Seeing Red: Everything You Need to Know About Rosacea With Special Guest Candice Sabatini

Seeing Red: Everything You Need to Know About Rosacea With Special Guest Candice Sabatini

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April was Rosacea Awareness Month. And if you missed out, you’re in luck – our favorite natural redhead is back to talk rosacea!

Cofounder of the very first online beauty magazine, Candice Sabatini of Beauty News NYC, is back on Just Ask David to break down the types of rosacea and what you can do to reduce the appearance of flare-ups — no makeup needed!


What Causes Rosacea?


Rosy cheeks are cute, but not so much when your entire face is beet red.

If your rosiness is of the beet variety, don’t fret.

Actually, over 16 million people in the United States experience rosacea – and the vast majority of sufferers are fair-skinned women over the age of 30.

So what’s the cause of rosacea, then? Why is it that some are more prone to flare-ups than others?

“Some people say that it’s a skin condition,” Candice says. “Other people will say it’s an internal condition that stems from the gut and shows up on the skin.”

Experts are split over the cause: is it an immune system disorder or a skin condition? No matter what you think the answer is, Candice has a few solutions.


Controlling Rosacea Flare-Ups


Plenty of people with chronic rosacea have accepted it as a part of life because they’ve heard a doctor or friend say that there isn’t a cure for it.

But that doesn’t mean that rosacea has to rule your life.

“People think, ‘Oh, I have a flare-up’ and there’s nothing that can be done, and that’s not true. It can’t be cured, but it can be managed,” Candice clarifies.

We know now that rosacea is can be caused by gut inflammation – so it only makes sense that diet plays a huge role in flare-ups. Control you diet, control your rosacea!

“Everyone who has rosacea has trigger foods,” Candice explains. “The most common trigger foods are spicy foods and alcohol.”

Yikes. I guess that means no more Taco & Tequila Tuesdays.


Before You Head Out the Door – Last Minute Quick Fixes for Rosacea


Okay, so you know a few tricks to calm rosacea flare-ups now. But all of those solutions are really for the long-term.

What about sudden flare-ups when you’re getting ready for a night on the town?

“Vitamin C is great for everybody’s skin… but it’s really great for rosacea,” Candice suggests. “It has to be a fat-soluble vitamin C… not your typical ascorbic acid, which has a water-soluble base.”

Also, you can use green or chamomile tea as a compress to alleviate some of that redness. These solutions can even fit in your purse!


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3 Essentials to a Healthy Lifestyle With Special Guest John Frank

3 Essentials to a Healthy Lifestyle With Special Guest John Frank

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1. Monitor How Much Salt You’re Eating

Even if you NEVER reach for the saltshaker, your food is a lot saltier than you think!

Why? Lots of seasonings include tons of salt for taste. Also, foods with long shelf lives like frozen and canned foods, use salt as a preservative.

“It’s very difficult to avoid salt when you eat out,” John says. “Normally, my first choice when I eat out is the plainest thing on the menu, which means either a salad or turkey. Anything that says it’s been seasoned… [or is] in a sauce usually includes a lot of salt.”

If it sounds bland or gross, that’s because we’ve been conditioned to eat a lot of salt. Still, we can’t deny the health hazards of a high-sodium diet.

“There’s just too much salt out there. Most Americans eat much more salt than they should every day,” John adds. “It took me a year or two to really wean myself off [salt]. It made my blood pressure go down.”

2. Know Yourself and Do Your Research Before Changing Your Diet

While many of us accept that changing your diet or lifestyle for the better is a healthy move, no one wants to feel deprived of the food they enjoy.

It’s essential to research what kind of diet seems doable for you in the long-run. For example, if chicken nuggets are your absolute favorite food and non-negotiable in any new diet, a low carb diet would be more nugget-friendly than a vegetarian diet.

John says the key to simplifying your food choices (and your life) is to “cook more at home and really study labels… Read the labels of everything you buy.”

Also, if you’re worried about feeling hungry, you have to eat foods that will make you feel full without eating lot of it.

“You’ve really gotta not just cut the calories you eat, but the types of calories you’re consuming,” John says. “100 calories of sugar is a lot different from 1000 calories of lettuce.”

3. Exercise Alone Won’t Make You Healthy, But it Sure Helps

Okay, you picked a diet that’s perfect for your needs and lifestyle. A little uncomfortable, but totally tolerable.

So now, how important is exercise in all this? Do you have to start working out to be healthy?

Well, depends on what your health goals are. If you just want to lose weight, John says no, you don’t HAVE to.

“Exercise is important, but I’ve read over the years that diet is going to make the biggest difference,” he says.

If you think about the pure numbers of it, it makes sense. Which is the easiest way to burn 500 calories: running at a steady pace for about 45 minutes, or just avoiding that slice of cake?


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3 Reasons You NEED Your Beauty Sleep With Special Guest Lindsay Champion

3 Reasons You NEED Your Beauty Sleep With Special Guest Lindsay Champion

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It’s time to break up with your snooze button. You know it’s not a healthy relationship. You KNOW that you actually don’t feel more rested after hitting snooze a few times.

When it comes to falling asleep and staying asleep, Lindsay Champion, wellness director of women’s lifestyle publication PureWow, has got you covered.

As a matter of fact, she says that a little extra beauty sleep can actually make you more beautiful.

Beauty Sleep is NOT a Myth!

It may seem a little dramatic when people say that they need their beauty sleep, but they’re actually on the right track.

Studies on sleep all seem to suggest that sleep plays an important role in the amount of water your skin and hair absorbs.

“The University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio studied two groups of women,” Lindsay says, pointing out one of her favorite researched studies. “One group regularly slept less than five hours a night… the other group of women slept between 7-8 hours a night, which is more optimal.

“So the group that slept less than five hours, they didn’t only have older looking skin, they had darker under-eye circles… [and] their skin was more dehydrated.”

So it seems pretty clear: Not getting enough sleep interferes with cell regeneration, which you need plenty of to maintain your youthful glow well into your years.

Tricks for Better Sleep

For many of us, getting a full 8 hours of beauty rest is difficult because we surround ourselves with distractions when we should be trying to go to sleep.

Lindsay recommends calculating your “sleep opportunity.” Coined by sleep scientist Matthew Walker, this term means how long it takes for you to fall asleep PLUS your total ideal sleep time. That means you need to consider how long you’re tossing and turning before you actually drift off to sleep.

Another great suggestion by Lindsay: Before going to sleep, set your phone or alarm as far away from you as possible. That way, when it wakes you up in the morning, you have to actually get up and cross the room to turn it off.

Take THAT, snooze button!

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Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for You? With Special Guest Theresa Sam Houghton

Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for You? With Special Guest Theresa Sam Houghton

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These days, people are more cognizant of the importance of their diet on their overall health than ever before.

It shows with the variety of diets that are springing in popularity. Even well-known and established diets like veganism and vegetarianism are getting a positive boost in recognition.

For everyone, the ultimate goal with any of these diets are to be healthy. Nutritionist Sam Houghton of GreenGut Wellness joins Just Ask David to talk to us about another diet that can help you lose weight, fight off (and even reverse!) heart disease, and – get this – you don’t even have to count calories.

What is Plant-Based Eating?

On the surface, plant-based eating may just sound like another phrase for being vegetarian. Although the two diets are compatible, plant-based eating is actually a lot more complex than your average vegetarian diet.

“On a whole food, plant-based diet, you don’t just hold off on the animal products,” Sam explains. “You also don’t eat anything that’s processed. So that includes white flour, white sugar, and a lot of vegetable oils.”

Omitting processed foods from your diet isn’t something we can all do easily. But you owe it to yourself to take care of your body, especially considering the effects of processed foods on your body in the long-term.

So what counts as a processed food?

“My favorite definition of it is from someone who’s really big in the plant-based community: Dr. Michael Gregor,” Sam says. “He defines processed food as something good is taken away and something bad is added.”

Health Benefits of Plant-Based Eating

Plant-based eating has a lot of unique benefits that many other diets do not have.

“Heart disease is the number one killer in our country,” Sam points out. “A whole food plant-based diet is the only diet that has been shown in scientific studies not only to prevent heart disease but also to reverse existing heart disease.”

So since plant-based diets can help with heart disease, it must be great for weight loss too, right? Exactly!

“A lot of people want to lose weight but they want to do it in a healthy, sustainable way rather than going on some crazy crash-diet,” Sam says. “One of the things about a plant-based diet is there’s more bulk and more fiber, so you feel fuller on fewer calories and you don’t have to actively restrict your calories.”

A diet that you can actually feel full on? Sign me up!

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Athleisure is Sticking Around for 2018 With Special Guest Kimmie Smith

Athleisure is Sticking Around for 2018 With Special Guest Kimmie Smith

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Unlike most fashion trends, athleisure hasn’t gotten any less popular as time passes.

In fact, it’s still super common to see people wearing athleisure clothing everywhere you go. From to the gym, to college campuses — even the mall.

Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Co-founder/Creative & Style Director of Athleisure Mag Kimmie Smith joins this segment to explain the hype behind this lasting fashion trend. Kimmie is also the Fashion Editor of DJ Mag and the designer of her own romper line, ROMPER Ugly Romper.

What’s New with Athleisure Trends in 2018

There are two big reasons why athletic leisure wear has remained en vogue for so long: it’s stylish and it’s versatile.

“Some items are worn to the gym and those are of course the core fitness function,” Kimmie explains. “But athleisure is also great transitional wear. Its items can be layered upon and [you can] go out to brunch or even the office.”

With how fast-paced our lifestyles have become, athleisure is the fashion industry’s natural response.

“It’s awesome to see over the last few years that it’s gone from the gym to other things you can wear out-and-about,” Kimmie adds. “It’s really functional, moving-type fabric, which is what makes athleisure so nice.”

The fabric used in athleisure wear tends to be breathable, comfortable, and surprisingly stylish. Perfect for – well, pretty much everything!

“What I love about it is, I can run around town in New York,” Kimmie shares. “And as a stylist, as a style director, as someone who is constantly meeting with clients, I am literally running all the time! So I need clothing that moves with me and is comfortable, stays in place, and allows me to still be presentable.”

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Ditch the Gym Membership and Exercise Outdoors With Special Guest Teresa Bergen

Ditch the Gym Membership and Exercise Outdoors With Special Guest Teresa Bergen

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It’s easy to feel a little jealous of kids playing together outside. It brings us back to a time before adult responsibilities.

You can’t make your obligations go away, but special guest Teresa Bergen says that outdoor activities can work wonders on your physical and mental well-being. According to her, it doesn’t matter how old or able you are. Everyone can benefit from a little fresh air and exercise.

“A lot of studies are saying being outside helps with getting better sleep, better concentration, decreasing stress, stimulating creativity, making you feel overall a little better,” Teresa explains.

Teresa Bergen is a Portland, Oregon-based health, fitness and travel writer. She’s a yoga teacher, a certified personal trainer and, of course, a huge outdoor enthusiast.

Most Accessible Outdoor Activities for Non-Outdoorsy People

Not everyone is an outside person and not everyone has a great capacity for physical activity. Luckily, there are still plenty of things you can do outdoors without putting too much stress on your body.

“I’m a big believer in beginners going on group activities,” Teresa advises. “I would just go on an easy, guided kayak tour. I like the guide because if you do fall in, he’s responsible for pulling you back out of the water.”

And there’s still plenty to do in the winter – and it doesn’t have to be downhill skiing.

“For those of you who are in colder climates, at least in winter, snowshoeing is a really nice alternative to scarier stuff, like skiing,” Teresa says. “It’s just like taking a walk in the snow. It’s a little harder than walking and it’s much easier than skiing.”

The Wackiest Outdoor Activities You’ve Never Heard Of

Still not interested in the outdoors? Maybe you need a little something different. REALLY different.

Like goat yoga.

“This is a trend originating from Oregon sweeping the country,” Teresa explains. “Where you do yoga with goats wandering around. They’re very cute, which makes it kind of funny so people don’t take themselves so seriously while doing the poses. If the pose is really hard, you can stop and pet the goat.”

What do you think: super cute or super weird?

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