It’s happened, September is here and the days are shortening, will soon grow cooler, and the season to gather and harvest is upon us. Transitioning between seasons is a natural process, however it requires some adjustments both from our body and mind that we often take for granted but that impact more than we imagine on our overall wellness. This is particularly significant when switching from the warm weather and abundance of light in summer to the first chills and the longer nights in autumn.
Trees will soon begin to release that which they no longer need and nature will become quieter and turn inward. Some nickname this month Stresstember because of all of the changes that it brings, all around us. Summer holidays ending, darker skies, school beginning, leaves changing colors and falling… a somewhat abrupt end to the laid back days and a theme of busyness casts its shadow. Daily schedules get busier and many of us experience lack of sleep and overall feeling of fatigue and tension, due to our muscles tightening up and our heart rate increasing as a response to the external demands.
Squeaky clean skin is GOOD
NOT Squeaky clean disrupts the protective acid mantle and can make skin sensitive, itchy, red, possibly with breakouts. Be Gentle, Use Gentle
Hot Water is Good for Your Skin
Washing or showering in hot water actually removes oils and natural moisturizers from your skin. This can cause redness/dilated capillaries and leave skin dry and itchy.
Pores Open and Close
Pores do NOT open and close. Heat will soften the sebum in the pores making the pores look larger. Another reason to avoid heat.
Tanned Skin is Healthy Skin
NOT Skin tans in order to protect itself from the sun. Tanned skin simply means your skin has been injured
Indoor Tanning is Safer Than Being in the Sun
Same, or more UV/UVA damage as the sun-and faster! Just say No.
Sunscreen Lasts All Day
If you’re going to be outside for several hours, you should plan on reapplying sunscreen every 2-3 hours. Then Get Out of the Sun.
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Lack of sleep can make you cranky, foggy and lose focus. You might not be aware of the effects it may have on your sexual life, memory, health, appearance, or even on weight management.
You may be undermining all of your efforts even if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine but don't get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. And we're not overacting! Our health depends on sleep, but many of us don't get enough of it.
Here are 10 surprising and serious effects of what loss of sleep can do to your body.
Is there any part of your body that isn’t affected by menopause? You may be asking yourself that same question. Many women are familiar with some of the ways changing hormones affect your body and your life, but you may not know that changes in estrogen levels can have profound effects on your skin. During menopause, estrogen levels decline which can result in decreased elasticity. These changes may leave your skin feeling dry, thin, and droopy. Dr. Erica Kelly wants you to understand why these changes are happening and what you can do to lessen the effects.
Who needs sunscreen?
Everyone. Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
• FDA is now regulating sunscreens.
• All products will need to be Broad Spectrum covering both UVA and UVB rays along with SPF. All to be on front of bottle.
• All sunscreen with have expiration date on back
• All water resistance claims on front of label must tell time that will get SPF level of protection while swimming or sweating.
• Manufactures can't make claims of waterproof or sweatproof. They are not allowed to identify their products as sunblocks because none proof that the lotions can actually block sun
• Sunscreens with SPF 2-14 will be labeled with a warning. Any sunscreen with SPF less than 15 will only help prevent sunburn and not protect against skin cancer or early aging.
As we head towards the end of spring and into early summer, it’s a busy time for bees, yellow jackets, and other flying insects.
Bees spend springtime looking for new sources of nectar and pollen while also reproducing and finding new places to build hives. Wasps are out and about as well, looking for food and building new nests.
Bees, wasps, and hornets remain active at other times of the year as well - but due to their increased activity level, your chances of encountering flying insects while out and about increase during the spring and summer months.
For the most part, these insects avoid stinging humans whenever possible. However, stings do happen, normally when a person startles a bee or stumbles upon a wasp unexpectedly.
When you get stung, venom from the stinger is released into your body. As a result, your body is going to have some kind of reaction.
For most people, stings are painful, but are a brief annoyance – the pain from the sting starts to lessen after a few hours, even if it may take a couple of days to fully dissipate.
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH
A growing body of research supports the positive impact of massage therapy for relieving stress, anxiety, and depression.
In the United States, almost half of adults will experience a mental health challenge during their lifetime. A growing body of research is supporting the positive impact of massage therapy for relief of stress, anxiety, and depression. In fact, many studies indicate it can provide benefits similar to psychotherapy for certain conditions. Read on to learn more about the ways massage can improve mental health and well-being.
Massage Therapy Can Relieve Stress
Stress is prevalent in today’s fast-paced world and can negatively affect people’s health and well-being. Massage therapy has shown to significantly reduce stress on both physical and psychological levels. While massage therapists know from experience that massage reduces stress, there is also considerable research that validates our experience.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Calming Waters Massage
relocates to Yarmouth Port
Barbie Clemons, Licensed Massage Therapist, has relocated her business, Calming Waters Massage, to SBaba Spa, 710 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. SBaba Spa is a collaborative of several individually operated wellness business at the Fiddler’s Green Plaza.
Calming Waters Massage was established in December 2014 with the goal to understand your needs, work with you and have you feeling better by the time your session is over. Ultimately, Ms Clemons strives to give you the sense of wellbeing that will allow you more freedom to enjoy what you love doing with less pain, more energy, and more living!
After years of study and practice Barbie has mastered many effective styles and modalities of bodywork such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy; Thai Foot Massage; Comprehensive Foot Reflexology; Neuromuscular Massage in addition to Relaxing Swedish and Deep Tissue massage.
Visit www.CalmingWatersMassage.org for more information, to book your massage session call or text Barbie at 774-487-2611
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I’m writing to you with a cookbook recommendation that is informative and inspirational. Additionally, it is filled with beautiful photography that will inspire you. It’s called The Blue Zones Kitchen, 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner.
The book sets out to discover the secrets of those areas of the world which have the most people who live to be 100. The findings narrowed the search down to 5 areas which are: Sardinia, Italy, Okinawa, Japan, Nicoya, Costa Rica, Ikaria, Greece and lastly Loma Linda, CA. So, what are the secrets of the inhabitants of these beautiful places? Well, here is a synopsis of the top 11 reasons of what these areas have in common.
If you wear sunscreen daily, congratulations. You’re already ahead of the curve with your skincare routine. Along with washing your face and moisturizing, it is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the health of your skin over time.
Let’s move on to best sunscreen practices. Aside from wearing it every day, and ideally reapplying it every few hours when you’re outdoors, you’ve likely heard that sunscreen should always be applied as the very last step of your skincare routine. And while this is certainly true for mineral sunscreens, it turns out it’s not the best practice for chemical SPFs.
A QUICK PAUSE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MINERAL AND CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS...
Put simply, chemical sunscreens absorb into your skin, whereas physical sunscreens sit on top of it. More specifically, chemical sunscreens use ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate and avobenzone to create a chemical reaction (hence the name) that changes UV rays into heat that is then released from the skin. Physical sunscreens use ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to block UV rays from penetrating through your skin in the first place.For a chemical sunscreen to do its job properly, it needs to get into your skin—which is why the order of application is important here. When using a chemical sunscreen, it should go on before your moisturizer, so there isn't anything getting in the way of its absorption (i.e., ingredients from your moisturizer that could prevent or minimize absorption of the chemical blockers).
Prefer to use a mineral or physical sunscreen? Cool, proceed as usual and continue to apply them as the last step of your routine since they’re formulated to reflect light off the surface of your skin.
And if you really want to go the extra mile, we’d suggest topping things off with a cute summer hat for added protection.
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