Once thought to be an indulgence only reserved for the privileged, massage has become more common for the average person thanks to research showing its many health benefits. Now treated as a part of a comprehensive integrated medicine plan, massage is commonly used to help treat a variety of issues, including: Muscle pain and tension Poor circulation High blood pressure and elevated heart rate Poor … Continue reading How Massage Reduces Stress
As the holidays quickly approach, you may be trying to navigate the busy beauty industry in order to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones! If you’re wondering how to shop skin care for others, here’s a quick and easy guide for finding a gift they’ll love. Consider their skin typeThe first—and perhaps most important—consideration for buying beauty products as a gift is to … Continue reading How to Shop Skin Care for Others
You hear the same skin care tips over and over again: Don’t use harsh ingredients. Do moisturize skin while it’s still damp. Don’t forget your SPF. Do wash your face every morning and evening. But, what if you just…didn’t? If you’ve ever wondered what your skin would do if you didn’t wash your face every day, but you’ve never actually wanted to risk the results, … Continue reading What Happens if I Don’t Wash My Face?
Everyone wants a gorgeous summery glow, but not everyone knows how to get it. If you’re wondering how to make your skin more radiant, look no further than these tips for how to get radiant summer skin—no matter what time of year it is! These simple skin care tips are good for both your face and your body. Some of them will sound familiar, but … Continue reading How to Get Radiant Summer Skin
Kimchi. Wine. Kombucha. Kiefer. T’else. What do all these things have in common? Fermentation. Fermentation has been used for thousands of years to unlock the nutrient properties of food, drinks, and herbs in order to make them more available to the body. Fermentation involves adding microorganisms (aka bacteria) to the food or drink of choice in order to release enzymes which break down the ingredients … Continue reading How Fermented Skin Care Turns Back the Clock
Whole body health. You are what you eat, and what you eat impacts your entire system—including your skin. If you’re dealing with ongoing skin issues, it may be time to look at what you’re consuming, and how it might be affecting the health of your skin. Some links between your diet and your skin are obvious. Drinking enough water helps to keep your skin hydrated, … Continue reading Could Your Diet be Causing Your Skin Issues?
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to refresh everyone’s memories on proper sun care and signs of sun damage. Many people rely on sunburn to be their only indication of sun damage, but did you know that many forms of sun damage can occur without sunburn ever appearing? Not only that, but sunburn doesn’t fully show itself for 24 to 72 hours after … Continue reading Sun Damage Without Sunburn
When it comes to skin care tips, exfoliation is always one of them. One article may remind you to exfoliate before you shave, while another suggests skin care exfoliation as a way to reduce rough skin texture on your face. The advice is all fine and dandy, but what is exfoliation, anyway? And why is it so helpful for so many skin concerns? That’s what … Continue reading What is Exfoliation, Anyway?
Oil cleansing is not a new trend in skin care, but it has been receiving more press lately. While many people in their 30s and 40s were raised on oil-free skin care, the truth about oil and its benefits on skin started gaining popularity in the aughts, and it has only gotten more common as the years wear on. The reason? It works! Nourishing, oily … Continue reading The Method and Magic of Oil Cleansing
It’s no secret that January sees a spike in people working out and committing to a healthier lifestyle. Most people make this decision to lose weight, improve their health, and increase strength and energy, but there’s another benefit many folks don’t know about—healthier skin. Working out helps skin in a number of ways. First off, exercising promotes healthy cortisol levels, which is the hormone related … Continue reading Post-Workout Skin Care Tips