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Vitamin E and Why Your Skin Craves It

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Vitamin E and Why Your Skin Craves It

I use Vitamin E in nearly every skincare product I make. It is simply a staple in my creams, balms and solid lotion. Today, I decided to share why it is so important to me and why I insist on using it to formulate products for my customers. • If you have ever dealt with scarring, free radicals interfere with the skin's ability to heal. This is where Vitamin E comes in and helps facilitate the healing process. • If you are like me, you have always had an aloe plant in your kitchen. It's the first thing I grab...

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Avocado Oil for Skin that Glows

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Avocado Oil for Skin that Glows

I love using avocado oil in my products and for some DIY tricks. I thought I would take a minute to share them with you today so that you can learn about the benefits and incorporate some avocado oil into your own skincare routine. Why avocado oil?   • It is a great source of Oleic Acid, which is a healthy fat encouraged in both diet and skincare. • If it is recommended for your heart and is supposed to help reduce cholesterol, it seems like a natural choice to put on your skin as well. • It is high in antioxidants, which...

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Real talk about my self care journey

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Real talk about my self care journey

I need to be real with you for a minute, and it involves self care. When I used to think about self care, I imagined all of the woo woo, meditation, sitting - lotus - style while gongs play in the background.....that just wasn't me. That was what I used to think about self care. That was before I knew how to take care of myself.  The truth is, I feel a bit sorry for the girl I used to be. I had no idea how to talk to myself, care for myself or value myself in the way I...

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

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How to Beat the Seasonal Blues

I don't know if you are anything like me, but I have always been 'affected' by the winter months; namely, the lack of sunlight and Vitamin D, the shorter days and the cold...the gray, well, it just brings me down a bit. At least, that's how it used to be. A few years ago, I really took control of my own health, to the degree that I have any control, and my wellbeing, which includes how I choose to FEEL every day of every season. Since there are actual physical changes that happen to our bodies, including brain chemistry issues,...

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Finding your Tribe

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Finding your Tribe

One of the biggest, most impactful lessons I have learned in my health journey the last few years is this: Who you surround yourself with is one of the factors leading to the person you become. What do I mean by this? It's simple really, but sometimes it takes time to figure it out, and that's okay, because experience is also a valuable teacher. The fact is, if you are surrounded by people - friends, colleagues, acquaintances or whatever the group of influencers in your life happens to consist of - who are negative, condescending, not encouraging, who are not concerned...

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