With Summer finally here and the farmers markets in full bloom, we are feeling particularly inspired but one veggie (or fruit if you choose to believe). Yes, we’re smitten by the tomato. It’s in season and cheers us up whether in its raw form, adding color to a dish, combined in a sauce, or taking its place on the brunch drink list. And as such an accessible veggie, it’s easy to forget how fantastic it is FOR us. With glowing skin especially in season, the tomato acts modest when it comes to its benefits. Besides its commonly known heart and bone benefits, the tomato can rosy those cheeks in more ways than one. It contains the carotene lycopene, one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. Lycopene was been proven to improve the skins ability to protect against harmful UV rays, acting as a sunscreen from the inside out. It’s also high in vitamins A, C, and K so the tomato combats signs of aging, reduces free radicals (maintaining support of skin and hair), and promotes retaining moisture in the body. I discovered one of my favorite tomato friendly recipes at a yoga school in New York. Tavo Toast, as it’s called, is your choice of bread (Holeman & Finch anyone?), sliced avocado, tomato, flax seed oil, vegan butter, salt, and pepper. Simple? Certainly. But it’s the perfect treat on a hot summer day. So take a visit to the farmers market this week, pick up some tomatoes, and put them to work!
Fact seven ties everything together: rhythm is the key… to health and vibrancy. Throughout these seven days you’ve heard the words rhythm and balance often because of their importance when it comes to the health of your skin. So, what does rhythm have to do with skin care? It’s vital to acknowledge that all of life and nature has rhythm and this doesn’t change when it comes to your skin. Skin has a unique rhythm of constantly recreating and balancing itself in a 28 day cycle (very similar to the moons). It’s also proven that rhythmic touch stimulates skin which is why Dr. Hauschka’s Press and Roll method supports skin health by gently removing dirt and oil while rhythmically stimulating the skin. These healthy rhythms create a state of balance and when they are followed and nurtured, we can all live in healthy, natural balance. Sounds nice right? Dr. Rudolph Hauschka recognized this power and his products are instilled with ingredients that possess the vitality they had in nature. Rhythm is the heart of Dr. Hauschka, life, and also the Aviary.
Fact six: Not all facials are created equal. See, the key lies in balance and rhythm. A rhythmic, caring touch can guide you to balance and serenity from your skin to your mind. Dr. Hauschka believes in supporting skin health by calming the mind and by stimulating the lymph flow to promote the skin’s self cleansing processes. The combination of the unique botanical blends and preparations and the power of touch encourage this. A facial should support your skin’s natural processes of self-cleansing and renewal to bring forth the glow in you. Schedule yours today!