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The Incredible Healing Powers of Ozone for Skin and Oral Care

Jill Stacey

What the heck is Ozone? A place to enjoy things beginning with the letter O?

Ozone (O3) is an element in the atmosphere. It is an activated form of Oxygen which contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms that Oxygen (O2) contains. The additional atom of oxygen becomes a powerful, highly active element. You can feel ozone after a thunderstorm, near the ocean, or when you're in the mountains at high altitudes. The distinctive scents and feelings you experience in these places help you to recognize the potency of this element. Ozone is created when Oxygen combines with ultraviolet light and electrical discharges. It is present throughout the atmosphere, protecting the Earth by purifying the air and blocking harmful Ultra Violet Rays from the Sun. I. E. The Ozone Layer.

Treatment with Ozone

Ozone has a wide variety of benefits in the proper forms and circumstances. It is not safe to breathe directly, but when infused into other elements, its power can be harnessed in a way that can be immensely beneficial. Ozone produces a multi-faceted and complex effect on the human body. Ozone is Nature’s most powerful anti-microbial, destroying all pathogens, like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, upon contact.

When one uses ozone, only pure oxygen is left behind as the byproduct. Industrially, ozone is used to disinfect water, pools, and medical environments. Ozone is used throughout the world for the alternative medical treatment of serious infection, cancer, and immune disorders via intravenous therapy. It can also be injected into the body to regenerate and heal joints and areas of injury.

Ozone is also a powerful detoxifier (think of the ozone layer purifying our air and making life on Earth safe). Ozone has the capacity to carry plentiful amounts of oxygen into the cells of the body, cleaning out toxic accumulations. I have personally used ozone extensively for my own medical treatment via major and minor autohaemotherapy (when ozone is combined with the patient’s own blood and then is returned to the body via IV or injection), as well as insufflation. I have found it to be incredibly helpful in many ways.

Ozone is highly unstable on its own and when produced will only last for about 20 minutes in the air. But, when combined with blood for medical treatment or when infused over a long period of time into certain oils, it can be stabilized and utilized safely and beneficially. We can use certain types of oils to stabilize this highly unstable element in a safe and beneficial way.

Ozonated Oils for Skin

To create Elaa’s ozonated oils, cold pressed extra virgin organic olive oil goes through an extended process where ozone is bubbled through it. The process of fully infusing the oil with ozone takes many weeks. Once fully ozonated, the oil becomes a very thick and solid gel. Rare, special, and uniquely healing therapeutic essential oils are combined with the fully ozonated oil to dramatically enhance the healing properties of the ozonated oil. These essential oils also contribute additional healing and rejuvenating properties that make Elaa’s ozonated products for skin and oral care incredibly powerful and encouraging of overall optimum health.

With its amazing ability to address pathogens and toxins, ozone is phenomenal for treating skin conditions. When applied to the skin, After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm carries ozone’s powerful properties through the cells. It heals damaged tissues, cleanses and disinfects, and stimulates rapid healing. After the Rain stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells, and improves microcirculation. Dry skin will be moisturized, and swelling and inflammation will be calmed. After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm is superb for Acne, Rosacea, and Eczema. It also has a powerful affect for rejuvenating aging skin. After the Rain’s anti-aging benefits include: stimulation of cell growth and proliferation, free radical scavenging of harmful toxins, moisturizing facial conditioning. It repairs skin cells, boosts skin immunity, and improves skin structure.

Other healing benefits and uses for After the Rain – Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm include:

Cellulite Reduction

Sunburns and other burns

Wounds, cuts, ulcers

Insect bites and stings

Reduces swelling and redness

Calms the nerves and reduces the amount of pain in skin conditions

May increase cellular function and cellular memory

Reduces scarring

Good for animal wounds - it can be licked

Can be used as a natural under arm deodorant

Hemorrhoid reduction and healing

Sore muscles (helps to remove lactic acid from pores)

Ringworm

Bed Sores

Skin Yeast

Carbuncles

Dermatitis

Diaper Rash

That's a lot of healing power! Let's knock out those critters and skin calamities!

“Ozone is widely recognized as one of the best bactericidal, antiviral and antifungal agents and therefore it is employed as ozonated olive oil. The ozonated oil is now used topically for the treatment of war wounds, anaerobic infections, herpetic infections (HHV I and II), trophic ulcers and burns, cellulitis, abscesses, anal fissures, decubitus ulcers (bed sores), fistulae, fungal diseases, furunculosis, gingivitis and vulvovaginitis. Matsumoto et al. tested the efficacy of the ozonated oil in the treatment of fistulae and chronic surgical wounds and, in a series of 28 patients, the ozonated oil was fully effective in 27 cases without side-effects. Even radiodermatitis lesions in patients with cancer have been found to be beneficially influenced by exposure to ozonated oil.” [1]

Ozonated Oral Care

Ozone is also widely used by dentists to sanitize and clean the mouth and prevent infection before and after surgery or dental procedures. It also is restorative and healing for the teeth and gums, just as it is for skin. Fresh Breeze - Ozonated Oral Care Gel deeply stimulates every cell and gland in the mouth. It creates an accelerated process of cleansing and healing. It soothes pain, and inflammations are quickly soothed. Fresh Breeze - Ozonated Oral Care Gel also helps to clear toxins from the mouth and body, thus promoting systemic body health. 

 

 

References:

1. The Dual Action of Ozone on the Skin

G. Valacchi; V. Fortino; V. Bocci

The British Journal of Dermatology. 2005;153(6):1096-1100. 

 

Melasma and Hyperpigmentation - Caring, Natural, and Effective Treatment

Jill Stacey

Melasma, and all types of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration, can be big challenges to deal with. Sadly, many people become self-conscious of their skin (whatever the issue may be), and even feel embarrassment when going out in public. I also had melasma on my face after a swift hormonal shift. It bothered me for years, until I figured out what to do and it faded away. What helped me was to do everything I could to treat naturally and with love both externally and internally.

Rather than feeling that you have hide or disguise yourself, love yourself and your skin. You are beautiful all-ways, and deep acceptance of yourself in the present moment will help you live true to your essence and with love and grace. We can also actively work to heal and transform melasma and hyperpigmentation with internal, topical and lifestyle adjustments. With a little knowledge and effort, melasma can be healed naturally...plus, we will have learned a lot in the process. Read on to learn about the common skin condition known as melasma, and how to correct the imbalance.

what is melasma?

Melasma is a type of skin hyperpigmentation that causes discoloration over parts of the face. Commonly affected areas are the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. It is very common, affecting around 6 million people in the U.S. alone. About 90% of the people who experience melasma are women.

causes of melasma

There are many causative factors that can trigger melasma, including shifts in hormonal balance, high stress levels, excess melanin production, high toxic load in the body, and troubles with thyroid function. Many people think that melasma is caused by overexposure to the sun, but this isn't actually true. Sun may accentuate melasma, darkening the hyperpigmentation, but is not the root of the problem.

hormonal imbalance

The reason melasma is so much more common in women than men is because of the regular hormonal fluctuations that women experience. When a woman's hormones are balanced, everything functions more smoothly in her life. If any imbalances occur in her body, her hormones will most certainly be affected. And when the hormonal balance is off, we start to notice other things tipping out of balance as well. Commonly, the skin will signal to us a hormonal imbalance.

melasma and hormones

Estrogen-dominance is a common occurrence these days for women. When the progesterone level is too low, estrogen will dominate and cause all sorts of unpleasant effects. Slipping into a state of too much estrogen is not unusual at all in our modern day world, with the rise of xenoestrogenic materials and pollutants in our environment. Our bodies are sensitive, and our hormones can easily get out of balance.

Pregnancy is also a time of major hormonal shifts, which is why melasma will oftentimes show up. As a matter of fact, melasma has been termed the "pregnancy mask." Many women experience this hyperpigmentation during and after pregnancy.

In addition, the use of birth control pills and HRT can trigger melasma. Again, this is due to the hormonal balance being pushed in the direction of estrogen dominance.

hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration

So what's one to do once they are experiencing the hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration associated with melasma? I recommend taking a multi-directional approach. By combining lifestyle, internal and topical treatments, you will succeed and soar as you heal this skin condition.

melasma treatment - internal

The first step is to figure out what sort of internal imbalance you are dealing with, if you don't know already. Work with a health practitioner whom you trust and feel confident in. If hormonal imbalance is suspected, get the appropriate lab tests to find out exactly where you are at. This will help you develop a treatment plan, as well as monitor progress as you undergo treatment. You may also want to have your thyroid and adrenal functions assessed.

melasma treatment - topical

As you are working through the internal imbalances, you can expedite the external healing process by incorporating an effective, targeted treatment into your protocol. Elaa is honored to be able to offer an extraordinary formulation to those who are healing melasma. Sunshine Dew Brightening Vitamin C Serum is a natural hyperpigmentation treatment that's highly potent and concentrated, for use in the most stubborn cases of melasma, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone.

As with all of elaa's product offerings, you will find only the highest quality and most effective targeted ingredients in Sunshine Dew Brightening Vitamin C Serum It is highly anti-inflammatory, and significantly inhibits the the activity of tyrosinase and melanin production. It heals and restores skin to its most beautiful expression.

Steps to clearer, more even skin tone:

Step 1) Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew

This type of "Chemical" (100% natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids from fruits) exfoliator, is ideally used with a "mechanical" exfoliator, Pineapple Illuminating Polisher, which further promotes cellular renewal. The two work collaboratively to most effectively reveal fresh, glowing skin. First Cleanse Skin, then apply Glow. To Use with Pineapple Illuminating Polisher, leave Glow on for 20-30 min then apply Pineapple Illuminating Polisher in circular motions to face or area of treatment. Once you have massaged every surface of the treatment area, rinse. Mist with a Toner and finish with a Serum and Moisturizer of your choice. You may do this treatment 1-7 times per week, depending on your skin's sensitivity, and your desired result. 

glow - exfoliating fruit AHA dew

Glow Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew is a burst of fresh fruit acids for a radiant glow and a brighter, more youthful complexion. A fresh and juicy fruit and flower treatment for removing dead skin cells, treating acne, diminishing hyperpigmentation or age spots, reducing Milia or Keratosis Pilaris, improving wrinkles and fine lines, or simply creating a gorgeous, healthy glow.

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Step 2) Pineapple Illuminating Polisher

pineapple illuminating polisher

Reveal your radiant essence. This gentle, yet highly active microderm polisher leaves skin luminous. Pineapple enzymes renew the skin, while Velvet De Guérande tenderly buffs away dead skin cells and infuses it with rich minerals. Herbs and flowers calm, reduce inflammation, and cleanse the skin. Vitamins, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants revive dull and aging skin. You will glow with light shining from within. Refreshing, Reviving, utterly Illuminating!

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Step 3) Sunshine Dew Brightening Vitamin C Serum

sunshine dew - brightening vitamin C serum

Sunshine Dew now contains potent skin brightening ingredients and replaces Dawn Skin Brightening Dew, for the ultimate all-in-one vitamin C rich treatment for a glowing complexion. 

Capture the brilliant radiance of the sun with this natural vitamin C serum. It encourages a youthful, radiant complexion through the use of its unique natural anti-aging compounds. 

Naturally Bio-available Vitamin C protects and enhances collagen synthesis, diminishes hyper-pigmentation, and neutralizes free radicals. This serum utilizes nature's most potent solutions for bright and beautiful skin.

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melasma treatment - lifestyle

Finally, take a deep look at your overall lifestyle patterns. Remember that stress is a trigger for melasma. Stress actually plays a big role in all of our imbalances, including our hormonal balance and adrenal health. Its no mystery that living in our world can feel more than a little overwhelming sometimes. Find ways to nourish yourself by taking the time to make healthy dietary and lifestyle choices. Make a point to consciously relax when you are feeling stressed. Take the time to practice meditation, however this might look for you. Maybe it's being in nature, laughing out loud, or dancing your heart out.

 

Eczema - Effective, Natural, and Novel Treatment

Jill Stacey

Eczema is a frustrating and oftentimes painful skin condition. Its tricky to understand because, like many health conditions, the root cause is different for everyone. However, we can gain a deeper understanding of eczema and empower ourselves with life-transforming information that will assist in our healing. We can work through the eczema clearing process, and learn a lot along the way. Let's start by clearly defining eczema. . .

 

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that may be short-lasting or chronic. It is usually characterized by the following:

*severe skin dryness (eczema can also take on a weeping/wet characteristic)

*intense itchiness

*the appearance of dry, red, flaking, blistering, and cracking rashes on the body.

It also comes with a variety of different names, and it would seem that there are many different types of eczema, but these actually only refer to where on the body the rashes tend to occur.

What causes eczema?

If only there was one simple answer to every eczema sufferer's greatest question! Eczema may take on many different forms and feels with even more root causes. You can look for clues or causes by asking questions like: When did this first appear for me (did it first come on in infancy, childhood, adolescence or adulthood)? Does my eczema come and go or is it consistently there? Do certain external conditions seem to trigger a flare (seasons, climates, living environments)? Do internal conditions seem to trigger a flare (menstrual cycle, stress response, identified or unidentified illness)?

Highlighted below are four common contributors to eczema. These four things are oftentimes linked with one another. For example, toxin exposure and the body's inability to properly detoxify these toxins will lead to digestive issues, and ultimately low thyroid function. Infections as the root cause can also present a cascade of varying symptoms. 

1) Toxin exposure. Excessive exposure to toxins will eventually overload the kidneys and liver, often causing the skin to take on the role of eliminating toxins since it has such a large surface area. This can lead to eczema and several other skin conditions.

2) Digestive issues. A low-quality diet can irritate or damage the lining of the intestine and reduce its ability to uptake nutrients and prevent toxins from crossing into the bloodstream. However, there are plenty of eczema sufferers who eat impeccably, but still experience digestive disturbances. In these cases, there is a strong likelihood that the troubles with digestion are secondary to a deeper root cause (such as chronic toxin exposure and/or infection). 

3) Infection and Immune System Overload. Viral, bacterial and fungal infections, if unidentified and left untreated, result in immune system overload and over-reactivity. If the immune system is constantly fighting off infections, it can also be unusually reactive to what would otherwise be normal everyday stimuli.

4) Low thyroid function. This ultimately leads to reduced circulation. Since nutrients are delivered by the blood while waste and toxins are removed by it, this leads to waste buildup on nutrient-deficient skin, which causes the rashes that are so characteristic of eczema.

Chances are, there is not one straightforward cause of your eczema condition. . . not the answer anyone experiencing eczema wants to hear, I know. If only there was one simple, easy to identify cause...and one simple, easy to identify solution! Instead, we're left with many possibilities. Fortunately, we're also left with an abundance of possible solutions!

How to treat eczema

The first step is asking those questions and exploring the clues that we talked about earlier. Some people might feel like they have already asked all the questions, and just keep running into walls. Trust me, you are not alone! Its not always easy to figure out triggers and solutions. It's a very personal process that you must trust in. One thing is for certain. . . if you keep your spirit high and have faith in the total restoration of your health, miracles will happen in your life! You can do it!

Eczema and diet

Benefits can only be seen by adopting a healthy whole-foods diet, tailored to your own constitution. If you are not doing so already, start here! If you suspect you might be reacting to certain foods, try eliminating them for several weeks, and then slowly reintroduce them (if you feel called to do so), one at a time. Look into food rotation diet ideas. Common food allergens that can contribute to eczema (particularly when they are non-organic/GMO) are pasteurized dairy (non-organic fed GMO feed), corn (most likely GMO if not certified organic), soy (most likely GMO if not certified organic), and gluten. You may also be interested in researching histamine-producing foods if you are currently in a state of hyper-reactivity.

The following list of beneficial foods and nutrients can be added in to a healthy diet to assist in healing and bringing down existing inflammation:

  • Turmeric - A strong anti-inflammatory with many benefits, especially for those with skin conditions.
  • Burdock Root - A powerful anti-inflammatory that can help with many skin conditions, including eczema. Earth by Healthforce is my favorite source for Burdock and synergystic nutritionals.
  • Chlorophyll - Fights bacteria, aids in wound healing. My absolute favorite source is Vitamineral Green. I don't know what I would do without my daily Vitamineral Green drink!
  • Raw Fats and Cold Pressed Oils - Helps beautify the skin in many ways.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Essential for body, brain, and skin health. The best vegan sources are E3Live, Golden Algae oil, Sprouted Flax, Chia Seed, and Marine Phytoplankton.
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids - Small amounts help acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. Evening Primrose Oil is my favorite source.
  • Silica - Strengthens connective tissue for strong skin, hair, and nails. Try Orgono Living Silica or Biosil
  • Sulfur - Builds and repairs connective tissues for beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Helps detoxify the body and liver. Use plant-derived MSM.
  • Horsetail - Helps the healing process and strengthens Skin - useful for rashes that crack.
  • Nettle - Helps relieve many chronic skin conditions, including eczema.
  • Coconut Oil - Increases blood flow to the skin, fights bacteria, and can be applied topically to moisturize and soften.
  • Aloe Vera - fights inflammation and can also be applied topically.

Eczema - underlying infections and toxicity

It is definitely worth exploring the possibility that your body may have some sort of underlying infection and/or toxicity that could be triggering the appearance of your eczema. There is a lot that could be written on this topic. If you suspect that this might be a contributing factor, getting a diagnosis from a qualified healthcare provider could help you move forward in clearing your skin (and feeling better all around). If you feel like you could use some guidance in pinpointing what may be going on and how to move forward, you may be interested in a HEALTH COACHING SESSION

Cleansing and the skin

Targeting cleansing can be used to assist in clearing your skin at a faster rate. The colon is a great place to start through excellent food choices, vegetable juice fasting (when appropriate), and the addition of targeted herbal preparations. You may also want to do a few colonics to help restore the body's ability to detoxify itself through the colon rather than through the skin. Exposing your entire body to the sunlight can help a lot too, along with fresh air and bathing in pure healthy water. Sweating is a wonderful way to cleanse the skin, as is stimulating the flow of lymphatic fluid (try rebounding!)

Eczema treatment

The ultimate resolution of an eczema condition will come from within. There are also products that can be used to assist in the healing process, by calming inflammations from the outside-in. Be sure to choose an organic eczema treatment that will actually help heal and repair the skin without adding to its toxic load.

Ozonated oils

Ozonated oils can be used to effectively treat inflammatory skin conditions. Ozonated olive oil is a powerful tool in the topical treatment of eczema. It works to deeply cleanse the skin, assisting in the resolution of commonly seen topical bacterial overgrowths in chronic eczema conditions. It will also work to remove a large number of harmful toxins from the skin, and will bring down swelling and inflammation. Ozonated olive oil encourages the growth of new skin cells, inviting healthy skin and a luminous glow.

Experience the healing power of Elaa's After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm. Elaa's Living Organic Skincare starts with raw, cold pressed organic olive oil. The oil goes through an extended process of ozonating, where activated ozone is introduced and bubbled through it. Powerful, skin healing essential oils are then introduced, creating a powerful synergy of ingredients in this potent product. 

Learn more about the benefits of Ozone on the skin. 

You may also be interested in learning about elaa's Magic Healing Balm. This healing balm helps to seal in moisture to the skin, and is specifically targeted to treat eczema, as well as helping soothe skin conditions like herpes, cold sores, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis. It's antibacterial, ultra-hydrating, and helps promote skin cell regeneration. If your skin is extra dry with cracks, Magic Healing Balm can be applied after After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm to create a protective healing barrier.


The Benefits of Ozone for Optimum Skin Health

Jill Stacey

What is ozone?

Ozone or O3 is Activated Oxygen (O2). Ozone contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms that Oxygen contains. The additional atom of oxygen becomes a powerful, highly active element.  You can catch a feel of the power of ozone after a thunderstorm, near the ocean, and when you're up in the mountains at high altitudes. The distinctive scents and feelings you experience in these places provide clues about activated oxygen. 

When oxygen combines with UV rays from the sun, Ozone is also created. Ozone protects the Earth by attaching to pollutants and purifying the air we breathe. It is used to disinfect water, pools, and medical environments. It is a powerful element that has a wide variety of benefits in the proper forms and circumstances. It is is common misperception that ozone is created from air pollution. Rather, the Ozone layer in the atmosphere shields the Earth from the harmful UV rays of the sun and keeps the Earth warm. Pollution causes destruction of the Ozone layer. Pollution creates holes in the Ozone Layer, which allow harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun to reach the Earth's surface. Ozone is not safe to breathe, as it’s irritating to our lungs. But, when infused into our blood in an IV or into oil, it becomes an incredibly powerful and safe healer.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone destroys pathogens, like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Only pure oxygen is left behind as the byproduct. Ozone is a potent and powerful detoxifyer (think of the ozone layer purifying our air and making life on Earth possible). With its ability to tackle such things, ozone stabilized in the right form is a tremendous ally for treating serious skin problems as well.

Natural Detoxification

Ozone is our environment's go-to miracle worker for cleansing. Because it contains a third oxygen molecule, it is heavier than oxygen (O2). Its because of this extra weight that ozone is able to move through the air and clean it up. It takes care of pollutants of all kinds, and also handles bacteria and viruses in its path. However, it its unstabilized form, ozone can only last for about 20 minutes.

Ozone is an excellent therapy for detoxification, and fortunately there are methods that can be used to safely and effectively stabilize it. Ozone has the capacity to carry plentiful amounts of oxygen into the cells of the body, pushing out toxic accumulations and infections.

Ozonated Oils

We can use certain types of oils to stabilize a highly unstable element in a safe and beneficial way. For Elaa's products, the process starts with raw, cold pressed organic olive oil. The oil goes through an extended process where ozone is bubbled through it. The process of fully infusing the oil with ozone takes weeks to months. Once fully ozonated, the oil becomes a very thick gel. It is solid and will not flow like an oil. To retain purity and potency, the oil never comes into contact with any metal or plastic. 

Skin & Ozone

When applied to the skin, ozonated oils carry their powerful properties through the cells. The oil heals damaged tissues and speeds up healing time. It works to clear bacteria (very beneficial on acne), viral and fungal infections. Ozonated olive oil stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. Dry skin will be moisturized, and swelling and inflammations will be calmed. Skin rashes of all types benefit from the application of properly ozonated oil.

Powerful anti-aging benefits:

  • Stimulation of growth for skin cells

  • Acts as a free radical scavenger on harmful toxins

  • Acts as a moisturizing facial conditioner

  • Cellulite Reduction

  • Wrinkles

Other healing benefits and uses include:

  • Sunburns and other burns

  • Wounds, cuts, ulcers

  • Insect bites and stings

  • Cleans and sterilizes the epidermis

  • Reduces swelling and redness

  • Calms the nerves and reduces the amount of pain in skin conditions

  • May increase cellular function and cellular memory

  • Aids in healing processes and reduces scarring

  • Good for animal wounds - it can be licked

  • Can be used as a natural under arm deodorant

  • Hemorrhoids – One of the best natural remedies

  • Sore muscles (helps to remove lactic acid from pores)

  • Ringworm

  • Bed Sores

  • Skin Yeast

  • Carbuncles

  • Tinea Versicolor

  • Dermatitis

  • Diaper Rash

Ozone Treatment

I'm thrilled to introduce you to a revolutionary ozonated healing treatment gel for face and body that combines the power of ozone and potent essential oils. This pure and highly activated ozone gel was created with the most challenging skin complaints in mind.

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm brings together the power of fully ozonated olive oil (ozonated for weeks) with the addition of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antihistamine, and analgesic essential oils. It is gentle and effective for any skin troubles. After the Rain can be applied to the face for moisturizing, soothing, and balancing of the skin. In addition, it can be applied to challenged areas on the face or body to accelerate the healing process and promote purification and balance.

after the rain - activated oxygen miracle balm

Fully Ozonated Healing Treatment Balm for Face & Body


Healing Scars Naturally and How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Jill Stacey

Scars are the result of many potential causes. Today we're going to explore some common causes of scarring, and how to heal and regenerate scar tissue on the skin. 

What Causes Scar Tissue

Scars are the result of the body's natural healing process. Any serious wound to the skin's dermis will most likely end up producing a scar. The degree of the injury's severity will determine how severe the scarring will be. 

What is Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is made up of the very same collagen as the skin it is replacing. However, the composition of this collagen is different than that of normal skin. Uninjured tissue fibers (uninjured skin) exhibit a random basket-weave formation. But when scar tissue is forming, the collagen cross-links, and the tissue fibers take on a single-direction alignment.

Scars not only look less than optimal, but they also open us up to further injury to the skin. The collagen tissue alignment that typically results from scars does not function as well as normal collagen does. This leaves scars more susceptible to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Also, sweat glands and hair follicles do not regenerate well within scar tissue. So...it looks like its always best to heal scars as soon as possible!

Types of Scars

Acne Scars

You generally don't need to worry about blackheads, whiteheads and other types of non-inflamed blemishes causing scarring. It is the inflamed types of acne, such as papules, pustules, and cystic acne, that have a higher chance of leaving a mark long after the lesion has healed.

Cystic Acne

When a pore becomes plugged with bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells, it will swell up, causing a rupture in its inner-wall. If this happens deep beneath the surface of the skin, cystic acne will result. The very things that were causing the pore to become congested (bacteria, oil, dead skin cells) are released into the surrounding tissue, culminating in damage to the dermis. This sounds the alarm for the body to send in back-up to get the situation under control. However, once all is said and done, the new skin will form with those previously mentioned collagen fibers...the ones with an undesirable structure (the single direction alignment, not the healthy basket weave structure of healthy collagen). The result: acne scars. 

Keloid Scars

With cystic acne, or any type of inflamed acne or wound to the dermis, the body can sometimes produce too much collagen as its healing. The result is what's known as a hypertrophic scar (or a keloid scar). 

Atrophic Acne Scars

Acne most commonly causes a type of scarring known as atrophic scars. This is the type of scarring that results when there is a loss of tissue, leaving a depression in the surface of the skin.

C Section Scars

Aside from the scarring that can result from acne, there are many other potential causes to scars on the skin. One common scar that women experience are those left behind after a C-Section. Fortunately, like all scars, the marks from a C-Section can be softened and healed with natural remedies. 

How to Get Rid of Scars

With some loving attention and care given to your scar, you can heal it and restore clear, healthy skin. Elaa Organic Skin Care offers a highly effective, and 100% pure and natural scar treatment. After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm will assist you in this process of healing.

Essential Oils for Scars

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm has been strategically crafted with an alchemy of fully ozonated oil and essential oils targeted at the softening, reduction, and resolution of wounds and scars.

All of the ingredients used in Elaa's products are sourced for their superior qualities. They are all certified organic or wildcrafted, and of a therapeutic grade. This ensures that they are not only safe and healthy, but highly effective. 

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm brings together the power of fully ozonated olive oil (ozonated for weeks) with the addition of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antihistamine, and analgesic essential oils. It is gentle and effective for any skin troubles. After the Rain can be applied to the face for moisturizing, soothing, and balancing of the skin. In addition, it can be applied to challenged areas on the face or body to accelerate the healing process and promote purification and balance.

Wildcrafted Blue Cypress Essential Oil 

Organic Chamomile Essential Oil 

Organic Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Organic Rose Geranium Essential Oil 

Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil

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How to Get Rid of Acne

Jill Stacey

Just about everyone seems to struggle with skin challenges of one kind or another at some point in their life. It may come early, at an older age, or anywhere in between. It may last for just a short while or it may be a longer term challenge. One thing is for certain: no matter what you may have already been through, or whatever it is you are currently dealing with.....you are not alone! I myself struggling with acne, psoriasis, rashes, eczema, and other skin conditions most of my life and have studied very carefully how to heal this skin conditions. We all have these types of experiences, and there is plenty of support available as you navigate through figuring it all out. I'm here to be that support for you.

For this post, I'd like to look at the most common of all skin conditions, acne. I'll discuss it's causes, and how to treat acne naturally.

skin problems, including acne, are opportunities for improving overall health

Skin problems are tricky in that they almost always signify an inner imbalance, and two people with identical looking skin troubles can have completely different causative factors. But once you are armed with the right information and action plan, there is no skin challenge that can't be conquered! It will require commitment and perseverance from you, but if you stick with it, your whole body will benefit from your hard work and dedication, and ultimately your health will increase in ways you may have not previously imagined possible!

acne vulgaris

Acne, otherwise known as acne vulgaris, is a most common skin complaint.

Sometimes it takes a pronounced cry for help from our bodies to alert us to an inner imbalance. Skin conditions are one of the most effective ways that our bodies can get our attention fast. After all, its hard to ignore an other-than-pretty pimple glaring back at us in the mirror. Acne is a trouble that most of us are familiar with, whether it has been experienced in mild or severe form.

what causes acne

Acne has many potential causative factors, but there are a handful of really common ones that are most likely at play. Things to reflect upon in your own life in relation to your acne are diet and nutrition, digestion and assimilation, toxic load in the body and cleansing, hormonal balance, medications that you may be taking, and stress and stored emotions.

treating from the inside-out

acne and diet

The food that we choose to bring into our bodies is a very personal choice, and can have a huge impact on acne and the overall quality of our skin. If you have an interest in nutrition, you have probably encountered an overwhelming number of well-intentioned people claiming to have all the answers to your own body's needs. Most of the time, these people appear to be preaching their own gospel, that is, making recommendations based on what is currently working for them. The bottom line is, our bodies are all unique, and we all have varying requirements at different times in our lives.

The key piece to take away here is this: listen to your body! Whether you have clear skin or are dealing with acne or any other skin condition, choose an organic whole foods diet tailored to your own needs. With an open mind, try out different approaches and see what feels best for you. Over time, you will discover how to tune in to your body and make the best choices. If you haven't done so already, eliminate any and all processed foods from your diet and replace with simple health-promoting real foods.

Here are some general recommendations for foods to avoid if you are in the process of clearing acne and encouraging outstanding health:

acne diet

foods to avoid

  • processed and chemical "foods" of all types

  • refined grain products and gluten containing grains

  • all refined sugars, and even natural sugars in excess (try to stick with primarily low-glycemic treats)

  • alcohol and caffeinated beverages

  • refined cooking oils

  • pasteurized dairy products

And here are some ideas for foods and superfoods you can incorporate in to your diet for health promotion:

foods for acne

  • Raw organic vegetable juices and fresh colorful veggies, consumed raw or cooked depending on personal constitution, digestion, and preference.

  • Nutrient dense wild foods, such as seaweed, herbs, and berries.

  • Superfoods

  • Warm healing broths. Bone broth is amazing for health and digestion. If you are vegan, try broths and soups with lots of veggies, roots, herbs, and medicinal mushrooms. Earth by HealthForce makes the perfect vegan, nutrient-dense broth.

  • Health promoting algaes, such as E3Live, Marine Phytoplankton and Chlorella.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids from foods and supplemental oils. Krill Oil is wonderful. The best vegan sources are E3LiveGolden Algae oilSprouted FlaxChia Seed, and Marine Phytoplankton.

  • Raw fermented foods, like sauerkraut and coconut water kefir

  • Healthy fats such as cold-pressed unrefined oils, especially coconut oil, avocados, and sun dried olives.

  • Herbs for the skin, such as elaa's own Clear Skin Tea

  • Fresh organic fruits in moderation (berries are an antioxidant rich low-glycemic choice)

If you are in need of a deeper level of support in designing and implementing a personalized dietary approach, I offer private health consultations via phone or email. CONTACT ME to find out more about a personal consultation.

stress and acne

Make no mistake about it: stress has a tremendous impact on our overall health. One of the fastest places it shows up is on the surface of our skin. Acne breakouts are a common experience for those experiencing high levels of stress. Discover and practice ways that you can relax and rejuvenate your being while, first addressing why you are stressed. Feeling all the feelings that arise when you dive into why you're stressed. Letting yourself express all of those feelings fully. And then, once fully felt, caring for yourself in nourishing ways.

hormonal acne

Hormone Imbalances can and will cause acne. There are many possible scenarios here, and it is important to know that any hormonal imbalance can trigger blemishes and breakouts. One example of this is seen when the body releases too many androgenic hormones (a common result of increased insulin production in the body). What follows is a cascade of excess sebum production, congested follicles, and in turn, acne formation. Another situation to be aware of is a sudden change in hormonal balance, such as that created by pregnancy or even certain illnesses. Also, an imbalanced estrogen to progesterone ratio in the body will often lead to breakouts before, during, or after menstruation. Talk to your naturopath or a practitioner you trust to help test your hormones and get them back into balance.

acne medications

There are certain medications that can actually trigger acne due to the imbalances that they create in the body. It is wise to hold an awareness of this possibility if you are taking any medications, and consider whether or not you may have other treatment options available that may be more beneficial to your long-term health. Contraceptive pills are a commonly used medication that creates body imbalances and can bring on breakouts. You will also want to steer clear of prescription acne medications for the same reason, and opt for a holistic acne treatment instead.

antibiotics for acne

While antibiotics are clearly a very useful tool in cases of serious medical need, it really makes no sense to use them as a long-term treatment for acne. We know that there is a clear link between acne and challenged digestive health. We are also aware of the fact that antibiotic usage further challenges digestive health, as it impacts healthy gastro-intestinal flora balance. By using antibiotics over extended periods of time in hopes of improving acne, you are actually setting up a cycle of increasing stress on one of acne's root causes, an imbalanced digestive system. This creates more harm than good for acne sufferers.

home remedies for acne

We've talked about some of the causes of acne, and also the importance of diet in improving and preventing future outbreaks. Now we're going to go deeper into some of the other ways you can take a proactive acne healing path, and begin deeply healing your body and clearing your skin!

detox for acne

When your internal body is overloaded with toxins that aren't being eliminated efficiently, the toxins begin eliminating through the skin....and this is when the skin issues arise! Look at it as a blessing: you are being alerted to the fact that your body is feeling overloaded with substances that are harmful to your health, and it is asking for your assistance in removing these accumulations. What an amazing opportunity for improving your overall level of health and vitality (and achieving clear skin in the process)!

Detoxing is an important way to help clean out your system and help get rid of acne. Look into fasting and cleansing programs. Consider colon hydrotherapy to assist in the removal of accumulated toxins. Get out there and move your body with regular exercise, if you can. Rebounding (bouncing on a mini trampoline) is an excellent way to move the lymph through your body. Regularly working up a sweat is great for the body, be it through exercise or a sauna (check out far infrared saunas for their powerful detox abilities).

liver cleanse for acne

The health of the skin is often a reflection of the liver's health status. Acne Vulgaris can be triggered by poor fat metabolism in the body (the process of digesting and assimilating dietary fats), of which the liver is largely responsible for. There are many approaches to cleansing the liver, some of which are more gentle than others.

Start with your water intake: make sure you are drinking ample amounts of pure, properly structured water (preferably fresh spring water, but do the best you can). Eat a diet of clean whole foods, with plenty of fresh produce, personally tailored to your constitution and health status. Use liver supporting herbs regularly, such as Liver Rescue by Healthforce and elaa's Clear Skin Tea

Coffee enemas are a highly effective way to cleanse the liver/gallbladder as well. These can be done easily in the comfort of your own home. Please note that if you are highly sensitive to caffeine, this may not be the best option for you. I personally love the benefits of coffee enemas, but cannot tolerate them. Give them a try and see how you do! Castor Oil Packs over the liver are one of my favorite and are an easy treatment - I do them every night. Another powerful Liver detoxifer is Rectal Ozone Insufflation, or Enemas with Ozonated Water, if you have access to an Ozone Generator.

supplements for acne

There are some highly valuable supplements that you might consider incorporating into your routine as you heal your acne and your body. Think about enhancing your digestive system function, supporting your liver, assisting in the removal of stored and released toxins, and strengthening your nutritional intake with super foods.

  • probiotics and digestive enzymes to support the digestive system. Friendly Force and Digestion Enhancement Enzymes.

  • MSM, taken with high quality, food-based, Truly Natural Vitamin C (vitamin C increases absorption of MSM, in addition to being great for the skin and immunity)

  • a liver support supplement containing milk thistle seed extract, such as Liver Rescue

  • green superfood powders, like Vitamineral Green, also by Healthforce

  • clays like Zeolite and bentonite for absorbing toxins daily

  • herbs like nettles and horsetail (rich in silica: a beauty mineral)

  • tonic herbs such as schizandra, reishi mushroom, and pearl powder, traditionally used to beautify the skin and bring balance to the entire body

  • elaa's Clear Skin Tea

treating from the outside-in

acne skin care

Adopting a healthy skin care routine will make a significant difference in your skin and overall health. Start by immediately eliminating all chemical acne treatments, like benzoyl peroxide, or any other “medicated” products from your life. These not only have a drying effect on the skin that is damaging, but the chemicals themselves are placing a heavier load of your body's ability to detoxify. Seek out natural products that are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant without the toxic load.

essential oils for acne

There are many beneficial essential oils that can be added to carrier oils, skin care products, or applied neat (essential oils are highly concentrated: use caution before applying neat, or dilute first). Explore oils such as lavender, rosewood, eucalyptus, lemongrass, turmeric, geranium, grapefruit, sandalwood, vetiver, rosemary, niaouli, immortelle/helichrysum, thyme linalool, carrot seed, bergamot, chamomile, palmarosa, basil, and cedarwood.

elaa's clarity - anti-acne skin rejuvenating elixir oil and clarity nectar - blemish spot treatment are specially formulated to tackle topical troubles in the form of acne!

tree tea oil for acne

What about tea tree oil? While tea tree oil for acne is a common treatment, it's not my favorite because it can be very drying and cause the skin to peel. There are many other more gentle treatment options that are powerfully effective, such as elaa's clarity - anti-acne skin rejuvenating elixir oil and clarity nectar - blemish spot treatment

the healing path

While skin challenges are never any fun to deal with, adopting a positive perspective and accepting the blessings of natural healing opportunities will take you beyond the bounds of what you have previously known to be possible. Natural acne home treatments will clear your skin and increase your health. Healing is a process and it takes patience, but as long as you stick with it and keep moving forward, your efforts will be rewarded with true and lasting health.  

Here are some carefully created items to help you heal acne and encourage radiant skin:

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Clarity Nectar is an organic natural acne spot treatment to create wonderfully balanced, crystal clear skin.

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Jill Stacey

Blackheads can be a pesky and persistent problem for many of us. The good news is that with a little understanding on the hows and whys of them, they can be a relatively simple fix. 

Blackheads 101

In order to figure out how to forever eliminate blackheads from our lives, let's start with the basics... What exactly is a blackhead, and why is it sullying my complexion? The answers to these questions are pretty straightforward, and you will soon be empowered to banish these unpleasantries forever...

What are Blackheads?

Simply put, blackheads are nothing more than topless pimples... they lack a skin covering over their surface. The top layer of the clogged pore is exposed to air, which leads to oxidation at the site, and causes them to take on their black color.

What Causes Blackheads?

Blackheads are the result of the skin's pores becoming blocked. It is typically a mix of dead skin cells, bacteria and trapped sebum that is responsible for the clogged pore. One common misconception is that applying skin-drying products to blemishes (in the form of cleansers and spot treatments) is beneficial in the clearing of breakouts. This is an inaccurate assumption, and one that commonly causes even more skin troubles. You will want to steer clear of anything that further aggravates your skin, and products that over-dry definitely fall into this category. 

Dry Skin and Acne

As it turns out, moisture balance is a pivotal piece of the blackhead puzzle, and having enough oil is important in our quest for clear skin. Pay close attention to the overall moisture levels of your skin. By using products that aim to dry out trouble spots, you could actually be setting up a cycle of excess oil production. Over-drying the skin triggers the sebaceous glands to produce lots of oil, usually too much. The key here is balance. We don't want to be too dry or too oily, but somewhere in the middle ground.

Blackhead Removal

The first step in parting ways with blackheads is to implement a strategic pore cleansing routine. This routine should be one that decongests the pores and removes built-up surface skin cells. It will never over-dry the skin, and will thoroughly clear away the accumulation of offending substances with use. It will also encourage normalization and balance of the sebum production, promoting healthy levels of oils in the skin. These steps are most efficiently achieved through proper exfoliation, using targeted clay masks, and balanced hydration. 

WARNING - DO NOT USE PORE STRIPS!

When you pull a pore strip off, you to damage the first layer of your skin. This causes Broken Capillaries, which are permanent.  The strong pulling of your skin by the pore strips can also cause pre-mature wrinkles. The chemicals in the pore strip adhesive are also toxic and not safe for you or your skin.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Exfoliation

When you exfoliate, you are removing whatever is present that's not serving your skin's highest good. You are ultimately going to achieve healthy pores that are free to move out congestion and maintain healthy sebum balance. Exfoliation in turn minimizes pore size, as they are no longer filled with inflammation-causing debris.

I have a special exfoliation process that I have developed for clear, glowing skin. It involves a two parts: First, I apply my unique AHA formulation Glow - Fruit AHA Exfoliating Dew, made with fruit Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Second, I apply my delicious scrub or "mechanical" exfoliant. The two types of exfoliants work together to most effectively clear skin and renew skin cells.

So, first cleanse with Effervescent Facial Cleanser or Cleansing Fairy Dust. Then, prime the skin with Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew. Next, use Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub - a delectable chocolatey, fruity, nutty scrub that polishes skin and infuses it with powerful antioxidants from superfoods.

Clay Masks

One of the most powerful ways to achieve both exfoliation and deep pore cleansing in one step is through the targeted use of natural clay masks. There are many different types of clay available to us, each with its own special properties. In terms of treating acne in all of its forms, including blackheads, Rhassoul Clay stands out high above the rest in its skin clearing powers.

Rhassoul Clay

Rhassoul Clay originates from ancient deposits within the mountains of Morocco. This special clay is incredibly pure and rich in the minerals magnesium, silica and calcium, all known for their promotion of skin health.

Acne Treatment

Rhassoul Clay benefits are many, and it works wonders at drawing out impurities lying deep within the pores. It is known in its abilities to promote skin clarity. Being a most effective acne treatment, Rhassoul Clay will eliminate blackheads and other forms of pore congestion. It both exfoliates and cleanses the skin, removing dead skin cells and reducing dryness and inflammation. It is also noted to firm the skin and improve its elasticity. 

Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

The strategic use of targeted clay masks is an invaluable tool in clearing the complexion. Elaa is delighted to be able to offer Rhassoul Matcha Skin Clearing Detox Mask to you as a precious ally in attaining soft, clear and radiant skin. 

As the Rhassoul Matcha Skin Clearing Detox Mask mask dries, blackheads and other blockages will be drawn to the surface. They can then be gently buffed away with a face cloth after rinsing. You will notice a distinct smooth and silky texture to the skin, and you will be well on your way to achieving beautiful balance in your complexion.

Rhassoul Matcha Skin Clearing Detox Mask is:

  • Detoxifying, Cleansing, and Purifying
  • Exfoliating & Softening
  • Antioxidant
  • Reduces inflammation, calms, and soothes
  • Repairs & Heals
  • Helps create even skin tone

With harmonious companion plant and mineral selections, such as MSM, Organic Plantain Leaf, Natural Zeolite Clay, Activated Charcoal, Kelp and Nopal Cactus, the Rhassoul Matcha Mask combines the best and most powerful of land and sea to bring serenity to your skin and clear away those pesky blackheads.

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Keratosis Pilaris: 10 Steps to a Cure

Jill Stacey

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What Causes Keratosis Pilaris?

Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition, also (unfortunately) known as "chicken skin," that is caused by a buildup of keratin. Keratin is the primary structural fibrous protein that makes up the outermost layer of skin. When excess keratin builds up it plugs the hair follicle and creates a bump. When multiple follicles become blocked, it creates rough skin that is covered in pink, brown, or white bumps. Keratosis Pilaris is most commonly found on the backs of the arms and legs, but can also be found on the face or back. 

Like all chronic skin conditions, the root cause of Keratosis Pilaris is the result of a internal imbalance. All chronic skin conditions indicate that the internal organs are not properly processing nutrients and/or toxins. Any toxins that build up in excess are pushed outward to the skin as a last resort for elimination, because the other elimination organs are not able to process the toxic load. Some skin conditions can also be caused by a lack of essential nutrients. 

To truly heal means to rectify the imbalance that is the root cause of the condition, which is internal  - and to use topical treatments in conjunction with the internal treatments.

How to Cure Keratosis Pilaris

Here are 10 steps to help you move towards healing Keratosis Pilaris:

1) try a temporary food elimination diet

Remove any foods from your diet that worsen your condition. Keratosis Pilaris is usually caused by food intolerances or food allergies. The number ONE cause of Keratosis Pilaris is the inability to process the Casein (dairy protein) found in all dairy products. Casein is a very common allergen and is particularly hard on people who have chronic illness. So, the first thing to do is to remove all dairy products from your diet right away.

I do like Colostrum - which is low in Casein and very healing to the gut and immune system. Click here for my favorite: Surthrival Colostrum. It is now also possible to find Whey protein that is Casein-Free: Click here for Tera's Goat Whey, which is lower in allergens than Cow Whey and is Casein-Free. And one of my most favorite dairy-free, casein-free high protein healing foods is, Collagen. This is the Collagen I eat daily.

I have seen first-hand Keratosis Pilaris go away completely when dairy was removed from the diet and come right back, as soon as it was added to the diet again. I, myself, was vegan for nearly a decade. Long term, I found that not eating animals foods or meat depleted my constitution too much, so I'm not recommended veganism here . . . but rather, detoxification and a healthy vegan diet when employed temporarily is detoxifying. Try reducing dairy and meat intake or trying a few weeks without out to see how you do. Just make sure you get enough plant protein during this time.

All animal proteins, when eaten excessively, can potentially cause Keratosis Pilaris, so also remove eggs, or any other animal products if the condition doesn't disappear after about a month after removing dairy first and second meat. I have had reports that eggs was the cause of KP for several people. 

Each food should be singled out and removed for at least 6 weeks to see if the Keratosis Pilaris improves. If it does, try adding it back in, if you'd like, and see if it makes things worse. If so, consider removing it from your diet completely or reducing the amount.

2) Eat a whole-food, real-food, gluten-free, low-glycemic diet

For treating Keratosis Pilaris (and for health in general) it is also important to eliminate: sugar, processed foods, fried foods, hydrogenated oils, and artificial ingredients. Allergy to gluten can also contribute to Keratosis Pilaris. In my opinion, gluten is not helpful for anyone, it is just hard for the body to process, even with no specific allergy present. As a final step, eat a low-glycemic diet - removing all sugars (even natural sugars like fruit or honey), starches, and carbohydrates (except for vegetables). Again, single out each individual food and remove it for at least 6 weeks to see if the Keratosis Pilaris improves.

3) Get plenty of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The best sources of of Omega-3s are

3) Cleanse your system

Flush out the build-up toxins from foods or substances that are causing irritations in your system. The best way to remove congestion in the body is to cleanse with Colon Hydrotherapy. If you don't have a Colon Hydrotherapist near you, try enemas at home. Coffee Enemas are particularly powerful liver cleansers and are an ideal cleansing technique. I do coffee enemas at home four days per week. I consider them essential for anyone with skin conditions or chronic health issues. This is a great enema kit with everything you need. If you just can't fathom the idea of colonics or enemas, my favorite herbal formula is Intestinal Movement Formula by Healthforce. It is safe, gentle, and yet effective. While doing any detox, it is crucial to take a formula to absorb toxins that are being released so that they don't get reabsorbed in the colon. I suggest Intestinal Drawing Formula. I use this regularly and it's a great full spectrum formula.

4) Balance your Intestinal Flora

When you have Keratosis Pilaris, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your intestinal flora is healthy. After cleansing or Colon Hydrotherapy, it’s important to repopulate your body with probiotics. Do not take grocery or drug store probiotics. They have no viablity as far as living, quality probiotics. These are the probiotics I personally take and trust:

Prescript-Assist 

Klaire Labs Ther-biotic Capsules

Klaire Labs Ther-biotic Powder

Genestra HMF Intensive

HLC High Potency Capsules

VSL#3

You can also make fermented foods at home for daily doses of Probiotics - make your own coconut water kefir, fully cultured kombucha, or sauerkraut and pickles. Do NOT eat fermented foods if you have Candida overgrowth. Get the Candida under control first.

5) Aid your Digestion with Enzymes

Lack of nutrient absorption can cause malnourished and dry skin and can contribute to Keratosis Pilaris. Digestive enzymes can help improve nutrient absorption and increase digestive fire. My favorite digestive enzymes are, Digestion Enhancement Enzymes.

6) Eat foods rich in Vitamin A & Vitamin C

Once possible nutrient deficiency that is at cause for Keratosis Pilaris, is Vitamin A. Without enough Vitamin A, the skin cells manufacture excess keratin. Keratosis Pilaris, again, is caused by the build up of excess keratin. The best sources of vitamin A are chlorophyll-rich foods like Spirulina or green food Blends, like Vitamineral Green

Vitamin C reduces inflammation and is required for collagen formation, so it helps to keep the skin healthy. The best sources of Vitamin C are Acerola Berry , Amla Berry, and Camu Camu Berry. I also use Liposomal Vitamin C daily, click here for my favorite. Vitamin C that is not inside liposomes is not well absorbed.

7) Eat Coconut Oil

There are a lot of claims from people who saw a reduction in their Keratosis Pilaris from applying coconut oil to it directly. Moisturizing is a huge help when it comes to Keratosis Pilaris, and coconut oil is wonderful for skin, but since Keratosis Pilaris is caused by internal issues, like all chronic skin conditions, try eating Extra Virgin Coconut oil instead to receive it's greatest benefits. Enjoy up to 3 tablespoons per day in meals. Tropical Traditions Gold Coconut Oil is the only Coconut Oil I use. Most Coconut Oil contains mycotoxins (mold), this one does not. The quality far surpasses any other coconut oil I've tried.

External Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

8) Use a Dry Skin Brush

If used regularly, a dry skin brush can have a transformative affect on Keratosis Pilaris. Dry Skin Brushing can help prevent the hair follicles from becoming clogged. Dry skin brushing also has many other benefits such as increasing circulation, treating cellulite, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and improving skin health and appearance.

Dry skin brush daily. Start at your feet and brush briskly in small, circular patterns toward your heart. Next, brush your hands, arms, torso, and neck. 

9)  Exfoliate

Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids are the best topical treatment for Keratosis Pilaris. For Keratosis Pilaris, you'll want to exfoliate in two ways for best results, first by using Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew, then by using a "mechanical" exfoliant - Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub. The two types of exfoliants work together to most effectively renew skin and remove and prevent the hair follicles from getting clogged.

Prime the skin with Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew, a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid fruit and flower treatment that helps the skin turn over properly and treats Keratosis Pilaris. Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew also helps with acne, hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, and Milia.

 Next, use a scrub over the areas of Keratosis Pilaris. Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub is a delicious chocolatey, fruity, nutty superfood scrub that polishes skin, is anti-inflammatory, and infuses it with powerful antioxidants. Cacao Goji Berry Antioxidant Scrub is formulated to be gentle enough for face, so it is perfect for using over Keratosis Pilaris, without irritating it and revealing smoother, healthier skin. Leave it on as a mask for as long as possible prior to scrubbing, for best results in dissolving Keratosis Pilaris.

For more delicate areas and face, use Pineapple Illuminating Polisher instead in Cacao Goji Berry Scrub.

Practice this exfoliation routine daily, or at least 4 days per week until you see and feel an improvement in your Keratosis Pilaris.

glow - exfoliating fruit AHA dew

Glow Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew is a burst of fresh fruit acids for a radiant glow and a brighter, more youthful complexion. A fresh and juicy fruit and flower treatment for removing dead skin cells, treating acne, diminishing hyperpigmentation or age spots, reducing Milia or Keratosis Pilaris, improving wrinkles and fine lines, or simply creating a gorgeous, healthy glow.

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pineapple illuminating polisher
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Reveal your radiant essence. This gentle, yet highly active microderm polisher leaves skin luminous. Pineapple enzymes renew the skin, while Velvet De Guérande tenderly buffs away dead skin cells and infuses it with rich minerals. Herbs and flowers calm, reduce inflammation, and cleanse the skin. Vitamins, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants revive dull and aging skin. You will glow with light shining from within. Refreshing, Reviving, utterly Illuminating!

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10) Moisturize & heal

Dry Skin can worsen Keratosis Pilaris, so it's important to moisturize as much as you can. Apply a 100% natural, nourishing moisturizer directly after bathing. Massage a  body oil over the areas of Keratosis Pilaris. Warming Oils stimulate circulation and help prevent or nourish dry skin, so they are beneficial for Keratosis Pilaris . For a warming body oil, try: Masala Chai Skin Restoring Body Oil - digestive support & skin circulation

For a calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory healing treatment for Keratosis Pilaris, try After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm. A super healing treatment for Keratosis Pilaris is Ozone! It's activated Oxygen, and yes the same element found in the atmosphere. It's miraculously healing.

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Keratosis Pilaris is not a permanent condition you have to live with. By removing allergenic foods, eating a healthy diet with plenty of nutrients, removing built up toxins, and using the proper skin care techniques and products, you can be free of Keratosis Pilaris for good.
 

 

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Fall Skin Care Tips

Jill Stacey

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This past weekend was the Autumnal Equinox. As the seasons change, it is important to also make changes in our skin and health care routines. The air outdoors is cooler and drier, and the air indoors becomes drier as we turn on the heat. Our skin and hair has also just been exposed to a lot of elements all summer. Extra care and repair is now natural and important as we move into Autumn.

Autumn Cleansing & Support

For balance, harmony, and lovely skin, I recommend cleansing or fasting during the week of the autumnal equinox. If cleansing or fasting is not for you, eliminating all sugar, dairy, gluten, fried foods, and meat for several weeks is very helpful for decongesting your system and strengthening your immune system. You will definitely feel an increase in energy and clarity.

If there are colds going around, or if I'm feeling run down, I like to juice plenty of fresh ginger and take shots of it or add it to full glasses of water. If you don't have a juicer, try adding a 2-inch piece of fresh organic ginger to your blender with a little water and a teaspoon of Ceylon Cinnamon, blend and strain and then add the "juice" to a full glass of water with a little stevia. This spicy treat will help fight off pathogens and leave you feeling "zesty." 

Supporting your Liver is also ideal during this cleansing time. This will also help promote clear skin. I like to drink plenty of healing herbal teas.

Clear Skin Tea is a blend I created for supporting the liver, detoxifying the body, and treating various skin conditions.

As always, stay well hydrated with plenty of spring water.

I also like to keep my nasal passages clear and hydrated with use of a neti pot.

Here are some other tips to implement during the autumnal equinox and into fall.

Fall Skin Care Tips

Some skin issues that can come up as Summer turns to Fall include dull, dry skin with fine lines or irritation; sun spots and hyper-pigmentation, or flare-ups of some chronic conditions.

 

Natural Sun Protection

Even though it's colder, it is still important to use sun protection in autumn on sunny days. 

For UV and Sun Damage Protection and Repair, try Sweet Light Before & After Sun Butter.

Hyperpigmentation & Sun Spots

Sun damage from a long summer in the sun can result in areas of hyperpigmentation on face, shoulders, arms, and hands especially.

This is my favorite product for helping to reverse sun damage and hyper-pigmentation: 

Dawn Skin Brightening Dew

Moisturizing & Dry Skin Prevention

Moisturizing is more important than ever for every skin type. If you like to use a lighter moisturizer during the summer, using a richer moisturizer is now is a good idea. For body, applying a moisturizer directly after bathing is the best way to have conditioned, soft skin. Massage a body oil or body butter over the entire body while focusing on dry or rough areas.

During cold and wet months, Warming Oils or Butters are of particular benefit. They stimulate circulation and help prevent or nourish dry skin.

For a warming body oil, try:

Masala Chai Skin Restoring Body Oil - digestive support & skin circulation

For a warming body butter, try: 

Ginger Skin Restoring Body Butter

Or, contact me, if you'd like a custom creation. 

Skin Conditions

Some people may experience a flare-up of conditions such as psoriasis or eczema / atopic dermatitis in the fall. For some one that has suffered with Psoriasis most of my life, I am very sensitive to skin conditions and I have created several products that will help ease and soothe these conditions.

Magic Healing Balm - Natural Eczema Treatment

 Miracle Nectar - Healing Treatment

Foot Care

A summer of bare feet and sandal-wearing can potentially cause dry, cracked heels. Dry, rough, or painful feet can be improved with a scrub and a rich, nourishing moisturizer.

  1. Try soaking feet in a warm bath with essential oils like, Lavender.
  2. Then scrub thoroughly with a nice scrub or pumice stone.
  3. Next apply and massage in a body butter.
  4. Finally, put on a pair of cotton socks to keep the moisture in. 

Cacao Goji Berry Scrub can also be used on feet, hands, or anywhere on body that you'd like

elaa Body Butters are great for feet.

Hair Care

Dandruff can appear or flare-up during Autumn. I recommend treating hair and scalp with nourishing oils. Argan Oil is rich with Squalene, Vitamin E tocopherols, Fatty Acids, and potent Antioxidants. It is one of the most nourishing treatments for hair. Sacha Inchi Oil is also wonderful for repairing damaged hair.

Coat hair and scalp in Argan Oil & Sacha Inchi Oil once weekly overnight or for several hours to restore hair luster and strength.

Internal Dry Skin Prevention & Care

Internal use of Omega 3 Fatty Acids is essential for supple, soft, clear skin. Deficiency in Omega 3 oils is often responsible for skin conditions.

I particularly like Sacha Inchi Oil as a skin and food oil. The combination of Omega-3s, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, antioxidants, and amino acids makes Sacha Inchi Oil a wonderful skin treatment. Sacha Inchi Oil is also a valued nutritional supplement because it contains a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it an excellent source for Omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid). It is high in protein, and rich in essential and non-essential amino acids.

Add  Sacha Inchi Oil to smoothies, salad dressings, any raw dishes that call for oil, or simply take a teaspoon.

 

How to get rid of Oily Skin. . . forever

Jill Stacey

The Simple Solution for Oily Skin

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What Causes Oily Skin?

I had such oily skin for much of my life, I was even known as the "shiny girl" to people that didn't know my name during my teens. The reason why many people live with oily skin is that people think, understandably, that oil causes oil. But, here's the truth - this is not how skin works. It may seem counterintuitive, but lack of oil causes oily skin. What?!

Yes - The most common cause for excess oil secretion is a lack of hydration in and around the skin cells underneath the skin’s surface. When this is the case, the skin’s sebaceous glands try to correct the imbalance or lack of moisture by producing more oil, which makes oily skin even oilier. Typically, this is treated with drying agents that may produce a very temporary effect of having less oil on the skin’s surface (like minutes or maybe hours at most). But, stripping the skin of its natural oils actually causes a serious skin imbalance. Skin is severely thirsty, lacking it's natural oils that it needs to function normally and be healthy, so the body responds by secreted more and more oil through the sebaceous glands to try to once again create healthy balanced skin. But, as long as skin is stripped of excess oils, it will perpetually be imbalanced and will be secrete excess oil to compensate.

In my teens and early twenties, I tried every "oily skin" product on the market - products with drying agents that were supposed to create a matte effect on the skin. Yet, my skin was even more oily and was excessively dry at the same time. Finally, I met a wonderful aesthetician in Seattle that told me to moisturize more and to forget oil-free products. I found this advice hard to believe at the time, but I was quickly amazed by the results! Life-changing advice. Ever since, my oily skin disappeared and was replaced by a lovely glow.

Why is no one else sharing the actual cause of oily skin? I've wondered if it's to be able to sell "oily skin" products that only act to cover up symptoms, rather than address the root cause. I'm so glad that I'm able to share how to care for your skin, rather than "fight" against oil. Lovingly nourishing your skin and your body is always the solution for better skin.

Natural Remedies for Oily Skin

The solution for oily skin is to hydrate and moisturize the skin to give the oil-producing glands a message that they no longer have to produce excess oil to compensate for the lack of skin moisture. Use only natural plant oils and creams and lotions made with these oils. Avoid Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Jellies, Petroleum Products, Synthetics, Chemicals, and heavy emulsifiers or fillers, which can clog pores. 

Here are the plant oils that will nourish, hydrate, and restore your skin to a healthy balance and thus stop oily skin for good.:

Jojoba Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Argan Oil

Evening Primrose Seed Oil

Borage Seed Oil

Coconut Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Tamanu Oil

Shea Nut Oil & Shea Butter

Cacao Butter

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

Avocado Oil

Baobab Oil

Camelina Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Hazelnut Oil

Hemp Seed Oil

Kukui Nut Oil

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Olive Oil


Here's to a dewy glow, without the oil slick!

 

3 Ways to Heal Candida Overgrowth & Yeast Infection and Get Your Health Back

Jill Stacey

Many people suffer from Candida Infections or Candida Overgrowth (Candidasis). It is an extremely common infection that can cause a whole host of every day and more debilitating symptoms. There are very few people that actually don't have some candida overgrowth because of the rampant use of prescription medications that destroy the healthy balance inside the body and the Standard American Diet. Due to long-term childhood use of antibiotics, I had Systemic Candida Infection for most of my life. It was destructive to my health and deeply affected my life. Once one's immune's and digestive system has been compromised, It can take persistence to heal Candida Overgrowth completely. But, the good news is that once the Candida Overgrowth is cured, staying healthy only involves eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal flora.

Candida Overgrowth Symptoms & Yeast Infection Symptoms

 - chronic fatigue, feeling tired or rundown

- fibromyalgia

- excess mucous

- white coated tongue

-  vaginal infections, itching and discharge,

- urinary tract infections

- rectal itching

- digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea

- skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and fungal infections

- difficulty concentrating, brain fog, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD

- irritability, mood swings

- sugar & carbohydrate cravings

- season allergies

- autoimmune disease such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ulcerative colitis, and Psoriasis

What is Candida & Candidiasis?

Candida Albicans is the scientific name for a whole family of yeasts that are naturally found in the intestines of healthy people. In small amounts, they're helpful for digestion and nutrient absorption. Candida becomes Candidiasis when it overgrows in the body and becomes out of balance. The causes of the overgrowth or infection include: antibiotic use, a processed and sugary diet (candida feeds on sugars), nutrient deficiencies, heightened toxic exposure, and any illnesses, drugs, or treatments that cause immune suppression.

While sites of Candida Overgrowth infection can include the bloodstream and organs (a systemic candida infection), it is most common in the skin and mucous membranes. In the skin, this results in inflammation, redness, and itching. In the mucous membranes, this results in the typical symptoms associated with yeast infection or thrush. Candida Overgrowth is the cause of yeast infection and oral thrush.

Some studies have shown that as many as 1 in 5 people test positive for candida overgrowth in their mucosal linings. While some people show no symptoms, most have several areas of compromised health. Any excessive bacteria or yeast that is growing where it shouldn't will lead to an overworked immune system, and can cause a huge host of symptoms that many people mistake for other causes or simply just think they have to live with.

How do I know if I have Candida Overgrowth?

Candida Spit Test

1) First, do this simple home test:

In the morning, before eating or drinking anything, fill a glass with water and spit some of your saliva into it. Then, all you have to do is keep an eye on the glass of water every 10-15 minutes for the next hour. If your saliva does nothing but float on top of the water, you have nothing to worry about. If, however, tiny sprout-like strings have begun growing, or the water has turned dusty or cloudy, or your saliva soon sank to the bottom, you likely have a candida issue.

Candida Questionnaire

 2) Second, to confirm the test, do this questionnaire.

How to Heal Candidiasis - Candida Overgrowth

Natural Remedies for Yeast Infection, Thrush, and Candida Overgrowth

Here's how to heal candida overgrowth in 3 steps:

The Anti Candida Diet

1) If you want relief from the symptoms above, you must follow a strict anti-candida diet for at least 3 months. This involves absolutely zero sugars, fruits, grains, dairy, or sweet veggies. Dr. Gabriel Cousens has an excellent "Phase I Diet" that you can follow in his book Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine. You can view the entire Phase I dietary plan here.

You can include superfoods, mostly green or non-sweet vegetables (no potatoes, beets, or carrots), green juices, occasional seeds (be sparing with nuts), seaweeds, and young wild coconuts (no sugary Thai coconuts). Also, raw coconut oil is composed of 48% lauric acid, which has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties that make it very helpful in combating candida overgrowth.

Probiotics for Yeast Treatment and Candida Overgrowth

 2) Take high doses of healthy intestinal probiotics (acidophilus, bifidus infantis, L. salivarius, L. plantarum, L. bulgaricus, etc.) that will colonize in the intestines. These are my favorites.

Prebiotics are also valuable. These are foods that nourish probiotics (healthy bacterial flora). Prebiotics are indigestible foods that stimulate the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut microflora. The best ones to take to while on the anti-candida diet include chicory root, dandelion root, burdock root, and slippery elm bark.

Herbs and Supplements for Candidasis

3) Seek out the following herbs, which are excellent allies against candida:

- Oil of Oregano

- Garlic

- Pau d'arco and Cat's Claw

- Olive Leaf Extract

- Grapefruit Seed Extract

- Clove & Cinnamon

- MSM

- Vitamin C (Camu Camu Berry, Acerola Cherry, Amla Berry)

- Medicinal Mushrooms, such as: agaricus blazei, chaga, cordyceps, coriolus, lion's mane, maitake, reishi, shiitake, tremella

There are many herbal anti-candida formulas that I've tried too. There are several good one's available. CandiGone is a simple, more inexpensive one you can find at any health food store or here on Amazon. I've used this one several times. I also like to add a drop of Organic Therapeutic grade Oregano Essential Oil to a full glass of water - this pretty much knocks your socks off but is an effective, simple, natural treatment.

Curing Candida Overgrowth - The Process

Healing Candida Overgrowth is at least a 3 month process, for those with more severe cases, it can take up to a year or longer. Most importantly, strictly follow the diet for long enough (3 months - to a year) depending on the severity of your case. Second, take high dose probiotics. And finally, supplement with the above herbs/supplements or an anti-candida formula in high doses daily. It will not be effective if you take only the herbs and probiotics, but do not remove all sugars and carbohydrates from your diet. Fellowing the Anti-Candida Diet is essential.

Some herbs used for anti-candida affects like oregano or neem are very potent, and should only be used in small doses for no more than a month or two at a time. Take a break from them and if you still have Candidiasis symptoms, start again. You may need to repeat herbal dosages, meaning if you are using an all-in-one formula, - you take all the pills / tinctures until you have finished all of it. Then, you take a break for about a week. After that, purchase a new one and start the formula again until you have used all it.

If all of the symptoms go away and have been completely gone for weeks, then stop the herbs. Also, you can now move to Phase 1.5 of the anti-candida diet for 3 months. If any of the symptoms come back, go back to Phase 1 for 3 months and start with the herbs again. You'll want to always continue to take probiotics and prebiotics as a regular part of your diet, but you can eventually lower the dosage. It's also important to always be taking MSM, Vitamin C, and optionally Medicinal Mushrooms for good health. I take all of these everyday, candida overgrowth or not. If you are symptom-free long term, eat a healthy, whole-foods, unprocessed diet with zero refined sugars and starches. The only sweet things to eat are fruits and natural sugars, like honey or coconut sugar. Keep high and medium-glycemic fruits and natural sugars minimal.

Fighting Candida Overgrowth can be challenging and being consistent with the diet and the herbs for as long as you need is completely essential. Over time, all of the symptoms should fade away for good, as long as you maintain a healthy diet free of sugars and refined and processed foods. . . and it will be more than worth it to have your health and your life back.

 

Milia Treatment - Natural ways to remove Milia & create better skin in the process

Jill Stacey

 Photo Courtesy of  J Toonstra  Copyright  UMC Utrecht

Photo Courtesy of J Toonstra Copyright UMC Utrecht

In my previous article, Milia - What are they and What Causes them? I described what Milia are and what causes them. This article is for those of you who want to cut right to the chase - what can I do to remove them?

Like with acne, or any skin condition, milia can be emotionally stressful to have on your face, especially when they are many of them. I don't believe in battling skin conditions or diseases that arise. To me, all diseases or conditions are a message from our bodies that something needs our attention. So, instead of trying to fight or push away that need and thus cause more harm, I believe in addressing and nurturing that need. This is caring for and nurturing yourself. So, care for yourself in the treatment of the milia, don't treat them, and thus yourself, like the enemy. The best way to treat milia is to nourish your skin - not destroy it - in order to allow it to function properly and then expel the milia on it's own. By nourishing your skin and body properly, you will not only be able to more easily expel the milia you have, but you will prevent future milia from occurring.

How NOT to Treat Milia

You will hear that some ways to treat milia are with prescription topical medications, such as retinods like Retin A, Renova, Differin, Avita or Tazorac. Do NOT use these. All conventional topica medications contain harmful substances and industrial chemicals that have a long-term devasting affect your your health. Your skin in your body's largest organ and absorbs everything that is applied to it into your bloodstream. These types of meditation not only can cause cancer, reproductve and hormonal damage, but also have a damaging affect on your skin. Our skin needs to be gently loved, not ravaged by harsh chemicals. I know the damaging affects that these topical medications can have on the skin, because before I learned about health and nutrition and how the root of skin conditions is internal, I used them for years to try to get rid of my acne. My skin was always raw, red, dry, flakey, and looked terrible. So, how can you caringly treat milia and improve the overall look and health of your skin at the same time?

Milia Treatment

Here are the best methods for milia removal:

1) Mostly importantly, for clearing and preventing milia, regularly exfoliate your skin with natural Exfoliants, such as Glow - Fruit AHA Exfoliating Dew, made to help treat milia specifically. I suggest you exfoliate in two ways for best results, first by using Glow - Fruit AHA Exfoliating Dew, made with fruit Alpha Hydroxy Acids, then by using a scrub or "mechanical" exfoliant. The two types of exfoliants work together to clear skin and renew skin cells.

Prime the skin with Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew, a natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid fruit and flower treatment that helps the skin turn over properly. As an added bonus, Glow - Exfoliating Fruit AHA Dew also helps with Keratosis Pilaris, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne.

Next, use a scrub over the areas of milia. Pineapple Illuminating Polisher is a gentle, yet highly active microderm polisher leaves skin luminous. Pineapple enzymes renew the skin, while Velvet De Guérande tenderly buffs away dead skin cells and infuses it with rich minerals. Herbs and flowers calm, reduce inflammation, and cleanse the skin. Vitamins, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants revive dull and aging skin. You will glow with light shining from within. Refreshing, Reviving, utterly Illuminating!

I recommend that you practice this exfoliation regimen daily, or at least 4 days per week until you see and feel an improvement in your milia. Once you see an improvement, continue at least twice per week for milia prevention.

2) Keep your Skin Clean with the use of a gentle, natural cleanser, such as:  Coconut Rose Cleansing Milk

3) Use only natural plant oils on the skin - don't use lanolin, mineral oils, or any petroleum products, which can clog pores. Natural plant oils cannot clog pores and are the most nutritious treatment possible for skin. For a healthy glow and truly nourished skin, try this wonderful plant oil moisturizer: Bee Beauty Facial Oil.

4) Expose your skin to the sun for at least 15-20 minutes per day without sunscreen.

5) Supplement with Niacin. Here's the Niacin I recommend. Niacin is the most important supplement for milia.

Secondarily, supplement with Biotin. Here's the Biotin I recommend.

And, finally, CoQ10. Here's the CoQ10 I recommend.

6) If you have severe milia and are feeling quite urgent about removing them, do not try to extract them on your own, you could cause scarring, skin damage, or infection. You can visit an skilled aesthetician to "unroof" each milium with a small needle to allow it come to the surface on its own over time. Visiting a dermatalogist is also an option if you are willing to endure the cost and recovery from the lancing and extraction.

Be sure to follow step 1 through 5 in order to prevent future milia, if you do choose to have them extracted. 

If you have any milia stories, successful or unsuccessful, please share in the comments below. I will share one of my favorites here:

Minor miracle as a result of using your products!

Message: Hi Jill,
I was thrilled to come home yesterday (after being gone for the weekend) to find my elaa package waiting for me! I was very excited to try the exfoliating fruit dew & scrub. 
A bit of background: I found out about you and your products while searching to try to figure out what this small, hard, white bump on my eyelid might be. At first I thought it was some type of pimple, then I thought maybe it was a milium (I haven't had anything like that before, really, so had no idea). It didn't go away by itself after many weeks, so I thought I might try some type of natural remedy.
I read many wonderful reviews of your products and their effectiveness in terms of reducing milia, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Finally - here is the minor miracle I referred to in my subject line! As soon as I opened the box, I decided to go wash my face and try my new products. I put the fruit dew on and left it for 30 mins, then scrubbed gently with the scrub. Not only did my skin smell and feel amazing, it looked amazing! Then today, as I was touching the milium on my eye (gently, nothing drastic, just kind of feeling it), it came off! No pain, nothing weird or scary, just the hard white thing came off! 
So now I am finally free of it, whatever it was, and I can't wait to continue using my new products (sparingly, for now, I think) to improve my overall skin condition.
Thank you, Jill, so much!
Best,
Jessica G.

 

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Milia - What are they and what causes them?

Jill Stacey

I recently received a request for help from a friend, who had developed milia underneath her eye. She steamed her skin and tried taking saunas to open up the pores and then attempted to carefully expel the milia, but unfortunately the pesky little thing didn't budge. I have also tried to expel milia myself in the past, but I only caused damage to the surrounding skin, while the milia stayed firmly planted in my skin like cement. Fortunately, I did learn that there are several ways to successfully treat milia. In my next article in the series, I discuss the best ways to naturally treat milia and improve your skin at the same time. First thing first, in this article, I will focus on - what in the world are "milia" and what causes them?

 

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What are Milia? 

Milia (the plural of millium) are tiny white bumps, or cysts found just below the epidermis of the skin. These cysts can look similar to the whiteheads of pimples, but they aren't. Milia are filled with Keratin, which is is the primary structural fibrous protein that comprises the outermost layer of skin. Milia is most commonly found around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.

Types of Milia

There are two types of milia, Primary and Secondary.

Primary milia develop when keratin becomes trapped under the skin, and is simply caused by a build up of dead skin cells, because the skin's natural exfoliation process is not properly functioning. Although milia can occur in people of all ages, this type of milia is actually found in 50% of newborn babies because their skin cells haven't yet begun the natural exfoliation process. Infant milia should not be treated, their skin is far too delicate and the milia will go away as the skin matures, usually within a few weeks. Primary milia in adults can be longer lasting, if left untreated.

Secondary milia are caused by injury or damage to the skin and are found wherever the injury or damage occurred. Skin wounds, burns, rashes, blisters, or sun damage can either cause damage to the skin pore itself or can cause excess skin cells to be lodged under the skin during the healing process. Secondary milia can also result from anything that too rapidly removes the outer layers of the skin and causes thinning of the skin such as topical steroids and retinoids. Laser treatments or dermabrasion can also potentially cause milia to form as the skin works to heal itself.

Milia Treatment

Now that you know what those little white bumps are, I discuss how to treat them in my next article. Click Here.

Milia Treatment - Natural ways to remove Milia & create better skin in the process

 

 

How to Get Clear Skin At Last - Natural Home Remedies for Acne

Jill Stacey

How to Get Clear Skin. . . At Last!

I personally struggled with Acne Vulgaris - or simply acne, pimples, blemishes, breakouts - for over 15 years. I have felt the pain and frustration associated with it. I often didn't want to see people or go out in public because of how I looked and felt. It was embarrassing and painful. I tried endless different products, pharmaceuticals, and skincare to try to find some relief. Everything I tried made my skin (and health) worse, rather than better. After many years of studying nutrition, health, and skincare, I finally learned how I could heal my skin. . . and miraculously, I did. I have had clear skin ever since. 

Acne (Acne Vulgaris) is an uncomfortable issue and a complex one. The reason it can be complex to treat and heal, is because there are many possible causes.

What Causes Acne? 

These include:
•    Unhealthy Diet
•    Toxic load in the body
•    Stress & Stored Emotions
•    Hormonal Acne: Hormone Imbalances can cause acne - increased insulin production can signal the body to release extra male hormones, called androgens, which are involved in excess sebum production, congested follicles, and thus acne formation. Also, sudden changes in hormonal balance, such as those brought about by pregnancy can have a huge affect on skin and acne. An imbalanced estrogen to progesterone ratio in the body will often lead to breakouts before, during, or after menstruation. Any other hormonal abnormalities will also have an affect on acne creation.
•    Medications - including some contraceptive pills, anabolic steroids, lithium, iodine-containing medications, and some anti-epileptic medications, can cause acne do to the imbalances they create in the body.

Antibiotics for Acne? 

Forget about antibiotics for acne! I took these for years from the age of 12 and they completely destroyed my health and ultimately caused my skin to get worse. Because I decimated my healthy internal flora with antibiotics for acne, I struggled with Candida overgrowth for over 23 years, among other complications. Clear skin requires a healthy digestive system, which needs to be populated with a plentiful and balanced array of intestinal bacteria or Gastro-Intestinal flora. Antibiotics destroy all the healthy bacteria in your body - bacteria that is needed for overall health, including immune and digestive health.

With all of these possible acne causes, what can I do?

Well, all of these causes in essence are an imbalance in the body. So, the key to to help your body get back in balance. Here are ways to do that:

Natural Home Remedies for Acne

Acne Diet

 

1) A healthy diet and body free of toxins is essential. A healthy diet is more about what you exclude than what you include!  A very acidic diet containing refined sugars and processed foods contributes to Acne Vulgaris.  A diet that is too heavy with animal products, especially dairy, can also contribute to acne. Some people do just fine with some animal products, like meat and eggs, but usually people that have skin conditions are people that don't and should experiment with a plant-based diet, at least for a period of time.

Foods to avoid
Regardless of what diet you choose, specifically steer clear of:

  • sugar, definitely refined, but even natural in excess
  • refined starches and grains
  • gluten
  • alcohol
  • caffeine
  • dairy products (especially pasteurized cow dairy)
  • all processed and chemical foods

Foods that are particularly beneficial

  • E3Live
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: (Sprouted Chia & Flax seeds - look for Friendly Fats, Hemp, Pumpkin Seed, Seabuckthorn, Pomegranate - Seeds & Oils, Algae oils)
  • Marine Phytoplankton
  • fresh organic vegetables and vegetable juices
  • raw fermented foods
  • healthy fats like Coconut Oil, Avocados, and Sun dried Olives.
  • superfoods
  • herbs
  • wild foods
  • fresh organic fruits (in moderation) (berries are healthiest type of fruit)

 

Supplements & Herbs for Acne

Water

Drink Water, Water, Water - spring water or the most pure water available!

Acne Detox

2) Detoxing is an absolutely essential way to get clear skin. Consider doing fasts and cleanses. These are one of the most important home remedies for pimples. Skin issues arise when your internal body is so overloaded with toxins that aren't being eliminated, so the toxins begin eliminating through the skin. A green juice fast for at least several days or weeks is intensely healing and alkalizing to the body and rejuvenating for skin. I highly recommend Colon Hydrotherapy in general and it should definitely be included as a part of any cleanse!

Regular exercise is essential not only for overall health, but also for clearing toxins. Also saunas, skin brushing, and massage. Other things to consider in cleansing the body are possible Candida overgrowth. You can find questionnaires online to test yourself.

Liver Cleanse for Acne

3) Acne Vulgaris can also be caused by poor fat metabolism. This means that the liver is not capable of fully digesting and assimilating all of the fat and oil entering the system. The health of the skin is often a reflection of the health of the liver. There are various ways to cleanse the liver. Drinking water with lemon every day helps. Eating Raw, Fresh, Organic Fruits and Vegetables is important. I like add large amounts of dandelion to my fresh juices for liver cleansing. Products like Liver Rescue and Clear Skin Tea are also simple daily ways to keep the liver healthy. Avoiding drugs, medications, and alcohol. Also look into doing liver flushes and cleanses, seasonally, or more frequently for a congested liver. For rapid and highly effective liver cleansing, coffee enemas are excellent.

Skin Care for Acne

4) Good skin care makes a significant difference! Immediately remove all chemical acne treatments, like benzoyl peroxide, or any other “medicated” products from your life! The chemicals and the drying effect are awful for skin health and overall body health. Look for products that are naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant. 

Essential Oils for Acne

Beneficial Essential Oils to add to carrier oils, skin care products, or to apply neat (for certain essential oils take caution before applying neat, or dilute first) include: lavender, rosewood, eucalyptus, lemongrass, turmeric, geranium, grapefruit, sandalwood, vetiver, rosemary, niaouli, immortelle/helichrysum, thyme linalool, carrot seed, bergamot, chamomile, palmarosa, basil, cedarwood.

Tree Tea Oil for Acne? 

What about Tea Tree Oil? While tea tree oil acne is a common treatment, it's not my favorite because it can be very drying and cause the skin to peel.

Hygiene for Acne

5) Hygiene is also important. Change your pillowcase regularly and avoid touching your face with your hands unless you have just washed them.

There is no quick treatment or pill for skin health and healing. Pills and medications only cover over symptoms, create health problems, damage skin, and stop the possibility of healing. Healing is always a process. Natural Home Remedies for Acne are the only way to go - and it can take weeks or months to heal. Just take it step-by-step and take your time. Enjoy the loving process of coming into balance again.

 

Here are some caring items to help you on your acne healing path:

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Clarity Nectar is an organic natural acne spot treatment to create wonderfully balanced, crystal clear skin.

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Natural Eczema Treatment: The Causes of Eczema and The 5 Ways to Start Healing It

Jill Stacey

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As I mentioned in the previous article about Rosacea, skin disorders are often the result of an internal imbalance. When the internal organs can no longer process the daily toxic load they're given, or when they're overwhelmed by unhealthy foods and chemicals, the skin acts as a conduit to release the toxins. Unfortunately, with what many consider a standard diet, overwhelm too often becomes normal, and we silence our internal cry for help by simply suppressing the symptoms of a chronic skin condition. While some natural topical remedies can help soothe and calm some skin conditions. Instead, often topical prescription medications that actually carry heavy risks are used to cover up the symptoms. But, the skin condition never goes away completely, or keeps coming back once the medication is stopped. This because the internal imbalance that is causing the skin condition in the first place needs to be addressed.

I'm going to continue the Skin Condition Series by exploring how to heal another well-known chronic skin condition: Eczema.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that's usually characterized by the following:

  • severe skin dryness
  • red, swollen areas of the skin
  • the appearance of dry, red, flaking, blistering, and cracking rashes on the body.

It also comes with a variety of different names, and it would seem that there are many different types of eczema, but these actually only refer to where on the body the rashes tend to occur.

What causes Eczema?

 

There are four main causes of eczema.

1) Toxin exposure. As mentioned previously, excessive exposure to toxins will eventually overload the kidneys and liver, often causing the skin to take on the role of eliminating toxins since it has such a large surface area. This can lead to eczema or several other skin conditions.

2) Digestive issues. A low-quality diet can irritate or damage the lining of the intestine and reduce its ability to uptake nutrients and prevent toxins from crossing into the bloodstream.

3) Infection and Immune System Overload. An excess of bad bacteria, Candida, or parasites are common causes of Eczema. If the immune system is constantly fighting off one of these infections, it can also be unusually reactive  to what would otherwise be every day stimuli.

4) Low thyroid function. This ultimately leads to reduced circulation. Since nutrients are delivered by the blood while waste and toxins are removed by it, this leads to waste buildup on nutrient-deficient skin, which causes the rashes that are so characteristic of eczema.

What can I do for my Eczema?

There are five ways to naturally treat eczema:

1) Address any source of Infection, like Parasites or Candidiasis with a healing diet and herbs. (Look for a future blog post on a protocol.)

2) Eat the following beneficial foods:

  • Aloe Vera - fights inflammation and can also be applied topically.
  • Turmeric - A strong anti-inflammatory with many benefits, especially for those with skin conditions.
  • Burdock Root - A powerful anti-inflammatory that can help with most skin conditions, including eczema.
  • Horsetail - Helps the healing process and strengthens Skin - useful for rashes that crack.
  • Nettle - Helps relieve many chronic skin conditions, including eczema.
  • Coconut Oil - Increases blood flow to the skin, fights bacteria, and can be applied topically to moisturize and soften.

And include the following beneficial nutrients in your diet:

  • Chlorophyll - Fights bacteria, aids in wound healing.
  • Raw Fats and Cold Pressed Oils - Helps beautify the skin in many ways.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Essential for body, brain, and skin health. The best vegan sources are E3Live, Golden Algae oil, sprouted flax and chia seeds - like in Friendly Fats, fresh hemp oil/seeds, walnuts, and Marine Phytoplankton.
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids - Small amounts help acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
  • Silica - Strengthens connective tissue for strong skin, hair, and nails. Horsetail is an excellent source.
  • Sulfur - Builds and repairs connective tissues for beautiful skin, hair, and nails. Helps detoxify the body and liver. Use plant-derived MSM.

3) Abandon dairy and rancid (cooked at too high a heat) fats (except coconut oil and olive oil). These have been shown to exacerbate eczema.

4) Do a few colonics to help restore the body's ability to detoxify itself through the colon rather than through the skin. Alternatively, warm-water enemas during a juice fast or a herbal cleanse will also help.

5) Choose an organic eczema treatment that will actually help heal and repair the skin without adding to its toxic load. Activated oxygen and azulene... what? YES!

Activated Oxygen or Ozone heals damaged tissues and hastens healing time. It kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Fully ozonated oil also activates the growth of new healthy skin cells and reduces inflammation. Azulene from Blue Cypress is also a potent anti-inflammatory.

It's my delight to introduce you to a revolutionary ozonated healing treatment balm for face and body that combines the power of ozone and potent essential oils. This pure and highly activated ozone balm was created for the most challenging skin conditions.

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If you follow these five steps, you should notice some relief of your symptoms right away, and, with time, it's possible that you will experience little or no eczema at all. As always, feel free to post your comments, questions, and personal experiences below! Especially, if you've tried any of the above methods and can offer what it was like for you.

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Natural Rosacea Treatment: 10 Ways to Heal from the Inside Out

Jill Stacey

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Our bodies give us so much information about what they need, but in our culture we are often not accustomed to looking or listening. Our eyes can’t see inside our bodies and look at our body systems and organs. And in many cases we actually don’t need complex machinery and medical techniques to have an idea of what’s going on inside. We have been given a permeable window to view our own health: our skin. It's time to look, listen, and honor how much our skin tells us about what we need, what we’re lacking, and how we can heal ourselves.

In this spirit, I like to start sharing with you what you can learn from and do about skin conditions. I'll be sharing a series of articles about various skin conditions and how to make them a thing of the past. I've suffered with many skin conditions from the time of a few months old, so I know the pain, embarrassment, and frustration that is associated. I've healed my skin conditions and want to share with you how you can too.

The first skin condition I’ll be talking about is Rosacea.

What is Rosacea?

Affecting more than 14 million people in North America, Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that usually causes one or more of the following:

  • Red areas on the face
  • Small, often red bumps on or around the nose, cheeks,      forehead, and chin
  • Telangiectasia – small blood vessels near the surface      of the skin
  • An increased tendency to blush or become flush with      color

There are also two subtypes of rosacea – rhinophyma, which causes the nose to become red and bulbous, and ocular rosacea, which is characterized by a burning or gritty sensation in the eyes.

Why have topical treatments alone never healed my Rosacea completely?

All chronic skin conditions indicate that the internal organs are not properly processing nutrients and toxins. Anything that builds up in excess is pushed outward to the skin as a last resort for elimination. This dampens the skin’s ability to maintain a healthy, natural state, and often results in disorder. In Rosacea, the cause tends to be excess heat and toxins in the blood. While Rosacea is almost always “treated” topically, it is not a just a skin something that is happening on the surface of the skin. It expresses through the skin and shows up there, but it is the expression of something that is going on inside the body.  To truly heal means to rectify the imbalance that is the root cause of the condition, which is internal and use topical treatments in conjunction with the internal treatments.

What can I do for my Rosacea?

Here are 10 steps to help you move towards healing:

1) Remove Irritating Foods
While having a healthy diet is essential (and it can be a challenge to make complete dietary changes), what I mean here specifically is to remove any foods from your diet that worsen your condition. Each food should be singled out and removed for a week or two while seeing whether or not the rosacea improves. If it does, try adding it back in and see if it makes things worse. If so, consider removing it from your diet completely, as it’s harmful to your digestive system and will only hamper your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. For Rosacea, you will particularly need to avoid the following food items: ALL foods that heat the body or are strong in flavor, like all peppers, spices, and even garlic and onions. Also avoid alcohol, sugar, processed foods, fried foods, artificial ingredients, meat, eggs, dairy, and caffeine. (I don’t recommend ever adding any processed foods, sugar, or artificial foods back into your diet, even if you find they do not significantly worsen your Rosacea.)

2) Support your Liver & Cleanse Your Blood
Eat liver and gallbladder supporting foods. Try starting each morning with a breakfast of light fruits, such as papaya, grapefruit, pears, apples, cherries, or similar. For later in the day, eat mostly vegetables, especially leafy greens, and raw nuts or raw seeds.
Again, throughout the day, be sure to avoid alcohol, coffee, dairy products, and sugar. Drink huge amounts of water.

The best herbs for blood cleansing are Burdock Root, Nettle Root, Dandelion Root, Yellow Dock Root, Red Clover, Nettle Leaf, Oregon Grape Root, Pau D’Arco, Chaparral. Take in tincture, capsule, or tea form. Dandelion leaf, Cilantro, Spinach, Parsley, Grasses (like Wheatgrass and Barley Grass), and any high chlorophyll foods are especially great foods to eat or make into juice for cleansing the blood.

Herbs to add into your diet that support liver cleansing are milk thistle, dandelion root, and burdock root.

Here's my proprietary Organic Herbal Tea Blend that will provide excellent liver support, detoxification, and helps to cleanse the blood.
 

 

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3) Colon Health
Cleansing the Colon is also essential. When you have a skin condition, you need more than just lots of fiber to help clear out the congestion and toxins that are causing your skin condition. The best way to do this is with Colon Hydrotherapy. If you have never had Colon Hydrotherapy before, you may need regular sessions for a while in order to really "clear out." There are also herbs that can be taken for colon cleansing. My favorite safe, gentle, yet effective blend is Intestinal Movement Formula by Healthforce.

4) Probiotics
When you have skin conditions, one of the most important things you can do is to take plenty of probiotics daily for healthy intestinal flora. After cleansing or Colon Hydrotherapy, it’s also very important to repopulate your system with probiotics. The best sources are supplementation with multiple non-dairy strains of good bacteria, my personal favorite is Friendly Force. Also non-dairy Kefir - try Coconut Water Kefir, fully cultured Kombucha, or fermented sauerkraut and vegetables and great things to have as a regular part of your diet.

5) Take Digestive Enzymes
Since skin disorders are usually caused by lack of nutrient absorption, digestive enzymes can help change this by increasing the amount of nutrients that are absorbed from food. I like Digestion Enhancement Enzymes, they are the most effective enzymes I've used. Many people with rosacea don’t produce enough stomach acid and should take hydrochloric acid supplements (betaine hydrochloride) before or after a meal (just be sure to keep the dosage low enough that you don’t experience any discomfort). Pancreatic enzymes are also important to supplement with, as many people with rosacea have been shown to have a deficiency in pancreatic lipase. If you are one of the ones who are deficient in this enzyme, and you also experience indigestion, both your symptoms and your indigestion will likely improve.

6) Take B Vitamins
A common problem among those with rosacea is deficiency of B vitamins. While a B-Vitamin complex can be helpful, the best ways to administer B-vitamins are either as patches or sublingually. Both methods have significantly higher Vitamin B absorption rates than through the digestive system.

7) Take Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is often prescribed as a natural treatment for rosacea. It’s best to take in liquid form with water. Aside from being good for you body in all sorts of ways, it specifically helps with rosacea by restoring the proper balances of acid in the stomach and intestinal bacteria.

8) Take Natural Supplements, Herbs, and Foods
Other great things to include in your diet are: fresh Aloe Vera juice, Coconut Oil, Zinc and Selenium, and evening tea with soothing herbs like Chamomile and Rose Hips.

9) Do a Full-Body Detox
If your case of rosacea is more severe and simply won’t respond to any of the above, then a full body detox may be necessary to help.  The most simple way to do this is with a juice fast and a colon cleanse (regular colon hydrotherapy or an herbal colon cleansing formula and enemas), accompanied by clays like Bentonite and Zeolite to help absorb and carry the toxins out. This will eliminate toxins and remove any congestion in the liver. It will also allow more efficient functioning of the digestive system and other organs.

10) Soothe and reduce inflammation on the skin
The best topical ingredients to apply to skin that’s inflamed from rosacea are activated oxygen and azulene!

Activated Oxygen or Ozone heals damaged tissues and speeds up healing time. It kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Fully ozonated oil stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells and reduces inflammation.

I'm excited to introduce you to a revolutionary ozonated healing treatment balm for face and body that combines the power of ozone and potent essential oils. This pure and highly activated ozone balm was created with the most challenging skin conditions in mind.

After the Rain - Activated Oxygen Miracle Balm brings together the power of fully ozonated olive oil (ozonated for weeks) with the addition of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antihistamine, and analgesic essential oils. Azulene in Blue Cypress is a potent anti-inflammatory. An ideal treatment for Rosacea.

If you follow all of these steps, you should be well on your way to healing your rosacea from the inside out, and may find yourself free of something you always thought you simply had to live with.

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