Nov 24

We all know that Serum is an important step of basic skin care, and that it ought to be applied daily, just as we apply moisturizer. But what do we actually know about serum and the right way to enjoy its advantages? Well, read on and find out!

Most basic skin care routines are cleansing-toning-moisturizing. For most, those are the crucial steps necessary to keep a youthful healthy looking skin. Applying daily moisturizing provides immediate relief to dry skin and also impact anti-aging properties. However, in order to optimize your moisturizer’s action, it is important to add one more step and use serum.

Basically, moisturizers increase the water content of the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin. The way moisturizers work is by trapping water and necessary moisture in the keratinized cells, the most exterior layer of cells, which are actually dead and lose their core and cytoplasm.

So basically, moisturizers work to keep moister from evaporating the skin, thereby maintaining hydration and improving the appearance of the skin.

So moisturizers help with the superficial layers of the skin (by retaining moisture and preventing it from evaporating). Yet serum actually helps your moisturizer to penetrate deeper and provide effective hydration. In addition, serum also covers tiny crevice in the skin.

When to Apply Serum?

Things get a little more complicated when you are also using facial serum – when should you apply your serum and when should you apply your moisturizer, and what about the toner?

Well, first start with your toner. If you have dry skin, apply the serum right away, when skin is still damp to seal in as much moister as possible. After which, wait a few minutes until the serum is fully absorbed, and then apply your moisturizer. That will allow you to lock and increase the benefits of the serum.

Jericho Mineral Serum provides intensive care to treat some skin ailment or fragile areas. The Mineral Serum penetrates deep into the three layers of the skin to strengthen the skin cells as well as nourish the skin with active ingredients. The highly concentrated serum is designed to firm the skin. The anti-aging components, vitamins and Dead Sea minerals revile a refreshing glow and healthy looking skin.

Jericho Skin Care Tip: for best results, always allow time for your serum to be well absorbed into your skin before applying moisturizer.

Nov 17

Skin care is a big part of our life, and the holiday season is no reason to neglect your skin care routine. On the contrary, all the joy and excitement makes  us feel festive and special.  With all this joy around, have your skin looking as glowing on the outside as you feel on the inside.

The holiday season is upon us, and Thanksgiving is getting closer. Along with the joy and excitement, you might be preoccupied with getting ready for all the family gathering and traveling. The holiday season also makes us all want to look and feel our best. Some are even feeling anxious about adding a few pounds to their weight because of all the extra meals and holiday temptations.

With all this fuss, one important thing to keep in mind during the holiday season is adequate skin care.  This Thanksgiving, be prepared to give thanks for healthy, beautiful looking skin. And since the turkey, cranberries and pumpkins are an inevitable part of the holiday, learn about their benefits and how they can help to keep your skin looking like a real celebration:

Apples – One of nature’s best sources for antioxidants! Apples are also full of essential vitamins and minerals which good for your health and skin.  According to nutritionists, Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples are the best for skin because they contain an abundance of collagen and elastin. Eating raw apples can help the body produce antioxidants to prevent cell and tissue damage. For rejuvenated skin use Jericho Active Serum, filled with antioxidants and minerals from the Dead Sea.

Cranberry – Cranberries have an abundant source of vitamins C, B3 and B5 and antioxidants. Drinking cranberry juice helps prevent urinary infections, reduce cholesterol levels, and prevent plaque formation on teeth. The ellagic acid found in cranberries may also help keep skin toned and revitalized during the holiday season.  Check out Jericho Foaming Body Scrub, made with natural moisturizers vitamin C and B5.

Potatoes – Potatoes are a great source of nutrition for you inside and out. Containing nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, potatoes provide excellent nourishment for skin care.  Try rubbing a piece of potato under your eyes to help reduce dark circles, or you can apply Jericho Eye Gel on a daily basis, which includes magnesium and other minerals.

Pumpkin – Pumpkin is also good for you inside and out, since it is high in protein, vitamins C and E, several of the B vitamins, fundamental minerals, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Experience Jericho Exfoliating Facial Mask for a deep skin clean rich with minerals and vitamins.

Turkey – Low in fat and full of folic acid!  Turkey is a great source of protein, vitamin B complex, zinc, iron, selenium, and potassium.  Also, the nutritional value of turkey has been found to help keep blood cholesterol down, protect against birth defects, cancer and heart disease, aid in nerve function and growth, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, and generally assist in our healing process.
Jericho Skin Care Tip: Take a moment to be thankful for all the positive things that happened to you over this past year. Gratefulness is a wonderful feeling!

Nov 9

Don’t you wish sometimes you could have the perfect combination of beauty and skincare products that could answer your needs perfectly? Whether you want to nourish the skin, purify it or treat something specific, well, we just did all the hard work for you. All you need to do is choose your match.

The Purifying Collection- Purifying the skin is one of the most important and basic steps in skin care. Keeping the skin clean and clear eliminates bacteria that causes breakouts and impurities. In addition, clogged pores and dead skin cells make the skin look unhealthy and stale.

If you want to have purified, clear, and healthy looking skin you will need:  Jericho Purifying Mud Mask, Foaming Facial Scrub, Dead Sea Black Mud Soap and Skin Toner.

The Nourishing Collection – As we grow older, skin losses its natural moisture and elastic qualities.  Nourishing the skin on a daily basis can significantly slow down the appearance of wrinkles, and help the skin to look younger.

If you feel your skin is drying up and you wish to nourish it with all the right vitamins and minerals you will need: Restoring Day Cream, Intensive Night Cream, Facial Pearl Mask and Jericho Active Serum.

The Acne Treatment Collection – Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged pores and/ or excess sebum (oil created by the skin). Many suffer from acne long after their teenage years, and it is important to treat acne with the right skincare routine, along with medical treatment (when needed).

If you suffer from acne and wish to eradicate it you will need:  Acne Soap, Cleanser, Peel-off Mineral Mask and Skin Toner.

The Energizing Collection – Excessive sun light, smoking, and air pollution can cause dull and tired looking skin. Energizing the skin cells and blood flow can refresh your look and revive the skin immediately.

If you have tired looking skin and you wish to energize it you will need: Jericho Exfoliating Facial Mask, Facial Massage Cream, Mineral Serum and Dead Sea Salt Soap.

Jericho Skin Care Tip: Order 3 products or more and get 10 percent off your total order!

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Nov 1

According to a study conducted by Dr Richard Tunney of the University of Nottingham, baths are one of the activities that makes us the most happy, along with chocolate and afternoon naps. Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the ones that are the most beneficial. So get the water running and soak in a long warm bath. Happiness is that easy to reach.

Most of us take a daily shower, but how many people actually take a daily bath? Well, you’ll be surprised how much a bath could change your life. Baths have been taken since ancient times. Since then, they haven’t changes much- yes, the tub is modern and the hot water runs directly from the faucet- but the essential feeling and benefits of taking a bath has remained the same.

How can a bath impact health?

Baths are important due to a few reasons. First, a bath cleanses the body, relaxes the muscles and energizes the whole body.  Yet the effect of a good bath is not limited only to the body, but it also affects the mind. Whenever you have trouble sleeping just drew a quick bath, then soak in it for half an hour, and enjoy a calm and relaxed night sleep. Sometimes, in hot summer nights, a cold bath is the only thing that will get the heat down and help you get some sleep.

The benefits of baths are numerous, starting with relaxation of body and mind, as mentioned above, but also calming arthritis pains, increasing blood circulation, softening the skin (when adding moisture to the water) and more.

How to take a proper bath?

Taking a bath may be simple, but there are some steps to take in order to fully enjoy the benefits of a good bath. First, rinse your body with clean water, and then scrub the skin with a good quality salt scrub, such as the Relaxing Salt Scrub with Peach & Honey Oil by Jericho, to degrease the skin and remove dirt. Wash it off with cold clean water. Now add some bath salts and fill the tub with warm water. Soak in for as long as you want, preferably at least 20 minutes. You can light up some candles for the mood and even put on some music, to enjoy it to the fullest.

Surprisingly, water washes away the natural moisture of the skin. That is why it so important to first add bath salts, essential oils or mineral bubble bath to the water; and second, rub a rich body cream afterwards.

Make baths parts of your beauty routine. Add different scents and salts to the water to create variety and interest. Share a bath with your life partner to enjoy a romantic experience together. You can even have a milk bath, like Cleopatra used to have, by just adding one gallon of milk to the warm bathwater and soak in it! Your skin will look supple and soft (just don’t forget to scrub it before your soak).

Jericho Skin Care Tip: Have an oil massage before taking a bath, which will make the body supple, relieve stiffness of muscles, relaxation from tiredness and tension, and increase blood circulation.