Fall and winter can be brutal on the skin. It’s that time of the year when all our skin issues seem to resurface, particularly those that include redness and that itch.
Yes, I am talking about eczema, rosacea, and dryness in general. The majority of people in Canada suffer from sensitivity and have sensitive skin. This can be soothed and prevented. Sensitive skin guys: you do not have to suffer through the winter. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING!
There are many things you can do to soothe sensitive skin during cold seasons:
1. Avoid extremely hot water
This tends to dehydrate the skin and wash away all the natural oils.
2. Take it easy on the soap
Never use soap on the face, but you know that right? Now, about the body… this might sound awfully disgusting for some, but try to soap only the crucial areas. Arms, belly, back and legs don’t need to be scrubbed with a sponge and soap. Not on a daily basis anyway.
3. Moisturize right after you shower
I think of it this way: rinsing the dishes right away or letting them dry for 20 minutes, then trying to get rid of the grime. Same idea… if you let the skin sit with no moisturizer, it’s going to dry up right away. Dryness leads to scaly skin, scaly leads to flaky, flaky leads to redness which itches… Don’t let it happen!
4. Use the right moisturizer.
Mineral oil based moisturizers don’t do much. They sit on top of the skin and yes, they prevent water loss like a film of plastic, which is great if you produce water from within (hint: you don’t), but they won’t add any benefits to the skin. We all need a moisturizer that saves our skin! That delivers nutrients and keeps our skin young and radiant. If you are unsure on what to use, ask an esthetician. She knows how to guide you and help you find the perfect moisturizer.
Published by: Maria on November 21st, 2012 | Filed under Healthy Skincare
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What common chemical was found in 99% of Breast Tissue samples taken from mastectomies? A chemical commonly used in topplicaly applied skin and body care products.
Dr. Mercola reported this week on a study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology that 99% of 160 breast tissue samples tested from mestectomies contained Parabens (n-propylparaben, methyparaben, n-butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylaraben).
“You know more about the ingredients in your dog’s flea collar than you know about the toxicity of whatever you’re putting on your skin”, argues David Walling, a senior scientist with Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.
In 1938 the FDA granted “self-regulation” to the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrance Association. Isn’t that like the Fox guarding the hen house? The vast majority of some 100,000 chemicals now on the market in topically applied commercial products have never been tested for toxicity, with nearly 70 percent estimated to be contaminated with chemical impurities linked to cancer, and now obesity.
CONCLUSIVE evidence is being uncovered: Universities, scientific researchers, World Health Organization, American Cancer Society, CDC, EPA, and National Institutes of Health are releasing reports about these chemicals and being picked up by mainstream media, CBS, U.S. News, National Library of Medicine, PBS, USA etc.
The EPA tests conclude that ingredients in skin and personal care products may be playing havoc with hormones. Even the FDA now states that “hormone disruptors” pose enormous long-germ chronic health risks.
We are creating new disease symptoms that cannot be diagnosed. Physicians who practice environmental medicine estimate that chemical sensitivity affects up to 50% of today’s population. Over time, people succumb to malignancies, lymphomas, neurological, vascular and other diseases.
Recent studies by dermatologists at the University of California confirm that skin absorption is a major route of entry (oh yeah). Chemicals absorbed topically are undiluted and unchanged because the digestive tract is by-passed. Research has discovered that significant amounts of chemical ingredients , including mutagenic and carcinogenic substances, like Parabens and many others, penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream directly. A 15 minute hot shower you absorb more chlorine than drinking 8 glasses of tap water.
Parabens found in the majority of skincare products contain synthetic estrogen, a major factor in the growth and development of breast cancer. It has been found that parabens can accumulate intact in the body from the long-term, low-dose exposure.
Every morning women (and men) ready themselves for the day, they look good, smell good and have just exposed themselves to on average over 200 chemicals.
But also BUYER BEWARE, products labeled “natural” or “non-toxic” maynot be safe at all. I will add to the post regarding this.
It is time for Practitioners to start taking a bigger and urgent role. I am now working on a huge mission with integrative medical doctors and gynecologists with a specific protocol and education on this very subject in turning the tide on this wide spread danger.
Dr. Rashid Buttar has taken up our cause. He will be speaking at the next Tour Le de Pearl June 1st-2nd. Dr. Buttar is ranked in the top 50 Advanced Integrative Medical Doc’s in the country, Chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, President of the N.C. Integrative Medical Society.
Published by: Ron on June 27th, 2012 | Filed under General Health, Healthy Skincare
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Allergic reactions to many types of cosmetics may occur when the skin is repeatedly exposed to small amounts of allergy causing ingredients. Pollen is a common allergen, in fact, most allergens are natural substances, (i.e. poison ivy, ragweed). Some ingredients used in cosmetics may also be allergens. Usually these ingredients are beneficial for the vast majority of people. However, just as there are people sensitive to pollens, some people are sensitive to cosmetic ingredients. Allergic skin reactions usually occur after several months (or years) of exposure to the ingredient’s. It is important to understand that cosmetic related skin allergies usually don’t happen right away.
Fragrance ingredients are the most common cosmetic allergens. In fact, sensitivity to preservatives (necessary for proper shelf-life) and fragrances account for most cosmetic-related skin allergies. Simple irritations usually reverse themselves when exposure is discontinued. However, symptoms may worsen with repeated exposure or could develop into skin allergies. Once skin develops an allergic sensitivity to an ingredient, the allergy will be permanent! When the skin’s immune system recognizes an ingredient as an allergen, it never forgets and will always react negatively upon exposure. Clearly, all nail professionals should understand the importance of avoiding product overexposure.
With the Dr Baumann Products it is easy to avoid any exposure to allergy causing ingredients or even ingredients that just migh irritate the skin, because Dr Baumann does not contain any of the known listed allergy causing ingredients. A product that you are using may not cause you any problems now, but is it worth finding out the hard way?
Please feel free to visit the following links for more information on Dr Baumann.
National Sales & Business Development Manager
Tel: +27 (11) 262 5003
Published by: Ron on June 4th, 2012 | Filed under General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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Below are some famous last words that represent the way most of us think today about something new, innovative or different. We are grateful to those who were brave enough to go ahead with their innovations despite the negative comments from those who supposedly knew better.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
- Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.”
“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers .”
- Thomas Watson chairman of IBM, 1943
“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,”
– Western Union internal memo, 1876.”We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,” – Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,”
- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France
“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.”
- the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
DR BAUMANN COSMETICS AND SKINCARE
A TRULY INNOVATIVE PRODUCT
- A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE SINCE PERFUMES AND FRAGRANCES ARE HIGHLY ALLERGENIC.
- A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN PARABENS AND CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES SINCE THEY MAY CAUSE BREAST CANCER
- A PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS NO COLORANTS AS THESE TOO COULD BE ALLERGENIC
- A PRODUCT THAT IS FREE OF ALL OUTER PACKAGING AS THE PACKAGING IS USELESS IN HELPING THE SKIN TO BE HEALTHIER.
- A PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS NO MINERAL OILS SINCE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AGE THE SKIN INCREDIBLY FAST
- A PRODUCT THAT IS SKIN FRIENDLY, ANIMAL FRIENDLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.
Don’t get left behind. Leave the old paradigms and beliefs behind you and move on.
The world and the consumers are changing. Don’t cling to the old way and believe that customers don’t change. Be a leader in your field and not a follower.
Call Ron Franks at 905-731-4998 or Fallon Mariano at 416-908-6194
And find out more about truly healthy, anti-aging skincare and our Skinology (ingredients) seminars.
Published by: Ron on December 13th, 2011 | Filed under General Health, Healthy Skincare
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The Pink Ribbon has become the international symbol for breast cancer awareness. It has helped to raise consumer consciousness about the issues of breast Cancer all over the world and to send a pink message of hope and support to cancer sufferers and survivors. It is also a reminder for the world to keep working on a cure for this devastating disease. Breast Cancer affects not only the women who have it, but their families as well.
Dr Baumann cosmetics have been carrying the flag for safe skincare and healthy living for over 20 years in Europe, and over the past two years in North America educating women about the need for safe, healthy skincare and recommending that women and their families actively avoid cosmetic ingredients that may cause breast cancer, other forms of cancer or sin diseases.
Many women pay little attention to the connection between skincare and breast cancer or the general hormonal disturbances that can result from certain ingredients present in ones beauty products. We believe that education is everything and strive to inform our customers and the consumers at large about what they should be looking out for to ensure that they and their families keep skin safe.
- Chemicals from deodorants and other cosmetics can build up in the body. British researchers amongst others have found traces of chemicals called parabens in tissue taken from women with breast cancer. Writing in the the Journal of Applied Toxicology they say that they found traces of parabens in every sample.
- Their tests suggested that chemicals had seeped into the tissue after having been applied to the skin – Dr Phillipa Darbre says that this demonstrates that if people are exposed to these chemicals, then the chemicals will accumulate in their bodies. As a result of this research and other scientists worldwide have called for the use of Parabens in cosmetic products to be re- considered.
- Dr Darbre further said that there may be good reason for people to be concerned about the findings “Their detection in human breast tumors is of concern since parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone oestrogen, “ she said. “Oestrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumors. It would therefore seem especially prudent to consider whether parabens should continue to be used in such a wide range of cosmetics applied to the breast area including deodorants.”
- The toxicity problems with parabens have been known for some time as can be easily seen from this transcript from http://website.lineone.net/~mwarhurst/parabens.html. If you would like more in depth factual information on the toxic effects of many common chemicals this is a very good site to visit.
- In late 1998 John Sumpter’s group at Brunel University, UK, published a paper identifying parabens as oestrogen mimics (Routledge et al., 1998).
- The authors’ state: “Given their use in a wide range of commercially available topical preparations, it is suggested that the safety in use of these chemicals should be reassessed, with particular attention being paid to estimation of the actual levels of systemic exposure of humans exposed to these chemicals.
- The acquisition of such data is a prerequisite to the derivation of reliable estimates of the possible human risk of exposure to parabens.”
What should we avoid?
Well, for a start, all products that contain chemical preservatives such as parabens.
What are Parabens?
- Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as anti-microbial preservatives in food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products, including underarm deodorants.
- Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and from the gastrointestinal tract and blood. Measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumours.
- The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products. Parabens have also been found in almost all urine samples examined State of the Evidence 2008. The presence of the parabens can cause an imbalance of the Endocrine system.
What can you do?
As one does not necessarily have the time to rush around checking every cream, cleanser and shampoo, take a short cut and head directly to the no risk zone. Choose Dr Baumann Bionome Products for you and your family, because all Bionome Products are:
Free of Chemical Preservatives (including Parabens)
Free of Mineral oils
Free of Colorants
Free of Fragrance
Free of Chemical Sunscreens
Free of Oxygen
Free of animal derivatives
And you can start your whole family on safe skincare – baby too!
Please go for a screening mammography and clinical breast examination, and for women 29 years of age and younger, a breast self examination.
APPLICATION TIPS: You are Gorgeous, Lovely and Beautiful!
- Do yourself, and your health a favor by choosing cosmetics free of harmful ingredients. Keep your body healthy, inside and out, to prevent toxic build-up which may lead to cancer or other diseases.
- The Sensitive for Normal and Dry Skin contains skin compatible ingredients to nourish, and treat the facial skin without harmful chemicals. See your skin transform, using this skin friendly product! Apply, morning and evening, onto the face, neck and decollete that has been cleansed with a suitable Dr Baumann Cleanser.
- Be kind to your hands, or they will reveal your real age! Apply the Dr Baumann Hand Cream regularly onto clean hands. No sticky feel or residue, just healthy nourished skin!
- Prevention is better than cure! Use the Dr Baumann Deo Mild with Manuka, Tea Tree and Lavender as a Deodorant every day and prevent the possibility of toxic build-up which may lead to breast cancer!
All of Dr. Baumann products can be purchased directly from one of our Retail Outlets. Click here to find an outlet near you!
Published by: Ron on November 1st, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare
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Give your skin Extra sizzle and zest with ampoules.
“Wrapping up” for autumn can prompt a whole new set of issues for your skin. The autumn chill and extreme dryness leads to a visibly different skin. March and April are really months of self discovery and the change of seasons can create a whole new set of skin issues. This is an ampoule alert!
A Little Kindness
Your skin always responds well to kindness. The right treatments are a new source of hope and they can be fun too. Ampoules give that extra sizzle and zest to skincare and you can cocktail them exactly to your skins needs. How much more personal can you get? There are ampoules designed to address every skin type, concern and condition and are a definite“fast forward “to results. Visible effects are achieved in a short time after application. “Cocktailing” ampoules with treatment creams and masks are a winner every time. You can even mix in 2 or 3 ampoules at a time with your cream or mask. More is better!
Home Spa Treat
After Cleansing your face neck and décolleté with your recommended Dr. Baumann Bionome Cleanser apply a warm compress to your face, neck and décolleté for 5 minutes. This will relax your face and open your pores. Cocktail your ampoules and apply gently to the entire face neck and décolleté. Follow with the Dr. Baumann Bionome Liposome Mask choc full of skin essential vitamins and hydrating elements. You can even mix the ampoules with the mask. Then leave on for 10 minutes and massage residue into the skin. Follow with the recommended Dr Baumann Bionome cream. It’s just so good!
Ampoules to Cocktail with
What could be more perfect than ampoules that are totally skin compatible? Mix match and apply. Remember that autumn skin needs additional treating and the Dr Baumann ampoules are just the thing. Dr Baumann Humidity /Moisture ampoule contains Hyaluronic Acid and Urea. The tightening and hydrating effect of hyaluronic acid makes it perfect for a dry and dehydrated skin
Jojoba Oil is recommended for a rough, skin that needs extra protection.
Lecithin strengthens and regenerates the lipid protective mantle of the skin
Vitamin A renews and regenerates an aging atrophic skin
Vitamin E treats an aging, dehydrated; sun damaged, or scarred skin
Herb Vital is essential for irritated, impure and acne skins
Horse Chestnut should be applied to every skin with a tendency to redness and Cuperose. Apply as many as you wish to treat your skin condition.
Ask your DR Baumann Skinologist to recommend one or more of the Dr Baumann Bionome Ampoules there are 14 great options to choose from.
What could be better than ampoules that are totally skin compatible or completely skin identical meaning they are identical to the nature of your skin. Just check your skin condition and cocktail. Cheers Everyone!
Published by: Ron on September 14th, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare
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As soon as an American fashion invades Europe many cosmetic companies, beauty salons and consumers, incited by advertising adopt this fad without considering the possible negative effects on skin health. By marketing people (who are often lacking basic expert knowledge) fruit acids have been touted as the decisive new development in cosmetics. They are apparently not interested in the probable long-term dermatological effects, which can be observed especially after application on a daily base. With normal skin with a normal horny layer and, treatment with fruit acids causes thins out of the horny layer, that why treatment of normal skin with fruit acids is utmost senseless. Be ware, that the horny layer is an important barrier for protecting our body. You are well advised to support the physiological function and structure of the skin, be careful not to harm it. This is above all important with regard to sunlight protection. If the epidermis becomes too thin, the skin loses its most effective protection, dramatically increasing the sensitivity to UV-radiation that can penetrate more easily into the skin. Malignant skin tumours can be triggered by the possible cell injury. High UV-radiation always causes premature aging of the skin. If the treatment with fruit acids is carried out during wintertime because of reduced sun radiation, cold injury to the skin may result with low temperatures. The constant everyday treatment with fruit acids also seems to have a negative effect on the physiological skin bacteria that are important as a protection against the spreading of pathogenic germs. Also, the immune defence against bacteria, viruses and mycoses can be diminished, increasing the vulnerability of the skin to allergic diseases, eczema, etc., in the long run.
Fruit acids should only be used with skin problems caused by a thickened horny layer. The peeling of the upper horny layer makes sense, for example, when it is too thick and has closed the sebaceous glands, one important reason for acne. The skin should not be treated with fruit acids on a daily base but only in the form of cures so that the skin has the chance to regenerate in the time between the single cure treatments. We recommend glycolic acid in the form of a peeling cure. Concentrations of glycolic acid in the offered preparations is 10%, 20% and 30% so that the beautician can use the appropriate concentration for the respective type of skin.
With the first treatment, concentration of fruit acids should be low and the duration of traetment should be short in order to learn about the individual reaction time of each skin, even if there is only a small or no peeling effect at all with the first treatment. Note: Fruit acids in the form of a peeling cure are perfectly appropriate to reduce an overly thick horny layer to a normal level, e.g.. if a thickened horny layer has caused skin problems like acne. From our point of view, it is not advisable and is even dangerous to treat normal skin with a normal horny layer with creams containing fruit acids every day.
Published by: Ron on September 7th, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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“The Dr. Baumann cosmetic line gives exceptional anti-aging and restorative results using natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to work—plus a unique method of delivery.” - By Marissa Stapley-Ponikowski, Elevate Magazine
There are countless products on the market containing high concentrations of potent anti-aging ingredients, but these magic bullets aren’t always being effectively delivered to the lower layers of skin, which is the only place where they can truly be effective. Enter the Dr. Baumann line, developed in Europe by a doctor/naturopath and a cosmetic chemist. At the cornerstone of the extensive family of products is the Liposome MultiActive line, which includes Liposome MultiActive C + E ($149) and Liposome MultiActive Ceramid ($149, at selected spas, naturopathic clinics and laser clinics; dr-baumann.ca). Liposomes are a unique cosmetic ingredient because they act as transporters of active substances. This means that when they’re combined with other ingredients, such as vitamins and ceramides, they help deliver the useful properties into deeper layers of skin, rather than allowing them to remain on the surface. In addition, liposomes can boost the skin’s moisture content quickly.
Published by: Ron on September 6th, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, Healthy Skincare
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As you know, oxygen creams and inhalations of oxygen is still been offered by many beauticians. In order to inform you why we do not utilize oxygen in its products, we give a brief introduction to the subject.
Marketing people try to take advantage of the customer’s wrong feeling that oxygen always has a positive effect. However, skin and the entire organism are supplied with an appropriate quantity of oxygen via the lungs and the blood circulation system so any additional supply with oxygen creams and oxygen inhalations does not make any sense at all. Inhalation of oxygen is a matter of medical treatment and emergency when the oxygen supply of the tissue and body cells is not sufficient due to pathological factors in the blood circulation.
Although it is highly questionable whether oxygen creams supply the skin with significant quantities of oxygen, the pretended oxygen increase of 100% in advertisements is definitely not recommendable, moreover, it has an adverse affect on a normal, healthy skin. Consulting a physiology book shows immediately that not the highest possible quantity of oxygen is best for the organism and the skin, but rather the right and adequate concentration of oxygen, which is guaranteed by the normal blood circulation. It is important to realize that too much oxygen is poisonous for the cell enzymes resulting in harm to the cell and its function. Clearly, this should not be the objective of cosmetic treatment. As far as we know there has not been any harm by oxygen creams, however. So we conclude that oxygen creams do not in fact contain considerable quantities of oxygen. Fluoric hydrocarbons as a solvent are necessary to channel oxygen into the skin, but the metabolism of fluoric hydrocarbons in the human body has not yet been explored and negative effects for the organism seem to be possible. This is the reason why fluoric hydrocarbons have been banned in medicine!
So any positive effect of oxygen in cosmetics is more than questionable whereas the risks are significant.
Published by: Ron on August 31st, 2011 | Filed under Anti-Aging Skincare, General Health, Healthy Skincare, Mens Skincare
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The right selection of oils for a very successful is of great importance. Mineral oils are of course significantly cheaper, but do not create the same comfortable feeling and do not contain the precious ingredients as natural vegetable oils. The most obvious advantage of mineral oils, however, is that they cause an impermeable film (occlusion effect) on the skin which affects the natural lipid barrier of the skin, causing loss of water in the skin after stopping the use of the product. The result is that the skin becomes dry, scaly and uncomfortable. This effect may even occur after cheap mineral oils has been replaced by high-quality vegetable oils since the latter don’t cause an occlusion effect on the skin, but rather cause the natural lipid barrier to rebuild and regenerate, in the meantime the skin may remain dry and rough. These skin problems are not the result of the high-quality products with natural vegetable oils but the result of the adverse effect of mineral oils that were taken before!
Our recommendation: Inform the customers concerned of the effect of mineral oils that they have used before and keep going on with the natural oil treatment so that natural lipid barrier can regenerate.
B.t.w.: Beyond any doubt, this occlusion effect is rather undesirable with cosmetics but may be advantageous for dermatolocigal treatment of skin diseases. Medic creams therefore, often may contain mineral oils, and if this is the case it should be assessed accordingly.
Mineral oils can be identified by their INCI-declaration: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffinum-Liquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerit, Ceresin. Special case: Eucerin, a mixture of natural oils and mineral oil.
Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linoleic acids as essential fatty acid. The building of gamma-linoleic acid is disturbed in the metabolism of many people. This can be a reason for the development of dermatological diseases like neurodermitis. In these cases and with very dry skin the treatment with evening primrose oil is very effective. Evening primrose oil is hardly found in cosmetic preparations because of its high cost and the difficulties to build up an effective protection against oxidation. The unsaturated fatty acids of the evening primrose oil easily become rancid. Special technological knowledge is required to protect the unsaturated fatty acids against oxidation effectively.
We prefer the following natural vegetable oils: evening primrose oil, jojoba oil, sheabutter and macadamia oil.
Published by: Ron on August 24th, 2011 | Filed under General Health, Healthy Skincare
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