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What’s to Blame for Your Later in Life Acne?
Acne, ah the bane of youth, right? Unfortunately for many women it continues long past their teen years. If you’re finding you’re suddenly breaking out, look ...

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Your Skin Needs to Breathe Too – Try An Oxygen Facial!
In alpine spas, oxygen has been on the menu for quite some time. But it has only been over the last few years that oxygen has popped up in such low-altitude locales ...

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5 Simple Tips To Slow Down The Most Obvious Signs of Aging
Eat the rainbow. You’ve heard it before, but did you know that women who eat more fruits and vegetables are perceived as being both healthier and more attractive? ...

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4 Essential Skin Care Tips For Men
Just like women, men want to look their best; however, they may be their own worst enemies when it comes to protecting their skin, says Kim Nixon, Canyon Ranch ...

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Four Vegetables Oils For Your Skin
A favorite for the driest among us, olive oil is extremely moisturizing for the entire body. Try it Mediterranean style, applying the oil liberally immediately ...

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Clay: Mineralize Your Skin
Bentonite - Can be used both internally and externally. Bentonite clay has laxative properties and is effective in treating skin infections as well as acne as it ...

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Essence of Vali founder Valerie Bennis
As a trained aromatherapist, Bennis has created a line of oils that not only smell good, but also are effective in helping everyday concerns like sleeplessness, ...

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Clean Up Your Act How To Pick Safe Beauty Care
Your beauty regimen can start with your local natural food store.

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6 Steps to Flawless Spring Skin
DIY masks are great for at-home spa moments and relaxation. Try a yogurt mask by applying a teaspoon of plain, organic yogurt to your face and letting it sit for ...

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Care For Your Peepers
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then protecting and caring for them can enhance not only your appearance but also your spirit.

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OUR PICKS FOR THE TOP SAFE MASCARAS
Korres Deep Colour Mascara. This mascara has the longest staying power and was able to hold the curl much longer than the other natural options.

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7-day Makeover Plan
After just 7 days, my skin is clearer, I sleep like a rock star at night, my relationships are more sincere, I am more productive at work and I have lost 5 lbs....

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The Wonders of the Maqui Berry + DIY Products
Check out the new crop of beauty products made from antioxidant-rich maqui berry and learn how to make a super quick maqui berry mask.

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Cocktails For Your Skin
Stages of Beauty founder Jasmina Aganovic uses spirits such as brandy and cognac in her homemade masks and scrub because alcohol, applied topically, can help fight ...

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5 TIPS FOR PREVENTING AND REPAIRING SUN SPOTS
Overheating increases melanin activity, so cool down skin as soon as possible after sun exposure and exercise. A cold cloth or ice pack will do the trick, or try ...

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Shaving Made Simple
Before you bring that razor to your fresh skin, know this: You should be using a new razor at least once every two weeks. Here are a few more tips to know before ...

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Mother’s Day DIY
Ready to use your food processor for more than tonight's dinner? With just four ingredients, you can whip up an amazing batch of vanilla-scented body cream. For ...

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How Much Do You Really Know About Your Skin
Are you a natural skin care guru? Check out the answers to our Skin Savvy Quiz right here: Which plant-based oil most closely resembles the skin's natural sebum?...

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Top 10 Tips For Transitioning Into Spring
Change your skin care and body care regimen and products. Go with lighter formulations. With more humidity in the air, you might be able to forgo using a serum ...

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Be A Savvy Sunscreen Shopper
The FDA's new sunscreen guidelines go a long way toward making sunscreen labeling clearer. But there's still a lot to know to become an informed sunscreen shopper. ...

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Safe Skincare
Here are a few of the biggest red flag ingredients that you wont find in our Healing Lifestyles & Spas product recommendations, or in our personal beauty regimens. ...

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Oil As Your Daily Moisturizer
Pure jojoba oil mimics skins natural sebum. And another skin-friendly choice is olive oil, which you can also purchase from the grocery store as an unrefined oil, ...

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Soften, Soothe, and Score - 10 Uses for Coconut Oil - Beyond the Kitchen
Eye cream - apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening. Diaper salve - very comforting on a rashy bum with no ...

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DIY Vino-Therapy
While consuming red wine in moderation has many well known therapeutic effects, it also has several less known anti-aging benefits for your skin.

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Do Your Daily Spot Check
Stop. What are you doing right now, at this very instant? More importantly, how are you doing it? Have bad habits like slouching, squinting and sitting with your ...

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Slough off that Skin – Professionally!
Winter seems to be our annual excuse to pack on a few pounds then cover them up with a couple of layers! Unfortunately it isn't just your body that hides; your ...

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Shadow Blast
Undereye skin is naturally thin, and purple, blue or brown hues easily show through. Here's how to hide them away: To flawlessly conceal your dark circles, use ...

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Tricks of the Beauty Trade
Keep these insider tricks at hand to make the most of every beauty dollar you spend: Apply your body lotion, oil or cream to damp skin to lock in extra moisture. ...

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Hairless & Irritated, How to Soothe The After Effects of Hair Removal
The pleasure of smooth, hair-free skin is quickly lessened by irritation and painful ingrown hair. Here's what to do to make sure your skin looks great after your ...

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Smelling like a Rose
In a jar with a lid, combine equal parts baking soda, cornstarch and coconut oil. A good measure to use is 1/4 cup of each. Blend well (soften the coconut oil first ...

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Natural Skin Care with Pumpkin
Don't feel like getting your hands dirty in the kitchen? We've got a power-packed list of facial products with the antioxidant skin benefits of pumpkin at your ...

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Skin-Loving Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn grows even in the high altitudes and harsh weather conditions of the Himalayas, so is it any wonder that it's such a powerful berry? The little orange ...

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Living Well with JoElle, Our First Lady’s Aesthetician
Aesthetician JoElle Lyons, founder of JoElle SkinCare, treats famous faces like that of the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and our very own Publisher ...

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High-Lavish In Your Lashes: High-Performance Natural Mascaras
Mascaras that are natural and excellent at making your lashes stand out from the rest? Did you just do a double take? So did we, and we couldn't be happier that ...

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Ponytail Pull-Ups
The masterminds at Mama Mio created this exercise to help minimize what they call the "sag and drag" of aging skin. Called Ponytail Pull-ups, they give you the ...

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Seasons Change and So Do We
Climatological changes, including cooler and drier temps both indoor and outdoor, consider changing your skincare regimen to ramp up product efficacy. What worked ...

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6 Myths About Makeup The Ladies Need To Know
The more cream, the better moisturized I'll be. You really only need a thin layer, anything else is just excess that sits atop the skin, making you look greasy....

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Awed by Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin does much more than create a pleasing color for the eye - it's a major anti-ager for the body! Astaxanthin reduces DNA damage, absorbs UVB rays, boosts ...

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DIY Fanny Facial Favorite Ingreeds
Tackling the issue through topical and internal treatments including serums, scrubs and supplements is essential to repairing it. You can slather the stuff on at ...

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Ready to Glow?
Be sure to use these steps to apply bronzer so you look younger and fresher, not like you just spent too many hours at the fake n'bake.

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When To Pitch Your Products
Wondering just how long you can hold onto that mascara? You'd never bite into food that had passed its expiration date, but would you put expired ingredients on ...

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Want to avoid melanoma risks?
Stay in the shade from 10am to 4pm. Don't let your skin get burned. Cover up with clothing and a broad-brimmed hat.

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Tips top Keep In Mind While Shopping For Safe Sun Screen
Don't be fooled by high SPF If you think that wearing SPF 100 means that you can spend the entire day in the sun, think again. High SPF formulas will suppress sunburn, ...

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Strawberry Sugar Scrub with Coconut Oil
Strawberries contain alpha hydroxy acid, salycilic acid, and tons of vitamin C, which are all good for the skin. Salycilic acid and alpha hydroxy acid help rid ...

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Serum Savvy
Yes to Carrots Intensive Skin Repair Serum: Pick up this serum and you will get antioxidant-rich blueberries, organic cotton thistle (clinically proven to promote ...

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Lickable Lips
This collection of lip butters is a perfect blend of coconut and sunflower oils, plus beeswax and shea butter. Sweet Lemon Tangerine is perfect for summer, while ...

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When to Say Goodbye
Mascara and liquid liner lasts for only 3 months. It is easy to transfer bacteria with eye products, so be sure you do not share it with anyone. (It is like sharing ...

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Wisdom Body Scrub
Ancient grains of amaranth seed have incredible nutrient value of proteins, vitamins, minerals, gluten free; complete amino acids to help enhance, restore and revitalize ...

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Keep your chin up
No need to buy a new cream for your neck. Treat your neck with the same antioxidant rich serum or cream you use on your face. Doesnt it deserve the royal treatment ...

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How to Use & Apply Mineral Makeup
Use a soft bristle powder or kabuki brush that blends across a large area without concentrating too much powder in one place. To be sure that your brush carries ...

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Create a Radiant Glow
The last rays of summer have long gone and your skins glow is fading fast. Forget shelling out for a tropical vacation, there are ways to warm up your skin tone ...

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Restore Your Skin's Balance with Probiotics
It’s no secret that we would not thrive without a healthy balance of bacteria living inside our bodies. It is these healthy microorganisms—known as probiotics—that ...

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How Safe Is Your Sunless Tan?
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip.

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Green Beauty on a Budget
Who isn’t on a budget these days? Whether you’re cutting back or simply just getting by, good deals are on everyone’s radar. But when you’re talking about ...

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Avocado Recipes for Beautiful Skin
Continued from our Retreat & Renew Daily Tip.

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Feed Your Skin
The goal in an anti inflammatory dietary approach then is to eat in moderation for a healthy weight, decrease foods that increase inflammation in the body, and ...

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The Best Anti-Aging Facials
It’s not that I’m afraid of aging; it’s that I’m afraid of aging too fast. I want to look youthful and not tired and wary—and most of us feel the same ...

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7 Ultimate Beauty Treats
The weather may still be drab, but your skin needn’t be. It’s time to infuse your beauty routine with some new energy—a pick-me-up that makes you look forward ...

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Wholesome Honey
Honey, one of nature’s most amazing and delicious substances, has been used to dress wounds, soothe rashes, and moisturize weathered, sun-damaged skin for centuries. ...

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Skin Refresher
The best—and easiest—weekend skin detox

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Trends in skincare for 2010
Natural and organic skincare has grown some deep pockets—the global market for natural skincare is projected to reach $10 billion by the start of this year. But ...

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Prep your skin for winter
Yes, winter means breathtakingly quiet snowy mornings, hitting the slopes, slippery commutes, and lots of slush. Of course it also means plenty of time indoors, ...

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A Tasty Brew with Beautiful Results
To offset the chill of winter, take tips from the Brits: hot baths, layered “jumpers,” and perfectly brewed cups of tea. A steaming mug, perhaps with a touch ...

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Just for Men
When it comes to skincare men tend to take little notice. Well guess what guys, your skin deserves a little love once in a while! But don’t just go to the drug ...

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Green Science
From the makeup to the hand lotion, and the skincare to the haircare, there’s a lot to love about Aveda. And, with the most recent additions to their Green Science ...

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Beauty and the Budget
Great natural skincare at prices that won’t break the bank

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Chemical Skincare
Canned vegetables, leaded paints, synthetic fabrics�just about everything, we believed, could be improved through a combination of laboratory-derived ...

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Are Dangerous Ingredients Lurking In Your Skincare?
are frequently added to shampoos, lotions, and other personal care products as stabilizers, lubricants, and emulsifying agents. They are often used as solvents ...

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Five Female Skincare Pioneers
High-end skincare companies promise their customers the moon and stars. Unfortunately, the products rarely deliver on the dream. But once the idea of poreless perfection ...

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Beauty Reviews: Do Away With Dry Hair
Don't let the dry days of winter leave your hair looking lifeless and dull. It's easy to re-enliven your locks with these instant-fix products. Dr.Hauschka Neem ...

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Holiday Sparkle
Vincent Longo Eye Shimmer Souffle combines light, velvety texture and shimmery shades that promise to bring a twinkle to your eyes. Just remember either amp up ...

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Model Beauty: Naturally
Beauty isn't just skin deep. Josie Maran, the flawless face of Maybelline for ten years and a regular magazine cover girl, is all too familiar with the ugliness ...

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Beauty Reviews: Naturally Gorgeous
Unlike your average base, powder, or blush, mineral makeup is actually good for your skin. First introduced to the beauty scene in the mid-1970s, mineral makeup ...

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Soothing and Sweet
The gentle benefits of farm-fresh goat's milk, combined with the moisturizing properties of olive oil, are featured in a new line of skincare products from Canus ...

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Beauty Reviews: The Natural Facelift
Need to add a little oomph to your face but fear the side effects (and price tag) associated with surgery? No problem! We have a few naturally lifting potions that ...

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Don't Forget Your Neck
y Laurel House, photography by Andrew Purcell Wei East China Herbal Youth Recaptured Serum

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Why We Love Olive Oil
There are many beauty fanatics out there who still believe that oil causes breakouts. Well it is time to take olive oil out of that equation because its benefits ...

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Clean Your Makeup Routine
Organic and natural skincare products are great. But what about your makeup? Fortunately, it's easy to clean your beauty routine with a few swipes, blots, and smears ...

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Beauty Reviews: Naturally Exfoliating
Winter seems to be our annual excuse to pack on a few pounds then cover them up with a couple of layers! Unfortunately it isn't just your body your hiding; your ...

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Diamond in the Rough
For many, it seems like a contradiction, but with the luxurious and organic skincare line, Om Aroma & Co., you can have both youthful and natural skin. Om Aroma ...

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Tropical Fruits for Your Face
By now, you've heard the research on acai and mangosteen, two tropical fruits known to pack a mighty hefty antioxidant punch.

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Skincare Gets Exclusive
Some of our favorite skincare lines have teamed up with a few of the best resort spas to deliver guests custom treatments.

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Beauty Reviews: Turn Back the Clock
Why is it that the concept of anti-aging skincare so often addresses only the skin on our faces, and occasionally our necks?

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Beauty Reviews: Blemish Busters
Summer is undoubtedly a time for celebrating our skin. But while we are out having fun in the sun, our skin is fighting a battle against the elements.

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New Maple Concoction
Some thirty years ago, Montreal-based pharmaceutical and dermatological chemist Ben Kaminsky went on a fateful ice fishing trip in northern Canada where he pondered ...

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Fake it Naturally
Ever wonder what you're putting on your hair when you cover that gray? Or go from a brunette to a summer blonde? The typical salon colors that have the staying ...

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Sandal Ready Soles
After months of being stuffed into boots and hiding under socks, your feet are finally free to enjoy the sun and sandals of summer! But do your research before ...

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Hot and Spicy Skincare
You only need a pin-size portion of it on your sushi, anything more and your nasal passages are cleared for weeks and your tear ducts get a serious draining.

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Say Goodbye to Sun Damage
You can't get around the fact that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin. From sunburns and rashes to heat stroke, sunspots and cancer, the sun's powerful ...

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Jack Black
Its combination of wheat protein and panthenol can be used on both your body and hair, leaving you with an Old Spice smell. Although I was a bit leery about the ...

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Beneficial Beauty
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics has announced that it will donate all of their proceeds from their Soft Pink ...

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Travel Light
With Sundari's latest travel kits you'll be able to keep your skin in its radiant state without having to lug all of your beauty essentials with you.

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Escape to the Tropics
The entire line features such local ingredients as mango, cocoa, sugarcane, ginger root, sea salt, and aloe vera. Try the Caribbean Therapy Body Creme made from ...

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The World of Pevonia Botanica
Branding was the hot topic of 2004. From skincare at resorts to day spa chains, sun protection, and shower gel, brand name products define levels of luxury, quality, ...

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Omega 3s for your Skin
By now you've heard that you need to eat more omega-3-rich foods such as salmon and flaxseed, but did you know you could also apply these essential fats to your ...

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Tips for a Carefree Summer
Summer may be your favorite time of the year, but insect bites, jet lag, and numerous bumps and bruises can easily take their toll on your health.

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Mayan Temple Journey
"Often spas are led by product lines" says Annie Appel, marketing director at Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, California.

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Rx for Summer Skin
Parched is the word at least, one that epitomizes surf and sun worshippers who frequent the Hibiscus Spa at Grand Cayman's Westin Casuarina.

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Mind/Body Skincare?
Imagine a cream that eases your mind and your wrinkles . . . that's the concept behind Hypnotherapy, a new anti-aging treatment from Orlane designed to act on the ...

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Beauty Reviews: The Feeling After A Spa Visit
Soft, supple skin, a healthy glow, and a refreshed, positive outlook. Although nothing really compares to leaving the work to the professionals, the popularity ...

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Neck Nourishment
Two of the sexiest parts of a woman's body, the neck and collet, are also vulnerable assets. Both areas are thin-skinned and often exposed to year-round sun and ...

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Beauty Reviews: Soothing Sun Care
Before you leave the house, apply a lotion with SPF 15 or higher to your face, neck, and hands and anywhere else that may receive sun exposure. Most people forget ...

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Lip Service
Many women literally ingest pounds of lipstick and balms over their lifetimes, yet the long-term health implications of consuming the various synthetic and petroleum-derived ...

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Luxurious Organics
When Brenda Brock first started selling her Farmaesthetics skincare line  from an organic farm stand in the summer of 1999, she had no idea that it ...

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Green Tea Goodness
Loaded with antioxidants, green tea has recently made headlines for its many healing and preventative properties.

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Beauty Reviews: Natural Skincare
Natural skincare has grown-up. Instead of being no frills and no fun, these lines are incorporating delicious scents (naturally, of course), and powerful ingredients ...

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In the Raw
This past fall, Creative Nail Design launched their new Raw Earth SpaPedicure, an earth-based product line filled with rich vitamins, minerals, and essential oils ...

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Travel-Savvy Beauty
Travel, especially by plane, can be physically and emotionally taxing. But regardless of where your travel plans take you, or how many planes, trains, and automobiles ...

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Gems are a Girl's Best Friend
Diamonds may indeed be a girl’s best friend, but to enhance your feminine power, look to pink tourmaline, or when in need of focus, befriend onyx.

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10 Natural Beauty Ingredients
Your skin is like a sponge, soaking up anything that you smooth on your face, slather into your hair, and rub onto your body.

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Finding the Ultimate Moisturizer
By the time January rolls around, many of us are no longer using the word 'dry' to define the texture of our skin.

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Detoxify Your Skin
As the summer sun's heat-packed rays provoke beads of sweat to seep from your pores, toxins are simultaneously gathering and forming into unwelcome breakouts. These ...

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Tired of Puffy Eyes?
By the time you finish this article you will have blinked more than fifty times. If you suffer from eyestrain (if you work with computers, odds are you do) and ...

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Calming Calendula
From overworked hands to babies' tender bottoms, calendula's gentle healing properties have made it a component in all kinds of skincare.

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It's in the Minerals
Looking for a natural way to add some glow to your haven't-seen-the-sun-in-months skin? Mineral makeup, the latest rage in natural color, is not only the easiest ...

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Light Facials
I generally believe a face that shows age, character, and wisdom is a beautiful thing. However, I recently noticed that in the morning, my face was showing a startling ...

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Clear Skin in Five Steps
Over the past few years, the slew of new skincare products to hit supermarket shelves, combined with high-end dermatologist/spa-lines and celebrity endorsements, ...

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