Neck Exercises for Flexibility and Toning

Posted on October 9, 2012 with No Comments

For those of us getting a bit older, colder weather does a couple of things. One, anything on our bodies that is sore or stiff seems to get worse…back pain, sore joints and muscles, and a stiff or sore neck.  The second is the increase in wrinkles.

Dry, cold weather dries-out tissue, increases the visibility of neck wrinkles and puts sagging skin under the microscope for all to see.

The biggest problem most of our customers have is the dual requirement of getting added flexibility and range of motion on of the neck and simultaneously reducing neck wrinkles, sagging tissue under [...] Continue Reading…

As you “Climatize”, make sure you “Moisturize”!

Posted on August 27, 2012 with No Comments

Given the temperature hit 87 degrees this weekend (in Atlanta), the idea of moisturizing my skin was hardly at the top of my list as I worked through my garden.  But, when I asked our staff what would be the best topic for today’s blog entry, they responded overwhelmingly that its time to talk about moisturization.  Glad I asked.

Now I’m a planner, but I often don’t think too far out ahead.  But our staff does – thank goodness.  They said we are already getting calls from customers who are starting to experience dry skin from cooler temperatures and low humidity.  [...] Continue Reading…

Thinking about Skin Care? Some Folks Are!

Posted on August 22, 2012 with No Comments

For the skin care business, this time of year (end of the summer and fall) is typically when volume begins to drop until we get close to the holidays?  Why?  Primarily because the summer is over, most are working on going back to school, and candidly, we’re not “out and about” as much we have been the past 3-4 months.

We don’t sell as much wrinkle serum, body lotion, spider vein cream or cellulite treatments…and sunburn relief products have but gone into hibernation until next spring when the first sunburns start popping up during spring break.

There are some exceptions to [...] Continue Reading…

How does Chondroitin Relieve Joint Pain?

Posted on August 2, 2012 with No Comments

In order to understand the pharmacology of chondroitin sulphate and why it is effective for relieving joint pain, we have to understand the condition it is used in. Chondroitin sulphate is a naturally occurring glycoaminoglycan (GAG) in the human body. It is a highly charged amino sugar produced and salt blend distributed in cartilage tissue surfaces. It is responsible for maintaining cell structure, articular cartilage repair and also has a cushioning effect on joints.

Joint & Muscle Pain Relief Cream

Chondroitin is important in keeping cartilage and cells healthy as it forms an extracellular matrix that helps [...] Continue Reading…

What is Pustular Psoriasis?

Posted on July 7, 2012 with No Comments

Pustular psoriasis is a type of the disease that creates pustules, or blisters, that are filled with non-infectious pus that consists of white blood cells. It is not contagious and cannot be transmitted by contact. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks healthy skin cells and causes the body to attempt to replace healthy cells faster than the body’s normal cycle for doing so. The net result of all of this is that the blisters build up and destroy healthy skin in a cyclical fashion until the psoriasis is treated.

Pustular Psoriasis

This type of psoriasis can [...] Continue Reading…