All Natural Skin Care for Pets

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All natural skin care for pets really is available, but not at your local pet store. Only SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can give your dog, cat, horse, ferret, or even your pet chicken relief from itchy, dry skin.

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The all-natural skin care line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is perfect for every member of your family, and if you are like most animal owners, you only want the best for Fido and Fifi. Luckily, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has the answer with all natural skin care for pets.

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The Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is a wonderful blend of herbs that work in conjunction with each other to help speed up the natural cell replacement process and help expedite the healing process.

animal-842909_640The SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Gel is absorbed quickly and is excellent for your pets. If your pet has skin irritations or is suffering from a rash, use a small amount of SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Gel to help heal. The Herbal Healing Gel can also give your fur family member much needed relief from itching and scratching.

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Buy a few bottles of the multi-purpose healing gel from SOUHTWEST SUNSHINE and you will be prepared, especially now that poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac are beginning to wake up after a long winter.

The Herbal Gel from SOUHTWEST SUNSHINE helps sooth chapped, itchy and dry skin. This is especially important now that your furry friends are spending more time out in the sunshine.

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If your feathered friend is having skin issues keep a bottle of the all-natural Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE on hand. The Herbal Gel is perfect for quick relief if the itching is driving Polly crazy.

The non-oil based Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can be used on every inch of your body, including your face.

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This spring keep your pets and your family happy with nearly instant relief from burns, skin irritations, rashes, bug bites and just about any other skin ailment you can think of and order the Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Buy four bottles and SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will pay your postage.


Five things you Probably Don’t Know about Thanksgiving

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When you gather your friends and family together for Thanksgiving this year, give a thought to the pilgrims and the Native Americans as you sit down to enjoy your annual feast.

According to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, there are probably a few things that you didn’t know about one of America’s favorite holidays. As hard as it may seem to believe, nearly every belief about Thanksgiving has either changed or developed into new facets and traditions.

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These days the first thought about turkey day is stuffing yourselves with great food; however, Thanksgiving wasn’t also about feasting. Before the 17th century, Thanksgiving was more about mediation, prayer, and hold on to your hat for this one, fasting.

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Historians are still scratching their heads when it comes to Thanksgiving, as there are no recorded instances of the colonists sharing a feast with the Native Americans after harvests, or any other time for that matter. The pilgrims and the Native Americans had a long history of violence so it is quite unlikely that the two groups gathered together for Thanksgiving.

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Eating turkey doesn’t make you fall asleep. Contrary to popular belief, it is most probably the wine and other alcoholic libations that make you sleepy. Tryptophan, the ingredient in turkey that supposedly makes you go to sleep needs to be consumed on an empty stomach and even then the amino acids that are in the protein will reach your brain before it can take effect. According to National Geographic, soybeans contain much more tryptophan than turkey does. No wonder people who go on a tofurkey binge are the first to pass out. For those that are unaware, tofu is the main ingredient in tofurkey and tofu is made from soybeans.

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The first TV dinner actually came from an overabundance of turkey when a company known as Swanson and Sons found themselves stuck with about 250 tons of turkey. A salesman by the name of Gerry Thomas came up with the idea to form an assembly line where employees used spatulas and ice-cream scoops to fill 5,000 aluminum trays full of turkey, corn-bread dressing, peas and sweet potatoes creating the first ever TV dinner. Mr. Thomas admitted to getting the idea from those packaged airline food trays.

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The popular Christmas Carol, Jingle Bells, was originally a Thanksgiving song. Composer James Pierpont wrote the song for children celebrating turkey day in 1857. It became so popular that it was repeated at Christmas as well with people singing it again, and again.

This Thanksgiving SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE would like you to take a moment to be thankful for family, friends, and everything that you enjoy on your table. Happy Thanksgiving!

How Diabetes Affects your Skin


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

Stress Can Affect Your Body including Your Skin


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

The History of Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and if you want to surprise the special woman in your life with a gift that keeps on giving, order a skin care system or another all-natural organic skin care product from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE that will keep her glowing all day long.

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Modern Day American Mother’s Day dates back to the middle of the 19th century before the civil war when Ann Reeves Jarvis from West Virginia started the Mother’s Day Work Clubs. The clubs were meant to teach women how to care for their own children. It is interesting to note that these clubs were quite important after the war and became a unifying force in a country that was still divided. In 1868, Jarvis started Mother’s Friendship Day, which helped mother’s gather together with both Confederate and Union soldiers for reconciliation.

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Mother’s Day in America began back in 1908 becoming an official holiday in 1914. Created by Ann Jarvis, Daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, Mother’s Day was a way to celebrate motherhood all over the country, Jarvis later denounced Mother’s Day because it became so commercialized. In fact, Jarvis was so upset that she spent the rest of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar.

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Although some dates may vary with other countries celebrating Mothers Day on different days, Mothers Day usually falls on the second Sunday in May. Traditional gifts for Mothers Day include cards, flowers, chocolates and of course, Sunday brunch.

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Mother’s Day may be a relatively new celebration in the United States, but it actually dates back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who held Mother’s Day festivals honoring Cybele and Rhea, the mother goddesses.


Mothering Sunday was a Christian festival that used to be a major tradition in Europe and the United Kingdom falling on the Fourth Sunday during lent.

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Mothering Sunday was meant to be seen as a time when the faithful would pay homage while returning to the, “Mother Church.” Eventually, “Mothering Sunday,” because more secular with husbands, grandfathers and children presenting their mothers with tokens of appreciation that included flowers and gifts of love. When Mother Sunday faded completely during the 1940’s, it merged with America to become Mother’s Day.

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Much has changed since the early beginnings of Mother’s Day, but not the gift giving, and if you want to give the special woman in your life something that will make her glow on her favorite holiday and for the rest of the year, order all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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.

Herbal Moisturizing Lotion For Sun Protection


During the warmer month’s people tend to spend more time outdoors whether it is for recreational activities, work around the house such as gardening, or organized sports.

Unfortunately, not everyone takes care when it comes to the sun, and although we all need a daily dose of Vitamin D, too much sun could cause harm to your skin and can even be deadly. Use the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Moisturizing Lotion before that game of tennis and you will be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.


Skin cancer is on the rise and according to the American Cancer Society can strike at any age. Early treatment is the best defense, but so is treating your skin with all natural products.


The Herbal Moisturizing Lotion from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can be used all day and even at night. Apply at least every two hours and you can be free to enjoy that game of golf or tackle the garden without having to worry about greasy hands.


The Herbal Moisturizing Lotion from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE will never sting your eyes and is perfect for all skin types. Even those with sensitive skin can use the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion that is PABA free with an approximate Sp15. Because the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion is non-greasy, it can be used underneath your make-up, and can also help to prevent moisture loss and dehydration.


The Herbal Moisturizing Lotion contains natural herbs and is blended without excessive heat in order to preserve the natural properties of the herbs. The herbal complex includes Arnica Flowers, Rosemary Leaves, Comfrey Leaves, Aloe Vera Gel, Chamomile Flowers, Watercress, and Saponins and is preserved with all natural Grapefruit Seed Extract. The natural fragrance of the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion is another added bonus of this amazing product from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.


If you did your best, but still came home with a sunburn, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help. Buy the all-natural Herbal Gel and use it as soon as possible. The Herbal Gel helps to reduce redness and is excellent for most burns, including sunburn. The Herbal Gel, only from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, is quickly absorbed into the deep tissue of your skin and can also be used for windburn, other minor burns and insect bites. If you have acne prone skin or have been exposed to radiation or chemotherapy treatment the Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can work wonders.

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Defend your skin against the sun and order the Herbal Gel and the Herbal Moisturizing Lotion from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Better yet, order a Skin Care System and save up to $100.00. Order yours now.

Soap Is More Harmful Than You Think


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.