As the holiday season draws to a close, many of us start to think about how to eat more healthfully in the New Year and perhaps try and lose those few extra pounds that might have crept up on us over the holidays. If healthy eating and cooking are on your list of New Year’s […]
Loss of elasticity and fat, plus thinning skin, compound the problem and contribute to small folds in the lids. Eye shadows and cleansers can dry, too. Use a light eye cream in the morning and a rich cream at night; tap the eye area lightly with your finger until the product is absorbed to stimulate circulation. […]
Sun exposure and aging diminish skin’s elasticity; UV rays and pollution cause inflammation and cell damage. As a result, repeated expressions (smiling, squinting) form creases. Look for products with: Antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, to help fight free radicals and sun damage Hyaluronic acid, to help boost the absorption of vitamin C
Stress and poor diet can weaken blood vessels, which may break, creating a bruise-like undertone around the eye area. Eat foods rich in vitamin K, because it helps fortify blood-vessel walls. And use a daily topical treatment with vitamin K. Or try “plumping up” thin skin with a fast-absorbing oil, such as jojoba.
Are you searching for alternatives to health-hazardous artificial fragrances? Try the naturally scented products below. Beeswax Lip Balm by Burt’s Bees. A touch of peppermint oil blends with honey-tinged beeswax for a tingly lip treat Fabric Softner by Ecover. The calming aroma of lavender creates a fabric softner that leaves clothes soft and sweetly scented […]
Are you searching for alternatives to health-hazardous artificial fragrances? Try the naturally scented beauty products below. Almond Moisture Cream by Weleda. Relax skin with a combo of sweet almond and plum kernel oil in this gentle cream Unscented Very Emollient Body Lotion by Alba Botanica. Pamper dryness with aloe, chamomile, and green tea (my favorite-there […]
Organic Skincare & Cosmetics A 2007 study released by the Environmental Working Group found triclosan, phthalates, and bisphenol A in treated wastewater in San Francisco Bay. These potentially harmful chemicals are in some personal-care products and their packaging. Limit your exposure by using USDA-certified organic products.
Avoid products that can damage or dry out your fingernails, such as formaldehyde-containing polishes and acetone-filled removers. We carry water-based nail polish in many beautiful colors and other great natural nail products to protect your nails.
As a vocal proponent for transparency in the cosmetics world, Burt’s Bees has played a central role in developing labeling standards for natural products and ingredients. On average, the line contains 99 percent natural ingredients, and the company aims to achieve 100 percent by 2011, with absolutely no parabens or petroleum-based compounds. Already using recycled […]
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