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1/11/2010 12:08:48 PM
The Winter Blues
Right now, the U.S., Europe and China are in the grip of severely cold weather. Winter, and its accompanying cold and flu season, is clearly upon us. Inclement conditions, along with short days, tend to keep most of us indoors, and in close proximity to each other. As a pharmacist, I come in frequent contact with customers who are suffering  from colds or the flu, and you may wonder how I protect myself.* To put things into perspective, we all constantly come into contact with disease-causing bacteria and viruses, but mostly, we do not get sick. Our bodies largely have the ability to protect us, and I think it’s important to remember...
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1/3/2012 10:02:25 AM
Tips for Winter Skin Care...and Giveaway!
When winter’s chilly frost sets in, the world can feel dry and lifeless, and unfortunately, our skin can, too. Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint during the colder months, and it’s no wonder. The lack of moisture in the air means less moisture in our skin, and for many, the problem can be severe, with symptoms like flaking, cracking and eczema appearing at winter’s first frost. Fortunately, Weleda products have just what your skin needs to weather the winter well. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated come snow, sleet and cold.Shorten Your Showers. A long, hot shower or soak in the bathtub may be blissful after...
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6/27/2011 10:00:00 AM
Ingredient Spotlight: Chamomile
Summer is finally here and our chamomile flowers are in full bloom! Chamomile flowers are little, but they are special in a big way. You might know this flower best for its ability to be dried and made into delicious, calming tea, but here at Weleda it is known more as one of the amazing ingredients in our skin care and medicines. Also known as German Chamomile or Wild Chamomile, this annual herb blooms small white flowers. I think they look just like daisies. The best time to spot them is between May and August. They grow prolific throughout Europe and northern Asia. Chamomile is very fine and must be harvested by hand, then cleaned of soil and...
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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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1/20/2011 1:59:16 PM
Cure for Cold Feet in Winter
Cold feet? We know the cure! Treating yourself to a 10 to 20 minute foot bath with Weleda products a few times a week is an easy and relaxing way to wrap your whole body in a layer of warmth, restore your balance and reset your energy during the winter. What better way to face the icy temperatures than by soaking your feet in a deep tub of soothing, pleasantly scented warm water? Sounds heavenly!   Here’s what you need: Get seated in a comfortable and cozy position, with easy access to these Weleda essentials: Citrus Refreshing Body Oil and Arnica Massage Oil. Fill a bowl and a thermos with hot water (about 96.8 degrees), and grab a pair of...
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1/3/2011 9:10:24 AM
Product Spotlight: Cold Cream
Imagine a cream that could protect your face from icy winter air and keep your skin smooth, moisturized and beautiful. Sounds like a dream? It isn’t! Formerly known as Everon® Face Balm, our re-launched Cold Cream—coming to a retailer near you this month—is the one thing you should definitely not be without this winter. I recently stumbled upon Cold Cream when I first started my internship here at Weleda North America, and I was amazed by its creamy, rich texture and how smooth it felt on my skin. I tested it right away by taking a long walk through the park on a cold winter’s day, and I was amazed afterward to find my...
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