Skin Care

WANT GREAT SKIN? MAKE SURE YOU ARE WASHING YOUR FACE CORRECTLY

We talked about common mistakes for washing your face already, so now that you know what not to do, let's dive into how to wash your face properly both day and night. We take our lead from board certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart who shares some valuable wisdom on getting a simple cleansing practice down right. Dr. Stuart explains ...

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Washing your face seems like a pretty simple thing right? But so many women (and men) are doing it all wrong! Some of you barely bother with a cleansing routine, while others absent-mindedly go through the same old habits. There are even a few of you who whip out every trick (and high powered tool) ...

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Dry heat and cold air are not your skin’s friends. The conditions of the season often leave skin uncomfortably parched, sensitized, and lackluster. Harmonize your beauty habits with the environment to keep your glow on this winter with these natural skin strategies that really work. Here's a quick summary of what we'll cover more in detail ...

Cascadian-Farm-Beauty-Blend-Trail-Mix - Candice-Kumai

Recently I met  with Candice Kumai the former host of Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin and TLC’s Homemade Simple. You might also know her from  a little show called Top Chef. The list of her accomplishments goes on and on. So when this (gorgeous) healthy recipe creator hands you a bag of granola declaring it has delicious beautifying powers, you eat ...

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Earlier this year I got the incredible opportunity to write a series of natural beauty articles for the Whole Foods Market Blog. They wanted a recipe using fresh ingredients for powerful skin results. Of course berries were just the thing to turn to! They are super high in anti-oxidants for optimum cellular protection when used both topically ...

AMNW 8-13

If you’re looking to switch out your current personal care items for green beauty products, the ones I talk about in my AM Northwest TV appearance are what you'll want to start with first. I think it's important for people to consider going beyond eating healthfully and to clean out their bathroom cabinets from sneaky toxins ...

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“My liver is going to be so mad at me!” How many times have you heard someone say that (or said it yourself) after a night of drinking too much alcohol? Well, the truth is your liver might not be “mad” but it will have to work pretty hard to remove all those toxins. Yet it’s not ...

Healthy-Sun-Screen

For many decades, the mainstream medical establishment has bombarded us with warnings to avoid the sun. Use a sunscreen with SPF 50! Stay indoors until sunset! Wear a burka at the beach! But has the case against sun exposure been taken perhaps a bit too far? I certainly think so. With the rise of “sun-o-phobia,” what ...

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Health and beauty are easy when we use everything around us to support our insides for maximum healing. Food is a great place to start and here are five super-wonder-beauty foods that will rock your world while making you feel and look great! 1) Turmeric There is a reason this root is worshiped in India. It has ...

Downton Abbey pale skin no tan

For decades, magazine covers have been plastered with perfectly bronzed celebrity faces and bodies. This visual phenomenon came about as early as the late 1920s, when Coco Chanel famously returned from the French Riviera sporting her vacation glow. Her fans and magazines liked her new look and began seeking out their own bronzed complexions. In ...