- BeautyIt’s no surprise that skin, the body’s largest organ, requires regular maintenance to be its healthiest—but what’s the secret to success? Exfoliating can create the foundation for a skin-nourishing natural beauty regimen. “Exfoliation is incredibly important for radiant, youthful-looking skin, and I find that women are either not exfoliating enough, or they’re exfoliating incorrectly and irritating or sensitizing their skin,” says Jolene Hart, a certified beauty and healthy coach and author of Eat Pretty (Chronicle, 2014). When done properly, the process removes dead skin cells and supports healthy circulation. But the products you choose—and how often you use them—are key […]READ MORE
September 25, 2013
What foods can you eat to help you look younger and promote healthy smooth skin, strong nails, and shiny hair? Fruits, vegetables, melons, peppers, grains, nuts, mushrooms, and fish containing the FoodTrients anthocyanins, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and vitamins C and E, as well as copper, silica, and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). Let’s explore these one at a time and see why they’re so good for our complexion, nails, and hair.
February 13, 2013
In our ever advancing and constantly changing society, let’s get back to some of the basics—the basics of food and the earth. While technology and growth are amazing, chemicals and hormones in our food and body products is not so amazing. If we are trying to “eat organic” and “healthy,” why are we okay with putting chemicals onto our skin? What goes onto our skin goes directly into our bloodstream, including all our wonderful smelling lotions, shampoos, cleansers, toners, make up, and perfume. Even if something says it’s “organic” you still have to read the label—unfortunately! The Organic Consumers Association’s […]
August 16, 2012
A demanding job that requires long days at work can sometimes feel like a high impact sport for the amount of action that’s involved. Even if you’re able to keep up with the day, sometimes your makeup doesn’t last so long. To keep makeup lasting for up to 12 hours, listen to Jason Ascher, resident makeup guru at Barneys New York, who offers his advice on how and what to apply so you look fresh all day (or night)
August 3, 2012
Are the summer heat, long hours and daily stress in the workplace taking a toll on your skin? Women often struggle with looking their best in the face of a busy work environment that does little to support healthy, glowing skin. You have to take extra steps to pamper yourself if you want to look fabulous! Here are 20 easy tips that you can use throughout the day to maintain beautiful skin. Reevaluate Your Hand Hygiene Hand washing and glove use are the cornerstones of infection prevention in healthcare, some other job settings and even when cleaning at home. Lots […]
July 31, 2012
One of the most common complaints I hear from many of my over-45 age patients is that their love-battery
May 3, 2012
We all know by now that the right foods can help us maintain a healthy weight, keep our arteries unclogged, and reduce inflammation. But antioxidant-rich foods
April 17, 2012
Women often go through countless hair styles and hair cuts throughout their lifetime, all in the hopes of looking their best and avoiding those dreaded bad hair days. But can you go too far in the name of beauty? And is it worth risking your health? Hair strengtheners are common products used to shake up your current hair trend, but the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a health hazard alert to salons nationwide about the risks that popular hair straightening products pose to salon customers. The agency warned that formaldehyde – a common ingredient in many of the treatments […]
December 6, 2011
As the demand for safe cosmetics accelerates, and women vote with their pocketbooks at make-up counters across the country, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetic recently announced that 321 cosmetics companies recently met the goals to produce safer products.
October 5, 2011
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have better sex just by eating the right foods? Well, if you know the foods to choose, you can do just that.
May 10, 2011
Who needs those chemically-filled body products when you can go out to your own garden or to a farmers market and whip up some wonderful “food for your skin”? Not only will you save money, but your body will thank you.
May 10, 2011
Sometimes in our quest to be healthy, we forget the small things—like our fingers and toes. It can’t be a good thing when your nails turn yellow after wearing nail polish. Who wants to have pretty nails only during the summer or for that one special event here and there to cover up those yellow nails when you have to bare all in those strappy sandals? Not only do we want to avoid the dreaded yellow nails, but we also want to avoid all those toxins in the polish and removers that strip our nails of their natural oils and […]
March 3, 0202
Previously we gave you tips on how to make your own safe, natural skin care products, but if the whole make-it