Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Need to Know: Dry Skin Essentials


in XanGo Products by Misha Hughes, Paramedical Master Aesthetician
In the mid-70’s it was thought that the Stratum Corneum (SC), the outermost layer of your epidermis and your skin’s barrier, was biologically inert seen as something similar to a thin sheet of plastic covering the body. Over the last 30 years in particular the past 5 years scientists have discovered the biological and chemical activity of the SC is incredibly intricate and complex. Understanding the structure and function of our barrier is important because it is the key to healthy skin. Hydration is absolutely essential for proper functioning of the skin particularly the SC. The retention of water (hydration) in the skin is reliant upon two major factors, the presence of natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and proper barrier function to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Why is this important to you? If you have skin that is typically dry, it is critical that your skin care regimen address both of these issues in order to deliver results. I not only believe that Glimpse thoroughly addresses each of these key issue for typically dry skin it does it without the use of silicones, mineral oil, or lanolin. BioActive X3 works in harmony with Niacinamide and Glucosamine to support your skin’s barrier 1, 2, 3. Additionally Glimpse cleansers are sulfate free, sulfates can aggravate a dry skin condition.

Please keep in mind that the various Glimpse regimen modifications are just one way you may adjust your daily regimen to address your current skin condition, there are numerous ways to customize your regimen to achieve your best skin.

Remember, your skin is a very dynamic organ and what it needs varies from day to day. When you have become familiar with the formulas you will naturally start adjusting your mixtures, customizing them to deliver to your skin what it needs now.

  1. T. Hakozaki, L. Minwalla, J. Zhuang, M. Chhoa, A. Matsubara, K. Miyamoto, A. Greatens, G.G. Hillebrand, D.L. Bissett, R.E. Boissy (2002) The effect of niacinamide on reducing cutaneous pigmentation and suppression of melanosome transfer
  2. W Gehring (2004) Nicotinic acid/niacinamide and the skin
    Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 3 (2), 88–93 doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00115.x
  3. Zoe Diana Draelos MD (2007) The latest cosmeceutical approaches for anti-aging
    Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 6 (s1), 2–6 doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2007.00313.x

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In Loving Memory of Linda McCarthy

I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Linda (and Mike) McCarthy once last year and it made an imprint on my life. She has angelic qualities to her and loves everybody. She was a very classy lady.

From Betty Quattlebaum and Theresa Horab:

"It is with great sadness that we bring this message to you. After a courageous fight to stay with us, Linda McCarthy passed on last evening surrounded by her husband, Mike, and 3 sons, Randy and Scott Fishburn, and Joshua McCarthy.

We thank you for your many prayers and continued support during this difficult time. Arrangements are being made and we will provide you with that information as soon as possible."

200K Glenn & Gayla Sparks:

"Linda entered this world crying while others rejoiced... she leaves this world with ALL of us crying while she rejoices being in the presence of her LORD! We miss you Linda and give thanks for the eternal impact you have left on our lives! We are better because of you!"

Doug Wead:

"Linda McCarthy died at 11:00 PM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Her long battle over."

"The passing of Linda McCarthy marks a unique moment in the world of business. As a networker, Linda and her man Mike, who survives her, were renowned for their generosity. Their popular website, McCarthy Central, drew views far and wide from around the world. It was an attraction because it gave information and priceless technique and did so freely. The information was far more valuable than the tricks and gimmicks others sold at a premium."

Denise Villahermosa:

"Just recieved some sad news this morning, Linda Mccarthy, a friend, mentor and one classy lady, passed and went on to be with the Lord last night. She was awaiting a liver transplant at her hometown in Colorado Springs, CO. Please keep Mike her husband, and family in your prayers as they walk thru this difficult time in their lives. Linda you will be missed!!"

100K Les Berenson:

"Linda and Mike have been leaders leaders. Linda's unselfish gift of sharing and serving will serve countless others for a long time. We offers prayers to Mike and his family."


"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. " Psalms 23:4