Apr
7
2011

Yippee! ……Spring is Here

Spring is a time of renewal. Birds return. Flowers blossom. Snow melts, revealing fresh life beneath. Everywhere you look, a great unveiling is taking place, and people are no exception. Coats and sweaters are put away in favor of short-sleeved shirts and shorts and skirts. Skin reappears, and with it, the desire for improvement. Doing a little something extra for your skin is a good idea year-round, but spring makes a good excuse as any to do a deep cleanse and rejuvenate your routine. Three important steps are:

Exfoliate; by mildly exfoliating your skin with exfoliating agents, you will remove the surface layer of dead cells. Afterward, fine lines will be less visible and your complexion will glow. Veris Peppermint Exfoliating Cleanser  pure, clean and refreshingly aromatic, is an invigorating peppermint-enriched formula blended with natural oils and extracts. It lathers on smoothly, cooling your skin and stimulating circulation while micro-exfoliating beads gently release dead surface skin cells.

Moisturizing; is by far the most important step we should take care of. Although moisturizing regularly is just as important during spring as it is during winter, it is generally smarter to switch to a lighter moisturizer. Using Veris Super Hyaluronic Cream combines highly effective biogenic ingredients to soothe, nurture and restore the skin’s moisture content. Veris Hyaluronic Cream creates an ideal environment for the generation of new skin cells and plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function resulting in smoother, softer & younger looking skin.

Protect; your skin from sun damage by avoiding mid-day sun, and when you are outside wear hats, and sunscreen. Enjoy your time in the sun in the early morning or late afternoon and try to minimize the surface area of your body that is exposed. Veris Natural Mineral Sunblock with SPF 30 gives your skin the perfect defense from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB exposure while protecting against sun-induced collagen breakdown.  Our advanced formulation works to minimize premature skin aging and the formation of dark spots. A little goes a long way great to use under your make-up every day.

Finally you really are what you eat, and your skin reflects this. Diets rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can make your skin glow help clear up acne and fight aging and sun damage. Likewise, meals laden with trans-fats, white flour, sugar and chemicals can leave your complexion looking dry, dull and lackluster and it helps our bikini figure.

Let me tell you I love spring and summer these are my favorite seasons and I love the sun but let’s protect our skin it’s what everyone sees this time of year. (http://www.verisnaturally.com/ )

Youthfully Yours,    

Patti

Dec
29
2010

Yes, I have PMS!

I was watching a day time television show “The Doctors” on Tuesday, December 28th and Dr. Lisa Masterson M.D. was explaining “Premenstrual Syndrome”, or PMS, so I run and go get my husband because I think he knows I have it and make him watch it too. Dr. Lisa explains it is a collection of ailments that typically converge on a woman a few days to two weeks before her menstrual period. Symptoms include anxiety, tension, bloating, acne, food cravings, bowel changes and mood swings. The changes in estrogen and progesterone during a woman’s menstrual cycle play an important role in regulating mood. They also affect a woman’s body, skin and food cravings because of how they affect the brain. The exact cause of PMS is unknown, but several factors such as age, stress and a fluctuation in the hormones estrogen and progesterone may contribute to it. Yes, everyone it is a real thing and we both need to learn how to cope with the effects. “Eighty percent of women experience this,” Dr. Lisa says. Things I like to do to help, hit the gym at least 4 to 5 times a week, and watch what I eat, take B6 vitamins, and go to the spa and get a facial or massage. I just recently had a physical that I have put off for years, because I hate going to the doctor, and having blood work to have my thyroid and hormone levels checked. I am hopeful that the results come back normal in January. I am trying, everything to make this time of the month bearable, but my poor husband has to live in a home with three women and we are not typical we PMS at different times not at the same time.

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Dec
23
2010

Promote us and win a 1 (one) year supply of Veris

As thanks for your support, Veris wants to give a 1 (one) year supply of our VeriSystem Essential Package to you. We would also like to give you and your friends 40% off for life, so here’s what we’d like you to do:

 

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To go into the draw, all you have to do is share our Facebook page with your friends by following the steps below:

  1. Go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/VerisNaturally    If you haven’t already, then click the “Like” button to become a fan
  2. Click the “Suggest to Friends” link on the left under the Veris Christmas logo
  3. Choose which of your friends might be interested in being a fan of us – the more you choose the better your chance of winning
  4. In the “Add a Personal Message” box, paste this text:
    Veris makes my skin look and feel naturally younger. If you “like” them on Facebook I’ll go into the draw to win us 40% off for life a prize for all my friends, so *please* help me out and “like” their Facebook page!
  5.  Click the “Send Invitations” button on the Facebook popup and you’re done

On Thursday the 31th of December (8 days from now) we’ll randomly select one of our new Facebook fans and if any of them were referred by you, then you win a 1(one) year supply of the VeriSystem Essential Package http://www.verisnaturally.com/categories/VeriSystem-Package%3A/–Essential-/ , and you and your friends will be able to buy any of Veris’s products at 40% off for life.

If you’re selected, we’ll send you a message on Facebook to ask for the following:

That’s all there is to it.

Good luck

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Nov
14
2010

5 Steps to keep the winter blues away from my face

By Patti Collier

As strange as it sounds, it’s possible to have an allergy to cold temperatures. Every winter, that unpleasant menace dry skin plagues millions of people. Dry skin is the result of low moisture. If you watch the weather report on cold winter mornings, you have probably heard the weatherman talk about low humidity, the scientific term for a shortage of water in the air. This dry climate translates into dry skin, even for those who do not spend much time outdoors during the winter. The reason for this is that dry air sucks moisture out of the skin. In order to avoid having dry skin, you need to take measures to control the humidity in your environment and keep it locked into your skin.

Moisturizer
A vital part of your skincare regimen, throughout the year and especially in the dry winter months, should be moisturizer (www.verisnaturally.com/categories/Uses%3A/Moisturize/ ). Moisturizing face creams provide a protective layer on the skin, helping to hold in the water that keeps it supple. When the temperature drops, it is a must. Doing so will feed thirsty skin and keep out the drying effects of the cold. Incorporate moisturizing into your daily routine, applying it directly after you have toweled off after bathing. Keep in mind that you should take a warm — not hot — bath. High temperatures, in the shower and out, lead to dehydration, which is the cause of dry skin.

Diet
Your body needs moisture inside as well as out to keep the skin lush and healthy. For the sake of your health as well as your skin, consider kicking your habit for coffee, carbonated drinks, and tea (all of which are diuretics and can cause dehydration), opting instead for pure water. By getting the recommended eight glasses daily, you will keep dry skin at bay and will feel better all around. New studies show that Fish oil supplements are concentrated in beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids (www.vitalogicvitamins.com/product/Fish-Oil/9 ) may soothe super dry skin. Patients, who took fish oils pills in a study reported in Allure magazine, saw significant results within a few weeks. I like Vita Logic brand which can be found at  www.shopihl.com

Exfoliation
Scrubbing dead skin cells from the body is undeniably one of the easiest ways to keep your epidermis looking delectable in all seasons. At least once a week, exfoliate your whole body with a loofah or body-polishing pad. Every three days or so, you should also use a mild exfoliate like Veris Peppermint Exfoliating Cleanser (www.verisnaturally.com/products/Peppermint-Exfoliating-Cleanser.html ) on your face. Pumice stones are great for removing coarse skin from the heels of the feet and are available at most drugstores. Just remember not to do any of these too often, which can irritate the skin, or scrub cracked or broken-out areas.

Humidity Control
As mentioned earlier, the weather indoors during winter can contribute to dry skin as much as outdoor temperatures. This is because electric heaters leach moisture out of the air, dropping humidity far below optimal levels. In order to replace environmental moisture, it is a good idea to set up humidifiers around the house. Choose a model with a humidity gauge and adjust the unit until it reaches between forty and forty-five percent humidity. Keep in mind that running a humidifier too high can create conditions in which mold thrives — warmth and wetness — so do not go too high. You can also feed water into the air by filling your home with plants. They release water as part of photosynthesis, so they can provide the benefits of a humidifier and air purifier in one.

Protection
When you venture outdoors during the winter, you undoubtedly put on your cold weather gear. A heavy coat, hat, gloves, and boots protect you from wind, cold, and cold-induced dehydration. However, your face is usually exposed to the elements. VeriSystem™ Step 3 (www.verisnaturally.com/pages/STEP-3-%252d-Protect-%26-Prevent.html ) contains revolutionary formulas that provide a broad spectrum of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, harsh weather like wind and cold and from pollutants and impurities in the air. When indoors few people take such precautions. While you certainly do not need a coat indoors, you do need to safeguard against moisture-leaching substances around the house.

There’s nothing worse than red, dry, itchy face. Dry skin can happen any time during the year, but is most prevalent in winter (hence the term, “winter itch”). Find a skin regime for keeping your face young and natural looking in winter and how to solve dry face year-round at www.verisnaturally.com/

Youthfully Yours,
Patti

Oct
12
2010

Lay off the antibiotics when your skin has acne out break

Antibiotics, believe it or not, cause more problems then what their worth. They destroy the bacteria in your digestive system, which can lead to poor digestion, constipation and reduced absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This in turn leads to more acne because your body isn’t able to get rid of waste effectively and toxins get expelled via the skin instead. So if you are taking them – talk to your doctor about stopping now, unless you absolutely, positively, have to take them. If you have to take any antibiotics, take a probiotics, like Natren’s Healthy Trinity (www.shopihl.com) and eat foods which help re-establish the good bacteria in the gut — these include honey, onions, artichokes, and bananas. By eating these types of foods you are helping your system restore the levels of beneficial bacteria that are destroyed by antibiotics. Keeping your digestive tract in check, and your VeriSystem (www.verisystem.com) skin routine should help minimize those annoying break outs.

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Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Sep
22
2010

DETERMINING YOUR SKIN TYPE

There are different skin types which are classified into five division’s  dry skin, normal skin, oily skin, combination skin and sensitive skin. There is a common and easy step to determine your skin type so that it becomes possible to identify it and use the products that best work with your skin type. For this, all you need is a piece of tissue to wipe, which is clean. When you wake up in the early morning it is suggested that you wipe your face with the clean tissue that you have and observe it. For those having normal skin, the oil does not come on the paper and your face does not feel tight or flaky. If your skin is oily then there would be oil on the tissue which is seen as transparent spots. The oil comes out usually from the nose, forehead and cheek parts. On the other hand if there is oil only in the center part then it is a combination skin. In such people oil comes off from the forehead and nose which is considered to be the oiliest part of the skin, but does not come from the cheeks. For those who have dry or normal skin they will have no oil in the tissue. After wiping if the skin is left too tight or stretched with a feeling or dryness as well as parched then it is sure to be dry skin. It is sure to be normal skin if it is supple, lively, vibrant and elastic.  People having sensitive skin can point out it when the skin tends to be tight and blotchy and reacts to new skin-care products by becoming red, inflamed or even itchy. This is the easiest way to determine what skin type you have. Veris can help you find a skin care routine thats right for you. You can shop by skin type and order a system that works best with your skin type. The VeriSystem packages will give you a step by step instructions for naturally younger looking skin.

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

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Sep
2
2010

The Worst Foods for your Skin

Generally, if you eat a healthy, balanced diet, it will show on your face. Scientists have argued for years over the link between diet and skin problems, though there are some things that everyone agrees can negatively impact your skin’s appearance and aggravate existing problems. The good news? You can eat chocolate – as long as you stick to a low-dairy, low-sugar choice.

But here are the types to avoid:
Dehydrating Foods
Getting enough moisture to your skin is imperative, and unfortunately our internal organs metabolize most of the water we drink before it reaches our skin. So any foods that dehydrate you are doubly bad for your skin. Stay away (as much as possible) from alcohol, caffeine, and salty snacks, deli meats, or high-sodium canned goods.

High Glycemic Foods
There’s no doubt that foods with a high glycemic index like cakes, pasta, and white breads, will affect your weight. But there seems to be a link between these foods and break-outs as well. An Australian study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a low-glycemic diet actually reduced acne by 50%. Some studies have linked blood-sugar problems – which can be caused by too many sugary and high glycemic foods – to acne.

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Aug
9
2010

I love to travel, but flying in airplanes is brutal on your skin.

This might sound funny but you need to wear your sunscreen on the plane ride down to the beach, if you are flying during the day.  No way around it.  Why?  High levels of UV rays penetrate airplane windows since the sun is more intense at higher altitudes. The thinner air simply doesn’t filter out as much harmful UV radiation.   So be sure to apply sunscreen before you get on your flight. 

I like to use Veris Natural Mineral Sunblock SPF 30 which has natural moisturizer with a built-in SPF.  Why?  Because the other issue with airline travel in the dry, low humidity airplane environment.  You may find that your skin, lips, and eyes feel dry while you are flying.  So before you head to the airport to board that plane to the beach. The VeriSystem 3 steps program will combat the dry in-cabin atmosphere.  Don’t forget to apply a hydrating lip balm as well.  If your eye area feels dry use Veris Youth Restoring Eye Cream with Vitamin K to moisturizer there as well.

Be sure to drink plenty of water in-flight, and I know it is hard to resist that Bloody Mary while flying, but try to avoid alcohol and salty snacks (of course if the airline gives you any food these days it seems to be pretzels or peanuts.  Consider buying something healthy in the airport to eat on the airplane).

If you are considering bringing a facial mist or facial water with you to spray on your face during the flight.  Remember spraying plain, regular water isn’t a good idea since once it evaporates your skin will be even drier than when it started out.  Use a facial spray that has humectant ingredients in it.  Ideally you should spray the facial mist or water on your skin before applying your moisturizer so that the humectant ingredients in the mist will pull water into your skin instead of from your skin.  It is a risk that in low humidity environments like an airplane the humectants ingredients in your skincare products will actually pull water from your skin instead of attracting it to your skin.  So the two prong approach of spraying a facial water on your face and then topping it off with a moisturizer will help avoid this problem.  If you only have time to spray the mist or water in-flight (or before) that is good as well.  It certainly will help to keep your skin refreshed and moisturized.

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Jul
16
2010

Vitamins for Looking Younger

 

We have all heard the mantra, “You are what you eat.” This saying is so true. However, if you are filling your grocery store cart, with those items like white bread, doughnuts, soft drinks and potato chips you might find over the years, your complexions and hair maybe showing its age. And if you load up with fresh spinach and strawberries, fat-free milk, whole-wheat bread and salmon you will probably be the one that is getting carded at the restaurant when you order that glass of wine with dinner.

The reality is what you eat does affect how you look and feel — today and years after. Here is a list of must have nutrients you need to get either from your foods or supplements for healthy, glowing skin and hair.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, also called retinol, helps your eyes adjust to light changes when you come in from outside and also helps keep your eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist. Vitamin A mostly comes from animal foods, but some plant-based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body then converts into Vitamin A. It also has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage. Best sources Egg yolks, beef liver, cheddar cheese, oysters and nonfat milk.

Beta carotene

The name “carotene” was first coined in the early 19th Century by the scientist Wachenroder after he crystallized this compound from carrot roots. Beta-carotene is a member of the carotenoids; researchers found that as little as 30 milligrams a day (the equivalent of 11/2 cups of cooked carrots) can help prevent/reduce the redness and inflammation associated with sunburn. Beta carotene accumulates in the skin, providing 24-hour protection against sun damage. Also, when combined with vitamin E, other carotenoids like lutein seem to reduce redness associated with sunburn and reduce skin sensitivity to sunlight.  Beta carotene fat-soluble compounds naturally present in many fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables (green plants, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, apricots, and green peppers). Alpha, beta, and gamma carotene are considered provitamins because they can be converted to active vitamin A.

B vitamins

The B vitamins are:

B1 (thiamine)

B2 (riboflavin)

B3 (niacin)

B5 (pantothenic acid)

B6

B7 (biotin)

B12

Folic acid

These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some bread have added B vitamins, which has components of enzymes that maintain normal skin function (including functioning of the oil-producing glands which keep skin moist and smooth) that’s why poor intake of almost any B vitamin can cause dry or scaly skin.

Vitamin C

Water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet. When taken internally this vitamin helps maintain collagen — the underlying supporting structure of skin. But sun exposure (and stress) can drain vitamin C from the skin, leaving it vulnerable to damage from the environment (why anti aging creams and sunscreens have been infused with this potent antioxidant). Best sources Citrus fruits and juices, slow cantaloupe, strawberries, tomato sweet peppers and green peas

Vitamin E

The term vitamin E describes a family of eight antioxidants. These antioxidant help slow the aging of skin cells by reducing the production of an enzyme called collagenase, which breaks down collagen, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle. And sun exposure can deplete vitamin E from the skin, making it more vulnerable to sun damage (why vitamin E is found in skin-care products from moisturizers to body washes). Best sources Salmon, legumes, extra lean meat, almonds, leafy vegetables, and olive and sesame oils

Selenium

Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. The damaging effects of ultraviolet light are minimized by this antioxidant mineral, thereby reducing your risk for sunburn. In fact, low blood levels of selenium also increase your risk for skin cancer, say researchers Dietary selenium comes from nuts such as Brazil nuts are the richest ordinary dietary source (though this is soil-dependent, since the Brazil nut does not require high levels of the element for its own needs). In descending order of concentration, high levels are also found in tuna, crab, lobster and whole grains

Zinc

This trace mineral is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc and vitamin A interact in several ways. Zinc is a component of retinol-binding protein, a protein necessary for transporting vitamin A in the blood. Zinc is also required for the enzyme that converts retinol (vitamin A) to retinal. Zinc helps maintain collagen and elastin fibers that give skin its firmness, helping to prevent sagging and wrinkles. It also links together amino acids that are needed for the formation of collagen — essential in wound healing. Best sources Seafood, turkey, pork, soybeans and mushrooms.

Youthfully Yours,

Patti

Jul
12
2010

The Natural Way

There have been millions of Botox procedures done in the last year alone. With more people becoming more conscious about what they are putting into their bodies you can choose to age gracefully without using Botox. Even if the Botox procedure is less invasive there still is a needle involved with a toxin being injected into your face.

Nobody likes wrinkles, especially when there is an EASIER alternative. Having said that, what is a person to do? Well, if you haven’t considered an anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cream yet, now may be the time. Much more affordable than invasive cosmetic surgery, Veris Natural Skin Care. Reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and forehead. Learn more about wrinkle treatments such as.

Youthful Appearance However we phrase it, defy aging, look younger, find the fountain of youth. Today is looking a whole lot easier; a flood of products and procedures can prevent and slow the signs of aging with little or no discomfort or downtime, and without breaking the bank. Many of us worry about premature aging, that we will look old in our forties. You don’t have to worry, you can Look, Feel and be Years Younger Naturally. Veris gives an easy, inexpensive ways to achieve & maintain a vibrant youthfulness. Discover this valuable information now at www.verisnaturally.com . Carry out the VeriSystem regularly and you should find that you will begin to look far more youthful. Rejuvenating oneself is an easy 3 step process of cleanse and balance, repair and restore, and protect and prevent. Can it make you look years younger? Yes; Veris Natural Skin Care is the number one way to combat wrinkles on the face; and it does it without the use of invasive surgical procedures or painful injections. Aging is the one thing that we can rest assured is going to happen to us, now the key to this is to stay looking young for as long as we can. By following the VeriSystem three simple steps you should look and feel younger in no time at all. Are you looking for more information regarding? Call Veris today 877-99-VERIS (83747) or on the web at www.verisnaturally.com . Veris Natural Skin Care product are based on proven, advanced scientific formulations using the most effective ingredients available. All Veris products are fragrance free and paraben free. We use no artificial colors and do not test on animals. With these ingredients not only make the skin look smoother and less wrinkly; they actually PROTECT the skin from future signs of age. Best Botox alternative, look years younger without surgery. Remove wrinkles, fine lines, scars and more without surgery or Botox.

You can repair your skin and look younger, but the earlier you start the better the results could be. Look Younger Naturally, we live in a society where most of us are obsessed with beautiful people and vanity.  Makeovers That Make You Look as Young as You Feel. We love to look at the beautiful and we want to be like the beautiful. Veris Natural Skin Care (www.verisnaturally.com) can smooth and soften frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases and neck bands. There are ways to look young without Botox where there is no need to inject something into your face or cost you loads of money in the long run. Unfortunately many of us forget that beauty is skin deep and should be completely natural. If you were always complimented for your beauty when you were young it’s difficult to deal with the changes in our faces and body each year. Our skin will never remain the same as it was when we were teens and even from a decade ago. Veris Natural Skin Care (www.VeriSystem.com) is an option for those who don’t want to undergo cosmetic surgery and can be found The Institute for Healthy Living (www.ShopIHL.com). Did you hear Dr. McBarron Recommend something on the show and can’t remember what it was? The Institute for Healthy Living can answer that question for you; they carry complete transcripts of the Duke and the Doctor Show. So for information or to order any of Dr. McBarron’s recommendations call them today at 1-800-225-6855 or visit www.ShopIHL.com. Also at your local Natural Health Food such as Peachtree Natural Foods (www.peachtreenaturalfoods.com).

Youthfully Yours,

Patti