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Work With Me Wednesday: Rooibos for Skincare

Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday. I love it when you join me in the lab. Today, I'm in my office. I want to share the African healing herb, rooibos with you. It's popularly known as an herbal tea. Did you know you can apply it topically to your skin? It has great benefits for skin, especially for eczema relief. Watch the short video (4:32) below as I share rooibos's country of origin, traditional use, benefits, and how to use it for skincare.     Thank you for tagging along to Work With Me Wednesday. Please share this video with a friend. If this email was forwarded to you, sign up for our newsletter below so you can get these straight...

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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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Unlocking the Mystery to African Beauty

Photo credit: Ian Kiragu   Iman. Waris Dirie. Liya Kebede. Alek Wek. Agbani Darego. Fatima Siad. African women have been revered for their beauty for hundreds of years. What are their secrets for caring for their skin while living on a continent that gets the hottest summer climates and the highest sunshine duration (translation: extreme UV exposure)? Throughout history, African women have cared for their skin with natural ingredients, like plants and fruits, provided by the environment. For centuries, radiant skin was a sign of health, so moisturizing was a vital factor in African women’s skincare. That belief still holds true today. Although the women of the various regions (north, south, east, and west) of Africa rely on different skincare...

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