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    A Great Gift for Cancer Sufferers

    Skincare for Cancer Sufferers

    The Gift of Skincare for Cancer Sufferers Before I start, please be aware I am not a medical doctor and the following advice is based purely on feedback from real people who have felt great benefits from my suggestions. I get many emails from the friends and family of people who are going through cancer treatment. Radiation, in particular, can be very damaging to the skin. And even though these people are fighting a bigger battle, having itchy, sore or dry skin can make everything seems even worse. A cancer diagnosis is often the catalyst to take a good look at diet, as well as home, skin and body care products. Switching to all-natural and gentle products is a process many cancer sufferers go through…

    Inside Out – What Your Skin Says About Your Gut Health

    What your Skin says about your gut health

    You may have met Juanita Miller a few years ago standing behind a demo table in Whole Foods, helping to spread the word about Helena Lane Skincare. She was part of our team alongside studying. She is now a practicing Holistic Nutritionist and Skin Care Consultant offering an exciting selection of services primarily geared towards healthy radiant skin. Juanita talks about the link between gut and skin health in her blog post… and we are giving away TWO of her favourite Helena Lane Skincare products the Lavender & Lime Balancing Cleanser (or any other cleanser) – one for you and one for a friend! Head on over to Instagram (on 09/17/19) for your chance to win!   The Story your Skin is Telling – What your…

    Geranium Oil – It’s all about balance

    Geranium oil balancing skin

    This week’s blog has been part of my continuing series around the creation and formulation of the 2019 line. You can read parts 1-3 in this series as well: New Ingredient – Steam Distilled Lemon Essential Oil New product – Tropical Fruit & Coconut Mask New Ingredient – Sea Buckthorn   Geranium Oil & Skin Health   Geranium is one of the most well-known and well-used herbs for skin health. It’s up there with chamomile, calendula and lavender for it’s long history and effectiveness. Interestingly, I used to dislike the smell, a lot, which is why I didn’t use it when creating the original Helena Lane Skincare products 7 years ago. However, over the last few years I have been using it in my personal…

    Collagen for healthy skin, nails, joints and digestion

    Collagen Skin Health

    This week on the blog, I am thrilled to welcome Registered Holistic Nutritionist Alice Savage, sharing her knowledge on collagen for skin health, along with a recipe for Collagen Lemonade!     I must have been in my mid 20’s when a relative of mine bet my cousin and I that we would be using Botox by the time we were 40. We of course said no at the time and for me it is still a firm NO. I never really though I would be adding something into my diet with the goal of healthier hair, joint pain relief, stronger nails and firmer skin. But here we are and I am adding collagen into my diet every day. I have noticed that my nails…