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14
MAY

What’s New? Nova Scotia Fisherman

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to present a premium brand of personal care products to our customers: Nova Scotia Fisherman.

Nova Scotia Fisherman offers a unique line of personal care products handmade in Nova Scotia, Canada. This superior all-natural brand creates soaps, lotions, lip products, body balms and much more.

The company was inspired to provide a 100% natural skin care line that is efficient but also environmentally friendly. Started as a small business, Nova Scotia Fisherman has grown and today the company has a complete line of body care products, made with only natural ingredients. In fact, Nova Scotia Fisherman uses an endless list of amazing skin rejuvenating properties of a special ingredient: Nova Scotia Sea Kelp. After discovering all of the amazing effects of this slippery ingredient, the company has decided to use it in everything.

Nova Scotia Fisherman doesn’t stop at great ingredients, a portion of every sale benefits the Nature Conservancy of Canada. For the founders and owners, it is important to create a quality product but it is also important to give back to this beautiful landscape they call home as well as providing quality employment in rural Nova Scotia. Working with Burnt out Solutions Inc ( BOSI) they employed a team of people who may have had barriers to regular employment and provide work orders for local adults. They began producing products that are healthier for their families, homes and environment. Inspired by their community, environment and the people they serve, Nova Scotia Fisherman works hard to produce a quality all natural line that doesn’t compromise on people or the environment.

You can save even more when you shop Nova Scotia Fisherman at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promotional code MAY15NEW15 to save 15% on all items of this new brand.


 
8
MAY

3 Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Protecting your skin from UV damage and sunburn is always important and using sunscreens is one of the best ways to do it. However, some products may contain ingredients you do not want to have it on your skin. Here’s a quick look at 3 toxic sunscreen ingredients to avoid:

Retinyl Palmitate

Derived from vitamin A, retinyl palmitate is an antioxidant often added to sunscreen products to improve performance against the effects of UV exposure and help reduce the signs of aging. However, this ingredient is known to produce destructive free radicals that are toxic to cells, damage DNA, and may lead to cancer. In fact, FDA studies have shown that retinyl palimitate may speed the development of malignant cells and skin tumors when applied to skin before sun exposure.

Oxybenzone

A common UV filter, oxybenzone is added to sunscreen products as a penetration enhancer. Keep in mind: the same way this ingredient helps the lotion to be more easily absorbed and increase protection, it also makes it easier for other chemicals to penetrate the skin. When oxybenzone is absorbed by your skin, it can cause an eczema-like allergic reaction that can spread beyond the exposed area and last long after you’re out of the sun.

Octinoxate

Just like oxybenzone, octinoxate is quickly absorbed by the skin and helps other ingredients to be absorbed more readily. One of the most common ingredients found in sunscreens with SPF, this dangereous ingredient is known to cause hormone disruption. Additionally, octinoxate may actually be a culprit for premature aging, as it produces menacing free radicals that can damage skin and cells.

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27
APR

Top 5 Amazing Uses for Honey

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Health Foods,Personal Care at 5:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Soothe Sore Throats and Coughs

Not surprise here as the combination of honey, lemon and hot tea is one of the best natural remedies for sore throats and coughs. As an effective cough suppressant, honey has properties to minimize sore throat and is a great option for children who suffer from night-time cough and upper respiratory tract infections.

Skin Moisturizer

Honey is an amazing moisturizer and can help improving your skin condition quite quickly. Honey is rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties, which can help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate. In fact, many anti-aging products contain honey in their formulas as it also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, keeping the skin well hydrated, and fresh.

Eye Care

Some people may not know but honey is also beneficial in the treatment of eye infection such as redness, itching of the eyes, conjunctivitis and other similar diseases. Honey used both internally and externally prevents glaucoma in its initial stage and research has suggested honey may be useful for prevention of cataract.

Acne Treatment

A simple trick can help you minimize pimples. Add a little bit of honey and place a band aid over it for about 30 minutes. This good old style, home treatment may surprise you. Honey contain amazing properties which can remove oil and dirt from the skin, two elements that causes acne. Honey has the ability to absorb impurities from the pores on the skin, as an ideal cleansing agent, and is also acts as a natural antiseptic, soothing and healing your skin.

Repair Damaged Hair

So many shampoos contain honey for a good reason. Honey is a great natural conditioner that can improve dry, damaged and dull-looking hair. It helps keep your hair clean, lustrous, healthy and shiny as well as helping retain moisture and get rid of dry, itchy flakes on your scalp.


 
12
APR

What’s New? Earthly Body

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of personal care products to our customers: Earthly Body.

Earthly Body is a respected, family-owned company that has been creating high-quality, natural skin and hair care products since 1994. Earthly Body is one of the first manufacturers of hemp-based natural body and skin care products. The company offers revolutionary hemp based products including hand and body lotions, shower gels, massage oil, and much more.

Earthly Body uses only natural ingredients with no mineral oil, dyes, sulfates, propylene glycol, phthalates or parabens. Earthly Body’s products are 100% Vegan, drug-free and cruelty-free. The company is also proud to say that it is listed on PETA’s coveted and highly regarded “No Test List.”

Earthly Body continues to grow and, as the demand grew larger for all products, this unique brand was expanded to not only include skin care but hair care as well (Marrakesh Hair Care). In July 2013, the company moved to a 50,000 square foot, solar powered facility in Chatsworth, CA. Earthly Body has become an industry leader in beauty, adult, and natural products, and is one of the preeminent manufacturers of hemp-based personal care, both in the US and internationally. The company’s collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and body care products, which are hemp-oil based and cruelty-free, have caught the eye of many media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazine.

You can save even more when you shop Earthly Body products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APRIL15NEW15 for an additional 15% off all products of this new brand.


 
6
APR

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Skin Problem

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Choosing the right oil for your skin issue can be difficult. Many of the common skin problems can be treated with natural products, particularly oils, but which one is the best, the most recommended for each and every skin issue? Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right oil for your skin type and issue.

Aging: Rosehip Oil

If you are looking for a natural alternative to slow down the aging process, rosehip oil is likely your best choice. Rosehip oil is truly an anti-aging elixir backed by clinical studies that confirm its effectiveness at promoting youthful skin and improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Eczema: Almond Oil

When you have eczema, the skin does not produce as many fats and oils and cannot retain water as it normally would. The result of this process is dry skin. Sweet almond oil is an excellent emollient and nourishes dry skin, and can be a great product to reduce the itching caused by eczema.

Acne: Jojoba Oil

If you are searching for a product that can help acne-prone skin, jojoba oil is the answer. According to Acne.org, jojoba oil is closer to the oil on human skin, sebum, than other vegetable oils, making it an ideal ingredient in skin products. Jojoba oil has proven anti-inflammatory properties which may be helpful for inflammatory conditions such as acne, This non-comedogenic liquid wax is often used for moisturizing, spot treating and cleansing acne-prone skin. Jojoba oil regulates oily skin by making the skin think that it has already produced enough oil.

Wounds, Skin Inflammation: Calendula Oil

Calendula oil has great anti-inflammatory and vulnerary action, making it helpful with stubborn wounds, inflammation, as well as ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, and related conditions. Additionally, calendula oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin as it soothes the area and reduces the pain.

Fungal Infections: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has become one of the most popular personal care products in recent years as this multi-use product can be applied to the skin to treat a variety of infections. However, treating fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis) is perhaps the most effective way to use tea tree oil as this product can efficiently reduce infection quickly.


 
27
MAR

What’s New? Via Nature

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brad of personal care products to our customers: Via Nature.

Via Nature combines cutting edge technology and the newest bioscience discoveries with natural ingredients to create products you and your loved ones can feel confident, safe, and beautiful using every day. The company understands what you feed your skin is as important as what you feed your body and your soul to create and maintain well-being.

Via Nature is the union of the best that science and nature have to offer. The company is proud to pair advanced scientific expertise with a deep respect and passion for natural ingredients to create a personal care line that fits with the environmentally and health-conscious lifestyle. Via Nature uses only sustainable and environment friendly resources and natural raw materials that meet premium body care standards.

Via Nature’s body care, facial care, hair care, essential oils and deodorant products are made from only the finest, natural ingredients to ensure the best results. All products are formulated to be seamlessly incorporated into your healthy daily practices. Via Nature believes that healthy, radiant skin is the basis of beauty and wellness. By developing good habits and using natural products, you can build a healthy foundation that will keep you and your skin happy for years to come.

Via Nature’s comprehensive line of natural products do not contain: Parabens, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, Artificial Fragrances, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Triclosan, EDTA, or Aluminum. The Via Nature choice is better beauty, health and well-being, living without harmful chemicals.

Click here to check out all Via Nature products at LuckyVitamin.com


 
20
MAR

Spring Beauty Sale – Fatal Attraction: Chemicals to avoid in your Cosmetics

Filed Under: Beauty,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Cosmetics have been popular products for years but this attraction to beauty products may be risky. Many products contain hazardous chemicals ingredients that can be dangerous to your health. Here’s a list of 7 chemicals to avoid in your cosmetics.

1. Parabens: commonly used in makeup and listed as methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl paraben, this toxic ingredient may interfere with hormone function and it has been associated with breast cancer. Found in nearly 90% of all products on the market, parabens are also used in lotions, scrubs, shampoos, and conditioners.

2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): used in cosmetics as a detergent, SLES can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer, as well as a variety of other issues such as eye irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, scalp scurf similar to dandruff, and allergic reactions. Additionally, SLS may damage liver, and affect the respiratory tract.

3. Petrolatum: avoid this particular ingredient at all costs. Used in make-up products, lip balm, lipstick, and skin care products, petrolatum is a mineral oil jelly used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin in a variety of moisturizers.  This chemical is derivative of petroleum and crude oil and it is known as an endocrine disruptor and a carcinogen. Healthy skin needs to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Instead, this chemical may suffocate the skin.

4. Triclosan: Found in many cosmetic products including anti-bacterial soap, shampoo, facial cleanser, toothpaste and deodorant, triclosan has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. However, this chemical is a known endocrine and thyroid disrupter.

5. Siloxanes (Cyclomethicone): these silicone-based compounds are used in cosmetics and facial treatments to soften, smooth, and moisten but it may interfere with hormone function, impair human fertility, and damage the liver.

6. Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs): these petroleum-based compounds that are widely used in cosmetics as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture-carriers. Commonly used as cosmetic cream bases, PEGs are easily absorbed through the skin and may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which can cause cancer, as well as lead, nickel and arsenic.

7. Mineral Oil: often used in beauty treatments products, mineral oil is a petroleum by-product which may clog the pores and interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. It may slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Its solvent properties are used on cleansers to remove oil-based.

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2
MAR

4 Great Uses for Beeswax

Filed Under: Beauty,Home,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Beeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax.

1. Skin Moisturizer

Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In fact, beeswax has the ability to lock in your skin’s natural moisture keeping the skin firm and plump, and the vitamins in beeswax can help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. This amazing product can also be applied to minor burns, skin cuts, scrapes, wounds, or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal. Beeswax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.

2. Hair Products

A variety of hair products contain beeswax as an ingredient for a good reason. Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. Beeswax not only moisturizes hair but it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Plus, beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth and is considered a great alternative product for those battling hair loss.

3. Lip Balm

One of the most popular uses for beeswax is lip balm products. Keep your lips moisturized with this natural protectant as beeswax acts as a layer of protection when applied to the lips, protecting the lips from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold, windy winter months.

4. Candles

Beeswax makes great natural candles and you can do it yourself too. Beeswax candles are free of toxic smoke and can spread the great, sweet smell of honey all around your home.


 
28
FEB

What’s New? MopTop

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: MopTop.

MopTop is a natural hair line designed to help tame dry, frizzy, color, chemically treated hair without build up but with ease, leaving hair soft and curls defined. The company creates products that are useful for all hair types with a quality buyers can trust. MopTop products are designed to free your hair from frizz and let your natural curls shine. If you have dry, frizzy, unruly, color treated or chemically treated hair, you are going to love this line.

MopTop products are carefully formulated from all-natural ingredients and contains no sulfates, no insoluble silicones, no waxes, and most important, no parabens. This unique line of curl-loving products work with your hair’s characteristics to bring out its natural beauty. Founded in 2005, MopTop has inspired millions to discover confidence and natural beauty. With years of industry experience and research, MopTop understands and supports all aspects of the hair care experience including branding, creative, manufacturing, distribution, education, motivation, and the customer experience.

MopTop products have been featured on “Good Morning America’s” website and a televised “Good Afternoon America” segment, in modern Salon, CosmoGirl, InStyle, Southlake Style, Living, and many other publications. Several products have won the NaturallyCurly.com Editors Choice for 2013 and 2014.

Additionally, MopTop has created a entire line of personal care products for kids called Fuzzy Duck. Click here to check all Fuzzy Duck products at Lucky Vitamin.com.

Save even more when you shop MopTop products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘FEB15NEW15′ at checkout for an additional 15% on all products of this new brand.


 
9
FEB

DIY – Homemade Hair Masks

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 2:42 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Hair dye, blow dryers and straighteners…oh my.

All three can help us achieve a gorgeous head of locks in the short term but oftentimes they can inflict a hefty price just below the surface, damaging our hair over the long haul. Here are a few safe, homemade masks derived from many ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. They can all help restore your hair and give it back the luster it’s been lacking. 

Moisturize:  Coconut oil & Essential Oils

This is a super simple solution for dry and brittle hair. Just apply two to three tablespoons of coconut oil (depending on the length of your hair). Next, add 6-12 drops of your favorite essential oils. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. A coconut oil mask can sometimes leave a residue. So, we recommend using a mixture of one egg and two tablespoons of water to rinse the conditioner. Leave this on your hair for ten minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Fortify: 1 Egg + 1/2 cup Milk + a squeeze of Lemon + 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Repair your hair from the inside out with this fortifying hair mask, perfect for boosting shine and strengthening your hair to the core. Egg will add a ton of vitamins A, D and E.  Olive oil will hydrate and the milk will give it the feel of silk. Lemon acts as a natural astringent that will eliminate excess oily buildup. Whisk all the ingredients together and massage into your scalp. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can do a final cleanse with a gentle shampoo.

Repair: Half avocado, 1 tsp Honey, 1 tsp Olive Oil

If you color your hair or use a lot of styling tools this mask is for you. Dry, damaged and lifeless hair will be brought back to life via the nourishing properties of avocado. Rich in antioxidants, this mask repairs so well that you won’t need to follow up with a conditioner. Cut and remove the pit form an avocado and blend together all of the above ingredients. If you notice that the mask is too thick, just add a splash of milk to help thin out its consistency. Apply to hair, starting from the roots to your ends. Cover with a cap and relax for at least 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.


 
5
FEB

3 Natural Hair Dyes That Won’t Damage Your Hair

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care,Women's Health at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Did you know that natural hair color products can actually deliver a superior result to your hair than conventional products? That’s right. Many natural hair dyes provide better results with less dry, over-processed hair as well as the great benefit of using a healthier product without ammonia and other dangerous chemical additives. Here’s a selection of 3 natural hair dyes that won’t damage you hair.

1. CoSaMo

CoSaMo offers a top-quality line of non-permanent hair color products which are MSDS certified and FDA approved and contain no-ammonia, no-peroxide and no PPD (p-Phenylenediamine). PPD is primarily used as a dye and is one of the “have to be avoided” ingredients. Short term exposure to high levels of p-phenylenediamine may cause severe dermatitis, eye irritation and tearing, asthma, gastritis, renal failure, vertigo, tremors, and convulsions. The majority of customers believe CoSaMo products work just as well if not better than regular hair color products.

2. Surya Brasil

Surya Brasil offers a unique line of natural cosmetic products to promote beauty and health. The company not only has products with assured natural ingredients, but it also abstains from using substances that are harmful to you or to the environment. Surya Brasil contains no lead, ammonia, PPD dyes, and any other chemicals.

3. Naturtint

Naturtint offers a premium line of natural hair coloring products featuring plant-based active ingredients. This unique permanent hair coloring works by using a three-step process without ammonia, parabens, silicones, paraffin, mineral oils, heavy metals, artificial fragrances, SLS, or formaldehyde derivatives. The active plant-based ingredients and the pH of the colorant cream help to open the external cuticle layer of the hair naturally. Next, the natural color of the hair is removed, and micro-pigments penetrate the deepest layers of the hair with the new color. Finally, the cuticle returns to its original position, trapping the colorants inside the hair to ensure that the new color won’t fade away.


 
4
FEB

The Truth about Triclosan

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Many people don’t really know what it is and some other people never even heard about it. We are talking about triclosan, a substance that has been all over the headlines as a potential dangerous ingredient used in personal care products.

Triclosan is a chlorinated phenolic bactericide which is added to products to fight bacteria, molds and yeasts and to prevent odor. This antibacterial additive is found in multiple personal hygiene products including toothpastes, soaps, deodorants, body-washes as well as children’s toys, footwear, cooking tools, and furniture.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) triclosan is not known to be hazardous to humans. In addition, the FDA states that there is not sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan at this time.

However, researchers have found intriguing and quite disturbing results from products which contain triclosan as it may bring some very serious side effects. Studies have definitively shown that triclosan does cause problems with the production of several hormones, including thyroid hormone, estrogen and testosterone. Some experts believe that there could be an increased risk of breast cancer when using triclosan, labeling this ingredient as a probable carcinogen.

Additionally, a new study has linked triclosan to liver damage as researchers believe that exposure to the ingredient was associated with liver fibrosis and cancer. It just adds more to its bad reputation as past research has linked it to heart issues and allergies in children. Even large companies such as Procter and Gamble and Avon are removing triclosan from their products. With so many great natural products available, you have no reason to take a chance with products which contain triclosan.


 
29
JAN

7 Habits for Younger Looking Skin

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Sleep

Better sleep can promote younger looking skin. Studies have found that cellular renewal of the skin is fastest at night, explaining the reason night creams work so well for many people. A quality night of 8-9 hours of sleep can definitely help your skin look better and younger.

Water

Drinking water is essential to promote a healthy, radiant, younger looking skin. If your skin is not getting enough water, the lack of hydration will cause dry, flaky skin. Dry skin has much less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.

Exercise

Studies have shown that regular exercise can actually reverse skin aging. As little as three hours a week of moderate physical activity can help improve both inner and outer layers of the skin.

Antioxidants

Dermatologists believe that antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and E can help decrease the risk of sun and environmental damage to the skin. Antioxidants are known to disarm wrinkle-causing free radicals resulting in less molecules that damage cells.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are loaded with beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant (see above). Spinach, kale, Swiss chard and others dark leafy greens also provide fiber, lutein and potassium, all important ingredients to promote glowing skin.

Alcohol

Alcohol’s effect on the skin can be significant as it steals the hydration, leaving your skin dry. Alcohol hinders the production of vasopressin, an anti-diuretic hormone, causing the kidneys to work extra hard to remove excess water. The result is dry skin, more likely to wrinkle and make you look older than you are.

Meditation

Some people say: if you feel younger, you look younger. Meditation is believed to slow down the aging process, consequently promoting better, healthy skin. So why not give meditation a try? There is no side effects and it can only bring benefits to your health.


 
23
JAN

What’s New? Sibu Seven

Filed Under: Personal Care,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Vegan products continue to grow in popularity across the country and, following this positive trend, we have great news for our customers. Lucky Vitamin is introducing a premium vegan brand of products to our site: Sibu Seven.

Sibu Seven offers a top-quality line of vegan products made from the Himalayan sea buckthorn berry. Known as the “beauty berry” across Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn contains over 190 bioactive compounds that restore, revitalize and protect youthful beauty. These hardy berries help nourish skin, hair, and nails with powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids, including the rare Omega 7, a key building block not only to healthy skin, hair, and nails but also aids digestion and may help you maintain a healthier weight.

Sibu Seven beauty features luxurious natural skin cleansers, moisturizes, and other topical treatments as well as dietary supplements that beautify and protect from the inside-out. Founded in 2003, the company has designed a variety of products based on this powerful holy fruit. All sea buckthorn berries used for the products are harvested from the most remote locations of the Himalayas, known to be a superior source of this fruit.

Also known as palmitoleic acid, omega 7 fatty acid can be found in animal and plant sources, including macadamia nuts and cold-water fish. However, sea buckthorn contains a much higher concentration of this valuable fatty acid, up to 40% as compared to 17% in macadamia nuts. While this omega has numerous skin and health benefits, it is also known for its ability to support a healthy weight, cardiovascular health, and gastro-intestinal health.

You can save even more when you shop Sibu Seven products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code JAN15NEW15 at checkout for an additional 15% all products of this new brand.


 
13
JAN

6 Effective Tips to Banish Cellulite

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care,Women's Health at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Did you know that cellulite can affect men and women of any body weight or size? Cellulite is the presence of toxic deposits of subcutaneous fat material and fibrous tissue that are not able to be eliminated, causing a dimpling effect on the skin. These deposits often occur on the thighs and hips of women but do happen to men too. There are many ways to treat cellulite, often done by techniques to break down these toxic body deposits and remove them out your body. Here, we present you 6 effective tips to banish cellulite.

1. Dry Brush: 

Dry brushing can help minimizing cellulite. Just use a dry body brush to scrub thighs and buttocks vigorously, promoting nutrients and removing toxins from the skin. Dry brushing promotes the tissue to swell hiding the uneven dimpling effect of cellulite. This is an easy-to-do, efficient treatment but only removes it temporarily, so you may have to do it as often as needed.

2. Coffee Scrub

Coffee can help too as caffeine is an excellent ingredient to treat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can make a homemade mix of olive oil and warm coffee grounds, creating a thick paste. Then, use it as a body scrub on areas that have cellulite, rubbing into problem areas to stimulate the blood flow. Massage vigorously for a few minutes then shower to wash it off.

3. Seaweed

Seaweed baths have been used in the Mediterranean for many years as it may help reduce the appearance of cellulite. An inexpensive home treatment, you just need to add four sheets of seaweed to your bath once a week to get the maximum benefit.

4. Stretching

Stretching and exercising are very effective ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine strength training, to improve the tone of muscle tissue, with regular high-intensity interval-training, to burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Stretch before and after exercise to promote better circulation, minimizing cellulite appearance on the skin.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be used as a cellulite massage oil treatment. The massage exfoliates the epidermis, stimulates blood flow and lymph circulation, and encourages the growth of new skin, factors which contribute to reducing the appearance of cellulite. Prepare the skin for the massage treatment by taking a hot shower, opening your pores. Then, vigorously brush the area affected by the cellulite in a circular motion to increase circulation and remove any dead skin that is preventing the body from absorbing the oil.

6. Healthy Eating

Many foods can help you battle cellulite including foods high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids such as fish and flaxseeds, food with unsaturated fats such as nuts, seeds, and avocados, as well as lean protein like chicken breast, and whole grains foods such as whole grain bread and cereals, brown rice, pasta, quinoa and barely. Fruits and vegetable are also helpful. Bananas and papaya are particularly effective in cellulite prevention due to their high potassium content. Fruits high in vitamin C such as oranges, berries and pineapple may boost collagen levels, a protein found in the connective tissues of the body, which may strengthen tissues and reduce appearance of cellulite. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach or kale, as well as asparagus can also fight cellulite. And of course, drink lots of water, the most important ingredient to banish cellulite.


 
 
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