You can’t see the counter in your bathroom. Or maybe you can’t control yourself around free samples. And you’re always coming up with new uses for common beauty tools. If one (or more) of these describes you, you could be a beauty addict.
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by Jorie Mark
If you’ve got oily, acne-prone skin and long for a clearer complexion, the idea of smearing oil deep into your pores probably sounds like it makes as much sense as eating a dozen donuts when you’re trying to lose weight. But many members of the Shiny-Nose-by-3-p.m.-Club are raving over a new cleansing technique called the Oil Cleansing Method, which involves massaging castor oil combined with another “carrier” oil such as olive, avocado or almond, directly into the skin.
Essential oils can be used in the kitchen in a variety of ways – from cleaning and purifying to creating a mood. If your desire is to create a calm and soothing home, then setting the tone in the kitchen is the perfect place to start.
When diffusing essential oils in the kitchen, warming and grounding types are a great choice for inviting people in. Think of oils such as nutmeg, clove and cinnamon – especially during colder months – to bring a little spice to your space.
You’ve been shopping seasonally, buying only what’s locally available. You’ve taken the trouble to learn where you can find wild fish and which butcher at the farmer’s market offers grass-fed meat and pastured chicken. Now that you’re home and unpacking what you’ve gathered, there are a few key steps to follow in terms of food safety to make sure that, before the magic happens with the seasonings and developing flavors, you’re not going to run into any unfavorable additions, like bacteria or mold.
It’s a good thing babies don’t wear black turtlenecks. Because if they did, all of the ones suffering from the extremely common condition called “cradle cap,” or infantile seborrheic dermatitis, would have yucky flakes on their shoulders. Cradle cap isn’t so different from grown-up dandruff and is characterized by flaky, dry skin or thick, oily scaling or crusting patches. It’s not very cute—but the good news is, it’s completely harmless.
When it comes to beauty products, I’m always curious to know what works for other people – that’s why I thought it would be helpful to bring you the top 5 beauty picks at Vitacost.com, as chosen by our customers:
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