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• 3 Tropical DIY Body Scrubs With Pineapple, Mango &... →

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What Your Skin Wants You To Eat

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9 Essential Makeup Brushes (+ How to Use 'em!) - [Brit + Co.] →

It’s May 1st and the weather on the east coast is (finally) beautiful! Get ready for the weekend with a flawless face using these 9 essential makeup brushes courtesy of Brit +Co.

Keep your skin happy! #SkinLove

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• Sea Salt Detox Bath Epsom Salt: Epsom Salt is... →

Today’s article is courtesy of heyfranhey - try this salt detox bath for smooth skin and a healthy detox! Happy Wellness Wednesday from Skin Love!

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Oil is Actually Good For Your Skin

I hear people complaining about oily skin and how they don’t want any more oil put on their skin when in reality because they are so used to stripping their skin of oil their body goes into defense mode and actually produces MORE oil.

Instead of denying your body oil, small added doses in small ways have HUGE benefits. Today I’m going to focus on almond oil and it’s benefits.

Almond oil has been known for: naturally moisturizing properties; vitamins A, D, and E (antioxidants) which can help skin disorders such as eczema; and its ability to rid dark circles around the eye area.

Almond oil can be used as a facial moisturizer, an eye “serum” and even a facial mask (combined with other great ingredients).

Check out this simple recipe for a DIY almond oil mask to enhance your skin’s health and its glow:

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon almond oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 avocado
Procedure:

Mash the avocado and mix in all the ingredients to form a puree.
Apply the mix to the skin on all areas.
Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water and pat dry.

You can use this mask 1-2 times a week and organic products will give optimal results. We’ll catch up on the benefits of other oils next week but in the meantime try this mask at home and tell me what you think! #SkinLove

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Healthy Lady + Pro Spotlight - Ayo Figueroa →

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Woo-hoo!

Just finished up an interview for healthishappening.com for their “Healthy Lady” and “Health Pro” spotlight segments. Thanks so much! Should be up tomorrow!

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How to fix dry lips

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I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help  get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…

How to get rid of Dry Lips

Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil

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Great post! Lips often get overlooked in the face care world. Thanks for sharing!
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My Journey With #OilPulling

I’ve heard so many good things about the ancient Ayurvedic practice: Oil Pulling, that I’ve finally decided to jump on the wagon and try it.

Oil pulling is said to improve overall oral health, sinus issues, migraines, and insomnia. I’m super excited because I suffer from allergies and insomnia and improving my oral health is an added plus.

Last night I picked up a small bottle of organic, unrefined sesame oil at Whole Foods (about $3.99 for the 365 brand). I used one tablespoon and swished for exactly 20 minutes.

The key to oil pulling is to swish the oil around your mouth and pull through your teeth. This practice is detoxifying as it literally pulls out bacteria and traps it in the oil.

When the twenty minutes was up, I spit the oil out in a cup (don’t spit in the sink or toilet; you might clog your pipes) and the oil had turned a milky white-ish color (kinda gross). The oil changes color because of the bacteria that was pulled out.

I didn’t see any immediate results but I did feel like my morning breath wasn’t as mortifying when I woke up today (lol). In about a week I’ll be sure to update you all on how oil pulling has (hopefully) changed my health!

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