Category Archives: health

How Exercise Benefits Your Skin

It’s no secret that exercise benefits you in numerous ways. Daily physical activity allows you to maintain a healthy weight, which also keeps your heart healthy. Exercise is mentally beneficial, as it causes the release of endorphins, which are your body’s feel-good chemicals. You can also add healthy skin to the long list of benefits that exercise affords you. Continue reading How Exercise Benefits Your Skin

How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

As the seasons change, most people tend to transition several aspects of their lives along with the shift. They change up their wardrobe, switch to lighter makeup and opt for brighter nail colors. They replace thick flannel blankets with light throws and switch out deep greens and reds for soft yellows and lavender. Yet, for all the changes people make, many fail to address one of the most important needs of all: The needs of their skin. Continue reading How To Transition Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Spring

Foods That Speed Up Your Body’s Aging Process

We get it — some of the tastiest foods are also some of the unhealthiest. While we have no qualms about indulging in some sugar-coated strawberries or deliciously greasy French fries, we also know that overindulgence can have negative consequences, one of which is sped-up aging. Before you go smothering your toast in butter or loading up a ballpark hotdog, think twice about how it will affect your body’s natural aging process, and consider swapping it out with an alternative instead. Continue reading Foods That Speed Up Your Body’s Aging Process

DIY Ingredients That Can Harm Your Skin Over Time

Once upon a time, Abraham Lincoln expressed these infinite words of wisdom: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Or did he? … Though we don’t know who really uttered this sentiment, what we do know is that these are wise words to live by, especially when it comes to skincare. Continue reading DIY Ingredients That Can Harm Your Skin Over Time

Does Salt Therapy Live up to its Claims?

Salt therapy is similar to the charcoal skincare craze in that it is not exactly new but it is currently very trendy. Salt rooms and spas are popping up all over the place, promising relief from respiratory ailments and common skin afflictions like eczema and psoriasis. Individual sessions are typically affordable for most people, averaging between $30 and $75 for a session, which may range from 20 minutes to a full hour. However, salt therapy “practitioners” recommend regular visits, meaning you could be paying more than $1500 per year if you adhere to a weekly schedule.

So, is it worth it? Does salt therapy really live up to its claims? Continue reading Does Salt Therapy Live up to its Claims?

Healthy Fats for Healthy Skin

For decades the medical community has been touting a low-fat diet for heart health. Over the years, their understanding of fats and the effect they have on our bodies has been refined, so we now know that it is primarily saturated fat, triglycerides and excess sugar (which your body converts to fat) that need to be avoided. Unfortunately, the latest medical knowledge is not so quickly relayed to or received by the masses. Consequently, Americans may be missing out on the health—and skin benefits—of essential fatty acids.

What Are “Healthy Fats”

The body needs fat as building blocks for various compounds and Continue reading Healthy Fats for Healthy Skin

4 Skin Benefits of Matcha

Green tea is largely considered a superfood because of all its health benefits. But not all green tea is created equal. While drinking traditionally steeped green tea can improve your health, concentrated matcha packs even more potent doses of green tea’s health-boosting compounds. And when it comes to skin health, here’s what matcha delivers: Continue reading 4 Skin Benefits of Matcha

How to Do a Skin Cancer Self-Check

The words “skin cancer” are scary because we often associate all skin cancer with the often-deadly melanoma. But, most skin cancers—even some melanomas—are curable when diagnosed and treated early. But since you likely only see your primary care provider once a year for an annual physical, it is up to you to identify any suspicious skin lesions that may need to be checked sooner by a medical professional.

What You Need for a Self-Check

Self-checks for skin lesions should be done Continue reading How to Do a Skin Cancer Self-Check

3 Classes of Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare Products

Hale Cosmeceuticals conducts our own research and development to stay on the cutting-edge of skincare. But where we apply proven science to formulate products that work without side effects or increasing health risks, some product manufacturers don’t. You need to read all your skincare product labels carefully. There are some types of ingredients that you need to avoid—for the good of your skin and your overall health. Continue reading 3 Classes of Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare Products