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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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Depression 

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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Food 

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.

Arnica Natures Anti-Inflammatory

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Arnica is a natural inflammatory that is grown in North America, Canada Russia, central Europe, and the Pyrenees. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE gets its Arnica from the mountains in Montana.

First used by mountaineers in Switzerland to prevent aching and sore limbs, it can be used for sprains, dislocations and muscle aches. When used externally, Arnica can help prevent bruising and bleeding capillaries.

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Arnica works as it stimulates the white blood cell activity. Arnica disperses joint and muscle fluids that are trapped by congested blood dispersing to the rest of the body. There are also anti-bacterial qualities and anti-inflammatory properties in Arnica as well. Arnica can help reduce pain and speed up wound healing. Recent evidence has shown that Arnica can help the body recover more quickly form toothaches, surgery, and childbirth. In dental patients, Arnica helped control bleeding and pain after the procedure. Reducing swelling is probably one of the most well known properties of Arnica.

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Bruising

Products that contain Arnica help your bruises heal faster after blows, falls, and other bodily traumas that will cause your blood vessels to break up under the skin spilling blood. This causes discoloration and tenderness. Arnica will speed up the healing while prompting the body to send in additional white blood cells that will repair the bruise.

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Swelling

If you start to swell message a product containing Arnica into the area as Arnica is natures wonder anti-inflammatory. Arnica will give you significant benefits when it comes to contusions, fractures, strains, and sprains. Use products that contain Arnica after surgery to reduce bleeding and swelling.

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Pain

A natural pain reliever, Arnica doesn’t mask your pain like prescription painkillers. Arnica stimulates the healing process prompting your body to heal faster. Pain that is caused from inflammation and trauma will be healed as Arnica reduces swelling and pain causes swelling or inflammation.

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Arnica isn’t something that you will find in all skin care products, but is an active ingredient in the all-natural line of skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your skin care products with Arnica from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Healthy Food instead of the Bad Stuff

Healthy food really does mean healthy skin, and if you are having a tough time keeping your skin from breaking out, it could have something to do with your diet. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE explains that steering clear of fried and processed foods can help keep your skin clear, but so can avoiding these foods.

Healthy Food

Rice Cakes

Touted by dieters all over the planet, the fat erasing rice cake will cause your blood sugar to go through the roof. When that happens it can speed wrinkle formation as your body metabolizes the simple carbohydrates in the rice cakes exactly the same way that is does with sugar, by turning them into glucose. Once converted, it will stick to proteins, such as collagen, that fight wrinkles.

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Healthy Cereals

Although whole grains are lower when it comes to the glycemic index, many of those so-called healthy foods, including cereals are loaded with sugar, and just like rice cakes, can cause those glucose spikes that will speed up wrinkle formation.

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Milk

According to the ads, “Milk does a body good,” but it isn’t as good for your skin, especially skim milk. Milk contains growth hormones, which can affect your insulin as those hormones can make their way into the blood stream. This can also cause inflammation and an excess of oil production resulting in a massive breakout. Nut and organic milks are healthy foods that could be a good alternative.

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Chips

You may think munching on the occasional chip, even the baked variety can’t hurt, but the refined carbs can trigger collagen damaging oxidative stress meaning that over time you will start to notice wrinkles and fine lines. Skip the chips if you don’t want to look older than you really are and go for more healthy food.

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Smoothies

With Americans eating up a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar every day, it’s no wonder their skin is suffering for it. Most sugars are hidden in the most surprising places, and one of the biggest offenders is the humble smoothie, but don’t blame the natural sugar as made to order smoothies from chains or the ones that you buy at the grocery store contain frozen yogurt and even sherbet, all of which are teaming with added sugar. If you must have a smoothie, make it at home with good for you foods such as yogurt or unsweetened almond or coconut milk.

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Eating healthy food and using all natural skin care products, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, will help you stay healthy and young looking. Order SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skin care system today.

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!