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Is Your Sunscreen Polluting the Ocean and Your Health?

Is Your Sunscreen Polluting the Ocean and Your Health?

Is Your Sunscreen Polluting the Ocean and Your Health? If you've read the news lately, you have heard that Hawaii banned the sale of chemical sunscreens containing the ingredients oxybenzone & octinoxate.  According to the Huffington Post, "...the chemicals are thought to be harmful to the ocean’s coral reefs. The ingredients can potentially increase coral’s susceptibility to bleaching, and up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen reportedly end up in coral reefs every year." The concern for our coral reefs has also led people to wonder, "If these chemicals are bad for our reefs, what are they doing to our bodies?" This is a...

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How to Combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

How to Combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation

How to Combat Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation Dark spots, discoloration of the skin or hyperpigmentation refers to any darkening of the skin.  Patches of the skin may become darker in color and it can be caused by several things including acne scars, too much sun exposure, hormones due to pregnancy or even eczema or psoriasis.   We've compiled a few tips to help you fight hyperpigmentation! 1.  USE SUNSCREEN DAILY! This may seem obvious, but it's still shocking how many people skip this step.  Sunscreen is not only your #1 defense against sun spots, but also against premature aging.   2.  USE...

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Why Pumpkin (with Twist) Could be the Perfect Fall Remedy

Why Pumpkin (with Twist) Could be the Perfect Fall Remedy

With the autumnal equinox just behind us, it’s safe to say it’s officially pumpkin season ––a season we absolutely love for many reasons. For one, it’s a shift into a new season (a cozy one for that matter), which has significant meaning, and two, it brings a bounty of fall ingredients that are deeply nourishing for skin. Of course a fall favorite is pumpkin. This super fruit provides a potent supply of potassium, zinc, vitamins and beta-carotene (plus 100 other skin-nourishing ingredients). On its own, pumpkin stimulates collagen, hydrates, repairs, and protects the skin, and when combined with other fall...

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Top Tips for Avoiding Irritated Winter Skin

Top Tips for Avoiding Irritated Winter Skin

Winter is here and while the season brings much to celebrate it also tends to usher in some unfavorable, and frankly uncomfortable, skin conditions. Whether it’s the cold, dry weather, hot showers, heated buildings, or even the countless social gatherings that often come with your favorite alcoholic beverages, the winter months can be brutal on your skin – primarily its hydration level. Dry, chapped skin is one of the most common complaints of the season. The frigid temperatures and dry conditions, tend to sap the skin of its moisture barrier, leaving it flaky, irritated and red. Couple that with a...

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How to Treat the Skin Issues that Challenge the Body

How to Treat the Skin Issues that Challenge the Body

Beyond the visual signs of aging, our bodies are often subject to numerous other skin issues such as, keratosis pilaris, eczema, acne, and acne scarring. In fact, these issues challenge a number of people, and it often significantly impacts the self-esteem. How do you help clients effectively treat these troublesome skin issues, rebuild and restore the skin to optimal health, and inspire them to feel beautiful inside and out? It starts with a deep understanding of each of these issues and how they impact the skin, and the right combination of ingredients and treatments to achieve healthy skin over the...

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