5 Tips to Protect Your Skin in Winter

skin careThe other day, my daughter reached out to hold my hand and she commented on how rough my hands were. With skating, skiing and shoveling, the cold air and whipping winds have dried out my skin, and to be truthful, I have not been the best at taking better care of it. In addition, cold and flu season has meant that my hands, in particular, have taken a beating from all the hand washing. So, here are some tips to help you sport soft, glowing skin in the winter, while enjoying your favorite cold weather activities.

1. Apply sunscreen: Just because you are wearing a coat, that shouldn’t mean that the sunscreen gets put away. Continue reading “5 Tips to Protect Your Skin in Winter”

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5 Supplements for Healthy Skin

healthy skinGlowing, healthy looking skin is a result of genetics, lifestyle habits, what you put on your skin, and what you put in your body. Unfortunately, winter can leave your skin a little dry, red and flaky. Using natural products and moisturizing regularly are helpful, but your skin care routine is only half the battle. These five supplements can help your skin look softer and more radiant.

1. Omega 3: Omega-3 fatty acids are needed for healthy cell membranes, helping your skin remove waste and lock in moisture. They lower inflammation and may reduce signs of aging. Continue reading “5 Supplements for Healthy Skin”

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Winter Skin Care for Active People

sleddingIf you love skating, skiing and sledding, then you probably love snow! And although the cold weather is great for all those activities, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Chapped lips, dry skin, and even frostbite are all potential problems for snow-loving folks. So, here are some tips for winter skin care to help you sport soft, glowing skin while enjoying your favorite cold weather activities.

1. Sun protection: Sunscreen isn’t just for hot summer days. Thanks to factors such as sweating and UV-reflecting snow, those who enjoy the slopes may need to be especially sun smart. In fact, our skin may be more susceptible to sunburns on the mountain than on the beach. Continue reading “Winter Skin Care for Active People”

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Seasonally Appropriate Eating: How to Nourish and Warm the Body While Reducing Cravings

As we move into the holiday season you may be concerned about how to avoid all the sweet temptations that will be showing up at holiday gatherings.

One great way to beat the cravings is to appropriately nourish yourself with the types of foods that will provide balance during this time of year. If you eat the foods your body is craving (but the healthiest possible versions of them) you will notice that cravings for holiday cakes, cookies and sweets will diminish. Continue reading “Seasonally Appropriate Eating: How to Nourish and Warm the Body While Reducing Cravings”

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