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11/8/2011 12:06:56 PM
4 Steps to Soft, Healthy Hands
It happens each year, about the time fall turns into winter: My hands start to feel like sandpaper, painful hangnails seem to come out of nowhere and my once healthy nails turn a brittle and frail! Does this happen to you, too? Patricia Pol, esthetician at the Weleda Spa in Palisades, NY, says that everyone’s hands take a beating when the humidity falls, the air turns cold and the wind starts a howling. “The skin on our hands is thin and often exposed to the elements. We need to take extra good care of them this time of year.” To help keep your hands in tip-top shape come winter, we’ve packaged our best-selling hand...
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Categories: Tips & Tricks
10/24/2011 9:37:48 AM
Staying True to Our Sustainable Roots
Since its inception, 90 years ago, Weleda has embodied sustainability. Our company has always placed great importance on ecological, social and economic responsibility. Our founder Rudolf Steiner's vision was for a company that would put itself totally "at the service of the human being and the world as a whole.” Serving people and ensuring respectful treatment of the environment are firmly established values within our company. Today, with the environment ever at risk, our company has vowed to step up its efforts to protect the planet and to work with a meaningful footprint.  The Weleda Group has set several major goals and measures for...
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10/14/2011 7:43:24 AM
Your Skin and the Change of Seasons
In the fall, when the temperatures drop and wind and rain strain our skin, it may need some extra pampering. I talked to Patricia Pol, the esthetician and expert in natural skin care at our spa in Palisades, NY, about how to best prepare our skin for the change of season. Here’s what she had to say. Me: How can the change of seasons affect my skin?Patricia: The change of season always affects our skin. While summer air is more humid and moisture-rich, the cold, dry air in fall and winter leaves our skin dehydrated, flaky and rough. You might notice more dry spots, especially in the T-zone (the area around your nose, chin and forehead)....
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9/28/2011 12:55:12 PM
5 Reasons to Read Our New Magazine!
It is a very exciting time at Weleda right now, as issue 9 of our we lifestyle magazine has just been released.  This is a wonderful issue that touches on a wide variety of subjects ranging from how to handle stress to the origins of Weleda’s organic sesame oil.  Here are five reasons why you should read the new issue of we! 1.  You’ll Learn How to Alleviate Stress…The Natural Way!  We all seek balance in our lives.  However, balance comes harder for some of us than others.   The feature story in we called “Finding Balance in a Busy World” will give various methods of decreasing your...
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9/13/2011 1:50:59 PM
The Many Benefits of Massage
A soothing massage may seem like a luxury, but in fact, it’s more than just a quick escape from the whirlwind of our busy lives. Boasting a wide range of benefits, massage can—and should be—an important part of healthy, balanced lifestyle. The Weleda Store + Spa in Palisades, NY, is a haven for whole-body healing, thanks to our certified-massage therapist and esthetician, Patricia Pol, whose massages are deeply relaxing and restoring. I try to book her when I can; her massages always seem to restore harmony to my mind, body and senses and leave me feeling like a new person.Just what are the benefits of massage? According to...
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Categories: Body, Natural living
8/18/2011 8:37:39 AM
Sun Safety for Your Skin
The dog days of summer are here. Despite the heat, it’s still great to be outdoors, but whenever I set eyes on sunburned shoulders or bright red faces, I cringe—not just because it must be painful, but also because sunburns seem to be a risk factor for developing skin malignancies down the road. You may have heard that skin cancers are on the rise. Of the three types of skin malignancies, melanoma is the most dangerous. While fortunately it’s the least common of skin cancers, it accounts for about three-quarters of skin cancer deaths. So how does one recognize an early melanoma? When it comes to moles, remember ABCDE:  A for...
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Categories: From our Experts, Body