10 Great Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Days

10 Great Ways to Stay Cool During Hot Days

13 August
If you live north of the equator, you’re probably experiencing the hottest, most humid days of the year. Long referred to as the dog days of summer, the July, August and September months can become unbearable, forcing us all to get really creative to stay cool. Short of hermitting indoors until autumn, what can you do to beat the heat? Here are 10 fun ways to enjoy the summer without overheating. #1 Reschedule Your Workout  Even if you prefer to exercise at a specific time, it’s best to let the thermometer dictate your schedule. Overexerting yourself during hot weather leads...
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5 Staycation Secrets to Maximize Your Downtime This Year

5 Staycation Secrets to Maximize Your Downtime This Year

08 August
When you think of summer, what comes to mind? A wellness adventure where you can meditate and refocus? An eco-tourism trip to observe wildlife in one of the world’s most exotic locations? Many people thrive on travel, but when you couple soaring gas and airfare prices with the unpredictability of rising Covid-19 outbreaks, staying home – and staying safe – sounds better and better by the day. Many people embrace staycationing – including us – and here are five ways we elevate the at-home and in-town experience for a summer to remember. Give Yourself an At-Home Spa Experience If staying...
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Get the Perfect Summer Skin Glow With These Five Tips

Get the Perfect Summer Skin Glow With These Five Tips

25 July
The salt, sand, and sea trifecta makes for a perfect summer destination, but those three elements can wreak havoc on your skin’s healthy glow. And when you spend your days luxuriating poolside or playing volleyball on the beach, your skin needs more pampering than usual. To get your healthy radiance back on track, try incorporating all five of these activities into your weekly routine. Reap the Benefits of Dry Brushing If your wellness practices involve meditation or yoga, you may already know about dry brushing. The principle is simple actually. In Ayurveda, a healing system with a 5,000-year history, garshana...
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Be the Best House Guest Ever with These Thoughtful Gifts

Be the Best House Guest Ever with These Thoughtful Gifts

14 July
One of the most generous things people do is open their home to family and friends. After the long COVID-19 separation, it’s time to rekindle our friendships, and summertime brings out the entertainer in us all. If your friends have invited you for an afternoon barbecue, pool party, or even to stay a few days, consider yourself incredibly lucky, but don’t show up empty-handed. Make your visit or temporary stay a memorable one by thinking outside the gift-giving box. Give the Gift of Self-Care Every hostess wants her guests to enjoy themselves, which usually means putting in hours of pre-party...
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9 Must-Have Items That Should Be In Your Summer Beach Bag

9 Must-Have Items That Should Be In Your Summer Beach Bag

07 July
As the weather heats up, we all seek refuge near the water. A day at the beach can help you unwind and relax … but only if you have the creature comforts within reach. Sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and a beach blanket are pretty much essential for any waterfront outing, but if you haven’t packed a beach bag in a while, you may need a few additional tips. We think the following items make a day at the beach, well, a walk in the park. Preemptive Hair Protection You wouldn’t dream of heading out to the beach before applying sunscreen, so...
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6 Ways to Safely Store Your Skincare and Beauty Products this Summer

6 Ways to Safely Store Your Skincare and Beauty Products this Summer

26 June
Most skincare fans appreciate a good shelfie shot, but no matter how Insta-worthy these pics may be, your bathroom counter isn’t the best place for storing skincare. The following tips will ensure your precious skincare and beauty products remain effective during hot weather and all year long. Skincare and Sunlight Don’t Mix Have you ever wondered why certain products are housed in dark-colored glass? Some key ingredients, like vitamin C, oxidize when exposed to light. What does that mean for your skin? If you’ve been keeping your high-end serum on the bathroom sink, you’ve probably inadvertently reduced its shelf-life and...
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How Haircare for Men Differs from Women

How Haircare for Men Differs from Women

10 June
Think you and your better half need different hair care products? As much as we like to think that men are women are vastly different, there’s one thing we have in common – hair. From a strictly scientific standpoint, hair is hair, unless we’re talking about facial or body hair, which does tend to be coarser for men. But what about gender-specific shampoo, conditioner, and styling products? That’s where things can get tricky and additional factors come into play. Haircare Should Address an Individual’s Needs  Product efficacy is due, in part, to satisfying a person’s unique desires. Men and women...
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A Comprehensive Guide for Selecting the Right Hair Care

A Comprehensive Guide for Selecting the Right Hair Care

17 May
As much as we like the concept of “one-size-fits-all,” it rarely applies. From choosing a career to buying a car, choices make a difference. Hair care works the same way. Growing up, you probably used a different shampoo than you do now. And given your appreciation for changing hair colors or styles, your shampoo and conditioning needs vary throughout your life. Deciding which product is right for your hair requires a little legwork, so here’s a comprehensive look at each of Acca Kappa’s hair care lines. You’ll learn what may or may not work for you and might even discover...
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7 Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas to Make Mom’s Day Meaningful

7 Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas to Make Mom’s Day Meaningful

05 May
Most people agree that the COVID-19 pandemic made us appreciate our loved ones more. Living through lockdowns and Zoom holidays gives this Mother’s Day more significance than in years past. Breakfast in bed, candy, flowers, and greeting cards are a great way to get mom’s special day off to a strong start. Here are seven more Mother’s Day ideas that feel especially appropriate for 2022. #1 Mother’s Day Brunch Taking mom out for a nice celebratory brunch complete with mimosa and someone else washing the dishes is still an all-time favorite in our book. Now that restaurants are open again,...
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6 Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

6 Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

21 April
Depending on your age, you may have never experienced a smog alert. But in the 1960s and 1970s, especially in Southern California, air pollution was rampant. Widespread knowledge of the connection between humans and the environment was minimal at best, but Rachel Carson’s 1962 bestseller, Silent Spring, began to stir interest in all things ecological. By 1970, momentum had strengthened, and the first Earth Day was proof that the winds of change were building. People protested, celebrated, and gathered to bring governmental awareness to the looming perils that Mother Earth would surely face if changes were not implemented. Fifty-two years...
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