Holiday season here! Although the holidays are a great time for bonding with family and friends, holiday season involves one of America’s favorite pastimes–EATING. It’s Halloween, and as you sit on the couch eating the surplus of candy you bought for the trick-or-treaters while watching the Real Housewives of Orange County, somehow you end up at the bottom of the bag! After Halloween, Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixins’ have attached themselves to all your most noticeable body parts. Suddenly, you can think of something you are not thankful for! Thanksgiving is just the start–Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s all contribute to packing on the pounds. Before the holidays have you shopping for the next size up in jeans, or worse…confined to your yoga pants…consider going into the holidays with a flat tummy and a snached waist! Here are ways you can give yourself the gift of a flat tummy before holiday season: Switch to Whole Grains Whole grains are a better alternative than processed grains. Whole grains can lower heart disease risk by 20%, aid with digestive issues and help with weight loss, along with many other additional benefits. Target Your Core Muscles – Getting a flat stomach means going beyond simple crunches. You should do multiple exercises that engage different core areas–mountain climber push-ups, planks, leg scissors, and weighted pikes are some that will help you attain a flat stomach. Eat Healthy Fats Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) like nuts, avocados, eggs, beef, and healthy oils (olive and coconut are essential), should make up 20-35% Read More >>
If you hid behind oversized sunglasses and a big straw hat all summer, the reality is that ensemble can only work for so long. As the summer comes to a close, and clothes… reintroduce themselves back into your daily regimen, the attention on your natural beauty will be crucial yet again. The anxiety of having to reveal your less-than-perfect skin can take all of the excitement out of experiences that are normally fun and enjoyable. The pressure of hiding behind makeup and hair (which in turn can make the problem worse) or having to use gaudy jewelry and/or clothes as a distraction from your sunburnt, dehydrated or peeling skin is just a temporary fix for a much bigger issue. Even the best makeup foundation or the brightest distracting necklace can’t fix the problem, so allow Aesthetics by Norden to restore the quality of life to your dry parched post summer skin. Here are a few tips from Aesthetics by Norden that will keep you looking beautiful far into the fall. Moisturize Always remember to moisturize your skin! Specifically, coconut oil, is a perfect way to maintain soft, moisturized skin, while giving you a healthy glow. This product that was commonly used to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, can be used for just about anything –from cooking to being used as a deep hair conditioner, but it works great for skin hydration! Dry skin tends to peel, exposing pale skin beneath the surface, leaving a blotchy, uneven look. For best results use coconut oil daily. Exfoliate It Read More >>
It’s summertime, and everyone wants to have fun in the sun! Unfortunately, that means you risk getting another dreaded sunburn. Sunburn not only causes physical discomfort and cosmetic blemishes, there are severe health risks associated with it as well. Frequent, severe sunburns contribute to the development of skin cancer, and studies have shown that an individual’s risk for skin cancer can double if he or she has experienced more than five sunburns. The best way to combat sunburn is to take preventative measures against it: Avoid being in direct, harsh sunlight, especially for prolonged periods of time. The sun is strongest between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, so if you are outdoors during these hours, try to stay in the shade when possible. Wear sunscreen–lots of it. Daily use of a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher is shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer, as well as slow down skin aging. Be sure to apply sunscreen generously and frequently to any exposed part of your body. Most people only use about 1/4th of the necessary amount to properly protect the skin. Wear protective clothing to cover your skin from the sun. For example: hats, sunglasses, long sleeves and pants can all block out the sun’s harmful rays. Sometimes these measures might not be enough, or you might forget to apply sunscreen. Maybe your skin burns particularly easily. Maybe you fall asleep on the beach and forget to reapply sunscreen in time. Sunburn happens, but you can treat it by keeping your body Read More >>
Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to summer, so now that June is underway, summer has officially started! Besides the beginning of summer, June also kicks off the season for major social events, such as graduations, bridal showers and weddings. With all the running around being done for these special events, we forget to take care of our skin. You’ll be captured in hundreds of pictures, so it’s important to make sure your skin looks as spectacular as the event will be. One way to do this is to make sure your skin is being protected and cared for. If your skin is healthy, it protects you from harmful elements like the sun and secondhand smoke. Also if your skin looks great, your makeup will look even better! Unfortunately, this is something that we tend to forget. One great way to ensure that you have healthy skin is HydraFacial. HydraFacial is the ideal treatment for anyone looking to smooth their skin for a picture-perfect look. HydraFacial can help with the following concerns: o Oily skin o Areas of sun damage o Hyperpigmentation o Fine lines 0 Acne o Wrinkles The five-step HydraFacial treatment can give your skin a clearer, brighter and revitalized look almost instantly. Aesthetics by Norden uses a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to ensure a comfortable experience and long-lasting results. Allow HydraFacial by Aesthetics by Norden to replenish your skin with nutrients with their state-of-the-art technology. With guaranteed no required down time, you’ll be be up and moving immediately! One Read More >>
Hello Spring! It is so nice to see you after a long winter. There is nothing like the sun shining on our face, the fragrant aroma of flowers and the shedding of layers. Wait…layers? Are we talking clothing or weight? Or, are we talking layers of clothing to cover layers of weight? The great thing about colder months is the cute clothing we wear to hide bulges we let slide on during the winter months. During the colder months we tend to stay in and eat more, and work out less. Winter weight is not our friend, especially when the warmer weather arrives. It is time for capris and sun dresses, which can definitely be less forgiving than jeans and sweaters. You are back to the gym regularly, cutting calories and making a significant effort to get back into bathing suit shape. Are you successful? Is it working as fast as you would like? Does the thought of losing one or two sizes and several inches on your body area YOU CHOOSE sound appealing? We are not talking a “miracle pill” from the back of a magazine or surviving on a liquid diet of juiced kale. Nor are we discussing the time and cost of surgery or Liposuction. We ARE discussing CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA cleared, fat-freezing procedure which is safe and effective. CoolSculpting is a NO cutting, NO injections, NO downtime way to lose weight and inches in the area you choose. Want to get rid of a belly? CoolSculpting can do Read More >>
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