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The Inside Scoop on Exfoliation: How Often Should You Really Be Exfoliating?

The Inside Scoop on Exfoliation: How Often Should You Really Be Exfoliating?

It’s no secret that exfoliating is a key component for creating smoother, softer and overall more radiant youthful skin. But did you know that the real trick to reaping all the benefits is striking the right frequency for your skin’s unique needs? It’s true.

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Much Ado About Exfoliation: What You Need to Know

Much Ado About Exfoliation: What You Need to Know

Exfoliation helps the process along by removing the top layer of dead, dry or damaged skin cells, thus encouraging the skin to keep producing new healthy cells to replace them. 

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Saving Your Skin: The Importance Of Sun Protection

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Saving Your Skin: The Importance Of Sun Protection

Sunburn can be a nasty bit of business.  Report after report, and study after study tells us that children should be protected because early severe burns can manifest as serious skin issues later in life.  In the last three decades, rates of melanoma have doubled. One study (available here) tells us that between half and three-quarters of children are sunburned annually.  Among melanoma survivors with children there is heightened awareness, because the risk for their children is double the average rate.  Despite that, 28% of their children still get sunburns annually.  Even knowing the risk, these parents are not insuring...

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Recipe: Chilled Avocado Soup

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Recipe: Chilled Avocado Soup

  This healthy, delicious chilled soup is light and refreshing.Make ahead of time, allow for up to 4 – 6 hours chill time.Serves: 4   Soup:   1 small Onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 Garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon Olive oil 2 1/2 cup Avocado pulp, cubed 2 tablespoons Lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 teaspoon Chili powder, or to taste 5 tablespoons Vegenaise (or other quality mayonnaise) 2 cups Vegetable stock, no salt added variety 1 cup Light coconut cream, canned To garnish:  4 Cucumber slices, large 1 1/2 tablespoons Pine nuts  2 teaspoons Parsley, finely chopped   Heat the olive...

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Avocado: A Superfood For Your Skin

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Avocado: A Superfood For Your Skin

The dark green avocado peel hides an absolute superfruit for skin and health. Avocados offers high-quality fats for health and skincare. Its pulp contains a great variety of vitamins (A, B, and E) and important minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and zinc, which are necessary for the renewal and growth of skin cells. [1] The nutritional and moisturizing properties of avocados are also especially beneficial for the skin. Its main fatty acid, oleic acid, is an unsaturated fat responsible for hydrating and softening the skin. Its large number of vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients make it a natural and perfect option...

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