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Aliol Vegan Omega 3

Let me introduce the latest addition to Rejuvenated Ltd’s range of super hero supplements. The brains behind “Collagen Shots”  have now formulated a Vegan Omega 3 supplement called Aliol. Basically the fish feed on a type of Algae and this is what makes them so Omega rich, taking Aliol means that you are getting the benefits without eating the fish, and could possibly be more potent. I have been taking for over a week and can say that I feel much more alert.

Aliol is a Powerhouse Omega 3 from Algae Oil

I can’t stress the importance of taking an Omega supplement. Our body cannot create Omega 3 and it is vital for so many physiological processes. Each Aliol capsule contains a whopping 500 mg of DHA (Docosahexaenioic Acid) Omega 3 fatty acid. This is much more than my current Zita West supplements I am taking so if your thinking of Fertility Omega supplements, then consider Aliol.

DHA gives amazing health benefits for brain and heart health. Brain tissue contains a high concentration of DHA which indicates that it is much needed for cognitive health. Omega 3 is thought to have benefits for your heart and blood pressure, especially the ability to reduce high cholesterol. If you have struggled with Fish oils in the past then Aliol is definitely for you. No fishy burps of aftertaste and easy to digest without bloating.

The Skin Benefits of Omega 3

I always start my clients who are suffering from Acne, Rosacea or Eczema on a good dose of Omega fatty acids. They are incredibly anti-inflammatory and will get to work at the cellular level of the skin. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Enhance the natural barrier of the skin by making ceramides and epidermal lipids
  2. Increase hydration and smoothness of the skin – excellent for dry/sensitive skin
  3. Anti-inflammatory – natural painkillers and helps inflammatory skin conditions like Acne and Rosacea
  4. Improves the skin’s immunity

Aliol is £24.95 for 60 capsules from Rejuvenated Ltd

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Skin Sensitivity – A Sore Subject

Dermalogica Soothing Protection SpraySkin Sensitivity: Genetic or Environmental?

No other skin is as misunderstood and hard to diagnose as Sensitive skin. In fact, most of us would have had some skin sensitivity at some point in our lives.

A true Sensitive skin is caused by a genetic predisposition , mostly affecting very light/fair skinned individuals and usually of Northern European ancestry. The reason for this could be the lower amount of pigment and a thinner epidermal layer (the top layer of skin). Someone with a truly sensitive skin may experience – blushing, has a very fine complexion and may experience hay fever or asthma and other allergies.

What most people actually suffer from is Sensitized skin, which can affect any person of any racial background or skin colour. Rather than a result of your genetic heritage, sensitized skin is a reflection of your environment and lifestyle. Stress, pollution, hormonal imbalance, harsh cosmetic products, alcohol, a poor diet and over-exfoliation can all make your skin sensitized and feel irritated!. The hormonal imbalance can affect us around our periods or menopause and you may find that products you are normally fine with will cause stinging and irritation.

The symptoms for sensitive and sensitized are both quite similar, itching, burning, redness and stinging, and you need to apply the “Less is more” philosophy to your skin care routine, the less ingredients you apply then the less to irritate! But let’s get one thing straight – anyone can be allergic to anything! so looking for Hypo-allergenic products will be no fail-safe guarantee that you won’t react!

The Epidemic of Over Exfoliation

Over exfoliation triggers the inflammatory response, leading to a compromised lipid barrier that won’t protect your skin or function as it should, this could even lead to premature ageing. There are far too many micro-dermabrasion kits out there, tempting people to scrub and polish the protective barrier away! Don’t get me wrong – exfoliation has its place in skin care, but we must make sure we are using the right exfoliant for our skin’s requirements.

Some of the signs of over exfoliation are: noticeable dryness, patchy areas of dryness, skin tautness, redness and itchiness, stinging, inflammatory acne and irritation.

Maintaining your Skin’s Barrier

Maintaining this is vital, so always remember to apply moisturiser and barrier enhancing products. Sunscreen is critical because sensitized skin is even more vulnerable to UV damage, go for the chemical free sunblocks that contain Zinc Oxide, Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatories.

A few lifestyle changes can usually solve your skin sensitization, and the right product choices will make a difference, you may find products with fairly active ingredients may sting or tingle as your barrier is letting more into your skin.

Your diet can also help your skin’s barrier, by providing your body with the right nutritional oils to manufacture the lipid barrier, your will definitely strengthen your skin from the inside, I love Viridian Organic Beauty Oil.

Smoking is no good for anyone, but for the sensitive skin it’s going to make matters worse: you will inhibit your body’s ability to provide oxygen and nutrients (vital moisture) to the skin. Excess alcohol and certain medications can also contribute to dry skin, leaving skin feeling more sensitive. Also avoid trigger factors such as spicy foods, hot drinks and caffeine, and help your skin to recover and rebuild itself.

Product Recommendations

Obviously you don’t need all these products, as less is more with a Sensitive skin type, so cherry pick the ones you feel you would use or request some samples!