The scoop on what’s new around Atlanta
Seasonal Skin Care
Eating seasonally can improve your health and digestion, but don’t stop there! Try changing your skin care by the season too. Local wellness and skin care line Anna Apotheca offers Seasonal Ayurvedic Apothecary Kits to address your seasonal needs inside and out. The kit’s new fall edition combats the cool, dry air of autumn with a purifying facial serum, a detoxifying French green clay mask, a moisturizing aloe facial toner and more. The kit also includes two natural teas with ingredients such as lemon balm, chamomile and dandelion to help the drinker stay grounded and warm in the cooler months.
Details: 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Unit M-107, Atlanta, GA, www.annaapotheca.com
Best Self’s Healthy Living Expo
On September 11, join Best Self Atlanta and 16,000 Atlantans at this year’s Healthy Living Expo. This event brings together the city’s health, beauty and fitness experts to kick off the annual Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk. Visit the expo tent adjacent to Turner Field for prize giveaways like free beauty treatments, consultations, fitness classes and health screenings. Also, don’t miss the fun group workout demonstrations and the chance to post it all on social media from the TapSnap photo booth. The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. See you at the race!
Is Your Cleanser Clean?
Fig & Flower, an eco-beauty and skin care boutique, recently opened in Virginia Highland. The store offers a huge selection of natural makeup, hair care, skin care and even home care products like laundry detergent and air freshener. The owners, Sara Lamond and Blair Wagoner, hand-pick every product carried in the store, excluding any that contain common toxic ingredients like aluminum, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and more. Want to truly overhaul your personal products? Try their Beauty Bag Cleanout service, during which Wagoner and Lamond will evaluate your current products and make custom recommendations for safer options.
Details: 636 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA, www.shopfigandflower.com
A Rockin’ Run
When you run or walk, do you find yourself changing your speed to match the beat of your music? Ditch that habit with MatchMe, a new feature of the smart phone app RockMyRun. MatchMe adjusts your music to your speed, not the other way around. When you start your workout, just select a playlist, and the app’s sensors will match the music’s tempo to your steps per minute. Rock on, runners!
Home Away From Home
When you’re recovering from surgery, whether it is heart surgery, cancer treatment or even a cosmetic procedure, there’s no place like home. Unfortunately, few people have a chef or a nurse at home to aid the recovery process. Salude, a new care facility in Suwanee, bridges that gap – it’s a place to recover that is homier than a hospital but includes the perks of extra help. Salude has room service, concierge services, a nutritionist, a chef, therapists and medical professionals on staff to ramp up your recovery. With such attentive care, you’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Details: 601 Northholt Parkway, Suwanee, GA, www.salude.com