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Healthy skin tip #4: Manage your stress

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  Stress is not your friend! We all know it – but how does it specifically affect your skin and face? Stress causes your body to release larger amounts of certain chemicals, including cortisol, adrenaline and DHEA (which is made by your adrenal glands, and which your body then converts into estrogen or testosterone). These substances are not inherently bad – you'll even find DHEA sometimes called "the youth hormone." However! As with many natural body processes, too much is not a good thing. Elevated levels have some negative effects. For example, your immune system and anti-inflammatory abilities are both...

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Beautiful quote: "Health and cheerfulness…"

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  "Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other." - Joseph Addison   Joseph Addison was an English poet and playwright born in 1672. Cheerfulness, optimism, positivity – it's amazing how much a good outlook affects your body. Negative emotions are associated with specific wear and tear on your face, particularly the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines around the mouth and eyes. Stay positive!

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Beautiful quote: "Beginning the work of becoming yourself…"

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  "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."   - Anna Quindlen   Anna Quindlen is an American journalist and author, born in 1952. This is such a great insight – we all strive to be our best, but false expectations of perfection can get in the way. Be your own amazing self today!

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Cor Values – what's important to us

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The holidays came and went in a blur! We wish for a happy, prosperous 2014 for each and every one of you. At Cor we are always excited about the chance to refresh our perspective and set new goals. We took some time over the holiday season to reflect on the things that are most important to us as people and as a company. We have identified five values that reflect how we want to view and treat ourselves and others – our Cor Values. These Cor Values are so important we've made them a lasting part of our website....

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Beautiful quotes: "Altering one's aspect to the sun…"

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"These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism." - Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was an English author born in 1882. Cor admires men and women of strength and optimism. Who do you admire? Let us know.     

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