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How to clean your skin?

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Most people think of skin as clean after using soap. Well folks here is the bad news. Most soaps are full of chemicals and don’t actually clean your skin. Instead they clog pores, add film to skin, and leave skin dry. Unless you are investing in a 100 percent natural product without chemicals your skin is not clean! Here are the steps to cleaning your skin.

  1. Recognize what is clean skin –it looks clear, it is soft to touch and it smells great. It has an ongoing radiant glow. When babies enter the world their skin is clean and clear for a reason; no chemicals were used while getting ready to enter the world.
  2. Use products meant to clean and alkalize skin such as baking soda, pure vinegar diluted with distilled water, organic sulfur or a 100 percent natural salt body scrub.
  3. Wash in lukecwarm and sometimes cold water for a boost to your skin, energy and immunity.
  4. Use steam rooms along with natural salt based body scrubs to clean skin and exfoliate skin while nourishing skin.
  5. Never put lotions containing chemicals on your skin. It directly impacts how the skin looks, feels, ages, and reactes to the environment.
  6. Use products that include nutrients and essential minerals such as Sulfur and Magnesium. These two minerals provide the life support to youthful looking skin.
  7. Treat your skin like you treat your food. If it doesnt make your skin feel great upon using it and offer an added benefit that you likely feel and see Stop Using It.

Your skin is your largest organ. Take care of it so that it can take care of you!

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What Happens When Facebook Disables Your Account, offers no resolution and fails to respond to the information you send to them to verify your identity.

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I’ve lost valued connections, my advertising campaign is in limbo, and I’m questioning why I trusted them in the first place.

Go to the personal profile of Mikios NaturalBodyScrub. Account not found.

Sometime in the night between Thursday and Friday of last week, Facebook shut down my account. I was presented with the following message:

Verify your identity. I had to send in a copy of my drivers license. Now the message reads we will review the documentation and get back to you if further information is needed. Learn more about our policies and how to tell us if you think we made a mistake. Yet my account remains disabled, there is no way to access it and there is no way to call Facebook and speak to anyone. The use of their online resources to submit a statement is ” useless”.

I suspect that this is the result of retaliation after posting information regarding black Presidents before Barack Obama.  (See last photo attached to this article, resources follow). Perhaps someone reported my account and considers this abuse. This is all it took for Facebook to question my account, shut it down and dismantle 8 years of contacts, social media online reputation, and online business networks. I sent in a drivers license ( to verify who i am) and never received a response from Facebook. I continue to check and the account is frozen.

A few notes about me, for background:

I’m an easy person to fact-check. I run Mikios Natural Body Scrub LLC and have been on Facebook since 2011. My personal account ( disabled) was named Mikios NaturalBodyScrub and the business account was named Mikios Natural Body Scrub for over 8 years.

Now i am completely locked out of my account after 8 years of building contacts, making connections, and building up a positive reputation.

Could Facebook not know who I am?

No. They know my age. They know my residential history. They know my phone number, which I have had for over 10 years. They know my birthdate, school, and friends list. They’ve been tracking IP addresses for quite awhile and use that to determine my approximate location (no, you do not have to enable app-based location reporting for this; your computer’s IP address is enough to get an approximate location — for example, the IP of our cable modem reports as a village a few minutes away from us.) Because I am an advertiser, they know pertinent information to verify who i am. Furthermore if the new policy is to change the personal account to your actual name this should not cause you to be shutdown, you should simply submit a license as i have done and change the name to your actual name while continuing to administer your business account.

At this point, my only hope is in getting Facebook’s attention by sharing my story. I hate doing this but Facebook is unresponse and offers no other information other than they are reviewing my information. So, if you’ve read this far, I have a few requests:

  1. Seriously question using Facebook for advertising campaigns or pages, unless you have a backup account with the authority to access the campaigns/pages. The fact that a personal account can so easily be shut down is the Achilles heel of their platform. This is a huge weakness that they need to fix if they want their advertising platform to be taken seriously.
  2. Do not trust them. Get backup contact information for your friends. Save photos and anything important on your computer. Anyone with an ax to grind can report your profile, and some moron deep in the belly of the Facebook beast flips a switch to kill your account. If you value it at all, either do not entrust it to Facebook or at minimum retain copies on your local computer.
  3. Share my story. I know, this is selfish of me. But I have basically no hope of getting my account back without spreading this story. I know you’re constantly asked to share sob stories on social media, and as sob stories go this isn’t even the best one. But if this ridiculousness could happen to someone as easy to identify as me, it sure as hell could happen to you and your friends. I’d really appreciate it if you could boost my message a bit.

Thanks, and good luck,

T. Bohler, owner of Mikios Natural Body Scrub LLC http://www.mikionaturalbodyscrub.com

Resources: (Regarding Black Presidents Before Barack Obama)

-https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/black-presidents-6-united-states-obama_n_2711887.html

-https://newsone.com/1047835/presidents-day-five-black-presidents/

-Book: Amazon Six Black Presidents: Black Blood –https://www.amazon.com/Six-Black-Presidents-Blood-White/dp/1880187000

-Video on Black USA Presidents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8d4BOfTn28

-Book: Five Negro Presidents (1965) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0960229485/?tag=mh0b20&hvadid=3520707019&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_4mdzfg0msc_e

-https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-black-presidents-of-united-states-of-america/

-https://reason.com/archives/2015/08/28/the-muddied-racial-histories-of-our-amer

-http://yourblackworld.net/2017/03/19/americas-6-black-presidents-before-obama/

Copper is the New Gold; It is beautiful, durable, medicinal and so very bold.

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Screen Shot 2018-12-24 at 6.11.06 PMCopper is the new gold.

It is great for the young and old;

It is powerful, durable and beautiful,

It is used for so many purposes and very medicinal;

Look around at all of the places that copper lives– its in washers,

Check out the TV, Radio, Statue of Liberty, computers, Phones, Pots, Utensils, IUD and even dryers;

Copper, the first metal to be used by humans,  has been used for as long as we can remember by many civilizations,

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  • Mesopotamia, circa 4500 BC
  • Egypt, circa 3500 BC
  • China, circa 2800 BC
  • Central America, circa 600 AD
  • West Africa, circa 900 AD

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And don’t forget those great pyramids built by Egypt….copper was used then for plumbing by the Egyptians;

Did you know that the EPA has much to say about the power of copper today?

Extensive laboratory testing has proven that Copper  is antibacterial (continuously killing bacteria), and safe to…

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Stop Covering up Your Pretty Face; We Want To See you as Your Are!

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Have you noticed how the application of makeup has turned into an art show gone wrong? What ever happened to showing off the face that you were gifted with at birth? When did the application of makeup go from minimally accenting your face and bringing out your best features to coloring the face an entire different color, creating eyes that really don’t exist and creating curves and colors that depart from the very essence of you? Furthermore, ingredients in the makeup that is being promoted on main stream media, can have a negative impact on your health. According to the study conducted by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), toxic environmental chemicals are a threat to human reproduction and there may be differential vulnerability by life stage or social position.  See study (click). Overall,  women of color are impacted disproportionately by environmental chemical exposures. Compared with…

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Skin Care Tips

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Skin Care is important because your skin, (the largest organ in the body), is your body’s first and primary line of defense against germs, bacteria, viruses, disease, and environmental intruders. The way you care for your skin determines how your skin looks, when it wrinkles and at what rate it ages. Many say that it is gene related, however, even a person with great genes who does not care for the skin will see some aging results.

As we age, our skin changes. Moisturizing skin with nutrient rich natural ingredients is so very important in the aging process.As we age, skin becomes thinner, sensitive to product ingredients and materials, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Veins and bones can be seen more easily. Cuts, bruises, scratches, or bumps may take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning may lead to dry skin…

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Stop Covering up Your Pretty Face; We Want To See you as Your Are!

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Have you noticed how the application of makeup has turned into an art show gone wrong? What ever happened to showing off the face that you were gifted with at birth? When did the application of makeup go from minimally accenting your face and bringing out your best features to coloring the face an entire different color, creating eyes that really don’t exist and creating curves and colors that depart from the very essence of you? Furthermore, ingredients in the makeup that is being promoted on main stream media, can have a negative impact on your health. According to the study conducted by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), toxic environmental chemicals are a threat to human reproduction and there may be differential vulnerability by life stage or social position.  See study (click). Overall,  women of color are impacted disproportionately by environmental chemical exposures. Compared with white women, women of color have higher levels of beauty product–related environmental chemicals in their bodies, independent of socioeconomic status. Small exposures to toxic chemicals during critical periods of development (such as pregnancy) can trigger adverse health consequences (such as impacts on fertility and pregnancy, neurodevelopment, and cancer). All healthcare practitioners should add this topic to their discussions with patients who wear makeup.
Here are several signs that you are wearing too much makeup:
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1. When you want to smile, you can’t because your makeup may crack
2. You can barely move your face without feeling restricted
3. Your lips are so bright that people forget that you have eyes
4. Your contour lines look like the guys in darth vader
5. Your eyelashes look like spider webs in 3D
6. Your unable to kiss your man without getting makeup on his shirt
7. Your face powder looks like some thick cake frosting glued to your face
8. Your face is an obvious different color from you hair line and neck
9. It takes you more than 5 minutes to remove your make up
10. When you show up without it, no one recognizes you
11. Someone decided to share this article with you because someone in your network (probably not you) need to read this information.
As you include pounds of makeup on your face, start thinking about the ingredients that you use, the inability of your skin to breath through the makeup and the possible chemicals that you are allowing to sit on your face, go into your skin, and penetrate deep into your bloodstream. When someone tells you there is no harm with the makeup ingredients consider the advice given to cancer patients which is to avoid chemical based makeup and try natural products. Also, please stop looking at the television thinking that you are suppose to look like that. TV makeup is not everyday makeup. Lastly, evaluate the negative impact that the chemicals can actually have on your health.
Here are ingredients that you may want to avoid when selecting makeup:
  • Phthalates: These are chemicals produced from oil to make plastic. They are also used as solvents in cosmetic products like nail polishes, perfumes, and hair sprays.
  • Parabens: Watch out for these preservatives that are used in a variety of personal-care products. They have been found in breast tumors by scientists, and are known to disrupt normal hormone function in the body. Avoid words like “methyl,” “propyl,” “butyl,” and “ethyl” parabens.
  • Talc: This is found in baby powders, talcum powders, and genital deodorant sprays, talc has been linked with ovarian cancer.
  • Solvent violet 13, a colourant found in a wide range of consumer products including cosmetics and toys, is harmful to human health at current levels of exposure, according to a draft conclusion from the Canadian government.
  • Lead: This was found in more than 60% of popular lipsticks investigated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While mercury has been an issue with cosmetics manufactured in China, the FDA findings shine a bright light on “trusted” companies such as Revlon, L’Oreal, and Maybelline – bringing cancer-causing ingredients that “weren’t our problem” directly into our local stores.
  • Fragrance: These are synthetic fragrances that include 200 unknown chemicals. Companies aren’t required to list those chemicals. Therefore, you have no way of knowing what you’re putting on your skin. According to a 1986 report, 99% of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum, including benzene derivatives, aldehydes and other known toxic ingredients capable of causing cancer.
  • Formaldehyde: This is a colorless gas, this is listed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program as “reasonably anticipated to cause cancer.” It can cause allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, and headaches, and is listed in the European Union as toxic and carcinogenic.
  • Petrolatum: Listed as mineral oil, liquid paraffin, toluene, or petroleum, petro products have been banned or restricted for use in cosmetics in other countries. Researchers conducting animal studies have theorized that petroleum-derived ingredients in moisturizers may promote skin-cancer tumor growth.
  • 1,4 dioxane: The Environmental Working Group found that 43% of body-firming lotions, 36% of facial moisturizers, and 34% of body lotions contain 1,4-dioxane-a chemical by-product produced in cosmetics manufacturing and a known carcinogen. To avoid it, watch for words like “PEG,” “xynol,” “ceterareth,” and “oleth.”
Here is a great video about the toxic effects of makeup: (click).
Look for labels that include natural ingredients and avoid chemicals. The debate over the safety of cosmetic ingredients was reignited when the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit, published a report on the subject. EWG found that teenage girls’ bodies contained the same potentially hormone-altering chemicals found in many cosmetics and its report references earlier studies that link those chemicals to health risks, including cancer, in lab animals. Of particular concern is a chemical family known as phthalates, used in some nail polishes and fragrances.
Here are some makeup options that you may want to consider:
  • Use Natural Makeup that has no negative impact on your skin
  • Wear makeup that compliments your face and does not actually create a new face
  • Be cautious about all of the shops that sell makeup. Start questioning the ingredients prior to making purchases.
  • Use makeup that offers healthy ingredients to keep the skin under the makeup healthy, vibrate, and moisturized.
  • Repair skin and use natural moisturizers that work to correct skin issues
  • Eat a high alkaline diet
  • Clean your skin with natural products like baking soda, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.
  • Exfoliate your skin with natural products
  • Work on improving your skin so that very little makeup (if any) is needed.
Resources:
  • FDA Prohibited and restricted chemicals (click)
  • SkinnTastic, a 100 percent natural antibacterial moisturizing face cream that works
  • Consumers and Product Ingredients that Cause Cancer (click)
  • Products that are not natural but say natural (click)
  • Attorney’s perspective of natural and the cosmetic industry (click)
The author, T. Bohler, is the owner of Mikios Natural Body Scrub, a company that makes 100% natural products without chemicals. Mikios Natural Body Scrub offers 100% natural body scrubs, antibacterial face cream and an exclusive line of copper jewelry. She wrote this article to say, “wake up world, the current cancer rate of 1 in 3 is serious and we need to do everything possible to minimize risk.”
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