I am a HUGE advocate of sunscreen, starting at very early ages.. so it becomes a habit. That being said, I got this great article in email today about 10 sunscreen secrets.. while this isn't new news.. I do expect many of you don't know these things, so I thought I would share it.
Realize that I ONLY use Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, and this is a shopping site, pushing their own online products.. so take the recommendations into account.
Those of you that own a business understand how dificult and stressful it is to own and manage a small business. There are highs and lows, sometimes in the same day! Well, last night we received a reminder email from one of our customers of why we are doing this.
This business was started because I knew there had to be others out there in the world that had skin like ours, and our families. Here it is - I have removed our customer's name for their privacy.. "I just wanted to let you know that I have completely converted...
Caring for Aging Skin
Notice how my blogs keep moving along with what I seem to be facing personally?
Interestingly enough these tips are marketed by a large soap manufacturer... see how they call what's commercially produced drying..
Take these steps to prevent dry skin as you age:
Wear sunscreen. Avoid the harmful effects of the sun by using sunscreen year-round, not just in the summer.
Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays ? which cause aging and are known to contribute to skin cancer ? remain constant year-round.
Slather up. As you get out of the...
Is Vitamin E a Preservative?
It is important to us to educate our customers, friends and anyone just wondering about the truth in natural skin care.
There are many myths regarding preservatives and what constitutes a preservative. Below is some information on Vitamin E
What is the difference between a preservative and an antioxidant?
A preservative is WATER-BASED and is used to keep bacteria/mold/mildew/fungi from growing in water.
An antioxidant is OIL-BASED and isused to slow down rancidity in oils.
PRESERVATIVES AND ANTIOXIDANTS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
A bit more information on preservatives:
Bacteria and fungus need moisture...
Not sure how many of you are aware of the marketing uproar around Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
There is a big push right now to find products that are SLS free. Specifically hair products. Like another article on palm oil, there is a lot of marketing mis-information about SLS being released today.
I am in the process of doing research on different surfactants available and in use for expansions in the product line.
If you didn't know (and I didn't until I began researching) The word surfactant is short for "surface active agent" and has ahydrophilic (water-loving) head and a...