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Everything You Need to Know About Sensitive Skin

Everything You Need to Know About Sensitive Skin

November is National Healthy Skin Month, which is a good reminder to pay close attention to how your skin is functioning as well as how you are treating your skin. As the largest organ of the body, your skin has many important functions including temperature regulation, protection from harmful environmental toxins and bacteria, and sensation. “In order for your skin to function optimally, it needs a lot of support from us—keeping it strong, moist, and healthy! We take care of our skin by eating healthy so that it gets the nutrients it needs from our blood stream as well as...

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How to Recycle Responsibly

How to Recycle Responsibly

When we finish something, whether it’s a carton of eggs, leftover takeout, or even our skin care products, most of us make assumptions about which bin our refuse belongs in. Habitually, we either recycle it or toss it in the garbage bin. Seems pretty simple, right?   WRONG.  We’re sorry to burst your bubble, but most of us are contributing to excess waste disposal, despite our efforts to live an eco-conscious lifestyle. For example, although 75% of America’s waste is recyclable, we only recycle around 30% of it.  However, there is good news. We’re here to help you understand how to...

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What Exactly IS Acne? Why It Happens and What to Do About It

What Exactly IS Acne? Why It Happens and What to Do About It

We can all agree that acne is troubling, frustrating, and even emotionally or physically scarring. Acne is like that unwanted guest who shows up uninvited at the worst possible times, overstays its welcome, and embarrasses you in front of your friends. But what exactly IS acne? Acne is much more than a few adjectives and a relatable comparison. In this article, we’ll break down what acne really is, the different causes, and the treatments that will help you kick acne out the door!   How do doctors define acne?   Acne is more than that annoying pimple which won’t disappear....

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Do Your Skincare Homework: Test Your Ingredient IQ

Do Your Skincare Homework: Test Your Ingredient IQ

When it comes to skincare and beauty products, you can’t just blindly trust cute packaging or buzzwords that promise perfect skin. The most important part of product packaging is actually the ingredient list! But becoming an ingredient scholar is easier said than done. If you’ve ever turned a cleanser or moisturizer over, you know that reading the ingredient list can feel like reading a foreign language. We’re here to help you understand ingredient lists by explaining which ingredients you should avoid, what it means to be EWG VerifiedTM, and product tests you should be on the lookout for.   We...

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