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Social Disconnect ---Many of us are so concerned what we eat or put onto our skin, but what about our mental health? (Part 1)

April 12, 2017 Silvana Pure

Social Disconnect ---Many of us are so concerned what we eat or put onto our skin, but what about our mental health? (Part 1)

Have you ever lost track of time while scrolling through social media feeds? Have you seen people so focused on their electronic devices even when they have friends or family sitting right next to them? Have you noticed yourself becoming more and more isolated and disconnected from the real world due to your social media and electronic behaviors? If your answer is yes, you have many reasons to be alarmed.  Social media is exciting, attractive and makes each individual feel more important which many of us crave for. It's the virtual representation of the social interactions that we need, but...


How to become calmer and much more productive ...

January 09, 2017 Silvana Pure

Taking care of your outer body? What about your mental state? Research suggests social media is the millenial generation’s drug of choice. While not technically considered an addiction, excessive attachment to your device is becoming more and more commonplace and problematic. In 2010 a study at the University of Maryland found many young people describe their dependence on the Internet as an addiction, even if they’re not officially diagnosable. In the study, 200 students were required to go on a 24-hour media fast and then write about their experience. Overall the students complained that they felt bored, disconnected, uncomfortable, and anxious without their phones...


Chose gluten-free skin care ...

October 06, 2016 Silvana Pure

Chose gluten-free skin care ...

Don’t Glut on Gluten: How Gluten-Free Skincare Products Benefit the Skin   The skin serves as the body’s first line of protection, which is responsible for keeping the harmful effects of bacteria and external toxins at bay. In turn, we take care of it by using hygiene and skincare products to keep it in tiptop shape. But what if we tell you that some of the products you use may contain an ingredient that can potentially do more harm to the skin than good?   Gluten in our everyday lives   If you feel like you have done everything to...


The Importance of GMO-Free Skin Care

September 28, 2016 Silvana Pure

The Importance of GMO-Free Skin Care

It is no surprise that we are living in a world where genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, thrive. This happens when plants and living organisms are genetically altered to make them more “beneficial” to humans. This means that none of them are ever natural anymore.   GM foods have been around since 1996, and they have comprised a large portion of America’s food supply since then. But while we are used to GMOs in our food, they could also be found in our skincare products! We are then left wondering -- would we want our skin to use these potentially...


Lavender Oil in Skincare

September 21, 2016 Silvana Pure

Lavender Oil in Skincare

The Lavender Effect: How Lavender Keeps the Skin Happy  Lavender has long been used over the years for its pleasant sweet fragrance. Its aroma instantly infuses a relaxing vibe to a warm bath or even to an entire room. Today, lavender has proven another use — a promising organic and therapeutic skincare solution. Who would have thought this sweet-smelling plant can become an essential ingredient to body oils and other skincare products?  If you have never been illuminated to the wonders that lavender can bring to the skin, now’s the time to be amazed.  Lavender can detoxify the skin.  ...