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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
6/29/2011 7:21:49 AM
Arnica to the Rescue
Summer is finally here after a spring with a lot of rain and rather cool temperatures. When it finally turned warm a few weeks ago, everybody was out and about. The number of bicyclists that all of a sudden turned up on Route 9W, the popular biking route near Weleda’s headquarters, was quite staggering, and for me it was time to saddle up as well! It’s a rather scenic ride along the Hudson River, and I like to do my part for the environment by bicycling to the office. I am admittedly a fair-weather rider, so there is no need to look for me on the trails unless it is nice outside.The first ride of the season is always such a joy,...
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6/9/2011 1:05:54 PM
4 Tips for Natural Summer Skincare
Hello, everyone! I am the new Communications Intern at Weleda, here to help you survive the summer heat in style, with my first blog! The transition to summer can be invigorating for the mind and body. Here are a few simple solutions to ensure your skin feels just as good as your spirit as the summer rolls in. 1. Lighten Up! As the weather warms our facial skin becomes less susceptible to over drying as the body begins to produce natural oils more regularly. To maintain a perfect balance of moisture without leaving the skin feeling greasy, switch to one of our facial lotions in place of our richer day creams. Perfect for those in their 20s, our...
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Categories: Ingredients, Body
5/19/2011 12:30:50 PM
8 Reasons to Love Our Sea Buckthorn
Some of my favorite Weleda products for summer are our Sea Buckthorn Body Oil, Hand Cream, Body Lotion and Creamy Body Wash. Here are eight reasons why I love sea buckthorn and hope you will, too! 1. It’s a super superfruit. Sea buckthorn is scientifically reputed to contain a rich cocktail of antioxidants and health benefits. Its golden-red pulp and seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and pro-vitamin A and vitamin E. The juice contains among the highest amounts of vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, including oranges and lemons! 2. It’s Biodynamic®. The sea buckthorn we use is grown in Tuscany by a farmer,...
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Categories: Ingredients, Body
4/8/2011 2:23:35 PM
Top 3 Must-Have Body Oils for Spring and Summer
Spring is here at last! It’s time to banish those puffy coats, wool sweaters and leggings to the back of the closet and bring out your short shorts and sundresses, sandals and sunglasses. Just how will you get your winter-weary skin ready for the season? Our suggestion? Try a natural body oil!Contrary to popular opinion, body oils are not just for moisturizing flaky February skin or for use during a massage. They’re also wonderful for summertime use. Weleda’s 100-percent natural body oils give your skin a healthy, radiant glow, and many of them boast refreshing summertime fragrances that will delight your senses as they nourish your...
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Categories: Body, Tips & Tricks