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April 22, 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, an event celebrated around the world. This day helps raise awareness and give support for environmental protection, but you don’t need to wait for Earth Day to make a difference. The little things you do now can add up to big changes for you and the environment.
HOW TO LEAVE A SMALLER FOOTPRINT:
BUY LOCAL AND EAT ORGANIC: Local foods use less fuel for shipping and organic foods don’t depend on pesticides or treated fertilizers which can be harmful to the environment and your health.
COMMUTE SMARTLY: Carpool, use mass transit, bike or even walk if you don’t have to travel fa
A fresh new crop of sunscreens are on our radar for the season, but what if your medicine cabinet is still filled with last year’s buys? Check the labels for expiration dates. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of about one year, and after that, they will lose their potency. And why do you have those old leftover products laying around anyway? Could it be that you haven’t been using them consistently or using enough of the product to get adequate protection? You’re not alone. Most of us fall short when it comes to using the right amount of sunscreen, even if we have chosen the right sunscreen to start with.
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When you hear the word “copper” chances are your mind goes to pennies, therapeutic bracelets or the metallic color, not anti-aging skincare products. But this power-packed ingredient has taken the beauty world by storm. Copper is actually an essential mineral believed to play a crucial role in the function of healthy skin. The presence of copper in the body is linked to the synthesis of collagen and elastin plus clinical research shows copper can be very effective for wound healing.
Benefits of Copper in Skincare:
- It’s anti-aging due to its ability to boost collagen and elastin production, thereby firming skin and diminishing lines and wrinkles.
Every year or so new botanicals take center stage in the skin care world as having unique properties, such as anti-aging, anti-acne, skin brightening and more. The emerging hot properties in topical skin care coming from the garden and your the kitchen may be artichokes and mushrooms.
Extracts from artichokes and snow mushrooms may help turn back the hands of time, according to two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Francisco.
And these natural ingredients may soon be finding their way into skin care products and cosmeceuticals. “You won’t have to wait too long,” teases lea