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Natural oils that are best for your skin

The skin is one of the most important organs in the body. It’s responsible for preventing water loss, stopping bacteria from entering the body, regulating body temperature and storing fat and water. Many times, the skin works in perfect harmony and handles these duties simultaneously. Other times, it needs assistance to replenish what is lost. This is where skin care comes into play. While some view cosmetics as primarily a means to enhance appearance, they also serve a functional purpose. Natural oils, such as coconut oil, shea butter oil, and olive oil, have been used for skin care and hair care for centuries. Generation after generation have touted them for various moisturizing, protective, and antibacterial qualities. With the growth of the modern...

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10 tricks to keep your skin healthy

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. And most of the time we tend to neglect it. People say that beauty’s only skin deep; it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health. Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you. Skin plays other roles, too. It contains nerve endings that let you feel when an object is too hot or sharp, so you can quickly pull away. Sweat glands and tiny blood vessels in your skin help to control your body temperature....

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Hands and feet care 101

Like your face, your hands function as bridges to the world. You shake hands when you meet or greet someone for the first time and when you seal a deal. Your hands express your affection to those you love. They soothe sad children and those suffering from illness. Maybe you "talk" with yours. In any case, whenever you're interacting with others, your hands will probably spend some time in the spotlight. The problem is that your hands are also essential tools. You use them for complex maneuvers and lowly chores. And everyone is always telling you the importance of washing your hands. In the course of a day, your hands are exposed to all sorts of germs, dirt, harsh substances,...

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Make your own perfume with essential oils

Store-bought perfume can be expensive, and you might not find exactly the scent you're looking for. So instead, you can create your own perfume using your favorite essential oils. Essential oil perfume is quick and easy to make, and the combinations are virtually endless. Simply keep track of how many drops of each essential oil you add to the carrier oil (the skin-friendly base oil that's used to dilute the essential oils), so you'll know how to replicate the recipe in the future. Besides creating your own signature scent, essential oil perfume can make a great personalized gift. Scent is a powerful thing. It can evoke strong memories and emotions, positive and negative, and even change our level of attraction to...

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Household items you can add in your skincare routine

Regularly purchasing masks, moisturizers, and exfoliating cleansers can do a number on your wallet. Even worse, you don’t know exactly what kind of chemicals go into your beauty products. Instead of putting your face and hair in the hands of a name brand company, why not go natural? Good looks can start right at home. So many household items and kitchen ingredients can do the same jobs of your fancy, department store grooming products. Some even better. If you’re down for easy DIY projects and open to repurposing things like dryer sheets, tea bags and hemorrhoid cream, you can look your best and save some money in the process. So many big brands pushing moisturizing ingredients like coconut, grapeseed and...

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