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Organic Skin Care Benefits

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In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would talk about organic products and their benefits.  Organic skin care has become a huge boom in the industry because of the demand for high quality products that are not harmful to the environment and are gentle on the skin.  This is especially true for clients dealing with skin sensitivities, cancer, or allergies organic skin care is a necessity.  I have found that certain organic skin oils such as Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Argan Oil have been incredibly gentle when my skin becomes reactive to environmental or internal allergies.  For example; Argan Oil has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to maintain youthful looking skin, hair and nails.  The benefits of Argan-Oil are plentiful: Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Healing, Fortifying, and Restorative. So, why not try some au natural skin care for a change?  

Here are some basic tips of why to try organic, and the things to look for. 

Why Choose To Go Organic…

   1. The products you choose are natural and safe

   2. You choose products that are highly biodegradable

   3. You support organic farming

   4. You will discover how effective natural can be

   5. You avoid petrochemical derivatives

   6. You rediscover the wisdom of traditional beauty routines

   7. You avoid synthetic fragrances

   8. You help to protect bees

   9. You pamper yourself

  10. You use products that are safe, gentle, and particularly suited for delicate areas of the body

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:

Make sure your products   DO NOT CONTAIN any of the below:

PRESERVATIVES:

• Parabens

• DMDM Hydantoin

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5 Ways to combat the effects of stress on your face

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Even though you lead a busy lifestyle, you don't want to advertise it on your face. All the stress you go through and lost hours of sleep cause you to look older than you really are.

You look in the mirror and all you see is dull, tired skin and more wrinkles. With a few makeup and styling tricks, you can easily combat the effects of even the busiest life.

1. Moisturize
The first step is to moisturize. Skin needs moisture to help heal itself. Plus, a moisturizing cream with SPF helps protect your skin all day while reducing some redness and puffiness. 

To learn more about the 5 Ways to Combat the Effects On Stress On Your Face via SheKnow.com 

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Friday Top 5- Best Face and Body Oils

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This Friday I would love to talk about my skincare obsession. Oil. Yes, you heard me right, I said oil.  For the past few years I have been incorporating different essential oils into my skincare routine. It started with the DHC Olive Oil Serum and Cleansing Oil.  The combination made my acne clear up and softened my skin in a way that no moisturizer ever had.  It was gentle and effective. Sold!

Now, essential oils are apart of my daily routine. The products I picked this week are my current favorites (although this list is constantly evolving). 

1) Patyka Absolute Face Oil: this oil is ridiculously rich, yet sinks into the skin immediately. Known as a "dry oil", it is even suitable for use under makeup. This  skin-enhancing cocktail of 11 essential oils and plant oils bring life back into your skin. Dog rose, packed with stimulating omegas, helps restore and strengthen your skin as protective wheat germ and olive oil nourish deep down. Jojoba oil provides non-oily hydration and squalene soothes irritations and inflammation.

2) Rodin Olio Lusso: Although this oil is on the pricey side, it is well worth the price of purchase.  Packed with eleven essential oils derived from flowers and other botanicals, this is the ideal liquid moisturizer for anyone seeking a simple solution to hydrated skin and a luminous, light-reflecting complexion. Like magic, it effortlessly melts into complexions that are "normal," oily, dry, or any combination thereof, without leaving any greasy residue.  This oil has transformed my skin on my worst days. 

3) L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil: Not only does this shower gel smells amazing, but it lathers your skin in the most delicate oil.  I especially love to use this after I shave my legs as a finishing touch during my shower routine. It has a unique skin cleansing treatment that foams when in contact with water.  Even after washing off, the Shower Oil leaves a light veil on the skin for a smooth, satin-like feel, and the scent is a fresh almond that both you and your man will love! 

4)Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil:  Nothing makes me feel sexier than when I put on this body oil. Not only does it smell like a vacation at the beach, but I promise you that you will feel warm and sultry when you have this on your skin. This body oil gives skin a sexy sheen. Contains four essential oils (olive, sesame, avocado, and jojoba oils) and vitamins E and C to soften and nourish skin.

5) Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil: Another favorite from Bobbi Brown, this oil just recently came into my beauty repertoire.  This oil is particularly rich and emollient, so it is perfect for winter. This provides a concentrated boost of intensive moisture to comfort very dry skin. The lightweight formula absorbs easily, softening and conditioning skin with an oil blend of sesame, sweet almond, olive and jojoba.

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Blissfulicious All Natural Skincare

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The Angelina Effect: Turning Awareness Into Action

Blissfulicious is an all-natural skincare line that is making waves with its ability to crush the thought that natural means ineffective. We are excited to profile Founder Jael Torrez as she shares how the line came to be and where it is going.
Many of us live in fear of getting cancer. But what if you knew that you stood an 85% chance of getting it? Would you lop off body parts in an attempt to outwit the cancer? Well, as most of us recall, that’s exactly what Angelina Jolie did after testing positive for BRCA1 – the “cancer gene.” She made that difficult decision to undergo a preventative mastectomy in order to prolong her life.

After testing positive for the same cancer gene last year, Jael Torrez, has made it her mission to bring awareness to men and women of all ages of this deadly gene and what we can do to eliminate the effects of harmful chemicals in our personal care regimen.

Unable to find any face and body scrubs on the market that didn’t contain one or more of the harmful chemicals that her doctors told her to stay away from, she set out to create something on her own. And Blissfulicious was born!
She hand curated a long list of ingredients that she knew would be beneficial to her skin – lemon, lime, coconut oil, lavender, peppermint oil, cocoa powder, even coffee grounds – and went to work testing and researching in her own lab. Whatever got a passing grade from her and her doctors meant she could help other people in the same situation.

Her goal was very clear: she wanted the clinical effectiveness of expensive cosmetic actives, the healing aspect of natural ingredients, no animal testing, & every formulation was made with a conscious understanding of what our skin is: Our body’s largest organ.

One by one her testing and research came up as clear winners, and she began targeting the general population urging customers to become more informed about what they were using on their skin and the culprits that lurk in our personal care products that sometimes cause more harm than good.

This message instantly resonated with customers, with many voicing their surprise to the effectiveness of this natural product. Sales began to pick up week by week and they now have 9 different scrubs for sale on their website, as well as a men’s line and a teen’s line in the works.

What she ending up creating was not only natural – it turned out to be the best multi-tasker a woman could have. It’s a makeup remover, exfoliator, cleanser, and moisturizer – all in one jar. The coconut oil base soaks right into the skin without leaving a greasy mess as opposed to synthetic oils found in moisturizers. They like to say you will never need one drop of moisturizer after experiencing Blissfulicious.

The power is in your hands to take action with your health and be aware of what you put on your skin! Use the “Angelina Effect” to truly affect change for someone incredibly important: YOU. You owe it to yourself and those you love.

You can find Blissfulicious products at www.Blissfulicious.com

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Friday Top 5: Best Sunscreens

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So, I have to admit that during summer and sunscreen, I have always been a Neutrogena gal. The 110 SPF... a must for a extremely pale Scottish lass like myself. I also have become addicted to the Wet Skin spray, since lathering on cream over my newly cooled off pool soaked skin drives me crazy.  But, there have been some new additions to my list and I have included them above.  Loving the good for your skin Kiehls SPF, the perfect for your face Ultra Light La Roche-Posay and the "cool zone" SPF spray for hot days by the pool. 

1) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer

2) Kiehls Activated Sun Protection

3) Neutrogena Wet Skin

4) La Roche-Posey Anthelious Ultra Light

5) Banana Boat Sport: CoolZone

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Celebs Find Beauty in their Pantry

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I'm always checking to see how my favorite celebrities always seem to look so perfect. I found a trend. Many of their beauty secrets are right in my own pantry. I'd never have thought I could whiten my teeth, soften my skin or even treat my acne with stuff I already had on hand for completely different purposes.

Tasty White Teeth

This one has to come first simply because it's my favorite. If you've ever envied Catherine Zeta Jones's pearly whites, add strawberries to your brushing routine. She mixes baking soda and smashed strawberries to create her own whitening paste. Not only does it taste pretty good, but it works.

Oil For Shiny, Healthy Hair

I'm not a huge guacamole fan, but Kate del Castillo's hair mask trick works wonders. For dry hair, it's an absolute must. She mixes almond oil and mashed avocado and applies as a mask. After washing out, hair is much shinier.

While you might not have castor oil on hand, your grandmother probably does. Once again, Catherine Zeta Jones has a perfect trick for healthier hair. She brushes a small amount of castor oil and her hair is beautiful and shiny.

A Night Cap For Soft Skin

I haven't tried this one, but I'm intrigued. While we've all heard a glass of red wine is good us, did you know you can bathe in it for softer skin? Teri Hatcher swears by it. Of course, one look at her skin and maybe it's time to pour my wine in the tub instead of a glass. My advice is to use the cheap stuff for bath time. Just a few glasses worth is all you need.

Turn Any Cleanser Into An Exfoliator

If you need light exfoliation, you don't have to buy a special product. Jessica Biel adds just two teaspoons of sugar to her favorite cleanser. Alternatives include baking soda, oatmeal and even salt. However, I personally found salt to be a bit too abrasive for sensitive skin.

Brush Your Pimples

I hate when I have something big planned the next day and a bright red pimple pops up the before I go to bed. I personally tried Jennifer Love Hewitt's solution and it did make a major difference. The pimple wasn't gone completely, but it went from glow in the dark to easily coverable overnight. She places a tiny amount of plain toothpaste on the pimple and lets it dry overnight. It dries out zits and reduces redness. Remember, plain toothpaste and not gel or specialty varieties.

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Have A Spa Day At Home with Suave!

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 Between work, family and other commitments, a trip to the spa is out of the question. You still deserve a few relaxing minutes for a more beautiful you. We all feel better when we feel like we look our best. Suave Professionals feels the same way and the new Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion series of hair and body products can help you get an easy, everyday beautiful look.

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Beautiful, Luxurious Hair

Lock the world away for a hour and spend some time pampering yourself. The first step is a relaxing shower. Start by giving your hair a sea-inspired spa treatment with the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo and Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Conditioner. The soft sea-inspired fragrance instantly takes you away from your stress to a seaside spa.

Using the shampoo and conditioner brings back your hair’s natural bounce while adding much needed moisture. The best part is you don’t have to worry about heavy build up from silicones or moisturizers. It’s the perfect balance of clean and conditioned for hair that’s easier to style. Another thing you’ll love is the extra body and moisture lasts for a full day, so your hair doesn’t frizz and fall flat an hour after styling.

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Treat Skin To Dead Sea Minerals

Rejuvenate your skin next with Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash. The wash smooths skin without feeling harsh and leaves behind a luxurious, soothing fragrance. The Dead Sea Salts help to gently polish and rejuvenate skin naturally.

Finishing Your Everyday Beauty

The new sea-inspired Suave Professionals line is extremely easy to use in the shower, but the spa treatment doesn’t stop there. Continue your spa hour by applying Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Body Lotion. It truly does leave skin feeling soft and smooth for hours. The beautiful fragrance makes you feel beautiful and radiant. The body lotion is infused with rejuvenating Dead Sea minerals for even more luminous skin.

The final step is to style your hair with Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. It’s incredibly easy to use and it only takes a few sprays to help create full-bodied waves that last all day. The time savings alone make this a must have styling product. 

It’s not hard to bring out your inner beauty and feel like you’ve just been treated to a spa day everyday with this Suave Professionals line. I gave myself a much deserved spa treatment and couldn’t believe the difference this line made in my hair and skin.

Discover the Beauty of the Sea with NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion products.

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