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Natural Remedies & Tips for Oily Skin

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, In : beauty 

woman blotting her oily skin

by Cailey George

If you find that your skin is often shiny, or that it reverts to an overly shiny complexion shortly after cleansing, you may have oily skin. Oil in our skin in natural and important, helping to keep skin hydrated. However, when overproduction of oil occurs these natural processes can become a nuisance, causing increased breakouts and discomfort as the oil and dead skin clogs pores. There are several steps you can take to prevent the overproduction of oil and to keep you...


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Skin Benefits of Avocado Oil

Posted by farragio on Saturday, December 25, 2021, In : beauty 

sliced avocados

by Cailey George

Avocado has become a staple in many people’s diets, providing a fresh flavor as well as a great source of protein. But avocado’s benefits go beyond the intrigue they add to our recipes. Avocado oil, derived from avocados themselves, is a great asset for anyone who struggles with seriously dry skin.

Using avocado in your moisturizing routine is simple and effective. This oil has been known to soothe itchiness, and to counteract dry, cracked skin due to its thick, o...


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Foods That Strengthen Your Immune System (While Protecting Your Skin)

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, In : health 

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by Cailey George

Winter is upon us, and with it unfortunately so are many stuffy noses and potential colds. If you are looking to strengthen your immune system through the foods you consume while also gleaning benefits for your skin, you have come to the right place. Our skin is affected in winter by harsh weather and low temperatures, so intentionally consuming foods that will build immunity while soothing the skin is a great idea to pursue this season.

You are probably aware of th...


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Beard Grooming Tips

Posted by farragio on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, In : beauty 

closeup of a man's beard

by Cailey George

Are you working to grow and maintain a healthy beard, or are you perhaps looking for tips to share with someone in your life who is? 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.

First, you will want to do your research. Once you’ve waited several weeks and have passed the first uncomfortable stages of beard growth, you’re ready to find a sha...


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More Tips for Healthy Hair

Posted by farragio on Thursday, December 9, 2021, In : health 

woman flipping her hair

by Cailey George

As you examine your daily haircare routine, you can implement several steps to get healthier, stronger hair as you brush, wash and clean your locks. After optimizing this process, you can go even further to care for your hair. Here are some steps that you might not immediately consider as you work towards healthy hair, but aid immensely in your hair maintenance.

As you move beyond routine to invest in hair products and styling tools, it is important to be aware of you...


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Tips for Healthy Hair

Posted by farragio on Sunday, November 28, 2021, In : health 

woman blow drying her hair

by Cailey George

Crafting a personalized haircare routine can be daunting, especially with the myriad of products and tips you may encounter as you start your search for the best way to maintain healthy hair. There is certainly much to be said for haircare, so here are a few tips to get you started and to prevent the overwhelming nature of a quest for your own haircare routine.

The first step towards haircare involves examining your everyday routine. This would include habits such as ...


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Five Foods That Hydrate Your Skin

Posted by farragio on Monday, October 18, 2021, In : beauty 

slice of salmon

by Cailey George

As we head into the cooler, winter months, you may be asking yourself how you can keep your skin healthy and prevent dry, irritated patches from rising up with the weather change. Fortunately, skincare doesn’t end with topical application. Including these foods in your diet will aid in hydrating your skin and keeping you feeling healthy and satisfied throughout the rest of the year and into the next.

Olive Oil
bowl of olive oil
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay
Using olive oi...


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Update a Hollywood Light Strip Fixture

Posted by farragio on Monday, October 18, 2021, In : home 

by Angela Propes

light strip before

In an effort to update my bathroom as inexpensively (i.e. cheaply!) as possible I decided to see if I could do something to the outdated Hollywood brass strip light fixture. It was so incredibly easy, I wish I'd done it a long time ago.

Note
This project can be completed in a day. It's best to work outside on a sunny day that isn't too windy. If you can't work outside, make sure you're in a well-ventilated area.

Instructions

  • First remove all the light bulbs, then...

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Unusual Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted by farragio on Sunday, October 10, 2021, In : health 

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by Cailey George

Restless Leg Syndrome, otherwise known as RLS or Willis-Ekbom disease, is an ailment that effects many people who are simply attempting to get a good night’s rest. RLS expresses itself as an irresistible urge to move one’s legs while lying down and is often accompanied by mild aches in the muscles and joints. This syndrome can be caused by low iron or a dopamine deficiency. While it is not a dangerous condition, it causes discomfort and frustration as it can hind...


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How to Find Balance in Your Life

Posted by farragio on Monday, October 4, 2021, In : health 

wooden seesaw

by Angela Propes

Keeping your life in balance is as important as keeping your health and skin in balance. Here are five tips for getting your everyday life back in balance.

Make a to-do list
It's simple, and may even sound silly, but it's a suprisingly beneficial activity for keeping your life, and your mind, in order. Jotting down the tasks you need to accomplish for the day (keep it realistic!) helps keep you on track. And there is a satisfying sense of accomplishment when you can ...


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What is Rice Bran Oil?

Posted by farragio on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, In : beauty 

brown rice

by Cailey George

Among the many natural oils used in skincare, there are several lesser-known oils such as rice bran oil. Though frequently unheard of, rice bran oil is still capable of powerful healing and skin maintenance. Rice bran oil, otherwise known as oryza sativa, is cold-pressed and made from the outer layer or “bran” as well as the inner husk of brown rice. Usage of this ingredient in skincare began in Japan where rice bran oil was applied in order to cleanse, tone and kee...


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The Benefits of Green Tea for Skin

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

pot and cups of green tea

by Cailey George

In the year 805, Japanese monks were introduced to green tea while in China, and it was during this time that they learned of its wonderful healing and medicinal qualities. The Japanese continued to drink green tea ritualistically to help them focus and meditate, and over time many wonders of green tea were revealed, including its skin benefits when applied topically.

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant and has been used for 1000s of years ...


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What is Candelilla Wax?

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

bowl of candelilla wax flakes

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! Candelilla wax is a plant-based vegetable wax and is there...


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Skincare for Hands

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

woman displaying her hands

by Cailey George

An essential part of skincare that is easy to forget is the care of our hands. We are often reminded to implement a skincare routine for our faces, and yet we tend to overlook the hands as we set out to effectively care for our faces. Hand skincare is important because the skin on our hands is thinner than skin on other parts of our body, including our face. This quality makes our hands susceptible to more harm than other areas of our body. Our hands are often unprotect...


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The Skin Benefits of Castor Oil

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

bottle of oil

by Cailey George

There are several oils that can be used in skincare, one of which is castor oil. Castor oil has many great benefits and knowing what these are might help you decide if this oil is the right choice for you.

Castor oil is made from the castor plant, also known as Ricinus Communis. India is the biggest country in castor oil productions, but it can also be grown in parts of Africa. The seeds of this plant contain a poison, but the pressing and heating process implemented ...


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Exfoliate Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

woman using coffee scrub

by Cailey George

Are you looking for a way to eliminate dry and flaky patches of skin, or to reduce the size of pores and the intensity of lines and wrinkles? Your solution may lie in starting your skincare routine with the important step of exfoliation.

Why is exfoliating our skin important? When we exfoliate, we are using tools and products to remove dead skin cells from the outer layer (epidermis) of our skin. As we grow older, our skin doesn’t renew itself as quickly as when we ...


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Does Setting Spray Really Work?

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

woman using setting spray

by Cailey George

Makeup users often hear of many different products that can be beneficial in their makeup routine. Many may be familiar with the term “setting spray,” perhaps they have even caught a glimpse of setting spray in the makeup aisles of their favorite store. But what exactly is setting spray? And why is it a beneficial part of a makeup routine?

Setting spray is a product that is useful in sealing makeup. Oftentimes we use primer to prepare our face for makeup applicati...


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The Skin Benefits of Coffee Oil

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

dropper full of coffee oil

by Cailey George

Many of us incorporate coffee into our daily routines, drinking a cup in the mornings and relying on the caffeine content to boost our energy and focus. But what you may not know is that coffee can also be applied topically as an oil, and that it has many great benefits for skin! Coffee oil is made from coffee beans, which are actually seeds. Applying coffee as an oil is a convenient and beneficial addition to any skincare routine.

What are coffee oil’s skin benefit...


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The Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

layers of citrus fruit

by Cailey George

here are many ingredients we often see in skincare products, but one we see perhaps more frequently than others is vitamin C. So what is vitamin C, and how does it benefit skin?

Vitamin C can be described as a natural, water-soluble antioxidant. Antioxidants are capable of stabilizing the production of reactive molecules. These reactive molecules destroy bacteria, but they also destroy cells. Antioxidants help to balance the output of such molecules, therefore regulat...


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The Beauty of Kokum Butter

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

bowl of kokum butter chunks

by Cailey George

There are a variety of butters, creams and lotions advertised for the treatment of dry skin, hair and lips. However, we often find ourselves experiencing downsides with these products, such as a heavy and oily nature which results in discomfort and greasy hair and skin. Kokum butter is a natural moisturizer that is lightweight and simple, and benefits users with its restorative properties.

What is kokum butter? Kokum butter is made from the fruit seeds of the kokum tr...


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What is Hemp Seed Oil?

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : beauty 

jar of hemp seeds

by Cailey George

Many of us have experienced the affects that little to no moisture regulation will have upon our skin. It causes us to become itchy, inflamed, and can result in acne or prematurely aged skin. The good news is that there is a risk-free product that will balance skin’s moisture and provide an array of amazing benefits. This product is hemp seed oil.

What exactly is hemp seed oil? Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant and takes the form of an oil. It i...


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How to Plan an Affordable Getaway

Posted by farragio on Monday, September 27, 2021, In : travel 

couple taking a break from hiking

by Jennifer McGregor

Experiencing a bout of wanderlust? Looking for the perfect way to use those leftover vacation days? Finally saved up enough for that second honeymoon? You’re in luck! There are simple ways to extend the value of your dollar and make any trip better than you could have imagined.

Getting away can be an important part of a well-rounded self-care plan. It’s a great way to reduce stress and rekindle your creativity. And with the right type of planning, you can even...


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Reclaim Your Youth: 5 Anti-Aging Tips

Posted by farragio on Sunday, September 26, 2021, In : health 

woman smiling

by Jennifer McGregor

Everyone wants to feel a few years younger — we can’t stop aging, but we can certainly slow it down. With farragio products as part of your skin care routine, you can look years younger, too! Much of the advice about slowing the effects of aging is not necessarily backed by science but the following research-based tips can help you stick with healthy habits that will allow you to feel younger.

Try Collagen
As we age, we tend to get gray hairs, so taking good ...


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How (and when) to Wash Your Face

Posted by farragio on Sunday, September 26, 2021, In : beauty 

woman standing at bathroom sink

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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Tips for Improving Your Health

Posted by farragio on Sunday, September 26, 2021, In : health 

yoga stones

by Jennifer McGregor

We all want to look and feel our best, from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes. With so much misguided information on the internet, however, knowing how to do so can be pretty confusing. That’s why our friend over at farragio wants you to have this guide filled with only the most practical and effective tips, from A to Z.

Add More Vitamin C
Vitamin C is great for your immune system. But did you know it can recharge your skin as well? Using a face oil ...


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My Travel Skincare Routine

Posted by farragio on Saturday, September 25, 2021, In : travel 

woman hiking across bridge

by Megan Parks

Skincare products while traveling; how much is too much?
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 be...


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