safe skincare

  1. What Ingredients Should I Avoid and Why?

    What Ingredients Should I Avoid and Why?

    (Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates, Artificial dyes and any known cancer-causing ingredient.)

    You're trying to do the best you can for your skin. You *try* to eat a diet to support your skin's health. You spend hours pouring over articles and information about the latest and best ingredients to tend to your particular skincare needs. You handpick your skincare regimen to provide your skin with exactly what it needs, regardless of the circumstances.

    But are you digging even deeper? While you're paying attention to ingredients you want to look for, are you also putting just as much time into understanding exactly which ingredients you should avoid in your skincare?

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  2. Pollution's Big Impact On Your Skin

    Pollution's Big Impact On Your Skin

    Most people can now safely agree that pollution is definitely taking a toll on the environment and is a cause for concern. What pollution does to your lungs has been well-documented for some time. We're now understanding that pollution can also impact other parts of your body, including your skin.

    Recent research is showing that air that isn't clean has a huge impact on the health of your body's largest organ: the skin. This isn't necessarily a new problem, but until recently, little scientific research has been done.

    What Does Pollution Do To Your Skin?

    What Does Pollution Do To Your Skin?

    There is a definite correlation between air pollution

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  3. Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Why You Should Be Worried About Transepidermal Water Loss

    Our skin has amazing capacities and performs some very interesting functions. It forms a protective layer for the rest of the body, shielding it from pollutants and radiation. It regulates body temperature, carries sensations to the brain, rids the body of toxins through sweating, and allows us to move freely and comfortably.

    Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, occurs when water passes through the skin's layers into the air, where it evaporates. Although this is a natural and inevitable process, sometimes it can have negative effects on the skin. As you might imagine, it can cause dehydration and speed up the skin's aging process. There are things you can do to limit the negative effects of TEWL, but a basic understanding of the skin and its functions will help you understand how it can be treated.

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  4. Green Tea For Your Skin, All Around

    Green Tea For Your Skin, All Around

    Cheerio! Bottoms up! It's tea time for your skin!

    Literally!

    Green tea is touted for its many positive health benefits when taken both internally and when used topically. Just what is it about this leaf that makes it so special?

    The Power of Green Tea

    The Power of Green Tea

    Green tea is one of the hottest trends in the skin care world, and for good reason! This ancient Asian brew boasts a myriad of health benefits and has been used for centuries. Touted as the healthiest tea out there, it can increase your memory and concentration, boost energy levels, improve immunity, and much more.

    Japanese monks discovered green tea while visiting China centuries ago. They've used the tea as a daily staple ever since, claiming it gave

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  5. The Top 10 Skin Care Ingredients You Should Avoid

    The Top 10 Skin Care Ingredients You Should Avoid

    Did you know there are ingredients found in skincare products that you should actually avoid?

    You may obsess over the foods that you eat, spending time pouring over the ingredients listed on food packaging, making sure you're checking that no harmful ingredients are included. When it comes to your health you don't want to do anything halfway. You're all-in, right?!

    So why do you not put the same time and energy into your skincare regimen? Your skin is the largest organ of your body with many important functions. It's also one of the most sensitive when it comes to environmental insults.

    We get it. There's a dizzying array of skincare products on the market. You probably usually reach for a brand name that's familiar, or a product you last saw a commercial for. Often, you'll grab

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  6. How Do Facial Serums Work?

    How Do Facial Serums Work?

    There are so many facial care products available to us. So many steps to beautify and stay beautiful. You cleanse. You tone. You moisturize. You masque. You repeat. Maybe there's even a facial oil you use, or scrub, or peel, or . . . or . . . or . . .

    Yeah. You get the picture!

    It's mystifying sometimes, trying to decipher dermatologist and cosmetologist recommendations, all while you're standing in the middle of store aisle shelves full of so many choices you don't know what to do with yourself.

    The idea of a serum may sound a bit exotic, or strange, but a facial serum can be one of the most powerful, beneficial tools you can use. Serums are some of the most effective skin care products on the market.

    We'll demystify for you!

    What Is a Facial Serum?

    Or, maybe, what is it

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  7. The 4 Ingredients You Should Never Allow in Your Skincare Products

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    Over the last decade or so, more and more people have been jumping on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon - or pursuing a "greener" and "cleaner" life. We fill our plates with nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and some of us have even adopted a daily meditation ritual to help better our health and well-being. However, despite our best efforts, we could still be exposing ourselves to an insane amount of toxins on a daily basis. In fact, some researchers have even suggested that the average woman uses products that contain 168 chemical ingredients on a daily basis. Yeah, let that bit of information sink in for a minute.

    How is this possible, you ask? Well, what we put on ou

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