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When you've decided to live a more natural lifestyle, one of the best places to start is with natural health and beauty supplies. However, you may have questions about what makes a product natural or why it is considered organic. This natural health and beauty products buying guide will tell you what you need to know, so you can figure out how to buy natural health and beauty products and start living green. How do you know if a product really is natural or organic? First, look for reliable certification. If a product is certified as natural or organic by a trusted organization, you can rest assured that it truly is. In order to qualify for Overstock.com's natural health and beauty store, products must not use any ingredients that are potentially toxic or suspected of carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects and must meet one of these following criteria:
If you've never tried using natural health and beauty products, now is the time to go green with your morning regimen. When you're accustomed to doing things the way you always have, you may not see why you would want to switch to natural health and beauty products. Once you compare the benefits of natural products to the way things used to be done, however, you'll see why you would want to adopt a new, natural lifestyle with health and beauty products that can help you look and feel great.
The aloe vera plant is a short, succulent that grows in hot, dry regions. It has long been prized for its extract, which has a variety of medicinal purposes and can offer many health and beauty benefits. Aloe vera can be found in a variety of health and beauty products today, and some of these benefits may be right for you.
The beauty industry is constantly evolving and churning out new beauty products to make your skin clearer, your hair shinier and your makeup routine easier. Sometimes shopping for the latest beauty trends can get overwhelming, though. When you you're ready to start shopping for health and beauty products but don't know where to start, check out the new trends in best-selling beauty products for women.
The birthstones for January symbolize health, emotional strength, wealth and even love. Fortunately for you winter babies, garnet and rose quartz are beautiful gems that you'll want in your jewelry collection, whether or not you believe they have healing properties.
Aside from their natural beauty, indoor fountains have several hidden benefits you might not know about. Placing indoor fountains in a room will add a soothing, natural and comfortable atmosphere to your home that will spread like wildfire throughout the entire house. If you have enjoyed the tranquility of outdoor fountains, bring their magic indoors. Water fountains aren't just beautiful household decorations; they are a viable health-promoting home device. If you are considering installing an indoor fountain, here are a few benefits they have to offer you and your home.
Men's hair has different needs than women's hair, so it's no surprise that shampoo specially formulated for men is carving out a niche for itself in the vast market of health and beauty supplies. Today, there are plenty of shampoo options that will leave you with clean hair and a healthy scalp -- without smelling like an herbal flower garden or tropical fruit medley. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about the best shampoo for men.
Getting healthy hair doesn't depend entirely on genes, hair products and styling routines. You can improve the quality of your hair by taking vitamins. With the right hair vitamin routine that includes supplements that are essential to hair nutrition, you can enhance hair growth. You may also experience an improvement in the look and texture of your hair. Thick, shiny locks can be easily within your reach with the perfect hair vitamins for healthy tresses. B vitamins. Most B vitamins are important for hair growth, including B3, B5, B6 and B12. Niacin, also known as B3, is essential for a healthy scalp with good circulation. Some foods rich in vitamin B3 include fish, chicken and turkey. B5, also known as pantothenic acid, may prevent grey hair and is found in egg yolks and whole grains. B6 and B12 are also found in grains and eggs and can prevent hair loss. B-complex vitamins can give you a quick dose of these hair-healthy vitamins, and vitamin-rich sport beverages are also commonly filled with B vitamins. Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that is widely known to improve hair texture and sheen. Vitamin A assists in producing sebum in the scalp, which leads to healthy oils throughout the hair. A vitamins are available in supplement form, and many foods are also rich in A vitamins, including spinach, broccoli, cheese, cabbage, peaches and apricots. Vitamin A also helps improve skin quality and texture, so use vitamin A as an all-over beauty regimen. Vitamin E. Vitamin E is essential to the overall appearance of hair. Vitamin E works wonders for the scalp, leading to more hair growth and oil production, which helps hair appear silky and soft. Vitamin E supplements are widely available, and many foods are also rich in vitamin E, such as soybeans, nuts, beans and dark-green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and collard greens. The content on this site is not intended to substitute for the advice of a qualified physician, pharmacist or other licensed health-care professional. The products may have additional information and instructions on or inside the packaging that you should carefully read and follow. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. The use of dietary supplements may not have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. View All Vitamins Back to Guides Directory View All Vitamins
If you have struggled with acne and blemishes, then you may have tried a variety of things with hopes of getting clear skin. While creams and ointments have their benefits, sometimes you have to start from the inside to get the beauty results you desire. There are many vitamins and supplements that help to promote clear skin and many ways to implement them into your skin care routine. Vitamin A. Vitamin A is vital to healthy, clear skin. By regulating the immune system, vitamin A helps the body fight infections. It also encourages the production of white blood cells, which are needed to destroy bacteria that causes acne. Vitamin A also plays a part in cell division, cell reproduction and bone growth. Vitamin A can easily be integrated into your diet. Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes and eggs. Vitamin A is also available in pill and cream forms. B Vitamins. B vitamins promote hydration and reduce inflammation. B vitamins are commonly used to increase blood circulation and encourage tissue repair, so they not only help to clear the skin, but they can also heal visible signs of previous break-outs and reduce the redness and inflammation of current blemishes. Get your B vitamins by consuming more potatoes, bananas, beans and tuna or purchase a B-complex vitamin supplement. Vitamin C. Vitamin C is well known and vital for good health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it protects skin cells. This healthful vitamin helps fight infections and heal wounds, and it is also responsible for keeping ligaments, blood vessels and tissue healthy. Vitamin C is effective in pill and cream forms. Skin creams with vitamin C can increase collagen production and decrease the effects of sun exposure. Vitamin C in skin care products often appears in ingredients as L-ascorbic acid. Get more vitamin C in your diet with fruits and vegetables of all kinds. Vitamin E. Vitamin E works well alongside other vitamins in skin care products and is often paired with vitamin C. Vitamin E is a great oil-free hydration solution for acne-prone skin because it allows you to repair acne damage without encouraging more break-outs. Vitamin E is found in eggs and milk and can also be purchased in pill form. Fish oil. Fish oil is a fantastic supplement that is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help calm and prevent inflammation, which can reduce the size and redness of blemishes. Fish oil also helps to calm skin irritation which can occur when acne-fighting skin treatments are used. Fish oil supplements are available in pill form, and you can also get your omega-3 fatty acids by eating a diet rich in dark-green leafy vegetables, eggs, lean meats and whole grains. Flaxseeds are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can be purchased whole, ground and in oil form. The content on this site is not intended to substitute for the advice of a qualified physician, pharmacist or other licensed health-care professional. The products may have additional information and instructions on or inside the packaging that you should carefully read and follow. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. The use of dietary supplements may not have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. View All Vitamins and Supplements Back to Guides Directory View All Vitamins and Supplements
Good health is within everyone's reach, but you may need a little guidance to get there. Fitness books are available for all types of physical fitness goals. From responsible nutrition guides to specific exercise books, there's a book on the topic you're interested in. Here are some guidelines for selecting fitness books that may work for you.
Dietary supplements are a great way to increase your health and ensure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you are wondering if dietary supplements are right for you, check out our answers to frequently asked questions about dietary supplements; it's a great place to start. Once you've made the decision to start supplementing your diet, this guide will help you choose the most effective vitamins and supplements and which will best complement your lifestyle.
Gravity inversion has been used for centuries to help relieve headaches and back pain, improve circulation and increase flexibility. In recent years, the use of inversion tables has become very popular, but there are still lots of questions about inversion tables and how they work. Gravity inversion tables are most commonly used today by people with chronic back problems, but the benefits that inversion therapy tables provide can help everyone.
Many people are turning to dietary supplements to support a healthy body and balanced life. Dietary supplements are specially designed for the purpose of supplying the body with specific nutrients that it is not receiving through your everyday diet. Nutrients are the substances the body needs to function -- about 45 different elements and compounds according to some professionals -- including vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, amino acids and other chemicals. Through research, scientists have learned what these nutrients are, how many of them work and how to synthesize them or extract them from plants, making them more widely available through dietary supplements to support public health.
Your skin is your largest organ, so it is important to take care of it. Antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skin care products can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. From calming inflamed skin to tightening and toning, antioxidants offer great benefits from natural sources.
April 7 is National No Housework Day. Is there a better way to celebrate a lovely spring day in the middle of spring cleaning season than to ignore some chores? It's a great excuse to neglect the dishes and let the clothes pile up -- for 24 hours. Plus, you also get some extra free time. So indulge in some beauty treatments, relax with your favorite hobby, or go for a longer morning run. Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy just being home for a few hours without checking off a daily to-do list. Here are a few ways to celebrate a day without housework.
Copper jewelry is beautiful and unique. Many believe that copper jewelry pieces such as copper bracelets can also offer relief from arthritis and other medical conditions. The rich bronze color of copper jewelry selections, such as copper rings, necklaces and earrings, can accentuate almost any ensemble, and its malleability makes it a popular choice for jewelry makers. Different types of copper jewelry can be shaped and accented with creative designs and embellishments to serve as an eye-catching accessory for your formal or casual outfit. Try a copper bracelet or copper ring with other fashion jewelry selections for a look that is unique and interesting.
You are what you eat. We've all heard the old adage -- and while there's little chance that eating too much turkey will make you sprout feathers, there is some truth to the oft-repeated saying. It's no secret that there is a strong correlation between your diet and your health. Some foods pack a nutritious punch, offering energy, immunity, and protection against disease. Others can negatively affect your energy and brain in ways you may not have realized. Here are some of the best "power" foods for your body and how to incorporate them into your daily diet.
If you're eating right but still feeling unhealthy, you may want to add vitamins to your diet. Daily vitamins can help you make up for minor deficiencies in your diet that could be detrimental to your health. When you want to make sure your body is healthy, take daily vitamins based on your personal needs. Here's what to look for in a multivitamin and how to choose the right ones.
When you want to protect your belongings while traveling, think hard luggage. Hard luggage provides a variety of benefits, the foremost being its ability to defend your personal items from damage. Hardside luggage is also often more easily secured with a lock, making it the ultimate way to keep your things safe and secure during travel. Keep reading to learn the top five things that hard luggage excels at protecting.
Keeping necessary items close to you on your nightstand is reassuring and convenient. When you need something, all you have to do is reach for the drawer in your bedside nightstand and voila! You have it in your hand without ever having to leave your warm bed. Nothing is more frustrating than having to frequently get out of bed to retrieve items after you've lain down for some rest. Make sure bedtime stays bedtime by keeping your bedside nightstand properly stocked with your must-have items. Take a look below to learn the top five items to store in a nightstand.