Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Patch Test for Sensitive Skin

Some skin care products turn my face red (left)


Skin care products, especially those purchased from drug stores and department stores, often contain ingredients which can irritate people with sensitive skin (irritant contact dermatitis) or cause allergic reactions in an individual with an allergy to a specific ingredient (allergic contact dermatitis).

For those who either have sensitive skin or who have had a bad experience with skin care products in the past, a skin test before trying new products out is essential. Fortunately, a do-it-yourself skin test is free and easy to do at home.

1. Pick your testing area.

For testing body cremes, lotions, scrubs, soaps, oils, etc., testing is usually done on the inside of the wrist or inside of the elbow. Products for the face are usually tested on the jawline or right below the jawline instead of directly on the face.

2. Make sure the area is clean and free of other products.

3. Apply a small amount of the product to your testing area. Leave it on for 24 hours without wetting, washing or rubbing it off.

3. Monitor the spot to see if any irritation occurs in the form of rashes, swelling, soreness, redness or stinging on the spot.

4. If a reaction occurs, gently wash the product off with water and leave the spot alone until it clears up. If a more serious reaction occurs, see your doctor or dermatologist.

5. If no reaction occurs in 24 hours and you want to be extra careful, reapply the product on the same spot the next day and test for another 24 hours.

If no sign of reaction -- itching, redness or swelling occurs after 48 hours, the product should be safe for you to use.

You can also fax or email your doctor or dermatologist the list of ingredients for a 2nd opinion.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Surprising facts: Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away - Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



Surprising facts: Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away

The famous quote "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard’s Almanack" which ran from 1732 to 1758. Others claim it first appeared as "A Pembrokeshire Proverb" in 1866. Others believe the saying dates back to the seventeenth century appearing in John Ray’s proverb collection of 1670, while others point to ancient Rome as the source of the old saying.

Wherever the proverb originated, 21st century research has proven it true -- an apple a day really is exceptionally good for your health.

Article at: Surprising facts: Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 7 tips for healthy winter skin in the New Year - National Skin Care Examiner


Top 7 tips for healthy winter skin in the New Year

The New Year is upon us and that brings the coldest weather of the year to Nashville and other temperate climates. The days are shorter, the nights are longer and temperatures are dropping. Extreme low weather temperatures present special challenges to skin care and the need for added skin protection. Snow, ice, strong winds and the harsh winter climate can wreak havoc on the complexion, causing chapping, windburn, drying and flaking of the skin.

Article at Top 7 tips for healthy winter skin in the New Year - National Skin Care Examiner

Jessica Simpson to continue as Weight Watcher's spokesperson during pregnancy - Skin, Health, Beauty Examiner



Jessica Simpson to continue as Weight Watcher's spokesperson during pregnancy

Although Jessica Simpson will continue to be the official spokesman for Weight Watchers, during much of 2013 she will not be on the plan herself thanks to her pregnancy. Simpson confirmed her second pregnancy on Christmas Day.

Article at: Jessica Simpson to continue as Weight Watcher's spokesperson during pregnancy - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dr. Shapiro: New Year, New You - Meeting Your Weight Loss Resolution



Diet tips from Dr. Howard Shapiro, NYC-based weight loss specialist and NY Times bestselling author of Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss 30 Day Plan and the Picture Perfect Weight Loss series. Dr. Shapiro's past clients include then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Barbara Walters and Mariah Carey.


New Year, New You - Finally Meeting Your Weight Loss Resolution

Due to the very different lifestyles people lead, every individual faces separate challenges when it comes to being healthy and losing weight. This new year, choose the meal substitutions that best fit your lifestyle to ensure the best dieting results. Although I have not read his book, the press releases claim that using Dr. Shapiro's side by side comparisons, you will learn to stick to new, healthy habits and finally overcome your weight loss resolutions in 2013. 

Here are some weight loss tips from Dr. Shapiro:
  • Tied to a Desk. Most people who spend a lot of time in the office have fairly inactive lifestyles. Often times, food choices are limited and snacks are all too available-no farther than the desk drawer or office fridge. This new year, stay energized all day long: 
    • Substitute your breakfast bagel with an English muffin with jam 
    • Replace a turkey sandwich during lunchtime with a filling cup of soup and a baked potato
    • Instead of the usual afternoon pick-me-up of cookies, reach for a couple of pretzel rods and a lollipop. 
    • In doing so, you will cut out a whopping 610 calories and feel energized by the time the 5 o'clock whistle blows.
  • Home with the Family. Stay-at-home moms (and dads) often have big snacking problems. When the kids leave food on their plates, parents hate to see it go to waste, so they take a little bite but it all adds up. To stick to your resolution and lose weight: 
    • Substitute some junk food such as coffee cake and cheese crackers with a banana and a few slices of pineapple instead. 
    • For lunch, have a salad with light ranch dressing and a piece of chocolate cake instead of a salad with oil and vinegar and a corn muffin. 
    • You will go from consuming 1380 calories to only 770 calories, including those extra bites of the kids' mac and cheese. 
  • Wined and Dined Business Traveler. To a person who travels a lot on business, eating is often an integral part of work; from new business lunches to office dinner parties, most important meetings and conferences take place at mealtimes. For fear of not having time to eat while traveling, business travelers often over compensate and eat too much. 
    • For breakfast, grab a banana, half a melon, smoked salmon and a pumpernickel roll instead of a bran muffin, scrambled eggs and bacon strips. 
    • During lunch time, opt for a large tossed salad with shrimp instead of a caesar salad with shrimp. 
    • At dinner time, have pasta primavera and large Manhattan clam chowder instead of penne a la vodka and a roll with butter. 
    • More than 1500 calories will be cut from your diet, leaving you feeling healthier and fuller longer. 
With Dr. Shapiro's healthy meal substitutions for the new you in new year, you can have your cake and waistline, too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Why sugar is bad for your skin - National Skin Care Examiner


Why sugar is bad for your skin

Eating dessert can be hazardous for your skin because sugar can cause wrinkles and other health issues. Sugar is found in in many foods besides desserts including bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, beverages, salad dressing, crackers, packaged foods, and even fruits and vegetables.

Article at: Why sugar is bad for your skin - National Skin Care Examiner

Also see: For a sweet, healthy life, avoid sugar - Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner
 

Monday, December 10, 2012

For a sweet, healthy life, avoid sugar - Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



For a sweet, healthy life, avoid sugar

The holidays are here, and that means fruitcake, cookies for Santa, egg nog, candy canes, and lots and lots of sweets. Unfortunately, sugar is a hidden killer.
We all know some foods are bad for us because of fat, cholesterol, calories and toxins, but did you know sugar is at the top of the list of bad foods?

Article at: For a sweet, healthy life, avoid sugar - Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Also see: Country Star Glen Campbell Battles Alzheimer’s Disease | Skin Health Beauty

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jimmy Peña Releases PrayFit 33-Day Total Body Toning System DVD

Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System

In follow-up to the Prayfit: 33-Day Total Body Challenge DVD that debuted at No. 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases (Faith & Spirituality section),  best-selling author and founder of PrayFit.com, Jimmy Peña has unveiled the latest DVD in the PrayFit series: Prayfit 33-Day Body Toning System. The new disc is a 33-day complete workout and motivational system designed to tone, tighten and sculpt the body targeting resistance training and high-intensity, interval-style cardio. Available nationwide on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, PrayFit is available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

"When it comes to fitness, faith works,” says Peña. “But that’s the only way it works. That’s why I’m so excited about this project because if someone is looking to target every single body part in order be fitter and leaner, while also challenging the heart, then this DVD is exactly what they need. After all, faith is only faith when exercised, and this DVD gives them the chance to prove it.”

Peña’s PrayFit 33-Day Body Toning System strengthens the viewer’s faith and reshapes the body, focusing on toning the legs, shoulders, chest, back, arms and abs in just 33 minutes a day. The instructional DVD also features the popular “PrayFit Minutes,” weekly devotionals to inspire men and women to improve their life by giving his/her best effort. Also included is the PrayFit Workout Journal enabling viewers to track their goals on a daily basis.

Ideal for any fitness level, the exercise physiologist leads viewers through a workout that builds lean muscle with targeted exercises and blasts through body fat with several bouts of high-intensity cardio, so people will see results faster than by doing cardio alone.
Peña whose clients have included Tyler Perry, Mario Lopez and LL Cool J, started PrayFit in 2008 as a daily blog with the simple intent of getting people to understand that their health can also be a means of praise. The PrayFit brand also includes the Amazon best-selling book, PrayFit: Your Guide to A Healthy Body and A Stronger Faith in 28 Days. PrayFit’s ultimate goal is to reinforce the idea that we are wonderfully and fearfully made and that our bodies deserve our attention. 

PrayFit 33-Day Total Body Toning System is available for in stores and online now. For more information on PrayFit, please visit www.prayfit.com.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Losing Weight Is Easier than You Think!



I went to the doctor last week and discovered to my delights I weigh 10 lbs. less than I did last year at this time. I have  never owned scales and keep up with my weight just be how my clothes fit.

The weight loss is due to better eating and much more walking, hiking and light jogging over this past year. Now that the holidays are here, the challenge will be to keep it off.

Here are a few of the things I have done right this year:
  • Substituted water for at least one sugary beverage a day
  • Walked, hiked or jogged 5 or more times a week
  • Snacked on natural walnuts and almonds instead of chips and other salty-fatty snacks
  • Read the fat and cholesterol labels on all foods before I buy, avoiding high fats and cholesterol
In many ways, I am now in better shape than I was 20 or 30 years ago. It is wonderful to be approaching my senior years fit and in good shape.

Between good diet, exercise and skin care, I plan to tackle my senior years head on!

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Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28 - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner


Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28

Fifteen hikers and two canines braved the last chill of November to enjoy the spectacle of a full moon, led by hike leader Michael D. Hughes from Cumberland Transit. November’s full Moon is known as the “Beaver Moon,” or “Frosty Moon.” However, on the night of November 28, 2012, the full moon occurred within four hours of its furthest distance in its orbit from Earth, making it the smallest full moon of 2012.


Article at: Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28 - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Friday, November 16, 2012

5 Winter Skin Care Tips for Sensitive Skin: Dry Skin Solved

With my hyper sensitive skin (L), I use these products myself


As fall fades away, winter rolls in and brings with it harsh conditions that can be damaging to skin, especially for those with sensitive skin and rosacea skin like mine. From low temperatures to snow, ice and strong winds, the winter climate can wreak havoc on the complexion, causing windburn, irritation and dryness.

To keep skin looking healthy throughout the winter (and the rest of the year) take a proactive approach to your skin care routine.

1. Use a moisturizing face wash: Be careful not to wash your face too frequently. Over-washing the skin can dry it out, making it prone to irritation. To combat this, use a moisturizing face wash when you cleanse in the morning and before bed at night, such as this Gentle Cream Wash. Packed with skin-loving botanical ingredients, Ceramides and added pro vitamins, this moisturizer cleanses and nourishes skin. The SOOTHE line offers is a complete range of facial skincare products perfect for even sensitive skin.

2. Be gentle: When washing your face, be gentle in your technique. Use lukewarm water and wash your face with your fingertips without scrubbing or using your nails. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel to prevent removal of natural lipids from the skin.

3. Maintain humidity in your home: While moisture is essential for skin care products, it is also important for your exterior environment. Using a humidifier in the winter months will complement the products you use by adding additional moisture into the air to help keep your skin moisturized day and night. As an alternative, consider purchasing plants for your home. Keeping them watered means the plants will reciprocate the moisture into the air, creating a similar effect as a humidifier.

4. Use a long-lasting moisturizer: The use of quality products in your daily skin care regimen is beneficial to your skin, and it is important to purchase the right product for your skin type. Choose a moisturizer with pro-vitamins that nourishes and refreshes your skin. Find a daily moisturizer with ingredients like botanicals, protectants and carnitine. For sensitive skin, be sure to choose products that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, such as this Moisture Replenishing Cream, which offers skin-loving ingredients to help hydrate and nourish. SOOTHE face care products are made without dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants.

5. Practice clean eating: It’s true that what we eat is processed in our bodies to create new cells that make up our muscles, organs and tissues. And the same goes for skin. Be sure to include pro-vitamin rich foods like blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes, salmon, yogurt and nuts. Avoid too many sugars, including beverages, as sugars are damaging to the collagen of skin, which makes the skin tight and eliminates the visibility of wrinkles. Nourishing your body from within will benefit you more when you apply healthy, vitamin-rich products to your skin, so be sure eat right through the winter months.

With these skin-loving tips, getting through this winter season with healthy skin will be no problem for you! For more information,take the  “Skin Care Consultation” and learn tips for caring for sensitive skin and other skin types throughout the winter.


 Ask me about amazing clinical skincare products and start your way to clearer, healthier skin today! Join me on Facebook or email skin_and_health@yahoo.com for more info! I would love to help you have healthier skin!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Face-Washing Tips for Healthier-Looking Skin from the American Academy of Dermatology

Here are some face washing tips from American Academy of Dermatology. If you are a regular reader of the Skin, Health & Beauty blog, these tips should sound very familiar!


Washing your face is as simple as using soap and water, right? Not quite say dermatologists. How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance.

Face Washing 101
“It’s important for people to treat the face with care. Never scrub the skin or use harsh products as doing so irritates the skin, which makes skin look worse,” said Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

For healthier-looking skin, Dr. Rohrer recommends people follow these tips to keep their face looking healthy:
  1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain harsh alcohol.
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything other than your fingertips can irritate your skin.
  3. Resist the temptation to scrub your skin as scrubbing irritates the skin.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water, and pat dry with a soft towel.
  5. Apply moisturizer if your skin is dry or itchy. Be gentle when applying any cream around your eyes so you do not pull too hard on this delicate skin.
  6. Limit washing to twice a day and after sweating. Wash your face once in the morning and once at night as well as after sweating heavily. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, irritates the skin. Wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
“A board-certified dermatologist can answer your questions about how to care for your skin, hair and nails,” said Dr. Rohrer.

In recognition of November as National Healthy Skin Month, these steps are demonstrated in “Face Washing 101,” a video posted to the Academy website and the Academy’s YouTube channel. This video is part of the Dermatology A to Z: Video Series, which offers relatable videos that demonstrate tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails. A new video in the series posts to the Academy website and the YouTube channel each month.
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Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Five unexpected causes of wrinkles - National Skin Care Examiner



Five unexpected causes of wrinkles - National Skin Care Examiner

Almost everyone is aware that photo-aging from too much sun accumulated through the years is the main cause of wrinkles, followed closely by smoking. The aging process itself leads to wrinkles and lines, but that process could be slowed dramatically by using a daily moisturizing sunscreen, not smoking and avoiding other causes of wrinkles.

5 wrinkle creators listed here: Five unexpected causes of wrinkles - National Skin Care Examiner

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Healthy eating at Cheekwood's Dia De Los Muertos - Nashville Skin Care | Examiner.com



Healthy eating at Cheekwood's Dia De Los Muertos

Cheekwood's 13th annual El Dia de los Muertos was held Sat., Oct. 27 (sabado, 27 de octubre), celebrating the colorful Days of the Dead festivals of Mexico and Latin America. The holiday is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the Latin culture’s strong love of life as well as respect for departed ancestors. Dia de los Muertos is related to Halloween.

The Nashville fall fiesta featured traditional Latin and Aztec dancing, arts and crafts, Mariachis, a small marketplace, and lots and lots of Mexican food!

Article & photos at: Healthy eating at Cheekwood's Dia De Los Muertos - Nashville Skin Care | Examiner

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top five tips on life and living from the oldest person in the world - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner


Top five tips on life and living from the oldest person in the world

Recently someone connected with "Focus on the Family" had the opportunity to speak with the son of Bessie Cooper who at 116 is the oldest person in the world. From the conversation, "Focus on the Family" posted five tips learned from Cooper, pointing out a person can learn quite a bit from someone who has lived 116 years.

Article at: Top five tips on life and living from the oldest person in the world - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Healthy eating at the 31st Native American Indian Association Pow Wow & Festival - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner


Healthy eating at the 31st Native American Indian Association Pow Wow & Festival

 The 2012 Native American Indian Association Pow Wow and Fall Festival took place on Oct. 19 and 20 at Nashville's Long Hunter State Park. Native Americans from around the Nation gathered for the Tennessee Pow Wow to reunite with friends and family and to share part of their culture, including song, dance, crafts, jewelry, Indian dolls and food.


The day was slightly overcast and a little cool, but almost perfect weather for putting on sunscreen and spending the day outside enjoying the colorful sights, sounds and tastes.

Article and photos at: Healthy eating at the 31st Native American Indian Association Pow Wow & Festival - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Rodan + Fields Super Saturday brings PerSKINality skin care tool to Nashville - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner


Rodan + Fields Super Saturday brings PerSKINality skin care tool to Nashville

The Rodan + Fields Super Saturday event took place in Nashville on Oct. 6, 2012 at the Opryland Hotel and Resort. Amnon Rodan, Mary Radford, Clint McKinlay, and Nashville-based RFx Executive Consultants Natalia Yosco and Leigh and Brent Barnes were on hand to train consultants.



Article at: Rodan + Fields Super Saturday brings PerSKINality skin care tool to Nashville - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

What does your PerSKINality say about you? New technology in skin care announced - National Examiner



What does your PerSKINality say about you? New technology in skin care announced

At the Rodan + Fields Super Saturday events in several cities across the country on Oct. 6, Rodan + Fields Dermatologists introduced the latest innovation in skin care. The new Facebook and web app called PerSKINality, is image analysis software calibrated by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. Consultants at the Super Saturday seminars were given the opportunity to test drive the new PerSKINality tool

Article at: What does your PerSKINality say about you? New technology in skin care announced - National Rodan + Fields Examiner

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rodan + Fields rolls out new technology for Super Saturday - National Examiner


Rodan + Fields rolls out new technology for Super Saturday

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists rolled out their newest technological marvel on Oct. 6, 2012 at Super Saturday events across the country. The new computer tool, called PerSKINality, allows people with questions about their skin and which products would work best for them to answer a few questions and upload a photo or take one with their webcam.

Article at:  Rodan + Fields rolls out new technology for Super Saturday - National Rodan + Fields Examiner

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Join Mayor Karl Dean for the “Walk 100 Miles” challenge - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner


Join Mayor Karl Dean for the “Walk 100 Miles” challenge

For the 14th Annual Walk Nashville Week, Mayor Karl Dean announced the second year for the “Walk 100 Miles” challenge he started in 2011. Dean came up with the concept as a community-wide effort to encourage Nashvillians to improve their overall health. The idea is for Nashville residents to join their friends and neighbors in walking 100 miles in Nashville’s many parks and greenways during the last three months of the year.


Article at:  Join Mayor Karl Dean for the “Walk 100 Miles” challenge - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Full moon hike Sept. 29 combines nature and health - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Hiking is god for your overall health and skin health, and when you do it with a group, it is good for your social health!
Nashville Hiking Meetup with full moon in the background


Full moon hike Sept. 29 combines nature and health

Some forty hiking enthusiasts from Nashville Hiking Meetup joined another 20 or so hikers from Cumberland Transit along with 10 or 12 leashed canine companions to enjoy a full moon hike at Edwin Warner Park at 7:30 p.m. on September 29, 2012. The group met at the Edwin Warner picnic sites off Vaughn Road and began their nocturnal walk up the hill and into the woods.

Article & photos at: Full moon hike Sept. 29 combines nature and health - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Also see:

Nashville Hiking Meetup

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Healthy eating at Ruby Tuesday - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



Healthy eating at Ruby Tuesday - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Ruby Tuesday was one of the first restaurants to introduce a salad bar back in the day when "fern bars" all seemed to offer salad bars and decorate with ferns and greenery. While other "fern bars" and their salad bars have come and gone, Ruby Tuesday is one of few restaurants in Nashville that still offers a salad bar.

Article at: Healthy eating at Ruby Tuesday - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Monday, September 3, 2012

Healthy eating at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



Healthy eating at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

Like all Las Palmas restaurants, Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant on Highway 100 in Bellevue, Tennessee, is known for authentic Mexican dishes. A closer look at the menu shows some moderately-healthy to healthy dishes.

Article at: Healthy eating at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top ten best and worst cities for skin health - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



Top ten best and worst cities for skin health

Location, location, location is not just a real estate slogan--your location has direct bearing on your skin health. The "Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin" list published by DailyGlow looks at the 55 biggest cities in the U.S.

More at: Top ten best and worst cities for skin health - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Find out more about healthy skin. Contact skin_and_health@yahoo.com with any questions about skin care or call 615-266-6212.

Nashville Hiking Meetup enjoys nocturnal Warner Woods Trail hike - Nashville Skin Care | Examiner.com



Nashville Hiking Meetup enjoys nocturnal Warner Woods Trail hike 

Five adventurous nocturnal hikers and two canine friends from the Nashville Hiking Meetup met at the main entrance to Percy Warner Park at Belle Meade Blvd. at 7p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012 for a Warner Woods Trail night hike.

Find out why hiking is one of the best things you can do for your health at: Nashville Hiking Meetup enjoys nocturnal Warner Woods Trail hike - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Find out how to have healthy skin. Contact skin_and_health@yahoo.com with any questions about skin care or call 615-266-6212. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Get your face holiday-ready


Get your face holiday-ready

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner which heralds the end of summer and the anticipation of the holiday season, which starts earlier each year. The first step in getting your face ready for the holidays is to protect it during the last days of summer with the Reclaim Your Summer Kit.

To start to change your skin from within to firm the skin, tighten pores, and reduce lines, wrinkles and fine lines so your face will be smoother and younger looking by the holidays, Rodan + Fields offers the Age Assault collection.

These two special savings skin care collections are in their final days of sale, so act soon before the discounts are gone. Additional savings on both packages are available through the Rodan + Fields Preferred Customer program.

Find out more at: Get your face holiday-ready - National Rodan + Fields Examiner 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What is the the American Academy of Dermatology? | Skin Health Beauty


What is the the American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (also “Academy” and “AAD”), was  founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill.. The Academy is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. The AAD has a membership of17,000 dermatologists in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Ad: AAD: upward trend in skin cancer incidence continues.(SKIN DISORDERS)(American Academy of Dermatology)(Report): An article from: Family Practice News

Find out more about the AAD at: What is the the American Academy of Dermatology? | Skin Health Beauty

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

D. H. Lawrence on Beauty


Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness. ~ D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (D. H. Lawrence) was born September 11, 1885 and died March 2,  1930). He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who wrote about the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation, focusing on issues related to emotional health, vitality, and instinct.

Defining Beauty:  Top ten quotes about beauty
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seven ways to reduce signs of aging from American Academy of Dermatology - National Skin Care Examiner


Seven ways to reduce signs of aging from American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has put together a list of seven ways to reduce signs of aging from board-certified dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, founding director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. These tips can prevent sun-damaged skin and produce healthy skin.

Article at: Seven ways to reduce signs of aging from American Academy of Dermatology - National Skin Care Examiner

Also see:  Tips to Reduce Signs of Aging from American Academy of Dermatology

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Don't Fall into Bad Skin & Health Habits as Summer Ends - Yahoo! Voices



Don't Fall into Bad Skin & Health Habits as Summer Ends

Autumn is just around the corner!  August and September usher in summer's final hurrah as kids go back to school and life resumes a more normal rhythm. However, after an active summer, fall often signals a return to a more sedentary and less healthy lifestyle and stop doing some of the necessary thing to promote healthy skin.

Read some great fall skin and health  tips at: Don't Fall into Bad Skin & Health Habits as Summer Ends - Yahoo! Voices

Also see:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Football Player Terry Warren Now in Music, Movies, Ministry | Skin Health Beauty


Football Player Terry Warren Now in Music, Movies, Ministry

Former football player Terry Warren from Titusville, FL, was an NCAA All-American linebacker who attended Florida State University and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. His promising football career ended suddenly when he broke his back on the field.

Now the athlete as a cd out, Amazing Love, as well as a spot in the new Will Ferrell comedy, “The Campaign,” that will be in theaters August 10. The film shows a clip from B.L. Stryker, a TV movie in which Warren starred with Burt Reynolds.

Find out more at Football Player Terry Warren Now in Music, Movies, Ministry | Skin Health Beauty

Also see: Christian Track and Field Olympians Ready for the London Olympics | Christian Activities

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Healthy eating: Summer salads at Noodles - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner



Healthy eating: Summer salads at Noodles

Noodles & Company in Green Hills offers a variety of international food from Asia, the Mediterranean and America with fast-food convenience. In addition to dishes like Japanese Pan Noodles, Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, pastas, soups and sandwiches, the menu features several delicious and healthy salad options for eating sensibly.

Article at: Healthy eating: Summer salads at Noodles - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Also see: Food Controversies: Christian Ministry to Address FDA Overreach, Dieting Fads, GMO’s, More | Skin Health Beauty

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fitness: Nashville Hiking Meetup's full moon hike on Aug. 1 - Nashville Skin, Healthy & Beauty Examiner

At the full moon hike at Edwin Warner Park

This is what my dogs and I do to stay in shape!

Nashville Hiking Meetup's full moon hike on Aug. 1

Ten hikers and three dogs from the Nashville Hiking Meetup met near Shelter 9 at Edwin Warner Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 for the Full Moon Hike. Hiking at night was not only a healthy way to exercise -- no one needed sunscreen!

Read it: Nashville Hiking Meetup's full moon hike on Aug. 1 - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Also see: Nashville Hiking Meetup hikes Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Rodan + Fields previews 'next big thing' in skin care for beauty editors - Examiner



Rodan + Fields previews 'next big thing' in skin care for beauty editors

Doctors Katie Rodan, Kathy Fields and Tim Falla recently had meetings with key fashion editors in New York City to talk about new developments in skin care at Rodan + Fields. Although the beauty editors are sworn to secrecy for now, there will be some major announcements coming from Rodan + Fields Dermatologists this fall.


Article at: Rodan + Fields previews 'next big thing' in skin care for beauty editors - National Rodan + Fields Examiner

Friday, July 27, 2012

Advances in skin care: fractal laser resurfacing & derma rollers - National Skin Care Examiner



Advances in skin care: fractal laser resurfacing and derma rollers

For the past 30 years, while there have been some advances and refinements in skin care, many lotions and treatments have only been somewhat improved. The introduction of products containing tretinoin/retinol has helped skin produce new cells for the past 30 years. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion soon followed to remove the top payer of skin. Cosmetic surgery has provided a more invasive way to remove sagging skin, and more recently Botox has come along to paralyze the muscles of the face to reduce wrinkles. The recent advent of fractal laser resurfacing and derma rollers has introduced skin care to less invasive forms of skin resurfacing.

Full article at: Advances in skin care: fractal laser resurfacing and derma rollers - National Skin Care Examiner

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer skin care on the run - Examiner



Summer skin care on the run

The long, hot days of summer are here when the sun's rays are at their worst, but who has time for good summer skin care? Most of us are running from the time we get up in the morning until the time we go to bed.

However, summertime is perhaps the most important time for good skin care, because the sun's rays are the strongest in the summer. These damaging rays cause sun damage in many forms: sun burn, skin sensitivity, skin cancer, and premature photoaging.

Read what you can do to take care of your skin at: Summer skin care on the run - Examiner

Monday, July 16, 2012

Christian Track and Field Olympians Ready for the London Olympics | Christian Activities


Christian Track and Field Olympians Ready for the London Olympics

In Olympic news: 4 Winds Christian Athletics, a world-class track and field ministry, just completed a ten day ministry outreach at the USA Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. USA Track and Field has a goal of winning thirty medals at the London Olympic Games.

The Olympics are considered the world's foremost sports competition. The Olympic Games program consists of 35 sports. The track and field portion of the Olympics will begin on August 3rd and end on the 12th.

Continued at: Christian Track and Field Olympians Ready for the London Olympics | Christian Activities