Here Comes the Sun: How to Prepare (even in Portland)

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Don’t be fooled by cloudy days! Myths and tips about sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Many of us would never forget to pack sunscreen when going on a hot sunny hike, but protecting ourselves on a cool cloudy day never seems to cross our minds. Especially if you’re just running errands around town. Up to 80% of the UV …

Introducing Organic Detox Treatments for the Body

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As the largest organ in our body, we believe skin care is an important and vital way to aid the body’s detoxification process.  Root skincare combines holistic principles with the finest organic products to uncover your skin’s natural beauty and sustain its optimal health. VERA BOTANICA Austrian Moor Detox therapy for the body is a natural organic substance, thousands of …

Food Remedies

Your Skin Has No Secrets – Food Remedies

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Acne and other skin problems – ugh. Anyone who has ever had to deal with embarrassing, stubborn skin issues knows that it is no fun at all. Lots of time and money can be spent on cleansers, lotions, gels – but true, long-term treatment of skin issues usually lies elsewhere. What would you say if someone told you that your …

How to Care for your Skin in Winter

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We have it pretty easy here in the Northwest.  Temperatures drop below 30 only on rare occasions.  Occasionally, the wind blows hard enough to make you pull your scarf tight around your face.  Our skin doesn’t suffer quite as much during winter months as those poor Midwesterners shoveling piles of snow from their driveways, their skin tight, their lips threatening …

Summer Suncare

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Summer Skin Care Tips + Natural Sunscreen As much as you may love soaking up the summer sun, you are probably aware enough to know that the UV rays that you are also soaking up can be incredibly damaging to your skin. Sun is the number one reason for skin damage.   But, before you slather on just any old …

Do you really know what’s in your personal care products?

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Many people do not know that the FDA classifies personal care products, such as deodorants, shampoos, and skin care, but it does not regulate them.  Almost 80 years ago, the FDA granted self-regulation to the Cosmetics, Toiletries, and Fragrance Association, as scary as that is.  The direct result is that the industry is not held very accountable by anyone, and …

Deconstruct: Pause and Question What’s Going On and Into Your Body

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Maybe spring cleaning this year should include our lifestyle.  Our minds, like our homes, can get cluttered with old ideas, old emotions and old habits.  We weed our gardens regularly–why not ourselves?  Routine cleaning will sweep out energy that no longer serves you and let some positive growth in. +pause and question +rest your system with a seasonal cleanse +peel …

Skin Care for Teens

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When most of us were teenagers, we had more important things to think about than our skin care regimen.  Sure, we might have spent plenty of time in front of the mirror, but we weren’t necessarily dutifully cleansing, using a toner, moisturizing and peeling once a week.  Maybe you dipped into your mom’s products now and then.  But, if you …

Preventative Skin Care

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You’re only as old as you feel.  It’s true.  But, even if you feel young, your skin will eventually show signs of aging.  Lucky for you, it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin.  You can’t stop the aging process, but you can slow it down, prevent lines and wrinkles, and help your skin be the great …

Rejuvenation Acupuncture

The Facelift vs. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

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Wrinkles happen.  It’s inevitable.  Our histories of emotion and our days spent basking in summer sunshine eventually begin to show on our faces.  I’ve often admired the lines around an elder friend’s mouth and the creases at the corners of her eyes because I know the shadows there are evidence of a life well lived.  They paint a face like …