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Green Tea might be the most researched fruit with more than a decade’s worth of research regarding it’s health benefits – starting with its legendary origins in China of more than 4,000 years ago. From the very beginning green tea has been used as both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in most of Asia to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion. There was even a book written by Lu Yu called the “Tea Classic” or “Cha Jing between 600 and 900 AD in the Tang dynasty in China and is considered one of the most important in the history of green tea that spoke about exactly how, why and where one should enjoy a fine cup of green tea.
Green tea is made from the leaves of a magnolia-related evergreen tree with the botanical name of Camellia Sinensis. Green tea is so powerful because of it’s minimal processing — it is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols.Read More
Regular cleansing and moisturizing is important for your skin on a daily basis, but another step we often skip is a very important step in your skin regiment….exfoliating! This is not done daily, but should be done 2-3 times a week. You can moisturize 5 times a day, but without exfoliation you are not going to feel the full benefits because your skin is not able to absorb the ingredients in the moisturizer. It is very important in keeping your skin bright, refreshed, smooth, and youthful! It rids your skin of dull, old skin cells and flakes left behind. Although it has significant and immediate visual benefits, it also keeps your skin physically healthy and happy! It is not just your face that needs exfoliation either, it is vital that you are exfoliating your whole body, including your lips! When exfoliating your face, you want to use a very gentle scrub, something that says it is specifically for the face. You can see that it is gentle by looking at the size of the grains in scrub, the smaller they are, the more gentle the scrub. This is key because the skin on your face is so sensitive, that you don’t want to use harsh scrubs that will over exfoliate and dry out your skin, another reason why you should never exfoliate more than 2-3 times a week! When it comes to body exfoliating you are going to use a bit of a stronger scrub, something that is made specifically for the body. Make sure you don’t miss the important parts that often are forgotten, but tend to get very dry and flaky– your neck, elbows, knees, and feet, especially your heels!
Removing the tired, dead cells speeds up the renewal process, allowing fresh, healthier cells to take their place taking your skin from dull and dry to bright, vibrant, and smooth! In addition it reduces fine lines and wrinkles and keeps your skin much softer!
Along with dead cells, exfoliating also removes all the dirt from your skin and can get deep down to keep your pores clear. We all know that this means it will help prevent acne and black heads. Furthermore, when your pores are clogged, they appear larger, and no one wants that! Although you can not actually reduce the size of your pores, you can diminish their appearance if you keep them unclogged! It will keep the skin squeaky clean.
Lotions, moisturizers, and other skin care products will be better absorbed because they will not be blocked by dirt and dead skin, thus keeping your skin moisturized and healthy! It also will help your makeup go on smoother and more even. In addition it helps if you want to get your tan on! Not only will it absorb sunscreen better keeping you protected, but it helps to give you a more even tan. Or if you are spray tanning or using other fake tanning products, it is absolutely necessary to exfoliate prior so it goes on very even and absorbs better and lasts longer!Read More
Who doesn’t love a perfectly bronzed body?! It gives us some extra confidence to feel sexier and more beautiful. The only problem is, it is hard to keep that glow. We only have a short season that allows us to lay out and soak up the natural rays and this doesn’t even guarantee an even tan and can be very time consuming. Who has the time to lay out for hours at a time to maintain a tan? Which brings us to use a quick (risk free) fix, fake tanning lotions and sprays, which can be messy, cause uneven tone, orange tint, and blotches if not done correctly. There is always the option of indoor tanning, which is something everyone avoids because when it comes to skin care, we have constantly heard the negatives of tanning and learned that it is bad for skin care. One of the top tips for good skin care is to avoid tanning. This leads us to believe that it is taboo and extremely unhealthy and leaves us feeling guilty if we choose to do so. I am here to show you the other side to tanning and discuss the benefits of tanning, when done in moderation of course. Just like anything it must be controlled and done properly. It is very important to use lotions while tanning for protection and to always follow with moisturizer. Be sure to keep you skin hydrated by moisturizing twice a day, especially your face. Lastly, if you choose to go tanning, we recommend seeing a dermatologist every so often just for a checkup, which is something you should be doing anyway if you would like healthy skin.Read More
Waking up to with the eye bags under eyes is a familiar experience to all of us. There are many reasons that could be contributing to eye bags. The #1 reason as to why we get eye bags and why they appear much bigger and plumper in most cases is when we don’t get an adequate amount of sleep, it’s important to sleep well and establish good sleep patterns. Other contributes to eye bags could be that you drank large amount of fluids before bed or consumed sodium-rich foods.Read More
Winter time is the most damaging season to your skin, and should be the time where we take care of our skin the most. For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).Read More
These foods full off anti-aging properties are a sure way to knock a few years off of you, plus help you with your waist size too!Read More