What not to expect from natural beauty products.

If you are contemplating the switch to natural skin care and other personal care products, it is important that you begin with proper expectations.  It is not fair to compare natural skin care with their synthetic-laden counterparts. It is like comparing apples to oranges. As you get started on your quest for quality, natural products, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Natural beauty products will not last forever. 

When you buy natural products make sure you use them. These are not the products that should reside under your counter and used as a back up. Natural products often use few, if any, preservatives. As a result their shelf life is much shorter than non-natural products that contain the preservatives you are trying to avoid. You invested in them, use them.

Natural beauty products will not feel the same.

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Coconut oil: Beauty’s natural wonder

Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years as a treatment of skin ailments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.  Beyond the skin, coconut oil has many other useful heath and beauty benefits.  No need to worry about its high saturated fat content though, studies have shown the overall health benefits of a regular dose coconut oil in your diet and beauty routine.

Read more to find out how Coconut Oil can help with Weight Loss, Digestion, Moisturizing Skin and Hair and Healing.

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The best beauty product ever

Sleep. Yes, that’s right – sleep.  Everyone loves sleep and everyone seems to want more sleep, Somehow, though, sleep always gets pushed aside to finish laundry, something on a to do list or just to relax after a long day.  Sleep not only improves mood, increases mental cognition and promotes a healthy body, it can be instrumental and probably the most important ingredient in any skin care regime.

When you don’t get enough sleep, you will wear it on your skin. Lack of sleep can darken circles under the eyes, increase fine lines and wrinkles and lead to a dull complexion that is dehydrated and tired looking.

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Beauty Tip: Types of Blush

Powder blushes are best on oily skin while cream blushes are best on dry or aging skin.

Beauty Tip: Beautiful Woman

A woman is most beautiful when she smiles.

Beauty Tip: Moisturize

Moisturize within 2 minutes of showering. Your moisturizer will trap water and keep it from evaporating off your skin

Beauty Tip: Reduce Puffiness

Reduce puffiness and increase circulation by massaging your face and neck for 5 minutes every morning.

Beauty Tip: Skin Hydration

Hydrate your skin while you sleep by hanging a wet towel (wring out to prevent drips) on your door knob.

Beauty Tip: Correct Droopy Lids

To correct droopy lids, use a light eye color near lash line and a darker one on the arc above the crease of the lid

Beauty Tip: Damp Sponge

Press damp sponge over areas with wrinkles. It will soak up excess product so it doesn’t settle into lines.

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