Back to Basics: Clean Eating - Part I – Page 17 – Violet Botanical Skincare

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What's Lurking in Your Toothpaste?

If a smile is the first thing most people notice about a person, why don’t we pay attention to what we’re putting on our teeth? Equally as important, why aren’t we paying attention to what we’re putting in our bodies through our toothpaste? I began to think about this question when I realized that we put nasty toxins in our mouth twice a day when we brush our teeth. Mouth-Body Connection There’s a mouth-body connection. What happens in your mouth affects your whole body. If you neglect proper oral hygiene, you allow bacteria to build up on your teeth. This makes the gums vulnerable to infection. The immune system does its job by attacking the infection, but now your gums...

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6 Tips for Natural Beauty

Some women radiate natural beauty. They're not adorned with an abundance of makeup. Yet their skin has a definitive glow. Their hair imparts a lustrous shine. Their look is fresh, effortless, and radiant. How do they achieve natural beauty? Let’s  delve into some of their practices to uncover how you can achieve natural beauty. Focus on Skincare Develop a skincare routine that includes oil cleansing. Oil is natural to your skin. It lubricates, heals, protects and moisturizes our skin. By massaging natural oil, not baby oil or mineral oil folks, into your skin, you dissolve the hardened oil and grime that’s stuck in your pores. Then, when you apply steam, the day’s oil and grime is easily removed. Facials help to exfoliate old,...

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The No Makeup Movement

If you’ve decided to join Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis, and other non-celebrity women in the #NoMakeup movement, more power to you. Everyone should nurture and embrace their inner beauty and let it radiate outward. It’s all about self-confidence and believing you can do it. If you feel your skin is not up to the task for the movement, here are a few pointers to get you started on the right path. Eat Healthy      Beauty begins on the inside. What you put inside your body shows on the outside. Consume nutrient-rich fruits like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, mangoes, papayas, guavas, pomegranates, avocados, and tomatoes. Eat omega-3 fatty acid dense foods like wild-caught salmon, eggs, yogurt, flaxseeds,...

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The Beauty Benefits of Honey

  Nectar of the Gods. Liquid Gold. These are a couple of the names given to raw honey. It is bestowed with great cause. Honey is one of the most effective beauty ingredients that have stood the test of time. It has been used for thousands of years. The naturally occurring enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water make honey a powerful and safe beauty ally. This is why many beauty products are infused with honey. History of Honey in Beauty Honey has been around for nearly 5,000 years. Ancient Greek religion proclaimed it as the food of Gods. In Hinduism, honey is one of the five elixirs of immortality. Honey’s name is derived from Ancient Hebrew. It means, “enchant”. Royal Egyptian...

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The Clean Beauty Revolution

Thirteen thousand. That is the number of chemicals in personal care products that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate. Thirteen thousand. That is the number of chemicals that we unknowingly put on our bodies. Thirteen thousand. That is the number of chemicals that can penetrate our skin and enter our bloodstream. Thirteen thousand. Those are too many chemicals for the FDA to ignore. Before you cringe with disgust, all hope is not lost. The clean beauty movement is making strides. On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Senators Dianne Feinstein of California (D) and Susan Collins of Maine (R) reached across the aisle to put forth a bill called, Personal Care Products Safety Act, in the U.S. Senate. The...

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