Skin Cancer Awareness

by admin on May 8, 2012

… the perfect time to renew your investment in the long-term health of your family by making sun protection a top priority.


In preparation of Melanoma Awareness Month (in May), I would like to share some important information provided by The Skin Cancer Foundation that could help save a life.

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. These cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations (genetic defects) that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

Everyone is at some risk for melanoma, but increased risk depends on several factors: sun exposure, number of moles on the skin, skin type and family history (genetics).

Melanomas often resemble moles; some develop from moles. The majority of melanomas are black or brown, but they can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. Melanoma is caused mainly by intense, occasional UV exposure (frequently leading to sunburn), especially in those who are genetically predisposed to the disease.

If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable, but if it is not, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal.

While it is not the most common of the skin cancers, it causes the most deaths. Melanoma kills an estimated 8,790 people in the US annually.

The American Cancer Society estimates that at present, about 120,000 new cases of melanoma in the US are diagnosed in a year. In 2010, about 68,130 of these were invasive melanomas, with about 38,870 in males and 29,260 in women.

Here are some additional facts:

•  Skin cancer is divided into two groups: melanoma and non-melanoma
•  There are two common types of  non-melanoma skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma
•  Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer
•  Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of  tumor that affects the skin
•  One person dies of melanoma every hour
•  Melanoma kills more young women than any other cancer
•  One in four persons who develop skin cancer is under the age of 40

Prevention is key. These guidelines include: avoiding UV tanning beds, wearing protective clothing, seeking shade, performing head-to-toe exams and yearly professional exams, and daily usage of a broad spectrum sunscreen.

Our sunscreens and suncare products time release at least 80% of each formula’s ingredients deep within the epidermis, ensuring daylong coverage without the need for frequent application.

Remember, knowledge is power!



Make 2012 the Year of Health and Wellness

by admin on January 16, 2012

We want the best for our Kara Vita customers and your families, and that’s why we’re thrilled to share the news about Hyssop Health™ Therapy – the perfect all-natural, multi-purpose addition to your medicine cabinet.

The main ingredient in this liquid mist is mountain-grown wild oregano, which has proven to be impressively effective against conditions associated with sore throats, colds, flu, earaches, MRSA, athlete’s foot and nail fungus.

(SRV $45)   #HH0001

Order through your consultant or Kara Vita at




We have a treat for you…

by admin on October 26, 2011

Best way to apply: Begin by applying the products using vertical and horizontal strokes and then finish off application by using circular motions. Wash hands and nails immediately after application. Allow lotion to completely dry on skin before dressing. Depending on your desired tanning level, SunDressed® Self Tanner can be used as little as once a week or as often as desired.


PBH Exfoliating Facial Masque

Stacy sold me the exfoliation masque, a couple years ago, and it’s the only product I ever reordered… so I just fell in love with that.

Everyday Skin Penetrating Lotion

My little miracle story is, this was years ago, my son stepped on a grate- a hot grate and burned the bottom of his foot. A week later, I knew I should have brought him to a doctor because it didn’t look any better. So Karen ran into her house and got me a sample. I went into his bedroom when he was asleep and put it on the bottom of his feet.

The next morning I could barely even see where it had been… it was that quick… and it was red and angry before I put it on there, it was amazing.

Kara Vita Consultant in the Making

[Talking about daughter] When she was about 5, Ill never forget this, she had a little green leather purse full of my cards and she walked up (we were in a social setting), she walked up to a group of women and said you need Kara Vita… you need to talk to my mom. So she is a little Kara Vita consultant in the making.

Kara Vita Consultant Karen Black

I’m Karen Black and starting on my third year of being a consultant. Karen Woods and I met years ago, and I just noticed that seeing her after time after time at pre-school, that her skin was just… I said “Are you getting a peel or something?”… she always looked radiant. She talked to me about Kara Vita and I fell in love with it- I’ve used it ever since.

I can’t wait to try anything I haven’t used.

Kara Vita Consultant Marianne Rose

I was selling another product … and I tried it. I noticed a huge difference in my skin. My mom has rosacea, pretty moderate to severe and I put her on a regimen and she could not believe it. She had never seen herself without a red nose. She said “I can’t believe it…”

I love sharing it.


There’s always that one person at a business event…

—- who you don’t want to be.

If you’ve attended enough of them, you should have an image pop up in your mind.

It’s the person who:

… thinks it’s a game to get rid and collect as many business cards as possible

… leave’s their business card conveniently in the elevator next to the buttons or on the hand railings of the stairs

… has an exclusive ground floor opportunity but there are only 4 spots left to join before, etc. etc. etc.

To their credit, they do leave a “memorable” impression.

(but there’s a reason why memorable is in quotation marks)

Now let’s check out the better side of networking.

Try to remember the last person you met from something business related and you became friends with.

Who is the last person that left a truly memorable impression on you?

There are probably a lot of little details that made them memorable, but did they have any of these qualities?

  • Made you feel welcomed and feel as if the conversation was about you
  • Took a sincere interest in what was going on in your life
  • Went the distance to see how they could help you out (maybe they connected you with one of their friends, passed a long a book, etc.)

(if you’ve never met these kinds of people, they do exist )

Those memorable people are actually found outside of networking in a new trend called NetWeaving.

There is a reason it is starting to be picked up by many Kara Vita consultants- it because NetWeaving is all about how you can pay it forward to help someone else.

What is Netweaving?

This new form of networking answers 2 questions:

  1. What do you need?
  2. How can I help you get it?

It’s all about adding value to other people’s lives.

Sound familiar?

Maybe because Kara Vita’s mission is to change other people’s lives.

Watch Kara Vita’s President, Deborah Duffey, discuss NetWeaving with other consultants and customers:

PS – These 81 seconds could help you rethink how you network in your business.