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Give yourself permission to be healthy

Posted by bodyverde on December 19, 2011

By this time every year, many of us have resigned ourselves to letting our good eating, sleeping and exercise intentions slip away until the new year begins.

The reason it happens is almost always because we put others first. In the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, holiday parties, shopping, decorating and baking, we give up what we need the most. Our bodies know, giving us the signals that it’s time to "clean house."

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Ingredient spotlight: Tea tree oil

Posted by bodyverde on December 8, 2011

On its own, tea tree oil is a natural analgesic that can penetrate the layers of the skin, helping to soothe discomfort while healing infections, cuts, scraps, burns and insect bites. 

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Give only the best to the people you love

Posted by bodyverde on November 25, 2011

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

For those of you that prefer to do your Black Friday shopping from your computer, we’ve put together a list of BodyVerde gift ideas for the people you love. Make your dollar go a little farther with practical, affordable and all-natural products they will use and remember. Each of our products costs just $19.99 or less, and we offer discount pricing on many items when you buy two or more of the same product.

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How to keep your skin’s acid mantle intact

Posted by bodyverde on October 28, 2011

We wrote previously about how skin conditions such as eczema can impact the skin’s natural pH balance. The opposite is true as well – if the pH balance is off, the skin is more prone to eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, acne and other problems.

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Maintain your skin's pH balance

Posted by bodyverde on October 21, 2011

Let’s face it – natural skin care doesn’t begin with products. It begins with your lifestyle: factors such as how much water you drink, how you eat, whether you exercise and how much sun exposure you get all play a key role in the appearance of your skin.

That’s not to say that skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and acne can be easily prevented or controlled. Medical skin conditions require extra attention, but you can manage them better with a healthy diet and a good daily skin care routine.

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Pick a pumpkin for your skin

Posted by bodyverde on October 7, 2011

Heading out to the pumpkin patch? Consider this humble fruit’s natural skincare benefits.

Pumpkin has exfoliation and moisturization properties that help treat drier skin in the fall. Its enzymes help to break down and remove old cells from the surface of the skin and encourage new cell growth.

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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 NaturalNews.com.

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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The proof in the little blue jar

Posted by bodyverde on August 28, 2011

How do all-natural skincare and beauty products compare with their not-so-natural counterparts? We recently found a big-name product that’s very similar in concept to one of ours -- but quite different in what it contains and what it costs.

From time to time, we highlight specific beauty product ingredients and how they benefit your skin. The calming properties of lavender, for example, help you relax and sleep better – which is why it’s an essential ingredient in our Wrinkle Free Perfection Night Moisturizer.

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Skin problems may be sign of a food allergy

Posted by bodyverde on August 17, 2011

Is dermatitis a sign of a food allergy? Can eating gluten and dairy cause acne?

Researchers are finding links between what we eat and the health of our skin, but the answers aren’t always clear cut.

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Are you indulging in this beauty treatment?

Posted by bodyverde on August 3, 2011

Sleep is the body's natural beauty treatment.

That’s according to Swedish researcher John Axelsson, who adds that sleep is “probably more effective than any other treatment you could buy.”

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Psoriasis can be a serious skin problem

Posted by bodyverde on July 26, 2011

Acne, dryness, freckles, large pores, scars – we all have our skin issues that we deal with on a daily basis.

For some, skin problems are a medical condition, requiring a physician’s diagnosis and individualized treatment.

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Ingredient spotlight: Pomegranate

Posted by bodyverde on July 11, 2011

Pomegranates are the fruit of fertility, used for thousands of years for various health problems.

The fruit itself is wonderfully unique, with about 600 red “arils” inside each one. These are the individual juice sacks, each one with its own small seed. These seeds, when pressed, generate a tiny amount of nutrient-rich oil – in fact it takes about 200 pounds of fresh pomegranates to yield one pound of pomegranate seed oil, according to a distributor of the oil.

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Ingredient spotlight: Lavender

Posted by bodyverde on July 5, 2011

When you think of lavender, what comes to mind?

“Lavender” comes from the Latin lavare, which means “to wash,” and many of its uses promote a feeling of renewal and relief. Relaxation, tranquility and calmness – these are just a few of the proven benefits of lavender essential oil.

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The why and how behind BodyVerde

Posted by bodyverde on June 22, 2011

What made a mom of four young children, who already had a full-time job, find the time to research and create a new skincare product to treat eczema? What product is her hands-down favorite? What lessons has she learned when starting a new business?

Here are the answers to those questions and more, just published at Ecobold.com:

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Rashes, itches and sun spots be gone

Posted by bodyverde on June 14, 2011

Summer exposure to sun, heat and other elements – pool chemicals, insects and allergens – can leave you itchy, rashy and red.

We’re always looking for natural skincare products and home remedies. Here are a few that can help with your summer skin problems.

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