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Easy DIY Pedicures

June 16, 2015
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Sandal weather is here! And that means it’s time for perfectly pedicured feet and pretty polishes. Follow these simple, at-home steps for terrific-looking toes. Exfoliate for Smooth Skin Three Ways Soak & Scrub Flaky, dry skin is best removed with softening baths and exfoliating scrubs. First, soak your feet in warm water with Kneipp...

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Coffee: Why You Should Pour Yourself a Cup of Joe

June 9, 2015
By
WarmTEa

Is waking up with freshly brewed java the way you kick start your day? Besides the burst of energy it provides, you can feel good about a whole host of benefits coffee gives us. Drink to lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Coffee, especially fresh-brewed, is full of disease-preventing antioxidants, and it’s high...

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The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen Safety

May 27, 2015
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SunCare4-Article

Did you know there’s a non-profit research organization that is completely dedicated to protecting our health and the environment? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does just that by telling us what we need to know about skincare product safety, food additives, pesticides and all-around clean living. This year, their diligent analysts rated over 1,700...

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Why Plant Stem Cells Should be in your Skincare Products

May 14, 2015
By
Apple

We know natural botanical extracts in our skincare products provide a whole host of beauty benefits. But did you know that the stem cells from certain botanicals can be significantly more effective at reducing the signs of aging than the plant extract alone? Here’s what you need to know about these microscopic powerhouses. Stem...

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Tea Up for Health

May 9, 2015
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Green, black, white, oolong or pu-erh, whatever your taste preference, these traditional teas from the Camellia sinesis plant deliver a potent brew of health benefits. Scientists have shown that tea can help our heart, reduce cancer risks and protect us against sun damage thanks to powerful compounds found in the leaves. Each tea’s characteristics...

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5 Steps to Beautiful Hair

May 3, 2015
By
BathTowel

We’ve all heard the hair care mantra: lather, rinse, repeat. But the right techniques—and products—can make the difference between having a good hair day and hiding your hair in a scrunchie and baseball cap. Here are 5 easy steps to get the best results for your hair (and some Pharmaca favorites to try) 1....

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Get Extra Protection from Natural Sunscreen Boosters

April 13, 2015
By
LadyOnBeach

We know that mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are very effective at physically blocking damaging UVA and UVB rays without harmful chemicals. But did you know that these skin protectors can get a boost from certain natural botanicals that prevent and repair UV radiation damage? Look for these added ingredients in...

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Ayurvedic Beauty: Let Your Dosha Guide You

March 19, 2015
By
Face of a young woman

Ayurveda is an ancient natural healing system that teaches us how to maintain optimal health by balancing our mind, body, spirit and environment. To help achieve this balance we need to understand the three doshas, or fundamental energies, that are found in all of us. One dosha is usually prominent in each of us,...

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Biodynamic Beauty Basics

March 2, 2015
By
Happy mother

We check skin care labels for parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances. But how often do we check the quality of the active ingredients themselves? If you choose products with biodynamically farmed botanicals you can rest assured they’re organic, grown in harmony with nature and of the highest potency. Why biodynamic ingredients are better...

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Meditation: Bringing Mindfulness to Your Life

February 17, 2015
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Meditation

It’s been an essential part of religion and spiritualism for centuries, but only recently has meditation become mainstream (doctor recommended, even!). Celebrities, business executives and school children are now setting aside 20 minutes a day to simply practice stillness. Why? Fans of meditation swear it lets you focus your thoughts, make better decisions, improves your...

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