KERSTIN FLORIAN BLOG
The secret to healthy, glowing, vibrant skin? Nourishing it from the inside out AND the outside in! Good-for-you-oils help achieve that coveted, youthful radiance we all seek, from lustrous hair to clear eyes and complexion. But not just any oils will do. There is so much conflicting information that it can be hard to choose. Are oils really good for you? Which ones are best to use? What's the best way to incorporate them into a healthy diet and good skincare regimen?
May is Coming up Roses! (and other skin-healthy blossoms...). With April showers subsiding in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, May flowers are beginning to emerge. This beautiful shift in landscape and gardens worldwide has long been cause to celebrate the first of May. After all, the history of May day dates back to ancient Roman times with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. In the centuries since, dancing around the maypole, crowning the Queen of May and giving neighbors "May Baskets" have been long-held traditions throughout Europe and America. In our founder Kerstin Florian's home country, Sweden, midnight bonfires and fireworks officially welcome the season when Scandinavians can start enjoying the outdoors and its lovely native blooms. And not only are flowers a sight to behold, but they also offer a bouquet of wellness benefits, from essential oil aromatherapy to cell cultured skincare. Here are some beautiful ways to incorporate and celebrate the beauty of flowers in your daily life.
As we leap forward into the blossoming spring season with longer stretches of daylight and more sunshine, we experience renewed levels of energy and motivation- spring fever, if you will. Which, according to science, is real! Daylight, says Dr. Norman Rosenthal, director of Seasonal Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health is measured by the eyes and then relayed to the brains pineal gland, which in turn regulates melatonin levels.
There is certainly no shortage of beauty products that promise you amazing results, but it makes you wonder: how are they able to achieve some of these claims? In many circumstances, they use chemicals or additives that we just don't know enough about in terms of their effects on not only your skin, but your bodies.
While some of us tend to catch a cold or get the flu this time each year, lucky others seem to just sail on through with healthy, flying colors. We all know the basics of eating better, getting more sleep and consistent exercise, but how can you give your body that extra boost of protection to help secure your place in the latter group? Here are 4 simple lifestyle tips for strengthening your immune system so you can feel good, strong and healthy all season long!