Complete Guide to a Perfect At-Home Spa Day 

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There’s no better way to relax and unwind than a day, or evening, of self care. As a matter of fact, it’s essential in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. You don’t even need to go anywhere extravagant or spend a fortune. You can have the most fabulous day of self-care right at the comfort of your own home to work in conjunction with your Nourage Supplements. So sit back, relax and read our complete guide to a perfect at-home spa day. Clean and Organize First things first, you want to get all the cleaning out of the way. You definitely don't want to worry about cleaning up while you're in the middle of pampering yourself! Make sure everything is...

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Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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Your immune system works hard fighting diseases which is why it’s crucial to keep it strong and help protect your body from bacteria and viruses. The older you get the harder it becomes for your immune system to fight infections, however the simplest changes to our daily routine can make a big difference. There is no better time than now to make sure you're doing all you can to keep your body as healthy as possible in conjunction with your Nourage Supplements. Healthy Hygiene Practicing good hygiene to help boost your immune system is definitely no surprise. It’s the first line of defense is to keep germs away. Not only can you stop infection before it begins, but you can avoid spreading it to others...

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What Causes Gray Hair?

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Old age isn’t always the reason why gray hair start coming in. Gray hair is actually different than pigmented hair. Your hair follicles generate color through pigment cells that make melanin, a dark biological pigment found in skin, hair, and eyes. As you age, these cells start to die, but they can die out sooner than others depending on a several factors. You have to factor in health, genetics, and medical conditions but many of these situations can be prevent. Gray hair can be a big wake up call for some but luckily there are way to postpone the process.  Genetics  Gray hair typically comes down to your genetics. If your parents started going gray at the age of 30, chances are you...

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How To Create Your Best Skin Care Regimen 

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Everyday your skin is exposed to dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris that can lead to serious skin problems if not properly taken care of. Your epidermis (the outermost layer of your skin) is protective layer that fights against the environment and it's important to keep it strong and healthy. This is why it's crucial to build a skincare routine that works well with you specific skin type. We all have different skin types and our own little quirks, so your skincare routine is something personal, however, there are 3 steps that are crucial to maintaining a healthy and clear complexion: Cleansing, Toning, then Moisturizing (and it should always be done in this order). Cleanse This is the most crucial step –– washing...

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5 Reasons Your Hair is Falling Out

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Hair loss can be the result of many different factors––medical, hormonal, environmental, etc. Whatever the cause, experiencing hair loss can be scary, and it may indicate underlying medical or nutritional problems. Although hair loss is often temporary, it’s important to identify the cause in order to choose the right treatment and restore hair growth. Keep reading for 5 causes of hair loss and how to treat them! 1. Medical conditions  Medical conditions that cause hair loss include alopecia areata, which causes sudden hair loss in patches, scalp infections like ringworm, and iron-deficiency anemia. However, the most common cause is hereditary: male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. These conditions occur with aging and result in receding hairlines in men and hair thinning...

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Meet Aimee! #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay

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We love learning about different people's hair journeys and it's even more special to us when we are a part of it. So, in honor of #GetToKnowYourCustomerDay we got to know our lovely customer, Aimee, as she gave a glimpse of her hair care routine, tips and more! "Before Nourage, I was always in search of any way to give my hair volume." What hairstyle makes you feel most confident? I’m most confident when my hair is styled half up half down with big, loose curls. I feel like I can take on the world!  What is your go-to hairstyle? I typically blow dry it straight if I’ve just hopped out of the shower. But if I haven’t washed my hair in a couple...

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5 Steps To Planning Your Next Vacation

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Planning a vacation can be quite overwhelming. You’ve got to figure out where to go, outfits, activities, budgeting… I mean, where do you even start? This process should be fun and exciting, not stressful. So since our Nourage fam are quite the travelers, we’ve gathered all our tips and suggestions and broke it down step by step to help make your travel planning much easier. Step 1: Deciding your destination First things first, you’ve got to figure out where you’d like to spend your vacation, which all depends on your individual circumstances. You must ask yourself: -How much time do I have? -What is my budget? -Do I want to fly somewhere or go on a road trip? -Do I want a tropical getaway or winter wonderland?...

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Pumpkin: The Ultimate Superfood

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Pumpkin pie is the iconic holiday pie, but it’s more than just a sweet treat. This winter squash can be prepped and used in so many different ways making it the ultimate superfood. Whether it’s consumed or used as a beauty mask, it supplies your body with nutrients benefitting your hair, skin, and health and keeping your body and belly nourished from the inside out. From health facts to recipes, we wanted to give you everything you need to know about pumpkin.  Hair benefits There are very few foods for hair growth and pumpkin is one of them. If there’s a way to eat your way to beautiful hair, count us in! It contains tons of nutrients like Vitamin B6,...

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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Save Our Planet

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The fight against climate change seems like a daunting task, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all do our part. The smallest things really do make a difference, so here are 5 easy things you can do everyday to help our planet.  1. Conserve water Water consumption plays a huge role in conserving our planet. Reducing water consumption decreases the amount of water we take away from our lakes and rivers, which helps keep our environment clean and healthy. There are so many ways to conserve water at home, like taking shorter showers and remembering to turn the faucet off when it’s not in use. Water can also be repurposed, for example, by using the same water you use to...

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Healing Crystals: Is It A Hoax Or Does It Really Work? 

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Crystals go way back to the beginning of man time among different cultures all over the world. The Ancient Egyptians used stones like lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewelry primarily for protection and health. The Ancient Greeks, on the other hand, used crystals in a different way. They were known for rubbing hematite all over their bodies before battle, an iron ore associated with the god of war, which purportedly made themselves invulnerable. Ancient China, South America, and New Zealand were known to praise jade, yet, each culture used it in a different way. These are just a few examples of cultures using crystals for salvation in various ways. Over time these traditions were passed on...

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Transitioning Your Closet From Summer To Fall

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It’s that time of the year again. The mornings are getting cooler and the nights are ending chilly which means it’s time to start breaking out your fall clothes. But don’t put away the summer clothes just yet. We’re going to show you how you can mix and match your summer and fall clothes while still being on-trend!  Start Layering Up  Without a doubt, the weather plays a big factor in your fall wardrobe. The start of the season can be a little unpredictable, so it’s always good to be prepared for whatever temperature comes your way. If you plan to be out past sunset, playing around with layers can save you from being too cold or too hot throughout the day.  One of...

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Intermittent Fasting: Pros and Cons of the Newest Weight-Loss Fad

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It feels like diet trends are changing every day. One day we’re told to eat low-fat foods, and the next day nutrition experts are praising the keto diet. Now, people are raving about intermittent fasting, claiming that it helps you drop weight without restricting what foods you can eat. Thinking of trying it out? Keep reading for the good and the bad of intermittent fasting.  Basics Intermittent fasting involves restricting your food intake to a certain window of time each day. There are a few different methods of intermittent fasting, including fasting for 24 hours once a week and consuming only 500-600 calories twice a week. The most popular, however, is the 16/8 method, which splits each day into a...

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5 Online Workout Programs for Every Fitness Goal

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Virtual workout classes are a great way to squeeze in a sweat session when you can’t make it to the gym. From yoga meditation to mixed martial arts, there are endless options for all skill levels and even the busiest of schedules. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve picked 5 workout programs to help you reach your fitness goals from the comfort of your home or any location!  1. For mind and body wellness – Glo Glo offers yoga, meditation, and pilates classes online and on the Glo app. Members can choose from over a thousand videos, ranging from 5-minute flow classes to 2-hour meditations. Glo’s classes are led by the...

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Why You Should Avoid Sulfates and Parabens

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Have you ever checked the ingredients in your hair products? If that's not something you usually do, chances are you're buying products that have harmful chemicals. Just walk down the beauty aisle in any store, and you'll find a ton of products containing synthetic ingredients. Many well-known brands add chemicals in their products that can harm your hair, skin, and other areas of your body you wouldn't think they could affect. Two ingredients in particular that you should watch out for are parabens and sulfates. What are parabens and sulfates? Parabens are man-made preservatives that mimic anti-microbial agents in plants. It's a cheap way to prevent mold, bacteria growth and stimulate hair growth, which is why brands find it beneficial.  There are...

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Living a Happy and Balanced Life 

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Happiness is a place between too little and too much. A little note to keep in the back of your mind throughout your daily life. Whether it’s fitness, diet, self-care, social life, or work, striving to find a balance between it all is the key to living a healthy, happy life. So if you feel overwhelmed or your juggling too much, stop, take a deep breath and read our four tips to living a more balanced life. Live With Intent Adopting this mantra can take you further than you may think. We each have our own unique desires and ambitions, however, pointing them out can make a big difference in your day-to-day life. Start by asking yourself the following questions:...

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6 Ways to Spice Up Your Summer Wardrobe

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Oh yeah, it’s that time of the year…sunshine season! If you're trying to spice up your summer wardrobe with the latest trends, we have all the style tips you need. Summer 2019 will be bringing you back to 1985, with everything from ruffled floral dresses to oversized blazers to bike shorts. Yes, I said bike shorts! But trust us, when you put them on, you’re not going to want to take them off. These trends have all been influenced by ‘80s fashion with a modern twist. From the runway to the streets, we have six styles that will have you rethinking your summer essentials. Biker Shorts We all love leggings because of their comfort, so for those hot summer days, bike shorts are...

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5 Foods for A Better Brain

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When we talk about nutrition, the conversation usually lends to heart health, reducing blood pressure, gut problems and so on. Somehow, we manage to overlook the control center of all those issues—the brain! What we eat has a profound effect on our brain health and function. Maintaining a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, has proven to enhance memory and concentration, and even ward off dementia, which has become an overwhelming concern with aging. Here are some of the best foods to boost your brain. Leafy green vegetables There’s a reason leafy greens are always trending. One study evaluated 950 adults over the course of five years, and found that those eating leafy greens just once...

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Simple, Delicious Spring Meal

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One of my favorite things about Spring are all the delicious vegetables that become available at the market! The freshness of in-season produce make cooking a simple delicious spring meal so easy and fast. Music to your ears and your skin, nails and hair! A perfect way to slim down and beautify in preparation for summer. Let's talk about a simple, beautiful and delicious Spring Recipe. Shrimp & Green Veggie that I make in my cast iron pan and transfer right to the table for serving. In this dish I used sugar snap peas, asparagus and edamame, all sourced at my local natural foods market but you can get creative.   One Pan Spring Greens & Shrimp  Ingredients Serves 4...

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Beauty Sleep: 5 Steps to Wake Up Looking & Feeling Your Best

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There’s no doubt that a good night’s sleep can leave you feeling energized and empowered, but can you really wake up more beautiful? Research shows that “beauty sleep” is, in fact, a real thing. Continue reading to find out how to optimize your sleep and wake up with a brighter, more youthful complexion.  Step 1: Understanding the Benefits of Sleep If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of sleep, studies show that sleep is not only necessary for our bodies to function on a molecular and intellectual level, but also has the power to improve our mood and mental health. Dr. Merrill Mitler, a neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), claims that this connection allows us to...

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Chasing Summer Holiday Sunburn 911: Your Guide to Healing ASAP

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Jetsetting for the holidays to warmer weather? No matter how much we avoid it or how cautious we are with winter skin, sometimes the inevitable happens. Yep, we’re talking about those unfortunate sunburns. Luckily, we’ve done some research to help nurse your skin back to its healthy glow in a flash. For an even faster healing time, follow these steps and be sure to continue your daily regimen of Nouráge beauty supplements to restore the antioxidants and vitamins into the skin. 1.  Relieve Pain With At-Home Ingredients Apple cider vinegar, milk, cucumber, raw honey, greek yogurt, cornstarch, oatmeal, and black tea can all be applied to the skin to instantly cool and alleviate inflammation from the burn. 2.  Meet Your...

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