Cowgirls And Pearls

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/26/2017 to Skincare
Cowgirls And Pearls

Cowgirls love their bling... and their pearls.




One of our favorite ingredients in our products is Pearl Powder. This powerful powder is made from both freshwater and saltwater pearls. They are boiled and then ground into a fine powder.


Why is Pearl Powder So Amazing?


Our dermis* efficiently absorbs pearl powder to rejuvenate the skin. It hides pores, absorbs excess oils, and moisturizes your skin to leave a matte and velvety soft texture. Who does not want that?


*Dermis - the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin, containing blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.


Pearl powder has long been used to help heal skin redness (such as acne), smooth & refine skin texture, and regulate skin discolorations. How does it do this?


Pearl Powder:

Stimulates new skin growth.

Promotes healing of the skin.

Releases toxins.

Repairs sun damage and age spots.

Regenerates collagen, improving skin tone and creating a more youthful-looking skin.

Hydrates skin cells, promoting skin cell metabolism.

Facilitates repair of damaged skin cells.


Adding Pearl powder to cosmetics results in healing damaged skin, skin brightening, wrinkle prevention, and sun protection.


Pearl powder is the catalyst to reverse aging on your face. Pearl powder, applied externally, speeds the skin’s natural metabolism to tone and rejuvenate complexion, heal blemishes, minimize large pores and reduce redness.


Scientists report that pearl powder is so beneficial because it contains over 30 trace minerals, a high concentration of calcium, and amino acids. It also readily absorbs through the skin giving you that cowgirl glow.


Want to include Pearl powder into your beauty routine?


Try these:


Highlight Eye Shadow

Matte Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow Trios

Wild West Blush

Dusty Bronzer

Silk Veil


Cowgirl Fun Facts: Did you know Pearl powder was originally used in cosmetics by Asian royal families.


Nutrition For Healthy Skin

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/18/2017 to Skincare
Nutrition For Healthy Skin

The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Nutrition reflects on skin regarding wrinkles, dry, or oily skin, acne, and inflammation. Antioxidants help prolong youthful skin appearance and shield the skin from damage. The easiest way to increase antioxidants in the body is proper nutrition. Focus more on fruits and vegetables.



VITAMIN C


Vitamin C  is vital for the production and formation of collagen, skin's support structure. If there is a strong support layer underneath, it helps to smooth what's on top and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C is effective at reducing free radical damage caused by overexposure to the sun or pollution. Free radicals deplete the body's collagen and elastin and can cause wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.


Vitamin C is especially effective at protecting the skin from overexposure to the sun. Poor intake of this vitamin can cause injuries and loss of skin strength. Examples of food sources of vitamin C are strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, guavas, and citrus fruits.



WATER


Water removes toxins and waste products from the body thereby,  replenishing the skin tissue and increasing its elasticity. Hydration helps delay the appearance of signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. Approximately 50 - 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs.


Skin cells contain mostly water, and if you are dehydrated, skin will look and feel parched. Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells.


Cowgirl Tip: You should drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 ounces of water.



ZINC


Zinc helps to control the production of oil in the skin, and some of the hormones that create acne. Mineral Zinc is important for healthy skin. It improves wound healing, has anti-inflammatory effects, and protects against UV radiation. Zinc is also required for proper immune system function, as well as for the maintenance of vision, taste, smell and a youthful glow. Examples of food sources of zinc include cereals, pork, and oysters.



VITAMIN E


Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin. When applied topically, Vitamin E soothes dry or rough skin. Examples of food sources of vitamin E include sunflower seed, almonds, avocados, spinach, and kiwi fruit.



OMEGA 3


Omega 3 fatty acids are found in vegetables and seed oils. They are responsible for skin repair, and moisture content reduces spots and blemishes. It is also beneficial for skin that frequently has whiteheads and blackheads. It replenishes moisture to dry and inflamed skin. Examples of food sources of Omega 3 fatty acids include cod liver oil, chia seeds, egg yolks, and salmon fish oil.


Cowgirl Tip: Eat organic and non-GMO fruits and vegetables when possible.


As you know, eating healthy is not just good for your skin, but your entire body. Overall health is all too often overlooked due to lack of time, access, or money. We would love to hear some of your tips for getting more healthy foods into your diet.

The Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 4/11/2017 to Skincare
The Benefits Of Sweet Almond Oil

At Cowgirl Dirt, we make our products with natural ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that nourish your skin. You can be confident that you will not only look your best, but feel your best when wearing Cowgirl Dirt. Sweet Almond Oil is just one of the many natural ingredients we like to include in our products.



Sweet Almond oil quickly absorbs into the skin protecting it from dryness due to the quantity of essential fatty acids. The oil contains rich zinc properties, known to heal the skin and get rid of dry and cracked skin on all parts of the body. Monounsaturated fats in the oil keep cell membranes healthy, reducing the appearance of aging. For all of these reasons, we love that Sweet Almond Oil can be found in our Hoof Pressed Foundation, Bronco BB Cream, and Rio Grande Liquid Foundation.


Filled with the powerful antioxidant, vitamin E, sweet almond oil helps to repair damaged skin, including the collagen layer that has deteriorated due to oxidative stress. Sweet almond oil is known to plump and firm the skin, as well as work as a natural face exfoliator. The oil helps remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new healthier cells.


Another bonus, this oil won’t clog pores. We naturally produce a substance on our face called sebum. Some people produce more than others making them prone to acne. The fatty acids in sweet almond oil can help to dissolve the sebum, creating cleaner skin and pores.


Sweet Almond Oil can relieve dry and irritated skin and improve your complexion while giving your skin a natural glow. By doing this, it also helps to reduce wrinkles. The oil is lightweight and gentle to sensitive areas of your face like your eyes and lips. Sweet almond oil is not known to cause skin reactions making it suitable for all skin types.It is wonderful in helping chapped lips.


This oil is colorless and odorless. It is not thick and heavy, which makes it a perfect ingredient for our Bareback 2 in 1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser. The consistency of the oil allows makeup to wipe off easily without pulling or causing damage to the skin. Sweet almond oil contains oleic acid and linoleic acid which gives us a fresh and healthy skin after removing makeup.


Cowgirl Sun Protection

Posted by Cowgirl Dirt on 3/7/2017 to Skincare
Cowgirl Sun Protection

Cowgirl Tips: Protecting Your Skin From The Sun


Spring Break is just around the corner, and we at Cowgirl Dirt are getting just as feisty as you are for the warmer days ahead. Spring fever begins to take over in the latter part of the winter when you think the short cold days will never end.


When the cherry blossoms begin to bloom and the warm breezes start blowing, the urge to transition to the outdoors is almost impossible to resist. Seriously, it is time to pull out the straw hat and put the winter one away till next fall, right?


The skin is the biggest organ of the body. Therefore, it needs adequate protection all year. Finding the best ways of protecting your skin when moving from one season to the next should be on your list of priorities. So what do you need to do?



Study Your Skin Type


First, you have to know your skin type. This information is critical in helping you to identify the product to use to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.


Knowing how sensitive you are to the sun is all about understanding your skin's pigment. Everybody has unique pigmentation, which determines how quickly or slowly the skin burns with exposure to the sun. Knowing this about yourself will help you to select a sunscreen lotion that has the right Sun Protection Factor (SPF) for you.


There are plenty of sunscreens to choose from on the market. We recommend choosing one made of natural ingredients. All sunscreen is not created equal so make sure to experiment and see which one works best for you.


Cowgirl Tip: If you are sensitive to gluten make sure to get a gluten free sunscreen. Sunscreen is one of those products many people do not realize that some have gluten in it.


Using the Right Sunscreen Lotion


It's important to use the sunscreen lotion before you begin enjoying outdoor life once more. Applying sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside will help it to set and not wash off immediately in the water, or sweat off. One ounce of the sunscreen lotion applied on the skin before heading outside is enough to protect you adequately.


Cowgirl Tip: UV radiation from the sun is at dangerous levels in North America, between late spring and early summer.


Other Protective Measures


The skin is more prone to sunburn during the transition from spring to summer. Apart from sunscreen, you can also embark on a few protective measures for your skin.


These actions include:


  • Dressing right when preparing to spend time outdoors.

  • Applying sunscreen even on chilly and cloudy days.

  • Staying indoors between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun (or UV) is at its strongest levels.

  • Do not use expired lotion. Buy new each year.

The skin needs protection against harmful UV rays. Applying the right sun protection helps in preventing premature aging, lowering risks of skin cancer, and reducing blotchiness on the face.


Choose your sun protection wisely to avoid damaging the skin. At Cowgirl Dirt, we have several products to help protect your skin


Our High Noon Lip Moisturizer is perfect for protecting your lips while also keeping them hydrated.


Have you tried our Bronco BB Cream? This lightweight cream minimizes wrinkles and blemishes while providing sun protection.


The Hoof Pressed Foundation is rich in antioxidants. This foundation benefits the skin while shielding it from the sun.
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