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You've Been Washing Your Face Wrong and it Shows!

Perhaps my biggest pet peeve of all is the cringeworthy way in which I have witnessed people wash their faces and it is SHOCKING. I have seen people use hand soap, use shampoo, use damaging skin products and worst of all, simply not washing their faces. It was college when I really saw these terrible skin care habits up close and personal and I don’t totally blame people when this happens, it’s clear that they have just never been taught. It’s like when you go to the gym and you see that one cringeworthy person using a machine completely wrong, but they think they’re using it completely right…same idea. It’s cringeworthy, it’s painful, but it's simple to learn and I’m...

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The Ultimate Mother's Day Skin Care Gift Guide!

So you’re last minute shopping for the perfect gift for the mom in your life, huh? What do you even get for the woman who has it all!? Look no further...give the gift that keeps on giving on her special day: SOME SKIN LOVE! We all love our own moms, our fellow moms and the moms-to-be in our lives, so give her a unique gift that will make a huge impact this season. Also, make it easy for yourself and read below for the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide! THE GIFT FOR EVERY MOTHER: MULTI- C COMPLEX:  Think: time reversal. This is the ultimate powerhouse anti-aging product. Great for all skin types, ultra hydrator, wrinkle and fine line neutralizer and...

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A 5 Step Guide to Kickstart Your Skin Care Journey

So you’re ready to get that glow you’ve always wanted, but you don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry...we’re gonna walk you through the 5 easy steps to get you glowing and radiant in no time! STEP 1: FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR SKIN TYPE IS! We’re going to keep it simple with the three most common skin types: Oily- Your face overly produces oil, creating a “shiny” complexion. Dry- Your skin is overly dry, cracking or flakey, often looks dehydrated Combo- a little bit of the two combined STEP 2: CLEAR THAT BATHROOM OF (ALMOST) ALL BEAUTY PRODUCTS It’s time to start fresh…how do you start a new diet? Out with the old and in with the new. That doesn’t...

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Do Sunscreen's Cause Cancer - Fact or Fiction? Part 2

In light of the many media articles alleging that sunscreen agents cause cancer, I reviewed the facts on some of those ingredients in my last post. Today I’ll give you the facts on other sunscreen agents subjected to unsubstantiated cancer causing claims. Octinoxate, also known as methoxycinnamate or ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, is the traditional and most commonly used sunscreen active with a substantial safety record. Regretfully, this tried, and true basic sunscreen agent has also been subjected to unsubstantiated claims that it causes cancer, which has prompted many consumers to be suspicious of their sunscreens. In reality, there hasn’t been a single study proving that octinoxate SPF products either cause or increase the risk of developing cancer. The only studies making...

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Are Facials Really Worth the Time & Expense? Part 2

There’s no doubt that facials can be a relaxing experience. However, the true purpose of a facial is skin care. If relaxation is your main goal, a full body massage might be a better option. A great facial will not only pamper and relax you, but it will also afford you these skin care benefits: Deeply and thoroughly cleansed skin. Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads. Relief from severely dehydrated skin, and help restoring your skin’s natural barrier function through the application of rich moisturizing and nourishing masks. Wrinkles will be smoothed out through the application of moisturizers containing moisture binding ingredients that plump and smooth the skin. Smoother, softer skin as a result of exfoliating treatments such as scrubs, peel-off...

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