Quote by Paul Walker

“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.” – Paul...

Did You Know

Did you know asparagus is a natural diuretic that helps flush excess salt and liquid from your...

Quote by Buddha

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  –...

What is Dermaplaning and What Are the Benefits?

We all want more radiant skin that has an even, more youthful appearance.  If you visit a local dermatologist, spa or physician you will see that there are many anti-aging skin treatments to benefit a wide variety of skin types.  Some promise immediate results, some promise delayed results, some have downtime, some have no downtime, some are painful, some are not painful – there are so many skin treatments from which to choose!  One popular type of skin treatment may sound a little odd at first but offers a great deal of benefits – dermaplaning. While dermaplaning may be getting a lot of buzz right now it is actually been around for some time.  Dermaplaning uses a sharp blade (think surgical scalpel) to exfoliate your skin, remove dead skin cells and small hairs, leaving behind a smooth, glowing complexion.  If you get nervous at the sound of scalpel or sharp blade, don’t worry, the procedure is very gentle and is actually painless.  Dermaplaning is great because it offers benefits to any skin type.  Byrdie elaborates on the benefits of derma planing, “So what exactly does lightly scraping your skin with a scalpel accomplish? A lot, apparently. “Dermaplaning’s purpose is to give your skin an immediate exfoliation for a luminous glow that lasts a week,” Broumard says. “The benefits are dewy skin, faster cell turnover, and a smoother texture.” Physicians might recommend dermaplaning to anyone who is about to undergo a laser treatment or deep chemical peel, to allow the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. Plus, the light “shaving” motion gets rid of light facial hairs while...

What Are Daily Multivitamins and Should I Be Taking Them?

Most people take a daily multivitamin on the recommendation of their doctor but recent studies have reported conflicted findings about whether or not it is worth it to take a daily multivitamin.  There are many different multivitamins on the market from a variety of brands with an array of doses and specifically designed for different ages and stages of life.  Choosing the right multivitamin can be confusing and how do you actually know what you are getting in your multivitamin?  Additionally, if you lead a healthy lifestyle and eat a well-balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables that provide vitamins and minerals do you even need to take a multivitamin? There are not many studies conducted on multivitamins and of the ones that have been conducted, quite a few are inconclusive.  But, one thing that many agree on is that most people do not have a perfect diet where they get exactly the vitamins and minerals they need all the time.  While a multivitamin may not be a magic bullet, it could be the added boost to your health that you need.  Today describes why it is still a good idea to take a daily multivitamin, “Although it’s probably not going to help you live to 120, a multivitamin may help you live better — if your diet is less than stellar. “I take a … multivitamin every day as a little insurance policy,” said David Levitsky, a Cornell University professor of nutrition and psychology and also outspoken critic of supplement industry scams. While many experts disagree on the value of multivitamins, it’s important to look at all the...