Dr. Ian Mussman shares with you the top ten list of toxic food offenders that will not only damage your skin but will make you age faster if you eat them routinely.
Stop adding sugar to your food. You are already ingesting too much if you eat a typical western diet. Start reading labels and stay away from any food with over 20 grams of sugar per serving, and keep your total sugar intake under 60 grams per day at a maximum.
In addition to making you gain weight and precipitating obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, sugar causes skin glycation (wrinkling).
I was raised from a very young age to always give thanks and show gratitude – especially for the little things that are easy to take for granted.
Gratitude to me is the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show kindness and appreciation to those around you.
What else is in our mists? Lots of fantastic, organic, plant-based actives, many of which have known anti-aging properties. Let’s review the highlights:
Acerola cherry has ten times the amount of Vitamin C that is found in an orange. Ten times. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, and anti-oxidants as you know reduce the presence of free radicals in your system. Free radicals cause aging of your telomeres (the reproductive part of your DNA strands). Fewer free radicals, less aging of your telomeres, better cell reproduction.
As you can probably guess, in addition to Sandalwood oil, this mist contains a substantial amount of certified organic Rose essential oil.
Rose oil is known as “the healer of the heart.” Our rose is sourced from Bulgaria, where the highest quality rose oil is sourced. According to legend, when Cleopatra went to meet Mark Antony she had Rose oil rubbed into every inch of her skin and hair, and buckets of Rose oil were rubbed into every pore of the wood of the boat she sailed on. The sails of the boat were dipped in rose hydrosol…
This mist is, as our experts put it, about “giving your skin a hug.” It’s about looking after your skin, supporting it, nourishing it. It contains Sandalwood oil, Orange oil (see post #3 in this series to learn about the properties of Sandalwood oil and Orange oil) and naturally, it also contains Lavender oil.
So what are these fabulous essential oils I keep going on about? Here’s a list of the primary essential oils found in our Energising Citrus Mist and their amazing properties.
Sandalwood oil is one of Miranda’s favorite essential oils and it’s used throughout KORA Organics’ entire range. As our formulators put it, “No one other than Miranda would ever put the quality and quantity of sandalwood that Miranda has put into KORA Organics… she’s put it in there beyond what was commercially feasible for the simple reason that she knows how amazing Sandalwood oil is for the skin. You won’t find another range with this amount of certified organic Sandalwood essential oil.”
You just can’t appreciate how amazing our mists are until you have some understanding about essential oils, which I thought I did but learned I didn’t.
KORA Organics’ mists are based on certified organic essential oils. This means that not only are the ingredients that go into the essential oil not grown with harmful chemical pesticides, but those ingredients are also non-GMO, never irradiated, and the oils are never “cut” with cheaper oils, which is what often happens with “conventional” (the opposite of certified organic) essential oils.
I admit it. When I first began using KORA Organics I was not, shall we say, a “big mist user,” or rather, a big “mister,” if you know what I mean.
I thought of a mist as just something that went between the cleanser and the moisturiser to close the pores. That’s it. Largely unnecessary if you don’t have the funds available. Only moderately useful if you do. The one step in a three step system that I would probably cut out if I were in a hurry.
And to be honest, for any other product line, I still stand by that assessment. But not for KORA Organics mists, not anymore. After learning what I have learned, I use the KORA Organics mists as though my skin depends on it.
As you consider aromatherapy and essential oils, it is also important to learn about their quality. Essential oils undergo many different testing methods to verify their authenticity and quality. The most common methods of testing are by a liquid gas chromatograph and a mass spectrometer which identifies the major, minor and trace constituents of each oil. Testing essential oils is critical to guard against adulteration especially for those used in Medicine, Natural Medicine, Skin care and Aromatherapy.
As we continue our discussion of essential oils and aromatherapy, it is the fragrance composition of an essential oil that determines its therapeutic nature affecting; the skin/ body systems when applied topically and our moods and emotions when inhaled through the nose.
Essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral and/or antibacterial, the degree depends on the qualities contained in the oil itself.