How to Give Yourself A Korean Face Massage (with Pictures)

Korean skin care can be exhausting.  Double cleansing, essences, and sheet masks, oh my!  Who has time for all of this?  However, a Korean face massage can invigorate dull, tired skin, and doesn’t take all morning.  The next time that you apply moisturizer, try giving yourself some added vigor with this routine.  Thanks to Marie Claire for this great material.  You can see the original article here.

Step 1

Apply Moisturizer to your face.

Step 2

Boost circulation by massaging your cheeks with your fists

Step 3

Smooth out bloated skin and help promote lymphatic drainage.

Step 4

Continue down the side of your face.

Step 5

Use the pads of your forefingers to help reduce eye puffiness and the appearance of dark circles.

Now it’s your turn.


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How to Get Rid of Whiteheads

Whiteheads damage your looks.  After a long winter it’s time to get rid of some built-up blemishes for the spring.  Getting rid of them the wrong way can make things worse by causing redness, infection, and scarring.  Learn how to eliminate whiteheads gently so you can have a fresh look for a new season.

Step One: Wash

First, you should clean your skin with a mild cleanser like Flower Power Face Wash. Gently apply and wash away with cold water, then pat your face dry.

Step Two: Steam

Next you should open your pores with steam.  Boil water in a small pot.  Transfer the water to a large bowl, cover with a towel, and let sit five minutes to cool down.  Place a towel over your head and shoulders and lean over the water for 5-10min allowing your pores to open.

Step Three: Exfoliate

You can exfoliate your skin with a salt scrub, or an exfoliating mask like the Chickie Gold Mud Mask.

Step Four: Rinse & Tone

After exfoliating, rinse your skin with cold water and use a toner, like White Petal Aloe Toner, to close the pores up again.

Step Five: Moisturize

Exfoliation can leave skin dry.  Use a moisturizer, like White Petal Aloe Moisturizer, to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

Step Six: Prevention

The best cure is prevention.  To prevent whiteheads from happening, always wash your hands before touching your face.  Wash your face twice daily, once in the morning, and once before bed.  Always remove makeup at night, and exfoliate once a week.


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

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Kedric

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The Secret Power of Flowers

The use of flowers as medicine dates back over 3000 years to the ancient Egyptians.  The first distillation of essential oils occurred in Egypt around 3500 B.C.  A major portion of the practice of aromatherapy is attributed to their culture.   Hildegard von Bingham, a Benedictine abbess from 11th century, would wrap muslin cloth around flowers, collecting the dew to use on patients.  Australian aborigines drink flower water for their healing properties, and many cultures around the world bath in flower water to restore balance in the body.  In the 19h century, Dr. Edward Bach created the famous Bach Flower Remedy.  In the 1980s Ian Bush created the Australian Bush Flower Essences that have been used in therapy for the Chernobyl Children’s project with astonishing results.  Today we are going to talk about how flowers can help your skin.

Roses

Roses are great for their intense hydration effect.  This makes then great for mature skin.  Rose extract is a cell rejuvenator.  It helps to minimize scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.  Our Flower Power After Shower Oil, is a body oil infused with the power of roses.  Use it after your shower for the best results.  Our White Petal Aloe Moisturizer is a light face moisturizer that also uses the power of roses.

Chamomile

When we think of chamomile, we think of sleepy-time teas that help us unwind at night.  However, chamomile has antiseptic properties that make it great for fighting acne. It also has a high concentration of azulene.  This makes it an excellent anti-inflammatory flower that has moisturizing properties to help with dry and mature skin.  Our Flower Power After Shower Oil is also infused with the power of chamomile.  Use it after your shower for the best results.  Our White Petal Aloe Moisturizer is a light face moisturizer that also uses the power of roses.

Lavender

Also known for its calming effects, lavender is cytophyllactic.  This means that it increases cell renewal.  It can help heal scars, wrinkles, burns and stretch marks. It also has  antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it great for fighting acne.  Our Flower Power After Shower Oil is infused with the power of lavender.  Use it after your shower for the best results.  Our White Petal Aloe Moisturizer is a light face moisturizer that also uses the power of roses.

Calendula

The calendula flower has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is a powerful herb that has 19 carotenoids that act as antioxidants, as well as collagen boosting properties that make this flower a valuable tool for mature skin.  Our Chickie Gold Moisturizer, a thick moisturizer designed to hydrate the driest skin, is infused with the power for calendula.


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

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Kedric

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4 Spring Skincare Routine Changes to Make

At last, Spring is here.  Flowers will start to bloom, the weather will start to warm, and there will be bright, bright sunshiny days.   But, what does that mean for your skin?  Keep reading to find out the four skincare routine changes that you need to make.

1) Start Exfoliating

The dreary days of winter can cause a lot of buildup of dead skin cells.  It’s time to exfoliate that skin and let the fresh new skin cells underneath breathe a breath of fresh air.  You can use things like salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, or the Chickie Gold Face Mask to start removing those dead skin cells.

2) Lighten Your Lotion

The humidity in the air will return on April 20th, and will keep rising until the fall.  That means no more thick heavy lotions and creams.  Instead, replace them with lighter lotions like the White Petal Aloe Moisturizer.

3) Use Sunscreen

More sun means more UV rays.  The more UV rays your skin absorbs the more it starts to age prematurely.  Collagen and elastin breakdown, dark spots and uneven skin tone form, and before long you’ll look older than you really are.  Wear a sunscreen with at least an SPF 15.

4) Use Eye Cream

More sun also means more squinting, and that means crows feet  Use an age-fighting cream like the Age Fighting Moisturizer with Hemp Extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

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Kedric

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3 Natural Hangover Cures

St. Patrick’s Day is here.  The first parade was held on March 17th, 1762, and has been held for 248 consecutive years.  Eighty-two percent of Americans will wear green to celebrate.  Thirteen million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide, and that means a lot of hangovers the day after.  So, what can you do to hopefully avoid that hangover?

1. Eat Right

Eating right to avoid a hangover means having different strategies before, during, and after you drink.

Pre-Game

Getting your pre-game right is an important step in helping to avoid hangovers.  Eating the right foods before you drink helps to slow down alcohol absorption.  A meal of low-glycemic index carbs, healthy fats, and lean proteins is your best bet.  If you can’t get in a good meal, then there is also a traditional Chinese elixir made from a combination of ginger root, tangerine pulp, and brown sugar that studies have shown to reduce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea when consumed before drinking alcohol.[1]

During Drinking

Your pre-game meal will help slow down alcohol absorption, however, speeding up the rate at which your body metabolizes alcohol is done while you drink.  This is where you want to consume sugar, and not all sugar is created equal.  Fructose, a sugar found in many fruits and vegetables, helps speed up alcohol metabolism.[2][3]  While you could sip on a soda, try sipping on something natural like plain orange juice, or munch on some blueberries, grapes, apples, or pears between beers or cocktails.

Post-Game

After a night of heavy drinking you should eat foods that are easy to digest, and contain electrolytes, like potassium.  Sipping on coconut water, or eating foods like bananas, avocados, almond or peanut butter, pickles, sweet potatoes, and yogurt provides the body with much needed electrolytes lost from a night of heavy drinking.  You could also try this Ultimate All-Natural Hangover Remedy that is high in electrolytes.

2. Drink Water

Alcohol is a diuretic.  It causes the body to dehydrate.  Consuming water as you drink alcohol won’t keep you hydrated, nor will it prevent a hangover, but it will keep you from consuming alcohol too quickly.  This will allow your body time to metabolize the alcohol that is in your system.  Sip on some water as you munch on those foods that are high in fructose we discussed earlier between drinks.

Drinking a glass of water before bed, and leaving a glass on your nightstand for when you wake up can help your body start on the path of rehydration.  Be sure to drink plenty water the next day to help the body flush toxins as you munch on foods high in electrolytes.

3. Go Back to Bed

A hangover isn’t caused by lack of sleep, but lack of sleep makes a hangover worse.  Try taking a long nap the day after to allow your body to heal itself.  Plus, hangovers are more comfortable when you’re asleep. 


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.


References:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20559749

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1854373

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/847286

Beginners Guide to Natural Sun Protection

Daylight Savings Time is fast approaching.  This means that there’s going to be more sun, and a greater chance of getting sunburned.  While you can just slap on some sunscreen, not everyone wants to lather on unknown chemicals in their search for healthy skin.  Not to fear.  Today we’re going to show you how to protect your skin, naturally.

The Effects of Sun Damage

The immediate effect of too much sun exposure is a sunburn.   Though it’s painful and it’s ugly, it’s not the worst thing.  There are longterm effects from too much sun exposure, even if you never get a sunburn.  Repeated sun exposure can lead to a greater chance of developing skin cancer.  It can also lead to looking older than you really are.  This is because it accelerates the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven coloration of the skin.

The Ins and The Outs of Sun Protection

Protecting your skin naturally is as easy at 1-2-3:

  1. Limit sun exposure.
  2. Eat the right foods.
  3. Use sunscreen.

1. Limit Sun Exposure

No matter how well you eat, or how much you cover up with sunscreen, limiting the amount of sun you get is the most important step.  To reduce your exposure, limit your time in the sun, especially between 10am and 2pm, when the suns rays are at their most intense.  You should also wear clothing that covers skin exposed to the sun.

The darker your skin, the more time you can spend getting sun (duh!).  While there is no official number for how much sun exposure you can handle, a good rule of thumb is that, without sunscreen, fair skinned people can only handle 10min of sun at noon, tan skinned people can handle 20min, and dark skinned people can handle up to 40min.

2. Eat The Right Foods

Sun damages the skin by creating free-radicals.  Free-radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the DNA that controls cell growth and development.   This can lead to disease.  Antioxidants are compounds that protect us from the damage caused by free-radicals.[1]  Eating foods high in antioxidants is an important step in protecting your skin from the sun[2].  So, what foods are high in antioxidants?  Glad you asked.

Omega-3s

Omega-3 Fatty Acids help to prevent the damage of free-radicals[3], and help protect against certain types of skin cancer[4].  They are in many foods, especially shellfish and fatty fish.

Reds and Oranges

Fruits and vegetables that are red and orange contain carotenoids, which have been shown to protect the skin against UV-induced irritation.[5]

Dark Chocolate

Flavinoids found in dark chocolate can help protect against the UV damage of sunburns, keep the skin hydrated, increase oxygen saturation, and boost blood flow.[6]

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals, and protects many organs, including the skin, from cancer.[7]

Greens

If it’s green, it’s good.  Herbs are packed full of the antioxidants, especially oregano.[8]  Dark leafy greens are also full of wonderful antioxidants.

Green Tea

Green tea prevents skin cancer by helping the body to repair damaged DNA.[9]

3. Use Sunscreen

Using sunscreen is an important step in reducing the amount of UV damage that you get.  However, covering your skin with titanium, copper, or parabens might not be what you’re looking for.  Fortunately for you, there is a natural option.

Red Raspberry Oil

This oil has an SPF of 28 to 50, and it protects against both UVA & UVB rays.[10][11]  Even better, it contains antioxidants that help fight free-radical damage.  It is not waterproof, and it needs to be re-applied often.  However, if you’re looking for a natural alternative to synthetic chemicals, red raspberry oil shows the most promise.


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.


References:

[1] http://itchyfish.com/antioxidants-in-plain-english-what-are-they-and-what-can-they-do-for-you/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249911/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8040603

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16872755

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11340098

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16702322

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12094621

[8] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020108075158.htm

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21094124

[10]https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215523935_Characteristics_of_raspberry_Rubus_idaeus_L_seed_oil

[11] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=raspberry+seed+oil+UV&cmd=DetailsSearch

 

3 Ways to Get Rid of Clogged Pores Fast

No one likes clogged pores.  They are the result of oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris blocking your pores.  If left untreated they can lead to acne, whiteheads, and blackheads.  It’s important to clean them often.  Today, we’ll show you three ways to unclog your pores fast.

1. Unclog with Steam

history-steam-ancient-roman-baths_250x167Steam bathing has been used all around the world since ancient times. The ancient Greeks and Romans used steam bathing for anything from drawing toxins out of the body to stimulating circulation.  The Japanese use mineral-rich hot springs, called “onsen”, for everything from healing wounds to washing away the sins of the mortal world.

To clean your pores with steam, start by removing any makeup and applying a gentle cleanser.  You want to be sure to remove makeup and dirt before steaming.  Rinse the cleanser off with cold water.  Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry.

Put a pot of water on the stove with medium-high heat.  As soon as the water starts to steam, it’s ready.  Don’t let it boil.  Either transfer the water to a large bowl, or just use the pot itself.  At this point you may want to add two to three bags (or two to three teaspoons if loose) of green tea, or chamomile tea, to give your steam a little boost.

08-face-steaming-lgnGreen tea is rich in vitamins C and E.  They are powerful antioxidants which help to reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as reduce under-eye swelling and discoloration.  Chamomile is well known for reducing inflammation and soothing irritated skin.  Topical chamomile has been shown to reduce skin lesions, pain, and inflammation better than hydrocortisone.[1] Inhalation of chamomile vapors has been shown reduce anxiety and general depression, is widely used in cosmetic products to soothe and soften the skin, and is moderately effective in the treatment of eczema.[2]  To superpower your steam with these amazing benefits, just put the tea into the water, cover with a towel, and let it steep for five minutes.

Whether you add tea to your steam, or not, once you are ready for your steam treatment put a towel over your head and lean over the steaming water.  Be sure to tent the towel over the bowl, and let your skin absorb the pore loosening steam for five to ten minutes.  Do not over-steam.

The steam will help loosing dirt and oil that is locked into your pores.  It is important that you use cold water to wash away the particles that emerged and use moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out.

2. Exfoliate with a Dry Brush

sublime-beauty-face-brush-woman-brushing-faceDry brushing has been used for centuries by Scandinavians and Russians to exfoliate and stimulate the skin.  Exfoliation dates back even further to ancient Egyptians, who used various materials to peel, exfoliate, and rejuvenate the skin.

To clean your skin with dry brushing, start by removing any makeup and applying a gentle cleanser.  You want to be sure to remove makeup and dirt before steaming.  Rinse the cleanser off with cold water.  Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry.  This methods won’t work if your skin is damp.

To dry brush, make sure you are using a brush specifically designed for the face with soft bristles made from natural fibers.  Body brushes are much to harsh on delicate facial skin.

Gently brush your skin in small circular movements.  Concentrate on the areas that are driest.  Be careful with the skin around your eyes as it is very delicate.  When finished, rinse your face with cool water and apply moisturizer to prevent dryness.

3. Use a Face Mask

face-mask-for-whiteheadsFace masks were the first cosmetic product used in the world of beauty.  With roots in ancient Asia and Egypt, fruit, clay and mud have all been used.  Dead Sea Clay is the most famous example, and has been shown to be antimicrobial[3], an effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema[4], rheumatoid arthritis[5], and more.

To unclog pores with a face mask, start by removing any makeup and applying a gentle cleanser.  You want to be sure to remove makeup and dirt before steaming.  Rinse the cleanser off with cold water.  Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry.

You can use a prepared mask, or a dry mask that you can mix at home.  The benefits of a dry mask is that you can superpower your mask by mixing it with things like yoghurt or honey.   Mixing clay with yogurt turns your mask into an anti-aging powerhouse.  That’s because yogurt is full of lactic acid, which helps to dissolve dead skin cells, tighten skin, and reduce discoloration.  Mixing your clay with honey makes it an acne-fighting superhero.  This is because it is antibacterial, loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural enzymes.  Kaiya Naturals has three different dry masks that are perfect for this.  

Prepare the mask by mixing a teaspoon of the clay mixture with half a teaspoon of water, yoghurt, or honey in a separate bowl.  Mix together with your finger, or a wooden spoon.  (Make sure that the bowl is not made of metal and don’t use any metal utensils to mix the mask!  Clay absorbs heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and benzene.  This is great if it is pulling those metals out of your face.  It’s not so great if it is pulling those metals out of your bowl, or spoon, and depositing them onto your face.)

Whether you have a prepared mask, or you mix it yourself, apply the mask to your face avoiding the area around your eyes.  Wait until the mask is dry.  This usually takes 15-20min.  Wipe off with warm water.  Apply a moisturizer to prevent skin from drying.


If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.


References:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21617262

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16700781

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24163956

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2397624

Balms, Lotions, and Oils: Which Do You Really Need?

Balms, lotions, and oils, oh my!  It can be confusing mess.  Which one should you use?  Is it just a marketing ploy, or is there really a difference?  Should you use each one differently?  Don’t panic, we’re here to answer these questions.

What’s The Difference?

Balms, lotions, and oils are more or less made from the same ingredients, just in differing amounts.  Those ingredients are carrier oils, essential oils, wax, water, and any additives (like infused herbs or extracts).

  • Balms are made from carrier oils and wax, with some essential oils and additives.
  • Lotions are usually made with equal amounts of water and carrier oils, along small amounts of wax, essential oils, and additives.
  • Oils are mostly carrier oils with a small amount of essential oils and additives.

Balms

img_0037Balms are mostly oil and wax, so they tend to stay on the skin longer and lock in moisture.  However, since they don’t contain any water it’s best to apply balm over wet skin if hydration is what you’re after.  Here at Kaiya Naturals we make a sore muscle body balm with CBD derived from hemp.  It’s great for irritated skin, as well as sore muscles and joints since it sits on the skin longer.

Lotions

img_0036Lotions are mostly oil and water.  Since they already have water added into them, they’re great to travel with since you can’t always hop into a shower or bath to wet your skin when you’re out and about.  Well, at least I wouldn’t do that.  You can do whatever you want.  We have four different kinds of lotions, depending on what type of skin you have.

Oils

img_0011Oils are just that, oil.  If you need to cover a large surface area, then these are great because they go a long way.  Like balms, it’s best to apply oils to wet skin since they don’t supply their own water like lotions do.  We have two different kinds of oils that are great for after your shower.  We also have two different massage oils with CBD derived from hemp that are very soothing.  Since oils can absorb into your bloodstream through your sebaceous glands, our soothing massage oil is a great alternative to calm and ease discomfort.

The Take Away

You need to add water to balms and oils for maximum hydration, but lotions come with their own water and can be used anytime and anywhere.  If your balm or oil contains any “healing” additives and you’re looking for local effects (i.e. the spot you apply it to), then balms are the way to go since their wax content keeps them from absorbing too quickly.  If you’re looking for systemic effects (i.e. everywhere) then oils are the way to go since you can apply them over large surface areas, which promotes absorption into the bloodstream via your sebaceous glands.

If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.

 

New Hemp Extract Line Available

Recent research has been shedding light on how cannabis is an effective pain reliever, and anti-inflammatory  However, not everyone wants to light up a joint, or eat a pot brownie.  Lucky for you, there is another way.  Cannabis topicals can be absorbed though the skin, directly onto an affected area for more focused relief.  Topicals are not psychoactive, making them a wonderful alternative for those looking for the benefits of cannabis, but don’t want to “get high”.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

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The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a signaling system responsible for regulating a broad range of biological functions.  It is located throughout the brain, nervous system, and peripheral organs.  It holds therapeutic value in treating a wide range of diseases, including pain and inflammation.[1]  Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the ECS.  They are found mainly in cannabis.  There are over 113 cannibinoids.  However, the most notable are Delta8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).[2]  The topical administration of both THC, and CBD, has been demonstrated to have analgesic effects on inflammation and pain.[3]

What is Hemp Extract?

In the United States, THC is illegal on the federal level.  At the time of this writing, twenty-eight States have made it legal medicinally, while eight States, and the District of Columbia, have made it legal recreationally.  Hemp Extract is CBD derived from industrial hemp.  It is federally legal, while the same exact chemical derived from cannabis, is not.  CBD is not psychoactive.  In fact, CBD seems to counteract the psychoactive effect of THC.[5]  Industrial hemp is also a better source of CBD, since it has a higher CBD content that modern strains of cannabis; which have been bred to have a high THC content to create a stronger psychoactive effect.

Kaiya Naturals Hemp Extract Line

We have created the Hemp Extract Line of products using CBD derived from industrial hemp, and available for use in any State.  This new line includes massage oils, facial moisturizers, and body balms.

Hemp Extract Massage Oils

img_0039Our oils are great for massaging away stress.   Our Flower Power Massage Oil is designed to be uplifting, while our Higher Power Massage Oil is designed to be relaxing.  For a focused application we recommend using the rollerball applicators, available in 0.25oz and 0.4oz.  For a more liberal application we recommend using flip-top applicators, available in 0.5oz and 1oz.

Hemp Extract Face Moisturizer

img_0036Smooth fine lines with our Hemp Extract Moisturizer.  CBD has been shown to have greater antioxidant activity than both Vitamin C and Vitamin E.[4]  It comes in 0.25oz and 1oz containers.  Simply apply the lotion to your skin to experience the amazing benefits.

Hemp Extract Body Balm

img_0037Soothe sore muscles and joints with our Hemp Extract Body Balms.  These are our most concentrated Hemp Extract products.  You can choose from 0.25oz, or 0.4oz containers.

If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.

 


References:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2241751/

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048583/

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797438/

How Marijuana Could Save Your Skin

It’s controversial.  From illicit drug to medical breakthrough and legal recreational substance, marijuana is anything but simple.  Modern science has spent a good deal of time studying it recently, and a lot more needs to be done.  However, what we know so far, is that marijuana could save your skin.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergi…what?  Allergic Contact Dermatitis is a form rash caused by an allergic reaction to a material, called an allergen, in contact with the skin.  It  is also called a contact allergy.  Examples would be contact with Poison Ivy, or if you’re allergic to nickel and get rashes from earrings, watches, or metal buttons that contain it.  There are many forms of it.  It turns our that in a 2007 study, when THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, was topically applied to such a rash it decreased the allergic reaction.[1]  So, the next time you’re out in the woods, be sure to have some marijuana extract in your first aid kit.

Acne

Acne is the most common skin disease in western civilization.  It affects nearly 80% of the population at some time or another.[2]  Depending on the severity of acne it is typically treated with anything from topical chemicals, like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, to internal chemicals, like antibiotics, birth control pills, or isotretinoin.  When acne does not respond to medicine there are multiple procedures available, like laser and light therapy, chemical peels, and surgical removal.[3]

cannabis-oil-acneResearch is showing that marijuana helps to control acne in two ways.  First, CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and marijuana, has been shown to reduce oil production by causing the cells that make up the oil producing glands which clogs pores to die off at a faster rate.  Secondly, marijuana contains substances called terpenes.  Specific terpenes – limonene, linalool, and pinene – have been shown to inhibit the bacteria that causes acne (P. acnes).  One terpene, limonene, inhibits P. acnes bacteria better than the synthetic antibacterial chemical triclosan.[4]

Eczema

Eczema accounts for one-third of all dermatology cases.  It is a condition in which the skin’s immune-response system goes awry as a result of a complex interplay between both internal and external factors that usually result in itching, redness, swelling, and scaling.[5]

hemp-leaf-no-background-2-5-17Over 30 million Americans have some sort of eczema, and it is most common in babies and children.  It tends to go away as a child grows older, but some children will experience eczema into adulthood.  Adults can develop it, also, even if they never had it as a child.  Eczema is typically treated with topical steroids, oral anti-histamines, and moisturizers.[6]

The “Endocannabinoid System” is found in throughout our body[7].  Our skin is one of those places that has endocannabinoid receptors (CBD1 and CBD2).  When it comes to eczema, the CBD1 and CBD2 receptors inhibit the immune response characteristic of eczema.[8]

The Take Away

Marijuana has long been considered an illicit drug with no medical use.  However, modern science has disproved that notion.  While more research needs to be done, marijuana extract can be a useful tool in both your first aid kit, and on your bathroom counter.

If there is anything that you would like me to talk about feel free to reach out to me either here, via email: kedric@kaiya-naturals.com, on twitter @kaiyanaturals, or on Facebook @kaiyanaturals.  Also  please, please, please share or comment on this article.  Seriously, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below.

Stay Natural,

Kedric

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For educational purposes only.


References:

[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070816094649.htm 

[2] niams.nih.gov/…alth_info/acne/acne_ff.asp

[3]  https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne#treatment

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165946/

[5] http://www.derm-hokudai.jp/shimizu-dermatology/pdf/07-01.pdf

[6] https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2241751/

[8] http://www.jimmunol.org/content/190/10/4929.long