Vicki’s new jewel box of tricks!!!

Bringing you MBR – MEDICAL BEAUTY RESEARCH From Germany.

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As we all know, the Germans don’t get play time.
They are way too serious and dedicated to EVERYTHING they create and I can say they are one of the leading countries in research and development when it comes to natural and western medicine. 


You all know me by now, my existing jewel box is full of priceless tricks and most of you understand that I LOVE layers. I have been lucky to work with the most amazing products in the world!!! I feel MBR is the next level of bringing your skin to its perfection. Its status, quality, textures and silk-like feeling is priceless! It is a perfect combination with our existing products and will make the road to anti-aging even more fun!!!


As promised, you’ll never have a dull moment 🙂 

Stay tuned and have fun!!!

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With much love,

Vicki Morav

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The Role Hormones Play In The Aging Process And The Skin

 As we go through hormonal changes, whether we are teenagers or going through midlife aging process, the body has its own way of talking to us. It is very important to listen to what it has to say and take care. Sometimes we tend to get used to certain little symptoms but it’s best not to. 

First, it is important to understand it. At this time we will discuss the general functions of Hormones ruled by the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is an endocrine (hormone-producing) gland. It is one part of a special messenger system, helping to regulate a wide variety of the body’s functions. The pituitary gland helps to control your body’s functions by releasing hormones (special chemical messengers) into your bloodstream. These hormones are transported in your blood to their target. Here they usually cause the release of a second hormone. The target can either be specialized endocrine glands or other types of body tissue such as groups of cells.

 

The pituitary gland is often called the “master gland” because it controls several other hormone-releasing glands such as the ovaries, adrenals and testes.

 

Where is the pituitary gland found?

About the size of a pea, the pituitary is found at the base of the brain, behind the bridge of your nose. The pituitary is very close to another part of the brain, called the hypothalamus.

Your body is in a constant state of change. Your heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature all change in response to what you do and your surroundings. Your body has special systems that constantly monitor these and other vital functions. Not only must these systems monitor changes, they must also respond and help the body to restore balance. One of these systems involves the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.

 

The hypothalamus receives information from many sources about the basic functions of your body. It uses the information it receives to help regulate these functions. One of the ways the hypothalamus does this involves controlling the pituitary gland. The hypothalamus does this by using its own hormones to communicate with the pituitary.

 

Among the things monitored by the hypothalamus is the level of various hormones in the blood. The hypothalamus has special cells which receive information from the body indicating how much of each hormone is present in the bloodstream. When these hormones drop below a particular level this stimulates the hypothalamus to release hormones. These hormones travel to the pituitary gland, acting as the signal to the pituitary to produce one or more of its hormones. The hormones produced by the pituitary are released into the bloodstream. The bloodstream transports the pituitary hormones to other endocrine glands, such as the thyroid gland.

 

ImageThe pituitary gland hormones may then stimulate their target endocrine glands to produce their own hormones. These locally produced hormones do the actual work of regulating your body. For example, hormones produced by the thyroid increase the body’s metabolic rate. In some cases, high levels of locally produced hormones stop the hypothalamus and pituitary releasing more of their own hormones. This principle is called negative feedback, and it prevents hormone levels from rising too high.

 

 

The anterior pituitary makes and releases several hormones

Hormone released

Main target

Function

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)

Adrenal glands

Stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. Cortisol is important in controlling your metabolism, blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent, and helps your body to resist certain stresses such as bleeding or fasting.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

Ovaries (women)

Testes (men)

Stimulates the ovaries to produce an ovum (egg) for fertilization. Also causes an increase in the hormone estrogen.

Stimulates the testes to produce sperm.

Growth hormone (GH)

Many different cells of the body

The most well-known effect in children is to increase height. In adults and children it helps to control the amount of muscle and fat in the body. It also helps to heal injuries and it promotes your immune system.

Luteinizing hormone (LH)

Ovaries (women)

Testes (men)

Triggers ovulation – the release of what will become an ovum (egg) ready for fertilization.

Stimulates cells in the testes to produce testosterone

Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH)

Brain

The exact role in humans is unknown. It may influence brain activity; when too much is present, it may cause darkening of the skin.

Prolactin

Breast

Together with other hormones, prolactin stimulates the breasts to produce milk. 
It is also found in women who aren’t pregnant. Men also have prolactin, but its function is not understood well.

Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Thyroid Gland

TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce its own hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
These hormones help to control many bodily functions, including heart rate, temperature and metabolism.

 

The Posterior Pituitary Makes and Releases Just Two Hormones

Hormone released

Main target

Function

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH)

Kidneys

Decreases urine production. (It causes more water filtered by the kidneys to be returned to the blood. This decreases the amount of urine.)
ADH also causes a rise in blood pressure.

Oxytocin

Breast and uterus

Stimulates contraction of the uterus (womb) during childbirth. Helps breasts to release milk.

 

As we look at the whole picture we can easily realize the importance of hormonal balance and the role they play in our aging process.

 

Reducing stress in the body by exercising, eating a balanced and nutritious diet and getting plenty of sleep is essential, not to mention a great happy outlook on life. The brain is a conductor; it can take us places we most likely choose as our destination in the body and in our life. 

 

Externally, we help to design a regime that combines a proper chemistry for each and every one of you. Chemistry will change at times, according to what’s the state of the skin and the internal most essential state of the body. 

 

There is so much to know when it comes to the aging process :)) please email us with any questions you may have as an individual so we can help you make proper choices to create ultimate results. 

 

Stay tune for MORE!

 

Vicki Morav 

 

 

Pump your lymph!

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The lymph circulation is vital to the body functions, therefore the skin. The lymph fluid is a colorless fluid that runs throughout the body and face helping it rid of toxins.

Drinking lots of water is essential for detoxification. We can do it in various ways, run (a little hard on the joints), jump on the trampoline (be gentle) or come in, lay back and let us do it for you 🙂 It is essential for the health of the skin, improving blood and lymph circulation, allowing for organic exchange of nutrients between the cells and the skin therefore creating plump and glow. Excellent for acne, PMS, water retention related problems, sinus and a general well-being of the skin and the body.

If possible try to minimize the intake of alcohol, dairy, sugar and salts as they are very invasive to the health of the lymphatic system and the levels of cortisol in the body. They  create chaos overwhelming the body to function properly on every level.

Please let us hear your thoughts 🙂

Can’t wait to drain you!!! 🙂

Vicki Morav!!!

Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate!!

026As the seasons change so does our skin. Now that the summer is over and fall has arrived, it is time to repair, balance and restore the skin, especially after using layers of sun block throughout the summer.  Exfoliation is one of the best ways to clean and clear the skin, allowing it to regenerate and absorb ingredients.

Did you know that dolphin’s skin resurfaces about 12 times a day? Have you ever touched a dolphin’s skin? It is smoother then a baby’s butt!!! Seriously!

There are so many other factors to dolphins , like they eat about 11 to 12 pound of fish a day that is equal to a very high concentration of amino acids and essential fatty acids that are the building blocks of the body helping it rebuild and regenerate. We will discuss the hormonal system at another blog 🙂

Back to exfoliation:

One can use different kinds of exfoliation. The best way is to vary and create different ways to stimulate the skin. For example:

Using a manual exfoliant such as Valmont will enable the skin to resurface by using very fine algae diatoms to get in to each and every pore and remove impurities. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 to gently exfoliate daily and pH balance the skin. Skin Ceuticals C+AHA is a daily treatment that will gradually exfoliate and help the skin glow. Retin-A is one of the best ingredients we can start using again at this time of the year. It absorbs deeply and regenerates the skin on a cellular level. When used regularly, we must use lots of moisture as it can be very drying for the surface yet very regenerating on a deep level. (Please get our advice on what would be best for your skin)

Natura Bisse’s Glyco Extreme Peel to exfoliate with acids and stimulate cell regeneration on a different level. Z.Bigatti Impact Mask exfoliates the skin with in 3 minutes using enzymes helping smooth and clear the skin. Biologique Recherche Mask Vivant mixed with a pinch of baking soda is a little miracle. Cleans and clears the skin and can be used as often as possible. (Nothing like a stinky fermented yeast mask to make one glow 🙂 🙂 )

When using manual or acidic exfoliation we must follow up with balancing the pH after stripping the skin.

Biologique Recherche Mask VIP is great to oxygenate and rebalance. Valmont’s Renewing Pack is an instant miracle, in just a few minutes the skin is born again 🙂

There is so much more to know and experience 🙂

Stay tuned to more info!

Can’t wait to meet you all in person and customize your regimen 🙂

Much Love

Vicki Morav 🙂 :):)