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How Can Skincare Be Holistic?

If holistic is "the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts" and skincare is defined as "the cleansing, massaging, moisturizing, etc. of the skin", one can quickly see the connection between holistic and skincare. As described, skincare isn't just the concept of a cream in a jar, but the way in which we physically care for our skin. If we view this self-care as…

5 Simple Strategies To Reduce Stress

Stress affects every system in our bodies, including our skin. Living a fast-paced, fill-up-our-time lifestyle causes damage at the cellular level. This can lead to long and short-term damage such as heart disease, premature aging, slow wound healing and more. "Psychological stress arises when people are under mental, physical, or emotional pressure. It arises when the individual perceives…

What are parabens?

Parabens are a class of synthetic, chemical preservatives praised for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They are inexpensive, extend the shelf-life of products and are widely used in the manufacturing of food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Products commonly containing parabens: shampoo medication skin care products cosmetics body lotion soap food toothpaste…