beauty Category

Non-toxic self-tanner

I stopped letting my face get any sunrays because I don’t want wrinkles or sunspots, but I love the look of a bronze glow.  I also stopped wearing foundation and blush because, no matter what brand I tried, my skin would break out. I also stopped going to automated spray tanning salons, since it was impossible not […]

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Are your facial products aging your skin?

Make-up can clog pores, but did you know that products containing parabens can actually decrease your collagen and cause wrinkles? Make sure this awful preservative is not in the ingredients, or, even better, search for cosmetics, lotions, creams…really anything you put on your skin…that “…say ‘paraben-free’ or ‘PABA-free’ on the label (1).”  Source: Prevention magazine, […]

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Why I won’t use coconut oil on my skin anymore

When my right triceps was having spasms, a therapist did a deep tissue massage with Trader Joe’s organic coconut oil. After about four of these weekly treatments I noticed that upper arm had itchy bumps and blisters. I suspected the culprit to be the coconut oil. Several weeks later these ugly blisters still remained so I […]

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non-toxic tanning lotion

If you’re looking for a healthier self-tanning lotion, I recommend True Natural in medium. It has a fairly neutral lotion scent instead of the strong chemical smell typical in most tanning lotions. It doesn’t streak, is easy to apply and looks like a real sun tan. It also doesn’t dry my skin or make me […]

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Clear, younger skin SECRET revealed

Remember how your friends would insist that chocolate caused their frequent breakouts but studies denied those claims? The problem wasn’t the chocolate, sugar was the cause. Loren Cordain, a researcher, performed studies that revealed that “a high-glycemic America-style diet could result in a crop of pimples” (pg.88). If I had known when I was a […]

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Are your thoughts aging you?

We’ve heard the term: mind-body connection. If I think about something gross, I start to gag. If I tell myself I’m tired, I immediately feel more lethargic. If I look at a pair of heavy weights that I plan to lift, I tell myself “easy.” When I pick up those weights they actually feel lighter. […]

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Hate red hair?

If you have naturally red hair and want a change, whatever you do, don’t bleach it blond. Solid blond hair will give your skin a “washed out” look. If you don’t believe me look at Laura Prepon, the actress from “That 70’s Show,” or see Lindsay Lohan now as a blond. They both looked so […]

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What your nail polish says about you

Am I the only one that hates black nail polish? Every day is not Halloween. Black, blue and green nail polish looks good on no one! Black clothes are fashionable but black nail polish sends a different message. Is she mean? Does she wish she’s a vampire? Does she have a dark side? Did she […]

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How to look younger & more attractive

If you want beautiful, youthful skin, follow my 7 tips: Wash your face with cleanser in the morning and in the evening. Don’t forget to cleanse your face after you exercise to remove any sweat, salt, sunscreen and dirt. Even after you shower and wash your hair with soap, that alone won’t clean your face. Water […]

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How to lose 10 pounds in 30 minutes

Friday night I was watching 20/20 on TV and the topic of discussion was deception in weight-loss advertising which piqued my interest. Apparently, those before and after shots are taken the same day! How is it possible to look like you’ve lost weight in one day? The answer: lighting, a spray tan, and proper posture. […]

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