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Sugar and Its Skin Benefits

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Sugar and Its Skin Benefits

Sugar has a bad reputation when it comes to consumption: we are taught to eat sugar in moderation because of some of the issues it can cause to our bodies. But, what about using sugar on our skin? Shockingly, sugar is super beneficial to our skin, when applied externally! Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that gets down to the deepest layers of the skin, and breaks down the “glue” that binds skin cells together. This stimulates cell regeneration and encourages new skin cells, which prompts a more youthful appearance. Sugar is a natural humectant,...

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Save Our Reefs By Avoiding These Ingredients

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Save Our Reefs By Avoiding These Ingredients

Whether you're a Hawaii resident or just visiting, it's important to note that Hawaii's ecosystems are extremely fragile. In the recent years, coral bleaching has become more apparent and efforts have been made in order to slow this phenomenon. Oxybenzone and Octinoxate are two ingredients believed to contribute to coral bleaching. When coral bleaches, it's not dead, but rather under significant stress and may have an increased risk of dying. It is estimated that 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter coral reefs every year. Popular sunscreen brands that can be found at most retailers are known to contain these dangerous chemicals.  The Hawaii...

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Easy Lip Care Tips

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Easy Lip Care Tips

Having beautiful lips is something that many women focus on. From using lip products such as lip liners, lipsticks, lip glosses, "lip blushing" or even lip fillers, many of us dream of achieving the perfect "pout." So, here are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that your lip product application is flawless, or ensuring your natural lip look is seamless! How To Care For Your Lips Our lips are unlike the rest of our body; they do not have glands like our skin, which means that they have no means of moisturizing itself. So when our...

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Skin Benefits of Avocado Oil

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Skin Benefits of Avocado Oil

Many of us know that Avocados are considered a super food, and contains lots of healthy fats! Did you also know that avocados aren't only beneficial to our "insides," but to our skin as well?! Avocados are very high in fiber, low in sugar, and it has all the multivitamin cofactors that our bodies love like potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, vitamin B6, and niacin. If you weren't already obsessed with avocados, we're here to give you even more reason to believe it really is a top-notch ingredient for your overall health and your skin. Check...

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Skincare Habits to Reduce Acne

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Skincare Habits to Reduce Acne

Let's be real: there are many of us who suffer from some form of acne, whether it be mild or moderate. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from acne annually. There are a lot of factors that can impact your propensity for acne such as diet, climate, hormones, and your skincare habits. Here are some skincare tips that can be simple, yet effective to implement into your routine to minimize your breakouts: Cleanse your face twice a day and after sweating. Perspiration can make acne worse, so wash your face as soon as possible after rigorous...

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