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Did you indulge this holiday season? We did. When we’re on the road, it’s often difficult to eat right and stay healthy. We try to make the right food choices yet the selections are sometimes limited. So after the holidays, we refocus our diet by eating more organic fruits and vegetables and limiting our consumption of red meat and processed foods. We refocus to rebuild and restrengthen our body and our immune system.
To stay healthier this busy holiday season, two ingredients that we included more of in our diet are fresh ginger and garlic.
Ginger and garlic are touted for their immunity boosting qualities. Garlic is often revered for its antifungal and antibacterial benefits, and for its antioxidant and detoxifying abilities. Ginger, similarly lauded for its antibacterial and antioxidant qualities, is helpful in addressing digestive issues and inflammation.
To drink to better health…we created our ginger and garlic brew. Our organic Ginger and Garlic Peppermint Honey Herbal Tea has been our beverage of choice this holiday season. While it may not sound tasty, it’s delicious! Especially when sweetened with a dash of honey. We include peppermint for its minty flavor and since it’s also an immunity booster, aids in digestion and relieves nausea. And, honey, highly regarded for its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory benefits, is a delectable sweetener.
For our blend, we slice up a few organic garlic cloves and ginger root and steep them in boiling water with some peppermint tea leaves (or use a tea bag if that’s easier). Add honey to taste. It’s simple. It’s easy. And it’s great for the body!
We thank this herbal beverage for keeping us healthier this holiday season! So, we raise our teacups and toast to a healthier 2017!
We’re excited to be partnering with West Elm on Broadway for a two-day LOCAL Showcase that features locally hand-picked and unique artisan products! Come shop our products at West Elm this Labor Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nos nouveaux NS amis visitent les États-Unis pour des vacances! Avoir un grand temps et vous revoir bientôt!
(Our new NS friends are visiting the United States for vacation! Have a great time and see you again soon!)
And, many more NS Fans from Kuwait to Canada to Brooklyn, NY went home with skin care treats!!!
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They seemed to appear overnight. What you may ask? Those dreaded dark under eye circles.
We weren’t sure why some of us seemed more prone to getting them. So, we researched and explored potential causes and remedies that can help to minimize them.
Here’s what we found as some potential causes of dark under eye circles:
- Lack of sleep and too much sleep can be the culprits.
- Seasonal allergies and reactions to skin irritants can cause them as well.
- Hyper-pigmentation or discoloration of the skin.
- Dehydration. Our body is comprised of 60% water so staying hydrated is important for proper body function.
- Anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia in women that can result in improper oxygen flow throughout the body including the eye area.
- Vitamin deficiency. Insufficient vitamins needed to promote proper eye health can be a cause.
- Puffy eyes and fluid retention can make under eye circles appear more pronounced.
- Genetics. Unfortunately, they can be hereditary.
- Stress. Enough said.
What are some remedies that can help minimize dark under eye circles?
- Cold compresses such as ice packs and cool cucumbers can help to reduce puffiness and constrict blood vessels to minimize dark under eye circles.
- Get more (or less) ZZZs. Getting on average six to eight hours of beauty sleep and going to bed and rising at the same time can help.
- Propping your head with an extra pillow while sleeping can help to minimize fluid retention and minimize the appearance of dark under eye circles.
- Stay hydrated. Drink about 40-60 ounces of water daily to maintain proper bodily functions.
- Consume more foods rich in vitamins K, C, B, and E that promote eye health.
- Exercise does the body good. It can help manage stress and improve blood and oxygen flow throughout the body.
For those with dark under eye circles out there, we hear you! And, we hope this helps. Please keep in mind that if problems persist or worsen, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner.
Thank you for being kind to your body!