Stop Grinding Teeth & Reduce Stress with Magnesium

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Magnesium can address the challenges of many women including stress, sleeplessness, constipation, anxiety and more. NOTE: Always check with your health care professional before taking new supplements.

I love magnesium. I take it nightly for the following reasons:

Magnesium helps relax our muscles to provide a better sleep. Its muscle-calming properties can aid digestion and prevent constipation. Amazing magnesium can relieve water retention, protects our bones, nerves and muscles, prevents calcium buildup in the arteries and supports healthy blood flow and heart rhythm.  In addition, magnesium can uplift us which prevents mood swings and also helps relieve water retention. Taking a magnesium supplement at bedtime calms muscles, restless legs or twitching, induces relaxation and halts bruxism (grinding teeth while sleeping). Grinding teeth is a sign of stress. It is also known to help and reduce migraine and fibromyalgia pain.

Read about more powerful supplements for women in my new book, AGE-PROOF: Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know, now on sale for just $14.95 including free S&H  in the books section at www.HollywoodBeautySecrets.com. It’s also available in all eReaders versions, Kindle, Nook, etc.

 

Skin Care by Louisa

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Visit my new skin care authority website: Skin Care by Louisa

You’ll find reference materials for hundreds of skin care conditions or challenges, skin care treatments, photos, videos, and hormone health information provided from many sources. This website is updated daily with new information. Now you’ve got the best of “3 Worlds”…..my blog, Hollywood Beauty Secrets for products, and Skin Care by Louisa for reference. NOTE: Information provide at www.LouisaGraves, www.SkinCareByLouisa and www.HollywoodBeautySecrets is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and we advise you to visit your health practitioner for any skin or health concerns.

 

 

Do-It-Yourself Blemish-Banishing Remedies

With Christmas holidays comes lots of sweet treats, which can cause a few extra blemishes. I’ve noted a few top remedies taken from my doctor-recommended book, “ Hollywood Beauty Secrets: REMEDIES to the Rescue”. 

 NOTE: Use the remedies and recipes at your own risk. And DO NOT COMBINE remedies as this may cause irritation.

1. Apply witch hazel to blemishes using a cotton swab. With the flip side of the swab apply calamine lotion. Let dry.

2. Rub a clove of garlic or raw potato onto blemishes.

3. Apply milk of magnesia to blemishes using a cotton swab. Let dry. Magnesium is an anti-bacterial that absorbs oil.

 4. Crush half an aspirin. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to make a paste and apply to blemishes.

 5. Apply raw honey to blemishes using a cotton swab. Raw honey is a quick healer and natural antibiotic. 

6. Apply ice, then hydrocortisone cream to large blemishes.

7. For an open blemish, apply witch hazel with a cotton swab. Let dry. Follow with antibiotic ointment. Witch hazel disinfects; antibiotic ointment speeds healing and prevents scarring.

8. Exfoliate (slough off skin) regularly to prevent plugged pores and blemishes. Try using Microdermabrasion Scrub or baking soda (mechanical scrub). After cleansing, while face is still wet, use a handful of baking soda to gently scrub face. Then rinse. Do not use scubs if you have rosacea. Use a cream cleanser such as Glycolic Cleanser with Marine Plant Extracts.

9. Sticking to a low-glycemic diet can help prevent blemishes and acne.  Also zinc and soy-rich foods can help prevent breakouts.

Zinc-rich foods include: eggs, liver, seafood, turkey, pork, mushrooms and milk.

Soy-rich foods include: soy milk (have a soy latte), soy yogurt, soy nuts, soybeans, soy cheese and tofu. You can also apply zinc ointment to blemishes. Dandellion root (tea) has been known to help purify the blood, which can help clear or prevent blemishes.

Tips for Lips & Relief of Gas / Bloating for Busy Gals on the Go

For chapped, dry lips try my overnight remedy.  Apply some raw honey onto lips, then break open a vitamin E capsule and apply overtop. You’ll wake up to soft, healed lips.  HOW IT WORKS: Honey is a natural humectant that hydrates lips. It’s also a natural antibiotic so speed heals the cracks. The Vitamin E is also a quick-healing vitamin, and helps seal in the honey. ENJOY!

Tips for Healthy Skin, Body, and Relief of Gas & Bloating

Okay gals, you’re going to love these handy probiotics to help you get relief from occasional gas, loose stools, constipation, sensitive stomach and lactose intolerance. I’m putting my “Louisa’s Stamp of Approval” on “Acidophilus Pearls” by Enzymatic. You get the goodness of yogurt, but without the fat or calories! These handy little pearls don’t need to be refrigerated and you take just one a day with water – with or without food! NOTE: I’m not paid to endorse these probiotics. I just think they are something all women will benefit from.

Probiotics support digestive, immune, and skin health, ensuring your body is not weighed down by toxins which may limit your immune defenses. They also support healthy skin from the inside out, and help eliminate free radicals and toxins.The patented pearls ensure live cultures are undamaged by harmful stomach acids and are delivered right to your intestines, where they go to work.

Just one capsule daily can help alleviate occasional gas and constipation plus symptoms of lactose intolerance.Take ONE capsule daily, with water or your favorite beverage. May be taken with or without food. Do not chew or crush. Acidophilus Pearls are available at most health food stores and they are free of: 

  • artificial coloring
  • artificial flavoring
  • corn
  • gluten
  • preservatives
  • salt
  • sugar
  • wheat
  • yeast

For more budget health and beauty  tips, pick up a copy of my doctor-recommended book, “Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue” available for over 50% for the month of December at www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com

    Tips for Chapped Hands & Peeling Nails

    The holidays are a time of eating and celebrating! But with that comes lots of preparation including cooking, washing  produce, dishes, etc. Water is very damaging to hands and nails. It’s the number one cause of splitting, peeling nails and is linked to arthritis in the hands. Here are some easy, do-able tips to help keep your hands looking their best:

    1.  Wear rubber gloves when washing produce, doing dishes, even laundry or house cleaning to protect and prevent peeling nails, or dry and chapped hands.

    2. At night, before bed,  apply an antioxidant  lotion or  a peptide/antioxidant combination  onto hands. 

    3. Next, coat hands with “unpetroleum jelly”, or  less costly solution, castor oil.  Then wear cotton gloves and leave on overnight.

    Find rubber gloves, castor oil and cotton gloves at your local drug store.  Find some excellent hand moisturizers including SKINLASTING or RELASTYL in the “Hands” Section at   www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com  While you’re there, be sure to sign up for my FREE NEWSLETTER on the HOME page at my site. You’ll get the latest tips, free information and exclusive NEW, cutting-edge product alerts — all for discount prices. 

    Tune in tommorrow for budget tips to help address chapped, cracked lips and my favorite, organic tinted lip gloss. Best, Louisa :-)

    Got Dry, Cracked Heels?

    Got dry heels! Dry, winter weather and forced heating in our homes can cause dry, flaky skin. But I bet you didn’t know that walking barefoot around the house is the main reason for cracked heels and “sock snags”!

    Heres Why: Walking barefoot causes excessive pressure and friction on the “fat pads” of the heels, causing the heels to flatten, dry out and crack!

    But the good news is I have some easy, budget solutions:

    But first a quick NOTE: If you’re experiencing bleeding, painful heel cracks that make it difficult to walk, please visit your health practitioner because this can sometimes be a sign of diabetes.  Diabetics have difficulty producing oil, which causes excessively dry skin and painful, cracked heels.

    Back to the tips on how to remedy dry, cracked heels:

    1)  Drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep skin soft and hydrated.

    2) Eat a diet rich in omega-three fatty acids (such as fish oil or flax seed oil – they both come in capsules).  You can find a really good (shellfish-free) brand of omega 3 fish oil at my site on the Vitamins/Supplement page, or visit your local health food store.

    3)  Never walk around the house in bare feet. ALWAYS wear socks and slippers to protect your heel pads and prevent them from flattening.

    4)  Every morning after showering,  apply a long lasting moisturizer on feet. You can use safflower oil It’s loaded with lineolic acid, something our bodies naturally produce. Or try ALL-NAtural Original formula Zim’s Crack Crème on your feet after showering. If you have chronic dryness – apply Zim’s and socks and wear them to bed. Zim’s quickly penetrates to keep feet hydrated for hours, and it’s not greasy like most foot creams — so it doesn’t stain. Zim’s Crack Crème (original formula) is also at my web site in the “foot care” section at www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com

    5) Do minimal foot filing on your heels and never use a callus blade!  www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com. Get a bonus bottle of Zim’s with an added 20% for just $8.99.

    I’ll post more budget-freindly solutions daily, so keep in touch!

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    Louisa :)