Skin problems

Overcoming the Skin Problems Associated with Pregnancy

The “pregnancy glow” is a term that is often used to describe the appearance of expectant mothers. And while scientists have determined that this very real change is caused by an increase in certain hormones during pregnancy, it is not the only change that occurs to the skin during this time. Other, less desirable changes occur as well. These changes can serve to frustrate an expectant mother’s attempts to maintain her beauty routine. Here are some of the most common skin changes that occur at this time.   Stretch Marks: By far, the development of stretch marks is the most

Read More


Argan Oil: More than Just a Hair Care Ingredient

As an ingredient in beauty products, Argan oil is becoming more and more common for its role in helping to nourish the hair and keeping it from drying out. Dry hair has no sheen and is frizzy, lifeless and dull. No one wants dry hair. However, what many people are beginning to discover is that Argan oil’s benefits extend beyond simply protecting your hair from the frizzes. This natural oil – which is produced from the nut of the Argan tree, in Southwestern Morocco – is not referred to as “liquid gold” for nothing.   The Benefits Of Argan Oil

Read More

Loofahs vs. Washcloths: Which is Better?

According to the site,, we human beings shed about 600,000 particles of skin per hour or about 1.5 pounds a year. Moreover, by the age of 70, we shed and regrow about 1,000 new skins in a lifetime. That’s a huge potential for clogged pores and the skin problems that are associated with not removing these damaged, dead cells thoroughly. However, there seems to be some disagreement as to which tool is the most effective at removing dead skin cells. Some people say that loofahs are better than washcloths. Either way, both should be used in conjunction with an

Read More


Valentine Recipe: Champagne Cherry Heart Scones

Are you looking for a healthy option but also sweet treat to make for your valentine this year?  Make a scrumptious batch of our Champagne Cherry Scones and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to add some “love”.  Make these this Valentine’s Day and bring a smile to your sweetie pie. Champagne Cherry Scones Makes 10-12 2 cups Bisquick® baking mix 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt) ½ cup champagne (or prosecco, regular 7-up, ginger ale or club soda) ½ cup dried or chopped candied cherries Egg wash (optional) Chocolate chips for chocolate drizzle (optional) Preheat

Read More

avocado greek yogurt ranch dip4 CookingClassy

Healthier Options for Game Day Appetizers

Traditional football and game day food recipes transformed into Healthier Game Day Recipes. Lately we have been thinking about ways to improve our daily habits for healthier  lifestyles.  With the SuperBowl and ProBowl coming up, we wanted to be able to partake in game day the traditional way by eating but not having the guilt after. We have reviewed our current game day menus and realized that they would not do.  We have searched and located recipes that are fresh options for traditional game day appetizers.  Try these Healthier Game Day Recipes and let us know your favorite or share your

Read More

National Pie Day 2017 - Blueberry

Boosting Your Antioxidants on National Pie Day

Enjoy a slice of pie today for National Pie Day.  When you choose your slice or variety of pie to make, select a flavor that gives you a boost of antioxidants.  It will pack more power to your day and also less guilt.  Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and a great choice as a pie filler.  Here is one of our favorite recipes for blueberry pie, enjoy! Blueberry Lime Pie 1 – 9” deep dish frozen pie crust, thawed For the pie filling: ¾ to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) ½ cup all-purpose flour

Read More

men skin care

Essential Skincare Tips for Men

Several years ago the term “metro-sexual” entered the American lexicon. No one is quite sure how it did but it generally referred to men who took more than a passing interest in their own attire, mannerisms and grooming. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more accepted for men to pay attention to these things without being unfairly labeled. After all, most men want to look their best and there are products out there that will help them achieve that goal. All that is needed is to convince the men who are hold outs that their skincare regimen, for example, should

Read More

Coenzyme Q10: General in the War against Aging Skin

We’ve written about antioxidants and the role they play in counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin. Moreover, we’ve identified some of the common antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, but according to some experts not all antioxidants are created equal. Some are in fact “super” anti-oxidants because they are particularly effective in seeking out and neutralizing free radicals. One such “super” anti-oxidant that has been in the news in recent years is a substance known as Coenzyme Q10. Not only does Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone) neutralize free radicals, it also helps the

Read More

Skin Care Tips Dermatologists Personally Recommend

No one knows how to care for skin more than those who study it for a living. Dermatologists spend many years studying the skin’s properties, composition, diseases that affect it, etc. Thus, it is only natural that they have invaluable information on how to craft an effective skin care regimen since their routine is supported by scientific knowledge and research. So the question becomes: What methods do dermatologists themselves use to care for their skin? Here are some tips from leading dermatologists in the country on how to care for your skin: Practice facial massages to help fight wrinkles: Items

Read More

Apothederm Donates 20% and You Save 20% for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are proudly donating 20% of our sales on selected “pink” unisex body/skin products during October 2016, online at Also, if you use code BCA20 at checkout, you will receive 20% off your order.  Save 20% and we give 20% to help support breast cancer awareness. Plus we have rolled out a one-time exclusive “Nourishing Pink Duo Set” available only in October that includes the line’s newest addition, Apothederm Nourishing Eye. Providing a gentle but highly-effective combination of copper peptides, antioxidants and vital skin vitamins, Apothederm Nourishing Eye helps restore noticeable vibrancy while also protecting against damaging free radicals. The addition of botanicals

Read More

Yoga Must Haves and Essentials for Beginners and Beyond

Yoga must haves and essentials for beginners and beyond. Yoga can be very relaxing and a great way to help increase flexibility and strength.   It will depend on what type of class you are attending whether it is hatha, vinyasa, bikram or other options can define what you need.  We recommend trying different classes to locate one that works for you and what benefits you are trying to achieve. Here are some general things to know about going to your first yoga class or reminders if you are getting back into yoga after a break. Arrive 20 to 30 minutes early

Read More

Vacation Packing Checklist

Every year, we can’t wait to go on vacation. However, packing is not as much fun. Most of us also forget one or two important things for the trip – which is bad because we really want to look our best abroad! Use this packing checklist for your beauty products, check them off – and make sure not to forget anything! Face Facial moisturizer with UV protection · Cleanser ·Moisturizing face cream · Anti-aging facial serum · Eye Cream Sun Care Sunscreen · After-Sun Care Make-up Foundation etc. · Face powder · Concealer · Blush · Mascara, Eyeliner, kohl, eye shadow · Lip balm · Lipstick

Read More