We’ve all heard the phrase, “there’s more to beauty than meets the eye.” Yet in today’s world, it can be hard to remember that among a standard of unachievable perfection being promoted on TV and social media. The Beauty Construct is a podcast showcasing stories and strategies for finding beauty through wellness, resilience, and empowerment – because true beauty is integrative beauty that comes from caring for our complete selves. Join entertainment reporter and Emmy Award winner Brandi Williams as she unpacks the beauty of being the best version of yourself. Every episode, she’ll be joined by experts in health, wellness, skincare, mindfulness, business, and more as they re-define the construct of beauty to one that is a byproduct of happiness. Presented by Solvasa.

 

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Contributor: Solvasa Co-Founder & CEO, Lori Bush One breast. Two breasts. No breasts. New Breasts.   As October comes to a close, so does National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a survivor, I am personally grateful for the annual month-long spotlight; there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I am healthy and thriving today as a result of the incredible progress that has been made since the advent of BCAM in 1985.  But for
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
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
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,
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.
Could worrying about looking old actually make you look older? The short answer is yes. The good news is that premature facial aging is a process we can thankfully control. How? By getting at the root causes. While there are many variables in play, one predominant cause of facial aging is facial tension. Surprised? That’s because facial tension is a rarely discussed topic. So we want to help unpack all you need to know about
Tightness in your lower back, an ache in your shoulder, that knot in your neck that won’t go away—muscle tension is a familiar sensation to most of us. Are you unconsciously clenching your jaw right now? Is your tongue stuck on the roof of your mouth?  Most muscle tension stems from two sources: stress and positioning. Holding our bodies in one position for long periods of time—sitting in a chair at the office, bending over
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
Contributor: Elizabeth Thibaudeau We all have worries. In fact, it’s probably one of the few guarantees in life that we will worry over something. The act of worrying isn’t always a bad thing, however, as most of us worry because we care. We stress over situations, people, and possibilities that are meaningful to us. In some ways, stress helps us tune into the most important areas in our lives.  But stress becomes a problem when
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