Why Do These Women Have Such Beautiful Skin?

By Dr. Al Sears

On my last trip to Peru, I spent days trekking with native healers through the rainforest. And they shared many of their secrets with me. But one of the biggest breakthroughs I discovered on that trip wasn’t in the rainforest at all.

In cities and towns across Southern Peru, I noticed women – even older women – with smooth, beautiful skin. Living that close to the equator, the intense sun should leave their skin dry, rough and wrinkled. What was their secret, I wondered.

So I did some digging, and uncovered a secret. And I’ve brought it back to the United States to share with my patients and friends. Soon you may have people wondering how you keep your skin looking so smooth and beautiful.

I’ve seen the results with my own eyes. And they’re nothing short of amazing. The “secret ingredient” these women use….

  • Has tremendous antioxidant activity including SOD and glutathione-two of the most powerful antioxidants known to science.
  • Promotes regeneration of skin components such as collagen and elastin.
  • Promotes faster skin repair.

 

It even works on the toughest skin. In fact, that’s how this natural wonder was discovered.

There aren’t many jobs harder on skin than farm work. It’s backbreaking… scrabbling in the dirt day in and day out… the sun beating down relentlessly.

But some vineyard workers in Chile have hands as soft and smooth as a movie star’s. Even after years of working in the fields. And when they get cuts and scrapes, they seem to clear up faster than other workers.

AnneSofie-Spa 081A few years ago, curious scientists took a closer look. And they discovered why these workers had such soft hands. They often handled a natural substance that other farmhands didn’t. Those who handled it had naturally softer, smoother skin.

Soon, women all over South America were using the secret on their faces. Just like the farm workers, these women now have softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. And now you can, too.

Imagine your skin rebuilding itself faster and more effectively – basically acting like much younger skin. And boosting your skin’s defenses against damage from the sun, pollutants and other attacks.

That’s the beauty secret I uncovered in Peru. After long hours of research, I’ve distilled it and concentrated it to its purest essence.

 

One of the main compounds found in this serum is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is the molecule your skin naturally uses to hold in moisture – but as you age, the amount of HA available to maintain plump, healthy skin decreases. Without enough moisture, your skin becomes loose, dry and wrinkled – adding years to your appearance.

But when your skin has enough HA, your skin plumps up and the fullness smoothes away fine lines and gives you a more radiant and youthful look. Exclusive spas charge thousands of dollars for HA injections. And women gladly pay a fortune for its plumping, smoothing and moisturizing effects.

The serum also contains an abundance of SOD (superoxide dismutase) – a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damage to your skin. The SOD in this serum may be responsible for many of its healing qualities and its ability to repair superficial skin damage from cuts, scrapes and burns as well as sun damage.

I’ve also added the following skin-saving ingredients to this serum:

  • Olive leaf extract. This unique extract promotes skin elasticity for a more youthful look. It also contains powerful antioxidants.
  • Montmorillonite. This nutrient-rich “bentonite” clay was discovered in the French Alps. You’ll find it in some of the world’s rarest and most effective facial masks.

I call my new age-defying cream with this secret serum Caracol Bella. You’ll love how it glides on smoothly. You’ll love its rich, silky feel. But most of all, you’ll love what it does for your skin.

Even my staff is raving about Caracol Bella. My sample jars flew out of the office almost as soon as they arrived. One staffer came back to me within hours to say, “I already love it…” And all she’d done was test it on the back of her hand.

Frankly, the results have exceeded even my expectations. And after what I saw in Peru, they were already high.

You can be among the first to experience this Amazonian beauty secret by putting in your order for Caracol Bella now.

And there’s absolutely no risk to you. As with all of my products, you’ll receive my ironclad 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you’re not as amazed by this wonder cream as I am, you can get your money back… no questions asked.

To get the secret that’s taken years off the appearance of so many South American women, just click here.

About Al Sears

A physician, author, physical trainer and researcher, Al Sears, M.D. is one of today’s leading voices in anti-aging medicine and natural health. Dr. Sears has seen over 20,000 patients at his thriving private practice, located in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

Dr. Sears has written six books and over 500 articles on supplements, alternative medicine, anti-aging and skin. He also publishes the newsletters Health Confidential, Doctor’s House Call and Pure Radiance-Ageless Beauty. With the alsears-picture-croppublication of The Doctor’s Heart Cure, Dr. Sears established himself as a leading authority on alternative and natural medicine.

He has since published High Speed Fat Loss in 7 Easy Steps, and a revolutionary theory of exercise, PACE: The 12-Minute Fitness Revolution. Thousands of readers credit Dr. Sears’ PACE program for their return to health and fitness.

Dr. Sears is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine. He is also the founder and director of The Wellness Research Foundation, a non-profit organization involved in on-going original research to evaluate natural alternatives to pharmaceutical therapies.

Don’t Fall For Hydroface

hydroface anti aging systemOK ladies, it’s time for a refresher on the biggest skin care scam of all time. First of all you need to know this: Hydroface Anti Aging System looks identical to Hydroxatone even down to the name, AM/PM Anti Wrinkle Complex (look closely at the name on the jar), packaging, photos, and marketing campaign.

Hydroxatone has had hundreds of complaints and I am guessing that they thought it best to change the name and change the ingredients taking advantage of the newest “miracle” ingredient. Don’t fall victim to this company. This is only part of the Hydroface cream scam.

Deception #1:

Take a good look at the before and after pics (I purposely did not include the link, see below, you can find it through google). They are ridiculous and this could never happen even over a long period of time. They have a disclaimer under the photo that states “results are not typical.” Bahahaha! Need I say more?

Ingredients are a chemical soup of:

AQUA, CETEARYL OCTANOATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, Propylene Glycol, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CARBOMER, POLYSORBATE 20, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, POLYACRYLAMIDE, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, LAURETH-7, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL,METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, STEARIC ACID, PANTHENOL, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT, BHT

Not one single skin supporting ingredient yet they claim: potent antioxidants, vitamins, skin tighteners and essential oils. They are vital for increasing collagen and skin elasticity in men and women, in turn helping remove wrinkles and making the skin look years younger. Wait, I take that back…I do see one ingredient that I can somewhat understand; the one with the word macadamia.

Your kidding right? Essential oils? Vitamins? Do they think we are completely oblivious in this day and age?

Deception #2:

Now take a look at the media coverage. The articles listed on the website are articles for Argireline Extract, a potent skin antioxidant;hydroxatone cream they are not articles or press about the actual product. Anybody can take celebrity photos and put them on a website by the way. Top celebrities DO NOT endorse these products. Remember Dr. Oz and his fight against websites using his name? If not, watch this: The Fight To Reclaim the Oz Name.

Deception#3:

Affiliate marketers are hopping on this one in hoards. Fake review sites, fake YouTube videos (hired actors), fake squidoo lenses, and fake articles all get you the consumer to think that these people have actually used the product and like the results.

They get $8.50 per click. Yes, that’s right…every time someone clicks on the link to the product in their fake review site, they get $8.50! There are over 200 people a day coming to this exact article your reading. You do the math. I had to dig deep in my soul not to put an affiliate link to the product in this article just for the clicks it would get.

And the biggest scam of all? Fake medical news sites with reviews of the product and no other news. So funny, they even have a weather feed! This is a site to make you believe they are bringing you medical news when in reality they are selling products only. They are making a killing on selling you, the consumer a product with a very small amount of “proven ingredients,” using news logos and fake testimonials. (Since I wrote this article, most of these sites have been banned from the internet)

Now, take a look at the testimonials at the bottom of the page and you will see all of the reviews were written within a 3 day period and suddenly the comments section is closed just like the Hydroxatone sites. This is just one example of a scam site populating the internet. There are thousands! (watch out for facebook ads)

You say, “but Charlene, you’re an affiliate marketer yourself.” And that’s exactly why I hate these false review sites and scam artists trying to take advantage you! They give legitimate companies and websites a bad name.

While Hydroxatone got it’s bad wrap mostly for not honoring refunds and not cancelling automatic monthly payments, Hydroface Anti Aging System offers a one time payment (as stated on the website: no recurring fees or hidden charges), I dare you to try and get your money back on this over-hyped product that doesn’t come close to what it claims to do. The bad reviews will start coming soon. All of their products are over-hyped.

Natural Ways to Get Clear Skin

how to get clear skinWe’ve all wondered at some point how to get that flawless skin that we see in advertisements and magazines and wondered what clear skin tips they may have that we’re missing! Searching the Internet is a great start to find out how to get clear skin naturally without a lot of harsh chemical-based products and expensive items from the store that don’t even do what they claim.

This may seem a bit elementary to some of us, but keep in mind that you don’t really even need store-bought products at all! The truth is that if you are eating a well balanced diet and consuming fruits and veggies and drinking plenty of water your skin will thank you for it!

Most of us know that one way to healthier skin is to eat properly, drink plenty of water and wash our faces daily. This may not seem like much of a surprise to many of you but many will continue to put garbage in their bodies. It is a fact that eating a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables, eliminating sugar and alcohol can give you clear skin. Juicing is all the rage nowadays as it is the best way to get the amount of nutrients our body needs for healthy skin, hair, and nails, not to mention the impact on ones health.

There are other things that you can do to get clearer skin. Are you curious to see how to get clear skin with just a few simple tips? The first is to make sure to steer clear of harsh cleansers. Your skin really doesn’t need a deep scrub down like your dishes do.

There really is no need to overdo it in the health and beauty isle at the store. Make sure that you take a few extra seconds and read the labels much like you would if you were going to be purchasing food to put in your body. Using chemical laden skin care products is often times the culprit to many skin problems with fragrance being just one of the top allergens. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), fragrances are considered the leading cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis. Do not buy products with fragrance listed in the ingredient list!

One of the biggest beauty myths? The idea that oil-free products are better for eliminating breakouts. This is not true when you use whole plant oils like jojaba and organic tee tree oil. Rice germ eliminates shine and willow bark helps to clear pores and keep them clean. Natural plant oils can help tame redness and even assist with skin irritation due to acne.

If you take away anything from this article, please let this sink in:

chemicals in chemical based skin care products such as dimethicone and cyclomethicone act like a plastic film (think plastic wrap) by filling your wrinkles and pores to create a soft surface. These ingredients actually suffocate your skin and clog your pores, making the natural skin oils rancid.

Lovely.

Skip the toners as they will often just dry the skin out and won’t help at all! If you choose to use a toner

If you’re planning to exfoliate the skin you can use natural products around the home to assist you. You can use a tiny bit of sugar and some orange or lemon juice. Simply mix the ingredients together and gently scrub the face and lips! Not only does it taste great but it’s a great and inexpensive way to get the dead skin off the face and lips without using harsh chemicals.

Did you know that some of the peels that you would typically throw away actually have a great reason to stick around at least for a few extra uses? Potato peels, especially the part closest to the flesh is great for reducing puffiness in the face. Avocados are great for giving you that great complexion and pineapple can help brighten the skin in just seconds! Next time you’re thinking of a great way to get flawless looking skin skip the health and beauty section at the store and search the house instead.


Here are some of my favorite natural skin care recipes:

The Gentle Face Cleanser:

Place 1 tbs. shredded coconut in a food processor and pulse (optional). Combine 1/4cup of cooked oats, 1 tbs of milk, and 1tbs honey in a small bowl. Add coconut and use a dime sized amount to cleanse your face. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

The Face Mask, Cleanser, Scrub

Mix 1 tbs. honey and 1 tbs. organic fruit jelly (any) in a small bowl. Add 1 tsp. finely grated citrus rind and ½ tsp. of citrus juice. Mix well. This makes 6 applications.
Apply this mask when you get in the shower and leave on for several minutes.

*The fruit contains natural alpha hydroxy acids and acts as an exfoliant so redness may occur.

For Blackheads:

Combine ¼ cup of oatmeal, 2 Tbs. pure honey, and 2 Tbs. buttermilk in a blender. Pour into a bowl. Blend almonds for one minute then blend it with the oatmeal mixture until smooth.

Let your shower run to get the bathroom steamy and apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes while in the shower and rinse.

The Secret To Glowing Skin

Kozzi-attractive-indian-woman-294 X 441 (2)I recently ran across an article about how to get radiant, glowing skin and I have to say that I agree with the author wholeheartedly. I may lose some of you here but bottom line is that diet is the #1 way to get your skin naturally beautiful. Once you understand this, not only will you eliminate many skin problems, slow down the skin’s aging process and get healthy, glowing skin, but your body will also change drastically.

When you feel good, you look good. In fact, if you are not getting proper nutrition, it is virtually impossible to look your best because beauty is more than skin deep. You can load up on the foundation and lipstick but glowing skin is what truly makes someone beautiful. (more…)

5 Natural Eczema Treatment Options

coconut butterI understand that eczema can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. While I believe much of it has to do with poor diet or stress, there are many natural eczema treatment options available to you. The important thing to remember is to stay clear of irritating chemical ingredients found in many over the counter skin creams that claim to heal your dry skin.

If you have severe eczema, there are no quick fixes. You may already know this after trying everything on the market. It takes hard work to get control over your health; the most difficult getting control over what you put in and on your body. If you are ready to go the natural route, here are some treatments that may help.

Healing Eczema the Herbal Way

The Merry Clinic founded by Dr. Merry Manqun Li, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist., believes in treating eczema from the inside out. Many of her patients who have tried every lotion and potion on the market to heal and treat their eczema, turn to her for an herbal remedy.

The Merry Clinic Eczema treatment plan consists of an herbal supplement to release toxins from the inside. This Skin-Detox Supplement helps strengthen the skin immunity to fight against allergens and pollution, and deliver necessary nutrients to support your skin health. It is a natural treatment used in Dr. Li’s clinic for over 15 years. Over 90% of her patients with have been relieved by this herbal eczema treatment.

Dr. Merry also recommends her natural topical cream to reduce skin inflammation and control itching, a dead sea salt bath to restore minerals to your skin, diet restriction including alcohol, coffee, spicy food, dairy products, nuts, tropical fruit, seafood and red meats, and finally stress management. Exercise and getting enough sleep are extremely important in controlling stress levels. In most cases, you can see improvement within a month.

Visit the Merry Clinic for a free online consultation.

Reduce Eczema with Omega 3’s

It has been scientifically proven through clinical research that individuals with eczema appear to have deficiencies in essential fatty acids. If you can’t get enough of this good fat in your diet, it may help to supplement.

Dr. Weil suggests that a person take gamma—linolenic acid (GLA). This unusual fatty acid is found in evening primrose oil, black currant oil and borage oil but is very hard to come by in the diet. GLA appears to have nourishing effects on skin, hair, and nails. Take 500 mg twice a day and expect to wait six to eight weeks to see results.

Shirley Lipschutz-Robinson of Shirley’s Wellness Café, who suffered from painful eczema also believes that omega 3’s were a large part of her recovery. Her son’s pediatrition believed that her eczema was caused by leaky gut syndrome and a deficiency of omega 3’s and suggested she take 2 to 3 Tbs. of flax oil daily and with that, she saw a dramatic improvement. She is also a proponent of a raw food diet and claims that it changed her health drastically.

Healing Eczema with Diet

There are many foods that trigger eczema from the inside however it’s even more important to know which foods can heal and detox your body from the inside. There are hundreds of books on the topic but you may need a little coaching. It’s not easy to change your diet and this is where Eczema Natural Healing can help.

You may need a coach to guide you in sticking with a healthy diet as described at the website in the Eczema Diet section. Maybe you need help deciding which whole food supplements are right for you. Consultation is free through email and they will recommend diet and natural supplements based on your health history.

The diet page has a tremendous amount of information about how to reverse eczema through the foods you choose to put in your body. Learn about eczema food allergies and removing them, along with examples of what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you do nothing else for your skin health, start juicing. Juicing is quick and easy especially for those that don’t have the time to think about planning meals. Juicing vegetables is the most important meal in healing eczema quickly. Learn more about juicing here.

Take Charge of Your Eczema With Knowledge

There is a new product available on the eczema market and it’s not a new fad. Eczema Free is a new ebook to help you learn to heal yourself. This book is a combination of medical research about eczema and the most effective natural alternative treatments known today.

You will learn which allergies and irritants are triggering these outbreaks first, how to repair your body from the inside, and finally, the best homeopathic remedies to keep your skin healthy and free of eczema without dangerous prescriptions and chemical laden eczema freecommercial skin creams.

This book is not about reacting to eczema flare ups; it’s about treating it before the skin becomes inflamed, thus ending the cycle.

Eczema Free isn’t just for adult eczema sufferers. The parents of children with eczema will find it extremely beneficial in not only soothing their child, but also preventing the onset of adult eczema later. The parent learns how to precisely adapt the adult solution for their child. There are even tips to help prevent eczema in infants who are predisposed to the condition.

Although the book contains amazing skin remedies to soothe irritated skin, it is not for those who want “instant results” which seldom work anyway. It is for those who are willing to commit time to following the program through making diet and lifestyle changes.

Learn more here

Relieve eczema symptoms with a homemade cream

And finally, if you have a mild case of eczema and looking for topical relief try a natural homemade cream instead of buying expensive over the counter creams to relieve dry, itchy skin. Here are 2 of my favorites that I found on pinterest.

From DIY confessions:

HOMEMADE ECZEMA CREAM/SKIN MOISTURIZER

1/4 cup of oats
3/4 cup of coconut oil
Few drops of rosemary oil {optional}
1 tbsp of olive oil

  • Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency and set aside using a blender or food processor.
  • Over a low heat, melt the coconut oil in a pan until it has a liquid consistency.
  • Add in a few drops of Rosemary Oil.
  • Add ground oats in the pan and mix until well blended.
  • Pour the olive oil into the mixture until blended.

Once all ingredients are mixed, remove from heat and pour into a small container. Let it harden for several hours. Love this for dry skin and it was the easiest recipe I could find.

From Beauty Secrets Revealed:

Only a few oils and your and your eczema can be cleared in days. This cleansing oil can be made at home and is also used for acne and acne scars. Amazing isn’t it? Natural oils will not block pores but will thoroughly clean and pull out dirt and impurities while leaving you with soft, glowing skin.

oil cleansing for eczemaECZEMA OIL CLEANSER

2 Tbs. Jojoba Oil
2 Tbs. Evening Primrose Oil
½ Tsp. Neem Oil
10-15 Drops of Seabuckthorn Oil

Blend the oils together, rub in the palm of your hands and apply to face. Massage for 5 minutes. Dip a facecloth in hot, steamy water, place over face and let sit until cool. Gently wipe your face (no need to rinse). Do this 2-3 times.

You can order organic oils here or at your local health food store.


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Find Safe Cosmetics-Learn How To Read Labels

Things are moving forward in the beauty industry as more and more consumers are learning about chemicals in beauty products and what ingredients to avoid. Consumers are questioning what they are putting on their bodies and the demand for safe cosmetics is rising.

People are also learning that the FDA and the government are not making sure these products are safe. That’s why the Environmental Working Group has put together easy to use tips  on how  to read labels on personal care and beauty products. Check out EWG’s video featuring Senior Analst Nneka Leiba on what chemical ingredients to look for before you take out your wallet.

Some products have major safety concerns – skip those likely to contain dangerous chemicals, such as:

  • Hair straighteners
  • Loose powders
  • Perfumes
  • Dark permanent hair dyes
  • Skin lighteners
  • Ingredients that have harmful contaminants

Find safe cosmetics by learning how to read labels in the video below.

Juicing For Health And Skin

Green-Smoothie-Finals_Square3I became interested in juicing after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, and since then I have done a tremendous amount of research on the benefits of juicing on the body. Surprisingly, I learned of another benefit…glowing, healthy skin.

It’s not only what we eliminate from our diets that will improve our health, it’s also what we add to our diets that can truly make a difference. We really are what we eat. If we consistently eat a diet that is lacking in the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements required to maintain a healthy body, we won’t have a healthy body nor will we have great skin.

A large study was conducted not long ago that included people from many different ethnic backgrounds and geographical locations. The only thing that all of the participants had in common were that they were over 60 years of age.

The conclusions drawn from the study weren’t all that surprising. Those older people who had regularly eaten a diet made up mostly of vegetables, olive oil, fish, and legumes had the fewest wrinkles, and those who had regularly eaten a diet that included mostly meat, dairy products, butter, fast food, and processed food had the most wrinkles and health problems.

A diet that is high in vegetables, olive oil, fish, and legumes is not only good for the skin; it is also a heart-healthy diet, and one that is known to decrease the possibility of stroke and heart attack. Getting enough vegetables in your diet daily can be challenging and adding a green juice smoothy daily can help.

Juicing Benefits

The very best way to get important nutrients from vegetables, in my opinion is juicing. Being a busy working mom, it was very difficult for me to eat healthy especially in the morning. Whipping up a green juice to go daily, gave me all of the necessary nutrients needed to give me sustainable energy, focus, and glowing skin. I can’t say enough about the health benefits of juicing only that it can change your life.

Is your skin looking dull, tired and old? Have you gained weight recently that you can’t seem to shake? Are you feeling sluggish and having a hard time focusing? You may need to detox your liver with juicing.

The liver sometimes contains hundreds of tiny little stones, smaller than a grain of sand, that can block the flow of bile. When the flow of bile is blocked, health is affected. And digestion of food and the disbursement of nutrients throughout the body, including nutrients to the skin, are also affected. The lack of some nutrients can cause wrinkling, weight gain and low energy levels so liver cleansing should be a regular part of your life.

Green juice will:

  • Give you more energy
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Give you younger looking skin
  • Help you focus
  • Improve your mood
  • Give you better digestion

You may lose weight (use little fruit and mostly veggies for weight loss), but I guarantee that your skin will look amazing and you will feel 10 years younger.

If you feel like you know there’s a better way to live and eat, but you just don’t have the time or support to make it happen on your own…

If you know you’ll feel better when you make a few healthy changes, but you know you need help, accountability or a plan, the 21 Day Green Smoothie Detox is your ticket to drastically changing your life.

My Favorite Green Juice Recipe

  • 5 to 6 ounces baby spinach leaves, rinsed
  • 2 apples, halved and cored
  • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1/2 large lemon
  • One 2-inch piece ginger, peeled
  • Ice

You can add some flax seed which gives you healthy fat for weight management and great skin. Run the ingredients through your juicer. I use the Nutribullet because it takes up little room on my counter and pulverizes fruits and vegetables, along with the fact that it is easy to clean. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Eating a diet that’s rich in vegetables, olive oil, fish, and legumes and drinking plenty of fluids each and every day can give us skin that wrinkles later and less, and the diet will also help prevent heart attack and stroke. Those are a lot of good reasons to get juicing!

“The Green Body Cleanse”