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How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Quarantine

How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Quarantine

As health officials have advised us to stay safe from coronavirus (or COVID-19) by self-isolating for at least two weeks, you’re likely to be on the hunt for practical hacks to keep your skin healthy during this time.    Since you’ll have more downtime than usual, your body will be adjusting to a new routine and it can be easy to let our everyday habits slip. For example, during self-isolation you may choose to not wear makeup – but that doesn’t mean your whole beauty regime needs to be forgotten! Whether you’re keeping safe by working from home or simply...

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Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety: 8 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety: 8 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

First things first—get your data stream under control.“Turn off your alerts—across the board, people should do that. At least make it so that you have to go visit a website or open an app to get news. Make sure your phone is not constantly disrupting a train of thought or a conversation you’re having. Airplane mode is a wonderful tool. Consider setting aside some time to be unreachable every day. And to not look at the news sometimes—even if it’s just a two-hour break, or a news curfew at night. Whatever works for your schedule.”   Get back to nature.“I...

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The Benefits of Using Real Handmade Soap!

The Benefits of Using Real Handmade Soap!

Soaps come in many shapes and sizes, with or without colorants, scented or unscented. There are facial soaps, moisturizing soaps, deodorizing soaps, beauty bars, antimicrobial soaps and many more.  We all use soap on a daily basis, being in the shower or to wash our hands throughout the day. But have you ever thought about what’s in your soap? You’d be surprised to find out that not all soaps are created equal.  There are 2 types of soap- those that are commercially made and those that are handmade natural soaps. Handmade soaps may have a higher entry price, but that’s...

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What is ‘Clean Beauty’ and what are the benefits?

What is ‘Clean Beauty’ and what are the benefits?

  First we had clean eating, and then there was clean sleeping. Now? Say hello to clean beauty. But what the hell is it? Clean beauty means products that don’t contain any toxic ingredients – so really, it’s toxin-free beauty. It’s important to note that just because something is natural, doesn’t mean it’s clean – many natural ingredients are actually toxic (like lead or poison ivy), and many products containing the word ‘natural’ may actually be full of synthetic ingredients.   The same goes for organic beauty – this isn’t the same as toxin-free. There’s a lot of green-washing in...

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WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

Self-care is often misconstrued as self-indulgence—which is essentially treating yourself to things you don’t need—but it’s not that at all. “Self-care isn’t selfish,” says Los Angeles–based performance coach Dawn Smith. In fact, it’s the opposite. Self-care is “attending to your own needs in order to be better at attending to others’ needs,” she says.   Licensed psychologist Vanessa Handsel Roddenberry, PhD echoes this self-care definition. “When we feel burnt out and depleted,” she says, “it’s usually because we’ve been denied the time or ability to do things that have deep meaning to us, leaving us feeling off balance.”  Benefits of Self-Care  In addition to...

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