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Green with Envy – The Beauty of Limes

GreeMargarita on Flag of Mexicon with Envy – The Beauty of Limes

Limes….not just for cocktails anymore!  Limes are a refreshing summertime treat, used in gin & tonics, margaritas, and Mexican beer.  But what about spa treatments?  If there’s citrus on the menu it’s usually standard lemon, orange, or grapefruit.   Limes however, can bring you great benefits so get ready to refresh yourself all over.

Limes contain even more antioxidant properties than their citrus cousins.  Remember your history, limes were eaten MP900387874[1]onboard ships to prevent scurvy because they offer twice the Vitamin C of lemons!  Limes can naturally lighten, brighten, exfoliate and purify skin, as well as nourish and tone.  They have astringent properties which can be helpful for oily or acneic skin issues too.

As an added benefit, the scent of lime can energize and rejuvenate your mood.  Lime provides clarity not only physically, but mentally as well.  It is uplifting, cheerful, mood enhancing, and may have anti-depressant properties.  So if you’re looking for a brighter complexion, to clarify breakout prone skin and to rejuvenate your mind and body, look to limes for your answer.

Some of my favorite lime spa treatments are Theravine™’s Crushed Pinotage Honey & Lime Buff exfoliating scrub.  I can’t get enough of the scent, it is the most delicious and intoxicating scrub I have ever experienced.  It’s refreshing and a true mood enhancer while exfoliating my skin and making me soft and smooth all over.

t521_NIF gentle_foaming_cleanserAlso in the zesty lime range is Theravine’s™ Gentle Foaming Cleanser.  This cleanser is sure to put a smile on your face each and everytime you use it.  It will help your problem skin and help you face the day ahead.  Limes, not just for cocktails!


The Skincare Game
February 14, 2012, 8:12 pm
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The Anti-Aging Skincare Game: Neutralize Free Radicals
The name of the game for beautiful skin is “Neutralize Free Radicals”.  How do we do that?  Flood your skin with potent anti-oxidants as a preventative measure against aging.  Anti-oxidants can prevent new wrinkles from forming by counteracting free radicals.  What’s the number one cause of free radicals?  The sun, which causes photodamage at any age, any where on your body.

Gone is the slathering on of baby oil and baking in the sun with a reflective foil to increase your tan.  Hello sunscreen and anti-oxidants, your new BFF!   While sunscreen can help diminish the amount of penetrating rays, it does not entirely prevent them from reaching your skin.  Once they do the UVA rays let loose free radicals which spin off out of control and like a witch’s spell, cast their sights on creating fine lines, wrinkles and making your skin age prematurely.

What’s the answer?  Along with sunscreen use year round, make sure to introduce anti-oxidants.  Since the human body does not manufacture antioxidants, they must be supplied.  Retinol (Vitamin A), Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Peptides will work to renew and repair the skin from our arch enemy, the free radical.  These ingredients help your skin look and act younger.  A free radical counter attack should contain both antioxidants and repairing agents to prevent and treat signs of aging.

Polyphenols are anti-oxidants found in the fruit and seeds of grapes. Grape seed polyphenols are twenty times more powerful than vitamin E and 50 times more powerful than vitamin C in fighting free radicals.  One of the anti-aging secrets of the French, red wine, contains the polyphenol Resveratrol.  When used in skin treatments Resveratrol has been proven to even out skin color, improve elasticity and stimulate cell regeneration.  Featured on CBS’60 Minutes program, Resveratrol is also anti-inflammatory.

Check out our Theravine skincare, a line based on the superior anti-oxidant polyphenols of the South African Pinotage wine grape.  A cross between the Pinot Noir and Hermitage varietals, Theravine uses grape skins, grapeseeds, grapeseed extracts, grapeseed oil and vine leaf extracts.  It is world-famous for its unique South African healing qualities.  Its powerful anti-wrinkle and cell wall-strengthening properties help combat free-radicals, resulting in healthy, beautiful skin.

Visit our website for more iinformation on products and ingredients mentioned here.  You owe it to yourself …. After all, it’s the only skin you’ve got!