Protect the Barrier

Your skin is the largest organ in the human body and this organ has many functions including protecting itself. To do so, it allows the secretion of a substance called sebum. This secretion normally acts as a lubricant for the skin and is an important barrier for skin protection. When we wash ourselves, we remove that “safety barrier” which allows for stronger environmental factors such as free radicals to affect our skin. A free-radical is an atom or a group of atoms that have a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. They are highly reactive and can cause skin damage over time affecting your skin’s appearance and causing the signs of aging. Another major effect of washing off your natural secretions is the excessive dryness of your skin. This dryness allows for your skin to suffer from the breakdown of it’s major components including the collagen and elastin

Collagen and elastin are proteins that work together in connective tissue that is elastic and they allow many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. A reduction in these two proteins can result in tired-looking sagging skin.

Using ingredients such as anti-oxidants (agents that reduce oxidative damage to your skin cells by rescuing them from free-radicals)

Products containing natural plant oils or butters should boost epidermal moisture retention and strengthen the protective skin barrier. When plant oils or butters are applied to the skin, they work to keep the structural integrity of the cell membrane. This helps to reduce any existing and future inflammation in the skin by improving the metabolic processes within the skin and aiding in moisture retention. Plant oils are easily absorbed according to follicular size and penetrate your skin in order to act as a barrier between it and the harsh outside world.

Occlusives like Vaseline keep impurities out but are not nourishing in any way to skin. Petroleum and mineral oils can also clog pores if you’re prone to breakout.

Focus on protecting skin especially using PPE in these highly cautious times.

Stay safe!

Skin Ethiks

Radiance 2020

7-21 Day Radiance (Raw Food Fest)

And here we are!

A new year and decade is upon us. We have dreamt of health and wellness without setting intentions to manifest those very desires. For those of you interested in whole radiance (glowing skin, anti-aging, mental clarity, hypertension, blood disorders, weight loss, faster metabolism, gut health, liver detox, constipation, excessive perspiration, body odor and halitosis, concentration, gratitude or general lifestyle upgrade) this will benefit you. It’s certainly assisted me on many aspects.

On my quest for health I have made decisions to go organic on many fronts. Of course I indulge occasionally and sometimes budget is minimal or the grocery store labels claim authenticity falsely.

My thalassemia blood disorder warrants a mandatory blood transfusion a couple times per year. Thanks to Mother Earth, an awesome bush doctor and tons of research I have not had a blood transfusion in 5 years and my RBC (red blood cell count) is stabilized.

The 21 day raw food fast or as I like to say festival has also restored my once paler skin tone, reduced my blood pressure, improved my weight loss, detoxed my body, neutralized my internal ph, minimized seasonal allergies and institutionalized a greater lifestyle on the whole. I conduct this for a minimum of 10 days bi-annually.

If you are not familiar with fasting I would suggest commencing with 3-7 days, then a 2 day break for light soft foods prior to advancing to 14 and then 21 days. My journey started with 3 days and advanced to this point. The 1st 3 days are most challenging because your body needs to acclimatize to change of function.

Due to this being my spontaneously random act I will draw a table up of the foods I acquire and how I go about doing this daily. Please note that this plan by no means has any claims to a result for you. This is what has worked for me personally and the individuals who have chosen to accompany me with these steps as my support system.I am sure it will be easier to do this with a team as opposed to self.

Thank you so much for contemplating sharing this journey with me.

Peace and light!

Glenise

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Arise

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

1 cup tea. Warm water with lemon, acv, citrus essential oils or baking soda to alkalize and commence digestive juice flow + 1 glass room temp water.

Fresh pressed vegetable juice.

Shot of wheatgrass or a blend of leafy greens to add chlorophyll to the body for DNA processes and synthesis of cell action.

Protein and a whole carb. NO WHITE ANYTHING, no bread, no milk, no potatoes.

If using dried beans or legumes soak in purified water for 3 days changing water source periodically until germination. This is called sprouting and it’s my favourite to have micro greens on a salad. You may also steam greens slowly until they soften then add freshly chopped onions and garlic.

Same as lunch. What is great about this fest is that you may eat ad lib. I munch every 3 hours and have lots of water.

Salad in large amounts, beans, nuts legumes, raw soup, salsa or hummus as a dip for crudites, roasted beets or apples soaked in acv or lemon juice are a great salad dressing. Roasted squash for carotenoids, Vit A & C

Unsalted, raw or roasted nuts. I like mixing with a little dried fruit for flavor enhancement. Avoid fruits dried with sulphates such as pineapples and mangoes. Cranberries and raisens or chopped prunes are fine.

Tea, nut milk, crudité or raw vegetables

Farmers Market list: $50.00 per week gets a bounty of seasonal items. Anything colorful for a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. Broccoli, kale, beets and beet greens, spinach, asparagus, brussel sprouts, mustard greens, lettuce, okra, eggplant, lots of sweet peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, heirloom tomatoes, stone fruit such as pears, plums, cherries etc, citrus fruits such as limes, lemons, tangerines, grapefruit etc, blackberries, blueberries or raspberries, watermelon, bananas, persimmons and pears. Lentils, kidney beans, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed, ginger, garlic, scallions. Touch of sea salt, coconut or olive oil, curry powder and/or habanero.

I would suggest not going cold turkey and use the 1st 3 days to wean yourself into total raw. Some vegetable nutrients are absorbed better when cooked so saute a bit of spinach or eggplant with mild seasonings in a tad bit of olive oil. Make a carrot curry to eat with shredded zucchini or a vegetable stew on very low heat to not oxidize nutrients. Blend some hummus in your magic bullet to dip broccoli or carrot sticks into. Make a spicy tomato salsa or red pepper soup to boost your immune system. Blend some watermelon and freeze into a popsicle or slushie.

I will post some recipes of what I conjure up to make this fest tasty! Let us take healthy steps together. One day at a time we shall be eating like our ancestors did! Healthy and happy and clean.

Glenise Gomez

All SkIN!

As we welcome another new year we religiously follow the trends of society. One that never instilled in us the regimen of self care regarding hygeine such as identifying what triggers our greatest organ to react or thrive. What to eat for flawless skin, what skincare to use or how,   what the elements can do to damage precious skin and how can counteract it.

Let us make a conscious decision to not just make a New Year Resolution but to create a lifestyle that ensures we protect and nurture a part of us that is so revered. The skin defends us from pollutants, protects us from harm, keeps us warm, flushes toxins and best of all contains all the nerve ending that allow us to feel love when expreased through touch.
Here are a few vital bits of information for all skin types, races, gender or age:
1: Be gentle! Touch and treat your face and body with love. Overstimulation causes more harm than good.
2: Eat healthy! What you put in is what comes out so comsume a wholesome and bright diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
3: Protect skin with hydrating emollients such as plant oils and butters. They mimic natural sebum and are accepted faster than animal products. Use an SPF
4: Stress less! Life should be enjoyed. Stress and medication are top causes of skin conditions like acne and dark spots. Relax!
5: Pamper yourself! Get a facial or massage. Low on funds? Make a mask with fruit and honey, slather on your skin or a loved ones. Shower together after or   massage each other.
Last but not least get professional help. There are skin experts available to assist you with looking your best. I am here for you.
Glenise Gomez ME/CLT
Skincare Formulator & Instructor
CEO Skin Ethiks
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Hello Holidays

Well helloooo there!

It has been quite a year! So much has occureed at Skin Ethiks Creative Lab that we have hardly utilized our blogging segments for blogging at all.

This year we touched so many folk with the love of organic skincare and education.

We have joined forces with a phenomenal company that has created a wonderful visual to our brand, launched our  BOLD men’s line, travelled to the Caribbean to source new ingredients, added new private label clients, assisted with charities, extended our reach on the educational field and even got invited by Best for NYC to continue as an honoree for another year by implementing some new practices to improve the environment and community service.

We promise to stay close in 2017! We want you on the journey. meantime, look into our holiday collections and take advantage of the awesome promotions available.

Remember that a smile is the most valuable gift of all! Happy Holidays!

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You Need to Flush

Why wait for the new year to detox? Do it NOW and adjust your lifestyle so that winter foods don’t reign to make you comfortable. A full detox is always recommended with our skin care regimen. How else do you expect change. Why apply great organic skincare and the organ is steeped in toxins.

Call us @ 516-387-5468 to commence your holiday regimen!

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