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My first step in educating others about cancer awareness was to become educated myself. Last fall, I attended a three day intensive to gain my certification as a Clinical Oncology Aesthetician through Touch For Cancer. Oncology Aesthetics is a synthesis of aesthetic and medical knowledge. The safety and comfort of the client is always the first priority.
Bodyography professional cosmetics teamed up with the San Diego Breast Cancer Foundation to put on the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. The fantastically successful event was held at San Diego’s hottest club, The Ivy rooftop Lounge at the sophisticated Andaz Hotel in America’s Finest City’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.
Once the media grabs hold of something, whether it is a new gadget or technology, or a berry that has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon; the public becomes completely inundated with a seemingly never-ending wave of news, talk and “miracle” products containing it. This is exactly what happened with the açaí berry.
While probiotic-foods contain live bacteria, prebiotic foods feed the good bacteria already living in your digestive system. You can find prebiotics in foods such as asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes. Eat prebiotic foods on their own or with probiotic foods to perhaps give the probiotics a boost.
Despite the sluggish economy, e-commerce reported record sales last year with an anticipated double-digit growth in 2011. Fueled by new technology and an evolving social-media shopping sphere, commerce is almost unrecognizable to the common consumer. However, it spells good news for retailers who quickly adopt such changing sales and marketing strategies. Here are six retailer trends that are changing the way consumers shop in 2011:
There is nothing more beautiful than an expectant mother and nothing more sacred than the new life of a child. A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy and after the delivery, as does her mental and emotional state. Research has shown that massage lowers anxiety, decreases back pain, helps with leg pain, improves sleep and decreases stress. Incorporating stones significantly enhances a prenatal massage.…
Unless effectively controlled, rosacea can play havoc on job interactions and employment, according to a new survey by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) on the impact in the workplace of this red-faced, poorly understood disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. In the survey of 1,134 rosacea patients, 60 percent of all respondents and 88 percent of those reporting severe symptoms said…
Once thought to be a weed only suitable as feed for livestock, oats have been proven valuable as both a food and skin care ingredient. Evidence shows that oats were in Northern Europe as early as the Bronze Age and made their journey to North America in 1602 with an English explorer. The genus name Avena means nourishing while Sativa means cultivated. Packed full of…
Today’s expanding knowledge of the many potential signs and symptoms of rosacea can help unmask this widespread but poorly understood facial disorder now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. “It has been called ‘The Great Imposter’ because people often confuse rosacea with other conditions, such as a sunburn or acne, or even eye irritation, and fail to seek medical help,” said Dr. Jonathan…
It is official - guys are slathering on anti-aging lotions, potions, and serums in pursuit of turning back the hands of time. Prior to 2005, facial anti-agers aimed at men were not trendy. But by 2007, crease-fighters accounted for 20 percent of the estimated 46 million in male skin care sales. Consumer spending shows that men are using products that enhance personal appearance, including anti-aging…
Nearly 10 years ago, the FDA approved the anti-depressant prescription drug Zoloft for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and one expert believes that is 10 years too long, especially when natural alternatives have been proven to reduce PMS symptoms without drugs. “It seems almost alien to me why someone would take a drug to relieve PMS when the drug’s list of potential side effects…
Imagine yourself in a field of lavender flowers as you spread this blend on your carpet. It will absorb odors and dirt and impart a lovely scent as you vacuum it up. ¾ cup baking soda ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ cup lavender flowers Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle over carpet. Let sit overnight; vacuum up in the morning. Important: Whenever you create a…
Cosmetology and aesthetics students at the International Academy of Hair Design in Tempe, Ariz. are helping to bring hope to cancer patients through the outreach of Face in the Mirror, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Aesthetics students attend the Face in the Mirror monthly “In Celebration of Life” teas, which are given at St. Joseph and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Centers. The students help assist in…
For many teens and young adults, living in the moment is all about having fun, looking good, and not worrying about what tomorrow brings. But for young people who use tanning beds in their quest for that popular bronze look, this unhealthy behavior can result in an increased risk of skin cancer and premature aging, such as wrinkles. A new survey by the American Academy…
Remarkably aromatic and delightfully sensuous, vanilla is an exotic spice that has been steeped in history, legend, science, and culinary enchantments since its discovery. Vanilla was first cultivated by the Totonec people of Mexico. Then, in the 15th century, the Aztecs conquered the Totonec people and required tribute in the form of vanilla beans. Later, the Spanish conquistadors were indoctrinated into the joys of vanilla…
Gone are the days when waxing was a service just for women! The bliss® spa at the W Fort Lauderdale is responding to the trend of ‘manscaping’ by introducing the He-wax – a whole new waxing menu for ‘body-hair conscious’ men, which promises smooth skin from head-to-toe (and everywhere in between). Bliss® spa understands that grooming puts a little pep in their male client’s step,…
Take a fresh approach to eating right with the "fab five" of super foods. Each is packed with nutrition and flavor to jumpstart any meal. Super foods are excellent sources for the vitamins, minerals, fats, and fatty acids the body needs. These "fab five" foods provide even more of a nutritional boost and are easily incorporated into meals. Walnuts – Taste great and they are…
Despite repeated warnings from dermatologists on the health dangers of tanning, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) confirmed that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women admitted using tanning beds or intentionally tanning outdoors in the past year. Thirty-two percent of respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year, and of those respondents, one-fourth…
At DePasquale, The Spa, the owners have implemented a new ventilation system designed to keep air chemical-free for its stylists and customers. Without proper air ventilation ingredients found in popular hair straightening treatments have caused side effects that range from respiratory problems to skin irritation. At DePasquale, The Spa a new device is used in a designated area of the salon to scrub these potentially…
This all-purpose cleaner can be used on washable walls, countertops, et cetera. The herbs contained in this cleaner contribute both scent and antiseptic properties. 1 cup liquid castile soap 6 cups water ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup eucalyptus leaf or thyme leaf tea, strained Combine all ingredients together in a cleaning bucket and use with soft cotton rags. Important: Whenever you create a homemade…

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