[HEALTH & WELLNESS] Autumn Renewal

IMG_8357While Spring signals new and fresh beginnings for many…for us, that is what Autumn represents. It’s our favorite time of the year, when the crisp, clean air and the changing colors of the leaves give us pause. We take time to admire the brilliance of nature and witness the beginnings of a renewal.

During this season, enjoying nature’s bounty, filled with wondrous hues from delicious plums, pumpkins, apples, and berries, is a boon for our skin and bodies. This colorful variety reflects the antioxidant richness and the vitamins and nutrients that are essential for our health and wellness.

Some delicious skin- and body-loving fruits include:

  • Pumpkins are rich in zinc to help keep the skin clear and vitamins A and C for immunity and collagen-boosting benefits to maintain skin’s elasticity.
  • Strawberries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can help prevent various types of cancer.
  • Blueberries are fiber- and antioxidant-rich with vitamins C, K, and magnesium to protect against some cancers and heart disease.
  • Raspberries are a wonderful source of antioxidant vitamin C, an immunity booster, and a great source of fiber.
  • Blackberries are higher in antioxidants compared to other berries and can help prevent cancer, lower the risk of heart disease, and are an excellent source of vitamins C, K and manganese.
  • Apples are a good fiber source, has vitamin C to reduce the risk of cancer, and can boost brain and neurological health.

We hope you take some time to cherish the wonder that Autumn brings and enjoy nature’s beauty. Thank you for being kind to your body.

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Dull Skin…Let’s Perk it Up! [BEAUTY TIPS]

Has the Winter weather got your skin looking down? Well, let’s perk it up!

When our complexion is looking dull and the cold days are a drag on our skin, what do we do? We reach for some all-natural remedies in our refrigerator.

Here are some fun “perk-it-up” tips for the skin that you can try at home…

  • Avocado Mash – As you know, we’re strong proponents of using avocado on the skin. It’s chock full of vitamins and omegas (the good fats) that feed the skin, and an ideal remedy for those skin-drying days that could leave your skin feeling rough to the touch. Smash up some avocado flesh and apply onto skin. Rinse off after approximately 15 minutes.
  • Cucumber and Potato Eyes – Lack of sleep, stress, allergies…all of these can cause dark under eye circles. While we will not be able to help when it comes to genetics, potato and cucumber slices can help minimize these conditions. They have astringent qualities to reduce the appearance of under eye circles and hydrate the skin. Place some thinly sliced cucumbers or potatoes on the eyes and sit back and relax.
  • Citrus “Peel” – Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Get rid of dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin and help promote skin-cell regeneration. We love rubbing smashed strawberries on our face as its natural salicylic acids help remove dead skin cells and fight breakouts. You can try this with oranges and lemons as well which could also brighten skin. The vitamin c in fruits offer antioxidant benefits that can help fight free radicals and minimize the signs of aging, rebuild collagen, and repair sun-damaged skin.
  • Sweet Honey – If your skin is feeling a bit toasty, spread a thin layer of honey on your face and let it do its magic. Honey softens and moisturizers the skin and its antibacterial and healing qualities are a welcome boon!
  • Wear Your Coffee – We support the wearing of coffee on your face instead of on your shirt! Caffeine can give your skin a well-deserved boost. Energize it with a thin layer of coffee grounds applied as a facial mask. Avoid scrubbing your face as the grounds can irritate sensitive skin and cause breakage.

So, when the cold, and snowy Winter days keep you indoors, get some pampering in and make cabin fever fun! Thanks for being kind to your body!

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Hot Off the Press!

Thanks Crains 5boros for including our Avocado Lavender Moisturizer and Matcha Seaweed Masque in your Fall Skin Care Guide! We’re thrilled to be in such great company with oo35mm, Shen Beauty, S.W. Basics, and Plant Apothecary ! Read more at trib.al/PB16tB3

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Our Newest Creation is an Innovation!

Travel back in time with us…it was late 2012, Fall was in the air, and we discovered the power of pumpkin!

Our Pumpkin Honey Masque is here! We’ve innovated our product for shelf-life and travel-friendliness, so pamper yourself when you’re on-the-go too! Rich in skin-softening and anti-aging vitamins A & C, nourish your skin with this collagen-boosting facial treat. Great for sensitive, acne-prone and environmentally damaged skin, naturally exfoliating enzymes (AHAs) smooth skin’s surface reducing fine lines, brighten dull complexions, and promote skin cell regeneration as skin-healing zinc keeps skin clear. And, pumpkin has been shown to minimize hyper pigmentation.

Our newest innovation is officially launching at our upcoming pop up at West Elm’s Annual Harvest Fest! So, come by for some skin care treats on Saturday, October 15th, from 12:00pm to 7:00pm, at 1870 Broadway, at 61st Street, NYC!

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