How do I get glowing skin for a beach body? Are there any detox skin care solutions? What is a scrub, and why should I use one? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, or are just interested in reading about natural skin care topics in general, you may wish to check out Castle Baths’ four new skin care solution articles.
Detox Skin Care Solutions from Castle Baths
In our last blog, we introduced our readers to the concept of detox skin care solutions as an alternative or addition to detox dieting. For those interested in learning more about detox skin care, we now have two pages on our website devoted exclusively to this topic, which go into much more detail on how toxins end up in your skin and how to remove them naturally.
For instance, did you know that your body’s biological detox systems such as the liver and kidneys detox your body by pushing toxins out of your organs and into your skin? Similar to the means by which tear stains can build up in your pet’s hair over time, toxins can lie dormant in the deep layers of your skin for weeks, months, or even years – accumulating to the point where they can cause acne, premature wrinkles, or in extreme cases, even skin cancer! Find out which natural skin care products work best for removing toxins from the body and skin before they have their chance to take their toll on your health, and where to purchase detox skin care products from Castle Baths.
How to make skin glow in preparation for your perfectly toned beach body
Is your skin in shape for sunbathing in that new bikini? If not, learn how you can get your skin perfectly toned for a day of sunbathing at the beach simply by using Dead Sea Salt Products. Dead Sea Salt is an all-natural solution for how to get glowing skin FAST, so you can have a glowing face and sexy smooth skin this summer. For example, exfoliating with one of our Dead Sea Salt Bath Scrubs can help keep your skin from peeling while you bask in warm sunlight. Learn more about how bath scrubs polish your skin.
How to make a homemade bath scrub
Want to make your own salt or sugar homemade bath scrub/body scrub using our Certified Organic and wild-crafted ingredients? View some simple and easy body scrubs recipes you can make at home. If you need help deciding whether to use a salt scrub or sugar scrub, check out our comparison of the benefits of each scrub type.
Have a skin care or body image topic you would like us to discuss in terms of natural skin care products? We’ll be creating a lot more of these topic-oriented skin care solution pages, so if you have ideas or suggestions, let us know! You may just see your article idea turn up on our website or blog!
Detoxing your body is a popular, and sometimes controversial topic in fitness and wellness circles these days. On one side, there are experts who say that our bodies are being exposed to toxins every day from air quality pollutants to toxins in the foods we eat. These experts argue that our modern lifestyles have supersaturated our bodies with toxins, and that detoxification methods such as detox diets are necessary to help our bodies’ natural purification systems eliminate these toxins before they cause disease.
On the other side, there are experts who argue that detox diets are actually bad for our health, and essentially starve our bodies of much needed nutrients in our efforts to eliminate toxins. Opponents of detox diets argue that such extreme dieting has the potential to result in fatigue, loss of muscle tissue, lower metabolism, and other health problems.
The problem is, both groups of experts are right.
Our bodies are being exposed to toxins and environmental pollutants on a daily basis, and detox diets can be dangerous for some people. Fortunately, there’s a third alternative – one which can help eliminate toxins from the body without risking the potential health hazards of any kind of diet: Dead Sea skin care products.
Dead Sea detox skin care solutions, such as those made with dead sea mud, dead sea salt, and dead sea brine, have incredible detox and deep-cleansing powers that you don’t have to starve yourself to experience. The restorative abilities of the Dead Sea have been known since ancient times, and have proven scientific evidence of their health benefits – something many proponents of detox diets have yet to produce.
Dead Sea products achieve their detoxification results by deep-cleansing the pores and deep layers of your skin, where few other bath and body products can reach. Furthermore, the skin is actually one of the main ways by which toxins enter our bodies. We put toxins into our skin every day when we use mass-produced synthetic cosmetics such as lipstick, nail polish, and even many lotions. That’s right – that giant tube of face cream you bought at the drug store that claims it will cleanse your skin is actually doing just the opposite.
To detox your body naturally using Dead Sea skin care products, try using Dead Sea Bath Salts with your next soak in the tub. For additional detox benefits, try some of Castle Baths’ Green Tea Infusion Bath Salts, which deliver not only the deep-cleansing benefits of Dead Sea Salt, but also a rich source of antioxidants (a key detox ingredient) found naturally in Green Tea.
The best part of all about using Dead Sea skin care products to detox your body is that, unlike detox diets, they carry absolutely no risk to you. Soak in Dead Sea Bath Salts as often as you like, use Dead Sea facial soaps every day, and you’ll be well on your way to detoxing and cleansing your body the right way! Visit our website to learn more about detox skin care solutions.
Imagine sitting at your desk in front of your computer, being so engrossed in what you’re working on that you suddenly realize you’ve lost feeling in one of your feet. You try to move it, only to feel a slight tingling sensation. Though your foot is obviously the same size it ever was, it also feels as though your foot has grown an inch-thick layer of extra skin that is preventing you from feeling the inside of your shoe. You stand up and brace yourself for the onslaught of the ticklish sensations that will soon envelop your leg. The sensations of having one of your feet “fall asleep” are certainly unpleasant, and can be quite embarrassing at times as well, especially if a coworker walks in on you trying to walk normally and occasionally bursting into laughter from the tickling of your leg, but chances are you’ll forget about it as soon as your foot returns to normal.
For a diabetic person, however, these same sensations can be an early warning sign of a serious medical problem. As such, if you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, it is extremely important to always take these symptoms seriously, and develop an effective foot care regimen to keep that person’s feet “awake.”
What causes these symptoms and how can I prevent them?
The lack of feeling in a foot, and the sensation of having grown an extra inch-thick layer of skin is actually the result of your foot swelling due to poor circulation. In essence, your foot does not receive enough blood and thus, its normally sensitive nerves cannot function properly. This actually causes the skin on your foot to expand and become puffy, though not nearly as visibly puffy as the inch-thick layer of skin imagine it has grown when this occurs. The tingling and tickling feelings you experience when you realize your foot has “gone to sleep” are actually caused by your body attempting to restore normal blood flow to your foot. To prevent these symptoms from occurring, it is essential to make sure your foot always has adequate circulation.
The best way to keep blood flowing to the feet, aside from making sure you or your diabetic friend’s feet remain in a natural position, is to soak them in a warm bath with Dead Sea Bath Salts. Dead Sea Salt is well known to help boost circulation, particularly so in the extremities.
But don’t bath salts make you sweat? And isn’t sweating equally bad for diabetics? The answer is “yes” to both questions in regards to typical bath salts made with Epsom salt. Epsom salt can be very dehydrating to the skin, and will likely cause sweating, which is indeed bad for diabetics. Dead Sea Salt, however, has a unique chemical structure found only in the waters of the Dead Sea that causes them to have unique healing properties. As mentioned, these properties include the boosting of circulation, and, unlike Epsom salt, they are great for skin moisturizing too!
Pour lukewarm water into a foot basin. Make sure the water is not too hot, as this in and of itself will cause foot swelling and defeat the purpose of the salts you are about to add.
Add the Dead Sea Bath Salts to the foot bath in the amount specified on the label for the product you have chosen. For an enjoyable aromatherapy experience while soaking, try Dead Sea Salts that have been scented with a blend of essential oils.
Wash the feet with a bar of coffee spa soap, as this will also help boost circulation.
Let the feet soak in the bath for 20 minutes or the time specified on the instructions for your Dead Sea Salts.
Please keep in mind that these instructions are for preventative skin care only. If you or a diabetic person you know actually experiences the symptoms of one or both feet “falling asleep,” consult a physician immediately. The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat diabetes or its associated symptoms.
With the official first day of winter starting within the next two weeks, now is a good time to start thinking about how you will keep your skin hydrated throughout the coming cold. As you may or may not already know, skin can become very dry during the winter – both from the biting chill of the outdoors and the dryness of the heated indoors.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to keep your skin moist, soft, and youthful-looking throughout the winter: Dead Sea Bath Salts.
Conventional wisdom would have you believe that salt is dehydrating, and it is true that your standard table salt known chemically as sodium chloride will indeed cause your body (including your skin) to experience thirst. Dead Sea Salt, however, is composed of mostly minerals rather than sodium. These minerals actually help your skin retain moisture rather than dehydrate it by strengthening your skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, and by helping to draw surrounding moisture into your skin.
Because Dead Sea Salt is most effective as a moisturizer when used in conjunction with water, Dead Sea Bath Salts are particularly effective. It only takes a small scoop or two of unrefined Dead Sea Salt added to a lukewarm bath to quench your skin’s thirst for moisture.
Any source of Dead Sea Salt, so long as it is authentic and unrefined, will make an effective moisturizer and additive to your next bath. However, beware of the many imitators on the market today. For a source of Dead Sea products that you can be certain is authentic unrefined (completely natural) you can try Castle Baths Dead Sea Salts for the Soul. Castle Baths’ Dead Sea Salts for the Soul have the additional benefit of being scented with aromatherapy essential oil blends to help you feel relaxed, energized, romantic or spiritual.
If you find you enjoy the aromas and sensations of bathing in Dead Sea Salts for the Soul (and chances are you will), you can also try Dead Sea Foot Salts to keep your feet soft and smooth after walking through the snow in tight-fitting boots.
We hope you find these skin care tips useful, and wish you many happy soaks in the tub! Be sure to check back with us next week for more skin care and beauty information as you prepare for the Holidays.
Manufacturers of synthetic cosmetics would like us to believe that in order for a product to be effective in preserving youthful looks, it must be created in a laboratory, pushing centuries of herbal skin care knowledge aside. Yet both science and history have shown us that often, natural spa products can be just as effective if not more so than synthetics.
To educate people on the benefits of natural spa products, and provide them with a way to obtain such products for themselves, Castle Baths created the Tre’Yours line. Natural spa products listed under the Tre’Yours line are designed to help skin remain youthful, naturally. Products containing organic and wild-crafted ingredients such as Dead Sea salt, green tea, and avocadoes can accomplish many of the same youth-preserving tasks as their synthetic equivalents, but without the harsh preservatives or chemicals and their potential side effects.
Some of Castle Baths most popular youth-preserving products listed under the Tre’Yours line include:
Our BlessMe AHA Face Cream: this cream contains much-sought-after alpha-hydroxy-acids, which have been scientifically shown to help reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage. It also contains Aloe Vera Extract to moisturize and smooth your skin.
Our Dead Sea Spa Collection: Dead Sea salt, Dead Sea mud, and Dead Sea brine help to deep-cleanse your skin, penetrating down into your pores without any chemicals or penetration enhancers. These natural spa products help detoxify your skin and allows the many minerals and nutrients contained within the Dead Sea to seep into your skin. Castle Baths’ Dead Sea spa products may be purchased individually or as a set in the Tre’Yours Dead Sea Spa Gift Basket.
Our Tre’Yours Facial Toner: this natural facial toner helps detoxify facial pores and balance your skin’s pH levels. It is also made with Rose Hydrosol to help you smooth out the appearance of fine lines naturally.
Why should I use a foot cream if my feet are hardly ever exposed to the elements? The answer to this question is already partly answered; your feet are hardly ever exposed to the elements. That means they are routinely deprived of sufficient air and moisture, usually from spending day after day in your socks and shoes. This is by no means an argument to go barefoot everywhere you travel. However, you may want to consider pampering your feet with a massage, foot cream, and/or foot salt bath at the end of a stressful day.
If your feet have cracked heels, dry skin, itchy or red spots, or callouses, chances are your feet would benefit from the application of a foot cream. The best time to apply a foot cream is immediately after showering, as your feet will be wet and thus, more absorbent of the minerals and nutrients found in many foot creams. Beware of synthetic creams, however, as almost all of these will contain irritants and suspected carcinogens that will eventually do more harm than good. For a natural alternative, try Castle Baths’ Sweet Communion Mineral Foot Cream.
All of Castle Baths’ foot creams are handmade entirely from natural ingredients, but what really sets them apart from other foot creams is that they are made from authentic Dead Sea Brine. Instead of using distilled water, these creams are blended from the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, which have been long-reputed to have extensive healing powers. Sweet Communion is also made from the essential oils of lavender and ylang ylang to inspire feelings of relaxation via aromatherapy, and contains a hint of peppermint for a soothing sensation.
For the ultimate Sweet Communion foot care experience, try soaking your feet in a hot bath with Castle Baths’ Sweet Communion Dead Sea Mineral Foot Bath Salts. These salts are made from authentic Dead Sea Salt to detoxify and moisturize feet while relieving the day’s stress and pains. Like our foot creams, our foot salts are made entirely from natural ingredients with no added synthetic chemicals.
Regular use of foot salts and/or foot creams can also benefit people suffering from athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, or fatigue. For that matter, foot cream can benefit almost anyone who likes a good pampering at the end of a stressful day. Feel free to try our Bathsheba and Jubilee foot creams as well, and be sure to check back next week for more helpful information on skin care, beauty, and our products.
You’ve been to the beauty products section of the store, you know that there are dozens of choices for your skin care. Most of these have harsh chemicals that can actually reduce your skin’s beauty and elasticity, making you look older, rather than younger. We use only natural ingredients to detoxify your skin, lock in moisture, and rejuvenate your face and body in the process.
Daily Renewal Face & Body Bar is for dry, damaged, and mature skin; it is low lather and has extra moisturizing properties.
Mango Butter for repair and reconditioning of the face
Certified Organic Shea Butter reduces blemishes and scars while moisturizing
Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Seed Butter are natural emollients and rich in Vitamin E
Essential oil of Rose nourishes and hydrates the skin while balancing pH
This Face Soap Bar can be used to cleanse your face, and moisturize it all in one step! Our Face Soap is 80% Moisturizing Oils from Cream. Dry, damaged, and aging skin that has been the result of exposure to extreme temperatures and UV radiation can be repaired with daily use. Click here to learn more!
Dead Sea Black Mineral Mud Facial Bar – with EO of Ginger
Dead Sea Black Mineral Mud Facial Bar- with EO of Ginger is great for daily use for oily and sensitive skin- It’s also wonderful for once a week dry, damaged, aged skin that could benefit from the minerals of the Dead Sea. Please only wash face weekly with this bar if you have aged, damaged, and or dry skin.
The Perfect Face Bar! Our NATURAL Dead Sea Mud Soap Contains:
Lasts the average buyer a full year
Formulated to detox, de-grease and feed skin for youthful glowing results.
Largest percentage of actual Dead Sea Mud you’ll probably ever find in a mud bar!
Removes even the toughest oil based cream make-ups (even clown make-up) in one application.
Pink Grapefruit: Astringent for oily skin and hair.
Ginger: Reduces inflammation and increases circulation
Bergamot: Relaxing and refreshing, uplifting, and reduces tension.
Clove: Antibacterial and anti fungal to give your face a true clean
Detoxifies pores for deep cleansing and helps acne prone skin!
Helps even out the complexion for oily skin, acne sensitive and/or redness
Even though this bar is made to detox pores from oil and is wonderful for acne, it’s made with just the right percent of Certified Organic Macadamia Nut Oil to soften and mositurize even the driest skin to include cracked skin! Click here to learn more!
Cellu Body Bar – with Coffee for circulation
Cellu Body Bar – with Coffee for circulation is an all time favorite natural soap bar of both men and woman- made with cocoa butter and coffee butter- to really help skin and senses.
Enhance the appearance of your legs
Helps with the appearance of cellulite, reduces swelling and increases circulation, especially in the legs.
Delicately scrubs away dirt and environmental pollutants
Rich in Coffee Butter, Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, and Hemp Butter
Contains fresh ground Java Coffee Bean for a natural exfoliation
Our kids are growing up faster and have longer working years ahead of them than ever before – show your teenager how to naturally take care of their skin as well as relieve stress. After all, they will need this skill and this is advice that will be used on a daily basis (unlike some of your other advice)!
Sometimes, as adults, we forget how very stressful being a teenager can be. Hormones are all over the place, large decisions about where their life will head are coming up quickly and self-confidence is almost always an issue. Help your teen to be self assured, confident, and ready to face the changes and challenges that God has in store for them by teaching them how to relieve stress and protect their skin in a natural, healthy way.
It is imperative in the stressful, busy world we have brought our children into, that they learn how to relax and let stressful emotions go on a daily basis. Our Sweet Dreams scent can be found in several different product types (body wash, bath tea, aromatherapy oils, etc.) and will help your teen to relax, sleep well, and be ready for another day in their busy life.
Natural Skin Care
Nothing seems more important when you are a teenager than your appearance. If your teen suffers from lack of confidence in their skin appearance, it may be the kind of body wash or face wash that is being applied. See this video on the difference that a natural body wash makes versus a leading competitor’s body wash.
If you have a specific situation, and would like to discuss how our natural products could be used or applied to help, please contact us at (757) 788-8157 or by email.
Most of us do lead busy lives. We juggle full time (or more) careers, kids, friends, and family duties on a daily basis. Even our vacations are often packed full of events, sightseeing, or going somewhere. We have given rise to the idea that we now need a vacation from our vacations!
Do Your Feet Hurt at the End of the Day?
Our feet feel the brunt of our daily grind, as we rely on them to always be ready. We race around on high heels (which our feet probably consider torture devices), dashing to meetings, driving the carpool, being the soccer mom. Our poor feet are left to pay the price. So why not give them some time off? A nice relaxing foot soak in a bucket (if you don’t have time for a nice long bath), can go a long way to repairing the strain and stress of carrying you faithfully through each of your daily activities.
Feeling Stressed? Need to release inner tension and just relax? Well count your blessings!… because we have something perfect for you! A Castle Baths Classic, our Sweet Dreams Blessing Gift Basket. This beautiful arrangement and assortment of products is perfect for yourself, your friends, and your loved ones.
Have you ever had a hard time falling asleep? Maybe your brain is busy going over all the little things you wanted to do today, but didn’t have time to complete? Or maybe you are focused on an event that keeps replaying in your mind? Worrying about the events of the next day or a project you are working on can keep you awake when you would rather be peacefully sleeping. Give yourself the gift of a calm mind with our Sweet Dreams Blessing Gift Basket.
Submerse yourself in the calming influence of vanilla and Bulgarian French Lavender…the ultimate relaxation. Let all of your worries and stresses just dissolve away, while giving your skin a smooth, soft feel, and delicious aroma.