skin care guides

At Kari Gran, we believe that every woman, regardless of her age or skin type, deserves an honest, easy-to-maintain skin care routine that nourishes her skin effectively with naturally derived ingredients. We believe there’s more that unites us than divides us, yet the beauty industry has been playing to our differences for as long as anyone can remember; with a new product for every little worry and formulas that treat symptoms rather than providing the nourishment that skin truly needs. Kari Gran offers women a clean, honest alternative to skin care because we believe that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to the care and feeding of our skin. We believe that the best skin care products are made with pure, simple ingredients such as organic botanical oils.

In our skin care guides, we’ll explore healthy lifestyle choices, skin care trends, current noteworthy literature, popular wellness rituals, and much more. We are committed to helping women find an elegant skin care solution that adapts to the needs of real life and places value on health and hydration over youth and perfection.

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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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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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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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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MARCH 21, 2013

EAT YOUR WAY TO SOFT AND SMOOTH SKIN? ABSOLUTELY.

March 21, 2013

EAT YOUR WAY TO SOFT AND SMOOTH SKIN? ABSOLUTELY.

My clients are always asking me “how do I achieve soft and supple looking skin.”  It’s as if they are looking for a magic elixir that will instantly change their skin overnight. Don’t I wish. At Kari Gran, we know beautiful skin is as much about what you put in your body (that would be food and beverages) as well as what you put on your body. We also know that  it takes time to to see results once you change your behavior. We recently stumbled upon this article from the website New Beauty that goes a little deeper into the topic of food...

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