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2015 – Do more and feel better with less

Guest blogger Anne Dudley shares her inspiration for a healthier New Year and ideas for resolutions that you can make last all year long.

It seems like everyone makes a New Year’s resolution related to losing weight, exercising more or eating better. We all jump in on January 1 and try to make our new habits last. This year, I think it’s time for a change. Why not try to focus on other ways to live more healthfully, environmentally friendly and chemical free? The choices we make every day produce waste and can impact our bodies. Here are a few ideas I’d like to think about in 2015!

Less waste, more environmentally friendly

Several recent news stories have covered individuals or families that have gone “Waste Free.” Lauren Singer explains how she went two years without producing waste in this video. She said she “quit plastic” by taking glass jars to the store to fill up on produce and foods, buying in bulk and planning her meals so that she didn’t feel tempted to buy items in the beautiful and shiny, yet plastic, packaging.

Primal Toothpowder in bulk Singer references the Zero Waste Home blog by Bea Johnson. The blog shares what Johnson and her family have discovered through their experience with the “Zero Waste Lifestyle.” Check out her tips to “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot” your way to a waste-free life.

Even making marginal changes in your shopping habits, like buying bulk quantities of Primal Life Organics’ soap or the 4 oz refill size of the Dirty Mouth Primal Toothpowder, can make a difference. This year, I plan to make a point of not using plastic bags and buying fewer food products that are packaged in plastic.

Chemical free living

Reducing our encounters with unnatural substances is a constant battle. No matter where you are at with your journey toward healthy living, we all slip up sometimes.

A few ideas I’d like to implement in 2015 are:
Buy Primal Soap in bulk

  • Bring natural soaps to the office kitchen and bathroom
  • Pack the products I need for weekend trips or even long days so I am not tempted to buy lesser quality products when I’m in need
  • Rethink my sun protection habits before the summer or vacation starts
  • Fully make the switch from lotions to oils
  • Swap out my blush and ditch the concealer
  • Work toward washing my hair less
  • Keep learning about ways I can live a more natural lifestyle

Feed your skin and body what it needs, and ONLY what it needs, this year! Primal LIfe Organics products are chemical-free skin foods that will keep your skin looking and feeling at its best. PLO products have the nutrients, essential oils and vitamins you need, from ingredients you can recognize.

Get your Glow Back this Holiday Season

The year flew by and I recently thought: “Before Resolution, I need a Revival!!”

In just a few short weeks, we will have made it through the holiday season! Whew! The house guests and visits from friends and family will slow down, we’ll be finished with the hustle and bustle of gift giving, meal and treat making and good deed doing, and we’ll get to sit down and relax (hopefully!).

This time of year, it’s easy to break our healthy habits and choose late night holiday parties, sleeping in instead of leaving a warm bed and so many more temptations to help us through our busiest and most exhausting season. Sometimes, even Bulletproof Coffee can’t make up for all the energy we put into the end-of-year dash!Coffee Seed Oil

If you’re in need of a “Winter Revival” I have created the perfect Paleo friendly pick-me-up you need — and one you can feel great about indulging in. Just like the first smell of the coffee beans in the morning,my NEW Coffee Bean Face Serum will enliven your skin and your senses. The serum mixes organic Arabica Coffee Seed Oil, Collagen Protein and organic Argan Oil – everything you need to get the glow back in your skin in time to ring in the New Year!

When applied topically, caffeine revitalizes the skin and can prompt new cell growth. Coffee seed oil is pressed from coffee beans and is a rich, natural antioxidant with Vitamin E, fatty acids and sterols. Better yet, coffee seed oil helps the skin make collagen.

Collagen is a protein that “holds our skin together” or the provides build and structure of our skin. Our bodies produces less collagen with age, so giving it a protein boost rejuvenates our faces for full looking cheeks and smooth yet durable, skin. Collagen can help skin heal to reduce wrinkles, puffiness and scar damage.

Coffee Bean SerumFinally, Argan oil, is a powerful moisturizer native to Morocco that has been used for centuries. Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E Argan oil gives skin a natural smoothness and hydration that lasts, without a greasy residue.

So, on your way  from the office to the store to the party this season lock the moisture in your skin to keep it safe from the burn of cold winds and dry air, naturally.

PREORDER the Coffee Bean Serum from Primal Life Organics starting Dec. 16 on Instagram via @PrimalLifeOrg. Don’t miss your chance to revive your skin this winter! Join the fun!

 

Teens with Acne- What To Do Naturally?

I have to share this story, because I get this question very frequently from concerned parents.

Teen and pre-teens with acne can be very devastated and the search for acne treatments often leads to commercial skincare with chemicals, skin irritants, benzoyl peroxide (skin irritant and cancer causing) and fragrances (also skin irritant, cancer causing, endocrine dysfunction, neurotoxin and reproductive dysfunction).  If you seek medical treatment, your options include prescription medications like accutane and antibiotics.

Please read the discussion I had with Samantha about her 11 1/2 year old daughter.
Dear Trina
I must start by letting you know that I love your products and their ingredients. I will have to admit, I took a break from them for awhile thinking I’d try something from a dermatologist that might heal my acne more quickly. Wow, what a waste of time and money. My face did not enjoy the harsh chemicals nor the stomach upset from the antibiotics:( 

I recently placed an order and cannot wait to receive it! Anyway, I’ve got a question for you about my daughter who noticed a few pimples on her forehead the other day. She used some Clinique powder to cover them up and now she has a ton more around that area. She is devastated and wants to use more powder to cover them up. Ugh!!!! I’m wondering if she had a reaction to the powder?!? Would you recommend she use the Bare Package to get her breakout under control. Here is a pic of her face. She is 11.5 and I’m sure puberty is on its way.
Thanks, 
Samantha

Hi Samantha,

Yeah- I’m glad to hear you are back! Yes, the Bare Package is the perfect place to start for her. It will help normalize her skin, and for kids, many times, it’s all they need. If she wants something to help heal the breakouts, the Banished Serum would help them heal quickly and without scars (not sure if you have any- but I would recommend showing her how to use it the first time and using less than one drop- especially since it;s above her eyes. Keep it away from the eyes because it contains cayenne pepper. If it gets in her eyes, it will sting for 15-20 minutes but will not hurt the eyes.)

If you have the Banished toner, she could spritz that on as well. Keep me posted and let me know how she does.

Trina

Hi Trina! I wanted to send you an update on my daughters face. After 8 days of using Bare, look at these results:) and the area above her right eye is a mole:) I am shocked at how well she healed up. THANK YOU!

Samantha

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Yeah Samantha,
I am so proud!! I am a firm believer that commercial topical treatments and skincare are so loaded with skin irritants and chemicals that can be the cause (or contribute to) acne- especially in teens! I am so glad to hear it cleared her up!
Trina

This can also be true for adults that suffer from mild acne.  It is very possible that your acne is worsened or caused by the products you are using on your skin. I know when I stopped using commercial skincare and harsh acne treatments, and created my own line, my acne disappeared.  This will not be the case for everyone, and diet, hormones, environment, as well as stress also play a role in causing/aggravating acne.
Bare Face Package is a great options for kids, teens and adults who suffer from acne and want to ditch the chemicals. Sometimes, the chemicals cause our cells to dysfunction, become congested or mutated and acne or some other skin condition results.  Bare allows the cells of the skin to normalize, function properly, decongest and heal.
For a limited time, you can get 20% off the Bare Face Package and Banished Blemish Serum.  Use coupon code BARE at checkout through Wednesday December 10th, 2014 11:59 EST
**I only recommend the Banished Blemish Serum for pre-teens or teens with adult supervision.  Please read the warnings listed on the webpage. 
Thank you for choosing Fresh Made Skin-Food from Primal Life Organics.
 
I care about your health and your skin!!    
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