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

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The Exercise/Healthy Skin Connection

These days you won’t get an argument out of anyone about the health benefits of exercise. While many of us may not engage in physical activity as much as we would like, there is no one who doesn’t know that doing so benefits a person in many ways. What is less clear to some is that there is a connection between exercise and healthy glowing skin. In other words, fitness experts have concluded that regular physical activity benefits both the inside and outside of our bodies. Aside from our clarifying toner, here are some ways that regular exercise helps us

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Love The Skin You're In

The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type

A first and often overlooked component of developing an effective skincare regimen is choosing products that work well with an individual’s skin type. For example, a product designed for people with normal skin – skin that is neither too oily nor dry – is not likely to benefit people with oily, problem skin. This is why it is essential for each individual to know which skin type he/she possesses so that he/she can determine which products will work best. Skin Types  There are basically five different skin types. The manufacturers of skincare products keep this in mind when designing their

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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

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Understanding Antioxidants and Free Radicals and How they Affect Your Skin

Even a cursory glance of health related issues on the Internet will eventually expose most people to countless articles that mention anti-oxidants and their interaction with free radicals. The take away that many have is simple – antioxidants are good; free radicals are bad. But how much do you really know about these two substances and how they affect your health? At Apothederm we strive to make sure that you know as much about the ingredients contained in our products as possible so that you will make smart decisions about your skincare regime. What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals? Antioxidants

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To Clarify or Not to Clarify

It’s hard to make generalizations when it comes to developing a skin care regimen. After all, different people will have different skin types, different skin conditions, etc. That is why the age-old question of whether or not skin clarifying toners are necessary is a little complicated. The first thing to understanding the question – and therefore arriving at an answer – is to look at exactly what a clarifying toner does. What does a clarifying product do? Clarifying toners are designed to tighten up pores, extract excessive oil from the skin, remove dead skin cells and to clear blemishes. They are

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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

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Apothederm in April Magazines

Apothederm Skin Care was included in some of our favorite magazines this month.  See us in Shape, Health and Parents. Let us know if you spotted us and use the coupon code offered in each of these April magazines to save at

March Magazines

Apothederm in March Magazines

Don’t miss out on these offers from Apothederm Skin Care in these March magazines.  Apothederm Skin Care was included in Real Simple, Health and Pregnancy and Newborn this month.     

National Homemade Soup Day – A Heart Healthy Option

Today is National Homemade Soup Day (February 4th). February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about heart disease risks and how to improve heart health.  Here are some healthy recipes from Go Red For Women on how to make heart healthy options at home. Here is a heart healthy soup recipe from one our own.  We sampled it last week and it was very good. Portabella Mushroom – Black Truffle Soup Serves 8 2 lbs. portabella and/or Baby Bella mushrooms 2 shallots, diced 2 cloves crushed garlic 4 T. Trader Joe’s Black Truffle Infused Olive Oil ¼

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? February is National Heart Disease Month

February is National Heart Disease month and focuses on learning about risks and how to improve heart health. Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day.  In an effort to promote awareness, wear red and show your support.  For more information on events in your area in February visit Go Red for Women. According to the American Heart Association, “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!” Go Red for Women also provides tips on their website on how to prevent the disease and improve your

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How Often Do You Clean Your Smartphone?

Germs are everywhere.  We clean counter tops, sinks and toilets daily but when was the last time that you cleaned your phone?  And we do not mean wiping your smartphone lens down with your sweatshirt to take a clearer photo?  Do you remember?  After reading this, you may be cleaning your phone weekly if not more often. According to, “Each square inch of your cell phone has about 25,000 germs, making it dirtier than your pet’s food dish, a shoe’s sole, and, of course, a toilet seat.” Here is another link from ABC News that also supports this result…unfortunately. We

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