by Kimberly Rogers, CR, WCMT and NCMT
- Drink water with a slice of lemon or a squirt of
real lemon juice. This helps to clear sinuses (great for pollen-laden
days) and cleans the lymphatic system of crud (Sprite and Country Time
lemonade do not qualify as lemon water).
Wear a hat when outdoors for protection from UV rays and prevent heat
exhaustion/sunstroke on hot days and to help you stay warmer during
- Cover all
exposed areas with sunscreen (that includes ears and bald patches on
the scalp) and use a lip balm with sunscreen in it. This is good
year-round advice for UV protection.
Use your bug repellent faithfully during mosquito and tick season.
- Take a multi-vitamin and eat
nutritional foods for maximum health benefits—like being sick less
something that you really enjoy. If you don't like to lift weights, how
about yoga, tai chi, a swim or walk?
Limit use and length of time in tanning beds/booths. If your skin is
red when you leave, or reddens after several uses, guess what—you've
burned yourself! Your skin needs time to heal. Using a sunscreen will
protect your skin from burning while the UV rays stimulate the melanin
in the skin to tan. And when sunburn does happen, reach for aloe vera
to soothe and heal the skin. Dry brushing and other exfoliation
treatments help remove thick layers of dead, crackling dry skin;
revealing the healthy tissue beneath. Treat your skin well and you'll
always look younger.
Visit your Health Care Provider and Dentist regularly.
- Visit your Holistic Health Care Aestheticians and
Practitioners often for maximum yearly activity, health and fun!