Why You Should Refrigerate Your Skincare

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This summer has been hot with a capital “H”. When the weather really sizzles, I always remember to chill my skincare (also when I travel to hot climates). This is important for a couple of reasons: first, if you use natural skin but don’t have air-conditioning, the heat can make your cosmetics go bad. As a skincare formulator, I know this well. Using natural ingredients, strictly regulating our warehouse temperature is key – in the past I have literally torn my hair out as we’ve …

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Puffy Eyes En Vogue? The “Charming Fat” Beauty Trend

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When I’m tired I get crazy bags under my eyes. Its actually a bit of a preoccupation – so much that I’ve written posts on how to treat these both naturally and holistically (actually, see my “eye bags” blog category. But there’s a new beauty trend that may mean mark a new puffy eye love. Maybe this will end under eye treatments forever! I was told about this by a Korean-Canadian friend of mine who has her finger on what’s hot in Asia – specifically …

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Under The Under Eye Circles: Root Causes to Raccoon Eyes

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I have not been sleeping well lately – and you know what that means….beauty drama!  A lack of sleeps leads to dehydrated skin, puffiness and under eye circles.  Luckily, I know how to prevent bad under eye darkness.  But solutions start with understanding causes – so for any of you how want to learn how to prevent and treat under eye circles, here are the reasons for raccon eyes. Genetics: Many people blame under eye circles on genetics.  But while they may be handed down …

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On-the-go beauty: simple, natural solutions for puffy eyes

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After landing in hot, hot Chicago, I was welcomed by a prompt swelling of my face.  Between the dehydrating flight and the high city temperatures, my body (more specifically my eye bags) decided it was a perfect time to retain water. Luckily, I always travel prepared with a few multi-function, easy-to-source, beauty ingredients just for times like these.  So, for all you out there who battle the bloat, here are a few simple things you can do to bring down puffy eyes.  But keep in …

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I Wear My Eye Zone At Night… So I can, So I can…

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Anyone who knows me, knows I am abnormally preoccupied with my under eye bags. I consider myself a fairly reasonable person – I try to have a grounded perspective on life, set realistic goals and accept the beauty of human imperfection. But somehow, the wires in my mind disconnect when it comes to my eye bags. So when I saw “diminishes eye bags and dark circles” in the description for the Eye Zone Eye Massager, it was like my fingers were on autopilot clicking “Buy! …

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Kidney-Care: An essential in Anti-aging

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I am very protective of my kidneys. Now, you may think its obvious that we should all be protective over every part of our precious bodies, but unfortunately, I often am not. In the past, I have washed my colon out with colon irrigation, wrung out my liver and gallbladder of stones with vile tasting detox programs, and I have pushed my poor little lungs so hard that I would cough up mucous. But when it comes to my kidneys, I have been wise enough …

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