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Toxic Chemicals in Teen Cosmetics

Toxic Chemicals in Teen Cosmetics

If you have teens in the house, you might notice that they are MUCH more into skincare than ever before!   Sleepovers include tips for exfoliating lips and facials! It is so great to see teens embracing skincare, but it is worth noting that teens are encountering toxic chemicals in skincare that can alter hormones (among other things).   If you have kids, check this out from the Environmental Working Group (EWG)--> "Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products. The Environmental Working Group detected 16 chemicals from 4 chemical families...

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Your Skin's Natural Biome

Your Skin's Natural Biome

"You're the sickest, healthy person I know." This is what my co-worker said to me at lunch in my early twenties!  And she had a point! On one hand, I loved to juice vegetables, consistently worked out, and seemed fit from the outside.  Even though I was "healthy," I kept finding myself sitting in the doctor's office and begging him for a "Z pack" of antibiotics to kill my latest sinus infection. This was in the early 2000s, when they were giving out antibiotics like candy!! Little did I know--the antibiotics were wiping away all of the great bacteria in my...

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Vitamin C Serum for Aging Skin

Vitamin C Serum for Aging Skin

Vitamin C Serum is extremely popular, and for good reason! It can brighten and tighten your skin, especially as you age! Why It Matters: For aging skin, an organic Vitamin C serum can be a game-changer, promoting radiance and combating signs of aging. What's Happening: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights free radical damage. It supports collagen production, vital for skin's elasticity and firmness. Between the Lines: Not all Vitamin C serums are created equal; organic options ensure purity. Look to see what ingredients are included in the serum. Ingredients like Squalane, Camu Camu and Goji Berries increase...

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How to Properly Moisturize Aging Skin

How to Properly Moisturize Aging Skin

As we age, fluctuating hormones often lead to decreased oil production, making it challenging to keep the skin adequately moisturized. This hormonal shift, especially during menopause, can thin the skin and reduce its ability to retain moisture. That doesn't mean we are doomed for dry skin! There is one duo that is particularly useful for aging skin: Hyaluronic Acid + Moisturizer. Pairing hyaluronic acid (HA) with a moisturizer has become a popular skincare routine for women, and for good reasons: Layered Hydration: While HA attracts moisture to the skin, the moisturizer locks it in. This dual action ensures deeper and...

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Navigating Moisture Loss in Aging Skin

Navigating Moisture Loss in Aging Skin

One of the biggest complaints women have as they age is that their skin becomes dry. Especially as you approach menopause! Yes, those changing hormones  impact our skin's moisture retention. But what you might not know is that your face wash may be making it worse! Here’s what impacts your skin’s hydration level and how to keep your skin moisturized.  Hormone ShiftsHormonal shifts during menopause significantly affect our skin. Reduced estrogen levels mean that the skin can't hold onto water as efficiently. This hormonal reduction leads to decreased natural oil production, leaving the skin feeling dry and less elastic. Natural...

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