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Turn Back The Clock The Natural Way

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Turn Back The Clock The Natural Way

    After the age of 30, our body begins to create less collagen (a protein that maintains your skins firmness and suppleness) with levels dropping by 1-2% each year. As collagen weakens, your skin loses the ability to retain elasticity and wrinkles begin to form. To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers are looked to in an attempt to stop the ageing process and to add back the fullness to areas that have thinned due to the breakdown of collagen. Botox works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily...

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Grow Plants In Space, Rejuvenate Your Skin On Earth?

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Grow Plants In Space, Rejuvenate Your Skin On Earth?

Crazy title I know, but bear with me for a moment... Interestingly, the power of LED light energy was first discovered by NASA during the space race in the 1960s. Astronauts needed a way to grow plants without sunlight. Armed only with a little soil, water and LED lights, they grew plants in space. No sunlight or gravity required! This lead NASA to explore how they could put the incredible power of LED lights to use back home. We all know how important sunlight is for our skin, but the downside – UV rays, make sun exposure a tricky balance....

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Why You Need A Physical Exfoliator

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Why You Need A Physical Exfoliator

Your skin naturally renews itself every 28 days. However, as we age the renewal process can take longer, which explains why as we get older we sometimes have a dull looking complexion. This is because we have accumulated dead skin cells and they haven't yet been shed. Nice, right?! Physical exfoliation is the process of using a grainy product or tool and using friction to buff away any dead skin cells. This process leaves our skin looking radiant and fresh. Exfoliating your skin is basically giving it a good polish. You want to remove the dead skin cells to increase...

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Is there such a thing as “Beauty Sleep”?

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Is there such a thing as “Beauty Sleep”?

  When you get a good night's sleep, you feel refreshed, invigorated and ready to tackle the day. We have all felt the amazing benefits of a restful sleep, and fortunately for those who get enough zzz’s the benefit shows directly through your complexion! During sleep, your skin's blood flow increases, and the organs rebuild its collagen and repairs damage. I've listed a few key points as to how sleep contributes to healthy, glowing skin. 1. Fewer Wrinkles Skin makes new collagen when you sleep and collagen is a key component in slowing down the ageing process.  Having more collagen means skin...

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Natures Pharmacy!

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Natures Pharmacy!

We like to think of plants as our natural pharmacy. When you think about it, for thousands of years plants were our medicine!Our earliest human ancestors found plants to heal wounds, cure diseases, and ease troubled minds. I’m not saying everything is curable using plant based medicine, as evidently we have been able to prolong our lifespan due to advancement with technology and science. However, I don’t think we can forget what nature has provided us and should use it where we can.Plants are rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins and emollients, all of which are known for their exfoliating, cleansing and...

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