5 Easy Ways To Have Healthy Skin

5 Easy Ways to Have Healthy Skin

Let’s be honest. The healthy and beauty market is saturated with too many options to keep track of. Google searches are full of paid ads disguised as informative, popular resources. People are paid to leave reviews to mislead potential buyers… it goes on and on. At the end of the day, you’re just looking for ways to keep your skin nice and healthy. Avoid the manipulation of everyone else and take a look at these 5 easy ways to have healthy skin.


It may seem obvious but ask yourself- how often are you putting on sunscreen? No matter where you live, what season it is, or if you plan on sunbathing (please dont!). The best way to avoid having sun-damaged skin is by preventing it in the first place. These days its very easy to find a daily moisturizer that offers varying amounts of SPF.

Clean Make-Up Applicators

If you are not already in the habit of rinsing your makeup brushes and/or sponges every couple weeks, you should be! A little spin in some lukewarm water followed by being pat dry and left to air out can help prevent break-outs!


Sanitize your devices

If you’re frequently on your iPhone or Android, make sure you are constantly sanitizing the screen. Such devices are exposed to many things and become a petry dish of germs and various bacteria. Everything your hands touch, could end up on your face if you aren’t paying attention! All you need are some Clorox sanitizing wipes and use them each day to stay on top of it.


Wash Your Face Before Bed

Don’t leave your makeup on while you sleep or else it may lead to clogged pores, and you could end up with dry skin too. Sleeping with eye makeup could lead to uncomfortable redness and bumps. Take a few moments to rinse your face with warm water and the cleanser of your choosing to avoid these problems!

Moisturizers and skin toners should be used to encourage even more supple skin but should be used immediately after you’ve washed your face with warm water. There is a limited window of time the ingredients that promote moisture can get into your pores before they close up.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is key to having great skin. It assists in transporting oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Dehydrated cells make you look much older than you are, nobody wants that! Studies show 8 glasses of water is the perfect daily amount to help your skin look and feel its best.


Try something new!

Goat Milk is one of the best ingredients to use on your skin. It has the closest PH balance to our skin.

5 Easy Ways to have Healthy Skin

Try our Dalby Farm Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions and see your skin shine brighter than before!

Health benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Every year my family and I go out to Tree Berry Farm to go blueberry picking. The four of us will usually get somewhere between 25-30lbs worth, split them up into bags and then freeze them. It works out so we never have to snack on or bake with store bought berries! It’s a good thing there are so many health benefits of blueberries because we definitely eat a lot of them!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll always go for a pastry or treat if blueberry is involved. Whether it’s pie, yogurt or a smoothie, we’ll take it. They’re so delicious on their own, but the fact that they are good for you is the berry on top!

Rich in Nutrients

Blueberries pack a heavy punch of nutrients considering how small they are! They have a wide range of antioxidants, in fact they’re one of the highest antioxidant foods available. Not to mention, healthy levels of Resveratrol, Gallic acid, Lutein, Vitamin K, C and 17% of your daily value of fiber- are all yours in just one cup of berries!

Brain Booster

The gallic acid and other phenols in blueberries literally help protect your brain from neurotoxicity, degeneration and stress. Studies have also showed that regular consumption of blueberries decreases the rate of cognitive decline alongside improved function in regards to motor function and memory.

Better Digestion

As with any regular consumption of fiber, blueberries can help keep you on track digestively. Short and sweet- and very true!

Healthy Skin!

Apparently there has been an influx of blueberry based skincare. Blueberry extract has been included in many new product lines around the globe because it is rich in vitamins which help restore hormone balance (fights acne).  The presence of resveratrol is said to help protect the skin from sun damage with regular consumption.

These are just a couple of benefits from including blueberries in your regular diet. Stay tuned for delicious healthy recipes incorporating this magical fruit!

In the meantime, consider trying our decadent Blueberry preserves!

Health Benefits of Blueberries


5 Health Benefits of Yoga

Health Benefits of Yoga

If you have integrated exercise into your daily life, you’re already miles ahead of many fellow Americans. As long as you keep active, your quality of life will be substantially better than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. That being said, some exercises are more beneficial to your overall health than others.

Below we discuss just 5 of the many health benefits of yoga. We hope this inspires you to try something new- perhaps with us on the farm! Be on the lookout for our upcoming Yoga on the Farm program, opening this Spring!


The first time you try yoga, you probably won’t be able to bend over and touch your toes, or do advanced positions like a backbend. With enough practice, however, you will eventually notice a steady loosening- opening the possibilities of all kinds of positions. Why is this good? Your aches and pains will soon go away. Your tight hips have the potential to cause alignment issues.  Tight hamstrings can lead to back pain due to the flattening of the lumbar spine. Start stretching and feel your flexibility change your life!


Do you have horrible posture? Steady yoga practice will help fix that! Poor posture can lead to a wide array of health issues. Back, neck, muscle and joint problems are just the beginning. Yoga helps you concentrate on body form, not just for yoga-related positions but overall daily life. Stop slumping your body and avoid flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back!

Prevent Cartilage and Joint Breakdown

Yoga takes your muscles and joints though a range of motion that they may not otherwise get if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. Joint cartilage works very much like a sponge in that it’s fluid needs to be squeezed out in order for it to absorb fresh nutrients. Inactive cartilage will wear out, no longer acting as a cushion for your joints- causing pain and leaving you very susceptible to injury. You’ll help prevent degenerative arthritis or mitigate disability with frequent yoga practice.

Increases Blood flow

The relaxation exercises you learn in yoga do wonders for your circulation. Yoga not only gets oxygen to your cells, improving function- but the variety of poses have powerful affects on allowing oxygenated blood move through your internal organs and limbs.  If you have swelling in your legs from kidney or heart problems, this would help.
The levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells will also benefit from yoga- which helps carry oxygen to your tissues. Platelets become less sticky and therefore help you prevent blood clotting, as the promoting proteins are cut as a result of the activity.

Makes you happy and relaxed

Studies have shown that your levels of serotonin rise dramatically with frequent yoga practice.  It encourages you to take long, deep breaths, focus on the present, let go of anxieties and every day stressors.  Your sympathetic nervous system gets a break and balances out with your parasympathetic nervous system- which promotes relaxation and a lower heart rate. Additional benefits include, physical balance, deeper sleep and tension release.

Quite frankly there are too many benefits to count, but we’ll keep discussing more of them as time passes 🙂

Health Benefits of Yoga

Stay tuned: We are excited to introduce you to Andrea Lynne- yoga instructor and phenomenal photographer! She’s coming to teach Yoga at Dalby Farm this coming year 🙂