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Sometimes we need a daily reminder to take good care of ourselves. Especially those of us who have spent most of our lives taking care of everyone else! This helpful guide provides you with suggested activities to help you implement your own self-care routine, including: Daily habits Weekly habits Monthly habits Quarterly habits Annual habits […]
One question that comes up often when I’m talking skincare products is “In what order should I apply which products?” This is crucial to the effectiveness of your skincare routine and deserves a detailed, step-by-step answer. The general rule is that rinse-off products would naturally come first, followed by lighter-weight products such as serums and retinol/retinoid […]
One of them is an anti-aging product you can get on the cheap! As much as we’re told how important it is to take care of our skin, many working moms feel like they don’t have the time to—because more often than not, they’re busy taking care of everyone else.
Regardless of your particular issues, skin type, or lifestyle, the following products should be staples in any skincare routine:
When a monthly beauty box arrives or you’ve just returned from the drugstore with a boatload of new skincare products, it’s tempting to just dive in and start using all your new goodies straight away. But hold up, sister! That approach will likely do your skin more harm than good.
Get your goodness in a glass by throwing a few of these super-foods in with your standard smoothie. Add almond butter to help fat loss There’s evidence that almonds positively affect insulin sensitivity, as well as helping you feel full – and the butter has more good fats than most peanut butters. Toss in a […]
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a moisture magnet that can draw up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture into the layers of the skin. It’s a clear, gooey substance that, when added to skincare products, instantly fills in lines and wrinkles, plumps skin so it looks smoother, and improves skin’s elasticity.
Nutrients that nourish the scalp and follicles can prevent thinning and hair loss and may promote new hair growth. Try these seven foods—and stop the shedding. Hair loss, slow regrowth, and excessive shedding are more common than you might think—and not just in men. Some estimates show that almost 65 percent of men and 80 […]
It’s that time of year when your lips are more likely to get cracked and dry, and even start peeling. Not pleasant! We have 10 natural tips for super-soft, healthy lips. As the cold winds blow, lips tend to dry out. Weather extremes of any kind, hot or cold, can lead to chapping and cracking. […]
In today's overly connected 24/7 society, it can be difficult to find quality time with your spouse, kids and friends — let alone yourself. But carving out some quiet “me” time should be on everyone’s priority list, and even a few minutes flying solo can deliver big benefits. “Solitude is an intentional period of time set aside to reconnect […]
From gym bag essentials to easy and affordable lifestyle changes, try these tips from a beauty expert to protect your skin through the harsh months of winter. During these dreary gray days of winter, few of us can escape the plight of dry skin. If you live in a cold climate, damage to your face, […]
Lately I’m observing how many friends and clients are struggling. Whether it’s swimming through collective stress brought on by the current political climate, navigating a career transition, health crisis or relationship/parenting difficulty, or recovering from a financial blow–many are living hour to hour and having a hard time seeing the light at the end of […]
Vitamin D is synthesised by your body when your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. However, sunlight isn’t strong enough most of the year to initiate vitamin D production.
New research shows that vitamin D, and specifically D3, might help lower your risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. Humans evolved spending most of their time outside in a sunny environment. Today, however, we’ve become largely indoor mammals that usually cover up when we venture outside. Even when we sit on a beach, we usually […]
Support healthy hair, nails, and skin with these natural solutions You can slather on expensive creams and treat your tresses to weekly masks — but the truth is, healthy hair, skin and nails are an inside job. Start with a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and plenty of water, while minimizing processed and […]
Working from home is appealing for many reasons, however, if you not careful you could be in for a disappointment. Over the past 20+ years, I have worked from my home on and off and know that it can be an ideal situation. However, it can also lead to a lot of bad habits […]
Mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment, whether you’re parenting, working or downing a Snickers bar alone in the car before pickup. It’s the art of peacefully responding to what’s going on now, without beating yourself up about the past or imagining a wrecked future.
Normally your smartphone is the enemy of sleep, but these apps will help you get a top-quality night’s rest. Calm One of the most common barriers to falling asleep is a restless mind, which is what this meditation app aims to address. There are several guided meditation sessions and a seven day course all […]
How to find your center Yesterday morning I found myself inert on the couch, trying to find the energy to shower and head to the office (I had slept very little due to a tough parenting patch). I know I’m not alone. Lately, I’ve watched many of my friends and clients struggle to stay afloat. […]
If you’re tired, stressed or prone to anxiety, these small and simple tips could have a positive impact on your “mom-sanity.” Busy working moms need all the help they can get when it comes to #self-care. You know it should be a priority, but with your job, school drop-offs, recitals, cooking and other responsibilities, the […]
It’s no secret that sunscreen is essential for protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Even on a cloudy day, sunscreen is important for helping to reduce early signs of skin aging and skin cancer when used along with other sun protection measures. However, not everything you hear about sun care is true: there […]
Learn how to cultivate your energy reserves. “If we feel tired, we think something is wrong. Nothing is wrong. We are just tired. We need rest. Sometimes a lot of it, if we’ve gone for years vetoing our body’s signals.” – Dr. Claudia Welch A yoga teacher with a neurobiology background recently shared that every […]
Nobody wants to age any faster than they have to. Surprisingly, though, there are things you may do daily that could be adding years to your appearance. Here’s how to put the kibosh on seven of these seemingly harmless behaviors. 1. Your aging habit: Sipping from a straw How it ages you: Whenever you […]
Learn how to access your innate well-being. Throughout my twenties and early thirties, I can honestly say most of the time I was walking around with low-grade anxiety. I just never knew it. I thought feeling not good enough at work (even though I was exhibiting extreme outward success); succumbing daily to should’s; agreeing to […]
One product, in particular, can improve your skin’s health, appearance, and structure from the inside out: collagen. But not all collagens equal. In fact, there are more than 30 different types of collagen that can be put in a supplement.Here’s why your skin needs collagen in, which type to choose, and the science-backed evidence that makes it the best gift you can give your skin.
This common condition can be emotionally debilitating, but CBD holds promise for treating acne and helping to reduce acne scars. Most prevalent among teenagers, acne is most often caused by hormonal changes, notably increases in androgen hormones during puberty. But it can also strike later in life as a result of hormonal shifts, as a […]
Regardless of your particular issues, skin type, or lifestyle, the following products should be staples in any skincare routine: 1. A gentle, mild-formula cleanser It’s important to use a daily facial cleanser that’s gentle but effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Optimally, you’ll want a water-soluble formulation […]
Prepping several meals in advance each week puts you on the fast track to a healthy diet, because eating those meals then becomes as easy as a ready meal, quicker than a takeaway, and healthier and cheaper than both.
Want a core-crunching workout? It doesn’t get more challenging than Pilates. The benefits of Pilates (puh-la-teez) extend far beyond just providing a tough core workout. Pilates improves your posture, flexibility and resilience to injury. However, it really does provide a tough core workout, so if that’s all you want from your Pilates session, rest assured […]
While the use of anti-aging creams is recommended by experts, you will be surprised to know that the best secrets involve a wide array of factors, including your nutrition and lifestyle.
It’s not just meditation and yoga classes. As a working mom who powers through pretty much any obstacle in my path, it often takes a full-scale calamity for me to realize my methods aren’t working.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record, constantly advocating the benefits of self-care and how this practice has transformed my life over the last 15 years.
When the seasons change, your skin care routine should, too. Get a radiant complexion this autumn by incorporating these tips into your fall skin care routine.
Did you know that “sensitive” is not actually a skin type? It’s an issue that must be considered in addition to skin type. Although dry skin tends to be more sensitive than other skin types, that’s not always the case. People with all different types of skin can suffer from sensitivity.
Covenant: A commitment to engage in, or refrain from, specified actions.
Let me count the ways… Seriously, the day I discovered dry shampoo was LIFE-CHANGING. Well, maybe not like giving birth to my children ‘life-changing.’ But, close. And it seems that the super savvy beauty gurus over at TheEverygirl.com agree with me. In fact, they want to make sure we’re using our beloved dry shampoo to its […]
If you’re looking for some healthy snack inspiration or other healthy snack-hacks, this infographic will give you what you need to kick your (or your kid’s) unhealthy eating habits to the curb.
Okay, this may be one of my favorite sides EVER. If you’re looking for an alternative to that nutritious, but not so delicious, Green Goodness Smoothie or (more likely) you just can’t gag down another, try this savory, super yummy recipe from the fabulous Ree Drummond. In case you have been living on the International Space Station […]
There are few things in life more exciting than finding out you’re pregnant. I’m not sure there is any way to adequately prepare an expectant mother for the changes pregnancy brings to your body, brain, mood, and hormones. Not to mention the indescribable love you will feel for your new baby. This life-changing event necessitates many lifestyle changes, from eating […]
If you’re traveling by air this holiday season, listen up… In addition to drying your skin out, air travel also exposes you and your complexion to a lot of other stressors including restricted movement and nutrient-poor food choices. Countering these with a well-thought-out strategy before leaving home is the key. Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. Okay. […]
High altitudes have thinner air with a lower oxygen content, as well as much lower humidity. Furthermore, cool, dry winds strip moisture from any exposed skin — particularly the face and hands.
Does the thought of shopping for new skincare products overwhelm, if not straight-up panic, you? If so, you’re not alone! The sheer number of products to choose from is staggering and the marketing hype and pie-in-the-sky claims are enough to bewilder even the most sensible of us. So, if you are interested in finding […]