- March 1st, 2011
There is nothing like the cold months to suck the life out of your skin. Dullness? Check. Flakiness? Double check. Cranked furnaces, hot showers, and the natural elements of winter—dry air, snow, wind—can all dehydrate your exterior, causing the epidermis—the outermost layer of the skin—to become chapped, itchy, and even cracked.Our tips for moisturizing the driest of skin.By Stacey Lindsay
- February 1st, 2011
A general rule. Spending 3 to 15 minutes outdoors for light-skinned individuals and 15 to 30 minutes outdoors for darker skin tones in midday, unobstructed sun with 40 percent of your skin exposed will provide most people with a protective vitamin D level (up to 50,000 IU of Vitamin D in the next 24 hours). The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) however, is only 200 to 600 IU of vitamin D per day.By Craig Gustafson
- September 1st, 2010
Ask any aesthetician how to get beautifully glowing skin, and she’ll likely respond, “Hydration, hydration, hydration.” Water keeps skin looking fresh and healthy by hydrating and delivering nutrients to the cells.Haven't tried a facial spray? Here's why you should.By Stacey Lindsay
- September 1st, 2010Your feet likely took a beating this summer. Now, shape up heel to toe in five easy, natural steps.
- March 1st, 2010
Next time you crave that Calgon effect, skip spendy bath products and raid your pantry and fridge for fresh, nontoxic, tub-ready goods. We consulted Lina Hanson, natural beauty expert and author of Eco-Beautiful (Rodale Books, 2008), to round up some favorite ingredients.
By Elizabeth Marglin
To save a few dollars (and to mix things up), I turn to my kitchen for inspiration for my beauty regimen. Here are some fun, natural, kitchen-based ingredients for beautifying on a budget:
- July 1st, 2009
Your skin’s natural pH level hovers around a slightly acidic 4.7, but most skincare products have a pH of 6 or higher. This means your skin actually has to work harder to bring pH levels back to normal after you cleanse and moisturize, says cosmetic science consultant Johann Wiechers, PhD. The result? Dry, scaly skin.By Rosemarie Colombraro
- June 1st, 2009
Unless you’re the rare man who fancies a full beard, the morning shave is one personal care routine you can’t escape. And whether you see it as a monotonous chore or an onerous task rife with nicks, cuts, and razor burn, you probably don’t think of shaving as a meditative ritual. But maybe it’s high time for an about-face.
Forgo foam and try these safer shaving solutions.By Lindsey Galloway
- February 1st, 2009
Turn up the heat on your beauty routine this winter with the latest trend in skincare: warming products. Because heat increases circulation, a product that warms your body will relax your muscles and help beneficial ingredients penetrate the skin. A few that get us fired up:
By Lindsey Galloway
- November 1st, 2008
Want to give your complexion a quick refresher? Try a homemade herbal facial using steam, says Stephanie Tourles, licensed holistic aesthetician and author of Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey Publishing, 2007). “Exposing your face to steam encourages pores to open, which helps release toxins, minimizes wrinkles, and sends moisture to deep skin layers,” she says.By Elizabeth Gregg