Monday, 28 July 2014


Beach Bag Essentials 
Whether you’re spending the day by the shore, lake, or pool, there are several must-have items for toting in your beach bag:
     -Lip balm: Lip protection is important to keep lips from getting chapped by the breeze or burned by the sun.
     -Water shoes or flip-flops: Choose shoes that can get wet and rinse off easily. If you are heading to a public pool that has rough cement, fresh water swimming with a rocky bottom or ocean it would be safer to opt for water shoes with rubber soles with a mesh covering to protect feet and toes.  Shoes also help protect delicate feet from hot sand and asphalt, which can cause severe burns. Just remember, flip flops do not offer any support whatsoever and should not be worn when you’ll be walking around for any length of time.

     -Water bottle: Even though your family is spending the day at the beach, it is very important that you rehydrate throughout the day and having water handy will encourage your kids to replenish their fluids.  Avoid alcoholic beverages, caffeine, soda, and other carbonated drinks, which are dehydrating.
     -Head protection: Whether you choose a floppy straw hat or a baseball cap, be sure to include hats for every member of your family in your beach bag. Remember that ears get sunburned too so choosing a wide-brimmed hat is extremely useful for keeping the sun off ears, face and head.
     -Eye protection: Sunglasses help shield the eyes from the harmful effects of the sun and also keep you from squinting, which can contribute to premature wrinkling. Be sure to choose sunglasses that have good UV protection.

 Summer first aid kit for active families
Be prepared by keeping a first aid kit on hand for any incident that could put a damper on summer fun. One ideal one:  Topricin’s  “Boo Boos Happen” kit featuring a convenient zippered pouch with a tube of Topricin for Children—the doctor-recommended safe, natural alternative to chemical-based pills, ointment, and liquids, as well as a great all ‘round first aid cream for treating bug bites, sunburns, and other aches and pains—plus “Ouchies” design-your-own self-adhesive bandages with their own coloring markers, and handy travel-size packets of original Topricin and Topricin Foot Therapy Cream.  

Other essentials to tuck into your vacation first aid kit:
     -Ear plugs to keep water out of the ear to avoid discomfort and prevent bacterial from causing an infection
     -Goggles to protect eyes and natural/homeopathic eye drops to relieve any irritation

     -A vial of vinegar to treat jellyfish stings if you’re at the ocean
     -Alcohol wipes to disinfect or cleanse

     -Extra bandages and gauze
     -Antibiotic ointment to treat open wounds

     -An antihistamine, just in case of an unexpected allergic reaction


For over 20 years, the Topricin project has assisted hundreds of thousands of people suffering with pain and those addicted to painkillers to achieve fully restored and robust healthy living. Unfortunately, millions of people continue to suffer in pain, with many experiencing the hazardous side effects of OTC chemical pain pills or negative effects of narcotic Rx painkillers—an epidemic that turns the lives of American families upside down and is undermining the very fabric of our country. 

Because of the company’s experience in addressing these challenges, it has launched its “Get Relief, Give Relief” initiative:  for every purchase of Topricin, Topricin Foot Therapy, or Topricin for Children ordered directly from the company, it will donate a tube of Topricin to a credible pain clinic on the customer’s behalf…Free. 

The company invites the public to join its army of pain relief warriors determined to help those in need by ending suffering and painkiller addiction and restoring hope and the joy of living life to the fullest.  To “Get Relief, Give Relief,” order from or call 1-800-LES-PAIN (537-7246).

Friday, 25 July 2014

iS CLINICAL® SHEALD™ Recovery Balm

SHEALD™ encourages faster healing across the spectrum of skin ailments. It prevents scabbing and encourages collagen synthesis. 

SHEALD™  prevents the maddening itch that goes with skin irritation. It hydrates and soothes dry patches, but also proves itself to be a powerfully reparative post-procedure formula. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lavender to Exfoliate

Smooth Skin: Use salt and dried lavender buds to exfoliate dry or troubled skin. Make a simple salt scrub by combining 1 cup kosher salt, 1 cup almond or olive oil, 5 to 10 drops lavender essential oil and 1/4 cup dried lavender buds.

Lavender is known for its soothing, mood-boosting and antifungal properties.
 Discover 10 uses for lavender for a relaxing, clean home.

Monday, 21 July 2014

You Are What You Eat ~ Foods for Healthy Skin

Want truly fabulous skin -- glowing, vibrant, and, yes, younger-looking skin? Make sure you're putting foods for healthy skin on your plate.

Low-Fat Dairy Products. One the most important components of skin health is vitamin A. One of the best places to get it is low-fat dairy products. In fact, experts say that the health of our skin cells is dependent on dietary vitamin A.
Nutrition expert Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, says it's doubly important to eat A-rich dairy foods if you have either diabetes or a thyroid condition.
"Many people who have these problems can't convert the beta carotene to vitamin A, which is the form found in many foods that we normally associate with this vitamin, such as carrots," says Lipski, the founder and Director of and the author of Digestive Wellness.
The A in dairy products, she says is "true A," so everyone's skin can use it.
Lipski says low-fat yogurt is not only high in vitamin A, but also acidophilus, the "live" bacteria that is good for intestinal health. Turns out, it may also have an impact on the skin.
"Anything that helps keep digestion normal, any live bacteria or enzymes, is also going to be reflected in healthy-looking skin," says Lipski.
Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums. The common link between these four foods is their high antioxidant content. In a study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, these four fruits weighed in with the highest "total antioxidant capacity" of any food. The benefits of these foods for healthy skin are plentiful.

Friday, 18 July 2014

INDERMICA ~ Eye Duo for Day and Night ~ Paraben Free

~ takes away puffiness and reduces dark circles around the eyes
~ hydrates and smoothes the delicate skin around the eye area

      EYE DUO AM and EYE DUO PM 

A.M. Energizing light decongestive
 EYE GEL to restore Collagen and correct dark circles and puffy eyes with Vitamin K to reduce (bruising) dark circles under the eyes. Dark under-eye circles are similar in nature to a bruise.

 regenerates to instantly lift, firm, hydrate and tighten the skin around the delicate eye area. Nourishes and takes away puffiness with Sesame Protein - a new generation tightening agent. The patented molecular ingredient combination contains sesame to instantly and visibly smooth the skin, as well as tighten it.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

BOK CHOY has very high antioxidants' content that help neutralize free radicals for anti-aging

BOK CHOY is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. It is also often referred to as Chinese white cabbage.
 It contains vitamins A, C, K and the B vitamins. It is also rich in beta carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and manganese, with very low or almost zero calorie. .Among the Health Benefits:
- Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory
- Strengthens bone health
- Improves immunity system
- Supports heart health

Monday, 14 July 2014

Qu’est-ce que le dermabrasif AFA à base d’argile Clay-Peel™

Ce sont des antioxydants;
ce sont des exfoliants;
ils aident à conserver l’eau dans votre peau;
et ils y arrivent en occasionnant peu ou pas d’irritation.

Le dermabrasif AFA à base d’argile est le tout dernier traitement en soins de la peau et le plus révolutionnaire. Il étonne par son efficacité, et n’est disponible qu’auprès de votre professionnel de la santé.

La source des gammes de poudre Clay-Peel™ relève d’aminoacides (AFA) brevetés.
Le dermabrasif AFA à base d’argile est un traitement simple non chirurgical en deux étapes qui crée instantanément une peau plus lisse, plus douce et d’allure plus jeune dès la première visite. Contrairement aux autres traitements, le dermabrasif AFA à base d’argile ne nécessite aucun temps de récupération. En général, on recommande une série de quatre à six traitements.

Skin Care Chronicle: AFA Clay-Peel™:

Friday, 11 July 2014

Hydrating Tips

Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you need:

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Exfoliate your legs before shaving or waxing

Exfoliate before shaving.
Wait: Doesn't shaving slough for you? Thing is, not exfoliating pre-shave means "you run the risk of dead cells clogging your razor, so your shave won't be as close," says Marina Peredo, M.D., founder of Marina I. Peredo Dermatology and Spatique Medical Spa. "Exfoliating also helps bring the hair out of the follicle so bumps won't occur."


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Cantaloupe Juice for Glowing Skin

A glass of cantaloupe juice provides your daily requirement of vitamins A & C, which are both excellent free-radical scavengers and collagen-promoters.

Friday, 4 July 2014


Great product combo:

Q: Wonder if your skin could be dry, but feel oily in the summertime ? 
A: Yes, the sun and heat can dry out your skin, but leave the oils on the surface. 

 iS CLINICAL recommends to apply Youth Complex during the day, and,  Active Serum at night time.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

BURT'S BEES - Natural Pet Care

Burt’s Bees Licensing has partnered with "Fetch…for pets!" and the new Burt's Bees Natural Pet Care Line
  The grooming and oral care products will be sold at Petco, PetSmart, and other pet specialty stores.

"Our pets are part of our families and with this extension of the Burt's Bees brand, our consumers can give their pets the same natural care they've come to trust from Burt's Bees," says Craig Stevenson, vice president and general manager, Burt's Bees.

The packaging looks just like the original Burt's Bees - plus, its made with post‐consumer recycled (PCR) materials. The bottles are also designed to be recyclable. 

All the products are formulated to contain a minimum of 95 percent of natural ingredients, and like Burt's Bees beauty and personal care products, they won't contain parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or sulfates. Of course, the line is also Cruelty Free.

Since the animal testing ban in the EU, some say that displaying the Leaping Bunny symbol on packaging is more important than ever.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

DIET for glowing skin

Get your youthful glow back by adding these proven skin savers to your daily routine

Wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging skin all start at the cellular level. Aging is, in part, the result of accumulated damage to the molecules that make up our cells. To get your youthful glow back I recommend incorporating the following foods, packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and proteins,  into your diet to keep your cells and skin looking healthy well into your golden years:

1. Minimize sugar-intake for fewer wrinkles
If you’re looking to smooth out your skin and prevent the signs of aging,  you need to break off your relationship with sugar. Wrinkling and accelerated aging occurs with high insulin and sugar intake because of an increase in abnormal attachment of sugar molecules to the collagen (a process called glycation) and an increase in free radical stress.

Bottom line: If you’re spending half your paycheque on expensive creams and potions, you may not see the benefits if sugar is wreaking havoc on your skin. Instead opt for skin-friendly ways to sweeten your dishes or smoothies such as adding cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder or stevia. It can take up to three weeks for your taste buds to adapt to a diet without sugar so patience is key. If you find your cravings are high during this time, add 200-600 mcg (micrograms) of chromium with breakfast and/or dinner.

2. Love your olive oil and eat your veggies
One interesting study looked at the relationship between food and wrinkling, particularly how food can affect skin damage. Researchers found that participants with a higher intake of vegetablesolive oil, monounsaturated fat and legumes had less skin wrinkling than their counterparts who consumed milk/milk products, butter, margarine and sugar products.

A similar study showed that topping your dishes with olive oil, and sticking to a diet high in fish and colourful fruits and veggies (which is like SPF on a plate) can go a long way towards preventing skin cancer. One group was provided a drink high in antioxidants, while the other enjoyed beverages such as sodas. Those who hydrated with the antioxidant-rich drink had fifty percent fewer oxidation products in their blood at the end of the two-week period, which included five to six hours of exposure to the sun daily.

Bottom line: Enjoy at least one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil daily, and be sure to add a little colour to your plate with a wide assortment of seasonal veggies.

3. Fatty fish for fewer wrinkles
Fresh, wild salmon is high in essential fatty acids and natural anti-inflammatory compounds which help to keep our skin smooth and supple. Fish oil has been found to be effective in reducing wrinkle formation and thinning of the skin by boosting collagen and elastin levels.

Bottom line: In addition to incorporating fatty fish (think salmon, mackerel, trout) twice a week, I recommend taking 3 capsules (or 1 teaspoon) of a high quality fish oil with meals twice daily for reduced inflammation, weight loss and healthy, glowing skin.

4. Beautify your skin with berries
Anything that reduces oxidative stress in the body can also help you turn back the clock and reduce your risk of various diseases. Strawberries have been proven to help with just that by improving the antioxidant capacity of blood. A group of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries every day for two weeks to demonstrate that eating this fruit improves the antioxidant capacity of blood. Each day, the scientists fed 12 healthy volunteers 500 grams of strawberries throughout the day. They took blood samples from them after four, eight, 12, 16 and 30 days.

Bottom line: The results show that regular consumption of this fruit can improve the antioxidant capacity of blood plasma and also the resistance of red blood cells to oxidative stress which can impact both how you look and feel. Add half a cup of berries to your smoothies or as a side dish 1-2 times a day. Citrus fruits and red apples (with the peel on) are also high in antioxidants.

5. Kick up your salad with kale
Chances are you’ve heard of kale by now – maybe you’ve even had homemade kale chips (if you haven’t, you’re in for a delight). Kale contains high amounts of antioxidants that are necessary for skin healthy essentials like iron, lutein and vitamin A. As a bonus, one cup of kale has only 36 calories and a whopping 5 grams of fibre.

Bottom line:
 To make kale chips simply add a touch of sea salt and olive oil to a bowl of freshly washed, chopped and dried kale. Place on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the kale is crisp but not burnt. Enjoy 1-2 cups per day (either fresh or baked) for maximum results.

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Natasha Turner, N.D. is a naturopathic doctor, Chatelaine magazine columnist, and author of the bestselling books The Hormone Diet and The Supercharged Hormone Diet. Her newest release, The Carb Sensitivity Program, is now available across Canada.

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