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3 Reasons You Should Use Tea in Your Skincare Routine

You may have heard about using tea in your skincare regimen but do you know why? Tea has many benefits for the skin. It is very high in antioxidants which keep your skin looking young and beautiful, it reduces the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles, AND it's anti-inflammatory making it a natural acne buster! These are just some of the benefits of using tea in your skincare.

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Email Frequency: How Often Should You Email Your List

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a number or a schedule you could follow for how often you should email your list? While it would be great if there was research that suggested that mailing exactly every 5 days gets you the best results every time, there is no such thing. And there's a very good reason for it. Every market, every niche, every audience and every person is different. While you'll never make everyone on your list happy, there is a lot you can do to make just about any email schedule work.

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4 Tips For Crafting Compelling Email Subject Lines

The first thing you need to get right when it comes to email marketing is the subject line. If you can't get your subscribers to open your emails, it really doesn't matter how good the actual email is. It's easy to spend a lot of time crafting a great message and then just slap a subject line on it at the end. Spend some time writing them and see what type of headline gets you good open rates. Here are four tips for crafting subject lines that get your emails opened.

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The Top Two Reasons to Exfoliate

Exfoliating may seem like an extra step in your skin care regimen, but is it a necessary one? YES, and I’ll tell you why you need to exfoliate your skin regularly. Well, I’ll tell you the top three reasons why you should exfoliate your skin on the regular.

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The Benefits of Charcoal

Charcoal has become popular on the beauty scene recently and some may wonder why… well, I wanted to point out a few of the reasons why I use charcoal and why you should too. The benefits of charcoal for beauty are many; however, there are four main reasons why I like to use it. Charcoal is great for detoxing the skin, clarifying the skin, exfoliating the skin, and soothing irritated skin.

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The Top Two Benefits of Coffee for Your Skin

I don’t know about you but for me, my morning cup of joe is the most important part of my day! It just seems to give me the kick in the pants I need to get my day going. Well not only does it give you a nice energy boost when you drink it, but coffee also boasts some amazing benefits for your skin! Some of the skin benefits of coffee the reduction in the of cellulite, stretch marks, scars, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin.

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How Does Pumpkin Benefit Your Skin?

Pumpkin has long been a fall favorite for food and lattes; however it boasts some pretty powerful benefits for your skin! Now that's it's pumpkin season maybe you should consider adding pumpkin (or products containing pumpkin) to your skin care routine and experience for yourself the benefits of pumpkin for your skin.

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Devacurl: Worth the hype? or Overpriced?

If you couldn’t tell… I have curly hair. Like super curly hair. Like when curls were being divvied up and handed out to humanity I got extra servings. So if you have straight hair and really wanted curly hair… sorry, I’m pretty sure I got your serving of curls. JK… But seriously having curly hair has its downfalls. Like finding products that help tame frizz and fight tangles all while keeping your curls bouncy and free. Well here comes my all time favorite go-to brand for curly hair… DevaCurl! It was created for curly girls by a curly girl, who is also a stylist with her own method of cutting curly hair (more on that in a different post… maybe).

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Top Tips to Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Maintaining moisture is one of the biggest complaints I've heard when I ask about skin concerns. Well here are my best tips for keeping your skin moisturized, especially during the summer when it seems the heat can zap every bit of moisture from your body!

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5 Tips to Make Doing a Detox or Cleanse A Breeze

Cleansing requires a lot of motivation in order to achieve your goal as it might force you to alter your plans according to the times of cleansing or detoxification. In order to make sure that your desire to achieve your goal and your motivation to cleanse, here are a few tips to help you overcome the challenges that you might face:

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The Best of July Sales!!!

I know I love a great sale when I see one so I'm sharing ALL of the sales that I know about. Some even have extra coupon codes... you're welcome ;) 

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The Top 2 Beauty Benefits of Aloe

Aloe vera has been long recognized as a natural remedy for burns, especially sunburns—but it has many other beauty benefits.  Aloe contains more than 200 biologically-active amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, all of which are clinically proven to improve your skin.

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Three Reasons Why Cocoa Butter is my FAVORITE!!!

Cocoa butter is the fat extracted from cocoa beans. These are the same beans that chocolate comes from! Because of this, cocoa butter has some of the same antioxidant properties as pure chocolate and retains a slight chocolaty smell AND it is my FAVORITE beauty ingredient and I use it literally from head to toe!

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3 Reasons Shea Butter is Awesome for your Skin

Although there are many more benefits of using shea butter these were my favorite. Shea butter has been used in beauty regimens for centuries. It is was even rumored to have been Cleopatra's beauty secret!

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Green Tea Face Scrub

The green tea in this scrub helps prevent sun damage by quenching free radicals and preventing inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea will help calm and soothe acne inflammation and other skin inflammatory conditions like eczema. Green tea also contains polyphenols that are known to slow down the development of some signs of premature aging. If you want this to be less of a scrub you can omit the sugar and decrease the oil to 4 tsp. I hope you enjoy this mask! Let me know when you try it and what you think. 

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Coconut Citrus Face Mask

The citrus in this mask is not only refreshing for the skin it also brightens the skin and helps fight acne. It gives your skin a powerful dose of vitamin C that boosts collagen production and increases skin elasticity. The citric acid not only exfoliates the skin it also shrinks and tightens pores, brightens dull skin, evens out skin discolorations, slows the appearance of fine lines and fights wrinkles, and speeds up the production of new cells. If you try this mask let me know what citrus juice you use and how you like it! 

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Sugar Scrub

This is just a base recipe for a sugar scrub. You can customize the type of sugar and oil to suite your needs as well as the essential oil. I included my go-to recipe! The coconut oil helps fight acne and balance the skin as well as moisturize it, the white sugar provides gentle exfoliation without drying the skin, you can use salt or some combination of sugar and salt for added mineral benefits; however, the salt can also be drying. The lavender and frankincense essential oils not only make this scrub smell good they also help moisturize and soften the skin. You won't use this whole batch at once so you can store it in an airtight container for later use.  

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Almond Face Scrub

The almonds and almond oil help remove dead skin and buildup. They also help decrease the look of dark circles and hyperpigmentation. They have antioxidants that help protect the skin from the elements as well as omega-3 fatty acids that make the skin radiant. Almond oil is also very moisturizing. This is my go-to mask/scrub because it covers all of the "basis" for skin health. You can grind the almonds really fine to decrease the exfoliation or you can use a very corse grind to make this mask more of a scrub. When you try it let me know what you think!

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