Simply Radiant

photo-1458530553242-34a1bdf98213-smallerSkin is your body’s largest organ, which means it is also constantly vulnerable to all environmental changes from extreme cold, wind, rain, and sun. Skin acts as a barrier to your body, protecting you and keeping out germs and harmful substances. Since it is always exposed, it is especially vulnerable to potential sun damage. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation can have harmful effects and ultimately lead to skin cancer.

plant based foodsAnna Jones is a London-based vegetarian chef with some serious chops. After working for Jamie Oliver for several years, she branched out to writing her own cookbooks — and we're so happy she did. Her second book, A Modern Way to Cook, breaks weeknight vegetarian cooking down into manageable time windows (15, 30, and 45 minutes), making it easy and delicious to eat well.

A photo by Léa Dubedout.

UV Radiation

You probably spend some time outside every day, whether it’s a long beach session, walking the dog or just your morning commute, any time spent outdoors means exposure to UV radiation. Whether it’s several hours or just a few minutes, if you are outside you are exposed to sunlight and your skin is experiencing the effects of UV radiation.

With the official arrival of fall comes leaves turning color and nights by the fire, but it also brings cooler weather, harsh winds, and a change in how your skin reacts. Just like you change your outfits, makeup, and accessories for fall, it is important to implement a few changes to your skin care routine. As you are switching over from that summer to fall wardrobe, think about the changes you can make in your daily skin care routine to accommodate the shift in weather.

Admiring those glowing faces in beauty cream advertisements, we often wonder if we too could have a skin so young and beautiful. Well, it’s not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you too can flaunt healthy, radiant skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty packages. Just a simple four-letter word –yoga – and a glow on the face that lasts for long is yours to keep.

vitamin aVitamin A plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant that is extremely beneficial for good vision, healthy bones, and supporting other tissues in the body. It protects your body against infection by strengthening your skin. Since your skin acts as a barrier, the stronger it is, the fewer infections that will compromise your body.

SeaBuckthorn_mindbodygreen Sea Buckthorn Benefits We all know the benefits of getting these essential fatty acids from our favorite animal- or plant-based sources. But have you heard there's a new omega in town? Meet omega-7. Omega-7 fatty acids are monounsaturated fats found in cold-water fish, macadamia nuts, and sea buckthorn oil. Omega-7s are also known as palmitoleic acid, which is not an essential fatty acid.

7foods Get Your Glow On! If you’re looking for healthier, glowing skin, it might be time to think beyond the traditional skin care products and start thinking about what you are preparing in the kitchen. Food can be medicine for your skin and eating the right food can help support skin health and bring you closer to achieving that natural radiance. Here are 7 foods that will nourish you from the inside and help your skin glow.