For a change, I wanted to share a few beauty tips with you that work for me.

In the comment section (at end of page) please leave your own suggestions for all to share.

Tip #1. Help for Thinning Hair:

My friend Angela over at told me about this.

I was complaining about my “bald spot”-ok, maybe not really bald…but I was getting very thin right on top. An area about the size of a silver-dollar was showing scalp.

Even though I am on bio-identical hormones, the spot kept getting worse.

Angela told me that she used to have thin hair too until she tried brushing daily with a boar-hair bristle brush. Her hair came in rich and thick and stays thick.

So…of course ran down to the beauty supply to get a boars-hair brush. I use it every day right on the area that was thinning. I don’t count… but I do about 30-40 strokes.

Good news! Within a month the hair started growing in a lot thicker- thanks Angela.

(I think it may work due to scalp stimulation with the natural bristles- hey , maybe, it’s just faith)

Tip # 2. Help to Even skin tone:

Forget all the creams and lotions when it comes to skin tone and smoothing. I have tried everything under the sun. (Due to extremely sensitive skin, I have learned the hard way what works)

What really works to even your skin tone, PLUS make your skin like porcelain is a product from Smashbox called

SMASHBOX “Photo Finish color correcting Adjust”.

I use the green one for ruddy skin- it comes in other color-correcting shades.

Color Blend (green – minimizes redness)

Color Blend (apricot – conceals under eye circles, veins, sunspots)

Color Balance (lavender – for natural yellow skin tones)

This silky blend of antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and soothing botanicals, like soy, lemongrass, and orchid complex, rejuvenates and refines.

This stuff is so good- you can wear it without any foundation on top.

Cost? About 40 and it will last you a long time. get it at Sephora, Ulta, or Macys. (check online too)

Tip # 3. Sensitive skin: best cleanser, OK on the moisturizer

Kielhl’s products : they are very mild and I have never had a reaction. Me and my daughter Belin both love Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. The Kiehls moisturizer is OK but I feel there may be a better one out there. if you know of one you just love- go to this page and list it under the Comment section.

I have the very sensitive skin. I must be very careful or I will have an allergic reaction.

Severe Allergic reaction to facial!


Normal face

Tip # 4. Silky Body skin

At bath time, I put a few drops of plain old olive oil in my water for soft, silky skin.

 This really helps rough elbows.If you are a “shower person” place a few drops on your washcloth (after you have used soap) and rub it all over.

If you are out of facial cleanser, olive oil works for that too. (just make sure to pull your hair back so you don’t get oily hairline) MY friend Dr Patricia felici told me about the olive oil and I love using it.

Tip # 5. Self-nurturing

The nicer you are to yourself…the better you will look to others. Are you practicing self-love? Awwww, honey, if you are not practicing any form of self-love, your inner being is crying.

How to practice self-love:

When you look in the mirror, stop looking for what is wrong and look for the inner spark within. Divine Mother thinks you are absolutely adorable.

Look in the mirror and say, “I am the darling of the universe”. Ask your angels to help you love yourself more. Do something nice for yourself. And…it doesn’t have to cost anything.

Do this exercise right now:

Hold HPT position and say, “Angels show me ways to love myself today”.

Click here to download audio (right click– choose ‘save target as”)

HPT hand positions


Love and beautiful blessings to your beautiful , wonderful, unique, darling…self,


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  1. Kathy on July 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

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  2. Marcia on June 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Forgot to mention my experience with bio-identicals. Basically they didn’t help at all and they probably contributed to the severity of the symptoms I experienced later. Now I am taking the menopause support offered by Melaleuca and all of my symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, dizziness, moodiness and brain fog) are completely gone. They offer an herbal formula that supports and nourishes my body with no chemicals or side effects. Now I sleep through the night and can get out of bed without having the room spin out of control and I actually remember what I was doing.

  3. Sharon on May 31, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Another cool thing you are doing, Rebecca!

    I really appreciated hearing about all of the products and advice! I use a couple of them! Tropical Traditions is one of my all time favorite sites. Thanks for the hairbrush tip!

    My contribution is telling you about the Environmental Working Group’s site Skin Deep, This is where I check out every, I mean every product I consider buying…and if I can’t find the product, I check out the ingredients!

    Regarding the bio-identicals…when I began cleaning out my chemical laden house products and personal care products, I did body cleansing, too, in order to remove toxins and heavy metals. Reducing that stress on my liver, gall bladder & small & large intestine, giving my body endocrine support and reducing systemic inflammation in my body reduced menopause “symptoms”. There can be more to it, and this is a great beginning.

    Thanks again for great tips!

  4. Marie Scott on May 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Best moisturizer I ever used is Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. All Dr. Hauschka is awesome, organic and biodynamic.

  5. YaMa'EL on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Hi Rebecca, I can’t wait to try all the goodies you spoke of in this article. You mentioned something I would LOVE to hear more about and that is, BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES. I would love to know where you get these hormones from and wonder if there are any that do NOT require a daily injection into the belly????

    Would you be a doll and share more details about these neccessary hormones for those of us who have no natural hormones remaining due to hysterectomy. Inquiring goddesses want to know! 🙂

    Beautiful Blessings to all!

  6. Jacalyn Lantrip on May 31, 2011 at 12:16 am

    I totally agree….Scalp stimulation, yes, but also, gets rid of scalp build up from shampoos, oils etc and lets the scalp breathe again, keeps the hair follicles from suffocating!!

    To be ‘safer in the tub’ with olive oil, try keeping it in a brown pump
    bottle and rubbing some on the body after bathing or shower, works wonders.
    Also coconut oil, I alternate them, myself. Does make the skin soft as a baby’s …… well you know.:))

  7. Bonnie on May 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    My favorite moisturizer is made by Tropical Traditions from food-grade, organic coconut oil. I try to only put on my skin what I would eat, since it all gets absorbed by the body. My sister-in-law is extremely sensitive and this is one of the few skin-care items she can tolerate. Everyone I know who tries it loves it. You can find it at And, no, I don’t get anything for sharing–just LOVE this stuff and have used it for many years.

  8. Marilyn on May 30, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Try Advocado oil for mature skin or buy Vitamin E capsules,
    and each night break one open, to put on your face/neck, after

  9. Anita on May 30, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    You might also like to try the Edgar Cayce product from The Heritage Foundation (I think that is the name of the company that makes his products) that is called Aura Glow. Have been using this for years and NEVER use soap on my face.

  10. Kat Laurents on May 30, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    A animal hair brush is also great for brushing your whole body. It helps keep your immune system healthy (keeps sweat pores cleaned out – a major part of your immune system and also helps with circulation to keep lymph moving) and it also makes your skin look and feel silky smooth. You can do it wet (in the shower) or dry.

  11. Kat Laurents on May 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I use a great moisterizer for sensitive skin, called Super Hydrating moisturizer. You can find it at the “Shop your Truth” website at this link.

  12. Natasha on May 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    What a fun thing you are doing here, Rebecca. I just love how open you are with your “family”, with all your sweet sharing.

    My contribution today is the websites of three companies. For facial cleansing for sensitive skin I would recommend going to, click on “Skin” and go to Cleansers.
    All their products are good, and I particularly like their new Amaranth Gentle Cleanse. You can order online for $34.

    For something cheaper and amazingly good, I recommend foaming coconut soap from This is a great company, and even though they don’t sell this soap as a face product, it works really well (and I’m very fussy:). And right now, you can order the kind with lavender oil for only $5.70 for one bottle.

    As for using oil in the bath, what I have read is that jojoba oil is the best for that, as it is the most similar to the oil of skin, and has no scent. You can easily and cheaply order that from

    Thanks for starting this. More beauty to all!

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