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How Digestion Affects the Skin: Gut Health For Better Skin

In our previous post on inflammatory skin problems, we discussed a little bit about the gut-skin connection. Here, we will go deeper into the impact of digestion and how to improve your gut health for better skin. The gut-skin connection is one of the most established and well-recognized relationships in the body by practitioners of all types. Today, even many…

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Harmful Ingredients to Avoid For Glowing Skin

Despite appealing packaging and clever marketing tactics, most “beauty” products today are actually far more harmful than they are helpful. In this blog post, we will guide you through the most harmful ingredients to avoid for glowing skin. There is significant scientific evidence unrolling all the time about the dangers of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial facial cleansers, lotions,…

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Healthier Kidneys, Healthier Skin: The Kidney-Skin Connection

The kidney-skin connection isn’t often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach Westerners often fail to understand the intimate interconnectedness of…

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The Skin and Beauty Benefits of Salt

Salt has a pretty bad rep. It has been deemed to cause hypertension, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, in this post on the skin and beauty benefits of salt, we’re going to debunk that. Those claims do not tell the whole story and they fail to point out that there are key differences between refined, heavily processed salt…

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How Horsetail Benefits Your Skin

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Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass, Bottle Brush or by its scientific name Equisetum arvense, is a perennial plant that resembles a horse’s tail. It commonly grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. Horsetail contains important nutrients that support the health of the skin, including iron, manganese, silica and various antioxidants. Additionally, horsetail is known to possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory…

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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gynostemma

Gynostemma did not get the nickname “miracle grass” without reason. This highly medicinal herb is known to be the most powerful adaptogen on the planet. The anti-aging benefits of Gynostemma are due to its many rejuvenating properties, which all actually serve to protect the body from the damaging effects of stress. What is Gynostemma? Commonly referred to as Jiaogulan, Gynostemma…

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Andy Hnilo’s Alitura Clay Mask Routine

Before and after images of Andy Hnilo wearing the Alitura Clay Mask

How to get the Alitura Glow? Here Andy Hnilo shares the ultimate Alitura Clay Mask routine, which he completes four times a week to purify his skin and leave it radiating for the day. Before the Clay Mask: The perfect clay mask routine starts with the Derma Roller. In addition to boosting collagen production, the 600 titanium microneedle roller reduces…

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The Skin Benefits of Beauty Sleep

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We’ve all heard the term “beauty sleep”, and while we’ve all experienced the griefs of a sleepless night, not all of us know exactly why. Overall, there are a number of things that go wrong for the health and beauty of our skin from sleep deprivation. However, there is one primary culprit behind the eye bags, fine lines, and lackluster…

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How a Natural Clay Mask Will Work for You

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No matter what type of skin care regimen you maintain, you may find that your skin still does not look as good as you would like. You may fight problems with acne and blemishes constantly, and you may have spent hundreds of dollars’ on different skin care products without positive results. What many people do not know is that many…

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The Benefits of a Clay Mask

Why You Should Be Using Clay for Your Skin: Beauty & Health Benefits of  a Clay Mask The use of clay topically for soothing and healing the skin, and even for internal medicinal uses traces back throughout ancient history. Clay as medicine has been referenced as far back as ancient Rome, 60 BC to be exact. Aristotle – the Father of…

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