Skin Care Tips

We can all improve and make the absolute most of the skin we have been given for life. There is no exchange program for skin, so we need to look after it from an early age.

MISMO has put together a few hints and tips that can steer you in the right direction:

Can Eye Cream help puffiness and dark circles under the eyes?

Yes, MISMO has developed Eye Cream Complex to target both these issues. Botanicals are used to firm, lift and reduce puffiness (baggy eyes). A marine ingredient helps reduce dark circles and make the eye brighter with a more youthful appearance.

Do I need an Eye Cream?

If you do not have any age related puffiness around the eyes or dark circles, the combination of Rejuvenating Geland either Anti Wrinkle Cream, Nourishing Creamor New Age Moisturiser will give an excellent result in controlling lines and wrinkles. Rejuvenating Gelcontains Matrixyl Synthe 6 a later version of Matrixyl 3000, a well proven ingredient for reducing lines. Late 30's onward often sees the appearance of fine lines so...

What is the difference between serum and moisturisers?

Serums are concentrated gels, oils or creams containing specific active ingredients. They are usually anti-ageing treatments targeting lines, pigmentation and elasticity of the skin. Serums are applied before moisturisers.

How often should I cleanse?

Twice a day; morning and evening. Your face should be cleansed in the morning to remove any dead cells and oils that accumulate during the night and remnants of cream applied before bed. At night cleansing is important to remove make-up and every day grime and pollution that is collected on the skin during the day. Moisten face, apply a small amount of cleanser and use small circular movements to soften make-up. A soft cloth with help remove thoroughly.

How often should moisturiser be applied?

Morning and evening.

What is the difference between night and day creams?

A night cream is generally a more nourishing cream containing more oils. The day cream may be a light formulation. The ingredients usually vary. Weather and skin type dictate what you need so use what you feel is right for the day. Alternating the two is a good idea. MISMO moisturisers are both suitable to use under make-up.Night creams which contain active ingredients, such as Anti Wrinkle Cream, work extremely well as the skin repairs itself at night and these actives are put to good use.

Can I use Cell Soother for other applications?

Cell Soother is a great product with multiple benefits. Use it after sun, after bites and stings. If you have an itch it's a wonderful soother. Sometimes if you stop the itch, you don't scratch and head off a rash! Our star ingredients will become your friends too.

What temperature should the water be when I wash my face?

Lukewarm or tepid. Never use hot water as it may encourage broken capillaries.

When should I apply sunscreen?

Always apply MISMO products before sunscreen. The sunscreen is applied after your beauty routine in the daytime. Sunscreen is a barrier.

Why should I exfoliate, and how often?

You need to exfoliate the skin at least twice a week with Natural Facial Exfoliator. If attending a function it is best not to do it on the evening of the big day. Dead cells are shed every day; they can build up on the skin leaving a dull, lifeless appearance. The secret to a radiant complexion is to remove dead cells regularly. Handheld microdermabrasion tools are another excellent method for exfoliation. Five treatments which take 2 minutes are equivalent to a salon microdermabrasion.

Why use a body lotion?

Arms, legs, necks and chests are very often neglected yet they receive a great deal of exposure in summer and dry out naturally in winter. Develop the rewarding habit of applying body lotion after bathing. Skin will take on a sheen and stay young and firm. Older skin will improve markedly. MISMO Magnesium Gel Complex is super strong body lotion fortified with Magnesium Chloride. Used this way the body can absorb and replenish Magnesium in the body.

 Why use Cell Soother as a toner?

After cleansing, a light application of Cell Soother will help tighten pores and encourage faster regeneration of cells. Allow the gel a few moments to penetrate and absorb before using your moisturiser.

Water

Drink plenty of fresh water every day. Fill a jug each morning with 1-2 litres so you monitor the amount you drink during the day and evening. Water is a very cheap, easy beauty treatment as it helps keep skin hydrated and smooth.

Diet

A well balanced diet will show on your body in lots of ways. Many skin conditions react positively to a change in diet after a short time. Eat as much unprocessed food as possible, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh salads without fatty dressings are filling and great for the body. Add flavour with a drizzle of olive oil and one of the many delicious vinegars on the shelves i.e. balsamic, red or white wine.

Dark green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower) are highly nutritious and have properties that skin love. Think about foods as being rainbow food. The greater variety of colours, the more vitamins and minerals represented.

Include fish in your diet 3 times a week. Salmon is a wonderful skin food. There are some great varieties in tins for sandwiches too.

Rockmelon is a skin friendly fruit, available most of the year. Two serves of fruit a day are recommended. Oatmeal, preferably not the quick cook variety (they are more refined), is still an excellent way to start the day. It has a low GI (glycemic index) and will stick with you through the morning.

Eating wholesome fresh foods will show on your face within a short time, not to mention the scales. There are a number of books which target skin improvement available in book stores. The side benefits of following the type of diet discussed in these books are an improved body shape and glowing skin, so how can you lose?

Exercise

Something as simple as a regular 30 minute walk will improve fitness levels, blood circulation and therefore skin condition. Park further from your destination (even at a shopping centre) regularly, to add a few extra steps to daily regimes. It all adds up.

Facial Exercises

Consider this: we exercise the rest of our body even to a small extent by daily living chores. The face has many muscles too but unless they are activated with facial exercise they become weak and the face droops and ages more than it has to. Muscle forms a base for the skin so keep it in good condition and look years younger. Seek information on books demonstrating facial exercise.

The Sun

The sun is a wrinkle maker. Always use sunscreen when outdoors. We do not add sunscreen to the MISMO range because our products are designed to penetrate the skin deeply. Sunscreen is a barrier for protection of the outer layers of skin.

NOTE: Always apply MISMO products BEFORE sunscreen. The sunscreen needs to be on the surface of the skin.

Cold Sores

Caused by the herpes simplex virus, cold sores can be a painful misery. They generally come up when you are run down, after a virus, after sun and wind exposure or if lips are allowed to dry out. Prevention is the best cure, but if you feel one starting, immediately apply MISMO Cell Soother and continue to do so every hour or two and you will be very pleasantly surprised. I have found a huge reduction in swelling, pain and the length of time they last. The first two days seem to be the most important time for really frequent use of Cell Soother. Continue to use Cell Soother but when the scab is drying use one of the MISMO moisturisers as well. Please Note: This is not intended to be medical advice just a hint from someone who suffers from the nasty things and has had great relief. The last few I've had have not even developed properly.

Exfoliation

Babies and young children have beautiful dewy clear skin due to the rapid turnover of skin cells. Until our 20's the skin cells renew in a cycle of about 28 days. This cycle increases to around 40 days in our 40's and 50's and can extend even more in later years. It is most important to remove the dead cells regularly. They are often responsible for dull, lifeless complexions and acne.

Showers

Long hot showers may feel luxurious but they take a toll on the skin, washing away precious natural oils on the skin surface. Shorter, warm showers are much more skin friendly. Never let the shower run directly on your face. This can contribute to broken capillaries. Splash the water on your face from your cupped hands or use a clean soft cloth. Apply body lotion while your skin is still warm and moist so the nutrients are absorbed fully.

Make-up

Never go to bed wearing make-up. It may clog the pores of your skin. Skin needs to be clean and nourished while you sleep so nature can rejuvenate and regenerate. When cleansing, use your MISMO cleanser twice if wearing make-up. If you use MISMO Mineral Makeup this will not clog your pores on those big nights when you don't cleanse.

MSM

Take a dose of MSM crystals every day to help soften skin from the inside out! It's fantastic and there are many other benefits. Hair and nails will grow stronger and in better condition. Ask at your local health food shop. Most are very knowledgeable about MSM and its amazing results. If you have a few aches and pains you may be very pleasantly surprised.

Why do we need to cleanse daily, better still morning and night?

Dead skin cells are constantly being shed, day and night. Also being expelled is the excess oil our body produces. Both the oil and dead cells need to be removed so pores do not become clogged which means the skin can breathe freely and cleanly.

What is the result if we do not cleanse?

Pimples, blackheads and cyst type breakouts result from blocked pores. Your skin will not look as clear and radiant.

Is this the only reason for pimples and acne?

No but it is a big contributor. Add bacteria to the excess oil, dead cells and you have a pimple in the making. Bacteria is present on everyone's hands and touching the face can spread the germs. Diet and hormones are big factors too.

Does touching your face or a pimple make things worse?

Yes. Train yourself not to touch or squeeze pimples on any part of your body. They can take much longer to heal, become larger or even scar. Yes it is a really hard lesson to learn but worth every effort.

Why do we need to exfoliate?

By using an exfoliator we can keep the skin's surface free of dead cells. As we age it takes longer for the cells to come away by themselves. A cleanser with tiny beads speeds up the process. By doing this the complexion looks more radiant, clear and youthful.

What are the other benefits of exfoliation?

It can reduce breakouts of pimples and acne in people of all age groups. Moisturisers and other products work much better on an exfoliated skin. They can get to where the moisture or treatment needs to be, not sit on a bed of dead skin cells.

How often do I need to exfoliate?

For normal skin 2 3 times a week. For Sensitive skin and skin with visible veins only once a week, very gently. Always let the beads do the work. You are not meant to scrub.

What technique should I use for exfoliator or cleanser?

Wet your face and neck at the sink or in the shower. Start with wet hands. Apply a small amount, about the size of a pearl, on to your finger and place the four fingers of each hand together, at right angles, using a circular motion so all four fingers are covered with exfoliator or cleanser. Using finger tips only is too rough.Apply from your nose to ear and chin areas, gently, in large circles using the four fingers, not just the finger tips, of each hand. Do not use an exfoliator on the fine skin under the eye.

Move to the forehead and sides using smaller circles. Be thorough on the nose and folds of the nose where oils can build up. Use upward sweeping movements on the throat, one hand after the other. Make sure you include the back of the neck and ears. Rinse well with lukewarm water, never hot.

I can't stress too much, be gentle. Let the exfoliating beads do the work. You are not sanding your face.

Should I let the shower run on my face?

No. The force of water from a shower head can damage the tiny capillaries of the face. This can lead to spider veins being visible. Always cup the water on to your face.

How soon after a shower or cleansing at the sink should I apply my creams?

Immediately. Conditions are at their very best to accept your treating and moisturising routine straight after cleansing. Skin is warm, moist and ready. Use any gel or serum first, followed by moisturiser. Your face should come first, then the body lotion to arms, hands and legs.

I can't use cleansers, are there any alternatives?

Yes, a microfibre cloth is the answer. The fibres need to be super fine and specially manufactured for the face. A microfibre cloth can remove make-up including mascara using just water. The difference between a microfibre and a cotton washer is that microfibre breaks the bond between either surface oil or make-up and holds it in the cloth. A cotton washer can't do this. Try to wipe up some kitchen oil using just a cotton cloth. You will notice the residue. Microfibre cleans using just water and holds the oil until washed with soap and water.

Why shouldn't I use soap on my face?

Most supermarket soaps have a high pH. This dries out the natural surface oils and is the reason skin is left feeling tight and dry. They often contain irritants and should always be avoided on the face.

When should I use a treatment gel or serum?

After cleansing. Even young skins will benefit. Think of serums as preventative treatment as well as corrective.

What do serums do?

They provide concentrated special ingredients to deliver extra firmness and elasticity to the skin. Usually lines and wrinkles are targeted as well. If you are keen to keep your looks at their best or improve your complexion pay special attention to serums.

Which treatment is best for sun damaged, ageing or Rosacea skin types?

Vitamin C A and E are superb for treating all these problems.

I have oily skin what should I use?

A wash off cleanser that is mild. Most of the oily/acne treatments strip the skin of natural oils. When this happens the body reacts by producing extra oil.

Which moisturiser should I use for oily skin?

A light moisturiser with some oil to prevent the merry go round of the body producing to compensate for stripping the skin.

Which moisturiser should I use for normal or dry skn?

A nourishing cream which contains a richer blend of ingredients including extra oils. These can be used day and night if the formulation is light.

Why should I take supplements?

When people have problem skin such as Acne, Rosacea, Eczema or dry skin they are usually deficient in lipids (oils) and Vitamin A. Think of having a treatment from the inside out. Vitamin A in the form of Cod Liver Oil or Beta Carotene can help supply Vitamin A and promote the pathway of sebum (oil) through the body without blockages, a great help with skin problems. Essential Fatty Acids (Omega's) are also a huge help. If you can eat deep sea fish 3 times a week, fantastic. In reality most people don't, so get on to supplements. Ask at your local health food shop.

How does MSM powder help?

MSM powder is the other part of helping from the inside out. Skin on the whole body is usually softer within about 2 weeks. A sheen on the legs is an early indication. Any skin problem is helped by taking MSM regularly.

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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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    It’s part of my morning routine now forever
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