Glowbiotics Blog

  1. When to See a Dermatologist

    When to See a Dermatologist: Five Things to Watch Out for to Protect Your Skin

    No doubt you have heard the warnings about staying out of the sun to avoid aging your skin. While you may already know the dangers of the sun and the risk of skin cancer, this is not the only thing to blame for skin problems. There are a variety of skin issues that can be bothersome and effect quality of life.

    With so many over-the-counter skin care products readily available to treat everything from dry skin to acne, self-treating is often the first step. Along with self-treating your skin, it is important to understand when to seek the medical advice and treatment of a dermatologist.

    Here are five things to watch out for on your skin that should warrant a call to your dermatologist.

    1. Persistently Red, Flushed Skin That Won't Go Away

      While a pink rosy glow is associated with youth and health, constantly flushed skin can be the

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  2. Education Corner: What Are Topical Probiotics?

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    What are topical probiotics?
    Probiotics in skincare draw a similar parallel to their usage in dietary supplement form. We ingest probiotics (living beneficial bacteria) orally to support overall body immunity. Our recognition and research into the skin as the immune organ that it is, has allowed us to launch an incredibly powerful skincare system that harnesses the most beneficial components of probiotics for topical application. These probiotic derivatives support and strengthen the skin's immune system for the ultimate defense against environmental aggressors that cause it to age, as well as give the skin the tools it needs to repair and rejuvenate itself naturally. Clinically, topical probiotic usage leads to a dramatic reduction in the visible signs of aging, including lines and wrinkle

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  3. 5 Reasons Why Your Skin is Misbehaving

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    Cleanse. Treat. Moisturize. Repeat twice daily. That is the universal formula for clear, radiant and youthful skin, right? Not necessarily. Even if you follow a strict regimen on a daily basis to keep your skin clean, healthy and wrinkle-free, there are some personal habits that could be preventing your skin from unleashing its natural glow. Take a peek at our list of radiance-zapping culprits to figure out if you need to fine-tune your daily routine.

    You don't know how to say "no" to junk food.
    old adage "you are what you eat" is very true - especially when it comes to your skin. When your belly isn't happy and your body is lacking the necessary nutrients to get through the day, it can absolutely affect the way your skin acts, feels and looks. The next time you shop for grocer

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  4. What the Heck is Tech Neck?

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    Let's face it, we are all in constant state of looking at our phones - whether we're looking at Facebook, Instagram, texting with loved ones or checking our email. Technology has become uber-prominent over the last 10 years or so, and it is only projected to take up even more of our time as more things switch over to a strictly digital platform. I mean, just think about it. When was the last time you left your phone at home and didn't go into a sheer panic?

    Since most women, and even men for that matter, are constantly looking for ways to stave off the effects of aging, what if I told you that your phone might be the main culprit of those wrinkles developing on your neck? There's even a name for this: it's called "Tech Neck."

    The Scary Truth About America's Tech Addiction

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  5. 10 Ways to Glow From The Inside Out

    10-ways-to-love-yourself-more When you’re being kind, considerate, compassionate and giving of yourself, your soul will rejoice. You’ve reached the highest level of self-love in this state of serving others. And even though it is good karma to be kind to others, sometimes we forget to include ourselves in the mix. Being kind to yourself is NOT selfish – in fact, it’s entirely selfless because when you feel good, you are more inclined to help others feel good as well. When I’m teaching yoga, I often reflect on this quote from Buddha: If your practice of compassion doesn’t include yourself, then it is incomplete. Find ways to do small and large things to appreciate those kind and generous souls that not only add abundance to their lives, but your life as well. By practicing conscious acts of kindness and giving, you can spread the love while also adding positivity to your life. Over time, you’ll realize that the only person who is responsible for your happiness and positive outloo

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  6. Chia Fresca - A Prebiotic Energy Booster!

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    Here is a yummy and natural prebiotic energy boosting drink! I love downing one of these bad boys before AND after my yoga classes. It's made with coconut water, chia seeds, lemon and a hint of agave nectar and is extremely effective in hydrating the body and balancing electrolytes after a good sweat.

    I talk A LOT about probiotics on this blog, but in this post, I wanted to shine some light on prebiotics since they aren't talked about nearly as much as the former.

    You may be thinking, "Well, maybe they aren't as important as probiotics. I have never even heard of them!" And you would be wrong.

    In fact, prebiotics are essential to probiotics carrying out their duties. Simply put, prebiotics are food for probiotics and they help increase the absorption of minerals in our body while bal

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  7. The 4 Ingredients You Should Never Allow in Your Skincare Products

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    Over the last decade or so, more and more people have been jumping on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon - or pursuing a "greener" and "cleaner" life. We fill our plates with nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and some of us have even adopted a daily meditation ritual to help better our health and well-being. However, despite our best efforts, we could still be exposing ourselves to an insane amount of toxins on a daily basis. In fact, some researchers have even suggested that the average woman uses products that contain 168 chemical ingredients on a daily basis. Yeah, let that bit of information sink in for a minute.

    How is this possible, you ask? Well, what we put on

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  8. Winter Skincare Tips

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    Winter is coming... and no, this isn't some shameless plug for the new season of Game of Thrones, winter is seriously just around the corner. Cold weather tends to encourage the production of dry, itchy, dull skin, just to name a few complaints. Although the cool breeze is a tad bit more refreshing than the blistering heat of summer, don't let that icy chill fool you - having a skincare routine intact throughout the year is essential to keeping your complexion in tip-top shape. Take a look at some of our favorite winter skincare tips that will keep your skin happy and glowing all winter long.

    1. Cleanse Gently.
      A lot of cleansers use ingredients to make your skin feel squeaky clean, however, these detergents can strip your skin. If your skin feels tight afte
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  9. 5 Unexpected Things You Are Doing That Cause Acne

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    By now, you have probably read your fair share of skincare articles that tell you that one of the keys to nipping acne in the bud for clear, radiant skin starts with a healthy inside. For the most part, this information is very accurate - if you're fueling up on empty calories that are riddled with preservatives (chips, soda, fast food, etc.), not only are you going to feel terrible, your skin will start to look and feel that way too.

    Filling up on fresh produce, drinking plenty of water and upping your protein intake creates balance in your diet and can also help you attain that vibrant, clear and youthful complexion that every skin-savvy gal wants.

    But is cutting out junk food enough to battle breakouts?

    The bad news: there are a ton of acne triggers that we expose ourselves to o

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  10. Why We Should All Learn to Embrace Change

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    I think it's safe to say that we all have a love/hate relationship with change. If things stay too stagnant for too long, we get terribly bored and start to feel monotonous. When too many things change all at once, we find ourselves desperately seeking comfort in what we are familiar with.

    Whether we like it or not, change is a part of life. More specifically change is something that we all need to learn to embrace in order to grow €“ whether we're referring to our personal lives or our professional lives.

    As a yoga instructor, change is a subject that I talk about frequently with my students. In fact, a lot of my students come to my class with the sole purpose of learning how to embrace change. As I mentioned earlier, change can be downright scary because it forces us out

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