Beauty Tips… SALADS CAN ENHANCE YOUR BEAUTY?

“Beauty,” they say, “is not just skin deep.”
 
To be beautiful, we can’t just rely on beauty products — our diet is very important too. Did you know that eating salads can help to moisturize your skin, boost your energy and improve your overall appearance? And that salads don’t have to be boring?
 
Low calorie, high fiber content – eating raw foods in salads gives you beneficial vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can be destroyed in the cooking process. A vegetarian friend recently said something that really got me thinking, “Name an animal that cooks their food.” Of course, there aren’t any others – only humans insist on cooking their meals. Why is that?
 
The best way to hydrate your skin is by eating salads, suggest many health and beauty experts. According to studies, iceberg lettuce and cucumbers are both about 96% water while a red tomato contains about 94% of that wonderful H2O!
 

The basics of a typical ‘American salad’ (like the one in the photo) are lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Or you can make salads as exotic as the one that visitors from France made for me with cold rice topped with vegetables, fruit, and nuts, all sitting on a bed of lettuce. Note that in many countries, “salad” is the word used as a name for lettuce.
 
Sprinkle flax seeds on top for intestinal health; add walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia or other nuts for both flavour and texture. Or make a fabulous salad like the one I had at the “Red Tomato” restaurant on Langkawi, Malaysia. Their chef starts with rocket lettuce, then tops that with tomatoes and cucumbers, then adds slices of mango and avocado and spills handfuls of cranberries over it all. To finish it off, he offers a choice of proteins from the menu of chicken, salmon, or tuna. The ‘secret’ dressing melds the flavors.
 
Speaking of dressings…One of the healthiest dressings is a simple mix of Spanish or Italian olive oil with apple cider or balsamic vinegar. Another ‘secret’ of a chef I know is to add a spoonful of honey and/or a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime. Spice it up with seasonings: salt, pepper, and herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil make it “Italian;” soy sauce and mirin rice vinegar turn it into an Asian dressing.
 
The famed Mayo Clinic offers a number of salad recipes online to encourage people to eat healthy foods. According to research posted on their site, “Americans are making salads for less than 10 percent of meals — a decline of 20 percent in the past 15 years.” No wonder there’s an ‘obesity epidemic!’
 
(http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/making-salads/MY01834)
 
Best foods for your skin…
 
Mayo Clinic dermatologist Dr. Lawrence Gibson lists the following “best foods for healthy skin:”

  • Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
  • Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Beans, peas and lentils
  • Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish
  • Nuts

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-skin/AN01863
 
Throw all those things together in a bowl and just think of all the healthy anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and oils you’ll be eating! The olive oil alone will do wonders for your skin and hair – inside and out!
 
Salads don’t have to be boring!
 
Let yourself be inspired by the cuisines of many countries and create your own. Of course, if you’re not in the mood for the ‘crunch,’ you can throw your salad in a blender, add some yogurt, and make a great smoothie! You can have salads at almost every meal!
 
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My Secret for Beautiful Hair


Let me share my professional secret for beautiful hair.
 
Katja Penders….: “Our family’s tradition and experience in cosmetology goes back for over 100 years in Europe, USA and now in Asia. I have seen hundreds of examples of how to obtain beautiful hair.

But I also learned that the secret to having beautiful hair starts by maintaining a healthy scalp.
When the scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy hair won’t happen unless we incorporate a “scalp-care” treatment into your hair-care regime.
Over the years we developed a 4-STEP Hair & Scalp Treatment program where the very first important step is to cleanse the scalp.
Paul Penders hair care range contains a wonderful and unique product called Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment. Pegaga is a powerful Malaysian herb that grows wild in this great tropical Langkawi GEOPARK rainforest island.
It is used for centuries by local people for cleansing the body and beauty treatments. It is a powerful herb that deeply cleanses impurities from the scalp while at the same time takes care of dandruff problems.
One full treatment is described below which should be done twice a week until enough improvement is made. Later on it can be used as a healthy and relaxing total hair and scalp maintenance treatment every 2 weeks, or once a month.
I know several people who started using the treatments and the result is more beautiful, healthy, shiny, and fuller hair.
 
Please follow this easy 4-step process:
 

 

And interesting enough…. people report not only more beautiful hair and dandruff disappears, but some told me their headaches as well!!   For us at Paul Penders, that makes perfect sense!”
 

Katja Penders
 

 
    

A different approach to shampooing hair

A different approach to shampooing hair
Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo uses a unique Two-Step washing process that includes a “Time Release” approach. During scalp-cleansing and hair-washing (2 different steps) not much suds appear. Only by adding a little bit of water to the hair during washing, the natural shampoo formula “breaks open” and some gentle suds appears to cleanse hair beautifully.
 
Why is Paul Penders shampoo created with a 2-Step formula?
During application (Step 1) the scalp is being cleansed, which is important because a clean scalp is essential to healthy and beautiful hair. Since the shampoo is especially made that foam does not develop right away, therefore our shampooing process is called ‘Time-Release’ or ‘Time Delayed’.
 
As the scalp is gently massaged first, our precious certified organic herbal extract relaxes and cleanses scalp.
Step 2 starts by adding a little bit of water and when the formula “breaks-open” some foam develops only right now. Thus Step 1 is cleansing the scalp and Step 2 is the actual washing of hair.

A special washing process that no other shampoo offers.
The Jasmine Time Release shampoo suds are kept to a minimum because soap-suds tend to dry out hair. It strips hair of essential moisture as well. While almost all shampoos are designed to create a very rich lather using chemicals like Sodium Lauryl (and other) Sulphates, our natural shampoo makes only gentle suds that are derived from sugar. Thus shampoo-suds from a natural source that foams moderately and is exceptional mild for hair and scalp.

Shampoo-suds do not provide any health benefit to hair.
At the contrary; studies over more than 25 years showed that too much shampoo suds tends to weaken hair over time.
One of the great ingredients we use in our natural Jasmine Time Release Shampoo is pure olive oil that has been used for centuries by Mediterranean women as an essential beauty treatment for healthy hair.

Olive oil also tends to beautify hair over time resulting in fuller and shiny hair.
 
All Paul Penders natural cosmetics contain LevensESSENTIE Gold®
an extract of 22 certified organic herbs from the East and West, a traditional recipe passed down from Paul’s grandmother. We tested this way of cleansing hair for many years and now people use it in all parts of the world. There is no other shampoo available same as ours!
 
Paul Penders Natural Hair Care Products Are Legendary.
Just 6 exceptional high-quality haircare products deliver all anyone wants in order to treat scalp and hair naturally. Paul’s products are preferred by several pro-styling hair salons around the world. As he started as a hair stylist himself in Europe, over many years he created his product in his own salons to ensure bringing the finest results.
 
Now, for all who really want more suds during washing… just wash hair quickly for a 2ND time with only few drops of shampoo and… more suds will be there!
 
See here Katja’s story “My Secret for Beautiful Hair” about an easy 4-step natural hair care treatment program that was so successful for herself that she start advising it to many friends who experienced same wonderful results!
 
 
    

Women Empower the World of Today

Don’t we see everywhere in the world more women who hold high positions in business and politics than ever? When we look to what happens in the world these days, things may not look always bright but then, there is always hope. In my opinion, having worked with women all my life, something good is changing the world: the power of women!
 
Men have tried to rule the word for so long. And see the poor results? When we check the track records of women CEO’s, politicians and in other positions…. honestly speaking, are the results not better? I think so and I speak from my own experience as well.
 
The lady on the cover of IEVA magazine is Latvia is another example of women power…. she is a true powerhouse. She the “big boss” of the parliament of the beautiful country of Latvia. Solvita Aboltina knows what she wants in life and in politics and… she gets it in ways we want the world to be.
 
We are proud that Paul Penders products appears in the most popular weeklies female’s magazine in Latvia and congratulations to IEVA in featuring Solvita Aboltina.

 

Herbal Lemon Conditioner
Adds shine and moisture to all hair types
 
This natural conditioner untangles the hair leaving it shiny, silky and never weighed down. Lemon essential oil imparts an exquisite fragrance while added organic apple cider leaves hair and scalp feeling fresh, clean by helping eliminate build-up and restoring proper pH levels.
 
Directions: Apply generously throughout the hair. For optimal results, leave for 2 minutes before rinsing.
 

Brenda’s Friends – Give the girl a break!

Let me tell you something about some friends of mine.
I start with Lynn, picture her as a western women in her early thirties.
Happy living together with her boyfriend. Good education, works 4 days a week, healthy living, though a bit overweight but no problems with this. And very, very enthusiastic and always busy!
 

When I meet her, she is always talking, and I am listening to the many stories she tells me. Telling about her travelling tour to Cambodia, exercise for the 10miles marathon in few months, preparing a trip with her family for her mother’s birthday, the pressure at work because there as so many projects that need to be finished, attending a workshop in the evening for mastering her skills, carrying heavy stones from the garden, for it has to be restructured, the coming weekend parasailing with her boyfriend…and even more.
 
Can you imagine that I always have fun when she comes around?
And she is happy, I can see it in her eyes.
 
Because I have so much fun with her, but also was wondering if she would like to have a day with nothing around, I decided to give her a break.
We went to my friend’s beauty salon for a well deserved, relaxing Ramuan treatment.
And there I could see it: Lynn talked and talked about her new exciting projects, but after an hour Lynn got silent. I saw her drifting into a relaxing state of mind. She looked at ease and enjoyed the silence.
 

At the end of the Ramuan day, Lynn looked even more shiny and glowing than ever before.
And do you know what she told me? We should take more moments of silence and even more, appreciate silence around us!
Can you understand why I love this lady?
 
Brenda’s friends are short stories of experiences of modern women. As Brenda is entirely made up by the writer, notice that she and her friends do not really exist! Thus people and stories are fiction. We hope you get an insight in our thoughts and values in life. Sometimes serious, sometimes just funny. Enjoy and we hope you get good understanding about Brenda’s approach to life!