Credit:iStock.com/kickkapoohjp Moringa oil is used for health benefits ranging from inflammation to minor abrasions and can even be applied to the skin and hair for beauty treatment. Derived from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera (or drumstick) tree found in the Himalayas, this oil is known to have natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa oil also adds a rich, nutty flavor to dishes when used in small quantities. Commonly known as Ben oil, moringa seed oil possesses oleic acid, a valuable mono-unsaturated fat that makes it a sought-after commodity by cosmetic companies. Medicinal uses of moringa oil have been passed down since ancient times in Rome and Greece. Moringa leaves, bark, seeds, and fruit all have beneficial nutrients that may treat or prevent a variety of ailments, disorders, and diseases. The moringa tree seeds used to make the oil have been shown in studies to help slow the aging process, as well as target sleeplessness, gout, dandruff, and extremely … [Read more...] about Moringa Oil Benefits for Skin, Hair, and Health: Side Effects and Uses
We’ve all heard that 40 is the new 30. And we’ve all seen the celebrities who tip into their 50s with glowing skin and hair that’s as shiny and thick as a teenager’s. In this new era of aging gracefully, many of us strive for toned bodies and supple skin at every age. (Here are 7 foods that will give you glowing skin all year long.)Despite our new generation of aging beauties, the fact remains: age isn’t just a number. There are certain hormonal and physiological changes our bodies undergo that can’t be denied. From a slowed heart rate and stiffer blood vessels to memory loss and decreased bone density, our bodies constantly transform as we age. That means how we maintain our bodies has to change with every new phase. MORE: 5 Vitamins You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of If You're Over 50There’s no single formula for warding off the signs of aging, but an ongoing wellness regimen that includes vitamins and herbal supplements … [Read more...] about The Vitamins And Supplements You Should Be Taking At Every Age
If there’s one thing every mom knows, it’s that you don’t get a white couch when you have kids. Actually, anything white is totally off limits because their sticky, dirty hands will ruin it immediately. Dark colors for the win!But mom-of-three, reality show star, entrepreneur, and beauty maven (among other titles) Kim Kardashian West defies mom logic and expectations. She’s known for her love of white decor—and the new home that she and hubby Kanye West moved into in December is filled with white furniture.Related: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Just Announced The Name Of Their Third ChildKim spoke to Architectural Digest to promote her app, ScreenShop, which has expanded into home furnishings. (You can upload a pic you like and the app will connect you to similar items you can buy. Smart!)When the mag asked: “Everyone knows your home is all white. How do you keep it clean with kids?” she answered—rather hilariously—"Oh my God. … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian Has All-White Furniture—And It Sounds Completely Exhausting
Charcoal was one of the stars of skincare since last year when black masks, body bars, cleansers, and scrubs hit the beauty scene. Beauty companies praised it for cleaning and refreshing oily and acne-prone skin, and social media couldn't get enough of its chic potential.At this point, we're used to this black stuff getting rid of our impurities on the outside. But now, activated charcoal pills and powders are claiming to be the new trendy way to clean out (that's right) our insides.Not only are people purchasing OTC charcoal pills and taking them like a multivitamin with their morning joe, some hipper-than-thou coffee shops, bars, and even pizzerias are putting the powdered form into everything from chai tea, cocktails, and lemonade, to donuts and pizza. So if you've noticed a surge of black food on your IG feed, you have activated charcoal powder to thank.(Get the latest health, weight loss, fitness, and sex intel delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for our "Daily Dose" … [Read more...] about What Are Activated Charcoal Pills—And Are They Actually Good For You?
Declutter Your Life is a month-long initiative to help you manage stress and boost your health by learning the principles of banishing clutter and restoring a sense of order to your world.The medicine cabinet is a hot spot for clutter—it’s all too easy to let expired medications, face creams, and makeup accumulate in there. But if you’re just closing the cabinet door and avoiding clearing out products you no longer use on a regular basis, you’re probably enforcing unhealthy habits.“The medicine cabinet is prime real estate in your bathroom: It can make or break your commitment to your personal care goals for tasks that happen in the bathroom,” says Cynthia Bailey, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. “If you have to reach behind products that come tumbling out amidst cluttered shelves, you just won’t be able to stick to your routine when you’re in a hurry.”(Fight diabetes, get … [Read more...] about These Super-Organized Medicine Cabinets Will Inspire You To Declutter Yours