How can I have beautiful and youthful looking skin?
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do not smoke.
- Do not use alcohol.
- Have a balanced, low fat, and nutritious diet, eat plenty
of fruits and vegetables.
- Wash the face in the morning and at night with a mild facial
- Use a high-quality herbal skin cream that contains valuable
and regenerating essential and botanical oils.
- Exercise at least three to four times a week.
- Have adequate and good sleep.
- Manage and reduce stress by relaxing activities such as
yoga, music, meditation, or reading.
- Avoid exposure in the sun, which can cause skin damage
and wrinkles due to its ultraviolet properties, or use a strong sunscreen
and protective clothing during outdoor activities.
What can I expect from using Edelweiss Botanicals skin care products?
Our products are designed to achieve glowing and smooth skin with minimized
pores and wrinkles for you. Many users have attained a rosy, smooth, and
powdery complexion even without makeup. If you have never used essential
oil products before -- or recently, it is important to know that there
may be a purging stage where the skin will breakout. This is because of
all the dirt and clogged pores clearing out, which often will cause pimples.
After this phase is through, the skin will be glowing and much clearer
than it was before. The purging stage can last from a few days to a few
weeks depending on how much toxins and clogged pores exist. Continue to
use them (in smaller amounts) in the purging stage, or supplement the
skin care regimen with the Edelweiss Acne Relief Cream. But stop using
them if you develop a rash from allergic reactions to any of the ingredients.
Some people will not have a purging stage, yet both groups can arrive
at substantially better skin. For best results, the skin care products
should be used regularly.
Do you recommend anything for under-eye circles?
Most under-eye circles are caused by the appearance of veins beneath
the thin skin under our eyes. As we age the skin under our eyes becomes
thinner and more wrinkled due to exposure to the elements (sun, pollution,
wind, etc.), which allows the veins in this fatty padded area under the
eye to appear more prominent. These veins also become more swollen and
obvious in people with allergies.
Similarly, people with a history of eczema, hay fever or asthma often
develop dark circles, which can also become more apparent because of poor
circulation from lack of sleep, stress, or unfortunately, heredity. Women
tend to develop dark circles during the menstrual cycle due to iron deficiency
and water retention. Furthermore, continuous close-up reading or computer
work can cause eyestrain and the worn-out look. Therefore, the following
are recommended to help alleviate under-eye circles:
- Adhere to the suggestions for attaining beautiful skin.
- Tackle the problem with a natural cream made with botanical
extracts that decongest and moisturize the delicate under-eye skin:
- The Edelweiss Botanicals Regeneration
Eye Cream contains a broad spectrum of antioxidants and herbal
nutrients such as German
Chamomile and Rosehip
Oil (Chamomile is anti-inflammatory while Rosehip is
legendary in fighting wrinkles) to fight free radical damage, help
maintain the levels of collagen and elastin, and stimulate circulation.
- Apply the cream to the eye area morning and evening.
- Find and eliminate the source(s) of allergies, if possible.
- Always wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection
when outside (or inside cars). UV rays are present even when it's overcast.
In addition to causing skin cancer and eye disorders, UV light can also
beget discoloration, spots, and wrinkles.
- To relieve eyestrain and puffiness, try the following:
- Move away from the computer every 20 minutes and focus
on distance objects for at least two minutes.
- Exercise and stretch the eye muscles by rotating the
eyeballs in clockwise and counter-clockwise movements.
- Put a cold compress on the eyes for 10-15 minutes. Chamomile
or green tea bags are excellent compress options.
Why is drinking plenty of water important?
Water is important in the daily functioning of our bodies. About 65%
of the body weight is water, which is the main component of blood, urine,
lymph, sweat and digestive juices. It helps to produce energy, regulate
body temperature, build new cells, lubricate joints, eliminate waste,
remove toxins and deliver nutrients. It even helps "plump" your
skin, leaving it clear and moisturized. Even your brain is 90% water,
and when it cannot maintain that level, it will pull water away from all
other parts of the body - to their detriment.
Water is a fantastic tool in our quest for weight loss. Water ensures
that digestion and your metabolism are working at their optimum level.
Plus, by drinking 8 glasses a day, you can help curb your appetite because
of its filling effect. Also, water is important in reducing fat deposits
in the body by helping to mobilize stored body fat. As an added benefit,
water will also relieve fluid retention problems. If you don't give your
body enough water, it will intentionally store water in order not to lose
it. Enough water intake will enable you to exercise more effectively and
at higher levels.
As a minimum, drink 64 ounces per day, with an additional 8 ounces per
day for every 25 pounds overweight or for every hour of exercise. It's
better to drink cold (or room temperature) water, because it is absorbed
quicker and may burn more calories. Lastly, try to drink clean water that
is bottled or filtered. Fruit and vegetable juices should not count towards
your water intake. Furthermore, any coffee, tea, alcohol, or soft drinks
are considered diuretics. This means they have a dehydrating effect, counting
against your water intake count!
What can I do to conserve product shelf life?
- Our products are designed to last from one to two years
but we only state a one-year (from manufacturing date) shelf life to
ensure best freshness.
- Keep the product in a cool, dry, and dark place.
- Keeping the product in the fridge is not necessary unless
you live in a hot climate.
- Bathrooms are not good places to store skin care products
because of the high moisture level and temperature variance.
Why are mineral oils bad for the skin?
The #1 most used ingredient in American skin care. A mixture of refined
liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. Mineral oil and all petroleum-based
ingredients are products of black crude oil. In Switzerland, it is ILLEGAL
to use mineral oil in hospitals. Mineral oil costs about $1/gallon, as
compared to essential oils which can cost as much as $100/oz. Mineral
oils are often used because they are cheap and have a very nice initial
But their molecular size is too large to be absorbed by the skin, thus
they form a film on the skin's surface blocking the pores' natural respiration
and secretion process, as well as absorption of other nutrients. Thus,
they just mask the dry skin condition, which gradually gets worse and
the skin ages faster.
What are some of the other ingredients we should avoid?
- Chemical Dyes and Fragrances:
Formulated chemically from a wide variety of sources. Artificial colors
are known to cause allergic reactions. Chemical fragrances have been
known to cause reactions and photosensitivity in some people. There
are an abundance of herbs and botanicals that serve the same purpose,
hence there simply is no need to add chemical dyes and fragrances to
skin care formulations.
- Collagen: An animal
product, collagen is added to formulas as a moisturizing agent. Collagen
molecules are too large to penetrate the skin and can therefore clog
pores blocking the skin's own natural respiration and secretion process,
and absorption of other nutrients.
- Lanolin: Oily excretion
of sheep, lanolin is a common lubricating ingredient in skin formulas.
Extracted from the wool, lanolin has been indicated as a cause of allergic
skin reactions in sensitive people.
- SD40 Alcohol: Strips
the skin's natural acid mantle, exposing the pores to bacteria and germs.
"Skin care products that strip do much more than cause skin problems;
they leave pores exposed allowing bacterial growth in the pores which
is where these harmful elements enter the blood stream and cause illness
or even death," reported Dr. Bruce Hensel on Day & Date.
Do the oils leave the skin feeling greasy?
No. They are all completely natural and there are no additives to form
a greasy coating on your skin. Edelweiss Botanicals' oils will penetrate
through the layers of your skin and be absorbed into the tissue and bloodstream
in a short time. On the contrary, most commercial lotions and creams contain
strong drying agents such as cetyl alcohol - a chemical that causes rapid
evaporation of the product when applied. With continued use of cetyl alcohol,
your skin dries out, cracks, and ages faster. With our lotions and creams,
use smaller amounts and let it naturally absorb into the skin in a few
Why do the lotions sometimes have a small amount of separation at
This is a characteristic of a chemical-free lotion. No synthetic chemical
emulsifiers are used in our products. The separation has no adverse effect
on the products potency or performance.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals cause damage to vital tissues and tend to expedite aging.
High levels of free radicals can develop from strenuous exercise, unhealthy
diets, toxins, air, water, or food pollution, and stress.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are molecules that easily release electrons neutralizing
electron-deficient compounds known as oxidized free radicals. Antioxidants
are present in fruits and vegetables, and in dietary supplements including
vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and selenium. Essential and botanical
oils also have an abundance of antioxidants and nutrients.
What is lactic acid?
Lactic acid is a natural compound produced in the "muscles"
during exercise. When it accumulates to high levels it can be one of the
causes of painful muscle cramps, spasms, sore muscles and can prolong
recovery time between workouts.
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