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CHECK THE LABEL: Avoiding Preservatives for Self-preservation

Avoiding Preservatives for Self-preservation It is no secret that most common household and beauty products use preservatives. This is essential, of course, to extend the shelf life of the product. The most widely used synthetic preservatives are called parabens. These are often present as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Unfortunately, as much as parabens act as preservatives, they [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​3 Facial Exercises for Flawless Skin: Kiss Face (2 of 3)

3 Facial Exercises for Flawless Skin: Kiss Face (2 of 3)Picking up from where we left off, facial exercise expert and founder of Skin Fitness, Julie Lindh, says, “Facial exercise works on your facial muscles to increase their strength. While you do them, you’re actually helping to re-contour your face in a way.” Just as your body becomes [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: ​HA Your Way to Healthy, Hydrated Skin

HA Your Way to Healthy, Hydrated Skin One thing my dad taught me when he finally gave me the keys to the car: Always make sure to give it a regular tune-up and oil change. As with most things, even a car’s engine deteriorates over time. With everyday use, it naturally undergoes wear and tear. If one [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​Death by Toxins

Death by Toxins Westerns is a genre I have had a slow time taking to appreciate. It wasn’t until I played Red Dead Redemption by RockStar Games on my PlayStation, and recently started watching WestWorld on HBO, that I have seen the rustic charm of the wild set in a world of guns and horses. And now that a [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Happy, Healthy Halloween

Happy, Healthy Halloween In the spirit of Halloween, have you ever wondered how the tradition of carving out Jack O’Lanterns came about? According to an Irish myth, there was once a man named “Stingy Jack” who invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack tricked the Devil to turn himself into a coin [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​3 Facial Exercises for Flawless Skin: Fish Lips (1 of 3)

3 Facial Exercises for Flawless Skin: Fish Lips (1 of 3) In the past Workout for the Week entries, we focused on seven yoga poses for perfect skin. All of these described physical positions that we literally needed to do with our entire bodies in order to reap its equivalent health benefits for our skin. It is but logical to think how [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): Deep, Dark Secret

Deep, Dark Secret These past couple of weeks, some of our friends started noticing something different about me and my wife. They say we have started losing some weight. Shortly after, a few of them ask the million-dollar question: “What’s your secret?” Want to know our secret? To tell you the truth, the real reason behind our success [...]

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The Good Witch "Something has changed within me. Something is not the same.” Such are the words that start the song “Defying Gravity” from my favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Wicked. For those of you who don’t know, Wicked is a retelling by Gregory Maguire of the classic story of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, not from the [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​The Test of Man

The Test of ManIt is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. At the end of some films involving the use of animals on set, the viewers are assured of the safety of the celebrity creatures with a single line: “No animals were harmed in the making of this film.” Unfortunately, just as movie blockbusters razzle and dazzle audiences with their [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: 7 Yoga Poses for Perfect Skin: Corpse Pose (7 of 7)

7 Yoga Poses for Perfect Skin:Corpse Pose (7 of 7)We have finally come to the seventh and final yoga pose that benefits our skin. But before we go into that, let us review the previous six poses and the benefits of each: 1. Lotus Pose – reduces muscular tension and relaxes the mind2. Sage Pose – increases circulation and massages internal organs, thus detoxifying [...]

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