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SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

September 15, 2016

VITAMINS: GIVE ME AN “A”!

Let’s stir up our bowl of alphabet soup of healthy foods and vitamins and see what pops up. Today it’s all about Vitamin A. Why is it important for your skin? Vitamin A protects against UV damage, which can help slow signs of aging. It encourages healthy skin by stimulating cell production and turnover to keep skin firm and healthy. This also aids in conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema).  Without enough Vitamin A, skin can become itchy and dull. Hmm, so exactly which foods are rich in Vitamin A. Glad you asked! Kale  Dark leafy greens: red &...

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JUNE 17, 2015

INFLAMMATION AND ITS EFFECT ON BEAUTY

June 17, 2015

INFLAMMATION AND ITS EFFECT ON BEAUTY

Inflammation is often overlooked when it comes to beauty and skin care, and we are not just talking about acne. Well and Good is a great resource when it comes to health, beauty and lifestyle. Here’s what they and their experts had to say about inflammation and its effect on beauty. So really, what is inflammation? When medical pros talk inflammation, they’re referring to a combo of heat, pain, redness, and swelling that can happen externally or inside the body, explains functional medicine physician Susan Blum, MD. That (not-so-fab) four crops up when the immune system gets “poked” by some kind...

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JANUARY 18, 2014

10 STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

January 18, 2014

10 STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

After years of masking, exfoliating, hydrating, cleansing and steaming, I have arrived at simple no-nonsense skin routine that works for me -- my very own 10 Steps to Healthy Skin. My 10 steps to healthy skin make me look and feel better today than I did in my twenties. Don’t get me wrong, I do have forty-year-old skin which looks far different from twenty-year-old skin, but the process has been natural and age appropriate. There are some women, you know them, who wage war against aging end up becoming a cartoonish version of their younger selves, I am pleased to say...

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NOVEMBER 21, 2013

BROCCOLI IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

November 21, 2013

BROCCOLI IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Did you know that eating broccoli is good for your skin?  New research conducted at John’s Hopkins University indicates sulforaphane – a compound found in broccoli – can help repair sun-damaged skin and even prevent certain kinds of melanoma. For more information about how Broccoli is good for your skin read this great scientific article about the health benefits of broccoli, just click here. What’s New and Beneficial About Broccoli Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive...

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FEBRUARY 25, 2013

KARI GRAN’S EIGHT STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

February 25, 2013

KARI GRAN’S EIGHT STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

Kari Gran’s Eight Steps to Healthy Skin are easy to understand, memorize and follow. Take these tips to heart — your skin and your body will thank you. 1. Learn to Read Labels. Many beauty products are full of ingredients potentially harmful to your health. Parabens and toxins can mess with the body and are known hormone disruptors. Remember, what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Key ingredients to avoid include anything that ends in “paraben,” phthalates (synthetic fragrance), polyethelene glycol (PEG) and propylene glycol, just to name a few. 2. Mineral and Petroleum Oil–Stay Away! Manufacturers use mineral oil and petroleum in...

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