Recipes For Rosacea: My Skin-Soothing New Ebook

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Rosacea is one of the most common skin problems I see today. Back in the early days of Pure + Simple, when few natural, targeted skincare companies existed, we estimated that almost half of our clients had rosacea. They would come from all over the province and phone us from all over the continent (yep, when phone was still the most common form of communication!). But beyond gentle, restorative skincare, we knew that diet and lifestyle played a huge part in tackling this angry, aggravated …

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Anti-Inflammatory Ice Pops

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The last days of summer are upon us but today is supposed to be a hot one!  So, what better way to beat the heat than with some homemade popsicles!  These babies are the perfect snack to have at the cottage this long weekend as you flip through trashy magazines on the dock. But as always, my suggestions relate to beauty.  Not only can tasty ice pop cool you down but when you use anti-inflammatory ingredients they can help sensitive, angry complexions from the inside …

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Soothe & Hydrate: DIY Yoghurt Avocado Facial Mask

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The warm summer temperatures can aggravate skin inflammation.  This is because the season has Pitta qualities – fire energy in Ayurveda (heat, sun etc.) – which triggers Pitta skin conditions such as rashes, redness, rosacea and sensitivity.  One soothing antidote to this is to perform a calming treatment mask made up of plain yoghurt, avocado and a sprinkle of turmeric.  This is one of my fav ways to combat irritation because it has a simple ingredient list and is incredibly easy to do! Ingredients 2 …

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Rosacea Care – Tip #5 Cool Your Mind (Real Techniques That Help)

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After over a decade of practice, I have noticed a distinct relationship between sensitive skin and high stress.  But its not just stress that begets stress, its often our frame of mind.  Rosacea often appears in individuals who put a lot of pressure on themselves, have sources of frustration, are competitive and are known perfectionists.  These all heighten the heart rate, produce internal heat and therefore cause complexion redness. Here to help is my own stress counselor – Natalie Shay with useful tips.  I am …

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Rosacea Care – Tip #3 Rethink Your Exercise Routine

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Rosacea is a skin ailments marked by facial redness and broken capillaries.  But its not just a topical issue, it is aggravated by inflammation in our internal body.  This is influenced by many of our personal habits – one important factor in rosacea care is our exercise regime.  Because rosacea is a cardiovascular disorder, it is often triggered when our blood circulation is over-stimulated.  When we put ourselves past our physical limits and find we end our workouts red in the face and inflamed, this …

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Rosacea Care – Tip #2 Eat Anti-inflammatory Foods

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I kicked off this rosacea education series with a post on foods to avoid, but now to chat about foods you to add into your diet.  Anti-inflammatory foods are an important part of soothing sensitive skin from the inside out.  When our digestive system becomes burdened and inflamed, this irritation shows up all over our body – and many cases as rosacea. So, I thought I would post this vid I did a while back with the lovely Julie Daniluk – who is a nutritionist …

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Rosacea Care – Tip #1 Avoid Digestion Hard-to-Digest Foods

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Its Rosacea Awareness month so I’m devoting all of April’s posts to soothing sensitivity.  Each week I’ll be providing info on how to calm inflammation holistically.  Especially with a skin problem like Rosacea that affects our internal systems (its actually a cardiovascular disorder), we need to take an inside-outside approach. For newbies to this skin issue, Rosacea is, its a skin condition characterized be profuse redness and broken capillaries.  It starts in the nose and cheek area and moves outwards to other areas on the …

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