The Safe Chemicals Act would end the disastrous effects of chemicals that will pass from one generation to another. We would like to think that when we take a shower, shampoo our hair, or apply makeup, we are doing so without inflicting harm to ourselves.
Warm summer weather is in full gear, which means cooling off takes a little more creativity. Your skin usually helps you keep cool, so why don't you return the favor and pamper your body's peel with a cooling homemade facial mask?
We're all spending more time outdoors. And that warm summer sun feels oh-so-good -- until I remember the damage it could be wreaking on my skin: Ninety percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.
Glowing skin is anything but skin deep: Our epidermis is often the visible scorecard for how well we eat. Here is a shortlist of my favorite go-to beauty foods.
People with seasonal allergies should know that spring need not be an unavoidable period of suffering. Nor does it require dependence on Claritin or fear of leaving the house without Kleenex. Acupuncture offers tools for both preventing spring allergy symptoms and getting rid of them.
Red cheeks can be endearing in self-humbling moments. However, chronic redness around the cheeks, nose and forehead is often symptomatic of a commonly misdiagnosed problem called rosacea. And despite what many cosmetic companies would have you believe, there is no cure.
Even though I'm not normally one for saccharine self-affirmations and cheesy platitudes, I want to use the comments section of this post to flip the script and ask you all to say something positive about yourselves.
Realizing that I like myself, appearance notwithstanding, hasn't made me any hotter. It's made me happier. And we should all take happy over hot.
There's an undeniable beauty to youth, sure. There's also an undeniable beauty to maturity.
So far this is the best decade for me when it comes to feeling beautiful. Here are some of the things I know about beauty now that I'm in my 40s...
I feel like I've earned my face. It's a road map to what I've enjoyed, endured and accomplished. The journey my face represents is personal, and only I need to understand it.
Some say we get the face we deserve as we age, but I think it's more we get the face of the life we've lived.
As Irish luck would have it, St. Patrick's Day falls on Saturday this year. So cancel any ambitious morning plans and let yourself sleep in. If you work weekends, pencil in a cat nap for when you return. The best time for your skin to recover, repair and heal is when it's resting.
Economical, powerful and readily available, salt is a perfect at-home spa treatment you can both afford and use to make potent products yourself. This cost-effective beauty wonder will not only save your skin and wallet but also eliminate waste from packaging and manufacturing when you buy in bulk and make your own.
It's no mystery that flattery from a love interest can turn us red in the face, but blushing itself is a curious phenomenon. So what can we do to control our blushing when love strikes?
Even if green and chemical-free is not your thing, think twice this Valentine's Day before you slather scented lotion or spray on cologne.
Are you having "a good hair day"? Seems like a simple, even silly, question coming from a psychologist whose work is about getting underneath the surface. But in all honesty -- superficial or not -- I have to say I'm familiar with that feeling.
There is no reason to spend a week's pay to be beautiful. If you are a little resourceful, everything you need is right under your nose.
by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH The middle of winter is the time to feel really sorry for your skin. Regardless of where you live, the air t...
You're no eco-dummy. You don't need to do a lick of research to know that a product that comes in every hue of the rainbow -- and then some -- is anything but natural.