HOW POLLUTION ATTACKS THE SKIN, and how anti-pollution skincare can help

There are many sources of pollution.

  1. There is indoor pollution such as charcoal from firewood, paint, stains.
  2. Outdoor pollution such as air pollutants (particles, gas, ozone, sulfur dioxide), industrial pollutants, tobacco. In general, all of this creates oxidative stress. “Cells have a hard time getting rid of free radicals. This slows down their repair mechanisms. Concretely, this gives tired, dehydrated and dull skin. Some skin problems are exacerbated like skin spots, acne, skin diseases, sensitivity

 

 

  1. Environmental stress & daily aggressions

Today, climate change and the precarious environment that we face impose new challenges on our skin. It becomes all the more important every day, as external aggressions increase: extreme climatic conditions, unforeseen change of environment, increase in temperatures, pollution of urban and even rural areas, natural or technological light radiation, cigarette smoke

 

  1. Physical (ultraviolet irradiation). These pollutants act alone or in combination with each other on human health, their composition differs widely considered the seasons and regions.

 

 

What are anti-pollution cosmetics?

In recent years, the demand for anti-pollution cosmetics has increased sharply. These are generally cosmetics that contain active ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins or antioxidant complexes. These are active ingredients capable of creating a barrier between the skin and external pollutants, thus preventing them from interacting and penetrating the skin more deeply.

 

 

Our skin acts as a protective barrier thanks to “shield cells”, but the ozone alters this natural barrier by oxidizing the lipids in the skin and fine particles infiltrate our cells.

Faced with its repeated attacks, they activate their defense system and exhaust themselves in this fight, leading to deficiencies in vitamin E and C, the main antioxidants in the skin.

It is an oxidative cascade: the collagen is degraded, so the wrinkles grow;

pores are enlarged and the production of sebum stimulated, which increases the number of pimples.

Skin barrier becomes imbalanced and reacts with patches of eczema.

Skin shines on the surface but suffers from dehydration

 

Here is How to counteract pollution attack on your skin

  1. An anti-dull complexion cleansing

Proper daily cleaning is the first step to avoiding the harmful effects of pollution. A very gentle ritual to remove unwanted particles: “The most important thing is not to alter the hydrolipidic film which protects our skin with overly aggressive products.  Replace the vitamin E deficiency with Morganna’s Prickly Pear cleansing oil

  1. In dept cleansing with mask

Once a week, and to deeply purify your epidermis, it is highly recommended to make a remineralizing and purifying clay mask.

Green, white, pink or yellow clay, choose carefully the clay that best suits your skin type.

1 / To make your mask, mix a little clay with water until you form a smooth and homogeneous paste, or use a ready-to-use mask.

2 / Then apply in a generous layer on the entire face and leave on for ten minutes.

3 / Your mask must not dry to be effective. Remember to re-moisten it if necessary with a little floral water, then rinse with clear water.

  1. Put on a cream or gel with a protective shield. The skin is a protective barrier but it sometimes needs a boost in the face of the aggressions of urban pollutants. Cosmetic innovations incorporate complex active ingredients that do not deplete the antioxidant reserves of cells. They also form a film (non-occlusive to let the skin breathe) preventing fine particles from reaching the skin.

Morganna’s Korean Orchid SC: The virtues of Edelweiss The “glacier flower” owes its multiple benefits to the extreme conditions of its natural environment. To fight against the cold, the wind and other external aggressions, this flower contains free radical scavengers, which fight against the aging of skin cells.

Morganna’s Radiant skin (STEP2) with White horeround to protect from urban pollution : http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVcgIsKlYxg&t=112shttps://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/radiant-skin/

  1. Inside purer atmosphere: The air we breathe is 10 times more polluted: “It’s domestic pollution. Formaldehydes (a gas released from synthetic materials, furnishings or cleaning products) released by furniture, combustion and heating products, scented candles, pollute our homes. Without forgetting tobacco, household products, paints or DIY products, animal hair, humidity … the list goes on. This may seem obvious, but to dilute the pollution, open the windows at least 10 minutes a day in each room!

 

  1. Protecting your skin against pollution also involves targeting your diet: prefer products rich in vitamin C (parsley, kiwi, pepper, red fruits, broccoli, etc.) and vitamin E (wheat germ oil, fish fat, sunflower seeds, …). Certain food supplements can also help you. Thus protected, the skin is armed to fight against external aggressions and the effects of pollution.

TOP 10 Mistakes to avoid when you have oily and acne prone skin

Around 30% of adults age 35 to over 50, report having the occasional breakout or just plain old suffer from acne due to oily skin.  Oily skin concerns almost every skin type and every person.

Sebaceous glands produce sebum on the skin.  When there is an over production of sebum, it clogs the pores on your skin.

Through the oxygen that is in the air they turn into black heads and, acne.

Male hormones favor the production of sebum

Here is a list we have compiled to help you minimize these breakout and the formulation of black heads.

 

  1. The use of aggressive cleansing systems: Brushes, AHA’s BHA’s , purifying masks etc. use soft mousse
  2. Never forget to remove your makeup. We have all been guilty of this, but try cleansing oil. No cleansing wipes, use a soft cloth designated only for your face.

 

  1. Not hydrate your skin enough. Your skin is glowing, looks to oily; it might be because it is dehydrated.  Sebum is there to protect your skin, it is produced every day.  Use a very moisturizing emulsion with Mango butter, reapply if needed

 

 

  1. Don’t Be afraid to use vegetable oils. They can be great for oily skin, try light ones.  Nourish your skin with Nigell oil, or Jojoba oil. 3 drops heat in your hands and apply during one minute.
  2. PUT AWA THE Mattifying products, powders, mattifying creams its an aggression on your skin, and it makes the sebum just come back because you are annoying your skin.
  3. When you are using prescribed medications such as retinoids, anti acne etc: put it only on the spot where it is needed. As soon as you are better, forget about those products!!! They break the skin barrier and provoque dehydration
  4. Stop switching products constantly.  Try a a new products for at least two cycle of 3 weeks , if it works stay with this product
  5. Purifying masks: Clay etc… we will talk about this in a separate blog post (SERIOUS ACNE) apply 2 drops of oil, apply the green clay a thick coat, NEVER EVER LET IT DRY. IF you have serious acne with REDNESS and sensitivity try the yellow or white clay instead
  6. Cleanliness: Wash your hair, it can bring oil to your skin, do not touch your face, (bacteria) do not add wash your hands) Wash your brushes, Use your own towel dedicated to your face only

Change your diet (NO CHICK FILLET) No dairy…. Fruits and vegetables (carrots are best eaten cooked they give you 5 times more Provitamin A, haricots blanc, Omega3 linseed oil a small teaspoon full, selenium, zinc.

What is the Supercritical CO2 process of plant actives?

Why Do we pick actives based on supercritical CO2?

Here are the primary reasons.

 

– It is a natural product, abundant in nature and available.

– It is non-toxic, inert, odorless, colorless and tasteless.

– Its use does not alter the products, and does not generate polluting residues.

– Inexpensive, it makes the technique attractive and viable.

The supercritical CO2 extraction technique is simply the solvent extraction technique, but using carbon dioxide in the supercritical state as solvent. Any supercritical fluid can be used as a solvent, but its low critical temperature (31 ° C) makes CO2 an easy to obtain solvent.

At the start of the supercritical CO2 extraction, the crushed plants are placed in cylindrical “baskets” fitted with filters at both ends. The baskets are then placed in the extractor, where a pump ensures the circulation of CO2 in the supercritical state. The essential oil is then dissolved in CO2 in the form of a fluid. This is then returned to the gaseous state and separates from the extracted compound, before being sent to the liquefier to be reused.

 

CO2, unlike some widely used solvents such as hexane, is not flammable and therefore safer.

Known for almost 25 years and frequently used in the food industry, pharmacy, chemistry and biochemistry, it is not yet widespread in the perfume industry, despite its many advantages :

 

 

  1. A) No chemical used

 

1) Odor very close to natural odor

 

The extraction is “clean”: no chemical which would distort the aroma of the plant is used. In addition, the critical point of CO2 being at 31 °, we can work at low temperature and avoid denaturing the product.

 

2) No CMR (Carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic)

 

Most solvents or synthesis aids (products used in the composition of perfumes and aromas) used in perfumery are CMRs: that is to say Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic. Companies that use supercritical CO2 reduce the risk of employee exposure during operations, as well as the risk of air, water and soil pollution in the event of an incident during storage or handling.

 

  1. B) Very little loss compared to an ordinary solvent

 

6 tips to avoid a double chin and firm your neck

You should treat your neck with the same love and care as your face. You may not realize it, but our necks have sebaceous glands that weaken our skin. Makeup residue alone can cause skin damage and tarnish the appearance of our neck.

The neck is where makeup residue, sweat, dirt and bacteria collect. The skin of your neck then becomes darker than that of your face!

On top of that, do you know that the skin on your neck is even thinner than the skin on your face, which leads to signs of aging like sagging skin and fine lines?

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpKEd1xfEU

 

  1. Remember daily simple exercises: Bend your head all the way backwards….. Place the tongue on the palate, and then make it reach the back of the mouth. Holding, lengthen the neck to the maximum and maintain the position for about thirty seconds. Speak a series of 10 “X’s”, forcing on the muscles until they grimace.

 

  1. Don’t apply to much perfume on your neck. Perfumes contain a lot of alcohol, and other synthetics ingredients, that make the skin on your neck less strong.  Try sticking to applying and reapplying to the back of your ears and on the wrists.

 

  1. Restrain from wearing heavy jewelry. They are beautiful, but they can put pressure on the skin around the neck; London Plastic Surgeon Simon Moise says there is a 20% that accessories cause problems on feet and neck.

 

 

  1. Posture: If you are constantly bent down this can be quite bad for the neck. Try to keep you phone at eye level and don’t bend down.

 

  1. Apply Morganna’s Neck-Collete cream specifically made for the region: Remember to exfoliate as well, and when applying your cream do upward motions.        https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/neckcollete/

 

 

  1. Eat foods, high in Vitamin C and Omega oils: Olive oil, fish, nuts

 

Watch our video on the subject:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PebcFdhQ22s

Hydroquinone, is poison in a tube

“The biological equivalent of paint stripper” says The British Skin Foundation

 https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49851669     

 benzène-1 4-diol (DO NOT EVER PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN)

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiDxHLqRhAA

DEPIGMENTATION

Skin depigmentation has become a dangerous planetary mode of diacetyl-boldine or kojic acid.

But to make bleaching more powerful, manufacturers are quick to add banned substances without mentioning it.

It is most often hydroquinone, more rarely mercury derivatives.

All these products act by desquamation (the skin peels) or by preventing the synthesis of melanin, this pigment produced by the cells which protects the skin from the rays of the sun.

Depigmenting your skin is not natural. Your color is the result of specific and unique genetic criteria. There is no way to radically transform your criteria without risking your health.

Aggressive or toxic products should never be applied to your skin in order to lighten it. Certain products based on hydroquinone – a chemical used in the textile industry to wash clothes – can be very dangerous. They can cause severe and deep burns, promote the appearance of certain cancers and irreversibly weaken the skin

It can cause contact eczema and irritation with repeated applications.

  1. It also happens that it produces the opposite effect to that sought: dark and permanent spots develop;

It can even cause ochronosis, a black blue discoloration of the skin, which then takes on a rough appearance. And the more the skin turns brown, the more the users looking for whiteness increase the doses. A vicious circle.

 

Prolonged use leads to irreversible degradation of the skin and major health hazards such as:

Reducing the production of melanin, a natural filter, weakens the skin’s resistance to the sun’s rays.

  • Scarring more difficult.
  • A more pronounced appearance of acne, stretch marks and pigmentation spots.
  • Hyper pigmentation in the fingers and toes.
  • Strong hairiness on the chest and beard (hyperpilosity).
  • Mycoses and smells of fresh fish.
  • A considerable increase in blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Skin cancer.

Apply these good tips every day:

  • Moisturize your skin morning and evening with care adapted to your skin type;
  • Clean your skin morning and evening to rid it of its impurities;
  • Exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub, once or twice a week, to remove dead skin and blemishes;
  • Protect your skin from the sun’s rays by applying care adapted to the amount of sunshine (face cream containing an SPF or sun protection) and by avoiding prolonged exposures.
  • Make a decoction of dandelion root: Boil 30 minutes and let stand for 4 hours
  • Never apply your perfume directly on your skin with photosensitizers. Eau de Cologne, on your scarves

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7147621/

https://www.medicinenet.com/fda_proposes_hydroquinone_ban/views.htm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/15/dangerous-skin-bleaching-has-become-public-health-crisis-corporate-marketing-lies-behind-it/

http://ao.um5.ac.ma/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/16736/P0602015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://blog.pharma-gdd.com/peaux-foncees-comment-eclaircir-sa-peau-sans-danger/

A brief history on the origins of Hydroquinone

Synthetic origins

It was in 1936 that Oettel.H observed a lightening of hair in black cats whose drinking water was supplemented with hydroquinone: the depigmenting action of hydroquinone was discovered! This molecule has been used in therapy, since 1961, in acquired hypermelanoses (melasma, senile lentigos). Its effectiveness is proportional to its concentration (it is used at concentrations between 2 and 5%, even With regard to its mechanism of action, hydroquinone is able to decrease the epidermal melanin content by competitive inhibition of tyrosinase. In addition, it induces mitochondrial alterations and degradations of melanosomes in melanocytes.

 

The second generation of depigmenters was that of hydroquinone ethers, the properties of which were discovered by chance. Hydroquinone benzyl ether was used as a rubber vulcanizer and the black workers who handled it systematically showed depigmentation of the forearms in contact with the product. Hence the tests carried out not only with benzyl ether but also with other ethers, in particular monomethyl ether. These ethers, very widely applied, were able to cause temporary depigmentation for concentrations close to 10% and a duration of application of a few weeks. They led to definitive depigmentations with destruction of the melanocytes for concentrations of 20 to 25% and twice-daily applications for approximately two years.

 

This substance is banner in the EU, Australia, Japan, China, UK , Africa and not by chance. They have all deemed it a dangerous molecule.  Please do not apply it to your skin.

How to prevent getting dry, cracked hands

The Corona virus has certainly helped to raise our awareness of the importance on hand washing, several times a day. We have all felt the very drying effect from the use of soap and hand sanitizers.  There are also many other several causes and aggravating factors behind the appearance of this skin problem.

Here are a few:

  1. Frequent hand washing
  2. Frequent or prolonged exposure to irritants such as soaps, chemicals or household cleaning
  3. Frequent use of gels or antibacterial soaps, which are irritating and drying on the skin
  4. Skin diseases (for example, eczema or psoriasis)
  5. Hot showers or baths
  6. Ambient air is too dry
  7. Lack of hydration
  8. Prolonged exposure to cold, wind or sun.

How to care for your dry and cracked hands with soap

The soap removes lipids and protective ingredients from the surface of the skin, which has the effect of drying it out.

But hand cleaners aren’t the only cause of dryness. Indeed, too hard water can also play a role.

The very act of washing your hands deteriorates and attacks the hydrolipidic film which is on the surface of our skin

For a hand cleansing gel, here is the ideal composition to respect your skin:

– Mild surfactant like Cocamidopropyl Betaine (skin-friendly and non-irritant)

– Water (solvent)

– Glycerin (humectant / moisturizer)

Flower hydrosol (scent)

Vegetable oil (nourishing)

Preservative (keep the product)

  • Make sure you get enough hydration by drinking lots of water.
  • When washing dishes, cleaning or in contact with irritants, protect your hands by wearing rubber or plastic gloves.
  • In the sun, apply sun protection to the skin.
  • If the ambient air is very dry, use a humidifier.

 

When the above measures are not enough and your hands still get damaged, here are 2 steps to help them repair themselves:

  • Practice weekly hand bath oil

 

When your hands are much damaged, it is possible to immerse them in an oil bath once a week.

Pour Castor oil (also strengthens the nails) or Olive oil in a deep dish and bathe your hands and fingers for ten minutes.

Then rinse off with lukewarm water, and dry with soft towel up the excess.

Finish with a gentle massage of the most damaged areas and extremities.

Recipe number 2

It is also possible to concoct a recipe which consists of cutting half of a cucumber to marinate in a bath of wheat germ oil for several days, then filter everything and knead your hands with the resulting mixture

LET US KNOW IF THESE WORK?

8 tips to protect your face when wearing a mask

How to protect your skin from damage if you wear a mask.

Wearing a mask for long periods can cause slight discomfort. The repeated rubbing of the mask can cause irritation and redness or even burns from the friction.

Breathing causes, the humidity increases, which can clog the epidermis and cause the appearance of these famous dreaded pimples.

Don’t worry: we got used to it. Here are the most sensitive spots on the face

 

The most sensitive areas of the face when wearing a mask

  • The top of the nose: this is in particular the area which supports the iron rod which is supposed to keep the mask on the nose. Due to its size, the nose is the first element of the face to wear the mask and therefore to suffer the inconvenience.

 

  • Under the eyes: Worn fairly high, the mask can also rub under the eyes, especially at the pockets. These are very fragile areas, where the skin is very thin and therefore likely to be damaged quickly.

 

  • The lips: The friction with the tissue added to the lack of renewed air in the mask promotes dehydration of our upper and lower lips. So take care of it.

 

  • The chin: For those who do not have a beard, rubbing can also be the source of irritation and very annoying small pimples.

 

  • The ears: The elastic bands that hold the mask are disruptive elements that we are not used to wearing. They shoot our ears while rubbing on them. So watch out for irritations and pains which can be very unpleasant.

 

Tips for taking care of your face when wearing a mask every day

Wearing a mask on a daily basis is not trivial. On the contrary, it is all new to the vast majority of us. It is therefore important to know how to protect and take care of your face when you wear one every day.

 

8 tips to protect your face when wearing a mask

  1. Wear the correct mask size: Wear a mask to your size to avoid friction and tightness. It is probably a matter of common sense, yet I see them every day on the street wearing masks that are too small.
  2. Wear soft and extra-soft fabrics: whenever possible, avoid paper masks. These are the most irritating masks for the face. Choose fabric masks and therefore extra soft cotton. Read: Face protection mask: how to choose?
  3. Apply your moisturizer just before wearing your mask to optimize the benefits of the treatment before contact with this potentially irritating accessory.
  4. To prevent pimples from degenerating, you must dry them out (by applying clay on them, for example) and treat them effectively.
  5. Prevent skin dryness, particularly in the most fragile areas, such as the lips, and those where the mask rubs with lip care and balms.
  6. Limit make up especially foundation. This tends to amplify the risk of pimples and redness by further preventing the skin from breathing.
  7. If you have chosen a surgical mask, place a tissue between it and the skin, to minimize aggression and discomfort.
  8. Adapt your skin care regimen. Skin dries up or is it tight? We opt for a milder cleanser and a suitable moisturizer. Conversely, if the skin becomes oily and favorable to the appearance of pimples, it is thoroughly cleaned and put on anti-acne care.

(You can apply a serum with a high dose of hyaluronic acid or an aloe Vera gel by light pressure on your entire face. These active ingredients have been recognized for many years for their smoothing and plumping properties. During the day, you can also spray a moisturizing mist on your face to restore freshness)

PS: Here is honey mask to protect irritated skin

To protect, nourish and revitalize dry or irritated skin, this classic is yours:

Mix a teaspoon of Spelt flour, 1 teaspoon of honey and an egg yolk. When the dough is homogeneous, spread it over the face

Keep this mask for about twenty minutes. Then rinse with cold water and finish by applying floral water

What is the definition of antioxydants?

How do they functions? What are they?

Free radicals

Free radicals are unstable compounds mainly formed of oxygen. They are generated during the normal functioning of the body, but their production can be increased by pollution, cigarette smoke or prolonged exposure to the sun, for example. Their chemical structure causes them to damage other atoms by “oxidizing” them. They are however more or less kept in check by the body’s natural antioxidants. However, certain factors can upset this balance. If free radicals exceed the body’s ability to neutralize them, they can contribute to the development of several diseases, including cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer and other diseases associated with aging.

 

Before understanding the usefulness of antioxidants, we must know the role of free radicals in our body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that our body produces in small quantities through the oxygen we breathe.

 

Free radicals are very reactive. In small quantities, they participate in the fight against viruses and bacteria. In excess, they accelerate the deterioration of cells. Factors like air pollution, tobacco, aging and even sunlight favor their synthesis, this is called “oxidative stress”. As a result, we become vulnerable to many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eye disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The most visible effect of an overproduction of free radicals is the aging of the skin.

 

Antioxidants come into action when the number of free radicals in our body is too high. Their job is to counter, decrease and inhibit the action of free radicals. Thus, the adoption of a diet rich in antioxidants helps to stay healthy and fight against the diseases mentioned above.

The foods richest in antioxidants are:

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  • Red fruits (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.)
  • Nuts (pecans, hazelnuts, etc.)
  • Citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon, etc.)
  • Green vegetables (spinach, artichoke, broccoli, etc.)

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTIOXIDANTS

There are many substances that can act as an antioxidant. The best known antioxidants are:

 

  • Vitamin E

It helps cells to regenerate. It’s a great anti-aging product.

 

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a particularly powerful antioxidant to defend our immune system. It helps fight colds. It is also involved in the formation of collagen (gives elasticity and resistance to the skin).

 

  • Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a decisive role in vision. It is also essential in bone growth, the conditioning of skin cells and the regulation of the immune system.

 

  • Selenium

Selenium activates the antioxidant enzyme in our body: glutathione peroxidase. Together with vitamin E, it protects cells against premature aging.

 

  • Zinc

Zinc promotes scarring of the skin. It also acts on the endocrine system, respiration, respiration and fitness.

 

  • Polyphenols

Polyphenols are flavonoids capable of protecting our body against cardiovascular disease.

All women whose skin begins to show signs of aging, from 45-50 years of age.

  • People who, from the age of 30, want to take preventive action to limit the impact of free radical attacks on a daily basis.
  • All those who are very exposed to pollution, who work outside, live in the sun, those who smoke …
  • Women aged 50 and over who wish to use a long-acting deep-acting anti-aging product without the risk of irritation
  • https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/express-concentrated-brightening-serum/

Have you heard about vegetable botox ?

Why the Paracress flower bud is my favorite?

Otherwise known as the toothache plant (Acmella Oleracea) The Paracress flower’ properties are what make us truly believe in the pure, potent power of plants and, their extracts.

It’s a story of a little plant that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years! The Incas were the first to thoroughly understand this flower and, used it in the form of a paste to treat any mouth ailments, thus the name toothache plant.  It has a powerful numbing effect and works great for inflammation of the gums, lips and mucous membranes of the mouth.

Oh’ and it’s pretty….. It is a small yellow bud with a red top; who would think it to have such powerful properties. Its uses around the world are vast. However, It is the main active ingredient of the plant, spilanthol , concentrated in the flower, leaves and roots, which is responsible for the particular taste, medicinal and cosmetic properties of the plant, and where our interest lies the most. The flowers and leaves of Paracress (A. oleracea )are known for their strong odor and pronounced taste, often referred to as an astringent.

 

Our  Spilanthol, is from Madagascar and helps us to obtain products that are fabulous anti-aging, densifying, firming, film-forming, which hydrate, sculpt the oval of the face and provide a lifting and smoothing effect!

How is Spilanthol so powerful?

There are 40  species  of the gene  Spilanthes and Acmella that are very important in all traditional medicines on the planet.  Here is the group of molecules that work together in a sort of entourage effect

The main classes of therapeutic constituents include alkamides (mainly spilanthol), coumarins, flavonoids, terpenoids and polysaccarides

Thanks to those molecules here is a list of applications for Paracress (electric daisy) flower

  1. APPLICATION IN PHYTOTHERAPY

The plant would have powerful anesthetic, diuretic, digestive, antiscorbutic properties. It used to be used to make toothpaste. Crunched, the leaves stop the toothaches.

Malagasy doctors recommend consuming watercress to combat malaria and heat fatigue.

  1. Culinary preparations

The raw and cooked leaves of (Paracress) mafane brède are used in much the same way as spinach and other leafy vegetables in salads and ready meals. Cooking tends to reduce the pronounced taste of the leaves.

The Dried or powdered leaves and flowers are also used as a spice or as a flavoring in chewing tobacco and beverages.

The flower bud has an initial grassy taste, followed by a pungent or anesthetic sensation that often increases salivation and provides a refreshing effect in the throat.

Spilanthol, the main active ingredient in the plant, is generally recognized as safe when consumed as a flavoring or food. It is usually eaten in parts of Asia and South America. It is relatively new in North America and Europe, except in sub-populations where it is part of the diet

You can even put it in your butter:

PARA CRESSON LEAF BUTTER:

Put 4 handfuls of leaves at the bottom of a container and add 100 g softened butter on top. The next day, you can collect the butter and separate it from the leaves. Keep some to form a case worthy of interest.

 

There is now a rum based on the Paracress flower check out the formula 

Rhum ambré de République Dominicaine 35°
+ Sucre de canne bio d’Amérique du sud
+ Miel bio d’Issigeac (Dordogne)
+ Fleurs de brèdes Mafane Bio (44)

 

https://sakaspirits.com/

 

 

  1. In traditional medicine : The leaves and flowers are used  in analgesic and anti-inflammatory preparations  for the treatment of dental pain. They  are also used  in stimulant preparations and antifungals for dermatological use. The roots are used strictly for therapeutic purposes to treat fever, rheumatism, flu, cough, malaria, obesity and snake bites.

Spilanthol the active ingredient is anti-inflammatory and anesthetic and is recommended in affections of the mouth (mouth ulcers, gingivitis) in the form of an infusion of the leaves to be used in gargling (30 g of leaves for 1 liter of boiling water). To treat abscesses, pain and tooth decay, it is advisable to chew fresh leaves

  1. In skincare cosmetics!

We saved the best for last

“Spilanthol the active ingredient in Paracress flower is used in various types of cosmetics preparation as a way to decrease the expression lines and to sculpt the jaw line”

We know that as our skin ages, there is a progressive disorganization of the dermal structure occurs that is responsible for the loss of firmness and elasticity.

Spilanthol is made from handpicked, flowers by selective harvesting of only the upper buds.  This automatically helps to protect the environment.

Our Face and body contours lose their definition and, we

acts deeply in the skin. By stimulating fibroblasts’ activity, it provides support to the collagen fiber network and restores firmness and smoothness of the facial skin and body

The EXTRACTION PROCESS

Done through Molecular distillation of alkyl amides,contained in the flower bud. There is also a long  screening of several purification technologies performed through short path distillation. This helps us to obtain an optimal concentration in active fraction.

The purity and high concentration of the active is what visibly smoothes skin and reduces crow’s feet wrinkles from the very first day of usage.

We also did Clinicals

 

  1. Improves Skin firmness and elasticity
  2. Reduces crepey appearance on the neck and décolleté
  3. http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LpR83Roybk

References:

According to the book “Plantas antimaláricas de Tumaco: costa pacífica Colombiana” (Page 316), Spilanthes americana is used against malaria in Tumacos in Colombia.

According to the book “Tzotzil Botany of Zinacantan” (Page 248), Spilanthes americana is used for wounds and fevers among the Mayan Tzotzil of Chiapas in Mexico.

 

HOW TO ALLEVIATE MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS IN EVERY ASPECT

For something that happens to every woman at some stage in their life, and is a completely natural part of the female-cycle, menopause is something that isn’t as openly discussed or understood as it should be. A consequence of this is that many women go through this stage in their lives alone, unwilling to ask their doctors or approach their GPs on the matter, suffering through the symptoms without help. In this article we’ll look at some of the treatments and methods available that can alleviate the effects of menopause – first however, we’ll briefly look at the science behind it, and the possible symptoms that one can expect.

 

 

What Is Menopause?

 

Every woman is born with a set number of eggs, on average approximately two million in their ovaries, with around a thousand dying every month in their teenage years and beyond. This process continues until there are no more eggs in the ovaries – at which point menopause is reached. Officially it takes twelve missed periods for a woman to be in the menopause stage, although it is strongly recommended that any female should go to a doctor if they have not had their period for six months, regardless of age.

 

During her fertile years, a woman’s regular monthly cycle is supported by the release of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As the body begins to run out of eggs, these hormone levels begin to change causing the physical and mental changes that most women experience. This change in hormone production can affect women before, during and after menopause and as such symptoms can last several years as the body adjusts.

 

Symptoms

 

Every woman’s body is different, and as such each person will go through menopause differently. There are a number of physical and mental changes that a woman’s body undergoes at this time, but here are some of the typical symptoms one might experience.

 

  • Hot flashes: these are sudden sensations of intense warmth and heat in the upper body, which can lead to sweating and red patches on the skin at any time. Night sweats can also sometimes be experienced in addition to or instead of these hot flushes.

 

  • Mood changes: as level of estrogen and progesterone drop, this hormonal imbalance can result in anxiety, mood swings, low mood, stressand panic attacks which can also cause sleeping problems.

 

  • Irregular periods: a primary sign that a woman is entering menopause are less frequent periods, that could also be lighter or heavier.

 

  • Vaginal dryness: this can start as the body approaches menopause together with itching and discomfort. These symptoms can also result in chafing or discomfort during vaginal sex.

 

  • Physical changes: one might experience various physical changes such as weight gain, change in hair volume, texture and colour, breast reduction and more pronounced aging of skin

 

  • Joint pain & muscle pain: many women experience soreness in their lower back as a result of going through menopause, ranging from mild discomfort to chronic pain.

 

 

Treatment and Tips

 

Whilst the number of different symptoms one might experience looks daunting, fortunately there are quite a few options available to treat and manage them:

 

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With the hormone imbalance being the root of most menopausal symptoms, HRT involves using

tablets, skin patches, gels and implants to relieve discomfort, address mood strains, and treat physical changes. HRT provides supplemental estrogen and a synthetic version of progesterone, and can be very effective. However, using it can increase the risk of developing certain health conditions, so always consult a medical professional before heading down this route.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

 

Menopause is a difficult time for many women because it is the ending of a certain chapter in their natural biological cycle and the beginning of a new stage in their lives. This can create feelings of anxiety, stress and panic attacks – however CBT, a type of talking therapy, has been proven to help with resulting low moods and depression. In fact, this treatment even helps with some physical symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, and aims to teach women how to adjust their mindset during the time of menopause and modify the maladaptive behaviors that contribute to particular problems.

 

Lifestyle Changes

 

A healthy lifestyle is always encouraged, but at menopause more than ever, eating a nutritious, balanced diet, and conducting exercise on a regular basis can improve some menopausal symptoms. Staying fit and strong whilst maintaining a healthy weight are all things that put the body in a better condition to cope with the complex changes it is undergoing.

 

 

Cannabidiol (CBD)

 

Studies have shown that Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, can help treat the symptoms of menopause. Whilst other herbal remedies have been looked into as possible treatment options, none have been found to be as consistently effective. Not only can Menopause cause some skin conditions, it also disrupts certain chemical receptors within the body, leading to symptoms such as anxiety, back pain, and sleep disorders.

 

CBD can help in several ways. Taken as a topical cream and applied direct to the skin, CBD in creams and oils can help improve skin quality to the affected area. CBD oils and vapors can also restore the performance of disrupted receptors, consequently helping treat some associated conditions too.

Creams, Serums and Lubricants

 

As mentioned above, menopause can bring some noticeable changes to the skin and hair. You might find your skin looking dry, slack and thin, or notice sustained levels of hair loss. In addition to this you might find intimacy with your partner difficult as vaginal dryness is also a common symptom of menopause. These conditions can be effectively managed with the right kind of creams, serums and lubricants.

 

When it comes to skincare, be sure to moisturize with gentler products, avoiding irritable ingredients such as alcohol that could be harmful to sensitive skin. Hyaluronic acid in particular helps the skin stay hydrated.

For hair loss, there are products available which contain DHT blockers (DHT being the chemical that leads to this symptom) that not only restore volume but encourage scalp health also.

 

If you suffer from vaginal dryness that makes intimacy uncomfortable, lubricants are a quick and easy way to treat the condition, offering short-term relief to the pain and bringing enjoyment back to sex again.

 

How to keep your skin looking its best during confinement

The good part is at least most of us, are able to go out every day for a jog or a very long walk.  However, this also means more exposure to the sun than we used to, as the gyms are not open yet.  THIS TRANSLATES TO A NEED FOR SKIN PROTECTION

We all love to take advantage of the sun and know its benefits: it boosts morale and promotes the production of vitamin D. However, we sometimes forget that it can also be dangerous.

I know, you don’t like to think about them but UV rays should be a big concern for us all.  They can cause irreversible damage, and in the most serious cases, fatal

 

Exposure to the sun poses risks:

  • It causes sunburn, premature aging, allergies and, in the most serious cases, cancers (melanomas and carcinomas).
  • For the eyes, serious lesions may appear in the short term such as ophthalmia (a “sunburn” of the eye), or in the longer term, such as cataracts or degeneration

. Everyone is affected but we are not equal facing the sun. You are particularly fragile if:

You have fair skin, red or blond hair, light eyes and you tan with difficulty;

  • You have many moles (over 50);
  • You have congenital moles (present from birth) or atypical (wide, irregular);
  • You have a family history of melanoma;
  • You are undergoing medical treatment or taking medicines which may make you

“Photosensitive”, that is to say more sensitive to the sun.

So be very careful in the sun. Have your skin checked regularly by your doctor

 

Now that you know we are all concerned when it comes to sunburn, Protect your skin from the sun by doing the following ALWAYS:

 

FIND THE SHADE and AVOID direct SUNLIGHT between noon and 4 p.m

It is during these hours that the ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun are most intense.

For all your outdoor activities, look for shaded places. Don’t forget that at the beach, the parasol is useful but it does not fully protect you because of the reflection of the sun’s rays on the sand.

 

Wear a T-shirt, glasses and hat

Even light clothing (dry) filters UV rays and is the best protection against the sun.

  • Sunglasses are essential. Choose an enveloping shape and make sure that they carry the CE standard for real protection. • A hat protects the eyes and the face. Prefer a wide-brimmed hat that also covers the neck.

APPLY sunscreen regularly

Sunscreen should be applied in a sufficient and thick layer on all parts of the body not covered by clothing. Choose the high SPF’ (minimum index 30, even 50 for extreme conditions), active against both UVB and UVA rays.

  • Repeat the application every 2 hours and, of course, after each swim.
  • Warning ! Just because you apply sunscreen doesn’t mean you can be exposed longer. The only total screen is clothing.
 PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN even more
  • Babies should never be exposed to the sun. • Children and adolescents must particularly protect themselves. EVEN as they reach puberty, the skin and eyes are fragile and more sensitive to UV rays. Sunburn and repeated exposure during puberty are a major cause of the development of skin cancer (melanoma) in adulthood.

HERE IS A LIST OF COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN TRUE OR FALSE FORMAT

 

  1. TRUE OR FALSE? UV sessions in the tanning salon prepare the skin for the sun.

FALSE!

Artificial tanning has no protective effect and does not prepare the skin for tanning. On the contrary, artificial UV rays received in the tanning booth only add to those received from the sun and increase the risk of cancer. The use of tanning booths is therefore strongly discouraged.

  1. Sunscreen is enough to protect the skin from the sun.

FALSE!

Even the most effective sunscreens do not filter out all of the UV: “the full screen” does not exist. For example, applied in the recommended doses, the same sunscreen index 50+ will still allow 2% of UV rays to pass. Its use therefore does not allow exposure longer.

  1. Even tanned, you must continue to protect yourself.

True

Tanning is a natural “barrier” made by the skin to protect itself from the sun. It represents a protection index between 3 and 5, but is superficial and only filters part of the UV. Tanned skin is less susceptible to sunburn, but is not protected against the risk of cancer.

  1. The risk is not related to heat but to the intensity of UV rays.

TRUE

Beware of false impressions of security when it is cooler, under a cloudy sky or with wind because UV rays pass! The danger comes only from sunburn.

FALSE!

It also comes from “doses” of UV received throughout life. With each new unprotected exposure, the UV rays received accumulate and increase the risks for the skin and eyes:

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Hand Sanitizers, 7 commonly asked questions answered

The eruption of COVID-19 in our daily lives, has forced many companies to start producing hand sanitizer.  We have been no exception to the rule.  We find ourselves having to adapt, adopt to the new normal.  In this blog, we tell you straight up exactly what we know about hand sanitizers; you can come up with your own conclusion, but the are necessary in our daily lives for the moment.

Exactly how do hand sanitizers work?

They are hydroalcoholic gels that have bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal properties (killing bacteria, viruses and other fungi) without having any cleaning effect. In other words, the bacteria die, preventing them from spreading to other people, but they stay on your hands. Hydroalcoholic solutions therefore do not replace hand washing. Moreover, these must be clean and dry before using this gel, as specified by the WHO.

What is less known is the long-term effects of these gels? You should know that the bacteria contained on our palms are not all bad and, some of them allow us to fight the others, worse, in particular the strains more resistant to antibiotics. The act of sanitizing everything while wanting to protect ourselves, we also lose our best immune defense.

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  1. THE USE OF A DISINFECTANT GEL REPLACES HAND WASHING WITH SOAP AND WATER

Answer: false. Many people mistakenly believe that using a disinfectant gel reduces the importance of washing hands with soap and water. Nothing is more wrong! Gels are not cleaners; they do not allow to get rid of dirt, apparent or not. Only effective hand washing ensures thorough cleaning. We should see the use of a disinfectant gel as a supplement to hand washing, which is part of a global approach to hygiene and infection prevention. That said, sometimes, in the absence of water and soap, the use of disinfectant gels can be beneficial.

  1. ALL ANTISEPTIC GELS ELIMINATE 99% OF GERMS.

Answer: false. The effectiveness of disinfectant gels may differ depending on the product. However, it is fair to say that many can kill more than 99% of the microbes that can cause common respiratory infections, such as colds and flu. The use of antiseptic gels prevents hand contamination, but does not inevitably prevent viral or bacterial infections occurring in other ways.

  1. THE HIGHER THE ALCOHOL RATE, THE MORE EFFECTIVE THE DISINFECTANT GELS.

Answer: true and false. To exercise their disinfecting action, disinfectant gels must be composed of water and alcohol (ethyl or isopropyl), at a certain concentration (between 60 and 80%). At lower or higher concentrations, the antiseptic activity is reduced. Read the manufacturer’s label carefully for the alcohol content of the product.

  1. DISINFECTANT GELS CAUSE THE APPEARANCE OF SUPERBACTERIA.

Answer: false. As mentioned earlier, the active ingredient in disinfectant gels is alcohol. This has the advantage of acting and evaporating quickly. Once evaporated, it leaves no residue. No scientific data available to date suggests that the use of alcohol-based gels is likely to make certain germs resistant to their action.

  1. DISINFECTANT GELS DRY HANDS MORE COMPARABLY WITH SOAP.

Answer: true and false. Because of the alcohol they contain, disinfectant gels dry the skin. This is why manufacturers sometimes incorporate an emollient or moisturizer into these products. In addition, certain added ingredients, perfumes for example, can irritate the skin. It should be noted that repeated hand washing with soap and water can also be drying or irritating. These effects depend of course, in part, on the soap used.

  1. RISKS OF POISONING ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANTISEPTIC GELS.

Answer: true. Numerous cases of poisoning related to the use of disinfectant gels are reported every year.  Sometimes these cases occur as a result of accidental ingestion, especially in babies and young children. This is partly explained by the ease of access to these products and their sometimes attractive odor. Ingestion of antiseptic gels may also be intentional, due to the alcohol they contain. There is therefore a real risk of alcoholic intoxication, voluntary or not.

  1. WIPING OR WASHING HANDS AFTER USING A DISINFECTANT GEL MAKES IT INEFFECTIVE.

Answer: true. After applying a disinfectant gel, it is important not to rinse or wash your hands or to wipe them with a towel, as this may reduce the effectiveness of the product. Rather, rub your hands against each other long enough for them to dry out (the alcohol will evaporate). In addition, do not have your hands wet when disinfecting, as this may compromise the optimal action of the product.

 

Do you know about Anti-pollution skincare?

There exist many ingredients that can help to reduce the amount of pollution that our skin is exposed to every day. They work by forming a shield on your face or on your body to stop pollutants from penetrating too far into the epidermis.  Many skin conditions such as comedones and black heads are often aggravated by the pollutants we are exposed to everyday.

Today, 54% of the global population is urbanized and this figure is growing steadily;

Pollution has become a major public health concern.

The levels of pollution are now monitored and the number of studies on the impact of inhaled pollution on lungs and general health is increasing fast.

The number of publications about the consequences of atmospheric pollution on the human health is increasing dramatically.

(recent developments with COVID-19 and how it has affected our lives is just one more piece of evidence of the environmental pollution)

Air pollution is particularly bad phenomenon: Beijing, Mumbai, Paris, London, Bangkok, Mexico city are regularly pointed out for the bad quality of the air.

It is called an “airpocalypse” in some extreme cases.

 

. What are air pollutants?

 

Air pollutants are numerous and come in different forms: particulate (microparticles derived from

combustion and dust), gas (ozone, for example), chemicals (fertilisers, metals, dioxin, aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)) or physical (ultraviolet irradiation).

These pollutants act alone or in combination with each other on human health, their composition differs widely considered the seasons and regions.

 

 

When it comes to the skin, there is little data published on how pollution can damage it.

One Epidemiological study on European and Chinese populations show that pollution by atmospheric or

household microparticles is correlated with skin defects and premature ageing of the skin: the presence of

lines and wrinkles as well as age spots

 

Enter the Horehound plant and its ability to form a shield on skin to keep out the harmful effects of everyday pollutants on our skin.

It is rich in phenylpropanoids that enduce the skin’ endogenous defense mechanisms

The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties were already described by Pliny the Elder, the Greek physician Dioscorides and more recently by Linnaeus.

Widely used in phytotherapy, in the form of Infusion, maceration or decoction of white horehound leaves is either drunk to calm coughs, stomach aches or applied on severe and infected wounds.

In Europe, it has long been considered a high therapeutic value plant. It is part of the many forgotten

plants in the first part of the 20th century because of the development of the pharmaceutical industry.

fight against the effects of the pollutant Mercury.

We are so happy that Horehound is the primary active ingredient contained in Morganna’s Radiant gel.

Step 2 of your 10 years younger routine.

 

It comes in the form of a light gel that can be added on top of almost any other cream or serum, to form a day time barrier on your face.

Our studies have shown that it improves the grain of your skin and can even help to prevent the redness that can build up around your nose, due to allergens. 

Find out more: https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/radiant-skin/

 

 

 

Reinforcement for your skin barrier is one of the most important aspects of skin homeostasis.

A less effective barrier facilitates entry into the body of many elements whether chemical or biological.

The epidermis being the first frontier, disorders are then numerous: sensitive skin, dryness, and redness…

 

 

DETOX YOUR SKIN WITH

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Keep yourself protected during Virus Season (COVID19)

It has been known since the early 1960s that double-stranded ribonucleic acids (dsRNA) can be successfully used to fight viral infections and that they act as immunomodulators (activating the body’s defenses).

Larifan products also use this component.

Larifan products act as health products, increasing the body’s resistance to harmful environmental factors, in particular by strengthening protection against viruses, preventing diseases and improving cell regeneration. But how does it work?

HISTORY OF ARNDB It has been known since the early 1960s that double-stranded ribonucleic acids (dsRNA) can be successfully used to fight viral infections and act as immunomodulators. Based on these results, several groups of researchers around the world have started to develop medical products. They had different approaches – some were looking for products found in nature, while others were synthesizing them chemically.

Several formulations have been developed based on research. One of these research groups, under the leadership of Dr Guna Feldmane, started the development of the pharmaceutical product LARIFAN (LARYPHAN) at the Latvian Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Riga. They chose a biotechnological method to produce dsRNA, culminating in the original antiviral pharmaceutical LARIFAN from Escherichia coli. The main advantage of LARIFAN is that it is a natural product and stimulates the synthesis not only of endogenous interferon but also of many other cytokines and chemokines. This means that LARIFAN products are both antiviral and immunomodulatory. Not all dsRNA preparations have this property and most chemically synthesized products do not.

Larifan, as a product of natural origin and stimulating the endogenous production of cytokines, is harmless for the organism and has practically no side effects. Given the ability of LARIFAN to initiate cell synthesis (endogenous) and harmless, the researchers concluded that it might be appropriate to incorporate

Larifan, as a product of natural origin and stimulating the endogenous production of cytokines, is harmless for the organism and has practically no side effects.

Given the ability of LARIFAN to initiate cell synthesis (endogenous) and harmless, the researchers concluded that it may be appropriate to incorporate LARIFAN as an ingredient in various cosmetic or health products, thereby strengthening the body’s natural defenses and preventing viruses from entering the body.

Various forms of LARIFAN products have been developed to ensure that the active substance reaches the target areas of the body as effectively as possible. These so-called non-medicinal products contain a reduced amount of active ingredient.

Available information indicates that LARIFAN brand products are among the few in the world to contain the original dsRNA in cosmetic products.

HISTORY OF LARIFAN PRODUCTS

The original active ingredient, Larifan, was developed by the Latvian Academy of Sciences and is currently manufactured by Larifans Ltd. Larifan is a natural double stranded RNA (dsRNA) derived from E. coli cells infected with a bacteriophage. Larifan (dsRNA) was developed as a new broad spectrum multifunctional drug for viral and oncological diseases. Larifan has several biological effects, such as stimulation of interferon, immunomodulation, antiviral and antitumor activity and antimutagenic properties. However, cosmetics and consumer products containing Larifan contain the active substance in sub-therapeutic amounts, which are not sufficient for healing, but which ensure the mobilization of the body’s natural defenses by providing antiviral protection and immunomodulatory effects. The clinical efficacy of Larifan has been studied in various clinics and institutes in Latvia and in other countries since the 1980s.

Larifan is used in clinics as an immunomodulator with antiviral and antitumor activity. Its therapeutic antiviral activity has been proven in the treatment of herpes (in clinics in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia), papilloma, respiratory infections and other viral infections.

 

 Our recommendation – use Larifan during the virus period to provide additional protection for the body. We particularly recommend using the Larifan spray.

Scientific Research Done on these products:

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, А.Э.Дук, А Х.Буйкис, В.П.Ложа, Ю.Б.УмбрашкоИндукторы интерферона, Москва, 1982 г. 70 – 76.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, Ю.Б.Умбрашко, А.Х.Буйкис, А.Э.Дук, Л.Э.Полуэктова, Ж.П.Граудиня, В.П.Осе, В.П.Лоа химические и биологические свойства двухспиральной РНК – индуктора интерферонаю Вопросы вирусологии 1984. 4,44

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, М.Р.Акерс, Р.Ж.Брувере, А.Э.Дук А.Х.Буйкис, Б.К.Кипена, Влияние индуктора интерферона на пролиферативные процессы у людей В сборнике «Неспецифические стимуляторы в ммунотерапии опухолей ». Riga 1985, 205-209

 

  1. Л.А.Камалян, Г.Я.Фелдмане, и др. О и ниологической активности дсРНК у больных раком шейки матки. В сборнике «Неспецифические стимуляторы в мимунотепарпии опухолей», Рига 1985, 199 – 204.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, А.Э.Дук, Б.К.Кипена, Б.А.Попена. AOP dermatologique biologique biologique et transplantation d’oncologie больных.Изд. Томского Университета, Томск 1989.стр.88 – 90.

 

  1. Р. Ж. Brewer, G. Я. Фелдмане, Л. С. Глинкина, Р. Р. Гарклава, Б. Л. Кипена, С. В. Валейня. Изучение иммуномодулирующего действия ларифана на здоровых людей и больных раком молочной железыю – Изучение индуктора интерферона – двухспиральной РНК в различных биологических системах. Рига, 19 8 9 с. 152-158.

 

  1. В.Д.Мейкшане, Р.Р.Гарклава, Г.Я.Фелдмане. Эффект применения ларифана для лечения больных папилломой гортани. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» Ростимах »149 – 151.

 

  1. Р.Ж.Брувере, Г.Я.Фелдмане, Л.С.Глинкина, Р.Р.Гарклава Б.К.Кипена, С.В.Валейня Изучение иммуномодулирующего действия ларифана на здоровых людей и больных раком молочной железы. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» 158 Riga 1989.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, Б.К.Кипена, Б.А.Попена, А.Э.Дук. Clinker dans son ensemble et en premier lieu de l’oncologie. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» Рогина, 141 – 147.

 

  1. 10. R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, A. Dūks, J. Zariņa. Une étude de l’action immunomodulatrice d’un médicament ARN double brin Lariphan. Proc Latv. Acad. Sci. 1991, non. 11, p. 120-124.

 

  1. 11. V. Loža, A. Dūks, V. Grabovska, J. Umbraško, G. Feldmane. Modulation des effets antiprolifératifs et antiviraux de l’interféron en utilisant des acides ribonucléiques double brin. Proc Latv. Acad. Sci. 1991, non. 12, p. 74-81
  2. R. Bruvere, G. Feldmane, A. Duks, B. Kipena, J, Zarina. Effets Immunomodulateurs Locaux Du Lariphan Et Leurs Conséquences Cliniques Chez Les Patients Atteints De Pleurite Métastatique. Résumés de l’Assemblée des immunologistes de la Baltique. Riga-Jurmala, 1991, p.13.

 

  1. A. Duks, R. Bruvere, G. Feldmane, B. Kipena, J, Zarina. Les effets biologiques du Lariphan – un immunomodulateur d’origine naturelle. – Biotechnologie médicale, vaccination et sida. Résumés des conférences internationales. Leningrad, 1991, S 2-8

 

  1. G. Feldmane, R. Bruvere, A. Duks, A. Buike. Lariphan – un médicament de PléiotropeAction avec activité immunomodulatrice. – 1er St Congrès immunologique de Lettonie. Résumés. Riga, 1991, p. 15.

 

  1. R.Malickaite. Immunomodulation des immunodéficiences secondaires. Mémoire pour le diplôme de docteur en sciences médicales. Clinique de chirurgie cardiaque de l’Université de Vilnius.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, A. Duks, J, Zarina, R. Bruvere. Effets de l’inducteur d’interféron chez les patients atteints de pleurite métastatique. 8-ème Internat. Congrès d’immunologie, 23-28 août 1992, Budapest, Hongrie. Résumés. 1992, p. 186, W-34/6.

 

  1. Suržiks M., Dūks A., Djatlova N., Glazunovs E., Feldmane G., Timkovskis A. Résistance du Larifan et de ses composés blindés avec des polylysines aux nucléases sériques humaines. Antibiotiques et chimiothérapie, 1993, N.7 (38): 21-25

 

  1. 18. G.Feldmane, A.Duks, R.Bruvere, A.Buike.Résultats de l’application pratique de l’inducteur d’interféron – larifan. Résumés du 2e Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, O.Heisele, Ā.Volrāte et al. Une étude de l’état immunitaire des patients pendant le traitement par Zimozan, Lariphan et Rigvir. – Réunion de la Baltic Immunologic Society, résumés. 1995. p. 11.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, J. Umbraško, Ā. Buiķe, V. Loža. Brevet LR n ° 10653

 

  1. Une méthode pour obtenir de l’acide ribonucléique double hélicoïdal naturel, un inducteur d’interféron et un modulateur. 20 août 1995

 

  1. V. Loža, G. Feldmane Fonctions biomodulatrices des acides ribonucléiques double brin. Acta Medica Baltica 1996. v.3, p. 12-17.

 

  1. V. Loža, M. Pilmane, R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Ose, F. Sundler. Acides ribonucléiques double brin dans les cellules pendant la différenciation induite. Acta Medica Baltica 1996. v.3, p. 22-30

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, I. Logina, G. Lagonovska, J. Bikova, T. Mileiko. Activité antivirale du Lariphan – un ARN double brin: études cliniques. Xe Congrès international de virologie, Jérusalem, Israël, 11-16 août 1996, p. 196, Abstr. PW 32-28.

 

  1. J.Berzinsh, I.Logina, I.Supe, G.Feldmane. Syndromes neurologiques focaux dans l’encéphalite à tiques en Lettonie. 2 eCongrès nordique – balte «Prevention in Focus», Riga, Lettonie 1996, 61.

 

  1. G.Laganovska, G.Feldmane, M.Liepiņa, A.Sproģe. Kératoconjonctivite adénovirale aiguë. Docteur letton 1996, 4.,. 248 – 249.

 

  1. G.Feldmane, A.Volrate, E.Krike, G.Enina, G.Laganovska, I.Logina, A.Zilevica.Utilisation clinique d’un inducteur d’interféron Lariphan. Société européenne de virologie clinique Progrès en virologie clinique, Bologne, Italie, 1997, 203.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrāte, R. Brūvere, J. Zariņa, Å. Eniņa, I. Logina, E. Kriķe, I. Mileiko. Essai clinique de préparation d’ARN double brin Larifan. – Troisième Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga, 1997 25-28 juin. Thèses. 1997, p. 34

 

  1. M.Godļevska, Ģ.Enina, G.Feldmane, E.Kriķe, Ā.Volrāte, J.Zariņa. Les résultats de l’utilisation de l’inducteur d’interféron – Lariphan dans le traitement des infections virales du système nerveux. 2 eCongrès baltique de neurologie, Riga, 1997, 51.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, R. Brūvere, Ā. Volrate, J. Zarina. L’effet de Lariphan sur les processus exsudatifs chez les patients atteints de pleurésie métastatique.- Première réunion internationale sur les progrès dans le savoir de la gestion du cancer. 28 juin au 1er juillet 1997. Résumés. Vienne, Autriche, 1997, p. 74.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrāte, R. Brūvere. Lariphan – le produit d’origine naturelle pour la médecine. – Conférence internationale “Substances naturelles pour la santé et la beauté”. Riga, 1997, p. 37.

 

  1. G.Laganovska., K.Baumane, G.Feldmane. Kératoconjonctivite causée par le virus del’ herpès simplex. Letton Medical Journal 1997/12 10.-11.

 

  1. R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, M. Pilmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Loża. ARN double hélice en communication intercellulaire et intracellulaire. – Troisième Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga, 1997 25-28 juin. Thèses. 1997, p. 21.

 

  1. O. Heisele, A. Ferdats, R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, R. Petrovska. Altération de l’expression des antigènes associés au mélanome par les immunomodulateurs rigvir et lariphan. – J. Tumor Marker Oncology, 1998, vol 13, no 2, p. 55.

 

  1. Laganovska G., Feldmane G. Gestion de la cératite à virus herpès simplex. Congrès international d’ophtalmologie, Absrtacts, Amsterdam, 1998, p. 12

 

  1. Г.А.Лагановска, И.В.Валькова, Г.Я.Фелдмане. Копросу о лечении герпетического кератита. Офтальмологический Журнал, Одесса, 1999, 2б 102-105.

 

  1. Feldmane G., Chapenko S., Kozireva S., Volrate A., Murovska M. Effet antiviral de l’ARN double brin – Lariphan sur la production de HHV-8 dans la culture de cellules productrices de virus.AbstractBookof XI th International Congress of Virology9 – 13 Août 1999, Sydney Australie p. 309 – 310.

 

  1. Zilevica A., Ancupane I., Erenpreiss J., Miltins A., Feldmane G., Efficiency of a new antiviral drug Lariphan in the treatment of urogenital infections AbstractBookof XI th International Congress of Virology 9 – 13 August1999.Sydney Australia p . 310.

 

  1. Juris Ērenpreiss, Guna Feldmane, Jānis Zaļkalns. Thérapie antibactérienne dans la pratique de l’andrologie. Journal médical letton. 1999. p. 34-37.

 

  1. R. Brūvere, M. Pilmane, G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Loża. Cinétique des acides ribonucléiques double brin dérivés de cellules pendant la différenciation. Pathologie cellulaire analytique, 1999, vol. 18, N 1, p. 16.

 

  1. Gertrude Eniņa, Elita Kriķe, Māra Godļevska, Guna Feldmane, Ārija Volrāte Résultats de l’utilisation du larifan inducteur d’interféron dans le traitement des neuroinfections d’étiologie virale. Letton Medical Journal 2000, 7, 14.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, M. Pilmane, G. Feldmane, Ā Volrāte, D. Pjanova, V. Loža. Structures d’ARN double brin intracellulaires stimulées par différents facteurs de stress.Proc. Académie lettone. Sci. Section B, 2000, vol. 54, N 1/2, p. 18-24.

 

  1. G.Feldmane, S.Chapenko, S.Kozireva, V.Volrāte, M.Murovska Effet inhibiteur du Lariphan – un ARN double brin sur la charge virale dans le HHV-8 produisant la culture cellulaireBCBL-1. ZRaksti / LMA, sciences médicales fondamentales, 2001, pp.127-128.

 

  1. D. Pjanova, R. Brūvere, Ā. Volrate, G. Feldmane, N. Gabruseva, V. Loża. L’ARN double brin induit par l’interféron dans les cultures de cellules humaines est en corrélation avec l’apoptose Proc. Académie lettone. Sci. Section B, 2002, vol. 56, N 1/2, p. 24-29.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, G.Feldmane. Rigvir and Larifan – new immunologicals.Medicine, octobre 2005, 14

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5 REASONS WHY COLLAGEN IS ESSENTIAL FOR US!

  1. It’s anti-aging!

Collagen is an essential component of our skin, keeping the skin taut and supple. Consequently, the first signs of aging begin to appear on the skin in the form of dryness and wrinkles. As a dietary supplement, it helps maintain youth and reduce wrinkles.

The study, L’étude  which involved 69 women, found that after eight weeks of regular use of a collagen supplement, women had better skin elasticity, reduced wrinkles and smoother, smoother skin. It is important to note here that the effective daily amount of collagen should start at five grams (5000 mg).

 

  1. helps reduce cellulite and restores the vitality of hair and nails!

Due to the gradual decrease in collagen, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner as it ages. The “side effect” of this process makes cellulite more visible – everything that was hidden is now visible.

Consuming a collagen supplement helps make the skin more elastic. As a result, the skin looks smoother and the ugly bumps are hidden again.

In addition to the rejuvenating effect of the skin, the consumption of collagen helps shine discolored hair and make the nails more elastic and stronger.

 

  1. Help prevent age-related joint problems!

Do you think that at 40 you are no longer as flexible as your twenties? When you go up the stairs, do your knees show creaking or pain? Because collagen is an important component in muscles, joints, cartilage and even bones, a collagen supplement can reduce these sensations. In recent years, the use of collagen has also been studied in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

 

Example: 147 athletes who experienced joint pain were tested during which they regularly consumed collagen for 24 weeks. The result – a significant reduction in joint pain. ont été testés

  1. Supports metabolism and muscles!

Collagen contains many essential amino acids that the body needs to function effectively on a daily basis. For example, glycine supports muscles and metabolism by being involved in the process by which glucose is converted into energy. Therefore, it is good to consume a collagen supplement after sports and also for people who work hard on a daily basis

  1. Supports the heart and many other important processes in the body!

Supplements containing hydrolyzed collagen also contain almost 20 different essential amino acids, each of which plays an important role in our bodies. For example, proline is an amino acid whose function in the body is to help prevent the calcification of arteries and the deposition of fatty substances on the arterial wall.

 

Collagen supplementation is certainly not a panacea for all diseases, but it has been shown in various studies that it has a positive effect on our body and our skin. So why not try a few lessons yourself?

Warning! The loss of collagen in the body is caused not only by aging, but also by stress, smoking, lack of sleep, excessive exposure to the sun and even many diseases. Therefore, try to gradually reduce the harmful factors that can cause you to prematurely age. And the collagen supplement helps you on your way to a beautiful, young and healthy lifestyle!

What is dry oil? How to pick the best oils for face and body?

It’s oil that does not leave an oily feeling on the skin while providing good skin hydration. Dry oil is fluid and quickly absorbed. It nourishes the skin and enhances it. Its application is pleasant and it leaves a satin finish that pleases women.

It is ideal in summer to enhance your tan! It has the same advantages as classic body oil, without the disadvantages (no greasy effect, does not leave marks on clothes …) It is a simple and quick beauty treatment to adopt daily.

In addition, it is suitable for all skin types! These are vegetable oils that are full of benefits.

The vegetable oils contained in dry oils are particularly rich in unsaturated fatty acids (omaga 3 and omega-6). They also each have specific properties for targeted actions because they have more affinity for the skin. Dry oil will therefore be easily absorbed by the epidermis, while leaving a slightly satiny effect.

How are dry oils obtained?

To obtain dry oil, a vegetable texture agent and an emollient agent derived from coconut are added to the vegetable oils, which will make it possible to reduce the fatty aspect of the oils and give a slippery effect.

There is a wide variety of dry oils, due to the very large number of vegetable oils

 

The advantage of these oils is that you can use them for EVERYTHING! They are mainly intended for hydration of the body, but they can also be applied to the face, hair or even in the bath.

Surprising, isn’t it?

One product to do it all, the concept is tempting!

 

How does dry oil make your skin beautiful?

It strengthens the lipid barrier of the epidermis. It nourishes it in depth and restores its suppleness.

***best applied on damp skin***

How is dry oil used?

1.On the face, it is better to use it in the evening because of its slightly satin effect. You can apply your pure dry oil or by mixing a few drops with your night cream.

2.On the body, vegetable oil can be used on all dry areas using light massages. It can also be used on exposed parts for a touch of shine.

 

3.Dry oil can also Help tan or décolleté.

 

 

4.In the bath water, pour a few drops and take full advantage of its moisturizing properties

  1. It is also excellent for your hair:

Ideal for dry or brittle hair, it can be applied: A few minutes before shampooing to nourish the hair without weighing it down.
PRO TIP: Do a hair mask before bed, apply the oil all over the hair, massage the scalp thoroughly to nourish and stimulate it, and then brush to distribute the oil evenly.

Remember to put a towel on your pillow to avoid staining your sheets.

Shampoo next morning

 

How do you choose the right dry oil?

Organic cosmetic certified dry oils are made from natural ingredients that comply with environmental standards. Conversely, the conventional cosmetic industry has developed various processes intended to improve the texture and preservation of the vegetable oils contained in dry oils. These techniques are not very respectful of the environment and alter the benefits of vegetable oil.

Avoid hydrogenated or esterified oils.  Whether they are hydrogenated, esterified or refined, they are obtained through chemical processes with harmful environmental impact. Hydrogenation is a chemical reaction.

It involves adding a molecule of dihydrogen by catalysis to modify the structure of fatty acids contained in vegetable oil. This industrial technique has the consequence of producing an instability of the molecule composing vegetable oil – transformed into saturated fatty acids -, deteriorating it and therefore altering its virtues.

Esterification is a chemical process that involves mixing vegetable oil with another natural or synthetic ingredient such as triglycerides (derived from palm oil), caprates or cocoglycerides (fatty substances derived from coconuts).

Esterification is a hot reaction that will alter the active ingredients in vegetable oil.

Without forgetting that this process often requires the addition of synthetic solvents, that is to say from petrochemicals. Esterified oil therefore contains fewer nutrients and more solvents than natural vegetable oil.

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Should I massage it in?

Yes, just a few drops+ heat well in the hands to increase penetration + massage gently for a couple of minutes.

Detailed insight on puffiness and dark circles under eyes

Dark circles and puffiness are Age and gravity related First and foremost!

Age-related skin aging is the main factor in the appearance of various types of dark circles and puffiness. Sooner or later, everyone faces the appearance of these pockets that make the eyes look tired. As we age the covering of adipose tissue which protects the eyeball from its bone cavity and from external aggressions disappears with time. The very delicate skin below the eye, which loses collagen over the years, is also affected by gravity, which draws fat down by stretching the skin.

With age, the orbicular muscle in turn slides down and no longer holds the underside of the eye. Thus manifests the ptosis (sagging) of the fatty tissues which maintain the structure of the face, in particular at the level of the cheekbone.

The lymphatic system becomes slower and, is most likely responsible for the puffiness under the eyes.  The fluid contains white bloods cells, and other organic residue which purifies the body is no longer moving fast.

Vessels in the lymphatic system which drain these residues lodged in the tissues can result in small edemas if their circulation, slows down more.

 

1. Blue dark circles

They are called vascular circles and correspond to the appearance of a bluish circle around the eye. In this case, dark circles are caused by a dysfunction of the blood and lymphatic circulation, which normally drains several elements and in particular, the pigments of the blood. Accumulated, blood pigments can form a heap under the thinnest layers of the skin. Age or  genetic reasons, cause microcirculation of the lower eyelid becomes less effective.

The blood capillaries, mainly composed of collagen https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen-benefits, thus become more distended and a venous stasis appears until pigmenting the skin.

2. BROWN DARK CIRCLES

The mechanisms leading to their formation are varied. Since the epidermis and dermis of the lower eyelid are really very thin (less than 0.6 mm thick), the skin easily shows excess pigment and  the accumulation of melanin pigments in the surface layers of the epidermis.

Dark circles tend to appear most frequently in India and the Middle East, Caribbean where people have darker skin tones. They also often appear in people with a family predisposition to produce melanin in the areas around the eyes.

When they are due to hyperpigmentation they are

very difficult to treat, and the demand is great, especially for ethnic skin so far Peeling gives the best results.

3. Violet colored dark circles

Before treating them, it is necessary to know the causes of the appearance of Hereditary dark circles or signs of aging, they appear on people with thin and transparent skin. These dark circles are accentuated by poor blood circulation. Dark circles can also be the result of a side effect of certain diseases or allergies

 

4. Sunken eyes

Finally, a distinction is also made between so-called pigmentary rings and dark circles called hollows. They are often the result of the disappearance of the fat which is between the skin (very thin on the lower eyelid) and the orbital bone: this phenomenon is called “skeletonization” or “orbitalization” of the eyes. You can then see the edge of the orbital bone through the skin.

 

OTHER CAUSES OF dark circles

But dark circles can appear in other circumstances.

  • For example, bile or liver problems can cause dark circles.
  • In some cases of constipation or poor elimination, the eyelids may even turn green.
  • Periods of hormonal changes such as menstruation, pregnancy or menopause can also cause the appearance of dark circles.

 

There are two main causes for the  under the eye pockets

  1. Water retention

The edema responsible for swelling under the lower eyelid can have multiple origins: lack of sleep, too rich a diet, alcohol or tobacco, which is known to be harmful for venous and lymphatic microcirculation. All these factors contribute to the retention of liquids in the body and cause the appearance of puffiness.

Did you know that salt can promote the appearance of puffiness under the eyes and the swelling effect on the eyes?

Dark circles that are a bit more swollen are due to water retention and come from salty food.

Avoid adding too much eating salt can help you avoid dark circles and bags under the eyes.

Cold to eliminate puffiness the cold is a good ally for removing bags under the eyes. The cold helps tighten the skin and reduce the effect of puffy and ringed eyes.

Here is a quick tip to immediately reduce swelling under the eyes

 Take two ice cubes and place them in a small towel.

  • Place the towel under your eyes. -Never place the ice cubes directly on the skin
  • Leave on for 5 minutes to reduce puffiness.
  1. Fatty Deposits

Over the years, fatty deposits can also build up under the eyes. It is a displacement of the fat which protects the eye and which is normally found in the orbit. It can be a simple sagging of the skin and muscles around the eye due to aging, but it can also occur in a congenital or hereditary field.

 

Here are some of the best ways to reduce dark circles, puffiness and Sunken eyes

 

1. Blepharoplasty

One of the best options for maintaining a bright, rested look throughout the day is surgery. There are of course many natural remedies to help reduce puffy dark circles, but when the cause of the problem is an excess of fat and skin in this area of ​​the face blepharoplasty is the best way to remove dark circles.

It consists of correcting the appearance of the pockets under the lower eyelid,by allowing the excess tissue to be repositioned and strengthen the muscles surrounding the lower part of the eyeball.

2. lipofilling method.

It consists of injecting the person’s own fat to restore volume and fill a void. The Do make sure to choose the right specialist, who must absolutely master the technique. In fact, unlike what happens with hyaluronic acid, the fat is not absorbable and, once the injection is made, the result is long lasting

3.Moisturizing creams

To prevent the appearance of dark circles, it is especially important to moisturize the eye area, with moisturizing creams and serums enriched with antioxidants. After thirty, bet on anti-aging treatments that will plump and smooth the eye area.

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Gels:  for the eye area are real allies to stimulate micro-circulation and decongest the eyes to reduce bluish circles or puffiness

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4. Vitamin K

It is important to remember that a good intake of vitamin K has a concealer effect. And yes, vitamin K is essential for hemostasis (blood clotting) and the metabolism of bones and other tissues.

Vitamin K is found in …

  • Certain vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, spinach, peas, cauliflower, artichoke, lettuce, celery, chicory, leek, potato)
  • Certain herbs and roots such as parsley and chicory.
  • Certain cereals such as oats

 

 

5. Makeup

Use concealer. It is the most effective trick to fight against the shadows created by the hollow of your dark circles. Choose a color very close to your natural complexion. https://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/makeup-tips/eyes/how-to-choose-and-use-concealer.html

Careful, the concealer may make you look even more tired. Tap the material with your finger in the hollow. Then apply a little highlighter in the inner corner of the eye. To gain volume under your eyes, you can also use a silicone eraser and apply over your concealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Functions of Hyaluronic acid on your skin

Hyaluronic acid is one of the best moisturizer and plumpin ingredients around.  It comes in multiple amounts of molecular weights, each having an exact role in either plumpin, moisturizing or calming dehydrated skin.

Here are the top ten

  • 1.Designed to have an increased permeation through the skin compared to high molecular weight hyaluronic acid
  • 2.Rejuvenates the skin by improving its viscoelastic properties and can help decrease the appearance of wrinkles
  • 3. Hydrates the top layers of the skin, the epidermis, for smoother, softer skin by helping to lock-in moisture
  • 4.Topically sodium hyaluronate transforms the dermis layer of your skin into a super-sponge for your face by helping to maintain and attract water within the extra-cellular space, to hydrate the skin and increase its volume and density
  • 5. Plays a role in tissue hydration, lubrication.
  • 6. Its hydrating properties result in increased smoothness, softening and decreased wrinkles.
  • 7. Enhances suppleness and elasticity
  • 8. Plumps up the appearance of the skin
  • 9. Maintenance of constant moisture
  • 10. High water holding capacity
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You’ve heard of Niacinamide, but what is it exactly?

Niacinamide works in two ways. First, it increases the production of collagen, a protein that is part of the basic structure of the skin. Second, the production of glycan decreases.

Too many technical terms? Let’s say that collagen is very good, because it keeps the skin cells together, and the glycans are bad, because they are responsible for the appearance of wrinkles on the skin … so that niacinamide improves the first and reduces the second. That is, its purpose is to improve the texture of your skin, by reducing the signs of aging that make your face look younger.

How does it work on the skin?

What are its actions? It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as a cellular communication booster. She can talk to many types of skin cells, asking them to make normal, healthier, younger cells. In fact, by stimulating the production of ceramides, the lipids that form the cement between the cells of the epidermis, the skin is stronger, protected from dehydration and the penetration of irritants.

There are no contraindications. “In the form of a serum, a few drops are enough for the entire face before applying the moisturizer, says Nassim Hamek. Not particularly sensitive to light or oxidation, and not photosensitizing, it can be applied during the day as by night.”

Niacinamide easily penetrates the skin and is not irritating

Soothing

Niacinamide neutralizes the irritation process and reduces itching by acting on the mechanisms involved (in particular by inhibiting histamine).

Anti-age spots

The application of nicotinamide-based treatments (between 2 and 5%) is effective in lightening pigment spots, results linked to the increase in collagen production induced by the active ingredient. The action is certainly progressive but less irritating than vitamin C.

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It is made up of two compounds: nicotinic acid or niacin and nicotinamide or niacinamide.

Synthesized by the body but in too small a quantity, as well as easily eliminated in the urine, vitamin B3 must thus be provided by our food in the form of recommended daily allowances.

Its properties are used topically for:

  • Improvement of the barrier function of the skin: it reduces irritation in the presence of an irritant agent while improving the texture of the skin;
  • Acceleration of cell differentiation and scarring: vitamin B3 is a moisturizing active ingredient that can be used to fight against atopic states and skin dryness; boost micro-circulation of the skin

So why is it so successful today? Probably because more and more people report having reactive skin. The blame for pollution, our stressful lifestyle and also sometimes poor nutrition. So many factors that increase the risk of inflammation and imbalance, in addition to the application of irritant treatments, including some natural formulas based on essential oils

4 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD You Need to Know

Many people now turn to Cannabidiol for remedy during health challenges. Cannabidiol or CBD is just one out of over 100 compounds extracted from cannabis or marijuana plant. The absence of mind-altering properties, or tetracannabinol, is a reason for its growing popularity.

Consequently, TV shows and news reports promote this natural remedy by featuring programs related to CBD. Interestingly, an increasing number of people are using CBD oil as a better option for normal medications. CBD is becoming increasingly useful to modern medicine and its benefits have drawn the attention of many researchers.

Let’s look at these health benefits one after the other.

  1. Pain and Inflammation

Since its discovery in 2900BC, marijuana has been effective in the relief of pain and other body symptoms. The human body has the endocannabiniod system responsible for appetite, sleep, and pain. Amazingly, the intake of CBD directly impacts the endocannabiniod receptors, leading to the reduction of pain and inflammation.

Even an oral spray of CBD, and a combination of tetracannabinol (THC), treats symptoms linked to multiple sclerosis. For instance, to prove the effect of CBD, Sativex, which is a mixture of CBD and THC, was administered to 58 selected persons. Within 30 days of consistent use, this group experienced a prolonged improvements in walking, muscle spasms and pain relief.

  1. Depression and Anxiety

The effects of anxiety and depression are often too terrible to imagine. They affect the entire body and even attack the mind in a severe way. Little wonder the World Health Organization ranks depression and anxiety among the major causes of worldwide disability.

However, CDB oil serves is effective in treating depression and anxiety. Today, many who suffer from these disorders prefer to undergo cannabidiol treatment. Unlike benzodiazepines associated with insomnia, agitation and sexual dysfunction, no side effects come with CBD.

  1. The Heart and Blood Pressure

The heart is a vital organs of the body, and once it malfunctions, the entire body senses danger. High blood pressure can cause stroke, metabolic syndrome, heart attack and, in some sad cases, sudden death.

Recents studies have indicated that CBD helps to reduce stress and is effective in treating symptoms of high blood pressure. CBD oil contains stress-reducing properties and powerful antioxidants that are responsible for lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation and cell death in patients.

  1. Rest and Sleep

Sleep is a natural occurrence in all human beings and even some special plants take time to rest. When the body is deprived of sleep for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to several health problems. Some sleep-related issues are sleep disorders, insomnia and the inability to fall asleep at the proper time.

CBD oil can help in overcoming these symptoms and promoting better sleep. Taking the recommended dose of CBD activates the receptors responsible for sleep cycles. And a normal sleep cycle involves enjoying quality time and allowing the brain and body to rest.

Final Word

Scientists spend time and resources trying to research and unlock the power within some common plants in our environment. The health benefits of cannabidiol are so many that new discoveries are still being made. Now we do not know what more benefits await us by the time we wake in the morning.

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Learn how CBD can improve your menopause symptoms.

Menopause is a season of change, but not always for the better.  We now know CBD, can help

One of the symptoms associated with menopause is hot flashes. However, little is known about what causes them.

Another common symptom of menopause is mood swings. Estrogens directly affect a woman’s mood and when estrogen levels fluctuate, they can cause severe mood swings. It is also known that women have a higher risk of developing depression during the menopause process.

Pain is another symptom associated with this natural process that all women go through in their adult lives. Hormones fluctuate, and so does the menstrual cycle. This means that women go through irregular periods and, at times, can suffer from migraines and cramps.

Another symptom of decreased production of the hormone estrogen is bone loss. Estrogen plays a key role in the growth and repair of bones. A deficiency of this hormone causes bone loss and erosion. In 2009, a study found that cannabinoid receptors in our bodies directly affect bone formation. This means that treatment with cannabinoids could successfully reverse bone loss and prevent things like osteoporosis.

Insomnia can also be caused by the obstructive nature of other menopausal symptoms. If the woman experiences severe pain, hot flashes or chills during the night, this may prevent her from resting properly.

Pain during intercourse from dryness and vaginal atrophy

Dryness and loss of hair

Decreased sexual desire

Slower metabolism and weight gain

Increased prevalence of urinary tract infections

Role of the endocannabinoid system during menopause

The endocannabinoid system is a system of retrograde endogenous neurotransmitters composed of cannabinoid receptors. Its main function is to regulate endocrine, immune tissue, and brain functions. It also has secondary functions which include pain relief, sleep regulation, good bone growth, and mood stabilization.

During menopause, the system deteriorates and leads to deregulation of estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms of menopause come from this hormonal deregulation.

CBD for menopause

  1. It helps balance natural estrogen levels, which is great for dealing with anxiety and mood swings
  2. It has been shown to be beneficial in providing relief from body pain, because CBD is also primarily known to be useful in treating chronic, moderate and severe joint and muscle pain.
  3. CBD works wonders for managing depression and frustration, unlike harmful addictive drugs
  4. CBD naturally produces endocannabinoids in the body, making treatment more natural and less harmful

 

How to use CBD?

Depending on the problem area, there are several ways to use CBD. To improve skin quality, creams and oils for external use are made to be applied directly to the skin. For sleep disorders and mood swings, oils in the form of vapor or edible oils allow CBD to quickly penetrate into blood vessels. These can also be mixed with food or a liquid. Another method of use for localized action is the oils and sprays to be applied under the tongue. Certain cannabis species that are particularly high in CBD can be used as medical marijuana, subject to local laws.

How much CBD to use?

Everyone reacts differently to CBD. The recommended amount may vary from product to product, which can cause confusion. Also, the dosage may change depending on the CBD concentration of the oil used. On average, a dose of 25 mg per day is effective for most people. The amount can be increased little by little until the symptoms go away. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor for advice on a more suitable dosage.

 

CBD is definitely one of the best answers to the challenges women face during their menopause. It should also be taken regularly for other types of illnesses and medical conditions, to help manage the common menopausal symptoms that every woman goes through during her lifetime.

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  2. Kogan, Natalya M., et al. „Cannabidiol, a Major Non‐Psychotropic Cannabis Constituent Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts.“ Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 30.10 (2015): 1905-1913. []

What happens to Collagen as we age, and reach menopause?

Did you know that, thanks to sex hormones, women have naturally softer skin than men?

Estrogens are a major contributor to the formation of collagen, a fibrillary protein. During youth, your skin is made up of 80% collagen. As long as this structure, similar to a rope, works optimally, your skin remains smooth and soft. Collagen is able to swell up and this, swelling capacity allows it to store water efficiently.

Your skin is strong from the inside. As our hormone levels decrease, the epidermis becomes thinner and more fragile. The dermis below it loses a third of its collagen over the first five years following menopause. Our skin is less supple, and no longer properly hydrated.

Natural regulation of fat content does not work as well as it did in the younger years. All of this makes the skin drier and more fragile. Imperfections sometimes appear on the face.

Some women even get pimples at the beginning of menopause; hormonal variation is involved. The main cause is production of estrogen is slowed down; that of testosterone (male hormone) remains stable. In cases of excess testosterone, from the age of 50, pimples can suddenly appear the production our mucous membranes are also affected by these changes. About 40% of women notice vaginal dryness. The consequences are irritation and pain during intercourse. The risk of infection increases as we cannot fight off germs and fungi as we used to.

 

While it may not be possible to prevent these changes in our skin, we can slow the process down.  When it comes to irritation and imperfections here are a few tips on what to use, so that our cosmetics don’t aggravate the situation.

 

 

  1. Choose a body wash that is mild and not too drying
  2. Choose a shower that is not too hot, it dries the skin less than a bath.
  3. The application of a cream is essential. Creams or gels containing organic substances such as hyaluronic acid help the skin stay hydrated. This is particularly important for parts of the body such as the shins, which are often extremely dry in women, and which are liable to flake.
  4. For the face, be careful to avoid irritable substances such as alcohol, perfumes or preservatives, as they can be harmful to sensitive skin.
  5. As you reach middle age, the skin of the face needs a lubricating and moisturizing cream, to be applied twice a day.
  6. Experiments with the most diverse skincare products also show that these products do more harm than they treat.
  7. Do consult your dermatologist (strongly recommended).
  8. In case of dryness or vaginal irritation, anything that improves the irrigation of the pelvis is beneficial, such as perineal gymnastics, walking or cycling.

To relieve pain during intercourse, a lubricating gel may be helpful (https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/product/luvoil-venus-with-cbd-200-mg/)

Resveratrol, precious ally against dark spots!

 

There are several types of resveratrol, however only, Trans-Resveratrol is the one that is in  bio active form; this means that it is the one readily available to make a difference on your skin (Morganna’s Express spot remover)…

In other words, it is able to fight against the accumula

tion of oxidative species harmful to cell survival

The powers of this polyphenol, derived from the seeds of grapes, are few but mighty:

Powerful antioxidant:

This action gives resveratrol protective effects and anti-aging potential.

It helps protect the body and prevent premature skin aging.

Anti-inflammatory activity studies show that resveratrol can reduce inflammatory responses.

This natural anti-inflammatory property may therefore be good in fighting against chronic inflammation.

Remember, just by walking from our car to our house, there could be enough damage done by the sun to provoke this inflammation under your skin!

When, skin is deeply wrinkled, spotted, reddened, dehydrated, and weakened, the collagen and elastin fibers, constituting the extracellular matrix of the dermis, are disorganized and degraded, the skin tissues prone to inflammation.

In the skin, oxidation is a major phenomenon responsible for cell aging. It damages the skin cells both in the epidermis and the dermis and contributes to their degeneration. The antioxidant power of Resveratrol has been proven to be superior to that of vitamins C and E. A scientific study has shown that Resveratrol is 95% effective in preventing lipid peroxidation, compared to 65% for vitamin E and 37 % for vitamin C.

Fight against Free Radicals:

Resveratrol is also known to stimulate the proliferation of healthy cells and the synthesis of collagen by protecting the dermal matrix against toxic enzymes and improving the functioning of fibroblasts responsible for the production of collagen.

Antioxidants would therefore be precious allies to help the skin fight against free radicals produced in high concentration during oxidative stress. As their name suggests, antioxidants are inhibitors of oxidation and they will help remove excess free radicals from cells.

 

Resveratrol (trans-resveratrol) is indeed a polyphenol which is particularly active in all of our cells. It protects them from the destructive effects of free radicals. It also inhibits the oxidation processes (oxidative stress) that cause damage to our cell membranes.

In the early 1990s, the research scientist Serge Renaud was talked about in the United States by explaining the famous French Paradox. His studies tended to prove that the French were more than three times less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease thanks to the high content of resveratrol in red wine. Since then, numerous studies on the benefits of this antioxidant have highlighted its protective action for the whole of our body.

Amazing skincare Rituals of asian women

Did you know that the average Asian woman dedicates over 2 hours of her day to her skincare products?

Did you also know that Japanese women typically consume cartilage soups (Bone broths, fish heads) to consume the collagen it contains? This is an the effort to stay looking eternally young.

In a previous blog, we pointed out the Asian skin is different the fact it has few sebaceous glands, with a tendency to “hyper-dryness” in certain areas, making it look dull. In fact, many women in Asia have a delicate epidermis, making it very delicate in nature:
https://www.morgannasalchemy.com/depth-look-asian-skin-type-differs-others/ 

Here are some more secrets from their vaults:

  1. Beauty that comes from within:

Essentially based on the Chinese pharmacopoeia, green tea and a healthy diet, the lifestyle of Asian women has a real impact on the beauty and youth of their skin: In addition to fighting against the effects of time by using conventional cosmetics, they rely on nature – and more particularly on food, favoring fruits and vegetables, rice and Chinese mushrooms.

Rich in vitamin B, as well as iron, calcium and magnesium, these foods, while excellent for the blood, heart and lungs, also have the effect of rejuvenating skin; Eating habits which, by eliminating toxins and purifying the body from the inside, also prevent the appearance of pimples, blackheads and other imperfections.

 

  1. follow the “4-2-4” method

Many Asian women use the “4-2-4” method. For four minutes, rub face with hydrophilic oil

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Then, for two minutes, apply cleansing foam. And finally, for four minutes, rinse the skin with water. This type of facial cleansing with oil is known as double cleansing.

  1. Use a Konjac sponge

For gentle facial cleansing, try using the Konjac sponge. The latter is made from the roots of a plant of the same name originating in Asia, and is also known as konnyaku. Before you start using it, let it soak for a few minutes in lukewarm water so that it softens. Then wring it lightly and, with circular movements, cleans the skin from the forehead to the chin

  1. Massage your face

First, heat a small amount of cream in your hands to release and increase the product’s active ingredients. After application, gently penetrate the product by tapping with the palms of the hands from the bottom of the face upwards to drain the micro-circulation. Always remember to extend the cream and the masks on the neck and décolleté! Just like the face, these are sensitive and overexposed parts that need to be hydrated.

  1. Body brushing

Using a soft bristle brush (there are specific for the face), dry brushing removes dead skin, gently exfoliates and oxygenates the blood

  1. Facial steam bath

Relaxes the face and unclogs pores. Embellished with a c. to s. thyme and a tsp. to s. of green tea, the steaming water deeply purifies the skin.

  1. Masking:

Japanese and Korean girls love it. Once a week, they offer themselves an intensive care, based on rice flour, pearl powder or green tea

  1. Layering ritual,

It consists in applying, in order, an oily makeup remover, an aqueous cleanser, a soothing lotion, a serum, an eye area and, finally, a moisturizer.

Finally, Have you noticed that Japanese women have the habit of wearing sunglasses and a parasol even when it is not sunny? it is above all a means of protection against the rays of the sun which harm our skin, even when there are clouds. Likewise, many Asian women protect their skin from photoaging by using SPF creams in order to avoid getting dark spots and uneven skin tone: check out our natural Serum with Niacinamide and our Resveratrol cream

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Mango butter is a cocktail of youth for the skin and hair

The vitamin C found in mango stimulates the production of collagen and thus helps preserve the suppleness and youthfulness of the skin. Anti-aging virtues accentuated thanks to antioxidants and polyphenols which fight premature aging of the skin. In addition to its ability to slow the signs of aging, the essential fatty acids present in mango butter make it an excellent moisturizer for the skin.
Just like phytosterols which have anti-inflammatory properties while helping the skin to fight against wrinkles. Applied daily, the mango butter leaves the skin soft and plump. A wonder for dry skin!
antioxidants: which effectively fight aging of the skin
squalene: which naturally stimulates the production of collagen
essential fatty acids: for hydration
 Antioxidant, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C, by itself, it hydrates the skin and hair, slows down their aging but also boosts the production of collagen

Here are two DIY recipes for you to try at home

Here are two DIY recipes for you to try at home

1. Mango butter pre-poo. For this DIY you need:

2 tablespoons of mango butter

1 tablespoon of shea butter

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of organic olive oil.

Melt the butters and oil in a bain-marie while mixing. Add the honey off the heat and let it cool a little. Apply everything on your hair from roots to tips, and leave for an hour under a plastic cap before your shampoo. 2. Whipped cream for the body with mango butter. For this recipe you will need: 30 grams of mango butter, 20 grams of organic coconut oil, 2 grams of vegetable glycerin (for sweetness), 8 drops of vitamin E 8 drops of aromatic mango extract mango. Melt the butter and oil in a double boiler. Remove from the heat, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well before allowing to cool. Once hardened, whisk until you get a creamy but airy texture.

2. Whipped cream for the body with mango butter. For this recipe you will need:

30 grams of mango butter,

20 grams of organic coconut oil,

2 grams of vegetable glycerin (for sweetness),

8 drops of vitamin E

8 drops of aromatic mango extract mango.

 

Melt the butter and oil in a double boiler. Remove from the heat, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well before allowing to cool. Once hardened, whisk until you get a creamy but airy texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I know if my skin is dry or dehydrated?

Remember all skin types can also be dehydrated.

The terms “dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” can sometimes be confusing, and yet it is not the same problem!

Dehydrated skin is a transient condition, when dry skin is a type of skin

Dehydrated skin is caused by an alteration of the skin barrier. The hydrolipidic film is damaged, and the skin is more reactive to external aggressions.

 The Result: lack of flexibility, tightness in certain conditions (temperature and humidity of the place), and appearance of small fine lines or expression lines. In the case of dehydrated skin, these symptoms are not constant; they are temporary and appear periodically. For example, it is not uncommon to have dehydrated skin when winter arrives, because skin loses its natural hydration with the cold.

To know if you have dry skin, there are some typical clinical signs: You experience tightness, irritation, and even itching throughout the day.

It’s a persistent discomfort that has accompanied you since childhood; it’s your skin nature, not a passing state. In people with dry skin, it is not uncommon to see fine cracks on the skin, and sometimes even cracks.

 Although dry and dehydrated skins are two different things, certain “risk factors” are common: extreme temperatures, skin aging, genetic inheritance, taking drugs or contact with aggressive products. If the skin can be soothed with appropriate care, identifying the cause of dryness or dehydration is essential.

Dry or dehydrated skin: the difference between hydration and nutrition

To better understand the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, we must first understand the difference between hydration and nutrition of the skin. Our skin is naturally made up of an aqueous part, which is a mixture of water and sweat. This aqueous part is supplemented by a lipophilic part, that is to say lipids, essentially sebum. On normal skin, these two phases are perfectly balanced, which allows the skin to be supple and comfortable, with an adequate dose of water and lipids.

Water is the crucial element of our skin tissue; it travels from the dermis to the surface of the skin, hydrating all the intermediate layers in its path. This phenomenon is called Insensible Water Loss. When skin is dehydrated, the hydro lipid film, which protects the skin and regulates its loss of water, suffers from deterioration. It no longer stops the loss of water, creating a lack of hydration.

 

In dry skin, there is a natural lack of lipids in the skin. You can have dry skin without having dehydrated skin. In this case, the skin does not need moisturizing care, but a nourishing care, which will nourish the skin with lipids to restore comfort.

In order to have less skin, that is not so dry it is essential to nourish your skin, by providing it with lipids. This lipid intake will create a barrier, which will protect your skin from external aggressions. Thus, the skin cells remain well bonded to each other, maintaining the balance of the skin.

 

To soothe your dry skin, opt for a nourishing cream rich in lipids, or an oily serum adapted to your skin.

At Morganna’s Alchemy, we work a lot with Cold press Mango butter, an excellent hydrator with the many skin healing properties

How to keep your nerves from cracking this holiday season

Adaptogenic plants have become very known and popular for their many virtues of helping our system achieve homeostasis. This Means that our body becomes happy and, not stressed. They will help to reduce our cortisol levels, which is the hormone that puts us in a constant flight or fight mode.

The holidays are here and also the stress that goes with shopping, cooking, and still making ends meet.  We are happy to see our loved ones, however the reality is that it still adds stress to our lives.

The following tonic is a combination of various leaves and roots known for their relaxing and calming effects.

You can find most of them at your neighborhood organic stores and it tastes good too.  

You can also, prepare this and serve to the entire family!

Here is a great recipe to a special tonic that will help relax your nervous system.

 

Morning tonic for the nervous system

 Preparation time for infusion: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml of simmering (almost boiling) water

¼ cup of sacred basil leaves

¼ cup of nettle leaves

 ¼ cup of gotu kola

1 C. liquorice root powder

Preparation: Infuse the herbs in water for 5 to 7 minutes.

Filter and serve.

What exactly does CBD do for the skin?

CBD promotes many beneficial processes on healthy skin cells, it also works at fixing damaged skin cells.  Research on specific benefits of CBD is on specific outcomes are well documented.

 

  1. Anti-inflammatory:

The research on CBD shows that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance. Many studies have supported these claims, citing specific findings, including one from 2010 that found that CBD reduces inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.

What is the relationship with the skin? Essentially, everything from the daily irritation of the epidermis to real skin diseases is caused or aggravated by inflammation. CBD has great potential to  reduce the inflammatory response of your  skin – thereby soothing the affected skin areas.

 

The anti-inflammatory effects, of CBD on skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis have just been brought to light as well very recently. CBD can block interleukins and prevent the formation of psoriatic plaques.

 

2. Inhibits the over activity of  sebaceous glands:

A key trigger of the skin condition called acne vulgaris is an overactive sebum production. A recent study found that CBD has a role in anti-acne cellular actions, “including its sebum reduction potential. In essence, the anti-proliferative nature of CBD on sebocytes helps to limit lipid production and thus restricts the overproduction of sebum.

 

3. Promotes cell proper proliferation:

Another promising aspect of CBD in skin care is its action promoting the proliferation and differentiation of cells. Its powerful antioxidant properties over-perform other commonly used substances and are now used in anti-aging creams. For people with specific skin conditions, CBD could be particularly helpful as it encourages more effective cell differentiation.

 

Top foolproof ways to tighten a sagging neck

 

Exercising the muscles of your face and neck, can be very beneficial and you will see results rapidly with the following methods.

To firm flabby neck skin, it is possible to do many exercises that stretch and work the muscles of the neck and those of the lower part of the face. Repeat these exercises once or twice a day to strengthen and firm your neck

  • Place one hand on your forehead. Then push your head against your hand without moving your head forward. You should feel the muscles in your neck contract. Hold this position for about ten seconds. Then, squeeze your hands behind your head and push the head back to create pressure. Keep this position for about ten seconds.
  • To do this exercise, you will have to sit with your back straight. Close your mouth and flip your head to point your chin to the ceiling. Then, operate your mouth, mimicking a chewing movement. Thus, you will work the muscles of your neck and your face. Repeat the movement twenty times
  • Sit with your back straight, close your mouth, and lift your head so that your chin is pointing towards the ceiling. This time, the movement is to make your lips work as if you are going to kiss someone. Repeat this exercise twice. It is possible to feel the same sensation as in the previous exercise, but in fact you will work different muscles in the face and neck
  • Be careful doing this exercise so you do not strain your neck. Lie on your bed and let your head hang out of bed. Slowly and carefully lift your head towards your chest, using your neck. Lower your head gently. Repeat the movement about five times.

Always hydrate and treat the area with a specialized firming lotion for the neck.

Our Neck and Decollette Cream with Eldelweiss Stem Cells, is specially made to firm and tighten the jowl area.

Learn how Topical CBD can increase Women’ Sexual Wellness

Communication and emotional connection with your partner contributes to satisfying sex life. Today, there is an increased interest in the influence of CBD on sexual wellness, especially in women above that age of 45. Topical CBD is best as it gives you fast results of enhanced arousal and lubrication.

Are you in your menopause? Apply topical CBD to your genital organs, to derive the following benefits:

  1. Decreased Pain

Women aged 45 and above may experience pain during sex. This attributed to trauma from childbirth, hormonal imbalances, or injuries. Also, because the lining of their vagina is thin and produces less lubrication. These issues put a damper on their sex life, and you find that they do not want to engage. When you apply topical CBD to the inside of your vagina and outer, it is absorbed by the walls of your vagina. It helps in relieving the pain in the pelvis due to inflammation. It eases the tension in the pelvic muscles, which restricts penetration. And it also acts as a lubricant during sex. The use of lube leads to intense arousal, enjoyable, and pain-free sex life.

  1. Increased Sensitivity

The level of your arousal and lubrication influences penetration during sex. Women above 45 years often experience little or no sensation during sex. This is because they have low levels of estrogen. Which reduces lubrication and blood flow to the thin vaginal walls. The application of lube CBD will help increase blood flow through the vaginal walls. It also increases lubrication. This results in enhanced arousal and a well-lubricated vagina. Thus, easy penetration and mind-blowing orgasms.

  1. Increased Arousal

Estrogen ensures the thickness of blood vessels and blood flow in the genitals. It also enhances arousal, which makes sex feel amazing. Women in menopause have little or no estrogen. This means thin blood vessels, and no blood flow, hence no arousal. When topical CBD is applied to the vulva and vagina, it acts as a vasodilator. It increases the circulation of blood to the vessels. This enhances the chances of arousal and better penetration during sex. Also, the chances of having orgasms are enhanced.

Women who are in their menopause are not to shy away from wanting a better sexual life. If you are experiencing a snag in your sexual wellness, write to us and find the help you need info@morganna.northernagency.co.uk