Human Skin Structure

One Square Inch of Skin

Isaw this once and thought it was a really interesting piece of information… I hope you do too!

What is contained in one square inch of skin (or 2.54 square centimetres of skin)?

Here are the complex structures of the skin contained in that one area…

  • 65 hairs
  • 9,500,000 cells
  • 95 to 100 sebaceous (oil) glands
  • 17 metres of blood vessels
  • 650 sweat glands
  • 70 metres of nerves
  • 78 sensory apparatuses for heat
  • 19,500 sensory cells at the ends of nerve fibres
  • 1,300 nerve endings to record pain
  • 160 to 165 pressure apparatuses for the perception of tactile stimuli
  • 13 sensory apparatuses for cold
Adapted from Joel Gerson, Milady’s Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians, eighth edition.

Certainly makes you want to sit up and take notice doesn’t it?

No wonder we need to look after our skin!!




Salt Scrubs

Introducing Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Another addition to our Dead Sea Salt series of products is EDA’s Dead Sea Salt Scrub with Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle, and it is beneficial for all skin types.

The minerals in Dead Sea salt help nourish and treat the skin in many ways, restoring balance and rejuvenating the outer and inner layers, making us appear younger and healthier.

Coupled with the excellent emollient properties of Sweet Almond, known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin and you have a strong base treatment for your skin.

Why use Sweet Almond Oil?

Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Because it is rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing; particularly when used regularly.

Add to these ingredients the therapeutic benefits of Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle 100% pure essential oils and this scrub softens, restores, rejuvenates and brightens the skin while uplifting the mind.

SO WHY NOT TRY IT NOW by visiting the EDA shop.

And have an aroma-terrific day!




Teenage Boy

My Son’s Approval

Iwas surprised one day when my son pointed out his very dry lips. He was 12 years old at the time and usually didn’t want to bother with anything like lip balm, heaven forbid we wear that sort of stuff!?!?

So imagine my shock when he said “YES PLEASE” to me asking if he wanted to try EDA’s Healing Lip Balm!

So to ‘strike while the iron is hot’ (so my mother used to say) I quickly grabbed a tube of lip balm and he put it on his lips.

The next day he came bounding in after school and said “FEEL MY LIPS …

… I only put that lip balm on twice Mum and they are softer than they have been in years!!”

Healing Lip Balm

Healing Lip Balm

I was very pleased to see (and of course feel) that his lips were all healed up and looking as good as new! Not too sure if they have been bad for years though, but I was quite tickled that he was so amazed by this ‘magic’ balm.

It always makes me feel good to hear positive results anyone has from our products, but to receive a resounding tick of approval from my 12 year old son is awesome and somewhat humbling that he doesn’t just see Mum’s interest as just something ‘Mum does’ but rather as a great thing.

Have an awesome day everyone!




Funky Lips

Lovely Luscious Lips

Many of us constantly slather our lips with lipsticks, glosses, etc., in an attempt to keep our lips from drying and cracking and to keep them “kissably soft”, yet often many of these products contain chemical cocktails that tend to dry out your lips rather than moisturise them.

Did you know that, unlike the rest of your skin, your lips do not contain any sebaceous glands (oil glands) or sweat glands to keep them moisturised and lubricated?

So it is easy to see why our lips often dry and crack…but take heart because we have produced a great Healing Lip Balm which is full of natural ingredients put together to provide a soft and smooth texture with a subtle sheen, making it ideal for everyday use.

It offers excellent hydration and strong healing properties and is particularly beneficial for dry and cracked lips.

With a rich combination of healing butters and oils this balm has great emollient properties, leaving your lips feeling smooth and nourished. We have also boosted this balm with extra Vitamin E which is a great antioxidant and is well known for preserving and repairing the skin and even smoothing out scarring.

And we haven’t forgotten our signature aromatherapy element, as included in all our products…

We have included some great healing and strengthening pure therapeutic essential oils to our Healing Lip Balm, such as Manuka, Juniper, Geranium Bourbon, Lemon, Sandalwood, Tea Tree and Patchouli, providing added anti-bacterial properties.

Here is also a really cheap and simple way to quickly loosen flaky and dried skin, and leave your lips feeling smoother, softer and healthier.

Healing Lip Balm

Healing Lip Balm

All you need to do is:

  • Moisten your lips with water;
  • Take about 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and dab a moistened toothbrush into the baking soda;
  • Then gently brush your lips back and forth for about 20 seconds;
  • To avoid irritation be careful not to brush too hard;
  • Rinse with clean water and finish up with a good natural healing lip balm.

Why not try EDA’s Healing Lip Balm?

You will be impressed with the healthy look you achieve, and just a short footnote…the brushing action stimulates circulation and causes the lips to plump temporarily, giving you a somewhat sultry pout for a while!

Have a luscious day!




Facial Skin Care

Facial Care in Five Easy Steps

Unfortunately some of us sometimes simply go to bed at night forgetting about the impact our day has had on our faces. Every day our faces are subject to grime and pollution from the atmosphere. Add to that, normal perspiration and dead skin cells, then we have a formula for clogged pores, leading to a dull and lifeless complexion.

So I thought it was about time we took a look at how we can bring back the sparkle and breathe life into our skin with a simple and quick five step process before bed.

By simply…

  • Steaming;
  • Cleansing;
  • Exfoliating;
  • Toning; and
  • Moisturising OR applying oils.

Firstly … steaming doesn’t mean you need to have a facial steamer or anything fancy (although it’s nice) but it is as easy as soaking a face washer in steaming hot water, wringing it out lightly and holding it very close to your face for a couple of minutes. This simply opens the pores, ready for cleansing.

Next … it’s time to cleanse. Straight after steaming splash your face (and neck) with warm water. Don’t make it too hot. Pour some cleanser into your palms and rub it all over your face and neck using your fingertips (or a facial brush if you have one). Lightly massage the cleanser all over your face and neck for about a minute then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Why not try Aromacleanse, which is a gentle cleanser especially formulated for your face and neck.

The third step … is to exfoliate! In order to rid your complexion of dead skin cells and promote new cell growth a gentle exfoliation is the key. Nothing too harsh though, and when I say a scrub, I mean using an exfoliating scrub – I am definitely not suggesting you scrub your face. The product will do the work…gentle as she goes is the key so you do not damage your skin. Then simply splash off the scrub with warm water and pat dry again with a soft towel.

Step Four … is to tone. This involves placing a gentle toner on a cotton wool ball and gently wipe over your face and neck, where you have just exfoliated.

The Last Step … in this rejuvenating process if the hydration step. I mentioned earlier that this final fifth step is moisturising or applying oils. What this means is depending on your personal preference you may (or may not) wish to apply oils to your face. I can assure you that applying essential oils (OF COURSE) diluted in a good quality base oil is the ultimate hydration and it will not increase the oiliness in your skin as on the contrary, a blend of the right essential oils provide much needed nutrition to our skin. However we don’t need to apply oils every day, so I tend to use a night cream for five out of seven nights (my favourite is Dew of Youth Night Cream), and an oil blend in base oil (at a maximum of 2.5% essential oil) on the other two nights.

So why not give it a try, your skin will love you for the 6-8 minute pampering!

And may you all have an aromatherapeutic day!




Girl

From the Outside In

Skin absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to it!
Have you ever researched some of the ingredients found in well-known skin care products? Well, if you haven’t, no need to worry! We have spent hours, months and years researching the contents of our everyday skin care products and some results were frightening to say the least.

Earth Dew Angel products are made with natural ingredients, and we are committed to ongoing research and development to continue to provide ourselves, and you, with natural skin care products!

Love your BodyNo matter which skin care product/s you are using, do yourself a favour and check the product ingredients for nasties.

Then try to choose a product that has the least amount of synthetic ingredients.

Your body will love you for it!




Mind, Body & Soul

Mind, Body & Soul

There are many aspects to consider when it comes to good skincare. Sometimes we overlook those we don’t see in our bathroom cabinet!…

Find time to relax your mind.

The strains and stresses of everyday life can heighten health problems, and this can manifest in the form of a breakout or a rash of your skin.

What type of relaxation?

blog1-compressorRelaxation is different for everyone, for some it may be as simple as going for a quiet stroll or reading a good book. Chilling out on the beach (making sure you wear your SPF 50+ of course), or listening to music.

Or you may consider indulging in a massage, or taking up yoga or meditation.

Whatever works for you!




Allow Your Skin To Breathe

Many of us wear foundation or concealing makeup during the day. Most of these applications block the pores almost suffocating the skin, and these cosmetics are often worn for hours on end.

It is vital that your skin has at least as much time to breathe without the impeding layers of makeup.

Thoroughly cleanse your skin of all cosmetic residue before going to bed at night, this will help delay the signs of ageing.

Treat your skin to soothing Aromacleanse Gel, followed by an indulgent, antioxidant rich smothering of Dew of Youth Night Cream…Mmmmmmmm!

Your skin will be grateful!




Cleansing

Why You Should Use A Cleanser

According to Rona Berg, in her book, “Beauty,” a French cosmetics executive once told her, “Soap should only ever touch your skin from the neck down.”

AND WE AGREE!

Avoid bar soaps as they tend to dry out the skin….

You can either simply apply your cleanser, then wipe off, no water needed (if you have hard water it can be especially harsh on skin).
Some people prefer the water method which is fine, however you should never wash your face with hot or cold water because both can cause broken capillaries.Cleansing

Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a bit of cleanser (about enough to cover a five cent piece), then rinse with cool (not cold) or lukewarm (not hot) water.

In the morning, a splash of lukewarm water is all you need (we find it’s great for removing excess oils from your nightly moisturising).
And why not try Aromacleanse Gel?

Aromacleanse Gel combines not only the healing and detoxifying wonders of Aloe Vera Gel, which holds 20-22% of the essential amino acids for the skin, but also includes the nourishing oils of Jojoba (rich in Vitamin E and very close composition to the skin’s sebum) and Camellia (high in oleic acid and rich in Vitamins A, B, and E). Further enhanced by the high vitamin C and light Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) benefits of Quandong herbal extract, and the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of Vegelane to provide an even more powerful yet gentle cleanser that is beneficial for all skin types.

Couple this with the wonderful aromatherapeutic benefits brought to the mix by Petitgrain, Manuka and Rosewood 100% pure essential oils and you have a cleanser that does much more than cleanse! While cleansing it detoxifies, heals, feeds and enhances the skin to ensure you have a truly all round Earth Dew Angel experience.

It is an angelic experience designed to soothe any soul!




The Most Essential Skin Solution …

Water …

Most of us know how important it is to drink plenty of water, our skin is comprised of 64% water! Without adequate water intake, skin tends to be unhealthy and dry. For those of us who spend much time inside with airconditioning or heating, it is important to increase your intake of water as most airconditioners and heating systems dry the air and your skin.

So aim to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. But don’t just guzzle it down, spread your water intake throughout the day.

Your body can only absorb so much water each hour.

After that, you’re just going to pee it out before it ever makes its way through your intestines, kidneys, circulation

, and to your skin. Bottled or tap, it doesn’t matter … granted your city has decent water, that is.