Diary

10
Mar

Calendula, Your Skin’s First Aid Flower

As Mother Nature bursts from her winter cocoon and dresses our gardens with a kaleidoscope of colors, one flower stands out. More than your vibrant splash of yellow and orange, the picturesque Calendula is also a time-tested nourishment for winter-dried skin. Calendula hydrates to soothe away dryness and irritation while giving your skin anti-aging benefits. Calendula is gentle hydration, especially

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10
Mar

Ashwagandha, the Indian Ginseng

Withania somnifera means “sleep inducing.” However, it’s better known as ashwagandha, a recognized sleep aid for at least 2,500 years in the Ayurvedic traditions of India. A member of the nightshade family, this herb has other beneficial effects such as reducing the effects of stress. Ashwagandha balances thyroid hormones and cortisol levels. In addition to its antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties,

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10
Mar

Fire Up Your Muscles

The cold fall and winter months force us to fold away our shorts and bring out our fleece lined leggings. But for those of us who love the outdoors, we know that’s not an option. Neither the heat nor the cold can slow us down from getting our outdoor fix! So how do you keep your muscles warm while wearing

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10
Mar

Breast Self Examinations: A Routine to Save Your Life

Get to know your breasts this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is necessary to find out what is normal for your breasts to identify when something abnormal occurs. What is a breast self-examination? A breast self-examination is a way for you to check your breasts for any abnormal or new changes. It can be a crucial way to

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10
Mar

Acupuncture for Inner Body Balance

Acupuncture is a form of holistic Chinese medicine that has been in practice for more than 2000 years. Today, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the most popular and preferred forms of holistic medical treatments. TCM uses many treatment protocols such as needles, herbal medicines, fire cups, massage – tui na and shiatsu, tai chi and qi gong. Acupuncture

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20
Jan

Fun in The Sun With a Natural SPF

Do you remember those hot summer days at the beach when your parents slathered white sunscreen all over your body? While you squirmed to get out of their hands to run across the scorching sand and dive into the ocean, you wondered, “what’s all this white stuff?”. Sunscreen is used to protect the skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays

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20
Jan

Flawless Coverage

Is your type BB or CC? Finding your skin savior can be a challenge as there are so many different types of products on the market that help you achieve smooth and flawless looking skin. When natural skin treatments just aren’t enough, you can turn to other options that are healthier than the traditional thick skin suffocating foundations. In order

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20
Jan

Spring Clean Your Way to Vibrant Skin

As spring comes around after the cold and gloomy winter months, the brighter weather encourages us to open our windows and welcome the warm sun and light breeze. We clear out the clutter in our homes in anticipation of a brighter season. We spend hours deep cleaning our homes, but somehow neglect to deep clean our drab winter skin. The

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20
Jan

Banish Summertime Skin Breakouts

Summertime should be spent at fun outdoor parties, not dealing with a pimple party on your skin! Summer weather can wreak havoc on your skin as heat and humidity increase accumulation of sweat and oil on the skin. Exfoliate but Don’t Overdo It No matter how much you moisturize, your skin will become dry in the summer leading to a

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20
Jan

Awaken Your Skin

Now that spring is showing its colors, it’s time to show some leg, slip on sandals and hide that puffy winter coat. Be prepared to feel the sun again! Your legs are shaved, and you’ve done your spring shopping, but have you awakened your complexion from the winter months? Here are 3 essential oils that will energize and awaken not

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