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BOTANICAL OF THE WEEK: AVOCADO OIL

Botanical of the week: avocado oil

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Avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree or Persea americana, a tree native to the Western Hemisphere from Mexico south to the Andean regions. Avocado fruits have greenish or yellowish flesh with a buttery consistency and a very rich, nutty taste. Avocados are rich in thiamin, riboflavin an...

Knowing Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type

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Back in the day, ladies had a limited selection of skincare items to choose from. But today, there’s a vast collection of skin care products fashioned to fit you. However, these amazing skin care products would only work best if it’s meant for your skin type. Have you ever tried a skin care pro...

FACIAL TONERS; WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

Facial toners; why they are important

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A toner is a skin care product, usually water-based, that’s meant to shrink the appearance of large pores and further cleanse the skin, picking up any makeup or debris that may have been left behind....

BOTANICAL OF THE WEEK: GRAPE SEED OIL

Botanical of the week: grape seed oil

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·         Comedogenic Rating: 1 (very low likelihood of clogging pores) ·         Grapeseed oil is a carrier oil! Carrier oils come from the fatty portion of the plants from which they are derived. Essential oils on the other ha...

Acne

Acne

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The face is usually the first thing that is noticed about a person, and acne can negatively affect others’ perceptions. The medical term for “pimples” is acne or acne vulgaris (vulgaris means “common”). The reason it's called "common acne” is because nearly everyone suffers from a pimple outbrea...

Botanical Of The Week: Coconut Oil

Botanical of the week: coconut oil

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Coconut oil gotten from Cocos nucifera belongs to the palm family and is the only species belonging to the Cocos genus. The coconut palm is commonly called “tree of life” because every bit of the coconut can be used to produce drink, fiber, food, fuel, utensils amongst others. In the 16th centur...