Posted: Aug 07 2017
Whether you are at the beach, the pool or gardening in your backyard, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Lets test your sun protection knowledge below:
What is SPF:
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. For example, a sunscreen with SPF 15 will delay the onset of sunburn to 150 minutes in a person who would otherwise burn in 10 minutes.
How much SPF to wear:
SPF 30 will block 96% of UVB rays. In contrast, SPF 50 may only block another 1%. Don't fall for marketing tactics that say you need at least SPF 50 to prevent sunburn. Be sure to apply 20 minutes before going out-doors, and then reapply it every two hours and after sweating or swimming.
Should I buy lotion, spray or pump?
Most sun protection products contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Research has show that those two ingredients can be harmful if inhaled. We recommend lotion sun products.
Do UV rays from sunlight cause skin damage:
Sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Without protection from the sun's rays, daily exposure over time can cause noticeable changes to the skin including freckles, age spots, broken capillaries, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles, loose skin, a blotchy complexion and skin cancer.
Posted: Apr 13 2017
1. Drink Water. The part of your brain that tells you you're thirsty, tells you you're hungry and sometimes the signals can be misread. Simply drink glass of water and wait 15 minutes. Easy way to trick your brain that thirst/hunger trigger has been satisfied. If your still hungry after the 15 minutes then eat.
2. Remove Sugar. Sugar is everywhere even in places that you don't expect it. Bacon? yep. Salad dressing? Almost always. Flavored yogurt? Holy moly! Sugar can lead to mood swings, insulin resistance, overactive candida (natural yeast in the body) and depression. There is no nutritional value with sugar. And....eating sugar only leads to the desire to eat more sugar. Stop the cycle and feel better.
3. Eat Fat. Yep you read that right. Typically carbs and BAD fat go hand in hand. So as long as you steer clear of the carbohydrates, the fat you choose should be good. For example: grab nuts, not pretzels. If you want a fun salad topping, toss on some avocado. Fat keeps you fuller longer and doesn't affect your blood sugar, so you won't crash 20 minutes after a meal. Fill up on healthy fat and trim down.
4. Do Micro Workouts. Getting to gym everyday can be difficult. So why not do 25 stomach crunches while catching up on your favorite TV show. While you're waiting for the microwave to ding, do some lunges. And while you're on the floor putting your kid's shoes on, get on your stomach and do 10 push-ups.
5. Use a Smaller Plate. Sometimes, it's mind over matter. So, grab a side plate. Grab your kid's plate. Just grab a plate smaller than 12 inches. Then you can load it up, and your portions will still be healthy.
Posted: Apr 07 2017
This recipe is super easy and packed with tasty ingredients vital for healthy looking skin. Make them the night before and have a quick, healthy breakfast on go.
OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST - Oatmeal Creations
* 1 container (6 oz) greek yogurt, any flavor
* 1/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
* 1/4 cup fruit (see ideas below)
Instructions: In container with tight-fitting cover, mix yogurt and uncooked oats. Stir in desired fruit. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 3 days before eating.
Fruit suggestions (1/4 cup):
raspberries, mandarin orange segments, pineapple pieces, diced kiwifruit, blueberries, sliced grapes.
Stir-ins German Chocolate Cake Overnight Oatmeal: Stir in 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut. Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Potassium 140mg; Total Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 8g
S’mores Overnight Oatmeal: Stir in 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows. Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 40); Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 5mg; Potassium 110mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 8g
Bananas Foster Overnight Oatmeal: Stir in 1/2 sliced banana and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips. Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 40); Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Potassium 320mg; Total Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 8g
Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oatmeal: Stir in 1 tablespoon each chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 30mg; Potassium 150mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 9g
Stir-ins Pomegranate Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds. Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 60mg; Potassium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 16g
Honey Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1 tablespoon honey or 2 tablespoons comb honey.* Calories 260 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 60mg; Potassium 90mg; Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 16g
Banana Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup banana slices. Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 55mg; Potassium 210mg; Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 16g
Almond Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup toasted almonds. Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 120); Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 55mg; Potassium 240mg; Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 21g
Blueberry Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup blueberries. Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 55mg; Potassium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 16g
Blackberry Power Oatmeal: Stir in 1/4 cup blackberries. Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 55mg; Potassium 135mg; Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 16g
Posted: Jun 01 2016
I am often ask what steps are crucial for healthy skin. Below are my top four that will have you looking great regardless of age:
1) Adequate Hydration - this does not suggest to over-drink water but more about preventing dehydration (especially during summer months).
2) Sun Protection - always apply SPF when going out into sun. SPF 30 will block about 97% of UVB radiation.
3) Rest - 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night is vital for over-all health. When your body is healthy your skin is healthy.
4) Use moisturizers before bed - apply natural skin care products before bed because your muscles are relaxed and allows for better absorption of nutrients and water deep into skin cells. Guuky offers natural and synthetic free serums.
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Posted: May 05 2016
We look at 5 ingredients that may potentially be dangerous to your heath. It was surprising to find that many companies continue to include these dangerous ingredients in cosmetic products. As safety & beauty become increasingly synonymous, we look at which ingredients you should avoid as you read labeling before a purchase.
1. Synthetic Fragrances (perfume) - much of the chemicals included in perfumes is proprietary information and is not disclosed in labeling. The danger here is that we really don't know what is being absorbed by our skin. Until those chemicals are disclosed in labeling they pose a risk.
2. Synthetic Color (dyes) - today only seven colors remain on FDAs approved list (this number used to be 80). Almost every decade, another color additive is eleminated due to health problem. Of the remaining 7 approved colors there is mounting evidence of anxiety, migraines, ADHD in children and possible cancer from long term usage. Advocates in Europe & USA are pushing for full ban.
3. Parabens - used primarily as preservatives for longer product shelf life. They may increase the expression of many genes that cause human breast tumor cells (MCF-7 cells). May contribute to sterility in males, hormonal imbalances in females & early puberty.
4. Benzoyl Peroxide - used mostly in acne products. Possible tumor promoter. Produces DNA damage in humans.
5. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) - these are found in foaming agents and are toxic. Shown to cause liver cancer and skin cancer in labratory experiments. It is also environmental toxin that has shown adverse effects to fish life over time.
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