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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Beautiful Lips with Longest Lasting Lipsticks

Longest Lasting Lipsticks

With Longest Lasting Lipsticks from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, beautiful lips don’t have to cost a fortune, and if you are tired of spending your hard earned cash on a lipstick that you don’t even like, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE carries the best lipstick that will give you color that lasts for hours.

If you are constantly reapplying your lipstick throughout the day, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is the answer to your prayers. With SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE’S Longest Lasting Lipstick, you don’t have to worry about touching up after you eat, drink or kiss.

Longest Lasting Lipsticks

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINES Longest Lasting Lipstick moisturizes with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and is FDA approved, lead free, and made in the USA.

Applied sparingly for best results, and you will have beautiful lips that you can create yourself by blending the colored Longest Lasting Lipstick to your desired hue. Go green and you’ll have a dusty rose color. Go black and you will be smiling with deep berry lips. Buy an orange lipstick and you will love your red coral beautiful lips.

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Creating new colors is easy. Check out the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE website where you will find tips to create gorgeous colors that you will not find at your local department store.

Mix white with orange and you will have a beautiful melon frost that will be perfect for spring. Black and white will create a gorgeous pink mauve color that will be hard to resist. Mixing and matching the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Longest Lasting Lipsticks is fun and affordable.

Longest Lasting Lipsticks

The SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Longest Lasting Lipsticks are not sold in stores. These beautiful lipsticks are only available online at www.southwestsunshine.com or at the markets in Arizona.

Get the beautiful lips you deserve and order the LONGEST LASTING LIPSTICKS from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you’ll be glad you did. Order yours today for long, long, long lasting lipstick.

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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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.

Ways to Strengthen your Immune System

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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.

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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.

Strengthen your Immune System

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!

Vitamin D for Skin

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Vitamin D for skin is awesome and one of the ingredients in the all-natural line of skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. However, there are many other reasons that you should include the vitamin in your diet and vitamin D for your skin.

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Bone Health

Increasing your intake of vitamin D is essential for strong healthy strong bones from birth through to old age. Vitamin D helps your body absorb the calcium from foods and can help prevent brittle bones and fractures in older people. Children need vitamin D to build strong bones, weak bones, and knock-knees. Vitamin D was added to milk in the 1930’s.

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Weight Loss 

Recent studies are showing that obese people have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Scientists believe that the body fat actually traps the vitamin. It is still not quite clear whether the obesity causes lower levels of vitamin D, or it’s the other way around, but in a small study of people who were trying to lose weight, those that added vitamin D to a lower calorie diet found it easier to lose weight.

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Lower levels of vitamin D have been found in people with depression, however the studies do not show that supplementing will reduce the symptoms, but what studies are discovering is that depression can be helped by spending more time outdoors in the sunshine. Sunshine is Mother Nature’s vitamin D.

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If you want to boost your intake of vitamin D for skin and overall health try including swordfish, salmon and mackerel in your diet as each will provide you with healthy amounts of vitamin D in a single serving. Other fatty fish, such as sardines and tuna have lower amounts of the vitamin as do egg yolks and beef liver.

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Start your day off right and include vitamin D. Orange juice, some types of milk, even soy milk, bread, some cereal and yogurt brands have also included vitamin D in the ingredients. Check your labels to see how much of the vitamin you will be getting.

Including vitamin D in your routine, including your skincare regime, can help you stay young and healthy. Order your all-natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today, which has been said to help provide vitamins and minerals into your skin, including vitamin D for skin.

Eight Things you don’t know about Labor Day

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Labor Day is much more than an end of summer picnic or barbecue and became a holiday back in 1894. The federal holiday is celebrated on the very first Monday every September and although most people recognize the day as a time for football, beer and barbecues, there is much more to consider.

  1. The All-American holiday started in Canada about a decade before it began in the United States. Americans saw how great Canadian workers were doing and wanted in as well.
  2. Americans truly know how to party over the last official weekend of summer, but the folks in Puerto Rico go one-step further with giant piñatas, a town barbecue, and fiesta.
  3. Although wearing white after Labor Day was a custom that people used to be serious about, it is no longer the case with people thumbing their nose at the idea.
  4. 55 percent of American households will have a barbecue on Labor Day, and the other 45 percent? Well, they will be attending those barbecues.
  5. Labor Day is the third most popular holiday when it comes to beef consumption with the Fourth of July coming in first followed by Memorial Day.
  6. 35 million people in America will travel at least 50 miles for the long Labor Day weekend, which is equivalent to almost 2 billion miles, 80,000 times around the globe or 28 billion football fields.
  7. Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are considered to be the best shopping days of the year, the first Monday in September is a little bit better with average discounts being 48.4 percent.

Labor Day

This long weekend take a moment and remember that Labor Day is a celebration of those in the labor movement. Remind your family and friends that the holiday is dedicated to American workers and their economic and social achievements.

Happy Labor Day from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE!

Skin Care for Sun Allergies

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Skin care is important all year round, but especially during the summer as some people are more susceptible to the sun’s rays than you think.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains that some people are actually allergic to the sun. People who do have an allergy to the sun will develop an annoying itchy rash that is red and bumpy on the arms and the chest.

Below are some of the more common sun allergies:



One of the most common sun allergies is known as photodermatoses. You can get relief from photodermatoses if you apply the HEALING HERBAL GEL from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. In fact, the HERBAL HEALING GEL should be a skin care staple in your household.


Known as PMLE, polymorphous is another skin allergy that usually occurs in women who are aged between 20 and 40. It’s called Polymorphous because the bumpy pink or red rash looks different on different people. Polymorphous will usually appear on the legs, chest or arms. The face is rarely affected.

PMLE usually occurs in late spring or summer, with several hours of exposure to the sun after a long winter of no sun exposure. Although it’s not unsightly, it does burn or itch. After the first episode, PMLE will reappear every year. If you suffer from a skin allergy, include the HEALING HERBAL GEL from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE in your skin care regime as it may relieve some of the itchiness.

Solar Urticaria

If you suddenly break out in hives after spending a few minutes in the sun, you could have solar urticaria. Similar to PMLE your face isn’t usually affected. Once you are in the sun it will tend to disappear as quickly as it appeared and will rarely last for more than 24 hours.


Acne suffers can get red and burning skin if taking doxycycline. Referred to as drug-induced photosensitivity, several medications can cause this type of rash. The rash can affect any part of the body, including the face. If you suffer from acne, you may find relief in the all-natural skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

What Can Help?

If you are susceptible to sunburn, or have a sun allergy try the HERBAL HEALING GEL from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. The HERBAL HEALING GEL can help relieve dry, red, and itchy skin and helps with burns and other skin conditions including psoriasis and rosacea.

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Don’t spend the rest of the summer scratching. Order your HERBAL HEALING GEL from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today. Buy four and keep one in each medicine cabinet and you will not have to pay for shipping in the United States.

Christmas Facts that you May Not Know

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As you decorate your tree and wrap up your Christmas gifts SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE would like to share a few things about the holidays that you probably aren’t aware of.

Although people all over the world celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, the Bible does not mention a date for Jesus’ birth. Most historians actually believe that Jesus was born sometime during the spring, which would explain the description of the shepherds who were herding their animals. Pope Julius decided on the Feast of the Nativity in the 4th century declaring December 25th as Jesus’ birthday.

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During WWI, after a grueling five months of battle, the Western front took a Christmas Eve break from fighting in order to sing Christmas carols to each other across the bloody battlefield. The allied troops called out, “Merry Christmas, in English. Thank goodness, it wasn’t a trick with dozens of fighters from Britain greeting and shaking hands with the enemy. Some even exchanged cigarettes as gifts. Dubbed the 1914 Christmas Truce, it was one of the last known examples of chivalry during wartime.

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Just like the popular Energizer bunny, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was created by Montgomery Ward. The advertising gimmick was devised to lure Christmas shoppers into the department store in 1939. Copywriter Robert L. May was hired to write a short story that would later be turned into a song thanks to his brother in law who loved the short story so much that he decided to write a song about it. Burl Ives recorded it in 1949.

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Frosty the Snowman was originally used to showcase whiskey in 1890. After Prohibition, the snowman quickly became the star of alcohol ads and appeared in Miller beer, Jack Daniel’s, Schlitz Beer, Chivas Regal Scotch, and Mount Whitney beer to name just a few.

According to Teutonic and Celtic legend, the mistletoe that you kiss under is actually magical as it can increase fertility, heal wounds, ward off evil spirits, and bring you good luck. The kissing tradition didn’t actually begin until the Victorian era, which is quite surprising if you consider how stuffy and repressed the behavior was at the time.

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Christians weren’t the first to decorate trees. Even before Christianity hit the scene, Germans would decorate the evergreens to brighten up the gloomy and dark days of Winter Solstice.

This Christmas take a moment to remember what it must have been like during the holidays and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to leave your home or office to order something from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE for everyone on your list.

Is Black Friday Really the Biggest Shopping Day?

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For millions of people all over the United States, Black Friday has become an annual tradition. Black Friday happens on the day after Thanksgiving and is one of the largest shopping days of the year in America, and although it is not officially recognized as a US holiday, many people take the day off.

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For millions of Americans it is time to begin holiday shopping the minute Thanksgiving is over, in fact, some are skipping the day of thanks all together in favor of standing in line at their favorite department store for the, “Bargain of the century.”

Coined as Black Friday in the 1960’s, the day after turkey day marks the kick off to holiday shopping season. The, “Black,” in Black Friday symbolizes retail stores going in the black or turning a profit.

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These days it is becoming more popular for stores to open the door on Thanksgiving evening, or at midnight giving those hungry shoppers an early start to the festive season, however, not everyone is happy to pull out the credit cards while still enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers.

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As SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains, there are two camps when it comes to holiday shoppers. The procrastinators and the Black Friday die hard go-getters.

Those who brave the mall on Black Friday are usually subjected to endless drives around the parking lot looking for a space before elbowing their way down the store aisles and having to endure a seamlessly endless line at the checkout. Black Friday fans say that is well worth the hassle as many retail stores actually strip down the prices to help move merchandise. For that main reason, Black Friday is proclaimed as being the busiest day of the year for shopping.

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Nevertheless, what about those holiday shoppers who could care less choosing to sleep in instead of waiting in line for Black Friday. Are they the ones that battle the procrastinators choosing to shop on Christmas Eve? Possibly, but even the customers who are finished with their shopping before Halloween will most likely forget someone on their list forcing them to head out for a last minute purchase the day before Christmas.

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Black Friday is the day where you expect every store to be packed with shoppers who are searching for the perfect deal, and that is usually the case with about five percent of holiday sales happening on the day after Thanksgiving. In 2014, average shoppers spent an average of $380.00 over the entire Thanksgiving weekend with 51 billion in retail spending.

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With that being said, the biggest shopping day of the year still goes to the procrastinators who wait until the Saturday before Christmas. Even with all of those people shopping on Black Friday, the sales do not follow suit. Surveys show that although there are plenty of people, not all will drive home with a trunk full of gifts with a high percentage of those same Black Friday shoppers actually buying items the next day.

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If lining up at the crack of dawn, or waiting until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping isn’t your style, shop for affordable gifts for everyone on your list from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Shop now.

Skin Care through the Ages


Although some of these ancient skin care remedies may seem strange or downright odd, people would swear by them saying that they really did help keep their skin soft and supple. Thankfully, you do not have to resort to these archaic skin care treatments to keep your skin healthy when you use the all-natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Believe it or not, the Ancient Romans swore by urine. You heard that right. Both men and women quite often used urine as a facial mask ingredient. Urine was also used to keep teeth white and bright.

Southwest SunshineAnother quite nasty skin care product used by the Ancient Romans was gladiator sweat. Gladiator sweat along with animal fats from the beasts that were killed was often collected before being sold at the markets or in the arenas. It was believed that sweat and animal fat helped give complexions a healthy glow.

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Everyone knows how dangerous lead is especially when it comes to makeup. However, during the Elizabethan times, Queen Elizabeth herself slathered her face with what was called the, “Mask of Youth.” Applied to give women and men a pale and light complexion, the main ingredient in the makeup was toxic white lead, which truly was pure poison.

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During the Victorian Era, women and men were obsessed with devices that could instantly give them beautiful skin. One of the more popular devices was Madam Rowley’s Toilet Mask that claimed to remove wrinkles and remove age spots.

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Fast forward to the 1930’s and people were trying all kinds of things to keep their skin soft and wrinkle free. Artes Radium Cream, that’s right radium, was quite popular because of its radioactive element.

Makeup artist Max Factor used another tool that took the world by storm in the 1930’s. The Beauty Calibrator was used to measure a man or woman’s face in order to make improvements.

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During the 1940’s beauty masks were all the rage including the Beauty Vacuum Helmet that was worn over the head using lower atmospheric pressure.

Much has changed in the world of skin care with some companies using chemicals to enhance their beauty products. Thankfully, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE only uses natural ingredients to keep your skin healthy. Order your SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural skin care products today.