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4 Ways Green Tea Will Change Your Life

Ok, we know you know this, but green tea is pretty much the healthiest drink on the planet. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, it has powerful effects on our bodies, skin and overall well-being. Here are a few reasons why we can’t get enough of green tea...and you should make sure your clients can’t get enough either.  

1. MAKES YOU SMARTER

Yes, it’s true, green tea does have the power to make you smarter. The powerful combination of caffeine (not as much as coffee though), and the amino acid L-theanine is proven to be a pretty potent mix when it comes to increasing brain function.

2. HELPS YOU WATCH YOUR WEIGHT

Need we say more? If you are looking at the ingredients for any fat burning product, we’re pretty sure you’ll find green tea listed. A natural energy and metabolic booster, it can help you lose weight.

3. HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER

Studies show green tea drinkers have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Green tea can help lower total and LDL cholesterol as well as provide other heart benefits.

4. IMPROVES YOUR SKIN

From fighting skin cancer, inflammation, and bacteria, drinking and applying products with green tea can combat skin issues and signs of aging. Full of vitamin B2 and vitamin E, green tea also plays a role in maintaining collagen levels in the skin...translation? Healthy, glowing skin that looks younger. As an added bonus, green tea can also help keep your hair healthy because the leafy fibers can stimulate hair growth.

3 WAYS THE HOLIDAYS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON THE SKIN AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK

3 WAYS THE HOLIDAYS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON THE SKIN AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK

November marks the beginning of the holiday season...a time spent celebrating with family and friends, timeless traditions, and enjoying savory foods. But it can also be the worst time of the year for your clients’ skin. Think about it...they’re facing cold weather, overindulging in food and drinks, lack of sleep, and of course stress. But there are a few things you can do help them face these challenges head on, and make sure their complexion is something to celebrate all season long.

1. CHALLENGE: NOT ENOUGH SLEEP

So much to do, so little time, right? From party planning, to cooking, and shopping, so much gets added to the “to do” list during the holiday season. This often means late night multi-tasking. Translation? No one is getting their beauty sleep. Without proper sleep, skin does not have a chance to naturally repair itself. In addition it can cause the eyes to be puffy and red, and those dreaded dark circles just get worse. If a good night’s sleep is not in the plan, recommend products that naturally reduce inflammation and moisturize the eye area...and include brightening vitamin C...it’s like a good night’s sleep in a bottle.

2. CHALLENGE: STRESS

The reality is the holidays are a stressful time...which can create major issues with your clients’ skin. Breakouts, excess oil, dryness, and redness can all get worse due to stress. The best thing you can do is recommend ways for your clients to de-stress and take care of themselves. And maybe a professional facial too?

3. CHALLENGE: HOLIDAY FOOD AND DRINKS

Both sugar and alcohol can create major skin problems. Common side effects of overindulging in adult beverages include dryness and redness, while sugar can cause skin to age quickly. If they do go overboard, recommend products that focus on anti-aging and hydrating the skin.

Why Fall's Favorite Fruit is Also Good For The Skin

While apples are a lunchbox and grab and go staple (and they look great in a bowl on the counter in the salon too), fall’s queen of all fruits is also good for your skin. Read on and find out how apples offer some pretty beneficial solutions for a glowing face during the fall.  

THOSE VITAMINS THOUGH…

Apples are full of nutrients that nourish and support healthy skin. Their high content of vitamin C builds collagen, plus copper helps the skin produce melanin which improves skin color.

HYDRATES THE SKIN

The juice from apples when applied to the face can balance the oil production in the body, and is great for helping hydrate the skin. It can also be used as an exfoliant. If your clients’ skin is particularly dry during the fall, consider recommending they add a hydrating serum as well.

A IS FOR ANTI-AGING

Studies show eating an apple on a regular basis can help with eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Happen to have a few extra apples in the kitchen? Recommend rubbing grated apple peel on the skin as a gentle exfoliant. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water.

LIGHTEN UP

Apples have the ability to brighten and lighten the skin due to the high content of collagen and elastin. Soothing powers also help relieve redness and flakiness that can often develop in the cooler months.

Anti-Aging Tips

Yes, anti-aging products for the skin are obviously important and can actually make a difference in your skin believe it or not! But there are some other factors that contribute to skin looking its best...tips that not only help fight those fine lines, but will improve your quality of life. Read on for a few anti-aging tips you will love.

MOISTURIZE

We know this is number one on your list...and it’s never too early to start right? Moisturizing keeps the skin hydrated, smooth and glowing, which will definitely help with younger looking skin. Talk to your esthetician about age-fighting serums with Vitamin C to help soften the appearance of lines, while creating firmer, smoother skin. And don’t forget the eye creams as added protection against aging. From depuffing, to firming, eye creams are the secret anti-aging weapon.

FUEL THE BODY WITH WHAT IT NEEDS (NOT WANTS)

This seems so obvious, but this one can be tough to stick to on a regular basis. But you know how much we believe in the power of botanicals for your skin, so definitely make sure you are talking to them about nutrition the same way. Healthy, simple, all natural foods prepared fresh will make all the difference in their energy, health and skin.

REMEMBER AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

That inner voice can be just as guilty of aging us as the sun, lack of sleep, diet and other elements. Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel. Wear what feels comfortable, feel all your feelings, and don’t be afraid to try new things..without guilt or worry. Don’t forget to make a “stay young” bucket list.

GET UP AND GO

Staying home is NOT going to make anyone feel younger. Head out and engage with your community, explore and discover new things and people...go for it! Some stay young ideas include:

  • Travel

  • Volunteer in the community

  • Take dance lessons

  • Go to brunch/happy hours

  • Start a new fitness plan