Supermodel Miranda Kerr Launches Her New Organic Skin Care Line

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr Launches Her New Organic Skin Care Line

Supermodels just can’t stay still…. especially for this little Australian Angel Miranda Kerr. Miranda will be launching her new organic skin care line in the middle of this month known as KORA – named after a type of meditation from Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Her entrepreneurial juices has been flowing strongly through her body as she’s been very hands on with the brand’s creation and development. Putting her stamp of approval on each of the products, it has been reported that Miranda has been involved with the name selection, packaging design and even the development of the skin care formulas.

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Have You Tried Using a Face Mask In Powder Form?

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Have You Tried Using a Face Mask In Powder Form?

A face and body mask packaged in a powder format that requires blending with a “mixer” before application has the following advantages:

First – the system offers you 100% natural product without the presence of artificial fragrances or preservatives which can potentially irritate delicate facial skin.
Second – this dry system enables you to use one product for virtually any skin type. The key is in the “mixer”: such as milk, water or yogurt, honey, olive, cream – this material is targeted to your skin type, which means you can have just one product, yet still achieve incredible versatility. This makes the face mask in powdered form extremely flexible.
Finally – it is so reassurring mixing up your own mask tailored specifically to your personal needs. The application of a fresh, customizable mask is a memorable and very effective experience.

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Is Your Makeup Infested with Bacteria? Throw it Away NOW!

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Is Your Makeup Infested with Bacteria? Throw it Away NOW!

Would you rub germs and bacteria on your face? Well that is exactly what you are doing when you are reusing makeup after a certain period of time. It’s quite filthy when you think about it. If you put your 6 months old makeup under a microscope, you will be horrified to find the germs crawling, swimming and doing acrobatic moves under your very eyes. Disgusting thought? It’s a disgusting fact!

The shelf life for most makeup that has been opened and used is normally around 3 – 6 months. Any makeup that comes in contact with the eyes and eye fluid is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria – mascaras, eye liners and eye shadows should belong in the rubbish bin after 3 months. Bacteria such as  Staph, yeast and fungal can develop and if the bacteria gets into your eyes, you may develop eye infections such as conjuctivitus or other more serious eye conditions.

So how long before you throw away your makeup? Find out what the shelf life is for each makeup product once it has been used for the first time.

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Vitamin B Skin Care Benefits

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Vitamin B Skin Care Benefits

VITAMIN B

When looking at vitamin B, we should look at it as a group

The Vitamin B Complex comprises of the essential B Vitamins -

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Choline

Inositol

Vitamin B Complex is needed for the proper functioning of almost every process in the body and is essential to promote healthy radiant looking skin and hair. Deficiencies in any B Vitamins can lead to acne, brittle hair, rashes, dry skin, poor skin tone, dermatitis, wrinkles, and split nails.

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Vitamin A Skin Care Benefits

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Vitamin A Skin Care Benefits

Vitamin A derived skin care products can be found in many anti-aging beauty formulas. The antioxidant effect of vitamin A helps rejuvenate the skin from deep down within the collagen fibres working hard to reverse damages caused by free radicals from sun damage, smoking and other environmental factors.

Keep in mind that excessive vitamin A is not excreted like vitamin C or B. Vitamin A Is a fat soluble vitamin meaning that it is stored in the body. Eating a couple of carrots is not going to hurt. Natural sources of beta carotine is not converted to vitamin A until until your body converts it when necessary. Synthetic man-made vitamin A such as Tretinoin is a different story. Large doses can become toxic and in some cases lethal.

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Vitamin C Skin Care Benefits

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Vitamin C Skin Care Benefits

The human body does not produce Vitamin C and it needs to be taken in our diet or as dietary supplements. The good thing is that vitamin C is readily available in many plant and animal sources such as broccoli, cauliflower, green leafy vegetables, papaya, orange, lemons, grapefruit, mango, calf liver, beef liver, pork, and cow milk. Vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid can also be taken through synthetic sources, in the form of drinks, capsules, and tablets and can be applied to skin in the form of lotions and creams.

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) has proven effectiveness to stimulate collagen synthesis, treat sun damaged skin, protect skin by neutralizing free radicals and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Find Out More About Vitamin C Skin Care Benefits

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Vitamin E Skin Care Benefits

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Vitamin E Skin Care Benefits

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant with powerful skin healing properties that improves skin tone, fine lines, and even prevents skin cancer

Having a healthy balanced diet is the best way to get the vitamin E you need and to keep your skin looking it’s best. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin meaning that it is stored in the body. Some foods rich in vitamin E include avocados, nuts, asparagus, olives and olive oil and spinach.

Read on to find out the anti-aging properties of vitamin E.

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Show Your Hands the Tender Loving Care it Deserves

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Show Your Hands the Tender Loving Care it Deserves

Your hands take on quite a beating. They’re often exposed to water, harsh detergents, nasty chemicals, damaging UV rays, and endless vigorous labor work. And yet, your hands often receive the least protection from the all of these destructive dynamics.

Through time, the wear and tear will become evident. Hands begin to wrinkle, age spots rapidly appears, nails become brittle, skin texture becomes dry and chapped, and skin begin to flake off. Take the time to care for your hands today. For softer hands try the following hand care tips:

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Does an SPF30 Sunscreen Mean Twice the Sun Protection as SPF15

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Does an SPF30 Sunscreen Mean Twice the Sun Protection as SPF15

It’s SPRING! The weather is beginning to warm up and in 3 months time, we”ll be heading into the scorching Australian summer. Sadly, Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. It’s frightening to see that more than 430,000 Australians are treated for skin cancers every year, with around 1600 deaths from melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

We all need to be extra vigilant with protecting our skin from the sun when participating in outdoor activities. This includes wearing protective clothing, slapping on a hat and applying the right sunscreen. When shopping for a sunscreen, we are normally faced with selecting between:

1. SPF15 sunscreen

2. SPF30 sunscreen

3. SPF50 sunscreen

But what exactly does the sun protection factor (SPF) mean???

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Green Celebrity of the Month – Alanis Morissette

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Green Celebrity of the Month – Alanis Morissette

Take the time to listen to the songs of Alanis Morrissette and begin to appreciate and feel her fury and rage with life. Each song is performed perfectly though her creative and unrestricted expressions to capture her rebellious mood and feelings.

Where’s all the anger gone now? Well she is in her mid 30s and I guess maturity, tranquility and a bit of wisdom is starting to set in. She’s still the vocal — ‘Get out of my way I’ll do whatever I want’ Alanis. But now she’s found a way to creatively channel that energy into other worthy causes, like helping to Green the earth and environment.

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