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  • 5 Beauty Breakthroughs for Summer

    Summer beauty means keeping our skin extra safe, staying fresh and playing it cool with fun summer makeup. Here are the newest and best ways to kick off your summer season.

    1. Quick, at-home glow-getters

    There’s no time for lengthy facial treatments when outdoor fun beckons. Speed up your skin care routine with quick and easy pre-moistened treatment pads—like an all-in-one mini facial!

    Treat oily or breakout-prone skin to Sonage Go to Glow Glycopolymer Peel Pads, featuring dead skin-sweeping glycolic acid and lavender oil, a natural antibacterial that helps prevent pimples.

    To brighten and improve skin texture, try Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads, which use three powerful exfoliators—glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids—to make skin radiant.

    For fine lines or dullness, try emerginC Scientific Organics At-Home Facial Peel + Clarifying Kit, an easy two-step system. The first pad boosts cell turnover with lactic acid and sugar maple extract, and the second pad firms and plumps skin with apple extract and glycerin.

    1. Detoxing with charcoal

    The very thought of charcoal conjures visions of summer barbecues…but did you know that pure activated charcoal is also a great skin detoxifier? When heat, humidity and layers of sunscreen clog your pores, the molecules in activated charcoal are a particularly great way to extract dirt and grime.

    Look to Allafia Coconut Reishi Purifying Facial Cleanser for serious cleansing of oily summer skin with soothing coconut, nourishing reishi, coffee berry and charcoal. Follow it up with a lightweight moisturizer like Derma E Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer, which absorbs quickly, detoxes skin with activated charcoal, moisturizes with pure aloe vera and is chock full of powerful antioxidants like green tea and seaweed.

    1. Sun protection simplified

    Protecting our skin with a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen (good for warding off both UVA and UVB sun rays) is one of the most important things we can do to keep our skin healthy (check out the American Cancer Society’s skin protection guide for more tips).

    For easy, on-the-go coverage, try new brush-on sunscreens that are small enough to keep in your pocket for all-day protection. A few swipes of Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen on your face, shoulders, even your legs gives you SPF 50 protection; find it in 4 shades that blend perfectly with your skin tone (hint: go a shade darker for a healthy summer glow!). Or get protection from minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in Mineral Fusion SPF30 Brush-On Sun Defense. Added antioxidants like white tea and sea kelp help repair sun damage while protecting you from the sun’s rays without harmful chemicals.

    1. Super-safe cosmetics

    Pops of color and hydrating lip tints make summer beauty easy. And knowing that our favorite products have the new EWG Verified stamp from the Environmental Working Group gives us even greater peace of mind. For flirty, fluffy lashes try W3LL People Expressionist Mascara Pro in bright blue or purple. The EWG verifies that it’s made without artificial chemicals or petroleum derivatives, is paraben-free and doesn’t flake (so it’s perfect for sensitive eyes). Then protect, treat and show off pretty lips with Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint that hydrates with cocoa butter and firms with peptides…also EWG verified!

    1. Natural deodorants that really work

    There are so many effective new types on the market, including formulas that are particularly kind to easily irritated skin. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula, for example, relies on moisture-wicking arrowroot powder and bacteria-neutralizing coconut oil to banish odor without harmful aluminum or parabens. Skin-calming aloe and calendula, combined with moisture-absorbing arrowroot, make All Good Unscented Deodorant perfect for sensitive skin, even after shaving.

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  • How to Make the Most of #Summer Veggies!

    Grilled Veggies:

    Whatever veggies you like — toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and grill. We had leeks, peppers, zucchini and also grilled slices of ciabatta bread. We also roasted some potatoes in the oven (because I thought they would take too long to grill). 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crispy and brown on the edges.

    Romesco Sauce:(Makes about 1.5 cups, keep leftovers in the fridge for a few days)1 red bell pepper, roasted, skin and seeds removed (instructions here)1 large, or 2 small slices of ciabatta, toasted with butter (or vegan butter)1/4 cup hazelnuts, blanched & peeled (instructions here, we did them together with the almonds)1/4 cup almonds, blanched and peeled2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons tomato paste + 3 tablespoons water (or 3-4 tomatoes, I just didn’t have any)1 tsp sweet paprika2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1/2 cup good olive oilred pepper flakes, to tastesalt & pepper, to tastePlace all ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor. Pulse until they’re well combined. Drizzle in olive oil and process until it becomes a thick paste. Taste and adjust seasonings.

    Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison 

    www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog

  • Join us for a Summer Essentials Event!



    🌺 Join Pharmaca tomorrow & celebrate their June #Summer Essentials Sampling #Event on Thursday, June 1 from 11-3 PM 🌺


    #SummerEssentials is a #sampling & #shopping event based on helping customers get ready for the season with the key products they need to support an active summer #lifestyle! ⭐️ 


    ⭐️  Top 5 Summer Essentials! ⭐️ 
    1. Sunscreen (of course!)
    Replace it now if you’re still using last summer’s tube. And don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours.
    1. Cleansing wipes
    Great for taking off makeup, refreshing skin after a workout, cleaning little hands & so much more. 
    1. Instant hydration
    Grab a cool coconut water or stash an electrolyte packet or tab in your bag for an anytime dose of hydration. And don’t forget your reusable water bottle!
    1. A natural first aid kit 
    Keep a small bag on hand filled with bandages, an itch-relieving cream, antibiotic ointment, arnica and pain relief—and be ready for anything!
    1. Energy bars
    Pack a few in for between-meal snacks or a quick energy boost on the trail. Our bars offer clean nutrition from fruits, nuts, whole grains and more.


    www.pharmaca.com/summer-essentials-event

    #PharmacaLove 💙

  • If you have a birthday this month, check out Francesca's blog for a fun surprise!


    April showers have brought May flowers and now it is time to celebrate you, May girls! The perfect birthday starts with the perfect outfit, so we put together a look just for you. Check it out francesc.as/2pP52om 

  • Pure Barre #TechniqueTip!

    #TechniqueTip: When working the upper back during warm-up, keep arms still and use the shoulder muscles to draw shoulder blades together. Visit your Pure Barre today!

  • Earl Grey tea, poppy seeds & more!

    Earl Grey tea, poppy seeds & more! 

    Get DIY beauty tips from this Hungarian esthetician: http://ow.ly/XBc930bfi8i 

    Thanks to Pharmaca :)


  • Mornings are a little sweeter with an Apple Pie Smoothie!

    Mornings are a little sweeter with an Apple Pie Smoothie! Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2pOMWOP

  • 1 in 3 U.S. Adults are at risk for Kidney Disease


    1 in 3 U.S. adults is at risk for kidney disease. 

    Share the risk quiz to help raise awareness: https://goo.gl/omR3Fh 

  • Join us in #Napa for a meet and greet with journalist Bianca Bosker!

    Event Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Featured Book: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

    Napa - Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she stumbled on an alternate universe of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Astounded by their fanatical dedication and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork illuminates how tasting better can help us live better—and will change the way you drink wine forever.

    bit.ly/2qo3EGX 

  • You're Invited!

    You're invited to Heritage Eats's 2nd Birthday Party 🎉 

    Fun for all ages! Kid's Zone, Live Music, Happy Hour & Local Donations, May 7th 😎

    For more info visit www.facebook.com/events

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