Spring Beauty: Skin Savers

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

I just got back from the golf course on one of the hottest days of Spring, and I fried my skin badly. It’s pathetic and embarrassing because usually I’m such an advocate of sunscreen. So, this inspired me to write about how to prevent skin damage, and heal and maintain healthy skin! Enjoy.

Spring Skin Savers - Woman Getting Face Mask

It is important to remember that what we put in our mouth also affects our skin. I have seen first hand the benefits of drinking Aloe Vera juice. The convenient thing is all you need to drink is 2-3 ounces of it every day to see an enormous difference. It helps with energy levels, digestion and skin improvements. Although there are Aloe Vera products that specifically help aid the skin, it is nice to help your body as a whole.

alo ALLURE Aloe Vera and Mangosteen and Mango Drink

→ Buy the alo ALLURE Aloe Vera and Mangosteen and Mango Drink (12-pack), $25.00, at amazon.com.

I found a great informative site that helps guide, and explain different products that will help with specific individuals needs. The site sells the different products and goes in depth about each-- making it a great two-in-one website. My father almost died of lung cancer several years ago and one of the things that helped with his energy levels, mood and nausea was Aloe Vera. I noticed a significant difference in his appetite and his skin! That was the first time I looked at Aloe Vera differently. I suggest going on the site and using Aloe Vera for more than a skin healer after a burn-- a preventative lotion or drink that can change your lifestyle to a much healthier one!

Facial masks are very important year round, but I always seem to enjoy a mask more in the warm weather. With its cooling and refreshing feeling, it seems like less of a chore, and more of a luxurious necessity in the spring and summertime. Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea facial mask is a deep cleansing detoxifying, preventative wrinkle cream that will do wonders for skin when used once a week. This mask regenerates skin cells, giving skin a fresh healthy glow, by stimulating collagen. Wow! That’s enticing!

For the second wow of this article, I would like to give you a fun fact about this product: the box is a fiber molded box that was created with zero waste and created from 100% post consumer newsprint without any glues or dies. The box can be planted once soaked in water for a minute. When planted an inch deep in soil, medicinal herbs that are found in the mask product should grow. Wow!

Pangea Organics Facial Mask - Japanese Matcha Tea

→ Buy the Pangea Organics Matcha Tea Mask, $37.65, at drugstore.com.

At the golf course a professional golfer noticed I was roasting in the sun and recommended I try Ocean Potion sunscreen. He said being out on the golf course 5 days a week, the only product that has prevented him from aging an additional twenty years is this sunscreen. He uses the face line and the body lotion. This guy was 80-something years old and he looked good. To look as good as he does for $8… I’m game!

Ocean Potion Sunblock Lotion - Anti-Aging Ultra Light SPF 50

→ Buy Ocean Potion Sunblock Lotion SPF 50, $7.49, at drugstore.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.