The Case for Natural Makeup

February 13, 2014
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The Case for Natural Makeup

Is your medicine cabinet already stocked with the best in natural skin care? Time to take it to the next level and make sure your cosmetics are clean and healthy too. Here, a few of our estheticians talk to us about why natural cosmetics are the way to go. First, it’s important to remember...

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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

February 10, 2014
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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

You may already know to stay away from excess salt, sugar and fat to stay healthy and manage your weight. But do you know all the places these taboo ingredients are hiding out? Avoid the obstacles to weight loss by educating yourself about hidden ingredients that can sabotage your weight loss success. Sugar While...

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Moisturizer Match Up: Finding the Best One for Your Skin Type

February 6, 2014
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Moisturizer Match Up: Finding the Best One for Your Skin Type

Nothing beats a moisturizer for keeping our skin well hydrated. But moisturizers can serve a treatment too, if you choose the right one for your skin type, since key ingredients in moisturizers target specific conditions. Here’s what to look for. Dry, flaky skin Look for: hyaluronic acid, shea butter Dry skin needs a moisturizer...

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Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Scrub Free Exfoliation: 7 Tips to Shed Flaky Skin

Physical exfoliators are one means of getting rid of dry top layers of skin, but friction can actually strip the skin of natural moisture, meaning exfoliation through scrubbing isn’t always the best option. While occasional buffing can prove useful in removing dead skin, don’t forget about other forms of exfoliation to take the dead...

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Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Uncovering Tai Chi’s Health Benefits

Ready for a new workout routine? Tai chi combines the benefits of meditation, yoga, strength training and more. Tai chi has been used for centuries as a physical practice meant to center your focus and move energy (or “chi”) through the body. Its modern-day application offers a wealth of benefits—it can strengthen and tone...

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4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

Omega-3s like DHA and EPA are called essential fatty acids for a reason—they’re essential to our health. But just why are omega-3s so essential? We spoke with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, about why she recommends essential fatty acids. Fighting inflammation “Fish oil can help normalize the...

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