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Copper Water for Health and Beauty!

IMG_7170-2Everyone deserves clean, healthy, water. We need it to keep our bodies healthy and functioning optimally. Ideally, we need to drink at least 1/2 our body weight of water in ounces every day.  That being said, I try to keep a water bottle with me at all times. I try to avoid plastic bottled water at all costs for a multitude of reasons; health, taste, environmental, and expense. The bottled water industry is ridiculously profitable for companies- many of them are actually plastic companies who make the bottles themselves, and then fill them on the spot with filtered tap- they fill them while the bottles are still warm, thus leaching plastic into the water from the start. When you buy the packaged plastic water bottles, you have no idea how they were prepared, bottled, shipped and stored. The evidence shows that there are plastic particles in these plastic bottled waters.  If you have a durable water bottle you can always be prepared with your own drinking vessel and find filtered or decent tap water. I try my best to not contribute to the plastic water bottle industry and sharing my passion about this is really important to me. I love to buy water bottles as gifts for friends and family. I try to get everyone to transition to a healthier and more sustainable way to consume our most precious and needed resource.

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There are many types of water bottles available. I love a durable water bottle, and especially need one for road trips and travel.  I have been drinking from my new copper water bottle every day.  I love the color- like a fresh penny and the exquisite hammered texture of the bottle not only makes it looks gorgeous, but also makes it easy to grasp and harder for me to drop. It fits right in my car’s cup holders and doesn’t leak even if I throw it in my tote or backpack…Yay.  It’s shiny and bright and the rosy-gold color is eye catching. Yes, it’s pretty as a penny but the bennies don’t stop there …oh no, it’s got some serious body alkalizing benefits. This water bottle is 100% food-safe copper with absolutely no toxic materials used. They are handmade in an old school, artisan fashion- they really are beautiful. The hammered copper is actually more than just aesthetics, it is so the water reaches more surface area for the copper to be absorbed into the water. It is recommended that you let the water absorb for 6-8 hours before drinking- this will give you the maximum benefit. There are actually many water bottles that claim to be copper- but be careful since most are just plated and may contain toxic materials.

I have studied and practiced Ayurvedic health and skin beautifying methods and modalities for years. I use only alkaline water, nutrient rich water in my skincare treatments at Facials by Pearl.  Drinking water stored in copper vessels has amazing health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts. Water stored in a copper vessel is also known as “Tamara Jal” in Ayurvedic medicine- Tamara=Copper and Jal=Water. It’s also commonly known as copper infused water or copper charged water.  In Ayurvedic medicine, it is said to help to balance all three doshas, i.e. vata, kappa and pitta. In Ayurveda they recommend drinking lukewarm or room temp water- I also notice this when I travel in Europe – they never serve ice-cold water. This is a healthier way to consume water as ice water can destroy digestive enzymes and very cold water can also constrict blood and lymph vessels- very vital for many reasons.  In Ayurveda they say this is bad for your “agni”  or digestive fire. In nutrition school we learned disease (dis-ease in the body) starts in the digestive system- The digestive system is how we assimilate nutrients and discard toxins- so vital for health and well being.  Copper is a very powerful anti-oxidant, fights free radicals, helps skin heal, anti-microbial element that also improves immunity, supports good health, eliminates toxins and supports healthy brain function. It’s very interesting to note that copper has been proven to induce the growth of the myelin sheath which makes our brain work more efficiently. Our bodies do not manufacture copper- so we need to get it from an outside source. Why not get it from naturally alkalizing the water you drink?

I could go on about the benefits of drinking healthy alkaline water- I do believe it is the fountain of youth as dehydration is detrimental for all of our organs and body processes. Your body will age faster if it’s not properly hydrated. Who wouldn’t want to stay hydrated and naturally alkalize your water with your own authentic, artisan pure copper bottle?

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Cheers! To your health!

You can have 15% off your very own Copper Bottle with code GLAMOLOGIE15 This is valid Nov 15th thru the 29th!

Check out https://www.copperh2o.com to learn more about all things copper and this wonderful family owned company who also donates 15% of their profits to non-profits to support healthy drinking water in developing countries.

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A Basic Daily Skincare Regimen for Minimalists

Often times, I’m asked what are the daily basics one must do to take care of their skin. Here are some of my daily skincare tips. Please note there are no neck creams, masks, eye depuffing serums or any other extras that of course will take your skincare routine to an even higher level.  This is pretty bare bones but I have included serums, since I consider them to be like a multi-vitamin you need to apply to your skin daily!

Cleanse
Sometimes I hear from women who say they just cleanse with water in the morning because their skin doesnt feel “dirty” when they wake up. Cleansing is a vital step for your skin to be its healthiest, smoothest and most glowing. While we sleep our bodies are cleansing, cellular respiration is happening, we are sweating and the serums and creams that you wear at night that are filled with antioxidants that will oxidize and if you are using an oil based serum or cream it will be rancid by morning so you want to cleanse it all off! Cellular turnover is happening as we sleep so we want to remove all the dead skin cells and cellular debris. In the morning it might be best to use a lighter cleanser with a little Alpha Hydroxy Acid and at night a deep cleanser to get off makeup and grime from the day.
Tone
If you are dry, you want to use a toner that contains Hylauronic acid – this ingredients binds up to 1000 times it’s weight in moisture to the skin. Toner will further cleanse and prepare your skin for the serums and moisturizers you apply next. It will remove any traces of cleanser and also is better for your skin than tap water which contains minerals and purifying ingredients which may be harsh for your skin especially if you are sensitive.
 Serum
Serums are very important and are meant to be worn under your moisturizers. They are liquid so they penetrate more deeply than creams and lotions. For daytime I recommend an antioxidant serum with Vitamin C, Plant stem cells, Peptides, etc. and for evening I like to use a serum that contains a little retinol and/or glycolic acid on a rotating basis to exfoliate and stimulate cellular turnover.
 Moisturize
Daytime: hydrating with an SPF of 30. Even if you aren’t outside since windows from our cars, home and workplace do not screen out UVA which is damaging to the skin.
Evening: Use a heavier moisturizer than normal especially during the winter since our skin tends to get more dehydrated while we sleep. If you live in a cold environment and use a lot of indoor heating or blast the heater in the car make sure you are hydrating your skin well at night.
Eye Cream 
It’s best not to neglect the eye area. It’s the thinnest skin on the body with no oil glands. A good quality eye cream should be worn day and night. Make sure your eye cream contains no fragrance as fragrance is the #1 irritant in skincare ingredients.
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