Małgorzata Szumowska. Immersed in her work, unconditionally.
Tackling important social issues, delving into human emotions, bringing the unique blend of sacred and the profane to popular culture She is not only a prominent voice in the world of filmmaking, but a cultural icon and a role model - admired and aspired to, for her vibrant embrace of life Going...
Essential fatty acids in skin and skincare
For years fat has been considered one of the biggest beauty enemies For years, we have lived in a lie Fat with its essential fatty acids is a non- negotiable ingredient of effective skin care Not every fat has essential fatty acids and is good for the skin Before you get excited...
Live long and prosper – a complete guide to longevity practices
„I want to be forever young” I bet you remember the song How would you answer the question that follows this catchy declaration „Do you really want to live forever” Being old, tired and sick is a no Being mature and healthy is a yes How to age accordingly to the second option With...
How olfactory experience of skincare influences the skin
My memories are strongly connected to the sense of smell The scent of perfume my mom used to use 30 years ago brings me back straight to my childhood, the one of elderberry reminds me of my grandmother’s garden where I used to play during almost every summer vacation My mind is filled with...
Neurocosmetics - improving your skin, mood and well-being
NEUROCOSMETICS? Yes. The best thing to recover from the crazy 2020.
Glycation and the way sugar destroys your skin
I know that sugar is not my best friend. Yet somehow I managed to convince myself that cheesecake definitely is one. It gives me comfort, pleasure and puts a smile on my face with every single bite (just no raisins, please). Can it be that I’ve gotten myself into a very toxic friendship? Sugar is …
Prevent your skin from premature aging - with these must-follow guidelines
Aging is inevitable for all of us, but thankfully, there are some rules that (if followed) could help you slow down that process. We focus on the ‘successful aging’ paradigm which contradicts the traditional conceptualizations where aging = time, and we share ways in which we can minimize age signs on the skin, face, and body.
Can we press the reset button on our DNA?
It is what it is. Isn’t that what we’re used to think about our genes? We got them as life starter packs from our parents and, depending on the situation, learned to praise them or hate them. Great skin? Thank you, genes! Slow metabolism? Blame it on the genes. It’s true, these tiny sections of DNA are very powerful but they are not in full control over our bodies. And, according to the scientists, we can learn to control them.
The dry facts - why hydrating doesn’t work and how to do it right.
If there is one thing that can trick me into buying another skincare product, it would be the potential deep moisture effect. My naturally very dry skin seems to have an unlimited thirst and for a very long time I thought it’s almost impossible to find a product that would satisfy its needs. Then it turned out I invested in some of the best hydrating products on the market - I just didn’t know how to use them.
Unlocking the secrets of skin health with functional medicine – and Dr. Will Cole
While skincare is about treating the symptoms, we are much more into solving the root causes Like with neurocosmetics - slowing down accelerated aging in skin and increasing tissue regeneration - the Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of illness and...
Neuroscience of touch
Caressing, stroking, massaging, tickling, hugging… Strangely open as it sounds, I love to experience touch Its different forms help me to wind down, relieve negative emotions, restore inner balance or evoke pleasure However, it only happens when the toucher is someone I approve If any sensory...
Safety first, beauty will follow- how to protect the skin
Skin is a shield for the body and many factors affecting her quality come from the inside The nutrients from foods we eat, the hydration from the liquids we drink, the quality of sleep that determines the hormones - all of that can work in favor of regeneration and balanced aging But as any other...
The dry facts – why hydrating doesn’t work and how to do it right.
If there is one thing that can trick me into buying another skincare product, it would be the potential deep moisture effect My naturally very dry skin seems to have an unlimited thirst and for a very long time I thought it’s almost impossible to find a product that would satisfy its needs Then...
Temperature of health – the benefits of hot and cold therapy
DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICEThe information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice,...
Overtraining, over-dieting, overthinking – how much self-care is enough?
If you could choose, how long would you be willing to wait for the results of your efforts Probably not that long, am I right When we want things, we want them fast and long-lasting The urge of achievement often triggers us to pushing, reducing, repeating, refusing, obsessing over and over again...
Can we press the reset button on our DNA?
It is what it is Isn’t that what we’re used to think about our genes We got them as life starter packs from our parents and, depending on the situation, learned to praise them or hate them Great skin Thank you, genes! Slow metabolism Blame it on the genes It’s true, these tiny sections of...
When the stress shows
Misfortunes never come singly Is that why my skin tends to get bad every time a major stress kicks in to my life I think the reason might be a bit more complex than the accuracy of this old proverb but it’s hard not to notice the regularity Even if I try to eat well, sleep enough and pay...
Skin, the burning problem
Among all the possible challenges a teenager can face, bad skin was the one (the only one, in fact) I was spared from „Well, at least I have a great skin” even became my inside joke I told myself repeatedly to compensate the bitterness that came with growing so fast I became 15 cm taller than...
All the faces of aging
My birthday is coming soon I don’t really pay much attention to it and I don’t mind putting +1 to my lifespan But I do mind when I have to put -1 to the quality of my skin, and the visible changes on its surface are the main reminder of the passing of time To celebrate my upcoming day in...
Well-being on the go
Being a creature of habits is one of the best things that can happen to you if you pick the right ones And if you will stick to them no matter what How not to have a self-care time off during time off My well-being base I wake up Stay in bed for a few minutes to tune in to positive...
The need for a pharmacological approach in skincare: perspectives in skin health status
Introduction There is no doubt that skin is our largest organ in human body and the one that interfaces with the environment In fact, skin is the first tissue that encounters the vital and toxic substances of the nature and environment Although todays blast of advertisement and social media...
Sun’s out, should I be out?
Sun makes me feel very close to nature, almost flower-like When it shines, it makes my body and mind bloom I feel energized, optimistic and way more fun When it doesn’t, I want to hibernate in bed to avoid wilting But unlike flowers, I have common sense And it makes me think twice before I...
Glycation and the way sugar destroys your skin
I know that sugar is not my best friend Yet somehow I managed to convince myself that cheesecake definitely is one It gives me comfort, pleasure and puts a smile on my face with every single bite (just no raisins, please) Can it be that I’ve gotten myself into a very toxic...
I am not a fan of diets and I am a fan of food When I first heard about fasting it seemed like another fad diet that makes one cut off calories for the sake of fitting into even skinnier skinny jeans It will pass, I thought But it didn’t This new way of eating caught attention not only of...
The art of happiness
The more I learn about happiness, the more I realize it’s not possible to feel it all the time Surprisingly it is a good thing, because it turns out every extreme emotional state comes with a price The good news is that we can learn to regulate the frequency and intensity of happiness by making...
Want to fly high? You can’t run dry. How to hydrate to support your natural body flow.
A glass of warm water is the first thing my body absorbs every day Still half asleep, I can feel how this most basic yet magic potion slowly goes down my throat and reaches the stomach, switching on the „wake up” button somewhere in between The gut warms up, the metabolism speeds up, the brain...
Achieving the new, using the old.
Let’s start different this year Instead of pushing the tempo let’s slow down Instead of stressing over goals let’s enjoy the process Instead of questioning the uncertain future, let’s embrace the wisdom from the past For all the right reasons The original purpose of medicine...
Sleep yourself into inner power? Exploring the science of deep sleep.
Waking up and immediately dreaming about going back to sleep A nightmare many of us relive on daily basis Today we’re diving as deep as deep sleep can get to explore the nighttime regeneration theory, counting down till the fully restorative practice begins Waking up to life Looking...
How changing your brain can change your life. The power of neuroplasticity.
What do you think of when you want to change something about yourself New haircut New diet A new workout routine, maybe And what if we told you that the most significant change should begin not outside, but inside your body (to be more specific: in your brain) and you can start working on it right...
Neurocosmetics – improving your skin, mood and well-being
NEUROCOSMETICS Yes The best thing to recover from the crazy 2020 Generally, the concept of neurocosmetics is based on the influence of particular ingredients and scents on our nerve cells, chemical processes and emotions While formulating our signature Skin Repair Serum we wanted to create a...
Morning well-being practices
A healthy morning routine can help you transform from a low-energy, stressed human to a motivated and relaxed go-getter These powerful mood modulators (aka your morning routine - structured and healthy habits) can set the tone for the rest of your day when it comes to how you feel, how productive...
Prevent your skin from premature aging – with these must-follow guidelines
Aging is inevitable for all of us, but thankfully, there are some rules that (if followed) could help you slow down that process We focus on the ‘successful aging’ paradigm which contradicts the traditional conceptualizations where aging = time, and we share ways in which we can minimize age...
What to expect from the perfect skin repair serum?
Can one cosmetic have it all - protective, regenerative, soothing, anti-aging, rejuvenating, lightening and moisturizing influence on skin Include multiple potent raw ingredients in sufficient quantities yet stay safe and balancing even for the most sensitive skin We faced these challenges two...