Free Radicals and Antioxidants

The unstable molecule that injure skin cells at dna level
Your body constantly reacts with oxygen as you breathe and your cells produce energy. As a consequence of this activity, highly reactive molecules are produced known as free radicals.
The human body is composed of different CELLS,
cells composed of MOLECULES, molecules consist of ATOMS joined by chemical bonds.
Atoms consist of NUCLEUS(PROTONS+, surrounded by ELECTRONS-)
Electrons involved in chemical reactions, this substance bonds atom together to form molecules.
Atom seek to reach a state of max. stability, so 1 unpaired electron(e-) can cause atom into
1. react; gain or loose the electron;
2. or share the electron with other atoms to complete its outer shell=forming free radicals and damage all components of the cell, including proteins, lipids, and DNA.
Free radicals are: very unstable, they react quickly with other compounds to regain stability,
they attack the nearest molecule and steal an electron (which becomes free radical itself) starting a chain reaction causing cell death;

They are a suspect in developing CANCER, Alzheimer’s, ARTHRITIS, HEART DIESASE, DIABETES,+75 other disease that aren’t caused by germs.

• Pollution,
• Sunlight, uv exposure
• Smoking/smoke
• Stress,
• Over exercising,
• Poor diet/Overindulging from food cause: -FREE RADICAL activity and -OXIDATIVE STRESS (cumulative damage caused by free radicals)

Your body’s ability to produce antioxidants (its metabolic process) is controlled by your genetic makeup and influenced by your exposure to environmental factors, such as diet and smoking.

Changes in our lifestyles, which include more environmental pollution and less quality in our diets, mean that we are exposed to more free radicals than ever before.

Your body’s internal production of antioxidants is not enough to neutralise all the free radicals.

are anti aging components of the skin, they quench, neutralize this activity and protect skin from premature aging.
Not enough anti oxidant+ environmental damage=free radical microscopic scar damage when significant wrinkle is born=premature aging!

You can help your body to defend itself by increasing your dietary intake of antioxidants.
• Pomegranates,
• chocolate, 1oz (70%cocoa)
• Red vine, 6oz, grape seeds-bioflavonoid
• Tea
• Black tea, green tea and oolong teas have antioxidant properties.
• Tomatoes contain a pigment called lycopene that is responsible for their red colour but is also a powerful antioxidant. Lycopene is also highly concentrated in watermelon.
• Citrus fruits- Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes possess many natural substances that appear to be important in disease protection, such as carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins. Together these phytochemicals act more powerfully than if they were given separately.
• Carrots-Beta-carotene
• Vitamin C, E, A,
• Trace elements that are components of antioxidant enzymes, such as selenium, copper, zinc and mg
• Non-nutrients such as ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) and phenolic compounds, such as phytoestrogens

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What is organic really…

Are you still not sure, but dying to find out what the fuss is around so called “Organic, natural, green skin care” products? Which one is real, which one is not? Which one to say yes to, which one is a no?

Here is the most simple explanation for you: In my right hand I am holding a fresh, organically grown pear and a plastic bottle in the left. If I bury the pear, it will break down. Juices and vitamins will be absorbed and gone in, let’s say, a month. The earth used all of it. If I bury the plastic bottle, 100, or even 500 years from now it will still be a plastic bottle.

The same way, we consume chemicals and our body doesn’t recognize them; it does not know what to do with them. The results are inflammations, infections, disorders, skin conditions; and these are only the things you can see.

The bottom line is we need to read the ingredients, do the research, and ask questions about the products we use. Don’t assume that if a product were harmful to our bodies , that it would not be available on store shelves. In the end it is all about money and politics. When it comes to your health, ONLY you are responsible. For your own good, be aware of what you put in your mouth as well as what you put on your skin.  

Please read the next article about “Certified Organic Skin Care”

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The ABC of skin care


The ABC of skin care is about protecting your skin from the harmful effects of water, wind and sun.

Healthy beautiful skin is the end result of a well-hydrated skin that is duly protected from the sun damage. And not to forget regular exercise and a balanced diet,  two secrets that pave way for achieving healthy glowing skin.

Due to their antioxidant properties vitamins play a major role in maintaining skin health.

Such as vitamin A, C and E, which if not consumed properly, can lead to dull lifeless skin.

Vitamin A-retinoid  Improves the condition of skin; healthy glow

Derivatives:non prescription-retinol;prescriptional:Retin-A;Accutane

Benefits: helping with skin problems i.e. acne, skin care, stretch marks, eczema, wound healing and more. Vitamin A is the friend of your skin.

 You can put moisture creams on the outside of your skin, but what about the inside? Vitamin A is recommended by dermatologists to keep skin young and smooth.

Sources of vitamin A: beef liver, sweet potatoes, carrots and carrot juice, cantaloupes, watermelon, spinach, broccoli, lettuce and dark leafy greens, winter squash, apricots, asparagus, green beans, yellow corn, eggs, and peas.

Your eyes get the best benefits from vitamin A. If you eyes are always dry, or if you have night vision blindness, you may have a deficiency.

Alcohol may impair the liver’s proper use of vitamin A. The old tale about drinking carrot juice after an evening of bar beverages may have some scientific grounds.

Women who are involved in sports and exercise who may be prone to sprains are interested to learn that Vitamin A supplements have been shown in studies to play a central role in improved healing.

Vitamin B Healthy glow and moisture retention for nerves, skin, eyes, hair… Most importantly, in skin disorders, they provide relief from various skin conditions including rashes and dry and itchy skin.

B2 Riboflavinnecessary for healthy skin and eyes.

 B3niacin –mild exfoliator It maintains the health of our skin, heals wound, dermatitis

B5pantothenic acid-Moisture, alternative to VE(that irritates sensitive skin) hormonal acne tmt 

Also:(Biotin, Cobalamine (B12), Folic Acid (B9), Inocitol,Pyrodoxine (B6), Thiamin (B1).

There are a few things which may lead to the deficiency of vitamin B. It includes consumption of sugar, white flour products, processed foods, alcohol, stress, environmental pollution, illness, malnutrition and inadequate digestion. In dieters, and caffeine and alcohol users, vitamin B is not stored well and is rapidly depleted. This group of vitamins is important for the healthy condition of many organs. It provides healthy skin, bones, hair, and muscles

First of all, we need this vitamin to be healthy overall. Ever heard of scurvy? Well, that’s a disease caused by lack of vitamin C: you get spotty skin, bleeding gums, falling teeth, and that’s just a few of the symptoms!

Vitamin Cascorbic acid

Needed to make collagen. You’re fibroblasts need vitamin C to produce collagen in normal/increased amounts. tones tightens skin, heals wound Needed to protect your skin from free radical damage.

(derivatives are: ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl phosphates).

Most derivatives are more stable than the pure form of L-ascorbate vitamin C, however, some derivatives are more potent, while others like ascorbyl palmitate are not nearly as potent.
The problem with vitamin C is:
It’s not very stable in skincare products and You need high concentrations of it to even have a chance to work by actually penetrating your skin.

Vitamin C and it’s derivatives can become oxidized when exposed to air. Not only will this cause it to lose its efficacy, once it is oxidized it can do a backstabbing number on you. It may actually increase the amount of free radicals. Don’t get too concerned with this, just make sure that you are using fresh products. Never use vitamin C containing products that are expired! And if a formula or cream changes color on you, this is NOT a good sign, throw it out ASAP, or, better yet, return it if you can.

Vitamin E-alpha tocopherol Antioxidant that may have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. UV, Repairs dry skin, retains moisture

Sources are almonds, kiwi fruits, and mangoes.

Vitamin E consists of a number of natural compounds, including alpha, beta, delta, and gamma tocopherol. vitamin E commonly called on supplement labels.

  • Protect your skin from ultraviolet light
  • Prevent cell damage from free radicals
  • Allow your cells to communicate effectively

Lack of vitamin E results in dry skin, easy bruising, eczema, psoriasis, PMS, poor wound healing and hot flashes. This important vitamin for our immune process is fat soluble. It is required to have some amount of fat in our diet to help absorb vitamin E.

Vitamin D  antioxidant; anticarcinogen

 Aside from sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation is still a good idea because even with sun exposure we can still be deficient.
You may be wondering what other roles vitamin D plays in maintaining healthy skin. Skin cells, along with the cells of our other major organs, have receptor sites for vitamin D. These sites allow the conversion of vitamin D (via sun exposure) to its active form. Thus far, the most substantiated information pertaining to vitamin D and skin involves its role as a potential treatment for psoriasis and its involvement in the prevention of skin cancers.

If you suffer from psoriasis, you should know that the active form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (also known as calcitriol) can help control the proliferation of skin cells that lead to psoriatic lesions and modulate the immune system’s hyper-response to this disorder. Various topical prescription treatments using vitamin D derivatives are available, but making sure you consume enough vitamin D via diet or supplementation plays a role, too. Vitamin D deficiency, which is actually quite common, can lead to problems with cell growth and differentiation throughout the body, including skin.

 Vitamin K  Prevents and repairs under eye circles

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Gahwol Footcare

Made in Germany.

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Formaldehyde, Tolulene, DBP, Camphor free Vegan friendly formula. Safe for pregnant woman.

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Certified Organic Skin care mad in Hungary since 1958.

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A Good Eye Brow shape

A good Eyebrow Shape is one of the most important parts to beauty. Your eyebrow shape depends on your facial features. It can help you look younger and “lift” the eye so it appears firmer. It frames the entire face and will make you look confident!

· In many case I like to trim the eyebrows. This will make a big difference in helping you look younger. Once eyebrows reach a certain length they start losing pigments at the ends.
· Consider eyebrow tint to make them look fuller, to add definition and bring out your eye colour!

3 simple rules:
First we have to make two eye brows by waxing on the middle , right above the nose.
A perfect arch is GRADUAL, nothing harsh.
Any hair that goes past the outside corner of the eye should be removed.

For those of you, who prefer a wax or threading make sure you go to a trusted salon. Don’t let them over do it. Thin eyebrows will age a woman faster then sun and birthdays!


…I got so many complements after waxing and tinting my eyebrows about how different I look and how blue my eyes are!….

…My eye brows disappeared over the years but the colour brought life back to my old face!…

…I have an arch! I never had an arch before because my eye brows are so straight!….

…..A good eyebrow shape can make you look pretty if you are not a “glamour girl.” …..

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