Kathleen discusses how she chooses essential oils for her products.
When dark shadows or bags linger, the cause typically is not something temporary, like a few too many cocktails. It might be something you’ve inherited. Pigmentary issues that cause under-eye discoloration are common among people of Asian or African descent. Age also contributes to dark circles. With age, the skin around the eye thins, exposing the tiny blood vessels that lie just below.
If you pull the skin sideways and the darkness turns blotchy, that’s evidence the problem is caused by excess pigment in the area, says Joseph Eviatar, MD, a New York ophthalmic plastic surgeon.
Most often, dark circles aren’t about changes in the color of the skin at all. Instead, they’re created by a loss of volume in the area around the eye. That exposes the orbital bone, creating a hollow trough that shows up as a dark circle. With the delicate eye area one of the first spots to reveal signs of aging, this can happen as early as the late 30s or 40s.
Four things you can do, without surgery, to help keep your eyes looking youthful.
- Switch to our toxin-free products to give your skin new life. Your skin will start to respond very quickly and you will be amazed at how wonderful your skin will be in just a couple weeks.
- Stop using chemically-based products on your hair and skin. Use Healing-Scents’ Forever Young Face Oil on your skin. With damaged already done, we recommend using the 50’s or the Mature Face Oil. The special blend of cold-pressed carrier oils and the essential oils help repair the damage in your skin.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking weakens collagen and causes premature wrinkling and sagging.
- Use Healing-Scents Concealer to help conceal dark circles. Hiding dark circles with concealer is simpler than you may think. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone, a cream or cake concealer covers best. Lightly pat the concealer on from the inner corner of your eye to just past the outer corner. Here at Healing-Scents we have a great cream concealer that includes essential oils that help reduce dark circles.
Other, more expensive options, including treatment with IPL or intense pulse light, can help by destroying those pigment cells and smoothing the skin. A series of four IPL treatments, at about $200 each, is typically needed to see improvement.
You bought our natural products. Now you are in need of information on what to do and what to expect. I want to answer your questions.
Once you start using our products, your skin may continue breaking out. This happens because, with the essential oil support, your skin is throwing out the toxins from within your skin. It may take 7-25 days before you start seeing fantastic improvement. The time depends on how toxic your skin is now. In fact, you may seem to be allergic to the products the first few times you use them. This is probably toxins coming out.
CLEANSING–If you wear makeup, you will need to use the Daily Cleanser, Green Tea Cleanser or the Just Clean Cleanser to help remove makeup. Dampen skin and a soft cloth. Apply a small amount of cleanser to hand. Using fingers, gently massage cleanser onto face. Your goal is to loosen your makeup. Rinse face with warm water. Take cloth and gently remove any makeup left behind. Rinse face again. With practice, you will get good at removing your makeup. Do not pull or stretch your skin while cleansing.
TONER–If using the Daily Cleanser, you may not need to use the toner every time. Find the routine that works best for your skin. If, like me, you don’t wear makeup, the Toner on a small cloth (washable and reusable), cotton pad or cotton balls, may be all you need to remove the daily dose of pollution. Using one of the Toners after the Cleanser will help to remove anything left and seal pores.
BLEMISH STICK/ACNE HEALING GEL–Next, use the Blemish stick on tender spots or eruptions. If you have Acne or lots of problem areas; use the Acne Healing Gel to get them under control. Many women are using the Acne Gel to control those hormonal cystic eruptions that come every month. When using the Acne Healing Gel; do not put the Forever Young Face Oil or Cream over the area. The Gel is soothing and healing. However, use the Oil or Cream on the dry areas of your face; especially eye area and upper lip. Again, you do not want to pull or stretch the skin.
FOREVER YOUNG FACE OIL–The Forever Young Face Oil is for areas of the skin that show the most damage from age, sun, wind. Definitely use it on the whole eye area, gently and carefully. You do not want to stretch or pull the skin. This is an intensive treatment that will show amazing results. The oils will absorb into your skin to help it repair itself. The oils will blur the eye if it gets in it. If your skin is not prone to breakouts, use the oil over the entire face.
FOREVER YOUNG FACE CREAM–The Forever Young Face Cream–this works great under makeup to protect the skin during the day. The zinc oxide provides UV protection. I am a firm believer in the power of sunlight. We need the vitamin D from sunlight. Just do not overexpose skin. You will have more energy and feel better.
To prevent your skin from looking dry, dull, old it is important to use either the Face Cream or Face Oil at least 2 times a day. If I have the opportunity, I will rinse my face and apply more Face Cream…especially if I have been in the sun, or a windy, dusty, or dry environment.
FACIAL SCRUB–The Facial Scrub should only be used 1-2 times per week. Unless you are aggressively attacking the acne areas. The Facial Scrubs can cause temporary worsening of the acne. This is a product you can keep in the shower to utilize when your skin is warm and wet. It is good for hands, neck, arms to help get rid of dry, clogged skin.
EXFOLIATING FACE SERUM–If you try the Exfoliating Face Serum: This is a “spa strength” treatment. It will quickly help remove the dry, dead skin layer. The Exfoliating Face Serum can sting. Usually it happens after 5-10 minutes of it on your skin. This shows that it has made it through damaged skin. Rinse off when you feel the sting. It will leave the skin temporarily red. Use the Forever Young Face Oil afterwards to speed new, softer skin production. Use no more than 1 time per week. The product requires caution, but can yield great results for doughy, dull complexions.
Rosaceae is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. It begins as flushing and redness on the central face and across the cheeks, nose, or forehead but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, scalp or ears. As rosaceae progresses, other symptoms can develop such as permanent redness, red bumps (some with pus), red gritty eyes, burning and stinging sensations, small blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin, and in some advanced cases a bulbous nose. The disorder can be confused and co-exist with acne vulgaris and/or seborrheic dermatitis. People that are fair-skinned are disproportionately affected. Rosaceae affects both men and women of all ages, but middle-aged women are more susceptible because of hot flushes caused by menopause.
The queen of flowers, the rose, has been found to be very healing and soothing to this condition. This cream also contains carrot infused oil as well as carrot seed essential oil. These are known for their skin-healing properties. The Emu is a wonder in itself.
I have carefully researched carrier oils and essential oils to come up with this formula. My clients are very happy with the way our Rosaceae cream works. They are great at referring others to get the relief they have gotten.