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  1. Can You Really Change Your Complexion?

    Can You Really Change Your Complexion?

    How many times have you leaned in close to the mirror . . . . and cringed?
    Do you hide under a deep, wide-brimmed hat pulled way down low?
    Have you ever seen someone's flawless skin in passing and felt a pang of jealousy?

    It doesn't have to be that way.

    You're stuck in your skin, but not with it. You really can change your complexion.

    A visit to your derm shouldn't be just because you found a pre-cancerous lesion you need to have removed. Often, if you're not happy with the way your skin is looking, there are things you can do to help, and many of them are as simple as changes to your daily routine. You'll be surprised at the results you can get by tweaking a few of your habits just a bit.

    Healthy Skin Starts From the Inside, Out

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  2. Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Inside your body there are trillions of little tiny bugs alive and swimming around, going about their daily wiggles and squiggles inside your intestinal tract. They eat, reproduce, and multiply, having an effect on your inner workings - all probably without your knowledge. Yuck!

    And if that doesn't make you want to run right out to the doctor - well then - good!

    We're not sure what you thought we were talking about, but we're on the case of your intestinal microflora; the army of beneficial bacteria and yeast cultures that aid your body in digestion and immune function, playing an important role in much of your body's systems, including your skin!

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Right.

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  3. Where Are Those Wrinkles Coming From?

    Where Are Those Wrinkles Coming From?

    No matter what they are or where they appear, signs of aging are never fun. They can creep up when you least expect them and they can sometimes make you feel self-conscious about your age and appearance.

    Have you ever peered into the mirror and wondered "Where did they all come from?"

    Wrinkles can be a part of the natural aging process, but there's also a lot that you encounter during the course of your life that can lead to premature wrinkles, landing you with deeper wrinkles in your later years.

    If you know where wrinkles come from, you can hopefully take steps to keep them at bay for as long as possible!

    Where Do Wrinkles Come From?

    Where Do Wrinkles Come From?

    Some wrinkles are often a part of the natural aging process. The first wrinkles

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  4. Rosacea Focused - What Is It? How Do I Know I Have It?

    Rosacea Focused - What Is It? How Do I Know I Have It?

    Those suffering from rosacea often feel as though there is little they can do to combat their symptoms. Typical approaches may only provide minimal relief for the unsightly red bumps and pustules that can accompany a flare up.

    Anyone is at risk for developing this pesky condition, though people developing rosacea frequently experienced lots of acne in the past. While it affects over 16 million Americans, very few people actually know much about this disorder prior to being diagnosed with it.

    What Does Rosacea Look Like?

    What Does Rosacea Look Like?

    Unsightly, bothersome, and embarrassing, rosacea is a very common skin condition with the frustrating tendency to flare up at the most inopportune moments. Left untreated, it tends to worsen over

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  5. Are Your Habits Making Your Skin Unhappy?

    Are Your Habits Making Your Skin Unhappy?

    As the largest organ in your body, your skin performs highly important roles for you like body thermoregulation and prevention of fluid loss. It protects you from the harmful effects of the sun's radiation and keeps you safe from harmful toxins. It's your first line of defense.

    Your skin takes care of you.

    If you're not happy with how your skin is behaving, it may be time for you to change your habits.

    The way you take care of the rest of your body (or don't) has a huge impact on the health of your skin. What's going on in your life and the state of your health are all reflected in the mirror. Your habits, whether good or bad, will tell all. According to Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution,

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  6. Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Just as you're getting comfortable with the fact that probiotics are good for you and you should pay attention to them, now you're hearing that there are things called prebiotics.

    Shouldn't you have heard about them first?! As in, pregame?

    Is this new-to-you concept some sort of hype that the supplement industry created because they saw $$ in selling probiotics?

    Nope! Not at all! We'll clear the smoke and clouds and help you understand exactly what they are and how they go to work for you (and your probiotics).

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    Just in case you forgot: There are bacteria and yeast that populate your body, especially in your gut. Some are bad and, if go unchecked, can contribute to

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  7. Beneficial "Bugs" In Your Skincare?!

    Beneficial

    We all have different reasons for seeking out certain skin care products. Perhaps you learned there were harmful ingredients in the cleanser you've been using since college. Maybe you no longer need your high school acne regimen. Could be your skin has ousted with a new, annoying malady and you're looking for the one product that can really make a difference and save the day (aka next week's date night).

    Whatever your reasons, you're researching how best to treat your skin with its unique concerns and you've heard about using topical probiotics in your skin care, but you're just not sure the idea is truly viable, or just creepy snake oil.

    We're here to tell you that the "beauty bug" really is a thing of beauty!

    What Are Probiotics?

    You've probably heard of probiotics, and that

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  8. The Best Sources of Skin Friendly Antioxidants

    The Best Sources of Skin Friendly Antioxidants

    How many times have you heard:

    "Antioxidants are good for you."
    "Eat your fruits and veggies because you need antioxidants."
    "Look for skin care products rich in antioxidants."

    So, you probably get it: antioxidants are pretty fantastic. But when it comes to your skin, you may not have given much thought to where those antioxidants are coming from. Good skincare isn't just about utilizing quality topical products, but taking care of your skin from the inside, out, as well.

    The Enemy: Free Radicals

    The Enemy: Free Radicals

    Free radicals are the unstable byproducts of oxidation, the metabolic process of oxygen

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  9. Best Sources Of Natural Probiotics

    Best Sources Of Natural Probiotics

    How are probiotics good for us? Let me count the ways!

    Well, they're almost too numerous to count, but we'll get to that in a little bit.

    Many people opt to take a dietary supplement, but the best sources of probiotics are in healthy foods, and they're really not all that difficult to find. We'll take a look at some of the best sources of natural probiotics.

    Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

    The GI tract and skin are both organs of detoxification. There needs to be a healthy microbiome in the gut to break down food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate toxins. There are actually good bacteria that live in your digestive system, and studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria is linked to overall health or disease. When things are out

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  10. Your Eyes Reveal More Than Just Your Soul

    Your Eyes Reveal More Than Just Your Soul

    Your eyes are most definitely the window to your soul. You've heard it a million times. People can really tell a lot about you from just looking into your eyes. That statement really seems to hold true when it comes to judging your willingness to tell the truth, your sincerity, and the depth of your heart if you follow the romantics.

    There have even been scientific studies that show personalities are linked to the irises of a subject's eyes, and that your eye color may even indicate your pain tolerance.

    That's all on a deep and personal level. But the skin around your eyes can tell a story all its own, too, indicating how much sleep you've received, how stressed you are, and whether you've done a good job protecting yourself from the sun. Your eyes really do reveal so much about you.

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