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Category: Anti-Aging Help

All About the Skin Microbiome (And 5 Ways to Keep it in Balance)

What if I told you that you have a silent friend that is with you all the time, placing a beautiful, sheer, protective barrier around you. This friend creates the barrier by hosting billions of warriors, that are invisible to the naked eye, and these all work together to protect you as you interact with…
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12 Natural Ingredients to Prevent Split Ends (That You Probably Have in Your Kitchen)

We’re big proponents of the saying, “prevention is better than cure.” Keeping your hair in sound condition is the best way to prevent the formation of those dreaded split ends, the bane of every woman’s existence. Unfortunately, excessive use of the chemical treatments, hair styling tools and hair cosmetics recommended by “experts” and hair salons…
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5 Reasons to Use Oil as your Face Moisturizer

It might seem counter-intuitive to use oil in your skin care, especially if you have oily skin. This is a common misconception when it comes to skin care, and one that can be remedied by researching the best oils for your face. The good news is, once you have made the leap to organic skin
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7 Things You Can Do to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Naturally — No Products Required

Using natural, anti-aging skin care is one of the things you should be doing in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing, hydrating, and feeding your skin with antioxidants is important. But it’s not the only thing you should be doing. If you’re someone who wants to delay wrinkles for as…
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Glycation and Skin Aging: 10 Tips to Avoid Sugar-Induced Aging

Think your diet doesn’t affect your skin? Think again. (Especially if you have a sweet tooth.) Glycation and skin aging are actually linked. You’re all too aware that if you indulge too often in those cakes, pies, and other sweets, you can expect some extra pounds to show up on the scale. Turns out you…
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We Heart: Flor de Amor

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you our new favorite heart-centered brand, Flor de Amor.  Here is a bit about their amazing mission and their key ingredients, straight from Flor de Amor themselves! Flor de Amor offers natural products that stimulate health, tend to the heart, and…
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10 Ingredients You Definitely Don’t Want in Your Skin Care

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to walk into a convenience store and nonchalantly browse the skin care aisles. I pick up a plastic bottle with some pseudo-fancy label claiming to have discovered a purer form of collagen or some advanced wrinkle-eraser ingredient. I put myself in the shoes of the consumer and…
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What Skin Care Ingredients are Safe During Pregnancy and What Should I Avoid?

If you’re about to be a mom, you may be wondering what you can safely slather on so baby doesn’t get harmed. With all of these lotions and potions on the market and their unreadable ingredient lists teeming with toxic chemicals, finding the right products and herbs for pregnancy-safe skin care might be a bit…
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5 Remarkable Effects of Facial Massage

It is well known that massage is a wonderful firm of physical therapy that lulls one into a meditative dreamworld, but less well known that a facial can be just as relaxing, and relieve a ton of tension. 5 benefits of facial massage Aside from pampering and relaxation, facial massage can bring about many therapeutic…
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Rice Bran Oil for Skin, the Deeply Hydrating, Anti-Aging Ingredient

Also known as rice bran extract, rice bran oil is simply the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It’s similar to peanut oil, with high percentages of fatty acids—which, by the way, makes it a perfect skin moisturizer! Full of antixoidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient…
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Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: What’s the Difference (And How to Fix Yours)

As an esthetician, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What is the difference between hydration and moisture in the skin?” This, my skin care enthusiasts, is a very important question! Manufacturers of beauty products make claims on their labels about whether or not their products are hydrating or moisturizing. To ensure that…
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3 Dangerous Ingredients Found in Common Deodorants

Today, we’re making a pit stop. Where, you ask? Your underarms. There are some things we put on every day, like underwear. Deodorant is another. I mean, how can you leave the house without your pits smelling so fresh and so clean? Recommended Reading: 10 Natural Ingredients That Help Even Out Skin Tone What’s really…
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Exfoliation: What Works and What’s Safe?

Your daily skin care routine probably looks something like this: cleanse, tone, apply a treatment serum, moisturize, apply sun protection, repeat. But what about exfoliation? Is it necessary? Well, that depends on whether you want to combat signs of aging with what we like to call our “anti-aging weapon.” If so, here’s more about the…
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Flaxseed Oil for Skin, the Triple-Threat Against Aging

Did you know that flaxseed isn’t technically a grain? It does have a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, though, but it has more fiber, antioxidants, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Add that it’s low in carbohydrates and you have an ideal food for people who are cutting back on starches and sugars. Preliminary…
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What Is Oil Cleansing?

Since our teen years, we’ve been conditioned to believe that clean skin should be void of oil and that the best cleansers are those with foaming properties—so why would you even consider using oil to remove makeup and impurities? Well, because it’s 2019 and oil cleansing is currently one of the most popular trends present…
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FREE FIOR Beauty Product Sample

Click the “Snag This” link and enter your email to join FIOR to get a FREE sample! You’ll get a FREE sample of their NEW FIOR Beauty product. They’ll email you when the sample is available. To buy more products like this, shop on Amazon.

Afternoon Oily, Greasy Skin: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Do you walk out the door in the morning with perfect skin, and by that afternoon find yourself battling shininess, runny makeup, and blotching? Afternoon shininess requires a little extra attention to your skin care routine and makeup. Afternoon oily skin can be caused by a number of factors. Fortunately, there are solutions. Keep reading! What…
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Skin Care by Skin Types — Which Annmarie Skin Care Products are Best for You?

Confused about what products to use based on your skin type? Wondering what your skin type even is? Different skin types need different types of products. Here is our quick guide on what generally works best! It might be very obvious to you what your skin type is, but it might not. A good way…
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Everything You Need to Know About Facials at Home

With approximately 21,000 facilities and $18.3 billion in revenue (a record-setting milestone), the United States is the largest spa market in the world. Experts believe that the industry’s popularity due to the fact that people are overwhelmingly stressed, perpetually digitally connected, and having a difficult time balancing work and life. Not to mention, statistics suggest…
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Top 5 Benefits of Cacao For Your Skin

Warning: This article is dangerous. You know you like to live a little dangerously from time to time, so settle in and be prepared for a possible life-altering discovery. How could this article change your life? Well, it changed mine. I am a rare human who you most likely can not relate to. I have…
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We Heart: Kitara

For this month’s We Heart, we are so excited to bring you something a little different. We’re introducing you to Kitara—the creators of the Kitara Love Yoni Steam Sauna, a vaginal steamer that brings elegance, comfort, and ease to your in-home yoni steaming practice. What is Yoni Steaming? First off, you might be wondering, what…
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The Ultimate Beauty Detox Guide

It seems odd that we have to schedule detoxing into our lives. Our body is a natural detox machine so it should be completely fine to go about our lives and let it do its thing, right? On further consideration, this internal detoxing system was created long before the industrial revolution, urban farming, and personal…
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7 Steps to a New Year’s Wellness Reset

Do you ever wonder if the new year feels so rejuvenating simply because we can finally leave behind the seasonal stress we created for ourselves during the holidays? Or maybe we’re biologically geared to refresh ourselves after the darkest peak of winter passes. Whatever the reason, January brings an overwhelming feeling readiness and newness. Something…
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Mangoes on Your Skin?

No doubt you’ve used cocoa butter or shea butter at some point, maybe for stretch marks or to relieve super dry skin. They’re both staples in the skin care world. But there’s a new butter that’s making a name for itself in the natural skin care world, and we didn’t want you to miss out…
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Do You Know What The pH of Your Cleanser Should Be?

Why do some cleansers work better than others? Why is it after using one cleanser, your skin feels clean but dry and tight, whereas after using another, your skin feels soft and smooth? Though there are many differences between various skin care products that can affect the condition of skin, one of the most important…
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Detox Your Armpits

I’ve been carrying around the guilt of aluminum-laced deodorant for years now. I know it’s bad for me, I know it’s linked to cancer, but I have no choice. Without it, I smell like an onion bagel that’s been sitting in a car on a hot day. I’m just not willing to smell like a…
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How to Use Vitamin C for Glowing Skin (Topically + Internally)

Vitamin C is advertised on everything from skin care products (many of them, in fact) to dietary supplements, so by now you’ve probably figured out that it’s good for you—but do you have a full understanding of why? While vitamin C is considered a powerhouse ingredient, in order to get the biggest benefit topically and…
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How to Choose the Best Facial Mask for Your Skin Type

As if finding a daily skin care regime isn’t difficult enough, adding face masks to your routine can be a real challenge. With DIYs and hundreds of products all having great marketing around what they think you might need, you may find yourself asking something like, “what’s the best natural face mask for me?” choosing…
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How to Choose the Best All Natural Face Cleanser for Your Skin

I recently spoke to a woman about her dry skin. Over the past couple months, she had been getting consistently dryer and dryer, even though she was using products that have, “for dry skin” and “for sensitive skin” listed on the label. It seemed like such a mystery but somewhere in the conversation, a lightbulb…
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Annmarie Skin Care Sustainability Report: 2019

Last year, we released our first-ever Sustainability Report, and it reverberated not only through our community but through our own office. Sustainability and honesty have always been the driving force behind our business. But by sharing this level of transparency with our customers, we are held accountable to not only continue these existing practices, but…
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