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Health & BeautyMake-up Mayhem

Before make-up became part of my business, I was completely perplexed by the vast array of product lines. From merchandise within the lines, tools for applying, and products for removing make-up, it was tough to tell one product from another. In those days, I found even choosing the wrong color Read more…

Health & BeautySkin Damage Undone

When it comes to forming first impressions, our judgment really only goes skin deep. Recent academic medical studies have shown that facial skin color distribution or tone and the presence or absence of blotchiness and brown spots can add or subtract up to 20 years from someone’s appearance. That’s actually Read more…

Health & BeautyVaricose Veins Q&A

In this issue, Dr. Joan Warren answers frequently asked questions on treatment options for varicose veins. Is there a cure for varicose veins? Varicose vein disease is genetic and for the most part cannot be permanently cured.  However, treatment for varicose veins will successfully result in symptomatic and/or cosmetic improvement Read more…

Medical NewsFrom Chicken Pox to Shingles

Chicken Pox (varicella zoster virus) is a common disease which typically infects children 5 to 10 years of age. The initial infection usually provides a patient with a lifetime of immunity against chickenpox, even with further exposure to the virus. The primary infection persists about 2 weeks and causes eruptions Read more…

Medical NewsKeep An Eye on Your Skin

Skin cancer can be quite common here in the Coachella Valley. Our beautiful weather also brings with it intense ultraviolet exposure. Cumulative exposure to UV rays is the most significant cause of skin cancer, and our eyelids are no exception. The eyelids are among the thinnest, most delicate tissues of Read more…

Natural OptionsWhy Not Organic?

certified organic ingredients

Lately I’ve noticed people turning up their nose at organic products and foods. Some seem downright annoyed. I overheard a woman at the drugstore plainly tell the clerk who was attempting to share the benefits of their new organic sunscreen, “I don’t need organic; I’m over it!” I found that Read more…

Health & BeautyEasy Steps to Prettier Skin

As winter approaches, skin becomes cracked and dry from the warm summer days. Our bodies change with weather, and skin care regimens should be changed to boost complexion. Try these top 5 healthy approaches to transform your skin from dull to glowing in the winter… Wear sunscreen, even if you Read more…

Desert HealthSoak in the Effects of Aloe Vera

Jennifer DiFrancesco

The desert summer is upon us. Our skin dries out and is more susceptible to the ravages of heat and sun. This means extra precaution needs to be taken to treat the skin in caring ways. The most readily-available natural remedy we have at our fingertips (because it grows abundantly Read more…

Health & BeautyKarina’s Beauty Rx

As we enter into summer, there is a noticeable change in our bodies and skin. You can maintain a healthy youthful look at home with easy beauty rituals. It’s not every day we have the opportunity to visit the spa or salon for a hair treatment or body scrub. You Read more…

Natural OptionsNourish Your Skin the Healthier Way

Winter is the time when our skin gets the most dry and dull, and suffers a condition called “winter itch.” We moisturize as much as possible to keep our skin from cracking due to cold temperature. Understanding how your skin functions and what natural ingredients are most beneficial will help Read more…

Health & BeautyWhy Not Natural…When It’s Effective & Affordable?

AgeDefy Collection

A Desert Health® Review A healthy diet shows in your skin… fruits and vegetables literally nourish your body inside and out. So why don’t we pay more attention to the products we use on our skin? I’ve long wondered if natural skin care products are as effective as the much-hyped Read more…

Health & BeautyBody Scrubs…Salt, Sugar or Anything in Between

“Massage or body scrub?” Chances are you’d select massage–it’s familiar, feels good and is known to stimulate circulation. Most of us have only a vague idea about scrubs as a beneficial and rejuvenating body treatment. Body scrubs have been around for ages. The Romans used olive oils to nourish and Read more…

Desert HealthSummer Skin Renewal

Jennifer DiFrancesco

This year I had my 39th birthday, and I was feeling the ravages of time in ways such as superficial lines and sun damage. I have been mindful of sun exposure, yet am physically active and enjoy an outdoor desert activity. The early sun exposure, when I was younger and Read more…