Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant, and Cosmetics Consultant, Kaylie Wallis.

Challenge your skin care routine: Approach wellness from the inside out

Pharmasave Parksville’s fifth Health Hive Challenge elevates skin health holistically

Pharmasave Parksville’s fifth Health Hive Challenge kicks off on May 17, and the pharmacy’s Natural Health and Cosmetics departments have teamed up to create a fun and informative challenge that targets flourishing skin from the inside out. This four-week challenge focuses on holistic components to heal skin through nutrition, supplements, and clean beauty products that are free of harmful chemicals.

When it comes to nourishing and protecting our body’s largest organ, drinking enough water is essential, notes Cindy Walker, Pharmasave Parksville’s Natural Health Consultant. “This natural beauty tonic helps the body to flush toxins, while preventing premature aging, reducing puffiness, and preventing acne breakouts.”

In addition to proper hydration, maintaining a well-balanced diet and supporting gut health is key in feeling (and looking) your best, and that includes the skin. Eating organic or locally grown fresh vegetables, in-season fruits and quality proteins can have a tremendous impact on skin health, as can avoiding additives and refined sugar, Cindy says.

Gut health is also connected to the health of our heart, brain and skin, so supporting healthy digestion is critical to our overall well-being. While certain foods, such as fermented foods, can support a healthy gut, if we’re unable to satisfy the gut’s nutritional needs through food, supplementation may be necessary. Join the challenge to learn more about which supplements can be used to support your diet and skincare routine to maximize results.

Did you know that it takes just 26 seconds for chemicals to enter the bloodstream through our skin? Research from the Environment Working Group notes that personal care products are manufactured with more than 10,000 unique chemical ingredients, including some known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. With the average woman using 10 different skincare products, 100+ chemicals can enter her body every day through products like shampoo, soap, deodorant, body lotion, sunscreen, shaving products, face cream and make-up.

For clean skincare choices, Pharmasave’s Cosmetics Consultant, Kaylie Wallis suggests Viva Skincare, Derma-E and Newco Natural Technology (BroccoFusion), along with Carina Organics, Avalon Organics and Sukin for hair and body brands.

Pharmasave has partnered with BC company Organika for this month’s wellness challenge.

Pharmasave has partnered with BC company Organika for this month’s wellness challenge.

With 43 muscles, your face requires the same TLC as other major muscle groups to stay in tip-top shape. Regular massage and toning exercises for the face and neck can improve blood flow, stimulate regeneration and help prevent wrinkles. For this wellness challenge, Pharmasave partnered with BC company, Organika, and with the purchase of any Health Hive-featured product, you’ll receive your choice of rose quartz facial roller or gua sha tool!

Start boosting your skin health today and watch it blossom from the inside out!

The Health Hive Challenges empower participants to set and achieve reasonable targets and offer a built-in support system for accountability. To enroll, fill out the registration form at the bottom of the Natural Health page, email Cindy Walker at or inquire in-store. Be sure to stay up-to-date on the latest news, promotions and challenges on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, and visit the blog for more information to help you #livewell.

For clean skincare choices, Viva Skincare is among the top picks for Pharmasave’s Cosmetics Consultant Kaylie Wallis.

For clean skincare choices, Viva Skincare is among the top picks for Pharmasave’s Cosmetics Consultant Kaylie Wallis.

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