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Bienvenidos a mi Blog. This a the place to find details of my adventures, healthy lifestyle tips and tricks, inspiration and things related to living a healthy, balanced and fabulous life, a.k.a. living La Buena Life.
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Submitted by Ana Caban on May 24, 2013 - 2:39 pm
Last Sunday I joined my pals at the Lorna Jane store in the Glendale Galleria mall, in Glendale, CA. I gave a quick talk about 10 Slimming and Energizing SuperFoods, my personal stylist Catherine Cassidy, of Ustyled, joined us, sharing her 3 tips to get out the fast and looking fabulous, we had tea from sponsor Teanzo 1856, healthy snacks, swag bags full of great gifts from other sponsors like Hint Water, Kind Natural Snacks, Sweaty Bands, Mad Gab’s Wildly Natural Body Care and more! We talked health & wellness and tried on the amazing workout apparel fashions of Lorna Jane. Thank you Lorna Jane for hosting our fun event! Missed it? No worries, Check out our Photos Here!
Submitted by Ana Caban on May 22, 2013 - 3:17 pm
May has been an action-filled month. And I’m thrilled to have been quoted in Latina magazine, sharing my tips for losing your “chichos” (love handles). Check out my tips, and more, right here!
Submitted by Ana Caban on - 3:02 pm
I’m so excited to share my tips with you for getting into shape this summer, and honored to be featured in the premier issue of Hispanic Healthy & Beauty magazine. Also, stay tuned for my monthly column in the magazine, as well as weekly healthy lifestyle videos.
Submitted by Ana Caban on May 1, 2013 - 5:47 am
Ok, my Los Angeles ladies. I hope to see you at my special Lorna Jane event, with my pal and personal stylist, Catherine Cassidy of U Styled. I’ll reveal 10 Slimming and Energizing Superfoods, we’ll snack and chat. Catherine will style you and the first 15 to RSVP on the Lorna Jane Glendale FB page will get a goodie bag, filled with my FAVE prods (and an autographed Pilates DVD from me). WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? See you on May 19th @10:00AM!
Submitted by Ana Caban on April 30, 2013 - 2:17 am
Did you know that only 31% of women are consistent about wearing sunscreen daily? The other 69% mistakenly believe that they’re exempt. Here are 4 of the many razones (reasons) why they are very mistaken.
Razón Número 1 (read “Uno”) – UV Rays Are Everywhere
Whether we are at sitting outside, under fluorescent lights or at the computer, we are constantly exposed to UV rays. In fact, most of us rack up about 14 hours of casual UV exposure per week. Prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eyes and immune system. And in the long run, UV radiation diminishes the cells of the skin, fibrous tissue and blood vessels, which may lead to wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer.
Make sure that your moisturizer has an SPF of at least 30, and apply each morning. Planning on sweating? Then make sure that it’s sweat-resistant and slather it on all sun-exposed areas, just to be on the safe side. A great one is Aveeno hydrosport, with SPF 85!
Razón Número 2 – Sunscreens ARE Safe
Contrary to popular belief, the chemicals used in sunscreens are NOT more dangerous than sun exposure. That belief may have come from studies using animal data, not humans. An example of one such study fed mice huge doses of oxy-benzone, a UV–light absorber commonly found in sunscreens. Researchers believed that strong estrogen effects in these sunscreens could cause cancer cells to grow más rápido. However, according to dermatologist Dr. Steven Wang it would take more than 250 years of using sunscreen daily for you to be exposed to the amount of oxybenzone used in the study.
Wear sunscreen daily and proudly. If you’re still worried about potential ill-effects of ingredients try a sunscreen like Colorescience Powder Sunscreens, which are safe for the face and body.
Razón Número 3 – You Don’t Look as Good as You Think
Don’t get me wrong. I like a healthy glow as much as the next gal. But what I don’t like, and wouldn’t want to look forward to is saggy, leathery skin. You KNOW what I’m talking about. Don’t let that be you!
Get your glow on with a subtle bronzing lotion. There are so many available these days. My personal favorite is L’Oreal Body Expertise Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion.
Razón Número 4 – There is Always a First Time
Just because you have “never burned” doesn’t mean that it’ll never happen. Why do we wear seat beats? Because we are constantly getting into car accidents? Not! But we might. Better safe, than sorry. When we were younger it might not have been such a big deal, but as we age our skin loses its ability to effectively produce melanin and THAT may actually make us more apt to burn. The bottom line is that whether or not your skin is rojo sun damage-including wrinkles and loss of elasticity- are occurring.
Try a sunscreen like Avon ANew Solar Advance Sunscreen Body Lotion, which prevents burning and helps heal past damage with a unique blend of antioxidant-rich botanicals.
So, go ahead and love the sun and your computer! Just make sure to limit your exposure and ALWAYS wear sunscreen.View More Posts