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Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka’s 7 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Your Skin Care

Some wisdom from Dr. Hauschka about how to treat your skin right–and support its naturally regenerative processes. 1.     Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you. While you sleep, your skin is hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Use of nighttime moisturizers interferes with these essential tasks. A...

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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

September 21, 2013
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Dr. Hauschka: Ingredients for a Better World

The Dr. Hauschka Skin Care community extends beyond their offices and gardens. Dr. Hauschka works with local communities around the world to establish Fair Trade organic and biodynamic initiatives that provide us with the highest quality botanical ingredients while helping to promote sustainable agriculture and economic self-reliance. Shea Butter Cooperative in Burkina Faso In...

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Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Your Skin: Three Anti-Aging Strategies

Keep your skin fresh and glowing throughout the coming years! We spoke with Janet Nelson, esthetician at our Oakland store, about three powerful ways to keep aging skin on the DL. Nourish Essential fatty acids are key to healthy, moisturized skin, says Janet. One product in particular that’s great is Supercritical Omega-7 from New...

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A Primer on Pain

A Primer on Pain

Pain: We all experience it once in awhile—whether it’s a pulled muscle from a rough day at the gym or it’s more chronic like lower back pain. If you’re looking for a new way to treat your aches and pains, start with these practitioner-recommended supplements and techniques. Back Pain “There are standbys that are...

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Herbal Stress Relief

Herbal Stress Relief

Did you know? There are a variety of herbs that can help boost your body’s natural stress response. Start by keeping calm with herbs like lemon balm, skullcap and passionflower. And if stress becomes chronic and your adrenals become depleted, replenish them with adaptogens like eleuthero and rhodiola. When it comes to stress-fighting herbs,...

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Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

With so many sunscreens out there, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. Here, Pharmaca Team Members put our sunscreens to the test—from days at the pool to long bike rides. Read more about the sun care they’re loving. I’ve been very happy with Juice Beauty’s Tinted Moisturizer. The slight tint...

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What is African Black Soap?

We’re abuzz here at Pharmaca about this new soap that’s can help treat eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions. “I have had several co-workers approach me about this great new thing called African black soap,” says Tiana Ukleja, manager of Pharmaca’s beauty category. That’s when she started looking into Nubian Heritage, a brand...

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No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

No Time for Exercise? No More Excuses

By Allen Gardner Truth is, there really are no excuses. Exercise is simply about activating muscle—and you don’t have to be in a gym to do that. It can be as simple as taking a walk on your lunch break and incorporating simple exercises like lunges, squats, etc., finding a hill to walk up...

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The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The Healthy Benefits of Exercise

The evidence keeps piling up—exercise really is the best medicine! Whether you’re already on a regular workout schedule or need a little motivation to get off the couch, keep these benefits in mind. Adding years to your life. A study published last year in the Harvard Health Letter found that even 75 minutes of...

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The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

Slather on the SPFs Before your next trip to the beach—or even before an afternoon in the backyard—brush up on the hows and whats of sun protection. Reapply often. Experts recommend applying a full ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a shot glass) to skin before sun exposure. Reapply every few hours, and...

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