The start of a new year is a good time to take stock of our health. As we become more conscious about what we put into and onto our bodies, many of us are moving away from products that have undesirable chemicals. I have Celiac disease, so I am used to reading all food labels before I buy products. But to be honest, I
On November 5, I shot an on location shoot for Global Television Saskatoon’s morning show, which aired on November 12. Thank you to Dutch Growers for allowing us to use your beautiful store for this shoot.If you missed our three segments aimed at educating about the importance of exfoliation, types of moisturizers, and the importance of using safe products on skin, here is the text: Exfoliation is an incredibly important part of any skin care routine. Exfoliating removes dead skin, which can cause our skin to look dull and wrinkled, and can clog or enlarge pores.
As we move through fall and transition into winter, we need to step up our skin care routine. Seasonal drops in temperature and humidity cause our skin’s moisture levels to drop and dull, dry skin can result. Heaters, cold winds, and hot baths or showers also quickly dehydrate and irritate our skin. Finally, movingback and forth between cold and warm environments in winter and resultant dry, irritated skin can increase risk for chronic skin conditionssuch as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Thus, our cold weather skin care routine should be all about protection, deep hydration, and rejuvenation.
A recent beauty trend is the use of jade rollers and gua sha stones, but what are these tools, how does one use them, and are they an effective addition to your skin care?
Jade rollers are beauty tools that date back to seventh-century China. Beautiful jade is relatively cool to the touch, and has the ability to stay cool even when it contacts the skin. This cooling, gentle massage helps reduce puffiness, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and promote blood circulation, which brightens the complexion. The cold jade crystal restricts blood flow to a particular area, and gentle pressure pushes fluid trapped in the skin, known as lymph, to the lymph nodes, which process it and filter out toxins.
Pair Terra Vida clay salt exfoliant and Ama Pura body serum with organic flaxseed oil for a powerful skincare duo. Terra Vida clay salt gently exfoliates dead skin cells to give skin a fresh appearance, and this exfoliation facilitates the absorption of other skin care products such as our Ama Pura body serum. Its five simple ingredients have many benefits for both the face and body. Sodium helps restore skin’s protective barrier helping hold hydration. Magnesium supports the synthesis of collagen and protects skin from harmful free radical damage that can ultimately lead to wrinkling and skin damage.