For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Deborah interviewed radiologist Dr. Dana Bonaminio about her work in breast imaging, cancer and skin care, and how empowerment that comes from taking an active role in your own breast health.
The change of seasons affects us in so many ways, big and small. As the long, hot days of summer will give way to autumn, we return to routine schedules, shorter days, and more time spent indoors. The cooler winds bring with it a period of calm before the holiday storm, giving us the chance to restore balance. Autumn allows us to “fall into” ourselves, taking the time to regroup, refresh, and restore in mind, body, and spirit.
Skin is powerful. Its appearance can have profound emotional effects. I’ve heard it all: from teens missing school due to acne to people embarrassed by facial scarring or redness to “I can’t go out without my ‘face’ on.” I understand the stresses and despairs skin issues can cause. But everyone deserves to love the skin they’re in.
Paper or plastic? This simple question at the check out used to leave me paralyzed. Of course, now that we can bring our own bags, that debate is over. However, similar questions are just starting to come to light in the personal care/cosmetic industry. What should you avoid? What is toxic? How does it affect your health or the planet’s health? Do we seriously need to take a chemistry class to understand what is in our bottle of shampoo?
Are you convinced that your skin and body would benefit from a detox? Read on for sum solutions to get you started.
In a prior post, we introduced the idea of detoxing for better skin health. While most of us already know when we’ve been “overdoing” it in some form, this list can serve as a key to help determine if you need a detox:
If you listen, skin speaks. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and has a huge impact on your overall health. It deserves to be heard. A good way to tune in and hear is to wash half your body with one of Sumbody’s bar soaps and the other half with whatever other soap (bar or liquid) you’re currently using. Your skin doesn’t lie. It will tell you, but you have to pay attention.
In our previous posts about detox, we introduced the concept, shared some sure-fire signs that you need to detox, and offered sum solutions to common skincare and health problems that might require detox. Today, we’re pointing out the ingredients to look for when detoxing skin care: