Beauty

Feed Your Face

Can You Eat Your Way to Beautiful Skin? When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. – Ayurvedic proverb For those of us who have found the price of indulging on chocolate one day to be many subsequent days of battling acne breakouts, it comes as no surprise that what you eat has an impact on your skin just like other parts of your health and…

All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go? Time to Adapt(ogen).

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes – the Love Stress that’s all around me, and so the feeling grows.     Even before the invisible spines of coronavirus turned our world into something once reserved for science fiction movies, mounting sources of stress in modern life have been taking their toll and impacting our emotional and physical health and wellbeing.  It’s well understood that management of stress is not…

Mindful Skincare: How Stress Impacts Skin Vitality

Whenever the skin is acting up, the first line of thought for most people is to switch up their skincare routine. Skincare products and routines impact the skin’s wellbeing, but skin wellness goes beyond the surface. Your skin reflects how you feel inside. If you’re embarrassed, your cheeks flush pink, whenever you’re angry or scared, your face becomes pale, and if you’re truly happy, you glow.  If you’re stressed, anyone can tell. The crazy breakouts,…

Patchy Skin Pigment: A Lingering Souvenir of Biological Stress

Worried about the dark uneven patches that your skin has been collecting over the years? Tired of your skin looking dull and haggard? If your answer to either or both questions is yes, then you are probably dealing with hyperpigmentation.  Although it may not provide any relief, at least know you’re not alone. Pigmentation concerns are so prevalent that the market value for their treatments is expected to hit nearly $8.5 Billion  $8,489 million by 2024.…

The Therapeutic Properties of Rose Quartz

Contributor: Elizabeth Thibaudeau Across the skincare community, gemstone rollers abound—jade, amethyst, and rose quartz have exploded in popularity in recent years, each promising healing, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Rose quartz, in particular, is a gemstone traditionally associated with tenderness, healing, and comfort. For those who practice yoga or meditation, rose quartz connects to the Heart Chakra. Attached to rose quartz’s soft pink color is feminine energy, promising nourishment and compassion to those who encounter this…

The Perks (Literally!) of Lymphatic Massage

Contributor: Dr. Ritu Chopra, Co-Founder of Solvasa Most of us have experienced days where, waking up after a long night of work, celebrating, or binge-watching Tiger King for the third time, our skin looks as tired as we feel. Under eye bags, a puffy face, a dull complexion, and even breakouts can result from a variety of factors. One potential culprit that you may not be familiar with is referred to as lymphatic stagnation.  While…

Your Skin Unmasked

Contributor: Lori Bush and Dr. Ritu Chopra, Co-Founders of Solvasa Across the country and around the world, we’re all doing our best to stay safe and to do our part to keep others safe. And as the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. As a result of our efforts to prevent the spread of infection, we’re seeing a number of skin concerns that are side effects of stress and of wearing PPE masks.  A…

The CBD Gold Rush: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth for Skin Care – What We Know and What We Don’t

Contributor: Lori Bush and Dr. Ritu Chopra, Co-Founders of Solvasa CBD is touted as one of the fastest-growing industries in consumer health and beauty.But when it comes to skincare, is CBD a breakthrough or a faddish ingredient du jour? The short answer: too soon to tell If the rate of new CBD brands coming to market has your head spinning, you’re notalone. CBD is short for cannabidiol and is one of approximately 130 cannabinoids thathave…

5 Steps to a Beautifying Bath Ritual

Treating yourself to a relaxing and luxurious bath every now and then can be a great way to de-stress and decompress after a long day or week.  Cleopatra was known for taking soothing milk baths regularly and the idea of bathing rituals dates back thousands of years. In Europe, bathing became a go-to routine using the therapeutic properties of salt water. Here are five steps to turning your baths into a beautifying routine: #1: Fill…