Monthly Archives: February 2015

Oily Skin – It’s a Blessing, Not a Curse!

MS-face-83113It isn’t unusual for a woman to complain about having oily skin. Oily skin can breakout more often, may make makeup need refreshing sooner, may result in a shiny effect on forehead or chin. But oily skin also provides a better barrier protecting the skin from environmental factors, and tends to develop fine lines later in life than dry skin does.

So how can you get to the point where you appreciate the features of your oily skin instead of struggling with it. Let us suggest some things you can do:

  1. Use a gentle, non-irritating cleanser. Our Rose Hip Seed cleanser is perfect for thorough cleaning and breakout management.
  2. Use a retinol-based moisturizer to minimize wrinkles and control acne or blackheads instead of a heavy cold cream or greasy lotion.
  3. Choose a makeup that goes on dry such as our powder-to-matte selections or a mineral based cover.
  4. Gently clean your face at the end of the day and then re-apply your retinol-based cream for over-night moisture and care.

This method will help you love your oily skin. Less breakouts, easier makeup management, reduced signs of aging!

We have a whole section of our website devoted to your oily-skin needs and we’re glad you’re our customer. You won’t need to worry about shininess or visible oiliness once you follow those simple steps. And the products to care for your skin are all paraben-free and have not been tested on animals. You’ll look more beautiful than ever and love using products that promote healthy skin and a healthy lifestyle.

Visit our oily-skin care page for in-depth product information and instructions on how often to use the preparations. Your friends will wonder what has made you so happy with your looks! Tell them it’s due to mangoes!

Cleaning Your Skin – the Right Way!

There are so many products available these days to clean your skin with. Many people still use a plain bar of soap, others use a soft soap, a generation ago the thing to do was cleanse with cold cream or Noxema, and then there are all the facial cleansers and exfoliants on the market. How do you know what to use on your face?

First, let’s look at the terms:

  • Soap is defined as a salt of a fatty acid. That doesn’t sound appealing but basically it is vegetable or animal fat with an acidic or alkaline component. Soap used to be made by rendering animal fat and then mixing in lye in a concentration low enough not to burn you but high enough to break down soil.
  • Detergent is a preparation made from chemical surfactants. Surfactants break up fats and grease and “float them” away on the water molecules. Engine degreasers, dish detergent, and most shampoos fit into that category.
  • Cleansers can be anything you use to clean with. This covers scouring powders and gentle green tea preparations.

So what do we want to use on our skin, especially the face? First, avoid bar soap and detergents. Read the label and skip anything with Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. That is a detergent and a known irritant.

Choose something light, with gentle botanical or fruit extracts, and mild enough to use daily. A great example would be our Rose Hip Seed Oil Facial Cleanser. It is mild enough to be used daily and effective enough to help with acne and other blemishes. It is so gentle it is recommended for people with rosacea or other skin irritations.

Remove makeup with a wipe and then wash the face clean with the Rose Hip Seed Oil, finishing with a good overnight moisturizer or peptide cream to fight wrinkles. Your face will love it! Are you ready to start? You can buy our gentle facial cleanser right here!

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Natural Is In – What Does That Mean?

Since we are committed to quality skin care, many people have asked us about the trend towards greener, more natural choices. Does that mean women are using less products? Are they wearing less makeup or skipping facials? Are we going back to the 1960’s?

No, we aren’t seeing that trend at all. What we are seeing is a trend towards a more sophisticated, educated consumer. The woman who used to buy a skin care product based on packaging or big claims to make miracles, now reads labels. She is skeptical and we mean that in a good way. If you say your product does something you’d better be able to back it up. If you say your product is good for the environment, you’d better not have a label that lists formaldehyde. If you say you do not do animal testing, your customer will expect a certification from a trustworthy source.

So the savvy green-conscious consumer is looking for ingredients that work, no fillers, no toxins, from a company she can trust. And you know what, that’s natural! It should have always been this way.

Twenty years ago a skin preparation made from petroleum could be marketed as fighting wrinkles. The efficacy of cold-cream which was nothing more than water, oils, and wax with a little fragrance, was never in doubt. Women bought it by the truckload.

But times have changed. Modern understanding of how skin heals and renews itself have lead to ingredients that are based on our body’s natural processes. Better understanding of the role preservatives like parabens may play in a woman’s health have lead to paraben-free products springing up everywhere.

It’s only natural that women turn to brands they trust when they buy skin care products. They know Mango Madness and they know Mango Madness Skin Care stands for great products, no parabens, no animal testing, high-quality ingredients. Naturally!

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