Little Known Facts for Healthy Skin

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Most people take their skin for granted. However, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE wants to share some little known facts about the largest organ in the body.

  • When stretched, your healthy skin is two meters. That is about six and a half feet long.
  • Your skin accounts for about fifteen percent of your body weight.
  • There are two different types of skin, glabrous and hairy.
  • Everyone has three layers of skin. Epidermis the top layer, which is dead and waterproof, the middle layer called Dermis, which contains your sweat and hair glands, and the bottom layer called the Subcutis. Your Subcutis contains fat and large blood cells.
  • The thinnest skin is located on your eyelids, while the thickest skin is located on the soles of your feet.
  • Scar tissue does not have any sweat glands or hair follicles.
  • Your skin will renew itself every 28 days.
  • Every minute of every day, your healthy skin sheds 30,000 dead skin cells.
  • Sweat does not have an odor; it is the bacteria on your skin, when mixed with sweat that produces body odor.
  • Lipids are natural fats that keep the outer layer of your skin moist and healthy. Lipids can be destroyed if you use chemicals and alcohol on your healthy skin. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE natural skin care products do not contain alcohol or chemicals.
  • Your skin has its own bacteria microbiome with more than 1000 different species
  • You have more than 14 species of fungi that live in between your toes.
  • Human skin comes in a variety colors from all corners of the globe.
    Skin color comes from a protein known as melanin. Large cells, much like tentacles, known as melanocytes produce and distribute the melanin.
  • There are two types of melanin, Pheomelanin, which produces yellow to red skin color, and Eumelanin giving people dark brown to black skin. One in 10,000 people do not produce melanin having a condition known as albinism.
  • It takes up to six months for a baby to develop his or her permanent skin tone.
  • Acne is caused by an over production of the cells that line your sweat glands. One out of 20 women suffers from acne, while 1 in 80 men suffer from the same condition. A baby can sometimes get acne during the first few weeks of life.
  • For healthy skin, you need Vitamin A that can help treat both cellulite and sun damage, Vitamin D, which can help reduce growths and spots, and Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to regenerate Vitamin E while providing sun protection for healthy skin. Healthy skin also needs a good natural skin care regime such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, which contains all of the vitamins listed above.

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Can a Poor Diet Really Affect your Skin?

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If you have been dealing with uncontrollable breakouts lately, it could have something to do with your skin care products, your diet, or a combination of both. If you are using a skin care system that is loaded with chemicals, your skin could suffer. Add a poor diet to the mix, and you are really asking for trouble. Your skin is a reflection of the rest of your body and if you aren’t careful about what you put in your mouth, it will eventually affect how your skin looks and feels.

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40 years ago, studies indicated that there wasn’t a link between breakouts and a poor diet, but in recent years, new research is supporting a new way of thinking about diet and skin health.

One of the best ways to improve the health and tone of your skin is to watch your blood sugar. Keeping it steady is important if you want to keep insulin spikes under control. Pushing your blood sugar high and fast will create more insulin in your bloodstream, which may play a starring role when it comes to acne. Avoid processed sugars and try to eat smaller meals more often as it can help keep your insulin levels steady. Eat a diet that is loaded with vegetables, especially those that are bright and deep colored as they are loaded with antioxidants.

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Although there is no direct link between acne and dairy, the theories are out there. Dr. F. William Danby explained back in 2008 that there could be a direct relation between the two because of the testosterone in milk. Dr. Danby, a skin expert, reported that testosterone might stimulate oil glands that could lead to acne. If you do cut back on dairy, make sure that you consult with your doctor as dairy is an important source of vitamin D and calcium that help build strong bones and teeth.

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Fatty acids in the food that you eat can either dampen or support skin inflammation. Too much inflammation and your skin will suffer. Make sure that you are balancing out your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids or you will notice an imbalance. Try using less canola, safflower, corn oil, and replace with olive or coconut oil. Buy eggs and beef that is grass fed and eat more mackerel and salmon, and don’t forget to include lots of healthy fruits and vegetables.

A good diet and healthy skin care routine go hand in hand, and if you want to get back on track order natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE now.

Skin Care Problems are Not Always Environmental

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The environment does not always cause skin problems. In fact, skin problems can be a direct result of the food you eat and the products that you use on your skin.

Unfortunately, not all skin care companies use natural products, and instead fill their skin care products with chemicals that do not always agree with your skin. Even if the cleanser and moisturizer that you have used for years suddenly starts to irritate your skin; it could be the chemicals, even if there hasn’t been a formula change.

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As you age, your body reacts differently to chemical substances, especially those that are applied to the face. Rashes can develop anywhere on your skin because your body has built up a tolerance to a particular chemical.

The natural and organic line of skin care products can help with all kinds of skin problems including rosacea and acne. If you suffer from hives due to stress or anxiety, the soothing healing herbal gel complex from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE may help with the itchiness.

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Finding a good moisturizer for skin problems can almost be as frustrating as trying on a new swimsuit, but it does not have to be. Try the natural and organic moisturizers from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE if you are dealing with oily skin after you apply your moisturizer. Your moisturizer should soak into your skin, not just lay there like some of the chemically enhanced moisturizers.

When you purchase a natural and organic skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you can be assured that every product works together to keep your skin soft and smooth.

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When you start using a SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skincare system for skin problems, you may notice an improvement in as little as two weeks thanks to the healing properties in the herbs that you will find in the natural and organic line of skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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How Diabetes Affects your Skin

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There are more than 29 million people in the United States who suffer from diabetes, which roughly 9.5 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes.

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Although diabetes affects every part of your body, skin problems associated with the disease are usually the first signs that you have diabetes. Luckily, most of the skin conditions are easily treatable if caught early on. Skin conditions associated with diabetes include fungal and bacterial infections.

There are several types of bacterial infections that may occur if you have diabetes including;

  • Eyelid gland infections, also known as sties
  • Boils
  • Infections of hair follicles, or folliculitis
  • Carbuncles, which are deep skin infections and the underlying tissue
  • Infections surrounding the nails
  • Staph infections

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Although bacterial infections were once life threatening, a physician can now treat them. However, doctors also believe that a good skin care routine, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, can also help with bacterial infections.

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Fungal infections that often affect people with diabetes are known as Candida albicans. This yeast like fungal infection will create itchy rashes that are moist and red and are surrounded by scales and tiny blisters. These types of infections usually occur in the moist and warm folds of the skin including around the nails, the breasts, between your toes and fingers, around the corners of your mouth, the groin, and armpits. Common diabetic fungal infections include ringworm, vaginal infections, athlete’s foot, and jock itch.

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Localized itching can also be a side effect of diabetes and is usually caused by poor circulation, dry skin or a yeast infection. When poor circulation is to blame for the itching, the worst areas are usually at the lower parts of your legs. Try using an all-natural moisturizer after you bathe, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE to help with the itching.

Next week SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will talk about other skin problems that can occur, and usually only happen to people with diabetes. These include diabetic blisters, diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, and eruptive xanthomatosis.

If you suffer from diabetes, or know someone who does, order all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, as they may be able to help with some of your skin care problems associated with diabetes.

Skimping on Sleep Can Cause Problems for your Skin

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If you are having more late nights than you would like, you are probably noticing a difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Getting enough sleep is essential if you want to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. There really is something to be said about, “Beauty Sleep,” and according to recent studies, a lack of sleep really can wreck havoc on your skin.

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Even if you use a great all natural skin care product, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, skimping on sleep will really take its toll on your face. Your skin will begin to lose luster, bags will begin to appear under your skin, and your tired skin will start to sag.

When you don’t get enough sleep, the blood vessels in your face will start to dilate, that’s what causes those unappealing dark circles. If you rub your eyes while you are awake because you are over tired, it’s not going to help the dark circles either. The organic line of skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help those dark circles fade, but if you don’t get enough sleep, it will become an uphill battle.

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Lack of sleep will also make you stressed, and as discussed in a previous blog, stress will affect your skin. When you are stressed because of a lack of sleep, you will not only look sad, tired, and angry, but you will also look older.

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Late nights spent smoking and drinking will cause even more problems. Alcohol will affect the quality of your sleep causing bags underneath your eyes, while smoking leads to wrinkles. However, not all is lost, as there are some things you can do to change your sleeping habits.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains that your entire body, including your skin, repairs itself while you are sleeping. When you slumber, your skin will renew itself growing new skin cells while replacing the older skin cells. It is rebalancing, restoring, and repairing, and when you add an all-natural skin care system to the mix, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you will notice a huge difference.

The great thing about your skin is that it will recover quickly. When you get a good night’s sleep, you, and everyone else will begin to notice a difference in your skin and comment on how well rested you are looking.

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So how much sleep do you actually need? Experts say that between seven and nine hours of sleep will help you look better rested. However, keep in mind that too much sleep can cause your skin cells to breakdown. If you find yourself over tired during the day, try taking a nap instead of sleeping 10 to 12 hours. Unfortunately, unlike your savings account, you cannot bank sleep.

Start improving your sleep habits and don’t forget to incorporate an all-natural skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE into your routine. Order yours today.

Stress Can Affect Your Body including Your Skin

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Everyone is affected by stress at some point or another, and the occasional stress attack can actually be good for you, but if you are one of those people who is constantly stressing out, it could be causing serious problems, especially where your health is concerned.

 

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When your stress response begins, it signals an area of the brain that is linked to your autonomic nervous system. This system rules your involuntary bodily functions such as heartbeat, digestion, blood pressure, and breathing. When you stress and your body perceives a threat, your nervous system will respond. This response will be a release of stress hormones that include cortisol and adrenaline.

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These particular hormones are the ones that get your body ready for an emergency. When stress occurs, your senses will become sharper, your breath will quicken, your heart will pound faster, your blood pressure will rise, and your muscles will tighten. These changes occur to help you speed up reaction time and will increase your stamina and your strength. Once the danger has subsided, your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will get lower and eventually wind down to normal balance. However, your body does not do a very good job distinguishing between minor daily stress and threatening experience.

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If a pile of bills, a traffic jam or an argument with a family member or a friend is enough to cause stress; your body will feel threatened even though you are not facing an emergency. By repeatedly experiencing this type of stress response day after day, your body never has the chance to return to normal. If this is a never-ending circle for you, you could begin to experience some serious health issues including depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, and heart disease and sleep problems. If you are constantly stressed you may also have to deal with weight fluctuations, autoimmune diseases and skin conditions that could include eczema.

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When you are under stress, a chemical response will occur in your body that will make your skin more reactive and sensitive. Stress can also make it more difficult for problem skin to heal.

If you break out more when you are under stress it is because your body is producing hormones, including cortisol that are telling your sebaceous glands to produce and secrete more oil. Oily skin is prone to additional skin problems including acne.

Stress can also worsen other skin problems such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, and can trigger skin rashes, fever blisters, and hives. If you are under enough stress it may cause you to skip your daily skin care routine which will only aggravate any problems that you may be dealing with.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you take good care of your skin with an all-natural skin care regime if you are under stress. The all-natural Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is a great way to deal with the itchiness caused by stress and has a very calming effect. Other ways to help with stress include plenty of rest, a healthy diet, and plenty of exercise. Yoga, visual imagery, and mediation may also help.

For all natural skin care products that can help with skin problems that may be brought on by stress, order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Affordable Organic Skin Care Products Online

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The skin care industry is big business, but how do you know that the skin care products you are purchasing are really good for your skin?

Americans spend literally billions of dollars annually on skin care products. In fact, the United States are the leaders when it comes to forking out hard earned cash on skin care products, however, the US is ranked 23 when it comes to the satisfaction of life ranking. Japan is number two when it comes to spending on cosmetics but is ranked number 90 in the satisfaction with life category.

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The two countries that are the other end of spending when it comes to makeup, fragrances, skin care and hair care are Sweden and the Netherlands, both ranking well below Japan and the US when it comes to spending money on skin care products, but both countries have the highest rankings when it comes to satisfaction with life. Maybe it could have something to do with the fact that all of those high priced skin care products are damaging the bank accounts of the Japanese and Americans while doing nothing to help with fine lines and wrinkles.

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Of course, you don’t have to join the masses and spend your entire paycheck on skin care products. Thanks to the all-natural organic skin care line of products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you can buy an entire skin care system for just $81.00. That’s $27.00 off the ALREADY DISCOUNTED price. You would pay triple that amount for so called designer skin systems. Best of all, you are getting, “The Works,” that has everything you need to keep your skin soft, supple and healthy looking.

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Unlike some of the higher priced brands, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has done away with the fancy packaging while passing the savings on to you. What you are getting are quality skin care products that are perfect for all skin types, including those who have problem skin.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is for everyone, and if you are sick and tired of spending too much on those beautifully packaged high end skin care products, it’s time to switch to something that will really work for your skin, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural organic skin care products. Order your affordable skin care products online from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today and enjoy a renewed glow in just thirty days.

Sleep Issues Could Cause Insomnia

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When you age, your body will naturally produce lower levels of your growth hormones. When this occurs you will likely notice a decrease in your deep sleep, also known as slow wave sleep, which produces less melatonin meaning your sleep, will be more fragmented causing an increase in rapid sleep cycles. When you age, you will also wake up more frequently when you sleep.

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Your internal clock, known as your circadian rhythm also changes. This means that you will want to wake up earlier and go to sleep earlier as well.

When you age, you may find yourself spending more time in bed during the evening hours in order to get the sleep that you require, or you may end up taking naps during the day to make up for the shortfall. In the majority of cases, the sleep changes that occur when you age are normal and don’t usually indicate a problem. However, there are some problems that are not related to age and sleeping that you should be aware of.

Although sleeping problems can occur regardless of your age, you may be dealing with a sleep disorder if you:

• Have trouble sleeping even if tired
• Unable to fall back asleep if you are awakened
• Feeling sleepy or irritable during the day
• Un-refreshed when you wake up
• Fall asleep while watching TV or driving
• Difficult concentrating during waking hours
• Rely on alcohol or sleeping pills to fall asleep
• Trouble controlling emotions

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Most cases of insomnia are treatable and include stress, depression, anxiety, daily habits, and even your environment. If you can identify those triggers, you may be able to sleep better at night.

The most common sleep problems in older adults include irregular bedtime hours, alcohol consumption before falling asleep and falling asleep with the television on. Other causes of insomnia could also be related to medical conditions or chronic pain. Lack of exercise, sadness, or anxiety can also cause sleep problems.

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If you are having trouble sleeping, try to improve your daytime habits by engaging yourself in activities that are more social with family and friends. If you are retired, volunteer, enroll in an adult education class, or join a senior’s group.

Try improving your mind with a positive outlook and mood that can help reduce your sleep problems. If you have trouble, try finding a person that you can share your worries and problems with.

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Take in regular exercise, as it will release mood-boosting endorphins while reducing anxiety, stress, and depression.

Expose yourself to at least two hours or more of sunlight each day as it can help regulate your melatonin levels. Keep your curtains and shades open to take in some of that much-needed Vitamin D.

When you look after yourself with a healthy diet and good skin care regime, such as the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural skin care line, you will be able to sleep better at night.

Sleep Can Help Prevent Insomnia and Aging

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When you age your skin and body tend to notice the affects, but what most people don’t realize is that aging can also affect your sleeping patterns. Older folks may wake up earlier, go to sleep earlier and not get as deep a sleep as they used to, and although these changes are normal when it comes to aging, waking up tired every single day and disturbed sleep and other signs of insomnia are not a normal. Sleep is vital for your emotional and physical health, especially for people over 50. However, there are some things that you can do to help overcome problems that are related to age.

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Sleeping is so important, but especially for mature adults. A good night’s sleep helps concentration and memory while allowing your body to repair cell damage that has occurred during your daily activities. Sleeping is also good for your skin and refreshes the immune system while helping prevent disease.

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Many doctors believe that sleeping is a barometer when it comes to health, almost like taking blood pressure or a temperature. Older adults that are unable to sleep may also suffer from memory problems, a poor attention span and even depression. People who suffer from insomnia, especially those over 50, are also more susceptible to falls, increased pain sensitivity, and the use of more over the counter and prescription drugs. Recent research has also indicated that older adults who lack sleep may also have an increased risk of weight issues, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer.

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Although the amount of sleep required will vary, most healthy adults require about seven to nine hours of sleep each night in order to function properly and at their best. However, how you wake up feeling after a night of sleep is much more important than how many hours you actually slept. People who wake up feeling tired or not well rested may have problems or insomnia that should be addressed by a doctor.

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Next week, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural skin care problems will discuss how sleep can change how you age and what a lack of sleep can do to your overall health, including your skin.

There is Help for Large Pores

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If large pores plague you it may be helpful to know that there are three causes, age, oily skin and your gender.

Your body produces sebum, an oily substance that is secreted to keep your skin from drying out. People who have oily skin usually have larger pores. This occurs because of the swelling caused from the dirt and oil that will collect under your skin.

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Some people associate larger pores with acne, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Although people with oily skin may be more prone to acne, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have large pores. Part of that misconception is because the small marks caused from acne scaring may look like large pores.

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Another cause of large pores is age. When you get older, your skin will lose its elasticity making your pores appear larger. Sun damage, something that usually accumulates when you age, can also make your pores look larger.

According to dermatologists, the third cause of large pores is gender. Men tend to have bigger pores than women do and although women may experience larger than normal pores during hormonal changes such as menstruation, men are more prone to large pores.

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Genetics may also be a factor when it comes to large pores. If your parents had large pores, chances are so will you at some point in your life.

There are many things that you can do to help eliminate or avoid large pores. These include keeping your face clean, especially if you have oily skin, and staying out of the sun. Also, avoid covering up your large pores with heavy makeup as this may make the problem worse.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is an all-natural skin care line that can help the battle against large pours. Using SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skin care products can help shrink your pores giving you smooth, healthy, and younger looking skin.

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The SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Cleanser, Renew and the Herbal Gel, are made with natural products that work on all skin types and are perfect for men, women and children. Used together these products are the best solution when it comes to large pores.

It’s so easy to use and you will love the results. All you have to do is cleanse your skin with the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Cleanser, follow with the Renew exfoliate to dissolve dead skin cells and finish with the healing Herbal Gel. All it takes is five minutes twice a day for smoother, healthier looking skin.

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Order your affordable organic products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today and help your skin and your large pores with the all-natural skin care line only from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.