When it comes to the consumption of beverages, the average American regularly sips on beverages that are not so good for them. Of the top 5 types of beverages consumed in the United States, 4 of them are...
Modern women love their beauty products. From moisturizers, cleansers and hair products to lipsticks, sunscreen and body wash, these products have become essential to the lifestyles of women all over the world. Globally the personal care products industry has become a $250 billion a year business. The scary part about this industry is that it’s not regulated, so in terms of the ingredients used in these products, anything goes. Many mainstream products contain slews of chemicals, additives and fillers, and when used they get absorbed into your body and slowly toxify your system. Here are 12 of the most toxic ingredients to avoid:
Scar /skär/ noun
a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed.
How Does Scarring Happen?Our bodies have an incredible capacity to heal themselves. Scarring is one of the ways in which our body natural heals itself after an injury.
Types of Scars1. Contracture Scar: This type of scar typically results from skin that has been burned. These scars tighten the skin and may also affect muscles and nerves that are deep beneath the surface of your skin.
2. Atrophic Scar: Typically caused by acne, chicken pox, surgery or accidents, these scars...
Once you’ve hit 50 (or close to it) you will start to see major changes in your complexion. You’ll most likely notice the brown spots and uneven tone that resulted from all the prior decades of sunbathing, dark circles beneath your eyes that even a goods nights sleep cant shake off and a level of dryness that rivals the Sahara dessert. In addition, expression lines no longer fade away after you stop smiling and pores are larger and more visible. Although we cannot help you erase your wrinkles or to completely transform your sagging skin, we can help you to get your skin looking its absolute best. Here is what you need to know about caring for your sink in your 50’s and beyond:
Duller skin, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, more pronounced wrinkles and sagging skin around the neck. So this is 40.
Your 40’s are the years of perimenopause- the period of time leading up to menopause marked by a decline in estrogen levels. This hormonal shift can often lead to thinner skin and the loss of elasticity, which are big contributors to the more noticeable signs of aging that you will most likely begin to see in your 40’s. A proactive approach to caring for your skin throughput this decade can help to protect your skin from further damage and offset the effects of your body’s changing hormones. Here is everything you need to know about caring for your skin in your 40’s:
Meet Tamanu, Helichrysum and Cotton Thistle. These 3 beautiful blooms are getting a lot of attention these days and are being used in the hottest new skin-care products. Here is more about these powerful flowers, why they are all the rage and why we use them in our award-winning scar cream:
Tamanu The Tamanu tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia, where natives deemed it to be a scared gift of nature and used it to protect their skin from the humidity, hot sun and ocean wind. Tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched and has been shown to have a powerful ability to heal damaged skin. In addition to its skin healing properties, tamanu oil is also a potent...
Although most signs of aging probably won't kick in until your 30’s, its never too early to start getting into the habits that will help you preserve your youth as long as possible. Good skin-care habits in your 20’s are the perfect foundation for maintaining your youthful glow throughout the decades that follow. Here is what you need to know about skin-care in your 20’s:
Adopt a natural skincare regimen and stick to it
A proper skin-care routine is the foundation for healthy, glowing skin. Start with a gentle cleanser, which removes dirt, oils and impurities from pores and prevents them from getting clogged. Next, restore your skin’s natural ph balance by spritzing a hydrating toner all over your freshly cleansed face. After giving your toner a few seconds to dry, slather a...
In your 20’s you could easily get away with falling asleep with a face full of makeup or spending the day at the beach sans sunscreen. Unfortunately, at some point we all must begrudgingly bid adieu to that decade of our lives. In your 30’s, you’ll most likely start to see noticeable signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. This is the perfect time to revamp your skin-care routine to help slow the signs of aging. Here is what you need to know about skin-care in your 30’s:
Exfoliation is Essential
Beginning in your 30’s, cell turnover and metabolism starts to slow down, causing your skin to look dull and aged. Fret not, my dears. The answer to this worrisome dilemma is simple: just exfoliate! Topical exfoliation (such as a scrub) helps stimulate cell turnover by sloughing away dead skin cells. Many aestheticians also recommend that in addition to topical exfoliation, exfoliate at a deeper level once you hit the big 3-0. This can be done by using an...
Ever wonder how Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron maintain their youthful glow? Sure, many starlets these days have had a nip here and a tuck there, but there are some who achieve similar results without turning to Botox or plastic surgery for help. Here are the skin care secrets (apparently there not so “secret” after all) of the rich and famous:
Secret #1: They cleanse first thing in the morning
Many celebs start their day by washing their face with a gentle, all-natural cleanser. Cleansing first thing in the morning helps remove toxins, sebum, and nighttime products that accumulated in your pores over night. A squeaky clean face will pave the way for sunscreen and an antioxidant-rich day cream to effectively protect your skin from the environment and harmful daylight rays.
Secret #2: ...
Earth day is a day that was created with the intention of inspiring awareness and appreciation for our planet. On earth day everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights (candle light dinner, anyone?) and conserve as many resources as possible. If we could close our eyes and make one giant wish for our amazing planet, it would be for all of us to find a way to help honor our planet on a daily basis (and not just on Earth day). Here are some simple habits you can adopt to help “be the change” that our Earth so desperately needs:
1. Recycle It is estimated that over 75% of trash is recyclable. Can you guess what percentage currently gets recycled? A mere 30%, which leaves us with a lot of opportunity to recycle more!
2. Re-use When we think of this concept, the first thing that comes to our minds is “grocery bags”. The average American goes through 6 grocery bags per week and there are roughly 300 million of us, so that equates to BILLIONS of bags per week (Yes, per week. Eeek!). Plastic bags take roughly...
Food has the power to either create beauty or to sabotage it. It’s widely known that diets high in sugar, processed food and chemicals can lead to skin irritations, breakouts and dark circles underneath your eyes. Time and again you have heard and read about the foods to avoid in order to create health and beauty inside and outside of your body. But what foods CAN you eat in order to nurture your natural beauty and help your skin glow its brightest? Here are our top five picks:
1. Kale: Kale is packed with a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which protect your body against free-radicals and prevent wrinkles. Kale is also very high in sulfur, a mineral that your body needs in order to produce collagen. Collagen helps keep skin soft and supple---so eat some kale and say “hello” to a youthful glow!
2. Turmeric: This brightly colored and aromatic spice is a potent blood purifier, which is essential for clear skin. Turmeric also helps to reduce inflammation and thus protects against premature aging.
As the temperature slowly rises and nature’s tiniest buds sprout into existence, we begin to feel an unmistakable nostalgia- and just like that we recognize that spring has arrived. It comes bearing the gifts of renewal and rebirth and has the magical ability to inspire us to soak up its life-giving energy into all of our cells. All of sudden we feel drawn to clean out our closets and clear the clutter from our lives, taking full advantage of this “fresh start” that nature has inspired.
Because of our deep love for healthy skin, we believe that revitalizing our largest organ is just as important as clearing all of the clutter outside of ourselves. We know firsthand how great it feels and how beneficial it is to give a big dose of attention and special care to our skin. So in celebration of spring, we would like to offer some inspiration for spring-cleaning your skin. The following deep cleansing routine is perfect for any change of seasons:
Start on the Inside: A 5-7 day nutritional cleanse is in order. Cleansing helps your body flush...