Wellness in a Winter Wonderland

by Priscilla Selgas

No matter how much we moisturize our skin in the winter, it still feels dry. We experiment with a variety of lotions, creams and ointments but they do little to change skin. Frustratingly, even the more expensive moisturizers don’t work the way we expect. When skin is dry and scaly, it makes it difficult for oils and lotions to penetrate. Exfoliating skin is a great way to remove that superficial layer of dead skin and allows new skin cells to surface so they can actually absorb hydrating moisturizers.
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The Real Argan Oil

by Audrey Chen

sheer argan oilIn December 2012, Mahdi Bourhim’s mother, Rkia, traveled from Morocco to visit the Philadelphia area. Bourhim took his mother to a high end cosmetics store that carries a well-known line of argan oil cosmetics. With a lifetime of experience picking and grinding argan nuts to extract their oil, his mother was unimpressed with the products found here in the U.S. She found that not only were they not fresh, but they had been mixed with other substances. With the assistance of his mother and aunts in Morocco, Bourhim has been able to produce pure, authentic argan oil and import it here to Bath, Pennsylvania.

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