Wear Less Makeup--Less is More

“I’m a great lover of anti-aging microcurrent treatment. My Quick Lift and MAX Lift are designed to help you look and feel better—with no after effects except looking great because it is non-invasive, leaves no scars or bruising—and no downtime. Another advantage of microcurrent treatment is you can go with less makeup!

“I also like the less is more rule... Model and makeup expert Cindy Joseph supported the less is more mantra, saying that— “In wearing less makeup, you show the world that you’re confident in who you are.”

And if you can’t feel the freedom of being and showing who you are as a mature person—over 50, under 50, wherever you happen to be—when will you be secure enough to simply show off you?

This doesn’t mean you have to go bare skin everywhere/all the time—or even doing without the boost to your attitude and general wellness that “natural microcurrent anti-aging” gives. Knowing we look good often makes us feel good—that’s a big motivator behind the fashion industry and it seems to work!

The Natural Microcurrent Glow

The well kept secret of microcurrent is that it gets your “glow” on naturally. The need for makeup is less. You save time and money...

Extreme Wellness

It’s also believed to do more for your system. As the skin’s cellular memory becomes more familiar with microcurrent, the treatment value seems to be compounded. Not only does your face glow but your entire body benefits from a virtual passive massage.

“The overall feeling from a facial microcurrent treatment, I think, is a state of relaxed well being or extreme wellness. The physical sign is a more youthful looking, plump-feeling skin.—with bounce and glow!”

Who wants to cover this natural glow with makeup? And, according to Cindy Joseph, why should we?

See Chalkboard Mag on the benefits to your system of microcurrent treatment to your face!

How to feel beautiful at every age

Do you feel beautiful or do you only feel your age when you look in the mirror?

Beauty and youth are a wonderful combination. And the lovely blossom of youth does give way to the glow of maturity, but you shouldn’t feel less beautiful—only more so! As we age, we (and you!) should feel free to be more you. It’s time, if you’re been holding back and trying to meet other’s expectations, to show the real you—relaxing in being who you are and taking the next steps. Whatever your age, the future lies ahead to fulfill dreams and goals—and now you have the wisdom and knowledge to choose your path.

When you look in the mirror, do you see the lovely woman of life experience with an open door to the future?

I often hear women saying, “I feel so good until I see how I’ve aged. What will the future me look like?” I understand!  And I can help with that.

Life is too short to be worrying about how you’re going to look as you face the future.

“I believe we are beautiful at every age. This is why I have made it my business to keep you looking and feeling youthful—while you enjoy the woman you were meant to be, with no qualms or lack of confidence despite today’s Instagram world. I love that my clients set the example and want to look as good as they feel—always.

“As we transition through middle age, we have the gift of wisdom. It’s that wisdom which helps us to know ourselves, revel in our self-confidence, and make life decisions that need no excuses. If we want purple hair, we sport it like there isn’t any other color hair to have. If we love our full-figured bodies and delicious food, we feel good about being the sexy choice. And if we choose to get help in looking our best naturally, we enjoy that, too, and search for what works best for us!

“Because when you look good you feel good…science proves this to be the case.

MAXINE WARSH FACIAL REJUVENATION IS HERE TO HELP YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST

MDX3000 Microcurrent Anti-Aging Facial Rejuvenation is the key to looking as good as you feel. My anti-aging MAXLift is the safe, natural, and effective treatment for correcting, improving, and slowing down the complexion’s aging process.

If you don’t want the painful injections of Botox—and the unnatural look that often results (sometimes known as Chipmunk Cheeks!) or of fillers, microcurrent treatment is the perfect natural solution to keep wrinkles at bay. The process is cumulative, so the sooner you start the more lasting are the results—and it’s never too soon to begin. Our skin starts to lose a little of that blossom even in our early 30’s!

HOW DOES MICROCURRENT ANTI-AGING WORK?

Microcurrent’s low level of electricity mirrors the body's own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.


WHAT MICROCURRENT DOES

  • Helps to promote blood circulation, reduce wrinkles and fine lines

  • Plumps and tone

  • Improves facial contours, strengthens facial muscles to provide a lifting effect, and tighten skin

  • Significantly improves new collagen production, skin elasticity, and your complexion

  • Hydrates the skin and helps drain lymph glands,

  • Rejuvenate your complexion

Microcurrent technology involves sending tiny, harmless electrical currents into your muscles. Your muscles react by slightly contracting, which tones and tightens them to create a more youthful foundation for your facial contours. With firmer muscle tissue, your face looks younger and brighter. Wrinkles smooth away, creases soften, and sagging contours are gently lifted. That’s why it’s called an “Electric Facelift”.

The best thing about this technology is that there is absolutely NO PAIN and NO RECOVERY involved. The treatments are relaxing and most people tell me they see results instantly! A simple (and inexpensive) monthly anti-aging maintenance treatment keeps the wonder going!

We’ve been offering this unique proprietary skin rejuvenation technology in Toronto for over 18 years and have improved the appearance of thousands of men and women. Our clients tell me how happy they are with the results and you will be, too!

SPRING SPECIAL FOR NEW CLIENTS—the MAXLift

Buy 3 anti-aging microcurrent treatments at $175.00 each and get one free. That’s 131.25 a treatment.




SOME GREAT TIPS TO MAKE THE SHAVING EXPERIENCE BETTER!

Tips for easier shaving, exfoliating and healthy skin for men.

Tips for easier shaving, exfoliating and healthy skin for men.

“I offer the same advice to men as I do for women,” says skin care expert Maxine Warsh. “Treat yourself with goodness from the inside out and don't 'wear out' your skin by using chemicals and cleansers that overdry. Shaving creams also overdry and they are full of chemicals—so that's an excellent reason to use water only as part of your face cleaning routine. Give your face a good wash (WARSH!) before and after shaving and use the Warsh Cloth for Men (of course).

Reenergize your face

“Even plain old soap dries your face out—and it ages your skin. Add to this the effects of shaving and... wow. The deck is stacked. So this is why my best suggestion is to use only water for a clean fresh face! Use plain H2O and the WARSH Cloth for Men before and after your shave—and last thing at night or whenever you start to feel grimy. It will clean you up fast without weakening your skin and you'll not only look great but feel great.”

Diet tips for men's skin

Other advice that's applicable to helping your skin from the inside out is to eat the best diet you can. “I don't mean 16-ounce steaks or recommend carb-happy plates every day. Do what your mom probably told you to when you were at her kitchen table, and overdose on fruit and veg—as many as you can, as multicoloured as you can, and whenever you can.”  If your family or partner isn't already on some variation of the Mediterranean or Dash diet—do it quick. Not only does it benefit overall body health from digestion to circulation and helps everyone fight diseases including cancers, but skin health and feel improves. And it gives tone to the way you look—making skin vibrant and helping it and you to feel and stay youthful. 

How does The Warsh Cloth work?

The WARSH Cloth exfoliates to keep skin fresh while you wash (WARSH!), and it's anti-bacterial, plus it's environmentally-friendly. You can keep reusing it after washing (WARSHing it) for up to three months. It's slightly larger than the standard WARSH Cloth.

There's a reason people call this “The Little Miracle Worker.” Your face will think it has discovered a miracle—you'll see and feel a difference when you can scrub away grime and pore-cloggers with the WARSH Cloth for Men and only water.

Walking—is it the best exercise?

Here we are with our friends and neighbors, Zina and Henry, on our weekly Sunday walk. Weather allowing, we venture out for long distances and adventures to be able to enjoy a wonderful brunch after!

BEST GO TO EXERCISE

Walking has been my go to exercise since Jr high school when I realized the benefits for digestion and mood enhancing. Since I grew up in Miami, I was able to go to the beach and walk barefoot at the ocean shore regularly., which had the added benefit that I sported a healthy tan and a fit figure(!)

THE BENEFITS OF BAREFOOT

Walking barefoot is one of the best and easiest activities you can do that helps your overall fitness and health in a lot of ways. Because you’re focusing on every step (to avoid hazards, sharp stones, etc.) this tends to quiet your “inner chatter” so you concentrate on the here and now. Walking barefoot also strengthens and stretches tendons, muscles, and ligaments in your feet, calves, and ankles. And according to the excellent health and wellness guide MindBodyGreen, this functions like free foot yoga and a free reflexology session rolled into one! It also helps ease your anxieties, likely assists you to get a good night’s sleep—and connect with the world outside and mother nature in a brief time with minimal exertion. See more on the benefits of going barefoot.

When I was single, my favorite dates were ones that included walking (and dancing!—sometimes barefoot).

TAKING LONGER TREKS

Today, when my girlfriends want to get together, walking dates are always a first choice. It’s a great way to get our exercise and to catch up with each other—in more ways than one. There are so many places to choose from—since I live in Ontario, near the top of my list of goals and destinations is to explore the Bruce Trail, one of the 10 best hiking trials in the world. What a great achievement it would be to accomplish this walk.

THE CAMINO

Speaking of achievements, I’d like to mention that my friend Jeanne has joined pilgrims from all over the world in walking the Camino de Santiago. Whichever route is taken to this historic spot in Northern Spain—it’s sure to be a profound experience and a special journey. My friend Michelle shared her adventures on the Camino a few years ago.

Whether you choose a very long walk—from the Bruce Trail to the Camino—or a short hike with your friends or alone on the beach—it will be good for your health and state of mind on all levels!

Anyone up for a walk?

TOP ANTI-AGING AND HEALTH TIP

WHAT IS THE MAIN FACTOR IN FEELING YOUNG?

If you're a regular follower of my mailers you'll know that I like to do what works—from diet to exercise to anti-aging disciplines, And I like to l share my regime and other tips and tricks that will help everyone to Age Well.

It's been great to hear how much you like hearing about our adventures on Wednesday With the Warsh’s and how taking time to have fun is inspirational. And I hear that our focus on the here and now is playing a part in getting others to put aside your schedules and concerns to take time outs like we are.

PRACTISE ANTI-AGING

A few people have commented that we look young—well, we feel young! Feeling young—acccording to research—is half the battle with anti-aging. 

It's more than simply facing life on upnote. Your values and emotions always reveal how you really feel about yourself and this is really reflected in our health. If you value looking and feeling healthy and more positive, you do tend to look younger than your years because you feel it. You have more energy, zip, and look forward instead of backward. You spend less time planning and more time doing.

 It's also key to make sure you get good nutrition, love what you do for a living, follow your passions in your spare time–even if you can't quite at work—and feel happy when you think about your life. 

When your attitude about yourself is healthy and positive and you feel blessed—it shows and your body knows it. Research proves this every day. Check it out: 

WEEKLY TIME OUTS ENRICH LIFE

Another very important point—act as young as you can—sleeping in and sitting around instead of being active is aging. Research shows it and your body will show it, too!

 

Looking After You

Feeling rested and rejuvenated

If your life isn't looking (or feeling!) much like a day at the beach at the moment, taking time out to indulge yourself and your senses and switching the focus to relaxing can make a huge difference. If you can't escape for a quick trip somewhere, take a little break for reflection and a change of scene or activity. Exploring a museum and or art gallery you haven't visited in a while are great for this or even an afternoon at the movies with a good friend or your partner. You'll likely feel rested and rejuvenated—and rise above the down-for-the-count feelings that too much busyness and stress create.  

Stress and you—see the signs

Remember, if you're not getting enough relaxing time, your body will tell you. Stress will show itself in disrupted sleep patterns, assorted aches and pains—from headaches to back and neck aches—to the feeling that it's taking twice the effort to do what you used to do in a blink. It's important to destress—whether it's with meditation or more family and friend time—when you feel you're losing track of 'you' in the day-to-day grind. As we all know, stress may also show up in other more serious ways—raising your risk of chronic ailments and life-threatening conditions and illnesses. The signs of stress vary from chronic urinary tract infections to problems in your love life.

Taking time to indulge in the tried and true stress solutions from vacations to deep breathing to focusing on a healthier lifestyle and habits are all good. Meditation is an excellent way to deal with stress. And you don't even have to leave home to do it.

Start the day with meditation—it’s good for you

Your starting point should be to make sure the setting is comforting, then take a little time to focus. Check out Meditation for Beginners on this blog if you’re not sure what to do next.

When Mass General and Harvard Medical School neuroscientist Sara Lazar had a sports injury, she turned to yoga to stay limber and keep stretching. But before long, she found that she felt more patient, calmer, open-hearted—and set out to explore why. She came to the conclusion (after two studies) that mindful meditation was the key. Participants in the studies experienced a thickening in several regions of the brain involved in “learning, memory, and emotional regulation” or empathy. Read more about this research and the benefits of mindful meditation.

Good to know about meditation: even if you start with only a few minutes, change starts to happen. And it grows with practice. Even study participants who meditated over the course of a weekend retreat, for example, showed a difference in neurogenesis.

“I'm a strong believer in taking care of myself—from the inside and out—and am careful to exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, and make sure to take the edge off when I need to. Meditation is also part of my everyday routine.”  Maxine

If you haven’t tried it, check out the Meditation for Beginners blog.

 

What foods are good for your skin?

Best foods for an “anti-aging healthy skin” 

These great-for-you anytime foods are what the experts recommend for hydrating from the inside out. Mostly, the foods that are on the good-for-you list for health also help your skin AND make a great anti-aging diet. The list includes salmon, avocado, olive oil, spinach and leafy greens, nuts/seeds, fruit (of course!) and eggs. For more on why you should eat anti-aging foods:  StyleList.

Good-for-your-skin-foods

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Other foods that should be on your menu that are good for your skin (and your hair!), making you look and feel fit and healthier from the inside out are dark chocolate, walnuts, the ever-popular spinach, lentils, flax and chia seeds, and berries.

According to The Huffington Post, berries “are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins that help protect you from premature aging.” They are also great at battling illnesses and packed with Vitamin C, which not only keeps skin firm but is used by your body to form collagen.

Chocolate (or raw cacao) has flavonoids to fight free radicals and protect your skin from UV damage and wrinkles and fine lines.

For facts you might not know about berries--such as if bananas, kiwi fruit, and lychees are classed as berries, and which are the most beneficial... Elderberries is #1, followed by blackberries, and ... tomatoes? Read up.

Causes of wrinkles and aging

A BBC report on eating your way to fabulous skin summarizes the main causes of wrinkles and skin aging and pinpoints damage from the sun, strong soaps, chemicals, and poor nutrition as the main culprits, and recommends antioxidant rich fruit and veg with beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.

(Using the Warsh Cloth with water only to clean your complexion eliminates two of those factors immediately!)

Fighting acne

To fight acne, cutting back on processed/junk foods and hydrogenated and saturated fats is recommended, says the BBC. Try to eat more selenium-rich foods such as Brazil and walnuts, cashews, fresh tuna, sunflower seeds, and wholemeal bread. More.

Use the Warsh Cloth at least twice a day to clean your complexion of all makeup and grime for best results.

Use the Warsh Cloth at least twice a day to clean your complexion of all makeup and grime for best results.

“And wash with the Warsh Cloth (we also have one for acne). Cleaning your skin with only water will, of course, also help to fight a variety of skin problems—from aging to acne.”

 

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR ACNE

Acne isn't just for teens

According to the Mayo Clinic, the four main causes of acne are oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. Other factors may be stress, hormones, and meds you may be taking, including contraceptives.

What causes acne?

An unhealthy diet heavy in carbs and dairy, such as chips, bagels, (and other tasty items such as bread!) doesn't help. Avoid sugary and highly processed foods, especially those with a high-glycemic load. This includes fried chips, cookies, crackers, white bread and pasta—as well as fruit juices and soda. There is a school of thought that working in an oil-heavy environment (greasy spoons?) may contribute.

What should you be eating? Recommendations include plenty of water or unsweetened tea to eliminate toxins. Eat as many fruits and veggie as you can. Also choose foods with lots of Vitamin A (spinach, carrots, cateloupe, kale),  Vitamin C (citrus fruits and brocolli), Omega 3 and 6's (avacado, salmon, nuts, olive oil) and even chocolate. Dark chocolate with a high cocoa factor is the best.

Avoid chemicals and harsh soaps on acne

You can get it at any age—from 16 to 60 and beyond. Acne can appear not only on your face and neck but almost anywhere on your body including your back, arms, and chest‚ “Wherever it is, I'm sure you want it gone,” says complexion expert Maxine Warsh.  According to the experts, and we're pleased to reference the Mayo Clinic again, acne isn't created by dirty skin, although gently removing oil, dead skin, and other substances including makeup will help.  But  “scrubbing the skin too hard or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals irritates the skin and can make acne worse,” according to the Mayo Clinic. 

“I've believed this for a long time and I'm glad to see other experts agree with me. That's one reason I introduced the Warsh Cloth for Acne, which is designed to give your face a gentle fresh, clean with only water and is finding fans of all ages! It's important to wash (Warsh...) your makeup off before going to bed—and the Warsh Cloth does a wonderful job of this and doesn't add any chemicals to your skin.”

What can you do about acne?

There are a number of home remedies, many of them natural and probably already sitting in your kitchen, to battle acne, from honey (use as a mask) to chamomile tea--dab it on your skin— to aspirin, and aloe.

Acne scars and what to do about them

But is there anything that can minimize acne scars? Yes, say skin specialists. One handy treatment that is also natural and probably in your kitchen is to use baking soda. This can be applied in a number of ways and in combination with other ingredients to battle acne scars. Other natural remedies for acne include turmeric (what isn't it good for?) and even tomato slices. 

So if you're tired of spending money on so-called “acne treatments” just take a look at home--and use the natural cleansing power of water (and the WARSH Cloth!) to clean up your skin.

p.s. And if you are a believer in Clean Beauty, you’ll love the Warsh Cloth!

 

p.s. and watch our video for 20% discount offer!

 

Honoring Mothers

Reflecting on motherhood—

I know how special it is to have a mother who has held the bar high and has been a unique example of strength and determination. It hasn’t always been easy towing her mark. Yet, as I age, I look back and realize my mother was exactly who I needed to shape me into all I needed to be in order to be successful in life.

As we near this Mother’s Day, I honor my very special mother and all the moms who have nurtured us into becoming the women we are today. Happy Mother’s Day every day.

 

What's a natural ‘Face Lift’ and will it rejuvenate me?

Microcurrent for skin rejuvenation

Youthful and vitality go together like health and well being, which may explain the ever-increasing popularity of cosmetic microcurrent for facial rejuvenation.
This ultra gentle and ultra simple anti-aging treatment used to be ultra secret. But with interest growing from baby boomers (of both sexes!) in being ultra ageless, it's not a secret anymore. Celebs love it—there are no after effects/scars, bruising, or wait times before you can go out in public—and the word is starting to get around about how effective it is for anti-aging, now and as a cumulative process.

Once people see this unique cosmetic microcurrent technology chase away wrinkles and creases to give a definite youthful glow, they don't need much persuasion. Clients like that it gives a bouncy, thicker feel to the skin, is non-invasive, has no bruising, down time, or side effects except improvement. This may be why it’s popular with those in the public eye, and why thousands have been given to our Toronto clients.

“I believe that people should do this to look and feel their best for now and for later. Consider it a preventative health measure. When we look good, we feel good. It’s popular now only with our main customer base—40 and up—but younger customers starting to see little crinkles and wrinkes are coming in, too—for prevenative anti-aging.”

This unique system of cosmetic microcurrent therapy is also applied to the hands, neck, and décolleté, where age is hard to hide. Treatment usually consists of 12 visits. A monthly booster keeps you feeling and looking fantastic. The benefits are cumulative so the earlier you start the better, but it’s never too late. Average client age is 51.

Cosmetic microcurrent grew out of applications to reduce atrophy for Bell’s palsy and stroke victims when its use showed, almost by accident, skin renewal properties. Treatment often helps with rosacea and blemish-prone complexions. It works on the same principle as training muscles in the gym to keep us functional and youthful and the same way exercise tunes and tones your body to plump the skin from the inside out.

Cosmetic microcurrent facial rejuvenation is the treatment a growing number of clients choose to look naturally revitalized, youthful, fresh, and wonderful!

It’s rejuvenating. And it's much more fun, and definitely more relaxing, than going under the knife.

Natural skin care and why it's good for you

INGREDIENTS IN NATURAL SKIN CARE AND WHY THEY ARE GOOD FOR YOUR COMPLEXION

Aloe Vera helps with everything from burns/sunburns to sores, wrinkles, and acne. It's a common ingredient in many over the counter preps (including mine, says Maxine!).

Aloe Vera helps with everything from burns/sunburns to sores, wrinkles, and acne. It's a common ingredient in many over the counter preps (including mine, says Maxine!).

Studies suggest (many studies!) that endocrine disrupters such as phthalates and parabens in convenional beauty products cause harm long term and explains the major shift over the years to all-natural products.

Going natural is also good for the planet as natural ingredients are also more easily sustainably sourced. (See Elle)

The question many ask is do natural beauty products work?

Absoutely and to help illustrate, we're going to look at some of the all-natural ingredients found in natural beauty products, including in the Black Label epiCARE natural skin care line from Maxine Warsh. This will also give a little insight into why natural skin products are better for your skin than the chemicals/preservatives and other gunky things that last a lifetime on the shelves in your drug store—but aren't that great for your complexion.

ALOE VERA

Most of us have seen  aloe vera in shampoos and face creams and recognize its value—it's great for sunburns, acne, and dry skin. Apparently, in ancient Egypt it was considered the “plant of immortality.”

SKIN CARE PRO TIP TO FIGHT ACNE: You can extract aloe vera gel from the leaves and spread on your skin to improve it. Mix a dab with a few drops of lemon juick to apply to blemishes, wash off with water in the morning, and, voila!

Aloe vera is a key ingredient in many of the Maxine Warsh natural care skin creams and lotions and one of the main reasons is because it boosts collagen production, plumps your skin, and thus helps eliminate wrinkles. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation. Read more

Natural skin care products from Maxine Warsh.

Natural skin care products from Maxine Warsh.

 

ROSEMARY


Rosemary is an essential oil (which means deriving from plants—leaves, bark, or roots. It boosts skin tone by "neutralizing free radicals.” The damage by free radicals leads to loss of tone, wrinkles, and sags!

Rosemary is also considered to be an excellent treatment for wounds and problem skin conditions (including acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis) and can be applied topically to moisturize and help skin circulation. Rosemary combats dry skin and helps with the glow!

SHEA BUTTER

Extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, shea butter is used in a number of the Maxine Warsn natural skin cream and care products including epiMOIST Moisturizing Skin Creme.

But why is it so good for you? Shea butter is not only a natural moisturizer and extremely hydrating because of  Vitamin A, it improves a number of skin conditions from blemishes to eczema. In different formulations it works on everything from insect bites to sunburn.  Shea butter also has Vitamin E, which is believed to help with micro-circulation and to prevent/repair environmental and sun damage and it is also believed to boost collagen production.

ROSEHIP OIL

Rosehip oil is also excellent for your skin—a lot of celebs swear they use it including Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, and even the Duchess of Cambridge. According to Health for all Women, it “penetrates to the deepest layers of the skin where it regenerates cells, increasing collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C and the essential fatty acids, all of which help heal scar tissue. It is also high in retinoic acid, which studies show reduces the appearance of wrinkles and brightens skin.” Rosehip oil also helps with antihyperpigmentation.

Rosehip oil is one of the special ingredients included in the Maxine Warsh Simply Rose Moisturizer—a light and gentle moisturizer perfect for summer use. Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of Rosa moschata and is brimming with antioxidants, fatty acids, and other age-fighting good things. Since it's great for firming and regeneration as well as battling fine lines, it's the perfect addition to an anti-aging cream.

 

GRAPESEED OIL

Grapeseed oil has been around for over 6000 years, used especially for eye and skin conditions and diseases (and is used in Maxine Warsh natural skin care products!). While you don't want to use it too much in your cooking, because it is high in Omega-6 fatty acids, and too much in your diet can increase inflammation and cholesterol. However, using it on your skin, as in some of the Maxine Warsh natural products is a great idea. It is loaded with Vitamins C, D, and E so it helps to reduce wrinkles. Vitamins C and E and the fatty acids make it an excellent cream or emolient--and the antioxidants battle acne. 

 

GINGER FOR YOUR SKIN

The epiSILK Toning and Lifting Vitamin C Serum is just one of the good-for-your-skin natural products from Maxine Warsh that contains ginger as a key ingredient. Why is ginger good for your skin?

You probably already know that ginger taken in your food and drink has benefits for your health—to calm upset tummies and reduce inflammation, for example. Ginger tea is good if you're feeling congested or facing down a cold or flu. Applied topically, it helps soothe burns—and this is only a sampling of ginger's uses and benefits. ( More ways to use ginger.) It also helps encourage elasticity in your complexion. As well as its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is excellent for your skin because it is full of antioxidants that boost collagen production.

BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN—Perhaps keep a chunk of ginger on hand—it is said to be great to battle a spotty skin and also helps with 'brown' spots.

 

 

Diet and skin tips-the anti-inflammatory diet

Skin care from the inside out

Make conscious food choices and go for an anti-inflammatory diet (tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy veg, nuts, salmon, tuna, sardines, blueberries, cherries... check what's good and what's not). Many of the foods that make up the Mediterranean diet are also anti-inflammatory and make it, too, great for weight loss, general health, and your skin. The anti-inflammatory diet minimizes breakouts and improves skin tone.

Plus, experts say that inflammation in your body contributes to a huge range of diseases and conditions from Parkinson's to Alzheimer's, cancers, arthritis, and more. Battling these prospects while you eat is only sensible.

Make fresh veggies and fruits part of your life. Your food choices have more of an impact on how you look and feel than you might think, now and in the future. (“Good, I hope,” says Maxine!).

So aim for nine to 10 servings of fruit and veg daily. Emphasize fresh food and variety always/avoid fast food and desserts, especially those you didn't make yourself. Have your Omega-3 fatty acids from fish, some nuts (walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews...), even dark chocolate. Also make sure you get your full fibre allowance (from 25 to 40 grams)—not only from whole grains, barley, brown rice etc., but fruit and veggie as well, from eggplant to nuts, beans, bananas and blueberries. 

Another way to get the best from an anti-inflammatory diet is to spice it up. Make turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, cayenne, and even black pepper a part of your healthy body and skincare diet. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and an antioxidant. It’s the anti-aging spice—ingesting it protects against wrinkles, sun damage/UV radiation, and dark spots… plus! Read about turmeric and what it can do for your skin.

More tips

What turmeric does for you—see Marie Claire

Everything you need to know about inflammation.

More.

What is the best way to keep your complexion fresh and buoyant? If you've been following Maxine Warsh for a while, you'll know that the key is to wash (Warsh!) your face with only water and the Warsh Cloth.
 

Retailers carrying the Warsh Cloths

Here are a sprinkling of some of the locations/retailers carrying the Warsh Cloth.

  • Sporting Life

  • Cinderella Suites, Woodmere, New York

  • Carol Kelley, in L.A.

  • PharmaSave

  • 889 Yoga

  • Rosemarie’s Cosmetics, Pompano, Florida

  • Eyes on Sheppard, North York

  • Ilana Stein-Attali, The House of Vitality

  • Lee Renick Cosmetics, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

  • Daniel Sade, Healing Fragrances, Concord

  • Ladies Golf Club

  • Palais Royale, Bayview Village

  • Palais Royale, Yorkville

  • Granite Club

  • Parisa Hair Salon, North York City Centre

  • Look Hair Studio

  • Delineations

  • Hair Dynasty

  • Lezah Skin Care, MississaugaAyala Raiter Jewelry Couture

  • Dr. Diane Wong, Glow Medi Spa—Yorkville, Aurora, and Markham

  • Michelle Romanica at Great Lakes Dermatology, Wisconsin

  • Beauty & Barber Supply outlets

  • Grace Makeup for Midlife

  • Susan Kirsch Makeup

  • Weston Golf & Country Club

  • Classic Nails

  • Sweetgrass (at Verity)

  • Pestacio Fine Foods

  • Bayview Village Sport Specs & Opticals

  • Jewelry Secrets, St. Jacobs

  • David’s Fine Linens @ Bayview Village

  • and the new Vaughn location

  • Natural Life Health Market (GTA)

  • River’s Edge Gift Shop, Rockwood, On.

  • Really Neat Stuff

  • Inner Peace Spa, Etobicoke

  • Perfume Passion

  • Bambuu Hair Salon

  • Elemental Core Healing in Newmarket

  • JC Salons, Toronto

  • The One Nail and Spa Hair Design, Milton

  • Mara Swartz

  • Partners in Beauty— Stacey Elson, Chatham

  • Partners in Beauty— Nancy Matteis, Chatham

  • Partners in Beauty— Cathy Zarzycki, Conestogo

  • Eye World, Markham

  • Cass Bella, Vernon, BC

Please contact Maxine if you'd like to carry the Warsh Cloths or the Black Label epiCARE range of all-natural skincare products! 

Reduce stress and anxiety—it's good for you

Best way to destress

One of the best ways to relax and destress is to spend some away-from-work time with those you love—family and friends. Spending more time with family is good but not always if it adds anxiety to the mix—especially if you're having family squabbles, even minor ones. This often creates stress at holiday times—but can rear its head any time you’re having issues with family and adversely affect your health and well-being.

Family time

With my cousin Robin.

Still, you don't want to miss family time if you can help it.  This is what memories are made of. Spend as much time as you can with the family members you truly feel at home with and not so much with the ones who put you on edge.

Also consider adding extra friendship time, especially with longtime friends. These are the people you choose to be with—instead of feeling obligated to be with—and may help you destress, even if the time you spend together is short or consists of a simple phone call. They’re likely the people you feel you can share anything with, good times or bad, because you've already been through so many ups and downs together—plus they probably already get it about your family pressures.

Longevity and friendship

Whether you spend your downtime with family or friends, it’s good to make sure you do.

Is it true that we increase our chances in the longevity stakes when we spend more time with friends and family.? Yes, say experts. According to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 23 percent of people who reported being lonely during the study period died within six years. But only 14% of those with regular companionship died within the same period. (Report Simplemost)

TIME Magazine says that spending time with friends can be as important (or more so, (see above!) than spending your relaxing hours with family.  Quality friendships—with people you understand and get on with and vice versa—is especially important. As are friendships with spouses, children, and other family members. But the relaxation factor may be greater with longtime trusted friends, who have been through it all with you.

Spending time with friends is also a good way to destress generally—because the more anxiety you feel, the more it affects your health now and in the future. Stay tuned for more on anxiety and how it affects you.

The bottom line is that the more social interactions you have, the more impact this will have on your good health, well-being, and longevity. 

RENEW, REVIVE, AND REJUVENATE WITH MAXINE WARSH. YOUR SKIN WILL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

 

MAKEUP TIPS TO REJUVENATE YOUR LOOK

How to hide puffy eyelids—

Is your complexion showing the signs of too many late nights?

Repairing the ravages of too much of a good thing or reducing the look of aging is surprisingly easy, says makeup artists.

Do you use eyeliner only on your bottom lid? Is your foundation not really the best choice for you? How can you turn back the clock?

Is light eye shadow better?

We tend to think that lighter is better, but that isn't always the case with makeup. The simple answer is no—lighter is not better when you're trying to hide the signs of too many late nights or not enough sleep.

Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, who has worked with Vanessa Redgrave and Sandra Bullock has shared a number of makeup tips to look younger in the Daily Mail. Choose the right foundation and blusher and, if you're older, don't put blusher on the apple of your cheeks but brush up and out. Other tips include don't use powder puffs and how to restore definition to your eyebrows. 

And don't forget to clean it all away before you go to sleep at night.

“This is extremely important,” says complexion expert Maxine Warsh. “I can't emphasize it enough. Otherwise your makeup settles and clogs your pores and that's the least of it. I recommend the WARSH Cloth (of course!) to remove makeup and grime with water only--and we're still offering free shipping when you order over $65!”

A number of famous faces are also strong believers in washing with water only--apparently  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, uses a face flannel (the Brit term for a wash cloth) and this may be the trick to her glowing complexion say the experts! 

Click: Makeup video on how to make older eyes look fresh from Lisa Eldridge.

And watch this excellent video testimonial by Pro Makeup Artist Ashley Szabadi on why she uses the Warsh Cloth!

Kate uses water and a face flannel--is this the secret?

From the Daily Mail

Improve your mood with the right foods

“The experts say that you can improve your mood and your focus with your dietary choices, as well as your health.”

FEELING ANXIOUS?
Have more Vitamin C to improve your mood and reduce anxiety levels and even boost your confidence(!). Make the great metabolism booster “Immune Juice” with orange juice, turmeric, green tea and more to start your day from my friends at passioniscooking.com.

NEED TO FEEL SHARP?
The answer is to eat more leafy greens with Vitamin K and other vitamins and antioxidants with a chaser of healthy fats to boost absorption.

WANT MORE ENERGY?

Try breakfast with macronutrients (carbs, healthy fat, and protein) and matcha tea for a natural energy boost. More on what to eat to feel better and improve your mood.

Don't forget your liquids--even mild dehydration can affect your mood and make it harder to focus and complete tasks.

BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES

ANTI-AGING BEAUTY BOX FROM MAXINE WARSH

SEE THE MAXINE WARSH SKINCARE SHOP FOR THE ANTI-AGING BEAUTY BOX

INCLUDING THE MAKEUP AND GRIME REMOVING WARSH CLOTH! INVENTED FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE CLEAN!

According to Everyday Health, certain foods help in the battle with depression and mood swings. The key is stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Turn to fiber and make it an integral part of your diet, because foods that are slow to digest help maintain blood sugar levels and this also helps your mood stay level. Combining protein with carbs (chicken, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts with healthy whole grains, for example) also slows digestion and helps with blood sugar levels. Avoid simple sugars such as soft drinks and candy as this leads to spikes in your blood sugar making you feel cranky and irritable.

Instead of reaching for comfort foods to try to cheer yourself up, choose foods that will actually make you feel better.

Best Makeup Ever!

Before Botox there was makeup!

Before Botox and other wonder injectables, all we had was makeup to disguise our skin flaws and the aging process. 

Then we had the challenge of finding the makeup that suited our specific needs.  We all know that process!

Well, I finally found it and I'm over the moon to launch with my products what I believe to be the BEST makeup, primer, and illuminating products I have ever experienced...Illumalift and Boxx Cosmetics have satisfied all the needs all skin types could ask for PLUS it's good for your skin with its high level of skin caring ingredients.


I am very happy to align my beliefs about skin care with Sandra Milligan, founder of Illumalift and Boxx Cosmetics. Helping clients effectively maintain beautiful skin with the aid of these two wonderful products is a fantastic process. 

If you're in the neighborhood: Please join us at our Annual Fall Closet & Trunk Sale on October 15 and meet Sandra to try on these new skin enhancement products! And don't forget to have a look when you're in for treatment— IllumaLift is now available at the office!

Maxine

ANNUAL FALL CLOSET & TRUNK SALE: October 15th at my studio— noon to 5:00

Illumalift: to brighten and perfect

Check out the Before and Afters!

The natural skin care Take It Up a Notch Starter Kit offers what you need for that moist, plump look when you need a little more rejuvenation!

The natural skin care Take It Up a Notch Starter Kit offers what you need for that moist, plump look when you need a little more rejuvenation!

Recommended Skin Care Treatment: Wash with the Warsh Cloth, apply our all-natural epiCARE products. If you're new to the line, I recommend the Fall and Winter Natural Skin Care Starter Kit (now 20% off!)  or the new Kick It Up a Notch Natural Skin Care Kit—everything you need for that moist plump look when you need a little more rejuvenation!

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DOES YOUR LIFE NEED A FRESH START?

Work for yourself—in this quick start and budget friendly career as a beauty specialist

If you've ever thought of starting your own business or would like to launch an exciting new career at minimum cost, consider being in the anti-aging business and training with Maxine Warsh.

Contact Maxine Warsh to train as a microcurrent anti-aging expert in this quick start, budget friendly program.

Contact Maxine Warsh to train as a microcurrent anti-aging expert in this quick start, budget friendly program.

“I've always believed that we should aim to be whatever we can be—and if that means leaving your old job (or your old boss!) behind and relying on yourself for success, I like to do all that I can to help. I've developed a quick train program so you can be giving hands-on anti-aging treatment to clients in weeks. I've made the equipment accessible—with user-friendly pricing and a rent-to-own option.” Maxine


Become an “Aging-Well” Expert
In two weeks, and for a very “budget-conscious budget—you can be ready to work for yourself or start a business from home in the growing beauty industry. Of if you're already in a service industry, such as a spa or beauty salon, you can add it to your back of tricks or beauty services.

  • Become an anti-aging specialist in a very exciting, people-friendly small business.

  • Work for yourself in weeks

  • Or expand your salon/spa service into this lucrative field

  • It’s easy to get going!

“Please contact me or give me call for more information and so we can get to know each other.” Maxine

Is Stretching Anti-Aging?

The secret to sleeping well

“Because I wasn’t getting good restful sleep, I was starting to see an increase of under eye bags and listless skin. I tried everything I knew to correct these issues from diet, to massage, to homeopathic remedies. Nothing worked. Then I decided I wasn’t physically tired enough when I went to sleep, so I decided to exercise more. 

Stretching to feel better

“Years ago, I discovered a lifestyle that included a macrobiotic diet. It was healthy, interesting, and healing all at the same time. I loved the food and enjoyed the new journey with the Macrobiotic Society of Coconut Grove, Florida. 

“Not only was the food delicious, the gentle exercises were very soothing and made me feel calm and clear. I started doing Meridian Stretches irregularly, then regularly, 30 years ago and never looked back. I used them as yoga warm ups and taught them to hundreds of students over the years. 

“Between long walks, stretching, and weight training I knew I was getting enough exercise... but something needed tweaking. That something turned out to be HOLDING the stretches and doing them in the evening, close to bedtime. After the first night, I actually slept better! And every night, after I have continued to sleep better and better! Plus, the eye bags started disappearing and my skin started glowing again—not to mention my energy levels, strength, and body tone improved!!!

“The secret really is in the sauce. I hold each stretch for 10 seconds. There are seven dynamic movements that are done 10 times each. Instead of releasing from the movement immediately, I hold the stretch for 10 seconds.

“Interestingly, I noticed results quickly. So I researched the benefits of stretching and found exactly what I was experiencing.”

Stretching is good for you inside and out

And, of course, stretching is anti-aging. It’s great for your fitness level and toning, helps your joints to stay supple and in good working order, and your body to maintain flexibility and keeps you in good health, helping in the fight to reduce cholesterol levels and improve circulation—and those are just a few of the benefits… Plus, now we know, stretching helps you to sleep better!

Maxine—the anti-aging (and stretch/sleep) expert!!

Note: to my Toronto customers, let me know if you’d like me to show you these simple stretches!