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It’s All in the Routine

Posted by bodyverde on April 8, 2013

The steps in one’s daily skincare routine are as unique as the individual. We change products over time, add new products to the mix, or reconsider the frequency with which we use them.

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What is a serum and how does it work?

Posted by bodyverde on January 24, 2013

Is there any truth to the promise behind the anti-aging skin serum?

Many exist on the market today, claiming to reduce wrinkles, smooth lines and firm the skin. But what are serums, and how are they different from moisturizers and other anti-aging skincare products?

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The Key to an Itch-Free Winter: Moisturize

Posted by bodyverde on November 12, 2012

Colder temperatures, exposure to wind, and hot baths or showers can aggravate dry, irritated and itchy skin, especially for those with eczema and other skin conditions. Using a gentle cream after a bath or shower helps to create an effective moisture barrier against flare-ups.

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Ancient Ingredients + Modern Knowledge

Posted by bodyverde on October 30, 2012

Are the ancient ways better for your body – and your skin?

You’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet, or “caveman diet,” based on the idea that we’re meant to eat as our Paleolithic-area ancestors did during pre-agricultural times. The diet emphasizes plant foods and excludes grain, dairy, sugar and processed oils.

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Are You Ingesting Lead from Your Lipstick?

Posted by bodyverde on October 15, 2012

Earlier this year, several major media outlets published stories about the level of lead in lipstick following an updated Food and Drug Administration study. The FDA found trace amounts of lead in all 400 lipsticks and lip glosses they tested.

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How to go greener with your skin care routine

Posted by bodyverde on August 12, 2012

Going green with skin care and beauty products can be a daunting effort. With so many products marketing themselves as “natural,” how do you know if you’re really making a difference?

If you’re concerned about reducing the number of toxins absorbed by your body and rinsed down the drain, you can start by focusing on eliminating products with certain ingredients, and by changing a few products at a time.

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Ingredient to avoid: Propylene glycol

Posted by bodyverde on July 3, 2012

One of the ingredients you definitely should not find in all natural skincare – and an ingredient you may want to avoid in general – is propylene glycol.

These compounds are humectants that help to retain moisture. They’re often found in conditioners, hair gel, deodorants, body lotions, body washes, toothpastes, creams, mascaras, nail polishes and lipsticks.

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Take care of your skin in the sun

Posted by bodyverde on May 21, 2012

About one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More people were diagnosed with skin cancer in 2009 than with breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. One form of skin cancer, melanoma, is one of the few cancers that has a rising number of cases each year.

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Ingredient spotlight: Sea buckthorn

Posted by bodyverde on April 9, 2012

This tiny berry native to Asia has long been used for skin therapy. It has been used on dry skin, eczema and abrasions.

It provides natural burn treatment. In fact, Russian cosmonauts used it to protect them from chemical and radiation burns caused by cosmic radiation.

Sometimes called a “superfruit,” like acai and goji berries, sea buckthorn is a natural way to treat inflammation.

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Are your legs ready for spring? Try eco-shaving

Posted by bodyverde on March 16, 2012

Whether your weather is warming up or you’re going on spring break, it’s time to get out the capris, shorts, skirts – even swimsuits.

Some of us need to ease back into the shaving routine – making it a good time to make the switch to waterless shaving, or eco-shaving. Shaving in the shower may seem convenient, but consider the impact: it uses up to 5 gallons of water per minute.

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Keeping skin care safe for little ones

Posted by bodyverde on February 20, 2012

Amid the multiple diaper changes and feedings, sleepless nights and other worries, it’s easy to see why parents of little ones don’t have time to research and analyze skincare products.

Some parents choose the same discount store and drugstore products their parents used on them. Others read labels to avoid certain ingredients and products. Some parents spend more for organic skincare products, many of them made specifically for babies and toddlers.

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Do more with less

Posted by bodyverde on January 27, 2012

Is "simplify" one of your resolutions this year?

If you'd like to use fewer products (and fewer chemicals), reduce the hassle, lower your cost and be greener, here's an easy daily skin care routine:

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How well is your skin care routine working?

Posted by bodyverde on January 15, 2012

How long have you been loyal to your skin care regimen? Is it time to change it up?

Researchers at the University of Bath and Qatar University found that women were more loyal to beauty products and treatments when they didn’t work than when they did.

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A New Year’s wish for you

Posted by bodyverde on January 6, 2012

Even if you’re not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, do yourself the favor of setting a positive intention for the coming months:

I will be comfortable in my own skin.

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