Whether or not you’re on a budget, coconut oil is one of those super ingredients that should always be stocked in your kitchen – and in your vanity. We’re going through a serious “fat does not make you fat” moment in nutrition, which is at the basis of this trend since coconut oil is rich lauric acid, a fatty acid (while it’s a saturated fat – aka the “bad” fat – it’s metabolized faster in the body than those found from animal sources). The same fatty properties that make it a healthful dietary addition also make it a near cure-all for beauty woes, along with the fact that it’s an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Make sure, however, that you’re spending the few extra dollars to get raw, organic, virgin coconut oil.
It’s that time of year when our bodies are being pushed to the limit, both mentally and physically. We are all crazy-busy between shopping, cooking, decorating, and maybe traveling. Add the endless parties, nice wines, and late nights, and who takes the real beating? Your skin! Then you need to look good all over again the next day, so what do you do? Booking a facial would be ideal, but let’s be serious: Squeezing in an appointment like that just isn’t feasible. Santa is the only who’s able to stop time around here.
I’ve seen just about every fad come and go (thanks to the Digital Age, trends get recycled as quickly as the seasons change!), but one thing never goes out of style: anti-aging – or more specifically, lifting products that claim to reverse time.
With all of the skincare “must-haves” out there these days (and less time to fit them all into your beauty routines), it’s best to minimize the amount of product on your vanity and decide what works best for you. And that brings me to a question I’ve been asked a lot lately…
I’ve always been taught that a beautiful complexion starts from within. No amount of makeup can truly mask bad skin. You need to sleep well, eat well, and avoid smoking and tanning at all costs (if only everyone could see side-by-side photos of how they would look if they did and didn’t indulge in these!).
To tan or not to tan? That is the question I ask myself every summer. I love the look of a sun-kissed glow, but dark spots and wrinkles are not worth it. With all the time I’ve spent on the beaches of Florida lately, though, a tan is pretty much a forgone conclusion for me at this point.
As if we need more worries as we age, but unfortunately odor is one of them. Luckily for us, this anti-odor body wash is here to help with ingredients like Japanese persimmon extract and green tea.