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ZOE Bliss

Introducing the ZOE™ Bliss

By: Carissa Abraham

My favorite way to celebrate my twice-weekly skin detox is by exfoliating, so it’s no surprise that I have a ton of exfoliating cleansers. However, I’ve never actually hopped on the exfoliating brush bandwagon….until now. Introducing you to my skin’s new bestie, the ZOE™ Bliss by QYKSONIC.

ZOE™ Bliss is QYKSONIC’s latest beauty device that “cleanses, massages and applies skincare for optimum short and long-term results.” One side is used for cleansing and the other side for massaging serums and moisturizers into the skin. What is particularly unique about this product and brand is that the brush is made of antimicrobial silicone, which makes it easy to clean dirt AND there’s no dirty buildup! It has 7,500 super powerful T-Sonic pulsations per minute, so I’m sure you can only imagine the deep-clean that it gives your skin. It is also great for all skin types – my recommendation is to use it for less time on a low setting for sensitive skin until you can find what works best for you. ZOE is also gentle enough to use daily, however, I only recommend this twice per week because your skin does not require this deep of a cleanse every day.

While all of this sounds fantastic, the most important aspect of this brush is that it is a healthy way to deep clean your skin. Think about this: the beads in an exfoliating cleanser are scrubbing away dirt and buildup above and underneath the surface. As we continue to scrub, this creates micro-tears in the skin. This makes your skin more vulnerable to instant and long-term issues such as sun damage, aging, and environmental damage like pollution (just think about all of the pollution that can clog your pores). This is why I love the ZOE™ Bliss because the silicone brush is gentle enough to not cause this kind of damage – which is my number one reason to continue using it. It’s never too early to start the anti-aging routine!

#ZoeSquad QYK Tips and Tricks:

  • Using the ZOE in circular motions at the temples will relieve tension.
  • Placing the tip of the ZOE under the arch of the brow while gently pressing upward for 15 seconds will give you an immediate lift.
  • Stuffed up? No worries – place the ZOE tip at the nasal touch points on the side of your nose to help alleviate congestion.
  • The curved side of the ZOE can be used to knead and roll at the nape of the neck to decrease tension.
  • False lashes stuck? Set the ZOE to a very low pulse, add a gentle cleanser to the tip and swipe over your lash line for an easy removal!

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For more information, visit QYKSonic.com.

Cara's Cucina

Cara’s Cucina: Pasta Primavera

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Pasta Primavera.

In Italian, “primavera” means spring, or springtime. So, Di Falco has a beautiful spread of fresh spring vegetables ready to go.

This Pasta Primavera recipe serves 6! Check out the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official recipe.

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

 

Holistic Baby Acupressure System

#HipHolidays 2016: Holistic Baby Acupressure System

Is better sleep for you and your baby one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Then #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is here to help you. Read up on our latest #HipHolidays2016 pick, Holistic Baby Acupressure System!

Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is both a mother and an acupuncturist, two beloved roles which intertwined in her development of the Holistic Baby Acupressure System. Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in New York City, she originally began using this system for jet lag prevention. However after having her son in 2007 and witnessing the struggles families have with infant sleep issues, she branched out to see if the method could also help with childrens’ circadian rhythms. Jennifer conducted test groups in NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, Ithaca and Colorado to develop the simplest and most effective protocols for optimizing infant sleep. She then took the building blocks of the system, the twelve acupressure points, and assembled them into 17 different configurations to help alleviate common pediatric health conditions. Now taught as the Holistic Baby Acupressure System, it is Jennifer’s mission to make the powerful applications of Chinese Medicine more accessible to the general public and empower parents to be able to use this gentle but effective.

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