Coconuts are one of the greatest gifts on the planet. Coconut oil has been used as a food and medicine since the dawn of history. Ayurverda (the medicine of India) and the medicinal systems of Polynesia have long advocated its therapeutic and cosmetic properties.
Unlike the high calorie, cholesterol-soaked, long-chain, saturated animal fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut oil is a raw saturated fat containing mostly medium-chain fatty acids that our body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly. By weight, coconut oil has less calories than any other fat source. (more…) read more →
Did you know that connecting with your feminine side on a daily basis can actually make your life easier, more enjoyable and more productive? Now, this is something you might have never heard of…it is so true!
In our busy lives nowadays, priorities have changed big time for us women. Most of us run out the door in the morning, without even thinking too much, only focusing in the full day that awaits us. I started noticing this phenomenon in the beginning of my career as a skin therapist in New York City, when my clients complained about their skin was breaking out, they felt exhausted and some could not even look at themselves in the mirror or be bothered to even think about taking care of themselves
Rose Water is one of my favorite skin care products, mostly because it reminds me of my grandmother when she used to spray it all over her face as her own skin care regime. Also because of its soothing effects on my skin and the scent of Rose Water makes me connect with my feminine. I love to apply it every time after I wash my face and it even helps my moisturizer to penetrate deeper into my skin!
Fall can play some funny tricks on your skin with its winds and chilly weather. But you can give your skin a treat by using the perfect ingredient of the season, pumpkin, to reveal radiant new skin underneath.
I feel that we can take this topic to the grave and still hear controversies about it. As a teenager and having Mediterranean skin, thanks mostly to my Italian background, I know what it feels to come up with the conclusion that oil is your worst enemy. You might have read in some of my past articles when I tell the story of me using rubbing alcohol with a cotton round on my forehead to make my pimples go away, only to end up with a shinny face right after….whatz?
If only I knew then what I know now….it would’ve saved me a lot of embarrassing pictures, it also would have saved me tons of “pesos” (Argentine currency) in makeup and dermatologists and I would have gone outside more feeling confident and enjoying life. If that would have happened I probably would have not been writing this article today. (more…) read more →