Give me chocolate for Valentine’s Day and I certainly won’t complain (especially if its dark and studded with almonds). But a box of candy isn’t the only way this old-school superfood has the power to make me swoon. By now most of us know that chocolate is “good for you”—packed with antioxidants, minerals and nutrients that boost mood with every blissful bite. But did you know your favorite treat also has prettying powers?
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Fragrance is a popular component of many personal and household products. But when you stop and smell that rose-scented lotion, you’re not actually smelling roses. In fact, “fragrance” is a vague blend of ingredients that can be hazardous to your health and the environment. Here are four compelling reasons to go fragrance-free:
Do yourself a favor and take your body to the cleaners in 2014. No, I’m not talking about the dry cleaners, laundry mat or your local car wash. I’m talking about something a little more deep – like a total cleanse for your mind, body and spirit. There’s no better way to start the New Year than with a clean, healthy body. Here are two of my favorite ways to do away with the old in order to bring in the new.
I know, you’ve been taking baths since you were a baby. But do you really know how to turn bathing into an experience that is not only a cleansing and relaxing experience, but also a skin treatment regimen? Here’s some advice for using your tub time as an opportunity to improve your skin’s texture, moisture and health. Read more →
You can be runway-ready—hair glossy and flowing, makeup perfectly set, impeccably painted nails—but if you miss this single most important step in your beauty routine, all efforts are lost. Even the most gorgeous-looking, glamorous woman won’t turn a single head if she stinks.
Deodorant may not be your idea of a beautifying essential, but without a good one, you’re not going to feel very pretty. The uncomfortable wetness, the ovals of evidence under your arms, the creeping scent that worsens as the day drags on—just thinking about it is enough to make you sweat.
How can you forget the first time you gave your baby a bath? Remember those tiny limbs that refused to uncurl, and how scary it felt lowering that little body into the water? It’s hard to believe that one day that very same child will be stealing your shampoo and maybe even your bathrobe—but trust me…sigh. That moment will arrive.
Of course, no child goes from infant tub to shower stall overnight—and the transition can be a messy one…filled with dirty puddles on the floor and more than an occasional unwashed elbow. Here’s how to help your child with this important milestone:
Campus lifestyles are beyond busy with full class schedules, lively social activities, nail-biting sporting events and, of course, intense study sessions. Maintaining healthy habits is essential to looking good and feeling great, but let’s face it: the classic campus routine is a wild combination of events and tasks, leaving little time for rest, relaxation, healthy eating or exercise. Not having the right balance is a top reason for health problems — including sickness, stress and skin issues.
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