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Stress and Acne SMACKDOWN [What’s The Connection?]

Do you have more breakouts and acne flares when you’re stressed out? You’re not imagining things, the connection between stress and acne is real and is driven by a few mechanisms. Here are 5 ways stress can make acne worse.  Disclaimer: “This post contains affiliate links. I earn on qualifying purchases.” 5 Ways Stress and … Read more

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The Best Way To Whiten Your Teeth At Home For A SPARKLING Smile

A dynamite smile is one of the best ways to upgrade your appearance. And don’t think a pearly white smile has to break the bank.  A great way to whiten your teeth at home is to use two simple household staples you already have in your medicine cabinet or pantry. Grab some hydrogen peroxide and … Read more

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The UGLY Truth About Toxic Chemicals In Cosmetics [10 Culprits]

We’re swimming in a sea of toxins and slathering them on our skin every single day. There are toxic chemicals in cosmetics you may not be aware of. They’re in your makeup, hair care products, deodorant, skincare creams, and perfumes. Chemicals aren’t regulated and are inexpensive, so it’s really no surprise they’re so widely used. … Read more

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How To Do A Retinol Chemical Peel At Home

Retinol, and the term “anti-aging,” go together like a hand in a glove. You can’t separate the two. If you just used retinol and sunscreen, you’d have covered a lot of bases in regard to how your skin ages. There are a number of ways to use retinol, including moisturizing lotions, eye creams, anti-aging serums, … Read more

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The 10 BEST Foundations For A Flawless Complexion

There’s nothing like foundation to smooth, color correct, and give you that fresh-faced look. It’s provides the perfect palette for blush, lipstick, eye shadow and mascara. You can skip a step in your skincare routine if you buy foundation that contains sunblock. Not only will your complexion look flawless, your skin will be protected from … Read more

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How To Get Rid Of Clogged Pores [7 Strategies That WORK!]

Clogged pores can make you feel sooooo self-conscious. Why do pores become clogged in the first place? Overtime, pores can get plugged with bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. Fortunately, there are things you can do to remedy unsightly pores and restore your radiant complexion. Learn how to get rid of clogged pores by implementing … Read more

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Super Easy Bath Bomb Recipes [Amazing To Give Away As Gifts]

Turn bath time into a spa-like experience with homemade bath bombs. It’s much more affordable to make your own, rather than buying them, not to mention you’re in control of the quality of the ingredients. Check out these easy bath bomb recipes. They’re super fun to package in a creative way and give away as … Read more

Warm vs. Cool Undertones [Which Best Describes YOUR Skin?] - Different Color Arms In A Line

Warm vs. Cool Undertones [Which Best Describes YOUR Skin?]

We all have undertones in our skin. These subtle color casts below the surface of the skin are unrelated to skin type or complexion. Knowing if you have warm vs. cool undertones is vital information because it can help you look and feel your best, in terms of the makeup you choose and the clothes … Read more

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7 Reasons To Do A Mandelic Acid Peel

Mandelic acid is an aromatic alpha hydroxy acid extracted from bitter almonds. It has anti-bacterial properties so is helpful for treating acne and the visible signs of aging. It’s also used as an oral antibiotic for treating urinary tract infections. Used as a peeling agent, mandelic acid stimulates cell turnover, reducing fine lines, evening out … Read more

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How To Use Essential Oils Therapeutically From Home

Essential oils are known for their versatility, therapeutic properties and incredible signature scents. Oils can be used in a variety of ways; I diffuse them, add them to my bath, make my own perfume, and use them in my skincare. Here are four of my favorite essential oils and how to use them. How To … Read more

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How To Use Cistus Tea To SLOW Aging and FIGHT Free Radical Damage

Tea is becoming increasingly popular as people make an effort to decrease the amount of coffee they drink each day. Green tea, yerba mate, and kombucha are referred to frequently in the health arena. What is cistus tea? I bet you haven’t heard of it, which is unfortunate because it’s much richer in antioxidants, flavonoids, … Read more

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FLEXISPOT Desk Bike Review [Fight Flab While You Work!]

We all know how essential exercise is for a healthy body and beautiful skin. What if you could combine the benefits of exercise and catch up on your work at the same time? Now you can with the FLEXISPOT desk bike. Gone are the days where you have to choose between whether to exercise or … Read more

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10 Medications That Cause Photosensitivity [Protect Your Skin If You’re On These]

Did you know that some medications can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight? You may be surprised at the prescriptions mentioned in this article because they’re quite common. Chemicals within certain drugs undergo changes when exposed to the sun. Be aware of these 10 medications that cause photosensitivity. What Is Photosensitivity? Photosensitivity, also called … Read more

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10 Things You May Not Know About Camelina Oil

Camelina oil is extracted from the seeds of the Camelina Sativa plant also known as Dutch flax, German sesame, Siberian oilseed, or Gold-of-pleasure. Not only is it nourishing for the skin and hair, it can also ease the pain of arthritis by lowering inflammation. Here are 10 things you may not know about camelina oil. … Read more

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The Benefits Of Retinol For A YOUTHFUL Complexion

Retinol is right up there with sunscreen when it comes to aging, or rather anti-aging. No one disputes that wearing sunscreen is absolutely vital if you want to age well. The benefits of retinol are numerous, it’s the gold standard when it comes to collagen and elastin production, cell turnover, and a plump, dewy complexion. … Read more

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What Is Skin Icing?

Sounds like frosting, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite as delicious, but almost. Skin icing is becoming increasingly popular in skincare treatments, and is a favorite among Korean women. Also known as “cold therapy,” proponents of skin icing use it to reduce swelling, quell inflammation, and tighten pores. That being said, exactly what is skin icing? … Read more

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The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Beautiful Skin

Skincare goes way beyond topical creams and cleansers.  What you eat plays a key role when it comes to the health of your skin, and is a determining factor in how you’ll age. Inflammation shows up in the skin in the form of acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, rashes, and sunburns. Calming inflammation is central to … Read more

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5 AMAZING DIY Tips For Dry Lips

Dry lips are the worst. I live in Utah where we don’t have much humidity. The dry air can do a number on my lips, especially during the winter months. I’m guessing you’ve experienced this, as well. Try these tips for dry lips to keep your smackers moist and plump no matter where you live. … Read more

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5 Ways To Use Moroccan Argan Oil For Skin And Hair Care

Argan oil is an amber-colored, multi-purpose oil produced from the kernel, or fruit, of the argan tree. A precious oil made exclusively in Morocco, argan oil is a staple in Moroccan cuisine, and is also used cosmetically. Check out these 5 ways to use Moroccan argan oil for skin and hair care. What Is Moroccan … Read more

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The 10 Best Foods For A Clear Complexion

We all know that what we eat affects our health, but what many people don’t realize, is the impact food has on skin health. Your complexion is like a mirror of what’s going on internally. If you want beautiful skin make sure you’re eating a nourishing diet. Check out 10 of the best foods for … Read more