Holistic Health

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Your face and body are instruments that need to be tuned from time to time. We offer tips that will leave you feeling good while ensuring that your appearance sings the song that you want to be heard.


Saving Face

Oils  Oils are great for not only moisturizing, but cleansing. It sounds odd, but it’s true that
among chemical properties, “like dissolves like.” The most common types of oils used are castor
and olive oil. Apply these to your skin to dissolve impurities and use a hot washcloth to lift the oil from your skin. The combination of oil and steam will leave your skin cleansed and
revitalized.

Cucumber, oat and honey mask   These three ingredients have benefits outside of the kitchen. Mix all three together and massage anywhere to soak up oils, exfoliate, sooth, lighten and deep clean pores. The honey in this DIY mask will leave your skin moisturized, so you won’t need to use anything from a bottle once you’ve taken it off.

Pineapple  The perfect natural exfoliant. Cut small pieces, or create a puree with a food processor and apply it to your skin. Pineapples contain something called bromelain, which helps remove dead skin cells. This, in combination with the fruit’s acids, will leave your skin with a bright, new complexion.

Yogurt  Believe it or not, yogurt makes for an excellent natural cleanser. Rich in protein, lactic acid and fat, it helps detoxify and clean skin. You can mix it with lemon juice for scent, then apply it to skin to loosen dirt and makeup. 

 

Balancing Your Body

Acupuncture   

This traditional Chinese medicine is believed to correct the imbalance of energy, known as “qi,” by realigning the yin and yang in the body. 

Scientifically, it works by stimulating specific anatomic sites. It influences the activity of adenosine, an amino acid that becomes active in the skin after an injury to ease pain. 

Acupuncture helps correct emotional, digestive, physical and neurological disorders by increasing blood flow to certain parts of the body. 

Fitness rollers  

You may have heard some buzz about the fitness roller. These foam rollers are helpful for self-myofascial release, which is simply massaging an area to release muscle tightness. It is popular for providing a sort of deep tissue massage that you can do on
your own. 

Areas that need attention are easy to identify because they transfer pain, meaning that when pressure is applied in one area, it is felt in another. 

Although uncomfortable at times, myofascial release is the best way to heal and recover muscles, because it promotes normal blood flow, leading to full recovery and normal function.  

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