BEAUTYguide

Month: March 2017

Sunscreen is important all year round, but it is much more important in the warm summer months, when you head outside more often, and you don’t wear a jacket or hat. Choosing the right sunscreen can help you protect and nourish your skin, as well as reduce your risk of skin cancer, and even prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.

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Native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, the tea tree plant has been recognized for hundreds of years for its powerful medicinal and healing properties. The essential oil of this plant, also called “melaleuca oil,” is derived from the tea tree seed. The oil is known for its distinct, yet pleasant, camphor-like odor. Research shows that both the tea tree plant and its extracted oil have anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. The essential oil can also be used as an all-natural insecticide and stimulant, and can even increase your body's ability to absorb certain nutrients from food. However, one of the best uses of tea tree oil is as a conditioner for your hair.

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Acne doesn’t just affect teens and young adults. It can strike at any age and is even common among adult women. Treatment is a challenge. Finding the right product for you may take some trial and error. If you have tried some conventional or even prescription remedies, and if you are ready for a new approach, an essential oil blend could work for you. You can use all natural essential oil blends to help clear up acne without the side effects associated with commercially prepared acne remedies.

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Hyaluronic acid serum is a favorite among dermatologists for treating skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human body. It plays an important role in the production of cells, the lubrication of connective tissue associated with muscles, and the reconstruction of skin following injury. It also helps the skin to channel nutrients and remain hydrated. In fact, hydraulic acid is what causes skin to be taut and firm, which is one of the main reasons dermatologists rely on hyaluronic acid serum in the office.

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Shaving cream works the best, smells the best, and feels the best when it's made with 100% natural ingredients. With a little research, you can find plenty of natural and additive-free creams (think: no parabens, no gluten, no sulfates, no animal products, and no animal testing) that will give you a close, clean shave and at the same time nourish your skin.

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Whether you need to target a trouble zone or whether you have regular breakouts, you don’t need to live with acne. One or more of the following methods can help combat blemishes and improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

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One of the best-kept secrets of makeup artists, photographers, and beauty professionals has in recent years become increasingly available to the public. Makeup setting spray is a simple, effective, and subtle tool that allows you to rock your look for longer. It is especially worth your while if you're the type of person who's willing to invest a bit of time and money into your cosmetics.

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Tanner lotions are among the most popular and versatile skin care products available, with a wide variety of options to fit any budget and skin type. If you've been hoping to get a healthy, glowing tan this summer, you should definitely add this product to your beach bag.

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Not many people have heard the name “jojoba oil,” but it is a widely used ingredient in hair products. It is featured so often in hair products because it is appropriate for all types of hair, though especially useful for combating dry hair and split ends. What makes jojoba oil unique, as a natural beauty product, is that it has a molecular composition nearly identical to that of human sebum, the oil that skin secretes as a barrier against moisture loss. As such, it is readily absorbed into hair, so that hair does not become dry, does not leave greasy residue behind, and does not require washing after application. This is why so many natural shampoos and conditioners list jojoba oil as one of their primary ingredients. Here are four ways you can directly use pure and natural jojoba oil to solve the challenging problems of dry hair and split ends:

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True to its name, an essential oil is the "essence" of any given plant. It is a highly concentrated liquid derived from a plant's flower, wood, leaf, nut, bark, root, seed, peel, or rind. Most essential oils contain a variety of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, and other revitalizing and healing components. Once extracted from the plant, the oils can be used in a vast number of ways, many of which you yourself can benefit from.

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