Skin is a fantastic communicator that often reveals our unspoken emotions to the world. Our faces turn pink with embarrassment or white with fear. Complexions can appear sallow, dry or as if aged overnight, especially during difficult times. Meditation addresses the underlying issues that create skin problems in the first place. An emerging field of research called psychodermatology studies the interaction between mind and skin, looking at the effects of emotions on the skin as well as disorders that have skin manifestations. By bridging the gap between our emotional and mental states with our overall health, meditation has many benefits.
Isn’t washing your face every day a detox program for your skin? Well, yes – but it’s not everything. Removing make-up and residue from the surface of skin is an important step in helping allow skin to naturally detox through your pores and prevent blemishes.Just as in a body detox, ingredients that clear the path and support your skin’s natural cleansing mechanisms – by physically removing debris from the surface and boosting circulation to stimulate removal of waste from tissues and cell regeneration – are worth incorporating into your everyday routines.
There’s a lot of talk these days about the toxic ingredients in beauty and skin care products – those nasties that are simply not good for you and have no place in a healthy lifestyle. While you may have the best of intentions to clean up your beauty act, it takes a little know-how and effort. The truth is, yes, it does take a minute to evaluate what you already have – but it’s not that much time and it’s so worth it. Here’s why:
No matter how healthy the ingredients we apply on the outside, it’s what we put inside in terms of nutrition that makes for gorgeous skin and a bright outlook. New powders, drinks and teas formulated with collagen-boosting, circulation-enhancing and glow-getting vitamins and minerals help keep your skin well-nourished, your system energized and your mind calm.
Serums have taken over the skincare world, and for good reason. Often oil-based infusions packed with natural active anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydration boosting ingredients, serums are grand departure from the oil stripping AHA’s and oil-free products of the 80’s and 90’s.Here are 5 facts to boost your serum savvy.
With summer here, keeping skin healthy, radiant and well protected from the aging effects of sun exposure calls for a little extra care. Spa owner, Gunilla Eisenberg, shares these all-natural beauty tips for keeping your glow on.