Enjoy the sun at the weekend? But does your SPF protect your skin or make it worse?

30707258_1893388187360398_4831019270440505003_nAccording to a recent poll, 80% of people don’t understand what SPF protection means and 56% didn’t know SPF only protects against UVB rays not UVA rays.

For all dog handlers (like me) outside in all weathers, it’s important to understand the facts about UVA and UVB and that we need to protect our skin against both.

What is UVA & UVB and what is the difference?

UVA light contributes to skin ageing and the development of skin cancer as it penetrates deeper into the skin. It has a consistent intensity throughout the day, all year round and can penetrate through cloud and glass.

UVB light is more intense and leads to the redness and sunburn that is indicative to some degree of damage which in turn can potentially lead to skin cancers.

Think of it as UVBurn and UVAging!

Essentially Yours work hard to develop the best possible products for your skin. Try using these products in conjunction with your normal SPF product to give you protection against UVA damage.

Remember, UVAging!

No: 7 Synergistic Body Massage Oil 300ml (UVA Sun Protection)

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Hydrating Facial Oil 50ml: EXTRA sensitive skin, UVA protection allergen free

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Did you know that shampoos, shower gels & deoderants are strong pollutants?

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methodetimesprodwebbin704bae52-1346-11e8-aa39-e7299ff3a5e8By John Hamilton, biogerontologist &  dermatologist.

When this article appeared  in papers this week all over the UK and the USA  it prompted me to remind everyone of our non- toxic shampoos, shower gels and deodorants etc.

It’s interesting that not only do most personal care products pollute the world with harsh chemicals going into the rivers and seas, but now its been proven conclusively that they cause cancers and illness in humans on top to damage to skin and hair daily.

I have been saying this since 1998 when I was one of the first to talk about Dr O’Conners study at Brunel into parabens and breast cancer… it’s not just parabens we need to be concerned with… its lots of personal care product ingredients.

When so many people are said to eat healthily and follow interests like yoga for wellbeing, yet ever morning, the same people cover their whole body with chemicals which not only damage the skin but can go into the body within 30 secs.

I was looking in a department store last weekend and yes many organic products are overpriced  £20+ for a shower gel, so they can be beyond many budgets.. but we are not at all like that … You can get affordable, harsh chemical-free products with the world’s most potent natural health benefiting oils, which are actually good for you and smell great (the best in the industry & not synthetic perfumes the real oils).   AND REMEMBER  you can also use them as a body wash and shampoo.. don’t be misled into thinking you need both… because you don’t.

Read more: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/this-cult-of-cleanliness-is-a-deadly-racket-70pm30ffj

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About Essentially Yours

These days, we dog owners often worry far more about what exactly we are feeding our dogs –  food, treats or supplements, than we do about the products we use ourselves. The desire is to avoid as many chemicals, artificial colours, preservatives as possible. That’s why I was so excited to discover this range of skin care which has been developed by John Hamilton, Cosmetologist, Dermatologist and Skin Anti-Ageing Biogerontologist (the study of the ageing process).

All of the products are completely free of any harsh synthetic petro-chemicals – unlike most well-known brands – and are manufactured to pharmaceutical standards in the UK.

John takes theories, conclusions and results from research compiled by leading universities to develop products at the forefront of innovation and scientific excellence –meaning you will get results using these products which you can’t get with most other brands.

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Protect yourself from flu & colds

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As the UK braces itself for the winter flu outbreak, protect yourself by surrounding and absorbing the power of botanicals…

This year’s flu strain virus is likely to be the worse we have ever seen, but it can be destroyed by the power of essential oils.

You can help to build up resistance with vital oils which contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, D, E. magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin and folic acid. All of these have virus inhibition & cell protection power.

Essential oils of therapeutic grade – that’s not like shop bought aroma oils which are just for the smell – bring order to cells and tissue. Essentially Yours oils help to dispel bacteria, infection and stimulate repair… All this from Essentially Yours shower gels and oils… especially the body oils which you apply after a shower.
Influenza viruses enter the cell membranes and spread throughout the body. Therapeutic grade essential oils make the viruses collapse before they can go on to cause havoc. Even using the Essentially Yours powerful hand wash with essential oils will mean that you’re not passing around these viruses on door handles etc.
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What does Essentially Yours say about sun protection?

uva-monserFirst listen to what WHICH? consumer adviser magazine said… “Many could be putting themselves at risk of skin cancer this summer by using a moisturiser with a sun protection factor (SPF) on their face with inadequate sun protection.”

Cosmetics labelled with an SPF number aren’t designed to be across the spectrum sun-protection products and may not offer protection against the sun’s UVA rays, which could contribute to the risk of skin ageing and cancer. They’re not suitable for even short intensive bursts of sun.”

Allergies now effect 50% of the population, Now sunscreens are contributing to skin problems. Read more 

The big question is can you trust what you buy in the shops?

Brand marketing implies that branded products can block out both UVA and UVB. The ads carry lots of photos of seaside images, while saying “we are passionate about sun care and protecting your skin from the harmful effects of over-exposure to the sun’s rays.

Essentially Yours don’t do make-up, cosmetics or fragrance – just the most effective, most efficient sun protection you can buy.

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At CSJ, our ethos is:
  • Natural, very high quality products
  • No chemicals AT ALL
  • Performance/Results
  • UK owned company manufacturing products in the UK
  • Innovative
  • Great value
  • Good customer service
  • Expert knowledge
 So you can imagine how pleased we are when we find that other companies match up to our own high standards. Essentially Yours meets all these criteria and more and that’s why I LOVE their products:
Essentially Yours:
  • Natural, very high quality products
  • No chemicals AT ALL
  • Achieves high performance/results
  • A UK owned company manufacturing products in Worcestershire to pharmaceutical standards
  • Innovative
  • Great value
  • Good customer service
  • Expert knowledge – John Hamilton is a Cosmetology Dermatologist & Anti-Ageing Biogerontologist – that means the study of the process of ageing. John is Founder of Essentially Yours Research & Development Institute for Natural Skincare, Creator of Natural Elements skincare & Therapeutics skincare for problem skin

Essentially Yours products also happen to have a lovely smell and don’t irritate around the eyes.

Look at this ingredients chart on the labels of brands that we all know.  The items in red are very harsh chemicals… Anti-perspirants are some of the worst offenders. See the chart

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Why I like Moorland Dedito boots..

dedito-moorlandI discovered Moorland style Dedito boots while at the Game Fair in Scone. I hate wearing wellies as my back always aches by the end of the day and I needed a new pair of hardworking comfortable, waterproof boots.

I had heard very good things about this brand from many gundog folk, so I decided to find out more about them. I talked to Dario Martina, who works closely with a boot manufacturer in Italy, to produce these boots specifically for the needs of the UK market.

First impressions were the boots looked heavy and a bit clumpy but no – they weren’t. They fitted like a glove from the first moment I tried them on – and are still. I virtually live in them here on the farm and when training and trialling. I especially love the fact that they are easy to clean, provide support while keeping your feet toasty – thoroughly tested recently in the snow and ice conditions experienced here.

While certainly not the cheapest boots on the market, for me they are proving to be the best and still look as good as the day I bought them. One of my best ‘investments’! Want to know more?

Here’s a photo of an event that Dario organised and CSJ sponsored.

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