5 Foods Linked to Premature Aging

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The old adage, “You are what you eat,” absolutely holds up. The foods we choose to put into our body play a major role in how we look, feel, and even age. Let’s count down five skin aging offenders to avoid in order to look your youthful best.


  1. Sugar




You’ve probably already got a million reasons to quit sugar, but here’s one more to add to the list: it accelerates the aging process. Excess sugar causes the production of damaging AGEs as well as excess inflammation. The result? A loss in elasticity leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, dry skin.


  1. Trans Fats




We already know that trans fats clog arteries, which has a serious consequence on heart health. But did you know that clogged arteries and narrowed blood vessels can also age skin by promoting inflammation? Research further links these unhealthy fats with increased vulnerability to UV damage -- the leading cause of aging. So step away from the processed foods to enjoy mo.....
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October 24, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 22 Oct 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Practicing Big Picture Bookending - What thoughts do you start and end your day with to support your most aligned, positive life? I bookend my sleep with two practices;  gratitude and positive big picture thoughts to keep my energy focused in the right direction. At night, instead of counting sheep, I go through everything I’m grateful for in my life until I fall asleep. In the morning, as I’m getting ready for work I listen to Abraham Hicks. What can you listen to in the morning to start your day with love, joy and appreciation?      

2. Quote I’m integrating - “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

3. App I’m Loving - Couch to 5K I decided to ditch all my trendy fitness and yoga classes in an effort to simplify.....
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October 22, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 1 Oct 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Deepening my integration of - Don Miguel Ruiz’s  The Four Agreements These four simple, timeless reminders are a personal and relationship touchstone in chaotic times… a reminder that may help unwind self-imposed beliefs and agreements that are actually creating unhappiness and limitation in our lives.

2. Grateful for the tradition of - Professional portrait photography. Growing up I loved seeing the elegantly poised professional photographs of my grandmothers with their beautifully coiffed hair, red lips and box hats. For Afterglow, I get headshots done every two years in an attempt to “keep it real” with you, my business and my brand. The process is fun, I love seeing myself through a talented  photographer eyes… and knowing that these images will be there for me to look back on when I.....
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October 1, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 17 Sept 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Praising the clarity of the FDA for banning - 19 highly destructive and toxic ingredients in antibacterial soap including ubiquitous antibacterial soap ingredients triclosan and triclocarban. Manufacturers of banned antibacterial laced soaps have one year to remove them from the shelves. This FDA ruling finally validates what many in the alternative medical and natural cosmetic communities have been saying for years.  These antibacterial ingredients are bad news for your health and the earth. Curiously, the ruling doesn’t affect hand sanitizers and wipes with the same ingredients the FDA deemed unsafe for use in soaps. Here are 5 reasons why you should stop using that antibacterial everything yesterday.

2. In praise of awareness and the efforts of - One Love Foundation for helping educate all of .....
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September 17, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

ROSEMARY FOR NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Afterglow-ROSEMARY

WHAT: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), a fragrant herb related to mint, has long been used to alleviate muscle pain, boost the immune system, enhance circulation, improve memory, and promote hair growth. As a source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6, rosemary has been hailed for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Rosemary is also useful for enhancing food dishes with its unique piney flavor, and for creating perfumes, soaps, and cosmetics. Rosemary is recognized by its long, flat, thin green leaves. This herb can be prepared as a dried whole plant, a powdered extract, or a liquid extract.

ORIGIN: Rosemary is native to dry, rocky areas in the Mediterranean, mostly on the coastline. It’s a hardy herb that does well in pots and planters. It cannot withstand harsh winters and is typically found in sunny environments with well-drained soil, next to breezy oceans such as on the coast of California. It’s relatively easy to grow and cultivate indoors or in a ho.....
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September 8, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 3 Sept 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Stress relieving hack I’m loving - A few years ago I completed The Camino de Santiago which is a glorious pilgrimage “walk” from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela on the far side of Spain. The walk took 35 days. Most days we walked about 14 miles. We carried everything for the month in our packs. Those few belongings were very precious and critical. Although my pack was pared down to the bare necessities (like only one change of clothes), I still carried my golf ball. Yes. You read that right. That beautiful golf ball saved my feet...and you can believe it was a hit with the other pilgrims. Get yourself a golf ball now and roll it around under those bare feet of yours anytime you need an instant foot massage. It’s easy and immediate.

2. This week’s adventure I’m cheri.....
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Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 20 Aug 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!


1. Natural beauty hack I’m loving I overplucked my brows in my twenties. In my early thirties, I handed over my brows to waxing, but the wax made me break out. It was horrible. Then I found “threading”, an eyebrow shaping technique using twisted cotton thread to pull the hair from the follicle. It’s been a few years and my brows have never looked better. I will never look back. Unlike waxing, there’s no waiting for the hair to grow  to thread again, there’s no yanking the skin or skin irritation, breakouts, or burns. With threading my brow shape is more precise and elegant. Plus, my brows now look a million times healthier and fuller.  And the threading process is 100% chemical free. Next time you want to get your eyebrows shaped, try visiting a threading studio.

2. This week’s adventu.....
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August 20, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 6 Aug 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1. Natural beauty hacks I’m loving - The pore struggle is real. While pore size is genetically determined, minimizing the appearance of your pores is well within reach. In my latest blog post I reveal four techniques to shrink pores naturally. #4 is my absolute favorite find. Read it here.

2. This week’s adventure I’m cherishing - Shooting Afterglow videos! Last weekend I converted my living room into a movie set to shoot two days worth of application and product videos. Now comes the fun part, editing! Check out this behind the scenes pic of the set here.

3. Inspiring video I’m sharing -  Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection, an inspiring Ted Talk by Reshma Saujani about her experience learning how to be brave, not perfect, through the unlikely medium of coding.

4. Healthy elixir I’m brewing.....
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August 6, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 02 Jul 16

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I have uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Enjoy!

1. Body awareness I’m having -  Don’t laugh, but I’m developing an awareness practice around keeping my head on straight. Our lives of reading, working on a computer, driving and looking at our cell phones often pull our heads into an unhealthy forward head posture. According functional medicine doctors and chiropractors, the farther your head is forward, the higher likelihood you’ll experience systemic body pain due to head/body misalignment. I’ve personally experienced this neck pain, and I’m grateful for the awareness. Now time to reverse it! I made this playlist of my favorite videos which explain the issue of the dreaded “Neck Hump” and how to reverse or prevent it.

2. Podcast I’m Digging - I love quirky, funny story telling that unfurls the human condition in all its beautifully mess.....
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July 2, 2016 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply