5 Ways to Care for Your Skin

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No matter the season, skin care always reigns important! Here are our top 5 favorite tips for keeping skin healthy and radiant:

1) Catch some zzzzzz’s
The recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night keeps not only your under eye area but your smile and disposition brighter!
2) Wear sunscreen
Although a little sun feels good, wearing SPF 15 or higher every day can help prevent skin cancer.
3) Get your Vitamin C
Whether by taking a supplement or choosing Vitamin C enriched fruits, a healthy inside makes a healthy outside!
4) Eat chocolate!
Wait, what!? Yeeup, eating small amounts of dark chocolate gives your body a boost of antioxidants, keeping skin bright!
5) Be careful how you moisturize.
We all know our skin, like many plants needs to be “watered” so choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type is important. However, how you apply it is also important. Massage with gentle pressure using the tip of your middle finger is best. Circular motions with increase circulation and keep skin looking fresh! Natural oils such as Argan and Rose Hip also provide excellent nutrients for your skin, just ask beauty expert Robin Emtage!

Fall 2013 Hair Trends

00480h_592x888Grungy, wet-looking hairstyles are one of the biggest trends seen for hair this fall. The look implies ease and effortlessness, with a little edge.

hairTo recreate this look at home, use SILKtáge Rejuvenating Styling Serum. Take more oil than you would use for normal styling in your hands. Spread it all the way from roots of your hair to the tips. Add oil as needed to create optimum shine for that “wet” look. Either wear hair down or pull into a loose, simple updo. Pair with a comfortable sweater and some boots for a grungy fall look!

Added Bonus: The Styling Serum will act as a deep conditioning treatment throughout the day.

Introducing: Island Beauty Balm

Island Beauty Balm Emtage Beauty introduces Island Beauty Balm, a new multi-use skin cream infused with the same ingredients that keep the women of the islands of the Pacific and the Amazon glowing with youth. This blend of exotic butters and oils moisturizes, protects, soothes, hydrates, and regenerates skin cells, all while combating dryness, repairing aging skin, and soothing irritation from itchiness, eczema, and sunburn. The healing powers of the ingredients can even soften the look of scars to create a smooth, glowing complexion.

The balm features Cupaucu butter, a creamy and powerful moisturizer found in the Amazon region of Brazil. This exotic butter is excellent at holding water, making it the perfect ingredient to bring moisture to the skin. Oil from the Kukui Nut delivers fatty acids to the balm that protect and promote healthy skin cells. These ingredients, carefully blended with other butters and oils, create an all-natural, all-purpose skin balm that will give you effortless beauty.

Visit Emtage Beauty to learn more about this all-in-one product.

The Powers of Red Palm Oil

Red Palm Fruit

 

Red palm oil is the derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree and has been regarded as one of the most powerful of oils for hundreds of years. From the ancient egyptians to modern day health experts like Dr. Oz, its powers have been praised by many. The key to the health and beauty benefits of the red palm oil are its high content of carotenes and extremely potent vitamin E.

Carotenes are the nutrients that add red and orange coloring to fruits and vegetables like the carrot and the tomato. They have powerful antioxidant properties to protect against free radicals, the molecules that attack cells and lead to premature aging. Though carotenes are most often thought to be associated with carrots and tomatos, the red palm fruit actually has a much higher carotene content. This increased concentration makes it the ideal oil for use in beauty products to slow the aging process and protect the hair and skin.

Red palm oil also has the highest contents of tocotrienol, a form of vitamin E. This form of vitamin E has shown to boost immunities and even fight certain forms of cancer when taken orally. For the skin and hair, vitamin E has strong reparative powers to reverse damage and promote overall health.

The benefits to using red palm oil for the care of the hair and skin go on almost indefinitely, which is why at Emtage Beauty we put the ingredient in our Clear Glow Facial Cleansing Oil and Scalp Repair. Our red palm oil is derived sustainably from Ghana, as to avoid deforestation and the extinction of precious orangutans.

To learn more about Emtage Beauty products, visit EmtageBeauty.com.

The Healing Powers Of Facial Cleansing Oil

OilThe use of oils as facial cleansers dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. It’s no surprise that from the civilization that brought us trendy eyeliner styles, also came the ultimate natural makeup remover. Well, the trend didn’t just stop there. Years later, Geishas adopted the technique for removal of their elaborate, full-coverage makeup looks. So if these ancient makeup pros trusted their face to the careful cleansing of facial oils, why don’t more people use them nowadays? Well, somewhere along the way people began to believe that stripping the skin and removing oil is the key to healthy skin. For anyone who has used a harsh foaming cleanser, you know that is not the case!

Why do oils work so well with your skin? Because your skin is made of it! As much as we all don’t like looking shiny, your face is producing oil for a reason. If you use a harsh cleanser that strips the skin of its natural oil balance, it will just produce oil more to compensate. Shocking as it may sound, your skin will look less oily if you actually use oil to cleanse it! Facial cleansing oils restore balance to your skin’s sebum production, as well as treat and heal a number of other skin issues. Oil cleaners reduce acne and slow aging, they balance skin to reduce excessive oil or dryness, and smooth the tone of your skin. They accomplish this all without exposing you to harsh chemicals, dangerous parabens, or stripping ingredients.

Clear Glow

Now that you know all the benefits of facial cleansing oils, it’s time to start using one! SILKtáge Clear Glow Cleansing Oil is the ultimate blend of precious botanical oils to cleanse and heal your skin. It combines Olive Oil, Camellia, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Broccoli Seed Oil, Sea Buckthorn and Argan Oil, all essential ingredients for the complete treatment of any skin ailments. Simply massage the cleansing oil in a circular motion all over your dry face, gently rubbing into the eye area to remove makeup and condition your lashes. Leave the oil on your face for a few minutes to allow it to break down your makeup while gently cleansing and nourishing your skin. Use a soft wet towel remove the oil and any makeup from your skin. Rinse and pat dry. For even more conditioning, press a few drops on your face and around the eye area. Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning. By performing this luxurious ritual daily, you will have silky skin, longer lashes, smoother eyebrows, and a glowing complexion.

To purchase Clear Glow or learn more about the healing powers of botanical oils, visit EmtageBeauty.com.

New Year, New Hair

Happy New Year!

If you made any resolutions this year, restoring health to your hair should be at the top of the list.

Maybe last year you didn’t take great care of your hair. Like a lot of people, you probably used drying products and heated styling tools during the holidays to get the perfect look for all the parties. Well, now your hair is paying the price! Habits like this can cause dryness, loss of shine, split ends, and breakage. That’s no way to start the new year!

Dont worry though, all you need to restore health, shine, and vibrancy to your hair is some SILKtage and Saran Wrap for a deep conditioning, restorative hair treatment. Just follow the steps here:

  1. Apply SILKtage Rejuvenating Styling Serum from roots to ends of hair. Use enough so that all of your hair is coated with oil, but not so much that it is dripping. (Don’t worry if your hair looks gross and stringy, you will wash it out later.) This step can also be done using other oils like Coconut or Argan but you wont receive all the health benefits of having the full spectrum of SILKtage oils.
  2. Pull hair up away from your face and twist it into a bun on top of your head. You can use some bobby pins to hold it into place if it falls out.
  3. Use the Saran Wrap to completely cover your head (like the way a shower cap would). For this step, you could also use a shower cap or a towel to cover hair and lock in moisture.
  4. Let hair sit like this for at least 1 hour. Keep your Saran cap on and use a blow dryer to heat hair for the first 5 minutes so that oil can penetrate more deeply.
  5. After the hour has passed, wash hair as you would normally in the shower. You can also use a conditioner for added moisture.

After this treatment, hair should regain most of its silky soft texture and radiant shine. Remember to use a few drops of SILKtage daily to retain hair health and repeat this treatment any time your hair needs a deeper conditioning.

Have a Happy New Year and enjoy your new healthy head of hair!