Skin Care Trends
Feb03

Skin Care Trends

Skin care trends are more effective than ever.  Here is a list of the top trends for 2017: Probiotic Formulations There was a smattering of probiotic-based skincare launches this year and, with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin, you can expect this genre to grow. Superfood Skincare Given how concerned we are about what we’re putting into our bodies, it was...

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Facial Peels
Jan09

Facial Peels

Facial peels are a great way to improve the skin as well as get that healthy glow. Cleopatra was said to slather her face in spoiled milk–a rich source of lactic acid, which undoubtedly refreshed her skin to a glowing finish.  A plethora of peels are available to the modern beauty maven.  Some simply slough off dead skin cells while others are far more complicated.  Here is the quick guide to levels of peels, price points and...

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Finding Your Fragrance
Nov15

Finding Your Fragrance

Seducing with scent is incredibly intuitive for all parties involved.  How do you lasso in the one you long for with the assistance of fragrance?  The entire practice begins by opening your mind.  While studies run rampant on just what makes we homo sapiens want to hook up, have lunch or run in the opposite direction, a lot of the real-time data has more to do with diet, lifestyle, mood and environment. Our body odor is largely...

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Herbal Massage
Oct20

Herbal Massage

The practice of massage is as old as civilization itself. Hieroglyphs demonstrate that cave dwellers practiced a sort of kneading therapy all over the body. In fact, every corner of the world has some type of traditional massage that precedes the written word. During World War I, massage was used extensively in the treatment of nerve injury and shell shock. Today massage is used for everything from relaxation to psychotherapy; its...

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Bleisure Travel
Sep14

Bleisure Travel

The world’s population is becoming healthier and they are taking it on the road.  Maintaining healthy habits when traveling is essential to maintain one’s sense of balance, happiness and connection to the healthful programming that many have attained as a feature of everyday life.  Here are just a few of the ways that travelers are creating healthful experiences outside of their routine. Airport Workouts:  Depending on the extend of...

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The Big “C”
Aug18

The Big “C”

Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Mingyang Song, M.D., Sc.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, analyzed data from two study groups of white individuals to examine the associations between a “healthy...

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Digital Therapy
Jul30

Digital Therapy

“Digital Therapy” is hitting the spas and promotions for home use.  What is digital therapy and how does it work?  Basically, TENS and muscle stimulation technology are utilized to produce motor contraction.  This type of application has been used for years for pain, cellulite reduction and slimming, whole body detoxification and all over health. Generally, digital therapy equipment is comprised of electrode pads that can be placed in...

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Korean Beauty Trends
Jul03

Korean Beauty Trends

Korean beauty trends are leading the way in many realms to give the consumer options for beauty ingredients, treatments, devices and skin care products. 1) Wetness is the essence of life. Skincare brands are starting to put a lot more thought into what is almost always the first ingredient in their formulations: water. Instead of distilled, “there’s a big push for using mineral-rich waters so that the base is also an...

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Easy Skin Care
Feb29

Easy Skin Care

Easy skin care is as simple as looking in your pantry and perhaps your refrigerator.  So if you can’t make it to the spa or don’t have a budget for professional skin care items or regimens, try these simple to find and use skin care farm fresh ingredients. Milk and honey: Cleopatra is one of our favorite legendary beauties, and was known for her flawless skin. History tells us that she bathed milk, honey and olive oil. All...

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New Ways to Track Wellness
Feb16

New Ways to Track Wellness

As the focus of wellness tracking surges throughout the world, technology is attempting to keep up the pace.  New ways of tracking wellness abound and seem to improve faster than the consumer can purchase these cutting edge gizmos. As the fitness options ramp up, many of these devices are ending up unused.  Furthermore, just as getting on the scale can help some and discourage others, the personal monitoring devices like Fit Bit and...

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