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7 Tips For Dealing With Peeling Skin
Peeling skin is your body's way of getting rid of old and damaged upper layers on your epidermal. This is a natural process and usually goes unnoticed. However, in some cases it may be caused by sunburn or conditions such as eczema, acne and athlete's foot. Peeling skin is not a condition which is harmful to your health and in most cases it will go away on its own, but it you feel like you want to speed up the process, here are seven helpful remedies.

1. Olive Oil

One of the best ways to treat peeling skin is by keeping it moisturized. Olive oil is a great moisturizer, because it coats the skin in an oily film that keeps all the moisture locked in. As an added bonus, it also infuses your skin with Vitamin E which prevents damage from free radicals. Putting olive oil all over your body is a bit extreme, therefore you might want to use it only on problem areas that are regularly exposed to sunlight, such as your arms and face. To get the full benefit, mix the oil with two tablespoons of salt to create a paste which can be used as an exfoliator.

2. Cucumber

If you've ever gone to a spa and had cucumbers put on your eyes, they're for more than just having a snack at the end. Cucumbers contain lots of water that helps to keep your skin moisturized while giving it a strong hit of Vitamin C. For all of you that don't know, vitamin C works wonders for fixing skin issues. For peeling skin, you will want to grate a cucumber, mix it into a paste, then apply it to the affected area and leave it on for about twenty minutes every day for about a week or two.

3. Oatmeal Bath

This particular remedy is good if peeling skin is showing up all over your body. Stir one large cup of oatmeal into a tub filled with warm water and soak in it for about half an hour. The soothing properties of the oatmeal will infuse into the water and then get soaked into your skin.

4. Managing Underlying Conditions

Prevention always works best when dealing with skin maladies. If you are prone to skin-related conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, it is in your best interest to treat it before it causes your skin to become irritable and flakey. In such cases, you should talk to your doctor in order to get a prescription for ointment, which will be most effective at dealing with your particular malady. You can also work to eliminate any known triggers which exacerbate your condition. If the peeling becomes chronic, you should seek guidance from a professional healthcare practitioner.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for peeling skin. The fat content is a naturally occurring compounds with lots of healthy fatty acids. It is also an antioxidant which works well against inflammation and irritability. To achieve the best results, you should warm up a little coconut oil in a pan and then rub it on to the afflicted area three times per day for two weeks in a row.

6. Aloe Vera

Another way for how to make skin stop peeling? Apply Aloe Vera! Aloe Vera is nature's best plant for treating skin maladies, which is why it's contained in hundreds of skin-care products in all parts of the world. Its moisturizing properties help to keep your skin nice and smooth, while its soothing effects work wonders on any malady that may be causing your skin to became flakey. For easy application you can mix some Aloe Vera gel with vitamin E oil onto your skin and let it dry before you wash it off.

7. Limit Time Spent In The Sun

Sunlight has its benefits such as giving you a shot of Vitamin D and feeling really good on your skin, however, too much exposure can become a serious problem. The UV radiation in sunlight is known to damage skin cells and causes them to dehydrate which in turn results in irritable and flakey skin. If you must stay out in the sun, you should consider using sunscreen. Other References: http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/804520/dealing-with-sunburned-peeling-skin https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-stop-peeling-skin#1 https://www.livestrong.com/article/228881-how-to-get-rid-of-peeling-skin-fast/
What Is The Difference Between Water Softeners And RO Systems? Reader’s Questions 02
Welcome to the second part of the reader's questions series, where we answer frequently asked questions submitted by our readers. In the last part we addressed how reverse osmosis systems work in general. This time we are going to answer the question: 'What is the difference between water softeners and ro systems?'

Water Softeners And Reverse Osmosis Systems

The comparison between water softeners and reverse osmosis purification systems does not make much sense to begin with. This has to do with the fact that, in contrast to ro systems, conventional residential water softeners don't filter the water they process in any way. What a water softener does is, it softens the water by removing calcium, magnesium and certain other metal ions. This removal is usually achieved using ion-exchange resins.

Why Soften Water?

You might ask, why it is necessary to soften water in the first place. There are a couple of reasons to do that. First of all metal ions like calcium and magnesium cause a variety of problems, if they are dissolved in water in large amounts (also called hard water). Hard water can lead to the buildup of limescale, which might foul your plumbing system and household appliances (washing machine, dish washer) and promotes corrosion. Soft water on the other hand is more compatible with soap and other washing detergents and makes it easier for your dish washer and washing machine to do their job.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis systems filter water by removing dissolved contaminants and pollutants that might be harmful to our health. Unfortunately the filter membrane does not differentiate between good and bad substances and therefore also removes nutrients that would benefit us. There has been an ongoing discussion about the advantages and disadvantages that come along with a residential ro filter system. You can read more about this discussion here, if you like.

A Combination

A combination of a whole house water softener to protect the plumbing system and household appliances and a ro purification system to remove chemicals, bacteria, viruses, etc. from your drinking water makes the most sense to me. In case you don't have the budget or don't want to pay for both, make sure to not confuse a water softening device with a purification system or you will end up disappointed. Before you purchase anything, get all the info you need in order to be able to make an informed buying decision.
How Does A Reverse Osmosis System Work? Reader’s Questions 01

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our readers send us their questions via email or use our contact form or live chat app on our website. Some of these questions get asked over and over again, which is why we decided to dedicate one blog post at a time to answer each and every one of them (at least the ones that we think make sense). Naturally, we are going to address the most frequently asked questions first. And today we are going to answer: 'How does a reverse osmosis system work?'

Let's get Scientific (not)

'Reverse Osmosis' (short: R.O. or simply RO) is a technology that utilizes the natural movement of molecules in a liquid (or gas) called 'osmosis' to remove dissolved substances from water that could cause damage to human organs and therefore make it drinkable. Although ro isn't the most complicated process, we know that many people are allergic to anything that has to do with chemistry and biology, so we are going to try to describe and explain the process in the easiest way possible. Our goal with this blog post is NOT to create another wall of text that can only be understood by scientists. Let's imagine we have two solutions of water with the same volume. Both solutions contain a specific amount of dissolved table salt. Solution 1 contains twice as much salt as solution 2. Both solutions are separated by a special membrane. What makes this membrane special is the fact that only water molecules, but no salt molecules can pass through it to the other side. If we would let these solutions sit for a couple of hours, water molecules would pass through the membrane from solution 2 to solution 1. Or in other words, water molecules would move from the solution with lower salt concentration to the solution with higher salt concentration. This naturally occurring phenomenon is what scientists call osmosis. A ro water purification system reverses the osmotic movement of molecules (in our case water molecules) by applying pressure. And due to the fact that at the heart of every ro system also lies a special membrane, water molecules pass through it from the solution with the higher concentration of dissolved solids (dirty, unfiltered water) to the solution with the lower concentration of dissolved solids (purified, filtered water). So in a sense the water is leaving the dirt behind.

Reverse Osmosis Applications

Due to the fact that reverse osmosis works so well and needs only a small amount of energy (the pressure in the plumbing system of your home is already enough), it gets applied in various industries apart from residential water filtration, such as: Dairy Industry: RO is used for the production of skim milk. Wine Industry: The technology is applied for alcohol reduction and must concentration. Bottled Water Industry: Bottled water companies utilize reverse osmosis technology to clean feed water an make it drinkable.
Pros And Cons Of Reverse Osmosis Water Purification

Seeking The Truth

If you are thinking about getting your own reverse osmosis water purification unit and you have spend some time online, you certainly are confused about the advantages and disadvantages that are said to come with such a device. In short, advocates and opponents have been fighting each other for years about the benefits and harms ro water has on the human organism. Claims have been made by both sides - some of them true, some falls and many of them are no more than myths. In this blog post we will try to clean up this mess and once and for all put an end to the ongoing discussion about whether or not it is a good idea to install a reverse osmosis purification unit under your kitchen sink...

Pros Of RO Water Purification

Let's take a look at the pros of ro water purification first. True claims are marked in green, false claims in red. Contaminants Removal - Reverse osmosis purification systems remove the majority (up to 99%) of harmful contaminants from the water they process including bacteria and most viruses. Other contaminants that get removed are pesticides (endrin, heptachlor, lindane, Pentachlorophenol), particles (asbestos, protozoan cysts) and ions and metals (arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, calcium, chloride, copper, fluoride, lead, magnesium, nitrate, potassium, radium, sodium, sulfate). (Source: University of Nebraska) Improved Water Flavor - One cannot argue against the improved taste of purified ro water. The funny and unpleasant taste, aftertaste and odor your water might usually have will be gone after it was filtered by a reverse osmosis system. Tried and Tested Technology - Reverse osmosis technology has been applied in the wine (wine concentration, taint removal), supplement (production of why protein), dairy (milk concentration) and first and foremost bottled water industry (soft-drinks, soda, energy drinks) for many years. It is a safe method to process foodstuff and when you drink many brands of bottled water, you actually drink reverse osmosis water. Filtered Ice - Some models let you connect your fridge or icemaker to them. No more Plastic Bottles - Once you've purchased your own water filter system, you don't need to go to the supermarket to buy bottled water every again. This saves money, time and the environment will thank you for not polluting it with even more plastic bottles. RO Purification Consumes no Energy - It's a false claim that a reverse osmosis system does not consume energy in order to function. Even if you don't have to connect a system to the power supply, it still utilizes the energy derived from the pressure in your house's water sysytem, which is the reason why the water comes out of the system much slower than it goes in.

Cons Of RO Water Purification

Now let's take a look at the cons of ro water purification first. Again, true claims are marked in green, false claims in red. Dead Water - It is true, reverse osmosis purification systems don't filter out harmful contaminants like pharmaceuticals residues only, but also all important minerals that are essential to the human body. BUT according to the World Health Organization and the US Water Quality Association 95% of the required daily intake of most essential minerals derive from our food. The only exception being calcium and magnesium. About 20% of the required daily intake of both elements comes from the water we drink. (Source: World Health Organization) Unpleasant Taste/Smell - The fact that an ro system removes unpleasant tastes/smell from water is something we've already pointed out in the above section. However the exact opposite can also be true, if a device is not up to today's standards or filters/membranes are fouled. The accumulation of bacteria in your purification unit cannot only worsen the smell and taste of your water, it also poses a threat to your health. So be careful what you buy and keep in mind to maintain your system regularly. Initial Costs - Initial costs for high-end whole house ro systems are likely to exceed the $1,000 mark. These point-of-entry systems also require thorough installation, something you probably won't be capable of doing on your own. If you are not an experienced plumber, hiring a professional is what we recommend. Expect to pay a couple of hundred dollars extra. Maintenance - You want to maintain your purification unit regularly to keep the performance level high. Maintenance includes sanitizing the system and the tank about once a year and replacing pre- and post-filters and the semi-permeable every six to 12 months. This requires time and even more money. Water Wastage - For every gallon of purified ro water, an average of 6 gallons of wastewater go down the drain unused. Of course this adds up to the costs. Adding a permeate pump to your system can help to reduce wastewater by up to 85%. Lengthy Process - Depending on the water pressure in your house, you have to be patient and wait a whole day to fill the empty water tank of your system, since only a trickle of water flows out of it. Reverse Osmosis Water Leaches Minerals - One myth that stubbornly persists is the claim that reverse osmosis water leaches minerals from your body. We were unable to find any scientific evidence that supports this claim. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that the organization does not support the idea either. RO Produces Acidic Water which is Harmful - Reverse osmosis filters out almost all dissolved minerals and metals. What's left is slightly acidic water. RO opponents claim that acidic water is harmful to the human body. But again, we were unable to find any scientific evidence to support this claim. By the way, here are some types of beverages and their pH-values: Coca-Cola: 3, Apple Juice: 3-4, Wine: 4, Coffee: 5, Milk: 6,5


So there you have it. Make sure to take a thorough look at both sides of the argument and decide yourself, if you want to opt for a ro filtration system or not. If you ask me, the advantages clearly outweigh the disadvantages. Of course you have upfront and maintenance costs and of course the system will waste a good amount of water, but if you get unlimited access to clean drinking water in exchange, that's well worth the hassle to me - but that's just my humble opinion.
Top 4 Water Based Moisturizers
It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have, you still need to use a moisturizer cream to keep it hydrated. Many women, especially those who have an oily skin, make a fatal mistake when they skip this step. While water can already do wonders, you still need additional care, to keep that natural glow and healthy appearance. If you take care of your skin and it's healthy and vital, you have the advantage that you don’t need tons of makeup to cover your imperfections. If you are looking for that special touch, we can recommend you four best moisturizers that will make your skin shine...

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

The Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer is an excellent product for all people who suffer from an oily skin. Combined with SPF, it will additionally protect your skin and it won’t leave a greasy layer on its surface. The Neutrogena moisturizer is cheaper than many other moisturizers and it will lasts for quite some time. The cream gets absorbed very quickly, leaving your skin soft and radiant. It is also paraben and fragrance-free, making it the perfect choice for sensitive skin.

Philosophy Hope In A Jar

If you are looking for something that will keep your skin hydrated throughout the whole day, then Philosophy Hope In A Jar should be your #1 choice. Apart from providing the much needed moisture, this product has an anti–aging effect as well. It contains glycolic acid which will exfoliate your face and bring a fresh and clean look.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel is a lighter product, since it's based on water and will make your skin super smooth and give it this supple appearance we are all looking for. Hyaluronic acid, which prevents aging and wrinkles, keeps your skin hydrated and fresh. Glycerin smoothens your skin, therefore you can very well use this moisturizer as a primer before makeup. It minimizes pores and balances skin oiliness.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer is also often described as airy and lightweight. When you apply it on your skin, it gets absorbed very quickly, leaving your skin all moisturized and smooth. For people with acne or skin that's prone to acne, this is an excellent product. It will restore and heal your skin and give it a natural glow. More great moisturizers for oily skin can be found in the following video:
3 Important Effects Water Has On Your Skin
Nowadays everyone seems to be carrying a bottle of water with them. Finally, people have become aware of how strong the effect is that water has on their body. In the past, we were willing to neglect the influence of water, replacing it with other beverages such as lemonade or coffee - but not anymore. Especially women (me included) take extra care to intake a lot of water because they want to have a healthy and good looking skin. But what exactly does water do to us and how can we use it ideally?

Your Skin Will Become More Elastic

A proper daily intake of water, approximately two liters per day, will bring in the much needed nutrients to keep your skin moisturized, soft and elastic. By the way, we are not only talking about the face here, but the whole body, especially your neck, stomach and legs. At the end of the day we all want our skin to be elastic to avoid or rather postpone aging and wrinkles, therefore keep an eye on your everyday water consumption habbits and make sure to drink at least 2 liters every single day (as stated above)!

Water Replaces Expensive Anti-Aging Treatments

When a woman hits the age of 30, she starts noticing the first signs of aging. This can be quite a little shock for many, and the solution most of us come up with, is to rush to the local pharmacy or drugstore to buy expensive skincare products like essential oils and moisturizing creams. Don't get me wrong, there is a place and a time for all of them, BUT many of these products won’t work, because we fail to achieve the most fundamental task in the first place and that is to drink enough water. But we are still going to buy skincare products, because we don't know better and we saw them in a great commercial promising miracles. Let me give you this advice: If you want to take proper care of your skin, then stay hydrated throughout the day and if you still feel like skincare products would benefit you, test them out; but don't skip the first step!

Water Can Cure or Improve Many Skin Conditions

Nowadays, allergies and various skin conditions such as psoriasis are very common among people. Some of them you simply can’t cure, but still you can control or improve the situation with the help of water. Water stimulates the human metabolism, helping to flush out environmental toxins, which we ingest through the food we eat and the air we breath. Find 10 more beauty benefits of water in the following video:

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Your Skin Needs HELP!

​Day and night our skin is exposed to environmental toxins, which let it age more rapidly enhancing the formation of lines and wrinkles. Other factors such as stress, bad eating habits and not enough exercising accelerate the aging process even more.

If you want to maintain or get a healthy and young looking skin, you've come to the right place! Read some of our blog posts and apply the many tips we've provided. Many tips will not only affect your skin, but your entire body. You will feel the difference in just a few days...

Shout-out: One of our favorite skincare blogs is Ananda's organicgirlfriend.com. We really enjoy reading it from time to time and it's always a great source for useful tips for a clean skin, anti-cellulite and much more!

As always, make sure to contact us, if you have any questions!

Your Body Deserves ONLY The Best!

Drinking enough water every day is a must, but might not be sufficient for our well-being, if you live in an area that suffers from poor water quality. In order to get the best drinking water available, you can opt for a residential water filtration system. High-quality water will not only rejuvenate your skin, but also keep your body in great shape.

Also remember: Your health and the health of your family are the two most important things in the world, which is why it's critical to filter the water in your house and remove all harmful substances that are dissolved in it!

Find out more about the pros and cons of reverse osmosis water purification​.

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John Doe UI/UX Designer

Since I started to apply the tips I got from sagebrushcrafts.com, I don’t recognize my body anymore. It’s like I have more energy throughout the whole day and my skin looks so much better. Even the wrinkles began to disappear a little bit. Once my friends saw the change, they all started to follow sagebrushcrafts.com as well.

Jane Memphis
John Doe UI/UX Designer

In the past few months I started noticing that my skin looked somehow dull and rough. I tried to use expensive creams and cosmetics, but nothing helped until I bought a reverse osmosis sytem. I started using it and my skin looks much younger now. Thank you!!

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