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  1. What Can I Do About Sagging Skin?

    What Can I Do About Sagging Skin?

    Sagging, aging skin is a natural part of life. With the exception of Keanu Reeves, age eventually catches up with us all. This does not mean that there are not healthy, natural ways to keep skin looking and feeling more youthful!

    There are a plethora of options when it comes to sagging skin. These range from holistic lifestyle choices such as proper hydration to invasive surgeries. Each solution has it strengths and weaknesses, and we believe that each individual should find what works best for them.

    What Causes Sagging Skin?

    What Causes Sagging Skin?

    There are a lot of old wives' tales when it comes to wrinkles and the aging process of skin. Let's separate

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  2. Skin Serums, Facial Oils, or Skin Moisturizers?

    Skin Serums, Facial Oils, or Skin Moisturizers?

    Modern technological advancements in skincare have allowed skincare companies to provide more and more advanced solutions to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. It has also created a beauty industry which is more saturated and confusing than ever!

    We often hear variations on, "what skincare products do I really need" or "what is the difference between x and y products?" Amongst the most common of these confusions are the differences and similarities between facial serums, facial oils, and skin moisturizers.

    Today, we will be defining all three, discussing the benefits and downsides of each, and when you should consider using facial serums, facial oils, and/or skin moisturizers for healthy, glowing skin!

    The Case for Facial Serums

    The Case for Facial Serums

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  3. Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin Health

    Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin Health

    Aloe vera is one of the most well known, widely used, natural skincare ingredients. Most of us associate aloe vera with cooling formulas used to ease discomfort for simple skin conditions like sunburns.

    Yet aloe vera is much more than that. This miracle compound can be used for a litany of skin and overall health reasons. While most are familiar with aloe, few of us truly understand the power behind this incredible plant!

    Today, we will be defining aloe vera, the ways in which aloe vera can effectively soothe burns, and some of the other healing properties of aloe vera gel.

    What is Aloe Vera?

    What is Aloe Vera?

    Aloe is a genus of succulents with over 500 unique species. Aloe vera is the most well known species within the aloe genus. Also sometimes known as the

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  4. What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    Prebiotics and probiotics have been health buzzwords for years now. However, many people still don't truly understand exactly what these words mean and how they may impact your health. To further confuse matters, pre and pro as prefixes have extremely similar but slightly different meanings. Consider that precede means to come before something, whereas proceed refers to an action continuing forward. Is your head spinning yet? Don't worry, we will get to the good stuff!

    Prebiotics and probiotics work in tandem in healthy bodies. Today, we will be defining these two terms, discussing their role in digestion, how prebiotics and probiotics can be used for skin health, and some examples of skincare products which harness their natural potency.

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  5. What are the Benefits of Beta-Glucan for Your Skin?

    What are the Benefits of Beta-Glucan for Your Skin?

    Beta-glucan is a family of glucans (in this case, complex carbohydrates) that occur naturally in bacteria, fungus, yeast, seaweed, and some cereals. Wait, what? Believe us, we know how strange that sounds. The fact is that beta-glucans are commonly found in both foods and skincare products. They have a number of beneficial effects on skin, ranging from improved skin hydration to managing skin redness.

    Without getting too heavy into the science, we will be reviewing what beta-glucans are, how they can work together with probiotics, the effectiveness of beta-glucans as a topical, and how they can be incorporated into your diet and your skincare routine for overall health.

    What is Beta-Glucan?

    What is Beta-Glucan?

    Beta-glucans are essentially sugars. They

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  6. Less is More When it Comes to Quality Skincare Products

    Less is More When it Comes to Quality Skincare Products

    How many of us have a stockpile of beauty products that we almost never use? Trust us, you are not alone. In the hopes of finding the next big thing, it is easy to go overboard with new products and beauty regimens. Yet the fundamentals of skincare have remained the same over the years! Technology may be progressing, but simple, effective products still reign supreme in the beauty industry.

    This begs the question: when it comes to skincare, can there be too much of a good thing? We believe the answer is yes. Today, we will discuss some popular skincare routines, whether you really need all those products, how to select quality skincare products, and some pared-down beauty regimens to fit your budget and your lifestyle!

    The Rise and Fall of the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine

    You heard that right, some advocates have suggested

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  7. Does Diet Really Affect Skin Health?

    Does Diet Really Affect Skin Health?

    Holistic health is a beautiful thing. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you! We see more and more people taking the time and effort to eat well, exercise, hydrate, and get eight hours a night.

    However, when it comes to skin health, simply eating a proper diet will not guarantee you healthy, beautiful skin. The mindset that drinking plenty of water and eating some blueberries will clear up your skin conditions is not only incorrect, but it can also be dangerous.

    Today, we will explore how diet can have a material impact on skin health, how to make positive dietary choices, and the truth behind the limitations of diet's impact on your skin.

    The Truth about Diet and Skin Health

    The Truth about Diet and Skin Health

    The relatively recent rise of

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  8. Sun Safety Tips for the Summer

    Sun Safety Tips for the Summer

    After a long winter of cold air and grey skies, most of us welcome the summer with open arms. The summer can mean vacation, sunny days, and relaxing by the pool. It can also mean bug bites, sunburn, and dangerous driving conditions.

    At the risk of being a major bummer, we will be reviewing some of the ways that summer sunshine can be damaging to your health. We promise we love the sun too! We can show you ways to enjoy it responsibly.

    Sunscreen Benefits Healthy, Beautiful Skin

    Sunscreen Benefits Healthy, Beautiful Skin

    Our number one sun safety tip is to wear appropriate sunscreen. This tip holds true all year round. Many of us only apply sunscreen when going to the beach, the pool, or maybe to the ballgame. Unfortunately, the sun didn't get the memo and can harm our skin

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  9. Acne and Salicylic Acid

    Acne and Salicylic Acid

    When we hear the name salicylic acid, we aren't exactly jumping out of our chairs to start putting it on our skin. Scary sounding name aside, salicylic acid is one of the most common and effective acne-fighting ingredients out there. It is also important to understand that there is a wide variety of products on the market which use salicylic acid as an active ingredient. Some salicylic acid products require a prescription while others are over-the-counter.

    To make sense of all of this, we will be exploring exactly what is in salicylic acid, how it fights against acne, and how to use these products effectively for healthy, glowing skin!

    What is Salicylic Acid?

    What is Salicylic Acid?

    According

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  10. Best Skincare Products for Dry Skin

    Best Skincare Products for Dry Skin

    Dry skin can strike at any time with an itch on your arm, cracked knuckles, even a dry, flaky scalp! Skin moisturization often becomes lost in our busy schedules at times. Thankfully, there are effective, easy to use products to bring that dry skin back to life!

    Today, we will review what products are available for dry skin, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how to select the best skincare products for your individual needs.

    Best Moisturizers for Dry and Cracked Skin

    Best Moisturizers for Dry and Cracked Skin

    In order to determine what skincare products will deal with dry skin, we must first understand how moisturizers and other hydrating skin products actually work!

    There

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