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Why Is Natural Skin Care Better?

Sonia Desormeaux

Why Is Natural Skin Care Better?

Skin is your body’s largest organ and your protective barrier. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impervious or impenetrable. You need to be aware of what you’re exposing it to. If you put dangerous ingredients on your skin, they get into your body — exactly where you don’t want them. Consider all of the potential irritants that come in contact with your skin — chemical-laden personal hygiene products, fragrances, city-treated water, deodorant; the list goes on and on. Abiding by an organic skin care routine and using natural skin care products will help your skin feel and look healthier than ever...


19 Chemicals to Avoid in Skin Care

Sonia Desormeaux

19 Chemicals to Avoid in Skin Care

The beauty industry has an ugly secret: Most skin care products contain harmful chemicals that could potentially harm your health, and even make aging worse. Your makeup, face cream, skin moisturizer, or cleanser may deliver short-term smoothness and brightness, but it also may disrupt your hormones, expose you to cancer-causing chemicals, and deliver dangerous toxins that age your skin. In the U.S., beauty products are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines such products as, “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or...


Do You Know What's In Your Make-Up?

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Do You Know What's In Your Make-Up?

WHAT ARE YOU PUTTING ON YOUR SKIN? Did you know that makeup can contain thousands of chemicals? That’s right – thousands! And the skin is an organ – it absorbs what’s put on it and all those chemicals go right into your body. Here’s the top five chemicals to be sure to avoid, and then an option for organic, toxin-free make-up that I use! Parabens – Used to stop the growth of bacteria, but parabens have also been linked with breast cancer for their estrogen-mimicking properties. Parabens have been found in biopsy samples in breast cancer cases – you definitely don’t...


8 Foods You Should be Eating for Beautiful Skin!

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8 Foods You Should be Eating for Beautiful Skin!
What foods improve your skin from the inside out? These 8 superfoods work to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, moisturize, and increase collagen!