So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, my skin was an absolute mess! Our company became interested in providing healthy products that really worked! We found Acure Organics, which is both organic and fair trade certified. All of their products have been clinically tested with proven results. Needless to say, when the products came in we were all so excited. I purchased the Argan Oil, Brightening Scrub, Day Cream initially.
So I got home and couldn’t wait until bed time to start using the products. I started with the facial scrub (seen below):
The scrub is a nice consistency, and very, very green. It had a very mild smell as well. The scrub I was previously using was extremely rough and gritty, but the lemon granules in this one scrubbed deeply, without making my skin feel as though I had rubbed fresh sandpaper across it.
I suggest that you rinse your face well, just to make sure that you fully remove the small amount of residue that this can leave behind. Despite that fact, I was truly blown away by this scrub. It was like an entire mask of dead skin had been removed without making my skin feel raw or sore. This is easily the gentlest scrub I’ve ever used and the most effective as well. It definitely has an amazing brightening effect that I’m in love with! I now use this about 3 times a week as a part of my regimen ( I love scrub night!)
After the scrub, I then I moved on to the Argan Oil (seen below)
Now, normally I do NOT apply oils to my face. Doing that is like an express ticket to breakout city. There is always that fine line between a dewy and a greasy face (my pet peeve), but this oil leaves your skin fully hydrated and dewy. This is truly “Liquid Gold”. I apply just two drops at night and my skin is incredibly smooth, and best of all, hydrated (I have typically dry skin, but I can be oily in my t-zone and chin). This oil is quickly absorbed into my skin and gives it a glow I haven’t seen in a very long time! I apply this morning and night. After about my first two weeks of use I was able to use even less than that! No greasy residue or feeling, and no breakouts!
This can also be used in the hair and all over the body!
The last product I want to talk about today is the day cream (seen below)
After waking up (still in disbelief) to my new gorgeous skin, I scrubbed my face again in the morning applied the Argan oil, and this Day Cream the next morning. My skin felt buttery smooth, not greasy, and even after a week of doing this day and night, I still had no breakouts!
I’ve since added a few other Acure products (I’ll discuss those in a different post) to my regimen, but I’ve used these three products for 2 months and I am in LOVE!
Tomorrow I will tell you which of Acure’s products is my own personal secret weapon. Trust me, it will be yours too!
Thanks for catching up with us, and Good Health to You!
So we’ve decided to share a little bit about some of our favorite products from a company we found called Acure Organics. Here is a a little bit about the company:
Acure Organics is a family owned and operated company founded on sustainable principles to provide the highest quality fair trade, natural and certified organic personal care products. Our products are created with great care and are a reflection of our values. Each of our products is free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. We travel the globe to find the most potent certified organic ingredients that meet our high standards of efficacy and purity.
When this company says that their products are all natural, they mean it! Here at Sutton BioEnergetix, our first and foremost priority is the health of our clients. Let’s be clear: Your skin is your body’s largest, most sensitive organ. What you expose it to matters!
Acure Organics has taken this into account in the most innovative of ways, and provided products that do NOT sacrifice quality, just to be labeled organic.
Being Sutton Bio’s resident product junkie, you can imagine that I could not WAIT to get my hands on these products. I’m only 25 years old but my skin has been through the ringer already!
As a child I had terrible eczema (face included), and as a result, doctors and dermatologists had me using steroid creams for years. I continued this into adulthood because well, it worked and kept my skin at bay, although I still had acne breakouts in my teens. Yet the older I got, the more I noticed the rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms, when I went without the steroid creams, lightening of my skin (face was the lightest part of my body) and I also noticed that my skin had a very thin quality and very large pores (thanks a lot acne scars, grr!). Such a nightmare!
Needless to say, I let my skin go through the necessary detox and slowly I was able to come off of the steroid creams entirely. Fast forward to now, 4 years later and my skin was darkened, tired and, extremely dull. My skin tone was VERY uneven, and even had a weird grayish quality that I just could not get rid of without makeup! Along came Acure to save the day!
I can’t wait to tell you what this company has done for me so stay tuned for my next blog post later this afternoon! What I will tell you now is that I saw IMMEDIATE results (yay!) I’ll reveal my favorite products as well as my current skin care regimen!
How much: Sparingly
Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet
Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts.
How much: Optional, no more than 1-2 glasses per day
Healthy choices: Organic red wine
Why: Red wine has beneficial antioxidant activity. Limit intake to no more than 1-2 servings per day. If you do not drink alcohol, do not start.
How much: Daily
Healthy choices: High quality multivitamin/multimineral that includes key antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, mixed carotenoids, and selenium); co-enzyme Q10; 2-3 grams of a molecularly distilled fish oil; 2,000 IU of vitamin D3
Why: Supplements help fill any gaps in your diet when you are unable to get your daily requirement of micronutrients.
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How much: 2-4 cups per day
Healthy choices: White, green, oolong teas
Why: Tea is rich in catechins, antioxidant compounds that reduce inflammation. Purchase high-quality tea and learn how to correctly brew it for maximum taste and health benefits.
HEALTHY HERBS & SPICES
How much: Unlimited amounts
Healthy choices: Turmeric, curry powder (which contains turmeric), ginger and garlic (dried and fresh), chili peppers, basil, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme
Why: Use these herbs and spices generously to season foods. Turmeric and ginger are powerful, natural anti-inflammatory agents.
OTHER SOURCES OF PROTEIN
How much: 1-2 servings a week (one portion is equal to 1 ounce of cheese, 1 eight-ounce serving of dairy, 1 egg, 3 ounces cooked poultry or skinless meat)
Healthy choices: High quality natural cheese and yogurt, omega-3 enriched eggs, skinless poultry, grass-fed lean meats
Why: In general, try to reduce consumption of animal foods. If you eat chicken, choose organic, cage-free chicken and remove the skin and associated fat. Use organic dairy products moderately, especially yogurt and natural cheeses such as Emmental (Swiss), Jarlsberg and true Parmesan. If you eat eggs, choose omega-3 enriched eggs (made by feeding hens a fl ax-meal-enriched diet), or organic eggs from free-range chickens.
COOKED ASIAN MUSHROOMS
How much: Unlimited amounts
Healthy choices: Shiitake, enokidake, maitake, oyster mushrooms (and wild mushrooms if available)
Why: These mushrooms contain compounds that enhance immune function. Never eat mushrooms raw, and minimize consumption of common commercial button mushrooms (including crimini and portobello).
WHOLE SOY FOODS
How much: 1-2 servings per day (one serving is equal to ½ cup tofu or tempeh, 1 cup soymilk, ½ cup cooked edamame, 1 ounce of soynuts)
Healthy choices: Tofu, tempeh, edamame, soy nuts, soymilk
Why: Soy foods contain isoflavones that have antioxidant activity and are protective against cancer. Choose whole soy foods over fractionated foods like isolated soy protein powders and imitation meats made with soy isolate.
FISH & SEAFOOD
How much: 2-6 servings per week (one serving is equal to 4 ounces of fish or seafood)
Healthy choices: Wild Alaskan salmon (especially sockeye), herring, sardines, and black cod (sablefish)
Why: These fish are rich in omega-3 fats, which are strongly anti-inflammatory. If you choose not to eat fish, take a molecularly distilled fish oil supplement that provides both EPA and DHA in a dose of 2-3 grams per day.
How much: 5-7 servings per day (one serving is equal to 1 teaspoon of oil, 2 walnuts, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, 1 ounce of avocado)
Healthy choices: For cooking, use extra virgin olive oil and expeller-pressed organic canola oil. Other sources of healthy fats include nuts (especially walnuts), avocados, and seeds - including hemp seeds and freshly ground flaxseed. Omega-3 fats are also found in cold water fish, omega-3 enriched eggs, and whole soy foods. Organic, expeller pressed, high-oleic sunflower or safflower oils may also be used, as well as walnut and hazelnut oils in salads and dark roasted sesame oil as a flavoring for soups and stir-fries
Why: Healthy fats are those rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols with antioxidant activity and canola oil contains a small fraction of omega-3 fatty acids.
WHOLE & CRACKED GRAINS
How much: 3-5 servings a day (one serving is equal to about ½ cup cooked grains)
Healthy choices: Brown rice, basmati rice, wild rice, buckwheat, groats, barley, quinoa, steel-cut oats
Why: Whole grains digest slowly, reducing frequency of spikes in blood sugar that promote inflammation. “Whole grains” means grains that are intact or in a few large pieces, not whole wheat bread or other products made from flour.
PASTA (al dente)
How much: 2-3 servings per week (one serving is equal to about ½ cup cooked pasta)
Healthy choices: Organic pasta, rice noodles, bean thread noodles, and part whole wheat and buckwheat noodles like Japanese udon and soba
Why: Pasta cooked al dente (when it has “tooth” to it) has a lower glycemic index than fully-cooked pasta. Low-glycemic-load carbohydrates should be the bulk of your carbohydrate intake to help minimize spikes in blood glucose levels.
BEANS & LEGUMES
How much: 1-2 servings per day (one serving is equal to ½ cup cooked beans or legumes)
Healthy choices: Beans like Anasazi, adzuki and black, as well as chickpeas, black-eyed peas and lentils
Why: Beans are rich in folic acid, magnesium, potassium and soluble fiber. They are a low-glycemic-load food. Eat them well-cooked either whole or pureed into spreads like hummus.
How much: 4-5 servings per day minimum (one serving is equal to 2 cups salad greens, ½ cup vegetables cooked, raw or juiced)
Healthy Choices: Lightly cooked dark leafy greens (spinach, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard), cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy and cauliflower), carrots, beets, onions, peas, squashes, sea vegetables and washed raw salad greens
Why: Vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Go for a wide range of colors, eat them both raw and cooked, and choose organic when possible.
How much: 3-4 servings per day (one serving is equal to 1 medium size piece of fruit, ½ cup chopped fruit, ¼ cup of dried fruit)
Healthy choices: Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, oranges, pink grapefruit, red grapes, plums, pomegranates, blackberries, cherries, apples, and pears - all lower in glycemic load than most tropical fruits
Why: Fruits are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Go for a wide range of colors, choose fruit that is fresh in season or frozen, and buy organic when possible.
How much: Throughout the day
Healthy choices: Drink pure water, or drinks that are mostly water (tea, very diluted fruit juice, sparkling water with lemon) throughout the day.
Why: Water is vital for overall functioning of the body.
Last week I mentioned that I would reveal my secret weapon from Acure Organics. Well here it is: Acure Line Eraser. From wrinkles to to acne scars, from rashes to pimples, this product has become my go-to for skin emergencies, in my case random outbreaks, allergic reactions, and a particularly terrible outbreak of facial eczema.
If I see a pimple or feel one forming, I immediately put this on it and within the hour my pimple has flattened and begun to heal over (No, seriously!). Due to a medical issue, I developed a bad skin rash all over my face, but after using the line erase balm (as well as the Cell Stimulating Mask) just one night it has greatly improved, and is now nearly gone! A little goes a long way with this balm, so you don’t have to use much. I recommend this often to our clients and they love it as well! Try it today!
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