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Fall Favorites + Samples For You!

I know some of you may be wondering which are my favorite Beautycounter products because let’s face it, I love them all! But if I had to narrow it down a bit, I would choose The Face Collection, Rejuvenating Radiance Serum, Purifying Charcoal Mask, Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, Lip GlossCleansing Balm, Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner.

As the seasons change your skin needs change too. Here are some of my favorites that will also be a great transition into fall as well.

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Why You Should Say Goodbye to Antibacterial Hand Wash

If you haven’t already read the recent report from the FDA regarding the removal of antibacterials from hand soaps, or safer alternatives, then keep reading!

The FDA has made another move in the right direction with their recent declaration regarding the safety of antibacterials. “Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections,” said the FDA.

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Safe, Organic, and Natural Go-To Hair Care Products

If you’re taking steps to care for your skin, you should also think about what you’re putting in your hair. No matter if it’s short or long, wavy or straight, dark or light, dyed or not dyed, your hair is one way for you to express your style. And since so many of us love our hair and want to make sure it continues to grow healthy, here are some safe, organic and natural hair care lines that recommend for all hair types.

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Oil Uses and Benefits for Your Skin and Cooking

Oils have been used for thousands of years in multiple cultures for medicinal and health purposes. They can be applied to your skin, hair and in cooking. If you have a sun burn, oils can hep sooth and hydrate your skin. If you want an anti-aging formula to reduce fine lines, oils can add hydration and smooth out wrinkles. If you are looking for a healthier way to cook, oils can give you the anti-oxidant, heart health benefits and flavor that other cooking ingredients do not.

I use oils for everything: my hair, face, in food, as a perfume, a bronzer and so much more! Here are my favorite oils, their uses and benefits from Beautycounter, Conscious Coconut, Stacia, Egyptian Magic, Spectrum and Avohaus. It’s impressive how beneficial oils are for our health and skin!

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After Sun Care: Prolonging Your Tan While You Soothe and Hydrate Your Skin

As we get older, we get wiser about tanning and being under the sun. But for those of you who want a bit of that natural sun kissed glow, it’s important to make sure you soothe and hydrate your skin after you’ve been under the sun for several hours. Although post-sun skin products won’t reverse the sun’s damage, they will lock in moisture and restore the dead skin cells to help new ones grow.

I recommend Beautycounter’s Baby Oil, the Lustro Shimmer Oil, and the Hydrating Face Oil to restore hydration back into your skin, and soothe any sun burns that you may have. Plus, these oils—along with proper water rehydration and gentle exfoliation—will help prolong your tan for weeks!

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Why We Should Charcoal: Benefits and Uses

Activated charcoal has become a hot topic recently, and if you haven’t added charcoal to your health and beauty routine, then you’re missing out on more than just a black face mask.

Charcoal has been used for health benefits for thousands of years, especially by the Egyptians. Back then ; was used to help heal wounds. It wasn’t until the 1900s that charcoal’s absorbent powers were used on a wider scale. Now, you’ll see it being used for teeth whitening, digestive cleaning, poison extracting, water cleansing and toxin absorbing. As such, it’s been made into a variety of products such as face masks, pills, toothpaste, drinks, and even soap!

Activated charcoal has immense absorption powers. It can absorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances, which is why it’s so beneficial for your health.

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Favorite Summer Finds for the Weekend

One of my favorite activities during the weekends is searching for new fun finds to share with you! Today, I want to share with you some of my favorite summer finds that made my weekend complete. I hope you enjoy!

Pajama-rama with an Extra Cup of Matcha Tea

gap pj's and coffee cupI love wearing comfortable PJ’s over the weekend to lounge in, while sipping and enjoying that extra cup of Matcha Green Tea. The PJ’s in this photo are from GAP, and they are the best, and even better, on sale! The material is extremely light and comfortable. Plus, the combination of blue and white is perfect (one of my favorites).

I use this “I Love You California” mug from Malibu Farms all the time. It’s a reminder of my forever love for the sunny state! 😉

 

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