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New Year, New You Skin Care Tips: Body Skin Care

Source: flickr.com user Spenser Marie

Source: flickr.com user Spenser Marie

Welcome to our final New Year, New You Skin Care Tips post! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about how you can perfect your skin care regimen. If you missed the rest of the series, you can still find our posts on Cleansing, Moisturizing, Eye Skin Care, and Natural Ingredients

The last installment in our series is all about body skin care. Lots of people (mainly women) enjoy using body lotion, but most people wouldn’t list body skin care high on their list of priorities. The fact is, the skin of the body is usually lower maintenance that the skin on the face, so people tend to forget or ignore their body.

This is unfortunate for several reasons, the main one being that the body does need to be cared for! It’s still prone to environmental and free radical damage, visible signs of aging, breakouts, skin conditions, and more. Using a daily body skin care regimen can help keep the skin on the body healthy, radiant, and protect against premature signs of aging. 

The good news is that, even a “complete” body care regimen is very simple. Within the Raw Essentials line, we actually think you can care for the body entirely with two simple products. Here’s a look at what they are, what they do, and why you should use them.

Balancing Body Wash
Our Balancing Body Wash is a gentle yet thorough body cleanser formulated without the use of harsh chemical soaps or foaming agents. A sugar-derived blend provides a velvety foaming texture that effortlessly removes excess oils, body odors, debris, and dirt. Our certified raw complex provides and locks in moisture, leaving skin feeling hydrated and soft. The fragrance-free formula promises results without irritation, making Balancing Body Wash a perfect choice for all skin types.

On top of all these great benefits, a blend of natural skin care extracts and oils (tamanu, monoi, and hibiscus) work together to nourish skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even the skin’s tone, and deeply moisturize. After just one use, this body wash will leave skin feeling softer than ever!

Body Oil
The Raw Essentials Body Oil is simultaneously one of our most misunderstood and most beloved skin care products. Those who haven’t used it imagine a greasy, heavy product that leaves them feeling slimy and anything but beautiful. Those who have used it will never go back to traditional body moisturizers, creams, or lotions. 

Our Body Oil is actually a very lightweight blend of nourishing natural skin care oils that absorb quickly and completely. When applied to slightly damp skin, the oil begins absorbing instantly to seal in hydration and begin nourishing the skin. Once fully absorbed, the skin takes on an incredibly silky texture and radiant appearance that can only be achieved with our special blend of oils.

This blend of skin care oils includes sesame seed, grape seed, avocado, evening primrose, borage seed, tamanu, and coconut oil. These oils are some of the most sought-after oils for skin care and provide an incredible slew of moisturizing and nourishing benefits. 

By using only our fabulous body wash and body moisturizer, you’ll see smoother, softer, and more radiant skin in just two simple daily steps. On top of the easily achieved benefits, you can purchase both of these body products for only $35 — less than what you would pay for just one overpriced body lotion from other skin care lines.

Last but definitely not least, you can still take advantage of our great New Year, New You sale, but HURRY! The sale ends tomorrow, so be sure to place your order today or early tomorrow to claim your savings. Enter code NEWYOU at checkout for $10 off any $60+ order, plus free shipping within the US. Shop Body Products now!

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How to Keep Skin Care Products Fresh

Source: flickr.com user JEM

Source: flickr.com user JEM

Most skin care products are formulated with ingredients designed to keep them pure and fresh. However, even with these precautions, there are times when one’s products begin to have issues, from harmful bacteria to texture separation. If you’re looking to prolong the life and purity of your products, follow these simple steps for how to keep skin care products fresh.

 

1) Use a cosmetic spatula. It may seem weird to use a cosmetic spatula or cotton swab to apply your own skin care products, but it will hugely reduce the amount of bacteria in your bottles and jars. Removing product with a small plastic spatula, or even a small spoon, will ensure that your products stay fresh.

If it’s unrealistic for you to have the extra step of a scooping implement, at least wash your hands before dipping into your creams and lotions! This will reduce the risk of transferring harmful bacteria to your product, helping to prolong its life.

2) Store your products properly. Most beauty products will recommend a cool, dry storage space, though very few require refrigeration or other special accommodations. This is not for the manufacturer’s entertainment! Your products will last much longer – and maintain their textures better – when stored properly.

3) Don’t share! Beauty products are one area in which sharing is not caring. Especially eye products! Swapping everything from face cream to eye cosmetics is one of the main ways you can “infect” your product and lead to its demise. If you care about the health of your skin, eyes, and products, tell your friend to bring her own products!

4) Use your products within a respectable timeframe. This may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes people assume that skin care products don’t expire. That’s not the case! Even if your products don’t have an expiration date (most don’t), that doesn’t mean they can sit on a shelf for a year and have the same texture and efficacy as a new product. They may even irritate the skin after sitting for so long. So, don’t get precious about savoring your products; use them as they’re intended to achieve the results you bought them for!

These four little steps will go a long way toward keeping skin care products fresh and pure.

Strange Celebrity Beauty Tips

Source: Wikimedia commons David Jones AW13 Fashion Launch: Sydney, Australia - 6th February 2013

Source: Wikimedia commons
David Jones AW13 Fashion Launch: Sydney, Australia – 6th February 2013

Are you looking to brighten your eye area? Want to get shinier hair? Check out these odd, yet effective, celebrity beauty tips to achieve your beauty goals! Each of these naturally-minded tips is considered tried-and-true by their celebrity ambassadors, but you’ll have to try them yourself to see if they work for you.

1) Brighten eyes with lip balm
Coming to you from Miranda Kerr, this beauty tip is perfect for late nights, early mornings, or a night out. To lighten and brighten the eye area, first apply your normal eye makeup to the area.

After applying your makeup, choose an all-natural lip balm – not a lip gloss, which will clog pores – and gently apply a small amount to the inner corners of the eyes using your ring fingers. You can also use pure shea butter, which will also moisturize and nourish the eye area. Just be sure to apply only a small amount, and blend well to achieve a natural-looking brightness.

2) Get softer, shinier hair with beer
You can thank Catherine Zeta-Jones for this one! Now, don’t use this tip as an excuse to go out bar-hopping. If you’d like to use beer to soften and brighten your tresses, you’ll actually apply the beer directly to your hair! Any beer will do, so grab a six-pack of cheapies and get to work.

Begin by shampooing and towel-drying hair. Then, using roughly a cup of beer, gently massage the beer into your hair, focusing on small sections at a time. Don’t pour the beer directly on, or most of it will go down the drain. After the beer has been applied, wrap your hair in plastic wrap for five minutes, then rinse.

Why does beer create softer, shinier hair? It is able to efficiently dissolve product buildup from days of styling, leaving your locks pure and light. This is also the perfect time to follow our next celebrity suggestion…

3) Deep condition hair with avocado and olive oil
Now this is a beauty tip Raw Essentials can get behind! Denise Richards swears by this beauty secret, and it’s the perfect compliment to the beer hair treatment mentioned above.

Simply mash a whole avocado with one tablespoon of olive oil, mixing well. Work it into your hair, focusing on the ends, and avoiding the scalp. (Applying the mixture to the scalp may cause your roots to look oily.) Leave it on while you watch TV, or even wrap your head in plastic wrap and a towel to leave on overnight. Thoroughly  wash out your concoction and enjoy your replenished locks!

4) Get a plumper pout with cinnamon oil
Have you ever wished you had fuller, plumper lips? This tip from Lisa Rinna may be just what you need! Now, be warned, this beauty tip may irritate sensitive skin, and is not for those with a cinnamon sensitivity.

Take your favorite lip gloss and add just a couple drops of cinnamon essential oil. Shake to combine and apply as normal! You’ll feel a warm, tingling sensation, and you may even notice some extra color coming to your lips! This is due to increased blood flow, which will both plump and darken your natural lip hue.

Before you add the oil to your gloss, try a patch test by applying a very small drop to your jawline. If you don’t experience any adverse effects, you should be safe to use the oil in your lip products.

Do you have a favorite celebrity beauty tip that you incorporate into your beauty routine? Leave a comment and tell us about it!