While long hot showers may feel luxurious they do take a toll on the skin, washing away precious natural oils on the skin’s surface (in particular the outer layer known as the Stratum Corneum), which in turn leads to dry, itchy and reddened skin.
But it’s not all bad news for showers, you can still enjoy a relaxing shower, it just needs to be a little bit shorter and not so hot. Believe me, your skin will love and thank you for it.
According to some research, there are quite a few benefits to having a cold shower. Not only is it better for your skin, but it’s a great booster for your immune and circulatory system and can help to reduce stress levels too.
Some few simple tips on the best way to shower to protect your skin’s health:
- Shorter, warm showers (lukewarm is best) are much more skin friendly. (The plus side to this is your water and electricity bills might not be as much!)
- Never let the shower run directly on your face. This can contribute to broken capillaries. Splash the water on your face from your cupped hands or use a clean soft cloth. Microfibre cloths are ideal in this instance.
- Pat the skin dry instead of rubbing it. And that rule of thumb can apply not only to your face but your body also.
NOURISHING CREAM WITH MSM FOR THE SOFTEST SKIN
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of applying a moisturiser that absorbs beautifully into your skin, feels like silk and leaves just a light hint of a fresh aroma to help start your day off on the right foot. That’s exactly what Nourishing Cream with MSM feels like when I use it every morning. Not only does this cream feel amazing but it offers so many wonderful benefits for my skin.
Nourishing Cream contains a very large amount of ingredients high in essential fatty acids. Ingredients like Macadamia and Jojoba Oil. These are the ones that help with repairing the skin barrier, keeping skin smooth and elastic while also ensuring moisture levels are kept in check.
In addition to this, Nourishing Cream also contains MSM, a source of organic Sulphur, Aloe Vera, Shea and Coconut butter. All of these ingredients combine to offer a power pack of benefits like softened skin, cell renewal properties, anti-aging and healing benefits. What more could you ask for in a moisturiser?
Nourishing Cream makes for the perfect day cream for mature type skins and is also ideal for Rosacea sufferers. It’s great as a base under any makeup
especially MiSMo’s mineral makeup.
If you’re wondering if Nourishing Cream is the right choice for you out of all of the moisturisers in the MiSMo range, then ask yourself these questions:
- Are you wanting to increase the moisture levels in your skin?
- Do you have Rosacea, sensitive or dry skin?
- Would you like to calm any redness in your skin?
- Are you wanting to reduce fine lines and wrinkles?
- Are you looking for a natural moisturiser?
If you answer “Yes” to these then it is definitely worth trying Nourishing Cream.
Another consideration to give some thought to is now the temperatures are finally cooling off and Winter is fast approaching it might be time to look at the moisturisers you are currently using and opt for a more hydrating alternative.
Nourishing Cream can most definitely help with this. Even the addition of a treatment serum into your skincare routine to help give your skin that extra moisture boost (along with a number of other fantastic anti-aging benefits too) is also a great option.
Interesting Nourishing Cream Facts
Combines beautifully with Rejuvenating Gel for superior anti-aging benefits. Softens fine lines, offers long lasting hydration, is a popular choice for many MiSMo customers already -Victoria says, “Just brilliant, lovely moisturizer, I am a Mismo convert, no other skin products even come close! Gentle and hydrating on fine sensitized skin.”
MiSMo stocks a trial size Nourishing Cream for $6.50 (which is the perfect way to try and see just how effective this natural moisturiser really is) or a 50ml Nourishing Creamfor $44 and a 250ml Nourishing Cream $130
MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. Sulphur is a mineral needed for many important functions in our bodies and offers a myriad of health benefits for so many different conditions including arthritis, allergies, carpal tunnel, snoring, just to list only a few.
In addition to this, MSM has a great deal to offer your skin also as well as certain skin conditions like Rosacea and Acne. MSM possess strong anti-inflammatory benefits which works to help calm any redness and reduce any inflamed skin. It also has the ability to help with the reproduction of healthier cells and restore any fragile cells back to strong, healthy ones. Which means positive outcomes for Rosacea and Acne sufferers.
In terms of what exactly MSM can do when used in creams, it can soften the texture of skin and what’s more exfoliation is also promoted which leads to better clarity of the complexion, which makes MSM a pretty great anti-aging tool.
All MiSMo moisturisers include MSM as one of the ingredients with New Age Moisturiser including the highest amount – over 10%. Which makes this moisturiser an ideal choice for those who suffer from skin conditions like Rosacea or Acne. The skin health benefits are fantastic when New Age Moisturiser is used. As an added bonus it also includes the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid, which means you will also receive some lovely anti-aging benefits too!
MiSMo received this lovely testimonial from Rochelle (an Acne sufferer) about how New Age Moisturiser worked for her-
I’ve suffered acne and oily skin for many years so have always tended to tread cautiously around moisturisers. My skin has improved significantly since switching to Mismo products (no more acne!) and I am so thankful I decided to now give the New Age Moisturiser a try – the new formulation is better than ever before and I am blown away at how it has changed my complexion. My skin is now soft and dewy and looks like it glows from within. My skin tone has evened out and best of all, the oilyness is gone!
Another product that contains a high amount of MSM is Cell Soother. Cell Soother is essentially an MSM Gel and has many and varied applications. It is a product that will also help to promote a light exfoliation and can be used to improve skin health, relieve sunburn and mozzie bites, soothe after waxing, reduce and eliminate cold sores and help to fortify pain relief in conjunction with Magnesium Gel Forte which also includes MSM.
To maximise the benefits of MSM, you can always consider using products that include MSM and also take MSM orally as a supplement. It’s a great way to give your skincare a boost from the inside too.
Don’t wait to start using MSM products your skin will thank you.
When you talk about Hyaluronic Acid to someone not familiar with this ingredient the acid part conjures up all different types of thoughts and none that relate to beautiful skin!
BUT, it’s not an ingredient to be afraid of at all, in fact, Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in our bodies. It is a carbohydrate that binds to water giving it a stiff viscous quality similar to jelly. This gel is one of the most heavily researched substances who’s function in the body amongst other things is to help lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles.
Its consistency and tissue-friendliness allows it to be used in skincare products as an excellent moisturiser. Interestingly, there is roughly 50% of Hyaluronic Acid found in our skin and is something we require in order to maintain our skin’s layers and structure. Hyaluronic Acid works with collagen to produce some pretty wonderful anti-aging skin benefits.
- Improved skin tone
- Keeps our complexions youthful = wrinkle-free
I am thinking right now you might just be wanting to know how you can get your hands on a serum that contains this ingredient and fast!
It just so happens a Hyaluronic Acid serum in MiSMo terms translates to Rejuvenating Gel. Moreover, MiSMo uses only pharmaceutical grade Hyaluronic Acid (which is also plant-derived) and lots of it too. In fact, up to twenty times more than other products, which is why Rejuvenating Gel is so effective. In as little as four days of using this serum, you will see visible results which include plumping and improvement to skin texture.
In addition to Hyaluronic Acid, MiSMo has also added another powerful anti-aging ingredient to the formulation, a peptide known as Matrixyl Synthe 6. This also helps to keep skin wrinkle free while also encouraging the production of collagen and elastin.
Here’s what Nicole had to say about Rejuvenating Gel:-
“Wow! I was given a bottle of Mismo’s Rejuvenating Gel for Xmas and have only been using it for two weeks – but what a difference. At 40 the lines around my eyes are beginning to show. This Gel is wonderful and in only a short time I am starting to see lines reduce. Highly recommend giving these products a go…thank you Mismo!!”
Because our Hyaluronic Acid supplies decline as we get older, a Hyaluronic Acid serum is just what you need to help top up and keep wrinkles and sagging skin at bay. What are you waiting for? Purchase your very own Rejuvenating Gel HERE now.
Looking for a Moisturiser containing Hyaluronic Acid? We can help here New Age Moisturiser; New Age Moisturiser with Sunscreen; BOOST;
Interesting Hyaluronic Acid Fact – Hyaluronic Acid is highly concentrated inside the eyeball. The fluid inside the eye called the vitreous humor is composed almost completely of hyaluronic acid. The gel acts as a shock absorber for the eye and also serves to transport nutrients into the eye. It is said that after the 5th decade of life, our eyes stop producing the much needed Hyaluronic Acid resulting in various eye problems such as poor vision, dry eyes and floaters.
Daily Face Wash has always been a very effective cleanser, but we believe it’s now even better thanks to the addition of Salicylic Acid.
Salicylic Acid in case you don’t already know is one of acne’s greatest enemies! Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid whose job is largely to help loosen and dissolve dead skin cells, which if not cleared leads to blackheads and pimples. It penetrates down into the pores which means a deeper cleanse and much better outcomes in terms of reducing acne.
Daily Face Wash is now an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)/BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) cleanser that includes Glycolic (from sugar cane) and Salicylic Acids (from the Willow Bark Tree). This product is your best chance at helping to control and minimise outbreaks and if used in conjunction with Blemish Gel, the results are even better!
Daily Face Wash is also an ideal cleanser for Rosacea sufferers. Why? Because Rosacea skin types commonly have a build up of dead skin cells which cause blemishes. Using this cleanser regularly is a great way to help prevent these lumps, bumps and blemishes from developing.
Mary is a Rosacea sufferer herself. This is what she had to say about the new formulation:
“I have been trialing the new formulation of Daily face wash for a few months and just love it. As a person with Rosacea and the pimples that often go with the problem I found the gel very effective and gentle. Yay to the new version.”
The key to getting the most out of this cleanser is to leave it on your face for one minute. This gives the AHA’s and BHA’s enough time to do their job with loosening dead skin cells effectively. Tip – An easy way to get your minute in is to cleanse your face first when in the shower then while you wait clean the rest of your body. That generally takes around one minute, then you can rinse your face thoroughly.
In case you’re interested, for more information on other products to help with acne plus a suggested skincare routine read our latest blog post, Treat Acne Holistically and Naturally.
I am not sure there are too many people out there who enjoy ageing? Yes it is part of life and yes we would all like to age gracefully, but what if some of us want to have a little more control over just how quickly we age? Do you really like those crow’s feet around your eyes? Well there are a couple of very quick and easy steps you can put into place to help do this.
Stick To A Daily Skincare Routine
This doesn’t have to take up too much time at all. Simply cleanse, followed by a high quality treatment serum that includes ingredients like Vitamin C and/or Hyaluronic Acid and moisturise of a morning and the same of an evening.
Include an exfoliation and a mask once a week if you can and that is a fantastic way to fortify your skin health.
What Can You Expect From these Steps
By using quality serums and cosmeceutical grade skincare from your early 30’s you can stall or prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles. For older ladies these lines and wrinkles can be softened and sometimes eliminated.
Always Take Your Makeup Off Before Bed
“Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to,” explains one Doctor. “Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin”.
A great one to remember, a microfibre cloth is an easy way to remove your makeup, if you’re looking for a quick option.
This is a really terrific quote – “Healthy hydrated cells are the key to ageless skin and a healthy body.” Being aware of how much water you consume can reduce skin issues like dehydration (which can lead to more wrinkles and fine lines developing). Further to this, using products that also offer hydration to your skin will ensure ageless skin.
If you’re not already following any of these steps and you’re keen to slow down the hands of time then perhaps today is the time to start? Every mature person loves to hear “Gee you look great for your age”. Join the Mismo ladies who hear this regularly.
There are many vitamins that are used in skincare preparations to help improve skin’s health, one in particular that plays a very important role is Vitamin A.
So what does Vitamin A help with exactly?
Restoring Sun Damaged Skin Back To Health
A lack of Vitamin A in the skin leads to skin looking aged and tired. By regularly (I mean daily) replenishing our skin with Vitamin A, will help to lessen the effects of issues like sun damage, pigmentation and essentially ageing.
Improves The Skin Barrier
Vitamin A, also known as Vitamin A Palmitate or Retinyl Palmiate, helps with cell growth and production. It’s basically what helps keep skin firm. If there is a lack of Vitamin A this can lead to weakened skin tissue that may result in lack lustre skin that can become dry.
This ingredient is a remarkable skin rejuvenator. It helps to thicken skin tissue, something that is very beneficial for any ageing skin. Vitamin A is an all-round savior for skin health and can help to make skin look radiant and healthy.
If you’re looking to start incorporating this wonderful Vitamin into your daily skincare then choose from MiSMo’s ACE Vitamin C Serum (a treatment serum every person should have! This serum combines Vitamin A with C & E in the correct proportions to produce a highly effective and potent anti-aging serum); New Age Moisturiser and New Age Moisturiser with Sunscreen.
New Age Moisturiser with Sunscreen in particular is a great choice, given it also includes a natural sun protection factor which is integral in helping prevent any further Vitamin A deficiency. (Vitamin A deficiency is a result of too much sun exposure).
New Age Moisturiser contains the highest amount of MSM (Source of Organic Sulphur) while also including Vitamin A, Aloe Vera and Hyluronic Acid plus many more, which makes this moisturiser extremely beneficial to your skin’s health.
If it’s health and well-being you are wanting for 2018 then why not consider the nutritional supplement, MSM? MSM is a source of organic sulphur, one of the principal elements found in the body, absolutely essential for man, animals, plants and mico-organisms.
“Sulfur is the eighth most abundant element in all living organisms. In our bodies, it forms part of virtually all tissue, especially those highest in protein, such as red blood cells, muscles, skin and hair,” explains Dr Stanley Jacobs in the book, The Miracle of MSM.
Unfortunately, as we age our MSM levels decline, and so by supplementing with MiSMo MSM we are able to provide the body’s requirement for MSM in a bio available form. MiSMo MSM is an excellent form of health insurance and worth a try if it’s health and well-being you are wanting for 2018.
As an added bonus, you may also enjoy increased energy, less pain from arthritis and smoother skin, just to list a few which brings me to our next point, great skin!
If it is your skin’s health you are wanting to fortify this year then having a regular skincare routine and sticking to it, is the best chance you can give your skin at looking its best.
Making sure you exfoliate regularly is also a great one to remember. There is no point trying to use beautiful treatment serums like Rejuvenating Gel or ACE Vitamin C Serum if they are unable to penetrate through the dead skin cells.
Keeping your skin clear and free of dead skin cells will allow these products to deliver the much needed nutrients. Interestingly, exfoliation plays a big role in the skin condition Rosacea, a rarely discussed aspect of this condition. You can read more about this in another post, Rosacea and The Role Of Exfoliation
Getting into the habit of treating your skin to a weekly mask can also help to keep your skin fresh and radiant looking.
Whatever it might be you are wanting for 2018 we hope that it will be a year filled with health and happiness and a motto of “don’t sweat the small stuff” because it really is only small stuff!”
Healthy skin is something we all want for our skin. Sometimes life gets a little too busy and we get sidetracked and distracted from our usual routine, often putting ourselves last on the list. Being aware of this and making sure you take some time to give your skin the attention it deserves will not only make you feel better, but your skin too!
Here are a few very simple steps to follow to ensure you keep your skin’s health in check.
Making sure you are drinking enough water and being mindful of not drinking too much as well is important. There are recommendations regarding how much a male and a female should drink a day however, these do not take into consideration factors like size, weight, how much physical activity and climate we live in.
“There are references that adult men should drink 2.6 litres of water per day (about 10 cups) and adult women should drink 2.1 litres per day (about eight cups). But these figures are based on the average weight of men and women, so if you’re underweight or overweight you may consider adjusting your fluid intake — Ms Taylor says a good rule of thumbis 35 millilitres of fluid per kilogram of bodyweight.”
Fluids like herbal teas, juice and coffee are also considered as part of your hydration. Interestingly, for those of you who were lead to believe coffee is dehydrating then it might be time to reconsider this. The Mayo Clinic suggests otherwise, “Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn’t cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don’t appear to increase the risk of dehydration.”
The mineral Sulphur has been called nature’s beauty mineral” because it is needed to keep hair glossy and skin clear and smooth. Sulphur is needed
for the synthesis of collagen and is prevalent in keratin necessary for the healthy maintenance of hair, skin and nails. MSM provides the necessary Sulphur supplementation to help maintain collagen and keratin levels.
Essential Fatty Acids like Evening Primrose Oil can help to fortify your skin health and in particular, help with age related changes like firmness
and redness. They are also helpful for problematic skin conditions like rosacea. Vitamin C is also another great supplement to take and a two pronged
approach is ideal if possible (taking it internally and using it topically), which leads to our next point below.
FEED YOUR SKIN WITH INGREDIENTS LIKE VITAMIN C AND HYALURONIC ACID
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are both ingredients that are well documented to have strong anti-aging properties. They also work wonderfully as a preventative from ageing.
Using serums with these ingredients included on a regular basis can help to make some big skin health changes. Vitamin C helps to prevent and protect against sun damage, increase firmness, elasticity and tone of skin while also increasing moisture in all levels of your skin. MiSMo’s ACE Vitamin C Serum would be perfect.
Hyaluronic Acid is essential for the structure of the skin matrix known as the extracellular. This is what gives the skin a youthful wrinkle free appearance and it is the combination of hyaluronic acid and collagen that help to maintain this. Feeding your skin with hyaluronic acid, (in the form of MiSMo’s Rejuvenating Gel) will help to plump, soften and smooth the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and overall improve your skin’s appearance and health significantly.
SUN IN MODERATION
The sun is probably our worst enemy when it comes to lines, wrinkles and ageing however, we do need to make sure we get our daily dose of Vitamin D.
Try avoiding the hottest times of the day to get your sun fix which is suggested from between 10-3pm.
Protecting your skin with a mineral makeup or natural sunscreen and or moisturiser containing the likes of Zinc, can help to fortify your skin against UVA and UVB and rays.
REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP!
Ahh, this old chestnut. But very timely considering this time of year. Even if you simply use a microfibre cloth just to remove your makeup before bed is better than falling asleep in your full face of makeup.
In an ideal world, it would be great to follow your usual skincare routine, cleanse, serums and moisturise however, at the very least a microfibre cloth will do the trick.
So what are you waiting for? By following these easy steps you will be on your way to healthy and glowing skin in no time.
Do you find you are lacking energy and wondering how you are going to make it through the crazy festive time leading up to Christmas?
If you’re looking to increase your energy levels and as an added bonus improve your general well-being plus relieve any niggling joint aches and pain at the same time, then it’s worth considering the health supplement MSM.
MSM a source of organic Sulphur, is a mineral needed for every day good health and relief from many of today’s health problems.
As we age our Sulphur supplies decrease and even though MSM is found naturally in fruits, vegetables and other plants, due to the way foods are processed today the amount of MSM we receive has been markedly reduced, making the need for supplementation important. MSM provides this in a bio available form and is an excellent form of health insurance.
For general well-being a daily serving of one teaspoon (approx. 4g) of MSM in water or unsweetened juice might be just the extra boost you are looking for to help get you through the festive season and beyond.
In addition to this, MSM’s antioxidant properties and the ability to eliminate and flush toxins are very helpful during this very indulgent time. Not to mention the extra beauty benefits due to Sulphur assisting with collagen and keratin production. Which means smoother and softer skin, shinier hair and stronger nails, all nice extras to enjoy during this social time!
Start MSM today and breeze through the silly season with an extra pep in your step!