Cancer

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Your Stylist Can Save Your Life

It’s not often a routine visit for a cut or color can lead to a doctor’s visit that could potentially save your life, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Our hairstylists are in a position to check the areas that often go unseen: our scalp and neck. Learn more about how your stylist can save your life!

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Nutrition

Breast Cancer Awareness Recipe: Cal-a-Vie’s Blueberry Mousse

We love hearing about the benefits of blueberries; not only are they delicious and easy to eat, but eating blueberries may inhibit breast cancer tumor growth, according to a recent study published in the October 2011 issue of The Journal Of Nutrition. Try this quick and simple recipe for Blueberry Mousse from Cal-a-Vie in Vista, California.

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Beauty for a Cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we love how many beauty companies are getting involved! While there are many more products supporting the cause than listed below, here are a few companies supporting a variety of BCA programs that we caught wind of and wanted to spread the word about.

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Melanoma Awareness 101

When was the last time you had your skin checked? May is Melanoma Awareness Month, which we here at SpaFinder are big advocates of, and it’s a great time to examine your skin for any signs of the most serious type of skin cancer. Characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing tanning cells, melanoma can []

Nutrition

Super Food Recipe: Phyto-Full Forbidden Rice Salad

Contrary to the mysterious nickname for Thai black rice – Forbidden Rice, this phytonutrient-rich food should never be forbidden from anyone’s diet. A sort of superman of super foods, black rice offers an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. With plenty of health-promoting phytonutrients, this Forbidden Rice Salad recipe from Active Center for Health & []

Living Well

Spa Provides Comfort for Cancer Patients, Community

Medical evidence about the benefits of spas‘ wellness therapies – massage, acupuncture, meditation, etc. – is on the rise. Consider the recent New York Times report on a Cedars-Sinai study stating a 45-minute massage resulted in a decrease in stress hormones and boost in immunity, or even SpaFinder’s 2011 Spa Trend Report™, where our own []

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Sip & Spa in South Beach at The Palms

Hey, Miami spa lovers! Enjoy the best happy hour in South Beach, combining a little bubbly, with a little spa, for a great big cause. The Palms Hotel & Spa hosts its weekly Sip & Spa event every Thursday in October, to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Beauty Companies Partner with Look Good…Feel Better Cancer Program

This year, multiple beauty and skin care companies have partnered with Look Good…Feel Better, a national public service program dedicated to helping women with breast and other cancers manage their treatment and recovery with renewed spirit and greater confidence. Operated through a national network of more than 14,000 volunteer beauty industry professionals, the program’s free []

Travel & Play

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 31 days of $31 Treatments!

To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the national initiative, Pretty in Pink, is bringing together more than 100 spas and salons that will offer services for $31 all month long. Implemented by PrettyCity.com, the 6th annual campaign will benefit Chicago-based Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization with an exclusive focus on the []

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Celebs…They’re Just Like Us

What do John McCain, Ewan McGregor, Elizabeth Taylor and Melanie Griffith have in common? They have all had and beat skin cancer. Melanomas and other skin cancers know no bounds, and can affect people from all walks of life, including the rich and famous. However, when considering the dangerous effects of the sun, it is also important to remember that early detection can be the key to making sure that skin cancer does not progress and spread.

Sun Damage

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You Got Burned

Learn this painfully scorching lesson from others – don’t spend extended time in the sun without protection. CNNiReport is featuring “Worst sunburns ever (ouch)” with photos submitted by regular folks like you. From a nap on the beach turned painful to sun-burnt shoulders with blisters the size of quarters to a wicked sunburn got while snorkeling!

Estee Lauder’s Multi-Protection Sun Lotion for Face SPF 30

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Beauty & Brains

About 80 percent of sun damage occurs before the age of 20, according to Ariel Ostad, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. That’s why products with free-radical fighters (from alpha lipoic acid to vitamin C), are necessities as we get older. They help fight the damage done, by slowing the oxidation process that causes sun spots and wrinkles, and preventing further damage, such as collagen and elastin breakdown. These free-radical fighters also work chemically in the deeper layers of skin to help it endure and recover from sun exposure.