Flowers for Beautiful Skin: Rose

Unlike most skincare remedies, the Rose is a solution for all skin types. It can be used to cure chronic oily skin, tone normal / dry skin, soothe irritated / inflamed skin, and prevent wrinkles with its hydration properties. Utilizing the power of this flower can be as easy as throwing a handful of petals in your bath.
It’s okay to be romantic — your skin deserves it.

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Payayayaya ~ Secret Skin Benefits (?)

Daily Skin Tip: Papaya! It’s definitely been in your facial scrub compound, but actually eating papaya has benefits of its own. This fruit is infused with vitamin C, which is turned into vitamin C serum for your cleansers. (Papaya contains two days worth of vitamin C!)

This vitamin C will not only brighten your skin, but tighten it as well giving you a rejuvenated complexion. Papaya also contains the digestive enzyme [papain] which not only regulates your digestive tract, but helps reduce skin redness (it combats inflammation).

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Get Plump Lips with Just a Toothbrush!

Times have changed and pouty duck-lips have become beyond passé. However, there is a natural way to plumpen your pout with an at-home / diy procedure. The two required materials are a toothbrush (preferably straight bristled) and petroleum jelly.

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Step by step:
Apply some petroleum jelly to the toothbrush
Rub the toothbrush onto your lips in a circular motion
(be cautious not to rub too hard, you don’t want to tear your skin)
Leave some of the petroleum jelly on your lips once your finished rubbing in order to rehydrate

One of the pros to exfoliating your lips is a temporary plumper complexion. The action of massaging your lip tissue promotes the flow of blood and creates a more ample and pillowy appearance.

Another pro is that it gets rid of dead skin — exfoliating renews your skin by promoting generation of new skin (due to the scrapping of the old, dead skin).

Additionally, exfoliating will also get rid of makeup residue.
Any excess lip-stain will be discarded along with dead skin.

Ruth Swissa featured on Gina’s People Segment: Recap

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This week in Gina’s People, FOX 11 recognizes viewer and philanthropist Ruth Swissa as she helps burn survivors look their best. In this segment, Ruth Swissa applies permanent makeup on burn victim, Yolda Hawkins.

Throughout the segment, viewers get to see Swissa in her work-zone while she works to redefine Yolanda’s beauty. Rebecca Grossman, chair of the Grossman Burn Foundation (GBF), makes an appearance on the clip and talks about Ruth’s technique and charity work for GBF. Ruth Swissa helps burn survivors free of charge, donating her time to help these victims look their best.

Yolanda Hawkins claims that, “Permanent makeup makes all the difference”.

Watch the segment here: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/24932087/helping-the-look-of-burn-survivors#ixzz2vgrT6ygN

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photographer: Tony Buttitta

What is the Oily-T?

The Oily-T is the region where people tend to have problematic/oily skin.

With the shape of a T, the skin oil is concentrated at the forehead, nose and chin. Ruth Swissa explains that the forehead oil is mainly caused by diet (greasy food). Swissa clarifies that cheek breakouts are caused by air-quality (you will notice cheek pimples usually form after airplane rides or areas of high smog). Lastly, she explains chin acne is caused by hormones (PMS menstral breakouts usually inhibit chin area).

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Diaries of a Twenty-First-Century Heroine: Battering Breast Cancer with Positivity

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A memoir written by the brave Jessica Cotner, a client of Ruth Swissa

The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was at my mother’s house. When I hung up the phone I hugged my Mom and cried for a moment, I soaked it all in. I remember thinking how will I let my family know, I was worried about how I to tell my husband and kids and how it would affect their lives also. As I though about it, I decided to make the best of it and NOT to be overwhelmed by the big picture, just to take it one step at a time. I have watched the movie FINDING NEMO with my boys a million times and I couldn’t help but hear a song in my head that the character named Dori sang, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” She inspired me. I tried to find ways of making light of things I had to go through, finding humor or fun to help me through it all.I knew I was going to loose my hair during chemo, so my husband I put together “Shave Party” in the salon I work at. All my friends and family surrounded me. They each took turns shaving funny hairstyles in my head laughing until I was bald. It made me happy to look at my children’s faces as they helped and giggled at how silly mommy looked. Weeks later, after I started chemo I quickly began loosing all my stubble so I shaved the remaining fuzz. I had my children put temporary tattoos on my scalp like an art project. As many know its never fun being sick so I tried to find things to look forward to each step of the way, whether it was camping, swimming, buying a new wig or makeup. Falseeyelashes became a musst!!  I would wear them everyday and it would just lift my spirits and make me feel pretty again. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing fun about chemo, reconstructive surgery and hot flashes or being forced to start early menopause but one carrot at the end of the stick was to get my tattoos!!  Its like the cherry on the top of my Sunday. What better way then to have a good experience with Ruth Swissa. She was so personable and easy to talk to. She made this experience comfortable and fun.And now I can look in the mirror and feel complete. They are like little badges of what I went through.I can’t help but smile about how they remind me of all the friends and loved ones who helped me through it all.

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Keep Your Skin Soft and Supple – Starting with Your Bathing Methods

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Don’t Shower for Too Long: Boiling hot, long showers are actually very detrimental, removing necessary oils from your skin. Try lukewarm showers instead!
Careful When You Shave: As stated in a previous pose about razor-shaving safety, be sure to lubricate skin, use a clean razor, and shave in the direction of hair growth (not against it).
Use Mild Soaps: Strong cleansing soaps can also strip your skin of necessary oils; look for a more gentle soap instead
Pat Dry: Gently pat your towel against your skin after showering in order to allow your skin to absorb the remaining moisture on your skin
Balm Post-Shower, If Necessary: It’s best you moisturize your skin as soon as you get out of the shower while your pores are still open in order to lock-in as much moisture as possible.