Healthy Living~Sunflower Oil

Healthy Living~Sunflower Oil

You may have heard that sunflower oil is a great, healthy substitute for olive oil. That’s true. But did you know that it’s also great for your skin? Because it is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E it is a powerful skincare ingredient. It has anti-aging properties and can fight off free radicals to help keep skin healthy and toned. Like other oils, it contains fatty acids–in this case linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid, which are even better for the skin than the omega-3 fatty acids you’ve probably heard of. They are stellar for treating acne, but they are still so moisturizing that they can.

Healthy Living ~ Nature Walks

Healthy Living ~ Nature Walks

Refresh the eye and lift the spirit. Forest bathing is described by Spa Trends Wellness 365 as “a poetic way of describing a walk in the woods.” Japanese research has shown that a leisurely walk in the forest can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. Studies even suggest that “exposure to phytoncides, the airborne, aromatic chemicals/oils emitted by many trees, have a long-lasting impact on people’s immune system markers, boosting natural killer cells and anticancer proteins by 40 percent.” Don’t have a forest near you? How about a nice walk in the park? Or perhaps a local botanical garden? Maybe just a walk isn’t your.