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7 New Ingredients to Add to Your Skincare Routine

1 / 7 Camu Camu Vitamin C is a gold-star ingredient for the skin. And guess what? The Amazonian camu camu plant contains the highest level of natural occurring vitamin C in the world. As much as 60 times that of an orange! This superfood for your face is jam-packed with other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like ellagic acid that protect against free radicals. Add camu camu to a face mask to brighten skin and reduce inflammation. Try it in: Camu Camu [...]

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10 Ways to Use Activated Charcoal at Home

Regular charcoal is made from coal or wood, but activated charcoal is something completely different. Combined with gas or an activating agent at high temperatures, it becomes a potent natural ingredient you can use in all sorts of situations. It works by absorbing chemicals and reducing their toxicity, whether used internally or externally. Want to learn more? Here is how you can use activated charcoal at home: 1. Detox Skin Activated charcoal acts like the best vacuum you’ve ever heard of: it absorbs excess oil and [...]

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An Esthetician’s Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin in Your 30s

Seasons of life are often accompanied with changes–some beautiful, some challenging–but each new season may arrive with questions concerning self-care. Often it is easy to look back at our youth and exclaim, “if only we knew x, y and z!” But we shouldn’t let that discourage us from taking full advantage of our current stage in life. Our skin care routine will definitely transition as we age, and I have found that the most change occurs in our 30s. With [...]

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Turmeric Acne Mask + Turmeric-Ginger Smoothie

Turmeric has become a popular (dare I say trendy?) ingredient lately in health and beauty. For good reason! Along with a number of health benefits (improved sleep, reduced anxiety) you often hear the word ‘glowing’ associated with turmeric. And who doesn’t want glowing skin, right? Here are two ways to get turmeric’s acne-fighting and skin-improving benefits, inside and out. Naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, turmeric and honey soothe inflamed skin and acne. Organic apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon of organic, [...]

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Silk Pillowcase (Seriously)

I am a little bit fascinated by Kourtney Kardashian. I mean, we have so much in common! She has three kids, I have three kids. And… that’s about where the similarities end. But I enjoy the natural living advice and beauty tips on her blog. She’s nutty, but the health nuttery I like! In a recent post, Kourt said she always sleeps on a silk pillowcase, even taking one with her when she travels. What a diva, right?! But the [...]

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3 Ways to Change Up Your Skincare Routine For Fall

Fall always feel like a good time for a fresh start. Even more so than in spring I feel the urge to deep clean the house and weed out my closet as I rotate in the warmer wardrobe. This year I went through all of my bathroom cabinet drawers, and, whoa, it was a mess. It took a whole trash bag to handle all the bottles and clutter! After that big purge, I re-evaluated my skincare ritual. And for the [...]

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7 Ways to Use Himalayan Pink Salt in Your Next DIY Project

1 / 7 Whether you are attempting to soothe sore muscles, detox, or improve overall health and beauty, the next time you draw a bath, consider this combination for a detoxifying soak! Himalayan Pink Salt Detox Bath Soak from Hello Glow 2 / 7 Use this homemade body spray anytime you need an easy refresh or an energy boost–after a workout, for example! Homemade Body Spray from The Chic Site 3 / 7 Tropical coconut oil, exfoliating sugar, mineral-packed pink salt, and beautifully scented essential [...]

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9 Smart Reasons To Take an Epsom Salt Bath

I have become the person who thinks nothing of ordering a 20-pound bag of Epsom salt. Totally normal. Epsom salt baths saved me when my first barre class left me barely able to walk for three days. And Epsom salt baths are my go-to for kids who might be getting sick or who won’t stop scratching bug bites. After I went through my huge bag I started using these mermaid bath salts, and my kids were not excited about green [...]

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Beauty Tips

The DIY Aztec Clay Mask That Works For Every Skin Type

Aztec clay is one of those magical beauty ingredients that really is as awesome as everyone claims. And the best part is that this super useful ingredient works with your skin, no matter what your skin type is *that day.* It softens my skin when it’s feeling dry but it also sucks up excess oil when my skin feels greasy. And it’s especially helpful in clearing out pores when I haven’t been diligent about face washing (I know, I know). I [...]

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6 Creative Ways to Use Melt-And-Pour Soap

1 / 6 Play with shape! One of the best things about melt and pour soap base is that you can literally pour it in whatever shape you like! A great opportunity to customize it for a party or a holiday. Colorful cacti soaps from Lovely Indeed 2 / 6 Make it exfoliating! You wouldn’t think sand belongs in soap but it’s actually great for scrubbing dirt off your hands! Gardeners and kids will find it particularly useful. Coconut Sand Soap from Hello Glow 3 / 6 Make [...]

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