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Muscle Aches and Skin Care

muscle aches Muscle Aches and Skin CareIs there such a concept as skin care for muscle aches and pain? Many of us with muscle aches overlook the need for skin care products that will reduce or eliminate muscle pains in addition to caring for our skin. Sometimes our skin is telling us we are injured. Other times, our bodies tell us we are injured. Chiropractors will tell you that everything about you is all connected. When one part of you is injured or needs treatment, it will show on other areas of our body or skin, whether it is obvious or not.

Muscle pain is a symptom of many diseases and disorders. The most common causes are overuse or over-stretching of a muscle or group of muscles. Overuse or overstretching of muscles can come from doing simple household chores or a rigorous fitness regime. Other times, it is an indication that something is wrong with our bodies and we need medical attention.

Some diseases or disorders that are associated with muscle pain are the common cold, HIV, Lyme disease, Meningitis, Pneumonia, Rabies, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Toxic shock syndrome, West Nile virus, and Bronchitis. Obviously, muscle pain could indicate a serious medical condition.

Other than visiting the doctor, one way we can tell where our muscles pains are coming from is to look at our skin. Sometimes our skin will give us hints on what is going on underneath of it. For instance, those with skin conditions like Rosacea or Eczema feel muscle soreness in the surrounding area. This could be from the inflammation, also a symptom of injury.

Once ruling out a serious medical condition, we can treat our muscle pains with some of the finest products available that will not only combat the pain, but also consider our skin and overall well-being.

Henriksen Muscle Comfort Lotion is one of our favorites. This lotion contains nutritive essential oils that provide skin smoothing and aromatherapy effects. It also contains seaweed for detoxify and reduce inflammation. The natural cooling effect relieves muscle pains, strains, and tightness. This one is a must-have for those with sprained ankles. It will speed up the recovery process.

Ole Henriksen Muscle Comfort Soak is perfect for those with the common cold or flu. This bath soak will give you head to toe relief with the eucalyptus oil that opens your sinuses and seaweed extract to remove toxin buildup that is common with the cold or flue. The soak is awakening, especially for those who have been in bed recovering for some time and need that extra push or energy to go on.

Molton Brown Warming Eucalyptus Bath and Shower Therapy is a perfect remedy for those who need an eye-opener to start another hard working day. This is especially good for waitresses, construction workers, computer users, and others who have physically tiring jobs; this is a perfect way to wake up each day. This shower gel will awaken and revive those tired muscles and the aroma in the shower is mentally stimulating as well. For those thinking of calling in work sick, but still need to work, take a shower with Molton Brown. You won’t be disappointed.

Maxwell’s Super Sport Heat Muscle Rub is a great addition to any gym bag or medicine cabinet. It is great for spot treatments, especially for those who have only soreness in one area. For those of you who pushed yourselves too hard at the gym or strained your back doing yard work, this one is perfect for relieving those pains and strains.

Decleor Circulagel is excellent for those who have tired legs and feet after a long day at work. It is great for those who need to wear work attire that is uncomfortable or those who have worn tight stockings all day. One of the main ingredients in Decleor Circulagel is Arnica. It is a remedy to reduce swelling, steady the nerves, and heal bruises.

At, we want to take the pain out of your body and the hassle out of finding the best products available to keep you looking good and ouch-free.

Body Brushing For Optimum Skin Care

body brushing Body Brushing For Optimum Skin CareBody brushing is one of the most economical and efficient ways to bring out the best of your skin. It also brings out the best of your hard working skin care products. Body brushing is good for everyone, including those with sensitive skin. Even babies can enjoy body brushing, with specially made fine brushes for their gentle skin.

Dry brushing will boost circulation; it pushes the body’s ability to eliminate toxins through the lympathac system. This elimination process helps break down fatty pockets, responsible for cellulite.


By a body brush that is firm. Be sure it is not scratchy or too uncomfortable. Choosing a dry brushing product is a personal choice. Some of the types of body brushing products available are loofahs, sisal mitts, long handled brushes, and hand held bristle brushes. Available dry brushing products Use a loofah, sisal mitt, or long handled brush. Choose one that you feel most comfortable using or holding.


Make upward, sweeping movements, starting at your feet. Work up to your legs, thighs, buttocks, stomach. Go gentle on the thighs and stomach area. Brushing too hard on your thighs may break tiny blood vessels and create broken veins or capillaries.

Then move onto your breasts, shoulders, and arms. Remember to work towards the heart. Concentrate on your elbows, and use gentle strokes on your breasts. Choose a long handle body brush for your back. Your back is one of the most neglected areas on our body. Your back needs skin care products just like the rest of your body.

If you have sensitive skin, wet the mitt and use it in the bath or shower with a natural soap or soap free cleanser. The water reduces the friction of the body brush so it will minimize any damage.


Consider body brushing on a daily basis. Those who dry brush regularly do not have a problem with cellulite. Although we know that every woman has cellulite, whether they can see it or not, those who dry brush do not have middle or higher levels or “grades” of cellulite. Those who only occasionally dry brush do not see the benefits of a reduction in cellulite or overall radiant skin tone. Fit dry brushing into your daily routine and you will see a big difference on your skin, and feel the increase energy and vitality in your body.


After dry brushing, take a bath or shower to rinse off the dead skin cells that are lying like dust on the top of your skin. Some of the “dust” on the skin is obvious of the dead skin cells brushed off, but some of the skin cells and other debris cannot be seen with the naked eye. Use a mild soap or an awakening body wash like peppermint or any other mint. It is invigorating and intoxicating.

After a shower, try a cellulite body cream or oil. This is when the cellulite product works best. Since the skin is already invigorated after the body brush, your skin is working in overdrive right now. The blood is circulating and your dead skin cells have been brushed off. Any skin care product applied after a dry brushing regime will increase the potential benefits of your skin care product.

For dry brushing on a baby’s skin, try a baby hairbrush used only for the baby’s body. This way you control the spread of germs. A baby’s hairbrush is made of fine bristles, gentle enough for them, and it works very well on their bodies. You may get a few giggles from your baby doing a dry brush so they will have even more benefits!