the Peat Bog People Can Tell Us About Beauty
Over the past centuries, remains of many hundreds
of people-- men, women, and children--have come to light in
peat bogs in northwestern Europe, especially in Ireland, Great
Britain, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark. Peatlands
are most extensive in northern regions. They develop where
drainage of water is blocked, precipitation is retained, and
decomposition of organic matter is slowed. Because of their
highly acidic nature, wetness, low temperature, and absence
of oxygen, northern bogs have become a repository of past
The bog people are amazingly well-preserved
with fingernails, hair, and teeth in excellent condition.
How is this possible when the dates range from 8000 B.C. to
the early medieval times?
The peat (Moor Peat) contained in the
bogs has amazing preserving properties which contribute to
its ability to both combat aging and enhance health. Peat
has excellent moisture- retaining qualities which improves
When peat is applied to the skin, penetrates
partially between the epidermis cells of the skin. A, producing
an exchange reaction of ions is produced when the binding
process with albumin in the skin occurs. The harmful positive
ions in the skin tissues are exchanged for the rejuvenating
negative ions in the moor peat. These particles are captured
by the blood vessels in the system, carried throughout the
body to help healing.
The rejuvenating benefits can be attributed
to the abundance of essential oils, fatty acids and lipoids.
These penetrate into the skin re-establishing the skin's natural
pH balance. When you apply the moor peat to your skin, the
increased flow of blood to the skin can be seen by the flush
of color seen on the skin when the peat is rinsed off. This
characteristic of Moor Peat makes it most effective as an
addition to any anti-aging and beauty treatment for the skin.
The soluble organic and inorganic active
ingredients leave the skin detoxified, purified, and toned.
It's naturally hypoallergenic and powerful and yet gentle.
The anti-inflammatory, bactericidal
astringent and its bioavailability properties of Moor Peat
make it an excellent skin treatment both for healthy and problem
It has been found to be helpful in
treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, scars, stretch marks,
For Cellulite, an inflammation of the
subcutaneous tissues caused by a build up of toxins, poor
blood circulation and fluid retention due to weak lymphatic
flow, Moor Peat improves both the inflammation and its causes,
making it an excellent treatment for cellulite and an aid
to weight loss.
In fine spas Moor Peat (or Moor Mud)
is regularly used as bath, body wrap, and facial treatments.
Cost for these treatments can be as high as $150 for a body
wrap, $100 for a bath, and $85 for a mud mask or facial mask.
These spa treatments can be done successfully at home for
fraction of the cost by purchasing fine quality Moor Peat
from a quality supplier such as Moor Mud Baths (http://www.moormudbaths.com).
About the Author:
Sheila Dicks is a wardrobe and image consultant
who teaches women how to look slimmer by dressing to suit
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