By: Jennifer Wilson of Modern Ensemble
Spending time soaking up the sun outdoors in the summer is something we all love to do, but our skin may disagree. As the temperature rises and we spend our days basking in the sun or in the cool central air conditioning, it’s important to cater your skincare routine to the summer season. From exfoliating to moisturizing, here are our pro tips on how to keep a healthy glow and sun-kissed skin all summer long.
Springtime brings warm weather, blooming flowers and more outdoor activity. Yet the beauty of spring can also bring on unwanted allergies. The nonstop sneezing and watery eyes can put a damper on your social life, but don’t worry! There are a handful of beauty tricks to help hide any signs of allergies. Consulting a physician is always the first step when it comes to your health, but these tips, along with medical advice, can lessen the visual effects of allergies.
The virtues of essential oils have been recorded for centuries, and aid in everything from relaxation to healing. The ancient practice dates back to biblical times, when oils were extracted from the roots, stalks, leaves and flowers of plants to cope with a variety of health issues. In the last decade essential oils have made a comeback, and are receiving a great deal of attention as a natural alternatives to harsh chemical treatments. With the popularity of essential oils on the rise, it’s important to understand how to apply them, and how to determine if they are high quality.
When the word "mustard" comes to mind, it generally evokes images of Coney dogs and German sausages drenched in various shades of yellow. But what about envisioning mustard as a part of hydrotherapy used in bathing? Using mustard as a form of relaxation and detoxification may seem far-fetched, but it’s a method dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Mustard baths are also colored throughout England’s history and continue to rise in popularity.
Why would you put cucumbers on your eyelids, a hot towel over your face or stones on your spine? While some spa treatments seem counterintuitive (bathe in mud to get clean?), they’re rooted in time-tested wellness techniques that are proven to lower stress and make you feel great. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular treatments and the science and tradition behind them:
Juice cleanses are all the latest rage but do you really know how to get the most out of your detox? For those unfamiliar with the practice, juicing consists of replacing your everyday meals with a variety of cold-pressed juices made from organic fruits and vegetables with no added flavors or preservatives. The length of a cleanse is between one and five days time. I can truly say from experience that the results, both physically and mentally, are almost immediate. You will begin to see little tokens of gratitude in the form of clear skin, brighter eyes and defined features staring back at you in the mirror.