Apr 9

All Dead Sea products contain high levels of minerals, but some are better suited then others to promote relaxation.  Here are some of Jericho most relaxing products… Click here to read the entire post!

Dead sea relaxing Skincare

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Oct 1

My Dead Sea Products and me!

We want to know what your favorites Jericho Skin Care products are: Send us a picture of you and your Jericho skin Care product(s) and enter to win a free Jericho Skin Care Energizing Salt Scrub!

In addition, you’ll get a free samples kit* just for sending your picture. Selected pictures will be published on our blog, facebook fan page and on our YouTube channel. So what are you waiting for? Grab a camera and get your Jericho Skin Care products….

What you need to do:
Take a picture of you with your favorite Jericho skin Care Product(s).
Send it to us at: promotion@jerichoskincare.com.
Include a mailing address in order to get the samples kit
and hopefully (fingers crossed) get the lovely Energizing Salt Scrub.
Last Date to send your picture: October 31st 2010.

Good Luck!
*Samples kit can only be sent within U.S and Canada.

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.

Aug 22

Dead Sea salt is not the kind of salt you want on your dinner table. Rather, the unique mineral combination that is found in Dead Sea salt is especially beneficial as bath salts, salt scrubs, foot scrubs, body wraps, soaps, and a wide variety of other cosmetic products.

The unique settings of the Dead Sea allows us to extract Salt, which is known all over the world for its therapeutic effects. Since the beginning of time, many cultures have visited the Dead Sea in order to enjoy its therapeutic properties. The ancients Egyptians, for example, were known for utilizing the Dead Sea Salt in various ointments and soaps, just like we do today.

The Dead Sea mineral composition is very different from ocean water (only 12-18% of Dead Sea salt is sodium chloride). Analyses show that Dead Sea Salt product contains 2.5% of sodium chloride content. In comparison, 97% of the salt in normal ocean water is sodium chloride. Thus, Dead Sea salt has a vastly greater concentration of other salts, including Chloride, Bromide, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, and Potassium.

But Dead Sea salt products contain another secret:  the unique mineral combination in Dead Sea Salt products actually come from the mineral rich mud of the Dead Sea. Research made about the benefit of bathing in the Dead Sea salt solution showed   improvement in skin barrier function and reduced skin roughness and inflammation. The positive effects of bathing in the salt solution are most likely related to its high magnesium content. Other researches show the positive effects of Dead Sea Salts in patients suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis, skin aging, and acne. Other conditions can benefit from the Dead Sea Salt such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis.

Jericho Skincare offers you a variety of Dead Sea Salt products. Immerse in a salty bath with Bath Salts, either coarse or fine. For deeper skin rejuvenation try our relaxing Salt Scrubs with Lavender oil or Peach and Honey. Jericho Dead Sea Salt Soap provides you with an intensely rich salt to restore tired skin. Save 21% of original price when you purchase the Dead Sea Salt Soap on our store!

Bathing in Dead Sea Salt

Bathing in a Dead Sea salt bath at home provides a deeply relaxing experience and a celebration of minerals for the skin. Jericho Dead Sea Salts are especially formulated for effective relief of skin issues and a rejuvenating experience. It is also highly beneficial for relieving muscle tension or for simply relaxing. If you haven’t tried it yet, you own it to yourself to soak in warm water filled with Dead Sea Salts and feel the tension and stress literally melt away, leaving you feeling refreshed in body and mind.

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Aug 15

Should you use body lotion or body butter? Well, it depends on your skin type, your age, the climate that surrounds you, and off course- your personal taste. If you are not sure what the differences are between lotions, crèmes and body butters, this one’s for you!

A quick look in any beauty store, including our store, reveals an abundance of skincare products.  In order to make the right choices and buy the correct products, it’s important to know the differences between them, and shop wisely for the skincare products that are right for you.

Body Lotion and Body Butter- Body butter is a cream formula that is better suited for dry skin. Body butter ingredients often include shea butter, which is a rich velvety component that moisturizes the skin much deeper then a body lotion. In comparison, body lotion is a moisturizer with a lower content of emollients, usually for normal skin. Body lotion is best in the summer time, when you are hot and sweaty, because it is light and cool. In the winter time, body butter is recommended, to help your skin restore its natural moisture and prevent cracks and dead skin cell buildup. Jericho Body Lotion comes in 3 wonderful fragrances: Vanilla, Ocean Breeze and Milk & Honey. (Buy now and save 13% off the regular price). Jericho Body Butter also has 3 wonderful and unique scents including Mango, Vanilla, and Kiwi (save 9% of retail price in our store only).

Scrubs and Exfoliants- A scrub is an all-over body treatment used to buff away dry skin. Scrubs come in various forms, scents and even different sized granules for varying degrees of dry skin. Body scrubs are usually used in the shower on thoroughly wet skin- the scrub is rubbed into the skin and then rinsed off. Jericho’s Energizing Salt Scrub with Lemon Grass, for example, can be used all over the body or just on areas with dry skin. The main difference between sugar scrubs and salt scrubs is the size of the granules. Sea salt granules are larger than sugar granules, which makes salt scrubs stronger at sloughing off dead skin cells. Jericho’s also contain mineral rich Dead Sea Salt….not just any salt! Using a body scrub is good for keeping skin healthy and soft; therefore, it is important to exfoliate skin on a regular basis, especially in dry and cold weather when the body easily loses moisture. The term exfoliation is used to refer to facial scrubs, which are much gentler then body scrubs.  Try our Peel off Mineral Mask and enjoy a deep exfoliation and a thorough cleansing.

Facial Cleansers and Toners- it is not recommended to use regular soap on your face, since it tends to dry out and harm the skin. There are several types of facial cleansers that are much more suitable for the facial skin, such as cleanser, foams and special bars like Jericho Black Mud soap, Seaweed Soap, Acne Soap, and many more. Use your choice of facial wash first, and then use toner. Toner is important to balance out the PH levels of your skin after washing, and also removing all the impurities left on your skin.

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Aug 6

Everybody’s talking about how important anti-aging treatments are, but not everyone knows that anti aging treatments should start way before your skin actually starts aging.  So now is the time to be proactive in your anti-aging regimen.

We all want to have healthy skin, and keep it healthy and vibrant over time. We’ve gathered a few basic every day tips that can dramatically improve your chances to having long lasting and true anti-aging results. Here is a simple anti-aging routine that will help you take action right now and get the skin you want.

  1. Hydrate Your Skin- Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis is so important for your skin’s health. Moreover, drinking enough water is a very powerful tool in order to get the anti-aging results you strive for.  The recommendation is 6-10 glasses of water every day, increasing that amount during summer time and hot weather.
  2. Take a Deep Breath and Relax…- Having younger looking skin can be effected by your stress levels. Doctors often recommend to rest and reduce tension in order to affect the way your skin will age.  Try taking long relaxing baths with enriched Bath Salts by Jericho, to enjoy a calming experience and help your skin fight the stress away.
  3. Moisturize and Nourish Your Skin- when skin ages, it tends to become drier and less vibrant. Anti aging products help to maintain enough moisture in the skin, and nourish it with all the important minerals and oils it need to stay fresh. The Jericho Premium Series holds products that were developed especially for anti aging skincare, such as Night Crème, Day Crème, Eye and Neck Gel, Lifting Serum and more.
  4. Stop Smoking! -  Everybody knows smoking is bad for your health, but a less common known fact  is that smoking can really harm your skin. If you are serious about your anti-aging treatment (and your health), you should seriously consider quitting cold turkey!
    Smoking causes free radicals to build up and premature skin cell death, so in order to have successful anti-aging results put down that cigarette right now…
  5. Protect Yourself from the Sun- Too much sun exposure is accredited to 80% of premature skin aging symptoms. Therefore, it’s very important to practice safe UV radiation exposure, and prevent your skin from burning.
  6. Don’t Miss on Your Beauty Sleep- for some, “beauty sleep” is just a phrase, but actually, a good night sleep is very important for your skin’s health and for anti-aging. When we sleep, skin cell repair and regeneration takes place and slows the aging process. Our busy life can prevent us from getting enough sleep- never the less, try to aim for 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep a night, and you will see results on your skin over night.
  7. Notice What You Eat- beauty comes from the inside, we all know that. So in order to get a beautiful healthy skin and improve anti-aging treatment, it is advised to take care of your diet, make healthier food choices, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and consume less fat and processed foods. Make sure you eat plenty of antioxidants, which work to repair and stop damage to our skin. Antioxidants can be found in super foods such as pomegranate, beans, and berries. Also, try to minimize the amount of alcohol and caffeine you consume.

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Jul 30

Many suffer from acne; some have a mild condition, and others need medical attention to help them with their acne. Although acne is associated with being a teenager, many grown men and women continue to have acne breakouts long after they’ve finished high school… what exactly is considered acne, and what is the correct way to treat it?

What Causes Acne?

There is not one type of acne; in fact acne has many variations, such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts. Our skin produces oil called sebum that is necessary for the health of our skin. But when pores are clogged, or when our skin produces excess sebum (when hormones surge, for example) the skin losses its natural balance and develops acne. That is why teenagers suffer from acne and many women breakout just before their periods (some even get it during menopause).

What Happens Inside the Pores?

The two most common types of acne are blackheads and whiteheads. A blackhead- referred to by doctors as an open comedo, appears when sebum and dead skin cells clog the pore. While the pore is clogged, its surface remains open. This lets us look into the pore and see a black color.

A whitehead, or a closed comedo, forms when the excess oil and dead skin cells clog the pore and block the opening of the pore.

But clogged pores aren’t the worst part of acne. The problem worsens when bacteria thrive in the excess sebum. As the bacteria multiply in a clogged pore, the pore becomes inflamed. Inflammation is what causes a pimple to look red, hot, and swollen.

Cysts are formed when the inflammation reaches deep into the skin, and is considered the most severe type of acne. Cysts can be very painful and might cause permanent scarring.

How to Treat Acne?

Luckily, good skincare can help almost every case of acne. Mild acne can be very well controlled without any prescription drugs. More severe conditions that require a dermatologist’s help usually combines prescription drugs with essential skincare.

It is very important to treat any condition of acne. Researches show that people living with acne can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.

So the first step is keeping a clean skin, and to get read of all the excess oil. Using a good soap daily, morning and evening is very important. Jericho Black Mud Soap is a wonderful product to help clear your skin.  Wash and rinse your face with warm water and be prepared to feel the deep, gentle cleansing action of Dead Sea Black Mud Soap. Using natural black mud from the Dead Sea, the unique combination of minerals enlivens and cleans the skin.

Jericho Skin Care also offers a special Acne Soap. Jericho’s Acne Soap treats acne with natural minerals that eliminate dirt and other bacteria that cause outbreaks. The minerals from the Dead Sea nourish and restore your skin. Natural minerals from the Dead Sea are the best way to end the suffering and blemishes of acne.

For best results, exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. Make sure your skin is not irritated and you don’t have any white breakouts, since exfoliation may cause tenderness.  Try Jericho Foaming Facial Scrub, which will leave your skin feeling fresh and moisturized. The powerful nutrient vitamin C, enriching jojoba oil, and the calming effect of Chamomile aids in the conditioning of your skin. It also relaxes the skin and relieves tension.  Men will enjoy JM Facial Scrub, a unique foaming gel for men that cleans and moisturizes the skin.

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Jul 22

Whether you prefer cute flip-flops or sexy sandals, you must get your feet ready for summertime. Sandals might cause your feet to dry out, causing cracks and rough skin. Learn how to give yourself a pedicure and enjoy summer with smooth silky feet.

A pedicure consists of a few steps. It’s important to follow the steps carefully in order to reach the perfect result:

The first step is to remove the old polish from your nails. Sometimes cotton balls might leave fuzzies, so you might want to use lint-free cotton pad (you can find them in your local drug store). Saturate the cotton pad with acetone remover and rub off the old polish. To remove any yellowed outer layer try rubbing a drop of lemon or lavender oil on each toe and rub a buffer over the nail.

The next step is to clip and file the nails according to your taste. To avoid ingrown nails, cut nail straight across, just above the skin. Make sure your nail doesn’t extend over the tip of your toe. Also, try to avoid metal files since they can rip the nails.

Now soak your feet in a large bowl or tab with warm water. Throw in relaxing Dead Sea bath salts and keep your feet in the warm water for about 10 minutes. Did you know that milk loosens dead skin? Try adding a quarter cup of milk to the warm water and bath salts, and feel just like Queen Cleopatra, who used to soak her entire body in milk!

After you pat your feet dry, apply cuticle remover to the base of each nail and rub it in. Use an orangewood stick to gently push, with a circular motion, everywhere where skin meets the nail (including the sides); just be careful not to touch the toe flesh.

Now your feet are ready for a scrub. Try Jericho Energizing Salt Scrub with Lemon Grass Oil, to stimulate blood flow and remove any dead skin and callouses. For a deeper peel you can use a foot file or wet pumice stone. Remember not to scrub the skin too much; stop if your foot appears red and irritated.

Dry feet thoroughly, including between the toes, and apply Jericho’s rich Foot Cream from the feet to the calves.

If you want to apply a fresh nail polish, use the acetone remover again to get rid of any excess oils on the nails. Apply a thin base coat using three strokes, one down the middle, and then one on each side. Don’t paint the cuticle. After a minute or so, apply the second coat. You can then finish with a clear top coat. Let it dry for at least an hour, and be careful not to put on any closed toe shoes.

That’s it- enjoy your lovely pedicured feet in your fashionable summer shoes!

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Jul 16

With Wedding season at its’ pick, learning how to apply the perfect makeup is essential. Every one of us has their own makeup likes and dislikes, but we do have one thing in common: we all want to apply our makeup on clear, flawless skin.

When it comes to makeup, sometimes less is more. Another truth about wearing makeup is that the older you get the less you should apply. It might sound ironic- what does a twenty year old really need makeup for, when her skin is naturally tight and shiny? Well, good question. The logic behinds it lays in the fact that as you get older, you skin loses some of its natural elastin and tends to wrinkle. Applying too much makeup may cause your skin to look over treated and enhance all its imperfections. So the key here is balance and maintenance.

Just Before Applying Your Makeup

For your skin to be tight and firm we recommend a few skincare regimens:

Make sure your skin is clean: Use a peel off mask to get a thorough exfoliation and remove dead cells that are clogging the pores. Jericho Mineral Peel-Off Mask accelerates the assimilation of nutrients by the cells, which results in increased blood circulation.

After rinsing the skin, apply toner to clear your skin from any oily residues. Minerals and plant extracts from the Dead Sea make Jericho’s Skin Toner a must-have when looking to get rid of makeup residue and impurities. Our skin toner is formulated with a combination of aloe and natural Dead Sea minerals, to give you a complete cleansing.

Now you are ready for serum that will firm your skin, and help to avoid makeup smudges. Jericho’s Dead Sea Mineral Serum is designed to firm the skin, and to make your skin silky and smoother, making you feel luminous.  The anti-aging components, vitamins and Dead Sea minerals reveal a refreshing glow that will leave you breathless.

At this point, you should apply your regular moisturizer, after which your skin is ready for makeup. Make sure not to apply too much moisturizer and to wait until it is well absorbed into the skin before applying your makeup.

When Removing Makeup

Usually at this point we are tired and can’t wait to go to bed, however this is a very important stage of skincare. Makeup residue may cause your pores to clog and can prevent your skin from breathing.

One quick and wonderful option is to use Jericho’s Makeup Removing Facial Wipes, which removes makeup and dirt from your face and eyes, all while protecting the moisture and elasticity of the skin. These Makeup Removing Facial Wipes include natural Chamomile and Aloe, leaving skin looking young and healthy.

You can complete the makeup removing process by using Jericho’s Dead Sea Cleanser. It opens up the pores, thoroughly removing makeup residue and impurities, while leaving you feeling refreshed.

On An Everyday Basis

Make sure your skin is well nourished. Jericho Intensive Night Crème does wonders to replenish and restore skin. Dead Sea minerals and plant extracts absorb quickly and leave you with a silky soft feeling. Significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles while sleeping, Intensive Night Cream from Jericho is ideal to apply prior to sleep. Remove makeup and apply after Jericho Skin Toner, to react and reinvigorate your skin.

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Jul 2

Like millions of American across the country, you might find yourself celebrating the 4th of July at an outdoor activity. This year, take extra care of your skin and enjoy a wonderful independence day!

There are so many wonderful options to celebrate the 4th of July, like a day at the beach, a barbecue, a picnic, a pool party, parades; so many activities to enjoy on the 4th of July. But usually, they all have one thing in common: most of them are outdoor activities.

That means more exposure to sun and dry weather, which can hurt any anti-aging treatment you might be getting. Too much exposure to the sun can increase wrinkles later on in life, so even if you’re still too young to be thinking of anti aging, make sure to take some precautions before going out for some 4th of July fun:

Wear Sun Screen- make sure to choose the right SPF protection that will guard your skin. The higher the SPF, the greater coverage it allows. Even if we don’t burn, the sun’s emission affects our skin cells and transforms them. You might also want to get a foundation that combines SPF protection to protect yourself from extra wrinkles in twenty years…

Moisturize Your Skin- the more moisture in your skin, the less it tends to dry out from the sun and the heat. Since moisturizer creams hydrate your skin, it’s important to apply a facial moisturizing cream and a rich body lotion, to keep your skin smooth and soft to the touch.  Try our Body Butter Kiwi Scent- based on shea butter, this reach cream helps treat bad cases of cracks in skin, and leaves you smelling like a summer fruit basket.

Keep Yourself Hydrated- moisture is not important only on the outside, but it’s important on the inside as well. Even on the 4th of July don’t forget to have a bottle of water next to you at all times. Remember- beer does not hydrate you! If anything alcohol just dries you even more. If you’re thinking of drinking alcohol, you should drink more water to keep yourself balanced and well hydrated. Even on the 4th of July water is so important to our health and our skin.

-Take Care of Your Wrinkles- if you already have some wrinkles, you should use anti-wrinkle creams, and especially an eye cream to take control of the wrinkles expanding, and minimize them as much as possible. Try our wonderful Eye Gel which gives the skin around your eyes the moisture and lift it needs. Jericho Eye Gel uses beneficial Dead Sea minerals to maintain a radiant look feel. Use it every day for noticeable eye wrinkles.

Summer could be dangerous for your skin, and the 4th of July is just one special occasion during the season. To learn more about how to treat your skin better in the summer, click here.

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