Are you suffering with Maskne?

We are all having to get used to wearing facemasks when out and about now, especially if you are going to any enclosed spaces like the shops or to the doctors or on public transport, and in the uk they are expanding the areas where you need to wear masks to other areas where you will meet ‘strangers’ in an indoors environment like museums and cinemas.

Wearing a mask for a short space of time for me isn’t too bad, but I know for some people it can make you feel claustrophobic or short on oxygen. I do however have a husband and a best friend who are partially deaf, so I’ve found a novel solution for that with a mask with a clear panel.

You can even see me smile in my special lipreading mask.

But if you work in an environment where you are constantly customer facing, like my daughter who works at a local pub restaurant,or you work in healthcare, you can start to suffer with maskne, or a new outbreak of acne due to wearing a mask for long periods every day.

So how can you combat this problem and give your skin it’s best chance to remain clear and bright during this global pandemic?

Avoiding Maskne

  • Avoid harsh scrubs and thick creams and be kind and gentle on your skin. Products like the Sonya Daily Skincare range, which contain aloe gel are super kind to the skin.
  • Be sure to allow the products you use to be fully absorbed before putting on your face mask if you can.
  • When you return home and can remove the mask gently cleans your skin to remove the build up of seat and debris gently.
  • Wash your mask regularly. It’s best to use a clean mask at least each day if you are using a cloth mask, and if you need to swap masks during the day wrap your mask in a small bag when you remove it and wash carefully when you return home to prevent a build up of germs from causing more problems. The Forever Living Multi Purpose Detergent (MPD) can be used for machine washing or hand washing your masks and has the bonus of being environmentally friendly too. You only need a few drops for handwashing or half a cup per washing machine load and it is kind to your hands and your clothes.
  • Avoid wearing thick foundation under your mask if you can. A gently tinted moisturiser will mean you are less likely to block your pores and cause more problems. Concentrate on making your eyes stand out, after all that is what people will notice first when you are wearing your mask.

As a bit of fun why not show me your mask selfies on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SiliconBulletForever/ . I think we will be wearing masks for a long time yet so we may as well make the best of it and get used to them if we can.

Stay Safe, Aloe Aly x

New Hydrating Serum

I have to admit I was a little upset when Forever Living discontinued the Sonya Serum. I am not a huge user of moisturisers and creams despite being a Forever Living distributor – I joined mainly for the Aloe Drinking Gels – but the Sonya Serum was the one product which I use every day on my face. It just felt so lovely on my skin and had a fabulous fragrance.

But I am just coming to the end of my last bottle, and I have been eeking it out as much as I can, but now it’s time to try something new.

New Hydrating Serum

So today my email from Forever was all about our new Hydrating Serum. It contains pure aloe vera and four types of hyaluronic acid. and helps shield against environmental stressors, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is designed to be used before my favourite Forever moisturise, which for me is the ‘purple’ one.

Hydrating Serum £34.00

Key Ingredients

  • 4 types of hyaluronic acid
  • Stabilised aloe vera gel
  • Coconut fatty acids
  • Shea butter
  • Snow mushroom
  • Tamarind
  • White tea
  • Mimosa bark

I haven’t tried it yet, but wanted to share the details with you if you have struggled , like me , to come to terms with the end of my Sonya Serum bottle.

Infinite Firming Serum is definitely being added to my next order, or if you want to try it yourself then just click on Buy Forever Living at the top of this page to access my customer store and order it for yourself.

Aloe Aly x

Forever Sun Set Product offer

Forever have a competition involving the sunscreen at the moment, for full details check out my previous post, and to help you take part they also have a fabulous offer on until 30th June too.

You can buy two Aloe Sunscreen and get two sachets of our Bio-Cellulose Mask free in a bespoke designed gift box.

Top Tip: after time spent in the sunshine having applied the Aloe Sunscreen, refrigerate the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask and use as an effective after sun.

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Aloe Sunscreen

Aloe Sunscreen lets you soak in the sun without harmful rays wreaking havoc on your skin. This water-resistant formula offers SPF 30 broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays while locking in moisture with soothing inner leaf aloe. Powerful and gentle, Aloe Sunscreen will keep the whole family protected, wherever the adventure leads.

Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask

Forever’s Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask provides potent hydration thanks to forward-thinking technology and natural ingredients. Its bio-cellulose fibres fit the contours of your face to deeply moisturise, and ensure every impressive botanical penetrates the fine lines and wrinkles that traditional sheet masks fail to reach. Through a process unique to Forever, aloe bio-cellulose mask’s formula fuses pure aloe and seagrass with the bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin. This environmentally-friendly mask has also been enriched by a moisturising serum of green tea and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combatting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness.

To take advantage of this offer then use my online shop with the Buy Forever Living link at the top of the page – in the UK the price is £36.40.

 

Forever Competitions – June 2020

Forever Living Products UK Limited are running two social media competitions during the month of June.

Sunscreen Competition

The first is to celebrate enjoying sunshine safely in the UK!

Simply share a picture of where you could use your Aloe Sunscreen between 5th – 11th June on social media – be it be drinking cocktails around the paddling pool in your garden on lockdown, or among the beautiful sights while you do your local exercise for the chance to win a skincare bundle worth over £250.

How can I enter?  (Taken from the full terms and conditions – link below)

  • To enter the competition you need to follow these simple steps:
    • Submit a photograph of a place where you could use Aloe Sunscreen in your day to day life in the Facebook comments of our competition post.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to exclude submissions from the competition and to delete them if they do not fulfil the task. Submissions may be deleted if they contain infringements of the competition, trademarks or copyright law, insults, inaccuracies, violence, threats, self-harm, bullying, harassment, hate speech, explicit content, nudity, the intellectual property of third parties, or content that poses a risk to safety. In such cases, disqualification may occur and the return of any prize awarded may be demanded.
  • At its discretion, Forever Living Products UK Ltd has the right not to publish an entry. If this happens, the participant will be notified by email and barred from entering the competition with said entry.
  • Participation via competition services and automated competition procedures (or similar) is not permitted. Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to remove or exclude participants from the competition without stating reasons. Participants who try to disrupt the competition or give themselves an unfair advantage by using prohibited tools shall also be excluded from taking part.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd cannot be held accountable for entries submitted via social media platforms that are not visible or searchable due to the user’s social media privacy settings.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd will publish the first name of the winner on the Facebook platform. The prizewinner will not be compromised by the publication of excessive personal information.

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No Makeup Selfie Competition

The second is to celebrate your beautiful bare faces, because good skincare is all the makeup you need! Simply share a no makeup selfie with us from 15th June and tag a friend to do the same for the chance to win some skincare goodies.

How can I enter? (Taken from the full terms and conditions – link below)

  • To enter the competition you need to follow these simple steps:
    1. Share a ‘no-makeup selfie’ (a picture of yourself without any makeup on) to social media. 2. Tag a friend to encourage them to share their beautiful no makeup selfie, too. 3. Remember to tag Forever Living in your post and use the hashtag #ForeverSkincareOverMakeup to be in with a chance of winning.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to exclude submissions from the competition and to delete them if they do not fulfil the task. Submissions may be deleted if they contain infringements of the competition, trademarks or copyright law, insults, inaccuracies, violence, threats, self-harm, bullying, harassment, hate speech, explicit content, nudity, the intellectual property of third parties, or content that poses a risk to safety. In such cases, disqualification may occur and the return of any prize awarded may be demanded.
  • At its discretion, Forever Living Products UK Ltd has the right not to publish an entry. If this happens, the participant will be notified by email and barred from entering the competition with said entry.
  • Participation via competition services and automated competition procedures (or similar) is not permitted. Forever Living Products UK Ltd reserves the right to remove or exclude participants from the competition without stating reasons. Participants who try to disrupt the competition or give themselves an unfair advantage by using prohibited tools shall also be excluded from taking part.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd cannot be held accountable for entries submitted via social media platforms that are not visible or searchable due to the user’s social media privacy settings.
  • Forever Living Products UK Ltd will publish the first name of the winner on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platform. The prizewinner will not be compromised by the publication of excessive personal information.

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For full terms and conditions if you are a Forever Living Preferred customer or Forever Business Owner you can access the Forever Knowledge website or if you are a customer then just Contact Me or Forever Living Products UK Directly and I can forward the details to you.

To buy any of the products featured you can just click on the Buy Forever Living link at the top of this page.

Sonya Daily Skincare Kit

Forever Living has released a great new skincare set specifically designed for combination skin.  Sonya Daily Skincare contains a high concentration of aloe and other moisturising botanicals. Nature and science meet with a radical gel-based technology that helps to deliver the benefits of aloe where your skin needs it most, plus its light texture leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.Sonya-Daily-Skincare-Group_03

The Sonya Daily Skincare Kit comprises of four powerful products:

• Sonya Refreshing Gel Cleanser: aloe gel and natural cleansers help remove dead cells, dirt and makeup.

• Sonya Illuminating Gel: a quick-absorbing gel that gives a soft, smooth and even complexion that glows.

• Sonya Refining Gel Mask: an over-night mask that controls oil and brightens the appearance of skin.

• Sonya Soothing Gel Moisturizer: a gel-based lotion that uses powerful ingredients to moisturise and improve the look of combination skin.

The whole kit costs just: £82.81 and is available from our online shop.

Forever UK launches Forever Travel Kit

Take Forever with you wherever you go and experience your new favourite personal care products in convenient travel sizes. The kit includes Aloe Moisturizing Lotion, Aloe Bath Gelée, Forever Bright Toothgel, Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo and Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse.

The shampoo and conditioner in the kit are a new formulation not yet widely available in the UK, so get ahead of the game and get a taster of the new products before anyone else gets the chance to.

At just £18.60 per pack, which works out at just £3.72 per tube,  these kits solve all your toiletry needs for your travels, and they are super cute too !  To order browse to my online shop, or get in touch for more details.

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Microbeads and Forever products

Have you heard of plastic microbeads? Maybe you are worried about whether Forever Living have microbeads in their products?

We’d like to reassure you that all Forever products are free from microbeads. aloe-scrubThe Forever Aloe Scrub and the Aloe Deep-Cleansing Exfoliator both contain natural jojoba beads; these beads provide gentle exfoliation of the skin and no plastic microbeads are present in the products.

Microbeads are solid plastic particles found in a significant number of personal care products. They are a hot topic at the moment and the Environmental Audit Committee is urging the government to ban microbeads in cosmetics. To find out more about microbeads, their impact and to read the Environmental Audit Committee’s reports, please follow the link:http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news-parliament-2015/microplastics-report-published-16-17/

To take a look at our full range of Personal Care products then browse to my online shop, or contact me for more information.

Love your Summer Skin

It’s no secret that the earth would be a depressing place without the sun.  The sun brings life to our world and it also produces us with a source of vitamin D, as essential vitamin that plays a core role in human development.  Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of many fundamental functions, but this does not warrant an excuse irresponsibly expose your skin to the sun’s rays.

The Skin is our largest organ

The surface of the skin is covered by a coating known as the acid mantle.The acid mantle is made from perspiration and sebum (an oil), and it;s role is to protect the skin from any unwelcome damage.  The acid mantle also inhibits the growth of fungi which can reduce the risk of allergies and blemishes.

However, there are many factors that can impact the acid mantle, which in turn can alter the pH level of the skin’s surface (healthy skin should have a pH of 5.5). Since the skin is our largest organ, and one that protects all out other crucial components it is therefore vital that you show love and care towards your skin, particularly during the summer months.

Avoid Sun Damage

The UK may not be renowned for its sun-infused climate, but sun damage is still possible and something that should be approached seriously.  If you are planning a trip abroad this year, perhaps somewhere a little more tropical, it is crucial that you keep your skin protected; sun damage can cause premature ageing due to the effect UVA rays have on elastin fibers in the skin.  Too much sun exposure can lead to a loss of elasticity and this, ultimately, causes wrinkles.

Make sure you avoid the leather look by following some simple steps:

  • Wear a hat and sunglasses – these will protect the most sensitive areas of your face and neck where your skin tends to be more delicate.
  • Slap on the sunscreen – this will offer your skin the greatest protection.  Both of the Aloe sunscreens will leave skin silky smooth; they are water resistant and they can double up as an after sun lotion.  SPF 30 is also believed to protect the skin from 97% of all the incoming UVB rays – the rays that cause the skin to turn red – and this can make a significant difference to your skin.  Forever’s sunscreens also protect the skin from UVA rays, UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin that UVB, which means skin cells are more susceptible to being damaged.

For more tips then read the full article this extract is taken from in our Aloe Matters magazine , and to order sunscreen or any other Aloe products then visit my online shop using the Buy Forever Link at the top of the page.SLYB-Ads-8

Keeping Your Skin Moist

The key to healthy looking skin is a great moisturiser – one that caters to your skin’s unique needs. Finding the right one can be a bit of a mission, but Forever’s collection of core moisturising products has something for every skin type.

Aloe Deep Moisturising Cream: ‘The Thirst Quencher’ – £27.97

Dry thirsty skin loves this heavy-duty product. Its rich formula sinks deep down to help deliver moisture to those poor dry skin cells.

Aloe Moisturising Lotion: ‘The Classic’ – £12.73

If skin care for you is more about maintaining what you’ve got, this simple, classic lotion provides just the right amount of moisture to keep you looking hydrated and smooth.

R3 Factor Skin Defense Creme: ‘The Secret Weapon’ – £28.25

Sometimes our skin needs a little extra help and this secret weapon really packs a punch. A luxurious combination of aloe vera gel, collagen, alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamins A and E.R3_Factor_Skin_Defense_Creme (1)

Aloe Sunscreen: ‘The Protector’ – £12.73

If you’re a real sun worshipper and can’t resist a spot of tan- time, slather on this light yet moisturising sunscreen. It’s infused with aloe vera and provides SPF 30 protection.Aloe_Sunscreen

Aloe Balancing Cream: ‘The Balancer’ – 26.63

If your skin is having a bit of an identity crisis and you can’t decide if you’re oily or dry, then the Aloe Balancing Cream is the perfect moisturiser for you.Aloe_Balancing_Cream

How to Order

You can buy any of these products, plus our full range of health and skincare products, by using the Buy Forever Living button and clicking Enter Shop on the following page, or Contact Me for more information.  Remember all our products are covered by our 60 day satisfaction guarantee.  Get in touch for details.