Complexion remedies

How can you rejuvenate your complexion?

Can you see a loss of tone in your complexion?

If you're noticing a double chin or saggy neck, the best thing to do asap is start exercising. The experts say that another surprising method that seems to work to ward off a double chin is to chew gum... the muscle action works to tighten sagging muscles.

Remedial for skin sun damage

If you're starting to see signs of wrinkles (they can show up anywhere or everywhere') or a saggy skin on your neck and decolleté areas, it's never too late to try some toning and tightening exercise.

p.s. Cosmetic microcurrent... which I offer to Toronto customers helps with this and so does my DIY microcurrent unit. Non-invasive Microcurrent Lifts are perfect to refresh and plump skin if you want to blur the wrinkles. Do it at home (with Maxine Warsh equipment!) or make an appointment if you're near Toronto to try it out.

Prevent sun damage to your skin

Aging on your neck and dec, and on your hands, is hard to hide, especially in summer outfits. So make a super effort this summer to try to avoid wrinkles and protect your skin from the sun at all times.  Cover-ups and hats, hats, hats work best--and don't forget sunglasses and also use your sun visor or even wear a hat when you're driving or near large windows. Even if you're on the inside of glass and think you're protected--you may not be! Always use high SPF's. whatever your skin type or tone, to prevent wrinkles.

Avoid skin damage from makeup—the best way to clean away your makeup

“Another key piece of advice to help protect your skin is to cleanse your face of makeup—WARSH(!) a couple of times daily with the WARSH Cloth, so that makeup doesn't fill up those nooks and crannies that might be appearing in your skin. Especially do so before you go to bed so the makeup doesn't cause damage as you sleep.” 

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WARSH Cloth for Her, the miracle makeup remover. All you need is water!

WARSH Cloth for Her, the miracle makeup remover. All you need is water!


Improve your complexion & minimize stress—

When you're too stressed, your body produces more of the cortisol hormone. This may cause a multitude of problems for your body but also for your skin—as if you haven't got enough issues to deal with! 

A side note... vacations can be the worst time to plan on recouping and relaxing. You might be so busy ensuring a perfect family get-together for everyone, or trying to squeeze in enough down time to keep your engine going when you do get back to work, that your body decides to call for help and this is when you get the flu, or a cold, or feel the general effects of stress on your psyche and body. The effects of stress also show up on your skin.

Reduce stress for healthier skin

Stress affects your health and well-being from muscle tension and pain to stomach upset to sleep issues, sadness, and depression to over or under eating to lack of exercise. Telling yourself to snap out of it or take control usually doesn't help. 

Minimizing stress not only improves your life, it improves your complexion. Too much stress increases your production of pore-clogging sebum. So if your pores are feeling the stress—with the resulting icky lumps and bumps that make you want to hide instead of getting out there and meeting people, pursuing goals, having fun, etcetera... it's a good idea to develop and maintain helpful stress-coping mechanisms.

Ways to fight stress

Try the usual prescription of sleep, healthy diet, more exercise (yoga!), relaxation downtime, old movies, a good book, a long walk, and injecting some fun into your life.

And because how you're treating yourself affects your stress levels as well—particularly the guilts if you just can't resist that second trip to the buffet over the hols—try a time out for mindful healthy eating. Stick to fruit and veg for a meal or two—and switch to H20 instead of more eggnog... and feel better fast.  Some superfoods, such as blueberries, are good for you inside and out! The nutrients in blueberries help with splotchy skin, acne, and broken capillaries—more on this!

Staying destressed to keep your body healthy has the added benefit of helping to keep your complexion fresh and lovely. 

p.s. Skin Care Tip: Washing with the WARSH Cloth with water only keeps your complexion fresh and clean and WARSHes away the makeup and oil that jams pores. Don't make the situation worse by using makeup cleansers that add to the sticky build-up and dry out your skin.

What foods are good for your skin?

Is there an “anti-aging healthy skin” diet?

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.


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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. 

“I agree,” says Maxine, “and washing with the Warsh Cloth (we also have one for acne) and only water will, of course, also help to fight a variety of skin problems—from aging to acne.”



Benefits of high-intensity exercise

Whether you choose cardio workouts, yoga, pilates— you're probably aiming to improve strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, lose weight, develop muscle mass, lower stress levels —or all of the above.  But for anti-aging exercise that seems to work at the cellular level, the best choice may be to add High-Intensity Interval Training to whatever else you're doing. 

Many of us think of HIIT as a great way to rev up our metabolism and keep burning calories after we've stopped to get max value from our exercise time. But if you want to not only look younger but feel younger—and, they say, help your body be younger—the best value may be with high intensity, which made the older participants cells in this limited study resemble those of younger people.  

Is this the fountain of youth?

High-intensity training could be the fountain of youth. Bursts of moderate and high-intensity training exercise seemed to reduce “many age-related differences in elderly participants' mitochondria”—see ABC Report.

The Mayo Clinic study showed that HIIT is great for “reversing the declining ability of our cells to generate energy,” according to the New Scientist. Declining mitochondria may aggravate fatigue and contribute to developing diabetes. HIIT subjects also saw surges in heart, lung, and circulation health.

You don't have to run to boost your exercise levels—depending on your fitness level you may want to look at indoor rowing, the elliptical trainer, water running, or indoor cycling. Whatever you do, read all about it first and be sure to check with your doctor—then start your anti-aging regime from the inside out!


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 either. Eating greasy foods may not cause acne, but working in an oil-heavy environment (greasy spoons?) re cooking may. We've also written about the importance of washing (Warshing...) your makeup off before going to bed.

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!”

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 naturally cleansing water (and the WARSH Cloth!) to clean up your skin.


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Anti-aging tips for your skin—

Don't let the weather age you. Some days it feels like it's wrinkling and crinkling —especially if you're iinside in a hot and dry office or winterized home. There are simple ways to take care of your skin from the inside out.

Water, water, water

Drink lots and lots of liquid—preferably water.  Everyone still recommends 8 glasses a day if you can do it. Tea and other liquids help, too!

You've probably noticed that your skin feels more springy when there's more humidity. This doesn't mean you can relax. Always wear a high SPF sunscreen outside and if you're in a damp  climate still moisturize often.

Sun damage when driving

Some people don't know that skin can still suffer sun damage through glass--in front of windows or when you're driving in winter and summer—so use an  SPF cream on all exposed skin. When you're outside, wear a hat whenever you can.

 In the winter, think humidifier. Even a small unit in the bedroom will help you to avoid the long-term effects of weather and dryness on your skin. 

The best anti-aging tip is to exercise. Being on the go more often than you're sitting helps to make sure all your cells and functions are in motion. Nowadays experts recommend never stay sitting longer than an hour at a time but many of the latest studies say no longer than 10 minutes--even if you just stand up and wriggle.

Exercise, exercise, exercise to battle aging— get up off the couch or your chair often to get a drink of water. Take a peek outside or talk about the weather chat with your colleagues or neighbors—any excuse to get up and move

Maintaining activity is a disease fighter—from cancers to cardiovascular. And social activity of any kind may help prevent dementia and with depression. The combination of exercise and social interaction is excellent—so keep moving and start talking for anti-aging benefits—to your body, skin, and mental condition.

How to moisturize for anti-aging

Use mucho moisturizers—on your face and your body. Slather it on while you're still damp dry—just blot your skin lightly with a towel and then use your lotions and potions.

It's a good idea to keep a body cream or moisturizer next to the shower or bath, so you can give your skin a drink each and every time you emerge.

Also, don't forget to exfoliate regularly—this deep cleanses your skin and makes it more receptive to moisturizers.

Hint— “Use the  WARSH Cloth twice daily for a healthy complexion and because it's a natural exfoliant. Not only will it clean your skin of makeup and grime.  All you need is water for a fresh, receptive skin. Cleaning with only water means you're not adding cleanser or soap chemicals that dry out your face. Your complexion will thank you for it... and so will the planet. The WARSH Cloth is good for you and it's good for the environment—simply wash and reuse for months and months.”



How much water should you drink?

We hear it so often that we accept it without question—drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces each of water a day, or 8x8. But is this accurate and do we need this much? 

It depends. According to Web MD, the Institute of Medicine advises that men need about 125 ounces of liquid daily and women 91 ounces. The first thing to note is that the liquid doesn't all have to be water. The second? Most of us are probably getting enough hydration if we eat an average diet from food and beverages. Did you know that an apple is 84% water, broccoli is 91%, and a plain bagel 33%?

Also, take note of what you're drinking—alcohol is dehydrating. Coffee and sodas are hydrating, but caffeine is a natural diuretic. Water is the best choice because it's free and calorie-free.

How much water you need in a day depends on a number of factors from your age to your gender, health, weight, activity level, and even the weather. If it's hot and you're perspiring--you probably need to drink more water. But you may also need more water in other extreme weather conditions such as when it's cold, humid, or you're at high altitude. Children need lots of liquid—they get dehydrated more easily than the rest of us and seniors may need to drink extra liquid because of health issues. Heavier people need more water also. 

Can you drink too much water and does it matter? 

It's uncommon, according to the Mayo Clinic, but if  “your kidneys are unable to excrete the excess water, the electrolyte content of the blood is diluted, resulting in hyponatremia.” This mostly affects endurance athletes such as marathon runners and is rare in healthy adults who eat the average diet. But some health conditions including “heart failure and some types of kidney, liver and adrenal diseases may impair excretion of water and require that you limit your fluid intake.”

If you're exercising intensely (or for more than an hour), experts recommend sports drinks that contain sodium.  “This also reduces the chances of hyponatremia, which can be life-threatening,” says the Mayo Clinic. For short periods of exercise or any activity that makes you perspire, drink an extra 1.5 to 2.5 glasses of water. 

According to Web MD: Our kidneys process 20 to 1000 ml of fluid per hour. So it's not easy to go into fluid overload, but it can happen if you drink too much, too quickly. Symptoms include weight gain, nausea, and bloating and may reduce the sodium levels in your blood, “which can result in headaches, confusion, seizures, and coma.”

Can you lose weight by drinking water?

Studies show this to be true—when you drink before a meal it fills you up and you tend to eat less/fewer calories. However, longer-term studies need to be carried out, say the experts.

Is your body 60% water?

 “Absolutely not,” says Dr. Eric Berg in the 8 Glasses of Water Per Day Lie, Your body is not really 60% water, as conventional wisdom would have us believe, but is 60% “electrolyte fluid. Water is just one component of these fluids, and your body constantly works to maintain the proper balance of water, electrolytes, and minerals in these fluids. Drinking significantly more water than you need does nothing but tax this function of the body.”

How much water should you drink?
Dr. Berg's recommendation is that you “drink when you're thirsty.” So it's not wrong if you're not consuming 64 ounces daily—your water intake is probably fine as long as you're not thirsty.”

Whether you monitor your water intake or are sure you're getting your liquids from your healthy diet, the bottom line is that water keeps your body and brain working. Without it your health would suffer—so if you're thirsty, drink up!

p.s. It varies, but in general, we can survive up to about three weeks without food, but only three days to a week without water.




Hiding puffy eyelids—

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

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

Do you use eyeliner only on your bottom lid? Are you using a foundation that doesn't really work for you? See five makeup tips that are making you look older.

Is light eye shadow better?

We tend to think that lighter is better, but that isn't always the case with makeup, so the simple answer is no—not 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 $60!”

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

Avoid these exercises

Exercise and aging

Exercise is good for us—but too much of the wrong type can have serious and long term repercussions. Most of us know that jogging is hard on the knees and lower joints  (for starters). This is especially important to remember if you want to stay active at every age. Too much standing and walking can contribute to heel spurs and other issues. Also try to avoid sit-ups. Harvard Medical School says that, for a harder core, we should skip sit-ups and crunches, which can harm your back. Stick to the plank.

Check out  exercises to avoid, which includes crunches (yeah!), upright rows, and even the seated hip-abductor machine. These trainer favorites are not always as good for us as we like to believe.

Expensive sports injuries

Recouping from sports injuries can not only be painful but expensive and the physio you may need can lead to further problems. A New Zealand study showed that, over a five-year reporting period of a group of insurance claimants receiving physiotherapy reported in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Injury, claims attributed to exercise were related to physiotherapy in 31.5% of cases and to manual therapy in 26.5% of cases. Oops.

So choose your physiotherapist well, on the recommendation of a doctor preferably, and check their professional affiliations.


And to give your face a good wash after your workout? The miracle worker WARSH Cloth should be in your gym bag!

p.s. And if your kids (sorry, young adults!) are away at school—or if any of your family are traveling, especially on biz where sticking to a healthy diet that's also good for your complexion may fall victim to the temptations of eating out or fast food. . . taking care of your skin is more important than ever. So don't forget to keep your complexion in good shape and pack The WARSH Cloth for Her, for Acne, for Teens, and for Men.

Any baby parents on your list? the WARSH Cloth for Baby makes an excellent shower gift and they're all great for stocking stuffers!





Anti-Aging Hairstyles

Anti-aging hairstyles refresh your look and may help you feel more confident at work and at play!

Making sure your crowning glory looks glorious and works to hide those facial imperfections that you don't like can have immediate anti-aging effects and is not that hard to do. 

How to Hide Chin Lines

Give spice to your life and ask your stylist for an anti-aging hiarcut. If they say, “what's that?” suggestions include layers up  top for volume to detract from jowly chin lines

“I always like to point out, at this point,” says Maxine, “that microcurrent treatment, which I provide if you're near Toronto and also offer a unit to purchase so you can give professional anti-aging DIY at home, helps with this!”
Change Hair Color?

Don't go for layers if your hair is thinning, however--it just makes it wispy and look flyaway and that's not what you should be going for. Or you may need a charge of fresh color to brighten you up. Women usually think we should go lighter as we go grey—but this is sometimes a wrong move. Darker gives a nice contrast, although not too dark. Keeping in your natural range also helps you feel more authentically you.  Another anti-aging tip is to go softer to frame the face. Add length to hide droops and sags, maybe even just a few wisps will do it.  Thick hair can overwhelm your lovely face. A good stylist may make all the difference, so try not to economize on this important step.

See some simple tips with before and after pix from Good Housekeeping.

Do you Have a 20-Year-Old Hairstyle?

It's not a good idea to keep the style you had at 20. This rarely works when you're 40 or 50—so sometimes a little tweak is in order. If you haven't tweaked lately, give it a try!

In a future post, we'll include tips on how to hide not-so-stellar complexions/brown spots and other signs of age plus more on how to create the skin you want to see in your mirror. Stay tuned! An excellent place to start is to always wash (WARSH!) with water only.

R& R (Revive and Rejuvenate) with Maxine Warsh


On inspiration and family—and saying thank you... from Maxine

“I recently went to Miami to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday with her and her twin sister, Aunt Rosie.  Congratulations to my mother, my aunt, and all the special ladies who were there to celebrate with us! 

“I wrote a post in these pages three years ago, when I journeyed south to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday, and i wanted to repeat my words here as the sentiments are as true now as they were then—even though time has passed, these women are still as delightful as ever and I wanted to recall and reflect on what they were doing three years ago—and say how remarkable it is that nothing has really changed. They are all strong women and I hope it's in the genes. 

“This holiday was especially significant as life is precious and nobody knows how long we will have to celebrate it and so I wanted to take the time to celebrate these inspirational women.  Each has had her share of life's challenges. They  have met them with grace and dignity, and come out stronger in the long run.

“Aunt Rose is like my second mother. She is an identical look-alike to my mother and has always shown unconditional love. As a child I always loved watching her and my late Uncle Norman together. They never passed each other without giving each other a kiss and words of romance that showed genuine feeling. To an impressionable child, it was a wonderful example of a loving, committed relationship... It had such an impact that I waited until I found my perfect match before tying the knot, so I could replicate the warmth and love in Aunt Rose and Uncle Norman's marriage. And I thank her for that forever—I am so grateful that I had such a wonderful example to follow.

“As for my incredibly strong mother, Edith, I have a hard time finding all the words to accompany the feelings I have for her and the example to my  life as it formed. From the time I was 7 and a family breakup, my mother and I built a special bond and we've been a team ever since I can remember. I had a special childhood with the most unique, stylish and creative woman I have ever known, who set the bar for living elegantly, honestly, honorably and in one's own individual style very high.  I was NEVER permitted to be a follower—my mother always encouraged me to dance to my own tune. If everyone was wearing the "in" trend of the month, I wasn't allowed to.

“Did I appreciate being the odd kid at school who had to be "individual"? At the tiome—NO, I did not...but, I sure do see that learning to express my own style gave me confidence. And for this lesson alone I am grateful. As an example of living on purpose I also have my mother to thank, as her discipline also helped me to be strong and disciplined. Again, I am grateful. Not only grateful to my mother for the good job she did in the difficult task of raising us alone, but ever so grateful to have the opportunity to tell her how special she is to me, and to let her know just how much I love, respect, and appreciate her.”


Photo—Maxine and Mom.

How to Work Smarter


There has been a lot of coverage about Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, and her concept of The Third Metric. Money and power are the first two metrics—the essentials in the traditional work environment.

What women may bring to the mix, and these elements comprise the Third Metric and are deliberately loosely defined—are wisdom, wonder, and the concepts of giving and well-being. 

One of the key points made by Arianna Huffington at her talk in Toronto before a large group of women gathered for a Women of Influence event is that women may not need to mimic the typical accepted work ethic that one needs to work 24/7 and compete diligently, and for very long hours, to succeed.

Women may not need to devote good chunks of their lives to getting ahead at work, but can choose to have a different life and work balance, because we operate in a different way and bring different things to the table. What works in a traditional workplace--may not be the best choice for now. Women are more and more often crafting their own definitions and redefining success and how to measure and achieve it on our own terms.


Continuously adding more items to our To Do lists isn't the route to well being. You don't have to follow through on every idle plan or half-baked project—you don't have to learn Spanish or how to ski. Arianna's advice is to assess our tasks and then drop them if they're not that important. This frees time and leaves more energy for what is most important to you. You can say no.

The key word here is YOU. We don't like to think of ourselves as quitters. So we  go on and on, long after we've lost interest. Or we may be working so much overtime that life has lost its  pleasure. Many of us forget that “life is not a dress rehearsal.” A weekend spent staring at a computer screen instead of with your friends or family—is still a weekend that's gone forever.


Another comment that will probably stick in many memories from the talk in Toronto was the comment by Arianna H. that NO is a sentence. Women tend to say, “No, because...”  Men rarely do.  The strong take home message was that saying no should be enough for not adding to your To Do List. Stop making excuses or thinking up reasons. No is sufficient.  However high we may have advanced career-wise, most of us still say, “No, because..., as in, No, I can't finish that project at home tonight because the computer is on the fritz and my husband and the kids all have flu...” Try just saying no.

Working smarter instead of harder or longer or more, as we now tend to do, may be the best route to the top for women.

On Changing Direction
“I was very interested by the idea that dropping a project can be the way forward,” says skin care expert Maxine Warsh. “I've been guilty of letting distractions get in the way of what I really want to do. You don't have to batter your brains out trying to finish or learn something you no longer have time or need for—simply stop doing it. I'm so aware of the value of being aware and incorporating all the elements that help you live a better life, feel better and, of course, look better.... sometimes, it's simply making the right choices (big and small!) that plays the key role in your well-being.”

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When should you start caring for your skin?

How to keep your skin from sagging

By the time you’re 25, the ATP that fuels muscles is starting to diminish. Muscles begin to lose tone and skin starts to sag—and that means all over. Your face needs help inside and out starting about now if you want to keep looking your best—so make sure you use lots of water inside and out—drink it and also use only water to wash (WARSH!) your face. This means not using chemical cleansers that will dry your skin. After you've washed away the day's grime and makeup (with a WARSH Cloth, of course),  Don't forget to moisturize, and always with a preservative-free, natural cleanser.

Preventing wrinkly hands

You should carry hand lotion on you at all times. Hands show the signs of age first and often make you look older than you are. Every time your hands are in water, use lotion. That may be a dozen times a day, but it’s vital if you want them to look soft, smooth, and unwrinkly! Be sure to moisturize them (and yourself) all over before you climb into bed at night. If you’re taking care of yourself and getting the necessary seven hours (some even say minimum eight hours to fight aging and keep healthy), that’s a lot of hours for your skin to absorb moisture while you sleep.

How is exercise good for your skin ?
We all know how important exercise is for our fitness levels and health. It’s also essential for our skin. Exercise supports muscles all over the body and in the face and neck. The more you exercise, the better your muscle tone and your skin looks, from top to bottom. Start planned exercise if you're not, and make a habit of using stairs instead of elevators, and parking at the furthest spot in the parking lot. You'll be thankful you did for your overall fitness levels and your muscle tone and skin tone—plus the impact on your health, vitality, and in your skin now and in the decades to come.

“I swear by WARSHing and exercise at every opportunity!” Maxine


How to tone and even out your skin naturally—

  “So excited to share my latest Natural Beauty Tip—Apple Cider Vinegar!  At a delightful dinner with my friend Dorothy, who was looking radiant, Dorothy shared that one of her clients told her she was using Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner to balance the Ph in her skin.
“Dorothy said that her client looked younger and younger each time they met. So Dorothy began using Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner (of course!).
“I wasn't far behind and have been using ACV as a toner for two weeks now. I must admit, not only is my skin smoother and softer, but I actually notice that it's more toned and even. Treatment is simple. I wash (WARSH!) my face with a WARSH Cloth, of course. This exfoliates and cleans away makeup and grime with only water. Then I just dab a cotton ball with ACV and wipe my face, neck, and dec. Then I moisturize.”

What about drinking apple cider vinegar?

“After reading about the benefits of ACV, I tried drinking it, too. Not straight up...I mix 1 tsp of organic ACV with 1 tsp of honey in a cup of hot water and that's my evening beverage. (The key may be that I shared the tip with my mother and have started an ACV with Mother routine!) My system is alkaline and I have more energy. I love this product! Hope you do, too!” Maxine

Benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar according to an article in Reader's Digest has a lot of wonderful health and other benefits, besides enhancing your skin's tone and clarity. See how and why it works.
It's fantastic for digestion— apple cider vinegar helps with tummy troubles, prevents indigestion, cures hiccups, soothes sore throats, could lower cholesterol, clears a stuffy nose, aids weight loss, gets rid of dandruff, clears acne, boosts energy, reduces night leg cramps, battles bad breath, whitens teeth, and helps control blood sugar…
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Which foods are best for your complexion?

“I have always believed in the Fountain of Youth within. And I believe in doing my utmost to maintain and improve my body and my mental and physical strengths. Of course, I take excellent care of my skin with good-for-you anti-aging techniques that are non-invasive and gentle, such as microcurrent, and I only wash my skin with water using my own branded WARSH Cloths.

“But I realized lately that it’s my good health that is my number one asset, and which has such an impact on how I look and feel.

“As I often tell my clients, you always show at your best when your healthy glow shines from the inside out. And the most important thing you can do to maintain this is to pay attention to what you eat and drink.

“Aim for a healthy body and a healthy glow that starts from the inside out!” Maxine

If these six good-for-you-food selections aren’t already on your menu, it's an excellent idea to add them for the good of your health and your skin.

  1. Dulse or dried seaweed

    The sea vegetable dulse, or dried seaweed, is said to be a tasty way to get rid of dark under-eye circles. Seaweed is full of vitamin B. This helps to draw excess fluids out of your tissues - including fluids that make your eyes puffy and give you dark circles underneath. Eat it alone or crumble it up on your soup or salad.

  2. Cabbage

    Crow’s feet might actually be a sign of stress, especially if they start appearing when you're in your 20's and 30's. Because stress creates cortisol, this effectively “makes your skin break down faster, leading to premature wrinkles and sagging.” This is particularly true for the delicate tissue around your eyes.

    We all know it’s important to do what we can to alleviate stress for our mental and physical health. Exercise (especially yoga), time outside relaxing, and meditation are what I always recommend— but now I’m advising to add some coleslaw to your diet!
    One of the top ways to fight high cortisol levels is to enjoy foods containing vitamins A, C, and E. A good choice is cabbage. Red cabbage is the best. It's said to have eight times more collagen-boosting vitamin C than green cabbage varieties.

  3. Watercress

    The easiest solution for a patchy and splotchy complexion (which may mean you have circulation issues) could be to eat watercress. This is appearing on more and more menus these days—it has always been a staple in the UK… and may help explain the English peaches and cream complexion. Poor circulation starves your skin of oxygen and nutrients. Watercress is high in iron, helping the blood to carry more oxygen throughout the body to oxygenate your skin. Next time you're at the supermarket, pick up some watercress. Not only will you have a glowing complexion, you’ll probably enjoy yummy salads and tastier sandwiches.

  4. Cilantro

    Many makeup products are full of ingredients that are bad for our skin and this includes heavy metals. Mercury can be found in skin creams. Lead is very common in lipsticks—even in name brands, according to recent FDA studies. Mercury exposure is believed to have a damaging impact on the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and your skin. Cilantro is what is known as a natural chelator—helping to draw heavy metals such as mercury and lead out of tissues. I suggest you play it safe and sprinkle cilantro into your soup or sandwich—it may be good for your general health and also help your skin glow.

  5. Nuts

    If you eat only fish for your omega 3 fats, you may be missing out. Seeds and nuts are an excellent source and one of the best plant-based solutions for ALA Omega 3’s. And walnuts have 2.7 grams in a quarter cup… Omega-3s are great for heart health—and they can help make your skin stronger and more flexible. This means it is more resistant to sagging and wrinkles. That makes walnuts one of my favorite snacks!

  6. Cumin

    Cumin—found in chili and curries and many other spicy dishes—not only tastes great, it is an aid to digestion, may help battle various diseases from diabetes to colon cancer and even the common cold. It has anti-fungal and microbial/disinfectant properties and, of course, is full of antioxidants like vitamin E. The spice that helps to give chili its tasty flavor can also help prevent signs of aging like sagging, brown or age spots, and wrinkles. So be sure to spice it up!

These six foods alone don’t guarantee a wonderful complexion. Nothing replaces a great skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle. But including them in your usual diet will be a great first step to healthy, glowing skin!

p.s. To keep that complexion glowing, be sure you're using The WARSH Cloth (of course!).


Diet is key to youthful, glowing, healthy skin.

Diet is key to youthful, glowing, healthy skin.

Eat Your Fruit and Veggies (and Spices!)

It's summer and that means you're probably showing more skin. Substitute fruit and veggies for baked goods. Banish the take out from your diet and reduce carbs and you'll begin to see a real difference in how you look uncovered. Besides the benefits to your fitness and health, you'll see an improvement in skin tone, look, and feel.

Make your first stop in the supermarket the produce aisle.

It will make a difference if you eat the five or six fruit and veggie servings a day the experts recommend, says natural skin care advocate Maxine Warsh.

“And take anti-inflammatory foods and spices—think cinnamon, chili pepper, turmeric... They make a big difference to how well your body works, to your propensity for certain cancers, heart and stroke issues--and also your anti-aging routine.”

What turmeric does for you—see Marie Claire

Skin care from the inside out

An anti-inflammatory diet (tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy veg, nuts, salmon, tuna, sardines, blueberries, cherries... check the list) is great for weight loss, general health, and your skin. It minimizes  breakouts and improves skin tone.

Make 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!).

p.s. If you can't eat enough veggies fast enough, give your complexion a lift with cosmetic microcurremt. Revive and rejuvenate. Come in for treatment if you can or try the Maxine Warsh professional-level anti-aging  MDXMiniPro. SEE THE DIFFERENCE A FEW MINUTES A DAY MAKES.



Chemicals and skin allergies

There's been a lot of publicity lately after a report, originally in the UK Telegraph, that chemicals in household products, skin creams, cosmetics and related products may be responsible for  an epidemic of skin allergies. The preservative—known as MI—is used in a wide range of products, from shampoos, moisturizers and shower gels, as well as makeup and baby wipes.”

It's believed that the chemical is second after nickel in causing contact allergies, says The Telegraph, with contact dermatitis and eczema reported as the most common result. It should be avoided.

What is dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is defined by the National Eczema Association as inflammation of the skin and this is caused because your skin fails to retain water. Solutions recommended by the NEA include not using soap, and avoiding cleansers, especially when outbreaks occur.

Saving the skin from dermatitis

“Many of my Maxine Warsh clients swear by The WARSH Cloth for exactly this purpose, because it needs only water to clean the face. Plus you get a nice, fresh and clean feel,” says Maxine. “This may be one reason it's so popular—because it doesn't dry out your skin as cleanser chemicals do. People love the result. And also—as we now know—The WARSH Cloth doesn't contribute to the flare up or development of allergies. It leaves a clean palette for the addition of moisturizers and other treatments.”

Avoid baby wipes and chemicals

The situation with baby wipes is equally as ominous, with chemicals said to cause dryness, irritation, and allergies—exactly the issues you want to avoid with a baby or toddler. The Baby WARSH Cloth works in the same way, with water only, for cleaning, swishing round all the tender folds and nooks around baby's arms, legs, neck, and elsewhere.
It doesn't cause allergies or dryness—and helps avoid these issues.


Work for yourself—quick start career

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.

“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 Anti-Aging 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


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 overdraw. Shaving creams can also overdraw—so that's another reason to use water only and give your face a good wash (WARSH!) before and after shaving.

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 even 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 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.

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 its discovered one—especially when you work on your outside as well and scrub away grime and pore-cloggers with the WARSH Cloth for Men.