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FREE Sexy Skin Care Tele-class

My next teleclass will be all about radical sexy skin care designed just for you so you can go out into the world gracefully, confidently, and with self-assurance. I will show you how you can maintain or regain your youthful glow and energy so you can take on the world and share your talents and wisdom. I take a holistic approach when I work with my clients. True health and well-being starts with nourishing your body and soul. Vibrant glowing skin, with minimal wrinkles and fine lines, starts with your diet. When you optimally nourish your body, you will be able to go through the change feeling and looking your best.

OK let’s talk about skin care designed specifically for women in the prime of their lives since that is why you are here. A women’s skin is her window to the world. We are judged by the appearance of our skin and we are our harshest critic when we look in the mirror.

Remember that every season of the year has its own special beauty and wisdom. The same is true for the seasons of your life. When you answer the call to come home to yourself during menopause, you will have inner glow. Beauty is NOT just skin deep. Don’t buy into the notion that only the youthful are beautiful. It’s a woman’s enthusiasm for her life, her self-acceptance, and a sense of fun that makes her attractive. Beauty is within and shows on the outside. Beauty is easily attained and maintained with the easy tips and strategies that I am going to share with you during the tele-class. This is just a sampling of the strategies I share with my clients.

Menopause is a time for renewal and introspection. It’s a time for you to assess your life and decide where you want to go during your second act. Taking care of yourself so that you can realize your dreams is the first step. Fortunately, taking care of your skin by following what I am going to share with you is also a vehicle for taking care of your whole self. My approach is natural and holistic.

One of the most distressing parts of midlife is watching your skin begin to sag and get a “crepey” look. There’s a great deal that you can do to both preserve the health of your midlife skin and even heal some of the damage that has already been done. By following the tips I will share on the call, you will not only improve your appearance but you will also improve your health because what is good for the skin is also good for your entire body and being.

First let’s get a primer on the largest organ in your body: Your skin!

The outer layer of your skin was formed when you were an embryo from the same layer as your brain and your peripheral nervous system. So, your skin is an external brain which gathers information about your environment like pressure, temperature, pleasure, and pain. The skin is also the largest and most important part of your immune system. The skin is vulnerable not only protects you from the external environment it’s also vulnerable to your internal environment, both emotional and nutritional.

The condition of your skin says a great deal about how well you’re fitting into and feeling supported by your current environment. Your skin reacts when you do not feel safe or true to yourself. That’s why you hear about people losing hair, getting eczema, pimples, hives etc when under stress. How many times have you developed a pimple just when you need to look your best for some big event? In my programs, I work with you to find balance and support in your life.

Let’s talk a little about the anatomy of your skin. There are three layers: the outer epidermis, the middle dermis, and the fat layer underneath them. The epidermis is paper thin and is a protective layer of dead skin cells that hold in moisture. This layer is constantly being shed and replaced as fresh cells push their way up to the surface from underneath. They get flattened and then die forming the epidermis. This sloughing process slows as we age which is why it loses its freshness.

The dermis layer which is 90% of your skin is where the blood vessels, nerves, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands are. The sebaceous glands produce oil and are located at the base of hair follicles. Blackheads and pimples form when the sebaceous gland clogs at the root of the hair follicle. The sweat and oil form an acid mantle to protect the skin. Harsh chemicals, detergents, and non-PH balanced soaps disrupt this mantle leaving your skin vulnerable to the elements. The dermis layer also contains collagen and elastin which are proteins that give your skin elasticity and flexibility. By mid-life you may have lost up to 20 percent of your collagen layer. Wrinkles and sagging occur from the breakdown of the elastin and collagen fibers. The lighter your skin the more collagen you have lost. In addition to thinning of the collagen layer of your skin, your oil gland secretions are decreasing which results in dryness.

Aging skin is not just about your age. Pre-mature aging of the skin and of every other cell in your body is related to the production of free-radicals. Free-radicals are oxygen molecules that have become unstable because they have lost an electron during metabolic processes like breathing and digestion. Sunlight, high blood sugar and insulin, and toxins like cigarette smoke and air pollution. Emotional stress can cause free radicals because of the increased levels of cortisol and adrenaline. The free radicals run around your body looking for a way to become stable by attaching themselves to the cell membranes of any tissue. Here is the important part that relates to your skin: If the free radical attaches to an electron from collagen in your skin, then the damage begins. It’s similar to the process of rusting iron when left outside in the elements without protection.

Free radicals are a part of daily living and your body defends against them using anti-oxidants in your diet. Anti-oxidants include vitamins C & E, and other s are produced in your body. Anti-oxidants donate an electron to the unstable oxygen molecule that is the free radical. Even though we have this defense system against free radicals, our bodies can become overwhelmed by the high production of free radicals caused by modern life. Free radical damage is called oxidative stress.

Research studies have shown that you can keep oxidative stress in your body to a minimum by ingesting anti-oxidants, applying products containing them, avoiding environmental toxins, eating a low-glycemic diet, and maintaining emotional equilibrium.

Anti-oxidants can also protect your skin from UV radiation damage. 70 percent of the change you see in your skin is due to sun damage. When you expose your skin to a lot of sun without optimal anti-oxidant levels, the skin is in a constant state of mild inflammation. The mild inflammation and swelling of tanned skin plumps the skin up, temporarily minimizing wrinkles and gives the appearance of a more youthful look. Once the tan goes away, the wrinkles reappear because the collagen and elastin fibers that were fluid filled and flexible have become stiff and hard. Think about what happens to a flexible and clear egg white when you drop it on a hot griddle. The fluid protein becomes denatured protein which is hard and inflexible.

I work with my clients to help them develop the diet that helps them to feel and look their best. A diet that brings optimal health and well-being is the same diet that can give you radiant skin. A study of over 4,000 midlife women showed that women who avoided high-carb diets and ate foods that contained plenty of vitamin C and linoleic acid, (which is an omega 6 essential fatty acid) had fewer wrinkles, less dry skin, and less thinning skin. A high-carb diet raises your blood sugar causing the sugar to combine with the protein in your blood making the collagen inflexible like that egg I mentioned before. This process is called glycosylation. When your collagen cells don’t get the nutrients they need and you have glycosylation going on and your skin doesn’t look its best.

Now that we know all about our skin and what damage we have been doing, let’s talk about what we can do to look our very best and maybe even heal some of that damage.

Join me on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 PM

Learn all about the steps you need to take to look your best!

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