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Tip of the Day – Lip Care

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Do you have problems with your lips? Do you have a hard time keeping them healthy?

Peeling, cracking and red sores or markings around the mouth are a sign you are allergic to your lip products. So many lip products on the market are full of chemicals and synthetic sunscreen and many people are allergic to them. Try a rich natural lip balm that is not too oily and you may see a real difference in your lips. NNS corrective “sensitive” lip balm was designed to be used by the MOST sensitive lips. In fact it is the ONLY lip balm the owner of NNS can wear after suffering most of her life from the effects of the commercial lip products.

NOW IN WATERMELON FLAVOUR!

Nobody Wants to Be a ‘Dirty’ Beauty

If you think that ‘eating clean’ is a challenge, then you may have a question or two about ‘Clean Beauty’. Courtesy of Blisstree.com, this leaves a lot of questions since unlike food manufacturers, cosmetic companies in the U.S. have no legal obligation to prove that they are really natural or organic.

You may at one time or another, believed that if you spent more on your face care products, that you are automatically closer to purity.

Tip of the Day – Get a Handle on Breakouts

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Breakouts…..don’t you hate them!

Steps you can take to help minimize bacterial invasion on your face. Clean your hands before washing your face, when using face cloths or other facial cleansing devices by ensuring they are dry and clean each time you use them. If the cloths are damp from the previous morning, it will contain bacteria and other elements that will cause breakouts.
Use an astringent toner after washing to help close pores to prevent bacteria and pore clogging from your moisturizerand makeup. If you wear makeup, especially foundation and blush make sure to wash your application devices such your brush and sponge a couple times a week to prevent bacterial build-up.

Beware of Greenwashing

Defined as companies (mostly large corporations) that are jumping on the green movement by claiming that their products are natural and/or environmentally-friendly. In this article by the Huffington Post, companies that were known for their green branding, like Burt’s Bees are now being purchased by much larger companies that have used synthetic ingredients for years.

So why won’t they just re-create their old products so that they no longer have synthetics and other by-products, you ask?

The reasons could vary. Most likely, it’s more economically sound to buy an established brand with a strong following, rather than try to package a new product and lose part of their demographic trying to improve the old.

How does the public know that the newly acquired product will not be compromised by slowly adding unnatural or organic ingredients?

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