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Summer Tips for Pollution-Proof Skin

Original Blog posted May 5th 2016 https://zss-skincare.com/blog/summer-tips-pollution-proof-skin/

Decongest your skin

Healthy skin is radiant, a mirror reflection of your inner health and well-being. What you nourish your body with and how well you digest these nutrients will show through your skin. We also know of the negative effects of poor diet, lifestyle and chronic UV exposure can have on our skin, but what about pollution?

With the increase in air pollution over the years, environmental researchers have looked at ... [read more]

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Keeping Up With the Holidays

Tis the season for social gatherings, sleepless nights and over indulgence at the festive parties. We are now in the peak of the holiday season and this is the time many of us begin to feel tired, stressed and unhealthy.

Here are some tips to consider;

Banish stress and sleeplessness nights – A lack of quality sleep puts us in a depleted state of mind and body (and can stimulate erratic eating and sugar cravings.) For sleepless ... [read more]

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Organic Beauty for Your Health

Although organic skincare brands have been around for sometime now it seems there is a increasing demand for these types of products.

Coming from a nutrition and natural health background, I know the health conscious consumer already reads the label to ensure their nutritional products contain no nuts, soya, wheat, yeast, gluten, artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, etc.

But what should you look for in your beauty and skincare brands? If you are seeking such a resource, you ... [read more]

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Herbs, Spices and Your Health

As a nutritionist and fan of good cuisine, I always incorporate herbs and spices into my recipes. To me, the flavor (and health,) of a dish is improved when they are used in proper amounts.

Similar to their flavor, herbs and spices contain health-promoting antioxidants that are highly concentrated and therefore only need to be added to meals in minimal amounts for health benefit.

An interesting study published in the current issue of Journal of Nutrition found ... [read more]

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What is Fad Dieting Doing to Your Skin?

We have all experienced it! Fad diets focusing on imbalanced nutrition and claiming rapid weight loss (and there are millions out there!)

As a Nutritionist, I do believe “moderation and balance are key to optimal health and wellbeing.” Ultimately, the weight loss goal is to maximize fat loss (lipolysis) and minimize lean tissue loss (our metabolic fueling center.) With the plethora of diets out there, the success of the program may depend upon one’s age, health ... [read more]

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The Detox-Beauty Connection

It is only recently I have heard the hype regarding the health benefits of detoxification. But in reality, cleansing programs are not new and have been used as a means to rejuvenate the body and mind for many years. Today, we realize that we have managed to manipulate and drastically change the environment in which we live.  We have developed new ways to decrease the nutritional value of our food supply through processing and increased ... [read more]

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What Can You Do About Cellulite?

Cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin (usually around the hips, thighs and stomach.) More commonly seen in women, this dimpled appearance is caused by fat deposits that push up and put pressure on the connective tissue beneath the skin.  Cellulite generally appears where there is less circulation (such as the hips, thighs,) and as we age (due to hormonal imbalances and collagen breakdown).

To help ward off cellulite, start by eating clean! High ... [read more]

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