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Valentine Savings: Love Your Skin

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

Valentine's Day SpecialHappy Valentine’s Day! We love healthy skin and want to share our passion. That’s why we’re offering special savings for you, our amazing readers! Our February 14 promotion lets you choose your discount, with savings that last all day. Simply apply the best coupon code for your purchase, and enjoy beautiful skin for less:

Spend $150 save $15 with coupon code: FLIRTY15

Spend $250 save $30 with coupon code: SWEET30

Spend $350 save $50 with coupon code: HEART50

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Building a Healthier Pizza

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

PizzaFebruary 9 is National Pizza Day – not that we need an excuse to nosh on America’s go-to delivery dinner. While pizza is high on convenience, it’s generally low on nutritional value – think low-fiber, white-flour crust; sparse veggies (if any); and mountains of high-fat meats and cheeses. While this sort of decadence is okay as an occasional treat, if pizza’s a regular meal at your house, it’s time to consider a makeover for your pie. With refrigerated pizza dough becoming a grocery store staple, creating your own signature recipes at home is easier than you think. Follow these steps to build a healthier pie from the crust up: (more…)

Surprise Skin Sabotagers

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

SabotageYou do all the right things for your skin – or so you think. After all, you wear sunscreen, moisturize properly, and use quality anti-aging products. But could there be surprising culprits in your midst that are impacting your skin’s health and appearance? We did some sleuthing to uncover five unexpected elements that may be causing trouble for your skin:

Towels: It’s common knowledge that a dirty pillowcase can wreak havoc on the skin, but towels may be even worse. Debris from hand wiping ends up on towels by the sink, and the damp bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria. Using fresh towels daily can help, especially for those that touch the face.

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Make Beautiful Hands Yours

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

Beautiful HandsFor all the attention we give our faces, all too often we give our hands the brush-off – which seems a shame since our hands tend to be front and center for all to see. While a lack of attention can take its toll over time, it’s never too late to start taking care of our hands. Here are five ideas for putting your best hands forward:

Apply Sunscreen to Hands. Don’t stop with your face! Hands are one of the first areas to show sun damage. Make applying sunscreen to your hands part of your morning routine, and consider keeping a small tube of SPF lotion in your purse for reapplication after washing hands.

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Actifirm Antioxidant Cleansers: 3 Unique Formulas to Love

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

011718b2-01Choosing the right cleanser is just as important as any other part of your skincare regimen, which is why Actifirm offers four formulas to perfectly fit a variety of needs. Three of these are collectively grouped as “Antioxidant Cleansers” – our Antioxidant Cleanser, Antioxidant Evening Cleanser, and Antioxidant Morning Cleaner. In addition, the lineup includes Serenity Cleanser, a creamy, non-foaming formula designed for dry skin.

Because most of our questions regarding differences in cleansers tend to revolve around the antioxidant formulas, we’ll focus on those three here. First, what attributes do they share?All are gently foaming gel formulations that feature soothing aloe, are extremely water-soluble, and are highly (more…)

5 Spa and Wellness Trends for 2018

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

011018b-01In the ever-evolving world of health, beauty, and wellness, it’s hard to keep up with the latest happenings. For 2018, there will be technological and surgical advances for certain – but what has us intrigued is the movement toward natural and holistic measures. Take a look at just 5 ways this trend is taking hold in the spa and wellness realm:  (more…)

Win at Resolutions: Take 5 From Marathoners

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

MarathonerHappy New Year! Have you made resolutions for 2018? Whether your focus is health, wealth, or happiness, self-improvement is a positive way to start the year. But while nearly half of Americans make these commitments in January, less than 10% of that number actually keep their promises.     How can you increase the odds that you’ll keep your resolutions? For answers, we looked to marathoners – a dedicated bunch if there ever was one. If your resolutions include lacing up running shoes and hitting the pavement, you can take this advice literally. For the rest of us, consider the broader lessons in each of these 5 running and marathon-training tips: (more…)

Better Skin Now: 5 Clever Tips

Posted on: December 27th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

122717b-01If you’re here and reading this, you’re probably either a seasoned skincare aficionado who can’t get enough, or a newbie wanting to improve your complexion. It’s only natural: with Christmas behind us and the New Year fast approaching, it’s a time to think about making improvements for the New Year. But why wait until January to implement measures that will leave you with healthier, more beautiful skin right now? Here are 5 ways you can get a jump start on New Years resolutions and have better looking skin by January 1: (more…)

5 Great Holiday Dates

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Holiday DatesNo doubt about it – it’s the most wonderful, and busy, time of year. Between meeting social engagements and the needs of family, there never seems to be enough time to squeeze in everything that matters. Take date night, for instance. It can have a proven, positive impact on relationships, and yet when life gets hectic (and we need support of a partner the most) we cast it by the wayside. Never fear! It’s possible to have date night and a little holiday fun, too. We’ve collected some of our favorite dates for this festive time of year – try to squeeze in one or two before 2018! (more…)

Yoga for the Common Cold: 3 Poses

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

fight the common coldCoughing, stuffy nose, and scratchy throat – symptoms of the common cold, prolific this time of year, are no picnic. The CDC estimates that 22 million school days are missed each year due to the common cold, while Americans may suffer from more than 1 billion colds collectively each year.

Most colds last 7 to 10 days, and plenty of rest with generous hydration makes a winning combination for optimal recovery. Another time-honored remedy? The ancient practice of yoga. Try these 3 poses for natural relief to common cold symptoms:

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