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No Bull: Exercise is Good Stuff For The Skin!

It’s obvious that exercise is good for your heart, lungs and even your mental health. But yes, it’s No Bull that exercising can benefit your skin as well! Anything that promotes healthy circulation will help your skin look vibrant and younger. If you have conditions like acne, rosacea, or psoriasis, you may need to take special precautions before exercising. This means you should keep your skin protected from sunlight if you are exercising outdoors, as well as too much sweat…
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The Skinny on Sulfates; No Likey Caca

Is your shampoo sulfate f r e e ? If you’ve seen the bottles, you know what I’m talking about. Shampoo containers at the front of a store in the salon you regularly attend with big bold letters saying it is “sulfate free”. You are persuaded to purchase it at the advise of your stylist, yet she never quite explains WHY it is better for you. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a grease cutting detergent that acts as a foaming…
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Green Washing: Are You Getting What You Pay For Or A Bunch Of Bull?

Green products used to be just a “hippy” thing.  No big corporations were producing truly natural or organic products because the mainstream wasn’t interested; not anymore! A lot more people are looking for natural products; ones they can be sure are safe for both them and the environment.  This has become the trend in part because people are realizing how unnatural and even dangerous conventional products can be. However, the large companies that make these products don’t necessarily want to…
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Is Oil “Really” Bad for Oily Skin and Acne? Bogus!

Nope, not all oils are!  Argan Nut Oil and Hazelnut Oil can actually benefit oily and acneic skin.  In addition to these, there are numerous vegetable oils that actually have antibacterial and astringent-like qualities.  A bogus beauty claim indeed, but the fear makes us run to non oily products. Plant derived oils are not just plant products, but the life force of the plant itself. Plant oils can help oxygenate, heal, rejuvenate, and nourish the skin! Some other plant derived…
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Longer Lashes: Complete Crap? We Try, You Decide!

Eyelash products that promise fuller, longer lashes seem to be in abundance these days. But how do we know which ones really work, and which ones are complete crap? The best way to find out, besides learning the facts (which we will try to provide you with here) is to read product reviews. Make sure they are from REAL people, and not paid marketers or the company themselves. Tried and tested reviews are the best way to make sure you…
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No Crap in My EyeShadow Please!

“The eyes are the most valuable feature of your face.” So watch out what you put on them! For the most part, we can all agree that there is nothing more captivating than beautiful, tantalizing eyes. But does that mean that we should sacrifice our eyes optimal health by using eyeshadow that can have damaging ingredients inside? Many of us girls do not question or give a second thought to what we are applying to our skin. All we know…
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What The Heck is THAT Crap??

If it’s hard to spell, read or understand it may OR may not be bad for you. A lot of confusing stuff out there! Did you know that 78% of the chemicals in highest-volume commercial use have not had even ‘minimal’ toxicity testing?  Holy cow! In this article we will be giving you a look into some ingredients you may be finding in your cosmetic products but have absolutely no clue what they actually are… I mean, come on, that…
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Antioxidants and Anti-Aging Benefits! No BS!

Wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles under eyes, dull skin and more. Yes, these are signs of skin aging, and free radicals are a major player in this process (along with sun damage etc. etc). Free radicals are everywhere. They are abundant in the air we breathe and our environment. Free radicals are unstable compounds that attack human cells and DNA, contributing to skin aging. But the good news is we can fight free radicals. Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers…
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