There is a holy-grail to achieving a flawless complexion, a healthy body weight, and a youthful appearance. This holy-grail involves cleaning up your act through body detoxification. Eliminating excess toxins from the body is fundamental to maintaining impeccable beauty and optimal health. Detoxing is beneficial for anyone because it is impossible to avoid the adverse effects of toxins. (more…)
We all want to know the beauty secrets of our favorite celebrities. Whenever I interview celebrities or celebrity stylists, I always make it a point to ask them what their favorite beauty tip is. (more…)
Pore strips are quick-fix to get rid of blackheads, however, they are not the best-fix. Blackheads are the result of the bacteria in clogged pores reacting to oxygen (a process called oxygenation). While pore strips can be effective at removing blackheads, they can damage delicate facial skin. (more…)
Proper sun protection is an essential part of our daily beauty regimen. But choose your sunscreen wisely. Most sunscreens on the market contain ingredients that can have adverse effects on your health. These ingredients can penetrate the skin barrier in relatively large amounts, and therefore, have side effects that are more than skin-deep. (more…)
Dining out at a restaurant does not have to mean abandoning your healthy eating habits. Avoid post-meal guilt by following simple guidelines. Have your cake and eat it too with these healthy tips for dining out. (more…)
Did you know that all makeup can actually be considered mineral makeup? The same mineral ingredients in mineral makeup are also found in traditional makeup. The difference is what mineral makeup does not contain. This includes synthetic ingredients such as preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, dyes, and fragrance. However, if you use mineral makeup, you may need a product upgrade for a reason that is more than skin-deep. (more…)
Consuming refined sugars (i.e., granulated sugar and high fructose corn syrup) can wreak havoc on our waistlines and overall health. But have you tried to completely avoid sugar? You quickly miss that spoonful of sugar in your coffee each morning and that slice of cake after dinner.
Many people turn to artificial sweeteners as a sugar substitute. However, artificial sweeteners are highly toxic to the body. Luckily, there are natural alternatives you can use to replace sugar that are healthier for your body. (more…)
It is a proven fact that milk does a body good. Loaded with calcium, protein, vitamin A, and vitamin D; drinking milk on a daily basis has many beautifying benefits. These benefits include healthy skin, strong teeth, and even weight loss as recent studies have shown. (more…)
Celebrate National Coffee Day with a special cup of joe that will have you feeling light on your feet. Coffee is generally regarded as unhealthy. It is a necessary evil to put some pep in your step each morning or just a guilty pleasure to soothe the senses. But contrary to the consensus, coffee can be as good for you as it is to you. (more…)
An often overlooked beauty secret is maintaining a balanced pH level inside the body. Your pH (potential of hydrogen) level measures the acid-alkaline balance within your body. (more…)
Beautify your diet by incorporating superfoods into your daily diet. Superfoods are foods that are nutritionally dense. Considering that most people do not get the recommended daily average of nutrition, adding superfoods into the diet is an effective way to provide your body the nutrition that it requires to function properly. (more…)
Taking a nice, long shower may be your first thought when you want to get fresh and clean. Well, think again. Studies show that our bodies absorb more toxic chlorine through the skin from just a 10 minute shower than from drinking 8 glasses of the same water. Due to chlorine being added to our municipal water supply; a hot, steamy shower makes for a highly toxic effect. (more…)
Water is definitely the number one beauty accessory. But do you know what the number two beauty accessory is? A safe, non-toxic water bottle to drink it from. (more…)
In love with a conditioner that leaves your hair silky smooth? Can’t live without a lotion that keeps your skin as soft as a baby’s bottom? Before you declare a beauty match made in heaven, take a look at the list of ingredients. If you find propylene glycol on the list, you may have a case of irreconcilable differences. (more…)
After a quick survey of my beauty products, I noticed they had a common denominator – shea butter. The products that have stood the test of time in my beauty regimen all contain shea butter. (more…)
Green is in! The latest trend within the beauty industry is using natural and environmentally friendly ingredients. More and more so-called natural products are popping up on the shelves. However, what you see is not always what you get.
You have to be a savvy consumer when shopping for healthy beauty products. Some products are labeled with buzz words such as “natural”, “organic”, and “botanical”; more so as a marketing ploy than a claim of its quality.
The best way to determine the quality and purity of your beauty products is to take a look at the ingredients. Here are five ingredients to avoid the next time you’re shopping for healthy beauty products:
1.) Parabens (used as a preservative, mimics estrogen hormone in the body)
2.) Propylene Glycol (used to give a product a silky texture, also used in antifreeze)
3.) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (used to create foam and suds, can cause skin irritations)
4.) p-Phenylenediamine (used in dyes including some hennas, can cause eczema and rashes)
5.) Artificial Fragrance (synthetic chemicals that can cause rashes, breakouts, and skin discoloration)
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It’s that time of year when some familiar phrases begin to go through your head…LOSE WEIGHT, EAT HEALTHIER, EXERCISE MORE. As we look to the start of a new year, it’s only natural to start looking at how we can improve ourselves.
Years of bad habits and poor choices catch up to us as we age. You suddenly notice yourself squinting to read fine print or your heart racing after climbing a flight of stairs. It’s a strange realization to see yourself aging. Thus, in an attempt to stop the madness, we list our proverbial New Years Resolutions.
From my experience, the best way to stop the madness is to start by cleaning house. It’s a known fact that we are exposed to toxins everyday in our environment. Day by day, the accumulation of these toxins wreak havoc on our bodies. This commonly results in excess weight gain and illnesses. Simply eating organically cannot eliminate the side effects of toxic overload.
Waiora, whose nutritional supplements have been doing my body good for years, offers a product specifically targeted to eliminate toxic overload. Natural Cellular Defense is an all natural product made from a mineral called zeolite. Natural Cellular Defense binds to toxins and heavy metals that have accumulated in the body and removes them.
Start your New Year by taking a toxic load off with Natural Cellular Defense. Cleaning house will literally allow the New You to shine through. CLICK HERE to learn more about Waiora’s Natural Cellular Defense. Also, remember to check out the Lilikoi Looks YouTube Channel for more healthy beauty tips. Happy New Year!
With summer in full blaze, it is a bit redundant to remind you of the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. Overexposure to the sun is the number one cause of extrinsic aging of the skin and it also greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Most of us answer to the sun by slathering on SPF everyday. However, there may be another step to take to ensure that you are protecting your skin properly. You may actually need to add a few things to your daily diet. Foods such as tomato paste and flavanoid rich cocoa have demonstrated that they specifically aid in protecting the skin from sun damage. Several clinical studies provide evidence that eating foods that are dense in antioxidants internally fortify the skin and increase its ability to become more tolerant to ultraviolet (UV) exposure.
Eating antioxidant rich foods will never replace the need for using sunscreen everyday. However, consuming antioxidant rich foods can take sun protection to a level that’s more than skin deep. To learn more about the clinical studies that have been done CLICK HERE.
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Refinement facial masks and purifying deep tissue massages typically do not render thoughts of dear old dad. However, if you’re still undecided on what to get dad this Father’s Day, you might as well do something completely out of the box. Gift him with a “beauty” treatment.
Spas are not just a girlie thing anymore. According to the International Spa Association, men account for nearly a third of all spagoers. As a result, an increasing number of spas and salons are offering treatments specifically catered to men. Women are not alone in their desire to maintain their physical appearance, age gracefully, and manage stress.
So, perhaps a mani/pedi appointment could offer dad some much needed pampering on his special day. To find a male inclined spa near you check out www.SpaFinder.com .
The Lilikoi Looks team would like to wish all of the hardworking dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.
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