The Skin Benefits of Using Retinoids

Retinoids are all the rage when it comes to skin care. But if you are considering adding retinoids to your skin care routine, you may not know what to use and why. For example, you may hear multiple terms being thrown around – retinoids, retinol, Retin-A. Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that contain Vitamin A and its derivatives. …

Summer Skin Care Tips

This summer, the heat is on to keep your skin looking cool. During summertime, the heat, humidity, and sunlight may have you worrying about how to protect your skin while still enjoying beach trips and backyard barbecues. Here, we offer a few tips to help you maximize your summer skin care. 1. Maintain a Cleansing and Moisturizing Routine We know …

How Safe Is Sunless Tanning?

You may have heard that sunless tanning is a safe alternative to a natural suntan or an indoor tanning bed. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunless tanning as the only safe method to achieve that perfect bronzed glow. But what exactly is sunless tanning, and is applying a chemical cosmetic product to your skin really better than …

The Skin Benefits of Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy? In the thousands of years it’s been around, we’ve had plenty of time to study the amazing benefits of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural plant concentrates (essential oils) to heal the mind, body, and spirit. It is a holistic treatment that promotes both mental and emotional health through aromas. Smell is a powerful human …

How to Treat Mom on Mother’s Day

In your mother’s eyes, every day of the year is children’s day. Her focus is always on you, and making sure you are healthy, happy, and loved. She deserves more than one Sunday a year to know how much you appreciate everything she does for you. But you don’t need to invest in a grand gesture to declare your love …

The Benefits of Body Wraps

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? It spends time in a cocoon, of course. Body wraps work the same magic on humans to transform dull, tired skin into softer, smoother, and more radiant skin. A body wrap is just what the name suggests: the entire body except the head – legs, arms, torso, and neck – is wrapped in …

The Benefits of Resveratrol for Skin Health

Red wine is the best thing since sliced bread: it helps lower cholesterol, promote heart health, and sharpen memory. And while we know not to question anyone who says red wine is good for our health, what is the secret behind red wine’s many benefits? One good answer is resveratrol. Resveratrol is a water-soluble antioxidant, meaning it dissolves in water …

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin E

In the world of skin care, first-string nutrients like Vitamin C and Vitamin A always take the stage. While their benefits for promoting smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin are undisputed, there’s another star in the making lurking in the background: Vitamin E. Like Vitamins C and A, Vitamin E is both a nutrient and an antioxidant – in fact, your body …

The Benefits of Avocado for Skin

When it comes to vegetables, green is good – and the same advice applies to fruits as well, especially when it comes to a ripe, green avocado. Avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits you can consume: one avocado contains over twenty vitamins and minerals, along with healthy doses of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These good fats contribute to …

How to Choose the Right Moisturizer

You listen to your heart, you listen to your head, you listen to your gut…..but do you ever listen to your skin? As your body’s largest organ, it deserves your ear every once in a while to determine its needs. And what you skin needs most is water – in fact, skin is 64% water, which means that good hydration …