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  1. 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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  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    With a name like that, this syndrome can be deceiving. Not everyone with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) actually has cysts on her ovaries.

    But PCOS affects many women in some pretty big ways.

    What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

    PCOS is a hormonal disorder common in women of reproductive age, so it can affect anyone from a teenager to a woman perimenopausal. In fact, it affects one in 10 women of childbearing age. It's caused by an imbalance in a woman's reproductive hormones, which creates problems in the ovaries, as well as elsewhere.

    The ovaries are the paired organs that create and store the egg that is released monthly as a part of a healthy menstrual cycle. In the case of PCOS, the egg may not develop as it should or it may not be released

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  3. I Don't Need Sunscreen In the Winter . . . . Or Do I?

    I Don't Need Sunscreen In the Winter . . . . Or Do I?

    Winter can be such a sad time for some people. Many attribute that to a lack of sunlight, so they slack off on protecting their skin from UV rays during the cold season. But is that really a good plan?

    Do you really need sunscreen in the winter?

    Dermatologists give that question a resounding yes!

    That may seem counterintuitive to you, so let's talk about it!

    Sunscreen is a Must All Year Long

    It is true that, in many climates, the UVB rays of the sun are weaker. Those are the radiation rays responsible for sunburns. But the UVA rays are just as strong. We'll talk more on that later.

    Since most people don't tend to sunburn as much or as

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  4. All Skin Types and Problems: There's a Moisturizer For That

    All Skin Types and Problems: There's a Moisturizer For That

    Choosing a good-quality moisturizer for your skin is just as important as choosing an effective cleanser. Maybe even more so! People with dry skin and oily skin, alike, struggle with the choice of finding a product that will take care of their skin.

    Many people struggle with the decision to even use a moisturizer in the first place, especially those with oily skin. Add in the stress of toddling down the skin care isle in the store, and trying to pick a good moisturizer for your skin type, and you have yourself a very daunting task! There are face creams and gels, lotions; some made for face, others made for body. Those made for dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin. Those with sunscreen, those with natural ingredients, others with anti-aging ingredients. Aaaaaargh!

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  5. Why You Should Invest In The Best Skincare: Your Skin Thanks You

    Why You Should Invest In The Best Skincare: Your Skin Thanks You

    Everyone loves the thrill of being thrifty. Bargain shopping can be fun, and the challenge can be thrilling. Finding that elusive sale, the sense of victory when you win a steal. That's probably ok when you're looking to conquer antiquing or decorating. Looking for the biggest bargain is probably not a good practice when it comes to your skin care.

    There really is something to be said for quality, especially when it comes to what goes into the products designed to nourish and care for the largest organ of your body: your skin.

    Cheaply produced and packaged products with catchy titles probably worked okay for you when you were in your teens, but your more mature self deserves more respect.

    Just like the bargain basement toilet paper

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  6. 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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  7. Taking Care of Wintertime Feet

    Taking Care of Wintertime Feet

    Wintertime can really take a big toll on your skin. From the dry air, the hot showers, and nipping wind, your skin tends to become dry. Our feet seem to be especially affected. It seems that you go to bed in the fall, and wake up two weeks later with ankles that are rough, cracked, and sometimes bleeding.

    So just how can you provide your feet with the best wintertime care? What can you do to take care of that difficult area of skin?

    Do You Have to Take Care of Your Feet?

    While we often take very good care of the skin on our face and neck, and most people do a decent job of caring for the skin on their arms and legs, many people tend to overlook that which they can't see: their feet, especially the bottoms.

    It seems the season of boots, especially, tends to give people the idea that their

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  8. The 5 Worst Habits That Make Your Skin Crawl

    The 5 Worst Habits That Make Your Skin Crawl

    Knowing you have to take good care of our skin, trying to follow through, and actually accomplishing that are often three separate things. You usually make an effort to choose your skincare products wisely. You religiously remember to wash the makeup off of your face before you go to bed. Um, most of the time, anyway. You even apply sunscreen when you're at the beach.

    But what if we told you there were things you do on a regular basis that have a negative impact on your skin? Things you probably don't even give a second thought?

    Your bad habits could be ruining your skin. That beautiful complexion you want is still going to be impossible if you're doing these five worst habits that could make your skin crawl.

    1. Not Getting Enough Sleep - Your wild nights out with the gang may be what
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  9. Smart Skin Loves Smart Peptides

    Smart Skin Loves Smart Peptides

    Utilizing peptides in skin care is a relatively new endeavor, but the effective little amino acid chains are really proving their worth. At the cutting edge of skincare, not only does Glowbiotics utilize the power of peptides in their revolutionary products, they've taken it a step further with Smart Peptides.

    Just what can smart peptides do for your skin?

    First Things First

    Before we can get into the awesomeness of smart peptides, you first need to have an understanding of what regular peptides do and how they help your skin. That requires a little bit of an anatomy and physiology lesson, but we promise we won't be as boring as your freshman A&P professor.

    What Are Peptides?

    What Are Peptides?

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  10. 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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