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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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JULY 11, 2013

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY SKIN

July 11, 2013

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY SKIN

In addition to caring for your skin from the outside, working from the inside can help too! Check out which supplements WebMD recommends for beautiful, healthy skin. Aging and the sun take a toll on our skin. Increasingly, people are taking antioxidants to their skin care routine. Their goal: Help protect skin from the inside out. Supplements for Skin and Beauty Certain vitamins and antioxidants may improve the health and quality of your skin. Vitamins C and E, and selenium are antioxidants that may help protect skin from sun damage. Vitamin AVitamin A, also known as retinol, is key for cell growth,...

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JULY 08, 2013

CLEANSING OIL FOR THE FACE

July 08, 2013

CLEANSING OIL FOR THE FACE

Cleansing oil for the face, it’s the fastest and most gentle way to clean your face and nourish your skin. At Kari Gran our Cleansing oil is gentle, hydrating and it smells wonderful. For those of you who think oil will only make your skin breakout think again. Facts show that cleansing with oil gives you skin the balance it needs to keep it hydrated and healthy. Cleansing oil for the face is a new approach for many in America, it has been used by various cultures around the world for centuries. It provides a luxurious alternative to many detergent-based...

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JUNE 12, 2013

HOW TO WASH YOUR FACE WITH OIL

June 12, 2013

HOW TO WASH YOUR FACE WITH OIL

Believe it or not, there are some simple rules to washing your face in general. The first one: Wash Your Face Every Single Day! I don’t know how many times in college I went to bed with mascara on — ewww. While I knew better at the time than to got to sleep with makeup on, I opted to skip the nightly ritual and head straight to bed. I had no idea the damage I was doing to my youthful complexion. Ahh, youth wasted on the young. If I had known how easy it was to simply wash my face I...

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MAY 10, 2013

NATURAL BODY OIL. KARI’S TWO CENTS.

May 10, 2013

NATURAL BODY OIL. KARI’S TWO CENTS.

Q & A with Kari about Body Oil Body Oils are a great way to deeply and quickly moisturize your skin. Just apply a small amount to damp skin and towel off the excess or massage into dry skin. Kari gives her thoughts on body oil in this Q & A. Why would someone use body oil instead of moisturizer? I do think that preference has something to do with it. For me, it’s all about using pure product without any unnecessary fillers. I also find it to be a bit more luxurious experience. Do most body oils contain parabens?...

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APRIL 08, 2013

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE, THE UGLY SIDE OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

April 08, 2013

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE, THE UGLY SIDE OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry is a great book if you truly want to know what’s in your everyday "cosmetic counter" makeup. However, if you aren't ready to clean green your routine, I don't recommend it. Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry was a sharp awakening to what I was putting in and on my body. After I read this book every bottle in my medicine cabinet, shampoo bottle in my shower and cosmetic vile in my makeup bag made my skin crawl. When Kari says, “your skin is like a sponge” she means it. The...

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