5 Ingredients to Look for in a Face Serum

5 Ingredients to Look for in a Face Serum

A face serum is a great addition to your skincare routine when your skin needs some extra TLC. A serum is essentially a lightweight skin moisturizer packed with active ingredients, which allows it to deliver a visible effect quickly and efficiently. Here are 5 active ingredients to look for in a face serum.
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6 Tips for Your Spring Skincare Routine

6 Tips for Your Spring Skincare Routine

Unfortunately, it is not enough to figure out a skincare routine that works well for you and just stick to it all year round. Your skin needs different care during different seasons, so new season means new skincare regimen. Spring is the time of renewal, so the main goal of your spring skincare routine is to help your skin wake up from its winter hibernation and restore its healthy glow.
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5 Amazing Benefits of Chia Seed Oil for Your Skin and Hair

5 Amazing Benefits of Chia Seed Oil for Your Skin and Hair

Chia seeds are becoming one of the most popular superfoods because they are literally packed with nutrients, including unsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins, and a number of dietary minerals. Light oil pressed from the seeds of the chia plant is widely used as a cosmetic product because of its wide range of useful properties. What are the benefits of chia seed oil for your skin and hair?
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What Is Oxygenating Skincare and How Does It Work?

What Is Oxygenating Skincare and How Does It Work?

You can live without many things, but water and oxygen are not among them. Oxygen takes part in cellular respiration, which makes it essential for normal cell metabolism, including the cells of your skin. Normally, oxygen enters the body when we breathe and travels to the cells via the bloodstream. But what if you try to deliver oxygen directly to your skin to boost its metabolism? Well, judging by all the oxygenating skincare products offered by various brands, this is actually possible.
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Natural Ingredients to Mix with Henna for Healthier and More Vibrant Hair

Natural Ingredients to Mix with Henna for Healthier and More Vibrant Hair

Henna is one of the most popular natural hair dyes throughout the world. It produces a rich red-brown stain, but the result of coloring with henna depends on the natural hair color and the time of exposure to the dye, ranging from bright red to dark reddish brown. Besides, adding other ingredients to henna can change the color as well as make your hair healthier. Here’s a list of natural ingredients you can mix with henna.
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What Is a Bubble Mask and Does It Actually Work?

What Is a Bubble Mask and Does It Actually Work?

Korean cosmetic brands are constantly inventing new products to wow (and woo) consumers. As the latest Asian beauty trend blows up on social media, even some of the Western brands start creating similar formulas to profit from all the hype surrounding Asian products. Bubble masks are among the most recent Korean beauty trends that everyone’s been talking about lately. What is a bubble mask and how does it work?
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3 DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Masks for All Skin Types

3 DIY Matcha Green Tea Face Masks for All Skin Types

Matcha green tea has been used in Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries, but it’s become popular in the Western world only recently, in no small measure thanks to coffee shops that sell matcha lattes. All the beauty geeks out there will be delighted to learn that matcha powder is a great ingredient for homemade skincare products. Here are 3 matcha face mask recipes that you can try at home.
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6 Benefits of Co-Washing for Your Hair

6 Benefits of Co-Washing for Your Hair

Co-washing isn’t a new trend: it has long been embraced by African-American women to take care of their thick, curly hair. Now, more and more women are eager to try co-washing. What are the benefits of this styling technique?
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5 Amazing Benefits of Sage for Your Skin and Hair

5 Amazing Benefits of Sage for Your Skin and Hair

Sage has been used as a culinary herb for hundreds of years, alongside rosemary, thyme, and parsley, being an essential condiment in many cuisines. But did you know that it also has a range of cosmetic benefits? Read on to learn how you can use sage for skin and hair care.
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5 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Face Wash

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Face Wash

Cleansing is an important step in every skincare routine, but it is beneficial for your skin only if you do it right. For example, using a suspiciously cheap face wash isn’t likely to do anything good for your skin because mass-market products often contain ingredients that are considered potentially unsafe. Here are 5 ingredients you should avoid in your face wash.
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6 Tips for Taming Frizzy Hair

6 Tips for Taming Frizzy Hair

Very few people have naturally perfect curls (and some of those who claim they do are probably lying). Wavy or curly hair often gets frizzy because of its particular structure. Luckily, there are ways to tame the frizz.
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3 Amazing Hair Masks with Ayurvedic Herbs

3 Amazing Hair Masks with Ayurvedic Herbs

Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine originating from the Indian subcontinent. It uses herbs, minerals, spices, and other natural ingredients to treat various ailments as well as for skin and hair care. For example, hair masks with Ayurvedic herbs stimulate hair growth, reduce hair loss, and help make the hair stronger, thicker, and more luscious.
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5 Amazing Benefits of Bhringraj Oil for Your Hair

5 Amazing Benefits of Bhringraj Oil for Your Hair

Originating in India, Ayurveda has spread to many countries beyond the Indian subcontinent. This system of traditional medicine uses herbs, minerals and other natural ingredients for treatment and personal care. One of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs is bhringraj. It is used to make oil that has a wide range of amazing hair benefits.
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Benefits of Washing Your Face With Olive Oil Soap

Benefits of Washing Your Face With Olive Oil Soap

Many beauticians claim that washing your face with soap is completely wrong because it dries your skin out and affects its natural pH balance. However, there’s soap, and then there’s soap. Cheap mass market soaps can indeed be bad for your skin, but handmade soaps based on natural oils are another thing. For example, women of the Mediterranean have used olive oil soap for centuries to take care of their skin.
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Pros and Cons of Using Salicylic Acid for Acne-Prone Skin

Pros and Cons of Using Salicylic Acid for Acne-Prone Skin

Salicylic acid is one of the most commonly used ingredients in products for acne-prone skin. It’s even used as a medication to treat warts, psoriasis, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis, corns, calluses, and some other skin conditions. If you’re thinking about using salicylic acid for treating acne, you need to know about its pros and cons.
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What Is Ubtan and How to Use It to Get Glowing Skin?

What Is Ubtan and How to Use It to Get Glowing Skin?

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicinal system that widely uses plant-based treatments. One of the most popular Ayurvedic herbal remedies for skin and hair is ubtan. Indian women have used it for centuries to keep their skin flawless and glowing. What is ubtan and how can you use it to take care of your skin?
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5 Homemade Neem Face Masks for Problem Skin

5 Homemade Neem Face Masks for Problem Skin

Neem is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurveda because of its exceptional antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. It is especially great for taking care of problem skin due to its ability to eliminate bacteria that cause acne. Here are 5 neem face masks for problem skin that you can try at home.
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5 DIY Hair Masks with Shikakai Powder

5 DIY Hair Masks with Shikakai Powder

Shikakai (Acacia concinna) is a widely used Ayurvedic plant valued for its detergent properties. Due to its high content of saponins and naturally low pH, it has a delicate cleansing effect and doesn’t strip hair of natural oils. When used as an ingredient in homemade hair masks, shikakai acts as a detangler and makes the hair softer and shinier. Here are 5 DIY hair mask recipes with shikakai powder for you to try at home.
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5 Benefits of Lavender Oil for Your Skin, Hair and Overall Health

5 Benefits of Lavender Oil for Your Skin, Hair and Overall Health

One of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy, lavender oil is produced from the flower spikes of some lavender species through steam distillation. It is highly valued for its calming, soothing, and relaxing effect. Like most other essential oils, lavender oil can be used in skin and hair care. What are its benefits for your skin, hair and overall health?
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4 DIY Detox Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

4 DIY Detox Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Even if you have a well-thought-out daily skincare routine, your skin will need extra care every now and then. Because of its constant contact with the environment, the skin is a magnet for dirt and toxins that accumulate deep inside your pores and cause breakouts and unhealthy complexion. To keep your skin looking healthy and glowing, try these DIY detox masks that will unclog you pores and provide your skin with moisture and antioxidants.
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7 Products and Ingredients to Detox Your Skin

7 Products and Ingredients to Detox Your Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s constantly in contact with the environment. Through its pores, your skin absorbs air pollutants, chemicals contained in water and cosmetics, and other toxins. And washing your face regularly isn’t enough to get rid of dirt and toxins that are deep down in your pores. Here are 7 products and ingredients that will help detox your skin and make it look healthy and glowing.
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4 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes for Smooth and Kissable Lips

4 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes for Smooth and Kissable Lips

A lot of people exfoliate their face and body on a regular basis, but fewer know that lips need exfoliation, too. When your lips get dry, they start to flake and peel. By exfoliating them, you will get rid of dead skin that makes your lips look unhealthy, and stimulate skin regeneration. Lip scrubs are very easy to make at home. Here are 4 lip scrub recipes that you can try.
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8 Things You Need to Know About Lip Stain

8 Things You Need to Know About Lip Stain

Touching up your lipstick or lip gloss every couple of hours can be tiring. No wonder that many women are in search of longer-lasting lip products such as lip stain. How is lip stain different from lipstick? Here are 8 things you need to know about this cosmetic product.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Micellar Water

7 Things You Need to Know About Micellar Water

Micellar water has become one of the most popular cleansers and makeup removers lately because of its excellent cleansing, refreshing, and moisturizing properties. What’s the key to its numerous benefits? Here are 7 things you need to know about micellar water.
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