10 Delicious Foods for Healthy Skin

We all want healthy, youthful, glowing skin. The best way to get this is to treat our body to the proper nutrient-dense foods that help support soft, supple skin! While, a well-rounded diet is the key to health, consuming the following ten foods and beverages more often can increase the health and elasticity of your skin.

Salmon

  • Salmon has one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help reduce inflammation in the body and the skin. Salmon can help improve and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and can help decrease clogged pores caused by inflammation.

Green Tea

  • Green tea is truly a powerhouse beverage. It helps flush out toxins from the skin, healing blemishes,
    scars, and aiding in unclogging pores. Plus, it reduces
    inflammation in the body. The vitamin K in green tea can help improve dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, helping you look more refreshed and alert.

Avocado

  • Another superfood, avocado is amazing for your skin. Avocados are rich in vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps prevent free radical damage and skin aging. Vitamin E can also reduce the harmful effects of UVA sun rays on your skin. With a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, avocado helps moisturize your skin from within.

Citrus Fruits

  • Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons contain rich amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is incredible for the vitality of your skin. It helps keep it energized and looking refreshed. It helps your skin stay firm and supple by preventing sun damage.

Cashews

  • Cashews have high levels of zinc and vitamin E. These vitamins and minerals working together hydrate the skin from within, reduce inflammation, and can reduce the appearance of scars and aging. Zinc supports the immune system, which can help renew your skin cells more quickly.

Sweet Potatoes

  • The orange shade of sweet potatoes means that they boast large amounts of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is found in vegetables with red, orange, and yellow pigments and is an antioxidant that the body converts to Vitamin A. It has protective qualities that help shield your skin from sun damage.

Blueberries

  • Adding a handful of blueberries to your breakfast can improve the texture and appearance of your skin. With a generous amount of vitamin K and manganese, blueberries support healthy skin from within. With anti-oxidant properties, blueberries can help slow signs of aging by acting defensively against free radicals.

Tomatoes

  • Tomatoes contain a high amount of vitamin C, which benefits the appearance of the skin, helping it look energized, brighter, and younger. Tomatoes also help prevent excess oil secretion, which is great for keeping your skin clean and clear.

Water

  • Last, but definitely not least, water may be the most important part of skin health. Most people are unknowingly dehydrated. Consuming the proper amount water will keep your skin supple, soft, and moisturized. Be sure to drink eight glasses of water each day!

Along with these nutrient dense foods, apply all-natural BeeSpa for your softest, youngest looking skin. BeeSpa utilizes all-natural ingredients to improve the skin texture of your hands and feet. Have the skin you deserve for a more beautiful you.

Support Endangered Bees

In recent years, we have all become more aware of the importance of bees and bee pollination. Bees pollinate over 50 different American crops, which are valued at over 20 million dollars according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Not surprisingly, bees are the backbone of the agricultural system in the United States. The important question is, how can we support these hard-working honey bees?

Bee Products

Purchasing and recommending products that involve bees are great ways to support the bee industry and beekeepers, and to continue spreading the knowledge about the importance of bees.

  • Honey
    • Natural, organic, locally sourced, raw honey is an excellent choice for supporting honey bees and the efforts of people and organizations working to keep their bee population prosperous.
  • Beeswax products
    • Purchasing lip balm, lotions, and other beauty products that contain beeswax is another way to support endangered bees. Bees naturally leave behind waxy residue in their combs. If we don’t collect it and create something useful with the extra beeswax, it simply goes to waste. Using beeswax products helps us support bees by efficiently cleaning their homes of excess wax.

Bee Farms

In many urban areas, people have the opportunity to financially support local, urban beekeepers. These beekeepers help keep the local agriculture pollinated and healthy. It’s possible to even rent bee cages, which improve bee population in areas that are lacking. For more information, check out the resources in your area.

Plant Flowers for Bees

Next spring when you step into your local flower shop and decide which plants and flowers you’d like to purchase, consider the liveliness and health of bees. A bee friendly garden is a the easiest and most natural way to support bees in your area. Plus, bees will help your garden grow beautiful and keep it growing through the seasons. Some good options are:

  • Fennel
  • Lantana
  • Lavender
  • Yarrow
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Lions Tail

Butterflies also enjoy these plants, so you’ll have an active garden of gorgeous butterflies and healthy bees.

Be a spokesperson

Another way to support bees is to simply be their spokesperson. People fear bees, but they are often, in actuality, afraid of hornets and mistake them for bees. Honey bees are harmless. Help people know the difference and explain to others the importance of bees in our agricultural system!

Ultra Healing Hand + Foot Cream from BeeSpa™

Like other natural beeswax products, the BeeSpa™ Ultra Healing Hand + Foot Cream supports bees and the bee industry. BeeSpa™ is a trustworthy, all-natural product that will bring you smoother, softer, younger skin. Support your skin and the bees!

Relax! It’s Important.

Do you make enough time to relax? You might not! With our busy, active lifestyles, we are constantly running from one obligation to another. There are always work events, social gatherings, family get-togethers, and household responsibilities that need attention. It seems like we never have time to relax, unwind, and be mindful of our day. It’s time that we learn to relax because relaxing is an important part of physical, mental, and emotional health.

Relax to feel calm.

Without relaxation, you might feel flustered, and your brain could feel “all over the place.” To combat that feeling, take at least twenty minutes each day to unwind. Taking the time to relax will allow you to think about the day’s events, helping you to make sound, rational, and thoughtful decisions.

Relax. Find calmness. Make better decisions.

It can seem like, we don’t have time to relax, but in reality, we don’t have time not to relax. Have you ever found yourself running from one thing to the next and continually making little errors? Perhaps you forget to shut off the tea kettle, or you might lock your keys in the car, or put on the wrong socks. Little mistakes like this often stem from stress. Stress occurs when you have not been making time to relax and unwind. Start the day by taking the time to relax in the morning to help reduce the stresses of daily life.

How can I relax?

For some, the idea of relaxing seems foreign or uncomfortable. Being busy is a default for many people! It can be challenging to sit calm and still, but there are many ways to unwind. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Take a bubble bath.
    • Treat yourself to a hot bath with bubbles, scented candles, and moisturizing bath salts. Turn on your favorite, calming music and soak in the tub for at least thirty minutes.
    • You will feel calmer, happier, and centered once you leave the tub.
  • Read a book.
    • This is an easier one to implement into your daily routine.
    • Find a book you enjoy, brew a pot of chamomile tea, grab a plush blanket, and cozy up for some you-time. You deserve it, and you need it.
  • Treat yourself to an in-home spa day.
    • A day at the spa can make any woman feel like the best version of herself. Treat yourself to this feeling at home!
    • Use a deep conditioner on your hair. It will feel smoother, stronger, and healthier.
    • Lather up in BeeSpa™ Ultra Healing Hand + Foot Cream for the smoothest skin you have ever felt.
    • Slip on a cute, cozy nightgown and go to bed early. Sometimes, extra sleep is the best way to relax.
    • Feeling clean, refreshed, and beautiful is a great way to relax and prepare yourself for the week.

The main purpose of relaxation is to find a healthy balance. With a relaxed and calm demeanor, you’ll be able to make better decisions throughout the day and live more peacefully.

Fall Post

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CoffeeAutumn is quickly approaching which means it’s time to transition not only your wardrobe but your skincare as well. In addition to adding BeeSpa moisturizes to your beauty routine, we have included 7 essential tips to keep your skin ravishing all season long. Here at BeeSpa we understand the fall becomes busy as the kids go back to school, work starts up again, and summer vacations come to an end. We eliminated any excess stress by outlining your new and improved skincare routine as we transition into fall.

1. Try Out Mineral Makeup
Heavy foundations in the colder months are prone to clogging pores and looking caked on. Freshen up this season with a lightweight mineral powder. Mineral make-up tends to contain natural ingredients allowing skin to breathe. Did we mention that it is free of preservatives, synthetics, and artificial oils?

2. Experiment with Oils
Constantly applying heavy creams tend to be too heavy on the skin in the colder months. Facial oils moisturize just as well and sink in faster! Because of the lightweight formula, oils hydrate the skin as well as create a dewy complexion for your skin.

3. Drink (Lots of) Water
Give your skin a healthy glow by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. The cold weather dries out skin, and drinking water you will keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Water too plain-Jane? Try herbal teas or water “mix-ins” like Mio or Crystal Light.

4. Remember to Exfoliate
When fall rolls around, it is imperative to exfoliate to help remove dead skin cells from you body. Try exfoliating once a week and your skin is guaranteed to be left feeling silky smooth. Leah Chavie, of Leah Chavie Skincare, recommends adding Epson salt to your favorite lotion as a quick DIY exfoliate.

5. Keep Those Lips Kissable
Find yourself in the habit of licking your lips when there is a chill in the air? Some of our favorites include Burt’s Bees or EOS. Prevent dry lips and chapping by always keeping a Lip Balm in your purse. Apply regularly and generously!

6. Don’t Forget About Sunscreen
Just because you won’t be visiting North Avenue beach in the next months, doesn’t mean you can forget about applying sunscreen! Sunscreen is always essential in our book. Prevent wrinkles and sunspots by using a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 as part of your beauty routine.

7. Step it up with a Spa Brush
The newest skincare buzz is all about incorporating a rotating cleansing brush into your skincare routine. This pulsating brush exfoliates and cleanses all in one easy step. So save time and enhance your skin by investing in one of these handy products.

CreamThere you have it ladies! BeeSpa’s top seven skincare tips as the cool weather approaches. Remember, just because you’ll leave the house in scarves and sweaters, doesn’t mean you can neglect your best accessory, your skin!

Women Friendship Day

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Here at BeeSpa, we cherish the sacredness of female friendships. Girlfriends are the women in your life who give you the confidence to take on life with ambition and passion.
Tuesday, September 20th marks the day for “Women Friendship Day”. Ladies, mark your calendars, call your girls, and find that perfect Instagram pic of you two to post.
In honor of this holiday, we have compiled our 8 favorite friendship quotes from iconic women who have taught us the importance of the female bond throughout the decades.

1. “It’s the friends that call you up at 4 a.m. that matter.”-Marlene Dietrich

2. “Some people go to priests, others to poetry. I go to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

3. “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” –Sex and the City

4. “How else can you explain a level of intimacy where someone always loves you, always respects you, admires you?” –Oprah Winfrey (on her relationship with Gale)

5. “Learn to remember you got great friends, don’t forget that and they will always care for you no matter what. Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” –Marilyn Monroe

6. “The best thing to hold onto in life, is each other.” –Audrey Hepburn

7. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” –Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “You know what the secret is? It’s so simple. We love one another. We’re nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is?” –Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

There you have it; our 8 favorite friendship quotes from women who have made an impact on our hearts. So when you’re sharing this article with your girlfriends, be sure to tell them how much you love and appreciate everything they do.

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