March 5, 2019

Give Your Skin and Joints the Gift of Collagen

Aging gracefully depends on how you nurture your body. Today, a trove of studies shows the importance of following a nutrient-dense diet, being active and taking dietary supplements to support a healthy aging process. One of the clear standouts to help along the way: collagen, an antiaging nutrient that rose to stardom in Japan decades ago. Collagen is everywhere in our bodies—from our skin, hair and nails to our bones and joints—collagen is an important protein for staving off wrinkles and keeping our joints healthy. Although there are at least 20 types of collagen, most of the focus on collagen […]
December 4, 2018

3 Classic Oils To Keep in Your Beauty Bag

Some things never go out of style—and such is the case with these time-tested ingredients that remain natural beauty go-tos.  Check out which one is best for aging skin, hair, cuticles, breakouts, and dandruff. JOJOBA OIL BEST FOR: fine lines, sensitive skin, dry cuticles Derived from the jojoba plant native to Arizona, California and Mexico, jojoba is nearly identical to skin’s natural sebum oil, making it ideal for moisturizing and reducing the appearance of fine lines in sensitive areas (crow’s-feet, anyone?). It also hydrates dry hair and restores damaged cuticles. Bonus: Because its molecular profile is extremely stable, jojoba is […]
November 6, 2018

Bright Eyes: Natural Tips for Your Peepers

If eyes are the windows to the soul (and an excellent indicator of overall health) there’s good reason to make sure they’re looking vibrant and healthy this season. And with abundant holiday stressors—plus potentially scant shut-eye—it’s even more important than ever to care for your peepers. Luckily, DIY tricks and natural ingredients can smooth out lines, calm puffiness and tackle the dreaded dark circles, according to Sunny Subramanian, coauthor of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty (Robert Rose, 2016). Take a peek. PUFFINESS, REDNESS   The Cause: There is a range of reasons you may experience unsightly red or swollen areas around the […]
October 30, 2018

Look and Feel Great at Every Age, Naturally

Look in the mirror ten years from now, and the reflection will appear different than it does today. But a variety of factors can shape exactly how that face staring back at you looks in a decade … or two … or three. Although there certainly is a science to how and why we age, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to tackling common signs of the aging process. Even so, lifestyle, supplement and natural beauty practices really can support healthy aging. According to a study from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, poor habits like too much sun exposure and smoking […]
September 11, 2018

Widely Used Drug Azathioprine Linked To Skin Cancer

A study has linked the drug azathioprine, commonly used for a variety of conditions, with skin cancer
September 4, 2018

8 Steps To Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Here’s the good news: melanoma and other skin cancers may show visible signs. Learn how to spot the risk signals by using this self-check guide. The rate of melanoma cases is on the rise. At least 90,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. Keep in mind that melanoma and other skin conditions may show some visible signs. If you’re tuned in, those visual clues can be helpful for a diagnosis. The Skin Cancer Foundation says you should do a head-to-toe exam of your skin every month. You’ll want to look for new or changing lesions that may be cancerous or pre-cancerous. […]
December 5, 2017

The Beauty and Health Benefits of Biotin

You may have heard of biotin supplements for hair and nail growth. But does it work? And what is it anyway? This vitamin underdog is in fact a B vitamin – B7 – and is critical for other reasons lesser known but important to the body, hair growth aside. Why do we believe biotin creates silky locks? What else is it used for? Where do we find it? Read on to learn what you need to know about biotin. Medicinally, biotin is used for: ·         Treating biotin deficiency ·         Brittle nails ·         Diabetes ·         Peripheral neuropathy Biochemically in the human […]
September 5, 2017

Keep Skin Glowing No Matter What Your Age

“You are what you eat” is an old saying I frequently repeat to my patients when they ask me what can they do to make their aging skin look better and younger.  It’s not only an old adage it’s really true! What kind of food, and other substances, you put in your body influences your health and nothing reflects overall wellness more than your skin. Here’s what I tell my patients about how to keep skin glowing and healthy at any age. Your Skin Mirrors The Rest of You It’s no coincidence that teenage skin often breaks out in acne […]
June 7, 2017

EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens Is Here

Just in time for summer, EWG released its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens today, which found that almost