improving the uptake of glucose to your cells. It promotes the formation of keratin, collagen and elastin which will also allow you to run longer as it improves your muscle strength as well as your flexibility.

    MiSMo offers a pure MSM powder ideal to provide runners with the required amount of sulphur to heal and soothe pain.


    Source: http://healthfree.com/view_newsletter.php?id=150&key=b

    http://www.runnersdailycomplete.com/ingredient.html#i

    http://www.invigorate360.com/reviews/7-nutrition-supplements-for-marathon-runner/

    http://www.runandbecome.com/running-health-advice/injuries/knee-pain-in-runners

     


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    Kid's Need Pain Relief Too

    Monday, May 04, 2015

     

    Kid's Need Pain Relief Too

    Winter sport, dancing eisteddfods, athletics - whatever fabulous activities your budding champions are into, they are sure to find themselves feeling a little sore and sorry from time to time.

    SPRAINS, STRAINS AND SORE MUSCLES

    With the focus on rearing happy healthy kids, from littlies through to teens, we encourage our children to engage in whatever sport or interest gets them active and pushing themselves to fitness.  Just as we feel the pains, and strains, from this sort of robust physical activity,it is fair to say, so do they.

    Injuries can occur at differing levels of severity, and of course the levels of pain will differ depending on the cause.  If there is swelling or aches, pain relief is going to be well received.

    Totally safe, no matter what age your athlete is, knowing you are well-armed to assist them in managing their pains, strains and discomfort is a relief to you, and them.

    MiSMo Magnesium Gel Forte

    Magnesium Gel has been proven to be an absolute must have as a natural non toxic pain relief option.

    Magnesium Gel Forte is a body lotion/gel containing Magnesium Chloride, fortified with MSM. Both minerals are excellent nutritional supplements which help ease pain.

    This is a great way to increase Magnesium levels without taking oral supplements. Magnesium Chloride absorbs through the skin very easily, bypassing the digestive system, where diarrhoea can be a problem when taking oral supplements.

    Magnesium Gel Forte is designed to work as a body lotion while delivering mineral benefits. An application of 1 teaspoon (5 grams) contains 1.2 grams of Magnesium chloride, an excellent boost for your body.

    WHAT IS IN MAGNESIUM GEL FORTE?

    Magnesium Chloride, produced from pristine sea water after sodium chloride is removed. This is a natural mineral.

    MSM an anti inflammatory which is an even bigger help with pain control when combined with Magnesium chloride

    Hyaluronic Acid is included for the luxurious hydration it provides

    Rice Bran Oil to keep the skin soft and moisturised

    Organic Aloe Vera for its anti inflammatory and skin rejuvenation benefits

    OUR CUSTOMERS RAVE ABOUT IT

    5 out of 5, reviewed on Feb 25, 2014

    "I've been using MISMO products for only 2 months but have discovered that really do what they say. I take the MSM supplement and use the Magnesium Gel for pain relief associated with arthritis and sporting injuries. I also started using their skin care range and my skin has never felt better or looked so good. The company provides great support and service and answer any of my concerns and I received my products overnight. Have recommended them to all I know" Michael, Caloundra


     

     






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    ​Suffer From Restless Leg Syndrome?

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Suffer From Restless Leg Syndrome? Doctors Recommend MAGNESIUM

    Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can be very disruptive to your life, especially when you are trying to get to sleep. It is a condition from which many people suffer, with an endless feeling of numbness as well as prickling, tingling, and twitching that tends to be most troublesome at night. Unfortunately most people have, until now, had to get up and walk around to stop the sensation. But fortunately, many are discovering that Magnesium can assist in relieving the symptoms of RLS.

    About RLS

    RLS affects one in 10 people who are aged over 65. It was identified by Karl-Axel Ekbom in the 40s, and is a syndrome that is more common in women than men. It is not only prevalent in women over 65, but also in pregnant women who can develop the syndrome during the final weeks of their last trimester.

    The syndrome seems to be tied to dopamine which results in an imbalance that sends messages to your brain that you need to move. It is a very uncomfortable feeling but can also be painful in extreme cases. Those who suffer from a severe case of RLS will describe the sensation as “intolerable”.

    Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms have been known to present in people with other health disorders such as autoimmune diseases, pancreatitis and diabetes.

    Magnesium Deficiency

    The syndrome has been linked to severe magnesium deficiency which affects your nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Magnesium Gel or Oil can help alleviate symptoms.

    Magnesium is an essential mineral needed to assist in the musculoskeletal system function. It helps your muscles relax which leads to a deeper sleep.  

    Magnesium is also safe for pregnant women.

    Inflammation and Magnesium

    Because RLS is an inflammation of the nerves, magnesium works as the best medicine as it helps relax the nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Magnesium Gel Forte is a beautiful body lotion that can be applied directly to the legs prior to sleep, and a soothing bath using MiSMo's Magnesium Chloride powder can also assist in calming the restlessness.

    HOW TO USE?

    MiSMo Magensium Gel Forte is the best choice for topical application whilst our pure Magnesium chloride powder is ideal for use in baths before sleep to help ease your restlessness.


     



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    A-C-E Vitamin C Serum a hit with Supermodel Bambi

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Bambi Northwood Blyth Recommends

    MiSMo A-C-E Vitamin C Serum On “The File”

     

    Have you ever wondered what keeps supermodels like brunette beauty Bambi Northwood Blyth looking stunning? Bambi recently mentioned the importance of keeping skin hydrated for a great complexion on The File, and recommended MiSMo A-C-E Vitamin C Serum to her fans and followers.

     

    Bambi’s Advice

    Bambi advises, “The MiSMo ACE Serum is great for the skin, keeping it hydrated and protected, especially after some days in the sun”. MiSMo A-C-E Vitamin C Serum contains a number of ingredients including Vitamin C which works miracles when combined with Vitamins A & E. Together the trio of vitamins work to combat sun damage an important aspect of beauty especially for models. Expected to bare their face, neck, hands and other areas of the body, models depend on serums such as this to improve the texture of their skin while offering better tone and added firmness.

    More about the Serum

    MiSMo’s A-C-E Vitamin C Serum uses Vitamin C because it has plenty of research to back up excellent results when it comes to repairing ageing skin as well as protecting it from further damage. It combines two all important services for women looking to perfect the look of the skin by correcting sun damage and offering a highly effective anti ageing treatment.

    It is also excellent for treating the signs of rosacea. Many women swear they look younger after just a few weeks of using the serum.

    A-C-E Vitamin C Serum and Mineral Makeup –Made for Each Other

    A-C-E Vitamin C Serum is the ideal base if you wear mineral makeup as it contains a fine, light oil ideal to keep mineral makeup in place. It’s like a magnet for mineral makeup so your look remains flawless and natural all day long. This is especially important if you have troublesome dry skin. It is not as much of a problem if you have naturally oily skin which will often do a good job of holding the makeup on its own.

    Anti-oxidants

    Let’s not forget about the all important results we can see by applying essential anti-oxidants to protect your precious face from sun, wind and UV rays. A-C-E Vitamin Serum is easy and pleasing to apply as it comes in a fine oil form without any added fragrance.

    When experts like Bambi stand behind a product you know it’s got to be good!


     

    Source:  

    http://the-file.com/profile/bambi-northwood-blyth/

     

     



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    What Triggers Your Rosacea Flare-Up?

    Friday, April 10, 2015

     

    What Triggers Your Rosacea Flare-up?

    If you suffer from rosacea, chances are you have never been comfortable with the embarrassing red flare-ups that are just as hard to manage as severe acne. Many people who suffer from rosacea are unaware there are actual triggers that can worsen their rosacea flare-ups.

    ROSACEA AND FOOD

    There are many foods you can eat that can act as a trigger for your rosacea. Some you will be happy to be rid of, such as liver, whereas others might be a little harder to give up – such as chocolate. For the items you would rather continue enjoying, you can watch for signs they are causing issues for your skin condition.

    Here are the main foods that can be related to rosacea issues:

    • Some dairy including yogurt, sour cream and cheese
    • Real chocolate and vanilla
    • Nightshade plants such as eggplant and tomato
    • Avocados
    • Spinach
    • Broad-leaf beans such as lima, navy or pea
    • Citrus
    • Bananas
    • Red plums
    • Dried fruits such as raisins and figs
    • Spicy foods
    • Thermally hot foods and beverages
    •  Everyone is different so don't take these examples as gospel, just be aware they may be triggers for you.

  • Lifestyle

    Some of the lifestyle choices you are making can also have an impact on the condition of your skin. For example leading a very stressful life can lead to rosacea flare-ups.

    Trying to reduce the stress in your life is important, as well as avoiding anything that can increase your anxiety. Other lifestyle choices such as drinking alcoholic beverages including red wine, champagne, bourbon, beer, gin and vodka can also affect the condition of your skin.

    ROSACEA Skincare Products

    Any one with a skin condition should always be conscious of the skin care products they use. Watch for signs your skin care products are causing redness and discontinue use if they do.

  • For rosacea in particular, Alcohol, Witch hazel, some Fragrances or acetone are known offenders in skin care so avoid these ingredients.
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  • OTHER TRIGGERS

    Other triggers can include sun exposure, certain drugs such as vasodilators and topical steroids, menopause and exposure to strong winds or cold and warm environments such as saunas.

     MiSMO carries an excellent line of products ideal to help fight the signs of rosacea flare-ups. They are clear of aggravating ingredients and instead use soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera and MSM. For more information about Rosacea, treatment plans and suggested supplement regimes please go to this Rosacea Information page

     






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    MSM and Aloe Secret Weapons for All Bites and Sunburn

    Wednesday, April 01, 2015

    MSM and Aloe Combo: Secret Weapon Against Mozzie Bites and Sunburn

    With the arrival of holidays we begin to experience some of the down sides of that warm weather and hot sun. From forgetting to lather on the sunscreen, to being eaten alive by mozzies, warm weather has its own hazards that interfere with our enjoyment of the finer weather.

    Keeping happy and comfortable throughout the summer can be made a little easier with MSM and aloe vera. The combination can assist with a number of common summer woes from fighting the irritating itch of mozzie bites to healing sunburned skin.


     Pesky Bites

    Fighting off the nasty mozzies that descend upon us in the summer months is a fact of life. Nothing can be more maddening, or put a damper on a happy summer romp outdoors more quickly than the itch of bug bites. In fact the venom and toxins that can be injected by a number of insects can all lead to itching and throbbing. Luckily they can all be soothed with the assistance of MSM and aloe vera.

    MSM has an interesting affect on the foreign proteins that cause the itching from bug bites. It actually locks them away and neutralises them, which in turn can eliminate the effects. The aloe vera has a soothing affect that calms and soothes irritated skin.

    It is not just mozzie bites that can be soothed with MSM. It can also be applied to stings and bites that are painful as opposed to itchy. It can reduce the swelling and ease the pain. A big list of bug bites and stings, including those from sandflies, mosquitos, stinging nettles and bees can all be soothed with a cooling MSM cream or gel.

    The Burn of Sunburn

    Even with the best of intentions when heading to the beach, a backyard pool party or a day of hiking, we can all forget to apply or reapply sunscreen. When this happens it isn’t long before the ugly red of sunburn appears and the discomfort begins. When applied to the skin MSM allows the skin to become more pliable and permeable. This can stop the blistering that often occurs following severe sunburn.

    MSM can also help speed up the healing process for damage caused to skin by both the sun and the wind.

    Of course aloe gel has long been a skin treatment used for burns, and it works in hand with the MSM for added comfort. When using an MSM cream it is important that the skin is completely clean so that the MSM formula can penetrate so thoroughly it can be drawn into your sunscreen deeper below the surface.

    Pets

    Don't forget your pets and their itches and bites on holiday or at home. MSM and Aloe in the form of Cell Soother is fantastic. Even itches that result from lice in the ocean are soothed away easily

    MiSMo’s Cell Soother is the ultimate first aid and beauty gel ready to offer you soothing relief from the itching and burning of stings, bites and sunburn.

    Don't be caught these holidays whether they are at home or overseas keep your "emergency in a bottle" with you. Cell Soother can also be used for cold sores, tight or sore muscles, sprained ankles or quick pimple treatment.


     



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    Soothing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With MSM

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

     

    Soothing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With MSM

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a sign of the times. Using your hands to work gaming devices and manoeuvre your computer mouse easily creates a pinched nerve in the wrist. For many the resulting pain can become almost unmanageable and lead to issues for their daily work and even their favourite past times. The good news is that many people have found relief from Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM).


    CTS and the Symptoms

    CTS leads to issues that can include not only pain but numbness and weakness. Numbness usually affects the index and middle fingers while the thumb is most commonly affected by weakness. The carpal tunnel consists of eight bones found in the wrist. These bones are called carpal and the way they are situated they form a tunnel that contains the nerves connected to the hand.

    If you suffer from CTS common symptoms can include:

    • Disturbances from sleep due to pain
    • Inability to use the fingers
    • A swollen feeling
    • Tingling in the hands during the day with inability to squeeze
    • Loss of strength in the thumb
    • Shooting pain from the hand to the shoulder

    MSM provides much needed sulphur which can assist in reducing the pain and discomfort of CTS. Many people do not realise that sulphur is an essential nutrient which plays a key role in joint health. It occurs naturally in joint tissue and also stabilises connective tissue in tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Sulphur is found in many foods but it is often lost once cooked. An MSM supplement can provide you with the sulphur you need.

    MSM Powder and Pain

    MSM supplements can assist with managing CTS pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also supports the healing of tissue that can be damaged due to repetitive injuries such as those found in CTS and the ensuing long-term inflammation.

    If you are interested in taking MSM for pain you must use pure MSM powder which is far more bioavailable. This means it is easily absorbed. The anti-caking products used in many MSM powder supplements will reduce the body’s ability to absorb the sulphur.

    Here at MiSMO we offer a high quality MSM powder –a larger grain –to avoid clumping and therefore no fillers or anti-caking ingredients are required. To help decrease the inflammation of CTS 3000 mg of MSM powder is required twice daily.

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    Cleansing your face properly

    Monday, March 02, 2015

    Are You Cleansing Your Face Properly?

    Chances are your answer is “Of course I am!”However, right about now you might be starting to second guess yourself. If you are experiencing issues with your skin whether it is blemishes or dryness, there is a possibility it all stems from using the wrong skin cleansing regime.

    Night and Day

    Excessive washing can dry out the skin, whereas not enough washing can be problematic if you have oily skin. The rule of thumb is once before bed for dry skin and once in the morning and once in the evening for oily skin. As well if you tend to suffer from breakouts an additional washing following a workout or doing something that makes you sweat is a good idea to remove excess oil.


    Pore You

    If you tend to break out chances are you have large pores. Large pores lead to clogging which in turn leads to breakouts. Although many people think they can shrink their pores, the truth is this is not possible. The best you can do is make an effort to keep skin clean in order to reduce blocked pores by cleansing and exfoliating.

    Ingredient not Skin Type

    It is not about finding the right cleanser for your skin type, as much as it is about finding the right ingredients. Look for rinse off cleansers to remove residue and avoid cleansers that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) as this not only dries skin but also leads to flare ups.

    You should also read the label to avoid parabens, mineral oils and alcohol. Instead look for natural ingredients such as lactic and glycolic acids for problem skin, bamboo stem and French rice powder for exfoliation and Organic Aloe Vera, MSM, olive and macadamia oils for smooth, clean skin.

    The Right Cloth

    If you have sensitive skin or, better yet, just don’t have it in you to take off your makeup after a night on the town, using a specialty cleansing cloth such as a MiSMo Face Cloth is a god send. These specialty cloths can make easy work of a face full of makeup including waterproof mascara by gently wiping away residue with nothing more than warm water. You can also use them with your cleanser of choice.

    MiSMo Cleansers and the MiSMo Face Cloth are the perfect duo to help improve your face cleansing regime. MiSMo Cleansers

     


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