Become Independent This Independence Day with Skin Care Products

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It’s Independence Day and that means it’s time to stop being a slave to skin care products that are loaded with chemicals. It seems like every day scientists are discovering the problems with chemically laden skin care products, and that is where SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE comes in. The SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural organic skin care products are never tested on animals and don’t contain chemicals.

The natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE contain healing herbs and minerals that help your skin cells rejuvenate. Herbs such as Arnica, Aloe Vera, Watercress and Rosemary Leaves, help calm and sooth the skin. When you use the Herbal healing gel along with the moisturizer and other skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE don’t be surprised if you see a noticeable difference by the end of summer.

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The summer months can cause serious problems with your skin. Not only do you have to keep it protected from the harsh UV rays, but if you do get too much sun, you will need to take care of that sunburn. The Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is perfect for:

  • Sunburn, windburn, and minor burns
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Tingling
  • Skin prone to acne where redness occurs
  • Chemotherapy and radiation exposure
  • Rashes and irritations
  • Redness and sensitivity from Rosacea
  • Irritation caused by electrolysis, tweezing or waxing
  • Controls and sooths Eczema and Psoriasis

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Use daily after your bath or shower and your skin will have a healthy glow.

Interested? You should be and that is why SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is helping you become independent on Independence Day.

From July 4th to July 18th, until supplies last, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will be taking 10% off any individual Lotions and Creams. Buy four or more and SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will pay the shipping in the US.

Want to save even more? Buy SIX or more individual Lotions and Creams and you will receive the same 10 % and free shipping in the US PLUS a FREE airline-friendly 1-quart travel bag filled with five fill able 2-ounce bottles free, and yes, it really is free.

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Please be aware that the above specials do not include the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skin care systems or the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Longest Lasting Lipsticks.

So what are you waiting for? Shop today and have beautiful skin by the end of summer, but hurry although the sale doesn’t end until July 18th, it is only until supplies last. Shop now for all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

What You May Not Know about Easter

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Most people know why Easter is celebrated, but SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has some interesting little know facts about the holiday.

In 2007, a very special egg sold for nearly 18 million in the UK. Covered in diamonds, a little bird also made of jewels, pops out from the egg every hour making a crowing noise while nodding its head and flapping its wings.

Made in Italy in 2011, the tallest egg was made out of chocolate and was slightly taller than a giraffe, at just over 24 feet, and as heavy as an elephant weighing in at 15,873.28 pounds.

Although Good Friday is an official holiday is other parts of the world, only 12 states call it official in the United States. Those states are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Good Friday is also a holiday in Texas but is optional.

The Easter flower is a white lily, which is the symbol celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter truly is a movable feast as Passover is determined by the phases of the moon.

Exchanging Easter Eggs is older than Easter as the custom symbolizes spring rebirth in many societies and cultures.

During Medieval times, an egg throwing festival was a custom that churches held with the priest throwing an egg at one of the boys in the choir who would then toss the hardboiled egg from one boy to another. When 12:00 came around the choirboy that had the egg when the clock struck was the winner keeping the hardboiled egg as his prize.

Over 700 million of those delicious marshmallow peeps candies are purchased in the United States over the Easter Holidays making them the most adored non-chocolate Easter treat.

The White House Egg Roll began back in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and continues on the front lawn every year.

During the holidays, egg farmers across America donate over 11 million eggs to those in need to local food banks.

In the United States, more than 16 million Easter jellybeans are enjoyed. That’s enough jellybeans to go around the planet over three times.

Speaking of candy, 91.4 billion eggs, 90 million chocolate bunnies and a whopping 700 million peeps are made in the United States every year with 76 percent of people eating chocolate bunny’s ears first.

The oldest Christian holiday and the most important day for the church, Easter celebrates Christ’s resurrection three days after his death on the cross.

As you sit down and enjoy your family and friends this Easter take a moment to remember why you are celebrating.

Happy Easter everyone from the folks at SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

HERBAL HEALING GEL for Poison Oak

HERBAL HEALING GEL

The HERBAL HEALING GEL from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is your best defense when it comes to Poison Oak, Poison Ivy and Poison Sumac season is on the way, and if you and your family always seem to be getting into trouble with these poisonous plants, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help.

The Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is the only all-natural skin care product that you need to have on hand to help soothe red, itchy skin.

HERBAL HEALING GEL All of these poisonous plants emit urushiol when touched or damaged. The oil is quite toxic.

If you have been exposed to Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Poison Sumac and are sensitive to the plant oil you will have the following symptoms:

  • Itchy red skin
  • A streaky or patchy rash
  • Red bumps
  • Large oozing blisters

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Experts believe that three out of four people are sensitive to these poisonous plants.

Most rashes that are caused by the plants can last anywhere from five days, in mild cases, to 30 days or even longer in severe cases.

Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac, and Poison Oak are more frequent in early fall, spring and summer when people are spending the majority of their time outdoors.

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Poison plant rashes are not contagious, but you can be re-infected if you touch the clothing that was exposed to the plants.

It is important to remove your clothes and wash all of the areas that were exposed to the poisonous plants. Make sure to clean under your fingernails. Wash everything including your sports equipment, camping gear and gardening tools to prevent re-infection. Bathe your pets if they have been exposed to Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, or Poison Sumac.

HERBAL HEALING GEL

After you have thoroughly cleaned, your body and your belongings apply SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE HERBAL HEALING GEL to the areas on your skin that were exposed to the poisonous plants. Don’t forget to put some on your pets as well.

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Keep in mind that the heels and soles of your feet where your skin is the thickest could take longer for the rash to rear its head. Apply the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE HERBAL HEALING GEL for relief.

Keep your family and your furry friends comfortable this spring and order your SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE HERBAL HEALING GEL today.

Give Winter Skin the Boot

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If winter skin is affecting your self-confidence, order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has the best all natural organic skin care systems for all skin types and can give you a beautiful new look for spring.

winter skinThe harsh elements that your skin faces during the colder months can make your skin dry. In some cases, skin can even crack and peel during the winter. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE products can help hydrate your skin giving you a reason to smile this spring. Using a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is the best way to combat winter skin; however, there are some other things you can do to get rid of the winter blues.

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Just like your furry friends shed their coats for spring, humans shed their skin as well. Getting rid of that dry winter skin is the best way to refresh the largest organ in your body. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you invest in a body brush or exfoliating glove or cloth to slough off the dry dead skin. After you step out of the shower and dry off, you may have a few dry patches of skin. Pay close attention to your feet and elbows. Use the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Healing Gel to hydrate and help heal those dry spots and follow it up with the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE moisturizing lotion all over your body.

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Shaving

You have probably neglected the razor all winter, but with warmer weather on the horizon, you are going to want to get rid of the hairy legs, bikini line, and underarm hair. Use the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE THERAPY SHAVE GEL and your skin will love you for it.

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It won’t cost you a fortune to pamper yourself after a long hard winter. All of the products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE are affordable, and when you order four or more products in the US, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will pay the postage.

Order your Skin Care System from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE and don’t forget to stock up on the Herbal Healing Gel. You’ll be glad you did, especially when that first tulip pokes its head out of the soil.

Order your products and get rid of winter skin today.

Things you May Not Know about Valentine’s Day

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It’s Valentine’s Day and that means it is time to give your Valentine a gift that keeps on giving. Order all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and your Valentine will be eternally grateful.

Dating back to 1514, the oldest Valentine was a poem that was written by the Duke of New Orleans; Charles wrote it to his wife. Unfortunately, Charles was in the Tower of London after he was captured in the Battle of Agincourt.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day dates back to the fertility festival in Rome, Italy. The Lupercalia festival involved young men drawing a woman’s name in the annual lottery. The lucky woman would become his sexual companion for the next year.

Young men and women in the Middle Ages would draw names from a bowl to find out who would be their Valentine. After the drawing ended, the men would wear the names of the Valentine on their sleeve for an entire week.

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One of the most popular theories about the origins of Valentine’s Day involves Emperor Claudius II. Claudius did not want any of the Roman men to wed during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against the Emperors wishes and married couples in secret. For his treacherous act, the Bishop went to jail before being executed. When he was in jail, the Bishop penned a note to the daughter of the jailor and signed it, “From your Valentine.”

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The Victorians believed Valentines were bad luck and rarely sent Valentine’s Day cards.

On Valentine’s Day, 15 percent of women across American gift themselves flowers on the most romantic day of the year.

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Addressed to Juliet, Verona, Italy where Romeo and Juliet called home, receives more than 1,000 Valentines every year.

220,000 people propose every Valentine’s Day.

This Valentine’s Day surprise your Valentine with something that will last longer than flowers or chocolates and order your all-natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Foods To Hydrate Your Skin and You

Hydrate your skin

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Skin Care understands the importance of water. However, drinking water isn’t the only way to hydrate your skin. In fact, you will typically add about 20 percent of your water each day from the foods that you eat. However, according to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, there are certain foods that are even better when it comes to hydrating your skin and your body.

Cucumbers

Low in calories and a whopping 95 percent water, cucumbers not only hydrate your skin, but can also help fight inflammation. Some research even indicates that cucumbers can slow aging.

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Carrots

Crunchy and dense, it may be surprising to some to learn that carrots are loaded with water, about 90 percent. Carrots also contain antioxidants and beta-carotene, helping heart health. Carrots can also help protect you against cancer.

Zucchini

Full of antioxidants, zucchini is 95 percent water. Antioxidants can prevent cells from damage, and is good for your eyes. Zucchini will help with skin hydration, just like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and keep you healthy.

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Iceberg Lettuce

Although iceberg lettuce doesn’t have as many nutrients as other greens, it does have fiber, which can help you stay regular. Iceberg lettuce also has iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium, phosphorous and essential minerals like the skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Spinach

Full of folate, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants spinach is a good source of water, and although it doesn’t have as much as iceberg lettuce can still help the fight against cancer and inflammation.

Celery

Good for your teeth, as it is known as nature’s dental floss; it is low in calories and is 95 percent water. Celery can prevent inflammation while helping with digestion. Celery contains folate, vitamin K, and potassium.

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Cauliflower

Rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and other essential nutrients, cauliflower is 92 percent water. Cauliflower can help lower your cholesterol while protecting you against cancer. However, it’s best not to boil it to prevent a loss of nutrients.

 

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Tomatoes

Adding flavor and sweetness to your diet, tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that could help the fight against cancer. Tomatoes can also lower your LDL or bad cholesterol and could help with heart health.

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Strawberries

These delicious sweet treats are loaded with flavonoids. Flavonoids are chemicals that can help your brain stay healthy and sharp. Strawberries are 91 percent water and will help hydrate your skin.

 

 

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Of course, it is important to keep your skin healthy as well, and if you are looking for an all-natural skin hydrating skin care product, look no further than SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your products today and hydrate your skin.

Cold Remedies for your Tummy

Cold Remedies

Chicken Soup

Cold remedies aren’t just in the cold and flu aisle. You can find cold remedies at home in your kitchen. It’s not just because your mom said so. Studies show that chicken soup helps with congestion and can clear nasal passages much better than other types of hot liquids. Chicken soup also has anti-inflammatory effects that could help other cold symptoms as well.

Cold Remedies

Citrus

Vitamin C can help with the common cold and is common when it comes to cold remedies, but unfortunately, it will not stop you from catching one. Vitamin C can help if you are constantly around people who are often sick, but if you take it right before you notice any symptoms, it may help you get rid of your cold quicker.

Cold Remedies

Fight the Germs

Cranberries, green tea, broccoli, kale, blueberries, and red onions all contain powerful antioxidants and although the study is fairly new, the researchers could be on to something.

Cold Remedies

Heat it up

Although they can’t cure the common cold, chili peppers can give your nasal passages the all clear making you feel much better. Peppers contain capsaicin, which has been proven to help clear a stuffy nose.

Cold Remedies

Ginger

Hot ginger tea is great if you are nursing a bad or even mild cold, but you don’t have to wait until you are sick to drink it. Some studies show that the spicy root may be helpful in preventing the virus by blocking it.

Cold Remedies

Dairy

Although some people believe that dairy should be avoided when you have a runny or stuffy nose, there isn’t much evidence to support the claim. If you crave ice cream or a cold glass of milk because you have a sore throat, go ahead and enjoy.

Garlic

Researchers believe that garlic is another one of the great cold remedies contains some things that could help fight a cold, but are still figuring out how that happens. However, early studies are quite promising. Whatever makes it work, it may be helpful to enjoy a few extra cloves if you are sick.

Keeping your body healthy on the inside with natural cold remedies is as important as the outside, and if you need an all natural skin care system, order your products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

 

How To Get more Vitamin K

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Vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy body, but how do you know if you are getting enough? According to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, vitamin K is an essential nutrient needed to help bones grow and blood clot.

Vitamin K has been shown to prevent osteoporosis while helping protect against heart disease. Getting enough vitamin K is essential, but more than two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting what they need.

Below are a few ways that you can boost your vitamin K intake.

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Leafy Greens

As Popeye says, spinach is good for your body and your skin. Collards, mustard greens, and kale are at the top of the charts for vitamin K intake. Cooked kale is a powerhouse loaded with 550 micrograms of vitamin K in just a half a cup.

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Veggies

When it comes to the best source of vitamin K, you can’t beat vegetables. Roasted broccoli and Brussels sprouts are loaded with Vitamin K. Other great vegetable choices include frozen okra, asparagus, scallions, green cabbage, and raw watercress. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you add some parsley to your meal as well for a quick vitamin K boost.

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Fruit

Although fruits aren’t usually known for their vitamin K content, some can give you a quick dose. Snack on green apples and you’ll get 60 micrograms while a half a cup of pitted prunes will give you 50 micrograms. Although grapes and blueberries only have 11 and 14 micrograms respectively, they are easy to enjoy.

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Go Nutty

Packed with healthy oils, fiber, protein and other nutrients that can help keep your heart strong and fight inflammation, mixed nuts, cashews and particularly pine nuts, will give you a nice shot of the vitamin. Add pine nuts to a salad or pasta dish and indulge on mixed nuts or cashews for a healthy midday snack.

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Fish

Eating fish, especially salmon, twice a week or more is recommended by the American Heart Association and is loaded with protein, healthy oils and minerals that can help lower your blood pressure while warding off stroke and heart attack. Cooked shrimp and salmon have small amounts of the vitamin, but a can of tuna in oil with give you 37 micrograms for every three-ounce serving.

Just like your body, your skin needs vitamins too. Try the all-natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE and you will be giving your skin the vitamins and minerals it needs.

Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

Strengthen your Immune System

Relax

If you want to strengthen your immune system, some experts believe that a certain amount of stress is a good thing as it helps the body ready up for a challenge, however, too much stress can weaken your immune system so it is a good idea to avoid it if you can. Relax and try enjoying the things you love if you want to strengthen your immune system.

What Feels Good makes you Healthy

Feeling good is actually good for you. In fact, one study linked being busy with a healthy immune system as long as the participants were doing things they enjoyed. People who enjoy a healthy sex life also have a healthier immune system.

Strengthen your Immune System

Furry Friends

Man’s best friend along with other pets gives you a reason to exercise, which can strengthen your immune system. People who have dogs, cats, birds and other animals have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels and healthier hearts. Dogs and cats can also help  your kid’s immune system.

Social Life

Friends are important, but having strong social ties, can also affect your health. People who embrace healthy relationships are more likely to outlive people who have poor social ties. If you want to make more friends, take a class, volunteer or join a group.

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The Bright Side of Life

Always look for the silver lining and try to see the glass full instead of half-empty. Research shows that people, who are happy, even in the bad times, are healthier. Savor the things that you love and don’t dwell.

Laugh it up

Giggling is great for the mind, body, and spirit and has no downside. One researcher discovered that those who laughed aloud at comical videos had immune systems that worked better. The jury is still out, but scientists are trying to discover if laughing helps illness in the long term.

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Eat in Living Color

Colored vegetables and fruit contain loads of antioxidants guarding against dangerous free radicals that can hurt your cells. Enjoy a full rainbow of colors eating strawberries, broccoli, kiwi, green peppers, leafy greens, papaya, watermelon, carrots, oranges, and cantaloupe if you want to strengthen your immune system.

Happy Holidays from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE!

Fresh Bread Could Be To Blame on Thanksgiving

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The smell of fresh bread is hard for most to resist. However as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains, bread isn’t always your friend, but unfortunately, the delicious diet staple is surrounded by myths.

Eating Bread will make you Fat

When enjoyed in moderation, fresh bread will not make you fat. In fact, nutritionists recommend bread as part of a balanced diet. Most nutritionists recommend that you avoid white bread as it is stripped of fiber, minerals, and vitamins during refining. Fiber found in whole grains helps satisfy and can curb the appetite.

Gluten Free is Healthier

There is no guarantee that the loaf of fresh bread you brought home from the health food store is actually healthy. If truth were told, gluten free bread is higher in sugar and packed with other not so good for you additives such as cornstarch and xanthan gum. Go for whole food alternatives such as rice, chia, flax, and quinoa or buckwheat breads if you don’t agree with gluten.

Not Always the Healthier Choice

Many types of whole meal and brown bread contain high levels of sugar, even higher than white bread. Bread makers add it to make the bread tastier. Caramel and treacle can also be added to the mix. Always read your labels before you put that bread in your cart.

Bad for Blood Sugar

Highly refined white bread on its own can cause a spike in blood sugar levels dropping just as fast. This will lead to cravings and low energy levels. Slather your bread with nut butter, cheese, butter, or hummus, which will accelerate the absorption rate into the bloodstream.

Bread and Bloating

Bloating can’t be narrowed down with bread being the culprit for many people. However, several factors could be at play, especially if you buy your bread from a commercial manufacturer and not an Artisan fresh bread baker.

Most commercial bakeries use a process called Chorleywood. This produces fast and cheap bread using flour improving agents and enzymes that many can be allergic or sensitive to. You may find that Artisan breads are fine, but commercial brands bloat you, just as some find wheat hard to digest, but are able to tolerate spelt or rye bread.

This Thanksgiving enjoy, but pay attention to how fresh bread affects you so that you can get a heads up for Christmas dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE!