If you are feeling under the weather after the big Christmas and New Year food and drinks fest and finding it hard to get your pre-festive glow back, then I think I might have just the solution for you.
Let me explain; I had a visit from my friend Julie during the holiday. Julie and I were best friends at school. In terms of personality, we were like two peas in a pod, but when it came to appearances, we couldn’t have been less alike. The fact was we were polar opposites. We were little and large. While I couldn’t put on weight (looking like a stick insect wasn’t popular back in those days) – Julie couldn’t keep it off.
Now here she was sitting at my kitchen table, looking like she had spent the last six months at a very expensive health resort. She had clearly lost weight. Her skin was glowing. Her eyes were bright. I had never seen her hair look better.
When I asked her what her secret was. She told me that as well as using her Green Angel skin care products every day (of course), she and her partner Rob had been juicing. Rob had come across an article about the health benefits of vegetable and plant juices and they had both decided to give juicing a go.
They were juicing twice a day. Apple and fresh ginger root in the morning and at mid-day, a combination of carrot, cucumber and celery or whatever fresh vegetables happened to be available on the day.
She said that the first thing that she and Rob had noticed was the improvement in their energy levels. They were both feeling much more energised and their stamina had greatly improved. They had also escaped the usual winter colds and flus.
Julie explained that ginger root is a well know antioxidant. Apparently antioxidants work by neutralizing and eliminating free radicals (a by-product of our oxygenation processes) which cause cellular damage, including damage to our skin cells.
As we all know, carrots are full of vitamin A – a must if you want to have healthy skin and eyes. Celery leaves have a high vitamin A content too, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty of essential amino acids. Celery also helps curb our cravings for sweets and rich food.
So it really wasn’t any wonder that Julie was looking and feeling as well as she was.
Of course the beneficial, healing effects of nature are not new to us here at Green Angel. I first became aware of the therapeutic benefits of essential plant oils when I used different combinations to nourish and calm my very sensitive and dry skin, in my late teens and early twenties. My husband and business partner Chris gathered seaweed as a boy and helped dress his father’s leg daily with a seaweed poultice after a motorbike accident. The healing powers of seaweed amazed Chris as he was growing up.
Green Angel, Award Winning Skin Care Products are made from a combination of pure natural seaweed and essential oils and are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
If your skin is looking poorly after the excesses of Christmas and New Year, a good place to start, is with a good old fashioned cleansing routine.
Green Angel Seaweed Cleansing Lotion made with potent, natural ingredients will not only remove your make-up and any dirt and grime that has gathered over the course of the day, but will also help with skin problems such as spots and acne.
If you have had a ‘break out’ it may be tempting to use a harsh cleanser that will give you a squeaky clean feel, however it’s important to realize that a harsh cleanser will not only remove your make-up, but will also strip your skin of its good, natural oils which will make your skin react by producing even more oil.
The sage extract contained in Green Angel Cleansing Lotion reduces inflammation on the skin, which is important in the prevention of post acne scarring.
Why Cleansing Your Skin is Important
Make-up that is left on your face overnight will clog your pores, making it more prone spots and acne.
Your cleansing routine shouldn’t be reserved just for bed-time. A morning cleanse is just as important as it cleans away the sebum that has accumulated in your skin’s cells over the course of your night’s sleep.
Dermatologists advise a maximum of three daily cleanses for very oily skin as over-cleansing causes the skin to become too dry, signalling the oil glands to produce even more oil to compensate.
Green Angel Seaweed & Tea Tree Rescue Cream combines the therapeutic and rejuvenating benefits of Irish Seaweed & Tea Tree Essential Oil, renowned as a natural antiseptic and powerful healing oil.
Rescue Cream is excellent for the care of problem skin including acne, eczema and psoriases.
Applied morning and evening, this powerful formulation will help heal, soothe and treat your problem skin. It is gentle enough to use on all skin types.
We have received a lot of positive feedback from customers who use Green Angel Seaweed & Tea Tree Rescue Cream including many who suffer from acne Rosacea. We would love to hear about your experiences with our products. Please feel free to leave a comment. Your opinions matter.