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Back to Nature.


Back to nature

This post, I have decided to dedicate towards my journey into “Getting Back to Nature.”  All too often we find ourselves in the hustle and bustle of what our busy lives throws at each and every one of us.  This is, however, lots of times exactly what causes us the most stress and frustration in our life.  

According to The American Institute of Stress, some of the most common causes of stress are:                                                                   

* Divorce
*Negative feelings
*Financial Problems
*Work Difficulties

As we all know, these are just a few of the things that cause us stress in our daily lives.

The American Psychological Association statistics state:

Statistic Verification
Source: American Psychological Association
Research Date: 2017
Most Common Sources of Stress
Percentage Source
63% Future of our nation
62% Money
61% Work
57% Political climate
51% Violence/crime


2014 Stress Statistics

Statistic Verification
Source: American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress
Research Date: 7.8.2014
Top Causes of Stress in the U.S.
Cause Factors
Job Pressure Co-Worker Tension, Bosses, Work Overload
Money Loss of Job, Reduced Retirement, Medical Expenses
Health Health Crisis, Terminal or Chronic Illness
Relationships Divorce, Death of Spouse, Arguments with Friends, Loneliness
Poor Nutrition Inadequate Nutrition, Caffeine, Processed Foods, Refined Sugars
Media Overload Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking
Sleep Deprivation Inability to release adrenaline and other stress hormones
U.S Stress Statistics Data
Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77 %
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress 73 %
Feel they are living with extreme stress 33 %
Feel their stress has increased over the past five years 48 %
Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress 76 %
Reported lying awake at night due to stress 48 %
Stress Impact Statistics
Percent who say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life 48 %
Employed adults who say they have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities. 31 %
Percent who cited jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress. 35 %
Percent who said stress has caused them to fight with people close to them 54 %
Reported being alienated from a friend or family member because of stress 26 %
Annual costs to employers in stress related health care and missed work. $300 Billion
Percent who say they are “always” or “often” under stress at work 30 %


Okay, so, stay with me here…  how many of you ever take a walk in the wilderness? Whether it be a Park, National Forest or just the woods close to your home.  Anyone who has can tell you how relaxing and peaceful it is.  The views are breathtaking and the fresh, clean air makes your lungs dance for joy!  Not to mention all the animals that you get to see first hand. From the smallest “roll-ey poley” to one of the biggest- the Bear.

Animals of all shapes and sizes. Now, don’t get me wrong- SOME OF THEM COULD BE DANGEROUS!  But as long as you stay on the beaten path, you are sure to come in contact with a few animals.



As for myself getting back to Nature is pretty easy because I live out in the country and there’s nothing but wilderness surrounding me.  I will record my progress as I go and share some insights.  I’d love to hear from you about your wilderness experiences.

Here’s a list of some things you can do if you wanna join me in Getting Back to Nature:

  • Go hiking
  • Take a camping trip.
  • Try your luck at fishing.
  • Find a secluded spot for meditation
  • Jogging in a State Park.
  • Bike an unknown trail
  • Find a wilderness Guide if you are inexperienced.
  • Enjoy some breath taking views in the mountains.
  • Go on a Picnic

If you’re not too “outdoorsy” I recommend that You take a friend along with you & also a map!  Don’t forget to stay hydrated. That’s one very important thing to remember when you are experiencing the outdoors.




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Try something new today!

While I was doing my work today, I was kinda at a loss for ideas; so, I decided to make me a Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cone!

As I sat here enjoying it, I was “racking” my brain trying to think of what to say……

I noticed my pet duck “Skipper” just kept on quacking & hollering. When I checked on him he was going crazy wanting out of his little house. Shaking the cage w/ his beal.

I couldn’t figure out what it was, until I sat my ice cream down near him…. and there he went. I thought to myself “ducks dont eat icecream” or do they”?

Who says they can’t.

I think that you never really know whether you like something or not; Unless you give it a try.

Turns out.. He loves it!

So that brings me to my Challenge for you,

Try something new today!

It doesn’t have to be ice cream or even food. It can be a different hat, a pair of shoes, a road you pass often but have never been down. Try a new game, try to learn a language, try to make a new friend. Try to Smile more.

Either way, it’ll broaden your horizons & at least you can say you tried.

We all need to think outside our boxes & explore new things.           Live life to the fullest!

Everybody let me know what you decide to try & how it turned out. I’d love to hear from you.

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Wealthy Affiliate Review (#2)

Wealthy Affiliate Review   (#2)


 My Purpose              

  The purpose of my Review is to offer my reader’s a  comprehensive & in debth look into Wealthy  Affiliate.   All statements are my own personal  opinions.

 My desire is to give you an honest insight into the program that I’ve grown to Love.

   I hope that I can help @ least ONE Struggling               Entrepreneur & point him/her in the right direction   so that they can fulfill their dreams of having an    Online Business.




Wealthy Affiliate,  I believe,  is the best place to build a business starting @ the ground floor.  They teach you how to set up & design your own website, they show you how to create content, how to get google ranked, hw to Market your site, etc.                                           Everything you need to build your business.

   The owner’s, Kyle & Carson are the MOST Helpful people, out of Everyone that I’ve came across on my journey.

 They go above & beyond to help each & every           person succeed.                                                                       Not only does WA have Fantastic Owner’s;  but the Entire Community @ Wealthy Affiliate are the friendliest group that I know of.  It actually feels like a big “family.”   

 Whether starting from scratch or building your existing business…                                                                     I Highly Recommend that you give Wealthy Affiliate a try. I Promise; You Will Not be Dissappointed!

Pro’s & Con’s:


  1. The training you receive @ WA is the best out there.  It is thorough & you can tell that they’ve put a lot of heart into each & every lesson.
  2. You can tell, from the start- that Kyle & Carson have our Best Interest’s in mind.  They spend time in the community & actually interact w/ everyone.
  3. WA offer’s more training’s than most everyone.
  4. WA is a wonderful place to learn & grow. You can do this at your own pace, with helpful feedback & ideas from the Community.


  1. I thought & thought trying to come up with @ least 1 or 2 con’s.  And- HONESTLY, I really & truly cannot come up with ANY complaints!  Please do not think that I’m just saying that to lure you into some kind of “big scheme” to get your money..      m  Because I’M NOT!!!! Seriously!!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaking truthfully, Kyle has really went out of his way to help me out.  (On more than one occasion) 


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Wealthy Affiliate Support:

The support you receive here @ Wealthy Affiliate is Outstanding.  NO OTHER PLACE CAN COMPARE!                       Anything you need is just a few clicks away.  Whether you just need an opinion of your latest work or you’re                   having a problem;  The “Family” here at Wealthy Affiliate will be here to help!




The price is FREE to start You can begin the lessons, try it & then you have the option to become a Premium Member for $49.00.

My Final Opinion:

  Wealthy Affiliate is the Absolute Best Place to  learn & grow. 

   I,  Myself,  would like to Personally express my  Sincerest Thanks to Kyle & Carson.                            If you read my About Me Page, you will see that  I have Struggled just to make ends meet.  I was @ a place in my life-where everything seemed  hopeless.  I didn’t have but a few $ to my name,    I had tried desperately any & every thing I could  find.  I talked to anyone who’d listen, asking  for  just a little help.   And to no avail-                        THEY ALL JUST TOOK MY $ and never tried to  help me.  Nor did they even consider what I’d  been going thru.

   You see, I AM a good person & I honestly wasn’t  trying to get something for free.  I was  “desperately” pleading for someone to have a  heart & lend me a helping hand.

    Then, one day, (thanks to “My Granny”)  The  Good Lord Shined Down On Me & led me to   Kyle @ Wealthy Affiliate...                                           And here I Am Today!!                                                           I will never forget, nor will I ever quit telling  everyone about his kindness.                   





As always, I’d like to Thank You for reading my Review.  I hope it helps you decide to come visit us @ Wealthy Affiliate & start your new career!  If you’d like to check it out, here’s my affiliate link:

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Please have a look around. You are welcome to leave me any questions or concerns you may have & I will do my very best to help.  I will be adding lots of new content, so if there’s a subject you’d like me to cover– leave it in the comments below & I will definately get right to it.

Thanks Again & Have a Wonderful Day!                                                                                                       Misti C.                                     



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Be “Full” of Wonder.











                                                                                                                                           Be “Full” of Wonder


Wonder is beautiful, to  Wonder is fun.  Wonder about EVERYTHING under the Sun!  

Wonder what’s new, Wonder whats next, Wonder what’s up, Wonder what’s down, Wonder what’s inside, Wonder what’s out.

Wonder why you sing, Wonder why you shout!

For it’s the Wonder       that life’s all about. 

   “Starve” to learn            everything you can!         { with wisdom comes a Confidence-  You can get from No Man.}      

  “Hunger” for laughter   happiness & faith…

       -the things you need, to make your life Great.

       “Snack” on the things             that bug you a bit;              no need to Swallow       You Can  Always Spit!                                                                  When you’re finally            FULL at the end of your meal,   

       “Wonder-full”                  is now,                 how you feel!


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Spf 15 Sunblock Review

My Review: Spf 15 Sunblock


Sunscreen’s are products that help prevent the sun’s (UV) or ultraviolet rays from harming the skin.                                                                   SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor & it is a measure of sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB ray’s from damaging the skin.


UVB rays cause sunburn & skin cancer.                                                           UVA rays cause wrinkling, sagging & aging to the skin. UVA rays penetrate more deeply.

SPF 15 filter’s out 93% of the sun’s UVB ray’s.                                                   SPF 30 filter’s out 97% of the sun’s ray’s.                                                               SPF 50 filter’s out 98% of the sun’s ray’s.


Here are a few sunblock comparison’s:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Banana Boat Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15 

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  • overall rank:  4 stars                                                   
  • 2 in 1 UVA/UVB sunscreen plus all day moisturizer
  • Keeps skin 100% hydrated with aloe vera and antioxidants
  • Absorbs in seconds and non greasy
  • Fragrance free                                                                                                        




Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Silk Hydration Moisturizing Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray – SPF 15:                                                                                                                                                                                                       spf15

  • overall rank:  4 1/2 stars
  • Lightweight and easy to apply
  • Provides 12 hour moisturization
  • Broad spectrum UVA or UVB protection
  • Protect, pamper, nourish for beautiful radiant skin


 Australian Gold SPF 15 Spray Gel with Bronzer:
                                                                                                                                                        australian gold
  • overall rank:  4 stars
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
  • Exotic oils soften and moisturize skin for beautiful color
  • Aloe Vera provides natural soothing and skin conditioning
  • Water Resistant – 80 minutes
  • Australian Gold signature fragrance



Absolutely Natural Sunscreen – SPF 15 with Rose Hips Oil:

  • overall rank:  4 stars                                                                                                   sunscreen
  • 6 oz SPF 15
  • 100% Natural, Non-GMO, Vegan Friendly, Biodegradable
  • UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
  • Blended with Rich Antioxidants and Nutrients
  • Dermatologist Tested and Approved



Dermalogica Daily Defense SPF 15 3.4 oz. :


  • overall rank: 5 stars
  •  A lightweight multi-benefits daytime hydrator for men
  • Helps condition skin & protect against UV rays
  • Contains extracts of liquorice wheat germ grape seed & pure vitamin E
  • Helps resist free radicals & external aggressors
  • Formulated with UV




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Homemade all natural skincare recipes.


My all natural skincare recipes.

It is easy to make skincare products in your own kitchen.  In my opinion, they are better for you and also most of the time cheaper to make.

A good rule of thumb concerning what you use in your recipe is..      “Never put Anything on your face that you can’t put in your mouth!”


If you have skin sensitivity issues, even when using all natural products, it’s a good idea to test the suspected ingredients before you use them.


All these recipes are for men & women alike.  So you men, get to work!  You can even apply these recipe’s onto your beards.                   In fact, I recommend it.  There’s skin under those manly beards & it would love to have a little TLC.

Facial hair, is still hair and it needs to be conditioned.  You’ll find that once you try it your beard will be alot softer feeling and not so dry & coarse.  It also will help to prevent those dreaded Ingrown Hairs.                                                                    man


Here’s a few of my recipes for Men & Women

Moisturizing mask:                                                                                                               1 c.  plain yogurt                     2 tbsp. honey                                                                 1 tsp. vitamin e oil                 plain white flour  (to thicken)                               cucumber slices                     1 tbsp. milk

Mix all ingredients together, if mask is too thin, add plain flour to thicken it.  Dip cucumber slices into mixture & then refrigerate both mask & slices.  Apply to face as thick as possible.  Place cucumber slices over eyes and relax.  Be careful not to get into eyes.  You can refrigerate slices without dipping into mixture.                                     Leave on for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse w/ luke warm water, followed by a big splash of cold water.  Pat dry.


Citrus Revitalizing Mask:                                                                                                    2 tbsp. juice from orange          3 green grapes (squished)                               3 red/purple grapes                     1/4 c. mango (peeled)                                         1/2 banana                                        1/2 c. plain yogurt                                               1/2 tsp. vitamin e                           1/2 c. coconut milk/water                               1/4 c. pineapple                               flour to thicken

Blend all ingredients until mostly smooth.  Apply liberally to face and leave for 10-20 minutes. Rinse & pat dry.  Sensitive skin 5-10 minutes.                                                                                                                                                                                  skincare


Scrub:                                                                                                                                             1 c. ground oatmeal                        1/2 banana                                                           2 tbsp. sugar                                        1 tbsp. grapeseed oil (or cooking oil)     1 tsp . aloe vera juice 

Mix together.  Apply to face in small circular motions. Careful not to apply too much pressure.  Leave for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse w/ luke warm water.  Pat Dry.


Cleanser:   (dry skin)                                                                                                               1/4 c. aloe vera gel                              1 tsp. vegetable oil                                         1 tsp. glycerin                                         5 drops rosemary essential oil

Mix ingredients.  Shake before each use.  Apply to face, this cleanser doesn’t lather like soap.  Rub in circular motions over face.  Rinse with luke warm water.  Pat dry.

Cleanser:   (oily skin)                                                                                                              1/4 c. witch hazel                                  1 tsp. herb infused vinegar                      1 tsp. glycerin                                          5 drops eucalyptus oil                                1 tsp. echinacea tincture (for acne)

Mix ingredients.  Shake before using.  Apply to face.  Rub in circular motions.  Rinse w/ luke warm water.  Pat dry.


Acne Treatment:                                                                                                                     1/2 tsp. goldenseal root (powdered)                                                                          20  drops tea tree oil

Mix ingredients into a paste.  Add water to get right consistency.           Leave on for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with luke warm water, followed by a splash of cold water.  Pat dry.


That’s it for now.  There will be plenty more to come, so check back.

Thanks again for visiting my site. If you have any questions, concerns or maybe just a comment.. Just leave it below  or come to my profile page where I am training.

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The 100s of things I do with Vitamin E.




The 100’s of things “I” do with Vitamin E..

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my uses 4 vitamin e


First off… Let me start out by saying that all these “inventive, yet crazy”  little tricks that I’m about to share w/ you, are            MY OWN- WONDERFUL IDEAS–  there’s no extensive studies approving any of this…but what the heck- “give it a try.. ok…ok.  After you get thru laughing……  then  “give it a try.”    I’m Serious!

 Here’s a little about Vitamin E

The Miracle Supplement- Vitamin E , leads the list of natural remedies & is a powerful antioxidant that fights specific cancers & heart disease. It helps promote a healthy heart, supports a healthy immune system, as well as, helps w/prostate and mental health.

Studies suggest that vitamin E can help people with diabetes, it improve’s immunity in the elderly, it prevent’s colon cancer, protect’s against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.


I,  myself  “FIRMLY” believe that vitamin E keeps your arteries from getting clogged  up with cholesterol.                                                                   That is only my opinion.


Vitamin E has proven helpful to decrease hot flashes, because it is structurally similar (on the molecular level) to Estrogen.  (So it might act as a mild form of estrogen replacement therapy.)

For decades people have consumed supplemental amounts in the form of vitamin E capsules. The most important key role of vitamin E, is as an antioxidant. It soaks up free radicals which are produced by the interaction of oxygen and fats in the body.  By doing this it protects the cells of your immune system.

Have you ever bought something, got it home, tried it out, And loved it?     

That’s kinda how I met the “huge ray of sunshine, in a gel cap” we know as Vitamin E.  Not only was I impressed w/ it when I started taking it; but it has proven to be great for anything that my mind comes up with.   And I can come up with some doozies!

Now..  here’s a few things “I”  do with it!?

(i’m sure you’ve never thought of most of them)

*my mind works in mysteriously creative ways, sometimes!?*
    • Squeaky doors or hinges.. lube them up!                                                                        (bite a tiny hole in top of capsule & squeeze a little on it.)
    • feet feel rough?..lube them baby’s up!                                                                       (2 drops goes a long way.)
    • going somewhere & your sexy boots dont shine?...lube them up 2!             (the more u rub the warmer it gets which in turn, makes it                    spread like butter.)
    • trying to pimp out your ride?..forgot your tires?..lube ’em up!                                     (shines tires. rub it in, let it sit a minute, then wipe.)
    • have a teeney weenie little pet turtle & dont like to see his skin dry?.  you said it..  ” get loo-bee with it!”                                                     (It’ll look like his shell’s been detailed!) 
    • what about your baby pet frog that gets alligator skin?..   (Frederickour frog- loved it so much he’d lay on his back & let me grease him up using a Q-tip!)
    • Lizard’s too..(feet, toes, tail)
    • Your baby’s bottom. (creates a protective barrier between butt & wet diaper.)
    • green leafy houseplants.. ( a little dab will do ya)
    • opening day of hunting season & ur boots leak?                             (squirt it on your boot seams/stitches.  smear it in with your finger & you’re good to go!)
    • leave your tools in the rain?...lube ’em up!                                              (rub a drop or 2 onto all rust, let sit a day or 2, repeat the rub down,  another day & it’ll open & close.  A little elbow grease–rust is gone .
    • Your dog has puppies and you dont want her “boobies” to sag?  (my dog  Fancy” loved it on her’s!  And it brought her’s back up where they were supposed to be too!)
    • The same thing  goes for people too.  (So slather your’s with some lube!)
    • When Fancy’s ears or paw’s feel rough.. I rub ’em down with some “E”…(problem solved!)
    • Riding 4 wheeler & your bearing starts to squeal..                              (those few “just in case” Vitamin E caps I tossed in my tool bag works like a charm.)       (that’s pretty good, considering the way I like to ride.)                            gettin' muddy
    • My newest use, as of yesterday:  (works great on sprocket & chains.)  Once I, “put the lube down” on the chain,  I got to ride, glide, slip-n-slide. 

This is Only the Beginning of the 100’s of things I use Vitamin E for.   The rest will be coming soon on my next one.  So stay tuned-

it’s just now starting to get interesting!


Thanks for checkin’ out my site!  It’s a work in progress.  If you have questions or comments, leave them below or contact me on my profile page @ Wealthy Affiliate.  I highly recommend that you check them out!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Misti C

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What is Acne? & Why the heck do we have it??

What is Acne?  &  Why do we have it??


acne formation

If you have acne or the “occasional” breakout- you are not alone.   Millions of people around the globe suffer from acne.  Actually, almost everyone has had a pimple or two in their lifetime.

Some have a few pimples, while others have acute acne.


So let me explain acne in general. 


Acne is a distressed skin condition that has either non-inflammatory or inflammatory lesions.  It effects all ages & in different stages of life.

The most common form of acne is Acne Vulgaris.   This usually begins @ the onset of puberty, where hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands & cause them to produce too much Sebum.

Some acne is hereditary.  If one or both parents have acne or oily skin, there is a very good chance that the offspring will have it also.

It happens when epidermal cells (skin cells) don’t shed.  Instead they stick to the surface of skin and line the inner walls of pores & follicles.

This is known as Cell Buildup.  After this happens, the excess Sebum coats or “waxes over” the cell buildup deep down in the follicles, & this is the beginning of an acne lesion.


Inflammatory & Non-inflammatory

Inflammatory Lesions are inflamed, red & swollen lesions.  The typical pimple is inflammatory.

Non-inflammatory Lesions are not red or inflamed.  An example of this is an open comedone (blackhead) &  closed comedone. (white head)

Open Comedones occur when follicles are full, begin to stretch & fill with cells & sebum. This pushes the comedone toward the surface.  When oxygen comes in contact with the top of the comedone it darkens the surface. Therefore resulting in a Blackhead.

Acne is caused by bacteria.  Bacteria feed off of the impacted sebum in the follicles . And when the follicle is blocked from getting oxygen circulation, the bacteria multiply.

skins pores

Open & Closed Comedones.

  • Open comedones are non-inflammatory acne lesions appearing as large, clogged follicles.  They are filled with solidified sebum & dead cell buildup, often called blackheads.
  • Open comedones occur when the follicle is large enough to hold all of the debris retained by the follicle.  The opening in these follicles is dilated by the mass of the impaction, allowing the comedo to push toward the skin surface.
  • Closed comedones have small pore openings & walls that stretch to hold the impaction- which causes the impaction to have a lack of oxygen.  This makes the lesion become easily inflammed.
  • Closed comedones are seen in adults & often associated with the use of comedogenic cosmetics.


Papules & Pustules:

Papule is a red, sore bump w/out a whitehead.  Once cells clump up, they rise to the surface; creating a Pustule.

Papules are deeper in the skin & effect nerve endings. (which make them sore.)

Pustules are close to the skin surface, therefore are less painful.


Grades of Acne:

  • grade 1 acne:  open & closed comedones w/ occasional pimple. (puberty, teenagers)
  • grade 2 acne:  large # of closed comedones w/ pustules & papules.
  • grade 3 acne:  very inflammed & red, has a large # of open & closed comedones along w/ many pustules & papules.
  • grade 4 acne:  cystic acne, has many deep cysts & causes scar formation.


Here’s a tip or two:

  • Zinc supplements help w/ breakouts.
  • choose skincare products & cosmetics that are non-comedonenic.
  • When cleaning face dab or rub lightly. Don’t scrub. Scrubbing & rubbing too hard only irritates skin w/ acne.
  • Natural clay’s & cleansers that contain charcoal help w/ blackheads & breakouts.
  • KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!!  your hands have germs & bacteria which inflames acne, also the dirt & oils blocks your pores when your hands rub your face.



There’s tons more interesting info & facts on acne… check back for the next new acne info page. If you’d like to see what product I recommend for acne check out:


If you have any questions or comments leave them below or contact me on my email.-   I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day!







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MY REVIEW: Proactiv Solution


My Review:  Proactiv Solution                                            

  • Product:  Proactiv Solution
  • Price:  $19.99 – $29.99
  • Cheapest place to buy:
  • Size of products: 3 steps system- all  3 are 2 oz.
  • My Rating:  **10 out of 10 **




Proactiv started in 1995.  It is used for treatment of acne & existing blemishes while helping to prevent future breakouts before they appear.  Each step builds on the step before, attacking the acne cycle to clear existing blemishes and help prevent future breakouts.

Proactiv features advanced micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide, designed to work faster and gentler than ever before. The 30 day system includes a 2 oz. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, a 2 oz. Proactiv Revitalizing Toner, and a 1 oz. Proactiv Repairing Treatment.


Proactiv Solution is a 3-step acne treatment system to be used twice a day over the entire face to disrupt the acne cycle, as opposed to ‘spot treating’ pimples.

This legendary 3- step system features effective prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide, a finely milled medicated ingredient that treats  acne head on.

My personal experience:


I have used proactiv now for quite a few years.  Although I never really had a problem with acne,  I occassionally had a blemish or two.  And when I did– it was horrendous!

I felt like everyone ( myself included) was only looking at the little red bump I had on my chin.  So I decided to give it a try.  I really liked that it used benzoyl peroxide.  Peroxide is one of my frequently used items.

It doesn’t leave a residue on my face & it doesn’t feel greasy or weighed down. It also seems to make my skin feel clean & refreshed.



    • clears up acne.
    • helps to prevent future breakouts.
    • improves your skin with continues use.
    • fights blackheads
    • works on all skin types




  • 3 step system can cost anywhere from $19.95- $40.00
  • Must call company to order or go online.
  • Benzoyl peroxide (very rarely)  may not agree with very sensitive skin types.



My overview:


Proactiv Solution is well worth trying; especially if you have acne or problematic skin.  It starts working fast & you see results quickly.

It is…  in my opinion,,,  one of the very best acne treatments on the market today.



**************Give it a try!*************


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Misti C

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All natural skincare for men.



Facts about men’s skin:                                               

  • Men have thicker skin than women.
  • Men have 20% oilier skin than women.
  • Men have larger pores than women.
  • Men’s skin has smaller sebaceous glands.
  • Most men don’t know how to take care of their skin.

Male hormones (or androgens) are the mechanisms that cause stimulation of the sebaceous glands, which in turn produce more sebum.  This sebum causes inflammation in the hair follicles, thus causing bacteria to form.                                                                                                  Testosterone, an androgen, converts to dihydrotestosterone, (DHT) a form of male hormone, which switches on the oil glands. The oil glands are stimulated via receptor sites on the cells of the sebaceous glands thus causing breakouts.

Here’s a easy to follow skincare routine:

After cleansing with soap ,(ivory) to wash away dirt& oils, use a toner on skin that doesn’t contain alcohol.  Toners with alpha hydroxyl acids help to reduce pore size & also help to prevent ingrown hairs.        For moisture you can break open a Vitamin E capsule & rub onto face.

Shaving advice:

Shave after a warm shower, or apply a warm washcloth to face for several minutes, to soften hairs. Apply shave cream or gel so razor will glide over skin. Always shave in the direction of hair growth. Rinse afterward with lukewarm water. Finally, moisturize to hydrate skin. (alcohol free aftershaves & toner’s help to hydrate skin.

If skincare products you use burn, tingle, irritate or hurt- don’t use it!


Here are a few DIY recipes:

Aftershave balm:

1 c.witch hazel                                                    1 tsp.vegetable glycerin                6 drops sweet orange oil                              3 drops of sandalwood oil            Mix all ingredients. Pour into glass bottle. Drop a few drops onto  hands and splash onto face.


Aftershave cream:                                                                                                                1/8 c. coconut oil                                                                                                                   1/2 c. shea butter, softened                                                                                              2-4 drops of essential oil (your choice)                                                      Vitamina_E_(suplemento)_095             Mix ingredients well, use on your face.


DIY all natural deoderant                                        1/2 c. cornstarch                                                     1/2 c. baking soda                                                   10 drops tea tree oil                                                                                                         4tsp. coconut oil                                                                                                             Mix ingredients well.  Place in airtight container.                                              To use: scoop some out & slather under your arms.


I hope this article helps all the men in our lives. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below. Hope to see you again.



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