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A minority of people prefer skin care facts to marketing hype

Factual and honest skin care information is never glamourous nor seductive, which is why the majority like glitzy marketing hype from big name cosmetic companies or their eager (but uninformed) proxies 🙂 Are you one of the MINORITY?

This is from the SkinCareTV channel on YouTube – comments on the video The BEST sequence of Applying Skin Care Products https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVR-MBO9QQQ :

Sonya Georgieva 1 year ago
‘I can believe that for now you have just a 9 view and this have 700 000 views

Are all peoples are crazy?This girl have nothing to learn me just,i like this i like that…
Here in this chanel i learn so much and i’m so thankfull.This world is wrong.’

SkinCareTV 9 months ago
‘+Sonya Georgieva Thanks for the comment…welcome to the club called ‘Minority’. Unfortunately the majority love glitz, glamour and fluff…they hate facts. I love being a minority… We, the minority, love facts :-)’

Sonya Georgieva 9 months ago
‘Hi ,thank you for your time.Yes i know it is very sad.Kiss from France’

THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF US WHO ARE THE MINORITY IN THE WORLD OF SKIN CARE!

Did your Summer skin look this bad?

Summer is the time most people think about sunscreen, but it should be all the time….whether you are in the tropics or cooler temperate environments.

A friend of mine was at a beach on an equatorial island in February and he looked like this… even though he said he applied sunscreen…

Sunburn Jesse Feb 23_2015

Painful eh! You think that your skin gets over it….but the damage is set and will appear later on in life when the mechanisms in the skin are unable to continue to mask it. The damage will appear for you, and all the world, to see.

And there is also the fact that you may need to deal with America’s #1 cancer – skin cancer. Maybe even have to deal with the deadliest form, Melanoma, like President Carter does? (and this is a great article in the BBC about the president’s cancer and information about melanoma).

The general rule is to stay out of the sun, and reapply your sunscreen often (even under the umbrella or sitting in the shade). If you swim, even water resistant sunscreen will give you less protection. There is no such thing as water proof sunscreen. Sunscreen can never be a sunblock…sunblock is an illegal and incorrect term because it can never block all the sun’s rays. If you sweat and wipe the sweat off, you need to reapply sunscreen, likewise if you dry yourself after swimming.

The most protection will come from inorganic sunscreens (where the active ingredients are Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium DiOxide). Any other type of active ingredient in the active ingredients list….is organic…and that is bad…because it will break down in the presence of ultra violet light from the sun. Yes, there are mineral sunscreens that don’t make you look white/pasty/chalky/ghostly. And they are not thick and greasy to wear. Check out these sunscreens. SPF is a mathematical formula and should not be relied upon as a deciding factor when choosing a sunscreen. Check out this video about sunscreen facts to make sure you know how to make sunscreen decisions.

People complain about ineffective sunscreens, as they did recently about Alba Organics, but if you comply with the suggestions in the previous 2 paragraphs, you have a much better chance of being sun safe, and reducing your potential for skin cancers.

And it is advisable to apply a multi-level antioxidant before the sunscreen. Antioxidants help defend your skin from the infra red spectrum from the sun, while mineral sunscreens help defend your skin from the ultra violet spectrum from the sun. You need to do both, not 1 or the other…

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

The best sequence of skin care applications

1. Cleanse first – only at night, and only with cool water. If you wear a lot of makeup, wipe the surface makeup off with a kleenex tissue, and then use an oil based cleanser.

2. Exfoliate – only at night, and only with cool water.  Use an appropriate exfoliator (enzyme or AHA) for your skin type. NO SCRUBS OR BRUSHES – EVER!

3. Leave on products are sequenced based on their viscosity – watery type products go on before gel-like products, then lotions, then creams (they are thicker than lotions).

4. Antioxidants and anti aging serums go on before moisturizer.

5. Sunscreen goes on AFTER moisturizer. Sunscreen should be applied EVERY morning. Only inorganic (mineral) sunscreens must be used.

6. Makeup goes on last.

Check out the video at the SkinCareTV channel on YouTube.

Choosing the right sunscreen

The sun ages your skin. The sun damages the DNA in skin cells. The sun enables skin cancers. If any of that bothers you, then wear a sunscreen every single day (rain or shine). BUT NOT JUST ANY SUNSCREEN!

I go on about sunscreen ad nauseum with my clients and get little support from dermatologists or dumb beauty editors who just say that wearing an SPF 30 is all you need to know. I had dermatologists (and even my surgeon who removed my melanoma) say that any SPF 30 is OK. Well it’s NOT OK!

The most important aspect of a sunscreen is the active ingredient list. It may be only 1 or 2 ingredients – both of which are inorganic minerals – Zinc Oxide and Titanium DiOxide. NOTHING ELSE MAY BE IN THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS LIST. The vast majority of sunscreens you can buy have active ingredients that are not Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium DiOxide. The fact that it feels nice/sinks in/looks good/whatever is absolutely irrelevant when we are talking about the issues in paragraph 1 above….

At least I have an ally in Dr Kundu at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine…she states ‘she personally uses SPF 30 sunscreen with the active ingredient zinc oxide, a natural ingredient that physically — instead of chemically — blocks both UVA and UVB rays.’ I just wish she had not used the word ‘blocks’ – no sunscreen is a sunblock (FDA ruling) and scientifically only an unattractive thick mineral emulsion cream or a cardboard box can provide sun blocking effects….all other pleasing lotions are called sunscreens because they screen out a large amount of the suns damaging UV rays.

The mineral sunscreens at the Blue Turtle Spa shop provide attractive yet powerful support for the issues in paragraph 1 above…anti aging, anti damage, anti cancer….

Check out the YouTube channel SkinCareTV to learn more about sun and sunscreen facts as well as sunscreen myths.

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

Who is seducing you right now?

Seduction is wonderful – except when it messes up your health and your skin – in which case a meaningful long term relationship is highly recommended… Seductive marketing hype (aka lies) makes you believe that…you are going to look 20 years younger, you are going to be slender, you are going to replace flab with toned muscle And all in a very short period of time?

The seduction of new weigh-loss diets and miraculous antiaging creams (some even by money grabbing doctors) costs millions of people a lot of money, and may even cause health problems. I highly recommend the documentary ‘Hungry for change‘. You can watch the complete film, free, online if you register, or you can stream it on Netflix etc. I liked it because they are common sense people who are dedicated to good nutrition and nutrition advice. Some of them blatantly call out the marketing lies in the food industry (I like it when they do that) 🙂

Dr Christiane Northrop is a wonderfully pragmatic medical doctor….and the nutritionist in the film have had some pretty serious issues with their own weight and health. I particularly liked the practical approach suggested to enable changing the way you eat…simply add in healthy fruit and vegetables and they will naturally crowd-out the junk food…and it’s definitely more effective than shock-therapy-type-diets that cause withdrawal discomfort…and reduces your will power to stick with the diet.

The big problem with nutrition information is how the food industry tries to distort the facts by claiming that ‘scientists have proven that their processed food is safe and nutritious’… REALLY. And then the media regurgitates this garbage information as if it is fact! They do it all the time, like Coke paying nutrition ‘experts’ to say coke is a nutritious snack…. Like the GMO industry paying scientists to say genetically modified food is as good for you as natural or organic food… Like the tobacco industry paying experts to say that smoking tobacco (or even ecigarettes) are not bad for you…. Like politicians paying scientists to claim that there is no such thing as Global Warming and Climate Change…. Money can turn any smart scientist or nutritionist into a prostitute! So just be wise, and moderate your acceptance of industry BS and lies….because money making industry marketers are just like politicians – they lie all the time!

Unfortunately the movie also has these nutritionists making statements about what you put on your skin…the over-hyped claim that everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the blood shows that these people should concentrate on nutrition and not skin care. Check out the video ‘How The Skin Works‘ for more information and to understand the way we are made (which is NOT in the image of the marketers).

Essentially, YOU can be the proof that the skin does NOT absorb everything you put on it…

For example: Will you put all your food in a blender and then smear it over your skin rather than eat it – and yet your body will be as fit and healthy? Will you suggest to your doctor that you crush your anti-depressant/anti anxiety/blood pressure/acid reflux pills etc into your moisturizer and smear it all over the face/body? Based on this hypothesis that your skin absorbs everything, then motor mechanics should die at a very young age – with petroleum and synthetic (toxic?) products all over their hands/arms every day? The list of potential toxins is endless – and fatal if they enter the body in large quantities – but the net outcome is that our bodies are designed with a skin that can keep most stuff out! If all the skin care products that claim to take you back 20 years really worked because ‘the skin absorbs everything’, there would only be a few products on the market – but there are hundreds of thousands making those claims….and we are all still looking for the magical 20 year reversal cream…

The best approach to skin care is to keep your skin strong and balanced, treat it sensitively, and it will work wonderfully well and look naturally younger because it is strong and balanced. It is difficult to create products that can be absorbed by the skin – and usually only small amounts of well formulated products are absorbed. Medically this is well known, otherwise they could make every drug into an easy to use cosmetic cream… Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder – so behold your own natural beauty and not the fake beauty created by marketers and the celebrity machine…

So, how do you look at information concerning what you put in your mouth (and what you put on your skin)?

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.