Monthly Archives: September 2016
If you didn’t know, I’m a bit of what some would call a heath nut. I’m a gym rat, and an inspired recipe creator (the healthy kind). I thought it’d be fun to add a new section of my blog dedicated to the fitness and nutrition part of my life because well, I guess some people have told me that I inspire them – Yay! So enjoy my newest section of Jennifer Pitt dot Review and follow my fresh content of tried and true healthy recipes and results inspired gym tips. Subscribe to my blog to get these tips directly in your inbox!
That’s me in the gym. I’m not perfect, but let’s get real, no one is.
Are you trying to cut out the chemicals from your facial routine? Maybe you’ve heard about some simple do-it-yourself remedies that you can find in your cupboard or fridge. But are they really helping you or doing more harm? See how trying to save a buck can actually cost you more in the long run with these 5 remedies you should never try.
- DIY: Baking Soda for exfoliation – The grittiness of baking soda has been proven a great way to whiten your teeth but is not the correct pH to use on the delicate skin on your face. Baking soda has a pH factor of 9 while your skin is about 4.5 – 5. The higher alkaline damages the natural barrier which keeps bad bacteria out. Baking soda will also cause dryness creating additional skin issues.
Natural Alternative – Use LimeLight by Alcone Skin Polish for a complete exfoliation and added moisture. The small round, biodegradable jojoba beads gently exfoliates the skin and sloughs away dead skin cells. Nutrient rich oils from olives, lemon, and cypress will restore, hydrate, and protect your skin.
- DIY: Lemon for brightening – Brown spots make us look older and are caused by years of unprotected sun exposure. Citric acid found in lemons have lightening components but can cause a painful chemical reaction (phytophotodermatitis). The cheap lemon remedy can end up causing more harm than good if you have a reaction. Even if you don’t have a reaction the process of using lemons will take a long time to see results.
Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone Sotox for natural skin brightening. The citric acid contained in Sotox is rich in vitamin C and increases the production of collagen which is why it’s great for reducing skin discoloration and age spots. In addition, Sotox has a number of other natural ingredients to help reduce sagging skin, and reduce the occurrence of blemishes.
- DIY: Hairspray to set makeup – Hairspray is a great way to set your hair, and chances are some of it will hit your face. But intentionally spraying your face with hairspray to set your makeup for the day will not only dry out your skin from the alcohol, but it will also clog your pores, cause irritation and create breakouts.
Professional Alternative – LimeLight by Alcone 10 Years Younger Finishing Spray is specifically designed to hold your makeup in place for up to 16 hours. It will also prevent your makeup from setting into any fine lines or wrinkles, and also prevents melting and sliding for fewer touchups. Forget creasing and fading with the paraben-free finishing spray.
- DIY: Toothpaste to treat pimples – Drying out a pesky zit will allow you to pick it off and quickly remove it. But the old remedy of dabbing your zit with a bit of toothpaste will dry out the zit but it will also strip the healthy skin around of its valuable moisture. At worst you can actually risk a chemical burn resulting in dark scars.
Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone Masque of Zen as a full mask treatment or a spot treatment. It’s enriched with Tea Tree Oil which naturally combats bacteria causing acne and Cinnamon Bark Extract from Sri Lanka which acts as a mild astringent and regulates bacteria without throwing off the skin cell balance.
- DIY: Petroleum Jelly – such as Vaseline has been thought to moisturize and protect sensitive skin. It actually does not add any moisture to your skin, in fact it keeps everything out and retains what’s already in your skin (even bad bacteria!). Think of it as a barrier, not a moisturizer.
Natural Alternative – Try LimeLight by Alcone One Drop Wonder. This oil is made up of the extract from the Osage Orange fruit seed. The oil is full of super antioxidants, rich in Omega-6, and UV protective. It provides the essential oils needed to provide generous moisture, but also heals many skin issues such as rosacea, and repairs aged skin cells.
Now that you know which DIY remedies can cause more harm than good, what other remedies have you tried?
PS. Not all coconut oil is good for your skin! Beware of coconut oil clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
As the weather cools down and the nights stretch out longer, we start thinking about the holidays. This year I’ll be hosting my first (what I hope to be, annual) boutique and Toys for Tots toy drive! Start your holiday shopping early and knock out those hard to shop for family members. We’ll have gifts for babies, kids, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and even your furry (or feathery, or scaly) family members. Entry is absolutely free, but in the spirit of giving please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. All of our vendors are donating a portion of their proceeds to Toys for Tots as well. So bring your wallets and help some of the less fortunate have an amazing Christmas this year!
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