Facial yoga may be the next big thing in beauty and fitness, but where do you start? To help you get to grips with yoga for your face, here are nine simple facial yoga exercises. Feel free to post photos of yourself during your daily facial yoga routine! Continue reading
We all know that it’s important to stay physically active to hold back the ravages of old age, but should your exercise regimen involve yoga for your face? If the results of one new study are to be believed, facial yoga may be the next big beauty and fitness fad. Continue reading
There might be an obvious link between manicures and skin cancer, but research suggests that getting your nails done regularly could increase your risk of melanoma. What’s behind this link? Are there ways to keep your risk low? Read on to find out.
A little while ago Lady Gaga suggested that the secret to healthy skin was plenty of orgasms. While this raised chortles from some, others noted that there could be an element of truth in the flamboyant singer’s claim for a link between orgasms and skin health. How can good sex improve your skin? Does the effect last after the first bloom of love is over? And, is the effect the same across genders? Continue reading
While a glass or two of red wine may help you care a little less about acne, that’s not quite what we’re advocating when we say that red wine can help your skin condition. Instead, it seems that a particular constituent of red wine, resveratrol, may help reduce acne lesions by half, as well as protecting the skin against sun damage. Continue reading
Recent articles have highlighted the horrible irony of chemicals present in sunscreens that cause the skin to become more sensitive to the sun, leading some to wonder if natural sunscreens are, indeed, better for naturally healthy skin.
Take coconut oil, for example. Is it a safe sunscreen? Could you really sidestep all of the problems inherent in choosing a commercially produced sunblock that isn’t full of parabens, phthalates, bisphenol-A, and retinyl palmitate just by greasing yourself up with some basic kitchen staples? Continue reading
The sun is shining, flowers are emerging, and thoughts are turning to spring and summer. If, like me, you tend to plan ahead, you may already be thinking about the location of your sunscreen. Digging out that greasy old bottle of Coppertone may seem enough but it’s important to remember that not all sunscreens are the same.
With this in mind, the FDA’s new regulations for sunscreen marketing are now in effect, after months of delays, governing how manufacturers promote sunscreens, including how they cite SPF. What does this mean for us as savvy consumers wanting naturally healthy skin? Hopefully, it means we get a better quality product that does what it promises. Continue reading
It is pretty common knowledge that smoking and skin health are connected, with earlier signs of skin ageing seen in smokers compared to their peers. How does smoking affect the skin? Largely through oxidation, but there are also considerations of circulation, cellular health and elasticity when thinking about naturally healthy skin and smoking. Continue reading