The Benefits of Using a Facial Scrub Incorporating a facial scrub into your routine is not only relaxing, but it has some real benefits. Facial scrubs work by exfoliating skin and increasing cell turnover, a natural process that can slow as we age. By exfoliating regularly with a scrub, you’ll help the process by removing dead skin cells that can build up and make skin look dull, trap oil and clog pores, and make fine lines look more severe. Facial scrubs smooth and brighten skin, and make it easier for your other products—like moisturizers and serums—to penetrate skin more deeply.
Finding a nontoxic, natural deodorant that actually works can be difficult, if not next to impossible if you don’t know where to start. I’ve tried dozens over the last few years and tested them out during a variety of workouts (hot Barre, HIIT, spin classes… you name it) and I can personally attest that these 5 work and will keep you feeling confident all day. Why Switch to a Natural Deodorant? Antiperspirants are actually classified as over-the-counter-drugs because they inhibit the sweat glands (which, by the way, is a normal and healthy bodily function) by using aluminum as their active
Sweet tooth? I hear you! Sugar cravings can be one of the biggest roadblocks in a person’s health and wellness journey. They're powerfully addictive. Studies have shown sugar can be as addicting as cocaine, stimulating the same brain signaling pathways that signal dopamine. And while a little extra sugar consumption may not seem like a big deal, year after year, if these habits continue, the weight can add up. It can also lead to things like obesity, insulin dysregulation, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, premature aging, and worsening menstrual cycles. High sugar consumption has also been linked to depression and
Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. That's a lot! And it's likely this epidemic stems from our inability to fully let our bodies wind down before bed. Think about it: How many nights do you lie in bed watching TV, scrolling on your phone or going over the next day's to-dos? These common activities make it difficult for our bodies to prepare for seven to eight hours of quality sleep. Not getting enough sleep directly impacts our appearance, causing more dark circles, redness and other common skin woes. Here are six tips on how to get
Who doesn't want a natural glow? The secret to radiant skin all year long isn't expensive skincare products or treatments. Glowing from the inside out really comes down to what you eat and adding in the right supplements. These are the 9 best supplements for glowing, radiant skin to add your diet today. In today's world, especially if you live in a city or spend a lot of time outdoors, your skin goes through a lot. Drying air, sun damage, indoor and outdoor pollution, and other irritants affect your skin's health. Each of these factors, plus genetics, can damage your
If you eat the USDA recommended two or more servings of dairy every day, it might be affecting your skin in more ways than you recognize. Let's discuss how dairy impacts skin health, from acne and aging to how you can use dairy to make your own skincare treatments. From lattes and ice cream to pizza and cheeseburgers, dairy is pervasive in the standard Western diet. It's both a household staple and a common ingredient in restaurant kitchens. The USDA Federal nutrition policy recommends consuming two to three servings of dairy daily for a healthy diet. However, large-scale agricultural practices
We are no doubt in unprecedented times and in a place that none of us have seen in our lifetime. People are feeling a mix of emotions ranging from fear, panic, loneliness, indifference – the whole gamut. Even though we are in unchartered waters, we all want the same things – to stay healthy and to keep our families healthy, now more than ever. The good news is there are still things within our control that are invaluable for our immune systems and wellbeing. Here are six natural ways to boost your immune system when your body needs it most.
People often say, "You have to love yourself before you can love others." And while you may have heard this in the context of cheesy dating advice, self love is, in fact, a necessary step in living a happy life. It’s true that we cannot give to others that which we don’t first possess. What Is Self Love? Self love is all about learning to show up and care for ourselves in all seasons of life in the same way we do for others. It means showing ourselves grace and compassion regularly, regardless of what the scale says, how we
This is the easiest homemade guacamole recipe EVER - one I love making! It’s delicious too and is always a big hit when I bring it to get-togethers. Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to your brain and skin. They are also an excellent source of vitamins C, E, K and B-6, as well as folate, magnesium and potassium. Because of their nutritional value, avocados make guacamole a perfect clean eating recipe to bring to gatherings and parties. Gluten Free | Paleo | Vegan Homemade Guacamole Recipe Ingredients: 3 avocados (peeled,
Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Potassium. They are one of my favorite vegetables when prepared properly. Here's a roasted Brussels sprouts recipe that's packed with flavor. Makes 3-4 servings Gluten Free | Optional: Paleo | Vegan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: Brussels Sprouts 1 lb of trimmed Brussels sprouts 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp of garlic powder Sea salt to taste Sauce 2 tbsp of fresh or dried diced chives 1 tsp of minced garlic 3 tbsp of grass-fed butter Topping 1/4 cup of
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts because they are rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins like vitamin B, iron, selenium, magnesium and zinc. They can easily keep you satisfied until lunch and are fairly inexpensive, especially when you buy ingredients in bulk. Oats are delicious and easy to make, taking less than 5 minutes of prep time – all without cooking. Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier! You can quickly make them the night before for a grab-and-go breakfast. They’re also easily customizable with a variety of add-ons or toppings to suit anyone's taste. Gluten Free