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14 October 2019
We all know that as a natural part of aging, wrinkles will happen. Even though they are a natural part of life, you might be wondering, what can you do to minimize them?
First, prevention is key. Wrinkles can result from harsh environmental factors like sun exposure and dryness. So, as part of a normal routine, it is important to limit sun exposure and to moisturize your skin. Also, staying adequately hydrated and including antioxidants in your diet can promote healthier skin. Another factor to consider, if applicable, is to quit smoking. Smoking makes the body susceptible to collagen breakdown and ultimately allows your skin to age faster.
What can you do if you already have wrinkles and want to reduce their appearance? Here are some options to consider:
Skin peels. Skin peels are chemicals that exfoliate, then support the skin in actually peeling off. This exposes healthier, less damaged skin layers. Peels range from superficial to deep, depending on how damaged the skin is to begin with.
Dermabrasion. This is a procedure that uses friction to remove the outer layers of skin, somewhat like sanding them off. After a period of healing the skin can look improved.
Laser treatments. Laser therapy has an effect similar to skin peels but uses laser energy instead of a chemical application. It also has the benefit of supporting collagen production in the newer layers of skin. Collagen is fundamental to the smooth and firm look of the skin.
Ultrasound therapy. In this type of treatment, ultrasound energy is used to stimulate collagen production in the skin. This, again, helps with skin toning.
Botox injections. Botox and similar injections are used to promote relaxation in the muscles of the face or affected area. Without the muscle tension, the resulting wrinkles become much less noticeable. These injections do require repeat treatments, as they are not permanent.
Plastic surgery. Plastic surgery or facelifts are the reconstructions of the skin on the face to tighten and tone it. These are considered effective but are also a great deal more invasive than other options.
Of course, when choosing the best option for you, there are other factors to consider like expense, risks or side effects and the timeline for healing afterward. Consulting a dermatologist to assist you in making the best choice for your skin is another consideration.
Have you ever used any of these treatments on your skin? Did you get the results that you were looking for?
Did you find this article informative? Please, SHARE with friends or family that are also interested in reducing the look of wrinkles.
14 October 2019
Being a part of the Green Beauty Movement has always been exciting. Playing witness to more people making room in their lives for natural ingredients and holistic care for over a decade now is an honour for us at Grounded Sage. The slow, yet steady, migration to cleaner products and industry ensures a healthier future for us and the environment.
While we’ve made major steps in the right direction in North America, there’s still lots to be done. The Green Beauty industry can be a confusing place and much of the muddle is due in part to the fact that there’s been no designation or set of rules in which to measure the “green” of it all. Eager shoppers are wanting healthier choices but with buzzwords like “organic” or “natural” being thrown about all willy-nilly, it can make the buying process rather discouraging.
That is until now!Introducing CertClean
North America now has its very own, clean beauty certification to help you find products with certified healthy ingredients. The CertClean certification is the brainchild of chemical engineer, Jenise Lee who’s spent over 10 years in the industry and advocating for healthy options.
“CertClean vets beauty and personal care products formulated without the use of potentially harmful ingredients, such as carcinogens, chemicals that may potentially affect our hormonal system, reproductive system, neurological system, etc.
CertClean is not a certification for products with a certain quantity of natural or organic ingredients but a certification for products free from ingredients that may pose risk to our hormonal, reproductive and or neurological systems, like talcum powder, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, and hundreds more. CertClean is a certification which prioritizes human health over the use of organic and natural ingredients.” – www.certclean.comGetting the Clean Seal of Approval
Over 20 brands are already certified or working towards their certification. You can also bet that Grounded Sage is one of them. After months of working behind the scenes with Jenise and her team, we are officially CertClean certified!
Moving forward, you’ll notice the CertClean logo on our product labels and website. We’re excited to be at the forefront of this movement, along with many other amazing, Canadian brands. Want to know if the products you’re considering are CertClean certified? Just look for this logo:What’s next for CertClean
If ensuring the products we use are good for our health wasn’t enough, CertClean is now spearheading a new project. They’ve created a user-generated database of reviews that features ONLY certified products like ours. The goal is to help people find products that are clean AND effective.
They haven’t even officially launched yet (still in beta) and already have over 2,000 products listed and 1,500 individual reviews!
Grounded Sage is in the process of having our products listed on this database now that we have the CertClean seal of approval. We’ll be sure to share all the details on how to share your thoughts as soon as the review process is up and running. In the meantime, you can set up a “reviewer’s profile” on the PurPicks website HERE.
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14 October 2019
This week we have another engaging case. A 75-year-old Caucasian Australian male with a past history of solar keratosis and no previous melanoma or significant personal or family history of melanoma. Previously, he worked only indoors. The patient presented for opinion on a darker area of change in an existing “freckle” on his neck that […]
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14 October 2019
Materials that we choose to wear effect the health of our skin and well being, as well as our stance on sustainability and living a cruelty free lifestyle! I was so excited to research this subject and report my findings to you. Some materials we will be discussing are plant based and vegan, others are not. We want to give you choices of materials that we found interesting and good for your skin, giving you information that can help you make better choices for your lifestyle and needs. Overall, we believe natural fabrics are always the best choice for your skin and health.
Organic Cotton (GOT cotton). GOT is a
certification that the cotton is organic. Organic cotton minimizes
environmental impact by removing the use of cancer-causing
pesticides and other chemicals in the production process. Instead
it focuses on a holistic process that puts sustainability first.
Cotton is also better for your body – being a natural fiber, it
is very breathable, hypoallergenic, natural, vegan and
NOTE: When buying products made of cotton, look out for certified organic labeling, and make sure it isn’t a blend fabric.
- Linen. Linen is an ancient sustainable fabric made from the stem of the flax plant. It is super durable and becomes softer and stronger the more that it is used. It also warms you in winter and cools you in warmer weather.It is natural, vegan and cruelty-free.
- Pinatex (Pineapple Leather). The leaves of the pineapple plant have recently become one of the most sustainable vegan leather alternatives on the market. This material is made from pineapple leaf fiber. It’s a new, innovative fabric conceptualized by Ananas Anam. It is natural, vegan and biodegradable.
- Upcycled Leather. By employing the practice of upcycling, we avoid creating new materials which minimizes waste and saves natural resources such as energy and water. Leather is a durable, strong, breathable, eco-friendly material that lasts forever and gets better within time. If you choose not to endorse animal products, there are some great alternative leather options that are made from plants such as cork and pineapple.
- Lyocell. This material is made from wood pulp. It is a great substitute for silk. It’s soft and drapes well. It can be washed, dyed and even woven to mimic the qualities of suede, leather, moleskin or wool. Lycocell keeps the skin warm in cooler weather and cool in warmer weather. It is also, eco-friendly, vegan, biodegradable, highly absorbent and an antibacterial fabric that is safe for sensitive skin.It’s just a great fabric!
- 100% Pure Silk. Silk is a natural fiber, but it is not vegan. It is extremely soft, non-irritate to even the most sensitive skin, free of any chemicals, hypoallergenic, decreases skin’s loss of moisture, and promotes rejuvenation of the skin. Thus it helps prevent some effects of aging, relieves dry, flaky skin conditions by locking moisture in and ensuring it stays on the skin. Silk keeps you cool on hot days and warm on cold ones. It is highly absorbent, dries fast and is extremely strong.
- SeaCell (Seaweed). Dried seaweed is crushed coarsely, ground, and simultaneously introduced into cellulose fiber, from which materials for a wide variety of textiles, known as SeaCell, are manufactured. Brown algae is used in this material and supposedly activates cell regeneration, re-mineralizes skin, limits inflammation, soothes itchiness and detoxifies the body. The porous structure of the SeaCell textile fibers promotes humidity intake and release, which keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Hemp. We just couldn’t leave this one out.
These days it’s everywhere and in everything (at least some form
of it). Hemp comes from the stem of the plant. It is one of the
oldest fibers in the world, and one of the most sustainable
fabrics! It is similar to linen in feel and breathability, keeping
you warm in winter and cool in summer and becomes softer with time.
It is also a highly UV-resistant fabric, so it’s great for
NOTE: Make sure natural dyes are used when purchasing hemp clothing to negate the detrimental effects of harsh chemical dyes on people and plane.
Image: Jack Reigate | pexels
- Organic Cotton (GOT cotton). GOT is a certification that the cotton is organic. Organic cotton minimizes environmental impact by removing the use of cancer-causing pesticides and other chemicals in the production process. Instead it focuses on a holistic process that puts sustainability first. Cotton is also better for your body – being a natural fiber, it is very breathable, hypoallergenic, natural, vegan and cruelty-free
14 October 2019
Greenspring Medical Aesthetics has the latest CoolSculpting® fat freezing technology and is only Tucson practice with 4 CoolSculpt machines, best prices in town, and convenient appointments with skilled practitioners.
The CoolSculpting procedure is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure.
It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery and little to no downtime.
Find out more by attending our CoolSculpting event and demonstration on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Greenspring Rejuvenation location.
The times will be as follows and we can accommodate up to 8 people per session.
There will be refreshments and special pricing! This is a ONE DAY ONLY event.
Please RSVP by calling the Rejuvenation location 520-529-9665 by Saturday, October 19, 2019.
(Office is closed on Sundays and Mondays.)
14 October 2019Homemade serum for all skin needs
Today in this blog all information is how to make a serum at home ? Which could be effective too
We spend alot on money on skin moisturiser ,anti aging products skin rejuvenation,nourishment ,skin tightening, scar removal,fight acne and lot more but if one home made product does all for you
Aloe Vera gel
Vit e capsule
Aloe Vera gel in a ingredient present in many beauty products, it helps to moisturize ,remove fine lines and wrinkles .it can also be used to reduce Acne
Cucumber toner it is a good source of Hydra tion and rejuvenating and revitalising skin. It does deep cleaning, reduce fine lines wrinkles and lighten dark spot
Vit E oil is well known to every one its a antioxidant , reduce free radicals and many people use vit e oil to reduce dark circles ,dark spots and glow
Frankincense oil as its an essential oil apart from skin lightening and tighten ing it also add aroma therapy
And also known for it anti aging properties and fade away scars present on face
How to prepare
Take 7 - 8 spoon of aloe Vera gel and add a cup of cucumber toner to it and mix it really well the mixture should have runny texture,after mixing now again add 7-8 drops of frankincense oil and 2 capsules of vit e oil .and once again mix them all if u want u can increase the content of aloe vera or toner as per your requirement.
How to use
Before applying this make sure u clean your face with warm cloth ( warm doesn't mean u burn your face, warm is just to open your skin pores) and then apply this
This procedure will double the effect of serum
Many people follow this warm cloth technique to make the product u apply to penetrate in skin
Before using this serum my face was very dull compare to hand and legs ,tan ,patchy and dark circles but after certain duration of use you can really feel the difference in your skin tone and texture as well
Good source of anti aging all the ingredients like aloe Vera ,cucumber vit e and frankincense oil are known for fighting wrinkles and fine lines. To see good results apply this serum during night time after cleaning your face
When to use:
People always ask when is the right time to apply serum day or night time
The answer is check your skin when it suddenly feels as drying may be night or a day time as skin dry wash your face Pat dry and now it a time to apply serum to avoid skin thrist
13 October 2019
Hi all! I have decided to revive my blog so that I have a space to talk to you about things that are on my mind more in-depth. Here I will cover life updates and in-depth parenting/mom topics like potty training, kids learning etc. If you don’t want to miss a post you can enter your email on the top right side of the screen to be notified via email every time a new post is published. Please take a second and do that now so you don’t forget!
After a lot of thought I’ve decided that this is the best medium for me because on my youtube channel I have this thing where I don’t like to talk too much (I always like to keep things moving and not ramble) so this is a safe space for me that I can express myself more fully and freely.
Today I want to share with you my thoughts on brand deals and the truth about making money on youtube. Why? Because this has been stressing me out lately (you will read why below) and I feel that it’s always best to be fully transparent. YOU, yes you reading this right now, are the reason I am able to do this at all. I am so grateful for you and I always want to be as open and real as possible. If you are new here and don’t know my youtube channel I make home and lifestyle videos (organization, cleaning, home hacks, budgeting etc.).
First, it needs to be said that I never got onto youtube for the money. Yes, I know every youtuber says this- but I can put my money (or lack thereof) where my mouth is. When I started I didn’t even know it was POSSIBLE to make money on youtube and crazy fact: I did not make one single penny off youtube for 3 entire years. I didn’t even have ads turned on my videos because I was worried if people saw them they would click off the video. So, no brand deals, no ads, no affiliate revenue for 3 years. Imagine working on something 30+ hours a week for 3 years and not making a cent. This should tell you where my heart is.
During that time I was able to get by working part-time for my mom’s company Vasseur Skincare doing her customer service and website. I was living paycheck to paycheck and typically would have about $200 dollars in my bank account left over every month. Once my channel started growing and taking up so much more of my time (side note – videos take a lot longer to put together than you would imagine, and I do every single aspect myself) I didn’t think it was fair to keep working for my mom when I didn’t have the time. I decided to focus on youtube and go full time – but that meant I also needed to make money.
Timing-wise, this all corresponded with moving into our home. Now, you may be wondering how we were able to afford this house if I wasn’t making much money. I had some savings but the truth is 80% of the down payment came from Ryan. So all of a sudden we were homeowners with a mortgage, a lot of bills and a house to furnish. This was the point I turned ads on all of my videos (the banner ads and pre-roll ads that run before the video) and I booked my first brand deal with ghostbed mattresses – we needed a new mattress anyway so it was a win-win (I still use and enjoy this mattress to this day!)
Now, a major point that needs to be noted here – as a self-employed person living in the state of California OVER 40% of everything I make goes to taxes, so anything I make basically gets cut in half. I also get zero benefits, paid time off etc. Luckily for me I was able to get on Ryan’s health insurance. So when you read below all these income streams, keep in mind that these all get cut by almost half.
Okay, so now how youtubers make money
- Ads. While watching youtube videos there are ads that run before and sometimes during the video. These are typically 5 to 15 second ads that you can choose to click or skip. I get a small portion of ad revenue each time someone clicks on these ads (pay per click). As far as I know, I only make money if someone actually views the entire ad or clicks on it and not when they “skip.” While I really appreciate this option from youtube, it is not a stable source of income. Ad revenue varies widely every month based on views and ad clicks and is extremely stressful and unreliable to base your life around. The only channels that can fully survive off of ad revenue alone have to be getting millions and millions of views per month, which is not easy to do, especially consistently. Only the very top tier superstar channels are able to pull this off.
Affiliate revenue (for me, this is Amazon
affiliate links). This is something I also want to de-mystify. I
looked at my numbers from the past year and it basically breaks
down to this: on average, I make $0.70 from every amazon order you
make through my links. As you can see, it’s not a lot. To be
clear, this does not cost you as the consumer anything, this
commission is from Amazon. Amazon charges sellers around a 15% fee
and they give a portion of this to the affiliate. So that small
portion of the sale either goes to me or to Amazon corporate.
- Side note- if you want to check out or support my amazon links I recently created an amazon storefront with all of my favorite products by category here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/vasseurbeauty
- My own brand/merch. I don’t currently have merchandise (though I’m thinking about it) but I did start my own company last year Vasseur Essentials. I put my entire life savings into it. Thankfully it did well but everything made has been reinvested into the business and I did not take/get a dime from it. If it does well in the long-term that will hopefully be a source of income. My long-term goal is to build my own brand and I have a lot in the works, which is very exciting. But, bottom line, building your own brand takes a lot of time and is very expensive to start.
- Brand deals. This is where most youtubers make a living. This is when a youtuber is paid to feature a product or service that relates to their audience for 1-3 minutes within a video. It can also mean a fully dedicated video promoting a product, though those are less common. For years, I have limited myself to 1 brand deal per month because I felt that was a good balance of not too much sponsored content while still allowing me to get by. The 100% truth is I could be very wealthy if I did every brand deal that came my way- or even half of them. Most people in my life don’t understand how I can turn down the deals/money that I do. It is far more important to me to have an authentic relationship with my subscribers than making money. But, I do also have to make a living and help support my family, so I have to find that balance.
Now, that being said, this is what leads me to my current situation that is stressing me out and why I wanted to share all of this. I had my next couple of months already booked out when an opportunity to work with a major, well-respected company came my way. They had specifically selected me out of thousands and it’s a truly a life changing opportunity for me and my family. Since I already had other deals under contract that I cannot move or cancel (I tried) this is causing my channel to have more sponsored content than normal the next couple of months. Specifically, I will have 5 sponsored videos going up between now and January 15th. It’s only 2 more than normal but it’s still stressing me out. Most of those are with one brand & please know they will be shorter features (60-90 seconds) along with instagram posts. I just wanted to be transparent so when you see them you understand the context and what it means for me.
A couple other things to note in regards to brand deals:
- For me, when a video is sponsored I actually put more effort to make it better and more engaging so that I’m sure my subcribers are still getting value from it.
- For all sponsored videos I do, the mention is only 60-90 seconds out of a 10-15 minute video. (Only one time did I do a longer 3-4 min but that was an exception).
- I actually use the products of the companies I work with and I am extremely picky. To this day, I still use the products of the brands that I’ve worked with. I listen to my audible books, use my Hello Fresh meals and get my rocksbox subscription every month – to name just a few.
- When I do a brand deal, it really really helps me when you click through my link or make a purchase. More than you know. Even just clicking the link helps with engagement so I appreciate any support you show!
Something else that is very important to note here. I am very aware that what I do on youtube is not a long-term career. While I can make some money now it is not likely going to continue for much longer. Only time will tell, but I wouldn’t imagine this going past 5-10 years. I hope it will, don’t get me wrong, but I’m also living in reality. So I am trying to do my best and save what I can during the short window that I am able to. I am not flashy, I don’t buy fancy things and rarely go on vacations (Hawaii was my first vacation in 4 years!) My biggest worry is giving off the impression that I’m money hungry or selling out, because that could not be father from the truth. In fact, a good friend of mine just said to me the other day that it’s shocking how little I’ve changed since being on youtube. That was huge compliment to me because above anything, my integrity and staying true to myself means the most to me.
Okay, so I’ll stop there for now. I have to say, it feels good to share all of this. At the end of the day I work extremely hard and I deserve to be paid for what I do, but there is also a very clear balance because that is not what is most important. Overall, I see a lot of misconceptions and flat out lies about youtubers and I wanted to clear a few things up and share my experience. Beyond anything, I could not have any of this or get to do what I love if it wasn’t for you and your support so I can never say thank you enough!
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13 October 2019How to pick the perfect product…
Serums are amazing for lots of things, from locking in moisture to calming redness or blemishes. With a higher concentration of active ingredients, their effects on skin are strengthened. But as they’re so powerful, they can feel too scary to try for sensitive skin types.
Serums are designed to sink into your skin as quickly and deeply as possible. Choosing a serum that isn’t right for your skin type could leave yours feeling prickly and uncomfortable.
I tried, and reacted to them all. I just couldn’t find anything that didn’t make my skin tingle. Which is why I wanted to formulate serums for people like me, who can’t tolerate serums. And now I’m proud to say we have.” – Sarah Brown, Founder of Pai Skincare
First and foremost, what face serum you use should be determined by your skin type. When it comes to choosing a face serum, you need to pick one that is tailored to your own individual skin properties.
Begin by considering your skincare objectives. For example, someone with oily skin is likely to want to reduce the occurrence and appearance of blemishes. A serum that regulates oil production would therefore be suitable.
With so many different active ingredients to consider, it can be a little tricky to determine the best serum for your skin. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose a face serum that is best suited to your skin type.Your skin can be…
Oily/combination/blemish-proneYou could try…
Our ultra gentle serum is formulated without those common blemish-focused ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide, alcohol and salicylic acid. These ingredients can dry and irritate the skin further. Instead, we’ve included Copaiba as well as Zinc PCA which, by regulating oil production, helps reduce skin shine, blackheads and congestion.
Designed to improve the appearance of persistent blemishes the gentle way and prevent future breakouts. This lightweight hydrating serum helps to reduce visible oiliness for a satin finish.Your skin can be…
Prone to redness/hypersensitivity
We created this serum to restore calm and confidence to reactive complexions. This lightweight and hydrating serum is enriched with Sea Aster, a flowering plant that actively calms troubled skin and reduces visible redness and blotchiness.
Combined with Wild Oat, a rich source of Oleic and Linoleic fatty acids, it helps to comfort areas of dryness and soothe sensitivity. To reduce flare-ups caused by dehydration and dryness, this ultra-gentle formula is carefully balanced with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid.
Dry and/or dehydratedYou could try…
Specifically formulated for sensitive and eczema-prone skin, our Back To Life Hydrating Serum is carefully designed to provide hydration without irritation. While dryness is a skin “type”, dehydration is a skin “state” that affects us all from time to time. Finding a serum to combat dehydration can be a challenge when you have sensitive skin.
A blend of three indigenous Australian berries, rich in antioxidants, help support the skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect against moisture loss.
We also use ultra-low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. These clever molecules hold 1000x their weight in water and help bind it to the skin, keeping it healthy and plumped. To help lock in hydration and keep the skin’s surface smooth, we also include coconut extract.
After application, skin immediately feels hydrated and settled. With regular use, dry patches are reduced, skin feels less tight and looks more radiant.
12 October 2019Winter skin care must have products
In Today scenario every thing is made up of chemical and with alot of side effects ,so why not take care of our skin with affordable product and yet useful results
Winter care means taking care for those dry skin of face , hand ,legs and lips
U need to apply hydrating products to lock moisture with products ingredients like honey, avacado, olive oil ,jojoba oil,almond oil ,aloe vera and vit e oil . ( or you can apply direct this organic product mask on face also as home made remedy)
The must have products of winters are
Hair protein cream
Body lotions tends to have a higher water content so they are lighter in texture and more easily absorbed when compared to oil
My favourite body lotion is nivea nourishing body milk it so suitable for my skin
Very very much hydrating solution and helpful for both hand and body lotion
For those best result one must apply lotion right after you shower ,reason behind is your skin should be warm not completely dried out as it help skin to be ready for absorption
Moisturizer are great for your skin ,it plumps up the skin and help reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles.
It also protect the skin from various effects of weather like heat or wind
My favourite moisturiser is iba aloe Vera no blemish cream, it smells really good and its easily get absorbs in skin ,non sticky ,light weight and goodness of aloe Vera and cucumber
How to apply:
Take a pea size of moisturiser in hand and warm it ,start applying from forehead to rest of face in upward movement
The skin if your lips are much thinner than face so it's important to hydrate them as well to avoid dried and chapped
People don't know importance of facial oil
Certain oil can actually help balance your skin oil production, minimise the appearance of pores and remove Grimes and fat pores
And I prefer good vibes rosehip oil
- Many traditional beauties secret is rose hip oil which add glow and brightness.
Hair protein cream:
It enhance hair growth ,make hair non frizzy smooth and silky also avoid more dandruff
Himalaya herbal protein cream for hair contain ingredients that is Indian gooseberry which is natural hair tonic help to treat hair and scalp it also strengthens the hair follicle and its antioxidant
How to apply
Hair cream can be applied before shower and wash your hair or can be applied after shower
keep drinking ample of water regularly to keep body and skin super hydrated
12 October 2019