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Five Great Uses of Shea Butter

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Whether you prefer to use it pure or you choose to use a product that includes it, shea butter is an amazing moisturizer. For those of you who worry about such things, it is a plant-based butter. It even has a slight SPF to it (but not enough to count as your sun protection alone. […]

Five Great Uses of Vitamin E Oil

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One of the most useful products you can keep in your medicine cabinet in vitamin E oil, either in liquid form or capsules. Not only is it beneficial to take internally as part of your vitamin regimen, but there is a variety of topical uses as well. Here are just a few suggestions to get […]

Five-Product Skin Care Regimen

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While I’m a self-admitted skincare junkie, I find the popular and trendy 12-step Korean skincare regimens daunting to say the least. First of all, how does one remember which product to use in what order? Second of all, while I enjoy taking care of my skin, I don’t necessarily want to spend an hour each […]

9 Skin Emergencies and How to Fix Them

No matter how much care you may take of your skin, emergencies can and will arise. Here are nine of the most common skin emergencies out there, along with all you need to know when it comes to fixing them. A New, Inflamed Blemish Blemishes can often appear out of nowhere, and they usually seem […]

Skincare Ingredients to Address Sun Damage

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With summer comes more outdoor activities which means the higher potential for sun damage. We have repeatedly heard about using sunscreen to prevent this aging effect, but sometimes the damage can happen before we even realize we needed to reapply that SPF 30. Here is a great summary of the key ingredients to look for […]

Summer Ailments, the Preventions and the Cures

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While we all enjoy the warm weather and the pool parties, there are certain beauty ailments that strike during the height of the temperatures. Here are the top three that I find myself dealing with, along with preventative measures as well as cures if it becomes too late. Sunburn Prevention This one is the easiest. […]

Discovering New Websites: Integrity Botanicals

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In my efforts to not only streamline my skincare and makeup routines, I’ve also been working on transitioning to more organic products. I haven’t completely thrown out my ‘chemical’ ones, I am just trying to replace them as I need to. I discovered a fabulous website, Integrity Botanicals, during my search. It carries many lines […]

Discovering New Brands: Vapour Organic Beauty

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I have recently discovered a new organic brand that I cannot wait to try! Vapour Beauty has a simple skincare line as well as a beautiful cosmetics line. I have recently ordered a sample set ($15 for five samples plus $2.75 shipping but it also comes with a $10 coupon code). I haven’t had a […]

Garbo’s Gripe: Dealing with Wrinkles Around the Mouth

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Smile lines, marionette lines, vertical lip lines: all examples of wrinkles around the mouth, also called perioral lines. Even Greta Garbo wasn’t exempt. A nineteen eighty nine photograph of the star shows her shielding her mouth from the paparazzi so they could not see what she referred to as the “purse strings” above her upper lip. […]

What Do You Think About Skin Care from A Makeup Line?

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While some brands excel at both, usually a cosmetics company focuses on either makeup or skincare. What do you typically think about buying skincare from a makeup line? Here are a few examples of makeup lines that have expanded into skincare products: Bobbi Brown – Most known for their foundation formulas and their lipsticks, Bobbi […]