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5 Teas For Healthy Looking Skin

Photo credit: Nappy I enjoy a hot cup of tea. Wrapping my hands around the warmth of the teacup is comforting. I’m also comforted knowing that tea works wonders for healthy looking skin. I’m always looking to naturally improve my skin health. One place to start is on the inside. External applications of skincare products enhance your outer glow. It may sound trite and clichéd, but what’s going on inside your body manifests on the outside. This eventually affects your skin health. It plays a role in whether you’re visited by outbreaks, rashes, dryness, pallor and more. A good skincare routine is the foundation of skin health. It includes, but it’s not limited to, eating a diet consisting of whole foods....

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5 End-of-Summer Skincare Tips

  Are you feeling the end-of-summer blues? Don't fret. There’s one summer benefit you can maintain – your sun-kissed summer glow. You can strut into fall with healthy-looking, moisturized, soft skin.  Signs of Sun Damage Before you begin your fall skincare regimen, first do a summer skin check-up. If you enjoyed long summer days outdoors, by the end of the summer you may have noticed changes in your skin. Below are signs to look for, if your skin has suffered sun damage. If you have any of these symptoms, now is the time to address them with a skin renewal regimen. Darker age spots Increased freckles Rough skin Dull skin Dry skin Blotchy skin tone Weathered, chapped lips Rosacea (red...

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Sugar: A Sweet Treat for Dry Skin

  Sugar may not be the best thing for your stomach, but it’s sweet treat for dry skin. Thanks to Cleopatra, we are gifted with the revered sugar scrubs. With a little extra pampering, you can fend off dry, flaky skin before it makes a home on your body. Body scrubs are great for exfoliation. Body scrubs gently remove the outer layer of your skin. Thus, eliminating dead skin cells, dirt and oil. This facilitates in unclogging your pores and exposing healthier looking skin. Body scrubs are blended with sugars, moisturizing oils, sea salts, and essential oils. Sugar naturally contains the alpha hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, which exfoliates skin and boosts hydration. It's also a humectant, which retains moisture. Oils...

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Is Soap Drying Out Your Skin?

Does your skin feel dry or tight when you get out of the shower or bath? That could be your bar soap. Bar soaps have a higher pH, which means it may dehydrate your skin. I want to tell you some ingredients to look for when you're looking for a soap. First, look for a liquid soap, preferably an oil-based liquid soap, which has a lower pH. It's beneficial to sensitive skin and holding on to moisture in your skin. Below are some ingredients you should find in a nice moisturizing oil soap. Castile soap. Although it has soap in the name, Castile is actually an oil-based soap. Years ago when they originally made it in the Castile region of Spain,...

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6 Reasons To Use Herbal Cosmetics

Why are you still using cosmetics containing synthetic ingredients that are affecting your health? It seems like every week we're hearing about X ingredient in sunscreen that's affecting our health. Y ingredient in long-lasting makeup, you know the ones that last 12, 14, 16 hours a day, that's affecting our health. Z ingredient in hair care products that's affecting our health. Why? Why do we still us these products, especially when there are better alternatives out there? Herbal cosmetics are a better alternative. When I say, "herbal," I'm talking about ingredients that derive from a plant, sea, rock salt, or soil. It's naturally derived. Here are 6 reasons to use herbal cosmetics: 1) They're compatible with your skin. Clinical and...

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