Tips to protect yourself from some of the potential dangers lurking in spas so that you can truly relax and feel pampered.
Much like your gut, your skin is also home to a thriving community of bacteria, or microbiome, whose job is to keep life and health in balance. Your skin is an essential protective layer, the first barrier between your inner physiology and the outside world
Self-care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves, yet often the first thing that gets neglected. The reality is that we need to put the same amount of care and diligence into our mental health as we do our physical health.
If you wouldn’t eat it, why put it on your skin? It’s widely accepted that ingesting chemicals is bad for our health, but what about transdermal penetration? The fact is, what we put on our skin can also impact our health.
As we age, collagen production often slows, making it that much more important to supplement. From helping to restore the digestive lining, soothing signs of inflammation, to supporting skin health and reducing signs of aging – collagen is an easy boost that can help us be and feel our best from the inside-out. With cleanses and detox on our minds, what better way to utilize collagen's properties better than in a delicious smoothie with benefits...
Perfume has become a industrial, virtually plant-free affair, far removed from its nature-bound beginnings. Modern day perfumes and fragrances, be they the ones you spray on, shampoo into your skin or moisturize post-shower, have morphed into vehicles that deliver numerous petroleum-based synthetic toxins into our bodies, making most scents little more than ugly subverters of health, wrapped in pretty packaging.
Deborah Burnes, natural beauty expert, reminds us: our bodies are great communicators, but it’s up to us to listen to the messages. They can be physical or emotional and range from obvious to subtle. Symptoms can come and go, change, or be persistent. However, once we learn what to look for, we have the power to be proactive and lessen the stress on our bodies.
Beauty is more than skin deep. Truly – real beauty starts from the inside out. Of course, these reminders don't do much when we are knee-deep into the holiday season, and our skin is stressed out and blotchy despite our best efforts to adhere to our wellness routines.
Air time wreaks havoc on your skin. Anyone who’s traveled for any amount of time on an airplane has probably experienced that dry, tight feeling in the face and hands. That comes from the recycled air, which is low in humidity and tends to suck moisture out of the skin, leaving it dry and cracked and dehydrated. Some people experience worse symptoms, including itching, flaking, and redness. Fortunately, there are things you can do to counteract these effects, so you can arrive at your destination comfortable and looking radiant. Here's how...
Before winter rears its chilly head and the noses at your house start to run, the time to fortify your immune system for the onslaught is now! One of the best ways to take on the season is with a strong gut, which is the cornerstone of your immune system. Your gut is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria that help keep immunity strong, plus trillions of not-so beneficial bacteria that need to be kept in line – in sum, your ‘microbiome.’
These all natural recipes only take a few minutes and will save you time and money while creating pure and natural thoughtful gifts, without the hassle of hunting through stores. Read on for Debbi's DIY tips and 7 all natural skincare recipes to whip up for all your friends and family this holiday...
Enjoying a ‘sun-break,’ and not a sun-bake, confers a host of benefits that you shouldn’t miss out on, particularly once winter starts to take hold. What’s all that sun doing for your bod? Here are a few of the good things that happen when you let the sun shine in – and tips on how to do it strategically and sensibly, of course.