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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…

Bonne Foi

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

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

Dec 20, 2013

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Here, in Huntington Beach, Christmas is more of a state of mind than it is in the Northeast. There is no snow, although there is mistletoe. We just string up the lights, put out the wreaths, and rustle up our Christmas Spirit.

All along the coast out here in Orange County, the beach towns have their Annual Boat Parades. The most famous boat parade is in Newport Harbor. The celebrities and the other residents who live on the shores of Newport to all out decorating their homes. Boats that moore in the harbor put lights and other decorations on their boats and cruise around the harbor.

Long Beach and Dana Point have harbor cruises as well at this time of the year. No matter how bah humbug you feel about the holidays, once you finally find a spot and start watching the parade your mood will change. Some of the sites are wonderous, some are funny, but they all show the Christmas spirit .

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us here at Bonne Foi..May 2014 be a safe and healthy year for you!!.

 

The Best Natural Skin Care, Made in the USA

Dec 16, 2013

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We stand proud and tall at Bonne Foi, because our skin care products are made right here in Huntington Beach, California, in the good ole US of A.

Our lab chemist has been doing skin care and anti-aging research for over a decade. In fact, his unique 24 hour pH balance theory has been inspiring his colleagues in the anti-aging research field for many years. He based our formulas on three scientific principles:

Your skin care shouldn’t just make your face feel soft, it should nourish your skin. Our Bonne Foi products heal and protect your skin from the inside out by “opening up the molecular water-channel pathways (the ones discovered by Dr. Peter Agre in his Nobel Prize-winning research) and deliver rejuvenating nutrients all the way into the heart of your skin’s cells.” Our Products are formulated to work WITH  your skin’s natural pH, balancing it out during the day and intensifying it at night. Click here to learn more. Brown seaweed extract is beneficial for your skin: Scientists have found that marine plant extracts exhibit hydrating, collagen boosting, cell renewal enhancement, and antioxidant properties. Bonne Foi uses a unique formulation of highly concentrated brown seaweed extracts. These extracts come from special  brown seaweed that grows deep in the ocean  where the plants are exposed to far fewer contaminants than other seaweeds and therefore contain a more concentrated supply of skin nutrients.

We named our company Bonne Foi because it means Good Faith. For us good faith represents how we feel about our products, and how we want our customers to feel as well. Our company was founded because we saw a need in the market for high quality skin care products that are not only natural and earth-friendly, but that also successfully work to help reduce the aging process.

At Bonne Foi we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season, and we hope that you go into the new year with health and hope.

Bonne Foi 

 

Holiday Sale at Bonne Foi Natural Skin Care

Dec 11, 2013

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For the perfect Holiday Gift…go to the order page on our site

Bonne Foi’s Big Christmas Sale

Dec 4, 2013

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Tis the time of year for Christmas Sales and Bargains..and this year we have a great deal for you. Our Natural, Made in the USA Skin Care Line is having a door buster sale..

Getting Pretty for The Holidays

Nov 22, 2013

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Looking Good For Holiday Parties

Tis the time of the year when the celebrations begin. Company parties, friend parties, family get togethers usually begin just after Thanksgiving.  How important is it to you too look good at these events? Especially the company Christmas party. Some companies hold their annual party in great venues, are formal and they make you feel like a special person on a magical night. While some of these parties can be fun, it is important you look good and maybe show a more striking side of yourself.

Looking good is an important tools in your arsenal of tools used to advance your career. It’s never good to depart too drastically from your work day look by wearing too much makeup, but you have put some effort into looking special for this event. What if you don’t have a company party, what if it is just a neighborhood get together? Take a moment to step up your game. Wear a pair of black velvet pants, some Christmas ball earrings, mascara and a touch of blue-red lipstick!!

If you feel like you already have a handle on dressing well, and a good hair stylist, then please check out tips from Oprah.com for applying makeup just the right way:

“The Focus: Smoky, Seductive Eyes

The Pro’s Secrets

1. Apply an eye shadow primer that closely matches the color of your lids; a very thin layer is enough to keep the shadow from creasing, fading, or smudging—and won’t make the color look cakey.

2. Use a brush to blend a shimmery lavender eye shadow from your upper lash line to just above the crease of your lid. With a liner brush, trace the same shade below your bottom lashes. (Although the purple you see here flatters every skin tone, if you’re pale—and a little color-shy—you can try a lighter shade.)

3. Apply two coats of mascara. A volumnizing formula will add the length and thickness you need to match the dramatic effect of the colorful shadow.

Complete the Look Blend a raspberry blush on the apples of your cheeks—make sure it’s matte (shimmer on your eyes and face is too much of a good thing). A bronze lipstick is a perfect complement to bold, color-saturated eye makeup…”

Always remember, makeup won’t fix problems with your skin, so it is still important to use a natural skin care regimen that will keep your skin looking smooth and glowing, and please don’t forget to wash any makeup off your face before you go to bed…

 

 

It’s all in the Texture!

Nov 12, 2013

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Throughout our lives we go from the softest skin as babies to skin that develop flaws from being exposed to the elements and to daily stresses of life; but, who says we cannot gain where we have lost?  With the proper skin care products such as Bonne Foi offers, we can achieve healthier and softer textured skin. You will be amazed in the process!  By using specially developed serums and moisturizers, damage can be reduced or eliminated that has happened over time to achieve a new and improved texture.

Two of the products that are formulated to help with issues include the Cell Rejuvenation Tonic and the Nourishing Face Cream.  The first product is designed to balance the natural pH of your skin that is affected by activity levels you experience throughout the day and exposure to any UV rays, as well as any toxins or chemicals.  It allows moisture to infiltrate the cells of your skin which provides rejuvenation.

The Nourishing Face Cream is designed to be used either by day or night depending on your skin type.  It provides an extra “dose” of moisturizing and includes ingredients that work to make your skin more firm in texture.  The ingredients included in this deep moisturizer include shea butter, seaweed extract and beeswax.  These components work together to moisturize, protect and rejuvenate.

So, be “soft” with your skin and take care of it with products we offer at Bonne Foi and you will see wonderful results that take you back years and provide a healthy glow!