Natural Deodorant

7 Reasons to Ditch Your Toxic Deodorant

Billie Breeden

The deodorant business is a multi-billion dollar a year business. We all use deodorant but, in our effort, to smell pleasant, we may be compromising our health.

 Here are 7 Reasons to Quit Using Store Bought Deodorant and What To Use Instead:

 1. Deodorant Is Packed With Toxic Chemicals....

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Toxins in cosmetics

Common Toxins in Cosmetics

Billie Breeden

What are the common toxins in cosmetics? You will find makeup everywhere you shop including online.  Anything you want to “fix” or “change,” about yourself there is likely a product for it.  Pressed powders, shampoos, moisturizers, lipstick, and toothpastes are created to make your skin smoother, give your hair more volume, your teeth whiter, and so on. Anything applied to our skin is quickly absorbed through our pores directly into our bloodstream. Let’s examine a few of the most common beauty products and the ingredients that have researchers concerned.

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Acne

Help for Your Acne

Billie Breeden
Did you know about 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults? In fact, about 17 million people in the United States have acne. The good news is, there  are simple steps you can take to help you feel better about your skin.

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Tumeric

Turmeric for Super-Powered Skin

Billie Breeden
Turmeric is a rich golden root used as a distinctive and delicious seasoning, and also in skincare to help improve the appearance of problem skin.  It’s no surprise that this ingredient has been used for centuries to improve the appearance of skin, however, the science behind why this root is so effective has only recently been explored.

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Skincare facts

13 Amazing Facts About Skincare

Billie Breeden

There are many skincare dos and don’ts, but following all of this supposedly sound advice may do more harm than good. Here are some interesting facts:

We’ve all heard hot water opens pores and cold water closes them. Many skin care products claim to open and cleanse pores. This is just not true. Skin’s openings do not...

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Dry Skin

Causes of Dry Skin and What Can You Can Do About It

Billie Breeden

Most of us will suffer from dry skin at some point in our lives.

What causes dry skin and what can we do about it?

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and essential to good health as well as appearance. What causes dry skin and what can we do about it? Here are just a few:

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Rosacea Awareness

April Is Rosacea Awareness Month

Billie Breeden

New medical research has discovered the red-faced appearance of rosacea may serve as a potential signal for serious but less visible illnesses. But only a small fraction of those suffering from this widespread, often embarrassing disorder are currently being treated. The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to alert the public to the early warning signs of this chronic and conspicuous facial condition now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

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Beard Care

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Beard

Billie Breeden

Growing a great beard is no simple task. It takes time, effort and patience. Here are some tips to help you in your beard journey.

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Skin Routine

3 Steps to Uncomplicate Your Skincare Routine

Billie Breeden

Your skincare routine does not have to be complicated to work. In doing some research I found some skincare routines with 10 steps every night! With our busy schedules, who has time for that? 

There are many nights, after a hard day, when you just want to fall into bed and forget washing your face. Please don't do that, but ditch the complicated routine and go for something simple. It is much more important to wash your face at night than in the morning. 

1. Choose a good all-around cleanser. A gentle, water soluble cleanser that washes away substances that can lead to clogged pores and dull skin. When you start with a clean face in the morning it allows the skincare products you use afterwards to work even better. Our Clarifying Face Wash is a perfect cleanser loaded with gentle jojoba beads and alpha acids leaving your skin clean and smooth.

2. Use a face serum or moisturizer. Serums help soften the visible signs of aging for healthier, younger-looking skin. Serums filled with antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients help defend your skin from environmental assault, including the visible effects of pollution. Our Graceful Face Serum contains geranium oil and lavender oil; both powerful antioxidants, and rose-hip oil which is one of natures most powerful anti-aging oils. Apply your face serum at night so it has time to do its job. I use both face serum and moisturizer. I use the face serum at night, and Age Perfect moisturizer in the morning. It is enriched with Vitamin C esters, which are powerful antioxidants, to help support, balance, brighten, and revive dull, dry listless skin. Used daily, moisturizers improve skin’s appearance, helping to keep it feeling smooth, plumped, and soft.

3. Exfoliate at least one to two times weekly. Exfoliants gently remove built-up dead skin for smoother, noticeably renewed skin. Environmental damage and other factors cause the surface of skin to become dull, rough, and uneven. Exfoliating eliminates this buildup, which otherwise would cause clogged pores and uneven skin tone, and worsen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Organic Tumeric and Neem Scrub is not too oily, not too dry. It contains neem oil which is said to prevent and treat scars from acne. It also contains a high level of antioxidants. Since neem oil is high in fatty acids and Vitamin E, it can quickly penetrate the outer layers of skin. It is extremely effective in healing dry and damaged skin.

Life is stressful enough. Why add more stress by complicating your skincare routine? A simple skincare routine is easier to follow, which leads to more success. If you only have a few products to use, your routine will be much shorter, making it easier to fit in to your busy schedule. 

Stick to one cleanser, one serum, one moisturizer. And don't forget to exfoliate at least one to two times a week. Your skin will thank you for it!

 

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Aging gracefully

Aging With Grace

Billie Breeden

Getting older and aging skin is one thing all women dread. Though beauty isn’t only about preserving youth, aging does have an effect on people’s confidence and self-esteem. We all want to look young as long as possible.

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