Archive for 'Beauty & Skincare'
How many cosmetics and toiletries do you use on daily basis? The average woman uses 12 different kinds of toiletries a day, according to Chemical Safe Skin Care Campaign. Collectively, those add up to more than 175 chemical compounds, of which 60 percent are absorbed into the body. Since the skin is the body’s biggest organ, what does that mean for our health?Full Story
You lay on a soft blanket at the beach. Nearby, waves lap at the shore gently. The sound relaxes you, and your thoughts drift away into daydreams. You feel good.
As the afternoon sun warms your body, you feel even better.
After a while, the heat from the sun becomes intense. You start to sweat, and your skin feels like it’s burning. Finally, the heat becomes too intense.Full Story
Every woman wants healthy, luscious hair (and so do many men!). While you can blame some of your “bad hair days” on hereditary factors (natural blondes and those with baby-fine hair have oilier scalps), summer heat and humidity are two of the worst enemies your hair can contend with, often leading to frizz, unruliness, and oiliness. In addition, hormonal changes and stress can also cause the sebaceous glands to pump out more sebum, or oil.Full Story
Beauty is more than skin deep, right? Of course! However, unfortunately, and as unfair as it may seem, the face is the ‘advertising billboard’ of our body. It is the first part of the body we see and subconsciously identify with upon meeting strangers, making friends or meeting a member of the opposite sex. The face gives away emotion, and often, the state of our health.Full Story
If you’re like most people, there are probably a slew of health and beauty products in your bathroom cabinets. However, how many of those are actually safe? A few very common ingredients in personal care products have been shown or suspected to cause harmful side effects, according to the University of Rochester in New York.Full Story
Since the days are getting longer and the beach is looking more and more inviting, I have been spending a lot of time in the sun. However, after a little stint with a horrible sunburn a couple weeks ago, I am learning how to protect my skin – and surprisingly it takes more than just buying the right sunscreen.Full Story
Everyone wants to look their best in the summertime – after all, tis the season to show a little skin! The target areas for bikini season are the abdominals, thighs and buttocks. These three areas, which sometimes see minimal sunlight, are suddenly out in the open when bikini season approaches. Luckily, there are 3 yoga poses that can help you feel good about putting on a bikini and stepping out on the beach.Full Story
Anytime someone asks my skin type I almost always freeze in my tracks. The truth is I am a couple different skin types depending on the time of year. During the summer I am known to have oily skin, and in the winter my skin is very dry. If you deal with the same issues I do, you may be wondering what these skin types mean and what you can do to ensure healthy skin all year round!Full Story
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘The Fountain of Youth’, but the origin behind it may be less well known. Legend has it that particular fountain has the ability to provide eternal youth for those that drink of its waters. Tales of healing waters can be found in numerous cultures: Herodotus attributed the longevity of the Ethiopians to a fountain containing special water, while in Middle-Eastern stories, a sage travels through the land of darkness to a restorative spring.Full Story
When you plan on spending time outdoors, how often do you make sure to wear a hat to protect your face from the sun?
While it may be a bit unrealistic to don gloves throughout the entire year, we really should give our hands some of the same care as our face, as they are very unforgiving to hiding signs of aging!Full Story