Blog - Archives: September 2011

Start your day with a skin-friendly shower

Posted by bodyverde on September 30, 2011

Use those precious moments in the shower each morning to their full potential. You can get clean and be green while improving the health of your skin.

One of the most important steps actually begins before you shower, with dry skin brushing (sometimes called lymphatic skin brushing).

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Ingredient spotlight: Green tea extract

Posted by bodyverde on September 23, 2011

People in India, China, Thailand and Japan have been drinking green tea and using it in medicine throughout history. Green tea has been used as an astringent to help heal wounds, a diuretic to promote the excretion of urine, a regulator of body temperature and blood sugar, and an aid to promote digestion.

In skincare and beauty products, green tea extract is a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient, helping to reduce redness in people with sensitive skin and skin conditions like dandruff, rosacea and psoriasis.

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Shield yourself from eczema irritants

Posted by bodyverde on September 16, 2011

As many as one in three Americans has dealt with eczema, and collectively we spend an estimated $28 billion a year on treatment for eczema and other skin conditions, according to

Unfortunately, the prescribed remedy is often a steroid cream, which over time can cause long-term damage, such as thinning of the skin, increased susceptibility to skin infections, and a diminished ability for the skin to heal itself.

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Is a lotion or perfume really worth the risk?

Posted by bodyverde on September 9, 2011

According to a just released study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, exposing a developing fetus to a common ingredient in skin and beauty products can cause changes in the brain and increased behavioral problems in children by age three.

Previous studies have linked the chemicals, called phthalates, to developmental problems in children.

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