5 Supplements for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

healthy skinGlowing, healthy skin is what most of us aspire to, especially in the summer. But with the change of season, there is usually a change in your skin, too. Your skin is your largest living organ and it relies on vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as proteins, glucose and fats, to build a strong barrier against outside toxins and fend off damage from environmental assaults. Continue reading “5 Supplements for Beautiful, Healthy Skin”

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Want to Look and Feel Younger? Quit the 5 Aging Habits!

sleepWhether it is using fancy face creams or injecting bacteria into your forehead to make lines disappear, there is always something that people are willing to do to find the fountain of youth. But there are so many things that everyone can do to look and feel younger – and feel better! – that cost nothing and have no side effects.

Most people know that  smoking and lying in the sun can make you look years older, but some other aging habits may seem more unexpected. For many people, most of these habits can be changed relatively easily and will also help you feel more energized. Continue reading “Want to Look and Feel Younger? Quit the 5 Aging Habits!”

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Great Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People

Looking for great gift ideas that are unique, as well as clean, pure and natural? Village Green Apothecary has some great stocking stuffers, even for the person who has everything. If you are still stumped, a gift certificate can go a long way! We offer supplements, teas, hand and body care items, food (including chocolate!)… as well as nutritional consultations.

Here are some great gift ideas:  Continue reading “Great Gift Ideas for Health Conscious People”

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Stress and the Impact on Your Skin

Someone recently asked this question: “I’m under a tremendous amount of stress and I noticed changes in my skin. Is there any connection?” The answer is a big, fat yes. One reason your skin changes when stressed is due to the over-secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. When over-secreted, it will look to replenish itself by borrowing components from our estrogen stores. Estrogen keeps us youthful so when stores become depleted, we age faster. (You know how someone “looks like they’ve had a hard life?” That’s the physical effects of over-secreted stress hormones.)

Another reason stress impacts your skin is because stress deteriorates the skin’s natural ability to protect against invasion. Pollution and toxins are harsh on the skin and alter the way the skin repairs and regenerates itself. This shows in tone and texture. Stress also decreases the elasticity of the skin, creating a more aged look. And, increased cortisol can prevent skin regeneration by slowing the rate of cell turnover, leaving skin dull. Continue reading “Stress and the Impact on Your Skin”

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