Chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances are all commonly used in skincare products. Parabens are used as preservatives to extend the shelf life of products, but studies have linked them to hormone disruption and even breast cancer.
Breakouts are the skin bane of teenagers and adults alike. It’s tempting to reach for the “quick fix” to clear skin. Usually that’s benzoyl peroxide, likely the most widely used ingredient in acne preparations both over the counter and prescription. The use of Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) in cosmetic and acne preparations has been banned throughout Europe. So why are we still using it?
Moroccan rhassoul clay is a fantastic beauty tool that can help visibly improve the appearance of your facial skin within minutes! It’s a lovely ochre colored clay with a silky smooth texture. Mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, this extraordinary mineral-rich clay is known for its unmatched ability to absorb impurities from the skin. It cleanses deep, clearing pores and tightening skin without harsh scrubs or chemicals.
You don’t need to be Bugs Bunny to appreciate the health benefits of carrots! Naturally sweet, these crunchy root veggies are bursting with protective antioxidants, vitamins (A, B6, C, E), and critical trace minerals (potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese).
Laughter is so good for us! It triggers the release of endorphins (happiness hormones), helps to boosts the immune system, relaxes the whole body, protects the heart, lowers stress, eases anxiety, casts away fear, improves mood, helps with alertness, creativity, and memory! Go ahead and get your laugh on today!
If you think exercising is important for your body, then consider exercise for your face, too. Your face has muscles, and toned muscles will always look better than weak, flabby muscles. Unlike skeletal muscles, such as those in your biceps and hamstrings, muscles in the face are often directly attached to the skin that covers them. When these muscles lose tone and elasticity, gravity begins to pull the skin over them down, resulting in the dreaded skin sagging.
In the time it will take you to read this, two more Americans will have died from cancer. In your lifetime, one in three people will contract some form of cancer. One in four will die from the disease. Within the next five years, cancer will surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States.
The shadow of dementia plagues many families. Dementia is a major issue! It’s sad to see your family member or loved one fade away before your eyes. Cherished memories can slip away into a black hole of symptoms we call dementia. It’s difficult to think that any of us or someone we know could be affected by this someday.
Get rid of dry winter hands naturally! Ah, the joys of winter are back again and along with that comes the dry, cold air that can wreak havoc on your epidermis, also known as your skin. Everywhere you go, people seem to be itching and scratching all different areas of their body. Many buy hand cream after hand cream to deeply hydrate their hands so they will have oh so soft hands.
Don’t be overwhelmed with all the natural skincare products out there because you are not alone. While your current facial cleansing and body cleansing may give you a clearer and brighter looking skin, they are doing you more harm than good. Parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and dioxane are commonly found in most skincare products. In the long run, these chemicals can lead to premature skin aging, endocrine disruption and severe health problems.
Did you know that more than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year? One in every 3 cancers diagnosed worldwide is a skin cancer. In 1944, Coppertone sunscreen became the first mass marketed sunscreen. Fast forward to today, about a billion dollars worth of sunscreen are sold each year in the United States.
Facial Toners – one of the most disputed beauty secrets – remain the object of debate by multiple factions of people, including skin-care experts, beauty bloggers, health editors, and typical people with opinions on why or why not use them.