Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Video: Parma-Milan – Focus on the opponents

Category : Football

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Wheat Belly: Revised & Expanded!

Category : Weight Loss

In the original Wheat Belly, I recounted how agribusiness and geneticists altered modern wheat from traditional strains, yielding the high-yield semi-dwarf strain that now dominates supermarket shelves. Consuming modern foods made from this plant yields peculiar health effects, while dramatic benefits develop upon removing it from the diet. If you’ve been following the Wheat Belly conversations, you are no stranger to the huge successes people have shared on this lifestyle.

But lessons have been learned along the way in the marvelous worldwide grain-eliminating experience, lessons shared in subsequent books: Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, the Wheat Belly cookbooks. The list of strategies we use has grown, strategies that have helped many more people lose the weight they want to lose, address residual health problems, address deficiencies caused by grain consumption but persistent after their removal, go further in efforts such as cultivating a healthy microbiome.

So I have rewritten the original Wheat Belly, added the complete prescriptive program we now follow, expanded on discussions about hormonal health and efforts to cultivate a healthy microbiome, tweaked some details of the diet, and added new recipes. Anyone who read the original Wheat Belly will recognize a lot that’s familiar, but you will also find plenty that is new. This means that the entire Wheat Belly program is now available in this single Revised & Expanded edition.

Wheat Belly has therefore been completely updated with new material that includes:

  • The FULL Wheat Belly program that we now all follow
  • New and delicious recipes to suit your Wheat Belly lifestyle
  • New discussions on topics such as hormonal health and cultivation of a healthy microbiome

Wheat Belly was the original book that turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and exposed “healthy whole grains” as the genetically altered Frankenwheat imposed on the public by agricultural geneticists and agribusiness. The tidal wave of astounding health and weight loss successes has created a nationwide movement away from the destructive effects of wheat products. The Revised & Expanded edition now takes you to the next level for health, weight loss, and freedom from numerous diseases and prescription drugs.

  • Removing products made with modern wheat yields astounding and often unexpected benefits in health and weight loss.
  • Autoimmune, gastrointestinal, and mind effects top the list for conditions that improve or reverse with wheat elimination.
  • Weight loss can occur at a surprising rate, typically 15-18 pounds over the first month, when wheat is eliminated.

The new Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded editions is available from:

Amazon Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Indiebound

Barnes & Noble


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Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash Review Swatches Photos

Category : Beauty

Today I am going to share my experience on Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash with Organic Green Tea. Irganic Harvest offers some great quality cruelty-free and harful chemical free skin care products in an affordable price.Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash Review Swatches Photos

Gel based low foaming face washes are mild on skin. They don’t dry out my skin but still provide excellent purifying actions. that is why, I go for gel face cleansers instead of foaming face washes.

Face wash is the first step of my skin care. I like deep pore cleansing face washes as they prevent clogged pores and pimples. This Organic Harvest face wash is gel based and provides deep cleasing. Read on to know more about this face wash.Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash Review Swatches Photos

About Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash with Organic Green Tea

Organic Harvest Fresh and Glow Face Wash is a certified organic product made of Organic Green Tea which helps in reducing age spots, protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals, and promoting the natural glow.

It gently cleanses the skin and removes impurities leaving the skin feeling hydrated and fresh.

Features:

1. 100% Organic ECOCERT certified Organic Face Wash

2. 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free face wash

3. PABA and Paraben free, Mineral Oil free and Animal Ingredient free

4. Suitable for both men and women

5. Ideal for all skin types

6. Gel based

Packaging: This face wash comes in a deep green plastic tube with white plastic flip-top cap. The packaging is extremely plain looking but user-friendly. The packaging reminds me of famous Origins skin care products.

The ingredients list mentions only the main ingredients so there is no way to know the composition of the inactive ingredients. Though it is a big tube of 100gm, it is leak-proof and travel-safe.Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash Review Swatches Photos

Colour & Consistency: It is a transparent gel of medium to light consistency. Tiny green and red coloured cleansing particles are suspended in the gel. This is a very mild and soothing face wash. It does not create much lather and washes off without leaving any creamy slimy residue.

Fragrance: This face wash has an unique herbal fragrance. The smell is very light and goes off within minutes. The fragrance is not at all overpowering; it does not feel bothersome.

Quantity & Price: This Green tea based face wash comes at Rs.170 for 100gm. This is the only available size for this wash. Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash is a sulphate, paraben and mineral oil free face wash. It is quite effective as well. Considering these facts, the price seems justified to me.

Plus, this one is available at discounts in the Organic Harvest counter of my local beauty store.

My Overall Thoughts:

I was looking for a basic skin cleansing face wash without harmful chemicals and this one fits my criteria. The formula for this wash is very mild and non-drying. Organic Harvest Fresh & Glow Face Wash  did cleanse off excess oil and gave a fresh looking skin. It did not make my skin feel all stretchy and dry immediately after wash.

I was quite skeptical about this for my acne condition but this one did not irritate those pimples. It did not cause any skin irritation. This face wash is for all skin types and I think this will work for everyone. This one makes no tall claims any it certainly keeps all the promises.

Rating: 5/5


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Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

Category : Beauty

Today I am going to review Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick. Though I love matte finish lipsticks more than the cream finish ones, mattes are not the best choices for day-to-day winter makeup looks. Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

This winter I tried two new launch lipsticks from Bella Voste. Though these are claimed as sheer lipsticks, they are not at all sheer. In fact, they have extremely pigmented formula with beautiful glossy finish. Let’s read on to know how these Bella Voste lipsticks perform.Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

About Bella Voste Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Nude Tease & Mocha Magic

Bella Voste Sheer Creme Lust Lipsticks are rich in moisturizing properties which makes lips look fuller and creamier all day long. It gives a flawless even coverage in just one swipe. With softening and moisturizing benefits, it will leave your lips ultra-soft, making you feel more beautiful!

Features:

1. Luxurious rich colour for one stroke application.

2. Advanced softer and creamier formulation.

3. Keeps lips soft and moisturized.

4. Suitable for daily as well as occasional.

5. Available in 24 stunning shades.Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

Packaging: These lipsticks comes in a round shaped black coloured bullet. Each lipstick was packed inside black cardboard outer box. The brand mentions just the claims, shade name and price; nothing about the ingredients were mentioned anywhere. The packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly.

Shade: The shade Nude Tease is a pink based nude. The shade has a beautiful warmth to it. These types of nudes often look peachy on the lips but this one looks a medium toned earthy pink on my lips. The shade is extremely wearable and would look fabulous on many Indian skintones. Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

The shade Mocha Magic is a cool toned deep brown. It is not exactly the mocha brown but a teak brown shade. The shade is pretty bold and not everyone’s cup of tea. The shade looks extremely dark on my lips. The lipstick looks nicer on extremely pigmented lips as the brown tone neutralizes to some extent.Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

Texture, Pigmentation & Staying Power: Colour pay-off is excellent for this range of lipsticks. I don’t have to go over more than once to get the full opacity. I have one light and one dark shade and no any of them give patchy finish. The texture is smooth and the finish is creamy. It stays on for 4+ hours without meal. It transfers heavily due to the satin finish. Bella Voste Nude Tease & Mocha Magic Sheer Creme Lust Lipstick Review

Fragrance: Bella Voste lipsticks have light vanilla fragrance to them. the smell does not stay long or feel overpowering.

Quantity & Price: These lipsticks are priced at Rs.225 for 4.2gm of product. For a creamy finish lipstick with such an intense pigmentation, the price seems perfect. 

My Overall Thoughts:

I love nude lipsticks with either peach or pink tone. That’s the reason I really like the Nude tease shade more than the other one. The Mocha Magic shade, on the other hand, is quite bold and gives a gothic tone to the makeup. I don’t feel comfortable with such a deep dark shade.

The nude shade looks pretty and goes with most of my everyday minimal looks. Both shades are pigmented and gives even application. Satin finish shades often give patchy finish; these shades are not patchy. Being creamy lipsticks, these shades transfer a lot.

I tried blotting the excess moisture and it worked. These lipsticks do not dry out the lips or settle down on the fine lines of the lips.

Rating: 4.5/5 (for Nude Tease) & 3/5 (for Mocha Magic)


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Kiss The Moon Soap & Dish

Category : Beauty

[sample] I like Kiss The Moon essential oil soaps – they’re always particularly soft and tactile in the lather and generous in aromatherapy fragrance.

Kiss The Moon Soap & Dish

The soaps are traditionally made – if there is a critique it’s that they don’t last as long as a manufactured soap does but to be honest, that’s nit picking. The fragrance rewards more than make up for it. You can pick from four different fragrances once you’ve settled on the colour of dish you want – five options – to give them a bespoke element. The soap I have is Love, a blend of frankincense and rose. The dishes are hand made by a local artisan and have the drainage holes that a proper soap dish needs. I think these are a nice gift buy at £20 unless you’re in need of a new soap dish in which case they’re a nice me-buy! Find them HERE.

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated. Affiliate links may be used. Posts are not affiliate driven.


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TREATMENT ON TRIAL: ISHGA FACE & BODY TREATMENT

Category : Beauty

If you can’t indulge with a massage and facial during Pamper Time month, when can you? For this month’s Treatment on Trial I put to test ishga’s award-winning Hebridean seaweed range to celebrate the brand’s London debut at the Spa Verta Crowne Plaza Hotel in Battersea. The name ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water. The Hebrides has some of the cleanest waters in the world where the brand hand harvests seaweed to produce its 100% organic ingredient for its skincare range. I’d yet experienced the benefits of seaweed in a beauty range, so I was intrigued to see how this naturally healing ingredient would alter my particularly combination skin.

ishga face and body treatment

ishga face and body treatment
A now trending ingredient, Hebridean seaweed contains natural antioxidants known as polyphenols that work to protect the skin against the environment by neutralising free radicals. Under normal conditions our body would work hard at replacing these damaged cells with healthy new ones, but if the free radicals aren’t controlled or eliminated, the cells are not repaired, therefore resulting in dull, dry, wrinkled and uneven skin tone. Antioxidants help to fight these free radicals before they bring on visible signs of ageing. ishga products have been developed to work on every skin type by harnessing the potent powers of the purest Scottish seaweed so I was excited to see the effects.

ishga offers a comprehensive range of professional grade products and treatments for use within spas. Dubbed as London’s best kept secret, Spa Verta at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Battersea is located on the south bank of the river, providing serene views of this quieter city hub. As you enter, you’re welcomed by modern and stylish surroundings; an oasis of calm that delivers the perfect place to unwind and destress.

THE TREATMENT

The new ishga Face and Body Experience was on my prescribed spa itinerary, followed by the use of the spa’s hydrotherapy facilities. The treatment has been designed to be both invigorating and relaxing, targeting muscle tension and in turn, re-energising the body. In my case, just what the Doctor ordered.

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The treatment began with a medium pressure back, neck and shoulder massage combining a powerful detoxing seaweed body oil with lemongrass, juniper and rose geranium. The oil smelt incredible and I had no problem taking in the aroma. It has a powerful effect that regenerates, firms and tones the skin while being particularly useful in regard to eliminating toxins – perfect for us city dwellers. This was everything I needed and more, leaving my skin feeling soft and supple and my body relaxed. The massage was followed by the facial part of the treatment, combining the best of ishga’s skincare collection. The ishga facial started with a gentle, yet thorough cleanse, exfoliation, tone and moisturise using a powerful blend of organic seaweed. These stages include the brand’s Active Cleansing Lotion, Hebridean Marine Toner and Exfoliating Mask. To conclude, the skin is hydrated and nourished with Nourishing Face Oil, Regenerating Face Serum, Rejuvenating Eye Balm, and finished with the hero product, Antioxidant Marine Cream. I think it’s safe to assume that I didn’t want to leave that treatment room – I could get used to this. During the treatment I also experienced a scalp massage, which is quite possibly one of my favourite treatments; I love people playing with my hair so naturally I was in spa heaven. Overall, if you’re looking to feel relaxed and rejuvenated while experiencing the multitude of benefits that seaweed has to offer, this treatment is perfect. The ishga Face & Body Treatment costs £80 for 55 minutes.


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TREND REPORT: SOAP & GLORY DEBUTS SOAP + BLACK FRIDAY

Category : Beauty

As a team of established beauty experts, we’ve got our fingers on the pulse when it comes to knowing the latest the beauty industry has to offer. Want to be kept in the know? The Trend Report is our weekly feature where we share with you the latest launches and news across the industry; from new product launches, beauty concepts and store launches to the latest trends you need to know about. So, what’s the latest beauty news?

MEGA DEALS

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The obvious trending topic this week is Black Friday. With beauty brands already delivering discounts and offers, it would be rude not to shop. At LiB, we’re offering up to 50% OFF some of our top collection boxes, including the Grazia Beauty Advent Calendar which is an absolutely steal for £42.50. Don’t wait for Friday, it’s time to be savvy and stock up now!

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SOAPS & DREAMS

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It’s been a long time coming, but Soap & Glory have finally raised the bar by putting the ‘soap’ in Soap & Glory with the launch of SOAPS & DREAMS. The fantastically formulated Multi-Tasking Body Bars are packed with skin-loving ingredients such as argan oil and glycerine, to leave your skin feeling nourished, healthier and brighter from your shoulders to the tips of your toes. Available in three of the brand’s much-loved fragrances ORIGINAL PINK, MIST YOU MADLY and CALL OF FRUITY, they are just what you need to leave your skin healthier and brighter.

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ALL ABOUT THE GLOSS

 

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FThis December, MAC Cosmetics will be launching its Patent Paint Lip Lacquer Collection, 15 shades that bring ultimate pigment and gloss. Formulated with a wax-free Triple Threat gel system, the new lip products provide a vinyl gloss effect with extra moisture and bleed-free application. The 3D-like gloss effect is lightweight, non-sticky and leaves a lasting stain.

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HAIR THAT POPS

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Haircare brand Remington will be opening its first ever pop-up salon in London’s Soho this December. The brand will be offering 20-minute complimentary styles from a professional stylist, including blow-drys, curls or straightening. The salon will also feature the brand’s PROluxe range and will be offering an exclusive discount in-store for anyone purchasing gifts.

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The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Twenties

Category : Beauty

Your skin is many things, but consistent isn’t one of them. Everything from the weather to your sleep habits (or lack thereof) can have an impact on its condition. One major player that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is your hormones. Starting in your teenage years and well into middle age, your hormone levels fluctuate and can cause a host of complexion changes along the way. While men also have issues with hormone changes, they are not as wide-ranging and do not have the same impact on the skin as fluctuations for women do.  

In this new series, we’ll explore the effects hormones have on women’s skin at every age, plus what you can do to manage those swings and keep your skin sane. Because puberty, periods, and menopause are bad enough without adding skin troubles on top of them.


The teen years get most of the hormonal hype (thanks, puberty, for awkwardly hogging the spotlight), but for women, the hormonal journey of your twenties is just as complex. That’s because from a biological perspective, this decade is your body’s prime time for making babies. Your eggs will never be so healthy, your progesterone and estrogen levels are peaking, and — regardless of your personal feelings on parenthood — your hormones are here for it.

What does that mean for your skin? It depends. On the plus side, says Jessie Cheung, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Willowbrook, Ill., twenty-somethings have had a few years to get a sense of how their skin behaves. “People in their twenties feel a bit more at home in their skin,” she says. “Hopefully, their acne has started to settle down.” And for some lucky people, leaving the teen years does mean getting back to a calmer complexion.

“People in their twenties feel a bit more at home in their skin,”

Jesse cheung, md

For most women, however, hormonal breakouts may intensify, thanks to our periods. During the first half of your cycle, the pituitary gland produces more estrogen (the primary female hormone) than progesterone (which helps prepare the body for possible egg fertilization). Midway through the cycle, at ovulation, progesterone becomes the dominant hormone — and with that switch comes a rise in sebum production, which is like feeding acne bacteria a delicious feast. That’s why, in the seven to 10 days before your period, you’re more likely to wake up with a new “friend” (or three) on your chin.

One thing all women in their twenties need to remember is that hydration is an absolute necessity, regardless of how oily your skin is. Incorporating a lightweight moisturizing lotion into your daily routine will help keep your skin balanced and counteract some of the more drying acids and exfoliators that you might be using to control acne and blackheads. When you don’t regularly hydrate, your skin’s moisture levels drop and it will actually produce more oil to make up for it. And, as we all know, more oil equals more opportunities for your pores to clog.

How to manage hormonal acne

Since each month brings a new cycle of hormonal fluctuation, managing adult acne is an ongoing endeavor. But, says, Cheung, it can be done. Success starts with a gentle, calming skin-care regimen. “It doesn’t need to be harsh to be effective,” she says. Dr. Cheung favors a gentle AHA cleanser to remove makeup and oil, plus a prescription retinoid or retinol to keep pores from filling up with dead skin and sebum. (And of course, sunscreen with SPF 30.) 

For persistent hormonal acne, another option involves oral contraceptives, aka The Pill. The Pill uses synthetic hormones to prevent ovulation, and the different hormonal mix typically reduces the number of period-driven pimples. Another medication, spironolactone, blocks the androgen receptors, which keeps skin from overproducing sebum. These are prescription medications, so as with any medication, you should ask your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

And don’t discount the value of slowing your pace, cutting back on sugar, and making other lifestyle changes.  “In our practice, we talk about holistic approaches,” Dr. Cheung says. “I find that people in their twenties often wear a lot of makeup, they stay up late, they’re stressed from school and work. All of that that makes acne worse.” So while you may not be able to control your hormones, you can aim to get a full night of regenerative sleep—and be rewarded with the skin of your dreams.

We’re sure you’ve got questions, so ask away! Tell us in the comments what issues you’re facing or what else it is you want to know.

And, check out our other guides to learn what hormones are doing to your skin at every age:

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Teen Years

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Thirties

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Forties


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The Glow Guide to Hormones & Your Skin: The Teen Years

Category : Beauty

Your skin is many things, but consistent isn’t one of them. Everything from the weather to your sleep habits (or lack thereof) can have an impact on its condition. One major player that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is your hormones. Starting in your teenage years and well into middle age, your hormone levels fluctuate and can cause a host of complexion changes along the way. While men also have issues with hormone changes, they are not as wide-ranging and do not have the same impact on the skin as fluctuations for women do.  

In this new series, we’ll explore the effects hormones have on women’s skin at every age, plus what you can do to manage those swings and keep your skin sane. Because puberty, periods, and menopause are bad enough without adding skin troubles on top of them.


As anyone who’s experienced puberty knows all too well, the hormones of teenagers are, uh, intense. So are their effects on teenage skin. As the body’s biggest organ, the average teenager’s skin undergoes major changes thanks to the surge of hormones flooding the bloodstream. Whether they’re dealing with occasional breakouts or a more intense form involving cysts and nodules, the majority of teens — 85 percent! — ages 15 to 19 experience acne.

When it comes to teenage acne, it’s always about hormones, says Jessie Cheung, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Willowbrook, Ill. “No matter what,” she says, “that’s the bottom line.” 

Here’s why a previously untroubled complexion can become dappled with blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. When someone hits puberty, a rush of male hormones called androgens is released, a process that increases sebum production. That’s usually a surefire recipe for acne. “The sebum clogs the hair follicle, and acne bacteria get happy by eating the oil,” Dr. Cheung says. 

“When it comes to teenage acne, it’s always about hormones.”

JESSiE CHEUNG, MD

By the way, even though androgens are “male” hormones, females also have them — just at different levels. “Because boys have more testosterone than girls, they’re more prone to acne [as teenagers],” Dr. Cheung says. Both genders struggle with breakouts, she says, noting that each person has a different sensitivity to hormonal fluctuations. “It’s a genetic predisposition,” she says. Of the many things teenagers blame their parents for, this one may be the most valid.

Hormones are gonna rage no matter what (as they should!) but managing acne comes down to two tactics. First, a gentle skin-care regimen, tailored for young skin, is non-negotiable. Secondly, stress reduction is imperative and incredibly useful for, you know, surviving high school. More on both below.

The cornerstone of a skin-care regimen: gentle cleansing

Years ago, the idea was to attack acne into submission through harsh tonics and lotions, but dermatologists now believe in a gentler approach that’s even more effective. It all starts with washing your face each morning and evening. This is the simplest way to keep dirt, oil, and makeup from clogging pores. “Most teenagers do fine with gentle exfoliating washes,” says Dr. Cheung. Our Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser is an ideal choice, as its formula contains alpha-hydroxy acid to remove dead skin buildup—all without stripping skin of the oils and moisture it needs. Or try an over-the-counter antibacterial cleanser to eliminate acne-causing bacteria. “These washes can be a little bit more drying,” Dr. Cheung says, “but they do help.”

Acne-specific actives: a way to banish breakouts

For recurrent breakouts, topical treatments can produce significant improvements — if you use them consistently. While they’re often thought of as a fix for existing blemishes, they’re actually more effective when used for prevention. Salicylic acid is a winning choice, thanks to its ability to keep pores clear. Benzoyl peroxide is another perennially popular treatment; it destroys acne bacteria but can have the unfortunate side effect of drying skin out. (It’s also likely to bleach towels and sheets that come in contact with skin.) 

Forms of vitamin A like retinoids and retinol, however, may be the smartest long-term choice. Dr. Cheung points out that adapalene, a topical retinoid used to treat moderate acne, is now available without a prescription. “It’s a third-generation retinoid, so it unclogs pores and reduces inflammation,” she says. And with consistent use, retinoids and/or retinol can help skin develop fewer signs of aging — which may not be a concern at age 16, but at 40, you’ll be thanking your teenage self.

Keep in mind that when you are using these types of acne-clearing treatments and powerful actives, you are also potentially drying out your skin and damaging your natural moisture barrier. That’s why it’s so important to also include a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer into your routine. Yes, that might seem suspect if you have the traditionally oily skin that comes with the teen years, but hear us out: When you don’t moisturize, your skin actually will produce more oil to makeup for the lack of hydration. And, as we’ve already learned, excess oil is one of the underlying causes of breakouts. So, do your skin a favor and make sure you have a moisturizing lotion in your regular rotation.

Holistic approaches: 

Hormones are a necessary part of being a human. But when certain hormones such as cortisol spike, the imbalance can invite breakouts. The silver lining to that cloud? A few lifestyle shifts can help keep your hormones humming along even-steven and make SAT prep less anxiety-inducing. 

Take stress, for instance. “In my office, we talk about reducing stress, because stress affects hormones, too,” Dr. Cheung says. She suggests calming practice such as yoga or meditation, which can help take the bite out of high-stress moments. 

Or consider the role of food. Recent research suggests a connection between drinking milk and developing acne. “Very often, some people’s bodies are more sensitive to dairy, and that can trigger acne,” Dr. Cheung says. If you’re among the dairy-sensitive population, reducing or eliminating dairy may help keep hormones happy. Sugar, too, presents concerns for hormonally temperamental skin, Dr. Cheung adds. So if you’re looking to reduce inflammation and minimize breakouts, it’s best to choose an herbal tea over a PSL.

Your skin and your body are going through some big changes, but with the right skin-care routine you can manage those issues and come through puberty (mostly) unscathed. You’re on your own with the social minefield that is high school.

We’re sure you’ve got questions, so ask away! Tell us in the comments what issues you’re facing or what else it is you want to know.

And, check out our other guides to learn what hormones are doing to your skin at every age:

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Twenties

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Thirties

The Glow Guide To Hormones & Your Skin: The Forties


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Wheat Belly: Revised & Expanded!

Category : Weight Loss

In the original Wheat Belly, I recounted how agribusiness and geneticists altered modern wheat from traditional strains, yielding the high-yield semi-dwarf strain that now dominates supermarket shelves. Consuming modern foods made from this plant yields peculiar health effects, while dramatic benefits develop upon removing it from the diet. If you’ve been following the Wheat Belly conversations, you are no stranger to the huge successes people have shared on this lifestyle.

But lessons have been learned along the way in the marvelous worldwide grain-eliminating experience, lessons shared in subsequent books: Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, the Wheat Belly cookbooks. The list of strategies we use has grown, strategies that have helped many more people lose the weight they want to lose, address residual health problems, address deficiencies caused by grain consumption but persistent after their removal, go further in efforts such as cultivating a healthy microbiome.

So I have rewritten the original Wheat Belly, added the complete prescriptive program we now follow, expanded on discussions about hormonal health and efforts to cultivate a healthy microbiome, tweaked some details of the diet, and added new recipes. Anyone who read the original Wheat Belly will recognize a lot that’s familiar, but you will also find plenty that is new. This means that the entire Wheat Belly program is now available in this single Revised & Expanded edition.

Wheat Belly has therefore been completely updated with new material that includes:

  • The FULL Wheat Belly program that we now all follow
  • New and delicious recipes to suit your Wheat Belly lifestyle
  • New discussions on topics such as hormonal health and cultivation of a healthy microbiome

Wheat Belly was the original book that turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and exposed “healthy whole grains” as the genetically altered Frankenwheat imposed on the public by agricultural geneticists and agribusiness. The tidal wave of astounding health and weight loss successes has created a nationwide movement away from the destructive effects of wheat products. The Revised & Expanded edition now takes you to the next level for health, weight loss, and freedom from numerous diseases and prescription drugs.

  • Removing products made with modern wheat yields astounding and often unexpected benefits in health and weight loss.
  • Autoimmune, gastrointestinal, and mind effects top the list for conditions that improve or reverse with wheat elimination.
  • Weight loss can occur at a surprising rate, typically 15-18 pounds over the first month, when wheat is eliminated.

The new Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded editions is available from:

Amazon Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Indiebound

Barnes & Noble