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This Fall Soften Your Skin With Facial Oil

As the air gets a bit crisper and the skies a little grayer, remember to protect your skin from the changing temperatures. Cold winds and temperature drops along with drier…

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Protect Your Skin 365 Days a Year

It’s important to protect your skin from sun damage 365 days a year. No matter whether the sun is shining or it’s hiding behind the clouds, its rays can damage…

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4 Tips for Soothing Your Skin After Too Much Sun

We all want to protect our skin, but when the weather is burning hot even being out in the sun for any period of time can really take its toll.…

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This Daily Routine Will Keep Your Feet Happy and Healthy

Sometimes we take our feet for granted and it’s not until after they start to ache that we realize how much they carry us through our runs. For those that…

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Here's Why You Need This Summer Skin Detox

Been out in the sun a little too much lately? Does your skin feel dry, ruddy, or uneven? No worries, we’re here to help. This summer skin detox will put…

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Do You Really Need to Get a Facial?

Facials aren’t just a relaxing luxurious experience, they’re also good for your skin. Think of them as a detox for all the junk that builds up in and on top…

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Here’s How to Wear Sunblock Without Looking Greasy

Here’s the thing: in order to protect yourself from sun damage, you need to wear sunblock all the time. And while moisturizers with built in SPF are convenient, they can…

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How to Maintain Your Skincare Routine While Traveling

The key to good skin is maintaining a healthy skincare regimen. And while it’s relatively simple to take care of your skin at home, staying in a routine is more…

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Skincare Tips to Leave the Gym Looking Refreshed

Getting in a workout first thing in the morning makes the day that much better. Whether you go for a run, hit up a power yoga class, or get in…

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Don’t Miss Out on the Latest in Skincare Advice!

Zax Health provides readers with the latest in skincare advice from our experts, and the best part: it’s free. All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter…

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How to Correct Skin Damage

Aging, lack of sleep, and years of fun in the sun can do damage to your skin. Dark spots, wrinkles, and under eye circles can make your skin look older…

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How To Stay in Shape When You’re Not Training for a Race

Races are great because they give you motivation to train and stay in shape. But you don’t have to be training to stay fit. Loosen the reigns on your running…

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How to Keep Runner’s Feet Active During the Winter Months

The frosty winter weather can take a toll on your running routine. Especially when icy conditions and blustery temperatures make stepping outside unappealing. But don't worry, there are a number…

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Pamper Dry Winter Skin: 6 Tips for Washing and Moisturizing

Cold weather and low humidity cause drier air and as a result, it can suck the moisture out of your skin. But with a little extra care, you can maintain…

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How to Do a Facial at Home and Get Salon Quality Results

Facials provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to turn back the clock. But at the same time, spa facials can be very expensive. So if you don’t want…

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Do Self Heating Facial Masks Actually Work?

Self heating masks create what’s called an "exothermic" or thermal reaction on the skin. It’s a chemical reaction, usually between water and magnesium sulfate, that causes the ingredients to heat…

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How to Prevent Winter Running Injuries

It’s hard enough to find motivation to run in the winter time. But even if you don’t feel like hitting the pavement, winter is a great time of year to…

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Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Skin?

We’re increasingly addicted to our smartphones, making it more and more difficult for us to unplug. And while the societal impacts of such an addiction aren’t yet clear, we do know…

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Should You Put Probiotics on Your Face?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria or yeast that aid with digestion by reducing gut inflammation and restoring the lining of the intestine. While probiotics are good for your digestive health, they’re…

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3 Tips For Disguising Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As you age, you may start to notice fine lines and wrinkles starting to appear around the eyes, lips, and forehead. But with a few simple tips, you can disguise these…

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How to Use Body Oil to Banish Winter Dry Skin

During the colder months when dry skin sets in body oil can be a great alternative to thicker moisturizing lotions. Body oils are often lighter and easier to rub in…

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5 Tips for Fall and Winter Foot Care

Just because your feet are hiding out in boots, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a little TLC. Your feet hold you up each and every day so taking care of…

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5 Fall Superfoods that Stave off Wrinkles

Fall is here with all its crisp, colorful glory and with it a whole new slew of seasonal superfoods. Instead of cucumber, watermelon, and sweet corn, we welcome squash, pears,…

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5 Tips to Brighten Tired Eyes

Some nights you just don’t get enough sleep. Maybe you’ve been stressed with work or personal matters or maybe there’s just not enough time in the day. Whatever the reason,…

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Building a Perfect Skincare Routine

Taking good care of your skin is all about a routine. Daily maintenance is the key and it’s a commitment worth making. The better daily care you take of your…

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4 Must Have Running Accessories

Running is so much more fun when you have the right gear. Not only do you look and feel your best, when you’re properly equipped, you’re less likely to deal…

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It’s the Season of Contact Sports, Here’s How to Heal a Bruise Quickly

From football to rugby and hockey to skating, it’s the season of contact sports. And while team sports are tons of fun and a great alternative for staying fit, they…

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4 Tips For Transitioning Your Run from Summer to Fall

Fall is here and it’s a fabulous time to hit the pavement. But as we move into the cool, crisp, and less humid weather of Fall, you may need to…

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3 Tips for Hydrating Your Skin Without Water

Keeping your skin hydrated is super important. While drinking tons of water is certainly important for maintaining that glorious summer glow, you may also want to try these hydrating skin…

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Try a Natural Pedicure

Just because summer is almost over doesn't mean that you should let your tootsies get gross. Especially considering that sandal season is still in full swing. It's the perfect time…

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Maintain Your Tan into the Fall: 5 Tips for Applying Self Tanner

One of the easiest ways to avoid hyperpigmentation or brown spots on your skin, is by staying out of the sun. Or if you do decide to venture out, wear…

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How to Reduce the Stress That Causes Wrinkles

Research has shown that chronic stress can cause aging and the wrinkles that go along with it. One study showed that telomeres (the end of chromosomes that shorten as you…

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5 Healthy Foods To Fuel Your Run

It’s that time of year again -- time to hit the pavement. The warm weather is a sign that running reason is in full swing. And while the warmer weather…

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3 Bad Habits That Can Cause Hyperpigmentation

We all want an even skin tone because flawless skin makes you look younger. But as you age the likelihood that brown spots will begin to appear on your skin…

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How to Cover Up a Facial Bruise

Bruises can be a real eye sore. First, the bruise turns reddish as the blood appears under the skin. Then after a few days the color changes to blue, purple,…

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4 Tips For Getting Over the Running Injury Plateau

It’s the peak of running season and all you want to do is hit the pavement, but of course, you’re plagued with an unexpected injury. No matter the variety of…

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4 Ways to Slow Aging Around Your Eyes

The delicate skin around your eyes is often the first part of your face to show the impacts of aging. Protecting this sensitive part of the face is really important…

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4 of the Best Natural Ingredients to Turn Back the Clock

When it comes to turning back the clock, you don’t always need harsh chemicals and plastic surgery. Potent natural ingredients can tighten skin, reduce fine lines, minimize hyperpigmentation, and the…

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Try This Summer Hydration Mask

Summer can deplete your skin of moisture. I've written before that in the summer time hydration is so important. The sun coupled with the hot weather drains your skin of…

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What’s a Face Serum and How Do You Apply It?

Face serums are more concentrated than moisturizers and they penetrate deep into your skin. Plus they’re easily absorbed. Face serums can treat a host of skin issues including wrinkles, fine…

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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Wrinkles?

In recent years, drinking alcohol in moderation has been shown to have some positive health outcomes. Red wine especially contains antioxidants and is good for cardiovascular health. But at the…

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4 Essential Moisturizers In Every Good Skincare Routine

Being a minimalist is a good thing when it comes to your skincare routine. After all, too many products can be pricey and they may even cause your skin to…

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Non-Surgery Spa Treatments That Drastically Reduce Aging

As you age, a facial routine is a necessity, and while great at-home treatments like Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream and Zax's Dark Circle Cream are important for reducing aging, a number…

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4 Tips to Reverse Sun Damage

When you were young you didn’t realize the damage that the sun could do to your skin, but all these years later you wish that you had taken better care…

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4 Skin-Friendly Ways To Start Your Day Sans Coffee

In the summer time especially, coffee can deplete your skin’s natural hydration. While we all want that morning boost that coffee provides, dehydration and that afternoon crash can be a…

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5 Tips for Full Body Exfoliation

Regular skin exfoliation is the best way to remove dead skin cells and bring young, fresh skin cells to the surface. Removing dead skin cells should be a regular part…

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Applying Sunscreen

We all know we need sunscreen. Not only does it protect us from skin cancer, it protects against overall sun damage. And as you age you can tell those that…

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5 Fabulous Summer Skincare Tips

Summer comes with a whole new set of skincare tips. It’s about protecting your skin from sun damage and keeping cool. The sun can really take it out of you…

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It’s National Sun Awareness Week - Protect Your Skin From the Sun

National Sun Awareness Week takes places from June 1-June 7, 2015. The event has been put on by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) every year since 1989 to remind us…

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How to Get Rid of Scars Naturally

Are you tired of seeing that same old scar discoloring your skin? Does your scar make you feel self conscious? Scars don’t have to be permanent and you don’t always…

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How to Keep Your Feet Pain-Free This Summer

It’s the season to show off your tootsies. In the summertime, you’re less likely to cover your feet and more likely to walk around with bare feet. You’re also likely…

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Does Your Daily Moisturizer With SPF Provide Enough Sun Protection?

Most of us have added a daily moisturizer with SPF to our skincare regimen in an effort to protect our skin from sun damage. But how much protection do these…

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Pedicure Safety: How to Protect Yourself at the Nail Salon

It’s that time of year again -- time to pamper your toes. From flip flops to sandals to bare feet, it’s the season to show off your toes. Everyone loves…

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It’s National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to make sure you’re properly protecting your skin from the sun. As the weather gets warmer, the sun gets hotter…

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Grandma’s Advice For Great Skincare

My grandmother died at age 92 and with barely a wrinkle on her face. It’s partially genetic but she also knew how to take care of her skin. Some advice…

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Are You Removing Your Makeup Properly?

Women with great skin often have one trait in common--they’re vigilant about makeup removal. At night, they would never fall asleep without properly removing makeup and other residue from their…

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4 Tips For Banning Blotchy Skin

Blotchy skin can make you feel self conscious. It can happen throughout the year for a variety of reasons. But you can take daily steps to ban blotchy skin. Not…

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Why Vitamin C is Good For Your Skin and How to Get Enough

Vitamin C plays an important role in the health of your skin. Young skin is full of vitamin C but as you age, the amount of the nutrient in your…

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Hydration and Your Skin: The Benefits of Drinking Water

Making sure you drink enough water each day, about 8-10 glasses, is truly beneficial for your skin. Hydration is what keeps your skin looking younger, especially as you age. Your skin…

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4 Beauty Mistakes You’re Making in the Shower

You likely shower nearly everyday so it’s important that your washing routine isn’t problematic for your skin. You may unknowingly be drying out or irritating your skin while you’re bathing.…

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5 Ideal Beauty Detox Foods

It’s that time of year again. As we come out of winter hibernation and get ready for spring, it's the perfect time to detox. Just in time for bathing suit…

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How to Protect Your Skin While You Sleep

Have you ever noticed that when you wake up in the morning you’re thirsty, your lips are chap, and your skin seems dull? That’s because you lose a lot of…

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It’s Time For a Total Skin Detox

Sometimes you can just feel it. Build up on your skin is weighing you down. Maybe you forgot to take your makeup off the day before or maybe you’ve been…

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What’s Toner and Do You Need to Use It?

With all the facial products on the market today, it’s easy for toner to get overlooked. But toner can be a great addition to your beauty routine. Toner is usually…

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Try These Home Remedies For Dry Skin

Dry skin is a side effect of winter weather. Cold and dry air drain your skin of much needed moisture. While a heavy duty moisturizer is a necessity, a few…

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Get Your Feet Ready For Running Season

It’s getting warmer outside and that means that running season is just around the corner. It’s time to get your feet ready to pound the pavement. It’s easy to disregard…

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How to Cover Under Eye Circles and Dark Spots With Makeup

Your eyes can be one of the first places to show your age. If you’re not sleeping, dark under eye circles can be another giveaway. Dark spots on your skin…

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Want Great Skin? 4 Rules Never To Be Broken

Great skin is partially genetic but there’s a lot more to it than that. Have you ever noticed siblings where one has great skin and the other doesn’t? It’s proof…

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How to Get That Subtle Glow in the Winter

The winter time can be so harsh on your skin. It can make your skin pale, ruddy, and dry. But you don’t have to travel to the Caribbean to get…

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5 Beauty Products You Should Consider Refrigerating

It might surprise you that some of your favorite beauty products could benefit from being refrigerated. While some may go rancid, others tend to work more effectively when they’re cooled…

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How to Apply Facial Moisturizer

Applying moisturizer seems easy enough. Just push some out of the bottle and then blanket your skin, right? Wrong. You may be putting it on wrong without even knowing it.…

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February is Heart Month: Here’s How to Protect Cardiovascular Health

February is Heart Month, an opportunity to bring attention to the importance of maintaining cardiovascular health. Want to protect your heart for years to come? Let’s take a closer look…

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4 Foods That Secretly Age You

We’ve talked about foods that make your skin glow and even a smoothie that makes you look vibrant. But what about the other side of the coin? What about foods…

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Avocado, a Natural Skin Brightener: Try This DIY Facial Mask

Avocados are incredibly nutritious, loaded with vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and healthy fats. Of course they taste great, that’s why we love them in guacamole, on…

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Benefits of Juicing: Is It Really Good For Your Skin?

Let's take a closer look at the benefits of juicing. Juicing is all the rage right now from prepackaged juices to DIY recipes, it’s everywhere. But are fresh juices worth all…

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5 Unexpected Facts About Dry Skin

Dry skin is the worst--flaky, scaly, and ruddy--and it can age you unnecessarily. It gets even drier in the winter time, when cold, dry air drains you of vibrancy. But you…

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What’s Dry Brushing and Is It Really Good For Your Skin?

Your skin is a complex system of nerves and glands and, in fact, it’s the largest organ in the body. Cell layers protect you from infection and enable your body…

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Are You a Victim of These Beauty Mistakes?

Sometimes we don’t even know that we’re making crucial beauty mistakes. But just knowing is half the battle. Take a look at this list of beauty mishaps and try to…

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What To Do About Windburn

There’s nothing worse than a vicious case of windburn after a day on the snow. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, hiking, or just playing in the front yard, windburn isn’t…

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Why Occasionally Taking a Break From Makeup is a Good Idea

Of course times in life require makeup especially if you know you’re going to run into people that you know. Some of us are more addicted to makeup than others…

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How to Choose the Best Facial Cleanser

Our faces go through a lot, from braving the elements of winter, spring, summer, and fall to enduring the many makeup products we experiment with on a daily basis. A…

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How to Get Your Beauty Sleep

When we have lack of sleep, we end up feeling and looking exhausted. Here are some tips to help you get your best beauty sleep: -Stay away from foods and…

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3 Relaxing DIY Beauty Treatments You Should Try Today

Natural beauty treatments are great because for starters, you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Not to mention that many natural beauty treatments are made with ingredients that…

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5 Tips For Radiant Skin In the New Year

We all go through periods of dull skin. The winter time can be particularly harsh because your skin can be pale and dry with patches of redness. But it doesn’t…

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What Are Liver Spots?

Contrary to the name, liver spots have absolutely nothing to do with your liver. Liver spots, also known as age spots or solar lentigenes are flat, tan, brown, or black…

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Why Healthy Fats Are So Good For Your Skin (And How to Get Them!)

Want to retain healthy skin? No matter your age fresh, radiant, glowing skin is at your finger tips. Diet is so important to beautiful skin, especially in the form of…

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Winter Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

It’s the season of warming foods. From root vegetables to hot beverages and everything in between, there’s a plethora of foods to keep us warm even if it’s cold outside.…

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Try This Festive Peppermint Clay Mask

Peppermint is a sign of the season. Candy canes, peppermint bark, peppermint brownies--so many of my favorite festive sweet treats contain it. But what if peppermint isn’t just sweet for…

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5 Daily Rituals That Reduce Aging

Good habits can do a lot to change the way you look and feel. The more good habits you include in your daily ritual, the better you'll be protected against…

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4 Weird Beauty Tricks That Actually Work

Sometimes your beauty routine just doesn’t cut it. Maybe your skin looks tired, ruddy or somehow not up to par or maybe you’ve got a beauty issue that needs to…

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Snow Birds Heading South - How To Protect Your Skin in the Winter Sun

It’s about that time of year. If you’re a snow bird, you’re likely in the process of, or you’ve already headed south. And who can blame you from leaving Canada…

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Get Ready for Cold and Flu Season

Flu season can be unpredictable and can vary from season to season. It can begin as early as October and continue all the way until May, though it normally peaks…

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4 Things That Should Never Go on Your Face

Just because something can go on other parts of your body doesn’t mean it should go on your face. The skin on our face is thinner and more prone to…

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5 Tips to Avoid Winter Dry Skin on Face

You may relish those rosy cheeks but the dry air of winter can also take its toll in the form of tight, dry, irritated, and inflamed skin. Untreated skin can…

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Parabens: What Are They and Why Should You Avoid Them?

Parabens are used to prevent bacteria and fungi from forming in personal care products like moisturizers, lipstick, foundation, concealer, soaps, shampoo, anti-wrinkle creams and other topical ointments. They’re an ester…

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Eye Cream: 4 Things You Need to Know

Skincare products are important for anti-aging--from cleansers to toners and moisturizers. But an eye cream is also an important aspect of your daily skincare regimen. What do you need to…

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How to Give Yourself a Facial Massage

Facial massage is simple and effective but yet it’s often under utilized in beauty routines. Like the rest of your body, facial muscles can tense as a result of stress…

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How to Start a Natural Anti-Aging Skin Routine

Call it what you will--fine line fighting skincare or an anti-aging skin routine--whatever the name, as you age your skincare routine becomes even more important. And most dermatologists agree on…

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Running Shoes to Avoid Foot Pain

When you were younger you may have gotten away with wearing running shoes that didn’t fit or were worn out, but as you age, you need the proper support from…

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Is Hyperpigmentation Caused By the Sun?

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment known as melanin. Solar lentigenes widely known as sun spots, age spots, and liver…

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5 Tips For Age-Defying Eyes

Your eyes are your windows to the world. But as you age they can lose their vibrancy. Under eye bags, dark circles, puffy eyes, and wrinkles can become more prominent.…

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What Causes Red Blotches On Face?

While makeup can temporarily hide red blotches on your face, getting to the bottom of skin unevenness is always the best option. What causes red blotches on face? Let’s take…

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An Awesome Green Smoothie Recipe For Beautiful Skin

Your diet has a lot to do with your skin. Loading your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables along with other plant-based foods can do a lot to give you…

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5 Tips for Glowing Skin

We all want glowing skin and a bright complexion. But overtime aging and sun damage can make your skin look dry, ruddy, and uneven. But you can impact your skin…

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Try This 7 Step Anti-Aging At Home Facial

Facials can be expensive but even still, they’re really important for skin maintenance. Facials allow you to relax, they increase circulation of blood under the skin, and they allow for…

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Stress and Anxiety: Do They Impact Your Skin?

The answer is yes, in a big way. When we’re stressed our bodies have a chemical response which can cause spikes in our hormones. This chemical response can make our…

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What is Morton’s Neuroma and How Should You Treat It?

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition centered around the ball of the foot. It’s most commonly found in the area between your third and fourth toe. It may feel…

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5 Tips For Relieving Achilles Tendinitis

The achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles--the gastrocnemius and soleus--to the back of the heel bone. When it’s under too much stress, it tightens and…

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6 Foods for Healthy Skin

It sounds cliche to say "you are what you eat" but the fact of the matter is, it’s true. What you put into your body can be as important as…

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Heel Spur Got You Down? Try a Natural Treatment

A heel spur is a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur protrusion can extend for as long as an inch. They…

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Operation Beautiful: 5 Grooming Mistakes We All Make

We all want to look our best but common beauty blunders can make us fall short. Luckily, correcting these common beauty mistakes is simple. Operation Beautiful: 5 Grooming Mistakes We…

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Anti Aging Supplements: 4 Skin-Friendly Vitamins That Reduce Wrinkles

A vitamin rich diet not only makes you feel good, it also helps you look good by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall skin…

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Shin Splints and Barefoot Running: What You Need to Know

In 2009, Christopher McDougall published Born to Run, a wildly popular ode to barefoot running and by 2011 the born to run trend had soared to new heights, becoming a…

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4 Causes of Facial Redness

Facial redness has a number of causes--whether a result of external conditions, an immune system response, or a chronic skin condition--finding the cause can help you find the cure. 4…

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3 Reasons Niacinamide is Awesome For Your Skin

Niacinamide is a form of B3 (niacin) that’s a potent antioxidant for your skin. It's found in yeast, meat, fish, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal grains usually in conjunction with…

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4 Unusual Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea and tea in general can improve your overall health and your skin’s overall appearance. In fact, it’s simply amazing how many beauty benefits are in such a simple…

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Natural Anti-Inflammatories That Are Good For Your Skin

Inflamed skin is painful, red, and irritated. That irritation can show up in a number of ways in the form of facial redness, acne, windburn, rosacea, or other skin conditions.…

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Proper Foot Care For Runners: What You Need To Know

Runners often disregard their feet--a part of the body that endures daily blunt force. Imagine, hitting the same part of your body over and over again until it’s battered and…

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Itchy Skin, Rosacea? 5 Tips for Soothing Sensitive Skin Naturally

Sensitive skin products can be found all over your drug store but what does the term really mean? Sensitive skin tends to get flushed, itchy, and inflamed easily. It’s largely…

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5 Natural Extracts That Are Great For Your Skin

An extract is made by extracting part of the raw material and as a result, extracts are often a more concentrated part of the whole. Extracts can be made from…

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Relieve Foot Pain: How to Give Yourself An Awesome Foot Massage

Whether you’re on your feet all day, you do a lot of walking, you’re a runner, or you're plagued with plantar fasciitis, sore feet can put a real damper on your…

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How to Avoid An Uneven Skin Tone

You were likely born with a nearly perfect complexion--soft, baby bright skin with few flaws. But as you age, accidents can leave scars and the sun can cause freckles, sun…

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5 Steps to a Luxurious At Home Pedicure

With warm weather approaching, it’s finally sandal season once again. Your feet are no longer allowed to hide in shoes, in fact, they're about to become the center of attention.…

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Dry Itchy Skin? 5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Summer

Summertime can drain your skin of hydration. High temperatures combined with more time spent outside can cause dry itchy skin and leave your skin looking dull and flaky. It can…

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Eat Your Sunscreen: 5 Healthy Foods That Fight Sun Damage

We think of sun damage as an external matter. In order to protect your skin from sun damage and the brown spots on face that result, you have to wear…

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4 Tips to Reduce Dark Bags Under Eyes As You Age

Dark circles or bags under eyes can be caused by a number of factors. Genetics often play a role in under eye discoloration and certain ethnicities including those of African…

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Rosacea: What Causes It and 4 Tips for Treating Facial Redness Naturally

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness. It can also cause small, red bumps on the skin. The exact cause is unknown but various theories exist. Blood vessels…

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Foot Problems Be Gone: 5 Ways Runners Can Pamper Their Feet

Our feet absorb more force when we’re running than any other part of our bodies. They can make running really tough if we don’t take proper care of them. If…

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Aloe Vera Benefits: 5 Great Uses for Nature's Moisturizer

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species that’s been used as an herbal remedy since the first century AD. Its leaves are a thick, fleshy, grey-green color and the plant…

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5 Steps to a Perfect Home Pedicure: Get Your Feet Ready For Sandals

It’s that time of year again--time to show off your tootsies. Spring and summer are sandal season, which means that your feet likely need a makeover. If you spent the…

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Dangers of Hydroquinone and 3 Natural Skin Lightening Alternatives

Hydroquinone, traditionally used in a number of skin lightening treatments, is considered highly hazardous to your health by the Environmental Working Group because of its toxicity. Specifically, it can cause…

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The 3 Step Daily Facial That Fades Dark Spots on Face

Dark spots on your face are caused by hyperpigmentation and the over production of melanin in the skin. But fading dark spots on your face is easier than you might think.…

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Got Severe Dry Skin? 4 Tips to Rehydrate From the Inside Out

Somedays your skin feels like a combination of sandpaper and leather. It’s not a pretty sight--flaking, cracking, peeling, and facial redness. It all comes down to staying hydrated so that…

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Is Caffeine Good For Your Skin?

Caffeine is the ingredient that gives coffee, soda, tea, and chocolate its amp. It’s been a tool for our sleep-deprived society since coffee reached North America during the Colonial Period.…

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Beauty Sleep: 5 Tips for Dealing With Sleeping Problems As You Age

As we age, it’s very normal to experience changes in sleep patterns. However, disturbed sleep, waking up tired everyday, and other insomnia symptoms are not a normal aspect of aging.…

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Say Goodbye to Facial Redness with These 6 Natural Remedies for Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic allergic condition where the skin develops areas of itchy, scaly skin. It can occur on most parts of the body and…

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How to Heal a Bruise Fast

Do you bruise easily? No one is bruise-proof unless you’re sealed up in bubble wrap. But you can keep a small bruise from turning into a larger bruise by taking…

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5 Ingredients That Fade Brown Spots on Face

Wrinkles. Gray hairs. Aches and pains. As we age, we learn to (gracefully) welcome some of the changes that naturally come with getting older. But, what about those we can…

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How Runners Can Reduce Foot Heel Pain

While the weather outside may make it seem like Spring is still a long ways off, running season will be in full bloom in just one short month. Here are…

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4 Tips to Get Rid of Brown Patches on Skin

Age spots can pop up on areas of the skin that are often exposed to the sun like your hands and feet and as a result of excess exposure to…

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Try These Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

Plantar fasciitis is caused by stress placed on the plantar fascia ligament, which causes small tears and inflammation. You’re more likely to have plantar fasciitis if you have foot arch…

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A Natural Approach to Tendonitis Treatment

Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the tendon, the thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Tendonitis is often caused by repetitive minor impact on an area, though it…

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Under Eye Bags As You Age? Not So Fast

While you may think that under eye bags are simply a side effect of aging, that just isn’t the case. The tissues under the eyes are already thin and fragile…

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What to Look For in a Dark Spot Corrector

Today, you’ll find a slew of dark spot correctors on the market all promising flawless skin. We all struggle with skin imperfections at one point or another. Sometimes our skin…

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Bruise Easily? 5 Tips For Healing Bruises Faster

We can all spot a bruise when it’s forming--the temporary discoloration on the skin that sometimes happens after an impact or injury. A bruise is caused when the blood vessels…

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5 Steps to Clear Red Spots on Face

The lighter your skin tone, the more likely you’re left with red spots when your skin is inflamed. There’s a difference between acne scars, which are often permanent, and hyper…

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3 Causes of Foot Heel Pain and How to Treat Them

Foot heel pain can become so intense that it's hard to stand on your own two feet. Foot heel pain, both front heel pain and back heel pain, can be…

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How to Lighten Brown Spots on Face Naturally

As we age, our skin is more prone to brown spots or other signs of uneven skin tone. Brown spots on the face are often called liver spots, but they…

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5 Common Causes of Under Eye Bags

Waking up with puffy eyes can create a rough start to an otherwise good day. Yet millions of people struggle with under eye bags; some experiencing it more frequently than…

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What Causes Bags Under the Eyes? And 5 Ways to Get Rid of Them

Under eye bags can appear for a host of reasons. Seasonal allergies, colds, and sinus infections can all lead to a build up of fluids, resulting in bags under the…

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7 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress And Feel More Youthful

As we head into the holiday season, the stress of juggling festive cocktail parties, shopping for loved ones, and family travel can really take a toll on us. Feeling run…

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Do You Need To Wear Sunscreen In The Winter?

In the summer, slathering on sunscreen is like second nature. Naturally, we associate the heat and increased outdoor time with sun damage, and take efforts to protect our skin. But,…

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Winter and Your Skin: 4 Tips to Deal with Wind Burn

While the sun is the most dangerous element when it comes to your skin, that doesn't mean that you should let your guard down during the winter. Harsh winter weather,…

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3 Benefits of Licorice Extract

For many of us, the thought of licorice conjures up images of twisted chewy ropes or playing Candy Land with the family. However, licorice is more than a sweet in…

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5 Ways to Avoid Looking Tired When You’re Sleep Deprived

Life can be busy--an extended work schedule, a mile long list of errands, and time for family and friends can often result in not getting enough sleep. But that doesn't…

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Why Do You Bruise So Easily?

What caused that unsightly bruise on your leg and why are bruises so much more prominent as you age? Bruising is actually very common and usually not something that should…

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4 Tips To Restore Your Body With Antioxidants

Do you know what antioxidants are? While most of us are familiar with the importance of a diet rich in antioxidants, they are often overlooked for the role they play…

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6 Ways to Heal Plantar Fasciitis

We often take our feet for granted until pain reminds us what an important part of the body they are. Plantar fasciitis, or pain near the arch or heel, is…

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5 Ways to Relieve Shin Splints (Running Addicts Listen Up!)

Running and exercise addicts can be the worst patients. Even when the pain of shin splints gets intense, all they can think about is hitting the pavement once again. But…

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7 Ways to Treat Age Spots Naturally

Age spots are flat, brown skin discolorations that take years to develop. They usually start occurring on people over age 40, especially those that have spent excessive time in the…

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Seven Tips To Protect Your Feet In High Heels

For centuries, women have braved the discomfort of high heels as a symbol of sophistication, social class, and feminine expression. Without shame, we’ve come to accept and cope with foot…

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Seven Ways to Heal Dry Skin Naturally

Itchy, flaky dry skin. Cracked dry lips. Rough elbows and hands. As the seasons and weather change, we often feel like our skin is being put through the ringer.  The…

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9 Natural Ways to Heal Sun Damaged Skin From the Inside Out

The sun is a beautiful thing, blanketing us with vitamin D and that warm summer glow. But you can have too much of a good thing. Too many days of…

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Seven Ways To Treat Dark Eye Circles Naturally

Under-eye circles reveal a lot more than how many hours of shuteye you got last night—they offer a window into what’s going on inside your body. Many assume this common…

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Use Natural Alternatives to Hydroquinone to Fade Age Spots

Dark spots, also known as age spots, liver spots or sun spots tend to appear on our skin as we age. The reason is simple. The older we get, the…

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Treating Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

   What are Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs?    Plantar Fasciitis is a common painful condition caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. Its…

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Bruising Easily from Blood Thinners

If you've had the misfortune of having a heart attack or stroke, you know the rehabilitation process is not easy, but you CAN do it. The good news is now…

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Free Sample - Treat Plantar Fasciitis Naturally!

Are you an athlete with plantar fasciitis or concerned about getting this tough to treat condition? Maybe your just getting a bit older and your feet are hurting you after…

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What people are saying about Zax's Original Heelspur Cream

We recently sent samples of Zax's Original Heelspur Cream to thousands of Canadians. Feedback continues to pour in! We are thrilled that thousands of Canadians are now getting heel and…

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