A New Skin Care Routine in 2016

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2016 has arrived and if taking better care of yourself was one of your New Year’s resolutions, start it off the right way and order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE only uses natural ingredients unlike some of those other so-called all natural skin care product lines that you will find all over the planet.

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When you order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE you will not have to pay a fortune. Those high priced systems that you find in your local department store or pharmacy may have names that you recognize, but chances are those high priced skin care systems have a few ingredients that you cannot even pronounce.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE only uses herbs, vitamins, and minerals in every product whether you are cleansing your skin with the all-natural SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE cleanser, or treating yourself to an HERBAL PROTEIN LIFT MASK; you will feel the difference once you start using all natural products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

When you order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, everything you need for your skin care regime is included. Unlike those department stores that sell every product separately at outrageous prices, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE gives you the option of buying products together or on their own.

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Best of all, you will not pay more than $12.00 for each product if you do decide to purchase them separately. Depending on your routine, you may need to buy the HERBAL GEL or the MOISTURIZING LOTION before you need to replenish your supply of the HERBAL THERAPY SHAVE GEL or the CHAMOMILE LIP AND EYE CREAM. If you were buying replacements for those high-priced department store skin care systems, you would be paying upwards of $30.00 or more for each product.

Start your New Year off the right way and order an affordable all natural system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Christmas around the World

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It’s Christmas Day and if you are enjoying your time with family and friends, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE would like to continue sharing some little known facts about Christmas traditions around the world.

In Australia Christmas occurs at the beginning of the summer. School holidays begin from the middle of December to the early part of February. Because it is so warm in Australia during the summer, most families forgo cooking and opt for a barbecue cooking up lots of seafood. Australians also celebrate with Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve with celebrations occurring in every state across the country. Australians also decorate their homes with the native, “Christmas Bush.”

Only one percent of the folks who live in China are Christians. That means that most people don’t know much about Christmas. With that being said, a fairly new tradition that is becoming popular in China is called, “Ping’an Ye,” meaning a quiet or peaceful evening, it involves people handing out apples to family and friends.

Christmas trees are popular in Greece, but an older tradition that families still follow features a shallow wooden bowl. These wooden bowls have a piece of wire suspended around the rim with basil wrapped around a cross that hangs down from the wire. The bowl holds a small amount of water that keeps the basil fresh and alive. Once a day, mom will dip the basil and the cross into holy water before sprinkling it around each room of the house.

Just like Australia, Costa Rica’s school holidays begin in December with families decorating their homes with tropical flowers. The Pasito, a nativity scene, sits in the center of every homes display. Cypress branches, ribbons, and red coffee berries are used to make Christmas wreaths.

Armenia celebrates Christmas on January 6, which is also the day of Epiphany, meaning the public revelation that Jesus Christ was indeed God’s son.

As you celebrate Christmas with your family and friends this year, take a moment to appreciate other countries traditions and enjoy! Merry Christmas everyone!

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.

Try an All-Natural Herbal Facial Cleanser for Acne

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If you have been using an Herbal Facial Cleanser for acne, but have not had much luck, try the Herbal Facial Cleanser from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. The Herbal Facial Cleanser is perfect for all skin types, especially those who have had no luck with products that claim to be, “All-natural.”

Radiant and healthy skin starts with cleansing and when you purchase the Herbal Facial Cleanser from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, which is enhanced with saponins, you will remove impurities and excess oil. Other acne cream products tend to dry your skin, but the Herbal Facial Cleanser from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE helps get rid of excess oil, and can help reduce your pimples and acne.

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Acne affects billions of people and is one of the most common skin ailments in the world. Blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes, characterize acne and although it is more common in teenagers, adults can have acne as well.

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Although the cause of acne isn’t known, some believe that it has to do with hormonal changes, which could explain why teens and women who are going through menopause are more prone to outbreaks.

Two types of acne, non-inflammatory acne, which is characterized by blackheads and whiteheads, and inflammatory acne can rupture forming inflammatory raised lesions with red areas known as pupules. Most people have a combination of the two.

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Acne will normally appear on the face, back and chest where the sebaceous glands are more prominent. In some cases, acne can also appear on the upper arms and neck.

Oil based cosmetics, anxiety, and stress, exposure to dirt and humidity could make acne worse. Hormonal and premenstrual changes could also be to blame for sudden breakouts. Certain medication use such as steroids, rifampin, lithium, phenytoin, and quinine can also cause acne.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you never pick or squeeze pimples and establish a good all natural skin care regimen. Cleanse your skin with the organic Herbal Facial Cleanser and buy a good skin care system that is oil free. The Works is a good start when it comes to fighting the battle against acne and breakouts.

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.