With celiac disease and gluten-intolerance on the rise, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly prevalent. While many individuals understand the importance of removing foods that contain gluten ingredients or byproducts, few take the additional step of eliminating skincare, makeup and other products that contain gluten. Here are a few reasons why choosing gluten-free skincare is important.
Here is the thing...not all collagen is created equal. Especially when we are comparing animal collagen to human collagen. Fun fact: they aren’t the same. Concerns surrounding collagen supplements include additives and preservatives that can lead to inflammation, poor gut health and breakouts as well as poorly sourced animal products that can carry heavy metals, animal diseases and cause a multitude of health issues.
We see this ingredient on almost every label from shampoos, conditioners, other hair care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, body care products, candles, soaps, perfumes, etc, etc, etc! What many do not realize is that companies are able to hide harmful chemicals under the term “Fragrance”. Want to hear something shocking? The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) stated that, “Fragrance is the biggest cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis”. What does this mean? Rashes, rosacea, dryness, flakiness, redness, etc can all be caused or further irritated by products containing “Fragrance” as an ingredient
Hopefully, most of you are taking advantage of the amazing benefits of saunas and more specifically, infrared saunas. Many of our guests take advantage of our infrared sauna before treatments (it’s free with your treatment)! We love to see so many of you excited to use the sauna and want you to receive that maximum benefit possible. With that said, we have noticed many guests using cell phones and wearing smart watches while in the infrared sauna. We are here to explain why this is a BIG no, no!
By now we have all had the importance of sunscreen crammed in our heads enough that we understand we should be wearing it on a daily basis. Now that doctors and dermatologists are finally getting their patients to adhere to the strict sunscreen guidelines new concerns are arising. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested over 1,400 sunscreens and found that over 40% were potentially carcinogenic and despite our newfound respect for sunscreen and increased hours indoors skin cancer rates are actually rising by 4.2% annually!
Studies indicate that up to 75% of wine drinkers report adverse reactions to drinking wine. Despite these significantly high numbers there still seems to be a fair amount of confusion behind the cause of these negative reactions. Sulfites are often blamed for many of the frustrating symptoms , but what are they and are they the real culprit?
As the Holidays come to a close family and friends return home, the last remnants of decor are packed away and you finally have a second to stop and breathe again…The Holidays hopefully leave us with a new collection of beautiful memories to take with us into the next year. Unfortunately, they can often leave us with some other less enjoyable gifts: bloating, breakouts, weight gain, digestive issues and potentially a few grey hairs from all the stress.
Although many products may be labeled as “organic” or “all-natural” hidden chemicals are still prevalent in a huge number of our everyday, household products. Discover some of the most harmful chemicals that can be found in these products and the damage they can cause.