Archive: Skincare

Are you giving your face and body the proper TLC?

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Skin Care Dos and Don’ts

Water 101

Don’t take too many showers. Yes, it’s summertime and you’re working up a sweat, but taking multiple showers throughout the day can wreak havoc with your skin: Though you might think it’s hydrating, topically, water can have a drying effect on your epidermis. To avoid looking like a prune, douse in small doses and always moisturize immediately after showering.

Do drink plenty of water. While topically water can hinder your skin, drinking 64 ounces of water daily is essential for a healthy complexion because it flushes out toxins and keeps your insides running efficiently. Whether you drink bottled, filtered, or tap water doesn’t matter—getting your eight glasses in matters most. Remember that fruits and veggies are also good sources of H20.

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Moisturizing Musts

Don’t go overboard with rich moisturizers. While you want to keep your skin supple during summer, you can afford to lighten up—especially since thick doesn’t necessarily equal better. Heavy creams can create a barrier on the surface of your face and keep your skin from absorbing moisture. And formulas that contain synthetic ingredients can trap dead cells and leave your complexion looking dull.

Do use a nighttime face lotion. There’s evidence that skin-cell regeneration is slightly faster at night than during the day, so take advantage of your skin’s receptiveness and don’t skimp on overnight hydration.

Double Duty

Don’t apply too many face products at once, no matter how eager you are to try them out. “Using too many products can irritate the skin,” says Jeanine Downie, MD, a dermatologist in New York City.

Do nourish your skin with a nutrient-packed moisturizer—in other words, rather than use a bunch of different formulas, find a multitasking hero product that takes care of your needs in one go. Look for one that contains vitamin C, to even skin tone and minimize blotchiness, and potent antiagers like retinoic acid and niacinamide.

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Top 10 Beauty Foods

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Chow down on antioxidant- and zinc-rich oysters, dark chocolate, and blueberries for a clear complexion.

BEAUTY BITES

1. Wild salmon: A primo source for omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce skin inflammation, preventing redness, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. It’s also potent in antioxidants and vitamins B and D.

2. Low-fat yogurt: In one word, calcium. Good for strong bones, nails, and teeth. One cup of plain low-fat yogurt has more calcium than a glass of skim milk.

3. Oysters: The best source of zinc, period. Zinc helps build collagen, which supports the structure of skin and speeds up renewal and repair.

4. Blueberries: Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that prevent long-term cell damage.

5. Kiwifruit: Another good source of antioxidants, kiwis are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium, all which help prevent wrinkles.

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6. Sweet potatoes: Chock-full of beta-carotene, something the body converts to vitamin A, which keeps skin smooth and is thought to protect against sun damage.

7. Spinach: This nutrient-dense leafy green is a great source of beta-carotene and lutein, which protects the eyes.

8. Tomatoes: Perhaps the only vegetable best eaten processed. Tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant also thought to protect against sunburn.

9. Walnuts: A key source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. The omega-3s found in walnuts also help fight against skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema.

10. Dark chocolate: Full of antioxidants and nutrients, cocoa (choose chocolate with at least 60 percent cocoa) increases blood flow to the skin, which in turn boosts hydration, smoothness, and protection against sun exposure.

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bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads

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Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads can produce a slight stinging when applied to sensitive areas (including recently razored or freshly waxed skin). Avoid application for at least 12 hours after shaving, and 24 hours after waxing.

•6% glycolic acid, an alphy hydroxy acid that reduces dead skin cell buildup
•2% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that reduces inflammation
•Witch Hazel-a botanical known to speed the healing of wounds
•Lavender Oil-a soothing, healing botanical
•Green Tea-an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage

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Jamar Labs 100% Natural Feet, Face and Hand Wipes – tread gently on your body and the earth‏

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I am a little bit of a clean freak so when I found out about Jamar Labs 100% Natural Feet, Face and Hand wipes I was excited to try them. I brought them on a recent camping trip and found my new must have cleaning companion. The hand wipes were perfect for sticky hands,  and the Jamar Labs face wipes made washing my face at night a breeze. Finally my one big caveat of camping I HAVE to go to bed with clean feet. Instead of a trip to the shower and trying to cover up so no dust attacks on the way to the tent I used the Jamar Labs feet wipes right in my tent and blissfully feel asleep with clean and soft feet. 

I love this and they will be in my purse all summer, perfect for little clean ups on the go whether we are at the beach, park or camping!

Cherish the souls of your feet, the touch of your hands, and the smile on your face by treating them with the utmost respect with a Jamar Labs creation ­ Wipe your hands, Wipe your Feet, Wipe your Face – the only 100% natural cotton foot wipes and one of the only 100% natural cotton hand and face wipes that are powered with natural cleansing and moisturizing
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Symbiotically wipe away bacteria, dirt and germs while treading gently on your body as well as the earth. Jamar wipes don’t contain potentially harmful agents such as Paraben and phthalate — two chemicals used in many commercial wipes. And, Jamar labs products are all biodegradable, allowing less of a carbon footprint.
We can’t wipe every surface we come in contact with, but we can wipe our hands, face, and feet. The products were designed to clean, moisturize, and fight germs while remaining environmentally friendly, easy to use, convenient, and low maintenance.
Jamar Labs wipes are 100% biodegradable and flushable (they do not increase our carbon footprints) and they include ingredients that are naturally safe and a pleasure to use. Jamar Labs wipes are safe for your whole family, including pets.
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