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Healing Skin Care

applying face creamIs there anybody here who doesn’t enjoy trying out luxurious skincare products? Who doesn’t like being pampered with beauty products which leave your skin looking and feeling smooth, silky and youthful? Sadly, it’s been years since I’ve allowed any sales assistants at beauty counters to apply strange creams and lotions on my skin. I even avoid beauty workshops. Why? Well, have you seen what goes into common skincare products and cosmetics, even the expensive brands?

Propylene glycol, parabens, PEGs, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulphate, alcohol, petrolatum and talc are some widely-used ingredients which are potentially harmful and even carcinogenic. These are just a few of thousands of questionable ingredients which are used in bath products, skincare, make-up and other personal care products. You may not know it, but what you apply daily on your face and body may be making you sick and aging you prematurely.

applying hand creamBefore I buy any personal care or beauty products, I read the ingredients on the label thoroughly. Nine out of 10 times, I end up putting the item back on the shelf. Even so-called “natural” or “organic” personal care products often contain questionable ingredients. When your family has a history of cancer as bad as mine does, you learn to get picky about what you expose yourself to, whether in food, the environment or personal care and household products. Any guest who stays in my home for a while will probably leave in better health than if they had stayed at a six-star hotel, because my family is so fussy about the safety and quality of the products we use.

This weekend brought happy news to me and many other safety-conscious consumers. My favorite safety-conscious health and wellness company, Neways International, launched a new skincare and beauty line which is comprehensive and effective while avoiding the use of at least 3,000 questionable ingredients, like toxins, dioxins, irritants, carcinogens, and contaminants. Can you think of any brand which has achieved this? Three cheers for Neways!

Neways botanicalsIngredients and technologies used by Neways are typically safer and superior in quality than those typically used by many commercial brands. What’s got me even more excited is that Neways’ new True Touch skincare and cosmetics range uses a dizzying array of newly-discovered or little-known botanical ingredients. I pride myself in being well-informed, but Neways is now using healthy ingredients and technologies which are totally new even to me. Neways is also using more environmentally-friendly ingredients, such as bamboo, an environmentally-sustainable agricultural product (it’s the world’s fastest-growing plant) in the True Touch skin exfoliator called Clarifier.

After one beauty workshop yesterday, where I got to try many of the skincare products from Neways’ new True Touch line, my body was left tingling. Not just because the products had refreshed and invigorated my skin, but because I was excited to get the whole range home for my family to use. The products are so good they’re like vitamins and antioxidants for the skin, almost good enough to eat. No wonder they leave the skin looking and feeling great.

If you know of any other beauty brand which avoids using at least 3,000 questionable ingredients, while providing a range of skincare and make-up products as wide, comprehensive, effective and luxurious as Neways’ True Touch line, please write about it here. The more beauty options we have which are safe and healthy– and, preferably, even nourishing and healing – the better. Why put up with inferior and harmful personal care products anymore? Hallelujah!

Something To Smile About

healthy smileGinger’s breath is stinking. Time to brush her teeth. Of course, the toothpaste we use must be free from harmful toxins like fluoride, sodium laurel sulphate and alcohol, especially as she can’t rinse out her mouth. We have to be careful that our sweet doggie doesn’t ingest anything harmful. We want her to live a long, healthy, happy life.

So we’ll be using our own fluoride-free, sodium laurel sulphate-free and alcohol-free toothpaste when we brush our dog’s teeth. Remember how it used to be so difficult to find a toothpaste which was free from harmful ingredients? Most toothpaste brands contained fluoride, a by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing. Did you know that before fluoride was deemed a “cavity fighter,” it was used as an insecticide and rat poison? Yikes! Did you also know that fluoride increases the risk of bone cancer in adolescent males? It can also cause osteoporosis and has led to hip fractures.

If this isn’t horrifying enough, this big, bad “F” word has been found to interfere with the pineal gland and its release of melatonin, an antioxidant produced naturally in our bodies. Early puberty has also been shown to occur in areas where there is fluoride in the water.

Thankfully, it’s possible nowadays to find safe toothpaste which is free from harmful ingredients like fluoride and sodium laurel sulphate. Don’t even get me started on sodium laurel sulphate, which is actually an engine degreaser. That stuff isn’t coming anywhere near me or my family, not if I can help it!

Since we discovered Neways UltraShine Radiance toothpaste years ago, we haven’t used anything else. Instead of using cheap and harmful ingredients like fluoride and sodium laurel sulphate, it uses superior safe ingredients like:

Casein, a natural protein found in milk that has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing tooth decay. Casein remains the only natural food constituent known to improve the ratio of good bacteria-to-bad bacteria in the mouth. Casein has also been shown to prevent decay causing bacteria from attaching to teeth. Rich in bio-available phosphates and calcium, it also supports the re-mineralizing of tooth surfaces. Studies have shown that 1 percent of casein solution is as effective as 500 ppm fluoride in aiding the prevention of cavities.

Calcium Glycerophosphate, a natural constituent found in the human body. It helps prevent cavities through enzymatic cleansing. Calcium glycerophosphate complements casein in promoting the re-mineralizing of tooth enamel.

Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide, the same effective ingredient found in Neways Eliminator® mouthwash and which has been clinically proven to strengthen gums. Stabilized chlorine dioxide was originally developed to treat canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers. It is very gentle on the delicate tissues of the mouth, yet very aggressive toward bacteria and plaque. Like in Eliminator, it neutralizes volatile sulfur compounds, which have been shown to be a major source of bad breath. Similarly, its odour- preventative effects last up to four hours.

Natural Mint Extract, which containis 25 percent peppermint oil, the only essential oil licensed as a medicine. Peppermint oil inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. Mint extract contains menthol, which will leave your mouth feeling tingly-fresh.

Xylitol, which has been shown to decrease oral levels of cavity causing bacteria. It complements the effects of casein, stabilized chlorine dioxide, and mint extract to prevent cavity formation.

Neways UltraShine Radiance Toothpaste is most effective as part of a regular program of brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Dogs, of course, may be excused for not flossing :)

Believe it or not, all it takes is a pea-sized amount of UltraShine Radiance toothpaste on a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush all tooth surfaces thoroughly. Talk about mileage! For best results, rinse with Eliminator Mouthwash. Then wait for 10 minutes before eating or drinking (or kissing) to allow the casein, calcium glycerophosphate, and stabilised chlorine dioxide to complete their activity.

Dental hygiene is now safer, and more effective, then it’s ever been. Now that’s something to smile about!

Eliminate Bacteria, Fungus and Micro Organisms!

Don’t you just love products which have multiple uses? I sure do. One of my favourites is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial solution called Eliminator by safe-product company Neways International. Eliminator uses a food-grade agent called stabilized chlorine dioxide, initially developed to be used on canker sores. Commercially, stabilized chlorine dioxide is used in the food-processing industry for controlling bacteria and mold and sanitizing.

nice teethAmongst safety-conscious consumers, Eliminator is popularly known as an alcohol-free mouthwash which is gentle on sensitive tissue yet tough on bacteria, plague, food film and offensive odors, it really has a host of other uses. I keep discovering new ones all the time. My father-in-law, for instance, is an avid golfer and he keeps Eliminator in a small spray bottle to cool and refresh himself on a hot day, soothe a parched throat, banish offensive body odor as well as treat smelly feet and shoes. My mother-in-law likes to gargle with Eliminator at the first sign of a sore throat. I always use it to treat cuts, bites, stings, sores, wounds and acne. Great stuff!

Here are a few reasons why you should always have Eliminator handy:

1. Dental Health
Ever had bad breath? What about gum problems, plaque, cold sores or ulcers? Eliminator’s minty anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial formula will leave you with a clean, healthy mouth and fresh breath. Gargle with Eliminator after every toothbrushing session. Keep some in a small spray bottle so that you can freshen up wherever you are.

2. Mouth Sores
Mouth sores are caused by many things, including chemotherapy for cancer. Cancer patients undergoing certain types of chemotherapy are advised to use special safe, non-toxic, alcohol-free mouthwashes to prevent mouth sores. Gargling with Eliminator twice a day after brushing with Ultrashine Radiance Toothpaste – another safe and gentle oral hygiene product from Neways – does a great job of keeping mouth sores at bay. Existing mouth sores can also be treated with Eliminator. Stabilized chlorine dioxide, the key ingredient in Eliminator, was actually developed to treat canker sores (also called aphthous ulcers).

3. Sore Throat
Gargle with Eliminator at the first sign of a sore throat. Keep some handy in a small spray bottle so that you can lubricate and treat your sore throat wherever you are.

4. Cuts, Bites, Scratches, Sores, Stings, Burns, Wounds, Exposed Tumors
When treating injuries like these, DON’T use anything harsh, toxic or alcohol-based. Just dab on some gentle, safe, non-toxic and alcohol-free Eliminator. It’s really soothing, and particularly good for treating foul-smelling wounds and even cancerous tumors. Great for debridement (removing dead tissue and other debris) too.

5. Eczema and Rash
Whether it’s for children’s or adult eczema or rash, Eliminator will improve the skin problem. First of all, shower or bathe only with a gentle and safe bath product which is free from any known harmful chemicals and carcinogens, like Neways Refresh bath and shower gel. Towel dry, then spray on or dab Eliminator on the affected areas. Leave it to air-dry for a few minutes. Finish off with Neways Tender Care Lotion. For added healing power, put a few drops of Neways Lavender Essential Oil into the lotion before applying on the skin.

6. Sunburn, Burns and Radiation Burns
Get relief by spraying or dabbing on some soothing and cooling Eliminator on the burnt area. Let it dry for a few minutes. If the skin is not broken, nourish and repair the affected skin with Neways Wrinkle Garde, an Andean rosehip healing oil enriched with Vitamins A, C and E and special essential fatty acids. You’ll be amazed at how well it heals burns and repairs the skin.

7. Acne
Never use anything corrosive or toxic on your skin. Wash your face with a gentle and safe skin cleanser like Neways Extra Gentle cleanser. This effectively removes residue and excess facial oil without harming or irritating your skin. Rinse off and towel dry. Next, dab Eliminator on the acne-prone area. Let it dry naturally for a few minutes. Finally, dab Neways invisible Imperfection Lotion on the acne.

8. Shaving Nicks
Just dab on some cool, soothing, sanitizing Eliminator.

9. After-Shave Lotion
My husband loves to use Eliminator for this purpose, as it’s soothing and feels and smells so fresh.

10. Body Odor
After showering or bathing, spray Eliminator on the armpits and any other areas which you deem necessary. Sportsmen and other people involved in very physical activity should carry Eliminator in a small spray bottle to “touch-up” and refresh themselves when the perspiration gets too offensive.

11. Foot Odor
After washing the feet, towel dry and spray on Eliminator. Let your feet air-dry for a few minutes. Spray Eliminator in your footwear as well, to sanitize them and minimize odors.

12. Head Odor
Some people suffer from smelly scalp, often due to over-perspiration. Children tend to perspire a lot through their heads. Wash the hair with a safe, gentle and non-toxic shampoo like Neways Ultimate or Silken. Towel dry. While hair is still damp, apply Neways Exuberance hair conditioner and massage well through the hair. You can either rinse off Exuberance or leave it on, depending on how dry or frizzy the hair tends to be. Finally, spray Eliminator all over the head, making sure it gets down to the scalp. Comb through the hair.

13. Skin Refresher / Toner
After cleansing your face, wipe with Eliminator for a fresh feeling. Keep a small spray bottle of Eliminator handy when you go out, especially on hot days. A quick mist of Eliminator on the face, neck and arms will cool you down and refresh you.

14. Parched Throats
Besides cooling yourself down with Eliminator on hot days by spraying some on your skin, a couple of squirts of Eliminator into your throat will also help to soothe and relieve parched throats.

15. Sick Bay or Sick Room
Spray or wipe Eliminator on areas like bedding, countertops and other surfaces, or where there have been vomiting or soiling accidents.

16. Refrigerator Odors
After cleaning out the fridge, sanitize and deodorize it by wiping it down inside or spraying with Eliminator.

17. Toys
Keep toys sanitized and smelling clean by spraying Eliminator on them in-between washes.

18. Baby Bottles
Remove sour milk odor and taste by spraying Eliminator inside the bottles after washing. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse out. This is particularly useful when you’re in a strange place and can’t boil the baby bottles to disinfect them, or don’t know for sure how safe the water is.

19. Food and Beverage Containers / Pots
Remove stale odors and tastes by spraying Eliminator inside the containers / jars / bottles / pots after washing. Let dry before storing.

20. Upholstery, Cushions and Bedding
Get rid of odors without using harsh chemicals by spraying with Eliminator. Really handy when travelling or vacationing and staying in strange-smelling places.

21. Outdoor Furniture Cushions
Spraying Eliminator liberally on the cushions helps to prevent mildew and smells.

22. Curtains and Drapes
Remove stale odors by spraying Eliminator liberally.

23. Car Sickness
Eliminator is good for deodorizing areas which have been soiled with vomit, food spills and so on. Clean the area thoroughly first then spray liberally with Eliminator. Gargling with Eliminator will help to freshen the breath of the person who has thrown up and make him / her feel better. Spraying Eliminator on the face and throat will help to make him / her feel fresher and less yuccky. Spraying Eliminator on soiled clothes will also help to remove lingering odors.

24. Air Conditioner Filters
After cleaning the filters, spray liberally with Eliminator to sanitize. Leave to dry before reinstalling.

25. Vaporizers and Mist Units
Add 2-4 tablespoons of Eliminator to the water. Before storing, spray with Eliminator and leave to dry.

26. Cupboards, Luggage and Bags
Get rid of old, stale smells by spraying with Eliminator.

27. Pet Bedding, Cages and Litter Boxes
After cleaning, spray or wipe with Eliminator to sanitize and remove any lingering odors. Eliminator will also help to prevent mildew.

28. Vegetables and Fruits
Stabilized chlorine dioxide, the key ingredient in Eliminator, is used in the food-processing industry for controlling bacteria and mold and sanitizing, so Eliminator is great for keeping your fruits and vegetables fresher for longer. Wash them first, shake or pat dry, then spray with Eliminator. Leave to dry for a few minutes. Wrap with paper towels and store in resealable plastic bags or paper bags before refrigerating.

29. Cutting Boards
Sanitize and remove odors on cutting boards by spraying with Eliminator after washing.

30. Odors on Hands
Eliminate odors on hands, even stinky fish and onion odors, by spraying on Neways Eliminator after washing hands. Leave to dry naturally. No more having to put up with smelly hands after handling seafood and other pungent foods in the kitchen and even the market.

31. Air Freshener
Spray Eliminator liberally into the air to banish smelly odors. Really useful when you’re staying in a strange place.

32. Breath Freshener
Neways Eliminator has so many uses that sometimes people forget that it’s a mouthwash. Keep a small spray bottle of Eliminator handy to keep your breath fresh. Recommended for interviews, important meetings, dates and smoker’s breath.

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