How to choose your most flattering colours to wear

This morning the MISMO ladies got talking about colour. Chatting about why some colours of makeup and clothes looked good on one and not the other. Out of nowhere we had a knowledge explosion on different season and colour psychology from our MISMO director, Irene McDonald. Amazed, Kate and I were so engrossed to hear more and how it related to ourselves as Summer and Winter colour personalities; we thought, our MISMO family would be interested in this too. So, please read on below to find out about your season colour to enable you to choose the right flattering colours to wear and what it says about your personality!

Although the season personality profile is generally carried out using colour swatches to see what best compliments your complexion, I have found a few ways for you to test this at home (found at https://www.thechicfashionista.com).

  1. Gold/Silver test to determine if you are warm or cool in colour
  2. Deep or Light test
  3. Muted or Clear test

1. Gold/Silver test:

You need:

  • A mirror
  • Two jewellery pieces one in bright silver and the other in gold
  • Natural lighting

How to do it:

Perform this in natural light and with no makeup on. Hold up the two jewellery pieces against your face and take notice of which one makes your overall complexion look brighter and stands out more. Does one of the metals create or accentuate dark circles under your eyes?

Silver complements anyone with dominant cool undertones and gold harmonizes best with warm colourings. However if you look better in both, you may be neutral.

Warm undertones generally have:

  • Hair - brown, black, red, auburn or strawberry blonde
  • Skin tone - fair to dark skin colour with a dominant warm undertone (peachy or yellow)
  • Eyes - Earthy quality eg. Dark brown to light brown/topaz, hazel, green, warm blues
  • The veins on the underside of your wrist are more green than blue

This means you look fabulous in peachy, rich, golden and earthy colours such as the below:

Warm undertones best colours:

  • Muted and warm colours such as camel, beige, bronze, mochas and charcoal grey
  • Exotic mango orange, softer tones of peach and gold
  • Earthy green like lime, grass, celery, olive, moss and jade
  • Off-white, ivory and cream
  • Warmer shades of red (eg. Tomato red) rather than the blue-toned reds such as burgundy and true red.

Cool undertones generally have:

  • Hair - colour ranges from light blonde to jet black but instead of golden highlights, it has hints of either silver or ashy undertones (or could look bluish). Greying hair is very common
  • Skin tone - Black, olive, ivory or pale white with evident pink or blue undertone
  • Eyes - Cool or jewel-like eyes, eg. Dark/cool brown, blue, blue-green, turquoise, grey, violet
  • The veins on the underside of your wrist is more than likely more blue than green

This means you look best in colours with a cool undertone such as below:

Cool undertones best colours:

  • Delicate pastels such as pastel green, baby blue, light and rose pink
  • Different range of pink shades such as raspberry, light rose, soft-reds, plum
  • Vivid colours such as emerald green
  • Crisp, pure white
  • Blue-toned reds such as true red (best on darker hair colour)
  • Almost every hue of the ocean
  • Depending on the intensity of your colouring, light to charcoal grey

Neutral:

If you find that silver and gold suit you, you are neutral which means your colouring has no obvious cool or warm undertones.

Neutral undertones generally have:

  • Skin tone - no obvious yellow, olive, blue or ruddy (pink flush) undertones
  • Eyes - You seem to have cool or warm colour features. For example: Blonde ashy hair but with golden brown eyes, or mousy hair colour with blue eyes, or mixed eyes (blue with some yellow or grey in them)
  • Your veins might be a mix of blue and green

2. Deep-dark/Light test:

You need:

  • A mirror
  • Natural lighting

How to do it:

Stand a couple of feet away from the mirror. Close your eyes for 5 seconds and open them. What feature of you stands out the most? (e.g. dark hair and dark eyes)

Dark-deep generally have:

  • Strong, rich colouring
  • Eyes - Black, black-brown, dark auburn, brown, dark green or dark hazel. And in some instances a very deep, dark blue (any other colour is not deemed as ˜deep')
  • Hair - Black, black-brown, chestnut brown, medium brown, dark auburn. Very deep hair colour. In some instances salt and pepper hair
  • Skin tone ranges from pale ivory or olive to dark olive, tan-brown to black skin

Best colours for dark-deep are dark, such as black, royal purple and dark reds. Your colouring needs dark and vivid colours. Light pastels make you look washed out.

Warm Deep:

Your season is Deep - Autumn. Deep Autumns have a more obvious warm undertone.

Best colours for you: Salmon pink, Light peach, Terracotta and colours below:

Cool Deep:

Your season is Deep Winter. Deep Winters have a more obvious cool undertone.

Best colours for you: Fuschia, Icy pink, Burgandy and colours below:

 

Light generally have:

  • The lightest and most delicate colouring in the seasonal colour analysis
  • Eyes - Light to medium blue or green. You may also have light hazel to pale brown eyes
  • Hair - Light to medium ash or golden blonde or soft/light auburn. Very light hair in general

Warm Light:

You are a Spring. You have more obvious warmer undertones.

Best colours for you: Bright coral, Camel, Light moss and colours below:

Cool Light:

You are a Summer. You have a more delicate, pinkish undertone.

Best colours for you: Deep rose, Cocoa, Aqua green and colours below:

3. Muted/Clear test:

You need:

  • A mirror
  • Natural lighting

How to do it:

Stand a couple of feet away from the mirror. Close your eyes for 5 seconds and open them. Paying attention to your dominant features, are they soft-muted meaning they are mousy or neither light or dark, or is your colouring more bright and crisp?

Muted-Soft:

  • Your dominant feature colourings are somewhat neutral (a mix of warm and cool), you can appear light but you have a richer look. Often classified as 'mousy'
  • Eyes - Brown to hazel, grey green, blue grey, clear blue, or a mix of everything
  • Hair - Golden blonde (strawberry blonde) to medium brown, soft auburn. Medium to deep ash brown. You may have light grey/yellow grey hair. Mousy appearance

Muted-Soft toneslook best in monochromatic and neutral colour combinations because your colouring doesn't need a lot of colour. Too vivid and too-deep colours will 'tip over' your look.

Warm Soft:

You are an Autumn. Although neutral, you have a more obvious warm undertone.

Best colours for you: Olive green, Salmon pink, Mahogany and colours below:

Cool Soft:

You are a Summer. Although neutral, you have a more obvious cool undertone.

Best colours for you: Blue green, Soft fushcia, Burgandy and the colours below:

Clear:

  • Your dominant characteristic is Clear it means you have a bright and crisp look to your colouring. Your eyes have a clear colour which is intensified with your bright hair
  • Eyes - Clear blue, turquoise blue or green, clear green, emerald or sparkly amber/topaz
  • Hair - Black, black-brown, medium to dark brown. You may have very bright golden deep blonde or red hair. You may have very golden white-blonde hair

Warm Clear:

You are a Spring. You have more obvious peaches n' cream warm undertones.

Best colours for you: Teal blue, Warm pink, True green and the colours below:

Cool Clear:

You are a Winter. You have more cooler and contrasting colours.

Best colours for you: Royal blue, Magenta, Pine green and the colours below:

From the above, hopefully you have found your complementary colours and your season! Apart from knowing the colours which best complement you and your features, identifying your season can also tell you a bit about your personality traits!

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THE BEAUTY & HEALING MINERAL

MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is a natural form of organic sulphur compound that is found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for peak flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and numerous other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome and ME to damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. MISMO is the first premium skincare range to harness MSM’s highly beneficial properties.

Why is it called Organic Sulphur?

Sulphur is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body and is known both as the ‘beauty mineral’ and the ‘healing mineral’ for its ability to support collagen production, promote circulation and decrease inflammation. Although not widely known, sulphur preparations have been used since the time of Hippocrates - the father of modern medicine - to beautify the skin and treat a variety of skin conditions.

Sulphur is structurally and functionally important to 150 bodily compounds and performs a number of important functions within the body. It is integral to the production of collagen and elastin. Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage, and bones.

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together, with the fibrils of types I and III forming the mesh which is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties. Since the production of collagen types, I and III in the skin tends to decline from about the age of 35 onwards.

How can MSM help improve skin condition?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes.
  • Clinically proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production. 
  • Boosts the natural production of Glutathione, the body's key cellular anti-oxidant, to boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage. 
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (pro-inflammation).
  • Providing the body with the raw materials needed to create new cells, and to repair damaged ones.
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products, to help keep skin clear.
  • MSM also helps in maintaining the body's crucial pH balance.
  • MSM is needed to detoxify the body. Amino acid chains are usually linked with each other through flexible sulphur bridges.

How can MSM help with joint support? 

As we age, joint pain becomes more and more frequent. MSM allows for a quicker recovery by reducing inflammatory responses and swelling that arise from joint pain and fatigue. Physical and active movements are important to our overall health, however, joints and cartilage deteriorate after time.

The ageing of joints has been shown to slow down as MSM supports active lifestyles and improves the quality of life. Taking organic sulphur is critical in maintaining healthy joints and cartilage, as MSM assimilates into the body to support optimal nutrition.

Arthritis is a common inflammatory condition that causes pain, stiffness and a reduced range of motion in your joints. Since MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it’s often used as a natural alternative to medications to improve arthritis-related symptoms.

How can MSM help with healthy ageing? 

Organic sulphur continues to gain more support as a critical dietary nutrient to assist with healthy aging. With its regulation of glutathione and other mechanisms in the body, MSM can help support healthy skin, joint mobility, cartilage, and the inflammatory response. A breakdown of joint health and mobility often comes from ageing. Organic sulphur is a critical nutrient helping to protect joints, tendons, and connective tissue.



How does MSM help with exercise recovery?

MSM powder is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers optimal amounts of sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structure and can reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and joints, In this way, MSM helps new muscle development supports athletic recovery, and can help offset muscle soreness, joint pain and inflammation. MSM can also help reduce the build-up of lactic acid in muscle tissue and can speed the elimination of toxins from the liver. MSM is very useful for recovering more quickly between training sessions and it's a great supplement for joint pain.

Sulphur is a basic organic component of protein, and important to building new muscle tissue and protecting existing lean mass. Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it, our bodies can not function properly. Sulphur is crucial for the uptake, absorption and generation of vitamins and minerals, enzymes and antibodies, and even our wellbeing and mood molecules endocrine system.

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM. For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

MSM Benefits

Muscle function, building muscle, protection lean tissue, sports performance, training recovery.

MSM is a key source of sulphur, a compound which the body relies on for almost every function including the production of muscle tissue, healthy connective tissue, uptake of vitamins and minerals, healthy wellbeing, and mood molecule function. MSM is found in food but is difficult to retain since it is lost through food production, storage, and any loss of moisture. Taking MSM powder or capsules ensures a constant supply of optimal levels of this very important supplement.

Where is MSM found?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

MSM originates in the oceans where microscopic plankton releases sulphur compounds into seawater, which is quickly converted to DMS, a volatile sulphur compound that escapes into the atmosphere. In this suspended, gaseous state, the DMS reacts with ozone and ultraviolet sunlight to create MSM. MSM then falls to the earth with the rain, where it is collected and concentrated in plants. Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is chemically identical to that found in nature.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM. Testing processes include:

  • High resolution gas chromatography (“HRGC”) – establishes the volatile purity of organic sulfur (“volatile” impurities referring to those impurities that evaporate easily).
  • Melting point – helps to reveal non-volatile purities which cannot be determined by HRGC. This testing is important in conjunction with the HRGC testing to determine that the organic sulfur you are consuming is also pure from non-volatility impurities (“non-volatile” referring to a substance that does not readily evaporate into gas under existing conditions).
  • Karl Fischer Titration Method (“KFT”) – Pure organic sulfur should be extremely dry, with a water content of less than 0.1%.
  • Metals Testing - heavy metals; Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead, as well as the metal Aluminum. Additionally, as water is an integral part of the production process, guidelines regarding water supply are very important. Thus, it is worth noting that foreign MSM production facilities may be located in areas where local water supplies do not meet the more stringent U.S. Federal guidelines for organic and inorganic volatiles, heavy metals, and other contaminants, making heavy metal testing essential (We note that our product is made in the U.S).
  • Microbiological Testing - for aerobic bacteria, total coliforms, and yeast and molds. Again, this testing can be affected by water contamination. Poor water quality can lead to coliform and bacterial contamination. Too much moisture in the product can lead to yeast and mold contamination.

MISMO MSM usage

An average dose is between 2-8 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approximately 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

A word of caution: some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval.

Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.

BLOOD TESTS: MSM can interfere with the accuracy of the test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

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