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    DIY: Whole Foods Face Masks

    While everyone knows how important whole foods are for our health, not many realize the benefits that whole foods can have for your skin. Think of it this way, why should you spend extra money to put harsh chemicals and other unknowns on your skin when you can achieve the same results with produce from the local market? Here are some of my favorite foods for your skin: Honey is a humectant, which promotes the skin to absorb moisture and lock it in. It also is highly antibacterial which can be beneficial for acne-prone skin. Oatmeal is fantastic to soothe irritated skin and to reduce inflammation. A mix of flavonoids,…

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    DIY: Smoothie Face Mask

    One of the best parts about summer has to be all the fresh fruit. While we can always find apples and oranges, during the summer I love indulging in apricots, cherries and mango. One of my favorite breakfasts during the summer is fruit smoothies. It a quick and yummy way to give your body a lot of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. So, I figured why not make a smoothie face mask?  What you need: 1/3 Banana- has many different good skin ingredients. Potassium hydrates the skin, B-vitamins protect against free radicals, Vitamin-A heals scaring and Zinc fights acne. ¼ Ripe Mango- has high amounts of Vitamin-A and…

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    DIY: Rose Gold Elixir

    With social media, it is so easy to fall into the trap of over hyped products. Scrolling through Instagram, I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen using the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir. It seemed like every other picture was an influencer putting this on their lips and ending with flawless results. I managed to avoid the temptation because it was not sold in the US. However, as soon as it became available on Sephora, I shelled out the $54 for this magical serum. Now, I’ve been using this for over a month. Do I like it? I do! Is it worth $54? I wasn’t convinced. After looking at…

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    DIY Dry Scalp Treatment

    I have had problems with dry scalp on and off for years. Lucky for me, it can usually be remedied by using a hydrating shampoo or something like Head and Shoulders. Unfortunately for my husband, that hasn’t been the case. It seems like no matter what he tries, he can’t get rid of his dry flakey scalp. It’s gotten to the point where people really notice. We have tried switching shampoos, using prescriptions and exfoliation. Unfortunately, nothing has helped long term. So, he finally agreed to test out my diy dry scalp hair mask. It incorporates a mix of olive and coconut oil to hydrate as well as honey and…

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    DIY Coconut Shaving Cream

    When the weekend comes, it’s time for my husband and I to just relax. We love going out and exploring all that is going on in our college town. However, this weekend that was not the case. He is so busy preparing to defend his PHD thesis and I had mountains of work to do. So when I went to take a shower on Saturday and realized I had no more shaving cream, I was frazzled. I didn’t want to put on clothes and run to the store, so instead I wrapped myself in a towel and headed to the kitchen. Lucky for me, I always have a large container…