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Winter Haircare – Fighting the Frizzies

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Winter Haircare - Fighting the Frizzies

As seasons change, so does the way your skin and hair react. I’ve found that warmer climates suit my body better. My hair looks lush, my skin soft and supple.

In the cold, harsh winter weather…well…that’s a completely different story. My hair gets brittle and frizzy, and my skin puckers up with dehydration. It’s not pleasant.

And while I could go on and on about dry skin, we’re talking winter haircare today. [Keep Reading]

How to Use Oils in your Facial Skincare Routine

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How to Use Oils in your Facial Skincare Routine

*Guest Post by Lauren*

There’s been a lot of buzz around face oils lately, with claims that they can do everything from cure acne to remove of wrinkles. Some of these claims are a little overstated, but some are true.

While they might not be a miracle cure-all, oils can make a formidable addition to your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type.

They can strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier, give your epidermis an antioxidant boost, and yes, some of them can even prevent wrinkles.

So, if you want smooth, soft, glowing skin (and who doesn’t?), then follow these tips on how to use oils in your facial skincare routine. [Keep Reading]

Tips to Get Rid Of Dry and Itchy Lips

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Tips to Get Rid Of Dry and Itchy Lips

*Guest Post by Katleen*

Remember the day you failed to brush your leather shoes with some nice polish for a few days? What happened to them? Chances are you found the all cracked up and was even painful to wear. Same is the case with your life.

Lips are one part of the body that always mesmerizes. The thing is unlike the skin covering most of the rest of the body, lips do not have melanin to protect them from sun’s rays, which cause tanning. They also have no oil glands to rejuvenate them in harsh conditions. As such, I would say it is one vulnerable area when neglected.

If you don’t pay the much-needed attention to them they become dry, chapped and in worst case – itchy. You don’t want that now do you? [Keep Reading]

Why Coconut Oil Should Be Your New Beauty Staple

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Why Coconut Oil Should Be Your New Beauty Staple

*Guest Post by Dr. George*

Are you looking for an all-around natural beauty product that you could add to your beauty staple?

You need not spend thousands on every beauty product on the market. You can look beautiful with just a bottle of coconut oil that costs $10 or less. Yes, this wonder oil has practically got it ‘oil’ for you!

Coconut oil is more than just for healthy cooking. It also does beauty wonders that can make you look and feel your best from head to toe. In fact, it is used in a variety of cosmetics and beauty products.

Here are the different uses of coconut oil that makes it worthy of a place as your new beauty staple… [Keep Reading]

The Ultimate Beauty Boosting Beverage

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The Ultimate Beauty Boosting Beverage

Beauty is more than what you put on the outside, it’s about taking care of yourself from the inside out as well. That means feeding your body with nourishing foods and supplements that will keep you healthy, happy and conveniently, glowing!

Now, if you don’t already do it drinking hot water with freshly squeezed lemon is a great way to start your day. Not only does it rev your engine and refresh you in a way that your daily cup of joe cannot, but it reduces inflammation, flushes toxins and keeps your skin blemish free too. Not too shabby for a cup of warm citrus water, eh!

If you really want to kick it up a notch, then try our brand spanking new beauty boosting beverage recipe. [Keep Reading]

3 Moves That Target Cellulite

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3 Moves that Target Cellulite

Let me be brutally honest for a moment – cellulite does not discriminate.

You can be young, old, healthy or not so much and still see the telltale signs of cellulite.

Now, while you can experience cellulite at any age, it is more likely that you’ll start seeing even more of it with age. Why? Because as we age our skin and body change a lot. More specifically, as we get older our skin becomes thinner and our connective tissue thickens. This combination makes cellulite a helluva lot more noticeable.

Did we mention that the average woman also loses approximately 5 lbs of muscle and gains 15 lbs of fat each decade? In the not-so-wise words of Juan Pablo (raise your hand if you’re a Bachelor fan!!!) – AY YAY YAY.

With those scary stats you’re going to want to do everything you can to really target your trouble zones and we’re here to help. Here are 3 moves that target cellulite…and you’re going to want to add these to your daily routine! [Keep Reading]

Minimizing Scars after Breast Surgery Naturally

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Minimizing Scars after Breast Surgery Naturally

*Guest Post by Victoria*

Some people see their scars as proof they endured excruciating pain or accomplished an extraordinary feat. However, scars can also bring back painful memories or cause our self-esteem to diminish. There are variety of creams and lotions available that claim to diminish scars or make them vanish completely.

While it may be tempting to try them out, they are often loaded with chemicals, and they aren’t guaranteed to yield the results you hope for. Rather than spending a fortune on these options following breast reconstruction, you would be surprised that you likely have everything you need to apply a more natural remedy in your home right now.

Here are 7 home remedies for minimizing scars after breast surgery naturally…and they are certainly worth trying for any kind of scarring! [Keep Reading]

How to Hide Dark Under Eye Circles

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How to Hide Dark Under Eye Circles

Real talk time, ladies. This morning I woke up with the WORST case of puffy, dark under eye circles. I didn’t stay up late, I wasn’t been drinking the wobbly pops, and I hadn’t gorged on naughty foods, so what gives?

It seems that regardless of how hard you try, sometimes those pesky dark under eye circles can’t be avoided. So what is a girl to do? Follow along and find out. [Keep Reading]

9 Tips for Protecting Your Eyelashes Against Breakage

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9 Tips for Protecting Your Eyelashes Against Breakage

*Guest Post by Adonia*

Just like the hair on your scalp, the growth of your eyelashes occurs naturally in cycles. Your genes play an important role in determining the growth of your eyelashes, both in length and thickness.

Unfortunately, only about a quarter of your eyelashes attain their full-length potential. This is because they sustain damages during cleansing, curling, wearing makeup and environmental exposure. While these damages are difficult to reverse, there are certain ways to protect and condition your eyelashes to enable them attain their full-length potential. This is only achievable if you spare some time for regularly treating your eyelashes with the following tips. [Keep Reading]

The No Poo Method: Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Shampoo

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No Poo Method

Ok, so it seems like all I’m seeing over the interwebs lately is this shampoo (or lack thereof…) phenomenon called “No Poo.”

To be honest, the first time I saw a post on my Facebook about someone sharing their ‘no poo’ story I was aghast. I mean, really people – no one needs to hear about your bathroom activity.

BUT, then I realized they were talking about shampoo….thank goodness!

You see, we’ve known for a long time that many of our fave shampoo brands are full of nasty ingredients. Chemical ingredients. Toxic ingredients.

So why the heck do we continue to use them? Is it because we didn’t realize there was a more natural shampoo alternative or because it’s just so damn easy to buy one and ignore the ramifications? [Keep Reading]

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