Archive for the ‘Extra Virgin Olive Oil’ Category

I hope everyone will try to understand and forgive me for taking so long to update my blog.  It’s indeed been weeks since I’ve added information for my readers.  It’s been an eventful few weeks though so I have by no means been idol all this entire time. 

Like many of you I have a family that I dearly love and adore.  As many of my readers know, from personal experience, our families sometimes call on us for help.  Of course when that call for help comes in, like many of you, I drop everything and go. 

After the minor or major crisis is over then it is a return to our “normal routine”, whatever that means.  At “39 and holding” it sometimes takes a day or two of rest to return to that daily schedule we call usual.     

Even with a crisis or two I’ve been busy this entire time researching some natural products for really good skin and hair care.  In the end, I’ve come up with some really interesting and useful ideas for caring for ourselves while using less chemicals. 

Of course I’ve kept the original promise I made to my readers that I personally try all products on myself before recommending anything to anyone else.   That isn’t to say I won’t write about a variety of items and products, instead I simply won’t recommend those items I haven’t personally tested.

There are some items that proved much too time consuming and others that didn’t perform as I hoped they would or as touted on various web sites.  In the end though I think I have some interesting products to recommend especially to those looking for good skin and hair care items that don’t include as many chemicals as some store bought items have. 

So stay tuned and I will be passing on some out of the ordinary and useful information that will save money and improve our daily lives.


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One thing the Baby Boomer generation must deal with if we want wrinkle free skin is proper moisturizing.  To accomplish this we must first know what type of skin we have.  If we did our homework when deciding on the proper cleansers for our skin then we already know if we have oily skin, combination skin with parts being a bit oily and other parts being dry, or whether have all dry skin.  Refer to First Things First for help on deciding what skin type a person has and what products to cleanse with.  Different skin types will require different moisturizers to keep the face and neck in optimum wrinkle free condition.

The eyes requires a special moisturizer all its own while the face and neck requires a different moisturizer.  One thing ALL skin types need every day is SUNSCREEN.  A person should NEVER go outside without a good moisturizing SUNSCREEN that will protect a person against UVA and UVB rays.  One of the best facial moisturizers I’ve used that also has an SPF 15 in it is Equate Beauty Lotion from Wal-Mart.  This is great as a day time moisturizer under makeup.  I also like Equate Advanced Firming & Anti Wrinkle cream if I’m going to be home or don’t feel like wearing makeup that day.

For the eyes I really like the Equate Regenerating Serum that can be bought online or in some stores.

For night-time moisturing I like L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Night Cream and Equate Night Time Firming Cream.

As the reader can see, having a well moisturized face and neck is  certainly possible and very affordable.  One of the best moisturizer a person can get is even more affordable, per use, than any of these products.  It’s a product I keep in the house at all times and use every night, especially around the eyes and facial wrinkles.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be and often is used for eating, cooking, and for years has been used as a wonderful moisturizer.  There are different grades of Olive Oil and the best type a person can get is Extra Virgin Olive Oil the “First Cold Press”.  The first pressing means there will be less impurities in the olive oil, which will certainly benefit our skin. 

I keep some of the “First Cold Press” Extra Virgin Olive Oil, at my makeup table, in an empty medication bottle or other small container that has a very tight-fitting lid.  Apply the Olive Oil with a cotton ball all over the face or just on areas that needs a little more moisturizing.

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