WINTER NEWSLETTER 2015
Break out your cozy scarves and sweaters and avoid unwanted breakouts this winter! With the holidays come stress, illness, overindulgence, dry skin and acne, and it will take a few extra measures to look and feel your absolute best this season. I will guide you to preserving your natural beauty from within, keeping your body healthy, and skin glowing. Stay warm and safe, I wish you all a very joyous and prosperous new year! Please help us share love and peace throughout the world.
–Susan Ciminelli, Creator and Founder
IN THE PRESS
THE ZOE REPORT
9 WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE TO DRY
During this time of year, cold winter air and excessive heat from heaters dry out the skin. Keeping it hydrated and your capillaries protected will require extra care of your body internally and externally. Stick to an effective skincare regimen and follow my tips:
- Switch to a heavier moisturizer
Light creams won’t cut it anymore. When the temperature drops, air strips your skin of moisture. Heavy winds and dry indoor heat affect your complexion.
- Exfoliate at least once per week, twice ideally
An exfoliator helps to remove dead skin cells on the surface and unclog pores to reveal silky skin. Try my Body Buff infused with essential oils of rosemary and lavender.
- Maintain a healthy, well balanced diet
Fish is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fats which have an anti-inflammatory effect. Walnuts, avocados, flax and chia seeds will also soothe your skin, providing you with a clearer, smoother complexion.
- Drink plenty of water
Water helps keep the skin looking young and glowing, and helps the kidneys to function properly. Drink ½ ounce per pound that you weigh every day, four ounces at a time. Add fresh lemon juice to keep your system clean and minimize your pores.
- Eat fresh vegetables
High in minerals as well as vitamins C and E, veggies are natural antioxidants and provide protection for the skin against free radicals and toxins. Those rich in vitamin C include beets, turnips, parsnips, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, and potatoes. Those rich in vitamin E include dark, leafy greens, avocados, sweet potatoes, and yams.
- Avoid sugar and processed food
Sugar and processed foods make the skin oily, enlarge the pores, and cause pimples and blackheads. They also cause inflammatory conditions such as rosacea.
- Use a humidifier
A clean humidifier used in your bedroom and living room helps alleviate dry skin and chapped lips by infusing the air with moisture. It will also help to soothe dryness and irritation in the nasal passages, sinuses, mouth and throat.
- Use a dry body brush on the skin before showering
Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, increases circulation, helps exfoliate the body, and reduces cellulite. Follow with a good body lotion while skin is still damp. My Body Silk is a great choice; this luxurious lightweight lotion will leave the skin feeling silky soft.
- Avoid hot showers
Hot showers and baths lead to dry, itchy, prematurely aged skin and even rashes. Warm baths and showers are much better for you.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL OFFERS
Be sure to visit www.SusanCiminelli.com to see our latest promotions:
$50 off Anti-Aging & Deep Pore Cleansing Facials
$15 off a half hour of Reflexology
$85 Body Wrap with a Facial
Buy one Special Reserve, get one free
$55 off Restorative Red Marine Algae Cream
$55 off Toning Bath, Calming Bath & Algae Fine Powder
$65 off Cleansing Gel, Oil Control Formula, Seawater & Sea Clay Mask
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Not only do we strive to satisfy your skincare needs, but my mineral based, paraben free, naturally pigmented makeup collection will complement your glowing
complexion for the total beauty package.
My brand new black Mascara will give you dark, dramatic, beautiful lashes fit for every holiday party and celebration! The fiber brush allows for smooth application as it lengthens and separates the lashes. Its water-resistant formula is gentle enough for those with sensitive eyes or who wear contact lenses.
Add a festive pop of color to your lips with my new Cream Lipstick. These smooth, moisturizing, vitamin-enriched lipsticks are available in five beautiful shades.
Pictured left to right: Dragonfruit, Guava, Watermelon, Pink Grapefruit, Raspberry
The full Susan Ciminelli makeup collection is available at the Beauty Clinic in New York City, by phone and online.
WINTER SKINCARE PRODUCT PICKS
||Cleansing Milk thoroughly cleanses the skin leaving it soft and pure. This lightweight, milky cleanser has been specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, a great choice for the cold months ahead.
||Hydrating Formula is a miraculous essential oil that provides the skin with moisturizing and aromatherapy benefits. You’ll be amazed at how much more hydrated and radiant your skin will look and feel.
||Very Berry Antioxidant Serum is our high-powered fruit formula from the Amazon made up of anti-aging peptides. Add a pinch to your daily moisturizer for a natural, sun kissed glow to brighten up a dull winter complexion.
||Calming Cream is one of my favorite creams to use on cold days. Offering shelter and comfort to the skin, it will protect you from the harsh winds and keep you hydrated while reducing redness and roughness.
||Hydrating Gel Mask is a winter time essential that floods the skin with moisture and nutrients to repair damage, soothe, renew and revitalize the skin.
||Algae Fine Powder is a superfood for the skin. This bath time favorite will detoxify the skin, deeply relax you and rid you of negative emotions. It will also help diminish cellulite, water retention and inflammation.
HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS
Winter is filled with many exciting holidays; however we’ll often find ourselves indulging a little too much! Below are some of my suggestions for preserving your beauty and controlling your weight throughout the festivities:
Q: I always have a cup of coffee or tea in my hand. What winter beverage should I stick with?
A: Coffee can clog your liver and cause acne, but if you must have it, it’s better to drink in the morning. Warm, freshly brewed green tea is the best to boost your immune system. Bottled teas tend to contain too many sugars and other additives. Add a spoonful or two of Manuka Honey UMF 16+ into hot or cold tea to add sweetness and help clear up any infections faster.
Q: Which foods should I try to avoid during this season and which should I eat more of?
A: Lay low on unhealthy snacks and appetizers. Foods that are high in fat are much more difficult for the body to digest. Avoid dairy and sugar if possible. Eat more legumes such as lentils, as well as root vegetables which are in season and good for building the immune system this time of year.
Q: The cold, snowy weather lowers my motivation to work out. What can I do about this?
A: It’s common to feel lazy during the holidays, but it’s important that we stay active. Too much sitting in once place is hazardous to the health. Exercising and doing yoga makes the body feel great and helps you stay fit while also boosting the immune system.
Q: What’s the best way to prevent a holiday hangover?
A: Less sugary drinks and substitute sugar with agave if possible. Try to keep alcohol to a minimum because consuming heavy amounts takes a toll on the liver and pancreas. I recommend taking milk thistle and dandelion tea; both are great for your liver and will keep your skin clear.
Q: How can I cure swollen, puffy eyes caused from staying up late celebrating?
A: Drink a lot of water and load up on B vitamins and a good B complex. Eat a bowl of short grain brown rice with a dollop of Umeboshi Pickled Plum Paste.
Q: How can I properly manage my emotional stress and anxiety during holiday preparation?
A: High stress levels have been found to make us more susceptible to catching colds and the flu, so it’s so important to minimize stress. Take a moment to breathe! Breathing deeply will naturally relax your nervous system and the increased oxygen will make your brain happy and skin radiant. I also recommend Dr. Bach’s flower remedies which can be found in health food stores.
Q: Speaking of cold and flu season, what can I do to stay healthy through it?
A: To avoid a red nose and puffy face, wash your hands thoroughly and often to rid yourself of bacteria, sanitize surfaces, get plenty of rest each night, eat fresh fruits and veggies, and take your vitamins!
Q: Which vitamins and supplements do you recommend I take to boost my immunity?
A: Take 500 mgs of vitamin C three times per day which will also help shorten the duration of a cold. Take 5000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily which will reduce inflammation. Also, take two oil of oregano capsules twice a day, as well as grapefruit seed extract (GSE) and colloidal silver when you feel a cold coming on. Detoxify your system by taking my Blue Green Algae Supplements which will make your body more alkaline, which is a difficult environment for bacteria to live in.
FROM THE KITCHEN
Warm Spice Red Lentil Soup
A natural seasonal immune system booster
Try my very own recipe for Indian Red Lentil Soup with anti-inflammatory anti-aging ingredients. This delicious soup is great for boosting the immune system this winter. To read about all the benefits that each ingredient offers, refer to my blog post.
3 cups of washed red lentils
4 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup of coconut milk
2 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 tsp of ground cumin seeds
1 tsp of ground fennel
1 tsp of black mustard seeds
¼ tsp of ground cloves
1 tsp of ground cardamom
1 tsp of ground turmeric
1 tsp of ground ginger
1 tbsp of fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp of grated garlic
1 jalapeno pepper seeded, ribs removed, chopped
1 large yellow onion chopped fine
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground white pepper
3 tbsp coconut oil
Juice and zest of one lime
3 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
In a large, thick bottomed skillet, add coconut oil, garlic, ginger, onion, jalapeño and tomato paste.
Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
Add washed lentils and stock, salt and pepper.
Stir every 10 minutes.
When beans are tender add coconut milk (You may use reduced fat if you like).
Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
A few minutes before serving, add cilantro and juice and zest of lime.
Soup can be served as is, or puréed to make it creamy.
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
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