Natural Anti Aging and Rosacea Blog

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.

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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    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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    Why choose MiSMo Body Care?

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Over 9 years ago Irene, MiSMo Product Developer and Director developed Rosacea.  Unable to find skin care which helped her condition, Irene’s research lead her to take matters into her own hands – literally!  Irene decided to create her own skin care products to help her skin’s condition.  With the assistance of two Australian chemists, a lot of research and testing, MiSMo Skin Care was created.  For the last 9 years, the range has continued to grow and be perfected.

    The reason you should choose MiSMo Skin Care products is Irene created Natural products that work!  There is no one more passionate, enthusiastic and thorough about skin care than someone looking to treat their own skin!

    Apart from beautiful skin care products to suit a range of skin conditions and skin types, MiSMo offers customer service second to none.  MiSMo has onsite Beauty Therapists at your fingertips to provide you with professional care and advice.  Our orders are sent exceptionally fast, with most customers purporting receiving their items the day after placing their order.  Also offered is a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase!

    Other than the reasons above, Irene and her staff CARE!  We care about our customer’s results and experience with MiSMo.  We want to ensure you receive the right products for your skin, which will perform and give you results!

    So contact MiSMo today to discuss what you want out of your skin care!  Available Mon-Fri 9-4:30 on either info@mismo.com.au or 07 5309 5513. 

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    Why do I get pimples?

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    In the simplest of terms, the cause of pimples is blocked pores.  There are a number of reasons your pores could be blocked:

    -          Too much oil on the skin

    -          Hormones

    -          Dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin

    -          Makeup clogging pores

    -          Bacteria and free radicals

    Having too much oil on the skin could be due to hormones or simply if you have an oily or combination skin type.

    Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells and producing new skin cells which push up to form the new outer layer.  However if you do not cleanse and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells, they could sit on the surface and block pores.

    Heavy or long lasting makeup can potentially clog your pores.  By sitting on the surface of the skin, it can act like film, blocking your pores.  The best prevention is to: wear no foundation at all, wear a lighter foundation or mineral makeup, but most importantly cleanse twice a day to ensure your skin is clean and clear at the end of the day and before applying makeup.

    Bacteria and free radicals can also clog your pores to form a pimple.  Bacteria naturally exists on your skin, but there are bad bacteria which can cause inflammation and form pimples.  Free radicals come from the environment (i.e. air pollution, u.v rays).

    The best and main prevention for a pimple breakout is keeping your skin clean through cleansing twice a day, exfoliating twice a week, applying a mask once a week and using a quality oil free moisturiser.

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    GOOD AND BAD FACE CLEANSING

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    GOOD CLEANSERS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

    While on holidays recently I ran out of cleanser about 3 days before coming home. Oh well that's OK I'll use the body lotion provided at our 5 star hotel, it's good quality. What a mistake.

    You'd think a very mature skin like mine could take anything but by the first night the lumps had started coming up on my forehead. The next morning a few developing pimples were near my nose. It took a week after our return to restore my face to a clear status again.

    For most ladies this probably won't happen but if you suffer from Rosacea like me, it doesn't take much to start a breakout.

    Rosacea skins tend to have more layers of dead skin cells so must be routinely cleansed with a suitable face cleanser. Pores just have to be kept clear.

    The hotel body lotion was too drying, full of chemicals and immediately blocked the pores. Bingo inflammation began.

    The best cleansing solution for Rosacea and acne prone skins is a lactic acid and glycolic acid face wash. This combination is gentle but effective in removing dead skin cells thus working as a preventative of lumps, bumps, pimples and cyst type eruptions.

    When we developed Daily Face Wash last year it was very exciting for myself and the hundreds of girls who started using it straight away. Feedback has been excellent and sales tell the story.

     Going on holidays - take plenty of your own skin care. You should come back glowing not with zits!

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