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DIY Liquid Bronzer | No Cocoa Powder or Cornstarch

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DIY Bronzing Lotion No Cocoa Powder or Cornstarch

DIY Bronzing Lotion for Face and Body No Cornstarch or Cocoa Powder

DIY Liquid Bronzer for Face and Body

Growing up, I was a tanning bed queen. Like any teenager growing up in the early 2000’s (ok, maybe not any… :-)), tanning beds were an easy fix for pale skin. Living in Florida definitely didn’t help. As strange as it sounds, when you are able to get sun all year around, you are expected to be tan all year around. Who has time for that?!

As I got older and more aware of the skin damaging effects of UV rays, I stopped using tanning beds and started using sunless tanners instead. This is not an easy substitution, as no tanning lotions are made alike. I have found that it is best to start with a bronzing lotion that will wash off, especially if you have an important event.




Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

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Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Oil

Soothing Clay Mask with Aloe and Lavender Essential Oil

AHA and BHA peels can be a great way to slough off dead skin for a brighter, younger looking complexion. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels use glycolic, lactic, or mandelic acid to target dark spots and fine lines. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels, like salicylic acid, are oil-soluble and are best for chemically exfoliating oily skin and removing blackheads. If you have ever had one of these superficial chemical peels (or even a bad sunburn), then you know just how miserable your face can feel. The redness, the peeling– it makes you not even want to wash your face.

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil | 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin

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How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil. 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin.

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil. 5 Benefits for Glowing Skin.

How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil | Five Benefits for Glowing Skin

Rosehip oil is a powerful natural oil loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients. This oil is harvested from the fruit of a rose flower and used in many ways. It can be consumed as a food, ingested as a supplement or applied cosmetically. There are many varieties of rosehips and the oil can be extracted from the skin of the fruit or the seeds.

Rosehip Oil vs. Rosehip Seed Oil

It is unclear whether the oil extracted from the seeds has more nutrients or benefits than the rosehip fruit. Some people assume that rosehip oil pressed from seeds is more beneficial than rosehip oil from the fruit’s skin because it is more expensive. There is little evidence to support that this is true for cosmetic purposes. It appears that there are more antioxidants in the skin of the fruit than in the seed. Because of this, some brands like Kosmea extract oil from the seeds and use the fruit’s skin in their formula.

The variety of rosehip and the way the oil is extracted seems to be the most important factor for effectiveness. Rosa Mosqueta grows wildly in Chile, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. This type of rosehip contains essential fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These fatty acids and the natural tretinoin (think Retin-A) found in vitamin A are the reason rosehip seed oil is so effective for skin care.

Cold-pressed rosehip seed oil really is better! It has 7 times more natural tretinoin than chemically extracted oil.




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