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JANUARY 18, 2014

10 STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

January 18, 2014

10 STEPS TO HEALTHY SKIN

After years of masking, exfoliating, hydrating, cleansing and steaming, I have arrived at simple no-nonsense skin routine that works for me -- my very own 10 Steps to Healthy Skin. My 10 steps to healthy skin make me look and feel better today than I did in my twenties. Don’t get me wrong, I do have forty-year-old skin which looks far different from twenty-year-old skin, but the process has been natural and age appropriate. There are some women, you know them, who wage war against aging end up becoming a cartoonish version of their younger selves, I am pleased to say...

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JANUARY 07, 2014

HIPPIE LUXE REVIEW OF KARI GRAN

January 07, 2014

HIPPIE LUXE REVIEW OF KARI GRAN

Hippie Luxe just published a positive review of Kari Gran skin care.  Hippie Luxe focuses “on promoting Organic & Natural Skin care and Non Toxic Cosmetics of the highest quality, potency and purity.  We select products and brands for their quality, effectiveness and ethical ideals. Aligning ourselves with brands and people who are bringing awareness to the industry in an ethical, eco, and holistic manner. Brands with an interest in what is good for you and good for mother nature.” You can find the review here and I’ve also published it below: Kari Gran Skin Care I have said it...

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DECEMBER 19, 2013

DIY FACE MASK FOR MATURE SKIN

December 19, 2013

DIY FACE MASK FOR MATURE SKIN

DIY Face Mask for Mature Skin? Time to get out your measuring spoons. Let’s face it, mature skin needs moisture to look youthful and radiant. As we age we lose fat, good news or bad news you ask?  Well, Lipid loss (that’s a fancy word for fat) can result in drying skin as we age.  Collagen production slows down and elastic tissue loses it’s elasticity .  All of this leaves us looking older and searching for treatments for mature skin.  In my quest to find a homemade mask for mature skin, I tried a few different homemade concoctions – some...

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DECEMBER 16, 2013

BROW SHAPING

December 16, 2013

BROW SHAPING

Brow shaping done correctly is meant to go unnoticed. What IS noticed is the beauty of the eyes and face. Eyebrows frame your face much like a frame to a portrait. Slap a piece of art on the wall with no frame or a poorly chosen frame and the beauty of the art is diminished. Same goes for your brows, so why do so many of us walk around with oddly shaped, over-tweezed eyebrows? Or over-dyed or penciled brows? To seek answers to my questions I spoke with Stacya Silverman, brow shaping guru, about how to make brows work for...

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NOVEMBER 21, 2013

BROCCOLI IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

November 21, 2013

BROCCOLI IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Did you know that eating broccoli is good for your skin?  New research conducted at John’s Hopkins University indicates sulforaphane – a compound found in broccoli – can help repair sun-damaged skin and even prevent certain kinds of melanoma. For more information about how Broccoli is good for your skin read this great scientific article about the health benefits of broccoli, just click here. What’s New and Beneficial About Broccoli Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive...

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NOVEMBER 05, 2013

SHAVING WITH OIL

November 05, 2013

SHAVING WITH OIL

My husband recently started shaving with oil, specifically with Kari Gran’s Cleansing Oil. Now, he is a convert. Kari’s natural oils give him zero razor burn, soft skin, and no strong scent. And shaving with oil is a far faster process than his typical routine. My husband is a low key guy, neither a metrosexual nor a guy’s guy. He falls somewhere in the middle, so while he doesn’t resist my suggestion of shaving with oil, he never would seek it out on his own. His first reaction is to question if such a small amount of oil will actually work...

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NOVEMBER 01, 2013

STEPS TO HEALTHY WINTER SKIN

November 01, 2013

As the autumn months begin, it’s time to reexamine steps to healthy winter skin. Think of it as winterizing your skin. Most of us tend to get drier, flakier skin in the winter.  Here are some simple steps will help combat winter skin blues: Adjust your beauty routine – in the winter months, I take more time with my Kari Gran Cleansing Oil. Try taking 10 or 20 minutes to massage it into your skin prior to removing the Cleansing Oil. The more time the better. I often do this in front of the tv. I also add one or...

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OCTOBER 29, 2013

10 SUN CANCER PREVENTION TIPS – WINTER EDITION

October 29, 2013

10 SUN CANCER PREVENTION TIPS – WINTER EDITION

Sun cancer prevention is often forgotten during the winter months. It is easy to be lackadaisical with your sunscreen in the winter, especially when cruising down the slopes on your skis or snowboard. When it’s cold and the wind is blowing, it’s hard to think that your skin at even higher risk for skin cancer as when you are playing with your kids on the beach in July. But skin cancer is still out and about for winter sports enthusiasts and sun cancer prevention is just as important in the winter. In fact, skiers and snowboarders are at increased risk...

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OCTOBER 28, 2013

HOMEMADE SALT AND SUGAR BODY SCRUBS

October 28, 2013

HOMEMADE SALT AND SUGAR BODY SCRUBS

When I say the word Tree Hugger I am sure many images come to mind, and probably not an image more akin to bark than beautiful skin.  Visual aside, the site www.treehugger.com does a great job with reviews on skin care, fashion and beauty.  I recently found an article on the site for 8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs.  If you are a DIY kind of woman you will find this really interesting. Salt and sugar scrubs are one of easiest home treatments that truly deliver. “Not only is slathering sugar and oil all over your body wickedly pleasant,...

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JULY 15, 2013

SUMMER MOCKTAILS ARE A THING OF BEAUTY

July 15, 2013

SUMMER MOCKTAILS ARE A THING OF BEAUTY

So Drink Up! This summer I’m all about mocktails. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and with two small toddlers, I have no business imbibing. I can hardly muster he energy to chase them around sober. So, instead of throwing back a 300 calorie G&T this summer I’ve been sipping a hydrating and antioxidant-fueled watermelon mocktail. It’s simple, full of flavor and free of hangover regret. The recipe is below. Yummy! Watermelon Slush Smoothie Mocktails INGREDIENTS 1 small watermelon 2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk Mint sprigs DIRECTIONS Cut the watermelon into small chunks and freeze overnight. When fully frozen, blend the...

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