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Stay Safe in the Sun

July 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Protect you and your kids skin this summer to avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion.

Here are answers to the most common sun safety questions.

What factor (SPF) should I use?
Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The higher the SPF, the better. Puchasing a natural sunscreen or use sun protective clothing is a very good way to avoid unnecessary chemical exposure from sunscreens.

How long can I stay in the sun?
Don’t stay any longer in the sun than you would without sunscreen. Sunscreen offers protection when exposure is unavoidable it should not be used as an excuse to spend more time in the sun. The sun is most damaging to your skin in the middle of the day so stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm.

Should I reapply sunscreen if I swim?

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Fix Dry Skin with Olive Oil

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

 

The fastest and most important fix to is to moisturize.

But for many people with dry skin regular moisturizers are not enough. At first you feel a little bit better but the positive effect is short and sometimes you feel even more dry afterward. That’s when it’s better to switch to a body oil.

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475 Toxic Chemicals in just One Shower

February 25, 2010 by · 7 Comments 

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You take a shower, fix your hair and put on make-up.

It’s supposed to make you feel clean  and renewed. But this might give you the opposite feeling.

The shower might have added 475 toxic chemicals to your body. Unfortunately, the skin absorbs what you put on in. That is just from one shower!

A lot of people apply lipstic and lotion several times a day. At night we wash of all the excess make-up and lotion but what happens to the toxins? Many of the absorbed, potentially toxic chemicals aren’t flushed out of the body. Instead they build up day after day, year after year, compromising your health.

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Skin Moisturizing Tips For Winter

November 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

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The harsh cold weather during winter can really damage your skin. If you don’t take good care of your skin, you will likely have chapped and very .

But this can be avoided if you make sure that your skin is sufficiently moisturized.

Follow these top winter tips to keep your skin smooth and healthy this winter Read more

How To Use Tea Tree Oil To Treat Acne

October 16, 2009 by · 11 Comments 

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) - cultivated by Arthur Chapman on Flickr

is a pure essential oil from the leaves of the Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia). It is is a potent antiseptic and anti-bacterial that is excellent for the treatment of acne.

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Autumn Skin Care

October 2, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

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Fall is here and it is calling for new routines.

Cold temperature and dry air can definitely bring changes to your skin’s health and appearance. The most common skin care problems this season are dryness, and pigmentation. So how can we naturally combat nature’s effect upon our skin?

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