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To Wash or Not to Wash

Jan 28, 2014

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I have heard conflicting opinions, wash your hair every day, wash your hair three times per week, never wash your hair, just rinse it with apple cider vinegar, yuk..

What is a girl, or guy, to do? You want your hair to look soft, healthy and shiny. You don’t want it to look dry and frizzy, but you don’t like how your hair feels if you go more than two days without washing it. Let me offer another suggestion. Wash you hair at least every couple of days, and after each shampoo, spritz you hair with our Keratin Hair treatment. It will help restore the PH balance . of your hair and keep it soft, smooth and healthy looking.

Bonne Foi’s Product line is made with natural ingredients right here in Huntington Beach, CA, in the United States of America.  The Keratin in our natural hair care product will penetrate your hair strands and make them stronger and less likely to split or break.

When the cool winter weather dries out your skin and hair, our products can help to restore the loss moisture that mother nature takes away.

Remember, we have free shipping in the USA..

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Winter Skin

Jan 26, 2014

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Winter Skin

Winter cold brings dry itchy skin. What causes it and how you can repair it?

WebMD has a great article on that common, uncomfortable thing that almost everyone experiences at this time of year. Dry Skin. While some people are simply born with dry skin, most are not. Dry skin not only feels bad, but when it goes to the extreme where you skin cracks and bleeds, you are at a much higher risk for serious infection.

The chilly winter win is certainly one of the causes of dry skin. There is less moisture in the air at this time of the year. Add to that the fact that as it gets colder outside, we turn on the heat inside the house.  When it is cold and we run the heater constantly, that warm dry air will cause your skin to dry out.

Bonne Foi can and will help rehydrate your cells, and you can use it not only on your face and neck, but also your hands. Beyond that, WebMD has some other steps you can take to prevent your skin from drying out.

“Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the elements. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don’t hide it under long pants and gloves. Replenish it!

To get the kind of smooth, sleek skin you’ll want to show off, learn these 8 top causes of, and fixes for, dry skin.

1. Winter Weather

When the temperature drops, the humidity level plunges too. Dry air leaves skin parched. “Once the weather starts to change, I see patients coming in complaining of dry, itchy skin,” says Linda Stein Gold, MD, clinical research director for the dermatology department at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital.Turning up the thermostat doesn’t help, either. Indoor heating strips even more moisture from the air — and your skin.

Quick Fix: Dial Up the Humidity

Install a humidifier in your home to keep air moist. Set humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Before you go outside in wintry weather, create your own moisture barrier. Protect your most sensitive parts — lips, face, and hands — with a scarf and gloves.

2. Steamy Showers

Setting the shower to steamy soothes your body, but it won’t do your skin any favors. “I know it feels wonderful to stand in a really hot shower… but it can dry out the natural oils in our skin more quickly,” Stein Gold says. Standing under that hot spray long enough to belt out your favorite tune is also a no-no. The longer you linger in the shower, the more you dry out your skin.

Quick Fix: Cleanse Coolly and Quickly

Dial down the shower temperature to lukewarm, and keep showers short. Five minutes is enough to get clean without over-drying. Save the singing for your car.

3. Moisture-Robbing Soaps

Don’t put just any bar of soap into your shower dish — they’re not all the same. Wash with a harsh soap and you’ll send your skin’s natural moisture barrier straight down the drain.

Quick Fix: Go Mild

There is another way to help your dry skin, It’s something you might not even guess. Houseplants. Plants release nutrients and moisture into the air. Take your more fragile plants indoors, and buy a couple of inexpensive plants, As you water and feed them, you help keep your indoor environment healthier and more moist.

But most of all, use your Bonne Foi products to keep your skin moisturized and looking soft.  

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To read the rest of the article http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/dry-skin-10/default.htm

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget, the Mediterrainian Diet is aso something that will help your skin stay sfoter. Eating foods rich in the good types of Omega Oils and Fats keeps you healthy, protects your hair and will make your skin softer and smoother

Bonne Foi Cell Rejuvenation Tonic

Jan 22, 2014

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Bonne Foi Cell Rejuvenation Tonic was formulated by our lab chemist based on a 2003 Nobel Prize winning discovery. Peter Agre’s research focused the ability to re-hydrate our skin, even on the cellular level. His award winning research proved that using the right formula, one that could deliver water-channel proteins thus enabling water molecules to pass directly through the cell’s membranes. This formula allows even more moisture and nutrition to flow directly into your skin’s cells.

When we are younger, the cells that our skin is made up of are full of moisture. They are at their prime and full of that moisture, so our skin looks smooth and unlined. As we age, the sun, stress, poor food choices, they all add up and our cells don’t have as much moisture so our skin will sag. It is kind of like wearing a certain size of clothes for years and then losing a ton of weight. The clothes, or in this case our skin, maintain their size has lost its mass, so the clothes will hang loosely on their frame. The same thing happens with our skin. Now, usually we would just toss the old clothes aside and buy something that fits better but this is our skin, so what do we do?

We have learned that eating healthy, colorful fruits and veggies, staying out of the sun, or at least well protected with a good quality sunscreen, and keeping ourselves well hydrated all help to keep our skin looking good longer. It’s not always easy to remember sunscreen and healthy food in a busy lifestyle, but not impossible. When you have some free time, make a list of your favorite healthy foods and drinks, then keep them on your morning path. Take an orange to work, a veggie salad to school and have a vegan burrito for dinner. It will keep your body stocked up on those vitamins you miss with a burger and fries.

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Are Vitamins Good for Your Skin?

Jan 6, 2014

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Vitamins are a source of some controversy right now. For years the big manufacturers of of vitamins and supplements and even the medical profession have been touting the benefits of vitamins and minerals. At Bonne Foi, although we don’t dispute the importance of vitamins and minerals, we know that those vitamins and minerals benefit you more when they come from fresh, pesticide free fruits and vegetables.

Apples and broccoli will do more for your skin than a tablet from a bottle. The fish oil in a piece of fresh salmon will do plenty to keep your mind sharp and your skin soft and clear of wrinkles. Green Tea and is another source of anti-oxidants that will help not only with skin and hair, but also with weight loss. Grape seeds extract, coconut oil and coconut water all have great benefits for your skin and health. One of the very best ways to keep your skin looking beautiful and smooth is Olive Oil. Instead of butter, use olive oil for cooking, on your bread, and you can even spread a light layer of it on your feet and legs at night to keep your skin soft and smooth.

At Bonne Foi, Olive oil is one of the ingredients in our skin care line. No matter what the various studies say, it is always best to do things in moderation. Never take more than the recommended dosages for any vitamin or nutritional supplement. Too much of a good thing is never a good thing. You can cause illness and liver failure when taking too much of any supplement. Our advice is get your nutrients from good food.

Take care and eat well…

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Skin Care Myths

Jan 2, 2014

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At Bonne Foi we have posted about the importance of using our Bonne Foi Skin care products to protect your skin and to help diminish signs of aging, such as brown spots and wrinkles. We have also talked about the need to put sunscreen on every day, regardless of whether the sun is shining or not. We have also talked about the great benefits of eating healthy, fresh colorful foods, and how bad it is for your skin to use soap on your face. It is so rewarding when we see our information backed up by other sources. Here is an excerpt of a recent post on WebMD:

“Myth: You don’t need sunscreen on a cloudy day.

Even on a cloudy day, UV radiation from the sun reaches the earth’s surface. So make sure you use sunscreen every day and reapply it every two hours as well as after swimming or sweating. Also, don’t fall prey to the myth that you’re protected just because you’re wearing makeup with an SPF. According to Leslie Bauman, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Group and author of The Skin Type Solution, you would have to put on 14 or 15 times the amount of makeup that a normal person would wear to reach the SPF on the label of powdered makeup. The same thing goes for foundation and liquid makeup. Make sure you use sunscreen in addition to your makeup.

Myth: Scrubbing your face with soap will keep your skin healthy and acne free.

“When you scrub your face, you’re taking off some of the protective oils and barriers, which tends to lead to rashes and even burns,” says Sandy Johnson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Johnson Dermatology Group in Fort Smith, Ark. Instead, she says, use a gentle cleanser followed by a moisturizer or sunscreen.” At Bonne Foi we hope that 2014 will be a great year for you. We also hope that our skin care line becomes a part of your new skin care regimen this year, and that you will follow our blog as we try to bring you the best advice about skin care!!

 

Happy New Year!!!

 

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Quotes from: http://www.webmd.com/beauty/face/9-skin-care-myths