In the past few years, self-care has been occasionally and incorrectly equated with self-indulgence. Sure, self-care can mean throwing down for spa treatments, a new wardrobe or fine leather goods, but there are plenty of other ways to "treat yo' self." Some of the most powerful and healthy self-care habits for your mind and body are actually pretty simple, not to mention free (or pretty close to it).
On a hot day, or after a weekend of unrestricted brunching, a salad starts to look like the perfect meal (or perfect penance). And if you give any thought to the food pyramid, a salad is a super-easy way to squeeze in your daily rec of four servings of vegetables.
It's not earth-shattering news that exercise plays a major role in your physical wellbeing, but a slimmer waistline or more toned biceps aren't the only results you'll see after regularly hitting the gym. Your skin is equally susceptible to the effects of exercise; it is your largest organ, after all. And while we're mostly talking about lots of positive benefits, there are admittedly a few potential pitfalls to be aware of (but sorry, that's not an excuse to skip today's workout). Here, top dermatologists explain how a daily sweat session can impact your skin.
In some ways we've come a long way in the body image department, but the sad truth is it's still a major issue for many women. And since summer is the season of skimpy clothes and swimsuits, it can also be a terrifying time for anyone who doesn't have Beyoncé's bod -- or body confidence.
If you're anything like us, there's probably no shortage of hair- and skin-saving products to be found in your medicine cabinet, but the secret to complexion perfection and stellar strands may just be hiding in your kitchen, not your bathroom. Ahead, six natural ingredients -- plus easy, DIY recipes -- that can help solve any and every beauty woe.