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Posts Tagged ‘skin’

herbology

Elemental Herbology 

These toning and tanning products work together to bring out your best beach body. The SOS Circulation Serum uses natural ingredients such as Japanese green tea, Paraguay tea, kola nut, cocoa and sea salt to reduce cellulite and fluid retention. Sun Kiss is an eco-certified botanical self-tanner derived from sugar beet, which adds a natural glow to your skin. It includes ingredients such as watermelon seed, macadamia, aloe vera, olive oils and lavender. ($41-47) elementalherbologyus.com

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March 11, 2013 6:30 am

BY LISA VUKONICH AND ERIN OWENS

Throughout the month of October there is one craze we simply cannot avoid… pumpkins. Anytime we walk into a grocery store we are instantly bombarded with a vibrant orange display of pumpkin everything. If carving pumpkins and making pumpkin flavored treats is not your thing-you might think that this seasonal icon serves no personal benefit to you-but it’s quite the contrary.

For our skin
Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help your skin achieve a healthy glow during the colder months and can nourish and absorb instantly into your skin. If you are someone that suffers from dry and tired skin, pumpkins possess natural enzymes and can dissolve the dry skin cells, as well as absorb quickly into your skin. With that being said, if you also suffer from sensitive skin, pumpkin is a great source because it dissolves quickly into your skin, leaving less time for irritation on the surface. Pumpkin is also used to treat acne-the nutrients can help soothe and reduce inflammation and help one recover from acne-related damage. Read more

October 30, 2012 1:16 pm

BY ANDREA AKER
We all get older, yet the ways in which we approach the opportunities and challenges that come with age vary greatly. Some of us are hesitant to move forward with decisions impacting our long-term well-being, such as developing an estate plan or simply seeing the doctor. Others fully embrace their later years, and may delight in the preparation. Most of us tend to fall somewhere in between.

While we can’t avoid getting older, we can control our outlook on aging. That’s the essence behind “optimal aging,” a term used to describe a proactive approach to aging gracefully.

In a recent panel discussion co-hosted by Harris Private Bank, a part of BMO Financial Group, and ResCare HomeCare, Arizona professionals specializing in serving the burgeoning senior population shared their insights on achieving “optimal aging” and provided tips on how to prepare for the future: Read more

January 30, 2012 3:37 pm

Keeping our skin fall-fresh starts with what we put on our face and body. Remember to look for natural and organic ingredients, and paraben-free when choosing your beauty products.

 

Coola’s tinted sunblock

This natural mineral sunblock for faces contains 70 percent Certified Organic inactives and is 98 percent natural. The sheer SPF 20 keeps your skin even, hydrated and protected. It is light enough to wear under your make up and has an anti-aging formula. For more information, visit coolasuncare.com. Read more

October 18, 2011 10:48 am

By Lexie Runge

Women throughout the Valley are discovering that their frequent fatigue is not just a result of stress or lack of sleep – it is actually linked to vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is fortified in a variety of foods, but we get a majority of our vitamin D from the sun’s UVB rays.  According to Scottsdale Holistic Health, sunlight exposure accounts for 90 percent of your body’s vitamin D levels.  Simply living in a sunny state like Arizona does not guarantee that you’ll receive the proper amounts of vitamin D.  In fact, many Arizona residents are at risk for vitamin D deficiency, as people have become more than diligent about protecting themselves from the sun’s rays.

It is true that excessive amounts of sunlight can be linked to skin cancer, but a mere 15 to 20 minutes in the sun without sunscreen protection can be good for you.  There is no need to feel guilty about getting some sun on a Saturday, just do so in moderation. Read more

May 6, 2011 2:19 am