Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 4/7/14 – 4/13/14 2

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 4/7/14 - 4/13/14
Stress management is a topic that never ends. And, I would like to bring up this topic from time to time and explore options with you on how we can handle stress and live a more balanced and focused life.  That’s why we will start from managing stress today with some very basic and simple ...

How to Enjoy Antioxidants for Your Skin (Food Chart Included) 2

How to Enjoy Antioxidants for Your Skin (Food Chart Included)
You may, from time to time, have heard that how “antioxidants” can relieve “oxidative stress” and fight “free radicals”. But what are they actually? And what is the relationship between “oxidative stress”, “free radicals” and acne? And in what way “antioxidants” can help? Today, we will explore them together. Also, be prepared for my little ...

Spring Acne Skin Care: 5 Areas to Reorganize Your Skincare Collections

Spring Acne Skin Care:  5 Areas to Reorganize Your Skincare Collections
So, you have landed on this post because you are looking for tips for acne skin care in this spring cleaning season. Here is my little quick tip for you, short and sweet: In this season, do not forget to also spring clean your skincare collections! To help you come up with effective spring clean ...

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 3/17/14 – 3/23/14

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 3/17/14 – 3/23/14
Imagine, on one morning, you are on a train on your way to work. You see a gentleman reading a newspaper with one hand, and enjoying his energy bar with the other hand. Question: what food is he having right now? Can you answer that? “Energy bar”? Well, think again. What does “food” mean to ...

How to Help Your Amazing Body Heal Acne Naturally and Efficiently?

How to Help Your Amazing Body Heal Acne Naturally and Efficiently?
Did you know that we have been given a divine feature as a human being since we were born, which some of us may not have noticed yet– the human body’s capability of healing itself naturally? Here is what Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD and author of Mind Over Medicine, tells us: “Your body is a ...

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 3/10/14 – 3/16/14

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 3/10/14 - 3/16/14
Image by Wade M What I like about embarking on the journey of fighting acne is that, to me, it is more than just a process of restoring clear and glowing skin; besides, it is also a process which builds up my knowledge, trains me to become more of an independent thinker, and improves my ...

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 3/3/14 – 3/9/14

Tracy’s Pick of the Week:  3/3/14 – 3/9/14
If I need to summarize this week’s updates with one sentence, it will be… You are what you eat, what you use, and what you feel. If you choose to eat low quality food, it will lead to poor health and can cause skin problems of different kinds. If you choose to use unhealthy skincare ...

4 Reasons to Avoid Antibiotics for Acne Skin (plus Alternatives) 4

4 Reasons to Avoid Antibiotics for Acne Skin (plus Alternatives)
Photo by Shawn Carpenter Are you taking antibiotics to treat acne because your peers are taking them and say they really work or because your doctor is telling you to do so? Do you know that: while they can heal your acne to a certain extent, they can actually do more harm than good? Explore ...

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 2/24/14 – 3/2/14

Tracy’s Pick of the Week: 2/24/14 – 3/2/14
Welcome to another list of updates I have collected for you. This time’s news include: food news, exfoliating and other skin detox advice, and meditation tips. Enjoy! 1. Chipotle’s “Farmed and Dangerous” Web Series on Hulu – Two Episodes out already If you have been reading my news updates (If you haven’t, feel free to visit ...

[Update] My 7 Day Skin Detox Experiment

[Update] My 7 Day Skin Detox Experiment
On February 8, Food Matters designed a 7-Day Skin Detox guide with easy steps and clear instructions to give our body and skin some delicious treats. It ended up taking me 11 days to complete the entire process. And, I have personally learned and benefited a lot from these mini experiments as well. If you ...