In order to keep skin clear and youthful-looking, it is best to begin with a three-step system: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing every morning and evening. In addition, you can add on “treatment” products such as exfoliants and masques. Let’s take a look at a couple product sets for different skin types:Read More
2/27/14 4:00 AM
12/26/13 8:00 AM
Everyone’s skin is different, but healthy foods are universal. Taking care of skin naturally includes eating foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, antioxidants and polyphenols. Salmon, eggs, walnuts, colorful fruits, green tea and beans are a few sources for these nutrients. Many of the foods that contain these beneficial nutrients can also be used directly on the skin. Try some of these natural skin care recipes at home for a fresh, glowing complexion.Read More
5/22/13 10:00 AM
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and one of its major functions is to defend against the many different environmental stresses it encounters on a daily basis. This continuous exposure often results in skin irritation followed by decreased barrier function and penetration of harmful substances into the body.Read More
8/7/12 2:36 PM
The process of achieving glowing, flawless skin can become a science in itself. It might seem that in the time it takes you to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize you could have run a marathon. While I tend to err on the side of exaggeration with my analogies, I’m about to tell you how a good skin care routine can be simple, quick and effective with plenty of time left over for the marathon.Read More
8/11/11 2:39 PM
For some, sweating is inconvenient and annoying. There’s a positive side though – it’s incredibly good for you! How you choose to deal with it is completely subjective, but you should know there are safe, healthy options out there. I’m sure you’ve seen the words “deodorant” and “antiperspirant” and thought ‘what’s the difference?’ Well, there is a distinct difference:Read More
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7/8/11 8:51 AM
Natural oils have many properties that promote healthy skin and hair. When combined, these oils can be a fantastic compliment to any hair and skin care regimen. Experimenting with different oils for my son’s problem skin has led me to this nice recipe for a body oil that is mostly coconut oil but it remains liquid and can be used in a little spray bottle for easy dispensing.Read More
7/5/11 10:47 AM
Summer is upon us, and the draw of the outdoors calls to us. On occasion we might run into that big stranger in the sky (being from the Pacific Northwest, that stranger is also known as the sun), and enjoy some of those health benefits we’ve been deprived of for the past six months.Read More
6/17/11 2:37 PM
As we know, our skin is our biggest organ. Anything that goes on the skin can be absorbed into the body. A simple way to enhance ones health when environmental toxins are everywhere and unavoidable is to choose skin and hair care products that are free of chemical additives and preservatives. Coconut oil is a wonderful option that is not only good for the body, but can even lighten the load on your wallet since it can be used for multiple purposes!
I use coconut oil as an all over body lotion, hair treatment and for those occasional bouts of dry, itchy scalp. It disappears on the skin, absorbing well and does not leave a greasy feel, especially when used immediately after bathing. Coconut oil has many wonderful properties aside from being a great moisturizer.
- Antioxidant - coconut oil aids in repairing damage caused by free-radicals
- Anti-ageing properties - may prevent wrinkles
- Blemish reduction - it may prevent and/or diminish the appearance of age spots
- Anti-microbial properties - it may aid and speed healing of infected skin.
And of course, because it is being absorbed into the body through the skin, there may be other benefits to overall health as well. Coconut oil is proven to help control many health problems. Google it for yourself...;-)
Try to get extra virgin coconut oil because it has been minimally refined and will contain the highest amounts of beneficial naturally occurring agents. For extra special self-pampering, stir a few drops of essential oil into a softened cup of coconut oil, like lemongrass or jasmine, to uplift your spirits and smell great.