New Year’s resolutions refresh

If you made resolutions for 2017 and you’ve already ditched them, you’re not alone.  According to StatisticBrain’s January 1, 2017 survey, one month into the new year over 41% of people have failed to maintain their new year’s resolutions [1].  If you’re one of the people who made that statistic a reality, that’s okay. You…

Autumn Survival Kit #1 – Don’t ditch the sunscreen just yet!

I adore the fall!  The weather turns cooler and wetter. The trees begin to put on a color show.  The harsh glare of summer sun gets replaced with soft diffused yellow light.  The sun gets up later and goes to bed earlier which encourages me to do the same.  The extra rest will help me…

Summer Survival Kit: #3 – Green Tea

Green tea contains certain components that do good by your skin!  Camellia Sinensis has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Clinical experiments have shown that the components in green tea could stimulate aged skin cells to renew cell division and resulted in an increase in elastin, a substance that gives elasticity to the skin and reduces…

Summer Survival Kit: #2 – Sunglasses

What do cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis have in common?  They are all forms of eye damage linked to extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays.  When outside (in the sun or in the shade) you need a good pair of sunglasses in your summer survival kit to protect your eyes. Good…

Summer Survival Kit: #1 – A Water Bottle

The first item to put in your summer survival kit is a water bottle.  Half of your body weight is water which tells you how important this substance is to your very existence! Every cell, tissue and organ in your body relies on water to function correctly.  In hot weather, you lose water even faster…

The ABC’s of Sun Safety

Summer is just around the corner.  As we break out the shorts, tank tops and swim suits, the uniform of the season, we need take key steps to stay safe in the sun. I call these the ABC’s of sun safety. Today we’ll explore A – APPLY CORRECTLY. For sunscreen to be effective it must…