Recipe for Healthy Natural Skincare

Recipe for Healthy Natural Skincare

Do you have large pores on your face? If you have a special function coming up and know you will be photographed, you will want to look your best! Here is what you can do now and twice a week until the event to reduce the size of those pores. This is a simple mask recipe you can make at home:
1 egg white
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsps oatmeal
1 small chopped tomato
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree.
Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm tap water. Moisturize your face. If you don’t want to take the time to make a mask from scratch…try Elishea’s Wonder Mask & Exfoliator


Smoothie for Youthfulness…

Smoothie for Youthfulness...

Nourish your skin from the inside out!
Here’s a delicious recipe for you to try full of anti-oxidants and nutrients.
1/2 cup raw almond or coconut milk (this is moisturizing)
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (this hydrates)
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (anti-oxidants)
1/2 lemon, peeled (this has vitamin C)
1/4 bunch parsley or spinach or both (this detoxifies and has minerals)
1/2 apple any kind (this has vitamins)
1/4 avocado (this has vitamin E)
Mix all ingredients in the blender and enjoy!

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Hello from Dr. Esther Elisha

Hello from Dr. Esther Elisha

My path in life has always been that of a healer. I have always believed healing is a process. It is a privilege to connect with patients on a deep and meaningful level every single day. Creating health and beauty is an amazing gift that I am honored to share.
If I can help you in anyway call my office 561-498-1414 at the Healing Center for Holistic Medicine Delray Beach Fl — with Elishea Natural Skin Care at 16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL.

Sharing Wisdom

Sharing Wisdom

If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception of the way things are. TAO TE CHING

The Dalai Lama’s secret to happiness (taken from Politics Confidential)

The Dalai Lama's secret to happiness (taken from Politics Confidential)

#1 “More compassionate mind, more sense of concern for other’s well being, is source of happiness.”

#2 “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.”

I hope you choose #1 Love, Dr. Esther Elisha

10 Important tips for the cold winter months…

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10 Winter Skin Care Tips from WedMD

The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn’t have to be. How to banish dry skin and give your winter skin care regimen a boost.
By Susan Davis
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
WebMD Feature

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).
“As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out,” Bonnie LaPlante, an esthetician with the Canyon Ranch resort in Lenox, Mass., tells WebMD. “It doesn’t matter if you heat your home using oil, wood, or electricity. The skin gets dry.”
woman in the snow
Sound familiar? Read on to get WebMD’s top 10 tips for boosting your winter skin care regimen, so that your skin stays moist and healthy through the winter months.

1. Seek a Specialist
If you go to your local drugstore, you’ll be hard put to find a salesperson who can give you good advice. That’s why going to an esthetician or dermatologist even once is a good investment. Such a specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skin care products you should be using.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck buying high-end products. “Inexpensive products work just as well as high-end ones,” says David Voron, MD, a dermatologist in Arcadia, Calif. “In fact, the extra price you pay for the expensive stuff is often just for packaging and marketing. What’s most important is how your skin responds to the product — and how you like its feel, not how much money you paid for it.”

2. Moisturize More
You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based.)
But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for “nonclogging” oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil. Shea oil — or butter — is controversial, because it can clog facial pores. And vegetable shortening, LaPlante says, is a really bad idea. “It would just sit on the skin,” she says. “And it would be really greasy.”
You can also look for lotions containing “humectants,” a class of substances (including glycerine, sorbitol, and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to your skin.

3. Slather on the Sunscreen
No, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun — combined with snow glare — can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they’re exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

4. Give Your Hands a Hand
The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves when you go outside; if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause.

5. Avoid Wet Gloves and Socks
Wet socks and gloves can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.

6. Hook Up the Humidifier
Central heating systems (as well as space heaters) blast hot dry air throughout our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Place several small humidifiers throughout your home; they help disperse the moisture more evenly.

7. Hydrate for Your Health, Not for Your Skin
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Drinking water helps your skin stay young looking. In fact, it’s a myth. Water is good for your overall health and “the skin of someone who is severely dehydrated will benefit from fluids. But the average person’s skin does not reflect the amount of water being drunk,” Kenneth Bielinski, MD, a dermatologist in Oak Lawn, Ill., tells WebMD “It’s a very common misconception.”
LaPlante agrees. “I see clients at the spa who drink their 10 to 12 glasses of water a day and still have superdry skin. It just doesn’t do that much.”

8. Grease Up Your Feet
Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during the winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain glycerine instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.

9. Pace the Peels
If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil from your skin. Instead, find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, a toner with no alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. And use them a little less often.
10. Ban Superhot Baths
Sure, soaking in a burning-hot bath feels great after frolicking out in the cold. But the intense heat of a hot shower or bath actually breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, which can lead to a loss of moisture. “You’re better off with just warm water,” LaPlante advises, “and staying in the water a shorter amount of time.”
A lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda, can help relieve skin that is so dry it has become itchy, Bielinski notes. So, too, can periodically reapplying your moisturizer. If those techniques don’t work, go see a dermatologist. “You may need a prescription lotion to combat the dry skin,” Bielinski says. “Or you may have a condition that isn’t simply dry skin and that requires different treatment.”

Thank you Nata for the beautiful compliment on our Eye Rejuvenating Night balm…we love it too!

Eye rejuvenation cream (nightime) for healthy skin and uplifted mind from Elishea.