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6 WAYS TO ELEVATE YOUR BATH TO SPA STATUS

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Posted by 01.22.15

Like most of us, when I was a kid I had to be coaxed to take a bath. These days? No strong-arm is required! In my mind, a soak in the tub can rival a trip to a day spa. I set aside at least a half hour to luxuriate in a hot tub full of salts, oils or bubbles and depending on my mood will just close my eyes and relax, listen to music or read.

The primary purpose of a bath is to get you clean, but its other benefits far outweigh its practicalities:

  • It’s therapeutic. Add-ins like pure essential oils can make your bath curative. Mix 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils with a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond oil, before adding to your bathwater. Try

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    LIKE BUTTER: 10 SHEA BUTTER BEAUTIES

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    Posted by 01.10.15

    Derived from the nut of the African shea tree, shea butter is one of those seemingly magic all purpose ingredients. According the the ASBI (American Shea Butter Institute), a bio-tech institute that provides consumer and industry education and quality standards, this moisturizing and healing multi-tasker has many uses. It diminishes wrinkles, dry skin and hair, dermatitis, eczema and blemishes as well as helps heal insect bites, minor skin wounds, itchiness and more which is why you’ll find this coveted ingredient in skincare, haircare and now even makeup.

    COMPLEXION CARE

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    SURVIVING THE BIG FREEZE

    Posted by 01.08.15

    Baby, it’s cold outside. Keeping your skin soft in an Arctic freeze can be a challenge, especially when you’re exposed to a double whammy of cold, windy outdoor weather and high, dry indoor heat. This “perfect storm” can zap every ounce of moisture from your skin and really take a toll on your looks. The good news is that small adjustments  in your beauty routine can amp up the hydration in your skincare regimen, keeping you well moisturized, better protected and more luminous all season long.

    TO AVOID DESERT-LEVEL DRYNESS

    • Skip the long, hot shower and opt for a quick cleanse in lukewarm water instead. Exposure to hot water depletes the skin’s

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      PACK YOUR BAGS: 6 TRAVEL TAKE-ALONGS

      Posted by 01.06.15

      Traveling any time can be uber stressful and exhausting. Overbooked flights, high terror alert warnings, new TSA rules, and unexpected weather delays, you can find yourself more drained than ever when you finally do arrive at your destination. A few just-right items on your carry-on and in your suitcase can help keep you bright eyed, radiant, relaxed and healthy so you’ll arrive in better condition than when you left.

      Here, how to keep you from needing a vacation from your vacation.

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