Sep 27

We all know vitamins and minerals are good for us. The question is where can we find all the good vitamins and minerals, and what is the best way to get the positive effect of vitamins and minerals on our body?

First, let’s start by understanding the difference between minerals and vitamins. Vitamins are organic substances, made by plants or animals, whereas minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water.

There are two kinds of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K dissolve in fat and can be stored in the body. The water-soluble vitamins like C and the B-complex vitamins need to dissolve in water before the body can absorb them, so our body can’t store these vitamins, and any vitamin that isn’t being used is lost. Therefore, those vitamins require fresh supply every day.

What’s the Importance of Minerals and Vitamins?

Minerals and vitamins help our body in many ways: they boost the immune system, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs work properly. Calcium for example is a mineral that help bone strength, and is especially important for women.

It is very important to eat a variety of foods, which can supply all the vitamins and minerals our body needs to develop and keep good health. It is also important to balance carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and calories. Try to choose whole or unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats and fish. Those foods are the best choice for providing the nutrients our body needs to stay healthy.

But minerals and vitamins can be absorbed into the body not only by eating, but also by rubbing them onto our skin surface or bathing in water that are rich in minerals.

Minerals Found in Dead Sea Products

The Dead Sea is known for its rich minerals components, including Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Chloride and Bromide. Potassium, for instance, helps with muscle and nervous system function. It also helps the body to maintain the balance of water in the blood and body tissues. Magnesium helps muscles and nerves function, steadies the heart rhythm, and keeps bones strong. It also helps the body create energy and make proteins.

Jericho Skin Care products are packed with rich minerals from the Dead Sea soil, but also have added vitamins to offer complete beauty nourishment.  The Bath Salts and Black Mud are especially high in mineral content. Every facial cream by Jericho Skin Care offers a rich mineral balance combined with vitamins such as vitamin A and C like our Moisturizing Day Cream and Nourishing Night Cream. We also recommend to  try out Jericho Body Scrub, which is rich in vitamin C and B5.

Jericho Skincare Tip: When choosing vitamins, always choose food based vitamins instead of synthetic vitamins.

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Sep 22

Jericho Skin Care products, developed from the mud and salts of the Dead Sea, contain essential minerals to nurture your skin and enhance your entire well being.

Jericho Skin Care is the top source for Dead Sea Skin Care, Bath and Spa Products. Made of natural ingredients from the Dead Sea, all products contain nutrients unlike any other skin care regimen – with a rejuvenating, age-defying and environmentally-friendly blend of hydrating components, for smooth healthy skin and natural beauty.

In our blog you will find endless beauty tips, skincare facts and interesting information about Dead Sea minerals. We’d love to get your comments on our blog posts!

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Sep 17

Massages have been practices in many ancient civilizations including Rome, Greece, India and China. They are known for being pleasurable, but massages are also very important to your health and beauty routine, since the effect of massages can help melt away tension and toxics.

Massages have many beneficial effects including pain relief, reducing anxiety and depression, and even temporarily reducing blood pressure and heart rate. In addition, massages may stimulate the release of endorphins- the body natural pain reliever, causing a feelings of exhilaration. Massages can also stimulate the body to produce serotonin, known to impact sleep, mood and appetite.

In order to enjoy the benefit of massages in your daily life, it is recommended to have at least two massages a month. Of course, the more massages you get, the better you will feel both in body and in mind.  So in order for you to select the right massage for your needs, here are some of the most popular massages you can choose from:

Acupressure- Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique derived from acupuncture. With acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices.

Ayurvedic massage- Ayurveda is a natural health care system originating in India. Ayurvedic massage is usually performed by one or two therapists using a heated blend of warm herbal oils.

Deep tissue massage- Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and connective tissue. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.

Reflexology massage- Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland, and system of the body.

Shiatsu- Shiatsu is a Japanese born therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing, vibrating and grasping.

Stone massage- A stone massage uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient’s back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.

Swedish massage- Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.

Thai massage- Thai massage originated in India and is based on ayurveda and yoga. The technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage; the northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.

Many of the massages use oils, and most popular massage oils are coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, almond oil and sesame oil.  Salts are also used in association with oils to remove dry skin. Jericho Skincare carries many products that are especially made for massages, whether you wish to give a massage or use the products on yourself, rubbing it carefully into your skin.

The Jericho Dead Sea Facial Massage Cream is a delicate modular massage cream designed for facial massage of all skin types. Made of Dead Sea minerals and natural oils, this cream blends easily with additional gel additives to increase the skin’s hydration.

Relax your body while in the shower with the soothing lavender oil and Dead Sea minerals of the Relaxing Salt Scrub, to recondition the skin and ultimately calm the body after it is massaged into the skin.

You can also stimulate your body with the Anti-Cellulite Massage Soap that deeply penetrates and help to eliminate unwanted cellulite. The Dead Sea minerals contain an assortment of ingredients ranging from coconut oil to red seaweed to palm oil and aloe that is ensured to stimulate metabolism and reduce cellulite.

Jericho skincare Tip: Massages are very good for your wellbeing, but please choose your masseurs carefully and always look for a trained professional.

Sep 8

Having beautiful shiny hair can make the difference between a dull look and a vivid exiting look. Learn all about Jericho Skincare hair products and the how to get a healthy, gorgeous looking hair.

Minerals from the Dead Sea are beneficial to our body in so many ways. Hair, from the roots to the skin around the skull, needs care and attention just like any other part of our body- in order to look its best. Jericho Skincare hair products contain a wonderful combination of Dead Sea Minerals, essential oils and natural extracts, which nourish the hair from the roots to the tips.

To get the perfect hair you need to start… where else? In the roots!

Facial skin masks are very popular, but hair masks are not as common, although not less important. If you dye your hair on a regular basis, it is important to use a hair mask on a weekly basis. If you suffer from dry or damaged hair, you might want to use a hair mask as a conditioner after every wash. Enriched with Dead Sea salt and Jojoba oil, Jericho Cosmetics Mineral mask strengthens your hair and keeps it shiny and healthy. It contains natural oils that insert moisture back into you hair, making it feel softer and adding volume to the hair.

Match your hair with the perfect shampoo…

Jericho Mineral Shampoo contains moisturizing lavender oil, geranium and aloe extract that give hair intense shine and considerable strength. High concentrations of Dead Sea mud and salts clean and brighten hair and stimulate root cells leaving you with gorgeous, healthy tresses.

Jericho Black Mud shampoo has been specifically developed for people with skin ailments. Medical tests have proved that the specially formulated combination of natural Dead Sea salts and mud provide general relief from the symptoms of seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin-related ailments. The organic compounds also help to regulate secretions of the sebaceous glands, thereby preventing the weakening of hair follicles and formation of acne. Lavender, vitamin E and avocado oils work together to moisturize and condition hair in a natural way.

Don’t forget the conditioner…

In order to style your hair the way you like it, it’s important to use conditioner after every time you shampoo. Conditioner coats the hair with a silky seal that gives your hair the shine you want, and make it easier to handle.

Jericho Balsam Conditioner is formulated as a conditioner to address overall hair care. Jericho Balsam Conditioner moisturizes hair with all-natural extracts and oils including: carrot oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, aloe extract, and geranium extract. This abundance of potent moisturizers and conditioners leaves hair with an incredible feel, flexibility, and the strength needed for everyday styling.

Hair Tip from Jericho Skincare: always dry your hair before combing it- combing wet hair can cause multi-breakage and an increase in split ends.

Sep 2

This labor day, Jericho Skincare is offering you a special discount on all store products!

Go to our store, check the products you love or simply want to try out and enjoy an additional 25 percent off your entire purchase to the already discounted price! In addition, enjoy complimentary shipping for purchases over 70$*.

Hurry- this special offer is available from Thursday September 2nd through Monday September 6th 2010. To get the special discount use coupon code LABORDAY25 at checkout.

Take a look at some of the season’s best sellers:

Dead Sea Salt Soap - retail price $10, this weekend pay only $5.99

Mineral Serum- retail price $57.99, this weekend pay only $37.50

Facial Pearl Mask – retail price $79.89, this weekend pay only $52.50

Dead Sea Black Mud-   retail price $23, this weekend pay only $14.91

Body Butter Vanilla- retail price $35, this weekend pay only $23.99

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Have a wonderful Labor Day!

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