Friday, September 18, 2009

I Love This Time Of Year!

It is the time to go see the trees starting to change colors here in Michigan.

But it also the time to start to renewed energy to your skin before the winter winds start blowing.

Dry skin is a very common skin problem and is often maddening during the winter when the humidity is low.

Here are some tips to help skin feel more comfortable during winter or anytime the air is dry.

1. Use a humidifier - If you dont' have one get one. With the windows closed and the heat on the air inside your home becomes very dry in the winter, making the dryness and itching of eczema even worse. Use a humidifier to place moisture in the air.

2. Say "No" to Hot Baths & Showers - Taking long, hot baths drys the skin and become more severe in the winter months. Try showering or bathing every other day instead of daily. Also try the short, lukewarm baths or showers routine, then when you get out pat yourself dry and moisturize right away. Appling lotion or body creme while you're skin is still damp.

3. Switch to an heavier moisturizer - (if you already battle dry skin) or a heavier lotion moisturize for other skin types.

Examples:

If you use the Pure Aloe Jelly for acne prone skin - try the Oil Free Moisturizer.
If you use the Oil Free Moisturizer for oil skin - try the Gentle Moisturizer.
Using the Gentle Moisturizer for normal to dry skin - you may want to switch to the Intense Moisturizer.

The heavier a moisturizer the more effectively it protects against moisture loss.

4. Before Going Outside in Winter - Apply a heavy layer of moisturizing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to the face, hands, and any other skin that may be exposed. This will act as a barrier to help protect against the harsh elements and is especially important if you will be outside for any length of time. Sunscreen is important in winter as the sun’s reflective powers are great year round - 17% on the sand and 80% on the snow.

Hey grab those gloves!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How To Pick the Perfect Skin Care Product For You

Today's skin-care consumer is justifiably confused, especially those confronting difficult skin issues such as eczema; psoriasis; adult acne; skin rashes; excessively oily, flaky and itchy skin; a combination of dry and oily skin areas; rosacea; and even a combination of conditions.

In selecting a skin care products, You need to know your skin type.

Your age also plays an important role in selecting a skin care products.

Some people believe your Sex makes a difference in what you select for your skin care.

I do not agree with this theory (even though there are facial skin care products for men and there are facial skin care products for women) I feel this is just spending money you do not need to.

After all, Oily skin is Oily skin as Dry skin is Dry skin.

Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, deep lines, and sagging skin are all characteristic of both men and women with Aging skin.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What Is Causing Your Dry Skin

Before you can treat dry skin properly, you need to know what's causing those dry, itchy patches. Here are some common causes of dry skin.

Your skin may feel tight and painful; it might look dull or red or flaky. This can be uncomfortable and even maddening. Then the itchiness you feel like you are infested with fleas.

Normal, healthy skin is coated in a thin layer of natural lipids, or fatty
substances. They keep in moisture, leaving the skin soft and supple.

One of the biggest problems people have with dry skin is from their soap! Commerical soap can quickly strip away your skin's protective oils. Most people choose unwisely when we're in the soap aisle of the supermarket. We go for harsh soaps that generate lots of lather and leave us feeling squeaky clean. "Those bubbles and all that lathering from soap removes the oils from the surface of the skin and dries it out."

For dry skin care, look for milder, gentle cleansing lotion with out harsh chemials and perfumes. (Unscented does not mean perfume free)

If you've been dealing with dry skin, you've probably already tried a moisturizer -- if not dozens. But while moisturizers are a crucial part of dry skin care, experts say that we don't always apply them very well. Or even right. You have to put on moisturizer when your skin is still damp. You've also got to get the moisturizer for your skin type.


Look for a gentle creme facial moisturizers and body lotions


that have no perfumes, mineral oil, petrolatum, Lanolin, or drying alcohols.

(What's NOT in L'Bri Pure n' Natural)

Simple Skin Care for Your Hands

Are you like most women, and your hand care is limited to using dishwashing detergent then and maybe then a drugstore hand cream.

First what is in that dishwashing detergent you are using? Water, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium pareth-23, sulfate C-12-14-16, dimethyl amine oxide, SD alcohol, undeceth-9, propylene glycol, cyclohexandiamine, polyacetate, protease, fragrance, FD&C blue, no phosphate.

Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

FD&C When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

So to protect and help improve the appearance of your hands right now -- and 20 years from now.

Try these easy ideas:

Whether it is cold weather or hot dish water, protect your hands.
In cold weather wear gloves and when you’re scrubbing those pots and pans in hot water or cleaning with bleach, put on some rubber or latex gloves.

Exfoliatation - removes the dead layer of skin leaving only smooth new skin.
If you don’t remove that dead layer of skin, the lotion probably won't work its way though it.

Using a gentle exfoliating product once a week you will notice younger smooth hands.

Keeping a aloe lotion at your sink, you’ll get into the habit of applying lotion after you wash and dry your hands. You’ll definitely notice an immediate difference after just a few days.

Make sure you read the label on your skin care lotion and it does not contain the harsh chemicals that are helping cause the damage

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Customers Love FabuLash!


Our new L’Bri FabuLash has already become a customer favorite!

I have always wanted longer, thicker eyelashes. I was afraid to try other products with the side affect warnings. After listening to and meeting the chemists behind FabuLash I felt so comfortable and excited to finally have a product I could trust. Within a week there were results. I love looking in the mirror and seeing the results. They are getting thicker and longer.

Ilene Meckley


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FabuLash is Fabulous!

Okay, I am the first to admit, I don't follow instructions. However, over the past few days I have used the FabuLash and it is already working. I would say that I have only applied it once a day, and have even missed a couple of days. However, I can already tell my lashes are growing longer and fuller. Though, I should have considered a more professional photographer (obviously I took these myself in poor light), here is some photo proof. These pictures were taken 10 days apart, with no mascara. Don't you love it when a product actually does what it says it will do?

Tammy Graham


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I have always looked at other people and asked why can’t I have lashes like theirs? I have tried all kinds of different mascara in an attempt to make my lashes (at least) look longer and fuller. So when Linda asked me to try the new FabuLash I was skeptical. I went home that evening and started the “growing process” and all I can say is WOW!! I would say I started to see noticeable results in about 4 short weeks. Now when I look in the mirror with or without mascara on, I can see longer fuller lashes. My husband even noticed, and anyone who is married knows that for him to notice it has to be quite a difference!

Sue Durrwachter


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When I received my tube of FABULASH and couldn't wait to start experimenting with my right eye. I began using it pretty much the way I was supposed to (I missed a few times) and LOW AND BEHOLD I have grown longer lashes! One of the first things I noticed was that my right eye lashes were hitting my glasses---just lightly. I noticed the lower lashes have grown faster (IT SEEMS ) than the upper ones but it may be you just can't see the upper as well at first. I asked my husband Neal if he could see a difference and he said yes unless I was putting more make-up to make them longer and thicker-----men!!!

I'm very blonde for those who don't know me to actually have longer fuller lashes is just a treat for me. I have to say they don't seem to have turned any darker but who cares. I think its been under 3 weeks so far but I saw a difference in 3 days. Happy FabuLash!!!

Shirley Welch


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Hi,

I started using FabuLash and noticed a difference in my eyelashes within several days! I could see eyelashes coming in where they were very sparse before and I definitely noticed a difference in the length. I have now used FabuLash for almost a month and am noticing how thick they are getting!! I have to comb them before I put my mascara on to keep them all in line! One more thing.....they are getting darker. I used to have reddish brown eyelashes and have not gone in public without mascara in 40 years.....I might just do it with my longer, darker lashes. ,"" l "",

Thanks for a great product. I didn't know that there was anything that could be done without side effects, but FabuLash is it!

Liz Kultgen


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I've only been using the FabuLash for a few weeks and boy can I tell the difference already! My bottom lashes are longer and the top are too! Thanks for making such a great product, which does not have any side effects like the one you see on TV!

Debbie Herolt


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