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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants: an Epic Battle Waged Within Your Skin

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The evidence has existed for some time now, yet few people are aware of just how damaging free radicals can be to the human body.

sunburn free radicalsThere is an epic battle being waged within the deep layers of your skin, one with the potential to affect your appearance and health for the rest of your life. Yet so many people remain blissfully unaware of the havoc being wreaked inside their bodies, blind to the buildup of enemy troops as they slowly but surely advance and inflict destruction on their cells, and deaf to the sounds of their bodies’ desperate attempts to repel the invaders before it’s too late.

These “invaders” aren’t some sort of new bacterial or viral disease; they’re much smaller and far more insidious. They’re called free radicals, and their continued buildup within the tissues of your body has been linked to premature aging, cancer and a host of other maladies in numerous scientific studies.

Many have now heard the warnings about using tanning beds and the sunscreen industry is booming, yet how many people actually understand the chemical reactions that occur inside the body when someone tans or burns. Probably not many outside of the dermatologist’s office. But it really isn’t that difficult a concept to grasp and can easily be explained in layman’s terms.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are chemically charged oxygen molecules. When free radicals enter your body, they bond molecularly with the proteins the proteins in cells, destroying the proteins in the process and causing chemical burns to the affected cells. Simply put, free radicals burn your cells. When you get sunburned at the beach, your cells are burning too. When you get a tan, your cells still burn. When you smoke, your cells burn. When you breathe in polluted air, your cells burn.

The chemical reaction caused by free radicals that destroys your body’s cells is the same reaction that occurs when iron rusts or when fruits decay when left outdoors. This reaction is called oxidation. When cells become oxidized, their DNA becomes damaged, which can lead to conditions such as skin cancer in cases where the damage is extreme, lifelong, and left untreated.

Free radicals’ link to premature aging comes from the oxidation of your body’s collagen. Collagen is the connective tissue responsible for keeping a person’s skin firm, plumped, and youthful. When free radicals destroy collagen and inhibit your body’s ability to synthesize new collagen, the result is skin that sags and wrinkles.

What are antioxidants?

As the term might imply, antioxidants are substances that counteract the oxidation process, such as citrus fruits, which contain high concentrations of the antioxidant Vitamin C.

Antioxidant vitamins for skin care

Have you ever tried preserving sliced fruits by soaking them in lemon juice? If you have, then you know that the lemon juice helps the fruit slices remain fresh longer than they would naturally. This is because the antioxidant properties of the lemon juice delay the oxidation process.

The same thing happens when you use ingredients rich in Vitamin C for skin care purposes. Vitamin C is a key component of the body’s natural ability to synthesize new collagen, and also protects existing collagen.

Vitamin E is also highly antioxidant and has been shown in numerous scientific studies to be particularly effective at reducing and in some cases even reversing the inflammation caused by free radicals as a result of sunlight overexposure. Vitamin E also has the ability to intensify the effectiveness of vitamin C when the two are combined, and the reverse is also true.

Consuming foods rich in vitamins C and E, as well as other sources of antioxidants is certainly warranted. You may wish to try organic green tea, as it delivers more antioxidants than most other types of tea, is naturally decaffeinated, and is zero calories, so you can drink it all day without keeping yourself awake all night. But absorbing antioxidant vitamins into your skin topically will be even more beneficial, since that’s where your body’s free radical accumulation is doing the most damage.

herbal bath tea - jubileeHow to infuse your skin with antioxidants

While no one is suggesting you bathe in lemon juice, you may want to try natural spa products made with the extracts of organic citrus fruits and/or list vitamins C or E as main ingredients. The following spa products may be of particular interest to you:

Herbal Bath Tea – Castle Baths’ herbal bath teas are made with organic green tea leaves and scented in your choice of seven proprietary aromatherapy essential oil blends. Try Jubilee Bath Tea for an energizing blend of pink grapefruit and bergamot – naturally rich in vitamin C.

avocado face creamAvocado Face Cream – Castle Baths’ Avocado Face Cream combines avocado oil with green tea extract, cucumber extract, and unrefined shea butter, all of which are naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It was initially formulated for people who had undergone cosmetic surgery and were looking for a face cream safe to use on their healing skin, so it’s designed to be extra gentle on sensitive skin – great for if you have sunburned or sun-damaged skin!

Body Butter – Castle Baths’ body butters are extra-rich and deliver all-day moisture, plus a generous quantity of antioxidants and vitamins. Try Citrus C Body Butter or Green Tea Body Butter if you’re looking for something to help with free radicals.

dead sea mud maskDead Sea Products – Dead Sea Bath Salts and Dead Sea Mud are both excellent at detoxifying your skin’s pores (through which many sources of free radicals enter your body.) Be sure to treat your skin to regular detox sessions so you can clear out all the pollutants and toxins your skin draws in before they have a chance to oxidize and start damaging your cells.

Some final thoughts on free radicals

It is important to remember that free radicals don’t just come from outside sources. Your body produces its own free radicals as part of its natural metabolic processes. Physical exercise, while good for maintaining muscle strength and overall fitness, increases your body’s metabolism, and thus, its free radical content as well. So even if you’re super careful about sunlight exposure, you eat healthy, and you exercise regularly (which you should,) free radicals will still exist within the tissues of your body.

This is not to dishearten you from trying to eliminate them, but to remind you that regular efforts on your part to protect, rejuvenate, and detoxify your skin are necessary if you want to win not only the battle against free radical damage, but also the war.

Time to Give Thanks to Those We Call Friends

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

God is Love (1 John 4:8)

Often, we find ourselves pulled into thinking about the negative things that may be happening in our lives or those of the people around us.  We all hear the stories on the news about earthly disasters, human suffering, and the generally murky outlook of the economy; these things can permeate our minds, bodies, and souls, if we let them.  God’s light shines in each of us and we may not always understand why the events in our lives happen, but we certainly know He does.  Let’s consciously refocus our energy and our thoughts on the good things happening around us – the things we see God in, or the people who give us, and others, hope.

Love thy neighbor as thyself (Roman 13:9)

This week, order something special for that person in your life who always knows what to say to make you feel better. The one you can call in the middle of the night, crying, who will answer and talk you through the anger, frustration, or sadness that recent events may have put you through. Take the time, today, to really reach out to them and give them back some of the peace that you have found through your friendship.

We have the perfect gift – it’s our Thank you Spa Bath Gift Basket Set, and it’s in stock!

This basket was created specifically for these special angels in our lives who help us remember that God has a plan for us and we must have faith in Him.  We have included everything your friend will need to pamper themselves.

Thank you Spa Bath Gift Basket Set includes:

  • Pampering Bath Tea
  • Pampering bath Tea refill
  • Bath Tea Pouch filled with lavender buds
  • Bath Tea Soaker tool
  • A Pink Rose- soap
  • A thank you bar of soap
  • Bath Scrunchie
  • Rose Top Flower

We can all use a reminder of God’s love for us when things are down.  So go ahead, send your friendly angel a special pampering gift to show your thanks – and do what you can to be that same light in another’s life.

Get Your Mother’s Day Gift Basket Now – Time is Running Out

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Mother’s day is this Sunday!

Are you having a difficult time finding that ‘just right’ gift – we have the perfect choice!

For the woman who has everything – give the gift of beauty and pampering – a Castle Baths Spa Gift Basket.  There are several options for which scent and mood your Mom may like best.  We have our classic Jubilee scent for an energizing and revitalizing spa experience, our Sweet Dreams with lavender and vanilla will have her worries washing away down the drain.

Husbands, we have the perfect gift from you to your wife and the mother of your children – the Love and Passion gift basket may start you on making her a mother once more.  After a Happy Mother’s Day dinner, this basket can become an entire night of romance; a warm, relaxing bath soak in Passion Bath Tea, then after the kids are in bed, by silver candle light, you can use the Passion Massage Oil to get her in the mood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make this Mother’s Day Memorable with a Gift Basket from Castle Baths.

Relaxing Tea – For Your Bath?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Soften your skin, refresh your body and energize your spirit.

Our natural bath teas offer more than just a relaxing aromatic escape; they also soften your skin, refresh your body and energize your spirit while you soak!

Castle Baths milk, herbal tea and green tea baths are all natural!

We have several fragrant herbal teas to choose from so you can pick your preferred bath scent and relax in peace with:

So there’s no excuse – try one today!  At just $17.97 each, you can’t pass up this offer!!

Jubilee Herbal Bath Tea – A Herbal Way to Freshen Up

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Dip in the most wonderful bath salts with Jubilee Herbal Bath Tea. Refreshing and absolutely mesmerizing bath tea salts from Castle Baths spa products store ensure great results. For a completely herbal way to freshen and revitalize immerse yourself  in these natural bath salts.

Refresh, not only your skin but your surroundings too. The flowery fragrance of the natural ingredients used to prepare bath salts will help you leave behind all the worries! Sweet Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Chamomile, Rose, Lemongrass, Passion Flower, Orange Peel, Jasmine Flower, Dead Sea Salts, Green Tea and other natural ingredients are brought together in a pack of bath tea salts that will fill your baths with all the beautiful scents.

Just a single scoop of the spa product is enough to add magic to your tired routine. You will absolutely enjoy the very relaxing bath as the bath salts do their magic on you quickly when you get into the bath tub. The spa products store offers natural and herbal bath products that are all vegan, except the 3 goat milk soap bars.

Herbal Bath Salts – Enjoy a Spa Soak at Home

With herbal bath tea salts from Castle Baths, you can enjoy a refreshing spa routine at home itself. The bath salts and their natural ingredients begin their magic the moment you step into the bath tub. Rejuvenate your senses and nourish your skin with the bath salts from the spa products store.

Green tea bath salts are great for all skin types and the presence of flower extracts make spa products just awesome to use. Get the Jubilee Herbal Bath Tea at the spa products store, Castle Baths: http://www.castlebaths.com/bath-tea-j.html.

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Castle Baths Herbal Bath Tea – Relish Natural Bath Blessings

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Natural spa and bath products have been the secret behind the beauty of royalties of the past. As we ‘progressed’ and moved towards a more synthetic lifestyle, we left behind not just the peace of mind but health of body, skin and quiet of the spirit too. So we at Castle Baths Spa Products, thought why not create a magic as close to the one gone. Here it is your secret potion for a better bath – Castle Baths herbal bath tea and green tea bath salt.

It’s a herbal salt tea combination which has been enriched by Green Tea and Pomegranate to impart that bliss to your baths. These natural bath products form great soaks to relieve your tired muscles, refresh your wearied mind and replenish your skin deeply.

Restorative & Re-creational Herbal Bath Salt Teas

We have been fed on stories of Cleopatra’s immortal beauty, healing bath soaks and even regenerative baths. Well, honestly Castle Baths herbal bath salt teas may not the be magical dust of fairy tales but these sure are purer than many bath essentials sold under the name of natural spa products. Yet, these restore energy and re-create that five star spa experience you may had or heard about.

And what all it takes to make herbal bath salt teas so rewarding? The following ingredients

  • Chamomile
  • Rose
  • Passion Flower
  • Orange Peel
  • Jasmine Flower
  • Marva Flowers
  • Dead Sea Salt
  • Green Tea and
  • Dried Pomegranate Powder
  • Essential Oils

These are not just ingredients but specialties that make bathing a blessing! So don’t miss out on these great spa products. Make most of your baths in summers with Castle Baths herbal bath tea.

Sweet Communion Herbal Salt Bath Tea

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

For many of us, the day begins with the tea’s aroma while for a lot others, it acts as an essential kick. Those aromatic leaves which hold the key to rejuvenation, now, not only relieves your senses but also the entire body. Castle Baths classic Sweet Communion Herbal Salt Bath Tea is an assortment of herbs, milk and herbal salts, infused with organic essential oil of Lavender along with its buds for complete body rejuvenation.

Just as a whiff of the bath tea rises your spirits, soaking your body in the pool of aromatic assortment will relax you thoroughly making you feel fresh and energized. Completely herbal, such bath teas were used by the pharaohs as a cure for skin ailments like eczema, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis , flaking and dandruff etc.

A way of herbal aromatherapy, Castle Baths Sweet Communion Herbal Salt Bath Tea gives you a complete rejuvenation relieving you from aching muscles and sore body parts.

Sweet Communion Herbal Salt Bath Tea: Simply Indulge!

Love thy body and indulge in the herbal extravagance. Castle Baths Sweet Communion Herbal Salt Bath Tea promises to refresh your senses and body with its herbal aromatic ingredients. Just soak yourself and re-energize your spirit. Bathe the Cleopatra way!

Castle Baths has an entire range of spa products. Pick & choose from the best of the bath products, body moisturizers, spa soaps, bath and massage oils for heavenly baths and complete rejuvenation.