Keep your skin happy and healthy this summer

Being outdoors is by far one of the best parts of summer time, however it doesn’t come without risk, especially when it comes to skin health. Taking a few simple steps to care for your skin is always important and especially so during the long days of summer.

1. Wear Sunscreen. Whether the skies are sunny or overcast, everyone should wear sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and that protects against ultraviolet light and UVB rays, the sun’s most damaging forms. Apply the sunscreen 20 minutes before heading out the door to ensure it’s absorbed into the skin. If you’re planning to be outdoors two hours or longer, bring a small travel size sunscreen to reapply. Besides protecting your skin from sunburn, wearing sunscreen regularly reduces skin aging.

2. Dress for the Sun.  Certain technical fabrics are designed and labeled as “sun protective.” Also, even though lighter-colored fabric might feel cooler, darker fabrics shield more ultraviolet rays.

3. Cover Vulnerable Spots.  The most vulnerable body parts to the sun’s rays are the ears, lips, shoulders, and top of the head. These areas have a higher incidence of skin cancer. To avoid extra damage and sunburn, apply sunscreen liberally to these areas. Also, try wearing a hat or visor to block the sun. Besides protecting your skin, the hat will keep your head cool on hot summer runs.

4. Eat Vitamin D.  Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin,” has many important functions, including promoting bone health. But it’s better to eat it than to absorb it. Vitamin D can be found in fish, oysters, tofu and soy milk, fortified dairy products, eggs, and other foods.

5.  Stay Hydrated, Use George’s Cream.  Be sure to stay hydrated.  Hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water and using George’s Cream moisturizers daily.

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George’s Cream Supports Calgary Co-op Travel – Discover the world in just one day

On Sunday, September 28th, 2014, George’s Cream is proud to support the annual Calgary Co-op Travel Fair where numerous Canadian vacation companies attend to promote their destinations.  The Calgary Co-op Pharmacy booth inside the Sundance Ballroom at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta will be giving medical travel advice as well as distribute over 350 George’s Cream samples for any skin issues and most importantly sun tan protection and warding off dry skin conditions on returning home.

The pharmacists at this amazing event have told us in the past that George’s Cream has always been a big hit and well received.  We do look forward to seeing you there.  For more information, please visit: http://www.calgarycoop.com/travel.

George's Cream Supports The 2014 Calgary Co-op Travel Fair In Alberta

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George's Cream Supports Calgary Co-op Travel Fair 2014

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George’s Cream At Sport Chek Pink Cup Charity Classic For Alberta Cancer Foundation

The 2014 Sport Chek Pink Cup Charity Classic was held at the Bearspaw Country Club on Monday, July 28. Their goal is to raise $100,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation— with your help and generosity, it can be done.  Mr George Doherty of George’s Cream was happy to participate at this awesome event.  Get more details here.

2014 Sport Chek Pink Charity Classic

 

George Doherty Supports Sport Chek Pink Charity Classic Event For Alberta Cancer Foundation

Sport Chek Pink Charity Classic

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George’s Cream Is Proud To Be A Part Of The 2014 Hockey Marathon For The Kids

And they did it!! George’s Cream is so proud to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital’s “2014 Hockey Marathon For The Kids” from May 4th – May 14th which raised over 2 million dollars.  We are happy to be a part of this great cause!  Get all the details here.

2014 Hockey Marathon For The Kids

2014 Hockey Marathon For The Kids

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Valerie from Alberta Says George’s Cream Is Truly A Miracle Product

Another AWESOME testimonial about George’s Cream from Valerie in Alberta! How WONDERFUL to know! Thanks so much for sharing.

After years of enduring horribly dry skin on my cheeks and forehead, I was skeptical to try this. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on all types of salves, creams, ointments, lotions, oils, skin peels, face masks, treatments, home remedies, etc. I’ve tried everything from expensive prescription creams, to completely stopping wearing make-up, to a dozen homemade pastes. The only results I’ve ever seen were drier skin than before and horrible acne breakouts. And then I was at the grocery store an afternoon and decided to try your product.

Not only is it fragrance-free, allergen-free, made in Canada, and not tested on animals, but you get a LOT of product for your dollar. The best part? It actually works!! You can not imagine my excitement when I was finally able to put on makeup without my skin looking dry and crusty!! With a lot of the other products giving me horrible breakouts and oily skin, it was a dream come true that my skin is now baby-soft without all the acne and oil that comes along with other products. Having smooth, moisturized skin has given me a lot more confidence when out in public and interacting with other people.

Not only did your product fix my dry skin, but it fixed my boyfriend’s. He developed an unexplained rash on his leg that even ointments prescribed by different doctors couldn’t fix. Only two ( yes, two! ) applications of George’s Special Dry Skin Cream made his rash vanish.

I will never buy another lotion again. This is truly a miracle product! Thank you!!”

– Valerie

Alberta, Canada

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Fourth year Pharmacy Student Recommends Only George’s Cream Products

George’s Cream is the only skincare product, Cheryl, a fourth year Pharmacy student recommends. Shown here doing her rotation in Magrath Save-On-Foods in Edmonton, Alberta.

Cheryl, fourth y ear Pharmacy student recommends Only George's Cream

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George’s Cream Testimonial From Ontario

Hi:  First of all, I have to say that our family loves your product!  I work with 40 women, and I would say that 3/4 of them have George’s Cream on their desk!  This is how I became introduced to your product.

It is the ONLY product I will use on my 2 children, both of whom have sensitive skin.  My oldest daughter is 7 and she can only use George’s with no reaction.  My younger daughter is 2 and George’s was the only product  that cured very stubborn eczema.  My husband – decidedly anti-product of any sort – even uses it as work where his hands get very dry and irritated.

This leads me to the reason for my email.  I see on your website that you sell 30mL purse sizes.  However, I have never seen any in stores.  This would be very handy for swim bags, diaper bags, purses, travelling etc. Can you inform me of any places in Ontario that stock the 30mL purse sizes?

Thanks in advance!

Janet Clarke

 

Tips to nourish your dry skin this winter

While we can escape freezing temperatures by hibernating with hot cocoa and a pile of magazines, it’s nearly impossible to hide our skin from the harsh, dry weather. The overall lack of humidity in the air pulls moisture out of the skin quicker very quickly.  In order to remedy this, we’ve gathered some pampering tips for your skin that will leave you feeling like you’ve just stepped out of the spa. Well, almost.

1.Turn it down a notch

If you’re like us, then you love long hot, heavenly showers when the temperatures are less than ideal outside. Although it feels great, the steamy water opens your pores and dehydrates the skin, making this whole dry skin situation much worse. Trade those lengthy showers for shorter ones with warm water. When you get out, pat (don’t rub!) your skin dry and apply lotion when your skin is still slightly damp, which will help to lock in moisture.

2. Choose the right products

For the body:  Many soaps can be very drying because they strip the skin of natural oils. Stick to creamy moisturizing formulas.  As for lotion, use products that have antioxidants and plant-based oils, which will nourish and protect the skin. We recommend a rich body lotion or moisturizing cream like George’s Cream which has shea butter, macadamia seed oil, honey, and vitamin E.

For the face and neck:  Make sure you’re using a gentle, hydrating facial cleanser. A harsh formula may work for your skin during the summer months, but you need a mild one in the winter so that it won’t dry or irritate your skin.  Use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, which will help lock-in your skin’s natural moisture and restore lipids.

3. Polish and brighten

Exfoliation is key. It keeps your skin smooth, which helps products to really sink in and work better. It’s normal for skin to regenerate by shedding old, dead skin cells, but sometimes it needs a little help in this department. If dead skin cells aren’t sloughed off, then thick, dry skin can form. Prevent this from happening by exfoliating once or twice a week, but be gentle! Too much exfoliation can aggravate your skin and can make the situation worse. For your body, pick up a pair of exfoliating gloves, which can be used with your body wash, and get to work! It’s literally the greatest thing ever.

4. Treat yourself

Applying a hydrating mask once or twice a week which will work wonders in the skin-repairing department. Or, channel your inner Martha Stewart and make your own.  For super soft and hydrated skin, just combine 1/2 ripe avocado, one teaspoon of plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. (You can also use this on your hair)

5. Don’t forget the lips

A simple lip balm with spf will work wonders, ensure you apply it daily.

6. Up the ante

Make sure you’re drinking at least eight to 10 glasses of water a day. We’re told this all the time because it’s good for overall health, but staying hydrated packs a huge punch in the form of skincare benefits. Also, incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet will help enable your skin to retain it’s own moisture. Eat a lot of salmon or take the easy route by taking a fish oil supplement daily. Unless you happen to really enjoy salmon, in which case, be our guest.

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George’s Testimonial – My marvellous hand

Hi George
I’ve always had some eczema on my left hand and this year it covered my hand. The skin was so tight it hurt to make a fist. It looked so awful I would try to hide it at meetings.
While in Maui, the humidity made it go away. But it roared back almost as soon as we deplaned back in Calgary.
Then my wife reminded me of slathering your cream on at night and covering it with a cotton glove. Last night was the third night I did the glove thing and this morning I have matching hands. They both look healthy.
Your cream works as well as Maui does. For a fraction of the cost. (Though Maui was way more fun. )
Cheers
George 2

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George and his two granddaughters sledding in Sylvan Lake Alberta

George and his two lovely grandchildren, Paige and Sarah promoting George’s Special Dry Skin Cream and having a blast with their new ski doo in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. 

george and his two grandkids

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