Things you May Not Know about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and that means it is time to give your Valentine a gift that keeps on giving. Order all natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and your Valentine will be eternally grateful.

Dating back to 1514, the oldest Valentine was a poem that was written by the Duke of New Orleans; Charles wrote it to his wife. Unfortunately, Charles was in the Tower of London after he was captured in the Battle of Agincourt.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day dates back to the fertility festival in Rome, Italy. The Lupercalia festival involved young men drawing a woman’s name in the annual lottery. The lucky woman would become his sexual companion for the next year.

Young men and women in the Middle Ages would draw names from a bowl to find out who would be their Valentine. After the drawing ended, the men would wear the names of the Valentine on their sleeve for an entire week.

Valentine’s Day

One of the most popular theories about the origins of Valentine’s Day involves Emperor Claudius II. Claudius did not want any of the Roman men to wed during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against the Emperors wishes and married couples in secret. For his treacherous act, the Bishop went to jail before being executed. When he was in jail, the Bishop penned a note to the daughter of the jailor and signed it, “From your Valentine.”

Valentine’s Day

The Victorians believed Valentines were bad luck and rarely sent Valentine’s Day cards.

On Valentine’s Day, 15 percent of women across American gift themselves flowers on the most romantic day of the year.

Valentine’s Day

 

Addressed to Juliet, Verona, Italy where Romeo and Juliet called home, receives more than 1,000 Valentines every year.

220,000 people propose every Valentine’s Day.

This Valentine’s Day surprise your Valentine with something that will last longer than flowers or chocolates and order your all-natural skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Foods To Hydrate Your Skin and You

Hydrate your skin

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Skin Care understands the importance of water. However, drinking water isn’t the only way to hydrate your skin. In fact, you will typically add about 20 percent of your water each day from the foods that you eat. However, according to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, there are certain foods that are even better when it comes to hydrating your skin and your body.

Cucumbers

Low in calories and a whopping 95 percent water, cucumbers not only hydrate your skin, but can also help fight inflammation. Some research even indicates that cucumbers can slow aging.

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Carrots

Crunchy and dense, it may be surprising to some to learn that carrots are loaded with water, about 90 percent. Carrots also contain antioxidants and beta-carotene, helping heart health. Carrots can also help protect you against cancer.

Zucchini

Full of antioxidants, zucchini is 95 percent water. Antioxidants can prevent cells from damage, and is good for your eyes. Zucchini will help with skin hydration, just like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and keep you healthy.

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Iceberg Lettuce

Although iceberg lettuce doesn’t have as many nutrients as other greens, it does have fiber, which can help you stay regular. Iceberg lettuce also has iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium, phosphorous and essential minerals like the skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Spinach

Full of folate, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants spinach is a good source of water, and although it doesn’t have as much as iceberg lettuce can still help the fight against cancer and inflammation.

Celery

Good for your teeth, as it is known as nature’s dental floss; it is low in calories and is 95 percent water. Celery can prevent inflammation while helping with digestion. Celery contains folate, vitamin K, and potassium.

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Cauliflower

Rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and other essential nutrients, cauliflower is 92 percent water. Cauliflower can help lower your cholesterol while protecting you against cancer. However, it’s best not to boil it to prevent a loss of nutrients.

 

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Tomatoes

Adding flavor and sweetness to your diet, tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that could help the fight against cancer. Tomatoes can also lower your LDL or bad cholesterol and could help with heart health.

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Strawberries

These delicious sweet treats are loaded with flavonoids. Flavonoids are chemicals that can help your brain stay healthy and sharp. Strawberries are 91 percent water and will help hydrate your skin.

 

 

hydrate your skin

 

Of course, it is important to keep your skin healthy as well, and if you are looking for an all-natural skin hydrating skin care product, look no further than SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your products today and hydrate your skin.