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The Good Old Days are Now!

Every once in a while I read some nostalgic piece about the “good old days” when things were simpler and more wholesome. But, on a closer look, that almost never turns out to be true. That is especially the case when you consider skin care.

vintageskinThere was a time when most women simply had no time or energy to worry about their skin. They toiled in garment factories, took care of their homes while their men were down in a mine, and less than 1% had the luxury to gaze into a mirror and worry about their skin. The advent of the industrial era and electric lighting changed all of that. Women began to have more time, and everyone could see each other more clearly. Suddenly, ads began to spring up for nostrums guaranteed to keep your skin light and creamy and smooth. To enhance the lighter color of skin women resorted to milk baths, arsenic, and cold creams comprised of fats and beeswax. Smart women of the day carried a parasol at all times. That, at least has not changed. Avoiding direct sun is always a good option!

Then came the “scientific” era and women smeared oily petroleum products onto their faces and creams containing Lanolin, derived from sheeps wool. The thinking behind both of those was that protecting the fact from dehydration was a good idea. And it was! Now we are in the twenty-first century and we know so much more.

We understand the building-blocks of skin. Science has unveiled how collagen works to keep skin supple and the role hyaluronic acid plays in retaining moisture in skin cells. We now know how peptides help in renewing and promoting regrowth of critical skin systems. We aren’t guessing any more and telling women, “here put this sheep oil on your face.” Sophisticated skin care companies are working directly with the skin itself to renew and enhance what nature was already doing.

Are you ready to take advantage of the best solutions this era has to offer? Get ready to enjoy your best skin and remember, every Mango Madness product is paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free and backed with an amazing money-back guarantee. Welcome to the best days we’ve ever had!

Try Peptide 6® Facial Cream today!

 

July Delivers a Jolt of Heat

How does a woman stay cool in the summer and still protect her skin? Perhaps a complete Bedouin outfit with layers of fabric while hiding inside an air-conditioned building would do it?!

It’s not easy but if you follow some simple rules you will be able to keep your skin safe and your body as comfortable as possible. Living in Florida for years gives you some pointers to go by! Here are the things we have found work:

  • Avoid going out of doors between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Those are the hottest times of the day when the sun is right overhead glaring down on you. These are the times you will feel like a baked potato and your skin will be exposed to the greatest amount of UVA and UVB rays shining down.
  • Wear light colors and layer light fabrics covering as much of your body as you are comfortable with. Lightweight linen slacks, a flowing summery skirt, a white overshirt with a little tank underneath, will all help you feel less heavy, less confined. Your skin needs to breathe in order to stay cool so now is the time for the lightest, loosest fabrics.
  • We’ve said it before in many places but it bears repeating here: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and lighter fruit juice infused drinks. Avoid alcohol and / or caffeine as both can make you feel flushed and hotter.

After you’ve been out in the summer heat, take a cool, refreshing shower and try one of our wonderful paraben-free moisturizers. That will help your skin recover any lost moisture as the hydration penetrates and renews your thirsty skin cells. Try one of these options.

Maximum Moistureparaben-free-face-cream ™ with therapeutic Hyaluronic Acid for maximum hydration.

 

 

 

deep-wrinkle-reducerPeptide 6® with 6 potent peptides and Hyaluronic Acid but never parabens or artificial fragrances or fillers!

Dazzling Days of Summer

If you are from the Baby Boomer generation June 21st a/k/a the First Day of Summer may cause you to think of the Beach Boys singing Surfin’ USA. If you are younger you may have visions of Duran Duran on a sail boat singing Rio. Whatever your summer music and vision are, June is the month that it all seems to come together.

But when it comes to skin, June, July, and August are hard months that really take a toll on everything your skin holds dear. First, the sun just saps the moisture out of skin and if you have been reading this blog you know moisture is integral to skin beauty. But the heat causes evaporation and the UVA and UVB rays just directly sizzle the skin’s moisture away as the cells try to resist burning and drying. As the skin fires up its defenses and begins to tan and give up precious oils, moisture is depleted as a part of that process.

So, in the summer your skin maintenance is two fold. First, you have to protect your skin from the suns rays to begin with. A good sunblock is essential as are clothes that cover without over heating you. The next course of action is to replenish the moisture your skin has lost during a day in the sun. Mango Madness Skin Care has two good products for you.

The most important is Protect Me™ our UVA / UVB sunblock. Keep that sun away from the delicate skin on your face! Protect Me™ is paraben-free and will not irritate your skin.

Next, we have a great after-sun lotion to restore your skin’s natural moisture. Our delicious Mango Souffle Shea Butter Body Cream can be used all over after a shower or just as needed to soothe away roughness and dryness and make you feel pampered and oh, so silky!

Don’t settle for less – Mango Madness offers fast shipping, a great guarantee, and paraben-free wonderfulness in every product!

Peptides, Your Skin’s Secret Weapon Against Age

Two years ago, celebrity medical authority, Dr. Mehmet Oz, explained the value of peptides to women and the skincare world had a new buzzword. “Peptides!” became the rallying cry of women and men who were serious about fighting the visible signs of aging on their skin. Crows feet, webbing around the eyes, lines around the mouth or on the forehead had been a curse to everyone over the age of forty. But peptides promised to take care of all that painlessly and relatively affordably.

Consumers were ready to embrace the power of peptides, ingredients researchers had uncovered and begun adding to expensive face creams. But most people really did not know what peptides were, why they worked, or whether they were more or less effective than any other “must have” ingredient. Peptides were revealed as not some magic chemical but building blocks of our natural skin that are present in everyone’s body. The truth about peptides is:

  • They are safer to use than Retinol
  • They are more effective than Vitamin C
  • They are much less expensive and risky than Botox®
  • They are a natural collagen booster

deep-wrinkle-reducerWhen you take six of those potent peptides and combine them with natural oils, hyaluronic acid, and squalane, you have the best of both worlds: powerful hydration and amazing skin renewal and improvement. Peptide 6® offers these peptides at the maximum therapeutic dose so you will see the best results before the first jar is finished.

You don’t have to have a facial peel or treatment from a surgeon or medical spa to look younger than your age, you need the natural revitalizing processes of your skin boosted by the very ingredients your skin would use. It’s that simple!

Trust Mango Madness Skin Care to create Peptide 6® and offer it to you with a money-back guarantee and fast shipping. Even better, Peptide 6® contains no parabens or other chemical preservatives or fillers, artificial fragrances or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients. You can buy with confidence and use everyday! Buy Peptide 6® Wrinkle Cream.

 

 

What Products Should I Use?

Women sometimes tell me that they are baffled when they are in a department store and they see literally hundreds of moisturizers, wrinkle creams, anti-aging lotions and serums and face cremes. Even our website lists five separate products under moisturizers. Why so many?

Well, when it comes to skin care, one size does not fit all. The cream you use on your neck may irritate your sensitive eyes. A specially formulated night repair cream may be too heavy to wear under makeup as your daily face cream.  Additionally, each person’s skin is different based on factors like age, ethnic background, environment, climate, and lifestyle choices. So how do you pick what you need to use?

Some of it is based on that very word “need.” What do you need? If you notice that your eyes often have dark circles under them, then an under-eye cream is an easy choice. If you are concerned about the skin on your neck, there are special formulations created just for your neck.

Finally, there is also a chart we have made up that is based on several factors. The first is whether your skin is oily, dry or a combination of the two. That factor alone is one that must be taken into consideration so that an appropriate face cream can be formulated to work with your skin. The next factor is the condition of your skin. Many people who live in warmer climates have a lot of sun damage. Other women are dealing with skin conditions such as rosacea that have to be taken into consideration. Finally, it happens in puberty but also during menopause women experience the blemishes and breakouts of acne. In order to help you decide what products to use, we must take all those factors and mix ingredients that can be most effective with your particular skin.

So take a look at our Skin Care Regimen Page. It makes suggestions based on what you know about your skin so that you don’t have to wonder which moisturizer or cleanser would be the best one for you. We take the guess work out and put the anti-aging ingredients in!

Merry Christmas – Take a Deep Breath!

Wow, the holiday shopping is finally over and most of the family together time has passed. You may still have a few lingering houseguests or need to travel home yourself, but for the most part the big event is over and done with. And as much as you love everyone, there is a good chance you’re feeling exhausted. Sometimes the only thing you need is a soak in a bath tub or a massage.

mango-body-creamWhile you are at it, we recommend using a luxuriating body butter after the bath, shower or massage to pamper your skin from head to toe. You don’t have to spend hours wrapped in seaweed if you don’t have the time, but at least take long enough to rub in some shea butter-enhanced body lotion to give your skin that all-over “ahhhhhh” feeling. The other reason I hope you will do it is that this has been a very cold winter (except in Florida) and many women are suffering from the drying effects of indoor heat. A good all-over moisturizing treatment will restore elasticity to skin and sink in for long-term therapeutic effects.

Our Mango Souffle Body Cream with shea butter contains mango and shea butters, emollient oils, hyaluronic acid for deep down hydration, and aloe vera for extra smoothness. To take it over the top we have added the anti-oxidant power of Vitamin E  to really soothe and smooth your skin. What haven’t we added: well, we have absolutely no sulfates, no parabens, no SLS, no formaldehyde, no alcohol and it is even gluten-free! Not convinced, how about our cruelty-free promise that this was not tested on animals and our money-back guarantee? This yummy body cream promotes healing and pampers your senses thoroughly so that you feel refreshed and renewed personally.

Try our Mango Souffle all-over body moisturizer. What a wonderful gift to give yourself this holiday season!

How Important are Looks to You?

Would you consider yourself fashionable? Many women do not, but they do work to maintain what they consider their own personal style. The woman with the glowing, laughing smile, lightly bronzed skin and shorts that you meet jogging may not think of herself as anything but “natural.” The truth is, being yourself is very much in fashion. Every women’s magazine you pick up features “Just Be Yourself,” “How to Love Yourself,” “Be True To Yourself,” articles and features happy smiling women gardening or skiing or walking through fall foliage.

So it is very much “in fashion,” to just be yourself. But you still need to look well put together, well groomed, healthy, and happy. And perhaps the most telling aspect of this is your skin. You can wear a wig, you can dress up or down and pick up a different purse. You can put on a sexy pair of Laboutins and strut off down the street; but if your skin looks dull, dry, discolored, blemished or wrinkled there is not much you can do to hide that fact.

MS-face-83113A lot depends on how you’ve treated your skin in your youth and factors like whether you smoke or live in a hostile climate. But no matter what your past has been, your future can start today. Taking care of your skin and looking your total best has never been easier thanks to products like Mango Madness Skincare’s Peptide 6. This leading edge anti-aging cream is a carefully blended mix of six anti-aging peptides that promote cell renewal and collagen production while discouraging wrinkles. Additionally, there is the power of hyaluronic acid hydrating your skin and making sure your face gets the best nourishing treatment available without a prescription. This one face cream, used faithfully, can make a dramatic difference in the quality of your skin. You may not think you are fashionable, but with Peptide 6, a smile, and a cute pair of shoes you may have the world at your feet! Get that healthy, silky smooth skin today. Buy Peptide 6 and see what a difference it makes!

Give Thirsty Skin Maximum Moisture

If you have dry skin you have probably run your fingers across it and wondered what it would take to make it smooth and silky. That’s an important concern because it does not just affect your tactile impressions of your skin. When your face feels dry, scratchy, flaky and parched the surface smoothness is only an indicator of problems deeper down. Skin cells feel rough or flaky when they are depleted of fluids and they dry out. As they dry, they crumple inward and lose their natural flexibility. Cracks appear and damage begins as the face sags and wrinkles. We think of the appearance that results from that process as “aging” when it is really more a function of “drying.” When you think of it that way it is kind of amazing isn’t it? You could keep your skin young if you successfully kept it hydrated! That’s really how simple it is.

When we are young, there are processes in place in our skin which keeps the skin moist and renews the hydration in cells. As we get older, starting in our twenties, the skin loses some of its ability to produce collagen and moisture is lost. Then the damage of dry skin begins to form lines and wrinkles around the mouth, around the eyes. Botox works because it keeps the skin from moving so it doesn’t wrinkle. But wouldn’t you rather have skin that moved naturally and didn’t wrinkle because it is well moisturized? Of course you would.

paraben-free-face-creamScientists have spent decades researching the normal process of skin aging and they discovered some natural chemicals that work with the skin to keep it moisturized and help the skin repair and renew itself. Two of the most effective ones, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane are in our Maximum Moisture™™ face cream. As a matter of fact, Maximum Moisture™ contains the maximum therapeutic dose of Hyaluronic Acid. That is the amount that has been deemed to be effective for your skin. Less is not enough, more won’t accomplish anything extra.

How does it work? When Maximum Moisture™ is applied to your skin, it penetrates deep into the cells bringing hydration and restoring flexibility and suppleness to your skin. But it also does more. It is an ingredient that your body needs to boost collagen production so not only does it moisturize, it encourages your skins natural production of the collagen that young skin produces on its own. That’s why regular applications of Maximum Moisture work wonders for your skin! If you are ready to begin the healing process click here and learn more about Maximum Moisture™.

My Skin is So Dry! Summer Just Makes it Worse!

If you are like me and suffer from dry skin, then being out in the sun only seems to dry you out more. It seems as if only Spring and Fall are good seasons. In the Summer all the fun sports and even just picnic get-togethers are designed to bring the fun outdoors where the sun can bake you. Key to keeping that dry skin happy is two main things: a good, powerful moisturizer that can hydrate cells thoroughly, and a strong sunblock to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. If you have those two things you should be in good shape.

paraben-free-face-creamFirst, the moisturizer. What you should be looking for is a paraben-free face cream that has a high quantity of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is easily absorbed by the skin and, in a moisturizer like Maximum Moisture, is delivered at a maximum therapeutic dosage. That means you are getting all the help your skin can use. As the cream sinks in to your skin and penetrates depleted skin cells, they are renewed and smoothed and re-hydrated. Your skin feels silky smooth and soft instead of dry and flaky. But the best part is that you only feel how good it feels on the outside. On the inside, your skin cells are encouraged to produce more collagen, hold on to more moisture, and be less dry, sensitive and lined. Your face will look radiant, younger and more lovely while your skin is enjoying the moisture treatment! Learn more about Maximum Moisture skin therapy.

Sunblock-titaniumNext, choose a good SPF paraben-free sunscreen or sunblock. You want as few of the rays of the sun getting through your protection as possible. The sun has the ability to damage and wrinkle skin the way few other environmental hazards can. With a good titanium dioxide sunblock the sun’s harmful rays are deflected so that your skin stays safe. And, best of all, ProtectMe sun block has NO parabens, NO PABA, NO fragrances. so it is safe on the most delicate skin. ProtectMe is a UVA/UVB spectrum sun block with SPF 30. Learn more about ProtectMe sunblock here.

So, enjoy your summer. All you have to do is moisturize and protect that dry skin and stop worrying!

Creating an At-Home Spa Day

What is the biggest thing stopping today’s woman from spending the day at a spa? If you said, “price,” you are way off base. Spas can indeed be expensive but for most women the problem is getting enough time. Time tends to be devoted to business or family or creative projects and pretty soon a woman has reached the end of her day and there’s enough time for a bath or a cup of tea. Tell her she needs to carve out 8 hours of time for massage, facial, manicure, steam room, lunch and drive time, and she will probably say something like, “Oh, I wish!”

Nevertheless, we do need to take a step back from time to time and give ourselves some wellness time. If you recognize yourself in the description of the busy woman, how about this? Set aside some basic supplies for an at home spa treatment. Maybe a special fluffy towel and robe, your favorite soft jazz CD, and some Mango Souffle Body Cream with shea butter. Then, either plan to spend an hour enjoying your spa-time, or let it happen spontaneously. Finish up a project and before you get dragged into the next one, go to the linen closet, take out your spa supplies and pour yourself a relaxing bath or maybe jump into a brisk shower. When you come out towel yourself off lightly and then pamper your skin with the Mango Souffle Body Cream. Let the shea butter, aloe vera and rich, hydrating hyaluronic acid soak into your skin erasing any dryness. If you have rough elbows, heels or knees, rub a little extra into those “trouble spots” and let it sink in.

Now that you are fresh and clean and your body is luxuriating in the Mango Souffle Body Cream, put on your relaxation CD and climb onto a chaise or into a recliner and close your eyes. You don’t have to stay like that for hours. You can decide for yourself how much time or how little you have. But be sure to give yourself a minimum of 15 minutes to a half-hour to just breathe. You’ll love your at-home spa time and it will do you a world of good.

Get started by buying Mango Souffle Body Cream today!