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Gorgeous Skin is Your Best Beauty Accessory

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Skincare

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that your skin is your “largest organ” because it just doesn’t seem like an “organ.” Typically we think of organs as heart, liver, kidneys, etc. Ninety five percent of the cells in the epidermis (top layer of skin) work to make new cells and five percent of the cells make melanin, which gives skin its color.

In fact, though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin to make room for the new skin cells. As we age, dead skin cells don’t shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly.

So, what does this have to do with beautiful skin? Pretty much everything.

Secret “Tree of Life”

October 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Skincare

When I traveled to India and visited the home of Ayurvedic medicine, the world’s oldest health system, one of my favorite things I learned was their name for the coconut palm tree.

They call the coconut palm kalpa vriksha which means “the tree which provides all the necessities of life.” What a great name. The tree of life.

We have coconut palms here in South Florida, and seeing them always gives me the feeling of lazy afternoons at the beach, and warm tropical breezes.

I have coconut trees in my yard, too, and I love to eat coconut … but it takes a bit of skill to get the darned things open. When I went to Brazil and ordered a drink with fresh coconut milk in it, a guy puts the coconut down, takes a machete, and “whack!” opens it right up.

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