|Posted on February 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (1)|
Have you often wondered what's going on with your face in the various areas of concern? First we need to dertermin what's going on internally.
As a Holistic Skin Specialis/ Esthetician, it's my job to help my clients take a look at the underlinig root cause of skin issues.
Here is a comprehensive guide to understanding the zones on your face, to help determine what underlining root cause conditions may be affecting your skin issues of concern.
Once we determine the root cause of your skin condition and issues of concern, we can begin to use natural and healthy methods to help you heal from the inside and out.
Zone 1 (Forehead):
ACNE: Small bumps or cysts caused by candida overgrowth in the gut. This will often be accompanied by acne in Zone 4.
MELASMA: Large patches of brown resulting from damage to the liver.
ROSACEA: Redness that remains relatively constant and worsens with triggers from certain foods or stress. It reflects the large intesine.
Zone 2 (Upper Eyelids):
ECZEMA: This is caused by adrenal stress. It can occur from excess caffeine and other stimulants, anxiety or heavy stress. It results in peeling and irritation of the skin.
Zone 3 (Lower Eyelid Region):
KIDNEY DAMAGE: Dark circles, redness or puffiness can occur from the use of NSAIDS like aspirin or ibuprofen, etc. It can also occur from caffeine, other medications, and lack of sleep.
Zone 4 (Cheeks and Temples):
ACNE: Small bumps or cysts caused by candida overgrowth in the gut.
ROSACEA: Redness that remains relatively constant or worsens from triggers like certain foods or stress. It reflects the large intestine.
MELASMA: Brown pigment areas found in similar regions on both sides of the face that result from liver damage often associated with medication.
Zone 5 (Lower-middle Cheekbone):
ROSACEA & ACNE ROSACEA: Redness and/or acne in this region is from bacterial or candida overgrowth, ulcers, and digestive issues in the small intestines.
Zone 6 (Lateral to Nose):
ROSACEA: Redness next to the nose is caused by gastritis or H. Pylori overgrowth in the stomach.
Zone 7 (Nasal Flares):
ROSACEA: Redness or capillaries on the side of the nose is caused by acid reflux affecting the lower esophagus.
Zone 8 (Tip of Nose):
ROSACEA: Redness associated with inflammation in the back of the throat often caused by hard alcohol.
Zone 9 (Lower Cheeks and Jawline):
ACNE: Bumps or cysts caused by estrogenic toxins and testosterone imbalance. Commonly affecting the mid-face, neck, chest, and back.
MELASMA: Brown pigment areas found in similar regions on both sides of the face that result from liver damage often associated with medication.
Zone 10 (Perioral):
ACNE: Bumps or cysts associated with estrogenic toxins and testosterone imbalance from toxins absorbed by the colon in constipated individuals.
PERIORAL DERMATITIS: This is caused either by constipation or from mouth toxicity from toxins like fluoride.
MELASMA: The upper lip can develop patchy brown areas associated with liver damage.
|Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
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Holistic Solutions for Pesky Mosquitos
It's that time of year again where we're all going to be bombarded with those pesky disease carrying mosquitos.
Ive discovered an amazing product that works great for keeping those mosquitos at bay and away from attacking me.
Here is a video that explains this new breakthrough in technology that will definitely surprise you and help you avoid getting bitten.
Mosquito repellents are normally toxic and smelly. Dr. Johnson discusses a new way to keep mosquitos away using scalar wave technology. Imagine being able to protect your entire body by drinking a completely harmless Harmonized Water that contains frequencies mosquitos do not like.
|Posted on March 10, 2016 at 8:35 PM||comments (1)|
I've never been an advocate for Botox or fillers, there are a plethora of reasons I am against the Youth Injections of today.
The biggest concern I always have had is, the Neurotoxin aspect, the possibility for migration into the brain and other parts of your body that we simply don't know what can happen. Not to forget to mention the psychological aspect of it all. In my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, It's naive to think it's safe to inject a Neurotoxin remotly close to your brian, eye area ALL for the sake of VANITY and not have serious side effects or even a more serious irreversable condition down the road. Why do it?
If I can talk anyone out of botox injections and injectables, I feel like I've had a great day and have saved my clients from further potential grief.
I also respect where people's mind set is, with relation to the decisions they choose to make, and I need to work with my clients in regards, no judgment here. The latter is a tough one though.
Whatever you think about the articles I've posted here on this blog, at least give it some serious thought and consideration. Pretty please.
Start Reading Here.......links attached
A shocking report has already linked anti-wrinkle dermal fillers to permanent blindness in three patients.
Now a leading cosmetic surgeon has claimed that there have been at least 30 cases of vision loss – and that the injections have also caused strokes in some patients.
Here is one more article
Please Note, I'm not fan of Fox News, I'm simply providing a link to a study I find interesting, and with that said, I also feel the mice study is a bit weak, in that, I question the amount of neurotoxin injected into the mice brain, would not equate to what would actually be used in any given adult person. it's an exagerated amount in comparison, so to use that as an example is not a true test, nonetheless, it is an interesting study to view.
The blog comments below the articles are also an interesting food for thought read.
|Posted on March 10, 2016 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Sun Sensitizing Medications
Certain medications that have been identified as "sun-sensitizing" may result in little to no sun protection if UV Water is your only form of protection. Additionally, it is important to note that photo-sensitivity from medication is extremely damaging to your skin when you are exposed to the sun. It is not simply that you can burn more easily, it is that your skin is sustaining tremendous damage (regardless of the sun protection used) that will dramatically age your skin and significantly increase your chance of skin cancer formation over time. Essentially all of these medications, while likely having varying effects on the skin’s repair system, may prevent proper/normal recovery from the many damaging effects of the sun.
These medications include but are not limited to the following:
Gold And Gold Compounds
Interferon Beta 1-A
St John's Wort
|Posted on January 20, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (1)|
For a complete skin care regimen I would recommend, "obviously a skincare consult is necessary prior to any recommendations"
you might spend maybe $450-500.
Let's break this down and de-bunk some myths.
1 cleanser, 2 active serums, 1 activating clear spray, 1 eye creme and 1 topical moisturizer. That's splurging. You probably don't even need all those items to have an effective skincare regiment, some of my clients do and some don't want or need all those items.
This is the thing, in answer to THE question, can you take my wrinkles away? YES, but, let's be really honest with our "expectations" here.
Even the most technologically advanced DNA repair serums "such as what I use and sell to my clients" can only do so much. It took years to BLESS your beautiful face with wrinkles, they don't just disappear overnight, "with quality effective ingredients" that is.
Key points to consider when spending the big bucks on department store, OTC "over the counter" cremes.
99.9%, most, not all,.. use ingredients that cause temporary plumping, some even use ingredients that cause micro-inflammation to plump up those lines, which in the long run creates chronic inflammation, due to the fact, any ingredient that temporarily plumps up the skin will cause inflammation, which will age you faster, ie, the term, InflammAging, when you stop using the product, your skin will re-laps back to what it was before you started using the products, and in some cases your skin will look worse, because the lack of ingredient activity and lack of any form of a delivery system isn't capable of passing to the dermis, where collagen is manufactured. If you're going to spend money on products to minimize wrinkles, spend it on products that will offer a permanent gain, not just the "quick fix gata have it now approach"
Compare some effective professional products, like the skincare products I use and sell as one example, with that stated, even some professional products don't have delivery systems or actives. I don't sit here and claim "my products are the only products known to man to be THE BEST, but they are pretty damn good. Look, I can use WHATEVER I WANT, so, I choose to use the best products I know to be the most effective ingredients on the professional market to date, and believe me when I say, I am always mindful in wanting the best for my self and my clients at THE MOST AFFORDABLE price, If I find other products that I feel are comparable, you will be the first to know about them, these prouducts take time to research, quality control, ingredient deck, customer service, integrity of company, result tested, price point, whatever case studies, peer reviews, scientific data is available, I read the "white papers" and, I use products on my self before I even touch a clients face with them, that's just the start. It's a lot of work, time and effort that goes into selecting a quality effective, result driven skincare line. I take it very seriously.
1. Using liposome delivery (6 times better penetration) to target the deeper layers of the skin where damage and collagen creation actually occurs.
2. Using advanced but natural ingredients to activate DNA and oxidation repair, collagen formation, growth factor repopulation, and to increase the delivery of skin nutrients.
3. Vit A, ie, "only" in the form of Retinaldehyde, "because not all Vit A is equall and most create long term inflammation, which can destroy your skins barrier," another powerhouse ingredient to add to the equation, vitamin A serums are the most powerful age-reversing serums available. Only the ones that use it in it's most stable form, Retinaldyhyde.
This formula of delivery system and active ingredients, sets up the ideal environment for aging skin to remodel itself through increased skin nutrients, collagen production and elasticity. It's proven and tested.
If you've never had anything active to compare it with, you wouldn't know the difference.
Obviously lifestyle, diet, hormones etc play a role in the bigger scope.
Getting a facial from time to time is a good investment for both your soul and your skin.
Yes, good professional products can help fade away wrinkles.
You can go to my website, 'shopping section" look up ingredients and products I speak of, just to compare before you need to replenish your next skin care purchase. The money you spend on one OTC jar can buy you a really effective complete skin care regimens. Simple and yet effective. Long term permanent gain, not a temporary fix
I offer skin consultations to help you achieve the healthy skin you are seeking to have.
|Posted on December 30, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Everything you wanted to know about Retinaldehyde and why "Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare" uses this ingredient in their Vit A Serums.
By Dr. Ben Johnson -Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, CEO, Founder and Developer
Retinaldehyde is the most exciting and well-researched ingredient in skincare today. For years it has been researched and applauded as one of the most active ingredients in the skin but has been too expensive to put into skincare. Through our lab partnership and new technology, we are elated to bring you Retinaldehyde-liposome. In the body, we convert Beta Carotene into Retinol, Retinol into Retinaldehyde and Retinaldehyde into Retinoic Acid. All of these Vitamin A derivatives have important and proven activity in the skin in an escalating level from Beta Carotene to Retinoic Acid respectively. Retinoic Acid is the only ingredient that requires a prescription even though Retinaldehyde has a similar activity level. Both Retinaldehyde and Retinoic acid are substantially more active (500 times more!) than their Vitamin A counterparts which means that we can use smaller amounts to achieve the desired results. The importance of this will be explained shortly. All of the Vitamin A derivatives have a tough time (due to their size) penetrating throughthe epidermis. One study showed 2% of the topically applied retinol penetrated through the upper epidermis. This means that 98% stayed in the upper epidermis where it does nothing but increase irritation and damage the barrier of the skin. Therefore, to have an effect on the dermis, larger volumes are often required. Unfortunately, this means that 98% of those larger volumes of retinol sit on the top of the skin working against you (over-exfoliation, irritation). The advantage of using Retinaldehyde or Retinoic Acid is that smaller amounts (with much higher activity levels) can be used very effectively.
Retinoic acid and all retinols are most effective in their "All Trans" configuration and that is how most Retin A is delivered...that is the good news. The bad news is that the all-trans retinols are significantly more expensive and are (by law) only identified on the label as "All Trans..." (not L-retinol AGP, not Retinyl Palitate, not Retinol/Vitamin A). The other bad news is that All Trans Retin A has a defect in its methodology. Once the skin converts Retinaldehyde to Retinoic Acid, it cannot be converted back into a form of Vitamin A that can be stored. That is why the skin converts only enough to perform the desired function and leaves the rest in storage forms of Retinaldehyde and/or Retinol. If you apply topical Retin A, the skin cannot shut it off which results in two things; irritation from over-stimulation and over-exfoliation, and, a probable tendency for the Retinoic Acid receptors to down-regulate. All Trans Retinoic Acid has by far the most receptors of any form of Vitamin A and that is what makes it so potent. However, chronic stimulation (as is the case for every receptor in the body), results in fewer active receptors and thus diminished results over time. All Trans Retinaldehyde is the best form possible of the choices listed above. In addition to having its own receptor activity, it is the immediate precursor of Retinoic Acid so the skin will convert a significant amount to that form upon application. However, there will never be an over-stimulation problem because the skin regulates the conversion and just makes what it needs. Research has repeatedly shown that Retinaldehyde has a similar activity profile to Retin A but with much less irritation. We still have the same issue of poor penetration, however. By incorporating it into a liposome, we enhance its penetration (an important factor in the use of Retinols because of their size) and help prevent its oxidation which also occurs with all Retinols. Until recently, there was no way to put this extremely expensive ingredient in skincare but, thanks to our lab partnerships, we have been able to bring this exciting ingredient to the professional marketplace.
|Posted on December 30, 2015 at 7:20 PM|
Understanding Your Skin
By Dr. Ben Johnson
Founder, Developer and CEO of Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare
While the skin is very complicated, there are some simple but very important concepts that should be understood before buying skincare products. Remember that the skin is an advanced organ working 24 hours a day for your entire life to maintain itself in the best state possible. While it seems to work against your (cosmetic) desires when it creates rashes, acne, age spots, broken capillaries, redness or whatever, it is, in fact, doing its best to perform at optimal levels in the conditions that you created in your body.
What may seem baffling at times is that every mole, spot, bump, and/or scale is in a very specific spot on your body based on numerous conditions. These include your mental state (stress, anger, guilt, hatred all negatively impact your skin and body health), environmental influences (bad lighting, excessive sun exposure, pollution, poor water quality, damaging skin products), and diet which we believe to be the biggest contributor next to stress.
No one part of your body acts independently with another. That is why many systemic diseases have associated skin abnormalities. The reason this concept is so important is that it is not a generally accepted view from our medical community and therefore the approach to skin conditions is flawed. Rather than addressing the causes of these problems, we are usually addressing symptoms like redness, flaking or swelling. This philosophy has permeated our society; “acne...take antibiotics”, “redness...try a steroid...or maybe a laser treatment”. The assumption is that the skin is acting out of control, that it has disassociated itself from the rest of the body and only we know how to control it. WRONG! Most skin conditions are side effects of a bigger problem elsewhere in the body.
Why is this so important? If you knew that the skin was acting appropriately, would you try to damage it more to attain a SHORT TERM cosmetically (but not physiologically) improved appearance? Let us use a few examples to illustrate the madness; 1) Acne is usually related to candida or ovarian inflammation and yet a primary treatment for acne is antibiotics (one of the colon’s biggest toxins), 2) Rosacea’s red and inflamed skin also results in thinning of the dermis and yet one of the most popular treatments for it is laser collapse of the very capillaries that are trying to heal and repair that dermis. We even burn our skin with acids and lasers to try to make them better or inject toxins into it to paralyze the activity in that area. Is our society working with the skin? We think not. Skincare should be a partnership not a military offensive.
So what do you need to know about the skin to make intelligent choices? The most beneficial ingredients do one of three things; increase circulation (the skin’s only source of food/nutrients/immune cells/building block materials), stimulate fibroblast activity non-traumatically (the only way to make collagen, elastin, GAG’s needed to rebuild/repair the skin), and rebuild the immune repair functions of the skin with growth factors, immune boosters and anti-inflammatories. The focus needs to be on addressing the source of the skin condition which is often internal and then letting the skin fix itself. Yes, this really happens....by creating an environment in the skin that mimics more youthful days, the skin is capable of operating at its highest and best. We should be moving away from traumatizing the skin to get a response. Here are numerous treatments that work against your skin; lasers that collapse numerous vessels in your skin at one time, acids that damage/immunosuppress the skin and provide no longterm benefit but likely cause long term damage, free radical makers (they worsen the free radical load in your skin) like benzoyl peroxide, artificial sunscreens and hydroquinone. Immunosupressors are also very damaging, drugs like antibiotics and steroids may look like they have a benefit because redness declines temporarily, but ultimately they thin and damage the skin.
So celebrate your skin’s imperfections because you know that it is telling you to look deeper. Consider it a warning sign. Do not punish the messenger, support it. The idea behind Osmosis is that we work with the skin. We add to the wondrous workings of the skin, we add to the needed collagen stimulators like retinaldehyde which the skin uses to rebuild itself, we increase the circulation where others try to suppress it because we know that the more circulation in an area, the more benefits and remodeling occur. Healthy skin will make itself permanently younger and no one makes the skin as healthy as Osmosis.
|Posted on December 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
What is Harmonized Water?
Every once in a while something happens that forever changes the direction of our culture (e.g. automobile, phones, the internet, penicillin, etc). Harmonized Water has not yet proven itself to be worthy of being mentioned in that group, but the results suggest it has that potential. There is growing recognition in the scientific community that the body is better described as a hologram than “matter”. These revelations have empowered energy medicine advocates and give credence to existing energetic strategies like acupuncture, homeopathy and other researched medicinal practices. Harmonized Water works by communicating medicinal vibrational messages to the body.
Quantum physicists do not have a consensus on exactly how we (and the planet) exist but there are many aspects of cellular function that can be unanimously conceded. For example, all cells vibrate. Within our cells, each component (electrons, protons, quarcks, muons, etc) vibrates. Within each of our cells there are thousands (if not millions) of tiny cellular components that radiate energy and light as a team. From a broader point of view, every organ is also a compilation and has a unique vibration when it is healthy and differing vibrations when it is sick (unbalanced). It is the compilation of “musical notes” of every cell’s vibration that make cells, organs and humans (and everything else) look and feel solid. When disease states set in, vibrational rates change as does the physical appearance of the tissue involved. For example, red blood cells maintain different frequencies when they are in a lower pH and/or when there is less oxygen present. Every thought is also a measurable vibrational frequency. Every component of food, the air we breathe, even the light that shines down on us is a vibrational frequency that impacts our cells positively or negatively.
Disease develops in the human body from the ingestion and inhalation of toxins, from negative thoughts or a combination of any and all of them. Everything is energy and so all of these influences change healthy vibrations into unhealthy or imbalanced ones. The body often works to restore the tissue to its normal vibratory rate but that obviously does not always occur. Drugs offer vibrational energy solutions (all substances have a unique vibrational fingerprint) but sometimes they contain energies that are toxic (resulting in energetic imbalances) and cause side effects. The deeper one dives into human physiology, the more in awe one becomes…it is an amazing, interconnected maze of energetic checks and balances. Medicine, in many instances, has arrogantly suggested that altered physiology is the effect of a system gone haywire as opposed to system that is operating to the best of its ability in light of the changes forced upon it by outside influences and negative thinking. The future of medicine, in my opinion, will be using more targeted treatments that do not interfere with normal cellular functions. Harmonized Water does exactly that.
Our cellular vibrations come from our Source which is perfect and uninfluenced. They are pulses of energy that are “refreshed” in nanoseconds on an individual basis. However, our life choices including outside influences like alcohol, sugar, negative thinking, etc. leave “toxic energy clouds” that interfere with the healthy vibrations leaving energetic and physiologic imbalances. I like to think of it as a filter. The more toxins that are in our filter, the more imbalanced the affected tissue energy becomes. One of the goals of Harmonized Water is to clear/balance the damaging aspects of the filter.
Harmonized Water contains several revolutionary breakthroughs to achieve its success. It helps to balance tissue disharmonies by delivering medicinal radio frequencies to the cells in the form of water. The frequencies we use have been determined by a proprietary math formula (huge breakthrough!) that allows us to reverse engineer most substances to determine what their actual vibrational rate is. We then imprint these frequencies on water molecules through yet another remarkable leap in technology. What we are doing has never before been accomplished. We can impact the cell with a language that is better recognized and more specific than the frequencies released by many drugs. Drinking Harmonized Water results in a modification to the “toxic filter” which allows healthy cellular activity to return. It provides harmony to a disorganized section of anatomy but does not change cells operating in harmony already. It can maximize healthy activity and reduce disharmonic vibrations in a variety of physiologic abnormalities in the body. It is for this reason that there are rarely, if any, side effects.
We have shown we can help most cases of eczema, most cases of psoriasis, altitude sickness, MS, arthritis, obesity. We can grow hair, kill viruses, fungi and bacteria as well as help poor sleep patterns and hormone irregularities. We can enhance athletic performance and improve focus and energy. It is likely that we can have an impact on most health conditions including chronic and deadly diseases. However, to be clear, we are not claiming that Harmonized Water is a medicine. After all, it is just water. We are not claiming that Harmonized Water cures diseases, because that is a drug claim and HW is not a drug. We are saying that Harmonized Water balances cellular disharmonies and, as a result, the body may heal itself.
There are several things that create the realization that we are working with something special:
It usually takes just 2ml of water twice a day to create the positive effects
We have over 30 formulas (and we are just scratching the surface) that address a wide variety of ailments and our initial results suggest a 75% success rate (compared to drug companies average of 30%)
You cannot overdose or make yourself sick from our formulas and they essentially have no side effects
Harmonized Water is not just about neutralizing imbalanced frequencies. We can also add frequencies that result in improvements to mood, energy, sleep, etc. We do this by mimicking (reverse engineering the vibrational rate) important hormones and proteins within the body. The possibilities are endless and we look forward to verifying our results in double-blind, placebo controlled studies in the near future.