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What are Parabens? In a world where consumers are more aware of the foods they consume, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they are just as interested in the ingredients in their skincare products.  Because not all skincare products are created equal, it is important that consumers be able to easily identify the culprits.  One culprit that makes the top of the list and is found is many products, is parabens.  Parabens are synthetic chemicals founds in cosmetic and body care products and are used as a preservatives.  These chemicals prevent the growth of fungus, mold, and bacteria in...

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Antioxidants are enzymes that protect the body from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are compounds that interfere with the cell’s ability to function normally, which in most cases lead to cell damage.  They are created in the body during normal metabolic functions and can be introduced by external factors in the environment.   However, just as the body produces free radicals, it also produces antioxidants, a means to defend the body against the harmful effects of free radicals.  Studies have uncovered a direct link between free radicals and many health conditions.  Some of those conditions include...

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Most skin types fall into four categories: normal, oily, dry, or combination.  These are known as the four basic skin types.  Our genetic makeup determine our skin type.  Other factors, internal and external, impact the condition of our skin which is why skin types can vary greatly. To understand how to care for your skin, you first have to know your skin type.  While it may be easy for some to identify their skin types, it may not be as easy for others.  Fortunately, there are skin tests available to assist with identifying skin types. Normal Skin: Normal skin is...

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If you’re asking yourself if there are skin benefits from drinking water, the answer is yes.  The human body is made up of 60% water and the blood is 90% water.  So drinking water is not only essential for our overall health and existence, but it is also essential for keeping the body and skin hydrated.  In addition, drinking water aids in flushing toxins out of the body, preventing acne, and more. Here are 5 reasons to include water in your daily skincare journey: It Promotes a Healthy Gut:  Drinking water helps with digestion and maintaining a healthy gut.  Water helps to maintain...

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Acne, also known as acne vularis, is the most common skin disorder in the United States.  Acne comes in many types/forms and can be categorized as mild (no inflammation), moderate (moderately inflamed with papules, pustules, and nodules), and severe (severely inflamed with mostly nodules and cysts ).  Common acne is a mild form of acne that is often found on the face, chest, back, and shoulders.  It generally is no real threat and can be easily treated and improve with over-the-counter products.  Other types of acne include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.  Each can be treated with over-the-counter products, but may need medical...

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