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Easy Homemade DIY Face Mask Recipes

Posted by farragio on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, In : skin care 

how to make your own homemade face masks

by Karen Ladd

Homemade face masks, but we aren’t talking Halloween (or Covid!). We are talking beauty.

It is so relaxing to treat yourself to a spa treatment. But, a day at the spa can be somewhat costly. Fortunately, it's possible to have your spa day at home, in your bathroom, relaxing in your jammies and robe. A long, hot bath....soft music....some in a towel....and a homemade face mask. Ahhh, feeling relaxed already, aren't you.

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How to Care For & Maintain a Boss Beard

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, In : skin care 

man with awesome beard

by Cailey George

Anyone with a beard knows two things:

  1. Beards are awesome
  2. They can be hard to maintain
This is evidenced by dry skin, wiry, coarse beard hair, beard itch and even breakouts on the skin under your beard. Beard care and maintenance can seem daunting, but there are a few simple steps that will keep you on the right track when working towards a presentable, healthy beard.

When it comes to trimming your beard, don't forget your moustache
When trimming your beard, be su...
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The Beauty of Kokum Butter

Posted by farragio on Thursday, August 18, 2022, In : skin care 

chunks of natural kokum butter

by Cailey George

Many different butters, creams, and lotions are marketed for treating dry skin, hair, and lips. However, we frequently discover that these products have drawbacks, such as an oily and heavy consistency that causes discomfort and causes greasy skin and hair. However, the restorative qualities of kokum butter, a natural moisturizer that is light and straightforward, are beneficial to users.

What is kokum butter?
Kokum butter is made from the fruit seeds of the kokum tr...
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Skin Repair Through Sleep

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, In : skin care 

getting enough sleep is vital for to your skin care

by Karen Ladd

Part of having that fresh, healthy glow on your face is your beauty sleep. In fact, sleep is your body’s fountain of youth. If you are getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night on a regular basis, it is most probably affecting your skin. First, let’s look at a few things that happen when you DON’T get enough sleep:

  • One of the most obvious things that happen is the dark circles under your eyes. This is because the blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface dilate ...

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When it comes to skin care, don't forget your hands

Posted by on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, In : skin care 

a diversity of women's hands

by Angela Propes

If you’re like most people, you spend time caring for your skin. You probably spend a lot of time in cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your face (and neck!) but it's very likely you don't give the same amount of care to your hands. Your hands are one of the first things people notice about you and as much as you work to make your face look healthy and youthful, if you don't take care of your hands, they can be the very thing that makes you look older.

Here ar...
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How to Care for and Prevent Scars

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, In : skin care 

how to treat acne scars and other imperfections

by Cailey George

Small cuts, acne or other accidents can cause scarring. Scars can appear worse than they are if they are not properly cared for. This post will reveal several natural remedies for old scars, as well as tips for healthy scar healing.

There are ways to minimize the appearance of scars
If you have old scars, it can be more difficult to reduce their intensity. Scars cannot truly be erased, however there are a few remedies that can help minimize their appearance or soo...
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How to Reduce Excess Oil in Your Hair Naturally

Posted by farragio on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, In : skin care 

how to naturally reduce excess oil in your hair

by Cailey George

Greasy, oily hair can make you feel less put together than you actually are, andleads to itchiness and irritation. Here are some simple, natural ways to reduce excess oil and to help hair lookits best.

Are Your Hair Washing Habits Hurting Rather Than Helping?
First, examine your hair washing habits. If you are someone who experiences very oily hair, you may need to wash your hair more often than most. However, you do not want to remove all the natural oils your scalp...
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How to Take Care of Your Skin & Hair in the Summer

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, In : skin care 

tips for taking care of your skin and hair in the summer

by Cailey George

Did you know that different self-care routines can be more or less effective depending on the time of year? In the winter, the air becomes dry and our skin takes a toll. Many choose to apply thick moisturizers in the winter, and wear heavier makeup to further shield skin from the cold. Changing up your routine to best benefit you in the summer can lead to a happier, more refreshed and revitalized season. Here are some easy ways to alter your skin and haircare routines f...
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Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare Products

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, In : skin care 

beakers full of colored chemicals. avoid these chemicals in your skincare products.

by Cailey George

When searching for the ideal skincare product, it is important to examine not just the intended result, but also the product’s ingredients. While there are many products that utilize natural ingredients, finding those with harmful ingredients is often more common. Unfortunately, this goes unnoticed by the buyer when they are unaware that these seemingly harmless ingredients have negative effects. Listed below are some of the most frequently seen ingredients in skincar...
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Do I Need Setting Spray?

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, In : skin care 

woman spraying makeup setting spray

by Angela Propes

Long day at the office? Dinner and drinks with friends after work? Carting the kids around to their activities all evening? We put our makeup on in the morning and expect it to last all day…and all evening. It usually doesn’t. Foundation disappears, blush fades, eye shadow gets tucked in the creases and the eyeliner smears. You may not look a fright by 7pm, but you definitely don’t look as fresh-faced as you did in the morning. Even using primer hasn’t made your...
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The Dangers of Over-Exfoliation

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, In : skin care 

coffee exfoliating

by Cailey George

If you have dry skin, you may be ready to do anything to keep your face from becoming itchy, red and flaky. Dry skin can be uncomfortable, and there are many great steps you can take towards relieving the symptoms it often causes. One of these steps is exfoliation.

When it comes to exfoliating, moderation is key
To properly exfoliate skin, users can rely on the properties of coffee grounds or sugar to rub away at dead, flaky skin, leaving the surface refreshed, smo...
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How to Banish Blotchy Skin

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, In : skin care 

woman examining her skin

by Cailey George

For some of us, red, blotchy skin is an everyday occurrence. It can be difficult to feel good about our skin when inflamed patches are constantly appearing, or when it quickly becomes blotchy in appearance. Here are some tips to minimize the redness and blotchiness in your skin.

First, you want to be sure you are hydrating! Drinking water flushes toxins from our body, preventing them from causing further inflammation in our skin.

Second, you will want to be sure you...
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How Important is Sunscreen?

Posted by farragio on Monday, May 23, 2022, In : skin care 

woman with sunscreen on her shoulder

by Cailey George

As summertime quickly approaches, so do days spent enjoying pool visits or park trips, barbeques and beaches. These outdoor occasions are exciting, but can also increase your risk of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. This is a great time to start taking steps to ensure that your skin is protected from too much sun.

UV Rays
How can too much sunlight harm your skin? Overexposure to the sun can introduce harmful UV rays into skin, resulting in sunburn. This s...
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How to Wear Makeup Without Damaging Your Skin

Posted by farragio on Friday, May 13, 2022, In : skin care 

collection of makeup

by Cailey George

Many of us enjoy the way makeup enhances our natural beauty. Whether it be through a brush of mascara, a hint of foundation or a lovely lip color, we can easily brighten our appearance through makeup application. However, wearing makeup daily without taking steps to protect your skin can lead to many issues. Makeup causes breakouts, dry or oily skin and clogged pores. Certain products may irritate skin, resulting in itchiness and redness. So how can you continue to...
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How to Achieve Glowing Skin

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, In : skin care 

how to achieve glowing skin

by Cailey George

Does your skin appear dull and lifeless? Do you apply makeup and products only to find that your face still seems lackluster? Here are some tips and remedies to get your skin glowing and healthy.

Staying hydrated is the first step towards glowing skin. Water consumption not only positively affects your internal wellbeing but promotes healthy skin as well. Keeping on top of your water intake will prepare your skin for external applications and remedies.

Sunscreen is ...
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Simple Summer Skin Care Tips

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

summer can be hard on skin

by Angela Propes

Depending on where you live, the summer months are just around the corner. And whether you spend your days at the beach, in the garden, or working in your yard, summertime brings with it the opportunity to spend long periods in the sun. For many people, this means being outside for large portions of the day, which means that their skin is subject to the elements for a large portion of the day as well.

The sun, sweat, heat and humidity put a lot of stress on your skin....
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How to Determine Your Skin Type

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

is my skin oily, dry, or combination

by Cailey George

When looking for the best way to care for your skin, it is difficult to start the process without first determining your skin type. Every person is unique, and our skin (as well as the ways to care for it) will vary depending on the person. While skin will behave differently depending on environment and genetics, there are several signs to look for to help you determine and better care for your skin type.

Signs of Oily Skin
If you find that your skin appears oily, es...
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What is Candelilla Wax?

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

candelilla wax is a vegan alternative

by Cailey George

Perhaps you have heard of beeswax - a substance used as an emulsifier in products such as lip balms and moisturizers. While it is a helpful ingredient in these products and is able to easily bond liquids and other ingredients, beeswax is animal derived and therefore avoided by vegan users. It may seem that many lip care products rely heavily on beeswax for their capabilities, however there is a vegan alternative.

Vegan Alternative to Beeswax
Candelilla wax is a plant...
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Six Habits of People with Healthy Skin

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

exfoliate skin with oatmeal

by Cailey George

We all want to achieve healthy, glowing skin, but we often forget to implement the little habits that seem to make no difference yet have incredible results if they are applied consistently. Here are 6 habits of people with healthy skin that, when implemented daily, both brighten skin and strengthen it against many harmful conditions.

Remove that makeup!
Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. It can be tempting to crash in bed without cleansing after a lon...
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Cucumber in Skincare

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

cucumber in skincare is very beneficial

by Cailey George

Many of us may be familiar with an image of relaxing at a spa, a pair of cucumber slices settled over each eyelid. Does the use of cucumber in skincare have any weight behind it? Will implementing cucumber or cucumber extract in your routine provide any real benefits for your skin?

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Fortunately, cucumber is portrayed as a valuable tool in skincare for a reason. Not only does this food have great internal benefits when added to a salad or eat...
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How (and when) to Wash Your Face

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

skin care includes washing your face

by Angela Propes

Face washing. It’s a few easy steps, right? Water, soap, lather, rinse. As easy as it is, it’s a very important part of your skin care routine; and how you do those steps (and when) is just as important.

Here is an easy guide for making this easy task as beneficial to your skin as possible.

Step 1
Okay. This first step might be a little controversial but, don’t wash your face in the mornings. I know, I know. Some (all?) of you might be saying “Wait, what?!?...
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Chamomile Benefits in Skincare

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

chamomile provides many skincare benefits

by Cailey George

Do you suffer from sensitive skin? If so, you may often worry when investing in skincare products, fearing they may irritate your skin, causing more harm than good. Fortunately, those seeking natural skincare often experience gentler results than those using chemical products. Furthermore, there are several natural resources that soothe skin and prove useful for those with sensitivities. Chamomile is one of many ingredients that can work wonders on all skin types.

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Acne

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

natural cures for acne

by Cailey George

Acne is an ailment that affects many people worldwide. It occurs commonly in on the face, especially when pores become clogged. Clogging is the result of oil and dead skin cells building up in the pores until bacteria is able to grow. Once the bacteria makes its entrance, varying degrees of pimples can appear on your skin. Acne is not pleasant, and many can attest to its discomfort as well as the unwanted redness and bumps that occur as a result. Fortunately, there is a...
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Hemp Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil

Posted by farragio on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : skin care 

hemp oil vs hemp seed oil

by Cailey George

Upon hearing the word “hemp,” you may feel cautious or wary, or perhaps even confused. This is often due to the fact that hemp is associated with the plant it comes from, the hemp plant or cannabis sativa, which can be used to make cannabis. This may cause you to think of the plant’s psychological affects, as well as its ability to create a “high” in users. However, there are many ways hemp can be used in skincare for its healing benefits, without any psycholo...
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My Travel Skin Care Routine

Posted by farragio on Thursday, April 14, 2022, In : skin care 

woman backpacking across bridge

by Megan Parks

Dumbing down a skin care routine so it is travel-friendly can be daunting. I used to need suitcases full of bottles and serums. I was tied to a rigorous routine when the sun came up and when the sun went down. My morning concoction of store-bought products came first, and then when evening came, I had a totally different set of bottles to lug out of my packed duffle. I won't even get into the makeup that came in between those routines. To say the least, this isn't sustain...
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