4 Simple Ingredients to CLARIFY Skin

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In an average day, our skin is exposed to hundreds of irritants – free radicals, pollution, sweat, grime, and makeup, to name a few.  These irritants can do a number on skin, and make it appear dingy, spotty, and dull.

We are going to show you a natural face mask that contains 5 ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen, and will help clarify  your skin – meaning, clear out the junk! This is critical to preventing breakouts, and keeping a youthful appearance.  Proper skincare goes a long way in terms of anti-aging effects, which is something we all can get excited about!

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Could Your Mineral Makeup Be Making You Sick?

Could your mineral makeup be making you sick?

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When Bare Escentuals introduced their first line of mineral makeup in the 70s, it began what they coined “The Mineral Revolution.” Other makeup companies followed their path, producing their own versions of a healthier and more “natural” makeup. Today, mineral makeup is all the rage as it claims to be the healthiest and safest makeup for your skin. But how healthy is it, really?

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How to Beat Winter Weather Skin

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It’s that time of the year again, where those long days of summer are a distant memory

and what we are left with are cold snowy days, and a hope that spring is on its way. However, the snow and grim weather outside are not the only give away that sunny weather is months away. One look in the mirror and your skin screams out winter. Unfortunately, thanks to the cold weather outside and the dry weather inside your skin is dry, flaky and dull. However we’ve compiled a list of tricks to beat cold weather skin before it begins. Read on to beat winter skin and have your skin thanking you.

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Cheap Beauty Products That Work

I am a cosmetic/beauty product junkie. I’ve tried just about everything on the market from top-of-the-line “name brands” to “clearance rack” drug store finds. What I’ve learned, thousands of products (and dollars) later, is that the biggest names and price tags aren’t necessarily the best products. The following is a list of tried and true products that simply work… and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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Luxuriously Healthy Beauty Products

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When taking care of our health, we often think of what we eat. What about what we put on our skin? Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and chemicals can permeate the skin layers and absorb right into our bloodstream. Thought should be given to the products we use on our skin because our skin literally drinks them right up! 

Mainstream products such as lotion, deodorant and perfume typically contain a handful of controversial ingredients. In moderation they may not be proven harmful but what about using them every day, throughout your lifetime? Natural, healthy alternatives exist! We love Lavanila for it’s healthy ingredients and luxurious scents. You’ll fall in love, too!

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