Your Dry Skin Could Be a Health Risk

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Now that Mother Nature has decided to cooperate and the weather is warming up, it is time to shed that dry skin that has accumulated over winter. Dry skin doesn’t go away by itself, and unless you are using an all-natural family skin care line such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, your dry skin could lead to other skin conditions.

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Most people are not as concerned about dry skin as they are about acne or cellulite, but the bottom line is dry skin could cause dullness, red patches and flaking as it will intensify the fine lines on your forehead and the rest of your face making you look older than you actually are.

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Esthetics aside, dry skin can also pose health risks. According to Dr. Francesca J. Fusco, a Women’s health advisor in New York, dry skin can cause invisible cracks in your skin that could invite dangerous bacteria into other parts of your body. If your dry skin is left untreated, that bacteria could result in a deadly staph infection.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE advises that you gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin with the all-natural family skin care line that is non-abrasive and loaded with soothing herbs such as Arnica, Rosemary, Aloe Vera, and Chamomile Flowers. The gentle products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will never strip the moisture from your skin, but will get rid of the outer layers of dry skin.

Soaps and some cleansers would like you to believe that they are completely safe for your skin, but the bottom line is, most facial cleansers contain an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate that is notorious for sucking moisture from your skin. Even if the cleanser that you have been using is free from sodium lauryl sulfate, it may not be fragrance free. If you have dry skin, it will only get worse if you use cleansers that contain perfumes and other scents.

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The facial cleaners from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, as well as the entire line of all natural family skin care products, are fragrance free, do not contain chemicals, and are never tested on animals.

Shop now and see for yourself why people with dry skin, oily skin, problem skin and perfect skin count on the all natural family skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Nine Foods that Can Help Clear Your Skin

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Some people were born with a beautiful complexion, but unfortunately, not everyone has been blessed with perfect skin. There are some things you can do to clear your skin on the outside, such as using the all-natural family skincare line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, but there are some foods that you can enjoy that will help clear your skin from the inside as well.

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Pimples aren’t just for teenagers. Women of all ages can suffer from acne due to hormone fluctuations and stress. Of course, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has an amazing line of skin care products that can help with breakouts, but there are also foods that are known for their natural properties that can help with pimples.

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Believe it or not, Nettles, when taken by capsule or in tea can calm your skin helping improve acne and eczema. This detoxifying plant contains antioxidants that help protect your body from over producing free radicals, which can cause damage.

Dark berries are loaded with antioxidants that can help clear your skin, but they are also packed with essential fiber than can help regulate your insulin production and keep hunger at bay.

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There is nothing better than a hot cup of peppermint tea. Not only does it help relieve stress, but it can also help with digestion. Stress can aggravate acne so swap that cup of Joe with a soothing pot of peppermint tea.

 

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Recent studies have shown that selenium and zinc deficiency can cause acne flare-ups. Eat Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds that can increase your selenium levels and help fight infection. Nuts and seeds contain vitamin E, magnesium, copper, calcium, and potassium.

 

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The humble red tomato contains lots of vitamin C, which can help keep your skin taut and firm as it aids in collagen production. Because tomatoes also contain lycopene, tomatoes can also help stimulate your skins circulation.

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Those watercress sandwiches that your grandmother used to make actually nourished her skin helping flush out dangerous toxins and fluids. Try adding some watercress to your next salad and you will be feeding your skin with potassium, carotene, and manganese.

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Fennel is a licorice-flavored root vegetable that can help with swelling and digestion. This tasty veggie can also help to flush out toxins and excess fluids. Fennel whether taken in tea or in its natural form can help your hair and your skin.

Red grapes contain antioxidants and natural chemicals that can help treat eczema and psoriasis. Red Grapes are a natural antihistamine and can help with allergic reactions.

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Beets may stain your fingers, but the purple roots contain an abundance of skin clearing properties including vitamin A, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin E. Combine these nutrients together and you will be enjoying an all around body cleanser that will help eliminate toxins and excess fluids. Beets have also been known to lower cholesterol.

Nourish Your Skin with SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE

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Nourishing your skin with all natural products is easy when you use the herbal family skincare line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Every product has been developed to work synergistically with the other giving you amazing results in as little as thirty days. Most people who use the all-natural herbal family skincare line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE begin to see a difference after just two weeks.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is an incredible line of all natural products that was developed in 1980 combining Arnica Flowers, Rosemary Leaves, Comfrey Leaves, Aloe Vera Gel, Jaborandi Leaves, Watercress, Allantoin, Saponins, and Chamomile Flowers. Preserved with Grapefruit Seed Extract the all-natural herbal family skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE really does work, and best of all, it is affordable because SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has done away with expensive packaging passing the savings on to you.

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Rosemary and Watercress will soften even the roughest skin, and if you have calluses on your hands and feet, you will notice a huge difference. The Arnica Flowers in the products are perfect for bee stings, poison oak, and poison ivy. You will have immediate relief if you are suffering from mosquito bites or sunburn as the Chamomile will take care of your puffy eyes. Aloe Vera and Arnica help to promote healing and works on even the most sensitive skin.

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The Healing Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE works on burns, rashes, irritated skin, sunburns and acne prone skin, and is the base of all of the skincare products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. If you have been exposed to radiation or chemotherapy, the Healing Herbal Gel can help soothe your skin.

Every product from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is offered with a 60-day unconditional 100% satisfaction money back guarantee and works on the most sensitive skin. All of the products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE are free from mineral and animal oils, lanolin and perfumes, and unlike some skin care products, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is never tested on animals.

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If you have been neglecting your skin, order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE and you will be amazed at the results.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Can Help with Shingles

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Although most people believe that shingles is a virus that only affects seniors, it could not be further from the truth. If you have had chicken pox, you have the shingles virus, and if you are over the age of 50, or have a weakened immune system you have a greater chance of contracting the virus.

Shingles is painful skin rash that often appears in a strip, band, or a small area on the body or the side of the face, but there is relief available, thanks to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. The Herbal Healing gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help soothe the rash.

chickenpoxShingles occurs when chickenpox decides to wake from its dormant state. If you had chickenpox when you were a child, you never really got rid of it as it lies dormant waiting to wake up with aging, stress, or disease weakening the immune system. Some medications can also trigger shingles. It is unclear as to why the virus causes shingles, and not chickenpox once it decides to, “Wake up.”

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Shingles do not happen overnight, but rather in stages. You may feel like you are getting the flu. Other symptoms may include sensitivity to light and headaches. The second stage is where the tingling, itching and pain begin in one area. The strip, band, or small area where the rash begins after a few days will turn into blisters. Once those blisters begin to heal scars could occur, and that is when you need the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Healing Gel.

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The Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is all-natural and can soothe the shingles rash. It is calming and healing herbs work together to expedite healing and help speed up the natural cell replacement process, and because it is ph balanced is quickly absorbed into the skin.

If you have shingles, order the all-natural Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Start a New Tradition with Southwest Sunshine

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Traditions are meant to be held on to, but unfortunately, during the holidays it is all too easy to forget where they came from or why they are even celebrated in the first place.

Every year people all over the globe put up a Christmas tree to celebrate the joy of the holiday season. The Christmas tree custom began in Germany tracing back to the 15th century. Devout Christians would bring decorated beautiful evergreen trees inside to share with their families. The St. George’s Church in Selestats began the tradition in 1521. The Christmas tree didn’t become popular elsewhere until the middle of the 19th century.

Early Christmas tree decorations were quite different than they are today. Christmas trees were decorated with apples, oranges and assorted nuts making them taste as good as they looked.

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The Encyclopedia Britannica writes, “”The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.”

In Great Britain, the Druids used evergreens to perform sacred winter solstice rituals. These wood priests also used mistletoe and holly. These were symbols of eternal life. Evergreen branches were placed over the doorways to ward off evil spirits.

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During the Middle Ages, the Scandinavians and the Germans would place evergreens just outside the door or inside to show hope of a fruitful spring. Today’s modern Christmas trees and other decor come from these earlier traditions.

According to legend, Martin Luther started the tree decorating tradition on Christmas Eve around 1500. As he walked through the woods that were covered in snow, he was awestruck at the beauty of a small group of evergreens. The branches lightly shimmering under the light of the moon made him so excited that when he returned to his home he set up his own fir tree in order to share his story with his family. He decorated his, “Christmas tree,” with candles, which he lit in honor of Christ’s birth.

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This Christmas celebrate the older traditions or create some new ones with the help of SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

Last Minute Shopping is Not a Problem

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Last minute shoppers can rejoice knowing that there are companies out there who can still deliver gifts in a timely fashion.

According to ShopperTrak, an analytics website, four of the 10 busiest holiday shopping days will fall between the 20th and the 24th of December. Of course, Black Friday and Cyber Monday do get their fare share of business, and did so this year, but because December 25th falls on a Wednesday this year, mid-week momentum will continue.

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Because of the convenience of the World Wide Web, consumers are spending less time in-store, and more time shopping from the comfort of their home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that is where SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE comes in.

When you shop with SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you can feel confident knowing that everyone on your shopping list will be receiving a high quality product that is both natural, effective, and most importantly, affordable.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has incredible products that are safe for everyone, including your furry friends.

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If your daughter is suffering from acne, skip the products that are loaded with chemicals and tested on animals, and order The System. The System is a basic skin care kit that has everything your teen needs to feed her skin. This basic skin care system has been used for more than 30 years and can help problem skin. All it takes is five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night to achieve healthy and radiant skin.

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Surprise the man in your life with the incredible Therapy Shave Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. This incredible three –in-one- Therapy Shave Gel is all you need for cleansing, shaving, and conditioning. With its healing and stimulating properties of Elkweed along with the Herbal Gel, it even acts as an after-shave.

Order online safely and securely and take care of all of your last minute gifts with the help of SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

Black Friday has not Always Been a Good Thing

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Black Friday is one of the biggest, if not largest, shopping days of the year, and although it began in the United States, Black Friday has recently become popular overseas.

The term Black Friday has been used in different contexts and was actually first coined after a financial crisis that occurred in 1869. As far as shopping goes, the earliest reference to Black Friday dates back to a newsletter in 1961 that clearly had negative implications. The newsletter talked about the traffic jams that occurred in Philadelphia the day after Thanksgiving with police nicknaming the day, Black Friday. Because the term wasn’t good for business, a Deputy City Representative was thwarted in his attempt to rename Black Friday, Big Friday.

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The popularity of Black Friday truly is the official start to the holiday shopping season and linked with Santa Claus Parades. These parades usually include Santa’s first appearance at the end of the parade. When Macy’s and Eaton’s first held their Thanksgiving Day parades in the late 19th and early 20th century, they would use the Thanksgiving Day parades as a huge advertising push, creating an unwritten rule that there would be no Christmas advertising until after the parades were over.

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Of course, this didn’t come without controversy. After the depression, retail shops wanted longer shopping seasons, but none of the big stores wanted to break with the tradition and be the first to start an advertising campaign before Thanksgiving so the President at the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving a week earlier angering the public. Most refused to celebrate the day of thanks on two days with some even referring to Thanksgiving as Franksgiving.

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Much has changed over the last few decades with Black Friday becoming a holiday in its own right, in fact California and some other states have actually declared the day after Thanksgiving a federal holiday much like Columbus Day. For some folks Black Friday is a tradition to stand, or sit, in line all day, or even days before Thanksgiving skipping the feast in favor of a new flat screen for $25.00.

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Thanks to Southwest Sunshine, you can reap the Black Friday rewards with 10% off all individual products including the Healing Gel and the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion. Stuff those stockings with goodies like Therapy Shave Gel, and don’t forget to order some Renew for yourself.

This Black Friday skip the crowds and shop online with Southwest Sunshine.

It’s All About Family

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During the holidays, the focus is on family relationships, but Southwest Sunshine understands that togetherness is important throughout the entire year.

The definition of, “Family,” has certainly changed over the years. These days’ family dynamics include blended families as well as single parent families. These same family dynamics blend with what used to be known as the traditional family model with two parents and children.

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Southwest Sunshine is a family owned business that has a genuine commitment to each other and the family structure, and when you purchase the herbal skincare line, you can feel safe knowing that Southwest Sunshine will keep its promise to provide you with the best and most affordable skincare products available.

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October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Southwest Sunshine is committed to women and men with breast cancer all year round and provides relief from chemotherapy and radiation therapy with the completely natural Herbal Gel.

All of the products in the skin care line use the Herbal Gel as a base whether you are applying the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion or the Therapy Shave Gel.

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Southwest Sunshine’s Herbal Gel is an amazing blend of herbs that work together to help speed cell replacement. The Herbal Gel also revs up the healing process and is wonderful for all skin types. Excellent for burns and skin irritations, the Southwest Sunshine Herbal Gel will not irritate your eyes. An added bonus is that the Herbal Gel is great for your animals as well.

The Herbal Gel truly is multi-purpose and because it is not an oil-based gel is perfect for your face and your body. The Herbal gel will soften and soothe your itchy, chapped, and dry skin and is especially helpful during fall and winter.

Just like family, Southwest Sunshine has remained unchanged. In fact, the entire skincare line is formulated and manufactured in Arizona, and has been for the last 30 years.

Soap Is More Harmful Than You Think

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If you are cleansing your face with soap and water because you want to avoid harsh chemicals, you could be doing more damage to your skin than you think. Using a natural Herbal Facial Cleanser will keep your skin looking younger and healthier. Even soaps advertised as, “Natural,” can irritate and dry your skin, which could lead to itchiness and even eczema. Research shows that soap used on infants can influence the bacterial flora causing an imbalance of pH.

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Soap will wash away the natural protective barrier in your skin. Sure, it may wash away the grime and dirt, but it will also wipe out the natural oil barrier right along with it. That squeaky-clean feeling that you get from soap is your body screaming for the natural oils that are being stripped away.

Your skin has acid mantle barriers or fatty acids that protect your skin from bacteria and infections. Those fatty acids naturally moisturize your skin. If you use soap, your skin will eventually become red, inflamed, and dry.

Using soap can also interfere with Vitamin D absorption. By washing away the natural acid barrier in your skin with soap, you are also washing away the Vitamin D synthesized in and on your skin.

Soap up on a regular basis and you will be getting rid of bacteria, but you will also be washing away essential bacteria that is good for your skin. Because soap is an anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, it destroys all bacteria, not just the bad stuff. Healthy bacteria on your skin plays a vital role in overall health.

It is important to cleanse your face every day, but skip the soap and water and opt for a natural cleanser like the Herbal Facial Cleanser from Southwest Sunshine. Enhanced with Saponins, this creamy good for your skin Herbal Facial Cleanser will disinfect getting deep into your pores without disrupting your delicate pH balance. Southwest Sunshine’s Herbal Cleanser is perfect for all skin types, is gentle and effective, and will not irritate your eyes making it perfect as a mascara and make-up remover.

The Herbal Facial Cleanser is different from soap and most other cleansers because its base is the healing Herbal Complex Gel from Southwest Sunshine, which is made from Rosemary Leaves, Aloe Vera Gel, Comfrey Leaves, Jamborandi Leaves, Chamomile Flower, Arnica Flower, Watercress, and Saponins. Best of all the Herbal Facial Cleanser is concentrated and goes a long way.

When it comes to cleansing, avoid the soap and water and order the affordable all-natural Herbal Facial Cleanser from Southwest Sunshine. Not only will you look and feel younger, but your skin will thank you for it.

Healing Herbal Gel Can Soothe Chemo and Radiation Side Effects

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Southwest Sunshine has seen its share of breast cancer patients and has helped thousands of people with its amazing Herbal Gel, which is a blend of calming, healing, soothing, and softening herbs that work together to help heal the cells of your skin, expediting the entire healing process. Although treatment for cancer varies, patients who opt for chemotherapy and radiation have to deal with dry, red, and itchy skin.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with people all over the world thinking pink for the entire month.

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Although most people are under the impression that breast cancer only occurs in women, men are just as susceptible to breast cancer. In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 230,000 new cases of breast cancer. Although it is rare, over 2,500 men will be detected with the disease during the same year.

Those who undergo chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may experience temporary pigment changes including tanning or redness. Because doctors recommend against using cosmetics, lotions, or perfumes on the areas that have been treated, it is best to use a completely natural product.

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The Herbal Gel from Southwest Sunshine is non-oily and is absorbed deeply and quickly into your skin. Because it is excellent for most types of burns and reducing redness it is perfect for people who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. Herbal Gel will not irritate your eyes or scalp and because men, women and children who have had radiation or chemotherapy have to deal with hair loss, it is important to keep the scalp free from irritation, redness and itching.

The Southwest Sunshine Herbal Gel is perfect for all skin types, age groups, and ethnicities, and it is great for your pets as well.

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The Herbal Gel is the base for the entire line of Southwest Sunshine skin care products. Loaded with Aloe Vera Gel, Arnica Flowers, Rosemary and Comfrey Leaves, Jaborandi Leaves, Chamomile Flowers and Watercress, the Herbal Gel is preserved with Grapefruit Seed Extract and is completely natural.

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The soothing and healing Herbal Gel does wonders for cancer patients, but also has many other uses including sunburn, insect bites, cuts, burns and poison oak and poison ivy. Use it daily on the largest organ in your body as it assists in clearing acne when used alongside the Herbal Cleanser and Renew. The Herbal Gel also makes an excellent toner and conditioner.

Other uses include skin irritations from permanent make-up and tattoos, laser or chemically treated AHA’s and Micro-Dermabrasion. People who have Rosacea, eczema and psoriasis have noticed a significant improvement after using the all-natural herbal gel to reduce redness and sensitivity.

When it comes to pro-active care and skin care treatment for cancer, the all-natural Herbal Healing Gel from Southwest Sunshine really works, and best of all, it is very affordable.