Prophylactic self-isolation for skin exfoliation. Day 63rd.

Overture

Just before the summer will start, it is a time to clean the skin. As almost a perfectionist, for me, skin should be cleaned perfect as well. I found an amazing way to do so thanks to Dr. R.Cassar and his video on youtube channel (1). Of course, I made my own changes and adjustments to the original version. All the equipment needed for this skin exfoliation: cotton towel, cleansing solution, spring water in aerosol and face-body cream.

The results of the cleansing procedure are striking and leading to some speculations: feet, hands, face and neck areas are most grubby, while back and abdomen areas are almost clean. Do not laugh from my towel, check yours!:)

Recipe of cleansing solution

Ingredients and tools for skin exfoliation procedure. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Ingredients (for onetime all body procedure):

  • Pure spirit (75-90%), 40 ml
  • MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) powder, 1 tsp
  • Diatomite (diatomic earth) powder, 1 tsp
  • Water (purified), 40 ml
  • Tea tree essential oil, 3 drops

How to make it

In a high quality plastic bottle combine and shake together (with a lid closed) the ingredients one by one in the order as written in the ingredient list. It is ready to use!

How to apply it

  • Take a clean small cotton towel
  • Spray skin with water (purified, spring water, mountain water, etc)
  • Apply some cleansing solution on a towel and scratch the skin through it with nails and fingers. Gently, slowly and firmly
  • Start from feet, than hands, armpits, back, neck, face, décolletage
  • After it is finished – take a warm or lukewarm shower
  • Do not use towel to drain the skin – right after the shower, when skin is moistened and warm, apply a special body cream to it. The recipe of special body cream is described in my previous post: Prophylactic self-isolation for body purification. Day 20th.
Cotton towel after skin cleansing procedure. Areas: 1 feet; 2 face and neck; 3 hands; 4 abdomen, back and armpits. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Important notes:

  • Only chemically resistant, high quality plastic or glass bottles are appropriate for this alcohol-based recipe. Any empty plastic container from water or other drinks are not allowed, because alcohol would facilitate plastificators and other shady, unwanted ingredients of plastic to penetrate the solution and later the skin. Please use only chemically resistant, high quality plastic or glass container for this solution to prepare
  • Only tea tree oil is suitable for this recipe, just skip the ingredient if you don’t have it
  • Always prepare the amount of solution for the same-day-use, because powdered materials like MSM and diatomite would precipitate with time and form a stiff conglomerate
  • Vodka or pure spirit are both available
  • After a good scratch the skin will be red because of sufficient blood supply to deep skin layers, that is ok
  • Keep away from eyes, keep away from children, and do not drink it
  • Do not apply on injured, damaged or sunburnt skin
  • Do not make the cleansing procedure if supposed to go for sunbath or to swimming pool, other skin cosmetic procedures, massage, etc. directly after it
  • The procedure, in my opinion, could be repeated once or twice per month

References:

Making and Applying the Vodka Skin Cleaning Solution Part 1 by Dr. Robert Cassar on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cme58Kd41NU

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Prophylactic self-isolation for teethpaste preparation. Day 61st.

Overture

Yes, in my case it is the teethpaste, not toothpaste, because I will use it for teeth not for one tooth:) As these days English is one of the most popular languages to communicate among different countries and nationalities around the World, it gains even specific attention, as for example, word formation scheme. I understand it is a way we (English-speaking) talk, but…what does our subconscious mind think about it? Only one tooth to clean? And was it made by one hand? (hand-made:) or by hands? (hands-made:) )

Teeth-paste. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Preparation

Ingredients:

  • Diatomite powder, 50 g
  • Soda (purified), 1 tsp
  • Salt (milled from crystalline salt into a powder), 1/2 tsp
  • Sage leaves (dried and milled into a powder), 1 tsp
  • Water (purified), 120 ml (or 120 g, it is the same amount)
  • Guar gum, 1/8 tsp
  • Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Cedar essential oil, 3 drops

How to make it:

  • In a bowl, mix carefully and slowly (with a whisk) diatomite, soda, salt and sage
  • Add water and mix well again
  • Add guar gum (the mixture will become thick) and mix well
  • In a big spoon, melt coconut oil over hot water bath then add essential oil
  • Add melted coconut oil with essential oil to the paste and mix well with a whisk. It is ready!
Step by step making teeth paste. Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Important notes:

  • Always use a protective mask while preparing this toothpaste because particles of powder ingredients (especially diatomite) are very small and spread all around in the air, could affect lung function if in contact for prolonged time
  • Please. Please use only few drops of cedar essential oil. Any essential oil is a concentrated liquid and need to be used and handled with knowledge and care.
  • Clay is a very popular ingredient to make a base for home-made toothpastes or other products. However, I would like to skip it and replace with diatomite. In my opinion, clay (like white clay – kaolin, grey or cream in color – bentonite, or blue clay – illite) should not be used in hygienic and cosmetic home-made formulas for daily use. Because, in general, cosmetic clay like kaolin, bentonite and illite, contain higher amount of aluminium oxide (20-40%) if compared to diatomite (5-10%, but usually less than 5%) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
  • Aluminium negatively affects synthesis of collagen (skin component) has negative impact on bone health (6, 7)
  • I skip all commercial toothpastes, even “natural” ones because of number of reasons. All varieties of toothpastes I use are my-made, home-made. For today, this one is the best for me. Approved by the Family!

About diatomite

Diatomite or diatomaceous earth is the fossilised remnants of diatoms, tiny planktonic algae residing in all of the earth’s waters. Diatoms belong to the phylum Bacillariophyta and are single celled organisms which possess a cell wall made almost entirely of
silica (SiO2). This cell wall is formed by the organism through filtration of silica from water and is often referred to as the skeleton of the organism. The death of large numbers of diatoms in an area leads to sedimentation of the minerals present in the cell walls leading to large deposits suitable for mining. The remarkable property of these deposits is their high purity, often greater than 85% silica. As a result diatomite is both non-toxic and odourless, present naturally in large quantities and at high purities, subsequently it is available at low cost (4).

References

  1. Physical and Chemical Data of Source Clays on http://www.clays.org/sourceclays_data.html, viewed May 2020
  2. Structure and Composition of the Clay Minerals and their Physical and Chemical Properties by Haydn H.Murray, 2006
  3. Chemical and Biological Properties of the Lake Blue Clay by R. Tretjakova et al., 2017
  4. Turning the volume down on heavy metals using tuned diatomite. A review of diatomite and modified diatomite for the extraction of heavy metals from water by Angela F. Danil de Namor et al., 2012
  5. Characterization of Diatomaceous Earth and Halloysite Resources of Poland by M. Lutinski, 2019
  6. Sequential Changes in Trace Metal, Metallothionein and Calmodulin Concentrations In Healing Skin Wounds by A. Lansdown et al., 1999
  7. Effects of thirty elements on bone metabolism by M. Dermience et al., 2015

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