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How to Treat Blemishes

An unexpected blemish is annoying enough, but the discolouration or scar that they leave in their wake can last a lot longer than the pimple itself. First, we need to treat the blemish as gently and lovingly as possible. While our first instinct is to grab the benzoyl or salicylic acid, there are a few other steps we can take to treat our breakout naturally. Make sure not to touch the blemish (no squeezing or poking - as best as you can!), gently cleanse the skin (my favourite cleanser is Cetaphil - and there is also Cetaphil for acne prone skin). Remove any remaining impurities with a gentle toner - I love this one from UMA oils, then treat your...

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Perfect Five Minute Facial

If you ever wash your face with a wash cloth, you know the calming sweet smell of a warm towel on your face. You might even take a minute to deeply inhale and enjoy the moment. This facial ritual promises to extend that moment and make it last. It will soften the skin and allow the product to really penetrate the skin, while delivering beautiful aromatherapeutic benefits. The lavender will actually encourage your body to take deeper inhales, which will lead to a relaxed state, while the Jasmine has similar calming effects on the brain as Valium.

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What Order you Should be Applying your Skincare Products in

Moisturizer or oil first - this is the question I receive every day. Like any other popular skincare question, there are many answers and explanations. We like to answer as many questions as possible on an individual basis, because everyone’s skin concerns and needs are very different. Even when it comes to the order in which you apply your products, personal preference plays an integral role - like, if you even need to apply both moisturizer and face oil in your routine. We developed our Inner Glow face oil in an effort to reduce the amount of products we use every day. Our goal was to create a product that contained all of your daily nutrients and needs into one...

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Ayurvedic Beauty Breakdown

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the centuries-old science of natural medicines. It originated in India over 5,000 years ago and has been revered for remedies that focus on the root cause of physical and emotional ailments (as opposed to the symptoms). So - what does Ayurveda mean? Literally, Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge. Ayurveda combines powerful botanicals, yoga and lifestyle modifications to treat our modern afflictions. We love to incorporate these practices into our daily beauty routines - as we truly believe glowing skin comes from a combination of lifestyle and incredible skincare factors. Using Inner Glow, our powerful botanical face oil, and incorporating these practices has helped us reveal brighter, youthful and healthy skin. We had...

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Everything you Need to Know About Facial Massage Tools

While there are many facial massage tools currently on the market, they all have a few simple things in common. They are all meant to be used with an oil so that there is no tension on the skin. You want your tool of choice to glide smoothly across the skin without tugging or any discomfort. They should all be used gently and, at first, sparingly in order to see how your skin reacts. They are also all meant to be used in an outward sweeping motion - beginning at the centre of the face and moving outwards towards the hairline. The thought behind some of these tools (including the Gua Sha and derma roller) is to cause micro injuries to...

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