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Why You Should Toy With Carotenoids – For Beauty Benefits Galore

Carotenoids

Ever look at the produce isle in your supermarket and notice how rich and colorful it looks?   What you’re seeing is carotenoids at work.  These health essentials will also give you super-gorgeous skin, adding natural color and even fighting premature aging.  They’re also great for you, and turbo-charge your defenses against inflammation, infection and even cancer.  
The Glow Au Naturel!
We can’t produce carotenoids, but thankfully our skin is especially effective at storing them, so a healthy intake is important. …

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Posted in Anti Aging, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty

4 Stress Reduction Tips: Tone Down the Stress and Get Your Beauty Rest!

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Stress kills, that’s for real. Recent studies have shown that high levels of prolonged stress can significantly reduce your lifespan.
The stress response in your body, whether it’s from emotional, physical or mental stressors can cause a variety of complications not only to your health, but also your beauty. Conditions that cause stress can include a hectic schedule, perceived threats, and lack of sleep among other things.
What’s Happening to My Body?
When you experience stress even for a short…

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Posted in Anti Aging, Hair loss, Mind/Body Beauty

Hair Dye Lies? Cutting Through The “Safe Hair Color” Crap!

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As we work to cut through the crap that’s out there about personal care and beauty products, we figured it’s time to discuss the very important topic of hair dye. 
Many folks are on the lookout for a “safe hair color” for one reason or another.  Unfortunately this is a myth.  There is no totally natural, super duper safe way to color your hair.  Period.
What’s So Wrong With Hair Dye?
Actually, there’s quite a bit wrong with hair dyes…

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Toxic Beauty Products Keep Funkin’ Things Up Even After They’re Flushed!

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We have long known that using natural beauty products isn’t just important for your precious skin, it’s important for the planet too. 
What we flush down the drain matters!
The toxic beauty products we wash off our skin and hair don’t cease to exist just because they’re gone from our specific shower, sink, or toilet (yes, toxins from crappy beauty products are absorbed and, thankfully, often secreted in our number 1s and number 2s.).  They often have quite a long…

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Posted in Beauty Ingredients, Beauty Products, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Can Sleeping In Your Makeup Age You? By As Much As 10 Years?

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Studies have shown that sleeping in makeup can fast track aging.  In one experiment, a woman slept with her makeup on for one full month.  The before and after analysis of her skin determined that she accelerated aging by an estimated TEN full years!  In addition, her skin appeared more blotchy, inflamed and irritated.  The makeup also exacerbated redness and appeared to contribute to rosacea, a hard to treat skin condition characterized by redness, broken capillaries and not-so-fun acne and…

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Posted in Anti Aging, Beauty Products, Makeup

Nothin’ Witchy ‘Bout Witch Hazel | 10 Uses for this Wonderful Natural Beauty Remedy

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Wonderful ‘ol Witch Hazel.  Most popularly known as a hemorrhoid treatment (Yikes!), witch hazel has actually been used for many years as a natural skin care remedy; among other things.  In fact, many Native American tribes used the plant to cure a variety of ailments that included swelling and inflammation. 
Native to North America, the bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant (shown below) can be used to make remedies for a variety of skin issues including….
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Posted in Acne, Beauty Products, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin care ingredients, Skin Care Products

Odor Fighting Foods for Less Funk, During Any Activity

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Body odor is a common issue for so many people, and during extreme activities, hardcore workouts, or just a warm day, you can plan on some funky odors.
But there are ways to reduce the potency, and pungent smell associated with your body odor. Rely on natures goodness and avoid toxic talc and aluminum filled body products! Simple dietary changes can make a huge difference, because really, whatever you put in your body will at some point need to come…

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Private Label Products: Are You Paying for Products Developed by Experts?

Private Label

Private label beauty products are the choice of many small and emerging companies as the popularity of face and body care products continues to grow. 
What that means for you… 
It may mean you are really purchasing a product from someone OTHER then the company you think! A private label company means that they didn’t make it, but they put their name on it. In some cases, the company you purchase from is just “scenting it,” meaning they may add…

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5 Natural Remedies for Toenail Fungus: There’s a Fungus Among-Us! Rid Yourself of Toenail Funk and Gunk

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There are tons of natural remedies for toenail fungus, and even though this nasty funk can be caused by a variety of things, there are just as many remedies out there.
Here are just a few you can try at home!
1. Give Your Piggies a Soak: This toenail disorder can be helped by a simple soak. Get to the root of foot fungus with a combination of apple cider vinegar, and Epsom salt. This combo great for reducing stress,…

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Posted in DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Natural Beauty Tips, Non Toxic Beauty

DIY Natural Hair Treatments for Luscious Locks WithOUT Chemical Crap!

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So often we use products on our hair in an effort to help make it healthier that actually compromise it in the long run.  I’m not saying our intentions aren’t right; many of us over process our hair almost daily and providing it nourishment is essential!  But, all too often, these “treatments” are only providing short term benefits and are actually causing harm in the long run with their funky chemical ingredients. 
Not so with these DIY natural hair treatments…

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Posted in Beauty Food, DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Earth Friendly, Hair Growth, Natural Beauty Tips
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