5 of the Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients

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Natural skin care ingredients are getting a lot of press these days and for good reason. Your skin is the body’s first defense against toxins, but it also takes a lot of abuse on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, most commercially produced skin care products contain tons of chemicals that can actually do more harm than good. In order to avoid this you should use the same rule of thumb that applies to food: the harder an ingredient is to pronounce the more likely it is to be bad for you.

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Healthy Skin With Food: Which Foods Promote Healthier Skin [Infographic]

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If you’re on a mission to improve your skin from the inside out, here’s a handy, helpful infographic to get you started and guide you along the way. It covers how to achieve healthy skin with food, and gives all kinds of helpful examples, as well.

This infographic, courtesy of BeautyFlash, lists ten types of foods you should eat to promote healthy skin. The foods listed in the infographic contain one specific type of nutrient that you should be eating to promote healthy skin.

Keep in mind that you need to eat all, not just one type, to get that healthy glow! But, what is the best way to make sure you’re eating them all?

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Eating For a Healthy Skin: Which Nutrient Keeps Skin Healthy? [Infographic]

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Eating for a healthy skin care regimen can seem tricky at first, but this infographic from The Real Food Guide makes it easy. It gives you everything you need to know to make your skin glow, from the inside out.

It gives you a list of important vitamins and nutrients to build healthy skin and fight problematic issues like dry skin or inflamed skin. You’ll also find lots of helpful examples of which types of food have the nutrients you need to make your new beauty routine work.

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How to Make Coconut Oil Beauty Products

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Coconut oil beauty benefits

Making your own beauty products out of coconut oil is a great alternative to what you’ll find in the store. Coconut oil can help fight the bacteria that makes you sick. Plus, by making your own homemade coconut oil beauty products, you’ll know exactly what’s in them!

Where do I start?

This infographic provides you with the ingredients and the instructions you need to make your own coconut oil beauty recipes. This list includes how to make sunscreen, hair masks, and much more.

Obviously, you’ll need coconut oil. But after that? Depends on what you want to make. Since it’s starting to get cold and windy, which means chapped lips, we recommend the lip balm as a good place to start.

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Best Moisturizing Ingredients: How to Choose a Good Moisturizer For Your Skin

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It’s fall. It’s chilly. You’ve had to start wearing sweaters, boots, and socks everywhere. You put on the moisturizer you usually use as well, only to feel like your skin is a lot drier than it used to be.

What the heck is going on? It could be that you’re not choosing the best moisturizing ingredients in your moisturizer. Don’t despair! Check out this infographic instead.

What’s it all about?

Brought to you by the Cleveland Clinic, this guide covers not only the best moisturizer ingredients to be on the lookout for but also ones to stay away from. They also recommend moisturizers for different parts of your body and for different seasons.

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Best DIY Home Skin Peel Video Tutorials For The Perfect Peel

diy home skin peelLooking to invigorate your skin? Why not try home skin peels? Peels are great for rejuvenating and renewing your skin, but with so many different types available it can get a bit confusing. So I scoured YouTube for the best videos to help you learn more about them so you can learn what to expect and be able to make an informed decision when you decide to take the plunge.

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How to do Your Own Lactic Acid Peels 40% Strength


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One of the primary Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels, lactic acid peels are great for beginning DIY peelers because it is a very mild peel and in addition it works well on all skin types. Watch the video below for a nice overview – learn about the benefits, concentrations and intervals, what to do post peel and you’ll also be able to see a live demonstration of the whole peeling process.

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What Can Salicylic Acid Peels 30% Solution Do For You?

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You may be tempted to jump right into a salicylic acid peel 30% treatment thinking more is better, but if this is your first diy peel, you’ll be well advised to start off with a lower percentage to see how your skin tolerates the peel. On the other hand, if you’re an experienced diy peeler, this peel strength can really make a difference and should give you the soft smooth skin you are after.

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Acid Face Peel Options: DIY vs. Pro – Which Is Right For You?

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Using an acid peel for your skin is a fantastic way to treat things like acne and damage from the sun, and just to rejuvenate your skin in general. However, this can be a pretty expensive thing to have done for you professionally, so for many out there the at-home option of applying the treatment themselves is much more appealing. Which of these choices is the right fit for your own needs?

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What Are The Benefits of Glycolic Peel 30% For Your Skin?

benefits of glycolic peel 30%

The benefits of a glycolic peel 30% concentration are to improve skin tone,  decrease the size of pores and give a healthier glow to your skin. Since glycolic peels are mild, they are best used to treat surface imperfections. This concentration is great for beginning diy peel users and the peeling agent is also safe to use on all skin types and there is no downtime or heavy peeling to deal with. However, since these peels are superficial and only penetrate the outermost layer of your skin, you will need a series of treatments to see significant results, but they can be a great maintenance tool to keep your skin looking good after you’ve had a deeper peel.

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