Antioxidant’s for the Skin
Everyone has seen how fast an apple turns brown when peeled or perhaps the other half of the avocado you saved for lunch turned brown and its not its voluptuous green color anymore….this is called oxidation. Everyday we are exposed to damaging UV radiation and free radicals in the air we breathe, which oxidizes our healthy cell tissues in our bodies as well as our skin. Antioxidants are nutrient rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes that have the power to fight off damaging environmental stressors to prevent our skin from oxidizing. This is why it is beneficial to consume antioxidants into our diet as well as our skin care to prevent from premature aging. Here at Skin Remedy we offer customizable in house treatment masks that are packed with antioxidant rich ingredients. We hope to see you soon for your next treatment!
Binchotan Charcoal comes from oak branches in the Kishu region of Japan and is known to be the highest grade in activated carbon. It has been used for centuries to deodorize, sterilize, prevent decontamination and also known for its amazing beauty benefits. Binchotan Charcoal is so powerful that it naturally purifies the chemicals in our tap water, remove toxins from our skin and enhance blood circulation in a hot bath.
Binchotan Charcoal can be used on All Skin types.
It’s a time saver that detoxifies, exfoliates and purifies the skin all in one AND as an added bonus it has antibacterial properties!
Did you know that bacteria can never live on Charcoal? Pretty cool… right?
Stop by Skin Remedy to check out Binchotan Charcoal beauty products.
What we carry
The Face Puff: Use with cleanser of choice and hang to dry after use. Made with Konjac plant fibers and ultra fine Binchotan Charcoal powder to gently exfoliate and restore the skin.
Body Scrub Towel: Ultra fine Binchotan Charcoal powder is woven into every fiber in this body scrub that helps to absorb orders and remove impurities from the skin. Charcoal’s natural antibacterial qualities keep that towel mildew free when left in the shower or bath.
Oil Blotting Papers: Thirty sheets of oil blotting papers that are made up of biodegradable Bamboo and Binchotan Charcoal powder. This helps control mid day oil build up on the face and assist in purifying the skin.
Charcoal Infused Toothbrush’s: Binchotan Charcoal blended into each bristle of the toothbrush that will prevent bad breathe and aids in removing plaque. The highly active Charcoal gives off negative ions and prevents harmful bacteria from growing within the tooth brush.
Pumice Stone: Infused with Binchotan Charcoal to exfoliate rough parts of the body such as the elbows and the heels of your feet. It helps to slough off dead skin cells for soft, cleansed skin.
Dear friends of Skin Remedy, Christopher and I are blessed to announce the belated arrival of our beautiful daughter
Eve Aurora Benjamin.
She came into this world with a smile on her face, she is healthy and we are over the moon with joy and admiration… Thank you all for your well wishes, we feel blessed to have such loving support from all of you!
Justine, Christopher and Eve
Happy Mother’s Day
Still stumped on what to get mom for Mothers Day?! We can help! How about some beautiful Nancy Caten Jewelry for the stylish mom? Or a hip BKR bottle for the active mom? Still stumped? Get her a Skin Remedy Gift Certificate. We will be sure the lovely moms are happy and pampered just as much as they deserve
Skin healthy Snacks
We even keep our snacks “Skin Healthy” here Skin Remedy SF
Cherries are antioxidant rich and vitamin rich helping to maintain skin and hair health.
Nuts are high in essential fatty acids which help skin stay supple, smooth and younger looking.
So, come see us and Nosh Away!
Happy Earth Day
Thank You Mother Earth for your Beautiful ingredients. Happy Earth Day
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Get Your Skin and Body Beach Ready with Dry Brushing
It’s that season again… Summer is upon us! Sunshine, BBQ’s, Music Festivals, The BEACH… Good times! Is your skin and body ready to “Bare It”?! Read on to see how you can assist in smoothing, evening tone and resurfacing that lumpy surface! And, if you’re one of those lucky ladies without cellulite then consider yourself extremely lucky- You’re ONE of the 10%!
What is cellulite anyway? Other then the bain of bikini season, cellulite is a condition in which the skin has areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled lumpy appearance. It is most common on thighs, buns, hips and belly. Although cellulite will probably never fully disappear, there are ways to improve its appearance. Here are some tips…. Eat well and exercise (duh!), Hydrate constantly, get regular massage, body scrubs and wraps.
Skin Remedy has an amazing body wrap called the Detox Remedy. This specific wrap uses high heat and detoxifying, antioxidant rich potions to assist in blood and lymph circulation, which in turn, improves the health and function of the entire body. Best of all, it can assist in weight loss and improve the appearance of that pesky cellulite. A great at home tip to use daily is dry brushing and what you do daily can have biggest impact on overall health and beauty. Dry brushing helps your lymph system get rid of toxins which in turn can assist in smoothing cellulite. Lymph is a fluid that collects toxins from cells and moves the toxins to areas where they can be eliminated. Dry brushing paired with our Detox Remedy Wrap will be sure to get your body Beach Ready!
Here’s what you do!
Use a natural bristle brush.
Start on dry skin before bathing.
Start at the feet/ankles and brush in long circular movements up toward the heart.
Always brush to the center of the body.
On stomach and armpits use a circular clockwise brushing motion.
Brush softly at first and eventually work up to firmer pressure.
After dry brushing, shower (cool water or alternating cool and hot is best)
Moisturize after showering- we use Skin Remedy’s Signature Body Butter or Body Lotion.
Repeat daily or as needed.
Hand Made Soaps Made by our in house scientist Clayton Toon Coker!
Here at Skin Remedy we love our hand made soaps made by our very own in house scientist Clayton Toon Coker, the best way to fight BO is to use a anti-bacterial soap! This week we have green tea, calendula, and cucumber soap bars all with the highest level of organic ingredients and made with love just for you.
Skin Remedy of the Week
Bee Pollen has so many benefits, it’s hard to focus on just one! Pollen is the food that bees collect from flowers and bring back to the hive. When collected ethically, this magical pollen can be consumed by us! Bee pollen is full of all sorts of essential proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fatty acids. Just a spoonful of bee pollen a day can prevent allergies, maintain healthy skin, prevent illness and increase energy.
So how would bee pollen help to remedy the skin?
-Free Radicals break down the skin’s natural function to keep itself healthy. These free radicals come from environmental elements-stress, pollution, etc, which cause premature aging. Bee pollen is full of antioxidants, which fight the effects of these free radicals and protect from further damage.
-More specifically, pollen contains Rutin, a bioflavonoid anti-oxidant, which supports the cardiovascular system and helps build strong capillary walls, preventing broken capillaries and creating a more even skin tone
-Nucleic acids are what make up our RNA and DNA, and bee pollen is full of it! This means maintaining healthy cells which will continue healthy cell turnover and leaving you with fresh, beautiful skin.
-The antibiotic effects of bee pollen come from the acids it possesses and reduce inflammation, which is wonderful for all sorts of skin conditions, including acne and rosacea.
-Pollen contains many enzymes, which help aid in digestion. When your digestive system is working, your body can more easily absorb all the nutrients you take in-resulting in healthy body and of course…healthy skin!
*To start, and avoid allergic reaction, take a little bit-one or two granules and build up to a tablespoon over the course of a week. It can be blended into a smoothie, your cereal, or by itself-whichever way you choose you are sure to notice a difference in your overall energy, and soon enough your skin!