Posts in skin care
tea tree oil for breakouts

In the search for perfect skin we all run into occasional breakouts and clogged pores on the way. Whoever told you that acne was something confined to your teenage years only way lying to you!   Preventative measures are the best line of defense (diet & skincare routine) but sometimes pimples just pop up and when they do I use tea tree oil as a spot treatment to reduce inflammation, bacteria, and speed up healing time.  It is uniquely both a disinfectant and soothing agent. 

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apple cider vinegar toner

Recently I've been using Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar as facial toner to clear acne, reduce pore size, and fend off wrinkles. Apple cider vinegar is an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.  It also restores skin's pH to correct levels helping to restore moisture and elasticity.

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summer skin secrets

Breakouts, sunburns, and red skin can make you look like you vacationed on the surface of the sun as opposed to spending a relaxing weekend at the beach.  Thanks to Allure magazine and some top doctors I have compiled some tips and tricks to help us look like the summer makes us feel.

Trouble #1: Oiliness- Use a peel.  An in office or over the counter peel can help clear dulling skin skin by removing dead skin cells and draw excess oil out of your pores. Also, try a sulfur mask or cleanser.  Sulfur ingredients help absorb excess oil.

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sunscreen secrets

 Sunscreen in the past has gotten a bad rep for its sticky texture, inability to absorb, and less than pleasant smell but with the proper products and application techniques we can enjoy the benefits of sun protection without dragging down our beauty routine.

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the great skin diet

Good diet, great skin.  To achieve beautiful flawless screen you must take care of your skin both inside and out.  Sometimes harder than it seems when our world is full of donuts, sugary cocktails, and processed foods, but the results are almost immediately noticeable and most definitely worth it.  Here is my own take and recommendations on "The Clear Skin Diet" and clean eating.

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product review: GlamGlow mud mask

Heard a lot about GlamGlow mud mask lately?  If you've heard it's one of the greatest skin care products I've used thus far then you're right.  I was skeptical upon purchase because $69 for a face mask can give one a little sticker shock.  I decided to review GlamGlow on my blog for all the skeptics out there.

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my top DIY beauty tricks

Dry shampoo $12, teeth whitening strips $42, salon brand hair mask $28, body scrub $8, but instead of spending $90 on all these products you could whiten your teeth, moisturize your hair, soak up some oil in yesterdays blowout. Sound too good to be true? It's not!

Here are my favorite DIY tips to help you save money on everyday products:

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banish breakouts and reduce wrinkles.. what you eat affects your appearance

It seems to be an ever growing struggle, the amount of time we have to spend in the bathroom and in front of the mirror in our endless grooming routine.  Not only are we wasting time, but it gives our boyfriends/husbands/and men in general the ability to nag at our penchant for being late.  Through a bit of hard research (combing hundreds of beauty magazines, I know, hard life) I have found 8 superfoods that will help your beauty shine from the inside so we can spend less time in the mirror and more time out and about.

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