Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Herbacin Challenge 2019 in Costa Rica - Day 5 Recap (Last day)

The fifth participant, Katrin, summarized the 5th day just before leaving Costa Rica. We are all sad that our great time together has come to an end.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Herbacin Challenge 2019 in Costa Rica - Day 4 Recap

Christopher, one fo the 5 contestants of the Herbacin Challenge, gives you a summary of the 4th day.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6 Ways to Prevent and Repair Nail Damage

You love the look of a fresh manicure, but you don’t love what trips to the salon do to your nails. Brittle, peeling, and breaking nails are a common tale for anyone who loves to get their nails done. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to repair nail damage and prevent it from happening in the first place. Keep reading for our top healthy nail care tips!

1. Take a Break 

If you’re a fan of acrylic or gel manicures but you’re noticing that your nails have become more brittle, it’s time to take a break.

During the acrylic nail application process, your manicurist roughs up the surface of your nails. While this helps the acrylic to stick better, it also leaves your natural nails compromised. Gel manicures don’t require too much buffing, but they can dehydrate your nails, which can also leave them brittle and prone to breaking.

The best thing to do is to avoid these types of manicures until your nails have regained their strength. 

2. Cut Your Nails Short 

If you have brittle nails, then you know how painful it can be when long nails break, especially if they break below the nail bed. Shorter nails are less likely to snag and break, which is why cutting your nails short can help the healing process along.

3. Moisturize Regularly 

Frequently applying a hand cream like Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream will help to rehydrate your cuticles and nails, which will strengthen them over time. If you’re hands and nails are extremely dry, try applying hand cream and then putting on gloves before you go to bed at night. It might sound strange, but you’ll definitely wake up with moisturized nails and soft hands to boot.

4. Wear Gloves 

Speaking of gloves, are you protecting your hands while you clean? Harsh chemicals in cleaning products like dish soap can zap the moisture right out of your hands, leaving your nails dry and brittle. Protect your hands by wearing rubber gloves whenever you’re scrubbing.

5. Take a Vitamin

Many nail experts claim that a biotin supplement can help you to grow stronger, longer nails. If you’re not interested in popping vitamins, you can also up your biotin intake by incorporating more biotin-rich foods into your diet. Eggs, almonds, cheese, cauliflower, mushrooms, and spinach are all excellent sources of this nail-strengthening nutrient. As an added benefit, biotin is also thought to help with healthy hair growth.

6. Drink More Water 

Dry nails are damaged nails, so make sure that you’re drinking enough water to stay properly hydrated. While the recommendations vary, most experts suggest drinking at least 2 liters of water daily. Additionally, avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine, which can both have a dehydrating effect.

Hint: don’t expect instant results. While cutting your nails short and moisturizing will certainly make a big difference right away, it takes three months for nails to grow out. But if you stick with these healthy nails habits, you’ll be seeing longer, stronger nails by next season!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Herbacin Challenge 2019 in Costa Rica - Day 1 Recap

It's time to get some shut eye in Costa Rica, but before we do though, Carina, one of our five contestants, gives us a quick recap of Day 1.

Monday, September 30, 2019

How to Use the Herbacin Foot Care Starter Set

Throughout our lives our feet will walk 270 million steps. To put that into perspective, that’s all the way around the globe – four times! Our poor feet take a beating every day. Unfortunately, most people take their feet for granted and don’t care for them the way that they should. Keep reading to learn why it’s so important to take care of your feet, and how the new Herbacin Foot Care Starter Set can help you to develop a healthy foot care routine.

Why It’s So Important to Take Care of Your Feet 

The health of your feet can have a major impact on your overall health and quality of life. You use your feet everyday to take care of yourself. So if you develop foot issues, you’ll find it much more difficult to run errands, exercise, and work. Plus, any kind of foot pain can affect your posture and gait, which can have a negative impact on other parts of your body.

So why do our feet need so much extra care? First of all, just walking every day puts hundreds of pounds of stress on our feet. And since the feet are the farthest body part from the heart, they can experience all kinds of issues with circulation, which is especially true for those with diabetes.

How to Take Care of Your Feet 

Keep your feet clean and dry and check your feet regularly for swelling, redness, cuts, sores, and bruising. Wear comfortable footwear that’s appropriate for whatever you’re activity you’re performing. If you plan to be on your feet for long periods of time, skip the strappy sandals in favor of something more comfortable.

Foot care experts also recommend keeping your feet and legs moisturized using lotions designed for these sensitive areas, like those in our foot care program. Our comprehensive Herbacin Foot Care program features perfectly coordinated natural products with advanced formulations to care for and pamper your feet and legs every day. They contain no parabens, animal ingredients, or mineral oils and are never tested on animals.

If you’re new to Herbacin, we’ve put together this starter set to give you the opportunity to test out our foot care line for yourself and see why customers and podiatrists alike swear by our products. 

What’s in the Herbacin Foot Care Starter Set: 

Herbacin Foot Care Leg Lotion 

  • Offers instant stress relief and relaxation for tired legs 
  • Hydrates, soothes, and nourishes with natural avocado and almond oils plus camomile blossom extract 
  • Red vine leaves and horse chestnut strengthen the veins and enhance blood flow to your legs, improving circulation 
  • Carnosine and vitamin E help bind free radicals to reinforce the cell membrane 
  • Carnosine reduces glycation to improve skin elasticity and delay its aging 

Herbacin Foot Care Cream 

  • Prevents cornea, calluses, and cracks from forming to keep feet looking and feeling their best 
  • Leaves skin pleasantly refreshed and moisturized 
  • Provides ultimate moisturizing for sensitive and highly stressed feet with camomile and urea 
  • Natural oils, camomile extract, allantoin, and panthenol soothe and regenerate the skin 
  • Carnosine and vitamin E bind free radicals to strengthen the cell membrane 
  • Improves skin elasticity and delays signs of aging 

Herbacin Foot Care Cooling Gel 

  • Cools down hot feet and tired, heavy legs with a cool care complex of menthol, menthyl lactate ,and camphor 
  • Ensures long-lasting, delightfully invigorating freshness 
  • Active ingredients of red vine leaves and horse chestnuts simultaneously strengthen and tone veins, enhancing blood flow in your legs 
  • Absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky film on the skin 
  • Leaves your feet and legs feeling refreshed and revived  

Herbacin Foot Care Warming Balm 

  • Treats cold feet to a comfortable, long-lasting sensation of warmth 
  • Avocado oil, almond oil, and natural camomile extract gently soothe and hydrate the sensitive skin of your feet 
  • Antioxidants carnosine and vitamin E strengthen the skin’s protective moisture barrier 
  • Carnosine reduces the reaction between sugar molecules, collagen and elastin fibers helping to counteract skin aging while enhancing elasticity 

How to Use the Herbacin Foot Care Starter Set 

  1. Massage Herbacin Foot Care Cream daily onto clean, dry feet. 
  2.  Follow with Herbacin Foot Care Leg Lotion, gently massaging from foot to upper thigh. Do not massage varicose veins. 
  3. To relieve hot feet, apply Herbacin Foot Care Cooling Gel to clean skin, distributing evenly. 
  4. To invigorate tired, heavy legs, gently massage Herbacin Foot Care Cooling Gel from foot to knee. Do not massage varicose veins. 
  5. For cold feet, apply Herbacin Foot Care Warming Balm to clean skin, massaging gently. 

How do you care for your feet?